Good morning! I am so excited and honored to be a stop on the 1st Birthday Celebration Blog Hop for Studio Katia! Even though she’s relatively new Katia has made quite the impact on her first year in the crafting community! I had the opportunity to chat with Katia when we were arranging a collaboration for A Blog Named Hero and I love her cheerful, supportive, and generous spirit! And I am so excited to help her celebrate her first year! I hope Studio Katia celebrates many MANY more birthdays! 🙂 Here’s the shaker card I created for the hop!
This is definitely the opposite of a flat card but I love the dimension! I started by stamping the gorgeous peony from Thank You So Much onto watercolor paper three times and heat-embossed it with gold tinsel embossing powder. Then I watercolored it with carmine red and light carmine zig clean color real brush markers and a damp paintbrush. After I laid down the initial wash of color I added additional shading with the same markers. I knew I was going to be layering the flower so I only colored the layer I needed on each flower. Then I fussy cut each flower: once around the whole flower, once around the second inner layer, and once around the center of the flower. Then I went over the edge of the flowers with my RV23 copic marker to make sure there were no white edges. I adhered the the middle of the second layer of the flower with regular adhesive and then popped up the petals with foam mounting tape. Then I adhered the center of the flower with foam mounting tape. I love the dimension you get from layering the flower!
To create my shaker card I stamped the peony from Thank You So Much twice onto a panel of white cardstock and heat-embossed it with gold tinsel embossing powder. I also stamped the sentiment and heat-embossed it with the same embossing powder. Next I die-cut the inner rectangle from Dotted Shaker Tag 1 twice to create an accent around my sentiment. Before I created the shaker I lined up the panel on my cardbase and adhered the pieces I had die-cut onto the card base so they would show through the shaker windows once the card was finished. Then I adhered acetate to the back of the panel, built up a shaker frame with foam mounting tape, and filled it with the Majestic Fusion sequin mix! Finally I adhered the card base to the back of the shaker to finish the card!
Again, happy birthday to Studio Katia and many thanks to Katia for inviting me to be part of the hop! Best wishes for the years to come! 🙂
Katia is offering several prizes to celebrate her first birthday! First off, you can win a $20 gift card to Studio Katia at EVERY stop on the hop! Make sure to leave a comment by Sunday, May 7th for your chance to win! The more blogs you visit, the greater your chances of winning.
You can also win a Simon Says Stamp goody bag or a set of Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens (80 color set)!! The winners will be chosen randomly from all the comments along the hop! 😉 All comments must be left before 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, May 7th and winners will be announced on May 10th.
Studio Katia is also offering 15% off all purchases to their online shop using the code “SKTURNS1” through Sunday, May 7th at midnight EST.
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Kristina "CraftyPaws" says
This card is stunning and the design is brilliant
Dee Earnshaw says
LOVE the design on your shaker card – truly unique and refreshing. Thanks for sharing this with us:)
Such a beautiful card Jessica. I love the shaker window. Lovely design. The peony looks so cool with all the dimension.
Daria Dovgan says
WOW!!! This card wonderful
That peony is gorgeous, especially embossed and watercolored!
Mirella ROGAN says
Such a beautiful and unique design, love it Jessica! Your card is truly gorgeous and so elegant – what’s not to love? 🙂
Hi there, your card is gorgeous!! So striking!!!
Just wondering if you announced the winner from the Altenew card drive hop yet?. Thanks.
jessica frost-ballas says
Yes, it was announced this weekend…look for my glimmer paste post! 😉
What a Stunning card ! Loved the design too 🙂
Marsha D says
Very pretty. Unique.
Nicole Nardi says
Jess, you continually amaze me with your creative & and artistic designs. Just love your creativity. This peony shaker card is amazing.
Beautiful card, love it!
Laramie Coyote says
Theresa V. says
This card is beautiful! The gold tinsel and layering just makes the whole card pop. Thank you for the inspiration.
joy meadows says
I love this layered peony! So pretty. And, the way you stamped and embossed the background and fit it behind the shaker windows is such a wonderful way to elevate this card.
Love the dimension & shaker elements on your card! I’ve just recently discovered Katia & just LOVE the embellishments I’ve purchased.
Debbie Rumpza says
Wow, Jessica! You put so much time and effort into this card and it is stunning! I love the layers of the red peony, and the placement of the windows and how you stamped the peonies inside AND outside the Windows for a continuous image. Plus the sparkly shaker elements are perfect. Very inspiring card!
karen farris says
Such a stunning card!
Sharon Mattingly says
Beautiful flower! Love the layering and the golden edges!
Your card is Stunning! I’ve never thought of making a shaker card like you have but you’ve really inspired me to think outside of the box. I Love it! Happy Birthday Studio Katia! Hope you celebrate many more!
Becca Y says
Wow, that flower is magnificent! And your card as well.
Just beautiful & elegant.
Lesley S. says
Another beautiful card with 2 shaker windows!
Gorgeous Jess! Pink, gold & shaker are all the combinations for my favorite kinda card, lol. Thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday Katia!
Robin P says
What a unique and beautiful shaker card. I love the gold and red color combination.
Beverlee Sagon says
Enjoying the blog hop. Seeing so many amazing cards and ideas Thank Yoy