Granddaughters Graduation

This week is our youngest granddaughters High School Graduation so I made her this graduation cap card for her. The directions are on pinterest, several times. I did make a practice card so I was able to do the folds properly. I then took the pale blue glitter paper ran it through a butterfly embossing folder then glued it together. I did put foam tape to lift the money pocket, The tassel was made from royal blue yarn, and added some prima embellishment. Working with what I had in my stash.


Have a Lovely Day

I loved making this card, using the Altenew Delicate Flower Background. Inked with Versa Mark, then embossed with Nova Glacier White embossing powder on Water colour card stock. After this I chose my background colours-Marnie Grape and Emerald. Because I used pens I scribbled the colours onto a craft mat, took a watercolour brush loaded with water wiped the card then added the Grape then Emerald. Be sure to move your brush in the same direction with both colours and let them blend together. I love how the colours blended and did not make mud. After doing the background I built my flowers using Altenew Sweet Violet build a flower and dies. One flower had Hero Arts Inks – Butter Bar, Sunflower, Fiesta Yellow, Orange Soda, and Fiesta Red. The other flower was built with Robin Egg Blue, Soft Sky, Summer Sky, Real Topaz, and Fiesta Teal. the Leaves are made with Stampin Up Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeaide, Gumball Green and Always Artichoke.

While making the flowers and leaves I made extra, never know when i will need them. I worked hard to place my stamps according to the instructions and was amazed at the how they built up and looked when finished, even if they were not perfectP1010448.jpg.

My sentiment was from the Seed Violet, Have a Lovely day. Then added the sequins for bling, and it is now done.

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Come One Come All

These two pictures look the same but are slightly different in the size of the colour blending, both very beautiful.

For my card front I used the masking and blending technique from Laura Bassen with her Clean, Simple and Colourful lessons with Altenew Academy. I used the Hero Arts Stamp Kit from last summer. Versa Mark Ink and Nuvo Glacier White Embossing Powder  The inks are Distress Oxides – Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio. And also sequins from my stash.

I stamped and embossed my Neena Solar White Card Stock #110, of course I used my powder tool first. After heating my embossing powder I taped of an area just above the scene on a diagonal and applied my inks in the order listed above, moving my tape down after each application. Each application is heavy on the bottom and lightly blended into the colour above. I added some star sequins across the sky, mounted the panel on some fun foam and onto my card bass. Put a strip of gold foil on the bottom and added the sentiment on black card stock, with the Nuvo Embossing Powder and called it done. The difference between the two cards are blending lines, one is thicker than the other. The first one was with the thin lines, a little harder to get the distinction between the lines and harder to get the darker bottom edges. I personally love the way both turned out and can see these being used as a party card.

Try this out and let me know how you like technique

Have a good day


Weekend with Deanna

Thought I would post pictures of the cards we made with Deanna when she came to Edmonton. She does beautiful layered cards and shares her talent with us. Going to workshops or classes is so important to your creativity. You get to work and visit with like minded people, and in this case we learn how to recreate a flat piece of paper into a card of beauty, this leads to how you can also make a scrapbook page, and how to cut and use certain designs on your paper to use in other projects. We are even taught to relax when we make a mistake, it can usually be fixed, as skill I needed a couple of times. Thank you Deanna.

Kieser Craft Greenhouse, Graphic 45 Bloom, Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals



We are all made of stardust

By following Altenew Academy Course on Clean, Simple and Colourful, by Laura Bassan I was able to do this beautiful wreath on Neena White #110 cardstock. I used Hero Arts August 2017 card kit and with versa mark stamped 2 different stars and heat set them, coloured them with stampin up inks, calypso coral, lucky lime aid, rich razelberry, marinia mist and summer sun. I cut a circle at the bottom of the card layered top, with the die over the edge. Next I cut the stars out using the matching die and placed the stars around the circle forming a wreath, then stamped my sentiment, then glued the stars in place. Once the wreath was formed I used star sequins in similar colours and randomly placed them on the card front.  I then placed the top on an A2 card with fun foam for height.Clean, simple, colourful.