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Altenew : Creative Watercolor Media

My next take is on the aecp lesson, Creative Watercolor Media. This class helps us in giving your coloring supplies a new life! In this class, you will learn to take inks, re-inkers, and sprays and turn them into fun watercolor mediums! This is great for any crafter, new and seasoned, to enjoy more use out of their existing Altenew supplies. Here, Jennifer Rzasa, Debby Hughes, and Laura Bassen have really done a great job by explaining us the things in detail. With such a line up of teachers you can imagine the quality of the class!

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Take a Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and stamp the Canterbury Bells on it with sweet dreams and green valley crisp dye ink set.
  2. Die cut it with the coordinating die set from Altenew.
  3. Take a strip of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and ink blend it with Teal Cave crisp dye ink
  4. Stick the washi tap towards the right corner, and trim the cardstock leaving a thin strip of color border near the washi tape.
  5. Create a “4 1/4 x 5 1/2 ” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
  6. Put down the lightest shade of sweet dreams and green valley crisp dye ink set on to some cellophane or on Altenew water color palette , then sprayed with water and smooshed on to the paper
  7. Once the card was thoroughly dry, stick the strip of cardstock with washi tape over it aligning it towards the left side of the card.
  8. Stick the Canterbury Bells over it. with some sticky dots.
  9. Stamp the sentiment with the darkest color from sweet dreams crisp dye ink set .

TIPS

  • Use a stamping tool to stamp your florals. It makes stamping large solid images so much easier since you can double and triple stamp. the included bar magnet can be used to quickly and easily position your cardstock, and the included grid paper makes it easy for you to lay out and align your card’s design.
  • 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.
  • When doing stamp layering, start with the lightest ink color first and then build up to the darkest.

SUPPLIES

  • Sizzix Bigshot die cutting Machine
  • Neenah Paper 4456 Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock
  • Misti stamping tool
  • Teal cave Crisp dye ink
  • Grass Field Crisp dye ink
  • Green valley Crisp dye ink (set)
  • Sweet dreams Crisp dye ink (set)
  • Build a flower- Canterbury Bells
  • Enjoy the Ride Washi Tape 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: With A Twist

Hi, my dear crafty friends, and welcome to my blog. I made today’s card for the With a twist Course by Altenew Academy. I’m someone who is in love with interactive card. We all love a bit of acetate on our cards and there are so many wonderful ways that we can use this fabulous product to create some WOW. Shaker card is just one among it. I truly loved making this card. If you are someone like me who is passionate about various new methods to use on your card, then don’t hesitate . This course is definitely for you. Therese Calvird has really done a great job by explaining us the things in detail. Here she is taking us one step further and shaking it right through to the inside of the card.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Create a “4 1/4 x 5 1/2 ” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock (layer 1) and a pink cardstock (layer 2)
  • Place the mega alphabet die over both the cards and die-cut it
  • Hold the die in place with washi tape and die cut it.
  • Create a “4 1/4 x 5 1/2 ” top folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock (layer 3)
  • Trace out the previous die cut image into this card stock.
  • Place the die on this panel and die cut the shape.
  • Open the card right up and place it on the die cutting machine so that it only cuts the front side.
  • Slightly trim down the front panel of the white cardstock (layer 1) from 2 adjacent sides
  • Place and stick the pink cardstock paper below the front panel of the Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock (layer 1)
  • Position the White cardstock towards the right corner over the pink .
  • Stamp watercolor flowers and leaves on another Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and die cut them out.
  • Using double sided tape stick them on the corner of the alphabet.
  • The inside part of the Main card (layer 3) can be used for our custom design or background.
  • Place Spring Garden Stencil over card base and mask outlines with masking tape.
  • Take some embossing paste on the watercolor palette and add few drops of Cotton candy Alcohol Ink and blend it well
  • Apply the paste on the cardstock over the stencil.
  • Wait until the paste dries
  • Now Reverse the front card (layer 1) facing the pink card up.
  • Take a clear acetate sheet and stick it over the pink cardstock.
  • Trim the excess.
  • Stick the double sided tape around the border of the mega die cut ,leaving the center space empty.
  • Create a well using the double sided foam tape to pour in your shaker elements.
  • Make sure that there is no open edges.
  • Pour in your fun shaker elements that you have on hand, sequins or even small die cut shapes look fabulous. I have used pink stars here.
  • Tape down the acetate sheet over the foam tape.
  • Stick this over the Main cardstock.
  • Position it according to the die cut.
  • Thus the inner background can be visible from the front

TIPS

  • Trimming and positioning the front panel card pops up the color panel card . This highlights the alphabet die.
  • Tack the stencil down with masking tape on either sides, so that it would keep the stencil intact.
  • 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.
  • The inside part of the card can be used for our custom design or background.
  • Stick the flowers in various heights using double sided tape to create a better dimension
  • Make sure that there is no open edges. If not sealed properly the pop up elements might go out.
  • If you are in a hurry you may use, design paper on the inside of the card to make it easier and faster to create.
  • Use any fun shaker elements that you have on hand, sequins or even small die cut shapes look fabulous.

SUPPLIES

  • Bamboo Crisp Dye Ink
  • Parrot Crisp Dye Ink
  • Pinkalicious Crisp Dye Ink
  • Rubellite Crisp Dye Ink
  • Cotton candy Alcohol Ink (Artistic marker refill)
  • Y mega alphabet dies
  • Watercolor stamp

Altenew: Beyond Basic Background

Today I would like to share a card I made for the Beyond Basic Backgrounds by Altenew Academy. I loved the gorgeous cards and the amazing tips that Lydia Evans shared in this course.  I found the Beyond Basics Background class really interesting.  There are so many interesting ways to create backgrounds on cards that you just don’t think of! This is something which I have never tried doing it before. And I loved how it came out. I have dedicated this cards to all the strong and inspiring women on women’s day on my IG page.
Once again.. Here I am…Sending out lot of love and hugs to all the wonderful women out there 💖

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Create a “5 x 6 ” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
  2. Place the die over the card and die-cut it 
  3. Cut numerous pieces and create a DIY stencil.
  4. Create a “4  x 5 1⁄4 ” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
  5. Place the DIY stencil over the blank card stock and stick the sides with masking tape.
  6. Blend the Die ink over each flowers
  7. The ink should be lighter towards the center thus giving an Ombre look to the flowers
  8. Then ink the large background stamp with the darker ink and stamp it over the stencil.
  9. Then remove the DIY stencil 
  10. Then die cut the sentiment various times to create a thinker dimension
  11. Stamp  the other sentiment on a thin strip of cardstock 
  12. Stick both the die cut sentiment and the sentence sentiment towards the bottom right corner of the card.
  13. Trim a pink cardstock into 4 1/4 * 5 1/2 and place it behind the cardstock.
  14. Place the main card towards the top left of the pink card.

TIPS

  • Cutting the piece for your stencil larger than your card blank will help you cover the whole area you want covering
  • Tack the stencil down with masking tape on either sides, so that it would keep the stencil intact.
  • Choose the same shade of color, start blending with the darkest color on the edges, blend this out and then blend the lighter color over the middle
  • Try creating an Ombre effect it makes the flowers stands out as it is the slow melting effect of a lighter shade gradually getting darker towards the ends .
  • Die cut the sentiment various times to create a thinker dimension

SUPPLIES

  • Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
  • Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Ink Set
  • Hello and Hugs Dies Set
  • Flowering Cistus Stamp Set
  • Shine Like a Diamond Stamp Set

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!

-shahi

Altenew: Magic Marker Techniques

The next AECP class I tackled was “Magical Marker Techniques”, by Sara Naumann. I enjoyed the fact that Sara uses her markers for more than just coloring in stamped images, in fact, I liked that a lot. I would recommend this class to anyone who is looking for ideas on how to stretch their supplies . I used my artistic markers just for coloring, but through this class, I did explored a new way of using it.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Create a “4 1⁄4 x 5 1⁄2 ” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
  2. Place linear Stencil over card base and position it to the center of the card.
  3. Tack it down with masking tape.
  4. Remove the stencil and retrace the diamonds so they’re heavily outlined, then color in the diamond shapes
  5. Draw the outline using darker shade of artistic marker and fill them with lighter shades.
  6. Slightly rotate the stencil and move over to the second layer.
  7. Fill in the smaller parts according to your creativity and color choice
  8. Add small dots using the fine tip of the artistic marker
  9. You’ll have a cool dimensional effect by darkening the outline of the small parts of the stencil.
  10. Stamp a sentiment from the Holiday Tag sentiment.
  11. Fill in the sentiment with artistic marker

TIPS

  • Tack the stencil down with masking tape on either sides, so that it would keep the stencil flat.
  • Choose a color theme to bring up a mandala effect.
  • Draw the outline using fine tip of the marker
  • Slightly rotate the stencil and move over to the next layers.
  • Take advantage of the fine tip of the marker to add dots  and dimensions to the card

SUPPLIES

  • Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
  • Morning Frost Artistic Marker
  • Evening Gray Artistic Marker
  • Industrial Diamond Artistic Marker
  • Linear Stencil
  • Holiday Tag Sentiments

For my card, I followed the techniques from lesson 6 of this course – using Markers with Stencils. I really encourage you taking this class taught by Sara Naumann, it will help you a lot more to understand color and color usage on projects. 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!

-shahi

Altenew: In The Mood For Color

Hi, Thanks for stopping by… It’s so great to see you here!   I was very excited to have graduated from Level 1 of the AECP program!  That last project was HUGE and took me forever to get completed. After a long gap, I’m now onto my next level of the program.  The first class I choose in level 2 is “In The Mood For Color” . In this class Stephnie Klauck shares the impact of colors on ones mood. Here I have focused on the color Yellow . It is the most luminous of all the colors of the spectrum. It’s the color that captures our attention more than any other color. It’s the color of happiness, and optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, sunshine and spring.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Create a 4 ” x 5 1⁄4 ” card base from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
  2. Place Spring Garden Stencil over card base and mask outlines with masking tape.
  3. Take some embossing paste on the watercolor palette and add few drops of Buttercream Alcohol Ink and blend it well
  4. Apply the paste on the cardstock over the stencil.
  5. Wait until the paste dries
  6. Stamp the biggest stamp from Sweet Flowers Stamp Set using Obsidian Pigment Ink on a Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock
  7. Then, stamp in the layers of the flowers with Fresh Lemon and Maple Yellow.
  8. Then, stamp the floral stem details using Bamboo and Parrot
  9. Finally, die cut and adhere the florals onto your card base using double sided foam tape.
  10. Stamp a sentiment from Friends Forever Stamp Set onto a white cardstock strip using Obsidian Pigment Ink
  11. Stick it near to the floral die cut
  12. Add your favorite embellishment to enhance the look of the card.
  13. Finally, add this panel to your yellow card base

TIPS

  • Choose the right colors , it allows you to let the sentiment say what you’re feeling, and help the person you’re giving the card to, feel what your feeling.
  • Use a stamping tool to stamp your florals. It makes stamping large solid images so much easier since you can double and triple stamp. the included bar magnet can be used to quickly and easily position your cardstock, and the included grid paper makes it easy for you to lay out and align your card’s design.
  • 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.
  • When doing stamp layering, start with the lightest ink color first and then build up to the darkest.
  • Add your favorite embellishment to enhance the look of the card.

SUPPLIES

  • Obsidian Pigment Ink
  • Fresh Lemon Crisp Dye Ink
  • Maple Yellow Crisp Dye Ink
  • Bamboo Crisp Dye Ink
  • Parrot Crisp Dye Ink
  • Friends Forever Stamp Set
  • Sweet Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle
  • Spring Garden Stencil
  • Embossing Paste
  • Buttercream Alcohol Ink (Artistic marker refill)
  • Watercolor palette

I really encourage you taking this class taught by Therese, it will help you a lot more to understand color and color usage on projects. 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!

-shahi

Setting up my passion

Setting up a space where I can call it a craft room was always a dream for me. I’m someone who thinks that, “For a craft room to look good, it should be organized well” . Organizing your craft room is essential to your creativity and sanity. A craft room can truly get messy once you’re in the works of creating something truly beautiful or practical.That’s why keeping it organized is very important. There is nothing better than feeling inspired in a place where you feel safe.And the organization can give you a sense of safety!

Today I’d love to share some of my craft room organization ideas that will keep you organized and hopefully inspired. First one is pretty simple but absolutely essential to keeping your room organized. Get tall shelves, the taller the better. The more shelving you have, the more space there is for all the supplies. The more supplies, the bigger the inspiration to get things done every day.

The truth is, you can get your craft room organized with a very small budget. All you need to do is go to the Dollar Store, get whatever seems proper for storage, and arrange something of your own.

If you love to display your supplies on the table, get a display rack stand. These are great for threads, nail polish, paint, glitter, etc. Every inch of your space is precious. So, you might want to use the space on your table to keep some of the supplies. Obviously, make sure it doesn’t get too messy. You know how easy it is sometimes to just throw everything on your desk! If you just want to display your inks You may arrange them on a pen holder and then assemble them according to your taste. I would always want my artistic markers in hand. So I have arranged them in front on the top of the table. Lately I’m obsessed about water color brush markers. So I have arranged them on the wall.

You can choose various methods for hanging them vertically. 1) using a pegboard 2) hang them on a clip or nail or a holder 3) stick it on the wall using a magic tape. I am someone who keep changing my stuffs according to the project I’m working on. So I never wanted to create a mess on my wall. So I always rely on magic tape. It comes out very easily. It’s really easy to reuse or stick it back on place. You’ll have everything in one place and you’ll finally start using some of the vertical space. All of it will come in super handy especially if your craft room is very small.

Coming to watercolor brush markers refills. 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 colours in a single sight. It helpes 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.

Next having a craft cabinet with smaller sized drawers can get very handy. If you have a bunch of buttons, needles, small decorations lying around, it might be a good idea to organize them. But I have used to set up my mini ink pads. I have a collection of mini distress ink and Altenew crisp die ink. I have loosely arranged my distress ink pads on one shelf. While altenew has a collection of various bundles. I have set them as it is. It helps me to choose color especially while using layering stamps. This plastic container is just for that.

Pencil holders are great for not just pencils. Use them to store brushes, markers, sticks, or anything else that would get lost otherwise. I have used it to hold my scissors and blade. Get creative, introduce a few colorful objects here and there, and make the whole room livelier. Small details like that do matter.

The truth is, you can get your craft room organized with a very small budget. All you need to do is go to the Dollar Store, get whatever seems proper for storage, and arrange something of your own. This little organizer is a perfect example of a cheap way to get things organized. Keep it on your table or on shelves.

Organizing papers is a hectic task for many. I choose to keep them in clear bag. Sorting them in color helps us to choose the correct one needed for our project. For a crafter there is no piece called waste piece. So I sort the extra cut pieces and place them in the same clear bag . So that they can be used for future use

Coming to washi tapes, Organizing them can be done in various ways. I choose to hold them in 2 ways. 1) storing in it’s own containers. Altenew has some awesome containers for its washi tape bundles. try them. 2) Grab a container with holes on the sides from a dollar store. I have inserted them on a stick and placed it in-between the holes. I have also placed a washi tape organizer inside the same basket. along with a pair of scissors.

Another way of classifying your items is to grab a basket and sorting them according your criteria. I have kept all my interactive card accessories in one basket. while watercolor items are being kept in other. Thus it make things more easy and helpful for us while making a card.

Stamps can also be stored in containers or baskets. I have divided into two and stored the smaller ones in a smaller card box. While bigger stamps where put in clear acetate bags got from the dollar tree. a piece of white tape was stuck on the top of it and the name of the stamp set and its corresponding brand name was written on it. I have also placed the coordinating die set in the same bag.

Stamps can also be kept in table holders like this. Here I have kept the stamps as it is. All of the above stamps are from altenew so they have same package sizes. which makes things easier to organize.

I have used similar holders to keep my nesting or stand alone dies . My stencils are also being organized the same way. Another way to organize dies are using magnetic sheets. Unfortunately my shipment got delayed, so cant feature it in the blog.

Keeping your machine handy is another tip while organizing your stuffs. I have kept my cricut Maker on the table, while my sizzix Big shot is being placed on the top of my shelf.

I have also put up a floating shelf on the wall, where I usually place my latest or most favorite works. It in fact ,motivates you to do much better. So what are you waiting for, Start crafting, let your creative juices flow, and create a space that encourages you to feel more like yourself.

I would like to use this opportunity to thank Karo Tries ( craftsy hacks) for being such an inspiration. And Yess … I’m participating in the Creativity Inspired: Simply Organized Craft Room Makeover Contest! by Altenew.

Go give it a try. No matter how small your craftroom is. I know that definitely going to be your HAPPY PLACE.

Celebration: Stencil Techniques

Hi friends, I hope you all are doing good. Stay home. Stay safe.
Like many others, even I’m stuck out of my country. Wondering when I can go back. I’m definitely missing my craft room and my private crafty space. I just came done to meet my parents and got stuck here. But there is always good about getting stuck in your parents’ house, especially after marriage. I used to miss this place so badly.
Alhamdulilah somehow I could manage to get some of my basic craft items from my apartment. ( It was a real tough job. But I couldn’t stop myself from crafting.)

So coming to the point, today’s blog post is exclusively about how I ended up making a stencil of my own to make a beautiful card. Celebration: Stencil Techniques, is something which I learned from my Altenew educators certification program. Laurel Beard has explained things very well.

For this project, I decided to make a DIY stencil using Birch press butterfly garden layering dies.
This layering set consists of Layers A, B, and C. I die cut all the 3 layers on different cardstocks and used them as my stencils. I used thicker card stock paper while creating my own stencil so that it could be used multiple times.

After placing each die-cut layer on my cardstock, I did my first layer with Lagoon crisp die ink from Altenew and the second one with emerald. I didn’t want my third layer to stand out much from the other two shades. Instead, I wanted a soft color which is just a bit darker than my second shade. That’s how I ended up with my emerald crisp die ink again for my final layer.

The layers by themselves looked really cool but it makes our card incomplete. So I added a sentiment “Love you” from Simon Says Stamps Love and valentines word mix set. I stamped it with altenew volcano lake crisp die ink and unicorn white pigment ink from hero arts. I just slightly changed the position when I stamped the second layer. Even though it was a small one, it brings a lot of difference to the look of the card. I was wondering if I ended up making a monochromic card. But I am fine. Because it is not something which I do often. I die cut the sentiment with its coordinating dies and stuck it with a piece of foam tape at the center of the card.
And here it goes…
The card is ready. Isn’t it so simple?
I hope this method will turn out to be an inspiration for you too. Do give it a try to learn this course at https://altenew.com/products/celebration-stencil-techniques?_pos=1&_sid=a8928335c&_ss=r
I hope to see you all soon with another project from AECP. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by!

-shahi

Seasonal Scene Building

Hi Today, as I got to do a project on creating a Seasonal Scene Building, I was really confused as I didn’t have much stamps on my shelf to help me build a scene. That’s when I decided to take this as a challenge and make a card with the supplies I already have at my craft room.

Alhamdulilah, within no time my eyes got stuck with the versatile vases stamp set from Altenew. But how to create a seasonal background with it was my next thought. I didn’t want to create a simple bouquet of flowers in a vase. I wanted to make something creative. The weather was so cold outside and I really loved to lit up a small scented Candle in my craft room. Thinking about it, an idea struck my mind and that’s how I actually ended up making this project.For this project, I used an 8*5 card. I was sure that I should use a longer card because I will have to find space for my vases, flower bouquet, and sentiments.

My first task was to create a base to place my vases in the image. I randomly chose a brown copy paper that was lying down in my cabin. Made it my base. Then I stamped a bowl vase from the versatile vases stamp set. Masking it, towards the left side I stamped a glass vase for my flowers.

I stamped and cropped 2 tulips using the Triumph Tulip- Build a flower stamp set from Altenew. I varied the colors for the tulip using the Red Cosmos Crisp Ink collection from Altenew. (Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine). After drawing the stem using the Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades with the altenew artistic markers, I stuck those tulips to the end of those stems. Then I stamped the candle using the candlelight stamp set from Altenew with their crisp inks ( morning frost, evening Gray, moon rock, lava rock was given for the base and buttercream, honey drizzle, autumn blaze, sunkissed was used for the top part of the light.) inside the bowl vase.

I wanted to have a variation of light rays from the candlelight, so I decided to stamp the bowl vase on vellum. After cropping it through its edges I blended a small shade of orange and red distress ink on it. Placing it on the candlelight and the vase I decided to crop the bottom part of the vases which was stamped on the brown copy paper. Using the same blending brush used on the vellum, I made small blends at the edges of the brown copy paper. Then I colored the glass vase with a blue artistic marker(Ocean Waves). And blended it with a light blue touch five marker.I die-cut my sentiment in a red and black cardstock using the healing hugs wafer dies from Simon says stamp. I stuck it towards the right corner of my cardstock. Adding a 1/4 inch to the card I placed a black cardstock to the base of my white card. It adds to the total gaze of the card.

After doing this course I am confident to face things that are out of my comfort zone in card making. As I said, in the beginning, I was really stuck. But later own I could figure out things in a better way. Such situations make me thank God for making me choose AECP. The tutors at altenew are really such an inspiration ❤

Thanks and I hope to see you at my next post. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by!

-Shahi

Easy Die Cutting Techniques

Hi there,
I hope you all are doing great. This post is on behalf of my lesson on Easy die Cutting Techniques learned at Altenew’s Educator certification program. Today’s card features Altenew’s Build-A-Flower: Camellia. Camellia–Queens of the winter flowers are highly prized for the beauty of their exquisite Blooms. The colors of the flowers vary, from white through pink colors to red; truly yellow flowers are found only in South China and Vietnam. Yellow Camellias are known as My Golden Dream. So here I’m planning to make a cute and simple card using My Golden Dream. I’m glad that this can suit the theme of the altenew inspiration challenge for the month of February too.

Check out their inspiration challenge at http://altenewblog.com/February-2020-Inspiration-Challenge

As I began my card, I stamped my camellias with Pocketful of Sunshine collection from the Altenew crisp die ink on Neenah classic crest solar white cardstock. I stamped my base layer with Fresh Lemon ink. The second one with Maple Yellow ink and the final layer with Honey Drizzle ink. Altenew’s crisp die inks are fast-drying dye inks which gives uniform coverage and a crisp impression every single time we use it. I made sure that each ink dries before stamping the next layer, this gives the crisper impression if each layer is dry before stamping the next.

Similarly, I stamped the leaves too. i used Green Valley collection from Altenew crisp die inks. The first layer was stamped with Grass Field ink . The second one and third one with Shadow Creek ink and Mountain Pine ink respectively. I decided to stamp 3 of them for my card, which will help to give a greenery to the base of my flower. Once I completed my stamping, I ran them through my sizzix bigshot machine to die cut them.

I then decided to stamp one of the sentiments from the set on white cardstock with gold embossing powder from the ranger. I took my stamp and dipped it in the versa mark stamp pad and stamped it on the paper. I dumped the embossing powder on its top and gave rid of the excess. Later on, heat it up with my heat gun. I then trimmed the cardstock with scissors along the edges of the sentiment. To add the dimensional look of the card, I stuck a piece of foam tape under the sentiment. A black leather paper measured 4* 5 1/4 was used as my card base. I stuck the flower with 3 leaves on the bottom. The sentiment was stuck in the middle of the card on top of the flower. To give a finishing touch I stuck a yellow craft cardstock brought from the local store below the black card base. which ended up giving a thin yellow border at its first look over the completed card. Thus creating a 4 1/4*5 1/2 card.

I hope to see you all soon with another project from AECP. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by!

-shahi

Clean & Simple Boutique Cards

This is going to be my second project on the altenew educator certification program. Today’s task is to make a clean and simple card. I’m planning to stamp a rose with few leaves then add a sentiment to my card.

I stamped my rose using Layered stamp from studio light with the Red Cosmos Crisp Ink collection from Altenew. (Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine) The leaves were stamped with the Green Valley Crisp Ink collection. Mountain Pine, Shadow Creek, Grass Field, Firefly) from Altenew. These inks stamp solid with smooth coverage and great colors. What’s even better is that they are grouped into color families and this makes layered stamping much easier even for beginners!

I decided to draw the stem of my rose by hand with a green sharpie marker. I choose a sentiment from Altenew Eid greetings which says ” May the guidance and blessings of Allah be with you and your family”. It’s one of my favorite sentiment from Altenew. I use them wherever possible while card making. Finally, the card is being trimmed to add space to the red cardstock at the base. The large area given to the red cardstock highlights the card and makes it even more beautiful. This is one of the easiest and simplest ways to make a CAS card. Make sure to give it a try.

By attending this section, I realised that card making isn’t a difficult task. Even a small flower and a sentiment can do a lot. I hope to see you at my next blog post. Until then happy stamping and thanks for stopping by!

-Shahi