17 June 2019

3 ways with Altenew's Peaceful Reverie

Welcome to this weeks "3 ways with" post. Today I am featuring the Peaceful Reverie stamp set from Altenew.

The Peaceful Reverie stamp set was released this month and has become one of my all time favorite stamp sets!  The set consists of 4 flowers and 2 leaves, each image has a solid base layer and then a detailed layer, this layer is designed in a pointillism style.

It can be used in so many ways to create stunning projects. Here I show you 3 ways, using the base layer alone, the detailed layer and then both layers together. 

For the card below I decided to start out with the base layer, using solid images and tones of beige and brown.  I added a vase using the Versatile vases stamp set and the matching mask/stencil.  I sponge ink through the stencil to create an ombre effect, I think it looks like frosted/smokey glass. I then stamped the vase over this.

To add the stamped flowers and leaves I cut some masks to allow me to layer my design up. I decided that I wanted the darker images in the foreground and the leaves lighter behind. On the 2 main flowers int he front I used a brown pencil define the petal a little. I also added some inky splatters with Brown ink and the Crisp white ink spary.

For my next card I worked on Neenah dessert storm card stock and used just one ink colour for stamping. I love how delicate the detailed layer of the images looks by itself. It's such a soft, feminie look.

I added a sentiment from the Versatile Vases stamp set and some inky splatter with the Crisp white ink spray. As I wanted the splatters to be small and not overpower the card, I unscrew the cap from the ink and tap the plastic tube onto my glass cutting mat and then use a tiny paint brush to create the splatter.

My final card uses both layers for the floral images, showing the detail and shading of the flowers.  I started by stamping the base layers of the flowers in Vanilla Cream ink before adding the detailed layer in Almond Butter ink.

I stamped the leaves using the Almond butter ink to tie the whole look together. This card has a real vintage feel so I wanted to keep it simple and add only a tiny amount of ink splatter an a simple sentiment, again from the Versatile Vases stamp set.

There you have it, 3 ways with Altenew's Peaceful Reverie stamp set.  I am really looking forward to seeing what other people create with this set. If you do share any makes on social media please use the hashtag #altenewpeacefulreverie so that I can see your creations. Below are the links to products used in today's post.

Peaceful Reverie Stamp set
Versatile Vases Stamp set
Versatile Vases mask/stencil
White spray ink
Coffee Break inks
Delectable delights inks

***My links to Altenew products are affiliate links, this means that I get a small commission from Altenew for each purchase made, this does not cost you any more, however it helps me be able to create more content and share inspiration.  I truly appreciate any purchase made using my links.***

12 June 2019

My top picks from Altenew's June 2019 release

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. Today I am sharing my 3 top picks from this month's Altenew release. Here in the UK we are lucky to get the release via Create and Craft TV ahead of the official release. I brought 3 stamp sets this month and wanted to share with you what I've created.

First up is the Peaceful Reverie stamp set. This stamp set consists of simple flower images with a detailed layer in a pointillism style. I have chosen to keep the detailed layer in the same colour as my base layer to just add subtle shading and details.  This stamp set can be used in so many ways and I will be focusing next weeks 3 ways with post on the different ways in which you can use this set.

Pattern power is such a fun set, there are lots of patterns that can be created to give funky optical illusions.  This is a must have for male themed cards and great for teenagers too. In keeping with the colour pallet used in my first card, I created a cute woven pattern on the lower part of my card, keeping lots of white space, which draws the eye down. I added my XOXO using the fine alpha dies.

Pen Sketch Mandala is the stamp set I've been waiting for, for such a long time. I love a boho, ethnic style pattern and Mandalas are something I adore because they can be coloured in so many ways. I used finger daubers to add ink to the stamp, I didn't worry about any areas where colours met as I wanted a slightly distressed feel.

This month's release is by far one of my all time favorites. I can't wait to focus on these sets in my 3 ways with posts over the next few weeks. If you don't know about my 3 ways with series, please click "3 ways with" in the labels on the right hand side to find out more.

Here's the links to the products used in today's post

Peaceful Reverie
Pattern Power
Pen Sketch Mandala
Heartfelt Sentiments
Fine Alpha dies
White Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
Teal Cave Crisp Ink
Lime Crisp Ink
Fuchsia Crisp Ink
Midnight Violet Crisp Ink

***My links to Altenew products are affiliate links, this means that I get a small commission from Altenew for each purchase made, this does not cost you any more, however it helps me be able to create more content and share inspiration.  I truly appreciate any purchase made using my links.***

10 June 2019

3 way with Altenew's Metallic spray inks

Hey crafty friends, I'm back with another issue of 3 ways with. Today's focus is on Altenew's Metallic Spray Inks. 3 cards, each showing a different way that the ink's can be used. If you're ready,lets jump right in.

For my first card I decided that I would use the spray inks in their natural form. I selected Warm Sunshine and Frosty Pink and used them along with the Layered Dahlia stencils.

I started by spraying the Forsty Pink ink through the Layered Dahlia A stencil. Once dry, I then sprayed the Warm sunshine ink through the Layered Dahlia B stencil. I added a die cut sentiment using the Hang in there die. I placed it on to vellum and added some enamel dots to finish the card.

Altenew's spray metallic inks can also be used to paint your stamped images. I stamped floral images using the Wonderland stamp set in a waterproof ink. I then used Frosty Pink, Puffy Heart, Warm sunshine, Orange Cream and Forest Glades spray inks.

I added water to a petal and then added my chosen colour and allowed it to bleed into the water. I then added a small amount of the darker tone and allowed this to seep in.  Once dry I added tiny splatters of ink to the background.

The final way I used the spray inks was to add them to Altenew's embossing paste. It's a fantastic way add colour and texture in one step.

I added a small amount of the embossing paste to a glass mat and then added a tiny spray of the frosty pink spray ink and mixed them with a palette knife.  I did the same with the warm sunshine ink. 

I applied the coloured embossing paste through the Sketched lines stencil and set it aside to dry.  I stamped some flowers from the Wonderland stamp set in black pigment ink onto some vellum, I then heat set it with a coating of Altenew's Translucent pearl embossing powder. I did the same with the sentiment and adhered them all with glossy accents.

So there we have it, 3 way's with Altenew's Metallic Spray inks. I hope I have shown you another way to stretch your stash and create some fun cards. Below are links to all the products used.

Wonderland Stamp set
Sketched lines stencil
Layered Dahlia Stencil A
Layered Dahlia Stencil B
Hang in there die
New Day Card Kit Enamel Dots
Translucent pearl embossing powder
Forest Glades Ink Spray
Orange cream Ink Spray
Warm sunshine Ink Spray
Puffy Heart Ink Spray
Frosty Pink Ink Spray

***My links to Altenew products are affiliate links, this means that I get a small commission from Altenew for each purchase made, this does not cost you any more, however it helps me be able to create more content and share inspiration.  I truly appreciate any purchase made using my links.***

08 June 2019

Paperbabe stamps June release - Mini face stamp and templates

It's release day at Paperbabe Stamps and boy have we got so many awesome products in this release.  Hopefully you've seen the sneak peeks over the last few days and are ready to get your hands on the goodies.

I have created lots of cards with the new items but I'm spreading them out over the next couple of weeks. For today's card I decide to go with a simple portrait card to showcase the stunning stamps and templates.

I love how the dinky stamps and templates are sized for cards and smaller projects. Not just that the process has been simplified and is faster. Kim has really knocked it out of the park with this release.

The above card was shared yesterday as part of our most recent challenge, if you've not seen it yet please pop by the blog http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.com/

All of the new items are ready and waiting for you in the store

Have a fantastic weekend.

07 June 2019

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #95 - Design team Inspiration

It's time for a new challenge over at the Paperbabe stamps blog, this time it's a picture inspiration, you can use the picture any way you like, maybe the image, colour or layout is what sparks your imagination.

I liked the colours, lilac, purple, teal and turquoise. I couldn't wait to use the new June release and decided to create a card with the dinky female face and mermaid hair.

I used a mix of watercolour and Tonic's Nuvo embellishment mouses to colour my card. I like the fantasy feel of the card and chose to use the "don't be afraid to sparkle" sentiment to complete my project.

The new release will be available in the store tomorrow, please pop by the blog to see what my team mates have created.


06 June 2019

STAMPlorations June CAS Card challenge

To create my design team project I used the following products, Coffee-Cup-LargeFramed-Coffee-Word-Art and Hello-Word-Die-CUTplorations. I started by stamping the large coffee cup in Mahogany ink and masking it with post it notes.

I then stamped the Framed coffee word art 4 times to fill the background.  I used a small paint brush and some water to colour the band around the cup. Now I'll let you into a little secret, I spilt water on my project and it made the ink bleed but I liked it so much as it looked like a spilt drink.

Lastly I added the word hello using the Hello word die, cut in black. I love the look of the black against the mahogany ink and white background.

To join in with the challenge visit the link below https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/06/cas-challenge-june.html

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03 June 2019

3 ways with Altenew's Dare to dream stamp set

Welcome to a new episode of 3 ways with. Before we start I just wanted to share a little something with you....

This is my 500th Blog post!!!

As always I have 3 projects to share, below you will fins the details of how each project was made with more pictures and links to products used, So lets jump in and get started.

The Dare to Dream stamp set has 6 patterned stamps, 3 pairs which can be layered up to create stunning Moroccan effect tiles, however I will be using just one stamp on each card, at a later date I will share projects with layered stamping.

In my first project I used one stamp and stamped the whole background, I chose a diagonal orientation for my background and heat embossed it using the Translucent pearl embossing powder.

I then chose 6 inks to create a blended background in rainbow order, the embossing powder acts as a resit and keeps the colour underneath from getting inked.

I added my sentiments from the dare to dream set, heat embossed in White onto black card and popped them onto my card using foam tape.

For my second project I wanted  to create patterned letters to add to a black card. (Have you noticed how I keep my colour palette the same through all of my cards?)

I started my half inking my stamp in red and then inking the other half in orange, then repeated this with yellow and green and then blue and purple. As the die I used were bigger than stamped image I repeated the stamping below to create abigger area to cut from.

I then used the Bold Alpha dies to cut the word love, They look so cute. I added them to my card using foam tape, I also stamped the words "just the way you are" onto a white rectangle and added this below the word love.

I placed my black card panel onto a white card base and embelished with some Nuvo drops form Tonic studios. I love how the bright colours stand ot from the vlack background and add so much fun to the card.

For my final project I decided to create a tiled bakground using rainbow colours and just one of the stamps. I started in the middle of my card and stamped in ruby red. I then stampe out from there in all the shades of the rainbow.

Allowing the pattern to go off the edge of the card make it look as though I used patterened paper and gives a really good effect. I added the sentiment usign white embossing powder on black card stock.

I hope you've enjoyed today's post, I will be back through the week with a few more projects but this time from one of my Design Teams.

If you'd like to take a look at the products used in todays post you can find them listed below.

Products Used:
Dare to dream stamp set
Bold Alpha dies
Wonderland stamp set
Crisp white embossing powder
Translucent pearl embossing powder
Embossing ink
Permanent black ink
Ruby Red Crisp Ink
Orange Cream Crisp Ink
Maple Yellow Crisp Ink
Just Green Crisp Ink
Tide Blue Crisp Ink
Midnight Violet Crisp Ink

***My links to Altenew products are affiliate links, this means that I get a small commission from Altenew for each purchase made, this does not cost you any more, however it helps me be able to create more content and share inspiration.  I truly appreciate any purchase made using my links.***

01 June 2019

Everyone loves a rainbow

Hi there fellow crafters, I'm sorry I've been absent recently, I've been having back to back migraines and really struggling to function, let alone craft. Fear not I am back on my feet and ready to craft.

Today is the start of Pride month and I wanted to create a card to celebrate, I'm ot part of the LGBTQ+ community but I like to show my support for all the awesome people who are.

I used the warp speed stencil to add a very light grey ink, I used this as my guide for placing Tonic Nuvo drops. I used the following colours Red Berry, Ripened Pumpkin, Dandelion Yellow, Apple Green, Caribbean Ocean and Crushed Grape, I placed them in rainbow order working outwards from the centre of the card.

I then used Altenew's Bold alpha dies to cut the word pride 3 times, once in white and wice in black. I then layered them up using a wet adhesive this give a nice thick die cut to place on my card.

I hope you've liked todays post, I will be back with more soon.

24 May 2019

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #94 - DT Inspiration

Happy Friday crafty friends. Today we have a new challenge over at the Paperbabe Stamp Blog. The theme is anything goes. You can really let loose and create anything you wish.

I have created a thank you card to help inspire you, details below

I stamped the MayLeeDee stamp onto a gloss tag and heat embossed in grey.  I then used alcohol ink to colour the image. I added some black soot distress ink around the edges and a few splatter of red ink.  I used the Stripes stencil and black in to add a pattern to some white card, I then added some ink splatters and some red nuvo drops, which I squished with a piece of acetate to give some added texture.

I also used the Checkerboard stencil and a light beige ink to add very subtle pattern around MayLeeDee.  To finish the card I added some red ribbon adn twine and a piece of washi tape.

 All of the products used can be found in the Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Store, along with lots more yummy craft goodies. Be sure to pop by the Paperbabe Stamps blog to see what my fellow teammates created.

Have a great weekend.

21 May 2019

3 ways with Altenew's Layered Medallions cover dies

It's time for a new edition of "3 way's with", today I am focusing on the Layered Medallions cover dies from Altenew.

The reason I like these dies so much is because you can do so many things with them. Layering options, A plus B or B plus A. Then they can be used alone, (B alone or A alone). Then there's the option to uses the die cut as a stencil, again the 4 mentioned options work perfectly. Okay, enough ramblings for now, lets get into the project details.

I will be walking you through my 3 projects which today are, 2 cards and a gift tag.

My first card uses just one of the dies, I die cut if from some texture teal card and added it to a white card. I then placed a sentiment in the center of the card. I stamped using embossing ink and heat set with rose gold crisp embossing powder onto vellum.

My embellishment is minimal with just a few Nuvo drops from Tonic studios.

Next up is a layered card, Sticking with the teal and white theme I cut one of the dies in white and one in teal, I layered them onto a lighter teal card and added a few white Nuvo drops.

I then die cut a heart from White card, added some light teal ink and a sentiment.

My last project is a little gift tag, I decided it would be fun to use just a section of one of die cuts as a focal point. Here I have encased it between 2 die cut hearts, the front one is a heart aperture frame, created with 2 heart dies.

I added a sentiment using the Hope stamp and die set. I cut the hope die using my mini blossom die cutting machine.

Products used

***My links to Altenew products are affiliate links, this means that I get a small commission from Altenew for each purchase made, this does not cost you any more, however it helps me be able to create more content and share inspiration.  I truly appreciate any purchase made using my links.***

13 May 2019

10 ways with Altenew's Embossing paste

Good Morning crafters, today's post is a little different  than my normal 3 ways with post as I am sharing 10 ways to use Altenew's Embossing Paste.

I have been itching to get my crafty hands on this Embossing pate ever since Creativation. I have used embossing paste many many time before but as you know I am an Altenew addict, so need this in my crafty arsenal.

Heads up, this is going to be a big blog post but hopefully you'll bear with me and learn some new ways to use embossing paste.

1.Using it as a simple white embossing paste

So the most basic way to use embossing paste is straight up out of the tub.  Here I used it through a stencil and heat set it, You can leave it to dry naturally but heat setting lets the paste puff up a little which I like.

Colouring Your embossing paste

2.Mica powder

To achieve bright or light colours on dark surfaces adding mica powder to your embossing paste is a really cool option.  Remember all those little tubs you've got stashed away? Dig them out and get mixing them into your paste, I work on a glass mat and add a bit of paste and a sprinkle of powder and then mix. N.B you don't get the shimmer from your mica in this method.


If you want sparkle, glitter is going to be your best friend. It not only adds sparkle but also gives a gritty effect to the paste.

4.Watercolor brush markers

Waterbrush markers can also be used to colour your paste, you wouldn't believe this is actually Altenew's Emerald water brush marker added to the paste, you can add as much or as little as you like. I like the softer look.

5.Alcohol Ink

Reach for the Alcohol inks or Alcohol reinkers you have and add a few drops to your paste, This is such a cool technique.

6.Spray Inks

Altenew's spray inks are one of my favourite products and adding them to the embossing paste is awesome. Unscrew the nozzle and add a few drops to the paste....

Using Embossing paste to adhere foil, embossing powder and gilding flakes

7.Gilding Flakes

Adding guilding flakes to your projects is a really fun thing to do, Here I adding embossing paste through a stencil and then gently put gilding flakes on top, once dry I used a soft paint brush to remove the ecess flakes.

8.Heat activated foil

Now this has to be one of the techniques I love the most.  Adding heat activated foil to dry embossing paste.  Let your embossing paste dry and then add your chosen foil on top, place between a folded piece of copier paper and run through a laminator.......Result is an awesome shiny raised pattern.

9.Embossing powder

How about adding embossing powder onto embossing paste? While wet sprinkle your chosen powder or pwders over the paste and then heat set with an embossing tool. 

Embossing paste as an undercoat to add bright colour onto black card


Lastly I stenciled onto black card with the embossing paste and left it to dry. I then placed the stencil back over the image and used Altenew's crisp inks to add colour, I used to do this with white pigment ink as a base coat but it ever seemed to dry fully and would smudge, thi sis now my go to method.

Phew, I told you it was going to be a big post. I hope I have given you some ideas and that you will look at embossing paste in a whole new way.

Thanks for joining me.