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

Heat embossing, Ink blending, simple cards, stamped background, Uncategorized, Vellum, Watercoloring

Polychromatic

Hi everyone! Welcome back to another day of creating cards! The next class I took in the Altenew Educator Program was called Polychromatic. There were so many wonderful tips in this class on adding color or leaving it simple by creating a monochromatic card. The three points from the different lessons I will be using… Continue reading Polychromatic

Heat embossing, simple cards, Stencils, Watercoloring

Creative Watercolor Media

Hello, hello! Thanks so much for stopping by and welcome back! Today we are looking at creative watercolor media that I learned from my Altenew Educator Program. There were all sorts of wonderful tips using watercoloring. To narrow it down, I focused on these three tips from the lessons: use stencils to watercolor, use perfect… Continue reading Creative Watercolor Media

die cuts, Glitter, Heat embossing, paper flowers, simple cards, Uncategorized, Watercoloring

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

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AECP Final Challenge – Level 1

I loved having this project to challenge me for the final portion of my Level 1 Altenew Educator Program. The task was to create a masculine set and feminine set of cards along with packaging. The cards in each set had to coordinate and had to have coordinating packaging. The twist: I had to use… Continue reading AECP Final Challenge – Level 1

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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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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

Heat embossing, Layering stamps, paper flowers

Cross Stitch Layering Flower

Cross Stitch Layering Flower Thank you so much for stopping by to check out another layering post. These layering stamps by Altenew are gorgeous! I can't get enough of them! Today, I wanted to share a simple card. Often, I have a lot of elements to the cards I make, but sometimes, you just want… Continue reading Cross Stitch Layering Flower

Heat embossing, Layering stamps

Layering Rose Blossoms with Champagne Embossing Powder

Layering Rose Blossoms with Champagne Embossing Powder Have you used any of the layering flowers yet? If you have been stamping for a while, more than likely you have dabbled with different layering stamp sets. One of my favorite stamp sets is the Altenew Rose Blossoms layering stamps. The Rose Blossoms stamps also have matching… Continue reading Layering Rose Blossoms with Champagne Embossing Powder