Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme. This card was made after I took part in the magical marker techniques class.
I love using Alcohol markers to colour but this class took me out of my comfort zone exploring colouring not on my usual card but using other surfaces such as metal and the surface I chose vellum.
To start the card I stamped my images from the Altenew ‘Wallpaper Art’ stamp set on yo a piece of vellum using Altenew Obsidian pigment ink. I then set this aside to dry.
Next I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a background on to white cardstock
I placed the Altenew Leaf Burst stencil over my blended panel and went over the top with the same colours to leave a subtle pattern.
Next I took my stamped vellum and turned it over to colour on the back side of the piece. I used Altenew artist markers. I coloured on to the vellum then set aside to dry. I did find that the ink does not blend well on the vellum surface. However I carried on regardless trying to remember that this is different to my usual colouring techniques
I cut the flower and leaf images out and adhered them to my card panel with a small amount of liquid glue over the back of the vellum. I stamped a sentiment to complete the card.
I was interesting to try a new technique with markers.
Hello. Today I am sharing a one layer card using stamps from Altenew.
This card is part of the Altenew AECP. The class was all about masking. This is a technique I love to use to make one layer cards.
To start the card I arranged my stamps on my card panel of Neenah 80lb solar white card. As this card involved lots of stamping I used my Misti stamping tool to make sure everything stamped nicely and in place.
I took Memento Tuxedo black ink so I could use my Copic markers to colour the images. I stamped the images that would be at the front of the scene. I then added masks on to these images using post it note paper.
I then stamped the next images behind. Each time making a mask before stamping the next layer.
Once I had finished all the stamping I removed all the masks and my image was ready to colour. I used Copic Markers for this.
As the focus was on the masking and colouring I kept the rest of the card simple. I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew ‘Heaerfelt Sentiments’ stamp set. I then trimmed the panel down and adhered it to my card base to complete the card.
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Hello. I am back with another card for the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.
The class was called Impressive Heat Embossing. It was all about different ways to add embossed images to projects. This class was a great way to take me away from my much loved alcohol markers. It is very rare I make a card that doesn’t involve colouring.
To make the card I took one flower and one leaf image from the Altenew ‘Flower Garden’ stamp set. I took my anti static powder bag and rubbed it over my card panel before stamping to keep stray bits of embossing powder sticking to my background. I used Wow embossing pad and stamped the flower and leaf images in random places over the card, then sprinkled Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder over the images. Once this was done I used my heat gun to heat and melt the powder.
Next I tool Distress Oxude inks Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade and used a blending brush to add ink over the entire panel. I then used a cloth to bugg and remove ink from the embossed areas. I flicked a little water over the panel to add some added interest.
I used coloured pencils to add a little shading to each of the flowers and leaves, matching the colour of the ink.
Now for the sentiment. I die cut the thanks word using brown cardstock and the Altenew ‘Fancy Thanks’ Die three times and layered them on top of each other using liquid glue. I then adhered this to the background panel and added some sequins for some more shine.
I adhered the panel to my card base to complete the card.
I love how it turned out. I hope you like it too.
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Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs, featuring the Toucan Do This stamp set and small circle masking stencil.
To start the card I took the small circle masking stencil and adhered it to the bottom right of my background panel of white card with a small amount of tape runner. I then used the beautiful blender brushes to add Distress Oxide inks Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violer and Picked Raspberry.
Once my ink was blended I splattered some white gold watercolour paint over the background, carefully removed the stencil and set aside to dry.
Next I stamped and coloured the Toucans, branch and leaves using my Copic markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies.
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments from the Time For Tea Designs Say Anything stamp set on black card and cut them to small banners.
I used a tape runner to adhere all the images to the card panel. I then trimmed the panel down to leave a thin white border when adhered to my card base.
I hope you like the card.
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Today’s card is inspired by one of the Altenew Academy classes – Color Your Day.
The particular class which inspired my card was about using a picture or photo as inspiration. Here is my picture. I have a great love of sunrise and sunsets. This is a photo of a winter sunrise sky in all its glory about a month ago. These are the colours I used to create my card.
To start the card I stamped the main image from the new Altenew paint a flower -poppy stamp set. I selected Copic markers in colours similar to that of the photo. I coloured the flower in the Copics then added coloured pencil over the top.
Next I worked on the background. I took a piece of purple tape and masked off a section of the card base so I was left with a strip along the left hand side to add Distress Oxide ink. I used a blending brush to add Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin. I then took Altenew metalic watercolour and added some splatters from a brush to the area to add some shine.
Next I stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered the image to the card with liquid adhesive. I then added some sequins to complete the card.
Hello. Today I am sharing a card as part of the Altenew Educator Certification program. This time the class was Beautiful Details.
This is the first time I felt I was trying something I have never done before. Stepping outside of my usual colouring.
To start the card I stamped the image from the Altenew stamp set ‘Flower Garden.’ I used Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah 80lb classic crest cardstock.
I started colouring my image with a base layer of Copics before adding coloured pencils.
I built up the layers of pencil until I was happy with the result. I then cut the image out.
Next I die cut a tag shape and used Distress Oxide ink to blend over the Altenew ‘Watercolor Stripes’ stencil on the tag before adhering my flower image on top.
I then stamped some other floral and leaf images from the same stamp set on to my card base around the area my tag would sit. I added a strip of pink stripes card and a strip of silver glitter card along the edge if the card base before adhering the tag. I added a piece of twine through the tag and a sentiment strip which white heat embossed on a strip of black card.
To complete the card I added a few sequins.
I like how the card turned out even though it challenged me to think outside of my usual colouring and design process.
Hello. Today I am sharing a card as part of a blog hop to celebrate the new release from Time For Tea Designs
I used the brand new Hip Hop Hooray clear stamp set to create a clean and simple, easy to make card.
To start the card I stamped out the bunny and the butterflies on to smooth white cardstock (the butterflies are from the fairy garden stamp set) and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then cut them out and set them aside while I worked on the background.
To make the background I took a pre folded card base and the Time For Tea Designs large circle masking stencil. I attached the stencil to the card base and using the beautiful blending brushes I blended Distress Oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. I splattered some Gansai Tambi watercolour in white gold over the area before removing the stencil and setting aside to dry.
Next I took the sentiment and stamped it below the inked circle in black ink. I then adhered the images with foam pads to add some dimension. This completes the card.
Don’t forget to comment on each blog post throughout the hop to be in with a chance to win the new stamps (Fairy Garden and Hip Hop Hooray) plus a Time for Tea Designs pencil & notebook set! The winner will be announced live on Monday morning January 27, 2020. Good luck everyone!
Hello. Today I am sharing a card featuring the new large oval masking stencil for Time For Tea Designs.
To start the card I took the large oval stencil and lined it up using the etched guide on to my A6 card base. I then took Distress Oxide inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. Using a blending brush I blended the Twisted Citron ink lightly all over the oval space. Next I added a leaf stencil on top, leaving the oval stencil in place. This stencil is the tropical leaves stencil from Newton’s Nook. I blended a mix of Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn over the leaves. I removed the stencils and set the background aside to dry.
Next I worked on my images. I stamped the bird and branch from the Toucan Do This stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
I adhered the images to the background with a tape runner and stamped the sentiment with black ink. To complete the card I added some sequins from Lucy’s cards for some subtle sparkle.
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Hello. Today I am sharing a card that sends a positive message to start the year. I made this card as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.
The class this time was ‘Polychromatic.’ I chose to base my card on a lesson focusing on using similar colours to make a card
To start the card I took the Altenew stamp set ‘Get Well Soon’ using sunflower images. I stamped the large flower once and the smaller flower twice using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Xpress it white cardstock. Once the ink was dry I coloured the images with my Copic markers. I chose yellow for my card as this was a colour from the ‘In The Mood For Color’ class which represents energy, optimism and cheer.
I cut out the images and set them to one side to work on the background. I wanted to do some ink smooshing, so I selected Distress Oxide inks in Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade and put a bit of each colour on to my glass mat then sprayed with some water. I then took a piece of cellophane wrapper from a piece of packaging and placed it into the watered down ink and transfersed it on to my card panel. I did this for all three colours moving the ink in various directions to make the effect.
Once the background was dry, I die cut a rectangle stitched border from the background panel and stamped the sentiment from the ‘Focus On You’ stamp set using. Next I adhered the flowers using foam tape to add some dimension to the larger image. I added some white orchid sequins from Lucys Cards to add some shine.
To complete the card I attached the panel to a card base using foam tape.
I hope you like the card. Take care for now.
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Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.
The class for this was called ‘Creative Watercolor Media’ and was all about using various supplies to watercolour such as reinkers and sprays. I chose to use my ink pads to watercolour the images to make my card.
To start I stamped some flowers and leaves from the Altenew stamp set ‘Flower Garden’ on to some watercolour card using Versafine Onyx black ink.
I chose Altenew inks Midnight Violet and Turquoise for the flowers and Forest Glade and Evergreen for the leaves. I pressed each of the ink pads on to my glass mat then using a small paintbrush and water to watercoloured all the images. Once they were all dry I fussy cut the images with scissors.
Next I worked on the background. I took the Altenew leafburst stencil and blended some of the green ink lightly over the stencil using a blending brush. I added some splatters of my new Altenew metalic watercolours. I chose a copper colour. I then selected a piece of copper coloured cardstock and cut a strip of this to go along the edge of the card. I adhered the strip with liquid glue.
Now it was time to place the flowers and leaves. I arranged them around the largest flower adhering them in place with a liquid glue. I then popped the large floral up on some foam tape to give the card some dimension.
Next I used Altenew Enchanted gold pigment ink to stamp the sentiment which I took from the ‘Heartfelt Sentiments’ stamp set by Altenew.
To complete the card I added a few sequins for some sparkle and shine.
Using ink pads as a watercolour medium is a great way of getting more out of them and great for colour matching. I hope you will give it a try. Thanks for dropping by. Take care for now.
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