Hello! Today I'm sharing a card made using the Miss You Flowers Digital Stamp and Sentiment Set from Angie Blom Digital Designs. This is a gorgeous digi stamp which is an easy color and very versatile; the bouquet can be colored for any time of the year / season. It would look wonderful in Autumn Colors!
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Good Day Friends! Today I'm sharing a slimline card created using the Altenew Watercolor Bouquet Layering Stencil.
Friday, July 23, 2021
Hello Friends! Today I'm sharing 2 projects created for the Altenew Educator Certification Program Course "Let It Shine". This course teaches tip and tricks for adding sparkle and shine to your projects. If you know me, you know I LOVE sparkle...it's kinda my thing, so this course was made for me!
My 1st project features the Altenew Way Too Sweet Stamp Set, Alcohol Marker coloring, Patterned Paper and Glitter.
Adding loose glitter to a project is one of the many ways od adding sparkle and shine to a project. I know loose glitter can be messy but in this instance, it wasn't at all. I used very little loose glitter and that enabled me to control it.
I started by coloring the images with alcohol markers and fussy cutting them. Using a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, I added liquid adhesive to the areas I wanted to add the glitter. Using a Multi-colord glitter from Hobby Lobby and Fun Stampers Journey Sparkle Cuts, I adhered a small bit to the images. To make certain all was adhered, I rubbed over the glitter with a piece of scrap paper, then set aside to dry.
To create my background, I cut two pieces of patterned paper from the Altenew Wildflower 6x6 paper pad and adhered to the card base with liquid adhesive. I remembered I have glitter tape from Cricut, that I've had for ages, so I adhered a strip to separate the two patterned papers.
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment; which is from the same stamp set directly to the card panel and mounted the focal image using craft foam. Lastly, I added Stickles Glitter Gel to the edges of the florals and that completed this card.
With the heat embossing, glitter tape and glitter gel, this card is very sparkly but not overdone. This was a great course, I picked up tips on techniques I already use and learned new techniques that I will be using on future projects.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you'll try some of the techniques I've shared and comment below what techniques you use to add sparkle and shine to your projects.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Hello Friends and Welcome! Today begins a new challenge at the Krafty Chicks Challenge Blog and I'm back with my 3rd Guest Designer project. The theme this week is Any Occasion and my project today features lovely florals and Ink Smooshing for a Birthday Card.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Hello Friends and welcome back. Today, I'm sharing projects created for the Altenew Academy Level 1 Course "For the Guys". Creating Masculine cards can be challenging however this course provides tips and techniques for creating cards for those men and boys in your life.
For my first card, I wanted to follow a theme from the course and create a card for a young or tween boy. I realized I seldom create cards for boys so it was time to use class inspiration and create a fun card using the Altenew Ori Kami Stamp Set.
Monday, July 19, 2021
For my design team project, I created a traditional sized slimline card using the "Floating" Stamp Set which is now retired. The card measures 8.5" x 3.5".
Hello Friends and Happy Monday! Today begins a new challenge at the Inspiration Station and the inspiration photo is a group of colorful fish.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Hello Friends and Happy Sunday! Today's card features the Spellbinders Sending Floral Wishes, which is the Clear Stamp of the Month for July 2021.
Friday, July 16, 2021
Hello Friends and Happy Friday! I'm back today with 2 projects for the Altenew Academy AECP Course: Easy Ink Blending Techniques. This course teaches techniques for seamless ink blending with some added twists.
I used to think ink blending was difficult and when I first tried a few years ago, I was rubbish at it. I will be honest, the technique take a bit of practice and the right tools for a smooth blend. Even though ink blending is not new to me, I gained knowledge from this course with techniques I never thought of trying.
For my first project, I used the "traditional" ink blending technique taught in class. I masked the center of the card panel and ink blended 4 shaded of blue inks, starting with the darkest on the edges and using lighter shades as I blended inward.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Hello and Happy Thursday! I'm back on the Krafty Chicks Challenge Blog with a new Guest Designer project. The theme this week is Clean and Simple and I couldn't resist using this adorable image from Lee Holland Digital Designs. It's the Bunny Holding Flower, which I turned into a big Gerber Daisy!