Friday, March 15, 2019

Studio Katia New Release Blog Hop | GIVEAWAYS (CLOSED and Winner Announced)


Update Carol Hintermeier you are the lucky winner from my Blog Giveaway! Please email studiokatiagiveaway@gmail.com
Hello and welcome to Studio Katia New Release Blog Hop!

This release includes 7 new clear stamp sets, 6 sets of coordinating dies, 5 new stand-alone Creative Dies, 6 new Stencils and a new embellishment! If you have already started on the Hop you would have arrived from the Studio Katia Blog so you are on the right track.

Today I have a few cards to share with you featuring a couple of the new Stamp Sets Potted Plants and Cactus Hugs. Succulents happen to be some of my favorite plants so I was super excited to play with these sets.

Cactus Hugs Card for Studio Katia Blog Hop by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

CARD DETAILS
For this first card, I began by blending out Broken China and Hickory Smoke onto the background of the card, but as you can see it is barely noticeable in the photo (but believe me its there, I was obviously very light handed with my blending 😏). Next, I lined up the taller plant images along the middle of the card where the Hickory line was created. I then used the other plants to fill in the gaps in front, also popping them up with foam tape.  I had previously colored these images in using Copic Markers for the Kathy Racoosin's 30-day Coloring Challenge which made this card super quick to put together.

For some sparkle to the plants, I added a layer of Liquid Pixie Dust and then added some white gel pen highlights.  To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from the Cactus Hugs set.

Cactus Hugs Card for Studio Katia Blog Hop by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

For this next card, I began by blending out Hickory Smoke onto a piece of Bristol Paper using the Square Brick Stencil. I then took the stenciled paper and centered it onto the card front of the card base and ran them together through the die cutting machine with the European Window die. I also die cut the window using grey cardstock. Now that all the pieces were cut out, all I did was glue an acetate piece directly onto the card base and covered it up with the stenciled panel. Next, I glued on the outer frame of the window and just before I glued the shutter piece on I glued the plants to the acetate first and then added the shutter piece to make it look like the plants were on the inside.

Here is a view of the shutters partially opened.

Thinking of you Window Card for Studio Katia Blog Hop by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

In the picture below I have just bent back the shutters to open up the window. I also lightly blended out Broken China Oxide ink onto the inside of the card as you can see through the opening of the window.

Thinking of you Window Card for Studio Katia Blog Hop by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

The sentiment comes from the Potted Plants set and the little rectangle I stamped it onto is actually a die cut scrap piece from the European Window Die.

Thinking of you Window Card for Studio Katia Blog Hop by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com
Again these images were colored in using Copic Markers and the sparkle was painted on using Liquid Pixie Dust. To the tulip and the centers of the flowers, I added some glossy accents.

I hope you were inspired by my cards today and hope you get inspired by all the creations you find along the hop today.

BLOG HOP 
BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY
Studio Katia is giving away TWO $50 CAD gift certificates on their Blog. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on Studio Katia Blog.
To enter:
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  • Make sure to leave all the comments by Friday, March 22nd, 2019 11:59 PM EST. All winners will be announced on Sunday, March 24th, 2019 on the Studio Katia Blog.
PERSONAL BLOG GIVEAWAY
I will also be giving away a $25 Gift card to the Studio Katia Shop. All you need to do is leave a comment below.
Good luck to you all and Happy Hopping!

46 comments:

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are pretty. :) Love the interactive element with the window!

Silvia Galloni said...

This two cards are so darn cute.

Jo Malicoat said...

Well that window die is about the cutest thing I have ever seen...great cards!

Dina Glass said...

Love the window card. So cute!!

Анна А said...

wonderful cacti 👍🏻

sharon g said...

I love Potted Plants as my favorite stamp. But now that I have seen the European window, that is my overall favorite new item. Every country in Europe that I've seen has big windows with potted plants showing, and usually lace curtains.

Oxana Grigorieva said...

New release is fantastic! But i’m really in love with the European Die

cghundley said...

Fabulous cards. Love
the window one.
Carla from Utah p

Kriti Mishra said...

Cards are awesome. Love all the elements.

Surekha Galagoda said...

The cards u hv made are really beautiful. The plants are really cute and the window on a card this is the first itme I am seeing it. Love the colors too.tc stay blessed

Nunzia Carusio said...

I love the clear background that stands up the details.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Radhika said...

Such pretty pretty cards ..the window card is wonderful :)

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous cards!!!

Elaine Dunton said...

I love how you used the window die with the potted plants, it's just so cute!

Noga Shefer said...

Amazing cards!! Love them!!

Wendy Bryant said...

These are really cute. I love cactus and potted plants.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Just SOOOOO PRETTY! I love both! But the Cactus is my favorite!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I LOVE LOVE Love this!

ddc designs said...

I'm loving all things cacti lately and I LOVE what you've created! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win! Cheers, Dotty

Andrea Hastilow said...

Thank you for sharing two beautiful cards, so fun & colourful. Like the open window effect x

DJ said...

Such sweet cards. I really love that window die.

Linda Anderson said...

I'm not a big fan of real succulents because my grandmother had a few cacti that I got too close to by mistake as a child, but I love your cards. The window die is amazing and the potted plants fit so nicely inside. Thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet cards - thanks for the inspiration:)

Angela said...

Both cards are really pretty.♥ Many thanks for sharing your inspirations.♥
Hugs
Angela

Lee said...

I love your cards! I love the succulents new release!

cm said...

Completely smitten with your cacti and house plants showcases! Your fabulous compositions make for a duo of delights! My list from this release is loooongggg!
~carol

Cheryl Rigney said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the window with the shutters!!

Mirella said...

Fantastic cards, dear friend, and what an awesome release, isn't it?! I'm so happy Studio Katia is properly back in business! :-)

Mary-Anne V said...

I love how you combined these two great sets...love that window die too!

Trina P. said...

Adorable projects, Ilda. Love the window die too. xx

Sue D said...

Cute cards. Love that the window opens.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Carol H. said...

You know I love all of your creations and these are no exception! I love the window die and the beautiful simplicity of your card shows it off to perfection!

Amy C. said...

These spring flowers and succulents are so pretty! Beautiful job on your cards.

Dana M said...

Super sweet and fun cards! I love that the window panes open - fabulously fun!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow. Wonderful cards..love these cactus so much...hugsxc

Arianna Barbara said...

Both your cards are really gorgeous!!! Love the colors!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the potted plants, and that window is awesome! Fabulous cards!

Lisa Byers said...

Love your cards!! They are fabulous!! I love these new stamps. The new die for the window is a good addition.

Jean said...

Such fun cards!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful inspirations using a lovely release :)

Shawninaz said...

You used all of my favs from this release, I am definitely inspired, thanks Ilda!

Karla Yungwirth said...

Your cards are adorable!! I love the way you combined the cactus and potted plants!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love the plants on the window!

Andre M. said...

You've shared two lovely cards that beautifully showcase the new products. Love the variety of plants and the window die is so versatile.

mindy1414 said...

How perfect are both of your cards for the beginning of spring!! I love potted plants so I was excited to see both of these stamp sets in the new release and oh that window - that's awesome. Thank you for sharing both cards and for the "Springy" inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Mary Holshouser said...

The window is fabulous.
Love the little plants - they
are adorable. thanks for
sharing two great cards.
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