This card is the second card I have created for the Altenew Educator Certificate Program Level 1 (AECP) and applies techniques from the class ‘All About Layering 2’. This class expanded my knowledge of layering stamps by practicing the principles from the previous class using various different stamp sets from Altenew. For this particular card,… Continue reading Beautiful Day
This card is my first project in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). I used techniques learned in the class ‘All About Layering 1’ to make this card featuring Altenew ‘Painted Butterflies’. The ‘Painted Butterflies’ stamp set is perfect for practicing layering stamps because it is designed to look imperfect. The stamps in this set… Continue reading Painted Butterflies
When I first learned to make galaxy backgrounds I was taught to start with white card stock and use many layers of Distress Oxides in various colors. Then once the colors were laid down, I was told to go over it in black. The result was beautiful but it was time consuming and used a… Continue reading Galaxy Backgrounds 4 Ways
This card is for my son’s friend who is having his 6th birthday! I mixed Lawn Fawn and Queen & Co. products to make this shaker card and Ranger Distress Oxides to make the background. I made the galaxy background a long time ago so I am not sure the colors of Distress Oxides I… Continue reading Out of this World
If you keep up with paper crafting trends, there is no way you will have missed the introduction of brushes like these to the craft supply market. Supposedly they blend ink smoothly, are easy to clean and you don’t need a brush for every color ink you own. I first saw these at Stamp and… Continue reading Blending Brushes: do you get what you pay for?
If there is one profession out there that I am forever in awe of, it is teaching. There are people out there who love spending time with other people’s kids and who help grow their minds in amazing ways. They are always doing work in their off hours and I’m sure they spend countless hours… Continue reading Thank You Teachers
Some brands just go nicely on the same card and others are completely different from one another. In this case, I combined brands that I would typically never consider putting together: The Ton (large florals and more realistic stamp. Here are the elements that make up this card…. The Ton “Sweet Folk Hummingbird”: large floral… Continue reading Thinking of You
This butterfly card was made using a combination of Stampin’ Up! Lawn Fawn and Stampendous products. Ink used was Stampin’ Up! in ‘Bermuda Bay’ and paper was also SU (Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant).
Just a quick card photo drop. This card was made using Altenew’s Cattleya Builder set. I don’t remember ink colors but they were all Stampin Up. If you are unfamiliar with Altenew’s flower builder sets, they include a lot of stamp layering. To simply the stamping, I used Stampin Up markers on the stems and… Continue reading Fabulous Day
Just a quick post for today to say that I got to do a class with Gina K and Rina K! They visited our local scrapbooking store and did some wreath builder classes over this past weekend. It was a fun and productive afternoon out and I would love to do it all over again.… Continue reading Gina K!