25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 and Studio Katia

Hello Everyone! Today Studio Katia's Design Team is joining a great Event - Annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags! It is such a great event, full of inspiration, fun and joined by many wonderful companies and very talented crafters. 
As a proud returning sponsor of this Event Studio Katia is giving away TWO $25 CAD Gift Certificates to Studio Katia Store! Make sure to leave comments on all participating blogs for your chance to win. Also, please visit Tracey's Blog for more information about the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event.

For today's Blog Hop I made two tags. I love using craft paper in my Christmas cards and tags. That's why I simply had to make at least one craft tag for today. 

First, I die cut out a tag out of craft paper using tag die from DOTTED PATTERNS SET 3
To make the background I used FLORAL SNOWFLAKE STENCIL and Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink. I blended the ink with one of Studio Katia INK BLENDER BRUSHES
Next, I die cut out a word Merry from MERRY POINSETTIA DIES out of white and golden glitter cardstock. I adhered both die cuts slightly off to add a white shadow. 

I didn't want to use heat embossing on this tag, so instead I stamped the word Christmas from POINSETTIA BORDER Stamp Set with the same Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink and to make it a brighter white I wrote over it with Marvy Gel Reminisce White Pen. 
I added some bakers twine for the top of the tag and adhered cute little bow which I made using a die from SHAKER BALLOON DIE. I die cut it out of white and gold glitter cardstock and adhered both die cuts slightly off, just like with the word Merry. 
I felt that the tag needed another white element, and so I added few SNOW CRYSTALS as a finishing touch. 

This second tag is different and non-traditional and something I really wanted to make. I love Studio Katia images from POTTED PLANTS Stamp Set and CACTUS HUGS stamp sets! I felt it was unfair to let them wait for some love all winter. And so I decided to make a Christmas tag with some of these images. I really like how it turned and hope you like it, too.

First, I die cut out a tag using tag die from DOTTED PATTERNS SET 3. Next I stamped the images, coloured them with Altenew Artist Markers and die cut out using coordinating dies. 
To make the tag look festive I decorated its background using SNOW-FETTI STENCIL and Nuvo Golden Crystal Glimmer Paste. I used the same stencil and paste to add ornaments onto the cacti and the red pot. I used Studio Katia GLUE to adhere the cacti images and foam mounted the potted plot.

I die cut out Falala sentiment out of white and gold mirror cardstock using a die from HAPPY PAWLIDAYS DIES. I glued two die cuts together slightly off for the same shadow effect, as in the previous tag. I adhered the sentiment onto the tag using Studio Katia GLUE. Other adhesive won't work on the glitter paste background.
As a last finishing touch I added some GOLD FOIL PEARLS onto the leaves of the largest plant.

 Hope you enjoyed what I made for you today and will use my ideas in creating your own tags. 
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Studio Katia Paws for Kindness Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Studio Katia Paws for Kindness Blog Hop!

We are celebrating a very special cause today. Studio Katia is releasing an exclusive stamp set and coordinating die bundle called Love for Paws Bundle. It features images designed specifically to celebrate the World Kindness Day. 

Studio Katia will donate $10 from every sale of this special stamp bundle to Pets in the Classroom, because we truly believe that all children should have the opportunity to learn about the responsibilities, respect for life and being kind to one another.  

You should have arrived here from Olga Moss' Blog and this is your last stop on the Hop. Head over to the Studio Katia Blog and tell us if you enjoyed hopping along.

To make the background on my cards I combined BIRTHDAY BALLOONS DUO and NEW Mini Paws Stencil. I ink blended the balloons through one of the stencils first, using Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Oxide Inks and Studio Katia INK BLENDER BRUSHES. Next, I took the 2nd stencil from the Duo and ink blended with Blueprint Sketch Oxide Ink. I carefully wiped the stencil and while I still had it on, I placed Mini Paws Stencil on top and added some Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste. This way I only got the pattern on those darkest balloons. Once the panel was dry I die cut it out with a frame die from  DOTTED PATTERNS SET 1
I stamped and coloured the boy image from Love for Paws Bundle with Altenew Artist markers. Next, I die cut out a hexagon using one of the dies from ELONGATED HEXAGONS die set and ink blended the edges, as it was too clean and too white. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set - sending hugs your way - with brown ink, as I wanted a softer look. I foam mounted the hexagon panel to the side of my background panel and cut off the excess. I die cut out the image with coordinating die and adhered it onto the sentiment panel, so that the leftover hexagon part wouldn't be visible. Next, I mounted everything onto a white card base with a strong double sided tape.  

I made background panel for the girl card the same way. I combined BIRTHDAY BALLOONS DUO and NEW Love for Paws Stencil and used Wilted Violet, Milled Lavender, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Oxide Inks and Studio Katia INK BLENDER BRUSHES and blended colours onto the balloons in a way that they would overlap each other. Next, I added the same Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste onto darkest balloons. Once it was dry, I die cut out a panel using largest die from DOTTED PATTERNS SET 3. I like the rounded corners it makes. 
I coloured the girl image from Love for Paws Bundle with Altenew Artist markers and die cut it out with coordinating die. Next, I die cut out an oval using a die from NESTED OVALS die set. I ink blended the edges with some Worn Pistick Oxide Ink. I stamped the sentiment from the set - be silly. be yourself. be kind. - and foam mounted it onto the background panel a little bit to side. I cut off the excess and adhered die cut image above the sentiment. I mounted my panel onto a white card base using strong double sided tape.
I had lots of fun playing with the new stamp set and stencils!

To celebrate this release Studio Katia is giving away TWO $25 Gift Certificates to Studio Katia Online Store! Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left under all the Blogs. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on Studio Katia Blog. 

You can also win a $15 Gift Certificate on my Blog, by leaving a comment below below this post. All comments must be left by Friday, November 22nd, 2019, 23:59 PM EST.
All winners will be announced on Sunday, November 24th, 2019 on SK Blog.

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