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Seasonal Scene Building

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  Hi there! Today's post is a little special for me, it's my tenth one, and I can not believe I've made it this far. My learning journey has been a joy to my everyday life, and I thank Altenew for their online classes that they put together for crafters alike to connect. Every day when logging onto my class which is Group 17, I get to see what other classmates have created. This inspires me because it gives me the feeling of being in a group with others who are sharing the same interests. The card above was inspired by my instructor Nichol Magouirk. She shared so many ideas on how to create a scene card. I applied 3 of her techniques above: one being my sentiment framed on the wall; secondly   I made a tabletop so my plate could sit on it (this grounds the large image); thirdly, I grouped many cups for maximum impact. To start, I embossed the card front with the Ombre Stripes Stencil, and then I cut a few strips of pattern paper to adhere on the bottom. I also

Irresistible Inking Technique

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For this card, I utilised the Crystal Frames stamp set from Altenew. To create my focal point, I applied the ink pad directly onto a clear acrylic block, then lightly spritzed it with water. After turning it over, I pressed it directly onto my watercolour paper. I repeated this process a few times with the inks from the Deep Blue Seas set. To create the outer images, I used the ink smooshing technique with colours from Shades Of Purple set, Deep Blue Seas set and Jet Black ink. I heat embossed the outline of the image in gold then mounted the focal image with foam tape. For the remaining pieces, I adhered them with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment with Jet Black ink and also splattered the background with colours from the Spectrum noir sparkle set. Lastly, I applied direct-to-paper inking around the edges with Sea Breeze dye ink; it provides the card with more depth and adds a different dimension. I used two techniques from the Irresistible Inking class for this card

Let It Shine

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As the title suggested yes, this is a shiny project. I learnt from Carrisa Wiley how to position small embellishments. She said to work in a diagonal direction coming through from the main focal image, and in a kind of a triangle. As you can see from the card above, I applied her technique. I also varied the size of my rhinestones to maintain balance. For this card, I used the Grateful Heart stamp and die bundle for the sentiment and flower. I first stamped the outline of the flower in Jet Back then the remaining layers in Sea Breeze, Turquoise and Tide Blue. The leaves and centre of the flower are in Firefly, Forest Glades and Moss. I cut my banner and strips from pattern paper and glitter cardstock. The flower cluster on vellum and the sentiment are heat embossed in silver. It's such a delight to see the flower cluster on vellum giving out that subtle dreamy shine.  I adhered the flower and glitter banner on foam tape, the rhinestones in Glossy Accents and the

Ink Blending Techniques

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  For my card above, I started with my mini round ink blending tool to ink the background in Buttercream and Warm Sunshine. I learned from my online class to always start with the lighter colour first; as I can then go back and forth between the inks to get the desired result. Also, Amy Lee advised us to have patience, let the ink dry completely to see the smooth effect. This advice has helped me greatly as I am impatient and always want a smooth result straight away; therefore, I'm usually double stamping my colours. My focal point is Vintage Flowers from Altenew. They are stamped in Deep Blue Seas ink set. The leaf and small flowers are in Buttercream, Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee. I used my Misti to stamp them all at the same time, and it's convenient for layering. I embossed the branches and small flowers in silver embossing powder. After die cutting, I adhere them on to my card front. For the three dark flowers and small flowers, I used Scotch double-sided foa

Boutique Cards

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    Hello everyone, today I'm excited to share with you a card with its very own packaging. I learnt from my online class how to create a letterpress out of die-cut papers which inspired me to try and make an impression with my stencil. After trying out the different combinations with my embossing sandwich, I had a perfect impression result for the background. I checked after, and it did not damage my Ombre Stripes Stencil. Therefore, this will open up many new possibilities for my future cards. Using my stencils with this technique, I can choose from the embossed or debossed side. Jennifer also encouraged us to use some luxury paper to add a bit of pizzazz to our card. (It's so fun learning now I can add pizzazz to my vocabulary list) First, I used my Ombre Stencil to make an impression on my card front, and then I made my specialty paper out of Glimmer Mist. I like to make my own custom colours. You can spray closer to your project or farther away to get a fin