Irresistible Inking Techniques - Altenew Academy

Irresistible Inking Techniques was an interesting class. 
I've done many of the tips shared, but I was surprised at how long ago I put it to practical use. 

So I grabbed some cardstock and got crafty!

I used the ink block technique from class for today's project.
I started with Sea Glass, which is soft and gorgeous!  I also added some splatters in Desert Night before stamping my butterflies and sentiment both from the  Bamboo Rose set. I watercolor washed the bold yellow tones from the Pocket of Sunshine ink cube set, using Fresh Lemon and Honey Drizzle.
I mounted my card front onto a foam base to secure it firmly and it adds dimension as well.
Lastly, I added a touch of Gold Wink of Stella, gave some details to the butterflies by drawing on it with a Gel pen in white and mounted it on a blue cardbase from Hero Arts. 

On a personal note: Today is day 4 without social media, I'm not gonna lie it been super hard not to go see what all my crafty friends and family have been up too, but I've got 6 more days until I complete my goal of 10 days.  I miss you all, and can't wait until March 1st.

I've also been working on my final, for my Business Law class... another challenge!

Anywho... I hope you've enjoyed my card and if you want to learn more about this class check out Altenew Academy and all the classes they have to offer!

Until next time

Hello - Easy Ink Blending


Hi, I'm back today with a fabulous card. I learned how to use easy techniques to get the blending just the way you want it.  Amy Lee has an amazing way with color, I love each of the lessons. My favorite was how to blend by adding a layer at a time, here's my project for this class.

Getting this class is super easy, register at Altenew Academy!

I started by grabbing some Strathmore hot press watercolor paper and cut it down to A2 size which is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4. On Altenew 110# cardstock I used Shades of Purple ink cubes for the blending on my background and on my stamped layer as well I selected Frosted Garden because it's one of my favs. For my main layer, I also used Rock Collection and Green Fields and Frayed Leaf too! My hello die is from the Flower Arrangement set and I added a touch of vellum with the Handmade Tags dies.  To complete my card I added the scallop die cut from Lawn Fawn, Some clear Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh and some of the enamel dots from Altenew. The green twine is from American Crafts. 

On a personal note, I made it through my 3rd day of no Facebook or Instagram, woohoo!
I didn't include blogging because I knew I would need a way to upload my work for my Altenew Educator requirements!

Until next time


Layers of Letters featuring Altenew

As most of you know I've been working on my Altenew Educator certification to teach Altenew classes! Well, they've added some new classes, one is all about Dies! Yeah, me!!  Lydia Evans is the instructor, I love the way she thinks! This is just one of the many classes she has and I totally had to do it! 

Here we go...
As you can see from the image below this card has lots of layers... thus the name of today's post.

Let's start with the color: you can use colored cardstock, or you can use Ink like I did.
Today's card features the brand new ink colors, called Sweet Dreams, these blues are amazing!
They come in two sizes mini ink cubes or full-size oval ink pads and they have reinkers as well. 

The make me happy is the You Make Me happy mini stamp set. I masked off the "you" and inked it in the Jet Black Ink oval pad.  The letters are from the Caps Bold Alpha Die set. 

The cardstock is from Altenew as well, they offer a Classic Crest Solar White in 110lbs which is perfect for any project!  I also used their 3 pack glue tape to pull it all together!

My final touches were to add some Wink of Stella Gold and to add a Hero Arts card base!

Until next time

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Great Products Sunday

 Works great for masking every project!

 Another great masking product, 2 inches wide perfect for most projects!

 Last but not least the 1-inch version!

Altenew Challenge - Feb 2018

I am back with my card for the February Challenge at Altenew.

I was all in for the colors, so here's my card for the inspiration challenge.

I started by inking up Bamboo Roses in Altenew Crisp Inks Permanent Black which works perfectly with their Artist Markers ( G702, G715, R206, R302, R403).  The dies were super easy to line up and cut!  I used the Halftones Circles Nesting dies to cut a piece of  Forest Glades and Cube Cover Die in White Cardstock for a layer along with the same cardstock for the base card.  From there I took the Frosty Pink ink pad and colored the base card with it, to give a soft feel between the layers. I added the Hi in black using Caps Bold Alphabet. Finally, I added the enamel dots and started putting the card together, laying the pieces until I was happy.
I love the finished look and feel of it, I hope you do too!

Until next time

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