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 … ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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!


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.


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


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 Vezenลกek
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


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! โ™ฅ

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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


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


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)


Studio Katia – September Crystals


Cherry Blossoms Card for Ruby’s Crafty Anniversary (Blog Hop & Giveaway)

Hello and welcome!

Today I am so happy and honored to be part of my crafty friend Rubeenaโ€™s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop with a pretty card using Pretty Pink Posh’s “Cherry Blossoms”! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you are hopping along, you should have come from Svitlana Shayevich. Your next stop is the lovely Dana Gong.

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With this blog hop, we are celebrating not only four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. And I think there is a lot to celebrate! Since I discovered stamping and cardmaking around September of 2014 – which happens to be almost the same time as Ruby did – it has enriched my life in so many ways, I would have never guessed it beforehand. It has brought crafting and creativity back to my life, it helps me to unwind when life is crazy and calms me down. And finally, I have met so many wonderful people through this little hobby of ours I still have a hard time believing it myself. โ™ฅ This started when I joined Instagram and shared my first cards there. I worked up the courage to ask another cardmaker who I admired if she wanted to be my card penpal (we still exchange cards to this day). Through commenting, chatting and Kathy Racoosin’s coloring challenge I got to know many other crafters from all over the world and some of them have become close friends, which I am so thankful for!

The power of handmade mail showing up in your mailbox is amazing. Especially when it’s unexpected and a friend sends you a card “just because”… That always means so much to me! We can all use a little ray of sunshine sometimes, don’t we? ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s why I chose a “Thinking of you” card for today’s hop. Here it is:


Cherry Blossoms Card Pretty Pink Posh

I combined a few of my favorite techniques on this card. First: ink blending! And splattering over it to give it more interest. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like to use water to splatter over ink blended backgrounds but also ink or watercolor for colored splatters. Here, I used Distress Oxide Ink (Shaded Lilac) and Distress Ink (Spun Sugar). Second: die cutting! To me, adding die-cuts makes a card look extra special and professional. ๐Ÿ˜€ I chose a “Scallop Frames” die from Pretty Pink Posh. And third: loose watercoloring! At least that’s what I call it lol … What I mean is putting on some watercolor without filling in the whole image. Even if you add a second layer like I did it’s rather fast and you don’t have to worry at all about shading. ๐Ÿ™‚

The flower images are from Pretty Pink Posh’s “Cherry Blossoms” stamp set and the sentiment is from their “Bee Friends” set. To finish my design off I added a couple of Nuvo Drops to my flowers and the background.


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In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Letโ€™s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page.

Look at all the fantastic prizes:

Studio Katia – $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird – $50 gift card
Altenew – $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio – $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs – $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted – ยฃ25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp – $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire – $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC – $40 gift card
Mama Elephant – $25 gift card
Hero Arts – $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC – Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn – $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios – four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson – two $25 gift cards
Pretty Pink Posh – two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market – July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop – $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna – a 4×6 stamp set
Waffle Flower – $25 gift card
Power Poppy – $50 gift card


I would love to hear if you like the look of loose watercoloring! Have you tried it out yourself yet?

Have an amazing day! โ™ฅ


If you like this post, be sure to follow my blog via email or Bloglovin’ (buttons are in the sidebar on the right / down below if you’re on a mobile device). โ™ฅ


Stamps & dies:

Pretty Pink Posh – Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh – Bee Friends Stamp Set (Sentiment)
Pretty Pink Posh – Scallop Frames Die


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

Other supplies:

Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Ink (Shaded Lilac)
Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Ink (Spun Sugar)
Winsor & Newton – Watercolour Markers
Silver Brushes – No. 8 Round Brush
Rayher – No. 2 “Synthetik” Round Brush


Tonic Studios – Nuvo Crystal Drops (Antique Rose)

Catherine Pooler with WOW Embossing Glitter (Blog Hop & Giveaway)


Today I am excited to be part of a collaboration blog hop of WOW! Embossing Powder & Catherine Pooler Designs! ๐Ÿ™‚ We have all prepared projects full of love, hope & travel that will hopefully inspire you. Catherineโ€™s โ€œLove is in the airโ€ Stamp of Approval Kit which has just been released this month for you to purchase is a focus of this hop. AND most importantly Catherine Poolerโ€™s new ink collection alongside WOW’s embossing products.


The inks from Catherine Pooler are pretty new to me and I was really curious to try out different techniques with them. I have already been asked about my experience with them so I thought I would share with you what I found out:

  1. Stamping: To be honest, I was a little skeptic how these ink pads can be any different than others – but they do indeed stamp a little different! They give great stamp coverage and hence a good solid stamp image with minimal effort! Just a little “tap, tap” on the ink pad with your stamp and you’re good to go. They also clean off very easily!
  2. Ink blending: Catherine Pooler Inks are great for ink blending. I tried them on Bristol paper for my “With Love” card and also on standard Neenah Solar White Cardstock for the second card and they both worked very well!
  3. Watercoloring: I was curious to try out watercoloring with these inks so I smooshed a little bit of ink from the ink pad into the lid and used a small brush to apply ink to my “world map” on the first card. It was a lot of fun to color my image like this.
  4. Heat embossing: Catherine Pooler Inks dry a bit slower than other dye inks so if you act fast you can use them for heat embossing as well! I also tried that out on my first card and it worked well!


Now onto my first card! I used Catherine Pooler Inks for stamping, heat embossing, watercoloring and ink blending and I really like the vibrant colors I got from the inks. I also used WOW’s “Singing In The Rain” Embossing Glitter to heat emboss the “world map” and the “love” sentiment die. It’s an iridescent embossing glitter that looks different depending on the color underneath and the sparkle that it gives is really gorgeous!

Catherine Pooler Inks The World Awaits 1



For my second card I chose a simple design. I created an ocean by ink blending on Neenah Cardstock with “Fiesta Blue” Catherine Pooler Ink and also added small splatters of ink and clear water. I heat embossed a sentiment from the “The World Awaits” stamp set that I really loved. I did the same with some small leaf images which I used as seaweed for my “deep sea”. A few sequins to finish it off – and voilร , there’s my CAS second card:

Catherine Pooler Inks The World Awaits 3

Catherine Pooler Inks The World Awaits 4


Here is the full blog hop list – if you get lost along the way, head back over to the WOW! Embossing Powder / Catherine Pooler Designs blog for the complete listings of designers joining in the hop.

Catherine Pooler
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Ashlea Cornell
Chrissie Tobas
Ilina Crouse
Ingrid Blackburn
Jaine Drake
Jen Carter
Jennifer Colacicco
Jo Herbert
Josefine Fouarge
Julie Hickey
Justine Hovey
Karen Baker
Kelly Martin
Laurel Beard
Marion Emberson
Melissa Miller
Rosali B. <– That’s me! ๐Ÿ™‚
Susan Powell <— Your next stop!
Tracie Pond
Zsoka Marko
Olga Lukaseviciene
WOW! Embossing


Each Company is giving away, woop!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. WOW! Embossing Powder – Any 6 powders from your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store you powders safely in.
  2. Catherine Pooler Designs – 8 ink pads (the full “Life of the Party” collection). Prize includes free shipping (if international winner assumes responsibility for any customs charges)!

The only thing you need to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on each of the design team members blog hop.

The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL THE POST of this blog hop and will be announced on the Catherine Pooler and WOW! blog the week of July 2nd.

I would love to read if you have already tried out Catherine Pooler inks? If not, what’s you favorite brands for ink pads right now?

Have an amazing day! โ™ฅ


If you like this post, be sure to follow my blog via email or Bloglovin’ (buttons are in the sidebar on the right / down below if you’re on a mobile device). โ™ฅ


Stamps & dies:

Catherine Pooler Designs (Stamp Of Approval) – The World Awaits Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs (Stamp Of Approval) – Love Die

Heat embossing supplies:

WOW! โ€“ Heat Tool
WOW! โ€“ Premium Embossing Craft Mat
WOW! โ€“ Clear Embossing Ink Pad
WOW! โ€“ Singing In The Rain Embossing Glitter
WOW! โ€“ Metalline Perfect Plum Regular Embossing Powder


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Strathmore – Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Other supplies:

Catherine Pooler Designs – Dye Inks (Be Mine, Party Dress, Fiesta Blue)
Aqua Brush
Fun Foam
Ken Oliver Crafts – Stick-It Adhesive


Sequins (Iridescent, Purple, Sparkling Clear)