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New Altenew Academy Class: Runway Inspired Card Making – Line

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve last blogged! I hope you have all enjoyed your summer as much as I have. Even though I haven’t been blogging, I was still actively making some cards in between bike rides, BBQ’s, and beach time. 🙂

But now, as the temperatures start to cool off a bit and become more comfortable (for those of us who do not have air conditioning), it’s time to get back to the fun of sharing some card making pleasure.

Today I am sharing a card I made for an Altenew Academy class called Runway Inspired Card Making. The first lesson was on “line” and my inspiration came from one of Giambattista Valli’s Fall 2019 fashion line (featured in Vogue.com).

Giambattista Valli’s Fall 2019 Fashion Line

Supplies: Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Marigold and Morning Frost, Altenew Pinstripe Stamp Set, Altenew Layered Medallions Cover Die A, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Simon Says Stamps Basic Stripes Stamp, Craft Foam, The Stamp Market Hello Serif Die, Birch Press Kindness Tile Stamp, Foam Tape, Black Card stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110, Masking Paper, Temporary tape adhesive, Misti Stamping Tool.

How I made it: Start by taking a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ piece of white card stock and masking the lower 2/3 of the card. Using Obsidian pigment ink and Altenew Pinstripe stamp, stamp the pinstripe onto the top 1/3 of your white card stock. Set aside to dry.

Using your craft foam (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) , die cut the Altenew Layered Medallions Cover Die A out. The craft foam may flatten a bit but that will not affect what you will be using it for. Put some temporary tape adhesive on a couple of spots on the back of the craft foam background. Have ready your dry pinstriped card stock and 1 more piece of Neenah Solar white classic crest #80, cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Put temporary adhesive on a couple of spots on the back of these 2 card stock pieces. Place the pinstripe card stock piece into the Misti and press down so that the temporary adhesive holds it in place. Now place the craft foam die cut background, right sides together, on top of the pinstriped card stock. Close the Misti cover so that the temporary adhesive (on the back of your foam) sticks to the Misti and you now have the craft foam acting as your stamp.

Cover the craft foam with Morning Frost ink and stamp onto the card stock. If you missed a spot or two just close the Misti door again and press down in that area to get more coverage. If necessary, ink the foam again but lightly, as you do not want this to get too dark. Repeat this process for the second piece of card stock (which will not have the pinstripe stamping on it).

As the ink dries, die cut your Hello letters from the newly stamped background you just made (the piece without the pinstripe). Out of black card stock die cut the shadow Hello.

Using Simon Says Stamps, Basic Stripes Stamp and your pinstriped card stock, place your thick stripes wherever you would like them and stamp with Marigold ink. You will have to do these one at a time. With the black stripes, do the same. Have fun deciding on spacing and thickness, there does not have to be a pattern to the layout.

Once all the ink is dry, used a scrap piece of black card stock (cut to about 1/8″ wide) to place a line between the pinstripe and the non-pinstripe section. Using the Morning Frost ink make some matching card stock by smudging the ink onto some white card stock a little larger than the area you will need to stamp and cut out your sentiment. Let the ink dry before stamping your sentiment on top of it. Stamp the sentiment on with Obsidian ink and heat emboss with Altenew Crystal Clear embossing powder. Mount the sentiment with foam tape. Mount the Hello sentiment with liquid glue.

The Marigold background was made by rubbing the stamp ink pad on the edges of a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Neenah Solar white #80 card stock. Cut down the card base so that you can layer the black card stock, Marigold card stock and still have the white of your card base showing. My card face was cut down to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″. The black card stock was cut 1/8″ around the face card, the marigold base was 1/8″ larger (all around) than the black card stock, then there was about an 1/8″ of the white card base showing.

Below is a list of some of the products I used in my card today.I am still new at all of this so bare with me. 🙂 Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!

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Birch Press Kindness Tile

Altenew’s Beautiful Pigment Inks

In person, this card has delicate sparkle and a Middle Eastern color pallette.

Supplies: Birch Press Kindness Tile, Birch Press Big Friends Sugar Script Die, Concord & 9th Enjoy It All, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Tide Blue, Volcano Lake, UltraViolet, Altenew Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink, Brutus Monroe Icicles Embossing Powder, Concord & 9th Snow Flurry Stamp Set, Nuvo Glitter Drops Sherbert Shimmer, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen -Metallic Gold, Purple card stock, Gold glitter card stock.

How to make it: Stamp the “Kindness tile” with Altenew Enchanted Gold Pigment ink. Heat emboss with Brutus Monroe Icicles embossing powder. Stamp in pattern using the various colors listed above. Before adding Nuvo drops and gelly roll pen, RE-STAMP the Kindness Tile with gold pigment ink, heat emboss with Altenew Crystal Clear embossing powder. Add gold gelly roll pen accents and Nuvo drops. Cut the word “friend” from purple card stock and its shadow from gold glitter card stock. Stamp sentiment on white card stock and mount onto purple card stock strip.

2019 Sending Hugs

Birch Press Design: Big Hugs Sugar Script and Altenew Weave Pattern Stencil

Yes, it’s feast or famine! …and I wasn’t kidding when I said that I have been busy in my craft room making cards. Here’s another one that I want to share with you and Virginia’s Show and Share June 2019.

Despite the yellowish tones in this card, the “actual” card is much greener and much prettier in person. You’ll have to take my word on it. 🙂

Supplies: Altenew Weave Pattern Stencil, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Bamboo, Parrot, Olive, Moss; Birch Press Designs Big Hugs Sugar Script, My Favorite Things Stitched Basic Edges 2, Birch Press Designs Lingo Thanks Stamp, and the inside sentiments came from The Stamps of Life Llama2 Stamp and Birch Press Hugs Tile Stamp Set, Neenah Solar White CLassic Crest #80, #110 card stock, black card stock, Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink.

Miss You

Birch Press Wishing Mandala Stamp & Stencils

Hi there and welcome back to Treasures in Letters! Today’s card features Ranger Distress Oxide inks and Birch Press’ Wishing Mandala Stamp & Stencils. I’ve entered this card in Virginia Lu’s Show & Share May 2019.

When I finished adding the Distress Oxide inks thru the stencils (using Life Changing Blender brushes), the black outlines had faded and I had already removed the stamp from the Misti stamping tool, so I was stuck in my ability to re-stamp the outlines. I had to find another way to brighten the background and the colors.

What I decided to do was spray the background with Thermoweb‘s Irridescent Glitter Dust. It deepened all the colors and gave the background a beautiful shimmer. You can see the shimmer if you look closely at the photo above. To add more shine and some depth, I added Glossy Accents to the black outlines in the “miss you” sentiment.

Supplies: Birch Press Wishing Mandala Stamp and Stencils, Gina K Amalgum Ink, Ranger Distress Oxides: Mustard Seed, Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, Altenew Invisible Alpha, Ranger Glossy Accents, Black card stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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!!

February Birthdays

This beautiful card was for my daughter Courtney and the card below it was for my son-in-law, Chris. Her birthday was on the 16th and his on the 19th. Needless to say, we had fun last Saturday night with our family going out for Chinese food and then having cake at home!

Happy Birthday Courtney!

Supplies: Birch Press Wishing Mandala Stamp and Stencil Set, Distress Oxides: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, Gina K Amalgum ink, My Favorite Things Stamps Happy Birthday Script Die.

Happy Birthday Chris!
This card features silver foil and shiny silver card stock.

Supplies: Alcohol Ink paper, Ranger Alcohol Inks: Stream, Mermaid, Sailboat Blue, Pool, Indigo, My Favorite Things Stamps Block Happy Birthday Die, Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution, Silver Foil, Shiny Silver card stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110 card stock, craft foam.

The Happy Birthday sentiment was layered with 4 layers of Neenah card stock and the top layer of shiny silver card stock.

Christmas Cards – Day 7

Blessed Christmas to you all! Today is Christmas Eve and the last day of my Christmas Cards posts for 2018.

I am looking forward to being with my lovely family tonight and tomorrow. May all your celebrations be filled with joy and laughter….and of course, yummy food.

This card is absolutely stunning when you see it in person!

Supplies: Birch Press Grace Dies A, B, & C; We R Memory Keepers 3″ Circle Nesting Dies, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock #80, #110; Spellbinder‘s Glimmer Hot Foil Plate – Joy; Go Press and Foil Gold Foil, American Crafts Core’dinations Kings Crown Glitter Card stock.

To make this card you cut one of each Birch Press Die A, B, & C. Stack them one on top of the other and use liquid glue to adhere them together. On a piece of white card stock, use Go Press & Foil machine to foil the word Joy onto the card stock. Center and cut out the foiled Joy with the 3″ circle die.

Glue the circle in the center of the background die cuts. Put the gold glitter card stock in back of the card front then adhere to a card base. It’s that easy…and oh so beautiful.

Merry Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!