Category Archives: Altenew

Less Is More: Clean And Simple Christmas Cards

I have a video for you today to show you how I created 3 clean and simple (CAS) one layer Christmas cards using the same basic layout for all 3, but each uses a different coloring medium. I am participating in this week’s Less Is More Challenge which is Old Holiday.  They are also having… Read More »

3 Techniques To Add Splatter and Watercolor Effects

3 Techniques To Add Splatter and Watercolor Effects without using ink or watercolor paints. I’m still playing with my Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.  It is truly addictive.  Now I just want to see how much I can do with this medium. It’s a challenge and I’ve accepted it! For today, I had heard that you could… Read More »

Add Color To Dark Cardstock With Embellishment Mousse Techniques

How often do you use your dark colors of cardstock for something other than a script die cut, a background mat or a card base? We don’t use our dark colors of cardstock for a lot of techniques because it is often hard to add color to it. Enter Nuvo Embellishment Mousse! Embellishment Mousse comes… Read More »

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

Oh no!  I’ve fallen in love with yet another technique. That’s right.  Alcohol inks. Once again, this is a result of Altenew.  They keep coming out with new products and classes to go along with the products.  This starts my experimenting with the new products and techniques and before I know it…I’m HOOKED! Altenew came… Read More »

Giving Your Envelopes Some Love

Sometimes it is a nice thing to give your envelopes some love and coordinate them with your card. I just finished taking a holiday envelope class at Altenew Academy and I really enjoyed it.  I thought the ideas were fun and there was at least one project that is a perfect holiday idea that I… Read More »

Starting An Art Journal With A Stencil Masking Technique

I’ve been experimenting, experimenting, and more experimenting with new techniques.  I’ve been sharing the successes and the “failures” with you here on my blog and on my YouTube channel.  Today, I decided that it is time to start an art journal. I find myself making a lot of cards that I never get around to… Read More »

Color Challenge For Fall

It’s time for the Paper Craft Crew to have a color challenge for fall! It’s orange, purple, lime green and one color of your choice…I chose a butterscotch yellow. I used the Hedgehog Hollow October Kit for this card.  The stamp set is from The Ink Road created exclusively for The Hedgehog Hollow.  I created… Read More »

Mixed Media Art: Distress Crayons And Embossing On Canvas

Oh yeah!  I’m a mixed media artist. That’s what you should be telling your friends and family.  We don’t just craft.  We create art using a variety of mediums.  So far this week, I’ve used distress markers, distress crayons, watercolor paints, dye and pigment inks, embossing powders, perfect pearls, metallic elements, canvas, paper and lots… Read More »

Alcohol Re-Inkers With Altenew Goodness

I’ve now been playing with techniques using the Altenew Artist Marker Refill inks for the last several days.  These are alcohol inks and they are fabulously fun to play with. Altenew Academy has a class that is live right now called Rethink Re-Inkers.  I didn’t realize that it would be about alcohol re-inkers.  In all… Read More »

Just How Do You Do That Drop Shadow Faux Dimension?

I’ve been practicing and mentioning my single layer card faux dimension technique called drop shadow.  Several people have asked me how to do it so I created a video and a pair of cards to show you how to do this technique and to compare what a difference it makes. I held up the two… Read More »