22 January 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Camellia Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Hello and welcome to the January PAF release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Preeti Chandran if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog This month Altenew have added the Camellia to the PAF family.


I have created to very different cards with the new PAF Camellia, lets take a closer look.


I wanted to keep this first card really clean and fresh, so I stamped the Camellia twice on the left hand side of the card. I made sure to have it going of the card slightly as I really like this look. I used my Altenew Artist markers to colour the flowers, leaves and berries. I kept the colouring really simple as the image lends itself to that style. Lastly I added a sentiment from the PAF stamp set, I love how thin the font is, it's really delicate and feminine.

Now onto my second card, I'm calling this the Vintage Faux enamel technique.


Working on a textured water colour card stock, I stamped the image 3 times in a triangular formation using a brown water proof ink. I then used Altenew's waterbrush markers to add colour to the image, note I was really rough and intended for the colouring to look hit and miss, this all adds to the finished look.


Once completely dry I used my Altenew clear embossing ink to ink across the whole page, I then added a coating of clear embossing powder and heat set with my heat tool. I heated from the top as I find this gives a more textured result, once cool I took a brown ink and belnding brush and added ink over the whole embossed piece. As I used a textured watercolour card the embossing powder and ink couldn't reach all of the lower dipped areas, this means that the ink can reach the card and leaves little brown areas. I then buffed the excess ink that sits on top of the embossed area with a dry baby wipe. I love the effect all those little brown speckles and dips in the card give, it reminds me of a vintage enamelled surface.

I hope you'll try this technique, if you do I'd love it if you tagged me on social media so that I can see your creations. My Instagram account is @altenew_planner_girl


Your next stop on the hop is Mindy Eggen




Giveaway Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/28/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/30/2021.


Blog Hop Order:




08 January 2021

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #135

We have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today, this time it's a picture inspiration challenge.


To me the picture represents women feeling positive in clothing of their choice. I like the different patterns so decided to create a Jointed Paper Art Doll.


My doll is looking a lot more casual but so comfy in the clothing of her choice. I used the  JPAD body dieHands stamp and diePortrait head die and stamps and  Taura hair to make her.


Her clothes were created using the Vintage Doll patterned paper pad. Currently she doesn't have a background as I will be adding her to a bigger project in the future along with others I make, like the one below. I love how each doll can have it's own personality, 


 

07 January 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Morning Glory Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Welcome to the January Craft-A-Flower release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Erum Tasneem If not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew card blog .


This months Craft-A-Flower is the stunning Morning Glory, this die set consists of 9 dies which when layered create the most beautiful flowers. 


My first card is 6x6" square card, I don't often make anything other than A2 note cards but the Morning Glory really lends itself to bigger cards. I used Altenew's Gradient Cardstock in Cosmos and Green Fields along with their Double sided Adhesive sheets to cut all of the layers.

Before adding the floral elements to my card I used the Moulded Lines Stencil and some light blue ink to add some background detail.


The flowers in my second card were made in the same way as the first card, for the background I used light blue ink to create a soft background and added a piece of the Crateive cutouts Moroccan Mosaic to give the impression of a trellis. 

As with all of Altenew's Craft-A-Flower die sets you could use any colour or medium to colour the flowers. Ink blending works beautifully as does using Alcohol markers.  You can purchase the Morning Glory as a bundle with Altenew's Gradient cardstock and recieve a 5% discount.

Your next stop on the hop is Laurie Willison


Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/12/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/15/2021.


Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Emily Midgett

LauraJane

Erum Tasneem

Terri Koszler

Laurie Willison

Zsoka Marko

Nathalie DeSousa

Seeka

Amber Rain Davis

Amanda Baldwin

Virginia Lu

Preeti Chandran

Tenia Nelson

Jenny Colacicco

Jessie Banks

Michelle Short

Teresa Litchfield

Tina Smith

05 January 2021

Altenew Fresh Start Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to the Altenew January Fresh Start blog hop. You should have arrived here from the uber talented Jaycee Gaspar, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog. You can also find the full ist of hop stops at the end of this post.


This release is jam packed with crafting goodies, Stamps, Dies, Mask/Stencils, Decals, embossing folders and A bone folder to boot. I've created nine cards for the release so lets take a look.



My first two cards feature the Airbrushed Flowers stamp and Matching die set. In this first card I also used the Ribbon Waves Embossing Folder. The Airbrushed Flowers stamp set has such an elegant feel to it, so I couldn't help but make a second card with it...


So this card is very similar to the first one in colour and style but to give it a little difference I used two flowers and changed the embossing folder to the Swirl Motif. I love how much depth of detail you get from it.


Next is the All Things A stamp set and matching die set, I added the Heat embossed and ink blended "A" to a Pocket Banner die cut. As well as the large "A" stamp the set also includes smaller connecting sentiments so that you can build the perfect sentiment


In keeping with the Pink and black of the last card, this card uses the same pallet but features the newly released Block Sentiment stamp set and Die set. This is a really cool set is full of lots of sentiment of different styles, the matching dies are great for making your sentiment a focal feature. I created the background with the On the plus side stencil and added a potted Palm using the Parlor Palm die set.


For my second card using the Block Sentiments stamp and die set I used the Tiny Bubbles Stencil and some clear gel, I added a couple of die cut birds from the Soar stamp and Die set.


My next two card use the Illusion Heart die set, for the first card I used my Altenew Artist markers to add colour. The great thing about this die set is that you can use one or many on your cards and add colour in many ways.


The second card with the Illusion Heart die set uses it just once, this time I have paper pieced to add colour.


Now on to the beautiful Spotted Orchid stamp and Die set, I have created two cards each very similar, For both cards I've created a background with the Grid Cover Die and pieced in some black card to give a checker board look.


I added a sentiment from the Simple Greetings die set. The die set includes four sentiment dies with matching mat layers. They have a really fun feel to them.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 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 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/11/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/13/2021.


Your next stop on the hop is Erum Tasneem


Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Erum Tasneem

Jennifer McGuire

Tenia Nelson

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis

Dana Joy

Nicole Watt

Tina Smith

Norine Borys

Zsoka Marko

Virginia Lu

Amanda Baldwin

Seeka

Laurie Willison

Michelle Short

Maryam Perez

Mindy Eggen

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida

Jessie Banks

Agnieszka Małyszek

Kelly Griglione

Lilith Eeckels

Cheryl Espie

Tania Ahmed

Jenny Colacicco

01 January 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Cora Louise Peony Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Hello everyone, let me start by wishing you all a very happy new year, 2020 threw us all a curve ball so here's to a happier and healthy new year. You should have arrived here from Teresa Litchfield blog, if not you can go back to the start of the blog hop at any time by visiting the Altenew card blog where the lovely Lydia has crated a stunning project.

Today's Build a flower release is the Cora Louise Peony, you can purchase the set as a one off purchase via this link BAF Cora Louise Peony, or you can subscribe to the monthly plan where you will receive a new BAF set each month. I have created 3 cards for the hop, each very different from the last, lets take a look.


In this first card I wanted to show that you can use the stamp set without the matching die and still create impact. Not only did I omit the die but I also only stamped one of the layer. I love the effect this gives.



I stamped the floral image in both of the corners, then using Altenew's Masking sheets I masked the flowers, I then stamped the leaves and masked these. This protected all the stamped images while I ink blended the background. I used the same pink ink that I used for the detailed layer of the flower. I also added some pink and gold splatters. The sentiment is white heat embossed onto a piece of card I coloured with pink ink to coordinate with the background, it's actually the same colour I just ink blended with a heavier hand.



This second card really allows the flower and leave to pack a punch, the black background offers such a contrast that your eye is automatically draw to the flower.



The black background is embossed with the Geo steps embossing folder, I apologise that it's not easy to see in the photo, We have been having really dark days here and trying to get a good photo is hard (something I'm working on improving in 2021) I added a few splatters using Altenew's metallic watercolor paints.



My final card uses only the outline stamps for the flower and leaves. Hopefully seeing 3 ways to use this set will inspire you to look at your stamps differently and stretch them to create different looks.



I heat embossed the images using Rose Gold embossing powder onto vellum, my tip here is to make sure that your heat tool is fully heated before taking it to the vellum so that you minimise buckling. I die cut the images and added them to a panel which I embossed using the Angled Mosaic embossing folder. I ink blended the embossed panel to inject some color into the design. Adding a few gold inky splatters and sequins to pick up on the heat embossing pulled the whole look together.

Your next stop on the hop is Seeka


Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/09/2021.

 

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog 

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu

Zsoka Marko

Nathalie DeSousa

Jessie Banks

Emily Midgett

LauraJane

Norine Borys

Amanda Baldwin

Erum Tasneem

Dana Joy

Laura Volpes

Tenia Nelson

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Seeka

Mindy Eggen

Tina Smith

Preeti Chandran

Svitlana Shayevich

Michelle Short

Agnieszka Małyszek

Christine Pennington

Lilith Eeckels