die cuts, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering stamps, paper flowers, simple cards, stamped background, Stencils, Uncategorized

Double Background Card

Hey y'all! Thanks for stopping by today to learn how to step-up your backgrounds for cards. This is a super easy, fast card to make when you're in a hurry. Let's look at how to create quick backgrounds with background stamps and stencils. Cut a 130lb heavyweight cardstock base to 4.25" by 5.5".Score and close… Continue reading Double Background Card

die cuts, Glitter, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Stencils, Uncategorized

Stenciling Unleashed

I love using stencils on projects! Stencils are a cost-effective way to create beautiful cards. For this project, I learned from an Altenew class how to take stencils to the next level. I created these two different cards by stacking different stencils. Let's get into how I made these. For the first card panel, I… Continue reading Stenciling Unleashed

Acetate, die cuts, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering Dies, Layering stamps, Masking, paper flowers, Stencils, Uncategorized

Layering Dies

Welcome back to another fun day of crafting! I am EXCITED to share with you this pretty card featuring techniques I learned from the Altenew Layering Dies Class. There are a few fun elements of interest in this card, so let's get started with how I made it. First, I knew I wanted to have… Continue reading Layering Dies

Fussy cutting, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering stamps, paper flowers, simple cards, Stencils, Uncategorized

Layering Flower Stamps

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog. It has been a little while since I last posted anything. Life has been busy! I'm back, though, with this sweet and simple card. I passed all of my Altenew Level 2 challenges and have moved up to Level 3 Altenew Educator Certification program. Woohoo! The card… Continue reading Layering Flower Stamps

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

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, dry embossing, foiling, Glitter, Heat embossing, Ink blending, Layering Dies, Layering stamps, Nuvo Gel, paper flowers, simple cards, stamped background, Stencils

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

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

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