Just Because card

Hello. I hope you are well. It has been a bit chilly here today and I am sad to say goodbye to Summer but love Autumn colours and cosy nights crafting.

Today I am sharing a card as part of the Altenew AECP. The class that inspired my card was all about foiling without a laminater.

There are a couple of ways to add foil to a card. One way is to stamp images on to your card and use a bonding powder or embossing powder and a heat tool, then add the foil burnishing it on with your fingers or a bone folder.

Then there was the way I added foil. To start off I took a piece of white card and some double sided craft tape. I lined up the tape diagonally along the card.

I covered the whole card in even strips the cut off the excess along the edge of the card. I then removed the backing on all the strips. I took a piece of fancy foil from Gina K Designs and placed the card face down on to it. I rubbed all over the back of the card with my fingers then flipped the card over and did the same on the front. Then its time for the reveal. I carefull peeled back the foil to reveal the stripes.

To add some interest to the card I stamped a flower and two leaves from the Altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp set and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then fussy cut the out. I stamped and white heat embossed the ‘just because’ sentiment from the Altenew heartfelt sentiments stamp set on to black card and adhered it to my background usng a tape runner and used foam pads to add dimension and attach the flowers.

To complete the card I adhered the panel to a piece of black cardstock to add a black border then adhered this to a card base.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Sealife inspired card

Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs. As Sumner draws to a close I had a design idea based on a visit to the sealife centre! I used two clear stamp sets from Time For Tea Designs. Butterflies and Shell Phone.

To make the card I first worked on the circle window. I die cut two circles big enough for the window.

I took the first circle and ink blended Distress Oxide inks using Salty Ocean for the bottom half and Broken China for the top half. I splattered some water over the inked area and soaked up the excess with a paper towel.

I then took the second circle and die cut from the centre the next smallest circle die I had. This gives a round frame for the window. I used C0 and C2 Copic markers to colour the frame and a silver Sharpie pen to add dots around the frame.

Next I stamped my images. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink to stamp on Neenah classic crest solar white cardstock. I used the octopus, fish and the girl and coloured them with my Copic markers then cut them out.

Using a liquid adhesive I attached the circle frame to the inked circle. The liquid glue allows some time to move the frame to the perfect position. I used a tape runner to attach the fish and octopus to the window.

Now it is time to work on the card base. I took a piece of purple tape and masked off a section at the bottom of the card to represent the floor and blended some Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke ink. I then took Stormy Sky ink and blended an area that was slightly bigger than the window but without covering the whole card.

I attached the window to the centre of the inked area with my tape runner, then attachd the girl with foam pads to give the card some dimension. I stamped the sentiment with black ink.

To complete to card I added some dots of glossy accents and some sequins to the window and gems to the girls hat and belt.

I love how the card turned out. I hope you like it too.

Katrina.

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Altenew AECP Challenge level 1.

Hello. Today my blog post is my level 1 challenge for the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The specifications for the challenge were to design and make a his and her gift set of cards, with a gift box. The set should include one recycle element somewhere within the designs. There should be three components from the level 1 classes covered so far.

I decided to go for a theme of encouragement and appreciation. The three class components I focused on were

Let it shine – Adding shine to projects. Each card has some shine added to it. I made sure the shine on the masculine cards was more subtle than the feminine cards. I used a variety of mediums, gold ink, gold watercolour paint, metalic cardstock, glittercard, liquid pearls and sequins.

Irresistible inking – Stretching the use of ink pads. I love ink especially ink blending but this class made me use my inks in a different way.

Celebration stencil techniques – Getting the most out of stencils. I love stencils and was keen to add them to a majoriry of the cards I made.

As I created the cards I wanted to stay true to my style. Colouring, bright colours and inking are all important parts of the projects I created.

For the first two cards in the collection I used the Altenew stamp set wallpaper art. For the first card I painted the image using Altenew inks Forest Glade, Sea Breeze and Lavender Fields. I stamped the images on to Strathmore Bristol smooth card using Versafine black ink. I first stamped the flower, then masked it with masking paper and stamped over the top with the leaves. This gives a one layer card image. The image at the forefront needs to be stamped first. Once the ink was dry I watercoloured the image using the inks. I die cut the panel with a Heffy doodle stitched rectangle. I then added splatters to the background using the same inks and along with some gold. I selected the sentiment from the Altenew stamp set heartfelt sentiments. I used Altenew obsidian pigment ink to stamp then added some sequins for some extra sparkle and shine.

For the next card I stamped out the large floral image using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then fussy cut it out. I stamped the Altenew wood pallet background stamp on to a piece of white card using Tea Dye Distress Oxide ink. I then stamped the leaf images over the top using Altenew Forest Glade ink. I die cut the panel from this, using a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle. I stamped the sentiment and banner which are also from the wood pallet stamp set in Altenew obsidian pigment ink. I attached the flower to the centre of the leaves using foam tape. I layered the panel on to a piece of purple cardstock and attached this to a white card base. I added some sequins from little things by Lucy’s cards for some sparkle.

To make this Thank You card I stamped out the images from the Altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp set using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then fussy cut them out. I took the Altenew feeling dotty stencil and used Altenew frayed leaf ink to blend up from a darker to a lighter shade. Using a blending brush use less pressure to give a lighter shade of one ink colour. I selected the sentiment from the Altenew stamp set Heartfelt Sentiments. I used Altenew obsidian pigment ink to stamp then added some white opal liquid pearls for some shine and cut a small strip of silver glitter card and adhered it to the bottom of the card.

For my next card I stamped out the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then fussy cut them out. I took the Altenew leaf burst stencil and used Altenew frayed leaf ink to blend up from a darker to a lighter shade near the edges. I added a little Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink to the centre of the stencil for some contrast. I stamped the sentiment in Altenew Antique Gold pigment ink. This one is from the Focus On You Altenew set. I then went around the edges of the card in the same ink, rubbing the ink pad directly at an angle along the card. I added some sequins from little things by Lucy’s cards for some sparkle.

I love how the next card turned out. To create the background I used Distress Oxide inks in Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry to blend inks from the edges to the centre of the card. I then took the feeling dotty stencil and blended over the top in the same colours each time leaving the centre of the card very light. Next I took some vellum and stamped the flower and leaf images from the Perfectly Perfect stamp set on the vellum using Wow embossing pad. I then covered the area in gold embossing powder and heat set with my heat gun. Once cooled I fussy cut the images. To adhere the to the card I run the images through my Xyron sticker maker and stuck them to the centre of the card. Again I stamped the sentiments in Antique Gold ink. I then went around the edges of the card in the same ink.

The next card is a bright rainbow of colour! I stamped out the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then cut them out using my scan n cut machine. I took the Altenew Watercolor Stripes stencil and blended on to my card using Distress Oxide inks working in a rainbow order. I added a black strip of card for the sentiment, which I white heat embossed. I adhered the images to the centre and added some sequins for sparkle.

I have a Thank You card up next. I used images from the Altenew Garden grow stamp set. I stamped out the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then cut them out using my scan n cut machine. I used the watercolor stripes stencil for the background. With a blending brush I added Altenew ink in Sea Breeze and Forest glade. Keeping the focus on the images I simply adhered them to the background, stamped the sentiment and added some white opal liquid pearls for some shine

For this card I stamped out the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then cut them out using my scan n cut machine. I took the Altenew feeling dotty stencil and used Altenew Tide Blue ink to blend up from a darker to a lighter shade.

I adhered the images towards the bottom of the card and added a strip of glitter card. To finish the card and add a more masculine feel i added some blue twine to the top of the card.

For this simple poppy card I used an Altenew gift set I got with a card making magazine. It is a layering set. I stamped the layers using Altenew inks Turquoise and Starlight for the blues and Frayed leaf for the leaves, along with Jet Black for the lines. To add shine I added the gold edging and gold splatters to the background.

To make the Fathers Day card I used the Garden Grow stamp set. I stamped out the images using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them using Copic markers. I then cut the out using my scan n cut machine. Next I worked on the background, I stamped the Altenew wood pallet background stamp on to a piece of white card using Tea Dye Distress Oxide ink. I die cut a panel from this using a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle and stamped the sentiment which is from the Altenew stamp set best Dad in Altenew black obsidian pigment ink. I adhered the imaged to the panel and used a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen to the tools. I layered the panel on to a piece of gold cardstock and attached this to a white card base.

I recently watched a video by the inspirational Kristina Werner click here to see her video which inspired this card. I blended Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord Distress Oxide inks on to the background using a blending brush, then used stamps from the Altenew stamp set Perfectly Perfect to stamp in the same inks. I used my Misti stamping platform as the images needed double stamping to show up well. I inked half the stamp in one colour then did the same for the rest of the stamp, making sure to follow the similar colouring of the background ink I used Altenew inks Tide Blue and Deep Iris. To add shine I stamped the sentiment in Altenew Antique Gold pigment ink. I then went around the edges of the card in the same ink, rubbing the ink pad directly at an angle along the card. The further you tilt the pad, the deeper the line will become.

The lead burst card is simple and easy to make. The shine takes centre stage. To make this card I took the leaf burst stencil and attached it to a piece of white cardstock. I then covered the stencil with deco foil transfer gel using a palette knife and removed the stencil I then left it to dry for an hour. Once dry I placed a piece of deco foil over the stenciled area and placed it inside a piece of baking paper. I then run it through my laminater. Next I peeled away the foil to reveal the leaf pattern. I simply added a sentiment which I white heat embossed on to a strip of black card and then used a black pen to draw a double black border around the edge of the card.

The gift box was the area I focused on the recycle element. I took an old game box, covered it in some paper I had in my stash. Sticking the box to the back side of the paper and carefully cutting and sticking it using double sided tape which is nice and strong.

I then made a card front for the top which tied in with the cards in the set, adding shine and a large coloured floral image. I have never created a gift box before and am really happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you like the cards. Take care for now.

Katrina

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Toucan of appreciation card.

Hello. Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs. I used two of the clear stamp sets, Toucan Do This and Moovellous.

To start the card I stamped the images out in Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Neenah classic crest solar white cardstock. I then coloured the images using my Copic markers.

Next I worked on the background. I die cut a panel from white cardstock using a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle. I then used Distress Oxide inks and Picket Fence Studios blending brushes to blend a beach scene. I used Salty Ocean for the sky, Broken China for the sea and Antique Linen for the sand.

Once the background was dry I used Connect glue from Gina K Designs to adhered the images. I overlapped the leaves on the tree branch and the flowers with the leaves.

To complete the card I stamped the sentiment using Altenew obsidian black ink and adhered the panel to a card base.

I hope you like the card.

Take care for now.

Katrina.

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Inking Techniques

Hello.

I am here today with another card as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.

The class was all about inking techniques. Showing how to use inks in different ways to create backgrounds and add ink to projects beyond the usual stamping.

For my card I focused on two techniques. The first was using ink to colour in images and the second was using ink around the edge of cards. These are both things I was aware of but not something i use regularly.

To start the card I took a piece of cardstock and stamped out my images using Altenew jet black ink. These images are from the Altenew stamp set ‘Garden grow.’

Once the ink was dry I used Altenew inks Forest Glad and Tide Blue to colour the plant and Lavender Fields and Turquoise for the butterfly. I smooshed some of each colour on to my glass mat then took an Altenew water brush and some water to colour the images in. I made sure not to use too much water as i was colouring on to regular cardstock.

Once the images were dry I used a wonky stitches die from My Favorite Things to cut out the panel for the image and used the Tide Blue ink pad to add ink along the edges of the panel.

Next I took my card base and the Altenew Leaf Burst stencil. I used a blending brush to lighltly blend some of the blue and green inks over the stencil.

I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set and adhered the panel to the centre of the card and added some sequins to complete the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Snail mail card

Hello.

I hope you are well. We have had a mini heat wave this week but today it is back to rain.

Today I am sharing a card using one of the new A7 clear stamp sets from Time For Tea Designs called You Snailed It.

I started the card by stamping my images on to Neenah classic crest solar white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink. I also used images from the Moovellous stamp set to make the scene. I used Copic markers to colour the images, cut them out and set them to one side.

Next I worked on the background. I took my card base and a blending brush and gently blended some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on the bottom of the card fading out to the centre. I then placed the unbe-leaf-able stencil on top and repeated the process with the same ink. This leaves a subtle pattern in the blue area. I then lightly blended some more Oxide inks from the top of the card. I used Pickled Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade. I then stamped the sentiment to the centre of my background in black ink.

I die cut a grass border using a die from Honey Bee Stamps from a piece of white card then added Oxide ink Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron.

I used a tape runner to adhere the grass border and all the images and this completes the card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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Crazy Cat Lady Card.

Hello.

Today I am sharing a card fit for any crazy cat person!

To make this card i used three clear stamp sets from Time For Tea Designs. Butterflies for the girl and Smile sentiment, Mew Are Pawsome for the cats and Moovellous for the Birthday sentiment.

I started the card by stamping and colouring the main images using Copic markers and cut them out. The cat at the top was a stamp of a cat peeking out from a box. I cut around it to remove the box and used a white gel pen to hide the ink lines left. They are not completely hidden and the perfectionist in me can still see them but that’s ok!

Next I worked on my background. I used the Line Em Up stencil. I used purple tape to attach the stencil to my card base and a Picket Fence life changing blending brushes to add Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar.

Once the ink was dry I used Gansai Tambi white gold watercolour and flicked it from a paint brush to leave small splatters over the stripes.

Once the background was dry I stamped the sentiments using Versafine black ink, then adhered my images. I used foam pads to pop up the two sitting cats to give the card some dimension.

To complete the card I added a few sequins from Little Things By Lucy .

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina.

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