CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Thrilled for Thin Cuts

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This month we are featuring Thin Cuts!!  I love these metal dies!!!  They make stamping and cutting unique shapes a breeze.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from MICHELLE LONCAR’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I needed to make something fun for the gift cards for my nieces and nephews.  So why not create something fun. Here is what I came up with.

gift-card-holder-wonderland-wishes-city-sidewalks-catscrapbooking-comFor this one I used the City Sidewalks paper pack and the Woodland Wishes Thin Cut Bundle.  I used the Sea Glass Glitter paper to make the band and Glacier cardstock for the snowflakes which I embossed in White.

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With this gift card holder I used the Rustic Home Fundamental Papers and Cozy Christmas Thin Cut Bundle. I added some sparkle with the Red Shimmer trim as the band.

Now hop on over to TAMMY LUBICK’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!

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CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Ravishing Ribbon

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This month we are featuring Watercolors!!  Watercolors are so fun as your possibles are endless.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from MICHELLE LONCAR’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

ravishing-ribbon-celebration-star-catscrapbooking-comSo for this project I took a star image and welded it in Design Space to create the cut out.  I then adhered the ribbon to the card base and then attached the Kraft cut out.  I used the Woodland Wishes thincut and stamp set.  I used VersaMark ink and Gold Embossing powder for the sentiment.  And of course it needed a bit more gold bling!

Now hop on over to TAMMY LUBICK’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!

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CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Wacky for Watercolor

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!14440812_10153946393982934_3250347755644831195_n This month we are featuring Watercolors!!  Watercolors are so fun as your possibles are endless.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from MICHELLE LONCAR’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I decided do a bit of water color resist with embossing powder.  I stamped my the pine in VersaMark ink then used white embossing powder.  I then made up new Sea Glass color and watercolored the background using cellophane to help move the paint around.

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I used the new Perfectly Pine A1191 stamp set and Oh Deer Complements X7214C  along with Sea Glass Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, and Watercolors.

Now hop on over to TAMMY LUBICK’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!

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Picture My Life Fun

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This month we are featuring Picture My Life cards (PML cards)!  PML cards are great for pocket scrapbooking, traditional scrapbooking and for making card.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from DARLYS RECKER’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I decided to works with the awesome new Watercolor PML cards.  These are great as they just look like a white card but they have a pattern or word that is on the card in a resist.  So when you apply watercolor you will be able to highlight the resisted part. Hear is the card I made with one of them.

Watercolor PML Cards ~ Fundamentals ~ Just for you ~ CatScrapbooking.com

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Now hop on over to KIRSTEN JADE’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

  1. Catherine Nowak ~ You are here!

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Color Your World

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Color your worldThis month we are featuring the very popular Coloring technique!  Adult coloring has become quite the rage these days.  Did you know you can create your own using stamps?  Then pick your favorite tool to color – markers, pencils, or watercolors.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from KIRSTEN JADE’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I love the Hawaiian Hibiscus  stamp set and have been wanting to create something with is so this was perfect. I did a bit of mask stamping to crate my floral stamped image.  I was then planning on using pencils but my hands went to my watercolors.

Technique Hop ~ Color Your World ~ Hawaiian Hibiscus ~ Watercolor ~CatScrapbooking.com

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Now hop on over to MICHELLE LONCAR’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Let’s Interact

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Let's Interact HopThis month we are featuring a Interactive type items!  What do we mean by interactive well there are moving parts that may pop up, move, or slide.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from DANIELLE WAGNER’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I decided to modify one of the cards on the Artfully Sent cartridge to make it more interactive.

Interative card ~ Birthday Wishes ~ Fox ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love this scene card and usually it would flip up and the fold is along the top.  I decided to modify it by making it a slide card.  I closed the left and bottom sides by using adhesive.  I made the insert care a bit smaller so it could slide out.

Interative card open ~ Birthday Wishes ~ Fox ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used whisper ink to darken the edges of the trees and then used a strip of whisper cardstock behind each tree.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Now hop on over to AGGIE PETERS Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Resisting Can Be Fun

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12885795_10153498448327934_6111664379251054366_oThis month we are featuring a technique called Resisting!  What is resisting?  Here is a definition I found on the internet “withstand the action or effect of.”  I like to use embossing powder for this technique.  I would usually use a colored embossing power, like white, black, silver, etc.  This time I tried clear embossing powder.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

So I started with a White Daisy cardstock, then using Versamark I stamped the image.  I then used clear embossing powder.

Embossed Resist ~ Mothers Day Card step 1 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThen I used Glacier, Pixie and Thistle inks and a dauber to apply the ink to the White Daisy cardstock.

Embossing Resist ~ Mother's Day Card step 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comOnce I applied all the ink to change the color of the White Daisy, I then stamped some additional flowers.

Embossed Resist ~ Mother's Day ~ CatScrapbooking.comcard ~Here is the finished product and the full list of supplies used:

Now hop on over to PRISCILLA GOTHAM ’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

  1. Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here!

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Thin Cuts by CTMH

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10271201_10153473465602934_1925557173188598655_oThis month we are featuring the Close to My Heart Thin Cuts!  What is a thin cut?  Well these are thin metal dies that you use with a embossing/die cutting machine.  I love these dies as you can watercolor and or ink you image then cut it out.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I decided to play around with the My Anchor thin cuts and watercolors.

My Anchor ~ Thin Cuts ~ Watercolor ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used a piece of watercolor paper and masked of using tape.  I painted the land, the water, and the sky.  I then painted more water colors on another piece of watercolor paper.  I used the waves thin cut to cut out the various shades of waves.  I used ink to stamp the other images.

Here is the full list of products used:

These thin cuts are only available while supplies last or until April 30, 2015.  As you can see the Springtime wishes has sold out so make sure you get yours while supplies last.

Now hop on over to KIRSTEN JADE ’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!

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Ink Lifting Technique

I am not really sure how I stumbled on this technique but I did.  I was so impressed that knew I wanted to give it a try.  Here is the link to Jennifer McGuire’s blog and the technique.  She uses distressed ink but I though I would give it a try with Close to My Heart inks.

When I first started playing around with the technique I tried our White Daisy cardstock and it did not lift the color out as well.  So I then tried it with our Watercolor paper and BINGO it worked.  So here is how it works.Ink Lifting initial stepsI used Crystal Blue for my background.

Ink Lifting Part 2Once you have the ink applied you use water to lift out the ink.  I just dabbed a water soaked brush to the inside of the flowers.  And as you can see the blue lifts out and becomes a faded blue.  Then I took my ink pad and stamped my all purpose mat.  I then added water to the ink and painted the new colors in.  I used Pixie, Thistle, Honey, Fern and Sweat leaf inks to add color.

Wavey Blooms ~ Ink Lifting ~ Do What Makes You Happy Card 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the finished product.  I am really happy how this turned out and look forward to trying it some more.  I actually tried using craft foam to instead of foam tape to pop up the white scalloped boarders.

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Watercolor Blog Hop

Welcome to the Watercolor Blog Hop!

MarchOptToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases watercoloring.  Watercoloring can be done using our new watercolor paints or our watercolor pencils.  There are so many ways you can use watercolors and I am sure you will be able to see lots with this hop.

If you are just arriving her from MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 30 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I purchased Hoppy Birthday D1597 which has some adorable animals from down under a while ago; however, I have not really used it until now.  I thought it would be perfect for watercoloring.

Hoppy Birthday ~ Penelope ~ Watercolor ~ Birthday Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comI paired this one with Penelope paper pack and Joyful Birthday B1419.

Hoppy Birthday ~ watercoloring ~ Birthday card ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one I kept simple Kraft cardstock and Blue shimmer trim.

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Now it is time to move onto your next stop on the hop, which is  MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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