Sunday, December 30, 2018

Miss you

Howdy and hello my crafty friends! I'm enjoying my extra time off from work by completing yet another Altenew Academy class. I'm making it a priorty to continue my work towards my Altenew Educator Certification! The class I just finished was called Celebrations: Stencil Techniques and the teacher was Laurel Beard. Seriously a great class! Yet again jam packed with all sorts of ideas on how to use and create your own stencils!

I started by using the Doodled Lace Cover die to cut out a thick piece of cardstock as well as a thin piece.

I took the thin piece of cardstock and taped it down to a scratch piece of paper.  I liberally sponged on Victorian Velvet distress ink until I happy with the color.  I don't reach for this color very often but I don't know why.  It's gorgeous!  I took a pair of scissors and started cutting apart all of the floral elements. 

Back to that thick piece of cardstock.  I taped it down to a gray piece of cardstock.  I dug around and found my stash of embossing paste.  I squished my Hickory Smoke distress ink pad down on to my glass mat.  Then I took a scoop of paste out and mixed it with the ink.  I did this several times until the paste was as dark as I wanted it to be.  I used a plastic spatula to spread this over the top of the die cut cardstock.  I worked quickly so the paste wouldn't dry our before I was done.  Once it was smoothed out I removed the die cut paper and cleaned up my tools.  This is very important when working with embossing paste!

I set this aside for a little while until the paste was dry.  Then I started fitting the cut out floral pieces into the embossing paste piece.  I glued the pieces in place with a liquid glue.

Here it is with all of the pieces glued in place.

I took the completed panel and attached it to a white, side fold A2 card base.  I took my Wink of Stella marker and went over the leaf and heart shapes. to add a sentiment.  I didn't want to cover up the cool background!  I found a small I Miss You sentiment in the Hug Me set from Altenew.  I masked off the "I" and stamped it on white paper with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink.  I sprinkled on clear embossing powder and melted it with my heat tool.

I cut it down to a small strip and angle cut the right side.  I put foam tape on the back and glued it on the background.  I really love the look of the embossing paste!  I tried to capture the dimension in the photo below.

This class was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to the next one!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really do appreciate it!


Altenew supplies used:

Hug Me stamp set


  1. Fabulous take on the stencil technique, Kristina! Love your photo process and color combo! It will be nice to see your photos in larger size, too, if you can change that in the future. Please look up the Photo Guidelines in the AECP Forum! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

    1. Thank you very much! I will be sure to check the size of my images.