Friday, May 25, 2018

{Studio Katia} 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop: Day 1 + Giveaway!


Hi, friends! I'm delighted to be part of Studio Katia's 2nd Anniversary celebrations! Studio Katia has just released 6 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 sets of Coordinating Dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and new Embellishments. There has been so much inspiration from the Studio Katia design team on their blog and social media. You're about to see so much more in this two-day Anniversary Blog Hop!



I made two cards using five of the new products. Both share the same colours but look entirely different. It's easier and convenient for me to keep creating once I have my colours picked!



This first one features Lovely Blooms, Stitch Borders and Birthday Greetings. I stamped the blooms on watercolour cardstock with black pigment ink and heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder.



Then I watercoloured with distress inks, all of which are listed below. These blooms are absolutely stunning and therapeutic to colour! I'm pretty sure these will end up on loads of cards.


To create the background, I used all four of the greens I used for the foliage and smooshed them on to a large acrylic block, misted the ink and smooshed the block on to a panel of watercolour cardstock. 



After the panel dried, I used the largest of the Stitch Borders dies and die cut two rows at both ends of the panel. To finish, I heat embossed a sentiment from Birthday Greetings, one which fit nicely into the little nook created by the blooms.


My second card features the Kobi Bearing Gifts stamp set and coordinating dies. As I mentioned earlier, I heat embossed the images and watercoloured them with distress inks.


Then I used the same colours and sponge daubers with the Bubbles Stencil to create the background, which was die cut with the Dotted Patterns - Set 1 die set.


I sponged around the top left- and bottom-right corners of the card base using the same six colours before adhering the popped up frame and inside panel.


I also added adorable and super shiny Crystal Stars Sequins to the ground to anchor Kobi.


Here's the full hop list for today:


Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD Gift Certificates on both days of the Blog Hop! That's FOUR chances to win. The winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on ALL blogs of the Blog Hop. To enter, simply leave a comment on all blogs on both days, follow Studio Katia on Instagram, and Like Studio Katia on Facebook. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning! Comments must be left by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, June 2, 2018. All winners will be announced on the Studio Katia blog on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Thanks so much for hopping with us!

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121 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

LOVE your cards today! I especially like the little stars you glued to the bottom of your second card... really does 'ground' your image.. Super cute.

StirYourCreativity said...

Fantastic cards

Jodi said...

Such lovely work - thanks for the inspiration!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful cards..Love all the details... simply awesome..

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very sweet and very fun!

Karen Buchanan said...

Love both cards but the use of the stitch border die is genious! Thanks for sharing

Kathy said...

Sweet cards! I like how you used sponge daughters to include the frame. Very creative!

KellyAnn Butler-Fusco said...

Both cards are fantastic. I love that raised edge. I do that often. Love that look. Happy 2nd birthday Studio Katia

Janet D. said...

WOW, love your cards!

Lee-Anne said...

Love these cards! Such great use of the Stitched Border die!

ericastwilight said...

Your cards are so pretty, love that you made a shaker with for the second one. Thanks for sharing

Verhey Family Blog said...

Both cards are awesome

Mirella said...

Both your cards are so beautiful, totally different styles, yet I love them both! If I had to choose only one, however, I think I'd go for the first floral design - such a beauty!

SabineV said...

Great cards. I love that you added those stitch holes in the card!

Beth H. said...

Great cards! I especially love your color choices for the floral card.

Teresa Doyle said...

Love your Lovely Blooms card Emily, its so pretty. Your shaker with Kobi and the presents is adorable.

marie maksud said...

so lovely cards with all the gifts !

Dschrader said...

Amazing cards! Great job!

MJ said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

Joy Meadows said...

Lovely cards, Emily! The first one is my favorite; so beautifully colored!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Wonderful cards. Love the flowers.
Thanks for sharing...

Sherri Little said...

I like the use of the stitch die as a background with some of the holes not punched out.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Great idea to use the stitch die in the background !! The result is awesome ! Both of your cards are absolutely lovely !!
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I Card Everyone said...

Two emails in one week?? How lucky am I?!!
These are so very delightful, and fun, Emily... how badly do you think, I THINK I NEED those holes??!!!
=]

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful cards :) thanks for sharing xoxo

June Ramsamy said...

Beautiful cards, love the stitch border die. Your cards are filled with details and brilliant techniques. Thanks for sharing xxx

Brenda Kuder said...

Both cards are nice but my favorite is the one with the gifts.

Marcie Lovett said...

Fabulous coloring on both! (I love coloring with distress inks)

Kathleen Griffin said...

S amazing!

Teresa-WCS said...

Love both your card designs - the way you used the die with the floral card is a very cool touch. The other card is very cheerful and fun - thanks for sharing your creativity and designs and how exciting that SK is celebrating 2 years.

bev p said...

About halfway through this hop and I can see that this floral spray is going to be wonderful no matter how it's colored. I love the colors you chose and the shading is beautiful. I am so in love with that bear, too, and the stars in the shaker are terrific! Thank you.

Connie said...

I love both of your cards. The flowers are beautiful and the birthday card is really cute.

Lori said...

Oh so cute, I love both cards!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors♥

Esperança Costa said...

Lovely cards. I love your designs.

Wendi Jarvis said...

Love your second card.

Michelle Sullivan said...

Fantastic cards! That flower card is so retty , and the bear is adorable. I create multiple cards when I have my stuff out, switching the layout, colors etc.

Dana said...

Fabulous cards!! This is a great release!!

judy said...

Wonderful cards--I especially love the floral design and your beautiful coloring!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you!

Robin Brothen said...

Super cute cards!! Love the coloring on the floral card.

loceanjo said...

Beautiful cards!!

Fonda said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Laurie said...

I loved the stitch detail on your cards. Both are so beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

That first card is so pretty! Love those flowers and love how you used that stitching border!

Ina Nelson said...

The blooms are so beautiful. I almost forgot to look at the rest of the card.The bear is so cute.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely fantastic designs! The colors are gorgeous and I love your coloring style -

Julissa Padilla said...

Both cards have awesome layouts.

Patti H. said...

Your Kobi card is absolutely adorable! The Lovely Blooms is so beautiful with the gorgeous coloring! Love that this stamp eliminates a lot of masking! Awesome cards!!

Daphne said...

Love your cards! Thanks.

Susan Gonyo said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing.

María Alba Negrón said...

AWESOME Cards!!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love that beautiful floral card, and the cute-as-can-be Kobi!

Treva Grett said...

Beautiful & fun cards.

Lily said...

So lovely cards, thank you for sharing them! Love that stenciled motives are going on through the frame...
Happy 2nd anniversary Studio Katia!

Wickcliss said...

Fantastic cards. Loving each background you have done.

Megan said...

Great color palette. I love the watercoloring for the flowers!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Such lovely cards ! Beautiful coloring ans I especially love the second one.

Patrizia Beck said...

The flower card is nice but the shaker card definitely takes the cake!

Maria Alder said...

Love your cards,Happy 2nd Birthday !

cm said...

You’ve elevated the Lovely Blooms to stunning with your colouring! As for Kobi: only sensationally adorable! The starry step: such fun! Thank you for the smiles!
~carol

Rubeena I. said...

Wonderful cards, Emily!

LmichelleH said...

I love how you used the stitch border die. Wonderfully designed card.

Laetitia Lisa said...

Your cards are very different but both are beautiful ! This Kobi stanp is so cute ! And at first I thought it was a shaker card ... I love the result very much :)

Connie H. said...

Love your cards. Very beautiful work!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Wonderful cards! Love the backgrounds you made for them, especially the spots. Great color choices, too!

tiggermama said...

beautiful cards and a great use of color and product

Renée Storch said...

I love your cards and how you used the distress ink to color with.

Kristine Boydstun said...

Beautiful cards!

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are awesome !

Keely said...

Great cards! Absolutely love the Kobi card you did! Beautiful coloring!

Sue Smith said...

WOW !! I really like your floral card and the colors you used to create it. Beautiful. Kobi is darling as a shaker card. TFS

Meghan Kennihan said...

Wow! Such a great job coloring on the flowers! And I LOVE the sparkle accents on the Birthday card :)

K . Shuster said...

I just love that Kobi Bearing Gifts stamp set! Thanks for using it. Happy 2nd Birthday to Studio Katia!

Melanie said...

Your cards are great. I especially love that chunky bear shaker card.

Kim Salito said...

Wonderful cards, thanks for sharing.

Sophie F said...

LOVE both of these cards! So beautiful and creative! And it was so neat to see how you chose to pop out only some of the holes from the cross stitch die - that is such a clever way to really stretch the life of the die beyond cross stitching! Thank you for sharing :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Those flowers are gorgeous!

Dana M said...

Seriously amazing cards Emily! Gorgeous and fun. Wow!

Craft Bunny said...

THE card is awesome!

mandalj said...

Such different cards and both so fabulous! Love the colouring of the flowers on your first card, and the fun Bubbles stencil and cute bear on the second one!

FD91354 said...

Lovely cards! Love the colors in the big floral blooms! That bear is just too adorable. Congrats SK on your 2 year anniverary

Sabrina said...

Both cards are super adorable!!

Teri Smith said...

Great cards! The Lovely Blooms stamp is such a pretty design. So much can be done with it.

Shelly said...

Emily, just love both of your cards...and thanks for the great tip of making two cards once you have the colors picked out! Genius! You've really showcased the new Studio Katia release in beautiful and unique way. You made their awesome new products shine!

Jean said...

Such lovely cards! Great colors!

Kim Teets said...

The birthday card is my favorite!

Annette Gordon said...

I am just amazed by your first card! I just love the background and those flowers looks so real! The 2nd card is super cute. (Out of all the cards these are my favourite so far!) Such talent!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your BEAUTIFUL Cards!! SUCH AWESOME Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and hope you have a FABULOUS Memorial Day WEEKEND!!

Dawn Jones said...

The bubble stencil is awesome! I can see so many applications for tjjis stencil. Thanks.

shy324 said...

Emily I really enjoyed both your cards. the bubles on the backgound of the bear card were so cute-Ilove the way the were on the frame as well as the back of the shaker portion.

aquablues said...

Great cards, Emily. I really like how you used the stitched borders die. I didn't think I needed that one but maybe...

Sue D said...

Beautiful and cute. I like the backgrounds.

Amy C. said...

I love these new products from Studio Katia! Thanks for sharing your pretty cards. I especially love the shaker card.

A Card Day's Work said...

Love the way those flowers look against the green background. So very pretty! Lovely Blooms is my favorite new set!

Cathy Lillie said...

Oh those flowers look so pretty on the green background! I love the way you die cut the stitched border dies. Kobi looks adorable with all his brightly colored presents and the bubbles in the background. How fun!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Love your gorgeous cards!!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

You've made great backgrounds on these cards with as much to see as the foreground. Love Mr Kobi Bear so much, does he have a face in other sets do you know ? All the colours you've used make his card really pop x

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards I love how you made the backgrounds add depth and interest to your cards!

KariL said...

Your cards are both stunning. Love all the fun little elements you included in both cards to give such nice finishing touches. Love the way you coloured both of your cards, they are both fabulous.

Lisa Petrella said...

Fantastic cards! I am so in love with that adorable new Kobi Bear stamp!!!

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful cards! I love the flowers!!

Cassandra said...

Your cards are lovely. I really like to colour choices and not popping out all the circles in the Stitched Border die has a very neat effect.

Amy C. said...

Two beautiful cards! I love these new stamps.

Ilda Dias said...

Beautiful cards Emily! The colors you used worked so well together :)

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cards :) The second one is so fun!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Your floral card is amazing!

Amy Brown said...

These cards are great! I really like the fun background on the first card. It is very interesting to look at with only some of the holes open to the black background.

DJ said...

I love the way you used the stitch border, so cute! TFS!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Fantastic cards! Love the colors you chose. :)

Lindsey said...

Two amazing cards! The first one is beautiful and the second looks like so much fun!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! Love the floral and the little bear is so cute! So fun!

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mplsbetty said...

Fabulous Cards! I love the Lovely Blooms set and have it on my wish list!

Tina said...

Such beautiful cards, love the colors 😍 the detail 😍

Farhana Rahman said...

Love each and every single card! esp love how you created the background using the stitching die!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! I love the sequins!

Anushree Vaish said...

Lovely cards....Thanks for sharing!!

Denise Mlady said...

Great idea to use the same colors on 2 different cards. I love the soft coloring on your flower and the bear card is adorable!

F. Andre said...

Your colouring on these cards is fantastic, love the palettes you've used. Thanks for the inspiration.