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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

AECP - Irresistible Inking Techniques

I am back today with two cards from another course from my Altenew Educator Certification Program. This course was all about using your ink in different ways. The first card features the Peony Bouquet stamp set. I stamped the outline image using Almond Butter ink and then the details of the flower with Coral Berry ink. The details of the leaves were done with Forrest Glades ink. The sentiment is from the Label Love set.


I used my circle dies from My Favorite Things to frame my image, using a larger die to make the black frame. I also framed out my white cardstock using the Coral Berry Ink. The base layer was done applying Coral Berry and Ruby Red ink with my Life Changing Brushes. 


To finish the card, I added some Nuvo Sherbert Shimmer glitter drops and a sheer ribbon. 



The second card I have today features the Golden Garden set. I stamped the image in black and then water colored using Coral Berry and Forrest Glades. I used the Stitched Rectangle Stack from My Favorite Things to cut my layers. I edged the white layer with the Coral Berry ink. 


The Green layer was done by applying Forrest Glades direct to the paper. I also used the same ink to add the splatters to the focal piece. 



The base layer was done by braying on the Coral Berry ink and then edging it with the same color. I really like the effect that the brayer gives to the background. I finished off the card by adding to thin rows of pink ribbon behind the focal piece. 



Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed these two cards.







Wednesday, September 4, 2019

AECP - Let it Shine


I have completed another class over at Altenew for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. This class was all about adding shine to your cards.  I used the Floral Motifs stamp set for my focal point on this card. I stamped it on vellum and embossed with gold embossing powder. I then colored the back of the image with copic markers. This is a technique I have done in the past, but have not utilized in a long time. It was fun to revisit techniques from the past. 


I then used an oval diecut from My Favorite Things to cut out the image and a larger oval to layer it onto. I embossed the larger oval with my Sixxix 3D Lumber folder. I used some two toned foil (gold and pink) to add the stripes to the base layer. 




I stamped the Hello from Altenew's Love Label set with black ink. I popped that up with foam tape onto the card. 


Finally, I added some glitter to my flower, using a Nuvo clear glitter pen. Sequins were added to finish the card. One of the best things I learnt in this class was how to place sequins on my project. 


Thanks for stopping by to day. 




Sunday, August 18, 2019

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 450


I participated in the My Favorite Things sketch challenge this week. Here is the sketch I used:

Here is my card. I used the Playful Peacock set and colored my images with copies. To make my tag and frame I used the Single Straight Line Rounded Rectangular STAX.


Thanks for stopping by. 


Friday, August 2, 2019

AECP - Easy Ink Blending Techniques

As you can see by my sidebar, I have been accepted into the Altenew Educator Certification Program. I am so excited to be part of this program.  I have completed my first course in the program: "Easy Ink Blending Techniques. For the card I am sharing with you today, I used concepts from two of the classes within this course. The classes that I utilized were Basic  Ink-Blended Background and Adding Details to Ink Blending. 



I used Altenew's Persian Motifs stamp set for the focal point of my card. I colored it with Copics (Y13, Y17, Y18, YG61, YG67). I then cut it out on my Scan-n-Cut. 

Using Neenah Solar White Super Smooth Cardstock I created my background by blending three different Altenew inks: Bamboo, Buttercream, and Warm Sunshine. I then used Altenew Almond Butter, Hazelnut, and Vanilla Cream in the same blending technique for my next layer. After the inks were blended, I used the same inks with a finger dauber to create a bokeh look. 

I then layered 3 consecutive dies from the Gina Marie Oval In & Out die set to create my two pieces which frame the focal point. I cut the outer ring 3 times and layered them together to provide more dimension to the frame. The flower was adhered using foam tape. 

I then used the Hazelnut ink to provide the background for the Happy Birthday. The sentiment was also from the Persian Motifs stamp set. I hand cut the sentiment using mini scallop scissors. 

Sequins were added to finish the project. 


Thanks for stopping by today. 




Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Welcome to the CAS entry for the Outlawz blog hop. I colored my image with copics and added Nuvo crystal shimmer onto the flower petals. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Something New

This week at The Outlawz, the Sunday CAS challenge was to use something new. The dog stamp is a new stamp I acquired from Whipper Snapper stamps. I colored it with copics and then went to my stash of old paper and found the DP I used for the card. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Vintage

The final challenge on New Year's Day was to make a vintage card. I used Graphic 45 paper for this card. I added flowers, buttons, and lace for my vintage feel.