Altenew: All About Layering 2

“Just living isn't enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” - Hans Christian Anderson  A friend is currently traveling in Tahiti and I thought what better...

Altenew: Color Your Day

Life is like a box of crayons - John Mayer So what’s your favorite color? Personally, wearing teal makes me feel happy, confident, ready to take on the world - the bolder the color the better....

Altenew: AECP Level 2 Final Challenge

Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace - Paul Theroux Welcome to this blog post in celebration of my AECP Level 2 Final Challenge. I’m so excited to share my projects with you and look...
Altenew: Beyond Basic Backgrounds

Altenew: Beyond Basic Backgrounds

Watercolor: You Can Do It! - Tony Couch I love the look of watercolor and so admire those with the gift of producing those ethereal, almost translucent floral wonders and don’t  get me started on the soft, barely there backgrounds. As a card maker primarily, I...

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Altenew: Level 1 Final Challenge

Altenew: Level 1 Final Challenge

A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life - Oscar Wilde  I recently completed the course material for the Level 1 AECP and now it’s time to take on the “Final Challenge.” As with the previous supporting posts for AECP classes, we are asked to highlight...

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Altenew: Easy Die Cutting Techniques

Altenew: Easy Die Cutting Techniques

Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second  - Mattie Stepanek A trio of cards for today's post.  All three have a common color theme of rainbow, each celebrates die cutting techniques, and the three cards also share an overlapping design element. This is...

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Altenew: Seasonal Scene Building

Altenew: Seasonal Scene Building

A candle loses nothing when it lights another candle - Thomas Jefferson Mixing it up from Altenew's Seasonal Scene Building class lessons that focused on the Spring and Summer seasons,  I created a Christmas Holiday scene. Regardless of the season on display, masking...

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Altenew: Irresistible Inking Techniques

Altenew: Irresistible Inking Techniques

What makes someone irresistible, is not their looks, but the way they can make your mind tickle, your heart race and your soul smile, all at once. ―  Drishti Bablani The irresistibly of this card is in its simple, graphic design. Easy to create and produce in...

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Altenew: Celebration: Stencil Techniques

Altenew: Celebration: Stencil Techniques

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. - Basho It's a little early for peonies here where I live but all you have to do is visualize these beauties to remember the sight and smell. In April or May I like take a drive up into the...

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Altenew: Let It Shine

Altenew: Let It Shine

It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. - Beatrice Eiseman Purple usually isn't my color choice but when it's paired with gold accents I can't resist. Here is my offering for the Altenew Class Let It Shine: a rich gold accented...

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Altenew: Easy Ink Blending Techniques

Altenew: Easy Ink Blending Techniques

Spring is nature’s way of saying "Let’s Party!"   —          Robin Williams Here in California spring has definitely "sprung." One of my favorite flowering trees, the Saucer Magnolia, has been in bloom for several weeks now. The buds and flowers of these trees...

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Altenew: For the Guys

Altenew: For the Guys

I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they're either allergic to avocado or too joyless to live. —  Frank Bruni On a rainy Sunday afternoon, bingeing on Netflix what's your favorite snack? Mine is guacamole and tortilla chips - avocados are...

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Altenew: Clean and Simple Boutique Cards

Altenew: Clean and Simple Boutique Cards

We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do. - Mother Theresa This card makes me think of one of those quiet mornings when you get up early, ahead of the family hubbub, make a wonderful cup of coffee and serve yourself using the "good china."  Such a...

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Altenew: All About Layering 2

Altenew: All About Layering 2

“Just living isn't enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” - Hans Christian Anderson  A friend is currently traveling in Tahiti and I thought what better time to celebrate the quintessential flower of the tropics, the...

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Altenew: All About Layering

Altenew: All About Layering

I must have flowers, always, always. - Claude Monet And so you shall, layered flowers the Altenew way! Loose layering with soft peachy-pink glow is easily achieved In a wreath format using the 4” Gina K’s Wreath Builder. Altenew's Painted Flowers stamp is a great set...

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