“Caring Thoughts” Cards

Altenew Inks and Leaf Clusters Stamp Set

Hello All! Today I have a collection of ten cards that I made for my church. Every card starts out the same way, with a background stamped using the Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set and Altenew Inks, but then the fun begins…because every card is finished in a different way. Some are simple and some have more details but each one is beautiful and will be a welcome sight to someone who needs an encouraging word.

Base Supplies in all the cards: Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Morning Frost, Firefly, Shadow Creek, Grass Field, and Jet Black.

All other supplies: Altenew Thinking of You Stamp Set, Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die, Altenew Pinstripe Stamp, Altenew Halftone Squares Die, Altenew Wishing You Stamp, Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder, Altenew Layered Medallion Cover Die A, Rubbernecker Stamps With Deepest Sympathy, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangle Die, Craft Foam, Foam Tape, Black Card Stock, Versamark Ink, Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop Die, Sizzix Stitched Rectangle Die, clear flat sequins, and clear sequins.

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

Affiliate links are used
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Morning Frost
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Morning Frost
Shop at:
ALTNW
Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp & Die
Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp & Die
Shop at:
Scrapbook.com | ALTNW
Altenew Green Valley Mini Cube Set
Altenew Green Valley Mini Cube Set
Shop at:
ALTNW

Altenew Thinking Of You Stamp

Altenew Thinking Of You Stamp
Shop at:
Scrapbook.com | ALTNW

Altenew Wishing You Stamp

Altenew Wishing You Stamp
Shop at:
Scrapbook.com | ALTNW

Altenew Jet Black Ink

Altenew Jet Black Ink
Shop at:
ALTNW

Altenew Half Tone Squares Die

Altenew Half Tone Squares Die
Shop at:
Scrapbook.com | ALTNW

Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop

Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop
Shop at:
SCRPBKPL

Sizzix Stitched Rectangle Die

Sizzix Stitched Rectangle Die
Shop at:
Scrapbook.com

Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder

Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder
Shop at:
ALTNW

Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die

Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die
Shop at:
Scrapbook.com | ALTNW

Versamark Ink

Versamark Ink
Shop at:
Scrapbook.com

Altenew Layered Medallions Cover Die A

Altenew Layered Medallions Cover Die A
Shop at:
ALTNW

Altenew Pinstripe Stamp

Altenew Pinstripe Stamp
Shop at:
Scrapbook.com | ALTNW

Hello: You’re the Best

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!

Affiliate links are used
Misti
Misti
Shop at:
Scrapbook.com
Altenew Layered Medallions Cover Die A
Altenew Layered Medallions Cover Die A
Shop at:
ALTNW
Altenew Pinstripe Stamp
Altenew Pinstripe Stamp
Shop at:
Scrapbook.com | ALTNW
Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
Shop at:
ALTNW Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Morning Frost
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Morning Frost
Shop at:
ALTNW Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Marigold
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Marigold
Shop at:
ALTNW Craft Foam
Craft Foam
Shop at:
Scrapbook.com Foam Tape
Foam Tape
Shop at:
Scrapbook.com | SPLBDRS Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder
Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder
Shop at:
ALTNW

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).