Hi there! Welcome to your next stop on the Studio Katia 3rd Birthday Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Laura Volpes blog and your next stop is Erica A-b! Studio Katia is celebrating their 3rd birthday with some fantastic new products and giveaways, so be sure to read all the way to the end to find out all of the details! I have two projects using some of the new goodies from this birthday release, so let’s get started with all of the details!
My first project uses the new Kobi Makes A Wish stamps and dies, as well as some fun new balloon stencils and the new Balloon Shaker dies. I am always in need of masculine birthday cards, so I kept this project fairly gender neutral with a nice aqua, gray, and white color scheme.
I began by cutting a panel of A2 aqua card stock, then used a light and dark shade of aqua ink to blend a festive floating balloon background using the new Birthday Balloons Duo stencils. I also die cut a pair of vellum balloons using the new Shaker Balloon Die.
Next, I stamped and die cut the new Kobi Makes A Wish stamp set using Copic-friendly ink onto some white card stock, then colored him in using Copic markers in shades of light gray and aqua. I also stamped a greeting from Kobi Makes A Wish onto some strips of white card stock, which I layered over the overlapping vellum balloons, giving me a place to hide the adhesive. I added foam adhesive behind the sentiment strips, as well as behind Kobi and his birthday gifts to add lots of dimension. A few confetti from the new Pastel Rainbow Confetti embellishment pack finished it off and added some sparkle!
For my second project, I couldn’t resist using the absolutely stunning new Floral Garden stamp set. (You knew I wouldn’t be able to avoid that one, didn’t you?) Studio Katia has some of my most favorite flower stamps, and this newest one is close to the top of the list!! I stamped it in Copic-friendly black ink on some white card stock, then colored it with a variety of Copic markers, creating a veritable garden of gorgeous blooms on my card stock.
After I’d added all of the color to the blooms on my Floral Garden panel, I decided to add a dramatic black background using a black Copic marker. Using this black marker allowed me to cover up any slight “coloring outside the lines” mishaps, while also creating a deep background from which my Copic coloring could pop!
For the greeting, I added a dimensional die cut “love” cut from black card stock, as well as a greeting from Happy white embossed on black strips of card stock and popped up with dimensional foam tape. The final touch was a few Rose Gold sequins for a bit of sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, for some fun giveaway information! Studio Katia is giving each stop on the hop a $25 CAD gift certificate to the Studio Katia store! All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment on this blog post. The winner will be announced on my blog on 6/22/19 and announced the following day!
To celebrate Studio Katia is giving away TWO $50 CAD Gift Certificates every day of the Blog Hop! Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on Studio Katia Blog.
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– All comments must be left by Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 21:59 PM EST.All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 on the Studio Katia Blog.
Ready to get hopping? Here’s the complete Blog Hop List:
Nina Marie Trapani
Emily Midgett<—- you are here
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you’re enjoying all of these fantastic festivities to celebrate Studio Katia turning 3! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day.
Erica A-B says
Your flower cards are always stunners, so it’s no surprise this is another knockout! Not forgetting your Kobi bear card is totally adorable!
Andrea Hastilow says
Two gorgeous designs Emily. Funny when you see some stamps how you think of a designer youd like to see work with th a particular stamp. As soon as I saw the floral in this release your name sprang to mind, thank you so much for sharing this one xx
Annette Reed says
These are gorgeous! I love that balloon background and your flowers are stunning!
Gorgeous coloring! I love the balloons and your florals are just incredible!
Linda Anderson says
That floral card is so gorgeous!! Love the coloring and putting it on a black card panel is just stunning! Kobi is cute too, but love the floral.TFS.
Karthikha Uday says
Fantastic balloons background and a gorgeous floral card! 🙂
Beverly Perdue says
Such a fun birthday card and an absolutely gorgeous floral card!
Mirella Rogan says
Two stunning cards! I love the vellum balloons on the first one, and the second one… well, your typical floral colouring perfection!
Vicki Kroll says
Amazing colors using the Floral Garden stamp creating great depth with the black background. Just beautiful! Kobi card is so cute. Love the vellum balloons.
What adorable cards!! I LOVE the fun vellum balloons on the first one but the second one was what caught my eye. The black background makes the flowers POP!!
Julie L says
Beautiful cards. The balloon stencils are my favorite item in this release.
O.M.G. Those flowers are simply stunning! Such gorgeous colors and coloring. Just WOW!! And Kobi – he’s fabulous!!
kathleen dumpert says
I like how on your first card you used one stand out color and then the next card so bright cheery!
love the vellum balloons over the stenciled balloons – stunning floral card!
Absolutely stunning cards! I love the color combinations in both cards.
Wow.. another stunning cards from you.. such an inspiring cards.. thanks for sharing..
Both beautiful. The monochrome Kobi Card is adorable… great color. The flower garden card is gorgeous… amazing coloring. x
Marisela Delgado says
Those flowers – wow! And the little bear with his pretty blue balloon background is adorable.
Krista Hong says
Bear Card — Great idea staying in all blues! I love it!
Flower Card — Very pretty. Lots of hard, dedicated work.
Joy Meadows says
Your floral card is absolutely beautiful, Emily! Love the black with the pretty colors of the flowers. The Kobi card is very sweet, also.
Awesome and gorgeous, I am so inspired!!
Teri Spracklin says
The monochromatic bear card is awesome, but that black against the pinks is stunning! 😍
Angie Cammack says
Emily, first of all, I have no words for the flowers you colored, except, are you kidding me??? Secondly, I adore the balloon card with the vellum balloons. Such a great idea!! You’re amazing! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Owen 2 says
You’ve made a card out of one of my favorite release items (although all of the new release items are on my list). The Floral Garden is so beautiful of a card and by your card I can tell how big the flowers are. Thanks for all the tips.
Denise Bryant says
Super cute card with Kobi! Love those vellum balloons! And a gorgeously-colored floral card! Beautiful design!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Great cards! I love the vellum balloons on the bear card! And the floral card is stunning with the bright flowers against the black- I always love this combination!
Sherri Little says
Love the vellum balloons and the intensity of your floral card.
Tracey McNeely says
Gorgeous balloon background and your floral colouring is amazing!
Lisa Moline says
WOW! The floral card is so gorgeous! Your coloring is so amazing! Love the blue birthday balloon card too! Thanks for the great inspiration!
Love how the vellum really shows off the piercing. The florals are STUNNING!!!
Eve N says
You always create such beautiful floral cards, but I don’t have the patience to learn how to color this way. So, it’s fun to see your simpler balloon card, which, with the help of these new stencils and dies, I feel capable of creating too! Thank you.
Cyndi Morris says
Stunning card. I love the bright colors and the black background is beautiful.
Dee Earnshaw says
wow – love your cards – your floral card is out of this world – GORGEOUS – love how you colored in the flowers
Natalie s says
Your second card is just gorgeous. I was wondering how you got such vibrant colours on black a black card, until I read you coloured the background!
Kathy Dippner says
Fantastic cards! Love all of the balloons you stenciled on and the vibrant colors of the flowers.
Deepti Aggarwal says
OMG!!! Awesome cards…Love both of them…But floral one is just mind blowing…Love it totally..
Teri Terrific says
Oh, YES! These are two mighty fine cards! So nice to see the monochromatic balloon background; and the flowers on black – WOW! Thank you.
kavitha vadhri says
Loved the monochromatic card and flower card looks bold and beautiful.
Sue D says
Gorgeous floral card and I like how you added vellum balloons to the balloon card.
I love your birthday balloon card… but your floral bouquet… SWOON! The stamp itself is stunning but your coloring really emphasizes the beauty. Fabulous!
Carla Hundley says
Fun first card with
Kobi and the balloons.
Love the beautiful coloring
on the flower card!
Carla from Utah
Love the vellum balloons on the stenciled background of your beautiful birthday card. Your Floral Garden stamped card is stunning, the black certainly makes the other colors pop. Thanks for sharing on this birthday blog hop.
pretty kitten says
I really appreciate that you made a card for the guy’s but I am in awe of your floral garden card!! Your coloring of the floral card is absolutely stunning and to go backand fill it all in with the black is genius! Thank you so much for your time and talent!
Love your cards, so beautiful.
Lisa Byers says
I love both of your cards but that Floral Garden card is stunning. The colors are vibrant and elegant. The details are expressive. You always amaze me with your artistic talent. Thanks for sharing!!
Anna Lontayné Bodnàr says
Amazing colouring.The flowers looks like real ones.Thanks for the inspiration!
Sue D. says
Great cards. Love the vellum balloon overlays on your blue background… they lend subtle but pretty interest to the card. Your card with the Floral Garden stamp is striking!! Coloring in the background gives it an amazing and dramatic WOW effect.
Amy Cooley says
Wow, your floral card on the black background is amazing!
DJ Doss says
Gorgeous cards. I love the teal balloons card. Reminds me of ice and snow. The florals are gorgeous too.
SUSAN M GO says
Great cards. Love the flowers on black. So strikingly beautiful
larissa heskett says
SWOON!! Such a STUNNING Cards!! I LOVE the NEW Products!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
Beautiful cards. I love them both. Love the colours too.
Wendy Lambert says
I really, really love your color combinations. The blues together on that top card are just stunning together. And that floral card, just wow!
A duo of awe-mazing cards, Emily! The balloons and Kobi in the first are delightful; your floral card, ever so striking! WOW and WOW!
Kelsey Thomas says
Love your cards! 🙂 Those flowers are gorgeous!
You really know how to make the most out of a color palette. The beautiful pink flowers are incredible, especially against the black. And I love the white Kobi with the blue balloons. Thanks for sharing these amazing projects with us!
Mary-Anne V says
Fabulous cards I love how you used the poem stansel and the beautiful flower stamp.