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AECP: Cards in Motion

Finally, I’m here with my 5th class of level 3. Ashley Tucker has named it as “Cards in Motion” This class is filled with wonderful inspirations and ideas, cool tips, and tricks on how to create various interactive cards to boost your creativity . Grab a chair because this is going to be a huge one. I can definitely say that this is the most interactive and time consuming project I have done for a class. Those who know me, knows that I am in love with interactive cards. This is going to be my last Class. Next step is the Ultimate one. Final Challenge, Live session. So I’m very much excited for the card. Today I’m going to follow LESSON 7 – Combination of All Lessons . Here, I’m trying to inculcate 3 interactive features on this card. They are, Shaker element, pop up feature and String Spinner. So let’s get started.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Take a 5 ½” x 10 ¾” cardstock. Score at 2 ⅛” and fold. Flip the cardstock over with the folded edge on the left-hand side, score at 4 ¼”, and flip the cardstock again. Then, fold along the scored line.
  2. When you try to fold, it won’t fold over the cardstock, so mark and trim off the excess cardstock from the half panel. You will end up with the card base.
  3. Take two dies from the Halftone Circles Die Set, secure them together, onto the card front with the half flap, and run it through the die cutting machine.
  4. Remove the die from the half panel, close the panel, and place the die right back into the circle you just cut, but this time, secure the die to the panel underneath the flap. Very carefully, pull out the half panel and open up the card base. Run this through the die cutting machine.
  5. Die cut a piece of acetate using the larger of the circle dies.
  6. Apply liquid adhesive at the back of the frame, and adhere a piece of acetate to it.
  7. Now, double the layer of your foam tape, and adhere it to the back of the circle frame.
  8. Put some sequins onto the stamped panel.
  9. Adhere the frame over it, and you have your shaker piece
  10. Place a acetate sheet, facing down in your stamp positioner where your cardstock normally goes.
  11. Now, stamp on it the image of the stethoscope from Healthcare heroes stamp set in Permanent Black Crisp Ink. Stamp a few times till you get a good crisp image.
  12. Place a cardstock over this, and press it a bit so that the image from the stamp transfers onto it. This is how you can get a mirror image of your stamp.
  13. Now stamp another stethoscope but this time directly on the cardstock in Permanent Black Crisp Ink
  14. Use Artist Marker, B802 to color the stethoscope
  15. Once done, die cut the normal stamped image, flip it over, and then use any light source to place the mirror stamped image on it, and then fussy cut it out.
  16. To make your spinner element on the panel with the circle cut-out, adhere a thread with tape right above and below the die-cut; make sure this is taut. To make it last, pull the string back over on itself, and add another tape over it. Repeat with the other side, as well .
  17. Adhere the stethoscope images together with the thread in between to complete the spinner.
  18. To create better dimension apply nuvo crystal glaze over it.,
  19. Make a 5 ¼” x 4” top folding card ,Trace out the shape and size of the circle from the spinner element and mask it using a masking paper.
  20. Place Spring Garden Stencil over card base and mask outlines with masking tape.
  21. Take some embossing paste on the watercolor palette and add few drops of Aqualicious Alcohol Ink and blend it well
  22. Apply the paste on the cardstock over the stencil.
  23. Wait until the paste dries , blend Aqualicious Crisp Dye ink over it
  24. Remove the masking.
  25. Open the card, and Place Spring Garden Stencil over the top part of the card base and mask outlines with masking tape.
  26. Blend over with Aqualicious Crisp Dye ink
  27. Trim out a piece of 5 ¼ x 4 and blend Paper bag Crisp dye ink over it and run it through the die cutting machine placing it in between Deck Planks Embossing Folder
  28. Grab a piece of cardstock and stamp 5 doctors with Healthcare heroes stamp on the cardstock with jet black ink 
  29. Color them with artist markers. You may make small changes to make the doctors look like from different ethnicities.
  30. Take 5 piece of strip of half inch width.
  31. Score two of them at 1/2 , 2 1/2 , 3,5 1/2 and 6
  32. Take another 2 strips and score them at 1/2, 3, 3 1/2, 6 and 6 1/2
  33. Take the last strip and score it at 1/2, 3 1/2, 4, 7 1/2 and 8
  34. Trim the ends and adheres the overlapping flaps to form a rectangular shape.
  35. Adhere it to the base of the card in order and close the card. Once its fully stuck, stick the die cut of the doctors .
  36. Add sentiment strips to the card.
  37. Color the cardstock with Artistic marker and stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set with Black artistic marker.
  38. U may use small die cuts or stamps as embellishments.
  39. Just stamp the image and die cut it. Add nuvo crystal glaze or nuvo crystal drops to create dimension to it.
  40. Adhere the completed 5 ¼” x 4” top folding card to the middle section on the inside of the card.
  41. Take a classic crest white card stock and stamp the main flower from Build a Garden: Dear Dahlias set using jet black ink
  42. Place its coordinating Stencil over card base and secure it with tape.
  43. Add patterns to your project by ink blending with, Paper bag Crisp dye ink, Aqualicious Crisp Dye ink , Vineyard Crisp Dye ink , Just Green and Crisp Dye ink Coral Bliss Crisp Dye ink .
  44. Gently pull the stencil off from the project area to see the result
  45. Using the coordinating dies, die cut 4 bunch of flowers.
  46. Position it over the card and trace out the circle part.
  47. Place the circle nesting dies and cut out the circle part
  48. Stick the remaining part of the flower to your main card base.
  49. Make sure that you have sufficient flowers for the inside part of the card too.
  50. Thus your interactive card is ready you may use nuvo drops to create droplets over the flowers.

SUPPLIES

  • Neenah classic crest white card stock
  • Misti stamping tool
  • Sizzix big shot die cutting machine
  • Guillotine Paper Trimmer
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Masking paper
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Nuvo crystal glaze
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops
  • Glittering Star
  • Aqualicious Alcohol ink
  • Spring garden stencil
  • Healthcare heroes stamp and die set
  • Build a Garden: Dear Dahlias bundle set
  • Fine liner pen
  • Acetate sheet
  • Paper bag Crisp dye ink
  • Jet black crisp dye ink
  • Aqualicious Crisp Dye ink
  • Vineyard Crisp Dye ink
  • Coral Bliss Crisp Dye ink
  • Just Green Crisp Dye ink
  • Jet black Artistic Marker
  • Mountain Mist Artistic Marker
  • Volcano Lake Artistic Marker
  • Emerald Artistic Marker
  • Peach Perfect Artistic Marker
  • Ruby Red Artistic Marker
  • Rocky Shore Artistic Marker
  • Mocha Artistic Marker
  • Dark Chocolate Artistic Marker
  • Limestone Artistic Marker
  • Lagoon Artistic Mar sssssssssker
  • Morning Frost Artistic Marker
  • Galactic Stream Artistic Marker
  • Sea glass Artistic Marker
  • Volcano lake Artistic Marker
  • Blush Artistic Marker
  • Deck Planks Embossing Folder
  • Circle Nesting Die
  • Score Board
  • Bone Folder

Thank You!

Hope you liked my card. Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you all soon with another project from AECP. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by! If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@shahicreationz) and/or subscribing to my vlog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

 

-shahi

AECP: Exploring Watercolor Medium

Hey, Good day to u all. No-line water coloring is a technique many of us love the look of but may not know how to achieve, but there is a way to bulk up our no-line skills without even inking up a stamp. That’s the reason why I choose to take this course by Jennifer Rzasa and Ashlea Cornell. This is a perfect class for those who love watercolors! In this class, we are going to do look deeper into various water coloring mediums you can find at Altenew and learn about how to use them for multiple techniques! This is great for those who are wanting to get more out of their current watercolor supplies and get fresh inspirations! I am also submitting this post to the September 2022 Inspiration Challenge. Check out the challenge at https://blog.altenew.com/fall-inspired-card-inspiration-challenge/

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Create a “4 1/4 x 5 1/2 ” card base from Watercolor Cardstock .
  2. Stamp flower from Build-A-Garden: Pristine Peonies in Buttercream Crisp Dye Ink onto Watercolor Cardstock.
  3. Tap the ink pads on a watercolor palate and use a water color brush to color your flowers and leaves.
  4. Pick up pigment from Coral Berry Altenew Crisp Dye Ink and apply it onto the base of the petal.
  5. Next, use clean water to pull the pigment out
  6. Color all the petals in the same way, skipping the adjacent petal and coloring the next until the first one dries.
  7. Apply more pigment to areas where you want to show shadow or depth and less where you want to show highlights.
  8. For the flower center, simply color it with a combination of Buttercream and Coral Bliss
  9. For the leaves use , Parrot Altenew Crisp Dye Ink for the base and Forest Glades Altenew Crisp Dye Ink for highlights
  10. Finally, Draw black strips using black artistic marker and fine liner pens .
  11. To fit the inspiration challenge of September i have added a watercolor layer with Coral Bliss Altenew Crisp Dye Ink adjacent to the black strip.
  12. Stamp the sentiment on the right most corner with jet black ink.
  13. Any embellishments of your choice can be added to enhance the look of the card

SUPPLIES

  • Sizzix Bigshot die cutting Machine
  • Misti stamping tool
  • Distress Sprayer / Water Spritzer
  • Altenew Watercolor Paper Pad (9”x 12”)
  • Build-A-Garden: Pristine Peonies 
  • Buttercream Altenew Crisp Dye Ink
  • Forest Glades Altenew Crisp Dye Ink
  • Coral Berry Altenew Crisp Dye Ink
  • Coral Bliss Altenew Crisp Dye Ink
  • Black Artist Alcohol marker
  • Fine Liner Pen Set
  • Watercolor Palette – Medium
  • Sticker Embellishments
  • Watercolor brush
  • Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Thank You!

Hope you liked my card. Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you all soon with another project from AECP. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by! If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@shahicreationz) and/or subscribing to my vlog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

-shahi

AECP: Progressive Cardmaking

Today I am here with a work based on my latest Altenew Academy class – Progressive Cardmaking with Justine Hovey . I am inculcating 2 of her techniques for my card. The washi tape technique for the background and the Embossing technique for the Sentiment. Trust me, this is one of the most simple and elegant card you can make.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. 
  2. Stick Gold Splatter Cosmic Berry Wide Washi Tape over it
  3. Take a piece of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, place Eid Mubarak Die over it and run it through the die cutting machine.
  4. Brush the die cut image with antistatic powder tool.
  5. Apply the embossing ink over the top and Cover it with the embossing powder and heat emboss it with a heat gun.
  6. Stick it to the center of the card using double sided foam tape

SUPPLIES

  • Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
  • Eid Mubarak Die
  • Anti static powder tool
  • Heat Gun
  • Double sided foam tape.
  • VersaMark Watermark stamp pad
  • Gold Splatter Cosmic Berry Wide Washi Tape
  • Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
  • Sizzix big shot die cutting machine 

TIPS

  • Use anti-static powder tool to prevent embossing powder from sticking to unwanted areas while we stamp the image with Versamark 
  • Point the heat gun straight down to the paper without a slanted angle this way the onset embossing powder will not be blown away leaving you with a sloshy embossed image
  • Add extra layers of embossing powder and melt after each layer to get a smooth look.
  • Touch it only after few minutes after heating the die cut sentiment or else you can get your finger prints get melted into it .
  • Wrap the tape around the paper for extra strength and to ensure that the washi stays in place over time.

Thank You!

Hope you liked my card. Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you all soon with another project from AECP. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by! If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@shahicreationz) and/or subscribing to my vlog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

-shahi

AECP :Creative coloring with artistic markers

My today’s card is based on the class, Creative coloring with artistic markers by Mindy Baxter. 
In this class, you will learn creative tips and techniques to add stunning colors to your stamped images and create gorgeous cards. 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. 
  • Stamp image from Build-A-Garden: Tulips & Friends Stamp set onto a piece of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock using Obsidian Ink.
  • Color stamped image using Artistic Markers.
  • The tulips are colored using Rose Quartz Artist Alcohol Marker, Puffy Heart Artist Alcohol Marker, Purple Wine Artist Alcohol Marker and Pinkalicious Artist Alcohol Marker.
  • The leaves are colored using Grass Field Artist Alcohol Markers , Shadow Creek Artist Alcohol Markers and Firebrick Artist Alcohol Marker
  • Stamp the sentiment from Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Outline Stamp Set with Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink

SUPPLIES
  • Rose Quartz Artist Alcohol Markers R601
  • Puffy Heart Artist Alcohol Markers R603
  • Purple Wine Artist Alcohol Markers R614
  • Pinkalicious Artist Alcohol Markers R504
  • Firefly Artist Alcohol Markers G503
  • Grass Field Artist Alcohol Markers G515
  • Shadow Creek Artist Alcohol Markers G425
  • Caramel Toffee Artist Alcohol Markers Y612
  • Forest Glades Artist Alcohol Markers G715
  • Warm Sunshine Artist Alcohol Markers Y205
  • Firebrick Artist Alcohol Markers Y817
  • Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink

Thank You!

Hope you liked my card. Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you all soon with another project from AECP. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by! If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@shahicreationz) and/or subscribing to my vlog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

-shahi

AECP: All About Layering 5

Actually this project was done long back, but unfortunately I was not able to post it. So here it goes…

After taking a long break from card making, I am back to do my favorite course, AECP. Few months back, I came across an Instagram story posted by the president and founder of Altenew, Tasneem. She posted a picture of a pink flower and asked the followers to guess the flower. I doubted if it was belladonna lily. Randomly guessed it and she said that it was the correct answer. I was sure that she was working on something special. A special stamp set or an amazing embossing folder, who knows what is going to come up. So I randomly took a screenshot of that story. Months passed by, Ramadan is here and I received my Build a flower subscription for the month of April and it was the same old belladonna lily, I was really excited to hold it as an wonderful stamp set. That’s when I decided to turn my All About Layering card into a dedication to Tasneem. Eid was ahead and belladonna lily being the final BAF stamp set, were the other reason for me to do that. Lydia Evans has done a wonderful job in explaining every detail about layering stamps, methods and techniques etc.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Take the flower stamp from the Build-a-Flower: belladonna lily Set and stamp the outline layer in black Ink onto a piece of white cardstock.
  2. Then stamp the base layer with Pink Diamond Crisp dye Ink
  3. The second layer of the stamp will fit around all of the edges of the previously stamped layer, stamp this in Pinkalicious Crisp dye Ink .
  4. The third layer will fit around the bottom-right edge of the previously stamped layer, stamp this in Rubellite Crisp dye Ink .
  5. The fourth layer will fit on the top edge of the previous layer, stamp this in Razzleberry Crisp dye Ink .
  6. Stamp the stems with Grass Field Crisp dye Ink and Shadow Creek Crisp dye Ink
  7. Die cut 3 bunches of each flower.
  8. Create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. 
  9. Run it through Deck Planks 3D Embossing Folder and shade it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink .
  10. Arrange and Stick the flowers according to your liking.
  11. Stamp the Eid sentiment and stick it at the middle of the flower.

SUPPLIES

  • Pink Diamond Crisp dye Ink
  • Pinkalicious Crisp dye Ink
  • Rubellite Crisp dye Ink
  • Razzleberry Crisp dye Ink
  • Grass Field Crisp dye Ink
  • Shadow Creek Crisp dye Ink
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Versafine black pigment ink
  • Eid greetings Stamp Set
  • Deck Planks 3D Embossing Folder
  • Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
  • Sizzix big shot die cutting machine 

Here is my second take , on this class. I have tried sticking the sentiment to the acetate sheet for this card.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Take the flower stamps from the Build-A-Flower: Tree Peony Layering Stamp Set and stamp the base layer in Dew Drops Crisp dye Ink onto a piece of white cardstock.
  2. Followed by Aqualicious Crisp dye Ink, Teal Cave Crisp dye Ink ,Galactic Stream Crisp dye Ink respectively.
  3. Stamp the outline layer of the flower and leaves with versa fine onyx black
  4. For the leaves, Color it with the similar shades of Artist Alcohol Marker
  5. Stamp several of these images for the project and use the coordinating dies to die cut them.
  6. Create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base and set it aside.
  7. On a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” panel, start arranging the florals and adhere them with foam tape.
  8. Use glue tape to adhere the leaves.
  9. Cut off the excess pieces that are going off the edges.
  10. Take a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of acetate sheet and place it above the card.
  11. Trim a similar shade of Teal Glitter washi tape and stick it over the Acetate sheet joining the back part of the card.
  12. Stick a layer of teal gem stones as a border to the washi tape.
  13. Stamp and Die cut “Thanks” from Halftone Circles Stamp & Die Bundle over a cardstock colored in Dew Drops Crisp dye Ink .
  14. Stick it on the middle of the acetate sheet.
  15. Stamp the sentiment from Build a Garden: Tulips & Friends with versa fine onyx black Ink on a thin strip of cardstock colored in Dew Drops Crisp dye Ink. Stick it below the die cut.

SUPPLIES

  • Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
  • Sizzix big shot die cutting machine 
  • Build-A-Flower: Tree Peony Layering Stamp & Die Set
  • Build a Garden: Tulips & Friends
  • Halftone Circles Stamp & Die Bundle
  • Teal Glitter washi tape
  • Acetate sheet
  • Versa fine onyx black
  • Dew Drops Crisp dye Ink
  • Aqualicious Crisp dye Ink
  • Teal Cave Crisp dye Ink
  • Galactic Stream Crisp dye Ink
  • Dew Drops Artist Alcohol Marker
  • Aqualicious Artist Alcohol Marker
  • Teal Cave Artist Alcohol Marker
  • Galactic Stream Artist Alcohol Marker

Thank You!

Hope you liked my card. Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you all soon with another project from AECP. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by! If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@shahicreationz) and/or subscribing to my vlog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

-shahi

The MaleRoom : Sport

Welcome all! Over at The Male Room Craft Challenge this month we have the theme of ‘Sport’. I have created a golf themed pop up card. Hope you like it

Please do head over to The Male Room blog where you will see lots more amazing inspiration and you can join in the fun challenge! (Don’t forget to add our challenge graphic to your blog post and a link back to the challenge to be eligible for votes).

AECP – level 2 Final challenge (Part 2)

Hi, let’s explore the this part of my Altenew Educator Certification Program’s Level 2 challenge . Today I’m presenting something a little different from what I usually post, but it’s a project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. This section’s task was to produce an Altered Item/Upcycled Project. I had tons of ideas running inside my head after getting the challenge details mail from erum. But was confused about finalizing into something specific. I wanted to explore into something unusual. Dint want to take the same track of my other aecp friends.

Finally!!!!! it’s time for the big reveal.

We all know that, there are various varieties of domino sets in use all over the world and a great number of games that can be played with them. But today I am presenting before you a different one .” DOMINOES FROM ALTENEW “

The Game

The dominoes are ritually shuffled face down . Each player draws 6 dominoes and places them so that the other players can’t see their value. The first person to play is that person holding the double picture. The tile played must be the double tile that permitted the player to take the first turn. If none of the players hold a double picture tile, then the tiles are reshuffled and re-drawn. Each player must in turn then play a tile onto the table positioning it so that it touches one end of the domino chain which thus gradually increases in length. A player may only play a tile which has upon it a picture showing at one end of the domino chain or the other . If a player plays a domino with the result that both ends of the chain show the same picture (normally a number which is useful to the player and distasteful to the opponents), that player is said to have “stitched up” the ends.

The way that the tiles are placed provides a small part of the entertainment. Each tile being placed must be positioned so that the two matching ends are adjacent. Unless, the tile is a double, the tile can be placed square in any one of the three directions as long as the two matching sides are touching fully. Doubles are always placed cross-ways across the end of the chain. A tile played to a double must also be placed accordingly – perpendicular to the double touching at its middle. The shape of the domino chain develops snake-line at random according to the whims of the players and the limitations of the playing surface. If a player can lay a domino, then it must be played. Otherwise the player “knocks”, or raps the table and play passes to the next player. The opposing players will, of course, make mental note of the numbers currently available on the table and try to ensure that they are available in future too…..

Normally play stops when one player “chips out” (plays his last domino) . Anyone who can’t go has to miss their turn. The winner is the player who gets rid of their cards first.

Planning

This is a project which requires lot of planning in the beginning stage. Each dominoes set contains 28 pieces. So I made a pattern for 28 tiles with 7 patterns. I choose different pictures from various stamp sets . I also created a list of how they should be combined. Total of 28 tiles with 2 divisions makes a total of 56 pictures. Thus each pattern was to stamp 8 times including doubles. Next step was to create a pattern for them. Below is the rough sketch of the pattern I made.

Each numbers represents each individual pictures

Making domino cards

This is definitely not a simple project. But I promise you this is something worth all your effort. Initially I bought some wooden tiles from a local store. Then traced it onto a classic crest white card stock . And trimmed it of in the shape of tiles I did the same for all 28 tiles. Then measured the middle point and drew a line across it using a black pinpoint pen. Then i stuck them on to the tiles and stamped the images on it. I positioned the stamp on my misti tool and stamped it using jet black ink . Some pictures were also stamped with crisp dye inks. For stamping the pictures on the right side, I placed a tile vertically towards the corner of the stamping tool and then positioned the second tile on its left thus the picture gets stamped on the right side of the second tile. But if you want to stamp it on the left side, then remove the first tile and then move the main tile towards the corner of the stamping tool. Thus we get the image stamped on the left side of the tile. Then I colored those pictures with artistic markers.

For the box , I took a wooden box from my kid’s storage and then transformed it to a dominoes box. The box had a peace of cardboard sliding in and out to open and close the box. I measured the size of the cardboard and then trimmed a classic crest white card stock in its size. Then I ran it through a 3d embossing folder from Altenew. The remaining part of the paper, was left blank so i stuck glitter tape as a border. Then i colored the embossed paper with the artistic markers from Altenew. The finished paper was stuck to the cardboard. To add little more glitter to the cover, i sprayed Shimmer craft spray over it. As it’s been used by kids,I also stuck a clear coat of transparent sheet over the tiles, as it acts as a protective filim and it’s easy to clean.

Once the tiles are placed inside the box, it turns out to be a perfect handmade gift for any toddler. My 3.5 year old daughter loves it . As I said before, its not as simple as it looks but seeing my daughter play with it ,makes me feel like its definitely worth all my efforts.

Supplies

Stamps

  • Sweetest Peas Stamp Set
  • Build-A-Flower: Wild Rose Layering Stamp Set
  • Get Well Soon Stamp Set
  • Wild Flora Stamp Set
  • Trophy Life Stamp Set
  • Piles of Presents Stamp set
  • Poppy Garden Stamp Set

Artistic Markers

  • Jet black Artistic Marker
  • Emerald Artistic Marker
  • Evergreen Artistic Marker
  • Frosty pink Artistic Marker
  • Corral berry Artistic Marker
  • Dusk Artistic Marker
  • Velvet Artistic Marker
  • Grapevine Artistic Marker
  • Caramel toffee Artistic Marker
  • Orange cream Artistic Marker
  • Volcano lake Artistic Marker
  • Bamboo Artistic Marker
  • Olive Artistic Marker
  •  Puffy Heart  Artistic Marker
  • Purple wine Artistic Marker
  • Deep iris Artistic Marker
  • Midnight violet Artistic Marker
  • Crimson Artistic Marker
  • Autumn blaze Artistic Marker
  • Forest glades Artistic Marker
  • Moss Artistic Marker
  • Orange cream Artistic Marker
  • Fire brick Artistic Marker
  • Ruby Red Artistic Marker
  • Ocean waves Artistic Marker
  • Desert night Artistic Marker
  • Mountain Mist Artistic Marker
  • Volcano Lake Artistic Marker
  • Warm sunshine Artistic Marker
  • Mango Smoothie Artistic Marker
  • Cotton Candy Artistic Marker
  • Paper bag Artistic Marker

Inks

  • Versa fine black ink
  • Tide blue crisp dye ink
  • Star light  crisp dye ink
  • Maple yellow crisp dye ink
  • Carved pumpkin Distress ink

Other Products

  • Wooden tiles
  • Wooden box
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Guillotine Paper Trimmer
  • Scale
  • Glitter tape
  • Pencil
  • Black pinpoint pen
  • Sheer shimmer craft spray
  • Clear coast stickers sheets

Before I finish, If you are looking for an altered project as a display piece . Here is one below.

Artistic markers from Altenew are something I always reach out with. If you are someone like me, then its refills are a must buy and It’s something that you should definitely catch hold of. But organizing them was kind of tricky for me. I wanted to see all the colors in a single sight. It helps me to choose the right one. That’s why I choose to create my own stand for that. Altenew is always best for its products. Buy it once, you can never stop buying things from them. It’s not just their products, their packaging is also always on my favorite list. So I decided to create a stand for my refills, using their own boxes. And it definitely came out great. Do give a try for yourself. All you need is to stick the boxes together and create a stair like stand. The boxes are strong enough to hold your refill markers in its place. when you buy new ones, all you need to do is add an extra layer of boxes and they are good to go.

So That’s the end of my level 2 final challenge . Hope you liked my take on the altered project too. stay tuned to my Instagram and YouTube page for a making video reel on this project.

Thank You so much!

Hope you liked my cards. Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you all soon with another project from AECP. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by! If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@shahicreationz) and/or subscribing to my vlog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

-shahi

AECP – level 2 Final challenge (Part 1)

Welcome to this blog post in celebration of my AECP Level 2 Final Challenge. I am so excited to share my projects with you and look forward to your feedback. The final challenge gives AECP Participants the wings to explore and showcase their personal design style as well as use the techniques and tips absorbed during the 20 class curriculum required to reach this level. For my final project, I was asked to create 4 masculine cards with the themes of love/thinking of you, encouragement, anniversary and birthday using any 3 components from the classes in Level 1 or 2. As well as an altered item/upcycled, project.  

As a part of basic planning, i decided to set a theme for my masculine card sets. For that, I decided to use a peacock theme to organize my color pallet and designs.

Here, i am planning to introduce the cards according to their theme, and they are as follows:

1.      Encouragement Card

Telling someone that they have been a blessing for you is like making them feel happy of their existence in your life. This card is something like that. I am dedicating this card to all the healthcare superheroes who are working 24 * 7 beneath this covid 19 situation .

SUPPLIES
ALTENEW PRODUCTS-
  • Spring garden stencil
  • Healthcare heroes stamp and die set
  • Mountain mist crisp dye ink
  • Jet black crisp dye ink
  • Mountain Mist Artistic Marker
  • Volcano Lake Artistic Marker
  • Emerald Artistic Marker
  • Dark chocolate Artistic Marker
  • Peach Perfect Artistic Marker
  • Blush Artistic Marker
  • Evening Gray Artistic Marker
  • Pure Graphite Artistic Marker
OTHER –
  • Neenah classic crest white card stock
  • Misti stamping tool
  • Sizzix big shot
  • Guillotine Paper Trimmer
  • Sheer Shimmer craft spray
  • Masking paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
TECNIQUES ADDOPTED-
INSTRUCTIONS

Create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Stamp the male doctor stamp on the cardstock with jet black ink and mask it with masking paper. Stamp 2 more of the same image on its right and left. Color them with artist markers. Draw a floor background with artist makers and fill it with the same color. Place the stencil over the card and pat the blending tool over it. Make sure that you don’t blend the color. Then stamp the sentiment on the top middle of the card. To add dimensions, you may use metallic shimmer on the mask of the doctors.

2.  Thinking of you Card

We often miss people in various points of our life. You might think about them because something that is happening now is the same or different from something that happened when you were with them. If you are noticing signs, someone is thinking about you, it could trigger thoughts and feelings in you, too. This card represents something like that.

SUPPLIES
ALTENEW PRODUCTS-
  • Watercolor palette
  • Watercolor brush
  • Sea breeze crisp dye ink
  • Volcano lake crisp dye ink
  • Tide blue crisp dye ink
  • Lagoon  crisp dye ink
  • Dusk crisp dye ink
  • Aqualicious  crisp dye ink
  • Galactic stream crisp dye ink
  • Starlight crisp dye ink
  • Versatile vase Stamp set
  • Friends forever Stamp and die set
  • Moca Artistic Marker
  • Espresso Artistic Marker
  • Volcano lake Artistic Marker
  • Emerald lake Artistic Marker
  • Desert night  Artistic Marker
OTHER –
  • Neenah classic crest white card stock
  • Sizzix big shot
  • Misti stamping tool
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Guillotine Paper Trimmer
  • Nuvo crystal glaze
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
TECNIQUES ADDOPTED-
INSTRUCTIONS

Create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Ink blend it with both the shades vertically. And run it through your sizzix bigshot and emboss it using 3d embossing folder. Take another cardstock measuring 3 ½ x 4 ¾. Stamp the coffee cup stamp from Friends forever stamp set. Masking it stamp one more towards its right side. Then applying some crisp die inks on to the watercolor pallet and paint the coffee cups with it. I used my artist markers to add more dimensions to them. Then Stamp the hearts on another cardstock and die cut it with its coordinating dies. Paint them as you did the coffee cups and stick it on to the cardstock with double-sided foam tape. Stamp the sentiment below the coffee cups with jet black ink.

3.   Anniversary card

Anniversary is a day when we remember or celebrate something important that happened on that day in a previous year. Most important thing for a married couple is to stick on together forever. Here I have set my anniversary card on that theme of being there for one another throughout the journey of life.

SUPPLIES
ALTENEW PRODUCTS-
  • Friends forever stamp set
  • Birthday greetings stamp and die set
  • Tide blue  crisp dye ink
  • Aqualicious crisp dye ink
  • Teal care crisp dye ink
  • Dusk Artistic Marker
  • Mountain mist Artistic Marker
  • Volcano lake Artistic Marker
  • Dessert night Artistic Marker
  • Ocean waves Artistic Marker
OTHER –
  • Neenah classic crest white card stock
  • Sizzix big shot
  • Misti stamping tool
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Guillotine Paper Trimmer
  • versa fine pigment ink
  • peacock crystal sticker
  • black woolen thread
  • Heat gun
  • Versa mark watermark stamp pad
  • Hero Arts clear Embossing powder
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
TECNIQUES ADDOPTED-
INSTRUCTIONS

Create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Put down the lightest shade of crisp dye ink set on to some cellophane or on Altenew watercolor palette, then sprayed with water and smooshed on to the paper. Then run it through the 3D embossing folder. Trim 1 ½ inches from the cardstock. Take another 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base and ink blend it. Stamp the balloons on a cardstock and ink blend it with artistic markers and die cut them with its coordinating die set. Stamp Versa mark watermark over it and heat emboss it with clear embossing folder. Take 2 pieces of woolen thread and stick it along with the bottom of the balloons. Turn the card and adhere the tread to the back of the card. Then Stick the embossed cardstock on top of this cardstock towards the right side.  Stick a strip of crystal sticker towards the end of the cardstock separating them. Stamp the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and Adhere it above the black thread.

4. Birthday Card

I decided to make 2 birthday interactive cards for my project. Here I choose shaker card and a light up card.

CARD 1 – Shaker card

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SUPPLIES
ALTENEW PRODUCTS-
  • Emerald Artistic Marker
  • Desert night Artistic Marker
  • Jet Black Artistic Marker
  • Emerald crisp dye ink
  • Desert night crisp dye ink
  • lagoon crisp dye ink
  • ocean waves crisp dye ink
  • Layered Gift Tag – Present Die Set
OTHER –
  • Neenah classic crest white card stock
  • Sizzix big shot
  • Misti stamping tool
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Guillotine Paper Trimmer
  • versa fine pigment ink
  • Acetate sheet
  • 6 Color glittering Star
  • Sheer shimmer craft spray
  • Peacock crystal sticker
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
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TECNIQUES ADDOPTED-
INSTRUCTIONS

Create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” foldable card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Place the Layered Gift Tag – Present Die Set on the middle of the card and partial die cut it from the top of the gift bow. Trim the excess part. Create a “ 4 ¼” x 5 ½ ” top folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock .Trace out the previous die cut image into this card stock. Place the die on this panel and die cut the shape. Die cut another piece of the same die cut and cut out the top part of the box including the ribbon. Color the ribbon with jet black ink. Then applying the lighter shades of crisp die inks on to the watercolor pallet , paint the top part of the gift box. Once dry ,apply the shimmer spray over it. Stick peacock crystal stickers towards its bottom. Stick an acetate sheet on the back of the main card and create a boundary using double sided tape. tap in some shaker stars into it and stick an another piece of acetate over it. Adhere the second panel over it. Mask the die cut piece and place the stencil over the card . apply the crisp die ink over the card in vertical way. Shade the borders of the card with the darker shade of artist marker. Then stick the top part of the gift box on it’s place. Add embellishments according to your liking.

CARD 2 – Light up Card

SUPPLIES
ALTENEW PRODUCTS-
  • Wild flora Stamp set
  • Versatile vases Stamp set
  • Candlelight Stamp set
  • Buttercream crisp dye ink
  • Honey drizzle crisp dye ink
  • Autumn Blaze crisp dye ink
  • Morning Frost crisp dye ink
  • Evening Gray crisp dye ink
  • Moon Rock crisp dye ink
  • Lava rock crisp dye ink
  • Starlight  crisp dye ink
  • Desert night Artistic Marker
  • Warm sunshine Artistic Marker
  • Dusk Artistic Marker
  • Caribbean sky Artistic Marker
  • Forest Glades Artistic Marker
  • Mocha Artistic Marker
OTHER –
  • Neenah classic crest white card stock
  • Sizzix big shot
  • Misti stamping tool
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Guillotine Paper Trimmer
  • versa fine pigment ink
  • Copper tape
  • LED Sticker light
  • Coin-cell battery
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
TECNIQUES ADDOPTED-
INSTRUCTIONS

Create a 4 x 5 ¼ card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Stamp the flower and the vase with jet black ink. Color them with Artistic markers. Then using the layering stamps, stamp the candle light. Cut out the inner part of the flame. Use shimmer pens around the flame to create a shinning look. Position the sentiment and stamp it near the vase. Mask the vase and candle light and create a background. Here I have created a table top scene using Mocha artist marker.

Once the front of the card is decorated, Place it on a blue card stock paper measuring 4 ¼” x 5 ½ . Using a pencil, carefully mark a point on the blue card stock for the LED light . Then mark a place for the coin-cell battery on the blue cardstock. (This place is determined based on the position you press to switch on the light.) Here I wanted my light to be lit when I click on the sentiment. So i positioned it accordingly.

On the blue cardstock , use the pencil to draw out the circuit you want to make, so that a line runs from each LED leg to the battery. The battery has a plus (positive terminal) or minus (negative terminal) symbol on each side. The LED also has positive and negative terminals — the longer leg is positive (anode) and the shorter one is negative (cathode). To make the LED light up, you will connect the negative side of the battery to the negative leg of the LED and the positive side of the battery to the positive leg of the LED.

Tape down your copper tape over the lines you drew, carefully folding the tape to “turn” any corners. Using clear tape, secure the legs of the LED so that they are on top of the copper tape. Take a piece of folded lightweight cardstock paper and Place the battery in its designated spot on the circuit , inside the paper. Make sure that each line of copper tape makes contact with appropriate terminal of the battery. When the main cardstock paper is pressed, it also forces the lightweight cardstock paper to close the circuit. Thus it lights up the led light.

When we take the hands off the card, the pressure is released and the lightweight cardstock paper does not touch the battery. Thus the circuit is open and the led light turns off. If the paper is loose, the LED will not light up or blink .

That’s the end of my cards for level 2. Your next step is to my upcycled project. Please check out my next post for seeing my take on it.

Thank You so much!

Hope you liked my cards. Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you all soon with another project from AECP. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by! If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@shahicreationz) and/or subscribing to my vlog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

-shahi

Altenew : Impressive Heat Embossing Techniques

 Alhamdullilah , I have successfully completed my 20 th class on AECP. Next step is my Level 2 Final Challenge. Before that, let’s have a look at the Impressive Heat Embossing Techniques taught at the Altenew Academy. In this course, Svetlana Marchenko shares some creative and unique tips on how to use embossing powders to make gorgeous cards, and I absolutely loved the beautiful cards she made using these techniques. For my card, I followed the tips from lesson 4 – Layered heat embossing.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Create a 3.5″ x 8.5″ slimline card base from an aquamarine Cardstock.
  2. Trim half inch from all the four sides
  3. And run it through the embossing folder
  4. Apply Volcano Lake die ink on a blending tool and apply it over the embossed part.
  5. Stamp Parrot Tulips on a classic crest white cardstock with Sea Shore ink set
  6. Stamp the last layer with Versa Mark ink and sprinkle some clear embossing powder and heat set it with a heat gun
  7. Trim the flower and stick it on the 3D embossing folder design
  8. Apply foam tape in-between the layers to get dimensions
  9. Stamp the sentiment on a strip of aquamarine Cardstock and stick it over the card.

TIPS

  • Before stamping, use an Anti-Static Pouch tool to remove static from your paper so the powder doesn’t stick where you don’t want it.
  • Make at least one layer of your flower heat embossed to make it shine
  • There are different types of embossing powders, and they have different textures. Some, for example, the fine or detail embossing powders have a smoother finish while others, for example, the glitter or chunky embossing powders have a textured finish. So, it is always helpful to create swatches.
  • Use various ink colors with clear embossing powder if you do not have needed embossing powder color

SUPPLIES

  • Sizzix Bigshot die cutting Machine
  • Neenah Paper 4456 Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock
  • Misti stamping tool
  • Aquamarine Cardstock
  • Tulip 3D embossing folder
  • Build-A-Flower: Parrot Tulips
  • Build-A-Flower: Hawaiian Coral
  • Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001
  • Ranger Sf Clear-Embossing Powder
  • Sea Shore Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set

Thank You!

Hope you liked my card. Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you all soon with another project from AECP. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by! If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@shahicreationz) and/or subscribing to my vlog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

-shahi



Altenew : Polychromatic

Playing with the colors red and green Today, I am sharing a card project that I created for the Altenew Academy Polychromatic class taught by Nina-Marie Trapani. In this class, Nina discussed tips and tricks to effectively use multi-colors and color combinations to make cards that pop. One of the simplest, and one of my most favorite ways to add color, is to have a crisp white background to balance out the bright hues and allow them to take center stage.  So, I chose a simple layering stamp set to play with a color combo of red and green popping up in the white background.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Create a “4 1/4 x 5 1/2 ” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
  2. Run it through the 3D embossing folder
  3. Stamp the floral image on a Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock
  4. Stamp different layers of rose and the leaf in different variations of the same color
  5. Stick them on the main cardstock using double sided foam tapes
  6. Stamp the sentiment on a thin strip of cardstock and stick it on the base card

SUPPLIES

  • Sizzix Bigshot die cutting Machine
  • Neenah Paper 4456 Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock
  • Misti stamping tool
  • Modern Squares 3D embossing folder
  • Build-A-Flower: Rose
  • Frosty Pink Crisp dye ink
  • Cotton Candy Crisp dye ink
  • Coral Berry Crisp dye ink
  • Ruby Red Crisp dye ink
  • Purple Wine Crisp dye ink
  • Cosmic Berry Crisp dye ink
  • Grass filed Crisp dye ink
  • Mountain pine Crisp dye ink
  • Shadow creek Crisp dye ink

Thank You!

Hope you liked my card. Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you all soon with another project from AECP. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by! If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@shahicreationz) and/or subscribing to my vlog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

-shahi


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