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Picket Fence Studios November 2021 Release is here

Hello friends! I’m so excited to be part of the November Release 2021 from Picket Fence Studios. We have beautiful goodies at the shop that you are going to love! I have made some samples that you will be able to see below.

And to make this celebration event more fun we have a fabulous GIVEAWAY! We have three vouchers to PFS store for three lucky winners and they will be announced on November 20th. In order to enter this giveaway, you have to follow and/or subscribe to PFS YouTube/Instagram and leave a comment at the November 2021 Video Release and/or IG Giveaway post. That’s it, very easy and you can win any of this three vouchers: $25, $50 and $75. Good luck my friends!

Please enjoy all my creations and I hope I can inspire you today with any of the cards I made with so much love ❤️.

The 7 in 7 event is back this month and we are having so much inspiration, great tips and a wonderful crafty time each day. There is also a wonderful giveaway! A $50 voucher to our store for a lucky winner each day. The 7 winners will be announced on November 21st over PFS Facebook Group. Make sure to join this group in order to attend the classes. For our class tonight, we have Nicole Petersen, the owner of PFS, going live at 6:00 pm CT. See you later!

All links to supplies used on these cards are listed below at no cost to you. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Your friend, Karen


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Butterflies Birthday Wishes | Julie Hickey Designs

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing these two birthday cards featuring the Layering Flutterbies Stamp & Die Set from Julie Hickey Designs and for my sentiment I have Birthday Best Wishes Stamp Set also by Julie Hickey Designs. Julie, the owner of Julie Hickey Designs, was so kind to sent me these products and I have to be honest, I’m having so much fun playing with her stamps and dies. I love that most of her stamp sets already come with the matching die, isn’t that awesome? I totally recommend everyone this brand. If you have a chance please check her account on Instagram @juliehickeydesings.

Let’s begin! I started by die cutting the three butterflies from the Layering Flutterbies Stamp dies and I placed the the negative part in the MISTI. I will be using this negative part to align the stamps with the die cuts. Then, I place back the three die cuts inside the negative part and I stamp with white ink the teal butterflies using the Layering Flutterbies Stamp.

I repeat this process but this time I stamp the turquoise butterflies with WOW! Embossing Pad and then I heat embossed them using WOW! Metallic Brass Embossing Powder.

Next, I die cut a rectangular frame out of a light blue cardstock, which will be my card base. Using the Birthday Best Wishes Stamp Set I stamped and heat embossed on this card base with WOW! Metallic Brass Embossing Powder. Then, I adhered a white folded notecard at the back using glue.

Finally, I added the butterflies die cuts on top of the background using foam tape for more dimension. I trimmed down the edges and also added some jewels for the perfect last touch.

My second card was made following the same process.

I changed the placement for my sentiment on this card and for more contrast within the butterflies I used gray cardstock that was heat embossed using WOW! Metallic Brass Embossing Powder. The other color of cardstock for the butterflies was fuchsia and I stamped on them with white ink.

Again, as my last touch I added these jewels that I think were just perfect for this background.

I hope you liked these cards and try Julie Hickey Designs products. They have a great quality and wonderful designs too. Thanks for stopping by and have a phenomenal day!

Your friend,

Karen


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Christmas Tags using WOW! Mandala Stamp Set

Welcome back! Today I’m over WOW! Embossing Powder Blog sharing these Christmas tags and featuring the WOW! Mandala Stamp Set which I designed last year. This is my last blog post as a DT for this amazing company which I consider like family.

Back to crafting now. We are all busy with this holiday season and today I have three quick and beautiful last-minute tags that everyone can make to embellish some gifts.

Let’s shine! I had this beautiful pattered paper for a while and I decided to finally put it to good use. I die cut three tags using different papers and these will be like the base of my tags because I will be adding a second vellum tag on top of it.

Just like I mentioned, I die cut three vellum tags and I stamp the WOW! Mandala Stamp Set on top, changing the position of the stamp on each vellum tag so they look different.

Using my new Mini Misti, I placed each tag inside and inked up the Mandala stamp using WOW! Embossing Pad and then I heat embossed it with my always favorite WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder. I attached each patterned paper tag with a vellum tag on top using some gold and white twine.

Then, using WOW! Christmas Baubles Stamp I stamped onto white cardstock three of the sentiments from the set using WOW! Embossing Pad. Next, I heat embossed all sentiments with WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder. Finally, I added all sentiments to the tag using double sided tape and these Christmas tags are finished!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a truly wonderful and blessed New Year 2021.

You’re friend,

Karen


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WOW! Embossing Powder and Paper Rose Studio Collaboration Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hello and welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder New Blog Hop in Collaboration with Paper Rose Studio! We are so excited to bring you lots of inspiration and a GIVEAWAY today.

For this hop I created two cards using Merry Little Christmas Ornaments Stamp set by Paper Rose and the new products from WOW! Embossing Powder like WOW! Galaxy Glow, Deck The Halls and Cranberry Sparkle.

Let’s shine! I started by heat embossing these red strips onto a white cardstock using WOW! Primary Apple Red. I love this vibrant red.

Then, I stamped all the images using VersaFine Onyx Black and heat embossed it with WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I colored them using Copic markers. Additionally, I cut these images using a ScanNCut machine.

Next, I stamped the sentiment on a green piece of cardstock using WOW! Embossing Pad and heat embossed it with WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder.

Finally, I added the images to my panel using glue and foam tape and a white folded note card was adhered at the back with glue.

For my second card, I started by stamping the stars from the stamp set and some of them were heat embossed with WOW! Deck The Halls and Cranberry Sparkle Embossing Glitters. I covered my panel and filled in the empty spaces with the smallest stars. I adhered a white folded note card at the back using glue.

Next, I die cut an oval frame die using green cardstock. Additionally, I die cut just the oval die from a laminated sheet that contained WOW! Galaxy Glow Embossing Powder, WOW! Deck The Halls and Cranberry Sparkle Embossing Glitters.

I placed the piece of laminated in the center of my panel and glued the green frame on top. I added the little horse and two sentiments that were white-heat embossed using WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder.

Here you can take a look at how this card glows in the dark. I hope you enjoyed these cards and give these new embossing powders a try. You won’t regret it!

I appreciate that you chose to stop by! Please make sure you leave a comment on each hop for your chance to win one of our $25 Gift Card from both WOW! Embossing Powder and Paper Rose Studio shops by Wednesday November 18th, this is open INTERNATIONALLY!

The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL THE BLOG POSTS.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prizes. This hop is open internationally.

Blog Hop List

Paper Roses Blog

Karen Reátegui  <===YOU ARE HERE

Amanda Herring  ===>=> YOUR NEXT STOP

Daniel Diaz Elisa Ablett
Melissa Goodman
Isha Gupta .

Tanya Heritage 
Jenny Colacicco

Deborah Adams



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Picket Fence Studios October Release is Here!

Hello crafty friends! Today the Picket Fence Studios Design Team is so excited because the October release is here! We have lots of inspiration and great ideas for you! I also have a video tutorial at Picket Fence Studios YouTube channel featuring the new Honey Dear Stamp, I Bee Fierce Stamp and Honeycomb Stencil. Let’s start!

For my first card I created a background using Distress Oxide inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserve and Wilted Violet. Once it was dry I placed the Honeycomb Stencil on top and applied Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste using one of the new Mixed Media Spatula from Picket Fence Studios and let it dry overnight.

Once it was dry I trimmed down a little bit the edges and then I adhered a white notecard at the back of the panel using liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Honey Dear on vellum and heat embossed it using WOW! Metalline Perfect Plum Embossing Powder. I adhered this piece of vellum to my background using double sided tape. Finally, I stamped the image from the same stamp Honey Dear using Picket Fence Studios Black Hybrid Ink, I colored it using Copic markers and die cut using the matching die. Next, I added foam tape at the back and added to my card and this card was finished.

For my second card I created a shaker card, the process is bit difficult for me to explain so I recommend you to watch the video at Picket Fence Studios YouTube channel for all details. Let’s continue, I started by placing the Honeycomb Stencil on top of a white Strathmore panel and applied Golden Rose and Daffodil Yellow Paper Glaze on top using one of the new Mixed Media Spatulas from Picket Fence Studios and an stencil pad. I let it dry for 20 minutes and then applied heat using a heat gun to speed up the drying process.

To create the shaker window opening I used one border die. I placed this border die on top of my panel and run it through my die cutting machine then I repeated the same step, but this time I placed the border die a little bit below the first cut.

I put double sided tape around the opening of the shaker window at the back of this panel and also a piece of any plastic packaging big enough to cover the opening. I left some space to fill it with Black Russian Sequin Mix. Next, I closed this space and added foam tape around the back of this panel to adhered it to a white notecard.

I stamped one of the sentiments from I Bee Fierce Stamp Set on black cardstock and white heat embossed it using WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder and placed it at the bottom of the shaker window using double sided tape. Finally, I stamped the bees with more Black Hybrid ink, Copic colores them and die cut each of them using the coordinating dies and this card was done! Remember to head over to YouTube channel to watch a full tutorial from these two cards.

This is another card I created featuring the new Sponsored by Coffee Stamp Set and Die. My background was creating using paper glaze over Down to the Last Drop Stencil.

For this set I used the new Ash, Maple and Oak Leaves Dies. You have three different designs and two sizes. These dies are gorgeous!

On this card I’m featuring the new Slim Line Rainbow Stencil.

Here I have the new Coffee Cup Stencil. I applied WOW! Embossing Pad through the stencil and then heat embossed it using WOW! Embossing Glitters.

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Layering with WOW! Embossing Powders

Hello friends! Today I’m over WOW! Embossing Powder blog sharing two cards using Altenew products and featuring the new WOW! Trio Summer Scoops inspired by Marion Emberson along with other embossing powders as well. On these cards I’m heat embossing layers of embossing powders, it’s definitely a fun technique with great results. The stamp set and dies I chose is Nature Blossoms from Altenew. It has different layers and works perfect for this technique.

Let’s shine! I started stamping these flowers using Altenew inks and my MISTI. I chose similar colors to the ones in the WOW! Trio Summer Scoops Embossing Glitters, like you can see in the picture below.

Next step, I stamped and heat embossed the following layer on each flower using Orangeade, Razzleberry and Lemon Sorbet embossing glitters from the WOW! Trio Summer Scoops.

For my next layer I have chosen these embossing powders that match my first layer of heat embossing powders like this:

  • Orangeade —-> Metalline Flame
  • Razzleberry —-> Cupcake Heaven
  • Lemon Sorbet —-> Earthtone Honey

Bellow you can see a closer look of first and second layers of heat embossing. Additionally, i stamped the outline of each flower using WOW! Embossing Pad and then I heat embossed with WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder each of them. This makes a third layer of heat embossing. Wish you can see how beautiful they create some dimension one on top of each other! Really awesome!

Also, I stamped some leaves and die cut them using the coordinating dies and I did the same with the flowers. So once I had everything ready I die cut the Nesting Labels Die from Gold Mirror paper and added to an A4 panel using glue.

On the right side of the label die I arranged all flowers and leaves. A white notecard was adhered at the back of this panel.

Then, I die cut the Altenew Waterbrush Hello Die our of black and white cardstock. I added the white die cut on top of the black one to create a shadow.

Finally, I placed this Hello die cut on the panel using glue, a sentiment from Taylored Expressions was also added and a few gold sequins.

Here you can see those three layer of embossing powders. Let’s jump into my second card now. For this card I used the same flowers, leaves and embossing powders however I had some variations and additions to this second design.

As you can see in the picture below, I created a frame using the Nesting Labels Die using Gold Mirror paper too. And for the center of the frame I created a laminated sheet with WOW! Oh Gosh! Sparkles Glitter. This was really fun to create. Then, I die cut it using one of the Nesting Labels Dies.

Next, I adhered the gold frame to the laminated die cut. Added some glue to the back of it and placed it on top of an A2 panel.

I arranged all flowers and leaves around the corners of the gold frame and added a black Hello die cut with a white shadow at the center. Another sentiment from Taylored Expressions was also added along with gold sequins.

This is another close up of this flower and the three embossing powder layers. It’s really amazing how you can create layers with these embossing powders.

Here are all the embossing powders and embossing glitters used on these two cards. I hope you liked these creations and try this very awesome technique of creating layers with the embossing powders. Have a phenomenal weekend and see you next time!

Karen


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Coffee Awesomeness | Picket Fence Studios

Hi friends! Today I’m up at Picket Fence Studios Blog sharing this card for all coffee lovers and I’m featuring Coffee Understand Stamp Set and Dies, Coffee Word Die, Favorite Notification Stamp Set and Fancy Flourish Stencil along with WOW! Etched Platinum, WOW! Bahama and WOW! Weathered Gold Embossing Powders.

Let’s start! I placed this beautiful and intricate Fancy Flourish Stencil on top of a white A2 panel, applied WOW! Embossing Pad and then heat embossed it with Etched Platinum Embossing Powder. Then, I adhered a white notecard at the back using liquid glue.

I die cut a white circle out of cardstock and glued it on my background. Additionally, I stamped two cups from Coffee Understand Stamp Set using LDRS Creative Hybrid Inks and die cut both using the coordinating die. I also, added the cups to my background.

Finally, I die cut the Coffee Word Die and heat embossed it using WOW! Bahama Embossing Powder. I put this word die next to the cups. A strip with my sentiment was also placed below and I used Favorite Notification Stamp Set and WOW! Weathered Gold Embossing Powder to heat embossed it. This card is flat so it’s perfect for mailing. I hope you enjoy this card and send good wishes to your coffee lover friends.

Have a fabulous weekend and stay safe! Your friend,

Karen


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World Cardmakimg Day Blog Hop with WOW! Embossing Powder + GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello crafty friends and Happy World Cardmaking Day 2020. WOW! Embossing Powder is celebrating this very special day with lots of inspiration and a GIVEAWAY. Leave a comment on each blog post for a chance to win a $25 gift card to either our UK or USA stores. You have until Wednesday, October 7th at 11:59PM British Summertime to leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 8th.

Do you know the history and meaning of WCMD?

Cards have played an important role in social circles for hundreds of years, playing a role as a thoughtful gift all the way to a necessary part of proper etiquette. Consider, if you will, the calling card of the Victorian era, a term that has become so ubiquitous that the signature element of a bomb-maker or a criminal is said to be their ‘calling card’.

A small piece of paper bearing one’s name and often a decoration of some kind, the calling card (Also known as a visiting card) was presented to the servants of a household that it might be delivered to the masters of the house to announce visitors.

It was this era of propriety that also developed the concept of a dance card, a card specifically carried by women to fill out with the names of the men they intended to dance with that evening. After all, with so many interested parties it just made sense to keep track of them so that you could, in earnest, indicate that your dance card was full and thus politely decline an interested suitor.

Card Making Day reminds us that the best gifts come from the heart, the hands and vision of the people we love, so get out there and try making a card of your own! Nowadays, with the advancements in technology and the rise of the Internet, some people have stopped sending cards altogether. Instead, they send email cards. While there is nothing wrong with this, no one can deny that receiving a beautiful card feels a lot nicer. This is especially the case when the other person has gone to the effort of making the card!

For this fabulous blog hop I have created a Christmas card using the Texture effect additive from the WOW! Changers Lightning Kit, WOW! Red Glitz, WOW! Cramberry Sparkle Embossing Glitter, WOW! Galaxy Glow Embossing Glitter and WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder.

Also, I have used this fabulous Christmas stamp set “All is Calm” by Evelin T Designs and this word die “Jolly” by Catherine Pooler Designs.

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Picket Fence Studios in Collaboration with STAMPtember® 2020

Hello crafter! Happy STAMPtember! Today we’re so excited to be sharing with you the stamp Picket Fence Studios designed for this awesome event and its called Happy Water Stamp Set and Die. You can grab this stamp and die for a limited time, while supplies last.

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Christmas Ornaments | WOW! Embossing Powder

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m over WOW! Embossing Powder sharing this Christmas card and featuring the Christmas Baubles Stamp Set from WOW! Embossing Powder.