Justine Hovey

Today I’m working with the Fashion Monger Dahlia stamp and created this clean and simple card with just a stamp, a few inks and a blending tool! This stamp is a part of a monthly subscription program. I used two Distress Oxide inks to create the banner of colour – Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade and masked off the stamp with masking paper. Giveaway $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to…

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Let’s start with my favourite card of the bunch – the Pressed Flowers 3D Embossed background! I could simply emboss this on cardstock and be done with it, it’s that pretty! I paired it with a very simple sentiments from the Just a Number Die Set in black and white so the background could still be in the complete focus. It’s not quite a Golden Girls sentiment but I am still singing the theme song in my head as I’m writing about this card. The Thank you for Being my…

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If you are looking for the most elegant and realistic iris, you are in the right place! This stamp set prominently features a gorgeous bearded iris outline with four additional coloring layers, along with its stems and leaves. You may use the other iris outline as background foliage, or simply add it to floral arrangements stamped as is or colored in with your favorite coloring medium. For my card, I decided to try experimenting with pigment inks and layering with pigment inks. I embossed the outline of the stamp in…

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I decided to post about this because I get nearly weekly emails asking about inks and this is a great way to simply direct that question to a definite answer. Which inks are my favourite and why? Which inks are the best? Let’s say that inks are like shoes. Some like sneakers, some wear sandals and others wear heels. Everyone has a preference. Therefore, what I love, may not exactly be what you love. But I can definitely say that a wide variety of my crafty friends in the industry…

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For some reason, I just love metal dies. Sure, I realize there are alternatives out there with electronic machines and digital files. However, there is something about running a die manually through a machine and picking out the different types of paper to layer together, that I just love. Putting together 3D dies, for me, is a mindful activity and I just adore the end result. For my first card, I die cut several flowers from the Craft-a-Flower Cosmos Layering Set( ALTN ) in using two different colours of cardstock.…

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