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Altenew Academy: Celebration Stencil Techniques

Hello and welcome.  I just finished a wonderful Altenew Academy course and I am excited to share my card with you.   Laurel Beard taught us stencil techniques and I loved them all!  This is my favorite card from the class.  I also used my favorite Altenew stamp and die bundle called Weekend Doodles.
Bright card featuring Altenew Watercolor Stripes Stencil and Weekend Doodles stamp and die bundle.
My inspiration came from lesson 3:  Stamping with Stencils and  I chose to watercolor over my stencil.

My Process:
  1. I taped my stencil to a 6 x  6 piece of watercolor paper.  Next, I wet my watercolor paper well with a brush.  I then \”pounced\” three colors of distress ink onto the wet watercolor paper.  
  2. I haven\’t used my Zig markers in months but they were exactly what I wanted for this project because of their bright vibrant colors.  I heat embossed my floral image, colored with Zigs and then die cut.
  3. I die cut a white panel for the sentiment and to provide some contrast with the bold stripes and then heat embossed the sentiment.  I glued the white panel to the background and then used foam tape to adhere the flowers.
Supplies:
Altenew Watercolor Stripes Stencil
Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron
Zig Markers:  Emerald, Green Shadow, Pale Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow and Bright Yellow.
Watercolor Paper
Neenah Cardstock
Versafine Onyx Black ink and Clear Embossing Powder
Liquid Glue
Foam Tape

I am also playing along with:



I was so pleased to see this card chosen as a Top 3 at Tuesday Thowdown!


I am so pleased you stopped by and I would love to hear what you think about this card.

Karen


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Twofer Garden Cards



Hello and thank your stopping by!  The theme this month at The Twofer Challenge is \”Garden\”.  I doubled up on the garden theme by using  botanical stamps and dies and secondly, by dry-embossing using a stencil called Garden Leaves (Dylusions). Fun fact…this was the first stencil I ever purchased.
The sympathy card is more subdued with just one image combined with the dry embossed stitched accent panel.  When I made the card, the blue violet flower reminded me of a button or decorative snap. I am entering this card in Clean and Simple on Friday\’s \”Use a Stencil\” Challenge  I used the Dylusions Garden Leaves stencil to dry emboss an accent panel.
Sympathy Card using dry embossing with Dylusions Garden Leaves Stencil
The second card is a bright vibrant birthday card with multiple images and texture. I am entering this card in The Dies R Us \”Birthday\” Challenge  I used WPlus9 Doodle Bud dies and MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle die for the accent panel.  
Dry Embossing with stencil from Dylusions Garden Leaves





The photo above shows the dry embossing better.  I am entering this card in The Happy Little Stampers \”Anything Goes With Dies\” Challenge and Little Red Wagon \”Stitched\” Challenge.  I used MFT\’s stitched die to emphasize the accent panel.

Supplies:
  • WPlus9 Doodle Buds stamps and coordinating dies
  • Ranger Ink Dylusions Garden Leaves Stencil
  • MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX set 2 die
  • Memento Ink
  • Neenah Cardstock
  • Signo Uniball white pen
  • Foam Tape Adhesive
  • Copic Markers
UPDATE:  I just discovered that I won the prize in the Dies R Us Challenge!
Winner\'s Badge

Karen

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Pink Dress Shop Scene Card

I\’ve combined two of my favorite stamps sets (My Monthly Hero:  April 2017 and January 2019) to create this pink scene confection.  The card is girly and feminine and is for one of my BFFs.

Handmade Dress Shop Scene Card

I started by applying Distress Ink Spun Sugar over my bricked layering stencil.  Next I stamped the  Hero Arts Images, colored with Copic markers and then die cut.I\’d left the \”window\” uncolored, and after die cutting, I applied Distress Ink Spun Sugar with a hint of Pickled Raspberry.Then I assembled my scene using foam tape.

Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

A Blog Named Hero Challenge  I love this card because it combines two of my favorite Hero Arts Stamp Sets:  My Monthly Hero April, 2017 and My Monthly Hero January, 2019.

Addicted to Stamps Photo Inspiration– I was drawn to the color scheme in this photo inspiration:  pinks, aqua and neutrals with a hint of purple.

Dar and Diane \”Pink and White Challenge\”  I was drawn to the soft pink, white and gray on the mood board.

Just Us Girls Birthday Challenge – Like Vicki, I am in need of a bunch of birthday cards, so this prompt was perfect for me!

Southern Girls \”Girl Power\” Challenge  Such a fun prompt!

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

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Humorous But Masculine Valentine

I wanted to create a valentine that would appeal to men and thought a cute \”scene\” card featuring two dogs trying to get together in a florist shop would be fun.  One dog is peering out over the window sill as the other dog is using a crate to try and climb inside.

Humorous Masculine Valentine

To create my scene, I combined the January 2019 My Monthly Hero kit with two pups from MFT\’s Lucky Dog stamp set.    I love both sets! First I created a background using Tim Holtz Stamper\’s Anonymous Bricked Layering Stencil and Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Stone ink.  The stencil was not quite wide enough for the full card so I stenciled the right side and blended toward the middle, then stenciled the left side blending so that my A2 card was fully covered.  I think the bricks turned out well.

Next I stamped (on Xpress It paper), colored (with Copics) and die cut the images with my new Gemini Junior.  I then embossed the sentiment on the window.  Using foam tape, I adhered my scene to the background.                                                                                                                                   

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Stone Ink
Update: 
  •  I am very pleased that this card was selected “Top 5” in the Allsorts Challenge:

Have you been in our top 5?
  • And Pile It On Sweet Sprinkles Award.

Pile It On
I think this is a fun card and I am excited to enter it in the following challenges:
A Blog Named Hero Crafter\’s Choice Challenge I received my January Hero Arts Kit this week and couldn\’t wait to start playing with it!  I tried to attach the graphic but I received an error message. 
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #325 I was inspired by the Love theme, the hearts & flowers and the colors green, pink and red.
 
Cards In Envy Love Me or My Pets Challenge Love and Pets…what could be a better theme?
Allsorts Make it Masculine Challenge  This is my first time to enter this challenge.  This is the valentine I made for my husband.
I hope you enjoy the card…I sure had fun making it!
Karen