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One Layer Wonders Lesson 3

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OLW Lesson 2

Hello!  I am back with my card from Lesson 2 of the Altenew Academy class One-layer Wonders.  In this lesson called Multicolored Stamping we had to make a card background using multicolored stamping, masking a shape and creating a label.
I picked out a rainbow of ink cubes from my stash, a background stamp, a heart die, masking paper, my Altenew Artist Markers and some sentiment stamps. Oh and my trusty MISTI!!

Voila!!  Here is my card!!

I colored in some of the diamond shapes with coordinatings markers and added shimmer on top. I must confess I totally cheated on making my own label and used the "You Rock!" from the Label Love stamp set.

I must now get to Lesson Three. Wish me luck with this one, I think I am going to need it!!


One-Layer Wonders

Hello, I hope you are all enjoying the Summer weather. Here in Canada it has been fairly warm and humid.
I started a new class over at Altenew Academy called One-layer-Wonders. Anyone who knows me knows one layer cards are not my thing. I am more of a bring on all the layers kinda person, This class is taught by Kelly Latevola.  I am obsessed with her card making skills, so I had to sign up for this class the second I saw it was available!!
So, on to the class. Lesson One, was pattern stamping and simple coloring. I watch the video, get out some stamps and I am confident I got this. Well, a few boo boos happened and I was not starting again, so I covered them with enamel dots. I think that is allowed???  My banner shadow went a little on the huge side, but I am just going with it lol. So here is my finished card.

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back with lesson 2 of this class soon.

CAS Encouragement Challenge #14

Welcome to this months Encouragement Challenge!!  This months inspiration photo is beautiful!!

I love the daisies and the colors, I did not have a daisy stamp so I used the colors as my inspiration. Sometimes as crafters things we see in our minds that do not come out as we thought it would. This is what happened to me this month. lol

Anyways, I hope you like it and also play along with our challenge, which you can find on the blog.
I used the Serendipi-tea stamp set and coordinating Fri-dies along with the Full on Floral stamp set. I was using a technique I saw on You Tube by Jennifer MacGuire that she called Stepped Back Stamping. The top panel is popped up and the images are on the card base.
I look forward to seeing all of your creations over on the challenge. Remember, there are prizes up for grabs!!

Also if you used the code below you can save 15% over at the Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Shop

See you soon


CAS June Reminder Post

Hi and Welcome to this months Calling All Sisters reminder post. There are some beautiful cards over on the Calling All Sistahs Blog
As always, this post is to remind our fellow sistahs to do your monthly self breast examination and also to schedule your mammogram if it is coming due. Early detection has saved may of our sistahs lives and we want you to catch it early if it happens to you.
This month I made this card for you as your reminder.

I used the Truth Is Stamp set and the Hope Fri-die by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
I Hope you do your monthly exam and get those mammograms booked.  I will see you back here tomorrow for the Encouragement Challenge.
See you soon


Background Magic Day 4

For lesson 4 Laurel showed us varoius ways to mask backgrounds. I chose to cut out a mask using a heart die and use it for my card. Once my mask was in place I inked up the Gradient Stripes Background stamp and stamped it over the mask.  I then removed the mask and found I got ink spots where I did not want them so I added a layer of vellum on top and added a focal image and sentment from the Frosted Garden stamp set which I stamped with black ink and clear embossed over it.

I love the look of this card and will be using this technique again!! Thank for stopping by!!

Background Magic Class Day 3

Hello again!!  I skipped to Lesson 3's homework, mostly because I was waiting for a stamp set to arrive that I wanted to use.  For today's homework I chose to heat emboss my Watercolor Dots Background on to a piece of Vellum with rose gold embossing powder. Then, I flipped it over and colored the back with a selection of blue Altenew Artist Markers. I then attached the colored vellum on top of a piece of white cardstock, attached it to a card base and added a sentiment strip onto which I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Crafty Friend Stamp set in black ink.

Stay tuned for Day 4 !!