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Next, I cropped the black and white card panel by 1/8″ on all four sides and popped it up with dimensional foam tape. The sentiment is from the Stained Glass Window Stamp Set and is stamped on black cardstock, heat embossed with white embossing powder, and matted with another strip of white cardstock to help it stand out. Then I added a few red enamel dots to finish.

Next up is a shaker card made using the Stained Glass Window Stamp and Die Bundle. As with the card above, I stamped on a white card base, but this time I “colored” it with the coordinating solid stamps. Next, I stamped and embossed on heat resistant acetate and mounted the two images on top of each other using foam tape to create the space in between and filling the gap with microbeads.

Afterward, I die cut the window from a white cardstock card panel and dry embossed it for a sweet complementary addition. I stamped another sentiment from the stamp set, white embossed it on black cardstock and adhered the sentiment strip on top of the circle’s opening. Finally, I added one of the sweet acetate butterflies from the December 2018 Scrapbook Embellishment Kit.

Both the front of the card base and the patterned paper card panel have the circle window die cut from them. To make sure the windows aligned perfectly, I cut each and layered them as they would ultimately be, then ran them through the die cutting machine together. I colored the front of the vellum layer with Artist Markers and sandwiched the vellum piece between the card base and patterned paper card panel. Another stamped sentiment from the stamp set and more enamel dots finish this simple card. I love the way the light glows through the vellum window in true stained glass fashion!

I used the solid and the patterned image stamps to color the image inside this card, and I created the pink circle frame on the front of the card by combining the circle die from the Stained Glass Window Stamp and Die Bundle, with another circle die from the Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set. I die cut and layered 3 “ sweet” die-cuts in black cardstock and combined that with a stamped, white heat-embossed sentiment from the stamp set, and finally finished up with a few more enamel dots.

Hello! Welcome to our January Guest Designer post. We have the amazing Laurie Willison with us today. We are sure you have seen Laurie’s creations for Altenew before as she has been part of our blog hops regularly. We love her clean looking cards with trendy designs and balanced layouts. If you want to know her a bit better, she has also been featured in our October Newsletter. You can also have a quick look at her Instagram feed to see her gorgeous work at a glance.

Hi there! My name is Laurie Willison. I am from Kansas and I live with my husband and 2 kiddos. I am a part-time Registered Nurse and a part-time paper crafter. You can find me over on my blog at Soapbox Creations. I have been card-making and blogging now for 11 years. Clean and simple stamping is my passion. I love color but I also love white space on a card or project. Altenews stamps are definitely among my favorites because they work so well with a clean and simple card. I have been a fan since day 1 and am so excited to be a guest here today. Laurie’s “Hello” Card

I have 2 cards to share using a couple of my favorite Altenew stamp sets. The first one is Leaf Canopy. This set is absolutely gorgeous and makes for a quick and simple card. The next set that has quickly become a favorite is a sentiment set called Thinking of You. I love small and simple sentiments that can be added to a card easily. This set is full of sentiments in different fonts and that definitely sings to me when it comes to choosing a set.

To create this first card, I stamped the Leaf Canopy images in Altenew’s Frayed Leaf. I used my MISTI and restamped each leaf image twice to get a good solid image with a little darker color. Then I cut out the rectangle on the card panel and added the frame to a white card base. I took the center of the rectangle and added it to the card with fun foam for some dimension. Next, I used another favorite, Tall Alpha, to add this simple “hello”. Laurie’s “Thinking of You” Card

This next card was created with the Doodled Lace Cover Die. I used the die, negatives and all, and attached them to a card front. This way you have the look of embossing with all the little pieces still intact. I added some of the Painted Fantasy Washi Tape to a piece of coral cardstock and cut out a small banner. Next, I heat embossed the “thinking of you” sentiment on a similar banner. To finish off the card, I layered them on top of a strip of glitter washi tape. These projects are super simple and so easy to recreate! I hope you have enjoyed them and thanks for stopping by today!