22 September 2021

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


Hello crafty friends, welcome to the September Paint-A-Flower release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from the Altenew Card Blog.

The Paint-A-Flower African Daisy is a stunning outline stamp set comprising of the main floral stamp and five sentiment stamps that allow you to tailor your sentiment to any occasion.





I created one card to share with you today using the PAF African Daisy. I started by stamping the floral outline image in embossing ink and adding Rose Gold embossing powder. I chose to use Altenew's Watercolor paper to work on, it's surface is perfect for beginners and advanced colourist.

I used the Artist 24 pan watercolor set to add colour to the images. I'm by no means a good colourist but I am happy with how it turned out. I added some ink blending around the image and then a few pink  inky splatters. I added a stamped sentiment in black ink to finish the card.

The PAF African Daisy and Artist watercolor 12 pan set can be brought together in a bundle saving you 5%

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 09/27/2021 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 09/29/2021.


Your next stop is the uber talented Daniel Diaz



Altenew Card Blog

Terri Koszler

Daniel Diaz

Amanda Baldwin

LauraJane

Emily Midgett

Seeka

Tenia Nelson

Joy Baldwin

Jaycee Gaspar

Sandhya Iyer

Jenny Colacicco

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Virginia Lu

Lilith Eeckels

Amy Hill

Bridget Casey

Colleen Balija

Ishani

Nenette S. Madero

Joylita Dsouza

Preeti Chandran

Rosie Neustaedter

Verity Biddlecombe

17 September 2021

Altenew Seasonal Textures Stand-alone Embossing Folder Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello and welcome to the Seasonal Textures embossing folder release from Altenew. You should have arrived here from Norine Borys, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at anytime by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.


The release is live in store and ready for purchase.

This release has 7 new embossing folders to allow you to add stunning texture to your products, I have created 12 cards to share with you, lets take a closer look

My first card features the Winter Foliage Slim 3D embossing folder, here I teamed it with the Festive Foliage Stamp set and Die set. I embossed plain white card, ink blended with Lagoon ink and cut the tree out by hand. I used the Festive Foliage set to stamp and cut the heart sentiment which I added with foam tape. How cool and modern does this card look?


My second card  using the Winter Foliage Slim 3D embossing folder is alot more refined and elegant. I embossed some green card and added some gold inky splatters. I then used the Festive Foliage Stamp set and Die set to add a focal pint sentiment. A sprinkle of gold sequins finished the look.

Next up is the Classic Pinecones Slim 3D embossing folder.I am so excited that Altenew has released a  slimline embossing folder. I know that you can use standard embossing folders for slimline cards but they are a hassle to line up and I always end up with a horrible line that I then have to try to disguise. So thank you Altenew. I embossed some pale beige card and lightly sanded it back to reveal the inner white core. I added my flower using the Dry Brush Poinsettia stamp set and Die set. I am in love with this card.

How about a very elegant black and gold gilding wax sample? Using Classic Pinecones Slim 3D embossing folder I embossed some black card and then used a gold gilding wax to lightly rub over the top.I added a sentiment using the Fancy Peace die.

I love to use a floral embossing folder to give subtle detail in the background, it's great for those of use who can be a little frightened of too much white space, it adds just enough interest without overpowering your card.  I embossed the Frilly Peonies 3D embossing folder on white card and added a sentiment using the All About Thanks Word die set. I then added some pink ink splatters. Beautiful.


This time I used the Frilly Peonies 3D embossing folder and some ink blending to highlight the detail. I love how the ink hits those high points and makes then stand out more than the lower areas. I added a simple sentiment using the Sentiment Strips stamp set.

Who doesn't like a geometric embossing folder? Whats better than a geometric embossing folder? One that also retro! I love this folder. I used the Linked Ovals 3D embossing folder on some very thin blue card, this allowed the surface to crack, which adds a distressed feeling. I added my sentiment using the All About You Word dies set and then placed a few stars using the Mini 3D Star set.

Again using the Linked Ovals 3D embossing folder I created a pastel beauty. I embossed two pieces of card and added them to my card base with a white strip across them. I then added the floral elements using the CAF-Dendrobium Orchid. The sentiment was cut from the Essential Sentiment Strips Dies and All About You Word dies set.
Altenew also produces debossing folder too. Here is used the Modern Wishes debossing folder, I swiped it with some ink before running it through my die cut machine, I then cut the sentimentout using a circle die. I added it to a background using the Pink Perfection Camellia 3D embossing folder.


The second card using the Modern Wishes debossing folder has very subtle colour. I swiped the folder with a gold ink pad before running it through the die cut machine, this pushed some ink into the card. I added some vintage red sequins and thread to complement the colour tones.

Next up is the Organic Stones 3D embossing folder, I have never seen so much depth from an embossing folder in my 19 years of crafting, It's amazing. I can't help but keep running my fingers over the surface, it's kinda therapeutic. I added some Tulips using the Cartoon Tulips stamp set and die set
Last up is the Pink Perfection Camellia 3D embossing folder. Here I embossed some Bordeaux cardstock with a swipe of gold ink on the folder. I added a sentiment using the All About Thanks Word die set and some gold thread to embellish.

Wow that was a lot, right? I hope I've given you some ideas and that you liked the cards I created. Your next stop is Lilith Eeckels

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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 09/23/2021 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 09/25/2021.

 

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog


16 September 2021

Two easy projects with CAF Rose

Hi there Crafters, I am so excited to be sharing my first post as an Altenew Design Team member, (I've dreamt about it for such a long time.) Today I decided to highlight some of my favourite products and to use my go to style, Clean and Simple.


I absolutely adore the Craft-A-Flower die sets! They create such beautiful flowers without much effort form me,Bonus! Teamed together with Gradient cardstock and Double Sided adhesive sheets I can whizz up cards in no time at all. Have you tried the yet?



I started by adding pieces of the Rose Petal Gradient Cardstock to one of Altenew's Double Sided Adhesive sheets, then I did the same with the Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock. Using my Mini Blossom die cutting machine I cut all of the layers of the Craft-A-Flower Rose, I pieced the layers together to create the flowers and leaves, I still can't believe how realistic they are.



Using the Linear Corssroads die I cut from a piece of the Rose Petal Gradient Cardstock and added it behind the Roses. I stamped a sentiment using Obsidian ink and the Sentiment Strips Stamp set. To finish my card I added a few enamel dots



While I had all of my favourite supplies out I decided to create a coordinating tag, I cut the Craft-A-Flower Rose from the Rose Petal and Green Meadows Gradient cardstock in the same way I did for the card. I added a sentiment using the Sentiment strips stamp set and again added some Black enamel dots. I used some black and white bakers twine to tie a bow on the tag and complete the look.



Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today.

12 September 2021

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


Hello and welcome to the September Craft Your Life project Kit blog hop and giveaway, you should have arrived here from Therese Calvird if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.


Craft Your Life Project Kit: Hello Beautiful


There is nothing like a bouquet of flowers to bring you joy and contentment! Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6x8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you'll be good to go! This kit features a gorgeous stamp set with three beautiful floral clusters. The flowers and leaves were drawn with great care, giving special attention to the folds and curves of the petals. The set includes eight messages great for everyday occasions. The kit also features FIVE coloring stencils which will allow you to color the floral clusters in two coloring layers. Furthermore, there is a matching die for each of the floral clusters and an embossing folder featuring an elaborate version of one of the floral clusters from the stamp set. Pair them together for the best results.



I have creates three cards to share with you today so let's take a closer look.



In this first sample I have used the embossing folder and some green card to create the back ground panel. I added one of the floral images and some leaves which were stamped using Fall Harvest, Sugar Plums and Martian Terrain.

The sentiment was stamped on to white card with Obsidian ink and I added a sprinkling of Antique Gold Sequins to finish.


Now how about a slimline card? I stamped the images using the same ink combination as above. I felt that two flowers filled the space better on this slim line design.


The die cut panel in the back ground is cut using the Slim Deco Cover Die cut from the same green card used in the first card, I love making coordinating sets.

My final card uses the only image I haven't used so far, I like how I've used each image for this release..bonus! I created the background for this card using the Mix and Match frame set. This time I added some gold thread along with the sequins to embellish my card.

Your next stop on the hop is Maryam Perez, before you leave please take a moment to check out the Subscription plan and giveaway details.




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Don't worry if the project kit goes out of stock! When you are subscribed to the monthly subscription, you are guaranteed a spot in our New Craft Your Life Project Kit each month.

To subscribe, log in to your account and add the subscription to your cart. Then proceed to checkout just like ordering our other products. It's that easy!



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 09/18/2021 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 09/20/2021.

Blog Hop Order

 

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Laurie Willison

Erum Tasneem

Daniel Diaz

Virginia Lu 

Seeka

Therese Calvird

Dana Joy

Emily Midgett

Amanda Baldwin

Nathalie DeSousa

Erin Thompson

Norine Borys

Verity Biddlecombe

Therese Calvird

Terri Koszler

Maryam Perez

Nenette S. Madero

Michelle Short

LauraJane

Joy Baldwin

Rosie Neustaedter

Jenny Colacicco

Amy Hill

Anna Mahtani

Ishani

Joylita Dsouza

Natasha Davies

Sandhya Iyer

Colleen Balija

Bridget Casey

Crafters Companion 7x7 stencils release

Hi there Crafty Friends, today I am sharing a look at some cards I recently made for the launch of the Pigment Ink Background Stencils from Crafters Companion.

As you know stencils are so versatile and I love to use them in many ways but the brief for this product launch was to use them with pigment inks.
 
Using the Rosebud Floral Stencil along with Spectrum Noir Harmony pigment inks, I applied in pastel colours with a foam dauber, when I removed the stencil I sprinkled some clear embossing powder over the  surface and heat set with my heat tool. I love the delicate raised areas.

Next I used the Love Hearts stencil, I worked with three inks colours to create an ombre effect,  I love ombre and paried together with the Love Hearts I think it works so well.

The Abstract Swirls stencil is certainly one of my favourites from the release. I picked three colours of ink to blend and allowed the to overlap i place to create new shades and tones. It has such a dreamy feel to me.

The Cute Florals stencil has a retro feel to me , so I had to go all out with the colours. I blended the colours and with the stencil still in place I added a layer of clear texture gel. I love how this makes the colours even more vibrant. You can see the difference in the background which has the clear paste vs the sentiment panel which is just ink. 

The Beautiful Butterflies stencil looks so delicate, but don't be fooled it is very robust due to its clever design. I added glitter paste through the stencil and once dried added ink blended over the top. I love how the butterflies resist the ink and stand out.

The Scattered Foilage stencil screams elegance, so I deiced to add some peachy gold tones. I blended some jade and topaz inks through the stencil, while the ink was still wet I lightly sprinkled some golden peach embossing powder in a few places and heat set. It glimmers under the light and adds enough detail without overpowering the card. 

Who doesn't love Polka Dots? Here I used a fun blackout technique. I started with white card and ink blended pigment inks through the stencil, I then added clear embossing powder and heat set. Now that the Polka Dots were protected with the clear embossing I could add a layer of black ink over the top. The black ink only takes were there is exposed card/no heat embossing. I love this fun modern look.

Last up was the Elegant Trellis, using the colours of the rainbow I ink blended onto some white card, I then carefully placed the stencil over the top and added a layer of white pigment ink, I then sprinkle clear embossing powder and heat set. This is such a fun look.

That's all for today, I hope you'll dig out our stencils or maybe even treat yourself to some new ones and have a play.