Thursday, June 20, 2019
Altenew Color Your Day
Good Afternoon everyone. It is a warm sunny day here in Florida. I guess the weather is so pretty I'm having a little trouble being motivated. I thought maybe writing my blog would inspire me to share good things with you.
Theresa Calvird taught this Color Your Day set of six classes. She shared so many helpful trick and tips. One tip was " embossing powder sticks to water as well as it does to embossing ink". This was a real new one for me. It works. Try splattering water on your card stock with a paint brush and sprinkle the drops with embossing powder. Then heat with an embossing gun like you normally would, Wala...it is great new look!
My first card today is from Class #3 How Much Color. The Stamp Set is Altenew's Build a Flower Japanese Mum. The back ground is three shades of gray and one shade of blue from the Altenew ink sets Rock Collection and Glacier Caves. Plus some black. For the background I used the mini ink pads and spread ink on a large acrylic block. Then I sprayed the block with water. I turned the block upside down and stamped the paper. I got a blended kind of splattered look (which I didn't like at first). I let that paper thoroughly dry and added some splatters of gray. I set it aside again to dry, I moved to stamping my mums. The outline is black the first layer was the littlest shade of gray and the next one was a little darker shade. The last layer is Arctic Blue. The classes suggest to try a 70/20/10 ratio of color. My 10% is black, the blue is 20% blue and the 70% is gray. I layered the card base with a light gray paper to frame my top piece. I die cut the flowers and the leaves using the matching dies and mounted them using liquid glue and foam tape for dimension. I then add three different size Black Nuvo drops in a triangular shape. I hope you like it.
The second card is from Class # 5 "Changing it Up". The card base is white card stock with a black framing layer and then the top layer is and olive green. Altenew's Flower Vine Stamp and die set was used to create the floral vine. It is stamped in black ink and then colored in using prismacolor watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I added a half circle in a light green and then the vine. Then I added the sentiment. I die cut two white layers and one yellow and glued them together for a dimensional sentiment and glued it to the card front. I added three clear drops to the card front.
For my third card I started by using the Altenew Square Weave Pattern Stencil. I used Honey Drizzel Ink and the Tim Holtz blender to add the pattern to the card base. The Stamp and Die set for this card is the Altenew Flower Arrangement. The flowers and leaves are stamped in inks from Sweet Dreams and Spring Bouquet. The sentiment is from the same set. I used foam tape to adhere the flowers and leaves for a dimensional look and three blue Nuvo drops.
Well, I hope I was able to peak your motivation so you will try these too! Have a great week!!
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