die cuts, Glitter, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering Dies, Layering stamps, Masking, paper flowers, stamped background, Stencils, Uncategorized

AECP Level 2 Challenge Part 2

Hey hey! Welcome back! Thanks so much for stopping by! In my previous post, I broke down my Altenew Educator Certification Program Level 2 Challenge into two different parts. Today, I will be focusing on part 2 of this challenge. From part 1, I had to create four masculine cards to be a set. For… Continue reading AECP Level 2 Challenge Part 2

Alcohol markers, die cuts, Fussy cutting, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering stamps, Masking, stamped background, Stencils, Uncategorized

AECP Level 2 Challenge Part 1

Masculine Card Set Hello everyone! Welcome back to more crafting! So thankful you have joined me again! This post is all about completing my Altenew Educator Program Level 2 Challenge. I'm breaking this into two parts so that it is not too long. If you are a crafter, whether seasoned or just beginning, joining the… Continue reading AECP Level 2 Challenge Part 1

Alcohol markers, die cuts, Fussy cutting, Heat embossing, Layering stamps, paper flowers, stamped background, Stencils, Uncategorized

Magical Marker Techniques

Hello! Welcome back to another day of techniques. Today we are focusing on marker techniques. Another class I took from Altenew was Magical Marker Techniques. I learned how to take my artist markers to a new level while creating cards. A few of the tips I learned from this class are the following: using metal… Continue reading Magical Marker Techniques

die cuts, dry embossing, Glitter, Heat embossing, Layering stamps, simple cards, Uncategorized

Impressive Heat Embossing

Hello everyone! Thank you for joining me again today for another card technique. Our focus will be on Impressive Heat Embossing. I still remember the first time I saw heat embossing in action. I was a brand-new crafter at my friend, Paggy's house. She was teaching us different techniques and heat embossing was the one… Continue reading Impressive Heat Embossing

die cuts, Glitter, Heat embossing, Nuvo drops, paper flowers, simple cards, stamped background

Color Your Day

Color Your Day Card Challenge Hello! Welcome back to another day of card making! In today's post, we are going to explore color and a great formula for using color in our cards. I took the Altenew Educator course called Color Your Day. In this class, I learned all sorts of tips and techniques when… Continue reading Color Your Day

Alcohol markers, die cuts, simple cards

With a Twist

Hello! Welcome back! Thank you so much for visiting. Today our focus is on creating cards with a twist. Specifically, the focus is when we mix modern with vintage to create a simple card. I learned several techniques from this class to create a card with a twist. Some of the techniques include the following:… Continue reading With a Twist

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In the Mood for Color

Colors can make us feel so much. Have you ever noticed when people are sad, they describe it as blue or gray? Pinks and reds tend to represent happiness and love. For this next class I took from Altenew Educator Certification Program, it was all about the mood for color. There were several techniques I… Continue reading In the Mood for Color

Heat embossing, stamped background, water bleaching

Beyond Basic Backgrounds

After passing the Level 1 Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP), I am ready to move along to Level 2! For this class we learned many different tips on creating backgrounds that go a step up. Several examples given were to use DIY stencils, using stencils and stamps together to create dimension, foiling, vellum, water coloring,… Continue reading Beyond Basic Backgrounds

die cuts, Layering Dies, simple cards

Easy Die Cutting

Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog! I have a simple card I'll be sharing with you. As you may have already seen, I am in the Altenew Educator Program. I have loved how it has challenged me to be creative with the Altenew products I have on hand. Let's get into the card details!… Continue reading Easy Die Cutting

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Seasonal Scene Building

Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by my card making blog today! I'm super excited to share today's card with you. If you haven't ever participated in the Altenew Educator Program, I encourage you to think about it. This program has challenged me to be creative and think outside of the box. One of the… Continue reading Seasonal Scene Building

die cuts, Heat embossing, Layering stamps, Metallix Gel, paper flowers, Stencils, Uncategorized

Celebration: Stencil Techniques

If you have not ever tried to experiment with stencils, I hope you decide to give them a try. Stencils usually have a low price point and can be used in a plethora of ways. From inks to embossing to mousse or a gel, the creative possibilities are endless. The challenge this time was to… Continue reading Celebration: Stencil Techniques

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Let It Shine

Let It Shine I loved making this card! In the Altenew Educator class, we learned about making our cards shine! Whether using glitter, foil, heat embossing, or glitter pens. It was a fun challenge to step up our stamping to make our cards shine. For this project, I chose to use the Altenew Build-A-Flower Begonia… Continue reading Let It Shine

die cuts, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering stamps, stamped background, Uncategorized

For the Guys

For the Guys Hey y'all! Thanks so much for stopping by to view this post about cards for the guys. One of my challenges for the Altenew Educator Program was to create a card specifically with the guys in mind. This made me look harder at the Altenew stamps I had on hand and what… Continue reading For the Guys

die cuts, Ink blending, Layering stamps, Stencils

Stenciled Ink Blending

Stenciled Ink Blending Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog! I am part of the Altenew Educators Certification Program and one of the classes we are taking is Easy Ink Blending Techniques taught by Amy Lee. If you are new to ink blending or want new, easy ink blending tips, this is a great class!… Continue reading Stenciled Ink Blending

Heat embossing, Layering stamps

Paris, Please! – Romantic Script with Layering Rose Blossom, and Eiffel Tower

Paris, Please! Romantic Script with Layering Rose Blossom and Eiffel Tower I loved making this card. Originally, I made it for my niece's 18th birthday. She loves all things pink, sparkly, and Paris. So...I decided to create a romantic script background to make this luxe birthday card. First, I cut a card base to 4… Continue reading Paris, Please! – Romantic Script with Layering Rose Blossom, and Eiffel Tower