Category: ALTENEW


**VIDEO** Magnolia Tag Thank You Card


Happy Monday! If you are looking for a super simple yet elegant card, today’s card should give you an inspiration. I got to use a brand-new stamp set from Altenew called “Magnolias for Her” – it is an outlined flower stamp set with awesome font sentiments and all sorts of images. Just fell in love with it when I saw it!

I was going to do a super subtle background for the card, but decided to add a bit more depth to it by doing a “double-layer stamping.” I got the idea from pillow cases I saw from a magazine a while ago – i think this is a great way to highlight the outlined images on a card.


After stamping the background, I added a tag to highlight an image that flows with the background nicely. Colored the image with Copic markers and added a sentiment – the card is done! Check out the video above to see how I put this card together.

Today’s post is short and quick. I am in the middle of packing and cleaning up our home – we will be moving this Saturday and it will take few days for me to unpack everything and start creating in my brand-new studio. I will make sure to post my unpacking and setting up progress here next week so you can follow. Thanks for stopping by!!


**VIDEO** Gesso + Stamping

20140804_110115 Happy Monday! Hope you all had an awesome weekend. It has been way to crazy for me as we are in the middle of selling our home and getting ready to move. I will share couple of videos in the course of this week and next week, but please bare with me as I may be a bit quiet (as I have been for the past couple weeks) on my blog. Once I get settled into my new studio, I will be back to my normal schedule and share more videos with you! Are you following me on Facebook and Instagram? If you don’t make sure you do – I am going to do some small giveaways throughout this month as I say goodbye to some of my crafting goodies. Going through products that I haven’t used for a while and finding them a new home is something I like to do regularly. I will also post pictures as I pack up my crafting studio, setting up in a new office space and re-organizing them on my Facebook and Instagram. Alright, enough chit-chat. Let’s get to the project I am sharing today! I’ve been wanting to experiment with gesso and incorporate it to a card. So for today’s video, I am doing exactly that. You can use any gesso you have on hand, this is super easy and “no-mass” technique you will love.

20140804_110129 I also got to play with some of the new stamps sets I got last month – Friendly Flower from Simon Says Stamp and Sentiment & Quotes from Altenew. Check out the video above to see how I achieve this vibrant, lovely look on the card. Hope your Monday has been great! I will be back on Friday with another video tutorial to share with you. Happy Stamping!!