Hello and Happy Tuesday! My card of the day features the Simon Says Stamp Seedhead Stems 3-D embossing folder and alcohol marker coloring.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Hello Friends and Happy Saturday! I'm back to share my 2 submissions for the Altenew Academy All About Layering 2 class. This course continues with instruction on multi-layer stamping with different tones of inks to achieve visual impact and depth.
For my first project, I used the Altenew Budding Thanks Stamp and Coordinating Die Bundle to create my A2 sized card. I stamped the solid leafy portion of the image on a snippet of card using a shade of teal green ink, matching up the outline portion and stamping over the solid with black ink. I used black because I wanted high contrast against the green. I matched up the floral bud portion to the leaf and stamped the 2 layers using a light and midtone yellow. I did the same layered stamping for the stem.
Friday, June 25, 2021
Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Fri-YAY! We've made it to the weeks' end and I hope you have great plans for something fun. Today's card features embossing for a faux letterpress look.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Hello Friends and Happy Thursday! I have exciting news to report...I've been accepted to the Altenew Educator Certification Program and I'm over the moon about it. I'm excited to start this journey of learning new techniques, re-visiting older ones and enhancing my knowledge and style. So please bear with me, this is a long post :)
Today I began my first class titled All About Layering 1. It's a great class and I will add that it's a Free class to everyone. I have some knowledge of layered stamping however the class touched on tips and tricks I hadn't been using, which are helpful indeed.
For my first project, I used the Altenew Budding Thanks Stamp and Coordinating Die Bundle to create my A2 sized card. To start, I organized the components of each layer on separate acrylic blocks and proceeded to stamp the images on snippets of card. I used inks in shades of blues and teal greens to create 2 blooms and coordinating leaves. I started with the lightest of the inks and worked up through a mid tone to a dark contrast.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Hello and Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends! Today's card is an easy one, made with dies and ink blending. It's my take on a Sweet and Simple design...or possibly a Clean and Simple Design.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Greetings and Salutations My Crafty Friends and Happy Tuesday! Today's Card of the Day is a Clean and Simple Design featuring Rose Blooms and Buds, double stamping and embossing.
Monday, June 21, 2021
Hello Friends and Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was enjoyable and you're ready for the week ahead. Spekaing of which, today begins a new challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies with the wonderful Gerda Steiner as our sponsor. For my design team project this week, I had the pleasure of featuring the Mouse with Drink Digital Image from Gerda Steiner.
Hello and Happy Monday Friends! It's the 3rd Monday of the Month and that equals a new challenge has started at The Inspiration Station. Not to mention the date is 21 June 21 and the start of Summer Solstice! The inspiration picture this month is:
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Hello and Happy Sunday Crafty Friends! This weekend, I've dug deep into the stash to use what hasn't seen the light of day in some time to create some cards. Today's card features Wildflower Die cuts, Embossing and Watercoloring.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Happy Saturday Friends! Today's card is one using dies to create a sweet, summer card featuring Strawberries.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Friday! The weekend is here and my Fri-YAY card features a Mermaid, Alcohol Marker Coloring and Ink Blending.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Hello Friends and Happy Thursday! Todays card features Lotus Blooms, Lily Pads, Watercoloring, Die Cutting and a Gelli Plate Background.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Hi Crafty Friends and Welcome to Wednesday! I have a quick post today that features Fruit, Stenciling, Ink Blending and Layered Stamping.
For my card today, I stamped 2 Pears from the Simon Says Stamp Organic Fruits stamp set with inks from Catherine Pooler. The Sentiment is part of a mini stamp and die set from the Spellbinders Market Fresh by Debi Adams "The Pearfect Avocado" Stamp and Die Set.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Hello Crafty Friends, Happy Tuesday to you! The Card of the Day features lovely Lily Blooms, layered ink stamping and die cutting.
Monday, June 14, 2021
Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Monday to you. Today's card is a Sweet and Simple card featuring a lovely Magnolia Branch digital image from Graciellie Designs.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Hello my Crafty Friends! Today begins a new Sketch Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. The sketch for the next 2 weeks is:
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Saturday! I have a make to share with you today using a stamped image and sentiment from the Spellbinders February 2020 Card Kit of the Month.
Friday, June 11, 2021
Hello My Crafty Friends and Happy Friday Freebie! Yes, it's Friday Freebie at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. The following image will be available as a Freebie for 1 week so please stop by and get it while you can.
Hello and Happy Friday! Today begins a new challenge week at Colour Crazy Challenges with the fabulous sponsor Lee Holland Art. The images are so adorable, I fell in love with this little Birthday Squirrel and had to use him for my design team project.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Hello My Crafty Friends! It's Thursday and I have a make to share just because....it's Thursday! This card features stenciling, ink blending, embossing and splattering.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Hello and Happy Wednesday! The week is coasting along and the weekend is just over the hill. Today's make and share features a Yucca Flower and a Sweet Sentiment.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Hello and Happy Tuesday! Today's card features stenciling and stamping; 2 simpe technqiues that create a pretty card.
Monday, June 7, 2021
Hello...Me again, back with my last post for this busy Monday to let you know today begins Challenge #19 at Make the Cards and it's a color challenge this round. I've been invited to be a Featured Creator and I'm honored to participate in this fun challenge. Following are the colors for this week:
Hello Again! I'm back to announce today starts a new challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and the gracious sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe. This sponsor has loads of SVG Cutting Files and templates for those without an electronic cutting machine.
For my design team project, I created a fun shaped card with the Crayon Shaped Card SVG file. This card also comes in the following formats: PDF, SVG, MTC and WPC. The set also includes sentiments in PDF and JPEG formats.