Posts Tagged ‘DT Kia’


Friday, November 13th, 2020

Hello crafters … Kia here. Today is day 13 of the Random Act of Cardness challenges, and that is me. My challenge is Sparkle.

And sparkle is what I have with this card. I am using Gina K Design In the Navy for my cardbase. I also cut a 4×5.25 piece of In the Navy. From the Tonic Studios Gold Glitter cardstock I cut a piece 4.1/8 x 5.3/8.

First up was to apply the Stickles Gel to the single piece of In the Navy cardstock to set aside to dry. It takes a fair amount of time for this to dry, so be sure to leave plenty of time.

Using the gold glitter cardstock I die cut the circle using a Penny Black die. I then cut another piece, same size from white fun foam and die cut it using the Penny Black die, matching up the placement to the glitter card cut. I went around the edges and up and around the circle by a half inch of the white fun foam using the B14 Copic. This allowed the blue shade to peek through the design left from the die cut.

Using cardstock I stamped the Penny Black image and coloured using Copic Markers. I kept the lining of the coat lighter on the hat and sleeve, along with the mittens using Copic R22. The rest of the coat and hood was done using R20, R22 and R14. For the scarf, buttons and boots I used B12, B25 and B16, then went across the toe of the boot with my blender marker. On the tiny bird I used the B00 with a layer of E23 on the wings, then a layer of B14. On her face I used E00 and E51 and on her cheeks I used R20. I also used the B00 on the bird food bag.

To pull it all together I fussy cut the Penny Black image, then went around the edges with my black copic. I then glued the piece of In the Navy with the stickles to the card base using Nuvo Adhesive. Again using the Nuvo Adhesive I glued the fun to the back of the gold cardstock, then applied more glue to attach the top to the cardbase.

Not enough sparkle … just in case I die cut the Miss You from the gold cardstock, then coloured it with a Martha Stewart Glitter marker that I have had for years on end. It is very pretty and a tad darker than it appears in real life. To finish, I added Sakura gold glitter pen between her boots and legs as I don’t like the look of the white paper showing, kind of the same as not liking white edges.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s challenge post, and wish to thank you for visiting us here at Scrap’n Stamp. Following are Affiliate Links for the products that I have used for this card, at no extra cost to you.

Fancy Christmas

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Hello all, Kia here with you today to share my card, which is done for the 30 day challenges Random Act of Cardness. Today is day 28, and that means “embossed” according to the list.

I used two methods of embossing. One being dry embossing, i.e. the embossed background done using a Sizzix Embossing Folder, and heat embossing using embossing powder.

For my background I am using Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. This paper will not add the bulk that watercolour paper would to my card front, which is why I am using it. The Bristol Smooth is attached to my Gina K Design Ivory card base.

I embossed the Bristol Smooth panel using the embossing folder that came with my Gemini Jr. when I bought it, which is the Alterations Botanical 3D folder.  Any 3D folder almost would work for this background. I added a watercolour wash to the embossed panel using Sap Green watercolour and set it aside to dry.

I then stamped the flowers and leaves using Arches cold press watercolour paper and heat embossed using Brutus Monroe Gold Embossing Powder. I love this powder for the fine details it gives.

Using my Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens in the Red and Pink Lemonade I water coloured the flowers, adding layers of colour to achieve the difference in colours. To do the leaves I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl watercolour set in the green. Once I was done with the painting and all was dry I styled the flowers and leaves to add dimension.

I then attached the embossed background to my Ivory card base, then arranged the flowers and leaves and applied using foam squares. I die cut the sentiment from the gold glitter cardstock as well as from watercolour paper, which gives the sentiment a lot of strength. I painted the bottom sentiment using the Sap Green and glued on the gold glitter die cut.

To finish up I added Nuvo Crystal drops in Morning Dew around the card, including on the leaves and flowers.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed this card creation. Following are Affiliate Links for the products that I have used for this card, at no extra cost to you.


A World of Octobers

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Hello to you all and happy October. This is my favourite time of year hands down. I just love the abundance of colour out my living room window.

I am also playing in the Scrap’n Stamp Random Acts of Cardness, and this is day 16, which is watercolour.

I thought I would share with you an easy way to achieve a watercolour look as well as a no line watercolour.

For my card I am using Picket Fence Studios A World of Octobers stamp set. I first did the centre pumpkin, where I painted the pumpkin with my watercolour using more pigment than water and stamp. I do not do the stem, just the body of the pumpkin. Using a #2 paint brush I then pull the colour from the stamped points to where I want the colour.

This stamp normally has a leaf bottom to it, but I did not transfer it as I wanted to do my own grass. I therefore extended my pumpkin with the watercolour.

When doing this be sure you don’t do the pumpkins all the same, you want each to be different, and you want white space, which will add reflection and give the stamp more dimension.

You do not need watercolours to do this. You can use your distress inks, just be sure to use more pigment than water. Ink up your image well to ensure you will have a good impression and just before stamping lightly spritz with water from higher up. Then pull out the ink with your damp paint brush remembering to leave white space.

I have a paint brush with different heights of hair that I use to do my grass. You can also use a small brush and do the sweeps, or a fan brush will work as well.

When doing the sky I added in two of the colours that I used on the left pumpkin, which was a transparent orange and pink. I then added some falling leaves from the set stamping with VersaFine Clair inks in glamorous and tulip red. I then stamped the sentiment using pinecone.

And to finish, I splattered with a mixture of water and ivory perfect pearls.

Following are links for a few of the products I have used for this card today. Of course you can do this technique with just about any image that gives a good start to watercolour.

Thank you for visiting today. I will see you next time.