Altenew February Challenge 

Buenas All,

Today I’ll be sharing with you my card entry for the Altenew February Challenge. For my card I was inspired by the fabulous Jennifer McGuire’s recent YouTube Faux Colored Embossing. Here’s the link to her video http://youtu.be/GUGtURlKpC4 Love all Jennifer’s tutorials so check her out.


First, I started with the roses from Altenew’s Vintage Roses. I did second generation stamping using the solid stamp first and then made my way up to the last layer which would be your darkest layer/color. For the last layer what I did was stamped the layer with versamark clear ink which is a sticky ink. I then add gold embossing powder and heat set it till all the powder was melted. See photo below

Next, I cut my card base to a standard size A2 card and my panels size 4.25×5.50″ and did a tone on tone with my panels using a woodgrain stamp from Winnie and Walter. Once I was done with my stamping I went ahead and cut off some strips from my card base and front panel to add the acetate for the window look. I took my card base and made two strip cuts and did the same for my front panel. First cut was a 1/2″ strip and the second was 1.25″. I kept the 1/2″ strip and saved the other for another project (I love keep all my scraps). See photo below.

You should end up with two of the left side strip and two of the right side strip (see photo above) a total of four strips (strips from the card base and from the panels). For the acetate sheet I cut it to about three inches first and measured accordingly and I cut to about 2.25″. Once I got all my pieces cut I adhere the acetate first to my card base and then the smaller strip behind the acetate on the far right edge.

Before I adhere my last panel I stamped my sentiment from WPlus 9 with versamark ink added good embossing powder, and heat set it till the powder was all melted. Once that’s done I adhere my panel to the card base. I also added some stamped leaves inside the card for it to show through the window I created. See photo below.


Lastly, I added the roses to the front panel. And voila! All done! I hope I did not confuse or lost you while reading through. Next time I’ll take more photos and one day even do a video! Wink wink… Again, thanks for stopping by have a beautiful day! Products listed below.

Xoxo,

Lydine

Products Used:

  • Altenew: Vintage Roses
  • WPlus 9: Hand Lettered Thanks
  • Winnie & Walter: Multigrain: Mini Scenery
  • Wow Embossing Powder: Gold
  • Inks Used: Papertrey Ink- Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, & Pine Feathers / Versafine- Blue Lagoon
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Robins Egg & Marshmallow

Hero Arts Challenge: Fabulous Flowers 

Hafa Adai Everyone,

Today I will be sharing with you (I’d call it)”Card One” for the Hero Arts Challenge: Fabulous Flowers. I used a mix of different products from all my favorite crafting companies. I am challenging myself to enter all the challenges and making up to the allowed card entries. For Hero Arts, I could enter up to five cards and I have till February 29th. For the next four days I’ll be creating the cards for Hero Arts and also add another card entry for a different challenge.

It sounds a lot of work but I’m willing to do it and gain more (I’d say) artistic brainstorming going on. I’m one of those peeps that work really well under pressure and knowing there’s a time limit. It makes me brainstorm faster & better (well, I’m hoping better!) Lol… So… Here goes… See below for my entry “Card One”


And here’s a close up

That’s all for today! Thank you for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

Xoxo,

Lydine

Products Used:

  • Concord & 9th: Layers of Love Die
  • Hero Arts: Color Layering Large Orchid Stamp
  • Winnie & Walter: Mini Scenery- Multigrain Stamp
  • Inks Used: Papertrey Ink- Sweet Blush, Raspberry Frizz, Pure Poppy, & New Leaf / Versafine- Onyx Black

Slider Card + Mama Elephant Products + Another entry for SSSW Challenge

Hafa Adai All,

I’m back with another card post. Today I will be sharing with you a slider card I did recently using Mama Elephant’s Three Amigos stamp set. I must say Mama Elephant creates such cute critters! Love all their products!


I colored these guys using my prisma colored pencils. After I colored them I cut an opening in the area where you usually stamp the cute little messages/words on. I used my craft knife to carefully cut the opening. After that was done I took my card base and places my main panel on top and did my markings so I know where to stamp the little sentiments. See photo below.


Then I added some die cut hearts on my main panel. As you can see in the photos. To add some color I used my distress ink Barn Door. I also stamped a valentine sentiment to my slider panel to add another surprise for the receipient. This slider card was first and I must say I did pretty alright for my first try. If you want to see a short video on the card slider card please head over to my instagram page https://www.instagram.com/creativetouch_gu/ and I appreciate if you follow me for more creations!

Also, I will be using this as another entry for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge! Thanks for stopping by! I promise to try and be more detailed in my future posts. Check out all the fabulous creations from all the amazing crafters or join in on the challenge! Here’s the link http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

Xoxo,

Lydine

Supplies used:

  • Mama Elephant: Three Amigos
  • Winnie & Walter: Audrey’s Cutaways (I used the heart dies)
  • Reverse Confetti: In the Bag (I used the accent for the tag die)
  • Distress Ink: Barn Door
  • Prisma Colored Pencils
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110lbs
  • Papertrey Ink: Pure Poppy Dye Ink