Stunning Cosmos for Mother’s Day

Hi Everyone! Today I’m sharing homework for Altenew Academy class, With A Twist, taught by Therese Calvird. Therese shares a card technique she calls ‘faux embossing with die cuts’, and I applied that technique for this Mother’s Day card using Altenew’s Stunning Cosmos. Technique: Adhere stamped die cuts for an embossed look This card was… Continue reading Stunning Cosmos for Mother’s Day

The Beauty Is In the Details

Hi Everyone, and thanks for joining me today! Today’s card is homework for Altenew Academy class, Beautiful Details, taught by one of my favorite artists in the cardmaking world, Marika Rahtu, from Me and Minime Crafting. Marika has inspired me since I first started stamping, and her work is breathtaking. Needless to say, this class… Continue reading The Beauty Is In the Details

Foil for Interest

Hi Everyone, and welcome back! Today I’m sharing a birthday card I created for my son who turned 17 last month. I cannot believe he has grown to be such an independent, condfident, kind, and smart young man. We are so very proud of him. Technique: Using Artist Markers to color foil for card interest… Continue reading Foil for Interest

Embossing on Vellum

Hi Everyone! If you’ve stopped by in the last week, you know I’ve switched it up a bit, but you also know I can’t stray too far from my Altenew obsession. So today I’m sharing homework from Altenew Academy Impressive Heat Embossing class taught by Svetlana Marchenko. Technique: Heat Embossing on Vellum  I’m not sure… Continue reading Embossing on Vellum

Masking Paper

Hi Everyone and thanks for joining me in the craft room again today! I need to tell you that I have a love/hate relationship with masking techniques. Can I get an Amen? You already know what I mean, right? I adore the artistic layers masking creates in stamped images, but the fussy cutting, product choice,… Continue reading Masking Paper

YUPO Stencils

Hi Everyone and welcome back! I’ve finished the first level in Altenew’s Educator Certification Program and started the classes for the second level. This card is my submission for Altenew Academy class Beyond Basic Backgrounds taught by the wonderful Lydia Evans. I fell in love with Lydia’s card, and mine is very similar in style… Continue reading YUPO Stencils

Eclipse Birthday Card

Hi Everyone, and thanks for joining me again! I have been so inspired lately by all of the cards created by the amazing Altenew design team, Jennifer McGuire, and many others using Altenew’s bold alphabet dies. I finally broke down and ordered my own set last week, and I am so excited! Today I’m sharing… Continue reading Eclipse Birthday Card