Saturday, December 15, 2018

International Tea Day- CLC and Studio Katia



Happy International Tea Day!  Coffee Loving Cardmakers are collaborating with Studio Katia for a blog hop to celebrate!

You should have arrived here from Kerry Urbatch's blog and you have arrived at the last stop along the way.  If you haven't started from the beginning you should head to the Studio Katia blog or the CLC blog to see the full listing. Hopefully you have left comments along the way so you can be eligible to win the prize from Studio Katia!  Keep reading all the way through for full details.

Here are my  creations for today and since we are staring down the holidays, I thought I'd start with a holiday card.


This card features the Studio Katia set Cup of Thanks!  It is so very pretty!  I stamped and embossed it with gold and then colored it with what I thought would be good holiday colors figuring it might sit on someone's desk or table. I used my Copics to color it.  The background paper is from PinkFresh Studio, I cut it out with an AE die.  I wanted to pull out the gold in the embossed image, so I added a bit of gold glitter paper.  I stamped the sentiment from SK and added this die cut hugs in both red and gold.  I added a layer of red to pop it out. 

Here is my close up:


My second card is perfect for the post-holiday rush.  The perfect thank you to send to that special someone for a gift, or for spending time together, whatever it the reason might be. 


I stamped and die cut this same set.  I colored it with my prismacolor pencils.  I love those, but sometimes want a bit more pop, so I brought in my zigs to add that depth (this works well as long as you don't add water).  I used some of the SK Sunny Topaz crystals for the berries on the set.  I added my tag with the thanks sentiment, tying it on with twine.  I mounted this on this backdrop, the first layer a light layer of Bazzil paper in blue die cut using another AE die.  I added a layer of Navy behind it and mounted on my base.  This card is 4.25 X 4.25.

The close up:

Studio Katia is offering a $50 prize.  Those that comment on all posts are eligible.  Commenting to be open from December 15 - December 22nd with the winner to be posted on Sunday, December 23rd at 6 am pacific. 

Thanks and visiting and good luck! 

45 comments:

~amy~ said...

Katie, these are awesome. The gingham and gold = love and the added tag on your other design is perfect!

Mimi said...

Hello.Katie, lovely work. I always use golden embossing powder to my cards. It adds a elegant touch. Keep the good work.

Mimi said...

Beautiful card and elegant as well.

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous! I love your colors.

cm said...

Yes, Katie, a pretty image that, with your colouring and design skills, is elevated to gorgeous! Both of these are guaranteed to bring mega-watt smiles to the lucky people receiving them; they've certainly done so for me! A duo of WOW; perfect for celebrating International Tea Day!
hugs~c

Cindy C. said...

Cute projects!! Love that background on the second one!

Kerry Urbatch said...

Such nice cards! The first one is so springy/summery with that green background and the second one is so calming!

sansuey said...

Your color choices make me feel excited and happy! You know it has been great hop when you get to the end and are still excited and want more. Great work!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful job coloring! :)

Mirella said...

Ooooh, I love these! Great designs, both of them, and fab colouring! I love the golden accents on the first card, and that background die is perfect on the second one!

Lori Turner said...

Gorgeous cards, Katie! LOVE the gingham card!!! xoxooxxo

scrapin' GA peach said...

I really love both cards, Katie!! Your coloring is beautiful, and I love the paper too! TFS, and inspiring me!!

Lori Kobular said...

Two gorgeous cards! I love the gingham background on the first one and the die you used for the background on the second one!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Your cards are lovely!! I especially like the gold embossing.

Arianna Barbara said...

Happy International Tea Day!!! Your cards are so beautiful!!! Fabulous colouring!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

beautiful work!!

Vivian C. said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Really don't know how I haven't met you before but so glad I have now. These are magnificent, so beautifully coloured, your backgrounds are fun & your colour choices are awesome. Thank you for inspiring me.

TrainWithMeghan said...

Such gorgeous coloring! I love the plaid background one!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such pretty cards!
Thanks so much for sharing...

Migdalia said...

Such BEAUTIFUL cards my friend!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Jean said...

Gorgeous cups of flowers! Wonderful backgrounds!

Melissa Smith said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the gingham, gold, and the pop of red in the first card!

Lisa said...

Quite awesome! Love the gold touches in the first and the cool design with that great background of the second. Beautiful!

Unknown said...

You really made the stamp stand out!

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty cards! I love the teacup and flowers image, and your beautiful coloring!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I love all of these beautiful cards.....that checked background was very pretty....thank you so much for sharing....happy holidays!!!

mindy1414 said...

Both cards are beautiful, I love the Christmas theme on the first card. Your coloring on both cards is fabulous and I love the crystals for the berries on the second. Thank you for sharing both cards and for the awesome inspiration with the A Cup of Thanks set. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Lovely cards! I love the soft colors on both and the contrast in backgrounds... both so lovely!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

I absolutely love the dry embossing on the second cards, it really makes the image pop. And the first card i love the gold glitter atop the red cs.... Really grabs your attention.

LmichelleH said...

I love how the starburst frames the tea cup of flowers.beautiful.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I think these sweet cards are just so beautiful.

Mary Holshouser said...

Gorgeous cards. This is a wonderful
stamp - love the way the saucer has
dimension. thanks for sharing
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Dana M said...

Perfectly sweet cards! Love the soft feminine feel - so pretty!

Laura J said...

Wonderful cards, very lovely designs!

Lisa Elton said...

Swoon, these are beautiful Katie!!

Tracy Steinbach said...

Both cards are just beautiful and your colors are so sweet! Thanks for sharing!!! 😊😊😊

Henriëtte said...

Great cards Katie, love them both although they are totally different. This stamp set is so great, you can do a lot with it. Both of your backgrounds compliments your beautiful coloured image. Thank you so much for sharing.

Lisa Byers said...

My absolute favorite stamp set!! You colored them beautifully!! I love the added jewels to add pizzazz!! Wonderful cards!!

Amy C. said...

Your two cards are very beautiful! This stamp set is a must-have!

Sue D said...

So pretty. I like the colors and the sparkle.

Vivian Foo said...

Love the backgrounds on both cards.

Lucy E. said...

Both cards are so
pretty! Love the colors
on the second card.

Waving My Wand said...

Girl, these are outstanding! I love how the plaid background offsets the first card though!

Shell B. said...

Simply stunning cards, that gold embossing is beautiful! Wonderful coloring on both!!