Introducing April Guest Designer Cathy Zielske

Happy Friday!  We're excited to be introducing this month's guest designer, Cathy Zielske today.  Cathy has been a force in the industry for quite some time, although more focused on the scrapbooking side of things. We're so happy that in the past year she's come over to the 'card' side. We know you're going to love her clean and fresh style and couldn't be more pleased to have her with us this month! Here's a little more about Cathy:

Cathy Zielske is a graphic designer who loves her family, typography, clean and simple design and french fries. Her motto: own your life, document it well and preserve reality. Her mission: take the ‘crap out of scrapbooking. To that end, she offers digital products, online workshops, and writes about crap-free approaches to memory keeping on her blog and in two published books that are currently available in PDF format. She took up card making in 2017, launched a line of stamps and dies with Simon Says Stamp, and is completely smitten with the world of cards. And, she is also spending way too much money on it.

Hi everyone! Cathy Zielske here and I'm honored to have been invited to be a guest designer for Neat & Tangled. This wonderful company was one of the very first stamp makers with whom I fell in love, all because of this card project from the one and only Laura Bassen. (This was my take on Laura's awesome card!)

Today's card is all about the awesome My Favorite sentiment. I love the big size and decided to use a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire to create a pretty Distress Ink background. The typography on the sentiment is just so great and I knew this would look fantastic stamped and embossed with white powder.

I used an acrylic block and some Distress Inks to create the background you see here. It's a really fun and easy technique! Here's my video for this card project that shows how I did it.

Such a fun, bright and happy card! I finished off the project by adding a few sequins from the Like Magic mix (that part of the video got lost!)

Thanks so much to Neat & Tangled for having me and I'll be back next Monday with another Neat & Tangled card project!

To see my complete supply list, visit my blog.


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