Stay Beautiful My Friend

Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp & Die Set

Welcome to Treasures In Letter today. I hope you are well. Today’s card was a gift for a co-worker on her last day at work. She was so nice to work with and I will miss her.

The butterflies are painted with Ranger alcohol inks on vellum.
Honey Bee Stamps has a beautiful Sunburst A2 cover die making a perfect backdrop for the vellum butterflies.

Supplies: Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp & Die Set, Neat & Tangled sequins, silver mirror card stock, vellum, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Altenew Ink Spray – Dusk, Altenew Beautiful Peony Stamp Set, Honey Bee Stamps Sunburst A2 Cover Die, Ranger Alcohol Inks: Mermaid, Sailboat Blue, Villainous Pearl Ink, We R Memory Keepers Nesting Circle Dies, Craft Foam, Neenah Solar White #80, #110, a clear double-sided adhesive (used on the vellum, that I am not mentioning the name of it because I don’t find it easy to work with).

How I Made It: I stamped the vellum with the Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with Altenew’s Crystal Clear embossing powder. Once it was cool, I turned it over and from the back of the vellum, using a paint brush, painted with the alcohol ink colors. Once the butterflies were dry, I die cut them using Altenew’s matching dies and cut a second set of butterflies out of plain vellum . With the Honey Bee Sunburst Cover Die, I cut one background out of Neenah Solar White #80 card stock and sprayed it with Altenew ink spray. Using the We R Memory Keepers Circle Dies, I cut one circle the same size as the Sunburst center – out of silver mirror card stock and one circle, one size smaller, out of Neenah Solar White #80 card stock. I centered the Stay Beautiful sentiment on the white card stock circle, stamped it with Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with Altenew’s Crystal Clear embossing powder. I mounted the painted butterflies onto the plain butterfly die cuts with a double-sided adhesive by cutting a tiny piece and hiding it behind the body of the butterfly. By folding up the painted butterfly it makes them float above the paper. I then mounted the face of the card onto craft foam and adhered it to the card base.

In the following photo you can see how the butterflies floated on the card. I hope you liked my card. 🙂

#AltenewLove …some more

I have had some fun playing with a free stamp set that Altenew sent out so generously to its Altenew Educators. I just love Altenew’s beautiful stamps but even more so, their wonderful staff and designers. They are such a wonderful group!

Here’s a second card that I made recently using their stamp set and their new “Be Kind” stamp.

This “A Gift For You” stamp set is so versatile and fun to play with. It pairs nicely with any kind of sentiment.

Supplies: Altenew A Gift For You stamp set, Altenew Be Kind stamp set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Altenew Billowing Blossoms stamp set, Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew, Wink of Stella Glitter pen, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110.

#AltenewLove

Altenew is amazing and so generous!

Thank you Altenew for this free stamp set complete with a personalized “Handmade By” stamp!!! (see the card below with the stamp set, on the right, behind the card and the personalized stamp on the left, behind the card.) It was a wonderful surprise and a lovely stamp set to play with!!

Here’s a quick, easy, simple card I made with my new stamp set from Altenew paired with this wonderful sentiment stamp, Be Kind.

Supplies: Craft card stock, Altenew A Gift For You Stamp Set, Altenew Be Kind Stamp Set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Sunkissed, Grass Field, Autumn Blaze, Snapdragon, Coral Bliss, Firefly, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Versafine Onyx Black ink, White Gelly Roll Pen, Black card stock, #110 Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock.

To Make This Card: I randomly stamped the different images in the “A Gift For You” stamp set, then stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed using Altenew Crystal Clear embossing powder. Using a white gelly roll pen I made white dots all around then mounted the craft card stock onto black card stock and then onto the card base made from Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #110.

My Wreath Builder Collection

This week I have showcased Gina K Designs Wreath Builder-Rina Krupsky Mandala Maker through a set of cards I have made. I hope you have enjoyed them. Have an awesome day and thank you for stopping by.

My Favorite Wreath Builder Card of the Bunch :)

This card features Avery Elle’s Burst Die and the Mandala center is mounted on craft foam. The look in person is beautiful.

Supplies: Gina K Designs Wreath Builder Stencil Set, Gina K Designs-Rina Krupsky Mandala Maker, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Sapphire, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Forest Glades, Evergreen, Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder, Altenew Pattern Play Hexagon Stamp, Avery Elle Burst Die, Deep Green Card Stock, Navy Blue Card Stock, We R Memory Keepers Nesting Dies, My Favorite Things Stamps Int Rectangle Word Win, Versamark Ink, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110.

The border stamp is a perfect touch to frame this card.

Wreath Builder – Mandala Maker with Pearls

Happy Spring!! It won’t be long now before I can ride my bike outside instead of in the gym. 🙂 What are you looking forward to doing this Spring?

This card features adhesive pearls colored with alcohol ink markers to match the ink used.

Supplies: Gina K Designs – Rina Krupsky Mandala Maker, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Autumn Blaze, Deep Iris, Firefly, Lavender Fields, Grass Field, Orange Cream, Sunkissed; Gina K Wreath Stencil Builder, Recollections Adhesive Pearls, Altenew Artist Markers R823 -Deep Iris, Copic Marker YR07, Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, Irridecent Glitter Dust Spray, Altenew Fine Alphabet Die, Purple Card Stock, Craft Foam, and Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110.

This card also features a front cut out.

Gina K Wreath Builder with Birch Press Dies

Only one more day until it’s SPRING!! Yay!!

Today I have another fun card using Gina K Designs, Rina Krupsky Mandala Maker and beautiful Altenew inks. I’ve also used one of Birch Press’ beautiful dies.

This card features Birch Press’ Grace (layer C) die and Nuvo Drops.

Supplies: Gina K Designs-Rina Krupsky Mandala Maker, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Sapphire, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Forest Glades and Evergreen. Navy Blue card stock, Birch Press Madala Circle Base Style 57124, Birch Press Grace Layer C die (style 57115), Nuvo Crysal Glaze, Nuvo Crystal Drops-Simply White, Nuvo Crystal Drorps-Midnight Blue, My Favorite Things Stamps Rect Word Window Frame, My Favorite Things Stamps Anything But Basic Friendship Stamp Set, Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, Craft Foam, and Foam Tape.

Have a great day!!