12 August 2022

Altenew August 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


Hello and welcome to the August Marvelous Monthly Series. You should have arrived here from Angela Brennan, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog or using the links at the bottom of this post to navigate.

Today Altenew have released their 5 monthly subscriptions in one big collection. This collection features daffodils, magnolias, a peony, an anemone, and sweet star balloons. The versatile products can be mixed and matched to create many inspiring projects!

I have created 6 cards to showcase the new items and hopefully inspire you, lets take a look.

Build-A-Garden: Daffodil Delight


For this card I used the stamp to stamp out two clusters of flowers and then coloured them with the simple colouring stencil from the kit. I die cut both and added them to the top and bottom of a green card base which I had watermarked with the Daffodil stamp. I added a white heat embossed sentiment from the kit.

Using the stamp to watermark on coloured card helps to fill blank space and adds extra depth and interest to the design.

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Magnolia & Blooms


I love Craft-Your-Life kits, having a stamp, die, simple colouring stencil and 3D embossing folder gives me so many options. Here I have used the stamp, simple colouring stencil and die. I used Altenew's mini blending brushes to ink blend the colour through the stencils. I added the die cut image to a card base that was prepared using the Dotted Scaled Debossing Cover Die. I added a stamped sentiment and some gold inky splatters.


My second card was made in a very similar way, I didnt use the stamp instead I used the 3D embossing folder to add all of the detail and then cut some black card using the die to add a drop shadow.

Which version do you prefer?

Paint-A-Flower: Wood Anemone Outline Stamp Set


This card was a nightmare and at times looked like a hot mess but I stuck with it and think I managed to save it. I started by ink blending a background and then stamping the image. I then decided to add clear glossy ascents over the glower and leaves. Once dried I used the Trellis Stencil to add white pigment ink to the background.

I then decided that the flower looked too plain so used my alcohol markers over the dried glossy accents to add detail. This really helped. I then addded some white inky splatters and some sentiments from the Bold Sentiments stamp set.

Mini Delight: Like a Star Stamp & Die Set


I decided that I wanted a rainbow bunch of balloons on my card so set about stamping them out in several colours and then die cutting them.  I added them to a background that was created using the Warp Speed Stencil.

I had used the stencil to colour another project and didn't want to waste the ink left on it, so I spritzed it with water and then laid it on top of a piece of cardstock. This turned out so much better than I expected, I like how the rainbow background is softer then the balloons.

I added the balloons using foam tape and then added hand drawn strings and added a sentiment on a banner.

Craft-A-Flower: Open Peony Layering Die Set



Last but by no means least is the Open Peony die set. I cut the Peony layers from a shimmery navy cardstock, I then used the Woodless Colouring pencils to add in some purple and white details. The leaves were cut from green card and ink blended to add further detail.

I added the flower to a background that was created using the Deco Wallpaper Stencil. I added some embossing paste and once dry ink blended some colour and added inky splatters.

Now onto the giveaway details,

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 08/18/2022 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 08/20/2022.

 

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Jaycee Gaspar

Amy Hill

Therese Calvird

Teri Wilson

Nathalie DeSousa

Fiona Duff

Maryám Pérez

Lorena Brougher

Michelle Short

Soraya Maes

Jenny Colacicco

Michelle Burnier

Svitlana Shayevich

Bobby Hagen

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Tenia Nelson

Caly Person

Lilith Eeckels

Kari VanNoy

Emily Midgett

Angela Brennan

Terri Koszler

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Linda Westfall

Annemarie Caister

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Mugdha Gujarathi

Penny Pynnonen

Jenny Martin

Karen Brown

Teresa Litchfield

Bridget Casey

04 August 2022

Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

 


Hello and welcome to the August Be Bold & Beautiful release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Jaycee Gaspar, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog

Be bold, and be beautiful! This release includes fabulous florals, a geometric background, and even a set of sentiments perfect for the bibliophile in your life! We know you will love creating all kinds of inspiring projects with the stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders in this release. It's time to get crafty!

I have made 4 projects to share with, so lets take a closer look.


My first card features the Arch of Flowers stamp, simple coloring stencil and die sets. As soon as I saw this set I knew I needed to make a circle shaped card. I started by stamping the Arch of flowers onto 80lb Neenah solar crest cardstock and the used the Simple Coloring Stencil and the mini blending brushes to add color.

I cut using the coordinating die and then added white gel pen highlights and some glossy accents to the  centre of the large flowers. I added the die cut to a Navy blue card base an heat embossed a sentiment. The really cool things is that this card rocks, if you give it a little tap of the side it goes side to side.


My next card features the Floating Feather 3D Embossing Folder and Well Read stamp set. This is a story of saving a crafty mishap! I had embossed the Floating Feather onto my card stock and was using an inkpad to highlight the embossed areas when I somehow dropped it and it made a huge oval inky mark. My initial thought was to throw it away....however I decided to try and make it work.

I dropped the ink pad a couple more times and did the same with a second colour. I then ink blended some yellow ink all over and added some inky splatters. I then chose a sentiment form the Well Red stamp set and stamped it in black.

Do you think I saved it or should I have thrown it away?


This next card is my favourite one that I've made for a long time. I used the Intricate Mandala Stencil with 3 colors of ink to blend through the stencil. I opted for a jaunty angle, to add a fun feel. I then used the One Go Birthday Stamp and Die set to add the sentiments.

This stamp and die set are just amazing, you stamp once, die cut once and end up with 12 different sentiments. I've stamped, heat embossed and used lots of colors of cards and now have a tub full of sentiments ready to use of future projects.  


This card again features the One Go Birthday Stamp and Die set set but this time with the Linear Spiral stamp set. This is a big background stamp, I love these type of stamps that make a big impact. I stamped onto white card and then used some scrap paper to mask of areas and ink blend some color.



FREE GIFT OFFER!

To celebrate the release, we are running a free gift promotion. Feel free to share the promotion info with your followers. 

  • Get a FREE brand new Bold & Beautiful Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 08/04/2022 through 08/06/2022.

  • Get a FREE brand new Bold & Beautiful Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide e-book (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Bold & Beautiful Bundles. *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Bold & Beautiful Stamp & Die Release Collection from 08/04/2022 through 08/10/2022. Shop

 


 

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 08/10/2022 for a chance to win. 

 

Altenew will draw 10 winners randomly from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/11/2022.


29 July 2022

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 173

Hello, Today I am sharing a DT inspiration project for the current Paperbabe Stamps Challenge. The theme is anything goes.


I thought it would be really fun to create something a little different. I decided to to make some funky earrings that are attached to a gift card. I used the new Mini Hands stamp set to stamp onto shrink plastic with Stazon ink, I stamped two hands and then added the arms.

I fussy cut them and added some brown alcohol based ink to the reverse. Before shrinking them I punched a hole at the top of each arm, once shrunk the hole is the perfect size to add a jump ring to. I then added a Fish Hook earring wire.


The back ground was created with a stencil and black stencil paste on a die cut shape. Once dry I punched two very small holes to add the earrings to. I added a stamped and heat embossed sentiment using the new Handwritten stamp set. I added all of the elements to a hot pink A2 cardbase.


If you would like to join in the hop, please visit The Paperbabe Stamps Blog.

28 July 2022

Paperbabe Stamps New release DT Inspiration

Hey there Crafty friends, It's been way to long since we've had a new release at Paperbabe Stamps, but you know how it is! The world has been a strange place for the last two and a half years and things sometimes just get in the way.

However, fear not because we are back with 3 new stamp sets and a new Mixed Media template, plus lots of Design Team projects to help inspire you.


My first card is a clean and simple one, I used the Mini Hands stamp set along with the Handwritten sentiment stamp set. The great thing about the Mini Hands stamp set is that you get the both the left and right hands in numerous poses. This enabled me to use a quick hack to add colour to the hands.


I started by placing the hands and sentiments onto an A2 note card, I wanted the hands to be framing the sentiment, so placement was very important. I stamped the hands and sentiments in black ink, I then removed all the stamps from my stamping platform and added the opposite hands in a back to front orientation over the stamped hands outline. This allows you to use the reverse of a stamp to add colour. I love how it gives a very simple artsy feel. I then added the red heart to the centre of the heart outline.



My second card features the Mystic Adornments stamp set. I stamped lots of the images in clear Versamark ink onto Emerald cardstock and heat embossed in copper. I love this colour combination.


I then heat embossed one of the sentiments from the Handwritten stamp set onto vellum. I carefully torn around it and punched a couple of holes to allow me to thread some twine. I used the twine to secure the sentiment to the card with washi tape on the reverse. I then added the panel to an A2 notecard.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects and have found inspiration.


25 July 2022

Altenew Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

 


Hey there, welcome to the Celebrating Watercolors Blog hop and Giveaway, you should have arrived here from Sandhya Iyer, If not you can go back to the start of the hop at anytime by visiting the Altenew card blog or by using the list at the end of this post to navigate.

We are here celebrating Watercolor, did you know that Altenew has several Watercolor Pan Sets suitable for beginner to advance artists and to suit any budget?



Today I am sharing a project that I created using the Altenew Watercolor coloring Book. This gorgeous coloring book features popular Altenew flowers in beautiful compositions. You will enjoy coloring 12 floral designs with both black and gray outlines. Coloring on the light gray outlined images will give you a no-line watercolor look, while coloring on the black print will give you a stamped look.

The high-quality watercolor paper is thick enough to avoid warping and ripping when you color in the designs with your favorite inks and watercolors.


I used the Artists 24 Pan set to color my image using the Round Watercolor brush set. I start by adding a little water to the area I am coloring and then drop in a little color allowing it to move around. I then move on to another area, working away until the whole image is coloured. I add a few little splatters and then add a sentiment from the Signature Word die set.

I love how this card turned out, the quality of the watercolors together with the watercolor paper is a match made in heaven.


Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, 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 08/05/2022 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 08/09/2022.


Your next stop is LauraJane


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