HAPPY EASTER!!!

Hello friends! Short post here. Every year, Easter reminds us that life never ends and love never dies. May this Easter season fill you with renewed hope, fervent light and endless patience for one day, this storm shall pass. Here are some cards I made to give to loved ones and friends. All are from The Greetery’s Easter Jubilee Gathering Kit.

Don’t throw away the negative parts of the die cuts!!! Here I made CAS cards by just doing an ombre background and layering the negative parts of the die cut.

Stay safe, everyone!!!

Blessings,

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Altenew Educators “Favorite Old/New Altenew Stamp” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hello friends! Welcome to Altenew’s Educators “Favorite Old/New Altenew Stamp blog hop! If you just came from Vicki Finger’s blog, then you’re on the right track. We were assigned to choose a favorite stamp set from our old or new stash and highlight it in this post. I decided to create from an old AND a new stamp. It wasn’t easy to pick a favorite… I have too many!!! Anyway, for the old stamp set, I chose one of my all-time favorites– the Persian Motifs Stamp and die set.

I have always loved the vintage Indian woodblock designs and this stamp set reminds me of that. I created two cards using the Persian Motifs stamp and die set.


BE KIND


MATERIALS: PERSIAN MOTIFS STAMP AND DIE , BLOCK SENTIMENTS STAMP AND DIE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS- MANGO SMOOTHIE, ORANGE CREAM, YELLOW OCHRE, LAGOON, EMERALD, WATERCOLOR PAPER, VERSARMARK INK, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, METALLIC WATERCOLOR PAN SET, CARDSTOCKS, foam squares

Now, more than ever, we should remind ourselves, daily, to be kind to one another. Sadly, there is so much hatred and injustice around the world. I’ve been listening to a podcast by Fr. Mike Schmitz and this message struck me. We have to remember that we are all part of one world and that it’s not a battle between race or ethnicities. Even in the midst of all the brokenness, we can still find peace and be united if we just BE KIND to one another.

STEPS:

  1. Prep the paper with antistatic tool and stamp images on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Color images using watercolor brush markers.
  3. Add metallic details using the metallic watercolor pan set.
  4. Arrange the images temporarily on purple cardstock. Mark with pencil the edges of the flowers.
  5. Arrange the dies for partial die cutting to remove the lower part of the purple cardstock.
  6. Add embossed gold edges to the lower part of the card front using Versamark ink and Rose Gold embossing powder.
  7. Add foam sheet to the back of the purple cardstock and foam squares to the floral images for added dimension.
  8. Emboss the sentiment with Rose Gold embossing powder then die cut.
  9. Assemble the card.

More often than not, I usually stamp, emboss and watercolor more than what I need. Since I had extras, I decided to create a second CAS card using the same stamp set.


DO STUFF THAT MATTERS


MATERIALS: PERSIAN MOTIFS STAMP AND DIE, HELLO HYDRANGEA STAMP SET, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS- MANGO SMOOTHIE, ORANGE CREAM, YELLOW OCHRE, LAGOON, EMERALD, WATERCOLOR PAPER, VERSARMARK INK, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, METALLIC WATERCOLOR PAN SET, DIAMOND STARS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER, CARDSTOCKS, foam squares, Versamark ink

STEPS:

  1. Prep the paper with the antistatic tool then stamp and emboss the images from the Persian Motifs Stamp.
  2. Add more details using the Metallic Watercolor pan set.
  3. Emboss white cardstock using the Diamond Stars embossing folder.
  4. Add Versamark Ink to the embossed parts and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from the Hello Hydrangea stamp set with Versamark ink and emboss with Pure White embossing powder.
  6. Assemble the card using foam squares for added dimension.

For the new stamp, I chose two of my favorites– the Courageous You Stamp set which was released sometime in July 2020. I love the huge image that can cover the whole card front! Another favorite of mine is the Essential Sentiment Strips die– the easiest way to add a dimensional sentiment to your card. <3



HAPPY BIRTHDAY


MATERIALS: COURAGEOUS YOU STAMP AND DIE SET, STACKED DIAMONDS COVER DIE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, WATERCOLOR PAPER, WHITE GOUACHE PAINT, VERSAMARK INK

STEPS:

  • Stamp the image onto watercolor paper using very light dye ink. (I used a Misti and didn’t move the watercolor paper after stamping.)
  • Loosely paint over the entire flowers going over the outlines using Turquoise, Ultraviolet, Midnight violet, Sea Breeze and Ultramarine for the flowers and Emerald, Sweet Leaf and Moss for the leaves.
  • After the watercolor dries, add spatters of water and allow to sit for 10 seconds. Dry with a paper towel to remove some ink to create texture.
  • When the image is dry, prep the paper with the antistatic tool then re-stamp again the outline image with Versamark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder. (Remember, I left the image inside the Misti so that I can restamp again.)
  • Die-cut the image as well as the Stacked Diamonds cover die.
  • Die-cut the sentiment die 4 times and watercolor the 1st layer using the leftover inks.
  • Add white cardstock to the back of the sentiment strip die cut.
  • Adhere the cover die onto the card front and attach the flowers and sentiment with foam squares.
  • Add white gouache splatters.
  • Add the sentiment strip die cut using foam squares.

PRIZES


Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 4/4/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 4/6/2021.

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Old/New Favorite Altenew Stamp” creations. Altenew will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!


HOP LIST

Altenew Card Blog

Bridget Casey

Colleen Balija 

Teresa Litchfield

Katrina Howe

Rosie Neustaedter

Terri Marie Koszler

Tenia Nelson

Pam Boedeker

Nandini Karmarkar

Amy Hill

Irina Fonina

Natasha Davies

Karen Brown

Helen Kalb

Patty Mello

Roteja Galvan

Eva Bussom

Fiona Duff

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicki Finger

Nenette S. Madero <– YOU ARE HERE

Teri Wilson

Rachael Shedeed

Neha Aggarwal

Kari VanNoy

Teri Stokes

Amber Rain Davis

Virginia Lu

Sandra Woodson

Next up is the amazing Teri Wilson. Hope you liked the cards I made using old and new stamp and die sets. I’m sure you have your own favorite Altenew stamps as well. I’d love to know which one is yours! Leave a comment below to get a chance to win some fabulous prizes from Altenew. Hope we can be friends on IG as well (@mylittleatticstudio). This is where I post my latest creations, too. Thank you so much for dropping by and stay safe always. Happy crafting!!


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Altenew Certified Educators For the Love of Altenew Instagram Blog Hop

Hello everybody!!!

I am joining a fun INSTA hop where all of us Educators will be sharing our love for Altenew through our handmade goodness/creations! The IG hop starts from @altenewllc so make sure you start from the beginning! I thought of creating a blog post as well for those of you who would like to know how I created the cards.

For this hop, I thought of creating 2 cards using the same inks, embossing folders and or stamps to make 1 easy to create card (CAS) and 1 intermediate card with more techniques involved. Let’s get started!


YOU ARE AMAZING/ SOMETIMES IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE…


MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  • Create a background to mimic the water by using different shades of blue and gold alcohol inks on Nara paper. Wet the surface of the paper with alcohol before dropping the alcohol inks. Move the colors using a hairdryer. The last step is to spray the background using a misting spray with alcohol to create the “bubbles”.
  • For the goldfish, stamp the images onto watercolor paper using Antique linen distress ink or any light colored ink. Color the images using watercolor and colored pencils.

  • Die-cut the images using the coordinating dies. Use a circle die for the card front to create windows.
  • Stamp the sentient using Versamark Ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  • Assemble the card using adhesive and foam squares.

Here’s a CAS card using the same basic materials as the first card.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  • Create the background using alcohol inks and the gold ink
  • Color the images using watercolor and colored pencils
  • Die-cut 2 circles as base for the fishes
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versamark Ink and Rose Gold embossing powder
  • Assemble the card with foam squares for added dimension.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Here’s another pair of cards using the same materials to create two totally different cards.

Again, I used alcohol inks to create this wonderful textured background as a base of my card. Below are the materials.

MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  • Add alcohol to Nara paper then drop of alcohol ink to create an ombre background. Add Pinata brass while the surface is still wet. Use a dryer to dry the surface.
  • Add droplets of diluted alcohol ink using the paintbrush to create added texture.
  • Dry emboss the background with the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder and add more alcohol inks to darken certain areas.
  • Stamp floral images on watercolor paper with Vesamark Ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  • Watercolor the images. Add salt while the petal is still wet to create some texture.
  • Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

DIES: FINE ALPHABET DIE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE

STEPS:

  • Cut a strip of Nara paper and paint lines using a brush and alcohol inks. Dilute the inks if necessary to create an ombre effect.
  • Add drops of diluted inks and spray pure alcohol as well for added texture to the background.
  • Die cut the letters and sentiment several times and adhere on top of each other.
  • Emboss a plain white rectangular Cardstock using the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder leaving the center area flat.
  • Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

SO GRATEFUL/THANKS


Here is the 3rd set of cards. I recently got the latest set of the Northern Shore mini dye inks and wanted to test the colors so I swiped the ink cube onto white cardstock. I loved the look so I went ahead and created these cards. 🙂 No colored cardstock to match the inks? No problem! Make your own colored cardstock using the ink cubes!

MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  • For the card base, swipe the mini ink cubes directly onto Neenah Solar white cardstock. Make sure they overlap and leave some white space.
  • Die cut the Morning Glory die using textured cardstock and color using the ink cubes to match the background.
  • Color the leaves using artist markers.
  • Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

FANCY THANKS DIE, PAINT-A-FLOWER: CALLA LILY FOR THE SENTIMENT, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, VERSAMARK INK, VELLUM

STEPS:

  • Swipe the dye inks on Neenah Solar White cardstock to create some stripes. Leave about 1/4 of the bottom white.
  • Tear the edge and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder and Versamark Ink.
  • Die cut the Thanks from the card front and from scrap paper then adhere on top of each other for added thickness to the diecut.
  • Ink the base of the word with Versamark Ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  • Stamp the sentiment on vellum using Versamark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  • Cut strips of white paper and adhere on top of each other to create a border.
  • Assemble the card.

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and @mylittleatticstudio and leave a comment on IG to get a chance to win!!!

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Instagram hop and announce the winners on Altenew’s Educator Instagram hop post on 03/05/2021.

Head over to your NEXT STOP: Eva Bussom — @evabussom. Make sure you follow all the other educators’ IG to see the wonderful creations! Below is the complete list.

Hop List:

@altenewllc
@rotejas_magic
@kariavan
@taniaahmed
@crown_focus
@irishrosecreations
@treasuresinletters
@sandespoema
@_michelleomurray
@terismailbox
@channellingmarthaau
@yesvirginialu
@notableink
@teresakim16
@altenew_planner_girl
@craftylemur
@karens_mini
@handmadebytasha13
@everyday_expressions
@pixelmavensretreat
@handmadebyteris
@sevenscrafts
@bridgetcaseydesigns
@mylittleatticstudio <– YOU ARE HERE
@evabussom
@irenemcbeatle
@cardrefinery
@jaycee.gaspar
@mes_cartes_a_moi
@auzztrinkletsncrafts
@rosieneust
@paperaddictpam
@tenianelson

I hope you liked the cards I created for this IG hop. Thank you so much for dropping by!!! Please don’t forget to leave a comment in IG to get a chance to win a prize! Stay safe everyone and happy crafting! ❤️

P.S. I changed the format of my post. Please let me know if the bullet points for the steps are easier to follow than writing them in paragraph form. Thanks everyone <3