Hello everyone!! I'm SO excited to be participating in Day 1 of 2 days of hops for Studio Katia's May release and to celebrate their second anniversary! Stay tuned throughout the post as there's hop info and links and giveaway info at the end as well!
So the May release just went live and it is fabulous:
I wanted to play with EVERYTHING right off the bat - but the new Lovely Blooms stamp set was beckoning LOL! Rather than just make one card I decided to make a bunch all at once and use my Nuvo Shimmer Powders some more:
I heat embossed the large floral cluster with white embossing powder onto Canson XL watercolor paper. I then sprinkled on the powders and sprayed with water. Every single one turned out completely different and I just love the randomness of all of them!
For these first 2 cards I ended up fussy cutting around 2 of the clusters. On my white card stock bases I used the new Brush Stroke Waves Stencil and Nuvo Moonstone Glitter paste. After that was all dry I adhered the floral cluster and the heat embossed sentiment with SSS foam tape. I finished off the insides of the cards by stamping the flowers with Distress Oxide inks and the sentiment in black.
For my next 2 cards I die cut the dry panels with a large stitched rectangle die and adhered with the foam tape to my card bases. I used 2 of the new monthly Studio Katia Crystals sets to embellish (she releases a new color collection each month! I can't wait to see what they are each month - these crystal packs are GORGEOUS) my cards. The die cut "thanks" is from the Giving Thanks coordinating die set - I used white glitter paper and vellum for the thanks and white heat embossed the "so much!" onto black card stock.
My last 2 cards are similar to the previous 2 - I just adhered them to the card bases in portrait orientation and added a different heat embossed sentiment.
I was somewhat able to capture the shimmer of the powders - in real life you can see the shimmer and sparkle better! Also note - people have been commenting about having difficulties with these shimmer powders and them "not sticking" to the paper or rubbing off after. Make sure you're using enough water! If any of the powder is left unactivated with water - it WILL come off/not stick (it's just powder after all). It's why I'm rather heavy handed with the water when using these - I've had no issues with any of it coming off after!
To see how these cards came together check out my video below:
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OK on to the blog hop info!
Here's the full list of stops for today's hop:
Amy Rysavy (you are here!)