Wednesday, May 15, 2019

WWC221 - Tristan's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Tristan is hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  With Father's Day coming up next month, I decided it was time to make cards for my three sons.  This one is for the fisherman.  It uses a die from Cheapo Dies that includes the fishing rod and all the images you see attached.

For the background, I used the Large Mouth Bass stamp from Deep Red Stamps.  I stamped it in black but stamped off one time to get a lighter image.  The sentiment is also stamped in black and it's from the Reel Great Guys stamp set by Art Impressions.  A couple of sequins and it was finished.


For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, May 20th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.
 


Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Irresistible Inking Techniques Class with Altenew

It has been a fun, busy week working on my classes for my Level 1 Altenew Educator Certification.  Today I'm sharing the card I made for the last class of Level 1.  It's all about Irresistible Inking Techniques.  I used the ink block stamping technique for the background for the primrose.


To start, I covered my clear block with Vanilla Cream ink, spritzed it with water and stamped it on white cardstock.  The block is scalloped so I cut around the scallops so as to frame the flower.  Then, I stamped the flower from the Delicate Primrose stamp set by Altenew using black ink.  As I didn't use watercolor paper, I had to limit the amount of water I used to color the image.  The flower is done with Coral Berry and the leaves are Forest Glades.


After masking the flower and leaves, I added some splatters around the image.  For the finishing touch I add a few pink enamel dots.

Thanks for visiting today.  I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha 
 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Easy Die Cutting Techniques Class with Altenew

Here I am again today sharing a card I made for an assignment Altenew Educator Certification Program.  This class was Easy Die Cutting Techniques.

The products used for today's card are the Simple Flowers stamp and die sets from Altenew.  The inks used for the flowers are Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch and Pool Party by Stampin' Up!  For the leaves and flower stems I used Firefly from Altenew and Soft Suede from Stampin' Up!



First I stamped the flower then cut them out.  I added the stems before die-cutting.  The white layer was then embossed using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!  I attached it to the turquoise card base and added the flowers back to the spots where they were cut.  I used foam tape to pop them up.  The leaves where stamped and die-cut them glued down to the embossed layer.

The sentiment was heat embossed using Black Embossing Powder and added to the front using foam tape.  For the finishing touch, I added some Crystal Clear Droplets.


Here is a close up that shows off the embossing done with the Subtle  Embossing Folder.  It gives just a hint of texture.

Thanks for visiting today.  I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Seasonal Scene Building with Altenew

Today I'm sharing a card I made as my assignment for the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  The assignment was for the Seasonal Scene Building class.
 

Since my move west and my camera dying shortly after, I've not had an area where I can take good photos.  I've been researching cameras and light tents but haven't settled on anything.  Bear with me as I continue to search for a solution that will fit my limited space. 

So, the products I used for today's card are the Build-A-Flower:  Cattleya Lily and the Birds of a Feather stamps and dies from Altenew.  The inks are the sets Golden Sunset, Lapis Lazuli and Green Valley.



I die cut two layers from the Leaf Frame Cover Die; one from Blackberry Bliss and one from Crumb Cake.  I layered them together but first flipped one of the die cuts to be able to see both colors.  I placed them on a layer of Whisper White that was embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!  I know, it's not showing up well in the photo.  Before adding the flowers and the bird, I attached that embossed layer to a card base of Blackberry Bliss.  For the finishing touch, I added some iridescent bubbles.


Thanks for visiting today.  I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

WWC220 - Kath's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Today's Watercooler Wednesday Challenge "All About Occasions" is hosted by Kath.  There are so many great occasions to celebrate it's sometimes hard to decide which one to make a card for.  This time I made a wedding card.  My oldest granddaughter is now engaged and she has asked me to make her invitations.  I'm so exited!  This is one design I came up with but I had not added a sentiment.  When she chose a different design, I added the 'wedding wishes' sentiment and finished up the card.

The base is Bermuda Bay.  To that I added a layer of Whisper White that had been embossed using the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  The swans were cut form Bermuda Bay and attached to the embossed layer using foam tape.  The swans and the sentiment are from the Swan'sational Stamp Set by Papertrey Ink as is the die set I used to cut out the swans.  The sentiment was stamps using Jet Black ink from Altenew.  For the finishing touch, I added three Snowball Droplets from Ellen Hutson but, as you can see, they don't show up well in the photo.


For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, May 13th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

WWC219 - Heidi's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome to the next installment of the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Heidi is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.  So, show us all those lovely feminine cards.

Remember the leaf frame from last week?  Well, here is the original card I made using the die-cut as a stencil.  It's for my Altenew Educator Certification class Celebrations:  Stencil Techniques.  Due to my move west last November, I had to take time off from the class work but I'm back at it.  I love being able to use my dies to make stencils.  It's just another way that dies can become more versatile.


Stamp Set:  Delicate Primrose (Altenew)
Ink:  Salty Ocean Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz);  Various Altenew and Stampin' Up' inks
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam (Stampin' Up!); Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Delicate Primrose Die, Fine Alphabet Die (Altenew)
Other:  Iridescent Bubbles (Studio Katia)

 For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, May 6th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha