Jan 31, 2019

Do you have trouble lining up layered stamps? Try this....

Greetings crafty friends!  Ever have trouble aligning floral stamps?  Try using a jig to help.  I love Altenew florals.  I find it easier to start with the outline, and move from lighter to darker layer.  What do you do if there is only a partial outline as in the case of the Winter Rose Set?  I will walk you through the process that I found helpful in alligning this set.


I cut cardstock in 3 x 3 inch pieces and die cut the large flower in the center of each block.  The jig is placed in the corner and the matching die cut added.
I stamped the first 2 layers using Altenew's coral set.

I stamped the darkest color followed by the outline stamp.  One you have the jigs, pieces and stamps aligned in the MISTI, you can create mutiples easily.

Here is the finished card. I used the Altenew watercolor stripes smooshed with Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone Distress ink.  Black Nuvo drops add some dimension.  The sentiment is white embossed on black cardstock.

I am really happy with the final card.

Be well. Be creative.

Jan 28, 2019

One final entry for Altenew’s Inspiration Challenge!

Another entry for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge.

I had to play with the Wildflower Garden Set!  I forget about this set, but pulled it out of my stash recently!

I love using jar stamps on cards! This one is from Inkadinkado.  I started by creating a mask to outline the jar so the flower stems would remain inside the jar.  I stamped the images using the Sunkissed and Dew Drops sets from Altenew.  Once I completed the Bouquet, I stamped the jar image on a piece of frosted film from Tim Holtz and applied over the stems.  The jar lid is cut from silver cardstock and fussy cut.  I popped the lid up with foam tape. The sentiment from the Leaf Canopy Set is white heat embossed on teal cardstock. In assembling the card, I used a strip of the same teal cardstock on the left side for interest.

I hope you like my card! Be creative! Be well!

Jan 26, 2019

Altenew Inspiration Challenge Entry

Greeting Crafty Friends.  I have another entry for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge.  I am taking the newest Layering class on Altenew Academy and having a great time stretching my creativity.  Lydia used the Spring Rose Bouquet for one of the segments and I decided to try the orange/teal color combination.

Jan 25, 2019

Altenew Inspiration Challenge Entry

Here is another card I made using the delicious combination of orange and teal for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge

I stamped a sprig from the Wildflower Garden randomly to cover a piece of 3.75 x 5 in piece of cougar cardstock and mounted that on Teal cardstock.  The stamp is from the Camelia Build a Flower set. I love these sets as a Die is included as well at a great price point.  I stamped the floral image 3 times using the sun kissed collection.  I then cut 3 layers and popped each up with foam tape. I used the leaves from the Winter Rose set stamped in Aqualicious andDew Drop inks. I also stamped the buds using Orange Cream and Aqualicious.  These were die cut. I white embossed the sentiment from Winter Rose on a scrap of orange cardstock. 

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Be well and be creative.

Jan 24, 2019

Hero Arts Challenge Entry for Crafters Choice

I so enjoy playing along with Hero Arts blog challenges at A Blog Named Hero. This month's challenge is Crafters Choice which opens up a great opportunity to be creative.

I have 2 cards to share today both made with Ken Oliver’s Color Burst and Hero Arts Stamps.

I created the background by sprinkling Color Burst on Bristol Smooth watercolor paper. I sprayed water on top and watched as the magic began...the colors began mixing and swirling.  I set the piece aside to dry. Once the background was completely dry, I used Judikins clear embossing powder to stamp the Hero Arts cityscape.  This darkened the image to make it more distinct. Meanwhile, I cut the Altenew thanks sentiment from Black cardstock. I trimmed it to 5.25 x 4 and mounted it on an A2 base.  The sentiment was glued as the final step.

This Hero Arts Mandela is one of my favorites! I white heat embossed it on Bristol Smooth Watercolor paper. I added Ken Oliver’s Color Burst in greens and blues, sprayed with water and let the mixing begin! I set aside to dry and die cut the sentiment from a Spellbinders,s Set. I stacked 2 sentiments for dimension and mounted on an A2 base.  I am entering these in both the Hero Arts monthly challenge as well as Simon Says Stamps weekly challenge.

Have a great day! Be well. Be creative.

Altenew Inspiration Challenge Entry

I will say Altenew has challenged me to stretch my creativity both through the AECP program as well as their challenges.  Check out the January challenge here.

I never would have put orange and teal together, but in the January Challenge, we did just that! I love the results.  Here is one entry using the Winter Rose layered stamp Set from Altenew.

The background is watercolor paper cut using the Watercolor Stripes cover die.  I then smooshed Orange Cream and Autum Blaze inks to cover the piece.  While it was drying, I stamped the flowers and leaves on Cougar 80 pound cardstock.

I assembled 3 sets of the center floral and 2 leaves. I blended Aqualicious ink onto an A2 card base for contrast and attached the watercolor striped piece. I attached the flowers to the base and popped the center set up with foam tape for dimension. The sentiment from the Leaf Canopy set is white heat embossed on black cardstock.

Nuvo drops added some bling and the card is complete!

Have a great day. Be well, be creative!

Jan 23, 2019

Celebrating my first blog hop with a giveaway

Hello crafty friends.  I just participated in my first blog hop with Altenew as a Certified Educator and it was so much fun!

I am celebrating with a giveaway!  I will provide one $15.00 gift certificate to both the winner drawn as well as the friend they tag as long as both are followers on my Instagram account.

🎈Be a follower on my Instagram account @Teri8188
🎈Like those post.
🎈Tag a friend and invite them to be a follower - 1 friend per comment

Deadline to enter is midnight January 29th, 2019.

Note: Unfollowers will not be eligible for future giveaways.  Please only follow if you enjoy seeing my postings.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated with Instagram or Altenew.  I am purchasing the gift cards.

I would love to have you follow my blog as well.  I often post card details there.

Have a great day. Be well. Be creative.

Jan 22, 2019

Altenew Educator Blog Hop Winner Announced!

Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun by reviewing my blog, perhaps subscribing and making a comment.  I had 93 sweet comments and I so appreciate each and every one!

The winner was chosen using Random.org.  The lucky winner is Lynda!
Please contact Alternew at winner@altenew.com by 1/31/2019 with the subject line Altenew Educator's Blog Hop Winner.

Be sure to check out my Instagram account and follow me at Teri8188 as well!

Hero Arts Challenge Card

I love the December monthly kit from Hero Arts!  Mushrooms, fairies and flowers! Count me in! Here is one card I am submitting to their challenge on A Blog Named Hero.

I started with a 4.25 x 5.5 inch Cougar cardstock.  I used the Gina K wreath builder to create this card.  I only inked up the flower heads in black ink, stamping the dandelion, then the flower.  I colored the center of the dandelions and the flowers using alcohol ink pens.  I added liquid glue on the ends of the dandelions and covered them with fine glitter.  Love the sparkle!

I used a Distress blendingtool and Mustard seed distress ink to color the outside and the inside of the wreath.

The mouse was colored with alcohol inks and mounted in the wreath center with a wobbler for fun!  I  embossed the sentiment, and trimmed the card to allow for a thin strip of stripped paper on the left side.

Jan 18, 2019

Altenew Educators Blog Hop + giveaways!!!

Leaf Canopy stamp set – 5 ways 

Hello crafty friends!  I am so honored and excited to have been invited to participate in the Altenew Educator bloghop!  You should have arrived from FrancineDodwell‘s blog.

I achieved the Altenew Educator Certification last year, and what an inspiring journey it was. Once you complete each online class, you are challenged to submit the best example of your work for review. You will also compete a challenge project at the end of each level. Virginia and Nichole have both been extremely supportive through the process.  I loved the variety of classes offered and would highly recommend this program to anyone wishing to increase their skills and challenge their creativity.

The theme of this hop is favorites. I chose the Leaf Canopy Stamp and Die set.  This is a versatile set that can be used in multiple ways with a variety of mediums.

  Dimensional Birthday Card

Starting in the center of a 4x5.25 piece of Cougar white cardstock, I stamped the outline image using grey ink. I continued stamping until the base was completely covered.  I cut the stitched hexagon and the outer edges.  I used alcohol markers to color only the center hexagon piece.  I mounted the center piece on matching teal foam and added a teal card base.  I die cut Happy from the Altenew Halftone Happy set.  I layered three die cuts to create the dimension.  I then embossed birthday in white powder on a black strip of cardstock and assembled the card. 

Thankful for your Friendship

This is my favorite! I started with a piece of watercolor paper and die cut it to 4 x 5.25 inches.  I water-colored wide stripes in teal and allowed the piece to dry.  I also silver embossed the leaf outlines on watercolor paper and used the same shade of teal paint to color the leaves.  The leaves were die cut with the Leaf Canopy dies and arranged behind two flowers from the Spring Daisy set.  The flowers were water colored and dimension added with alcohol markers. The sentiment is from the Altenew/Simon Says Stamptember set stamped in black ink.


This one has multiple layers of cardstock and inked vellum.  I love the depth that has been created!  I started with a piece of Cougar cardstock and stamped the outline images using black ink.  I also stamped the vellum and another piece of Cougar cardstock for the additional layers. I used a grey ink on the vellum for a softer look.  I colored all the leaves using alcohol markers.  I used Altenew’s Inline Alphabet Dies to cut the word hugs under the leaf arrangement.  I chose a matching lavender card base, trimming the face piece to 5.5 x 4 inches to allow a matching stripe on the left side.

 Nothing Better Than This

I cut a piece of Kraft cardstock using a stitched rectangle die.  I stamped the leaf images from the upper left corner in white pigment ink to provide the base for the colors.  I then used watercolor markers, coloring each leaf in random colors and stamped slightly offset.  The final layer was brown ink with the outline stamp offset slightly.  The sentiment is from Altenew’s More than Words stamp set. I love this set. It has a variety of greetings for many occasions.  I mounted the piece in the upper left corner on a green A2 card base.

You are Awesome

This card started with a piece of watercolor paper cut with a corner rectangle die.  I stamped the smaller leaf image around the perimeter in a light brown ink.  Once dry, I water colored the leaves using Altenew’s watercolors in Fresh Lemon, Warm Sunshine and Citrus Burst. I wet the area first with clear water so the colors would mix on their own.  I added some splatters with the orange watercolor. Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment from Altenew’s Super Script set. The card is mounted on an A2 orange base.  To complete the look, I trimmed the corners to match the die outline.

Here is a last look at all five cards

If you lost your way, here is the entire blog list:
Blog Hop Order 

Now for the Giveaway information!

Altenew is giving away a $30 Gift Certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by January 23rd for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 1/25/2019.

I am also offering a $15.00 gift certificate to Altenew (supported by Altenew).  To be eligible, leave a below by 1/21/2019. The winner will be announced here by 1/22/2019.

You can also find me on Instagram @teri8188. I would love it if you would be a follower on both Instagram and my blog!  Keep hopping and have fun.  Your next stop is Patty Mello’s blog.

Jan 17, 2019

Loving the new 2019 Pantone color Living Coral!

I just had to use coral for this card!  Don’t you love the vibrancy of the 2019 color Living Coral?

I started by dry embossing the Altenew Kaleidoscope Die on Cougar cardstock.  Using oval make up brushes, I added color with Altenew’s Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss and Heartbeat inks.

The flowers were stamped using the Best Bud stamp set and colored with alcohol inks.  The leaves were stamped and Altenew’s Frayed Leaf Ink.  All the pieces were fussy cut.

The card was assembled, with the lower left flower popped up with foam tape.  The base was mounted on a coral A2 base. The sentiment is also from the Altenew Best Buds stamp set.  Here is the finished card! I hope you like it.  Try using coral on your next card!

Jan 16, 2019

Having too much fun....winter weather locks me in to play in my craft Room!!

Here is a card I created with one of the Altenew large layered dies!  Love the color and depth that can be achieved!

The background was created using a scoreboard with alcohol ink in the depressed area in a plaid pattern.  The frame is popped up with foam.  I added a layer of tulle for interest along with the sentiment with lined edges. The base is attached to an A2 card stamped with Altenew’s Rustic Linen background stamp.

Jan 3, 2019

Do you have a background stash? 🤔

I keep seeing friends post New Years Resolutions to finish projects started in 2016 and earlier 🤣.  Are you like me and have collections of backgrounds and colored images?  My resolution needs to be to purge these collections and use them.  This is not my goal this year...

I posted on Instagram last week a collection of smooshed backgrounds I did with a good friend.  Today I decided to go through the dreaded box of images and found this lovely sunflower (sorry I can’t identify the source ) and decided to create a card.  Here are the smooshed backgrounds...

Here is the finished card...

I challenge you to try and use those backgrounds this year!  I will do the same and post on my accounts (Instagram @teri8188). Have fun this year!

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