Thanks: Altenew Peruvian Lily

Using Your Stash

Isn’t this card beautiful and colorful?! I think so and I made it using some flowers that I had in my “stash”. This year I am really trying hard to use what I already own and to use some of the backgrounds and detail pieces that I have put aside for one reason or another. The process has really helped me stop needing perfection…as some of the pieces in my stash had a mistake or imperfection in them. And it has helped me to use and enjoy the stamps and dies I already have.

Altenew inks are so bright and cheerful! This layered stamp is gorgeous.

In order to make the sentiment stand out more, I cut it out 3 times, glued them together and then added a coat of black Enamel Accents on top of the die cut.

Supplies: Altenew Peruvian Lily Stamp & Die Set, Altenew Wavy Grid Stencil, Black Card Stock, Ranger Black Enamel Accents, Lawn Fawn Scripty Die Set, Sakura Black Gelly Roll Pen, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Vanilla Cream, Wisteria Hydrangea, Ultra Violet, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Rouge, Espresso, Jet Black, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, Neat & Tangled clear sequins.

How I Made It: I stamped and layered three lilies and made a batch of leaves (these were the pieces that were in my “stash”). To make the background, I used Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80 card stock, vanilla cream ink and a Life Changing Blender Brush to apply ink over the stencil. I applied the ink lighter around the edges and darker toward the center. I die cut the “thanks” sentiment 3 times out of black cardstock. After glueing down the lilies, leaves, and sentiment, I applied black enamel accents over the sentiment and let dry. I used a Black glaze Sakura Gelly Roll pen to deepen the pollen buds of the lily centers and scattered some sequins. I glued the card front to a black piece of cardstock and then adhered it to a card base made out of Neenah Solar White, Classic Crest #110 cardstock.

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#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.


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.

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.

Alcohol Ink-Thank You

Good morning! I am continuing to have fun with alcohol inks and learning to use an airbrush. Today’s card features Honey Bee Stamps Deckle Edge Die.

Supplies: Ranger Alcohol Inks: Mermaid, Pool, Stream, Alcohol Blending Solution, Isopropyl Alcohol, Airbrush, Altenew Sweetest Peas Stamp Set, WOW Metallic Copper Embossing Powder, Ranger Gloss Paper, Honey Bee Stamps Deckle Edge Die, Versamark Ink, Altenew Alcohol Markers: Lagoon, Emerald and Mountain Mist; Brutus Monroe Alcohol Markers #632, 670; craft foam.

Valentine’s Day Cards

Hi there! Thank you for visiting Treasures In Letters today. I am just posting my Valentine’s cards now because I didn’t want to show them off and risk the recipient’s seeing them ahead of time. 🙂

Today’s cards feature a piece of alcohol inked background from my “stash”. Yes, I continue to work on using some of my stash.

The first card uses: Simon Says Stamp Cupid’s Heart Die, an alcohol inked background that has Ranger Watermelon ink and silver mixative plus a couple of other red-family alcohol inks (it was in my “stash” so I don’t have any notes on exact colors), My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Square STA, Altenew Pure White embossing powder, Versamark ink, and the sentiment is from The Stamps of Life Ice Cream Truck 2 Stamp. Other supplies include: Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock #80, #110, a bone folder and Scor-buddy and black card stock.

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Cupid’s Heart Die, Simon Says Stamp You Matter background stamp, alcohol inked background (from my stash…see supplies for card above this one), Black card stock, Altenew Pure White embossing powder, Poppy Stamps Scribble Love Heart, The Stamps of Life Ice Cream Truck 2 Stamp, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock #80, #110, Versamark ink.

Hello, Thinking of You with Altenew Frosted Garden Stamp Set

Today I am showcasing Altenew‘s Frosted Garden Stamp & Die Set. I have made 3 cards that all have a silver-gray stamped background in common. I hope you like them.

Supplies: Altenew Frosted Garden Stamp & Die Set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks; Orange Cream, Silver Lake, Altenew Fine Alphabet Die, Altenew Pin Stripe Stamp, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels, Craft foam, Black card stock, gray card stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110

Supplies: Altenew Frosted Garden Stamp & Die Set, Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Silver Lake, Firebrick, Autumn Blaze, Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder, Versamark ink, WPlus 9 Hello Die, Black card stock, foam tape, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock #80, #110.

Finished card size 5×7″

Supplies: Altenew Frosted Garden Stamp Set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Silver Lake, Gray Denim, Rubellite, Altenew Thinking of You Die, Black Card Stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock #80, Mixed Media card stock (card base).