26 May 2022

You're The Zest

 


Hey, I'm back with another card using the Zesty Lemon die set from Lawn Fawn's latest release. I love a good pun and I knew this die set would be perfect for creating Punny cards for my friends and family.


I started off by die cutting all of the elements from the Zesty Lemon die set from colored cardstock. I then set about adding shading using distress Oxide inks. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo. I then added white gel pen highlights to help bring the Lemons and leaves to life.


I created a frame using the largest Outside In stitched scalloped rectangle and the second largest die from the Large stitched rectangle stackables. I added Squeezed Lemonade Oxide ink and a tiny bit of Wild Honey to color the frame.

I prepared an A2 cardbase with a piece of Watercolor Wishes Rainbow 6x6 paper pad and the added the frame using foam tape. I arranged the lemons and leaves and then started on the sentiment. I used Henry's ABC's to cut the word "Zest" which I ink blended with a mix of Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. I then stamped "You're the" using Jessie's ABC's stamp set.



I'm thrilled with how this card turned out, so I'm entering this card into the current Lawnfawnatics challenge #125 "Dies Only"

24 May 2022

Floating by to say hi


Hey there, I am beyond exited to be sharing this card today. As soon as I saw the Flamingo Floatie die I knew I needed it. I wasn't sure how or why I would use it but that really didn't matter. When it dropped through my letter box, I made this card straight away and I'm totally loving it.


I started out with a piece of soft lemon cardstock which I cut using the Largest Stitched Rectangle Stackable die. I then used the Sunray Stencil with some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink to create the background.

I then cut some Stitched Waves from a piece of blue card, I used the Largest of the Stitched Edge Rectangle Stackable so that stitched matched all around the card. I added some Salvaged Patina and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide to the waves and a few inky splatters using white ink and Blueprint Sketch Oxide ink.


The Flamingo Floatie was cut form hot pink cardstock and had some Picked Raspberry Oxide ink added around the edge to give some shade, I also used a white gel pen to add highlights. To create the sentiment, I started with white cardstock and blended Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry Oxide inks, I then used Henry's ABC's dies to cut the letters. I added the upper part of the sentiment a little jaunty to give the impression of them floating and the lower letter where aligned neatly at the bottom of the card.



I love this card so much that I am entering it in to the current Lawnfawnatics challenge #125 which is Dies Only!

23 May 2022

Altenew May 2022 Lovely in Lace Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Welcome to the Lovely In Lace Collection release, blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Nenette S. Madero, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Blog.


The Lovely In Lace collection consists of 6 3D embossing Folders and 1 Simple Coloring Stencil. I have used some of the new products to create some cards to give you an idea of how they can be used. You can purchase any or all of the collection now In Store 


My first card features the Hosta Embossing folder. I embossed the image onto white cardstock and then added color by placing a couple of shades of ink on a glass mat, spritzing with water and then swiping the cardstock through. Only the raised areas grabbed the color, which resulted in a really nice effect.

I added a die cut word using the Brush Alpha die set, I cut it from both blue and silver glitter card. I adhered them with a slight drop shadow to help them pop. I then added a heat embossed sentiment strip below and  a few enamel dots.


Next up is the Mariposa embossing folder. I have to say I love this one so much. I embossed the Mariposa onto white card stock and then used some loose watercolor to add some color to the image. Once dry I added glossy accents to the raised areas and sprinkles with iridescent glitter. I added a die cut sentiment to finish.

Lastly I am sharing a card using the Motif Tile 3D Embossing Folder. I embossed onto a burgundy colored cardstock and used a gold pigment ink pad to swipe over the raised areas to pick up the detail. I added a vellum die cut foliage branch and glitter sentiment to give a feeling of luxury.


Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/29/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/31/2022.

 

Blog Hop Order


Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Angela Brennan

Tenia Nelson

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Carol Hintermeier

Virginia Lu

Nenette S. Madero

Terri Koszler

Katrina Howe -  Your Next Stop

Reiko Tsuchida

Linda Westfall

Bridget Casey

Ann Taylor

Colleen Balija

SathyaKala Sankaran

Eva Bussom

Natasha Davies

Sande Woodson

Susan Stagno

Nichol Spohr

Daniel Diaz

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nandini Karmarkar

Preeti Chandran

22 May 2022

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Magnolia Rustica Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)


Hello and welcome to Altenew's May Paint-A-Flower release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Amy Hill, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog, or by using the links at the bottom of this post to navigate.

This months PAF is the Magnolia Rustica Rubra. The stamp set consist of a large outline image, perfect for coloring with your favourite medium. There are also six sentiment stamps which you can pick and mix to suit the occasion or recipient. 


To create my card I stamped and heat embossed the Magnolia Rustica Rubra onto a piece of patterned paper from the Gel Printing:Soft Washes 6x6 paper pack.  I heat embossed using Altenew's Pure White Crisp Embossing powder and embossing ink.

I used some of my Altenew Artist markers to add some dotted detail to the flowers. I chose colors that were as close to the paper color as possible. I then fussy cut the image.


To create the background I embossed a piece of card with the Geo Steps 3D embossing folder. I wrapped some thin black twine around the embossed panel and secure at the back using wahsi tape. I then adhered this to an A2 notecard.

I stamped a sentiment from the Magnolia Rustic Rubra on to a banner die cut and added some faux stitching with a fine liner. I then added to sentiment banner and flower using foam tape.


The Paint-A-Flower is available as a monthly subscription, saving you money and giving you early access to the product before it is available in store. You can subscribe here PAF Monthly Subscription sign up



Giveaway Prizes:

$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 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/28/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/30/2022.

 

Blog Hop Order:


Altenew Card Blog

Emily Midgett

Ann Taylor

Nathalie DeSousa

Carol Hintermeier

Jenny Colacicco

Angela Brennan

Tenia Nelson

Nenette S. Madero

Virginia Lu

Natasha Davies

Amy Hill

Terri Koszler

Nandini Karmarkar - Your next stop

SathyaKala Sankaran

Colleen Balija

LauraJane

Bridget Casey

Linda Westfall

Rosie Neustaedter

Preeti Chandran

Hussena Calcuttawala

Eva Bussom

Daniel Diaz

Sande Woodson

12 May 2022

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Florescence Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


 Welcome to Altenew's May Craft-Your-Life release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Nenette S. Madero, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.

This month's kit is Florescence, as always the kit includes a 6x8" stamp set, matching die set, 3D embossing folder and simple coloring stencil. I have created a card to share with you, so lets take a look..

I decided to use one of the stamps from the kit to stamp in opposite corners, creating a diagonal split. I then used the coordinating simple coloring stencil to add ink blended color to the image. I love hoe using a simple coloring stencil allows you to quickly add color to an image.

I trimmed the stamped panel down to measure 4x5.5" and added it to a black and white striped card base. I white heat embossed a sentiment onto a piece of black card and added this to my card with some thin black thread beneath.

Your next stop is Angela Brennan, before you go please take a moment to check out the giveaway and prize info below.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $ 25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/18/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/20/2022.

 

Blog Hop Order

 

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Virginia Lu

Cheryl Espie

Nathalie DeSousa

Nenette S. Madero

Terri Koszler

Angela Brennan

Jaycee Gaspar

Colleen Balija

Tenia Nelson

LauraJane

Maryam Perez

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post. 

Nandini Karmarkar

Laurie Patterson

Amy Hill

Bridget Casey

Linda Westfall

Eva Bussom

SathyaKala Sankaran

Ann Taylor

Rosie Neustaedter

Sande Woodson

Susan Stagno

Daniel Diaz

Hussena Calcuttawala

07 May 2022

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Release Blog Hop + Giveaway (Total of $200 prizes)

 


Hey crafty friends, welcome to the May Craft-A-Flower release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from LauraJane, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.

This month's Craft-A-Flower is the Butterfly Bush. This is a stunning layering die set, the flower is constructed with just 3 layers, there is a stem and 3 layer leaf. This set also includes two butterfly dies!

I have created a card using the new CAF Butterfly Bush to help inspire you.

To create my card I used the Mid Century Frame Die cut from the Gilded Gradient Cardstock. I also used this cardstock to cut one of the butterflies. I cut the CAF Butterfly Bush from the New Purple Gradient Cardstock and Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock. I used liquid adhesive t adhere them as it was so quick and easy. I added a stamped sentiment on to a banner using the Sentiment Strips 3 stamp set.

I love how easy this set is to layer up and the addition of the two butterflies is fantastic. Your next stop is Nenette S. Madero, before you go please take a moment to check out the giveaway information below.

 


Giveaway Prizes

$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 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/13/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/15/2022.


Altenew Card Blog