Sunday, August 9, 2020

FSM #447 - Freshly Made Sketches


I found some time to play along with the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

I used the hibiscus I created with the Altenew Hibiscus 3D die set creating the "patterned paper" in the sketch with the florals:

The sentiment is from the Altenew Statement Flowers stamp set. The florals are created with the Altenew Tea Party and Seashore Washi tape sets.

Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

MFT Color Challenge 144

Here's my entry into the latest MFT Color Challenge:

I used the MFT Circle Scribble flower and a mix of inks from Altenew and Simon Says Stamps. The die cut is the MFT Stitched Triple Peek-A-Boo Window and Edge Die-namics.

Thanks for taking a look!

Color Throwdown #599

Playing along with the latest Color Throwdown challenge

I created a cloudy background with the challenge colours and the Lawn Fawn Cloudy stencil for my copic coloured images from the MFT Sushi Date stamp set.

Thanks for taking a look!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout Challenge #502


I came across the Lasting Memories Scrapbook Layout Challenge blog and was inspired to play along with challenge #502...5 Patterned Papers.

The challenge is to use 5 patterned papers on your layout and the easiest way to do that is using a paper collection or in my case, a kit club. I dug through my past Scrap Shotz kits and pulled out the winter themed Carta Bella Let It Snow kit from 2018 or early 2019, I can't remember anymore.

I've used a total of 9 different patterns on this layout, a few for the die cut snowflakes and others for the photo mats which is an easy way to get multiple patterns on one layout without overwhelming the design.

Here are a couple of close ups:

This design is based on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine May Sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 19, 2020

LSM #421 Borders

Hello Friends!

I'm playing along with the latest challenge at Less Is More which hosts clean and simple challenges.

I fussy cut the large blooms from the Altenew Floral Flurries washi tape and lined them over top of a strip of Altenew Dotted Washi tape.

The sentiment is from the Altenew Sentiments & Quotes stamp set and stamped in black ink.

Thanks for taking a look!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Altenew Educators "Giving Thanks" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

The Altenew Educators are "Giving Thanks to Heros" in this blog hop and if you are here from the lovely Terri Marie Koszler's blog you are in the right place.

Altenew has a Special offer:
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Grab a favourite beverage and settle in for a bit, I have a lot of projects to share today :).

One of my favourite ways of making cards is when I can make two cards, basically at the same time, from the same supplies. Let's take a look at the card that inspired the idea to make two:

I wanted to use some "spotlight die cutting" to highlight the beautiful large floral in the Floral Art stamp set so I combined the Floral Art stamps with the diamond die from the Geo Frames Stamp and die set. When you die cut the large floral you are left with the negative "frame" to use for a second card.

The die cuts a portion of the peach flower which I then matted on black card stock and lined up with the black and grey images stamped on the base layer. 

I have a video describing how I created these two cards in detail.

Here are a couple of close ups:

This next card uses the Halftone Squares Stamp set and dies and the Framed Thanks die.

I had stamped and die cut a number of squares for another project and had a few leftovers so I thought they'd make a great background for a non-floral Giving Thanks card. I die cut the frame sentiment three times from black card stock and glued them together to create dimension.

I finished it off by adding clear glitter with a Wink of Stella glitter pen.

These next two cards combine the Build-A-Flower Stargazer and Stamping Village Thinking of You stamp sets.

I created a custom stamped panel by stamping the six layers of the bloom in the centre and then stamping the first layer only around the focal floral. 

Now don't be intimated by the fact there are six layers to this flower, it is very easy to line up and believe me it usually takes me a handful of attempts at a minimum but I was able to get it right within a couple of tries.

Of course the Altenew offering in the Stamping Village Thinking of You set is the perfect sentiment on this card to thank those who are on the front lines during these challenging times.

Again I have used the BAF-Stargazer and this time added the leaves and small blooms from the same set. I stamped the first layer of the floral image and fussy cut it to use as a mask so I could add the leaves and small blooms. 

Just a bit of an FYI on the mask as this flower does not have an outline image. You'll want to cut just a teeny bit inside the edge of your masking image to prevent a halo-white space in between your flower and the leaves for example.

You can see a wee bit of overlap and halo on these small black and white blooms so next time I will take more care in creating my mask. Again I've used the Stamping Village Thinking of You Altenew sentiment but stamped with Vineyard Berry Crisp Dye Ink.

I hope you've enjoyed these projects, keep reading to learn about prizes and how to join the Linky Party for more chances to win!

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog( by 6/17/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 6/21/2020.

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift 

This is no ordinary hop! We want you to join in on the fun as well. There is a Linky Party going on at the Altenew Card Blog. All you have to do is link up your creations based on the theme of the hop, which is, “Giving Thanks” and mention that you are taking part in the Altenew Educators Blog Hop and Linky Party. So what are you waiting for?! Link up!

Hop list:

Rosie Neustaedter←you are here

We would love to see your projects so be sure to link up in the Linky Party!

Your next stop on the hop is Helen Kalb.

Supplies Used:

Monday, June 8, 2020

Grateful: Floral Garden Stencil


I finally had a chance to complete Day 5 of Spring Card Camp 2 over at Online Card Classes which is all about stencil shading.

I started by inking the base layer of this stencil in Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and the leaves and flower centres with the same ink. I left the stencil in place and inked the centres and inner and outer edge of leaves with a light hand of Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink.

After the ink was dry I added colour to the flowers and more depth to the leaves with pencil crayons, cut the panel on an angle and then matted the angled portion on silver glitter card stock.
I finished it up with a stamped sentiment in black and Pretty Pink Posh confetti.

Love how this turned out! Thanks for taking a look!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Easy Shaker Card: Online Card Classes

I have a quick share with this card:

Background is made with the Altenew Wild Flora washi tape, cut on an angle and then edged with Altenew Golden Trim washi tape. The image is from the Altenew Persian Motif set, stamped and heat embossed on blue card stock and then coloured with Altenew Artist Markers.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Online Card Classes: Vellum Overlay

Here's my day 7 card...

Altenew Ornate Cover Die, Rounded Rectangles die, Wild Flora washi tape and die set, Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink, Studio Katia Gold Foil.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Online Card Classes: Creative Colour Blocking


Sharing my card inspired by the Creative Colour Blocking lesson in Spring Card Camp 2.

I've used the Pinkfresh Studio Floral Background stamp, stamped with embossing ink on coloured card stock from stash and then white heat embossed with Wow Opaque Bright White Super fine embossing powder.

The sentiment is the Birthday etched metal die word and shadow set by PhotoPlay. I love how this turned out! 

Happy Crafting!

Online Card Classes: Spring Card Camp 2


I decided to take part in the latest Online Card Classes class and I am having a lot of fun! Some great techniques and inspiring cards so far. I'm going to try my best to stay caught up so we'll see how that goes.

To start I'd like to share with you the cards from Day 1, 2 and 3...

Day 1 Marvelous Masking

Day 2 Make Your Own Stripes

Day 3 Dry Embossing With Stencils

That's it so far, looking forward to getting the next couple of lessons done :).

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Altenew April Inspiration Challenge


Thanks for popping in and taking a look at my take on the April 2020 Altenew Inspiration Challenge below:

I dug through my Altenew stash and settled on using the Altenew Building Blocks stamp set and Altenew Crisp Dy Inks in Peach Perfect, Cotton Candy and honestly I'm not sure what gray I used but I think it's either Silver Lake stamped a few times or Gray Denim.
I heat embossed the square stamp from the Geo Frames stamp set in Golden Peach Crisp Embossing powder.

I turned the square embossed image on its points and stamped the sentiment in the middle.
It's adhered with foam adhesive and then embellished with clear drops by Studio Katia.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 13, 2020

Sketches In Thyme: Debut Layout!


I have just joined joined the Sketches In Thyme Design Team and am debuting my very first layout over on the SIT Blog.

Click the link above to see what I created using the following sketch:

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 12, 2020

April Guest Designer: Altenew

Hello Friends!

I'm thrilled to let you all know I am a Guest Designer for the Altenew Mixed Media Blog this month. Here's a little peek at the post:

You can see the entire layout and catch the process video at the Altenew Mixed Media Blog.

Altenew has given me a $20 Gift Certificate to share with you! 

Leave a comment here and follow me and comment on my Instagram @rosieneust for an additional chance to win, I will draw one winner from all the comments.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Build-A-Flower Hellebore


I am trying to make time to use the healthy stock of unused products in my stash and was finally able to play with the Altenew Build a Flower Hellebore stamp and die set.

I used foam tape to adhere the blooms to the inked and dotted washi taped card fronts.

A simple design to show off the lovely layered stamps I love Altenew for :).

 The sentiments are from the Best Sentiments stamp set, the 2019 mini stamp set exclusive to customers who purchased directly from Altenew during the year.

Thanks for taking the time to stop in!

Happy Crafting!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Heat Emboss and Fussy Cut Thank You

I took some time to experiment with a few Altenew products to create this card:

I started this card by stamping the Altenew Pattern Play Circle background stamp with Altenew Embossing ink on white card stock. I then coated the image with Altenew Rose Gold embossing powder and melted the powder with a heat tool.

Next I stamped two of the three floral images from the Wallpaper art stamp set in Altenew Permanent Black ink over the embossed background. You want to give them a little bit of time to dry so the black ink does not rub off of the embossed areas when you fussy cut the blooms.

I stamped and fussy cut 3 blooms and added some light coloured pencil shading around the centre of two blooms.

Once I decided where my blooms would go I stamped the leaves from the Wallpaper Art stamp set in embossing ink and heat set with Rose Gold embossing powder. I also stamped and heat the embossed the sentiment as well.

I adhered the fussy cut blooms with foam adhesive, layering the left hand bloom over another fussy cut flower.

Altenew Supplies (affiliate links provided):

Thanks so much for taking a look! 

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Altenew Educator "For the Love of Flowers" Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Educator "For the Love of Flowers" blog hop. I am thrilled to be participating in this educator blog hop for the first time. 

The hop starts off at the Altenew Card Blog and if you are here from the talented 
Amber Rain Davis' blog you are in the right place.

I became a certified Altenew Educator January 2019 and if you're considering the Altenew Certified Educator program, let me share a little about my experience. 

Working my way through the program was educational, fun, inspiring and, in a world full of deadlines, it was wonderful to be able to complete the program at my own pace. The wide variety of classes really stretched and grew my creativity.

We are celebrating flowers in this hop and honestly no one does flowers better than Altenew so the hard part, for me, was choosing just a couple of products to use 😉.

I decided to combine floral stamps and Washi tape and my first card is:

You Are Very Special

I covered pieces of white card stock with Altenew Red Ombre Washi tape, varying the layout of the tape strips.

Before stamping the images in clear embossing ink I treated the washi tape with a powder tool, stamped "washi paper" with the florals from the Incredible Stamp set in clear embossing ink and covered the ink with Altenew Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder.

 I then heat set the embossing powder, moving the heat tool off and on the image to avoid over heating the tape and making it bubble.

Next, I fussy cut the heat embossed images and arranged them on a 4"x 5 1/4" white card front, tucked in leaves stamped and rose gold heat embossed from the Wallpaper Art stamp set in the upper right and lower left corners and trimmed to the edges of the card front. 

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Incredible stamp set.

The leaves from a floral stamp set can make a beautiful card and I featured them, along with my "washi paper" on this:

 Happy Birthday card

I stamped and rose gold heat embossed the solid leaves from the Wallpaper Art stamp set, then die cut them with the matching die.
The Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die adding texture and interest to a white card front adhered to a white card base.

The rose gold embossed leaves are adhered diagonally on a rectangle of "washi paper", overlapping in the middle and trimmed the leaves off the edge of the rectangle.

I stamped the sentiment from the Paint-a-Flower: Poppy stamp with Altenew Clear Embossing ink and heat embossed with Altenew Rose Gold Embossing power on black card stock and then matted on white card stock and then black card stock and glued to the centre of the of leaves.

Speaking of the Paint-a-Flower: Poppy stamp, it is featured in this 

Poppy Happy Birthday card

One of my goals for this year is to improve my colouring skills, especially with florals so the new Paint-A-Flower stamps will give me lots of opportunity to practice. 

Here's my first go with the Paint-A-Flower: Poppy and Altenew Artist Markers-Set A. I used Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red and Grapevine for the poppy and Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen for the leaves and stem.

I glued leftover strips of my "washi paper" diagonally on a white card front trimming them to match the edge of the card front, and rose gold heat embossed the sentiment within the area framed by the paper strips.

To Celebrate the For the Love of Flowers Educator Blog Hop Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! 

Please leave a comment here →on the Altenew Card Blog by 3/11/2020 for a chance to win. 

All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 3/14/2020.

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the Altenew store!

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. 

Special Offer

Valid 3/5/2020 at 12:01 AM EST until 3/6/2020 at 11:59 PM EST
No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. **Excludes February 2020 release products.
Rosie Neustaedter ← you are here
Patty Mello → your next stop

Thank you so very much for stopping by to take a look at my projects, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $15 gift certificatory to the Altenew store.

Your next stop on the hop is:

FSM #447 - Freshly Made Sketches

 Hello! I found some time to play along with the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches : I used the hibiscus I created with the Altenew H...