Showing posts with label Altenew. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Altenew. Show all posts

Thursday, April 18, 2019

CAS Stencil - April Mid-Month Reminder - Embossing Pastes/Gels

I'm here today to remind you there's still time to join in on the April CAS Stencil Card Challenge!
Barb is our hostess this month and she wants us to use Embossing Pastes/Gells with our stencils.
 I made a white on white sympathy card.
I laid the 6"x6" Leaf Burst Stencil from Altenew over a panel of white card stock.  Then I spread Worn Linen Nuvo Expanding Mousse over the stencil with a plastic spatula.
It looks flat and shiny when you remove the stencil although it is raised up because it's thick.
(Wash off your stencil immediately after lifting it off the cardstock).  
If you let the panel dry naturally, it will stay looking like this
 If you dry it by heating it with a heat tool, it will puff up (hence the name 'Expanding Mousse').  
I like this heated look better than letting it dry naturally but you have the option of one or the other.
 Here's a close up where hopefully you can see the 'pouffiness' and a little glimmer.
I cut the stenciled panel right down the middle of the design and then I fussy cut around the petals and adhered half of the stencil onto the left edge of a watercolor paper card base.  It just fit on the
5 1/2" card base height!  I stamped the sentiment from Faithful Flutterings by Catherine Pooler onto a strip of watercolor paper and adhered it over the stencil with foam dots.
 So please join us over at CAS Stencil Card Challenge and show us how you use your stencils with Embossing Pastes or Gels!  Check out all the inspiration from the Design Teams as well as our 
April Guest Designer:  Bobby (Bits & Pieces)
You have until 4/24 to link up your CAS creation!

I'm also linking my card to:



Use a Stencil




Stamps:  Faithful Fluttering - Catherine Pooler
Paper:  Water Color - Canson, white - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Leaf Burst Stencil - Altenew, Nuvo Expanding Mousse - Worn Linen, Heat Tool, foam dots.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Consider the Lilies

There's a fun technique challenge over on the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge blog this month!  
I was intrigued as I don't think I have ever heard of Layered Stamping with Heat Embossing??!! 
I used the technique Jennifer McGuire shows on this video that was linked to over on the CAS Mix Up Blog:  Layered Heat Embossing.  There are other links posted at CAS Mix Up as well.
I just purchased the older PTI stamp and die sets called Lilies of the Field and it just happened to have 4 stamps for each lily - so it was perfect for this challenge!
 I die cut the lily and stem out of kraft card.  I white embossed the first layer of stamp, then I used yellow on the 2nd layer and tree branch on the third little center piece there.   I stamped the final stamp (the stamens) in black ink .
I die cut the PTI oval frame out of Kraft card as well as a dotted vellum (the inside of the circle - can you see the dots?  It's pretty subtle.).   I gold embossed the sentiment from Garden of Faith Sentiments.  I popped up the outside frame as well as the lily blossom on foam dots.
ETA:  Another photo I took with my phone in the sunlight - hopefully showing the dotted vellum?!

Inside I stamped:  
& how much more he cares for you - from the Lilies of the Field set
HAPPY Easter -  from  Easter Alleluias 

So this was a fun new technique learned and now I want to try it out with other stamps I have that have multiple layers!

I'm linking my card to:

April Easter/Spring

Stamps:  Lilies of the Field, Garden of Faith Sentiments - PTI
Paper:  White, Kraft, Sheer Basics Pattern Pack Vellum - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Classic Kraft - PTI, Black Hero Hues.
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames: Ovals, Lilies of the Field Die Set - PTI, foam dots, Antique Gold Embossing Powder - Altenew.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Morning Glory

Today I made a card using the colors for the Color Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers - 2 purples and a green.
I used lots of recently purchased items from Altenew -  the Layered Plaid Cover Die A, Build A Flower: Morning Glory and the Morning Glory die set.  I love when I use something new right away!  So often I put new purchases in a drawer and then forget I bought them!
I brushed the flowers and the leafy stems with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella which you can hopefully see in the photo above?!

I'm also linking my card to:
Country View Challenges - Easter or Spring


Happiness held is the Seed
Happiness Shared is the flower

and I'm linking my card to their blog.
Stamps:  Build a Flower: Morning Glory - Altenew
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Wisteria, Hydrangea Ultraviolet, Bamboo, Olive - Altenew 
Accessories:  Layered Plaid Cover Die A, Morning Glory Die - Altenew, foam dots, Clear Glitter wink of Stella Brush.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Spring Tulips

Well, we can always hope for Spring right?!!   I do have two little crocus' blooming in my front garden and my daffodils are coming up in the sunny spot near my side door!  I also have spring on my card today!  

I hit 4 of the weekly challenges over at Splitcoaststampers with this design  - 
Ways to use it: Something to plant in your garden, 
Free 4 All - use some of your favorite colors,   
Wednesday sketch and 
Mix-Ability Challenge - use tulips, daffodils or pansies with at least 2 mixed media.
I stenciled my background with a FABULOUS stencil from Altenew called Weave Builder - I sponged over the stencil with one color - flipped the stencil over - lined it up with what was already colored and sponged with another color and it actually looks like 3D cubes (do you see them?)!

I put 4 1/2" wide Dotted washi tape from Altenew over a panel then die cut the oval from it. I die cut the tulip, stem and leaves, also from Altenew - Exotic Tulip - then stamped them. The tulip stamp set comes with three layers to stamp and the leaves come with 2 layers - I just used one on my tulip today but I did use 2 layers on the stems.

I put it all together layering a lot of it on foam dots. I white embossed the sentiment from PTI on black. I brushed over the tulip and leaves with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella - which I hope you can see on the close up below?!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Exotic Tulip - Altenew, Sentiment Staples: Thinking of You - PTI 
Paper: White, True Black, Lavender Moon - PTI 
Ink:  Purple Wine, Bamboo, Olive, Puffy Heart, Rose Quartz - Altenew, Versamark  
Accessories:  Weave Builder Stencil - Altenew, Exotic Tulip Dies - Altenew, Pierced Feature Frame: Ovals - PTI, white embossing powder, Dotted 4 1/2" wide washi tape - Altenew, foam dots, white embossing powder, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Galaxy Christmas

I work on my Christmas cards all year long so I have a box full when the season rolls around - one less stress right?!  

So today I made a card with Santa and his reindeer flying through interstellar space on Christmas Eve!  

I used a wonderful 4 1/2" wide Galaxy washi tape from Altenew for the background.  I adhered the washi tape to a 4 1/4" x 5" panel of white card and then die cut it with Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles.   
I find that sometimes washi tape will peel off if it's not wrapped around the edge - so cutting it with this die with the stitched edge holds it on to the panel! 
I adhered the outside of the frame to the card base with foam dots and adhered the inside piece recessed inside the frame.  The Santa in his sleigh is from the Make it Market Kit Fairy Tale Christmas from PTI and is layered over the galaxy with foam dots.  Then I added the sentiment - a Metallic Sticker/Holiday Talk from Idea-ology. 
I'm linking my card to:

anything goes



Paper:  White - PTI
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frame Dies - PTI, Santa on sleigh from Make it Market Kit Fairy Tale Christmas - PTI, Galaxi Washi Tape - Altenew, foam dots, ScorTape, Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk - Idea-ology.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Mid Month Reminder! January CAS Stencil Card Challenge - Sponging.

I'm here posting my mid-month reminder of the January CAS Stencil Challenge!  You still have time to link up your card!   This month the challenge is to use sponging with your stencils.
This time I used two stencils meant to be layered over each other, Layered Dahlia A and Layered Dahlia B from Altenew.
I took a few photos as I was creating my card so you could see how the layering was created.  First, I laid the A stencil over a 6x6 panel of white cardstock and sponged over the stencil with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.
Here's how it looked when I removed the stencil.
Then I placed Stencil B over the panel lining up the white lines on the image. and sponged over this stencil with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink.
And this beautiful dimensional panel was revealed when I lifted off the stencil!
I cut this panel into two smaller pieces 4 3/4" x 2 3/4" each and I created two CAS cards from them.
The sentiment is from Penned Elegance and I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. They are layered over the image with foam dots.


So if you haven't already joined in -  please do now!  Show us how you sponge up those stencils!  You'll find technique videos and beautiful samples by the Design Team over at the challenge blog here.  You have until January 24th to link up your CAS Sponged Stencil Cards!

I'm linking my card to:
The Card Concept
Pink Party - my card is CAS style

 Simon Says:
Clean and Simple Wednesday Challenge


Stamps:  Penned Elegance - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves.
Paper:  White, Scarlet Jewel - PTI
Accessories:  Layered Dahlia A, Layered Dahlia B Stencils - Altenew, Penned Elegance Dies - PTI, foam dots.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Retirement Succulent

I retired last January (Yippee!)  and on Tuesday a former co-worker is retiring and her department is having a party for her - so I needed a retirement card.
My card design was inspired by this card by Becky - the Featured Stamper over on Splitcoaststampers this week.

I used a succulent rather than a cactus (or I guess a cactus IS a succulent??!), changed the design slightly.

I didn't make mine a shaker - but did add clear sequins scattered about to give the impression of a shaker!

I colored my image using Tombow Markers and a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella to spread the color around - so IRL it is quite sparkly in the light!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:Succulents - Altenew
Paper: Bristol Smooth Surface, White and Text Stye Distressed Dots - PTI
Ink:True Black - PTI, Black Heros Hue
Accessories: Succulent dies - Altenew, Lacy circle die - Waltzingmouse (retired), Flag It - Taylored Espressions, Noted: Scalloped A2 - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, washi tape, clear sequins, Tombow Glue





Sunday, October 29, 2017

Destination Inspiration Post Up at A Vintage Journey

I have a project for the A Vintage Journey's Destination Inspiration over at the AVJ blog today.
The contents of our travel bags for this month are:
Product - Crackle Paint/Paste
Technique - Die Cutting
Colour - Any Fall colours you fancy
Substrate - Corrugated Card

Can you see how I used all these supplies?
 Please check it out at A Vintage Journey where you'll find more photos and see how I put together this cute pumpkin patch!


Stamps:  To the Moon - Altenew
Paper:  white - PTI, Corrugated Cardboard from a package.
Ink:  Soft Stone, Orange Zest, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink, Ranger Distress Carved Pumpkin and Forest Moss, Versamark.
Accessories:  On the Fence Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Big World Die - Altenew, real maple leaves, slice of aspen branch,  Ranger Distress Tan and Brown Embossing Powders, Adirondack Cranberry Embossing Powder, heat tool, Idea-ology Pumpkin Pieces, Small Talk Stickers/Occasions, Mini Pumpkins, white Crackle texture Paste - Finnabair/Art Extravagance, palette knife, Tom Bow Glue, black wire, small pieces of cinnamon sticks, Infusion Colored Stains Sleight Blue and Green Man - PaperArtsy.