Altenew Academy Classes – All About Layering 1

Kia Ora Koutou

I have been practicing my layered stamping with the Antique Roses stamp set as part of my class at Altenew Academy (All About Layering 1) and I am very happy with my progress so far.  I am getting more confident with this stamp set and I am looking to complete the class for my Altenew Educators Programme soon.  In the meantime here is a card made with this stamp set.  I love the pink and green combination I have used here.  The green really makes the pink roses pop on the crisp white background.

 

 

 

To create the base for the flowers I have cut a piece of gold foil card to fit the white base card 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I then cut a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller at 4 2/16″ x 5 6/16″ and embossed using the Stampin’Up Tufted 3D embossing folder before adding it to the front of the card. I die cut two frames using the Handstitched Accents Die from Heartfelt Creations and adhered them together before adding to the card front with foam tape.

I have stamped the rose images from the Antique Roses set on Neenah Solar white card with Pink Diamond, Coral Berry, Ruby Red and Grapevine inks and the leaf images from the Antique Roses set with Firefly, Grass Fields and Shadow Creek inks.  I found this colour combination to work well and was very pretty.  I then die cut with the coordinating dies and played around for a while to get a pleasing composition.  I have used foam tape to create more dimension with the flowers to make them pop out more.

To finish this card I stamped the beautiful image from the Best Sentiments stamp set I received from Altenew as thank you gift and heat embossed it with gold powder, trimmed it and added it to the front of the card with some foam tape.

I hope you like this card and I really encourage you to look at the Altenew classes.  There is always something new to learn!

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Clean and Simple Sympathy Card

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I want to share a clean and simple sympathy card made using some new dies and embossing folder that I have just received.

Sometimes the dies will dictate what genre of card you end up with and this gorgeous butterfly corner die from Precious Marieke made a sympathy card inevitable.  I have cut two of the corners and trimmed the butterfly to add over the other butterfly on the corner and I put the trimmings on the opposite corner.  The Lawn Fawn frame dies are gorgeous and they framed the lovely Stampin’ Up embossing folder perfectly.  I really love the sentiment from Heartfelt Creations and it was perfect to add to the simplicity of the card.  The card looked unfinished until I added a little bit of sparkle with some sparkles from CTMH.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

A Sea Breeze Birthday

Kia Ora Koutou

 

Welcome back and I am finally able to share a card that I made for my son’s 3oth birthday last year using the new Courtyard Elegance die that has just been launched.  My son loves the sea and the Sea Breeze collection was just perfect for him.  And the new gold luxe card from Heartfelt Creations paired perfectly with the papers.  He was very happy with his card.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Hydrangea Window Wishes

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to my second post celebrating the launch of four fabulous new die sets from Heartfelt Creations.

My second card features a gorgeous window with hydrangeas and birdies highlighting the beautiful Stairway Gardens background die.

Products Used:

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles352854
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack478455
Lettuce Entertain You PrillsANC814
Ticket and Tags DieHCD1-7201
Cottage Garden Hydrangea DieHCD1-7278
Fresh Cut Hydrangea DieHCD1-7279
Cottage Window & Hydrangea DieHCD1-7280
Stairway Gardens DieHCD1-7281
Courtyard Elegance DieHCD1-7283
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30HCDA2-450
Cottage Garden Paper CollectionHCDP1-2111
3D Hydrangea Shaping MoldHCFB1-489
Cottage Garden Hydrangea Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3900
Fresh Cut Hydrangea Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3901
Cottage Window & Hydrangea Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3902
Deluxe Flower Shaping KitHCST1-401
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015

Other Products: Foam tape, Ranger Archival ink – Violet, White Cardstock, spray adhesive

For more ideas on creating with the Decorative Royale Square & Circle Dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/tqmtn_TiVVw.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 12″ x 6″, score at 6″ along the long side and fold to create a base card of 6″ x 6″ Die cut the eyelet square out of white cardstock using the die from the HCD1-7281 Stairway Gardens Die set and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut a square out of blue patterned paper using the inner square die from the HCD1-7283 Courtyard Elegance Die set and adhere to the front of the card with heavy cardboard. Die cut a square out of white cardstock using the inner square die from the HCD1-7283 Courtyard Elegance Die set. Using the inner decorative dies from the HCD1-7281 Stairway Gardens Die set die cut the decorative die. Add Frosting Powder using spray adhesive and then add to the blue paper. Die cut the small square out of white cardstock. Die cut two lattice squares out of white cardstock and adhere together. Add Frosting Powder with spray adhesive, add to the previously cut square and adhere to the middle of the decorative die.

Stamp the window image from the HCPC-3902 Cottage Window & Hydrangea Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the center of the card and add foam tape to the shutters for dimension.

Stamp the bird and flower image from the HCPC-3901 Fresh Cut Hydrangea Stamp in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and adhere to the bottom of the window with foam tape.

Stamp the hydrangea spray from HCPC-3902 Cottage Window & Hydrangea Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and adhere to the top of the window.

Stamp the small hydrangea images from the the HCPC-3901 Fresh Cut Hydrangea Stamp in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and adhere to the bottom of the card with foam tape for dimension.

Stamp the hydrangea images from the HCPC-3900 Cottage Garden Hydrangea Stamp set in Violet ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the images in with Vivid Chartreuse and Magenta Hue inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Sponge the edges with Cactus Flower ink and the backs of the flowers with Magenta Hue ink. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Add Lettuce Entertain You Prills to the centres and add to the flowers as shown.

To finish die cut the small tag from the paper collection using the corresponding die from the HCD1-7201 Ticket & Tags Die set and nestle to the left of the birds under the flowers as shown.

I hope that I have inspired you to have a go with these beautiful dies.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Hydrangeas and Birdies

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to a special edition of Inspiration Wednesday with the release of some four special die set from Heartfelt Creations.  I have two cards today featuring two different sets with more cards coming next week.

First up is a card dripping with hydrangeas with some birdies looking over the flowers.

 

Products Used:

Other Products: 

Foam tape, Ranger Archival ink – Cobalt Blue, White Cardstock, Stick It Paper, spray adhesive

For more ideas on creating with the Decorative Royale Square & Circle Dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/tqmtn_TiVVw.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 6″ x 12″, score at 6″ along the long side and fold to create a base card of 6″ x 6″. Die cut the 6″ x 6″ square from white cardstock using the largest square die from the HCD1-7283 Courtyard Elegance Die set and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the patterned paper using the inner square die from the HCD1-7283 Courtyard Elegance Die set. Die cut the decorative die from the HCD1-7283 Courtyard Elegance Die set using the inner plain square die, the decorative die and the plain circle die out of white cardstock, spray with spray adhesive and add Frosting Powder. Using this die cut as a template die cut the circle out of the patterned paper with the circular die from the HCD1-7283 Courtyard Elegance Die set and then adhere the decorative die to the paper. Adhere to the front of the card with foam tape. Die cut the inner decorative circle using the circle die and the inner decorative dies from the HCD1-7283 Courtyard Elegance Die set. Add Frosting Powder to the die with Frosting Powder using spray adhesive. Adhere to the previously cut inner circle from the patterned paper and then adhere to the recessed circle on the card front. Die cut the small square out of white cardstock and adhere to the middle of the circle. Add Stick It paper to a piece of white cardstock and die cut a small square then remove the Stick It paper. Die cut the inner decorative die using the small square die and the small decorative die and and then adhere to the sticky square. Add Frosting Powder to this die and then adhere to the centre of the card as shown on the diagonal.

Stamp the bird and flower image from the HCPC-3901 Fresh Cut Hydrangea Stamp in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and adhere to the top of the card with foam tape.

Stamp the curved flower image from the HCPC-3902 Cottage Window & Hydrangea Stampset in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and adhere to the base of the inner circle.

Stamp the small and large hydrangea images from the the HCPC-3901 Fresh Cut Hydrangea Stamp in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape and adhere to the left of the card with foam tape for dimension.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3900 Cottage Garden Hydrangea Stamp set in Cobalt Blue on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the centres with French Ultramarine ink and the outer flowers with Magenta Hue and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the backs of the flowers with French Ultramarine ink and shape using the coordinating mold. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and I Cannot Tell a Lilac Prills to the centres and add to the flower head.

Die cut the sentiment from the patterned paper using the coordinating die from the HCD1-7201 Ticket & Tags Die set and adhere at the bottom of the inner circle as shown.

Please watch out for my second blog post for the launch of these fabulous dies.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Please vote for me!

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back!

Would you like to see more of these projects?

It is that time of the year to vote for your favourite designers for Heartfelt Creations and I would love to have your vote to stay on the Design Team for another year.

Vote for the design team: We have a very talented group of designers who love to bring you weekly inspiration! Help us decide who will be joining our team again this year. Limit 1 vote per person. Voting ends on Jan 22nd at midnight EST

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Please take the time to vote for your favourite designer as the time is running out!

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu