Holiday Card Series 2016 – Believe 2


Hello everyone!

Can’t stop playing with the cute kitty stamp from Newton’s Christmas Cuddles set by  Newton’s Nook Designs, coloring him, of course, like my sweet Tommy.

So here’s my ink blended version vs. watercolor one from my previous post. The cat image is colored once again with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, but this time I created a night sky with ink blending technique. I masked the borders of my front panel and the moon and started blending distress inks from the lightest color to the darkest leaving a halo around the moon. For the smooth blending you should work in layers bringing a small amount of ink every time. It takes time, but the final result is definitely worth the effort. Finally I added some splotches to make look my card front like a real night sky with stars.


A big Believe die is from Simon Says Stamp. I die-cut it 5 times and glued all the layers together. Love to add dimension to the dies this way, it always adds a “WOW” effect.

nnd_believe-ii-2016-2I like a clean look of this card and so I didn’t add any further embellishment except of a few matching sequins.

That’s pretty much all for today! As always thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me sweet comments! I really appreciate your support!



6 thoughts on “Holiday Card Series 2016 – Believe 2

  1. Tatiana — beautiful! Have you tried “foamies” (foam sheets that come in
    colors — thin and thick — as well as glittered — some even are adhesive-backed) to die-cut and raise your card stock sentiment “Believe”? It is a great way to get the die cut high with only one additional cut of the word or sentiment. Love your work!

      • Try the thinner fun foam first. Match the color as close as possible to your text word or other die cut it will go under. Run the die cut with your fun foam through your die cut machine with ONLY one pass — otherwise the foam shifts AND gets too flattened with more than one pass. Fun foam die cuts like butter — regardless of the intricacy of any die cut. Leave the foam die cut inside the fun foam, THEN glue your die cut paper text word or die cut on top of the fun foam and let it dry — then remove it — voila! I love this for raising up die cuts rather than having to cut pop-up squares in narrow lines to pop them up on my cards.

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