Hello everyone!!! I’d like to thank Neha Aggarwal for sending you over to my blog. I’m so thrilled to be joining this Altenew Educator “For the Love of Flowers” blog hop and linky party + giveaway with my co-educators!!! Make sure you drop by the Altnenew Card Blog for more inspiration. The Altenew certified educator numbers are growing and more are in the process of getting certified. Being an Altenew educator has definitely made me a more credible teacher. Sharing what I know brings me so much joy and I look forward to more workshops in the future!!! Here are some of the cards I made for this hop.
HELLO PRECIOUS FRIEND/IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT CARDS
These are what I call my yin and yang cards– elements of cards that I interchange to create 2 cards. You will need a stamp positioning tool for this technique. First, I stamped the largest image of the Altenew Flower Garden Stamp Set using Versamark Ink onto the card front of a Neenah Solar White Cardstock and the image was embossed with Rose gold embossing powder. Stamp the same image onto navy blue cardstock without moving the stamp. The image was embossed with White Crisp embossing powder.
Next, I masked the large image so that I can stamp the smaller image right next to it. I continued to mask and stamp until the upper and side part of the card was covered with the floral images and leaves. The center was die cut using the Fine Frames Cover Die.
Sentiments from the Stone Mosaic Stamp Set were embossed on vellum paper and wrapped around the center panel. The center was then interchanged and mounted with foam sheets. The thinnest frame from the Fine frames was used to add a finishing touch to the center of the card. The card was then assembled.
YOU’VE GOT THIS CARD
This second card was made using the beautiful Antique Roses Stamp set. I first wet some watercolor papers with water and added color using a mixture of Limeade, Emerald, Sea Breeze and Turquoise from the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers. This became the first layer of the stamp set. I then used the Mountain Mist, Volcanic Lake and Lagoon from the Sea Shore Crisp Dye Ink Set for the succeeding layers of the flowers. I used the base layer to add Versamark Ink to the entire front of the flower and then I embossed with Clear embossing powder to add some shine. The leaves were also colored with watercolor and only the shadow stamp set was used to add some contrast. I die cut the leaves from the Rose Flurries 3D die from white cardstock and added them to the arrangement. The background was made using the Moroccan Mosaic Cover die. I also added some Distress Oxide ink on the card front for added contrast. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock and embossed using the Rose Gold Embossing Powder.
COMPLETELY TOTALLY PROUD OF YOU CARD
Although this is not a floral card, leaves definitely enhance the flowers. 🙂 I wanted to show how you can use the other element of this stamp set aside from the flower itself and still make it look like a floral card. This was a fun card to make. I used the leaf image from the Paint a Flower Poppy stamp set and stamped the image going one direction using a very light ink. I went ahead and painted the leaves with the watercolor brush markers using a variety of cool colors. Using a .5 Pigma Micron pigment ink pen, I drew some fine lines to mimick the leaf veins on some of the painted leaves. I die cut the painted panel using a rectangular die. A thin blue frame was also cut using the Fine Frames Cover Die. The outer layer of the painted panel was mounted on foam squares and adhere to the card front.
WHY FIT IN WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT CARD
I really love the poppy image from the Paint a Flower Poppy stamp set. <3 I stamped the image several times on watercolor paper using a very light ink. For the main image, I colored it using the watecolor brush markers then added some shadows and accents using Faber-Castell polychromos pencils. The sentiment from the Wonderland Stamp set was stamped on vellum using Versamark ink then embossed with rose gold embossing powder. This was framed using the same brown cardstock and adhered using foam squares.
I haven’t made a scrapbook page for quite some time now but the Altenew stamps and dies have brought back my love for scrapbooking because now I can make my own embellishments!!!
Materials for this layout are the following: Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp and dies, Leaf Clusters stamp and dies, Flower Garden stamp set, Watercolor Stripes Cover Die, Inline Alpha Dies, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Altenew watercolors: Lagoon, Sea Breeze, Dessert Night and Turquoise.
The flowers from the Pen Sketched Flowers stamp set were stamped on watercolor paper using Versamark Ink then embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. The different shades of blues were used to color the flowers using the wet on wet technique. Next, the leaves from the Leaf Clusters were stamped on Neenah Solar white cardstock and embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. The leaves from the Flower Garden stamp set were also stamped and embossed then all were die cut. The photos were adhered to foam sheets to add dimension.
The background was splattered with white gouache to add some interest. I wanted to add 3 brads at the bottom of the vellum to keep the journaling in place but I didn’t have the right shade of gold so all I did was to add Versamark ink to the surface of the brad, dip the brad into the rose gold embossing powder then heat set it. Now they match the leaves 🙂
When creating a layout, remember to always have the 3 key elements on a scrapbook page– photos, title and journaling. As much as possible, I try to use my own handwriting for more emotional connection.
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Thank you so much for dropping by! Next stop is the talented Nancy McClelland. The complete blog hop list will be found below. Make sure you drop by all the blogs and be inspired by all the creativity of the educators. I appreciate the love and wonderful comments <3 Make sure you follow me on IG and let me know which card is your favorite! You might just be the lucky one to receive it. <3 Happy crafting everyone!
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All of your projects are beautiful!
Thank you so much, Vicki❤️
Lovely projects Nenette! Seeing you emboss that brad for your scrapbook page reminded me that I have some in my stash from long ago, I should do what you did!
Your cards and page are so pretty. I love those Antique Roses.
oh my word, the you’ve got this card is a total stunner, It’s amazing, the colours and the texture in the flower looks fantastic.
Brilliant. So many useful ideas!
they are all different styles and beautiful.
Nenette, I’m in awe of your idea to watercolor the first layer of Antique Roses and then layer stamp on top. I must do this!! Fabulous idea! All of your cards are beautiful!
Absolutely stunning projects! I love all the use of gold. The first card is just perfection.
Such pretty flowers, and other details like the leaves. Really pretty.
Congrats on completing the AEC program Nenette! Love all your cards, thank you for all the fabulous ideas!
Wow! So many amazing creations! Love your work a lot! 🙂
Love your projects Nenette , They all are outstanding! Regards Neha
Gorgeous creations! love them all! <3
Wow,,wow,wow,wow,wow,wow……………Nenette, you always blow me away. I am always in awe of you and your incredible talent. I love all of them especially the blue/gold flowers. Holy smokes! You rock star!
Girl, you are a ROCK STAR, my friend.
Such amazing cards and projects. I love the red poppy. So beautiful!
These are all so beautiful and inspiring, well done!
I always love your yin yang cards. The frames use is beautiful as well.
Oh, these are all gorgeous!!! So hard to choose, but I’d have to say that the first set is my favorite! I love the navy, white and gold color combo! And paired with those gorgeous line images; everything combines for two elegant cards!
I like your elegant and pretty cards and lovely layout.
The black white and gold are so elegant. And love the poppy, too.
what a stunning cards. Your Ying/Yang cards card delightful. And love the LO you have made.
Lovely projects, my favourite is the first two cards with navy and gold, simply stunning.
Beautiful projects, Nenette. The first two cards are gorgeous and elegant. I also love the other cards. And your layout is so beautiful!
So happy you liked them, Nandini! Thanks so much for dropping by!
Your Pen Sketched Flowers in those yummy colors with gold embossing …..really called to me. Just beautiful!
Thanks so much, Pamboe!
Gorgeous projects! Love the layout!!
Amazing works of art! I love the navy, cream and gold color scheme! Very elegant looking!
Glad you like them, Anneleise! Thanks for dropping by!
These are AMAZING! I LOVE the colors! THE BLUES are fab!
Thank you, Meghan! <3
Beautiful cards and gorgeous layout! Really love the first 2 cards. So classy and elegant.♥
Thank you so much for your kind words!
Beautiful projects! Your coloring is lovely. I like all the blues and layers. Your leaf card is very pretty with the inlaid panel.
I’m happy you liked the leaf card, Annette!! I had fun stamping and painting them 🙂
Amazing projects!! I love the different styles, so inspiring. Thank you for sharing
Thanks so much, Debbie! <3
Oh, so many amazing projects. The tone on tone reversed floral image with the embossing is just stunning, and I love the striking green florals. All of these are amazing.
Happy you liked them, Ammie!!!
I love the gold dots!
Thanks Bri! 🙂
Gorgeous, unique projects. I love the technique you used on the first one. I’m going to give that a try!
Glad you found something that inspired you, Cyndi! Thanks for dropping by!
Your handwriting is amazing!!! I love everything you made! The range of projects and your aesthetic sense is incredible.
Thank you for being part of this hop!
Awww… what a complement coming from you, Erum!!! Truly appreciate it!!! <3 <3 <3
amazing, stunning cards, Nanette – especially love the first set of cards in the navy and rose gold!
So sweet, Betty! Thanks so much!!!
That’s a lotta projects/cards Nenette!! Goodness, you worked hard. But it shows — they are all stunning.
Thanks you so much for your kind words, Kimberly! <3
Amazing cards. It’s hard to pick the prettiest one because all of them are just stunning. Thank you for sharing
Thank you so much, Iza!
Beautiful projects! Gorgeous coloring and designs on all!
Beautiful projects! I love the cards with the different layers and the first cards with the 2 for 1 layout. Thanks for the tip on making the embossed dots.