Floral Card with WOW Clear Embossing and Studio Katia (Blog Hop & Giveaway)

Hi there! How are you doing today?

Just in case you need some craft inspiration to take your mind off the fact that it’s Monday … 😉 I have a lovely floral card to show you! And it’s part of a collaboration blog hop between WOW Embossing and Studio Katia so there is plenty of wonderful cards along the hop as well as some prizes to win! Isn’t that a great start to this week!

Studio Katia Wow Embossing Blog Hop

If you are already hopping along, you should have arrived from Kristina Pokazanieva and Olga Lukaseviciene is your next stop!

MY FLORAL CARD WITH NO LINE COLORING

I have a floral card for you that I made with one of the beauuutiful flower images from Studio Katia’s “You’re So Sweet” stamp set. They seemed perfect for coloring with colored pencils and that is what I did – using a no line coloring method. I stamped the image with a very light dye ink that isn’t visible anymore now that I added my coloring.

Studio Katia You're So Sweet Floral Card 1

I used a mixture of Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils and Chameleon – Color Tones Pencils. The brands are a bit different to work with and also when it comes to their prize point but I honestly like them both! You can get great results with both kind of pencils, I think!

For my background I stamped the Studio Katia “Mandala Flower” in a light mint ink and used the same ink for ink blending from the bottom of my panel. I added splatters with green ink to match the leaves from my flower image. A few of the gorgeous blue crystal embellishments picked up the color of my blossom coloring.

HEAT EMBOSSING IN CLEAR

While I chose a simple black color for my sentiment (to add a bit of contrast to the background) I heat embossed it with WOW clear embossing powder. I really find that using that glossy embossing powder on a sentiment adds just that bit of extra to a card design! Black embossing powder can get a bit messy but by choosing a black pigment ink like Versafine and WOW’s “Clear Gloss Super Fine” embossing powder I got a perfectly embossed sentiment. Here’s a close-up look of the card:

Studio Katia You're So Sweet Floral Card 2

BLOG HOP LIST:

If you get lost you can find the full hop list below!

Studio Katia
Ankita Agrawal
Laura Volpes
Dana Gong
Jaine Drake
Tracy Freeman
Jo Herbert
Laura Sterckx
Kaja Vezenšek
Raluca Vezeteu
Galina Filippenko
Riikka Kovasin
Kristina Pokazanieva
Rosali B. <= YOU ARE HERE!
Olga Lukaseviciene <= YOUR NEXT STOP!
Natalia Zubkova
Yaz Diaz
Ilda Dias
Zsoka Marko
Liliya Rytsar
WOW! Embossing Powder

GIVEAWAY

You can win TWO $25 CAD Gift Certificates to Studio Katia Store and 6 WOW! Embossing Powders of your choice along with a WOW carry case to store you powders safely in.

To enter:
– Leave a comment on this blog post and on every stop of the Blog Hop
– Follow Studio Katia and WOW! Embossing Powder on Instagram
– Like Studio Katia and WOW! Embossing Powder on Facebook
– Make sure to leave all the comments by Sunday, November 25, 2018 11:59 pm GMT

Winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS and announced on WOW & Studio Katia Blogs on November 27, 2018.


I hope you like my floral card with the no line coloring and heat embossed sentiment!

Have an amazing week! ♥

Rosali
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USED SUPPLIES FLORAL CARD:

Stamps & dies:

Studio Katia – You’re So Sweet Stamps & Coordinating Dies
Studio Katia – Mandala Flower Stamps

Embossing powder:

Wow Embossing – Clear Gloss Embossing Powder Super Fine

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) Cardstock – 80 lb and 110 lb
Black & White Striped Paper

Inks:

Tsukineko – Versafine Onyx Black
Lawn Fawn – Minty Fresh Dye Ink & Green Dye Ink

Other supplies:

Colored Pencils (Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils / Chameleon – Color Tones Pencils)

Embellishments:

Studio Katia – September Crystals

Pencil Coloring Details with Studio Katia (Blog Hop)

A very excited hello! 🙂

I am taking part in my first blog hop today, yay!! Studio Katia is turning TWO and is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary with a mega two day blog hop! I am sooo happy to be a part of it!! Did you see all of the AH-MAZING crafters in the list?! I was having multiple fangirl moments when I saw it lol! So exciting!! I honestly adore all of these crafters!

You should have arrived from very talented Nina-Marie and my lovely crafty friend Rubeena is your next stop!

STUDIO KATIA BLOG_HOP_2ND_ANNIVERSARY

MY CARDS WITH THE NEW RELEASE

I have two cards for you that I made with new stamp sets from Studio Katia! Both of them feature pencil coloring details on top of a base layer that is colored with a different medium. I really like this method of coloring (I like to call it “two step coloring”) because doing my base layer with Copics or watercolors is a lot faster than starting with colored pencils from the beginning (that’s always a plus when you’re impatient like me or short on crafty time! 😉 ). But by adding details with colored pencils on top I still get the the kind of shading that I am looking for! This is my first card:

“LOVELY BLOOMS” CARD

Studio Katia Pencil Coloring Card Lovely Blooms

I picked the wonderful big flower image from Studio Katia’s “Lovely Blooms” for this card and stamped it twice onto my panel. I used a similar color scheme as on this flower card but I mixed the look up by not caring too much about realistic coloring and choosing blue-greens for the big blossom and light blue for some of the leaves. My base layer with Copic markers did not give me great shading so I added a lot of detail with colored pencils. To get the depth I wanted I used really dark tones in the tiny nooks and crannies of the image, like a very dark green pencil for the big flower and even black for the light blue leaves.

(I use a mixture of Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils and Chameleon – Color Tones Pencils by the way. I also have a few Faber Castell Pencils in my collection. All these brands are slightly different to work with but you can get great results with each of them, I believe.)

Studio Katia Pencil Coloring Card Lovely Blooms Detail

After coloring the flowers I masked them using masking paper and ink blended over them with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. I added splatters with clear water and also with black watercolor paint. I stamped the “crafty friend” birthday sentiment from the new Birthday Greetings Stamp Set with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Some sequins from Studio Katia’s Sparkling Sea Confetti Mix and Nuvo Drops for the center of the big flowers finished my design off!

I also added a bit of stamping to the inside of my card – just because I really liked those Birthday Greetings:

Studio Katia Pencil Coloring Card Lovely Blooms Inside

“KOBI BEARING GIFTS” CARD

Now onto my second card – this is a cute one! That Kobi Bearing Gifts is really an adorable image, love his tummy and paws! 😀

Studio Katia Pencil Coloring Card Kobi Bearing Gifts

This time I used watercolor markers for my base layer. Once it was completely dry, I added my second layer with colored pencils. I kept the balloons pretty light all in all because I wanted the main focus to be on Kobi the bear and his pile of gifts! I brought in some red and violet shades to the presents for some contrast and added a little sparkle to them with Studio Katia’s white April Crystals. To color Kobi’s fur I made sure to sharpen my colored pencils really well and then added lots of tiny flicks – darker towards the outside lines and brighter in the middle of his tummy and where the light would be.

Studio Katia Pencil Coloring Card Kobi Bearing Gifts Detail

For the sentiment I stamped “Happy Birthday” and Hooray” from Kobi Bearing Gifts onto some of the balloons (they fit perfectly 🙂 ) and “Wishing You A Year Of Joy & Friendship” from the Birthday Greetings Stamp Set across the bottom of my card. Hope you like the finished card design!

STUDIO KATIA BLOG HOP LIST:

If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog to start from the top!

Studio Katia
Jennifer McGuire
Vicky Papaioannou
May Sukyong Park
Svitlana Shayevich
Anna Kossakovskaya
Cathy Zielske
Kristina Werner
Emily Midgett
Galina Filippenko
Emily Leiphart
Ilda Dias
Nina-Marie Trapani
Rosali B. (THAT’S ME! 🙂 )
Rubeena Ianigro
Michelle Short
Kaja Vezenšek
Svetlana Pavlova
Amy Rysavy
Erica A-B
Laura Volpes
Zsofia Molnar

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! How great is that?!

For your chance to win, leave me a comment below! I would love to hear if you tried out pencil coloring yet or adding pencil coloring details to stamped images?

Have an amazing day! ♥

Rosali

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USED SUPPLIES FLORAL CARD:

Stamps & dies:

Studio Katia – Lovely Blooms Stamps
Studio Katia – Birthday Greetings Stamps

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) Cardstock – 80 lb
Mondi Color Copy Paper – 300 g
Black Paper

Inks:

Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade)
Lawn Fawn – Jet Black
Tsukineko – Versafine Onyx Black

Other supplies:

Wow Embossing – Clear Gloss Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
Colored Pencils (Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils / Chameleon – Color Tones Pencils)
Black Watercolor Paint

Embellishments:

Studio Katia – Sparkling Sea Confetti Sequins
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Crystal Drops (Gloss – Caribbean Ocean)

USED SUPPLIES KOBI BEAR CARD:

Stamps & dies:

Studio Katia – Kobi Bearing Gifts Stamps & Dies
Studio Katia – Birthday Greetings Stamps

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) Cardstock – 110 lb and 80 lb
Ranger / Tim Holtz – Watercolor Cardstock

Inks:

Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio)
Tsukineko – Versafine Onyx Black

Other supplies:

Winsor & Newton – Water Colour Markers™
Colored Pencils (Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils / Chameleon – Color Tones Pencils)

Embellishments:

Studio Katia – April Crystals