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Can Layering Stamps Be Fun?

Can Layering Stamps Actually Be Fun? Good question! Well, I am finding it easier to work with layering stamps. Being able to select colors that look good together and feeling more comfortable with lining up layers is a work in progress! Two design concepts from the course I incorporated into this card are 1) work with an odd number of flowers and 2) add leaves in a triangular shape around the flowers for a more natural look.  I started by stamping each of the four layers of the large bloom found in the Altenew Climbing Clematis stamp set separately in Memento Luxe (ML) Morocco, ML Dandelion, Distress Oxide (DO) Spiced Marmalade and finally DO Squeezed Lemonade. Then I stamped two of the small bud blooms in four layers as well. This time I went with complementary ink colors in the following order, Distress (D) Milled Lavender, Tsukineko Pearlescent Purple, D Wilted Violet and DO Seedless Preserves. Finally I stamped the three leaf images onto green and yellow patterned paper and I used
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Altenew All About Layering Level 3 Homework

Layering with Altenew's Climbing Clematis The Altenew Climbing Clematis is a great stamp to practice layering with. In All About Layering, Level 3, I learned about adding your florals within a shape, which for this card was a modified oval. So after I stamped the 3 larger florals using Altenew dye inks in Blush, Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss and Rouge with accents in Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade. The leaves were inked in two layers using Memento Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves and the final layer in Altenew Sweet Leaf.  I layered a Neenah Solar White A2 panel with a slightly smaller (by 1/8 inch)  black rectangle. Then I dry embossed a lime green A2 panel using Spellbinder's Faux Stitch embossing folder and accented it with white ink. I added the green panel to the top of the black/white panels mentioned previously. I die cut a black oval and adhered it to the top of the green embossed panel. Adding the leaves to the floral cuts randomly, I arranged the flora

Time Out Challenge #214

  The card that I decided to enter in the Time Out Challenge #214 definitely fit the criteria of being night themed.  The image of The Three WiseMen is apropos because Christ was born during at night. Who knew that this little baby born during the hours of darkness would become the Light of the World?  God knew.  Thank you to Kailash, whom I met on IG and gifted me several of these Tim Holtz Christmas die cuts last year. Little did she know how much The Three Wise Men means to me. 

Altenew's May 2022 Blog Inspiration Challenge

Pinks, yellows and greens are the colors of the Altenew Blog Inspiration and it was quite easy to design a challenge card using the Altenew Sweet Pea Paint-a-Flower stamp.  For the pink card panel,  I used a Spellbinders embossing folder of the month for May 2022 and used a cube of a Hero Arts Pink to color the panel.  I used a Brutus Monroe stencil and dry embossed it onto a yellow A2 panel then colored in the stencil in Squeezed Lemonade. Then I cut out the smaller frame using a Gina Marie die and added a scalloped border in yellow and attached it to the pink panel.  After stamping the Sweet Pea stamp using Ink on Three no line ink cube to stamp it. I colored in the stamp using several shades of Ohuhu Art Markers in RP1, RV070, RV080 and R110 for the petals and Lemon Yellow Zig Clean Color marker for the lower portion of the petals and G440 and G120 for the leaves and stem. Finally,  I added a Pinkfresh foiled sticker for the sentiment and splatters in Memento Rose Red.

I'm Blessed!

Altenew Marbled Bloom is a versatile layering stamp that makes it easy to achieve a multi-layered style. After I stamped the four layers using Distressed Oxide (DO) Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marlmalade, Memento Luxe Morroco and DO Candied Apples, I stamped one layer on four leaves from the stamp set using DO Lucky Clover.  In the center of the flowers there are two layers that I stamped first with Memento Dandelion and on the second layer I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Champagne embossing powder by Recollections. Then I dry embossed a tan A2 cardstock panel for the background using a Memory Keeper Geometric embossing folder, and attached the blooms.  Finally, I cut three layers of a Gina Marie Blessed word die and adhered it to the embossed panel. 

Altenew Gerbera Revolution Daisy

These daisies really brightened up my day. It's amazing to me that crafting can be such a mood lifter for me.  For this stamp, I stamped the outline flowers twice in Distressed Oxide (DO) Weathered Wood for a lighter look. Then using Ohuhu Alcohol Markers, I colored the stamp using several blended shades of Bright Pink, Deep Lilac and Sardonyx. In the center I blended Orange, Bright Yellow and Marigold. Then I fussy cut the stamped images and selected three out of the four.  I die cut some leaves from lime green cardstock and used the markers to add some shading in light and mid tone greens. I die cut an oval from white card stock. On the oval, I ink blended DO Saltwater Taffy and Kitsch Flamingo. Then, I arranged and adhered the oval, the three blooms, and four leaves on an A2 panel of patterned peach cardstock.  Finally, after printing a digital sentiment from Gracie Ellie, I die cut it using a modified square and adhered it to the top of the panel. I finished by adding gold Pink

The Blues on a Card!

I'm not feeling blue but I'm in a blue phase, so this Altenew Marbled Bloom is perfect for making a card with the blooms using several layers of blue.  After I stamped four layers on two flowers using Distressed Oxide (DO) Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Prize Ribbon and Faded Jeans, I die cut both. I repeated the process using a tiny bud stamp. Then I stamped three layers on four of the larger leaves using Memento Luxe Pear Tart, Memento Bamboo Leaves and Hero Arts Mid-Tone Green and die cut the leaves as well. I then ink blended the same four colors onto an A2 panel diagonally going from dark to light and splattered water over the whole panel. Next, I ink blended a decorative circle from Cricut Design Space using the two lightest shades of blue mentioned above. After the panel dried, I adhered the circle, the two blooms, the bud and four leaves to the ink blended panel. Finally, I stamped a sentiment in Blueprint Sketch at the top and adhered blue enamel dots.