Saturday, October 29, 2022

Ink Up The Patterned Embossing Folder

Hello friends!

I hope that you are having a great weekend!  I have an interesting card with the Intricate Tiles Embossing Folder to share. 

When I create with geometric embossing folders, I often look for patterns. I then decide on the colors and details.

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In this case, I inked up the background with a tint of blue.

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The 3D feature is especially prominent in this embossing folder.  I highlighted even more with pink and blue with the small ink-blending brushes.

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I thought it would look cool with the white-embossed sentiment on Silver Metallic Cardstock.

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Flurry of Snowflake 3D Embossing Folder

Hello friends!

I am sharing a snowy project today. This time I am using Spellbinders new release Flurry of Snowflakes 3D Embossing Folder from the Christmas Collection. 

 Flurry of Snowflakes 3D Embossing Folder is a 5.50 x 8.50-inch embossing folder that has different snowflake and dot designs in an all over pattern.

This versatile 3D Embossing Folder can texturize a surface of various card sizes from A2-size (4.25 x 5.5-inch) to a Slimline Size (3.5 x 8.5-inch). For the most detailed impression, lightly mist the cardstock on both sides with water before embossing.

This is not just your ordinary embossing folder! 3D Embossing Folder shapes and sculpts paper into amazing works of art. Transform cardstock, patterned paper, vellum and more into stunning textured elements to bring your project up a level.
 
 
Isn't it beautiful?

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I starred out with a piece of white cardstock and then I ink-blended the paper lightly.

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Next, I ran it through the die cut machine with the embossing folder.

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By this time, the embossed images look beautiful as it is.  I decided to emphasize the blue and ink it up with fine brushes.

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 Once I was happy with the result, I added the embellishments and ephemera (all from October Card Kit) to complete the design.

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Hope this wintery card delights you! Thanks for stopping by! 

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Winner Announcement ( Altenew and Spellbinders Giveaway)

Hello friends!

It gives me great pleasure to announce the October Monthly Giveaway.
Each month, Altenew offers TWO monthly giveaway to my loyal blog followers who comment and support me and my blog. It is the last day of each month and it's time to announce the winners.
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The two lucky winners of October are....
from this post:  Dawn T.
from this post: Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

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The Spellbinders Goodies Giveaway (worth $50) winner goes to.....

MadeByMeghanK said...

Eat Sleep Craft! That's the life we all want :)
I love your Spellbinders Creations! Their kits and dies are just amazing! I love your sweet Christmas Card! Thanks so much for the ch
ance to read some goodies from you!!!!!!!

Congratulations, Dawn T, Linda W! Altenew will contact you for the gift certificate.
I  will be sending out the spellbinders to you, MadeByMeghan!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Watercolor's Delight

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I am joining a fun Instagram Hop with Altenew today to celebrate Watercolors! Feel free to hop over Altenew IG here and my IG yesvirginialu

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I hope you like/love what I created. This card is 100% water-colored! The entire image of this stunningly beautiful Build-A-Garden Dear Dahlias Stamp Set was water-colored with Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set

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 I am loving the ease of watercoloring the images. Here I use Altenew Watercolor paper which are great for avoiding the water overflow. The watercolor paper is SO absorbent that it allows you adjust the watercolor to your liking. 

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 You must try mixing the colors with watercolor. It is way easier than Copic or alcohol markers because there are NO lines when coloring.

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 For the background, I did ink-smooshing with a piece of acetate. I added my chosen colors and applied the colors to a regular cardstock and it's done!

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Monday, October 24, 2022

Altenew Educators’ "Secret Card Recipe" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

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I am delighted to join our Altenew Educators Blog Hop today. Ever since I started as the Coordinator for Altenew Educator program in 2017, I don't think I have ever missed one Educator blog hop. This group of educators are near and dear to me and they are all super talented! 
 
In today's blog hop, we are sharing our Secret Card Recipe. Yes, we all have some hidden card-making secrets and today's the day for some exciting reveal!


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For my secret card recipe, I like to share the importance of using TEXT (aka sentiments) in the design. Craft-A-Flower Epiphyllum Layering Die Set -Well Read Stamp Set
 
For nearly every stamp set comes with a few sentiments. We normally use just one sentiment at a time, BUT, do you know that you can create beautiful text background with the existing sentiment sets?

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I am using Well Read Stamp Set as my example. 
 
About this set: it is entirely about quotes and
features fourteen inspiring and motivational quotes from literature. Whether you love reading or not, you will find something to love with these meaningful sentiments! Each sentiment features a modern pairing of fonts and would be perfect to use on the outside or inside of cards, as well as on scrapbook layouts, journals, bookmarks, and more!

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I am loving this month's Craft-a-Flower Epiphyllum.
The dramatic shape of the leaves and petals make the focal point a stand-out.

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For the text background, I stamped Well read stamp sentiment all over a piece of white card stock. I then trimmed it to size and used it as a text backdrop for  Craft-a-Flower Epiphyllum. Craft-A-Flower Epiphyllum Layering Die Set -Well Read Stamp Set -004

I also stamped one of the quote from the set for this design. What do you think? I hope today's post inspires you to look at the sentiment sets in your stash. Or perhaps you 'd want to get that Well Read Stamp Set  simply because it is so versatile. 
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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Therapeutic Card-making and a GIVEAWAY!

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I have a fun share today .... I don't know about you if you can't fall asleep or fall back to sleep.  I am using  Spellbinders Monthly Card Kit "Oh What Fun" for the example. The ephemera in this kit made it easy for me to create while feeling sleepy....


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This month's "Oh What Fun!" Card Kit includes a 6x6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more!

As I age, I now have trouble fall back to sleep. We are discouraged to get up, check cell phone or doing  Social Media. You know what I'd do? I'd get up to do some mindless card-making.

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This card was the result of my therapeutic card-making. Since I still want to go back to sleep, I refrain myself from doing elaborate/intensive die-cutting.

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I gathered the supplies and picked out the elements and started playing with them.

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So, this is what I do. I live and breathe in card-making. Whether I am awake or sleepy, I love the therapeutic effect on me. Sure enough, after making this card, I was able to fall back to sleep. 

It's magic.

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

2 Quick and Stunning CAS Thank-You Cards with Alcohol Inks

 Hello friends!

It's my turn to share projects with you over Altenew Card Blog. 

I am delighted to share two CAS Thank-You Cards with the Outlined Thank You Die. This die set is utterly sophisticated. You can simply use the outline die with neutral or various colors of cardstock.

Thanks to its brilliant design, you can create at least two cards in one go. My two examples will also show you how to maximize the use of Alcohol Inks.

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How to Make Stunning CAS Thank-You Cards With Alcohol Inks

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To start, you can create a colorful alcohol-inked paper. I created a striking colored paper with Sugarplums Alcohol Ink Bundle and Tea Party Alcohol Ink Bundle. Do not worry if the alcohol-inked paper is not perfect.
 
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Next, die cut the alcohol ink paper and Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock with the Outlined Thank You Die set. To save every little piece of the die, you can use a dryer sheet underneath the paper to catch them all.

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After lifting out the white outline, I inlaid the alcohol-inked pieces back inside the outline. Since each piece has its distinctive shape, it is not hard to assemble at all.
 
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One tip I have for doing the assembly is to use Altenew Crafter's Essential Micro Tip Tweezers.  You will find the tweezers really handy when picking up the tiniest pieces.

Use Alcohol Ink Outlines for CAS Thank-You Cards

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With the 2nd card, I did the opposite technique that I did on the first CAS Thank-You card. Instead of using the alcohol ink to fill the sentiment, I inserted the white pieces into the alcohol-inked outline instead.
 
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For both of the CAS Thank-You cards, I adhered a piece of Glitter Card Stock (Gilded) to the card base - putting it underneath the sentiment.  
I kept the design super simple because the die and color really speak volumes. Another material you can use for this idea is patterned paper (such as Mesmerizing Pours, Enchanting Washes, and Poured Acrylic) instead of DIY Alcohol ink paper.

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