28 June 2021

Altenew Educators "Anything But A Card" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

 

Welcome to the Altenew Educators "Anything but a card" blog hop and giveaway, The hop starts at the Altenew Card Blog Today my post is very different from what I usually share, I'm sharing 3 ways to create your own "faux handmade paper". When I was a child my Mum and Step-Father used to buy eachother the most beautiful cards made from handmade paper, I remember the torn edges and feel of luxury the paper had and wanted to try to recreate this.

In this first example I used kitchen paper, you could also use toilet tissue or Kleenex. I take 4 sheets and lay them on top of each other, I then spritz with water making sure all layers are damp, it's important not to add too much water, you are wanting the paper to compress and stay together. I then added some colour using my Metallic ink sprays and ran it through my die cutting machine with the  Beautiful Bergenia embossing folder. I left the embossed paper on a sunny window sill to dry.

In this second example I used tissue paper from the children's craft section at my local craft store, the process was the same but I chose to add colour with Altenew's Watercolour brush markers. I used the 
Daisy Bed embossing folder.

My final sample shows how you could use crape paper and swinking, If your not familiar with Swinking you should check out Laurel Beard she is the swinking queen. I added the layered cape paper to my Dreamy tiles embossing folder and rubbed an ink pad over the surface and then embossed, the wet paper allows the ink to bleed out slightly giving a beautiful distressed effect.

You could use the embossed papers to create backgrounds, die cut embellishments or like I did cut gift tags from them. I have't added any embellishments to them yet as I am reluctant to cover any of the detail but I think some small die cut sentiments would look really pretty. Will you try making your own Faux handmade paper?


Your next stop is Neha Aggarwal 

Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $35 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 07/04/2021 for a chance to win. 

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Anything But A Card” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate! 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 07/06/2021.




Altenew Card Blog 

Terri Marie Koszler 

Neha Aggarwal 

Bridget Casey 

Tenia Nelson 

Nandini Karmarkar 

Teri Stokes 

Rachael Shedeed 

Fiona Duff 

Eva Bussom  

Nenette S. Madero 

Roteja Galvan 

Karen Brown 

Sandra Woodson 

Helen Kalb 

Penny Pynnonen 

Rosie Neustaedter 

Irina Fonina 

Rebecca Sogn  

Nancy Souza 

Virginia Lu 

39 comments:

  1. Beautiful paper Terri, absolutely lovely.

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  2. what a neat technique, Terri - am going to have to have a go at this - and love your little tags!

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  3. Great technique. Another to try thank u

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  4. This is such a cool technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Wow, gorgeous soft colors Terri. They are lovely tags.

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  6. I think you've succeeded in recreating the handmade paper look because your tags are beautiful! I loved your story about your Mom and Step-Dad giving each other handmade paper cards.....so sweet!

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  7. How creative! The paper you created is lovely and made gorgeous tags. They are so pretty--in my opinion they do not need any embellishment.

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  8. Love the papers you created! Definitely something I want to try!

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  9. Such a wonderful technique-love your idea & projects!

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  10. Love the textures and colors on the tags

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  11. Who knew beautiful alternative for toilet tissue. Love it.

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  12. I make my own paper too. It is difficult to stamp on but makes amazing die cuts. I love how it looks through the embossing folders and I have to go see what swinking is now.

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  13. Terri, these are fabulous!! You are so clever to make your own faux handmade paper and these are stunning creations as a result! Great use of the 3D folders too!

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  14. Am your newest follower and love your exploding box!! Thanks for the video! I know your friend loved it!!


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  15. I love your paper making. Altenew 3-D folders are my favorites, and your tags are beautiful

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  16. Terri, these are beautiful! I've never seen this done before.

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  17. Hey Terri that comment above was mine...don't know why I came out Unknown.

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  18. Making paper is on my list to try, thanks for the amazing inspiration. Tags are a great use of.paper crafting supplies.

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  19. Gorgeous tags! Love the embossing and textures!

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  20. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  22. So pretty Terri Great tags

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  23. Very pretty, love tag making

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  24. Wow! Fantastic technique! I love the texture on your tags!

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  25. Wow! Fantastic technique! I love the texture on your tags!

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  26. Your tags are beautiful with your handmade paper. Love the colors and textures!

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  27. Grea job! Your tags are beautiful!

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  28. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea! :) I will definitely have to try it. I love how your tags turned out.

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  29. Nice project shares. I like the idea to diy some paper and emboss with the folders.

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  30. barbara lassiter30 June 2021 at 16:28

    This is fabulous! I love the look of hand made paper and this really creates that look. Thank you so much!

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  31. Amazing techniques! The tags turned out beautiful

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  32. Love this faux paper making technique. I love how your tags turned out, thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. I love these embossed designs! Great project!

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  34. you share with us Terri, All of the tags and paper background samples are awesome ! I can't wait to try this with my embossing folders. Thanks for sharing your talent and the inspiration your giving us !

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  35. Gorgeous projects. Thanks so much for sharing your technique for making "faux handmade paper." The result is truly amazing.

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