Saturday, May 26, 2018

Studio Katia 2nd Birthday Celebration Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi there guys! Welcome to my stop of the Studio Katia second birthday celebration! You should have arrived from Amy Kolling's blog.

I am super excited to be here celebrating Katia's 2nd birthday, I was so excited I made two cards with the new release!

First up is this floral beauty



I wanted to use the newest Chunky Confetti Glitter, and I thought the outer layer of this card would be awesome to add. 



I used tombow adhesive on the card base, added my chunky glitter just on the edge. 



Then I stamped the center cardstock with the Lovely Blooms stamp in light pink. Then heat embossed the sentiment from the same set. 


  
On a separate cardstock, I stamped, colored and hand cut the Lovely Blooms image and placed that over the white panel. To finish up, I added a bit of glitter Nuvo drops to the center of the florals. 



For my second card, I wanted to make a square card!


To make this I used the Brush Stroke Wave stencil, with gray and pink ink, blending those into each other.  For the Seashell Shaker, I die cut it out of pink cardstock. The inner part I used clear Nuvo Drops and for the outer part for the shell I used glitter Nuvo. Once those were dried up, I place those on the center of the card.


The mer-people were colored with Copics. I thought the tails needed to be super special, so I used the Dots Chunky Glitter.



The sentiment was then heat embossed with silver powder



The outer edge of my card panel was decorated with Copic dots that matched the tails of my mermaids.



 I am specially fond of these guys, they are super cute! 



Now onto the giveaway!

Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop!

****I am personally purchasing a $25 gift card to give ONE of you for leaving a comment below and becoming a follower on my Instagram. Simply click HERE to take you to my feed and press Follow! My handle is crystal_thompson_design ( I will check here for comment and follow so please be sure to say you became a follower) I will select a winner next Saturday for my personal giveaway! *****

Dana Gong is your next stop. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog!

104 comments:

  1. Great card, love the wavy background.

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  2. OH! THE SPARKLES! So creative! I love the colors too!

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  3. Great card! I love how you used the sequins on the mermaid tails. So clever!

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  4. I love how realistic the mermaid tales look!

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  5. Love all the special details you added to your cards!

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  6. Love the glitter, wonderful cards

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  7. The floral card is beautiful and the mer people are so cute. I like how you added the glitter.

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  8. Wow ur creations are beautiful and amazing. Great job!
    Happy 2nd birthday Studio Katia

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  9. Beautiful flowers and love the glitter background. Aso love the scales on the mermaid's tails, so cute.

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  10. Oh, no! Now I know another thing to do with my massive glitter collection! Everything will sparkle from here on! It actually is nicely balanced by the vellum and totally enhances the coloring of the floral element. Beautiful. And I am still giggling a little bit over the 'scales' on the mer-folk! So much fun. Thank you.

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  11. Wow... I love the added glitter on your cards... especially on the fins... what a great idea!

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  12. I love love love both of your cards!!! The Mer-people card is so cute with the round glitter. What a fin-tastic(LOL) idea!

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  13. Great cards, love the use of glitter on both cards.

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  14. Love both these cards--and your are my new glitter sensei! I'm following you on IG, too--where have you been all my crafty life?!

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  15. these cards are so pretty! Love the chunky glitter border around the first card! I am now following you on IG!!

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  16. The cards are beautiful and I love the chunky glitter in the mermaid/merman tails!

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  17. glitter glitter everywhere big and small - I love them both!

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  18. The chunky glitter is so perfect for the mermaid tail! Makes me smile!

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  19. Great cards! Loving the fun sparkly details you added to each one!

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  20. OH EM GEE! I love all the sparkle! Your cards are just so sparkly and pretty! Amazing! : ) I wanted to see your process on video! Just so, so spectacular! And Happy Birthday Studio Katia! Love all of this new release...there's something for everyone!

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  21. so beautiful cards to celebrate 2nd anniversary of Studio Katia !

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  22. Oh my goodness, great cards! Love your mermaid card!!

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  23. Crystal, both of your cards are stunning. I love how you made the bottoms of the mermaids look like real scales!!! Soft shades of the colors is very becoming. TFS :)

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  24. Lovely cards with a lot of sparkle !

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  25. Oh man! The bling on those tails are amazing!

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  26. Great cards! Love how you used the stencil!

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  27. I love the backgrounds you created on the flower card, and the mer-people tails are awesome.
    Take care
    Tracy

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  28. Two amazing cards! Love how you added sparkle and shine to both of them!

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  29. So glad I found you on this hop to follow your work. How adorable and I love the way you added extra color and bling to the tails. LOVE IT

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  30. Love the background you made on the second card.
    Became a follower (chard60)

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  31. Your coloring is really pretty. Love the colors you chose for the flowers. The glitter used on both cards is great. I would never have thought to use it on the edge of the card. TFS,
    Became a follower on instagram.

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  32. Absolutely love the sequins on the mermaid tails! Super cute!

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  33. The sequins are a perfect touch on the adorable mermaids! What a great idea

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  34. Beautiful and sweet, love how you use those sequins!

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  35. The way you did "scales" on the mermaid/merman (?) is simply brilliant! Thank you for your inspiration.

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  36. Oh my the sequins for their fins really makes your card pop!! Love your cards!!

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  37. Oh and if course I started following you on instagram!!!!

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  38. Crystal, these are BOTH FANTASTIC! Love the chunky glitter framing the lovely blooms and the 'mer-peoples' tails are AMAZING! You ROCK!

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  39. I think your cadrs are just great! the floral is very femanine and the mermaid/man are just adorable!

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  40. Lovely card designs! Love this new floral. Great release and Happy 2 year anniversary.

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  41. Wonderful cards. I'm so loving that Lovely Blooms stamp and the shell die ♥

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  42. I am just loving everything in this release! Your cards are really cute.

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  43. Your cards are so nice! Thank you for sharing!

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  44. Aww.. Such a lovely treat for eyes...Love the sparkly background in first one and second one is so cute...Love the glitters..

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  45. Two very stunning cards, the floral is so realistic and I'm loving how you showed the mer- people's tails x

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  46. Sweet cards. Love the soft colors on those merpeople.

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  47. It’s so cute the way you added the chunky confetti to the merpeople tails. Adorable. And great coloring on the lovely blooms card.

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  48. Cute cards and great uses of glitter! I've not used glitter in years. Maybe I should pull mine out of storage!

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  49. SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE you FUN Cards!! SUCH AWESOME Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and hope you have a FABULOUS Memorial Day WEEKEND!!

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  50. Beautiful coloring and fun mermaid tails!

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  51. Lovely cards! Really like all the glitter and the way you created scales on the merpeople's tails! I'm a follower on Instagram (juliadream68). Thank you for the chance to win!

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  52. Beautiful cards , I especially love the second one.

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  53. Great cards! I followed you on Instagram! (Rhondita84)

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  54. The chunky dot glitter is perfect!

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  55. The floral arrangement is so beautiful and the glitter detail on the mermaid tails is very cute.

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  56. The floral arrangement is so beautiful and the glitter detail on the mermaid tails is very cute.

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  57. Awesome cards! Love the floral design and your beautiful coloring, and that cute shell and mermaid card is adorable!
    I follow on IG (@denisebryant2143).

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  58. Such sweet cards. Those colors are great together

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  59. Your cards are lovely, I really love what you did with the mermaid's and merman's tails - what a fab idea to add some sparkle with the use of confetti!

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  60. Oh my!!! Your Mermaids card is so stinkin’ cute!!! Also, your beautiful blooms are simply awesome!

    I'm already your IG follower: raggiodiluc3

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  61. Both of these are just perfect! the colors are really wonderful! And the sequins on the mermaid tails are just the cutest finishing touch!

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  62. Both of your cards are amazing! Love the colours of your lovely blooms card and the glitter background and the mermaid tail glitter is so fun. Such a fun release!

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  63. Oh my gosh I just LOVE how you used the circle iridescent confetti on the mermaid tails they look like real scales!!!! This makes your card so stunningly whimsical I just can't get enough - that was so creative of you to do that!!!

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  64. I love your cards! The peonies are gorgeous and those mermaids! Wow! Love how you did their tails - they're so pretty!

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  65. A duo of stunning, innovative cards! Gorgeous peonies and a lovely mer-couple! Love the way you've used the 'shimmery' products; special touches with a real WOW impact!
    ~carol

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  66. The two stunning cards are outstanding! The chunky glitters are fabulous! Especially loved the Dots one on the Mermaid tails!! Spectacular cards and ideas for us to try!

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  67. Love the stencil background and the topic dots, very clever. Lovely cards.

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  68. Giggle! Your "merm" couple are so darn cute! I love the non-traditional colors you used with the Brush Strokes waves. It's so fresh and summery! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  69. Oh I really like how you used the chunky glitter. I am definitely going to have to try that cause it looks fantastic.

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  70. Crystal I love love love the cards! On the mermaid background did you use embossing powder? I love the pink and blue sandy waves look! i also am now a new follower on Insta! My user name is @bringhimfame

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  71. Beautiful set of cards :) Love them!
    I'm a new follower on instagram, my username is karthikha.balasubramanian
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  72. Awesome use of glitter. Love the tails of mer-people. Such a lovely look.

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  73. I became a follower and I want you to know how much I love your merpeople. The sequins on their fins is fabulous. I also like the chunky glitter on you flowers. So pretty. Nice work.

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  74. the chunky glitter!! LOVE it!! and you know I already follow you on insta ;)

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  75. Hi Crystal, your cards are gorgeous. I love the glitter on the flower card and the how sparkly the mermaid card is. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.

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  76. Pretty and cute cards. I like the glitter details on both.

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  77. Lovely Blooms is such a beautiful stamp & your card is perfect! Love all the glittery edges & the glittered mer- people tails looks pretty awesome also! Great creations!

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  78. Love how you added the detail to the mermaid and merman tails! :)

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  79. It looks like you were in a pink mood, and I love it! Your floral image is so pretty set against the pink stamped background. The chunky glitter is gorgeous! I've never worked with that before. The mermaid tails are amazing! The Dots Chunky Glitter looks like sparkly scales.

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  80. Great cards! Love the look of these chunky glitters. Tfs

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  81. Your cards are so pretty! I love how you added chunky glitter to the edge of your first card :)

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  82. Beautiful cards and I love the flowers with the glitter paper! The glitter on the mermaids is the perfect touch to these cuties too! Great job.

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  83. These are two darling cards !! Your floral is simply gorgeous and the mermaids couple is so cute ! I love the confettis to mimic (not sure if it’s appropriate here...?) the scales !! Awesome idea and result.
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  84. And I was already an Instagram follower with the handle : @margessw
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  85. The Lovely blooms stamp card is so romantic and elegant with the pink embossing and glitter around the edge. I really like the soft colors too. However your mermaid card really steals the show with the glittery tails and how you accented them is superb!!! Kudos and thanks for sharing!

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  86. What fabulous glittery creations...love the beautiful floral image and the fun mermaid tails.

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  87. Look at all that fabulous sparkle and shine! Stunning and adorable cards.

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  88. Beautiful. I love the sparkle background on the flower card, and the stencil is awesome on the first card for the background. The two colours really add interest.

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  89. Love! I think Lovely Blooms has to be my favorite of this release. It's SO versatile!
    I just followed you over on IG as @acarddayswork <3

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  90. I love how you used glitter for the edges. I've never seen that!

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  91. Awesome cards! Your floral card is gorgeous!!! And I love how you added the dots to the mermaid tails---such a fun detail!!!

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  92. These look wonderful! The flower card looks very elegant and I love glitter!

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  93. The chunky glitter is so gorgeous...loved your cards!!

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  94. I love the chunky glitter on the floral card but the sequins on the mermaid's tails are perfect! TFS!

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  95. Beautiful cards! Love the designs!

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  96. OMG! Love the glitter fishtails 😍 amazing cards, Chrystal! Am already a follower ❤️

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  97. Your cards are precious. What a clever idea to glam up the mermaid tails with chunky glitter. I'm already an Instagram follower.

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  98. Hi darling. Can I ask you if you have already announced the lucky winner? Thanks in advance! 😊

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  99. Hello :) Dropping by to know if the winner of this giveaway was announced.. Fingers crossed :)

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