Hi Everyone! Guess what I finally made time to do on National Scrapbook Day? Yup, I spent the entire day in the craft room after several weeks of home remodeling. We are in the final stretch in preparing for Sam’s graduation from high school, and there have been many painting and cleaning projects (pictures to post later). This has left almost no time for crafting.
So I participated in three Facebook Live demos with Kelly, Amy, and Melissa for 7 Kids Crafts throughout the day, and it was so much fun! Did you know that they regularly have Live demos each week? Go to the Facebook page HERE and join to get the details.
I played with some new stamps, dies, and inks from Altenew, and created this pretty card with the Build-a-Flower Dahlia stamp and die set. (FYI – Kelly carries Altenew in the 7 Kids store! I just placed my first order, but I hear it’s super-fast shipping.) I used my MISTI to layer the stamps using the gorgeous new Lapis Lazuli and greens from the Spring Bouquet inks. After die cutting, I taped a frame on cardstock, and stamped the shadow leaves in Limestone and Silver Stone grays. Then I removed the tape, splattered Azurite blue ink, and Ocean Waves metallic spray ink. Next I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine black ink, and heat set with clear embossing powder. Finally, I used Iceberg ink to softly blend color around the outside edge of the panel.
Isn’t that die cut frame so pretty? I used the Family Frame die, and cut it from a piece of Tim Holtz metallic ideaology cardstock. I have to tell you that these pics don’t do it justice. It looks like a metal frame on the card! I used foam dots to pop it up, and then layered all of the flowers and leaves for dimension. Finally, I added jewels and adhered everything onto a navy cardstock panel from Altenew for my card.
Tip: I just purchased several Altenew reinkers to use for watercoloring and splatters. I wasn’t happy with how washed out the color was if I smeared an ink pad onto a craft mat and added water for projects. So far I think this idea is going to achieve the results I want as the Azurite splatters were much brighter, but I will keep you posted as I keep playing and practicing.
So what do you think? How did you spend National Scrapbook Day? Stick with me folks, we only have a couple more weeks until graduation is over, and I can get back to crafting full time in June. I have exciting news to share soon! Love and crafty hugs!