Category Archives: Altenew

Playing With Altenew Alcohol Re-inkers

Have you tried creating a card background with alcohol ink yet? You’ll be hooked when you do! The cards that I created to share with you today and tomorrow are both created with Altenew Alcohol Re-Inkers.  The re-inkers are actually the Altenew Artist Marker refill inks, but they work beautifully on Yupo paper to create amazing backgrounds for… Read More »

Simon Says Thankful Flower With Alcohol Markers

Today’s card was totally inspired by the Altenew Academy Color Blending class taught by Kelly Latevola.  I’ve included a link to this fantastic class in the supply list below.  For less than $10 you get Kelly’s expertise.  She is a super hero colorist! I used the October Simon Says Stamp Card Kit: Thankful Flowers to create this card… Read More »

Create Your Own Color Wheel Free Printables

  I have a gift for you today!  I just finished taking the Altenew Academy Color Blending class with Kelly Latevola and it was fabulous! The first lesson was all about color theory, creating color swatches and a color wheel. I’ve taken several color theory classes and I’ve been collecting my notes from them.  I decided it was… Read More »

Color Blending Practice Card

I’m taking a Color Blending class through Altenew Academy and I’m loving it.  It’s taught by Kelly Latevola who is one of my favorite colorists to watch.  For the first lesson, she had us create a color wheel and color swatches.  We did a lesson on color theory.   I will share all of that tomorrow along with… Read More »

My Favorite Things: Squirrels and Fall Colors!

It’s hard to resist a stamp set as cute as the MFT Stamps Squirrel! set.  The little squirrels and acorns were too adorable not to add to my shopping cart! This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was the perfect sketch to pull out some  of my favorite Sunny Studio Stamps 6×6″ patterned paper to use as the background… Read More »

Thankful For Fall Y’All!

I love making fall cards!  The colors and images always make my heart sing. I came home exhausted from work today and fell asleep.  I was awakened by the phone after only a 15 minute snooze.  It left me groggy and out of sorts. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling creative. Yet, once I got started I realized… Read More »

Catherine Pooler’s Unsinkable Collection Card 2

TI got two cards out of one alcohol ink background.  I created a card yesterday that you can see HERE, using alcohol ink backgrounds and Catherine Pooler’s new Unsinkable stamp and die sets. This card uses the second sentiment in the Under the Sea stamp set and other shell images.  I used a combination of blues, blue-greens, and… Read More »

Catherine Pooler’s Unsinkable Collection Card 1

I decided to go for a nice quick alcohol ink background to create a sea-like feel for the fun stamp and die sets from Catherine Pooler’s Unsinkable Collection. I live in a coastal port town and I love the sea themed stamp sets.  They always get a lot of use in my crafting projects. For the background, I… Read More »

Inlaid Die Cutting Technique With Patterned Paper

Altenew recently had a new class on 3D Florals that was all about using their layered floral dies.  I’m halfway through the class and I’m enjoying it very much. I decided to use a slight twist on the 3D Florals by using the Rose Filament Die set.  This is not a layered die, but I decided to do… Read More »