Saturday, May 21, 2022

A Colorful Butterfly Card

Hello friends!

I am fluttering by with a butterfly card today. Expressing through colors is sort of my thing to do. That's why my butterflies are super colorful. This butterfly stamp is FREE today only (details below).

Altenew-Hope Butterfly Stamp & Die Bundle

I created a large sheet of watercolor paper with the Watercolor Brush Markers. Once the paper was dry, I stamped and die cut 8 butterflies

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Based on the colors, I arranged two cut out into one butterfly. Therefore, you get the dimensions.

Hope Butterfly Stamp & Die Bundle

Basically, I let the images and colors to speak for themselves. There is little else to be done.

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A simple Hello card is well.... simple to create! I love this butterfly image!

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Background Check

Hello friends!

I am popping in to share a card that I created for Altenew Educators IG Blog Hop. I had the idea of doing this "Background Check" theme and everyone in the hop seemed to like the idea.

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 I will point out the special feature/techniques in this project in the following highlights.

Altenew-Always Be Kind Stamp Set-Eggcentric 3D Embossing Folder-Glitter Cardstock (Gilded)-001

1. text background: you do not need a background stamp to create a text background. 

2. keep the focal point simple: here I stamped and stenciled the image from Be Kind Stamp Set.

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3. Add Textures: it's easy to use embossing folders to add textures! You can add part of the dry-embossing into the design. You can dry-emboss directly, or just add a strip of dry-embossed image, it really makes the background more interesting.

 Altenew-Always Be Kind Stamp Set-Eggcentric 3D Embossing Folder-Glitter Cardstock (Gilded)

 A note about using Embossing Folders.... you can use any nonseasonal ones. Here I used Eggcentric Embossing Folder for the top and bottom. Embossing Folders like this is not limited for Easter only!

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4. Spare no glitter and splatter: adding a touch of glitter and splatter make the project look artsy. It requires little effort!

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Combining Diecut Images

Hello friends!

I have a super fun project to share. This time, I am using my new favorite along with my old favorites. Sometimes, you've got to mix up the sets and have a play with it.

 
Itty Bitty Branch Die Set (only Scrapbook.com has it in stock). Itty Bitty Flowers Die Set is a good alternative.
 
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I had a few leftover pieces from the card above. So, I used up the rest for today's project.I was inspired by the watercolor mix of the branches. I decided to use the vase for them.

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 I chose the Nesting Slimline  Rectangles Die Set. I love the convenience and ease of using regular business envelope for the mailing. 

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 The alcohol Ink paper pad was idea for the branches in the vase. You can simply create your own blend if you already have the Vase die. you are the best -001

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Simple Stitched Card

Hello friends!

I have a fun card to share. This time, I am using one of the die from Spellbinders May release. 

There are two pieces of dies in each of the alphabet set. I did the simple stitching with orange thread,

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It didn't take long to stitch. Once I finished that, I created the background with the Embossing Folder of the Month.  I paired it with the Stitched Alphabet Descriptors Sentiments Clear Stamp Set that is specifically designed for the stitched dies.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Creating an Interesting Textured Background

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I am back to share a recent project I made. This time, I am utilizing Spellbinders Monthly Club Kit (dies, pattern paper and embossing folder) and put it all together as one background. 

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To start, I selected the pattern paper from this month's card kit. I ran them all through the smallest rectangle die from Precision Layering Rectangle Die Set.These two sets of rectangle dies are staple to all of your layering. I used the smallest rectangle die.
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Once I die cut them, I layered them up and pasted them onto the thin paper. Next, I ran the entire piece through the die cut machine with this month's Embossing Folder. Now you can see why this background is looking very interesting....

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I then chose the frame image and ephemera for the focal point. Here are the two cards that I made with a twist to the background (dry-embossed pattern paper background). 

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I hope that you are feeling inspired.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Masking With Stripey Background

 Hello friends!

I am sharing a stamped project with stripey background. It is always a delight to incorporate two stamp set in one design. 

 
 
This Graceful Blooms is part of the May release from Spellbinders. I paired it up with the stripey background from Simple Stripes Stamp Set (also part of the May release).

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Stamping an image like this seems complex. However, with a few simple steps, you will really enjoy the masking process.

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As usual, I started with stamping the main floral image. I then cut a mask and carefully covered it.

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I then stamped the Simple Strips over. The coloring are done with ink-smooshing respectively.

Simple Stripes Stamp-Graceful Bloom Stamp

I used Distress Oxide for the coloring and stamping.

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 With the Spellbinders Glitter Foam Sheets, sequins and gold thread, I popped up the sentiment. This was a really fun and relaxing card to make.

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Mini Delight-You're a Classic

 Hello friends!

It's my turn to share a project over Altenew Card Blog today.
  I am excited to kick off the Mini Delight: You're a Classic Stamp and Die Set Release Instagram Hop + Giveaway
 
Father's Day is just around the corner. This set will definitely make masculine cards fun and easy to create! Do hop over to Altenew's Instagram Page HERE for the Instagram Hop. You will be wowed by the wonderful projects our designers and guest designers shared featuring this new set!

The Mini Delight Stamp and Die Sets are part of our fast-growing selection of paper crafting products, and the You're a Classic Set is the latest in this exciting new collection. Let's take a quick look at the new set.

Altenew-MD You're a Classic -Fine Frames Square Die Set
 Project Inspiration with You're a Classic Stamp and Die Set

I stamped the classy car in Velvet, Heart Beat, Mocha, and Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink. You see the car coming to life right in front of you with each step.

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To showcase this wonderful classic car image, I find it helpful to use frame dies. I created frames with Fine Frames Square Dies. Next, I die-cut all three sizes of the fine frames die with Velvet Cardstock.

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 I then die cut the smallest square frame with Gold Mirror Cardstock. Then, I inserted the solid gold square into the frame (so-called inlaid-die-cutting).
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 Before adhering the frames and card onto the card base, I inked it up with Warm Sunshine and Honey Drizzle ever so slightly with some Ink Blending Tool (Small). Finally, the sentiment was die-cut in gold, and this card was complete.
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