A new month means a new challenge from Papercraft Challenges! The theme for the month of January is 'Anything Goes!'. For this month's challenge I opted to submit a Simple watercolour piece that I made as a masculine Christmas card. I started off with Altenew's Modern Poinsettia Stamp set. I prepped a piece of Simon… Continue reading Papercraft Challenge #25: ‘Anything Goes! ‘ – (January 2020)
So...level 2 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program focuses a lot on Color. The Color Your Day class is one fine example of that. There are a lot of different components of this class, but one lesson focuses on challenging yourself to use a different medium than you're used to. I typically use ink...dye ink… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Color Your Day (2)
Feeling super festive, I've been working on wanted on my cards for Christmas. I used several dies which is outside my wheelhouse and my stamping was really all about creating a nice background for my die cut letters - hope you like it! I started off by using Concord and 9th’s Holly Berry Turnabout stamp… Continue reading It’s Christmas!
I LOVE the look of watercolor, always have. Am i good at it? not really....but it doesn't mean I can't improve. I took Altenew's Creative Watercolor Media as a part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. It's a good class! There were some very interesting techniques and it opened my eyes up a bit on… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Creative Watercolor Media
Heat embossing is a technique that can be used to give a pretty simple and straightforward look or a very detailed and elaborate look. Either way, it adds shine and a bit of character to your card. In Altenew's Impressive Heat Embossing class, I learned a few new techniques and revisited some techniques that I… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Impressive Heat Embossing
A new month means a new challenge from Papercraft Challenges!The theme for the month of November is 'To Give as a Gift (Not just a card).For this month's challenge the first thing that popped into my head was 'Christmas Ornament'.Why? A friend of mine had a baby in August ad this will be his first… Continue reading Papercraft Challenge #35: ‘To Give as a Gift (Not just a card)’ – (November)
I have been looking for somewhere to donate some of my cards and found the 2019 Caring Hearts Card Drive The purpose of this card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or live alone. Submissions are being accepted until November 15th, 2019 and there are mailing… Continue reading 2019 Caring Hearts Card Drive – My Submission!
Another VERY simple card set....I have A LOT of Christmas cards to make. Some as to be given as gifts, some to be given just as. Here is another super simple card set that can be made with minimal supplies and can be adjusted slightly to make it unique.I started by using Fiskars X-Large Circle… Continue reading Another VERY simple set of Christmas cards!
Alright... So Seasonal Scene Building doesn't mean what you think. The Seasonal Scene Building class at Altenew doesn't only focus on things like Christmas cards. It's really more about setting up scenes/backgrounds/focus. I however opted to use this opportunity to get my Christmas cards started... Shaker style! I haven't made a shaker card in quite… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Seasonal Scene Building