Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Final Project AECP Level 1

I have been asked to create a card/project using three components from the level 1 classes, and it needs to be for a teenager or masculine card/project. Well, I could not decide which I wanted to do, so I did two cards.

The first one I made is for a sweet sixteen birthday. I do not see very many cards for a sweet sixteen birthday, and so I thought that I would give that one a go.

I will be using Celebration: Stencil Techniques- I am using Eclipse Masking paper to make a stencil. Let It Shine- I am adding details with embossing powder, foil and a shimmer pen. And Easy Die Cutting Techniques- I used the dies for the circle and for the flowers. I also Used layering techniques form All About Layering.

I started the card by making a stencil with the Eclipse Masking paper. Cutting 5/8" strips and layering them down the card panel every 5'8". I used Limestone ink and blended the panel and then removed the stencil masks. 

I then cut a circle from some Neenah 80 lb. cardstock and cut another circle out of Eclipse masking paper a size smaller that the circle. I then used VersaMark ink and heat embossed the outside in champagne colored embossing powder.

I laid the circle onto my panel and drew the circle on the panel and set it aside.

I die cut a one and a six five times  from QuicKutz Abigail Alphabet and Number dies from the same white cardstock and used VersaFine Onyx Black ink blend one of each number. I glued them together with some liquid Two Way glue pen.

I stamped the "sweet" from Concord & 9th's "Orange You Sweet" stamp with Pinkalicious ink and then stamped the outline in Jet Black ink. I added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in a dark pink color (color is not listed on container) to the bottom part of the sweet image and then blended the rest of the letters with clear Wink of Stella. Then I fussy cut it out and set it aside.

I stamped the flowers and leaves from Life is Awesome stamp set using Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzleberry, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Moss inks. Then I used the coordinating dies and cut them out with a Big Shot.

I laid out how I wanted the flowers, leaves, and the circle and glued them down with Two-Way glue pen and 3M foam tape. I then glued the numbers down to the circle with the Two-Way glue pen.

I thought that this needed something else. I used decofoil adhesive pen and Heidi Swap foil to add some foil details around the outside of the panel and circle. This would have been a lot easier before I glued everything onto the panel, but it really needed something else.

I glued my panel to a black card base with Tombo adhesive tape runner.

I added the "sweet" to the card with 3M foam tape on the outer part and Two-Way glue pen on the inside. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and then added some of the decofoil adhesive pen in spots and added foil specks to the flowers as well.

For the second card, I will be using For The Guys- I am doing an artistic impression by alcohol inking a background on velum. Let It Shine- I used foil on the background and embossing powder for a sentiment. Clean and Simple Boutique cards- I am using simple styling along with foiled details.

I used Alcohol Inks, Blending Solution and Clearprint 48 lb. velum to create the background panel. When it was almost dry I added some silver foil to the velum, and rubbed it around. I set that aside to work on the other components. 

I stamped the "Striped Background" from My Favorite Things onto a strip of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock. I did this diagonally across the stamp so that It would be a longer stamped piece. When I laid this on top of the alcohol inked background, it did not stand out enough. So, I used a black Copic marker to fill in every other stripe. I then cut it down tot he right size. I cut a 1/4" strip of black cardstock as well.

I cut the "Party" from My Favorite Things five times and glued them together with a To Way glue pen. Then I applied VersaMark ink to it and Silver Heat Embossed it.

I stamped the sentiment from Altenew's Birthday Greeting Stamp set onto black cardstock with VersaMark ink and white heat embossed it.

I layered the velum panel onto a white card base and adhered the left edge down. I adhered the striped strip down the left edge and glued the black strip onto that. I then adhered the sentiment strip down along with the die-cut party to finish this card.

I was glad to have a chance to make these cards to complete the first level of classes.
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Seasonal Scene Building 2


I was asked to redo this lesson. I spent a lot of time on the previous card for this class, so I was disappointed  that I was asked to do it again. I understand that I needed to do more of an actual scene, rather than the masked flowers that I did for the other card.

I went through my stamp sets and struggled with what I wanted to use. I particularly wanted to use Altenew stamps for this, and decided that I would use four different sets to create this card. It wasn't until I was done with all the coloring except for the bird that I realized that the scale of the bird was way off. 

But here it is.

The supplies used to make this card are:

Altenew Distsy print (florals)
Altenew Build-A-Flower: Carnation (sentiment)
Altenew Wild Hibiscus (bird)
Simon Says Stamp Mandy's Flowers (fence) 
Altenew Sea Glass Ink, Frayed Leaf Ink, and Jet Black Ink
Copic Markers
Copic Multiliner pen
Ranger Blender
Misti stamping tool
Eclipse masking paper
Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock
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Irresistible Inking Techniques

Welcome! So glad you could join me here today.

I started off this card by using Limestone and Silver Stone Altenew inks to blend the background for the Magestic Mistletoe stamp set.
 I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink and black heat embossed it. 
I used the direct to paper technique to stamp the leaves and branches in Forest Glades and Hunter Green. For the third layer, I stamped it twice with the Hunter Green ink.
I stamped the berries in with Ruby Red ink. I mounted the panel onto a white card base and that finished this card up.  

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Let it Shine


I love sparkle and glitter, so it was hard for me to decide what I wanted to do for this card.
I started by stamping the flower from Altenew's Beautiful Heart stamp set in VersaFine Onyx Black ink on watercolor cardstock.  Then I created a mask for the flower and stamped the leaves.  I let it dry and then watercolored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi pearl watercolors along with Coral Berry and Just Green Altenew inks. 

I added some more details with Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils and then used Dusk Altenew ink to blend in some color around the edges. It looked like the flower was floating on the card, so I covered the flower with my mask again and blended around the flower as well.

I stamped the sentiments in VersaFine Onyx Black ink from Build-A-Flower: Magnolia stamp set. And I outlined everything with a black liner pen.
I used the Rectangle Stacks Dies from My Favorite Things to cut a frame out of silver glittery cardstock, and used the outside rectangle die to cut down my panel to the same size.
I mounted the panel and frame onto a black card base that has a piece of white cardstock inside it so  you could write your message inside. 
I added some rhinestones to the card and that finished this card up.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Easy Die Cutting Techniques


Today I am using Life is Awesome Stamp and Dies from Altenew along with the Stiped Leaf cover die.

I started off by stamping the pink flowers and leaves with the Floral 6 ink colors and the other flowers using Pocketful of Sunshine, Cool Summer Nights, and Shades of Purple inks. Then I used the coordinating dies and cut them out.

I ran the Striped Leaf cover die through my Big Shot to emboss a panel with the design. Then, I figured out the placement of the bouquet, and adhered them using liquid glue and foam tape. 

I blended Citrus Burst onto the front of a white card base and adhered the panel to it.

I stamped the sentiments from the set onto some black cardstock with VersaMark ink and white heat embossed it, then adhered them to the card.

Finally, I added some Colorful Confetti from Simon Says Stamp to the card.


Seasonal Scene Building


I have made this card using the Garden Treasure stamp set from Altenew along with Altenew inks and Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils.

I stamped the flower layers with Pocketful of Sunshine ink collection and then made a mask of the flowers and stamped the leaves with Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades. 

I used the colored pencils to add more detail to the images and add an extra leaf and flower stem for the small bud. I added some flower stamen detail with a white gel pen and black pen.

I stamped the sentiment from Build a Flower-Carnation in Jet Black ink and foam mounted this panel to a yellow card base and then added a skinny strip of black cardstock to the left edge. I decided to let the image be the focal and did not add anything else.


Celebration: Stencil Techniques

I have to start this card off by saying that stencils are not my most favorite thing to use. I find them interesting, and I have collected several over the years, but tend to leave them in the drawer.

I started off by using the Floral 6 ink colors plus Sea Glass inks with the Watercolor Bouquet Stencil from Altenew. I used blending foams to create the images. Then I used a Heidi Swapp Toner Ink pen to add some lines and dots to the panel. Then used a laminator to add some gold foil to the panel.

I used a sentiment from the Mega Succulent stamp set from Altenew and stamped it with Jet Black ink.

I blended the edge of a white card base with the Coral Berry Ink. I adhered the panel to the card base and added a piece of gold glitter cardstock to the edge to the panel.

It was hard to see the foiled details in the photograph above so I tried to capture it here below.


For The Guys


I started off my card today by creating my own stamps because I wanted to use some geometric shapes and I do not have a set yet. I used some supplies that I already had; some pink rubber that I picked up at the hardware store in the plumbing department and some EZ cling mount foam, I had a little left over from some wood stamps that I converted into cling mount stamps.                                                                        I found this really fun and had to play around with these stamps. I have made quilts in the past and found inspiration for this card by googling masculine quilts.
I made a 1" grid on my card panel and started by stamping a Frayed Leaf square in the upper left part of the panel. Then I stamped the parallelagram around the square in Forest Glades. I continued until I had the whole panel filled. Then I stamped the square stamp again in the white space left in Jet Black ink. I added some Wink of Stella clear ink pen to the black squares. 
I adhered the panel to a white card base and added some heavier velum on top of it. Then I added a strip of black cardstock to the left side and thought it needed something else, so I cut a small strip of silver glitter paper and adhered that to the top of the black strip. 

I cut the Birthday Dies from Concord & 9th out of black cardstock and adhered them to the card. 


Easy Ink Blending Techniques


I have used Sketched Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp today along with Altenew's Rock Collection inks.

I prepped the panel with an anti-static powder bag and stamped the large image with VersaMark sticky ink and white heat embossed it.

I used small foam finger blenders to blend in the Rock Collection ink colors over the image. Then I  smooshed the inks onto my craft mat and used a water brush to deepen the colors, and then splattered the watered down inks over the whole panel. 

I used Wildflower Garden stamp set to stamp the sentiment onto the panel in Jet Black ink.

I finished up by ink blending onto the card base in the same Rock Collection Ink colors and mounting the panel onto it. I used a Wink of Stella clear pen to add some sparkle to the flowers and leaves, and finished with some rhinestones around the card.


Clean And Simple Boutique Cards

Hello, I hope you are having a good day.

I have made this card for the Clean and Simple Boutique Cards Class from Altenew.

I will be using the Wildflower stamp set from Altenew for my card today.

I started the card by stamping the leaf images in Frayed Leaf with a little Forest Glades on the lower outside edges and then stamped the yellow flowers with Citrus Burst. Next I stamped the pink flower with Frosty Pink and used Sea Glass to stamp in a blue flower on the end of the leaves. I used Limestone to stamp the small branch and then I stamped the inside of the flowers in Jet Black and used the same little image to randomly stamp it around the panel in Frayed Leaf and Maple Yellow.

I stamped the sentiment from Mega Succulent stamp set using Jet Black ink.

I finished by blending Frosty Pink onto a card base around the outside and foam mounting the panel onto it.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

All About Layering 2

I have made my card today for the Altenew All About Layering 2 class.

I used the techniques in the class to aid in stamping the images by using a pencil and marking on the base layer, a spot that helped me line up the subsequent layers. This particular flower was easier to line up than the one I used for the All About Layering card that I created. It is from Altenew's Flower Arrangement stamp set. The leaves were pretty easy and I did not need to use a pencil for them.

I stamped the congratulations from Altenew Mega Succulent stamp set and then stamped the smaller sentiments below. I did not like how I had them spaced, so I stamped them on black cardstock and heat embossed it Then I foam mounted them below the sentiment. I added some clear dots and sequins.

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All About Layering

I have created this card for the All About Layering class for Altenew. 

I have used the techniques taught in the class for layering flowers. I used a pencil to mark spots on the base layer image to help me line up the subsequent layers. I used the Flower Arrangement Stamp set from Altenew blog with Stamp'in Up! inks.

Then I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew's Mega Succulent Stamp set and heat embossed the small sentiment strip and foam mounted it to the card panel.

Finally I added some clear dots in various sizes around the panel.

I would not have thought to mark a spot on my project for a reference point. The class helped me learn some new things.

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