Posts Tagged ‘Design Team Kia’


Friday, March 20th, 2020

Hello crafter’s, Kia here with you today. Are you hungry?

Every time I look at this card I want a cupcake, especially a chocolate cupcake. This image is from Colorado Stamp Company called Sweet Friend Cupcake, and of course, I just love it.

I coloured using Copic Markers. I made a colour swatch as I was colouring, as I wanted to make sure I liked the colours and they would work together.

I could not remember the name of the cupcake liner at the time, hence cupcake package. lol

I started my colouring with the liner, and as I always do I start to colour with the lightest colour going to the darkest colour, then back to the lightest colour. The only time I change this is if the image in small, then I start with the dark and move to the light.

When I finished the Copic colouring I added some decoration to the liner being Gelly Roll pens in white and gold, along with Copic Marker dots in RV69. On the cream I also added Gelly Roll pen in gold.

Once I finished with the colouring I fussy cut the cupcake out. On my card base I then stencilled using Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, lightly. I decided on the placement of the cupcake and cut it, attaching it to my card base using foam squares.

I finished with a few gumdrops and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock using Gold embossing powder, then attached with glue to the cupcake and a foam square to the card base.

On the inside of the card I again stencilled with the Mowed Lawn and stamped the sentiment with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black. I attached the left over piece of the cupcake to the right side. No waste here!

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You Are Strong

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Hello Crafters, Kia here with you today to share this card.

I have made this card for a very special long time friend who has had her Cancer return rather badly.

I started by heat embossing in white on Neenah cardstock this image from Colorado Stamp Company. As most of you know, this is a 6×6 stamp, and as I wanted an A2 card, using my Misti I arranged the stamp where I would get both the leaves, the stem and some flowers. I then die cut the panel using my Stitched Rectangle die.

I then turned my stamp pad over and dragged it across the cardstock several times in different directions to get good coverage. I used my Life Changing Brushes to add even more ink. Yes, we want ink saturation.

Once I have enough ink on I do not dry my piece, while still damp from the ink I begin to lift the colour with my paint brush and water. I am not using excessive amounts of water, but enough to make the paper shine while I remove the ink. I then pad the area with a dry paper towel, in clean areas for every flower.

The colours I used for the flowers are Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, and Squeezed Lemonade. I added in Nuvo Aqua Flow in Mango Mimosa and Fresh Green. For the flower centres I used Nuvo Aqua Flow in Evergreen Fern. On the leaves I used some dye ink from Wendy Vecchi called Make Art as I don’t have Gina K inks as of yet! I used a Buttercup and a Forget Me Not Blue, mixed it up and painted the leaves.

I then went over them with Distress Ink in Twisted Citron – I know, one would never guess that colour, but it worked perfectly. I did not want the leaves to take over, as they could have, so I made sure to keep hints of the green, but a very relaxed amount.


To finish up I added Nuvo Shimmering Pen to the Violet coloured flower leaves and the green leaves. It is beautiful IRL, and of course, I am hooked on it. I white heat embossed the sentiment, then used Picked Raspberry in Distress Ink to colour it in.

I added Be Creative/Scor-pal Tape to the back of my card panel along with fun foam, then attached it to the Neenah card base. For the sentiment I added some foam squares and attached to the card front.

I know my friend will love this, and it will make her happy, which is after all why I do what I do. I hope you have enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it.

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Hello Friend

Monday, January 27th, 2020

This beautiful stamp is from Colorado Stamp Company and is called Missing You Peony. It is part of their Big and Bold Line of stamps, and I love it.

To start this card I knew I was going to down size the stamp. In doing this I needed to stamp and fussy cut the stamp on photocopy paper, as I would be doing some masking.

I am using Arches 140lb Cold Press watercolour paper for this card. I wanted my card panel to be 4.5 x 4.5 inches and not the 6 x 6 inches it is intended to be. In order to accomplish this I would be using petals from the flower as leaves, keeping them trimmed so one would not really notice that they were not “proper leaves”.


I masked off the petals I wanted as leaves and stamped the other petals using Ranger Ink in Vibrant Fuchsia. I then masked off the petals and stamped the leaves using Ranger Ink in Olive. This ensures that the details from the stamp remain and do not wash away when I watercolour.

To watercolour I am using Kuretake Clean Color Brushes in 2 colours only, being the Dark Pink and Olive. To lighten where needed I am watering down the colour.

To mat my piece I added cardstock in the deep pink and olive green colours, then attached it all to a pale green card base. I did this as some cards just do not suit a white base, and this is one of them.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of the Arches watercolour paper using VersaFine Clair Ink in Glorious and attached it to the base using foam squares. I then added a few Nuvo Glitter drops around the card to finish.

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