EASY BLENDING TECHNIQUES

Hello everyone!!! It has been quiet here for quite a while but I have all the reasons to start posting again. I will be sharing with you my card creations based on the Altenew Academy courses!!! I’m so excited to share with you some of the cards that I’ve made. So much inspiration in all the classes!!!

Here’s my first card inspired by Amy Lee. I love how she showed us how to color our cards using the emboss resist technique. Using different colors also made the card pop. I have to admit… yellow is not my favorite color but it made the card come alive 🙂 I should start using more yellow now on.

MATERIALS USED:
stamps: Altenew Adore you Stamp Set and Bejeweled
papers: watercolor paper
embossing powder: Hero Arts white
Altenew inks: warm ocean, forest glades, ocean waves, lavender fields
Distress inks: spiced marmalade, twisted citron, pistachio, peacock feathers
Dies: MFT stitched retangle stax die
Simon Says Big U words

Hope you can join me in this journey of discovering new techniques!!! Until my next post!

SALE ALERT!!!

SALE ALERT!!!

Hi everyone!!! To celebrate National Scrapbooking Day on May 3, ALL scrapbooking papers and embellishments in MLA will be 20% off from April 30-May 3. (excluding the ones that are already on sale) 🙂 Do drop by and take advantage of this huge sale. Create a beautiful card or album in time for Mother’s Day maybe? The invoice you will be getting does not include the discount. Please wait for my e-mail with the corrected amount. Orders will be shipped on May 4. Enjoy the long weekend!!!

ALTENEW APRIL CHALLENGE

ALTENEW APRIL CHALLENGE
Hi everyone! This is the first time I will be joining the Altenew April challenge using the Forbidden City in China as inspiration. Here's how I made my card.

1. Cut 91/4" x 6" white cardstock for your card base.

2. Cut 4 5/8" x 5 3/4" watercolor paper and spray with Dylusions London blue ink spray and allow to dry.

3. Mix Dylusions Calypso Teal with Ranger Texture Paste.

4. Place Memory Box Pattern Lanthenay over the sprayed watercolor paper and using a spatula, spread the colored texture paste over the pattern. Cover the entire surface. Remove the stencil and allow the paste to dry.

5. Stamp sentiment on red cardstock using brilliance black ink and emboss with ultra fine embossing powder.

6. Place a thin strip of double sided tape on white cardstock and burnish gold foil over it. 

7. Die cut "hello" 5 times using teal cardstock  and once using a plain white cardstock. Adhere one over the other to form a stack and stick the white one slightly off to create a shadow effect.

8. Assemble card accordingly. Use foam tape to adhere the embossed watercolor paper over the red cardstock with the  sentiment on it.

Thanks so much for dropping by! Stay tuned for the arrival of the new Altenew Stamp sets and dies. I will be posting other samples using some their stamp sets soon. 🙂 Happy weekend!

ALTENEWSTAMPS COMING SOON!!!

ALTENEWSTAMPS COMING SOON!!!

Hi everyone!!! I’m so excited to announce that we will be bringing in a new line of stamp sets from Altenew!!! This company is fairly new. It was established in 2014 and has a variety of designs but my favorites are their flower stamps which you can layer 🙂 They also carry matching dies to go with the stamp sets. YAY!!!!Thank you so much, Tasnim, for the opportunity to work with you.

Here is a sample of their Persian motif set which I embossed and watercolored. I made this for my daughter when she went to a retreat sometime late last year. 🙂

Looking forward to sharing these amazing stamps with all of you as soon as they arrive!!! Stay tuned!!!