Friday, July 17, 2020

Zentangle Creative Frame with Helmar Gloss

Hello Everyone,
Today , I am sharing a project which was created partially created by my son and the rest by me. As I my son is in his school holidays so we went to local bunnings shop and bought a MDF frame.
I also bought some Acrylic colour pens from Life of color and I loved how smooth they are to work with.
So firstly my son did some zentangle on the frame with Life of colour Black pen and made some geometric design on it.
Then i went ahead and filled it with the some coloured life of colour pens .
Once finished off my painting I sealed it 2-3 layers with the Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish. to get a glossy finish.
Hope you like my project .
The products which I used from Helmar you can buy them on this website.
https://www.helmar.com.au/Helmar-Products/crystal-kote-gloss-varnish-spray.html
I really enjoyed this project making it with my son as his holiday project.
Hope you all like it
Thanks

neha

Friday, July 10, 2020

Altenew July 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink Release

Hello Everyone,
Welcome back again to my blog.
Today I am sharing my project as a guest designer for Altenew again . Sorry my post is a bit long as wanted to explain on how I create my cards.


Here are my projects. Its was really a fun and a good way to challenge myself for this. Projects which I have created are show casing the new July release for Altenew.
Project 1: Luminary With Floral In "N" Out Border Die




Materials Needed:
  • Altenew Floral In N Out border die
  • Cardstock Measuring 8 inches x 13 inches ( do not cut the barcode out)
  • Glitter or Mirror Cardstock 4 3/8 inch x 4 3/8 inch
  • Glitter or Mirror cardstock 2 inches x 13 inches
  • Lights to put inside the box
  • Altenew Tabbed Die
Steps:
  • Keeping the shorter side on the top Score at 1 3/4 inches
  • Now keeping the cardstock on longer side score at 3', 6' , 9' and 12 inch. (see the picture for reference).
  • Before moving on to cut the edge put your dies on the box area to die cut the images out.
  • Now cut the areas as shown in picture. Only till the 1 3/4 inch fold.
  • Once its ready put everything together with the help of glue or strong tape.
  • Your semi finished Luminary will look like the picture below.
  • Now making the lid and the legs.
  • For the lid I took a glitter card stock which measures 2 inches x 13 inches.
  • Now score the glitter cardstock at 1/2 inch on the long side.
  • Also score on the short side at 3 inch , 6 inch, 9 inch and 12 inch.
  • For making it look like legs I used the Altenew Tabbed dies to make the legs.
  • Assemble the legs just like the box was assembled and stick at the bottom of the box.
Bottom once put together will look like this
  • Now making the lid;
  • For the lid take a glitter card stock measuring 4 3/8 inch x 4 3/8 inch
  • Score it at 5/8 inch all around and cut slits on 4 sides as shown in the picture
Once they are all assembled together the finish Luminary will look like these.

Project 2: Fold Out Flat Box Card
Materials Needed:
  • Altenew Circled Greeting Die Thanks
  • Cardstock Measuring 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches (base cardstock)
  • Cardtsock 1 inch x 5 1/2"
  • Pattern paper from Cheerful meadows paper pack 4 pcs 2 inches x 5 1/4 inch
  • back cardstock
  • Pattern paper circle slighly bigger to cover your thanks circle
  • Halftone circle dies
  • Two small circles from halftone nesting circle dies
  • Sentiment from Courageous You stamps
  • Altenew Permanent Ink pad
Steps:
First I took the cardstock 5 1/2 inch by 8 1/2" (base cardstock) and score at 2 1/8 inch, 4 1/4 inch and 6 3/8 inch.
Also score the 1 inch strip in half too.
The I glued all my pattern paper to my bases. I have got two red base , 1 flower side and one black for sentiment side.
Once I was happy with everything then I stamped my sentiments from the Stamp set Courageous You , the sentiment which I used is "You are great".
Now for the assembly of this. Take that 1 inch strip which was scored in half and stick on the one side of the base cardstock from inside ( this will look like a flap). apply some adhesive on the other 1/2inch and stick on the other side of the base card stock making it look like a box.
Now coming on the other side.
First I cut out my Thanks circle on a black cardstock then I took a circle die which is slightly bigger than your thanks circle and die cut that out. Once this was done I used the same circle die to cut my pattern paper circleout too.
Adhering that to the corner of your box. This was not that tricky. Here is how I did. I used those two smaller circle and scored each of them in half . See the picture below on how I stuck them on the base box. ( I used one of the button punches instead of circle dies)



Then on top of this I stuck my circle thanks. To finish of my card I used some of the clear heart embellishments.

Project 3: Slimline Congrats cards
Materials Needed:
  • Altenew Courageous You Stamp set
  • Altenew Mega label Stamp
  • Bristol Smooth 8 3/4 inch x 4 3/4 inch
  • Back Cardtsock 9 inch x 5 inch
  • Altenew Black permanent Ink
  • White gel pen
  • Watercolour Brush markers.
  • Masking Paper
Steps:
For this card first I stamped my images using a making technique on Bristol Smooth paper.
Once stamped my flowers I went and coloured my background with the Altenew watercolour Brush markers. I have used the following colours
  • Ruby red ( Flowers)
  • Midnight Violet ( Flowers)
  • Sea Breeze ( Flowers)
  • Turquoise( Flowers)
  • Evening Grey (background)
  • Moss (leaf)
  • Limeade (leaf)
  • Fresh Lemon ( Flowers)
After they were all dried I used white gel pen to give some little dots in between my flowers.
For my sentiments I stamped congrats with mega label and stuck on my card finishing it with the back mat behind. I also added some pearls on my card.
Project 4: Card with Floral In N Out Border Die
Materials Needed:
  • Altenew Floral In N Out Border Die
  • Altenew Starry Flower Stamp
  • Altenew Satin white Sequins
  • Altenew Coral Charm Stamps
  • Black Cardstock 7 inch x 3 inch
  • White Cardstock 7 inch x 3 inch
  • Kraft Cardstock 4 3/4 inch x 6 3/4 inch
  • Kraft cardstock 2 1/4 inch x 6 3/4 inch
  • Black cardstock 2 1/4 inch x 6 3/4 inch
  • Altenew Black permanent Ink
  • White spray
Steps:
First I took the piece if Kraft cardstock which measures 2 1/4 inch x 6 3/4 inch.
I die cut out the border from that Strip of cardstock.
Then I took the back card stock with same measurements I turned my border die and outlined the die on the black cardstock.


Then fussy cut my out line to give a back backing on the cut out image.
On my base Kraft cardstock I then went and made a line slightly on the left of the middle of my card stock so that I can stamp some foliage on the other side of the card . For my foliage I have used the coral charm stamps.
After that I stock my die cut out Border with the Black mat on the line of the back cardstock. Sprayed some white and put my Satin white emblishments.
Stamped my sentiments from the stamp set called Starry flowers and then got my black and white backing on the back of the base Kraft cardstock.
Product Links: Please click HERE to see the links to our new products. Here is the link to the July 2020 release collection page, listing all of the new products: https://altenew.com/collections/summer-fun-release
Layering Guides: Please click HERE.
Hoping I have inspired some of you.
Please do leave me a comment and your tips for any improvements needed.
Regards

neha