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.

Mom’s Day: Cosmos with a hidden message

Sending Hugs 2019

Here’s a Mother’s Day card with “Mom” hidden within it. Can you see it? I was going to save this post for Saturday but decided, why wait?!

This card features Simon Says Stamps Cosmos Background Stamp colored in with copic markers.

The following picture makes it easier to see the word “mom” within the background. I love using this technique.

Supplies: Altenew Bold Alpha Dies, Simon Says Stamps Cosmos Background Stamp, Gina K Amalgum Ink, Simon Says Stamps Sentiment Labels Dies, Concord & 9th Retro Petals Turnabout Stamp, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, Altenew Artist Markers Set D (which includes: Cosmic Berry, Rose Quartz, Purple Wine, Puffy Heart, Mocha, Rocky Shore, Sand Dune, Volcano Lake, Lagoon).

How I Made It: I stamped the Cosmos background onto Neenah Solar White, Classic Crest, #80 card stock using Gink K Amalgum ink. I then colored in the flowers using the alcohol Artist Markers. Once that was complete, I cut from NSW #80 card stock 3 sets of the word “mom” using the Altenew Bold Alpha Dies. I glued 3 layers of each letter together. I then centered and placed the letters m and o on the card front and die cut. I then die cut the last m. I glued the floral letters on top of the white card stock letters. I then glued the card front onto a card base made of Neenah Solar White, Classic Crest, #110 card stock. Once that was in place I added the letters M-O-M back into the card front making sure all the lines of the flowers matched. While that dried I heat embossed the sentiment onto NSW #80 card stock using Versafine Onyx black ink and Altenew Crystal Clear embossing powder. I adhered the sentiment down using foam tape.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Gina K Wreath Builder with a Die Cut Background

Today’s card is one of my favorite! I love the contrast of colors and the simple but wonderful Altenew background die.

This card features Altenew’s Gradient Stripes Cover Die

Supplies: Gina K Designs – Rina Krupsky Mandala Maker©, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Pinkalicious, Starlight, Razzleberry, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Rubellite, Pink Diamond; Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean, Studio G Glitter Glue VG0021, Lawn Fawn In/Out Stitched Circle Stackable Die, We R Memory Keepers Nesting Dies Circles, Altenew Gradient Stripes Cover Die, Wink of Stella Shimmer Pen, Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Card Stock #80, #110 and Craft Foam.

I used the negative stripe cut outs and colored them with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink -Razzleberry, then in-laid them back into the background to make the colorful stripes.

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).

Hello Sweet Friend-Altenew Peruvian Lily

I have been having fun playing with stamp sets that I did not have time to work with before the holidays. I really love how bright and cheerful this card came out.

Supplies: Altenew Build A Flower Peruvian Lily, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Grapevine, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzleberry, Forest Glades, Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, Vineyard Berry, Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Altenew Scallop Builder Stencil, Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels, WPlus 9 Hand lettered Hello Stamp & Die Set, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Pretty Pink Posh clear drops, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock #80, #110, gray card stock and foam tape.

This side view shows the Altenew Scallop Stencil dry embossed in the background.

Sending Love and Prayers- Altenew Floral Art Stamp Set

This card is a clean, simple and easy one to replicate. It uses Altenew Floral Art Stamp Set and some Altenew Crisp Dye Inks. I had one of the cards (unfinished) in my “stash” box and decided to finish it off with a sentiment and mount it on a card base. As a result I made 14 more and donated them to my church. I’m thinking of making more of them and just switching up the sentiment. It would make a great sympathy card or birthday card.

Supplies: Altenew Floral Art Stamp Set, Altenew Crisp Dye inks in the following combinations; Coral Berry & Grapevine, Orange Cream & Firebrick, Hydrangea & Andromeda, Volcano Lake & Emerald, Frayed Leaf, Gina K Amalgum ink, Versamark ink, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles Die, Altenew Wishing You Stamp Set and Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.