Friday, February 19, 2021

Rest and Recovery

Taking a short break to rest from a procedure and recover from illness. My trusty little rescue dog is constantly by my side and my sweet husband is taking care of me.


Thanks so much for your patience.  I'll be back soon.

Hugs, Eileen

Monday, January 18, 2021

2021 Pantone Colors Hello Card

Hello and welcome! I've been taking classes over at Altenew.com and the inspiration cards are fabulous! This lesson used the Watercolor Wonders stamp set and I thought it might be nice to try using colors inspired by this years Pantone colors (which are yellow and gray).


The base image is all one layer with the Fancy Hello die on top. I added some tiny Antique Gold Sequins from Altenew to the the flowers. I love that the sequins have several different sizes of sequins in the bottle. I've never had sequins this small and they were perfect for the centers of the flowers.





Supplies Used:

Altenew Stamp Sets -  Watercolor Wonders, Paint-a-Flower: Poppy (subsentiment)

Altenew Inks - Morning Frost, Evening Gray, Lava Rock, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Jet Black

Sentiment - Fancy Hello Die

Embellishments: Altenew Antique Gold Sequins

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Eileen

Friday, January 15, 2021

Hello Card with Vintage Roses

Hello and welcome! This Vintage Roses stamp set from Altenew was the very first layering stamp set I purchased many years ago and it's still my favorite. The beautiful, realistic images you get by layering images on top of one another with different colors is stunning. The inspiration for this card came from the All About Layering class over at Altenew.com


I used the coordinating die set to cut out my flowers so I could layer them. I had a lot of fun making a whole bunch in different color combinations. I saved the extras for future cards.



Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White

Altenew Stamp Sets - Vintage Roses, Super Script

Altenew Inks - Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Paper Bag, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen, Jet Black

Embellishments - Altenew Enamel Dots (Red Cosmos)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Eileen

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Vintage Flowers Encouragement Card

Hello and welcome! This card came as a result of a beautiful inspiration card in my All About Layering card class at Altenew.com and my desire to mix yellow with pinks like the flowers next to the card.


These layering stamp sets do all the shading for you. It's amazing to see how realistic the results are and so much fun to play with the colors.

Supplies Used:

Altenew Stamp Sets: Vintage Flowers, Dahlia Blossoms

Altenew Inks - Buttercream, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Eileen

Monday, January 11, 2021

Thank You Card with a Pop of Color

This beautiful Layered Lily stamp set is from Altenew and the card was totally inspired by the All About Layers class at Altenew.com 


Rather than having a plain white background, I used Altenew's Botanical Rhapsody washi tape as a base for the card. The lilies were stamped, cut out, and layered on top. I added some Stickles to the stamens for a little bling.

Supplies Used:

Altenew Inks - Iceberg, Eastern Sky, Ultramarine, Azurite, Morning Frost, Evening Gray, Lava Rock, Moon Rock

Altenew Washi Tape - Botanical Rhapsody

Embellishments - Black Diamond Stickles, Blue Bayou Stickles, edges of sentiment inked with Lava Rock

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Eileen

Friday, January 8, 2021

Black, White, and Red Anniversary Card

Hello and welcome! Today's card was inspired by a class card from the All About Layering class over at Altenew.com  I've always loved the elegance of  black and white and red together and this Painted Poppy stamp set is perfect for a classy clean and simple card.


Supplies Used:

Altenew Inks - Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Versamark

Embellishments - Ranger Detail Black Embossing Powder, Altenew Enamel Dots (Red Cosmos)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Eileen


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

You Are Fabulously Perfect Friendship Card

Hello and welcome! I'm continuing with the All About Layering class over at Altenew.com and today's lesson used this Painted Flowers set. I don't have the matching dies for the flowers but they were easy enough to fussy cut so I could layer them into little bouquets at the corners. 


The sentiment came from the Amazing Things stamp set and I used some Metallic Shimmer Ink spray (Warm Sunshine) along with one of the blue inks I stamped with to add some splatters to the center of the card.

Supplies Used:

Altenew Stamp Sets - Painted Flowers, Amazing Things

Altenew Inks - Jet Black, Carribean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire, Grass Field, Shadow Creek

Embellishments - Altenew Warm Sunshine Metallic Shimmer Ink 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Rainbow of Flowers Hello Card

Hello and welcome! Today's card was made using Altenew's Whimsical Flowers stamp set and a rainbow of colors.


This was my first time using the set and I couldn't decide which colors to use so I decided to try using the whole rainbow.  I'm taking the All About Layering class over at Altenew.com and their masking/layering technique totally inspired this card. It's a little busier than the class card but hey, I had to work in the whole rainbow ...lol.

Supplies Used:

Altenew Stamp Set - Whimsical Flowers

Altenew Inks - Ultraviolet, Hydrangea, Azurite, Eastern Sky, Teal Cove, Aqualicious, Shadow Creek, Green Fields, Honey Drizzle, Maple Yellow, Marigold, Snapdragon, Rubellite, Pinkalicious

Sentiment: Floral Hello Die

Embellishments: Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Eileen 


Monday, December 14, 2020

Altenew Scribbled Flowers - Sending Hugs Your Way

I'm taking classes over at Altenew.com and today's challenge was to use the Altenew Scribbled Flowers stamp set to make a simple design. I stamped the flowers and the scroll-shaped leaves onto white cardstock, quickly went over them with Wink of Stella, and fussy cut them out with a scissors. I then inked the edges of the flowers to get rid of the white edge since I was planning to pop the flowers up on the kraft card base and didn't want them to look too flat.


I arranged the flowers on the card base and before I adhered them to the cardstock, I stamped some of the leaves from the stamp set directly onto the card base next to where the flowers were going to be placed. All that was left to do was pop up the flowers and scroll-shaped leaves and stamp the sentiment. 

One of the things I love about Altenew is their color coordination between the papers, inks, markers and accessories. With that in mind, I used the Red Cosmos Enamel Dots (there are dots, stars and hearts) to quickly embellish the card and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

Altenew Scribbled Flowers Stamp Set
Altenew Crisp Dye Inks - Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine, Forest Glades, Jet Black
Altenew Red Cosmos Enamel Dots 
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Wink of Stella

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Hugs, Eileen



Sunday, December 13, 2020

Altenew Golden Garden Stamp Set

Hello and welcome! I've started taking some online classes at Altenew.com and these cards were for the All About Layering 1 - Lesson 1. The idea was to take different stamps from the same set to make a background. The center card is more like the example card; all outlines were stamped with Jet Black ink with second layer stamping in Frosty Pink and Coral Berry inks. At the end it seemed a little too black and white so I used a Forest Glades Artist Alcohol Marker to fill in a silhouette on the larger leaf cluster. I have to say, having Alcohol Markers that coordinate with papers and inks is just magical for an artist.


Although I only had to make one card, I really wanted to experiment with stamping multiple colors on the outline stamps for a softer look. I used Coral Berry and Forest Glades inks for the outlines and kept the Frosty Pink ink for the small flowers. Then on the little floral sprigs, I used Lavender Fields ink on one card and Sea Glass ink on the other and backed them with Deep Iris and Frosty Pink papers (respectively).  The sentiment comes from the Best Sentiments set and were stamped with Jet Black, Deep Iris, and Coral Berry inks to match the papers.

This was so much fun to do! I can't wait to see what comes next.  

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs, Eileen