Squeeze the Day! – All About Layering 1

Squeeze the Day! – All About Layering 1

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend 🇺🇸

I spent quite a bit of time today working on my blog, creating a new logo, and getting everything working for both desktop and mobile devices! I must say I am very pleased with the outcome. Now onto the card…

I was able to finish a card that was sitting on my desk. This was done as one of my practice cards for the AECP course “All About Layering.” Honestly I don’t have that many “layering” stamps because when I started a while ago I enjoyed coloring stamps because I would typically paint or draw my designs and coloring stamps took out that one (long) step. But I must say I really enjoy layering stamps now and will have to grab more for my growing collection! When I first saw the stamp set by Altenew “Main Squeeze” I absolutely LOVED it! I couldn’t wait to use it, well I finally got a chance to use it!

I used 2 (total of 6) of the layering stamps in the set. I used the larger one for the lemon and the smaller one for the orange & lime. I have a few other ideas for this set too – so I’ll definitely be using it again very soon! After the images were stamped and dry I used my Brother Scan & Cut to cut them out. I did a simple striped background in pink & purple mixed ink, and foam tape to secure the fruit slices. Topped it off with one of the sentiments from the same set, a tiny fimo orange slice from a set of embellishments and a few dew drops.

It’s a bit busy and bright but I think it came out cute!

Squeeze the Day! Created with “Main Squeeze” stamp set by Altenew & Crisp Dye inks

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

New Handmade Cards & Bookmarks

New Handmade Cards & Bookmarks

Hello! Working on some of the AECP courses I created a quick “Hello” card during the All About Layering Class. It is a simple layering card with a single flower. I love the Altenew “Golden Garden” stamp set because it looks so flowing and hand drawn. I added some pale platinum stripes for a very simple background and a few sequins for a splash of color & sparkle!

“Hello” Golden Garden Altenew Stamp Set & Altenew Crisp Dye Inks, platinum ink for the striped background & sequins

I also recently purchased a few embossing folders to use with my die cut machine. I do most of my cutting with a Brother Scan & Cut but I HAD to have the “Big Shot” by Sizzix for embossing folders – they are so much fun! I have a few Altenew embossing folders but I was in a steampunk mood, I adore steampunk, and I did a quick test of this folder from Simon Says Stamp. I also created a “messy” background with brown inks & overplayed a piece or gold vellum.

Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, gold & copper inks, gold vellum

And lastly I also finished up some bookmarks yesterday! People seem to really love my steampunk bookmarks so I went with that theme using a variety of stamps, watercolors, and metallic watercolors. The metallic watercolors are a little hard to see unless they hit the light just right. The finishing touches are the tassels & charms!

Watercolor paper, watercolors, metallic watercolors, black ink & stamps, tassels, metal charms

That’s it for now! Thank you for stopping by! Have a creative day!

New Handmade Cards

New Handmade Cards

I created a few simple cards this past week, “Friends” “Pastels & Gold” and “Hello Rainbow” – these were fun to make and spur of the moment.

  • Supplies Included:
  • Crisp Dye Inks by Altenew
  • Stamps by Altenew
  • Distressed Oxide Inks
  • Stamps by Simon Says Stamp
  • Brilliance Gold Ink
  • Gold Ribbon & Sequins
  • White Card stock

Thanks for stopping by!

“Life is Better with Friends”
Pastels & Gold – Background Stamp from Simon Says Stamp
“Hello Rainbow” Inspired by Simon Says Stamp Kit of the Month (June)