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Altenew workshop

Hello I hope you are staying safe and well. Today I wanted to share how I hosted an online class as part of my Altenew Educator Certification Programme. This is the final challenge for the level 3 AECP which is to host a workshop creating three cards.

Normally this would be in person but due to the current situation we all find ourselves in this was not possible so I held the class virtually. The stamp set was the Daffodil Paint A Flower from Altenew. This is a lovely versatile set which can be used year round to brighten someones day whether this is by colouring the image as a crafter or receiving a card with the image on. I designed three cards for the class to reflect the versatility of the stamp set.

Prior to the class I created a supplies list for all the participants and created a lesson plan. I set up a private Facebook group to host the class using Facebook rooms to stream the video call. This was something new to me but it worked well and everyone was able to join and hear each other, plus nobody lost connection during the class.

I decided to use one stamp set and make three cards, starting with a clean and simple one, then moving on to add different techniques for the other cards. All the participants for my class had a good general knowledge of card making so I wanted to share some designs and techniques which may be new or challenge them to try something new.

Card one was ink smooshing to create a simple background. We heat embossed the image and the sentiment, finishing off by adding gold ink around the edges.

Participant cards

Card two was ink blending on the backgrounding using Altenew inks and a blending brush. I chose light shades of ink as we would be using alcohol markers over the top so the background would compliment the colouring. The images and sentiment were stamped in black ink then coloured using Altenew Artist markers.

Participant cards

Card three was a rainbow card. We added watercolour paints in rainbow order to a baby wipe then dragged this down the card. We then stamped the sentiment “brighter days’ and stamped over the background in grey ink. The image was coloured and fussy cut using a black marker to fill in and white space outside of the image. We die cut a circle from the rainbow panel and adhered black card behind this. The image and sentiment strip were adhered to finish the card.

Participant cards

The class went by really quickly and we had great fun creating together. Thank you to all the participants and to Virginia and Erum from Altenew for being part of the class.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care for now.

Katrina

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Halloween shaker card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs, using the new release Halloween dies.

To start the card I die cut an A6 card panel and blended Distress Oxide inks in wilted violet, picked raspberry and carved pumpkin over this. I added splatters of metallic watercolour for some texture and interest. I placed the ghost shaped dies on the panel and run through my die cutting machine to leave four ghost shaped holes.

I did consider putting vellum ghosts over the windows but decided against that in the end

Next I die cut some grass from black card stock along with the word Halloween and adhered them to the panel. I stamped the word happy and some black stars.

I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the ghosts and added foam tape to the back of the panel and around the ghosts to leave pockets of space for the sequins.

I placed white sequins into the ghost windows then adhered a card base to the panel. I added eyes and a mouth to each ghost to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by and Happy Halloween!

Katrina

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Hooray autumnal card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card with an autumnal rainbow for Time For Tea Designs.

To start the card I cut two rectangle card panels. To make the background panel I selected Distress Oxide inks in a rainbow of autumn shades and blended them across my card. I then took the Hooray die and run it through my die cutting machine on the centre of each of the panels.

I trimmed the white panel down smaller than the rainbow panel to leave a rainbow border when they are adhered together. I adhered my rainbow panel onto my card base. Using liquid glue I adhered the white letters into the coloured panel then placed the white panel on the top and inlay the coloured letters in place, each time making sure to add the little pieces inside the letters.

I stamped the black sentiment from the hooray hamsters stamp set and added some ink splatters to the white card.

I stamped the fox and squirrel and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. They are from the woodland critters stamp set and the bird from the moovellous stamp set. I adhered them to the card with foam pads. This completes the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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Cardmaking with Chalkola paint markers.

Hello I hope you are staying safe and well. The people at Chalkola kindly gifted me a set of their Acrylic paint markers to try. They have also given me a discunt code for you to use if yu like the product and would like to purchase from chalkola.com

I have a youtube video to show a close up look at the pens and how I made a card using them. Click here to watch the video

As a card maker I had to see how I could use these markers on card and this is the result.

The pens are acrylic fine tip marker pens in bright vivid colours. They are made to work on a variety of surfaces such as rocks, metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, porcelain and even fabric. They are non toxic and perfect to be used by all the family. After I made my card I let my children play with the pens too. They easily wipe off making them putrefy for rainy day activities with the kids. The marker easily wipes away for mess free fun. Alternatively you can apply a coat of varnish over the top to make the artwork permanent on items such as rocks.

Here my daughter age 7 drew on the window. She loved doing this

The pens are great value and Chalkola work hard to make art accessible to all and these pens are a perfect way to share art with the whole family.

Rock painting

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Thanks for dropping by. I hope you are inspired to have a go with these pens and hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Take care for now.

Katrina

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Heffy Doodle And Time For Tea Designs Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs products, and there is a prize up for grabs, too!

When I heard about the collaboration of Heffy Doodle and Time For Tea Designs, straight away I had an idea in mind to combine images from both companies.

I used two stamp sets for this card, you’re weird from Heffy Doodle and baked with love from Time For Tea Designs.

To start the card I cut a slimline panel and used Distress Ink to blend a galaxy. To get a good galaxy it takes a bit of time and patience and lots of layers. It will look a bit of a mess to start with but just keep going, the end result is worth it.

Once I had my galaxy background ready I splattered some silver watercolour and some white gauche paint over the panel using a small paint brush and set it aside to dry.

Next I worked on the images. I stamped the images with Memento tuxedo black ink, on to Neenah 80lb classic crest card so I could colour with my Copics. to get the mouse inside the spaceship I made a mask for the main part of the vehicle, leaving a window for the glass area and stamped the image over the top.

I coloured my images and fussy cut them out. I was going to use the coordinating dies but decided there was better contrast with the dark background with no white border.

I heat embossed the sentiment with liquid platinum embossing powder from Ranger and adhered the images to the card with liquid glue. I added glossy accents on the window area of the ship and the little lights.

I adhered the panel to a white folded card base to complete the card. I hope you like it. It was such a fun card to make.

Giveaway – Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs will each be giving away a £25 to their respective stores. Winners will be chosen randomly and announced onJuly 28th on the Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs blogs.

The next stop on the hop is the very talented Tallie Clewley

The previous stop on the hop Laura Sterckx

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Here is the blog hop line up. Make sure to hop along for a chance to win.

Heffy Doodle Blog

Shabneez Khan-Muztar

Amanda Fitterer

Natalie Seddons

Cassie Trask

Catrin Goodwin

Laura Sterckx

Katrina Howe

Tallie Clewley

Sharon Nettleship

Amy Gould

Laura Volpes

Time for Tea Designs Blog

Take care for now

Katrina

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Mice Day Birthday Card

Hello today I am sharing a card made for Tome For Tea Designs.

To make the card I took a card panel and die cut a stitched rectangle to add some stickers detail around the edge. I then took a piece of masking tape and masked off the bottom section of card. I used the Time For Tea Designs brick wall stencil and used a blending brush to add Distress Oxide inks in Bundled Sage, Hickory Smoke and Tea Dye. I moved the masking tape to cover the inked area and added Antique Linen to the bottom area of the card.

Next I worked on the images. I used my Coptic markers to colour images from the Baked With Love and Bake My Day stamp sets. I used the coordinating des to cut them out.

The oven die cuts out the door so it can open. I stuck a piece of acetate over the back of the oven and coloured a small piece of card brown. I drew a line in silver pen and adhered the pie to the brown card then adhered this to the oven. To make a glass door!

I stamped sentiments on to grey card using Versafine black ink and cut the down.

I adhered the images and sentiments to the card panel the stuck it to a card base to complete the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina

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Focus on you card

Hello. I hope you are well. Today I am sharing another card for the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The most recent class I took was by the talented Laura Bassen. It was called Clean, simple and Colourful techniques. I was particularly struck by the masking and blending and wanted incorporate this into my card.

To start the card I die cut a stitched panel, A6 in size. I then too Distress Oxide inks in Barn Door, Rusty Hinge, Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade.

I placed a piece of wide masking tape on to my card at an angle starting in the middle then used a blending brush to add ink along the line of the tape edge

I started in the middle but you could start at the top or bottom. Each stripe I added I moved the tape along then added a different colour ink, leaving some white space between each colour. I changed to a fresh piece of tape as I got to the lighter colours to stop too much contamination from darker inks. I wiped my blending brush in a micro fibre cloth between each colour change.

Once the blending was done I took one of the images from the Altenew Flower Garden stank set and used Versafine black ink to stamp the image of the edge of the card. I then took the focus on you sentiment from the stamp set of the same name and stamped this between the flowers.

I took a grey coloured pencil and added some subtle shading to the flowers and leaves, then used a glitter pen over the top to add some sparkle which you can’t really see in the photo but it is there!

I added a few sequins and adhered the panel to a white card base to complete the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Thanks Friend Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The class was all about sentiments. I learnt lots about placement of sentiments and loved the look of stamping sentiments in different colours.

To start the card I stamped a large floral image and some leaves from the Altenew stamp set Poppy Garden. I coloured them with my Copic markers and added some extra shading with my Polychromos coloured pencils. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

Next I worked on the background. I took the Altenew watercolor stripes stencil and atyached it to my card base with washi tape. I used a blending brush to apply Bundled Sage Distress Oxide ink working from the bottom left corner. I applied the ink heavier at the bottom then worked out to a lighter covering leaving lots of white space towards the top of the card.

For my sentiment I used the Fancy Thanks word die, which I die cut from some green card I had in my stash. I cut it twice to give some dimension, adhering one on top of the other.

Now to put the card together. I layed out my stamped images and thanks sentiment to work out the exact placement of the word friend which is from the Half Tone Hello stamp set. I stamped this in red ink. I then adhered the leaves, flower and thanks word.

I added a few sequins to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Dream Big Card

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs featuring some of the brand new release.

To start the card I used a blender brush and Distress Oxide Inks. I blended Wild Honey directly on to my A6 card base. I then took a piece of white A6 sized card and applied Mustard Seed and blended it up in to Squeezed Lemonade.

Once my panel was dry I placed the say cheese cover plate die over the top and run it through my die cutting machine. I also die cut the dream big sentiment from some shiny bronze cardstock I had in my stash and the shadow die in black card.

I then worked on my mouse image. I stamped the little mouse and cheese from the baked with love stamp set in Copic safe ink and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

To put the card together I adhered the panel die cut on to my card base with a tape runner. I used liquid glue to adhere the sentiment die together then attached it to my card. I took my mouse and cheese and used liquid glue to sit him on the sentiment. This completes the card.

Thanks for dropping by. Take Care for now.

Katrina.

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Watercolour Thanks Card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

This card was made as part of the ‘artists watercolor 101 for paper crafters’ class. The class was all about watercolour techniques and how to get the best results.

I love watercolour and I don’t get my paints out as often as I should so this class was the perfect opportunity for some practice.

To start the card I selected the Altenew Happy Pomegranates stamp set. I took a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolour card cut to the same size as my A6 card base. I selected my Versafine onyx black ink and using my Misti stamping too stamped the pomegranates at the top centre of the card. I used the Misti to allow me to stamp the image twice as watercolour card has a texture and although my images stamped perfectly it can be stamped again if needed.

I stamped the pomegranates image again on to a piece of masking paper and cut this out to make a mask. I placed the mask over the top of the image then stamped the other leaf images around this.

Once the ink was dry I started watercoloring. I used the new Altenew watercolors

I added a layer of paint at a time, Making sure each layer was dry before adding the next. Once I was happy with my painting I worked on the sentiment.

I die cut the thanks from card three times and stacked them with liquid glue. I took the rest of the sentiment from the Altenew ‘Paint a flower – rose’ stamp set and stamped it below where the thanks die cut would be placed. I then adhered the die. To finish off I added some sequins and cut down the panel and adhered it to my card base.

Take care for now.

Katrina.