Friday, March 6, 2020

Altenew Educator "For the Love of Flowers" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway


Now coming on to my card details .Its been such a long time since I wrote my last blog.

I am here again for another blog hop for Altenew Educators .

I have created two cards for my Blog hop, both using the Alcohol Artist Marker reinkers, Yupo paper and rubbing Alcohol, along with the Altenew Ink pads and stamps.

Here are two cards which I have created.



Let me explain you how I created my cards.

CARD 1:

Material Used:

Stamps: Simple Beauty Stamp  and Fancy Greeting.
Background with Alcohol Artist Marker Reinker: Persian Blue
Black Obsidian Ink for stamping my sentiment.
Neenah Solar white for my Card base 4 1/4' by 5 1/2' , Sentiment and flower stamping
White embossing powder along with Versamark and heat gun
Altenew sapphire ink pad from Glacier cave ,Warm and Cozy Ink pad and Greenfields
YUPO paper Medium weight
Rubbing Alcohol or Blending Solution

Steps: 

1. To make the background I first took the alcohol ink and dropped few drops on my YUPO paper ( measures 4 1/4' by 5 1/2' ) . Spreading that ink with the help of a straw and also used blending solution to make it more runny across the paper.
2. Once the background was all dried , then I used the Sapphire ink pad from  Glacier Cave Altenew inks and stamped the swirls used from Simple beauty stamps on the yupo. Once they were bit dry , I took my microfiber cloth and buffed those stamped images so that they look faded stamped images on the background.
3. Now separately on a Neenah solar white  I heat embossed with white my flowers from Simple Beauty Stamp set and layered them with the warm and cozy ink pad and Greenfields.
4. I also stamped the sentiment with Black Obsidian on Neenah to put behind my flowers.
5. I stuck my flower on with the foam tape and the rest with the Altenew Adhesive.

 CARD 2:

Material Used:

Stamps: Wonderland Stamp, Hello Die and Ornate Cover Die
Background Alcohol Artist Marker Reinker: Midnight Violet and Ruby red
Black Obsidian Ink for stamping my flowers.
Neenah Solar white for my Card base , flower stamping
A piece of gold Foil
YUPO paper Medium weight
Rubbing Alcohol or Blending Solution
Vellum

Steps: 

1. In this card first I dry embossed my background with the help of the Ornate Cover die on my Yupo paper. If you don't know how to emboss with a die you can follow Lydia's Video here to see how it can be done.
2. To make the background after doing the embossing I took the alcohol ink and dropped few drops on my same YUPO paper ( measures 4 1/4' by 5 1/2' ) and spread that ink with the help of a straw  and also used blending solution to make it more runny across the paper.
3. Once the background was little dried , I took a piece of foil and rubbed on the areas which were still wet. Because it being wet the foil got stuck to those wet areas. 
4. After I was happy with my background I cut that out in four equal parts and stuck on the neenah white card panel measuring 4 1/4'by 5 1/2' with the help of a foam tape.
5. For My hello word I die cut three pcs of hello and stuck them together to get dimensions. 
6. Because I had a very heavy background so I decided to stamp my flowers black and white . I stamped one of the stamps from the wonderland stamp with Black obsidian on Neenah Solar white paper.
7. After finishing all stamping I first put a piece of vellum on the bottom of the card following the 2/3rd  rule. Then I placed my sentiment die cut on it along with the stamped flower image to finish off my card. 

Hope you all liked the way they turned out. Please do not forget to leave me a comment if you like my creation.

Prize info: 
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 3/11/2020 for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 3/14/2020.


There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 gift certificate to our store!


Special offer: Save 15% off on ALL Stamp & Die Bundles from 3/5/2020 at 12:01 AM EST until 3/6/2020 at 11:59 PM EST. https://altenew.com/collections/stamp-die-bundles  No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. Excludes February 2020 release products.  


At present you were with me , Neha Aggarwal. You can now go to the Next Educator's Blog which you can find from the List below.

Thank you for Stopping By
Neha

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Embossing Folder Cards and Few Backgrounds

Hello Card makers and Bloggers

Its been a long time since I wrote my last blog. Was so busy after my Altenew Educator Program which I cleared in July. Yes you heard me right !! Finally I am a FIRST Australian Certified educator for Altenew . Yahoo!! I am very excited. 

Now coming back to the topic. This time my blog is not about Altenew creation. Or you can say I have used some of the products from Altenew like their inks and sentiments to make few of my cards, but I had few Crafters Companions embossing Folders sitting with me so I though lets get some inspirations and spread some inspiration.

I have also followed Jennifer Mcguire for inspirations.

So here are few of the things I made:


I will try and Explain what I did with each of them one by one.

The one I took the Crafters Compaion Indian Summer 3D Embossing Folder and Altenew inks.


The Next one is the Crafts Companion Floral Fusion Along with Finnabair Metalic wax and Altenew Ink.


This one is just on white with Flourishing Frames 


Trust me this was white paper and I have used crafters Companion Zen Garden , Redesign Wax along with picket fence blending brush


The Next one is my favorite and this Embossing folder is In the Garden 


Spreading some love with Love Blossom 


Now coming onto come cards which I have created 




You can see the cards which I have made are with some of the folders which I have shown above. The Sentiments used on the cards are from Altenew.

Hope you all like it.

Thanks
neha