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
$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.
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I love both cards, but I'm particularly drawn to the 2nd one--absolutely gorgeous!ReplyDelete
These are both soooooo Beautiful!!ReplyDelete
I simply can't decide which card is my favorite. Love them both!ReplyDelete
Both are gorgeous coloring and so unique!ReplyDelete
Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful cards! email@example.comReplyDelete
Nice look at different color options. I like the use of vellum.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards. Love your second card.ReplyDelete
Both cards are beautiful, but the faux enamel card is stunning!!ReplyDelete
Your cards are gorgeous! I love the look of the clear embossing ink on the second panel- so pretty!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards. I love the one with the vellum sentiment. The technique is so pretty.ReplyDelete
Nice extra stamping, I just love that look! Beautiful cards. Thank youReplyDelete
What a great technique & results.ReplyDelete
Vintage faux enamel is a very nice look. So is your first simple card. Very different effects. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
So pretty. And the ways you colored the cards, and laid them out, they look so different. NICEReplyDelete
Wow. Two totally different looks! I love the palettes you chose.ReplyDelete
Both cards are gorgeous & the "enamel" technique looks amazing! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Very nice and the different vintage look is very nice. And my favorite the vellum touch.ReplyDelete
Lovely cards. I really like that fun faux vintage technique!ReplyDelete
Your vintage enameled surface technique is really unique. Thanks for sharing your “how to”.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards! Love this techniqueReplyDelete
Love this... the double stamping and colors look almost oriental. Love love love it!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! I love this set with the camellias! Your faux enamel technique is lovely!ReplyDelete
Lovely card and color choices!ReplyDelete
Love both of your cards! :)ReplyDelete
So gorgeous! I do like the effect of the brown ink for the outlined image! It makes it very natural, and just color enough to help guide the ink.ReplyDelete
Both cards are gorgeous but the second one really calls to me, love the vintage look!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
Love both but especially the second, from the placement of the images to the colours and that enamel technique. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Love your cards. The first one is my favorite. It is soft and pretty and has an elegance to it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and ideas with us. :)ReplyDelete
Both cards are pretty. I especially like the vellum and gold embossing on the secondReplyDelete
Your cards are so pretty. I think the first one is my favorite.ReplyDelete