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Layered Stenciling featuring Tiny Bubbles Stencil from Altenew - AECP Level 1

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Today I am playing with the fun Tiny Bubbles stencil from Altenew to create a project inspired by the Celebration: Stencil Techniques class over at the Altenew Academy.

To create the background I took a rainbow of Altenew Crisp Dye Inks and used sponge daubers to color in my 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white panel.  I then cleaned off the stencil and got a clean sponge dauber and my VersaMark ink.  I matched my stencil up with the image I had created and then one color at a time layered VersaMark ink over the sentciled bubbles, then removed the stencil, added embossing powder and heat set, until all of the bubbles were colorful and shiny.

I then trimmed my panel down to 4" x 5 1/4" and centered the oval frame of Altenew's Create A Wreath die set on the panel. I ran this through my Crafter's Companion Gemini Jr. and set aside all 3 pieces it created.  I used the same die to cut out frames in pink, orange, yellow, green and purple and glued them together so I …

Easy Die Cutting featuring Flower Arrangement Stamps and Dies - Altenew Education Certification Program Project

What a fun course this is.  It is filled with great suggestions for using your dies for different purposes.  I love the added value I feel I get when purchasing the dies because I really can do so much with them.  I am a big fan of die cutting.  Unlike when you use an electronic machine, die cuts create a beautiful finished edge that I just love.  This inlaid technique is one of my favorites.  It's always fun to keep people asking the question, "How did she do that?"
The Flower Arrangement stamp set is another wonderful layering flower set that is great for making beautiful backgrounds for cards.  They are easy to layer and stamp and the color combinations are endless.  I chose the Tea Party, Warm & Cozy, Green Fields sets, and some lovely yellows to create this card.  I then cut the Thinking of You Die from the center of the panel, being careful not to lose any of the center pieces and a piece out of the center of the green card-stock I used to layer this card. I …

Spellbinders March 2018 Monthly Card Kit

Hi everyone :)

I am so excited to have received my first Spellbinders Monthly Card Club Kit. This kit is so full of fun and beautiful product that I wanted to share this unboxing with you so you can hurry on over to Spellbinders and get one. Supplies are limited and the kit is only available during the month of March.

The best part is that everything you need to create cards except for a paper trimmer and a die cutting machine are included in the kit. The dies included in the kit are small enough to fit in a Spellbinders Prizm so this allows to have projects to work on while out of town with a minimum of packing. This is something I am always looking for.

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.....and then after the supplies list there are 10 cards with recipes to inspire your creating.


Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Paper Trimmer
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Treasure Hunter Pyramid Card with Easy Masking Technique featuring Kindred Stamps

Hi everyone.  I am so happy to share this fun card with you today.  Several people have asked how I created it, so here is a quick video to show you how I created this scene.  I am focusing on how I stamp this one layer card using just stamps, a pen, a ruler, and some Memento tuxedo black ink and will leave the coloring up to you.

I was able to use this awesome sand dunes stamp from the December 2017 My Monthly Hero kit.  I also used a couple of other stamps from the set, the palm trees, this fun little camel train, and the sentiment “Life Is An Adventure”.  The star of this card is this  adorable character from the fun and cheeky Kindred Stamps set Treasure Hunter.  It is part of their new March release that is live at Kindred Stamps now. 

Masking is wonderful but it can be time consuming if you don’t have a die to create your mask with and fussy cutting might be challenging.  This treasure hunter is the perfect example, with his fun lasso flying up in the air.  As is, my only opt…

Kindred Stamps March Release Blog Hop featuring the super cool Treasure Hunter Stamps Set

I am so excited to help introduce this wonderful stamp set, Treasure Hunter by Kindred Stamps.  This little guy is larger than life with a whip to keep that cobra away and fun sentiments to create a fun card for someone who loves an adventure.
The first card I created with this stamp set is a fun non-traditional card I created using one
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white card stock.  I partially die cut a circle out of the top half and then folded the remaining part of the card to create an easel to help it stand.  I die cut a smaller circle and stamped my little Treasure Hunter on it.  I colored him and his backdrop using an assortment of Copic markers. 

To create a background, I took the cobra stamp and stamped it repeatedly on the background with a light gray ink and then stamped the Live Dangerously in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I popped up my adventurer in the middle of the half circle with some foam tape, to complete my card.
Check my blog tomorrow for a video and more inf…

Clean & Simple Boutique Card - Altenew Education Certification Program Project

Today's card features a city very near and dear to my heart.  My home town of Sydney, Australia.  This is the first stamp set that I purchased from Altenew.  I was so excited because not only did it have Sydney, it also had Shanghai which happened to be a city I was planning on visiting soon, and that my brother and his family were currently living in.  It is a fantastic stamp set that represents these two cities beautifully. 
This is a very quick and simple, one layer card.  I did a little stamp surgery on one of the sentiments to create the "my favorite place to be is" stamp and lined it up in my MISTI.  I then took the Sydney stamp and placed that where I wanted it.  I put an A2 sized card into my MISTI and stamped the sentiment.
Using a long acrylic block I stamped the Sydney Skyline stamp just above the sentiment, and then with a ruler and black pen I created a border a short distance from the top of the buildings.  This would create a focal point in which to add s…