Saturday, April 22, 2017

Altenew Post

Hello friends!
It's my turn to share a project with you over Altenew Blog.
This time I took a "Mix and Match" approach.
I took out two unlikely combo....
Cityscape Cover Die B ( Altenew, Simon Says Stamp)

and
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Floral Shadow (Altenew, Simon Says Stamp)

and they seem to work just fine.
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The inks I used (including the watercolor) are entirely from Altenew Inks.
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I purposely left the tiny "windows" intact and poked bits and pieces of dies out.

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The "Inline Alphabet Die" and sentiment from "Extra Special" are perfect in this. 

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I share all the details and creative process over Altenew Blog. I would love it if you can stop by.

This Best Dad Stamp and Die Bundle is 30% off right now till April 22nd (LAST day today!!).
If you don't have a set like this, this is a great chance to get those challenging masculine cards made!
($7 off on all orders over $100 with code "SHIP7OFF")

Once again, thank you for your feedback and support.

Reminder: one of you is eligible to win my monthly $15 Altenew gift card. All you need to do is comment here or/and in Altenew Blog. The next winner will be announced on May 1st.


Friday, April 21, 2017

2nd Take with Aster (Build-a Flower)

Hello friends! 
First of all, thank you very much for your kind and uplifting comments in my previous post about the passing of my beloved mother-in-law (see here).­čĺö
Dr. John and I read each and every comment as they lift our spirit and comfort us.
There are so many things that need our time and care: funeral arrangement, informing friends and relatives, financial affairs, settlement of my father-in-law in the nearby retirement home...and their big house that is full. of ."stuff". ­čś▓ The task is daunting as you can imagine. But, we are not going to go there right now.

I dive right back in my card-making/blogging because it is therapeutic.
I am popping in with a quick post today.
 
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This month's Build-a-Flower set is the beautiful Build-a Flower Aster
You can check out my previous post here.

Mt 2nd version involves a lot of stamping.
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Like most color-layer stamping, I did 3 layers of stamping with the focal point. Then I decided to do some background stamping. You may think the matching die was not used or needed. On the contrary, I used the die as the mask and was able to stamp the background very quickly. 

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In the end, I jazzed it up a bit by adding a hand torn glitter paper tape from Altenew Card Kit.
 And of course, a few splatter from the Gold Wink of Stella will not hurt.

Do you know about this awesome deal for making Father's Day cards?
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This Best Dad Stamp and Die Bundle is 30% off right now till April 22nd.
If you don't have a set like this, this is a great chance to get those challenging masculine cards made!
($7 off on all orders over $100 with code "SHIP7OFF")

I will be sharing another project tomorrow over Altenew Blog. See you then.
Thank you for stopping by!