Deck the halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to be part of the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop this year! I love Newton’s Nook Designs’ products and they have so many holiday themed ones! It is hard to choose, so i decided to use and older set which is new to me: Winston’s Home for Christmas.

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For the holidays when i give a present, i love to have a card and a matching tag to put on the wrapped present. When i designed my card, I made sure the design allows me to create a matching tag too.

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I started with a piece of Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock, which i die cut with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frameworks die set and another piece with Fancy Edges tag die. I wanted to do some watercolouring which is totally out of my comfort zone ūüôā

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I stamped Winston and a matching sentiment on each panels using a waterproof black ink (my favourite is the Gina K Designs Amalgam ink). The sentiment on the tag is from the gorgeous Sentiments of the Season stamp set.

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I used Altenew watercolours and a waterbrush to colour the images. It looks so dreamy after it got dry, even if i am at the very beginning of my watercolouring journey.

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For the card i trimmed a dark red cardstock slightly larger than the scalloped rectangle and mounted it on a pretty patterned paper piece (Doodlebug Milk and Cookies) with 3D foam tape. For the tag i used the same patterned paper and red cardstock to embellish it. I am so happy that the Fancy Edges Tag die set has all sorts of dies to customize your tags. I added a bit of green too to make it really fancy. A piece of chunk red/white twine finished it off. 

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I hope you got inspired to make your own Christmas cards with matching tags. And to step out of your comfort zones to have some extra fun!

 Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 

Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2×3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.

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Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Keeway Tsao

Alix Davis

Katie Gehring

Caly Person

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar (you are here)

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Happy hopping and see you soon!
Zsofi

LDRS Creative November Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,
Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)! In this release, we are celebrating love and friendship, being on Cloud #9 with sweet new products!

There areFOUR stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet:  CLOUD NO.9 from Cre8tive Cre8tions, LOVE IN BLOOM, BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS, and HANGING OUT from our very awesome Polkadoodles line!

We also have FOUR new die sets that will help you get a professional look in no time, thanks to the LOVE LETTER LACE ENVELOPE, the FAIRY FANTASY LACE ENVELOPE, the EYELET LACE RECTANGLE and the BUILD-A-CARD GARDEN ESCAPE die sets.
Who’s ready for mini hybrid inks? We are adding two sets of our very popular Hybrid inks in a mini version, perfect for ink blending, stenciling, stamping, colouring and embossing: COUNTY FAIR and SUMMER SHORE.

Lastly, because we wanted to show you how all the products come easily together, we decided to rerelease the Sincerely Yours 6×6 paperpack. It has so many fantastic patterns; give them a try!

And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!

GIVEAWAY AND DISCOUNTS
Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $30 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on December 4th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code LOVE15
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 12/2/18)
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And now let’s get started with the cards I made for you today.
CARD 1
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This clean and simple card features the new Cloud no.9 stamp set and a bunch of Hybrid inks. I will show you how i swatched them and keep them in a 2×2″ page protector.
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For the card itself I made a little tutorial for you to see the process.
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I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and white heat embossed the cloud border and one of the sentiments.
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Then i selected a rainbow of colours from the hybrid ink range: Plum Crazy, Bali Blue, Key Lime Pie, Lantern Yellow, In your face Orange, Kiss me Red. I used a little ink blending tool to apply the inks in rainbow order. To make it very gentle, i tapped off the access ink on a piece of scrap paper before applying it on my embossed piece. I used a light hand first with circular motion.
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Whenever i was done with one colour, I added the next one, then went back with the previous colour to make the transition smooth. 
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After i was ready, I used a clean paper towel to wipe off the access ink which coloured my white embossing. It worked for me, but if you want to be absolutely sure that your sentiment is bright white, i suggest doing the ink blending first, drying it completely with a heat gun and only then add the white heat embossing.
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I wanted to make the clouds pop more, so i pressed my ink cubes on an acrylic block and used a wet paintbrush to apply the ink on the clouds. This way my clouds got a bit more intense. I also used a clear shimmer pen to make them sparkly.
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I added a thin black mat to my panel and adhered it to a white heavy weight card base. The only embellishment i used was 3 tiny clear sequins scattered around the sentiment.
CARD 2
My second card today features some other images from the Cloud 9 stamp set and also the pretty Eyelet Lace Rectangle die. 
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I started with die cutting the gorgeous big rectangle die from this set 3 times from white cardstock and once from silver metallic cardstock. I kept the little eyelet pieces from the silver one in the die cut as much as i could and layered the white lace on top of them using liquid glue. I love how dimensional it got with this tiny trick! To place the escaped little pieces back where they belong to, i used a sticky jewel picker and a craft pick. 
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I used silver embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment and 2 cloud images from the above mentioned stamp set. I coloured them with pink glitter pens and also went over the embossed frame with the light pink glitter marker to add more sparkle to the design.
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I adhered this panel to an A2 sized white notecard which i previously covered with one of the patterned papers from the Sincerely Yours paper collection.
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And now it is time to hop along and leave a comment so you could win! 
I hope you liked my cards and got inspired. If you have not seen my first 2 days’ posts, please check them out and leave me a comment for a chance to win.¬†
See you soon,
Zsofi

 

 

LDRS Creative November Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,
Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)! In this release, we are celebrating love and friendship, being on Cloud #9 with sweet new products!

There are FOUR stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet:  CLOUD NO.9 from Cre8tive Cre8tions, LOVE IN BLOOM, BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS, and HANGING OUT from our very awesome Polkadoodles line!

We also have FOUR new die sets that will help you get a professional look in no time, thanks to the LOVE LETTER LACE ENVELOPE, the FAIRY FANTASY LACE ENVELOPE, the EYELET LACE RECTANGLE and the BUILD-A-CARD GARDEN ESCAPE die sets.

Who’s ready for mini hybrid inks? We are adding two sets of our very popular Hybrid inks in a mini version, perfect for ink blending, stenciling, stamping, colouring and embossing: COUNTY FAIR and SUMMER SHORE.

Lastly, because we wanted to show you how all the products come easily together, we decided to rerelease the Sincerely Yours 6×6 paperpack. It has so many fantastic patterns; give them a try!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!

GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNTS
Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $30 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on December 4th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code LOVE15
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 12/2/18)
And now, let’s dive in today’s inspiration. Many times when I give a gift to someone I love, I need tags as well as a card. Therefore today’s project shows you a way how to make coordinating tags with a Clean and Simple card.
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For my card I used the beyond pretty Beautiful Blooms stamp set and stamped the bunch of flowers and the sentiment on white cardstock using Raven Hybrid ink. I used alcohol markers to colour the image and trimmed the panel down.
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I added a gold mat to it and used 3D foam tape to adhere it to a 4.24*5.5 inch rectangle cut from patterned paper from the Sincerely Yours paper pad. I love how heavy weight this patterned paper has!
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I really wanted to keep the card simple, but I had to use a white gel pens to add some dots and also glossy accents to the middle of the flower.
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For the tags I die cut first the gorgeous die from the Eyelet Lace Rectangle die set 4 times from white cardstock.
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I stamped the flower from the Beautiful Blooms stamp set on 2 of them along with a sentiment using Raven Hybrid ink. I used the same alcohol markers as above to add colour.
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Then I layered a piece of gold metallic paper in between a stamped and a plain tag and used liquid glue to adhere them together. Not only I get a layered look, but also the tag looks so neat from the back also and I have space for my personal message too.
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I recycled some ribbon from my stash and used simple white twine to tie a bow on the top of the tags. I added a bit of glossy accents to the middle of the flowers and my project is finished.
I hope I inspired you!
Now it is time to hop along and leave a comment so you could win!
Day 1:
And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Zsofi

 

Halloween Card Series 2018 ‚Äď Day 2

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Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a one layer card as the second in my Halloween Card Series this year. I used my favourite Halloween stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs called Newton’s Boo-tiful night. They have recently launched coordinating dies too, which are fantastic!

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Today is a special day as Janis at Her Peaceful Garden starts her yearly Cat Lovers Hop! More info on this on her blog. Newton’s Nook Designs is sponsoring this event with a 25 USD gift certificate to a randomly drawn winner. All you need to do is to link up a cat-themed project till Saturday 27th Oct to Janis’s blog.

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I started with stamping and colouring the kitty on the broom with Copic markers. The coordinating die cuts that little hole above the tail of the cat, such a gorgeous little detail!

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Then I made a circle mask from masking paper and adhered it to a top folding heavy weight white note card. I sponged Wilted Violet distress ink around the circle with a very light hand. Before removing the mask, I added some purple and black splatters.

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After removing the mask I made the harsh line of the moon a bit softer using Milled Lavender distress ink. I also added a bit of texture with grey Copics. Then I used the Bats stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs and black soot distress ink to add a bunch of flying bats.

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I stamped a sentiment from the Handwritten Halloween stamp set from Simon Says Stamp using black ink. I popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares and added a sprinkle of purple sequins and silver star confetti. A little glossy accent on the hat and some dots on the cheeks with a white gel pen finished off this one layer card.

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I hope you like today’s inspiration and you will pop in again tomorrow.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Pink & Main and WOW Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited today as I am part of a wonderful Blog Hop between Pink and Main and WOW. I love their embossing powders, I actually own quite a few of them as their price point and size is just perfect.

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Before diving in the card I created for the occasion, let me show you how I swatch my embossing powders.

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I cut a bunch of Stitched Arch tags from Neenah White 110lb cardstock and used the Pattern maker stamp set to make my swatches. I inked it up with clear embossing ink and poured the different embossing powders on it. I used coffee filters to catch the remaining powders, in this way I could funnel it back to the jars. I heated them with a heat tool and used a ring binder to hold the tags together. For the white powders I used black cardstock.

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And now lets get in the details of my card.

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I stamped, coloured a bunch of images from the Eskimo kisses stamp set and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. I wanted to make a mini scene in a picture frame, so I die cut a few Cloudy Frames and stacked them together using liquid glue. I covered the top layer with clear embossing ink and poured WOW Metalline Dark Blue embossing powder on it. I heated it with my heat tool and repeated the process 3 times until I got an even and quite thick layer. It looks like a metallic chipboard frame in this way, so fancy!

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I cut a light blue cardstock rectangle to back the frames and also used a Scalloped Waves die to cut my snowbanks from white glitter cardstock. If you don’t have glitter cardstock, you could easily make your own using embossing glitters from WOW!

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I assembled my scene and popped up the dog and the eskimo with 3D foam squares. For the background I used a patterned paper from the Be brave paper pad. I heat embossed the sentiments from the Wishes stamp set starting with the big “Wishes”. I used WOW White Puff embossing powder to get a snowy look. The texture is amazing and touch of it is so unique too.

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Then I heat embossed “sending” and “warm” around it using WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder. I adhered the whole panel to¬†a white top folding card base and the card is finished. I love how all the special effects make the scene so complete. And it was so easy to achieve with embossing powders.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired. Make sure to hop along with both Design Teams, here is the full list of participants:

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Pink & Main

Andrea

Ankita

Dana

Donna

Jackie

Jaine

Jeannie

Jo

Julie

Kathy

Kimberly

Laurie

Lynnea

Michelle

Olga

Raluca

Riikka

Tracy

Yasmin

Zsofia – you are here

There are prizes to be won, just to make it really fun! Those who comment on all blogs will enter the giveaway to win either a 25USD gift certificate to Pink and Main or a goodie bag from WOW! The random winner will be announced on the WOW and Pink and Main blogs on Wednesday, October 22, 2018.

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Enjoy the hop and see you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year Blog Hop

 

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year Blog Hop.¬†I am so excited to be part of such a great event. I met Jennifer’s gorgeous designs more or less 2 years ago and fell in love instantly with Newton. I cannot imagine any week passing since then without creating something with their stamps and dies. Yeah, you guessed it right, I am probably one of their biggest fans!

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For the Blog Hop I have created a Mermazing card set using the new Narly mermaids stamp and coordinating dies.

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I started with stamping and colouring the cute mermaids on alcohol friendly cardstock using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. For the first card I added strips of an alcohol inked background to a white card base. I made the strips in different width for more interest.

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I stamped the sentiment above using a matching blue violet ink.

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I popped up the mermaid and the shell using 3D foam tape and added some Nuvo Glitter Drops (White Blizzard) on the pearl. I also scattered some colourful sequins from my stash which matched the colours of the background.

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For the second card I die cut a scalloped window (Mama Elephant die) on a white card base and stamped the sentiment under  it using black ink.

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In the inside of the card I adhered an alcohol inked background I made on Yupo paper using Ranger alcohol inks.

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I popped up the mermaid on it with 3D foam tape and adhered all other sea critters flat using Ranger Multi Matte Medium. I decided to stamp another sentiment inside too, but due to the Yupo paper I used Staz-on Black ink to make sure it will not smear.

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I added some sparkle with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and used some glossy accent to emphasize some details.

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GIVEAWAY

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To ¬†celebrate 5 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to¬†5 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win.¬†You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning!¬†You have until¬†Sunday, July 22 at 9pm EST to comment.¬†Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 23 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

Special Guests:

 

Newton’s Nook Design Team:

 

I hope you like my cards and got inspired. The new release by Newton’s Nook Designs is¬† available at their online store. And they have a fantastic sale too!

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See you soon,

Zsofi

Studio Katia 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Studio Katia 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop as a guest designer. I feel honoured to be part of such a gorgeous celebration.

You should have arrived from my talented friend, Laura Volpes’s blog and I am the last stop for today. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog!

CARD 1.

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For my first card I applied Distress Inks gently on Bristol Smooth cardstock, then through the Brush Stroke Waves stencil I reapplied the same inks once more. Before removing the stencil I sprayed Iridescent Shimmer Mist on it for a subtle sparkle. Until my background was drying I stamped and coloured the images from the Under the sea stamp set using Copic markers. I die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I also inked up a stitched hillside border with distress inks, splattered some Gathered Twigs and Antique Linen inks on it to look like sand. Before assembling the card I white heat embossed the sentiment on the top. I decided to make this card really festive by adding the present and the little birthday hat from the Shell-ebration stamp and die set.

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As a finishing touch I emphasized the eyes of the fish with a black glaze pen and added a bit of glossy accents to some details. I also scattered a bunch of Clear confetti to look like bubbles.

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CARD 2.

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For my second card I die cut a Stitched Creative window in the middle of a white cardstock, and once more from light grey cardstock. I adhered a piece of an alcohol ink background to a white card base and popped up the window with the inlaid frame using 3D foam tape.

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I carefully white heat embossed the sentiment in the middle window and adhered the sea critters using 3D foam squares for ore dimension. A few Iridescent bubbles, glossy accent and white gel pen details finished this card off.

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CARD 3.

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After seeing the Seashell Shaker die I just had to make an underwater shaker card too. I die cut a white cardstock piece with the rectangle from the Dotted Patterns Set 1 with the Shell die in it. I added a piece of transparency to the back of it and made the tunnel for the shaker part with 3D foam tape. I used a small piece of the alcohol inked background adhered to a blue violet mat and added Crystal Clear, Silver Foil Confetti and a bit of the Shimmering Ice Fusion sequin mix.

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When my shaker piece was all sealed I decorated the front with the little turtle from the Shell-ebration set. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a black banner. A bit of glossy accent, some clear shimmer on the present and black glaze pen on the eyes made it finished.

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STUDIO KATIA NEW RELEASE

Studio Katia is celebrating their birthday with a new release, which includes 6 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 sets of Coordinating Dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and new Embellishments! Check them out here!

GIVEAWAY

Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop! Make sure to leave all the comments by Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 11:59 PM EST.

All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 on the Studio Katia Blog.

Here is the full list of blogs participating on Friday, 25th May:

I hope you enjoyed my cards and will return soon for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi