Monday, April 2, 2018

Autism Awareness Blog Hop


Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am honoured to be participating in the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog hop. This blog hop was started in 2016 by two moms of Autistic children, Veronica Zalis and Tenia Nelson. Be sure to head on over to Veronica’s blog to see the full list of blog hop participants!

Together our goal is to help bring awareness to the world and celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. Today the Honey Bee DT, myself, and many others in the stamping industry are painting the crafting community blue. So if it's blue you will know what the card represents! Help us raise awareness and join the celebration of all those with autism and those whose lives have been touched by autism.

For my "blue" project, I thought it would be fun to color the fox from the Feelin' Foxy Stamp set blue. Why not paint a fox blue?! I believe you should be yourself no matter what, be unique, be you... because that is what makes us beautiful!


I began by stamping out the fox and butterfly, then masking them off. I then used the Outdoor Scene builder stencil to add the clouds and the mountains, of course in Blue distress oxide inks (Broken China and Salty Ocean). Next, I colored in my fox using spectrum noir markers. Once the fox and background was all colored in I placed the panel back in the stamp positioner and re stamped the fox and heat set the image with black embossing powder. I then stamped the sentiment out using the Foxy and Cheerful Sentiment stamps as well as added my hearts and heat set them and the sentiment with a clear embossing powder. I then used my largest stitched rectangle die and cut out the card front. Added a black layer and adhered that layer to another blue piece of cardstock. Finished the card by adding it to a top folding A2 size card.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my Blue Fox today, and that you will be visiting the other blogs along the hop! There are a bunch of great projects created by very talented crafters that you don’t want to miss as we celebrate Autism Awareness 😁

Make sure you check out the inspiration from Honey Bee Stamps DT → here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

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Feelin' Foxy Stamp Set
Feelin' Foxy Stamp Set
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Foxy Sentiments Stamp Set
Foxy Sentiments Stamp Set
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Cheerful Sentiments Stamp Set
Cheerful Sentiments Stamp Set
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Outdoor Scene Builder Stencils
Outdoor Scene Builder Stencils
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A2 Double Stitched Frames | Honey Cuts
A2 Double Stitched Frames | Honey Cuts
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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STANDARD CUTTING PADS
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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AMZ
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12
Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12"
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12 Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12 Ranger
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Set Of 12 Summer 2017
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Set Of 12 Summer 2017
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1"
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COOL GREYS Spectrum Noir Markers
COOL GREYS Spectrum Noir Markers
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BLUES Spectrum Noir Markers
BLUES Spectrum Noir Markers
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EMBOSSING POWDER-ICICLE
EMBOSSING POWDER-ICICLE
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Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
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Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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Sakura 6 WHITE Gelly Roll Classic Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura 6 WHITE Gelly Roll Classic Medium Point Pens Set
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SSS Card Stock 24 Colors
SSS Card Stock 24 Colors
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Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
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Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Blessings Card - Studio Katia's Floral Cross


Happy Easter to all that celebrate this Special Day!

Today I have a simple yet very elegant Easter card to share with you. I have had this Floral Cross stamp in my collection for a while and was feeling guilty that I hadn't used it... must be the Catholic in me, lol! So I figured I better do something with it before Easter had passed, not that the stamp is limited to only Easter but it is SO perfect for it!

I went with a purple color combination as purple reminds me of church during the Lent/Easter Season. I love how this card turned out and I enjoyed coloring in those gorgeous flowers.

Easter Blessings Card - Studio Katia's Floral Cross by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

To make this card was quite simple. First, I stamped the image using the Juicy Ink  and then used gold embossing powder and heat set it. Then I colored the images in using Prismacolor pencils, I stuck with the pink and purple colors for my images. Next I die cut all the layers and then assembled the card on to a top folding A2 card base. Finished the card with some glossy accents and to the centers of of the flowers I added some gold texture gems.

Easter Blessings Card - Studio Katia's Floral Cross by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Hope this Easter Blessing Card has inspired you.

Wishing you all a blessed Easter Sunday. Unfortunately, I have to work today but thankfully I will be home in time to celebrate Easter Dinner with my Family 😋

Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy Crafting  :)

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Floral Cross
Floral Cross
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Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon Dies
Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon Dies
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Dotted Patterns: Loops
Dotted Patterns: Loops
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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SSS Card Stock 24 Colors
SSS Card Stock 24 Colors
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Prismacolor Quality Art Set - Premier Colored Pencils 48 Pack
Prismacolor Quality Art Set - Premier Colored Pencils 48 Pack
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A2 Double Stitched Frames | Honey Cuts
A2 Double Stitched Frames | Honey Cuts
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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Juicy Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Juicy Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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Ranger Embossing Powder, Super Fine Gold
Ranger Embossing Powder, Super Fine Gold
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Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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Craft Smith Metallic Foil 12x12 Inch Paper Pad
Craft Smith Metallic Foil 12x12 Inch Paper Pad
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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STANDARD CUTTING PADS
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive
Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive
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Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
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Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
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Faber-Castell Craft Texture Gems
Faber-Castell Craft Texture Gems
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