15 June 2019

Studio Katia 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Studio Katia today to celebrate their 3rd Birthday. We are celebrating with not only a fantastic release but a fun blog hop too. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Galina but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below. I have three cards to share with you today using the new release.
 

My first card uses the fantastic new Studio Katia Birthday Balloons Duo Stencils. The pack comes with two stencils that you can line up to create a plethora of balloons but you can use them separately too. I started off by taking a panel of cardstock and placed the first stencil on top securing with Post It Tape. I then blended Distress Inks in to the openings.
 
 
The colours that I used are in the supplies list but as you can see, I used a lot! I tried to concentrate most of the colour at the bottom of the balloon and then blended lighter upwards. Once the stencil was filled up, I removed it and placed the second stencil on. I then continued the blend ink in to the openings to cover the panel.
 
 
I took the large happy birthday sentiment from the Studio Katia It's Your Birthday Stamp Set and stamped this on to the panel with Versafine Nocturne Ink. The panel was then simply adhered to a white A2 card base with foam tape.
 

My next card uses the new Studio Katia Kobi Makes A Wish Stamp Set. I started off by stamping Kobi from the set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured him using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies section) and cut him out using the Studio Katia Kobi Makes A Wish Dies.
 
 
I took a panel of white cardstock and ran the first layer of the Studio Katia Birthday Balloons Duo Stencils through my die cutting machine to emboss it. This was added flat to an A2 white card base with tape runner. I then took one of scallop frames from the Studio Katia Scallop Frames Dies and cut this from white cardstock. I blended Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet Distress Inks on to it and then misted with water and set aside to dry.
 
 
Once dry, this was adhered flat to the card base and Kobi added on top with foam tape. I took the sentiments from the stamp set and stamped them on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. These were cut in to strips and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Studio Katia Pastel Rainbow Confetti.
 

My last card is very simple but I really wanted to use the new Studio Katia Shaker Balloon Die. This die is fantastic as you get four for one. You can cut the negative like I have on my card, you get a thin frame and also a positive balloon piece, plus a little bow too. I took a panel of cardstock that I cut using the largest of the Studio Katia Scallop Frames Dies and cut the balloon from it. I added acetate to the back, followed foam tape around the shape.
 
 
I filled the shaker area with Studio Katia Speckled Sprinkles and then closed it with another piece of acetate. The panel was then added to a card base that I made from two panels of the same Scallop Frame Dies. I scored the back panel and just adhered it at the top so that it opens like a card.
 
 
I took the bow from the Studio Katia Shaker Balloon Die and cut this from black cardstock. This was adhered flat to the bottom of the balloon and a Studio Katia Iridescent Jewel added to the centre. I took the sentiment from the Studio Katia It's Your Birthday Stamp Set and white heat embossed this on to black cardstock. It was cut in to a strip and added on top of the balloon with foam tape.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Kobi - N10, N7, N5, N3, N2, N1, R00. Cake - E55, E53, E51, E50. Candles - BG13, BG11, BG10, Y17, Y11, Y00.
 
BLOG HOP:
 
  
Here is the full list of participants taking part in the hop today:
 
Michelle Short - you are here!
 
GIVEAWAY:
 
Studio Katia are giving away two $50 gift certificates on their blog for each day of the hop. I am also giving away a $25 gift certificate to the Studio Katia shop. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on this post by Saturday June 22nd June at 12.00hrs BST. The winner will be announced a few days later here on my blog. Good luck!
 
Next on the hop is the amazing Anika. A big happy birthday to Studio Katia! Thanks so much for having me join in the celebrations. I hope you will check out the release if you haven't already. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I really do appreciate it. Have a great day!

52 comments:

  1. A trio of fabulous card design's from you today, do adore Mr Kobi bear so much, fantastic idea to use stencils to emboss a background, thank you for the tip x

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  2. I LOVE THESE! I love the background behind Kobi! I Love the Stenciled balloons and a YUMMY SPRINKLE shakers!!!

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  3. Wow! Fantastic creations! Each one is awesome! I love the balloon stencil work on the first and the embossing on the second card a lot! :)

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  4. Woooot! How lovely are these?! You can never go wrong with some balloons and rainbow colours, right?! The Kobi card is so sweet, and I love the colours of your beautifully blended background. And the shaker is totally delicious ;-) Sorry, I see sprinkles - I think ice cream ;-)

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  5. What gorgeous cards!! I really like the subtle embossing on the middle card with the balloon and the FUN sprinkles you used in the shaker on the last card. Such wonderful design!!

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  6. Love the Balloon Shaker card with the confetti sprinkles. This die has so much potential. Love the background on the Kobi card.

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  7. your balloon completely filled with those sprinkles is so cute, Michelle!

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  8. Your shaker looks good enough to eat! hehe I love the sprinkles. Your cards are gorgeous. So beautifully colored and inked.

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  9. Wow! Three fantastic cards. Love the balloon background two ways: stenciled and embossed. Kobi is so fun on that colorful framed piece, and those speckled sprinkles are perfect in the shaped card balloon shaker! TFS.

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  10. Pretty cards.. they look amazing.. thanks for the video tutorial..

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  11. These are adorable cards! I love the sprinkles in the shaker card.

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  12. There's no such thing as too many balloons! I love the way you embossed with the stencil, too.

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  13. Nice, cheery cards. The sprinkles card looks good enough to eat!!

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  14. Your style is lovely and always so inspiring!

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  15. Michelle, so seriously, I tried so hard to pick a favorite of all your cards you made for the release, and I just couldn't do it! And can I just say how happy I am that I have found your blog?! Your work is stunning. :)
    Angie
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  16. The stenciled balloons are so colorful and party-looking. I love all your creations.

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  17. Fabulous cards! Really loving the colors you used for the balloons! Awesome card with Kobi, and I love the shaker card too!

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  18. Really cute cards... although I like all 3, I think the top one with balloons background is my favorite. I like the way the colors lay on top of others and makes the balloons look more realistic and 3D. Very nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Three fabulous cards Michelle. I love the birthday balloons and the bold sentiment (great font), so bright and cheery. Kobi the bear looks amazing against the bkue/purple background (such a pretty die too) and the balloon shaker is gorgeous. I love the way you completely filled it with the sprinkles. Lisa xx

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  20. Love your cards, Michelle! Such pretty colors.

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  21. Michelle three fabulous card I want to recreate! Each so inspiring!

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  22. Such beautiful cards! I love all of them! Love the colors you chose for the balloon card, it's so cheerful!

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  23. Wonderful cards! I love the rainbow of balloons. <3

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  24. Great cards! These new balloon stencils and Its Your Birthday stamp are perfect for making fun birthday cards like yours. Can't wait til the stencils are available again.

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  25. love your cards - they are so varied and sweet:)

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  26. I love your fun, colorful cards. The rainbow confetti in your shaker is great.

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  27. Awesome cards...Love each one of them... And that shaker one is so fun..Love those shaker elements..

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  28. Sweet! Your blending is outstanding, and I like the way you presented Kobi on a shaped die cut. Okay, that last card...can I eat it? It just looks delicious; the black tie is divine :D Thank you.

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  29. Love all of your cards! Love the colors, the stencil embossing and those sprinkles look good enough to go on a cake. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Beautiful cards with lovely stamps. The diecut of the second card to put kobi on looks lovely and cute card.

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  31. Love the colors and designs on all of these!

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  32. Lovely set of cards.
    Great colors and love
    the second card.
    Carla from Utah

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  33. This is such a wonderful release by Studio Katia. Your cards are fabulous, cannot pick a favorite, they are all my amazing.

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  34. Awesome cards!! Your stenciled balloons are so pretty!! I love how you used the dies on the cards, so nice. The shaker is gorgeous. Beautiful embellishments!!

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  35. So beautiful set of cards.Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. Three awesome cards, all with loads of inspiration! I really like your Kobi the bear card... the embossed background panel and the beautiful blue-to- violet blended scallop frame give Kobi the perfect to sit and deliver his happy birthday message. Nice job!

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  37. Awesome job on your three cards! I love the sprinkle sequin mix for your balloon card.

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  38. Hi Michelle :) I. Love. Your. Cards. Terrific really!!! Love seeing the twist on Kobi's background! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  39. What fabulous inspiration - I can't quite believe they are 3 already!! I love the balloons on your first, so elegant and floaty. xx

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  40. I love the balloons and Kobi is so cute. I especially love the fun shaker card.

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  41. SWOON!! Such Sweet Cards!! Shaker Cards have my Heart!! I LOVE the NEW Products!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  42. Such a fun set of cards. The colors are so bright and vibrant, just love them!

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  43. Wonderful cards. Love them all. Especially love the shaker card.

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  44. Such cute cards! Ilove how you used the stencils for embossing. I will have to try that with some of my favorite stencils now! Thank you for sharing your time, tips and talent.

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  45. OHMYSTARS, Michelle! Your trio of showcases here are beyond awe-mazing! CAS-loving heart completely captured! Seeing the balloons 'dry embossed'...so cool! Smitten with and crushing over alllll!
    hugs~c

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  46. Lovely cards. Thank you for the inspiration. I appreciate your time and talent.

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  47. I love your CAS style. The focal elements really pop in all that white space. But, of course, I will always take some rainbow balloons, especially with the large, bold sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  48. What wonderful birthday cards you created! I love that balloon stencil.

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