19 August 2019

3 ways with Altenew's Playful Pulmeria


Today I am sharing 3 cards using the Playful Plumeria stamp and die set from Altenew. This set was part of Altenew's August release, it's a stunning set and is easy to align the layers.


For my first card I decided to use the stamps and die together. I started by lightly inking my card panel using the Broken chevron stencil and some cotton candy ink.  I then stamped and die cut the flowers, leaves and branch.


For the leaves I used Limeade and Lime ink, I love how zingy the leaves look. I stamped the sentiment in Dark chocolate ink and added some inky splaters in the same colour. When putting the card together I slightly curled the leaves and used foam tape to add the folowers.


In my second card, I chose to use the stamps and dies again but didnt use the branch. I love how versatile this set is, you can create somany different styles. I stamped the flowers and leaves on to Solar crest card and then die cut them.


Before adhere the flowers and leaves I added some black inky splatterss to the card base and then adhered a Mid century frmae die cut. Again I used foam tape to add the die cut elements to give some height. I stamped the sentiment onto card and added a inked edge to help it stand out.


For my final card I decided to use only 2 layers of the flowers and leaves and add doodeled details.  I love a one layer card (cheaer postage and quicker to create) but sometimes they need a little extra something, and thats where the doodles come in.


I stamped 3 of the flowers and added 2 leaves per flower, I then doodeled around the flowers with a black fineliner pen. I added splatters of the cotton candy ink in the back ground to soften the white space. I felt like the flowers needed a little more detail so added 3 tiny AB gems tothe centres. 


Here's the links to all the products used in todays post

Playful Plumeria stamp set
Playful Plumeria die set
Broken Chevron stencil
Four scoops mini ink cubes
Spring Bouquet mini ink cubes
Mid centurary frame die
Obsidian Black ink
Solar Crest card
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine

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14 August 2019

3 ways with Altenew's Leaf Canopy stamp and die set


It's time for a new episode of "3 Ways with", this time its the turn of the Leaf Canopy stamp and die set from Altenew.  As always I have 3 projects to share, todays projects show 3 ways to use the stamp and die set but are also coloured with 3 different mediums.


My first card uses just the Leaf Canpoy Stamp set. I stamped the images onto Solar crest card using an alcohol friendly inkpad. I then used Altenews Artist Markers to colour the leaves. I'm not a great colourist so I just use little flicking motions to add the colour.


I used the the Hello die from the Envelope liner die set to cut the sentiment on this card. I didn't have the right colored card so I used one of the markers to color the card before die cutting it, its a greate way to make sure your projects coordinate well.  I then added a little border with a black fine liner.


In this next card I have used the die set to cut the Leafy sprigs out. I started by stamping the images and then watercoloring them using Altenews 36 pan set. I used the same colours as in the first card but while still wet I added some rock salt onto the card, this pulls in the colour and creates lovely effects.


Once dry I die cut the sprigs and added them to a black card usign foam tape. I cut the hello sentiment from the same water colour card as the sprigs, I did this 3 times and glued them together to create a thick sentiment that gives my card height.


For the final card I used a partial die cutting technique, you can see a step by step on my Instagram highlights (I will do a video in the future)  I used solar crest card and started with the large die, I cut roughly halfway up the card and die, this gives a really cool effect.


I then stamped the image over the die cut shape and used Altenew Ink cubes to add colour. As I wanted each leaf to be one colour I chose to use a finger dauber to add the ink to the stamp so as not to contaminate the colours. I actually stamped each leaf seperatly, it didnt take too long though. Lastly I added a black sentiment and mounted the stamped die cut panel onto a black card.

Here are the links to the products used in todays post

Leaf Canopy stamp set
Leaf Canopy Die set
Envelope Liner die set
36 pan Watercolor set
Puffy Heart Ink
Rocky Shore Ink
Volcano Lake Ink
Artist Markers Set D

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09 August 2019

Introducing Paperbabe Stamps new stencils

It's the final day of introductions for Paperbabe Stamps August release, and today it's the turn of our newsest stencils.  

We are adding 8, yes 8 new stencils to the Paperbabe collection.  They are a mix of designs, one is a two step stencil, one coordinates with an exsisting stamp set and then we have one with both the positive and negative pieces included, how good is that.

Here you can get a look at them before they are added to the store on Saturday,



I have created a card using the Doodle Stars stencil.


I created a birthday card using the Doodle Stars Stencil which coordinates with the Doodle Stars stamp set. I inked through the stencil using de inks in blue and purple, I then stamped some of the stars over the inked stars using black ink.  I added a sentiment using the Birthday Wishes Stamp set.


I think these stencils are going to be popping up in lots of my projects in the near future so watch this space.

All of the new release will be available in the store tomorrow, heres the link Paperbabe Store

08 August 2019

Altenew August 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello Crafty friends, You should have arrived here from the lovely Lilith Eeckels blog, if not don't worry you can go back to the Altenew Card Blog at any point or see the full list of hop participants at the bottom of this post.

I am extremely excited and honoured to be joining Altenew for their August release, this months release is full of awesome stamps and dies.



You can view the whole release here >>>August Release product page


The first card I'm sharing was created with the Playful Plumeria stamp set  and Playful Plumeria die set. I created a background panel by blending Chamomile, Sunkissed, Sunray and Buttercream ink. I then added detail using the Broken Chevrons stencil and Iridescent ink spray.




I stamped the flowers, leave and branch and die cut them using my Mini Blossom die cutting machine. I adhered all the components and stamped the sentiment using Obsidian black ink,I was worried if the ink would take over the top of the spray but Obsidian literally does it all and never leaves my desk.

Next up is the Dot Art Set

Dot Art stamp set is such a cool set, I love the graphic images that can be used to embellish projects or can take centre stage. I wanted to create a fun funky card with bright pops of colour. I used Fresh Lemon, Fuchsia and Aqualicious ink along with Obsidian black. The sentient is form the Simply the Best stamp set



Simply the best stamp set and Simply the best die set I stamped the first two layers of the flower using Desert night and Dusk ink the third layer was stamped and heat embossed onto vellum using Altenew's embossing ink and Antique Silver embossing powder the centre of the flower was stamped in Citrus burst and die cut.  I added the die cut flower onto a background cut from the Stripped leaf cover die. My base card is pearliest, so adds a shimmer through the die cut layer. The sentiment was stamped in Dusk ink.


My second card with the Simply the best stamp set is one of my favourite cards for this release. 

I started by stamping the three flowers using Baby pink, Fuchsia and Magenta ink. I used the matching  die set to cut 3 masks out of sticky notes, I then added the Broken chevrons stencil and Warm Sunshine Metallic ink spray to add the background detail. A few sequins and a sentiment and the card was finished, I love the summer vibe it gives.




Next up is the Pleasant Pansy 3D die set, I love Altenew's 3D die set, they can be used in so many ways. I cut the layers for the flowers from coloured papers. I teamed the flowers with the Frilly Frame die and a sentiment from the Inked Bud stamp set which I stamped in Obsidian Black Ink.

Now on to something really special to me. The next cards are made with stamps and dies inspired by Wycinanki - Polish Paper cutting. You may not know that my Husbands parents were both Polish (he was born in England) so I have a strong Polish connection.  Polish paper cutting is a traditional folk art )I love folk art), so couple the fact that I have Polish family with my love of Folk art and I just had to work with these products.


I used the Wonderful Wycinanki stamp set and the following inks, Jet Black, Honey Drizzle, Eastern Sky, Shadow Creek, Azurite and Ultra Marine. I opted for a very traditional colour palette and added black in the mix for a little pop of drama.



I made two cards with the Polish Papercuts 3D die set, my first card has a soft feel with Pastel colours, I used coloured card to die cut the pieces. The sentiment was stamped in Deep iris ink.





The second card has a brighter more contemporary feel. I used chalk board card to add the die cut pieces too, the Polish sentiment cześć is an informal greeting meaning hello, I stamped and embossed it in Crisp White.

Wow, so many awesome stamps and dies in this release. I was the last stop on the hop, but if you've missed anything or want to go back and look again, there is a full list of hop stops below.

LIMITED TIME OFFER! Get a FREE August 2019 Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from our August 2019 Stamp/Die Release collection! Offer valid from 8/8/2019 - 8/10/2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. No code needed to enjoy this deal. Free gift will be automatically added to cart. While supplies last! 

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 8/14/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/17/2019.

Blog Hop Order

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07 August 2019

Introducing Paperbabe Stamps Profile Mini new hairstyles

Hi Crafty friends, did you see the Paperbabe sneak peeks yesterday? No, OK don't panic you can see them here at the Paperbabe Stamp blog.

We are introducing new hairstyles, profile torso templates and stencils. There is also hairstyles that were released in the Dinky size now scaled up for the larger templates.



I have create a double page spread in my Art journal using one of the Hairstyles and new profile torso templates. (there  ay also be some use of the new stencils too, Shh don't tell anyone yet)


We have more introductions happening tomorrow and Friday and then Saturday all the new items will be in the Paperbabe Etsy store to purchase.

I'll be back on Friday with another Paperbabe Project using the new stencils.

Magic watercolour reveal Card - Altenew Christmas Mini Make #1

I have recently started a new series called Altenew Christmas Mini Makes, each month between now and Christmas I will be featuring an Altenew Festive mini stamp set. I will create 3 cards with it and then invite Altenew fans to make and share a project with the featured set and share it on social media.


There will be 3 prizes given each month to people who share there projects, if you are not on Facebook but still want to join in then please share your projects on Instagram using the hastag #altenewchristmasminimakes and feel free to tag me @altenew_planner_girl

Here's a video of my first inspiration card for the series, If you watch the video on youtube it should autoplay the next two videos.



The products I used in this card include


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02 August 2019

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #99 - Design Team Inspiration

Good morning crafters, today we have a new challenge launching at Paperbabe stamps, it's a picture inspiration prompt challenge.


You can use the picture any way you like, rotate it, use the colours, just have fun and be creative.


I created a little tag using the Stripes stencil and Butterfly Pieridae stamp set. The inspiration picture inspired the colour pallet and stripes.

I started by adding distress oxide inks through the Stripes stencil, I used masking tape to mask sections above and below the area I was inking so I didn't get any contamination.

I then use the excess ink left on my glass mat to create a smooched background, I spritzed the ink with water and dabbed a piece f card into it to pick up the ink. Once dry I stamped the Butterflies using the Butterfly Pieridae stamp set. I fussy cut them and added them to the tag.

I added butterfly trails and antennae using a black fine liner pen and then stamp the sentiment in black ink.

The products used can be found in the Paperbabe Store, if you'd like to play along you can find all the info you need including the Linky tool and prize info on the Paperbabe stamps blog

Have a great weekend

29 July 2019

3 Ways with Altenew's Rosie Posy stamp set

Welcome to a new episode of "3 Ways With", today I am focusing on the Rosie Posy stamp set from Altenew. This is a super cut 2"x3" stamp set which comprises of a floral cluster and a mini sentiment.


As always I have 3 projects to share, each of them this week feature the Rosie Posy used in a different way. Lets jump right in.


 Clean and simple background


For my first card I used the Hello sentiment to stamp a simple background in Obsidian black ink, I love the modern feel this gives. I then stamped the floral cluster twice onto some Solar Crest card with the Obsidian ink.


Using Coral Bliss Crisp ink and a wet brush I added colour to the rose, I did the same using Evergreen ink for the leaves. Once dry I fussy cut the images.


I added the floral clusters to my card using foam tape. I then stamped and cut a sentiment from the Sentiment strips set to finish my card. This card is one of my all time favourite makes. I think it's the clean and modern feel that speaks to my soul.

Embossed Resist


I'm a big fan of embossed resist and ink blending techniques and decided this set was the perfect size to create a background panel with them.


Working on Solar Crest card I stamped and heat embossed the floral cluster several times using the Clear embossing ink and Crisp white embossing powder to give the look of patterned paper. It's important to remember a few things when doing this.... First always using an antistatic bag/ some corn starch or baby powder to avoid embossing powder sticking where you don't want it.  I never stamp in the centre of the card as this looks to forced and lastly, stamp off the edges of the card, this really does make it look like you've used a patterned paper.


To create my ombre background I started blending the Ink from lightest to darkest to avoid contaminating my blending tool.  I used Pearl Pink, Coral Bliss, Crimson and Velvet inks. I always do the inking twice to get a smoother look to the blend. I added sentiments from the Rosie Posy and Sentiments strips stamp sets on white card to finish the card.

Focal Image


On my Solar Crest card  used Coral bliss ink and the Broken chevrons stencil to create some background interest, I didn't want a full background, I like having the pattern fade out near the outer edge of the card.


I stamped and coloured 3 of the floral clusters and coloured them in the same way I did in my first card. I enjoy fussy cutting and this image i easy to cut so took no time at all.


I added 3 of the clusters in the centre of the card using wet glue. I only put glue in the centre of the image and as it dries the edges of the image lift adding dimension to the card. I stamped the Hello sentiment in Obsidian black ink onto white card and adhered it using foam tape.

If you've not tried the obsidian ink I highly recommend it, it gives such a crisp result and is perfect for any water colouring techniques.


Here are the links to the products used in this post

Rosie Posy Stamp set
Sentiment Strips Stamps
Broken Chevron Stencil
Clear Embossing Ink
Pure White Embossing Powder
Obsidian Black Ink
Solar Crest Card
Pink Pearl Crisp Ink
Coral Bliss Crisp Ink
Crimson Crisp Ink
Velvet Crisp Ink
Evergreen 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.***

23 July 2019

Altenew July 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Welcome crafty friends, I am very excited and honoured to be part of Altenew's July Stencil release blog hop. You should have arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich's blog, if you've got lost along the way don't panic, you can head back to the beginning at the Altenew card blog or see the full list of hop participants below.

Today's release sees 9 new stencils added to Altenew's awesome range, you can check them out here on the Stencil release product page.


I have created a card with each stencil (meaning this is going to be a photo heavy post, so why not grab a cuppa, get comfy and settle in.)

Beach Towel Stripes Stencil

The Beach Towel Stripes stencil is so versatile, I wanted create something a little different from my usual style so decided on a modern look using Silver stone and Honey Drizzle crisp ink. I used a sentiment from the Crafty Life stamp set to add a heat embossed sentiment onto black card with Pure White Embossing powder and Embossing Ink.




Playing with angles adds a really contemporary feel to the card and draws me away from my safe crafting style. Before adding the sentiment from the Envelope liner die set I used a scoring tool to score all of the lines where ink colours met, this adds a really cool effect (those white diagonal lines are embossed)


Bubble Wrap Stencil



For my next card I chose to use the Bubble Wrap stencil to stamp through. I used the Pinstripe stamp set and Honey Drizzle Ink to give me a stripey spotty background. Stamping through stencils is a really fun way to stretch your stash, and as a frugal crafter things need to have multiple uses to earn a place in my craft room.



I added the Mega Ampersand die cut and two words from the Script words die set, I coloured these prior to cutting using the Honey Drizzle ink on Solar crest card. I also coloured the base card in the same way.

Buffalo Plaid Stencil



When I initially saw the Buffalo Plaid Builder stencil I was thinking Christmas backgrounds but then thought how about a more girly colour choice. I settled for Sweet Leaf and Pinkalicious ink (make sure to clean the stencil between each colour, a quick rinse under the tap/faucet and then dry with kitchen paper)



I added the Mega hello die cut in Black to add a really bold kick to the card.

Color bloc Hearts stencil



I love a two step stencil and the Color Block Hearts stencil is an amazing addition to my growing collection. For this card I stencilled in Teal Cave ink and allowed this to dry thoroughly.  I then used Altenew's Embossing ink and a finger dauber to add the second layer of ink, you need to flip the stencil and line it up  first but it's so simple to do.  Once I had a good coverage of embossing ink I then removed the stencil and added Rose Gold embossing powder.



I inked a piece of card using the Teal Cave ink and then die cut my sentiment using the Fine Alphabet dies, I also cut the same letter 3 times in white to stack together with the coloured ones on top, this gives my sentiment impact,kind of a faux chipboard. I added a piece of the stencilled background the the lower half of my card and then placed a strip of Golden edge washi. The sentiment was added to a white rectangle mat and adhered using foam tape.

On the plus side stencil



On The Plus Side stencil really got my scratching my head and thinking about how I'd use it in my card making and then I had a light bulb moment and thought about dry embossing. I added the stencil to a piece of Solar crest card and ran it through my die cutting machine with an embossing mat. If you don't have an embossing mat you can use craft foam, place the stencil and card face down and the foam on top and then add your plates. The foam pushes the card into the voids in the stencil and give an embossed impression.



I added a gold Mid Century Frame and flowers from the Garden Picks 3D dies, these were coloured using Altenews Artist Markers set A and C, my sentiment is from the Sentiment Strips stamp set and Rose gold embossing power.

Wonderful Wreath Stencil



Wonderful Wreath is an absolutely stunning stencil and could be used in so many ways. Here I stencilled twice, once in Minty Mint and then in Limestone ink to create a layered wreath. The stencil has little berries that you can stencil onto the wreath but I used these and a pencil to mark the placement for some Pale Gold Nuvo drops which give height the the design.



I added a heat embossed sentiment using the One day at a time stamp set and Rose gold embossing powder. The stencilled panel was then added to some vellum and then onto a card using foam tape between each layer.

Doily Frame Stencil



The Doily Frame stencil comes with the inner section included in the pack, this allow you to mask the inner area when stencilling giving you a ring of detail just like in my card. I used Sweet Leaf ink and a brush to blend the ink through the stencil.



I added a Vintage Tea cup and saucer using both the Vintage tea cup stamp and die set. I coloured them using Morning Frost and Frosty Pink Artist Markers. I stamped all of the Embossed elements using Embossing ink and then heat embossed with Rose gold embossing powder. The splatters are also embossing powder, did you know that you can flick water and cover it with embossing powder? Yes embossing powder will stick to anything wet.......

Diamond Builder stencil



Geometric patterns are so much fun, the Diamond Builder stencil is no exception. It can be inked in may ways to create awesome patterns. I inked in four colours; Volcano Lake, Purple Wine, Lagoon and Puffy Heart.




Milky way stencil



Last up is a card created using the Milky Way stencil. This stencil can be used as a two step layer stencil or both sections can be used separately. I started by inking the larger stars using Galactic Stream ink, I used a heat tool to make sure it was totally dry before the next step.



I lined up the smaller stars to overlay the inked stars and added some embossing ink with a finger dauber. I sprinkled Rose Gold Embossing powder and hear set. Totally gorgeous stars!!! The sentiment is from To the moon stamp set and was also heat embossed in Rose Gold. I think they are a perfect match.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, your next hop stop is the amazing Isha Gupta.

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/28/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog's on 7/30/2019.


Special Offer
To celebrate the launch of the new stencils, Altenew are running a special offer; For two days only! Save 25% on the 12 Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray Bundle from 7/23/2019 at 12:01 AM EDT until 7/24/2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. Not valid on previous purchases. While supplies last. Shop here >>>> 12 Ink spray bundle



Blog Hop Order:

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