Hello and welcome. I just finished Nichol Spohr\’s Altenew class on scene building and wanted to share this card. I love \”scene cards\” so this class was very fun for me. My card concept was \”coffee in the garden\”. I was especially inspired by Nicole\’s lessons #1 and #4 on creating scenes and die-cut scenes.
Once I came up with my coffee in the garden theme, I started by working on my background. I wanted to use a stencil technique that I learned in Laurel Beard\’s Stencil Techniques class. I had never worked with embossing/texture paste and I found I really liked it. I knew I wanted a subtle plank like background so I made three….a neutral tan, soft blue and light yellow. I tinted the paste with dye ink and used a palette knife to work it through my stencil. I left the finish a bit rough and rustic and then put the panels aside to dry. I really like the texture and look of the background.
Next I stamped, Copic colored and die cut my images. By this time my backgrounds were dry so I laid the die-cuts on each and decided I liked the neutral tan the best. I adhered the images with foam tape and popped on a card base.
Altenew Garden Grow stamp and die bundle
Altenew Tea Time stamp and die bundle
Altenew Watercolor Stripes Background stencil
Altenew Sand Dunes Crisp die ink (to tint the paste)
Texture paste and pallet knife
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I was so pleased to learn that my card was selected as a top three at Time Out Challenges.
I think this is a fun scene card that would work for a man or woman. Thank your for stopping by!
Hello, thank you for stopping by. Today\’s blog post is showcasing my class project for Altenew Academy\’s All About Layering 2 class. I am using Altenew\’s Bride to Be stamp and die bundle. The cute little starflowers were my favorite.
I had not used layering stamps prior to starting Altenew Academy so I continued stamping loads of images which resulted in a nice full card. Our instructor used an acrylic block as opposed to a stamp positioner so I followed her lead and free stamped all my images. This was great practice for me.
I love paint splatters on other people\’s cards but am not usually happy with the result on my cards, so I decided to practice that technique as well. Because of this, I went very light with the ink splatters. I think next time I will try a few more. Lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment for a rich shiny accent.
I think the end result is a bright, fun and cheerful card.
I\’ve been cardmaking for a little over three years and thought it might be time to see what I could learn at The Altenew Academy Teacher Certification Program. I applied and was pleased to see that I was invited to join their 17th class. The first class is \”All About Layering 1\”. I have actually never used layering stamps so this was a great way for me to start. I purchased their \”Bride to Be\” stamp and die bundle and started creating. Since I have never done layer stamping before I thought the best way for me to learn was to just stamp lots of images.
The background, stems and tan flowers were all stamped using Altenew\’s Coffee Break ink cubes. For the sentiment, I hand inked a scrap of paper with navy ink and die cut it twice because I wanted the sentiment to coordinate with the blue flowers.
I normally stamp with a Misti, but the instructor used an acryllic block so I did also. I think it was good practice to stamp free hand.
I practiced on scratch paper to see which colors I liked and wound up with a simple tan and blue palette.
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Just Add Ink \”Thinking of You\” (#505) During these uncertain times, I\’ve found myself making more hello/thinking of you/encouragement cards. This card is for a friend who is living alone, which is so hard during the quarantine.
I was so pleased to see that this card was selected as \”The Winner\” at Just Add Ink.
I was honored that this card was selected as a \”Rising Star\” at A Place to Start.
I am so pleased that you stopped by!