Thankful for triangles!

Hey!

It’s Aimes here today with a couple of cards showing you how you can create a couple of different looks thanks the magical triangles from the Sohcahtoa stamp set. This stamp set is a firm favourite of mine; not only does it bring back memories finally cracking trigonometry with this simple word, it features one of the most versatile shapes for pattern building: the tremendous triangle! 😀

This humble, three-sided shape is a dream for pattern building thanks to its tessellating capability. The joy of having equilateral, right-angled and isosceles triangles in outline, solid and striped form in the Sohcahtoa set means that you can stamp the same pattern and change the look of it with ease and style.

First up, here’a a big and bold pattern featuring the equilateral triangle:

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The sentiment (from the set, Many Thanks) was stamped first and the triangles were then stamped around it. I ensured that the sentiment space remained the same height as the triangle stamp which then called for no masking as I simply stamped triangles above and below the strip. If you mark the midpoint of the panel and stamp the central triangle of each line first, it makes things much easier and balanced.

Now for something on a smaller scale featuring the right-angled triangle:

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I’m going to be honest here: I’m terrible at making choices and that’s also true of sentiments. I couldn’t decide which sentiment to pick, so I stamped all three! I think this works as the form of repetition and each adjective starting with the same letter connects each sentiment. Well that’s my story anyway and I’m sticking to it! 😉

Well, I’m off to stamp some more patterns with my Sohcahtoa set. With different colours and different triangles to experiment with, the possibilities feel almost endless!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and happy stamping!

Aimes

Congrats!

Hello Everyone! It’s Aga here and today I’m sharing a watercolour card using Persian Motifs and Label Love sets. This time however I used slightly different technique than normally.

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First I stamped the Persian motifs in very light colour (Buttercream), and then I used watercolours to cover them. There is no need to stay in lines, I only covered the background area. Last step was to stamp the floral motifs once again over the old ones but in black colour. Thus, I didn’t have to worry about the danger of smudging my stamped images while applying watercolours.

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To finish my card off I added some yellow splatters and gold confetti stars.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Aga

I Miss You

Hi everyone! It’s Jocelyn here, and I’m sharing a pair of clean and simple cards with the Painted Flowers set. These flowers are beautiful, and I wanted to put the focus of the card on them.

I Miss You

Instead of inking the multi-step flowers, I stamped the outlines of flowers and leaves from the Painted Flowers set and watercolored them. I was inspired by the colors in THIS beautiful image, although I ended up with a less intense version. Once the flowers were dry, I fussy-cut them.

I stamped enough flowers and leaves for two cards. Here’s the second:

Thank You

For both cards, I added a little gold splatter in the background, and then layered the flowers with different heights of foam tape. The “thank you” sentiment is from the Magnolias for Her set, and the “I miss you” is from the Painted Butterflies set.

I Miss You

This post is my final Altenew post. I want to thank Tasnim and Jen for having me on the team! I will miss my teammates–they are all very sweet and very talented!

Thanks for stopping by!

You Are Awesome

Hello, friends! This is Yana with you today sharing a very simple, almost an everyday kind of card. To be honest, the simplest, cleanest cards are always the hardest to design. Even though the final project looks like a piece of cake, it usually takes hours to actually stamp one!

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Nonetheless, I always enjoy a little challenge and try to come with simple ideas like this whenever I have the time.

The card I’m sharing today is a one layer project. First I stamped triangles using several light colors of Altenew ink starting with the largest triangle in Warm Sunshine. I also added another one right next to the first one and stamped that in Frayed Leaf, the lightest green. I kept stamping additional solid triangles and also added a few striped ones to this design. The balance the colors I also introduced a third color – Frosty Pink. Continue reading

New Addition to the Team/Launch of Altenew Academy

Hello and good morning!

We have EXCITING news to share with you today!

Please join me in welcoming Nicole Picadura to the Altenew team. Nicole will be Altenew’s Educational lead.

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Nicole was born and raised in South Korea, and moved to the states in 2007 after marrying her husband. They currently live in Sacramento, California with their two furry babies. Nicole was first introduced to scrapbooking in 2007 and slowly moved on to cardmaking and stamping. Her main style is Clean and Simple, and she believes anyone can create beautiful cards without spending too much time and share the love of handmade, hand-stamped cards. She loves teaching classes and filming video tutorials to share her passion with fellow crafters.

You can connect with her on her Blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.

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We are happy to announce the launch of Altenew’s own education platform, Altenew Academy.

Altenew Academy will host classes that will focus on how to creatively use Altenew products. Our classes we will guide you step by step to learn various techniques to improve your card making or scrap booking skills. Our first class is FREE, and you can register for it here.

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You don’t need a lot of stamp sets or a bunch of supplies to make an awesome card.  Sometimes, the best designs are the ones that are the simplest!  Since I have been working on an upcoming watercolor class, I have had my paints and brushes on my desk for a few weeks.  This has inspired me create a card with watercolor – and it’s one that I’m sure anyone can pull off!

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I started with 140 lb hot pressed watercolor paper, my favorite for cards.  It doesn’t warp since it is quite heavy, and the smooth surface is perfect for stamping.  I watercolored three loose circles in primary colors, keeping them pretty light by using lots of water.  I didn’t want the color to be too saturated, or else it could be difficult to read the sentiment.

Then, I stamped the “happy” outline (from Halftone Happy) in black ink once my paint dried.   To finish the card, I mounted the watercolor panel to a black card base, and embossed “anniversary” in white onto a strip of black cardstock. DSC_0020-2

I hope you give this a try! If you do, make sure to share it with us so we can check it out! 🙂

You Inspire Me

Hi all! It’s Deasy here. Today I want to share my card using Wild Hibiscus and the sentiment is from Painted Butterflies

I stamp the flowers and leaves with Versamark on vellums and heat embossing it with white embossing powder. Then I color it using watercolor with just some little water.
I splash watercolor with my brush for the background and the sentiment is from silver embossing powder.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Melania Deasy

Thank You

Hello Everyone! It’s Aga here, and today I’m sharing a simple, one layer card using the Doodle Blossom set.

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First I stamped the “thank you” sentiment from the Baby Zoo set. I love this font and I think it looks great together with the doodle images. Next I created a flower wreath by stamping flowers and leaves around my sentiment. And as a final touch, I coloured the images with markers in bright colours.

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That’s it!
Thank you for stopping by today!
Aga

Masking Background card

Hello, everyone! Anna is here and I want to share my latest card and video. I’m not the kind of person that often inspires with some material things to create cards. But some time ago I was walking down the street and saw a woman in a black jacket with a print of bright red roses. At that moment I hought, that I really want to create a card with the same background! So it’s finally a time for Vintage Roses set, that I didn’t use for a long time, but here it’s perfect!

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The main technique here is masking. I deliberately did not use dies for this set when made masks for roses and leaves – they give a white frame in this case.

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More details of creating of this card you can see in my video. Hope, you’ll enjoy it!

Supplies: Vintage Roses, Label Love, red and green inks.

Freesias with bright colours

Hello, it’s Marika here. Today I’m featuring Fresh Freesia set with bright and fresh colours. I used a couple of masking techniques to create this bouquet of flowers. I used copic markers with no-line colouring technique to colour freesias with layers. Sentiments are a mix from Baby Zoo and Painted Poppy set. Here is my simple card for today:

Copic colours used: Y13 – Y15 – YG11 – YG03 and YG67.

I made video tutorial and this time I tried to explain my colouring methods more and I also shared some thoughts what I’ve noticed while experimenting with colouring with copics. Hopefully you find them helpful. You can watch it here or in HD in YouTube.

Thank you for stopping by today. I love to read your comments and I try to reply to everyone. Your kind encouragement and support makes my day every time. Thank you so much.

Marika