Thinking of You

Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout Stamp Set 2019

Hi there and welcome back to Treasures in Letters! Today’s card is another that I am entering in Virginia Lu’s Show & Share (May 2019). She was my mentor in the Altenew Educator Certificate Program and she continues to be a wonderful encourager and inspiration to me. 🙂

As you will notice, I have used the same stamp set as my earlier blog post only this time, I used various different colors rather than different shades of the same color. I hope you like it.

This card features outlined edges in both black multiliner and white gel pen for a more artistic free-hand look.
A vertical sentiment breaks with the traditional horizontal look and the pinstripe background adds a nice touch.

Supplies: Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout Stamp Set, Altenew Pinstripe Stamp, Altenew inks: Warm Sunshine, Pink Pearl, Just Green, Rocky Shore, Permanent Black, Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder, Black card stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #110 card stock, Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp, Copic Multilier .3, Gina K Designs Theresa Momber Vertical Greetings and Things, Recollections Adhesive Pearls, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Versamark ink.

How I made it: I followed Concord & 9th procedures for turnabout stamps and chose a different color for each turn of the stamp (see colors above). I then outlined all the larger images with a black copic multiliner pen. I then went around and highlighted the leaf images with a white gel pen. I white heat embossed my sentiment with Altenew’s Pure White embossing powder and mounted it on a piece of card stock that I had previously stamped with Altenew’s pinstripe stamp. I stamped a small coordinating sentiment on the bottom of my card and embellished the card with adhesive pearls and thin strips of (scrap) black card stock.

LOVE – Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout Stamp

Good morning and Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you all!!

Today’s card features Concord & 9th’s Wreath Turnabout Stamp and Altenew’s Garden Treasure Stamp Set. I’ve entered this card in Virginia Lu’s Show & Share May 2019; I hope you like it.

It is so easy to create using a turnabout stamp. Take a look.

The center flowers are made of vellum, heat embossed with Altenew Crystal Clear embossing powder and their new pigment ink: Obsidian. It is wonderful!!
This side view shows the dimension that the vellum flowers add along with the adhesive rhinestones and pearls.

Supplies: Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout Stamp, Altenew inks: Minty Mint, Sweet Leaf, Just Green, Hunter Green, and their new Obsidian Pigment Ink (just gorgeous), Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder, Altenew Garden Treasure Stamp & Die Set, Copic Multiliner .3, Black card stock, craft foam, Fiskar’s scoring tool and pad, Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones, Versamark ink, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #110 card stock.

How I made it: Following Concord & 9th’s turnabout stamp instructions, I stamped my wreath image using the 4 different Altenew inks (shades of green). Though it is imperceptible from the photos, on the large inner leaves and some of the outer leaves, I used a Fiskar’s scoring tool and traced around the leaves in order to add some depth to the stamped image. This is visible when you see the card in person. I also used a Copic black Multiliner to trace around the larger leaves (see photos). Using Altenew’s Obsidian pigment ink and the small flower from their Garden Treasure Stamp set, I stamped the flowers on vellum and heat embossed using Altenew’s Crystal Clear embossing powder. I popped the flowers up using some clear double-sided tape. My sentiment was stamped on black card stock using Versamark ink and Altenew’s Pure White embossing powder. My card front was framed with black card stock and then mounted on my card base 4.25 x 4.25 Neenah Solar White #110 card stock. I embellished the card using Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones.

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!!

You Make Everything Better

with Gina K Designs Wreath Builder Set

Gina K Designs-Rina Krupsky Mandala Maker is so much fun to design with. You can do something simple like the two cards I have to share today, or go crazy (like I will share in the next couple of days). They are simple, easy and the sky is the limit to what you can design.

This card features Altenew inks and Studio K Glitter Glue (VG0021).

Supplies: Altenew Inks: Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight, Midnight Violet, Deep Iris, Lavender Fields; Gina K Wreath Builder Bundle, Gina K-Rina Krupsky Mandala Maker, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Black Card Stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Card stock #80, #110, Craft Foam, Studio K Glitter Glue (VG0021). Finished card size: 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.

Sparkle With All Your Heart-Alcohol Inks

Okay, today is my last post, this week, using alcohol inks. I will have more later 😉 .

This card features silver foil and Altenew’s Moroccan Mosaic Cover Die.

Altenew makes the BEST embossing powders! Check out the silver embossing powder used on this sentiment as well as the background.

Supplies: Altenew Kind Confetti Stamp Set, Altenew Antique Silver Embossing Powder, Altenew Moroccan Mosaic Cover Die, Ranger Alcohol Inks: Stream, Mermaid, Sailboat Blue, Pool, Indigo, Purple Twilight, Silver Foil, Alcohol Blending Solution, Isopropyl Alcohol, Versamark Ink, Vellum, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110 card stock, Legion Yupo medium weight card stock, craft foam, foam tape.

Alcohol Inks – You’re Amazing!

This card is so beautiful in person. The upper right hand corner looks like a delicate flower in bloom.

Hello!! Today’s blog post is featuring cards made with alcohol inks. Both cards were made with the same background piece. I used an airbrush to move around the alcohol inks. Alcohol inks are so much fun because you just never know what you are going to end up with…but you know it’s going to be great!

The supplies I used on these cards are: Ranger Alcohol Inks: Poppyfield, Pink Sherbert, Salmon, and Watermelon, Ranger Black Enamel Accents, Alcohol Blending Solution, Isopropyl Alcohol, Medium-weight Legion Yupo paper, My Favorite Things Stamps Happy Birthday Script Die, My Favorite Things Stamps YAY For You Stamp Set, Black Card Stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #110 Card Stock.

The contrast of colors on this birthday card is striking and bright. The Happy Birthday sentiment is four layers of cardstock, giving it dimension.

Snow Day!

Good morning! Well, it is looking like March is starting out the same way as it did in 2018, with snow, and lots of it! Here’s what we woke up too in MA today.

I took these pictures from my sunroom window.
Isn’t it beautiful?!….at least for today. 😉
Only 17 days until spring!!

Here’s a card I made back in January and feel that it is appropriate to post today.

Supplies: Lawn Fawn (teddy bear on skates from my “stash”), My Favorite Things Stamps Stitched Heart Stax, Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter, Lawn Fawn Hillsides/Snowbanks Die, Lawn Fawn Winter Village Dies, Echo Park Winter Snow A2 Stamp, Ranger Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass, Quickie Glue Pen, Concord & 9th Snowflakes Turnabout Stamp, Copic Markers, Versamark ink, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Life Changing Blending Brushes.

This side view shows the sparkly touch that the Prisma Glitter gives this card.

Have a wonderful day….and be safe.