Hello everyone!!! I’m so thrilled to be a part of Altenew’s June 2019 Stand-alone Die Release Blog Hop. It is an honor to be joining this talented group of cardmakers. (Some have been my idols for years!!! ) You have just come from the talented Kathleen Graumüller’s blog post. In case you are lost, below is the entire list of the designers and guests who are joining the hop today. Make sure you drop by and be inspired by the creativity of all these wonderful ladies and gentleman. <3
- Altenew Card Blog
- Jennifer McGuire
- Therese Calvird
- Laurie Willson
- Jaycee Gaspar
- Virginia Lu
- Nathalie DeSousa
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Altenew Scrapbook Blog
- Norine Borys
- Kathleen Graumüller
- Nenette Samson Madero <– YOU ARE HERE
- Jeanne Jachna
- Mindy Eggen
- Zsoka Marko
- Isha Gupta
- Maryam Perez
- Emily Midgett
- Kelly Janes
- Lydia Evans
- Marge Yoon
- Agnieszka Malyszek
- Amber Rain Davis
- Arjita Sepaha Singh
- Kymona Tracey
- Michelle Murray
- Kelly Griglione
Altenew has been on top of my list of
Lets get started with the projects. Who among you have watched Aladdin?!?! I just love all the vibrant and
The Star Flower Pop Up die set allows the petals of the flowers and leaves to pop up! How amazing is that?!?! 🙂
- DIES: Star Flower Pop Up Die
Set ;Rose Flurries 3d Die Set ;Fancy Hello Die
- PAPERS: A2 blue cardstock as
base, 4” x 5.25” orange cardstock, 3.75” x 5” hot pink cardstock
For this card, I decided to die cut 2 layers of different
U ARE SO IMPORTANT TO ME CARD
For the next card, I used the Delicate Mandala Die. Isn’t this die simply gorgeous?!?! The details are so intricate and just beautiful!! For this card, I wanted it to be clean and simple so that the background die will stand out.
- DIES: Delicate Mandala Die, Mega Alphabet U Die, circle die
- PAPERS: Canson
watercolorpaper, 10.5” x 5.25”; White Cardstock, Vellum
- STAMP: Wonderland Stamp Set
- INKS: Versamark Embossing Ink
WATERCOLORBRUSH MARKERS: Spring Garden, Winter Wonderland and Tropical Fiesta sets
- EMBOSSING POWDER: Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
The wet on wet technique (wet the paper then apply watercolor) was used on watercolor paper with the following colors: Sea Breeze and Midnight Violet from the Spring Garden Set, Lagoon, Emerald and Prersian Blue from the Winter Wonderland set and Turquoise from the Tropical Fiesta set. While the watercolor paper was still wet, I sprinkled salt and allowed it to dry. The salt absorbed some of the inks and created a subtle mottled look.
I adhered vellum onto another piece of vellum to make it sturdier. Using the same
White cardstock was folded to create a top folding card. Circle die was used to cut out the circle for the card base. I made sure to do partial die cutting on the top of the card to create the hinge flap.
The Delicate Mandala die was die cut 4 more times on white cardstock and adhered on top of each other with glue. The
ONE DAY AT A TIME CARD
The Dainty Blooms Cover Die is another beautiful cover die from Altenew. When I saw this die, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
- DIES: Dainty Blooms Cover Die
- STAMPS: One Day At a Time Stamp
- WATERCOLOR: Turquoise, Fresh Lemon, Sunkissed and Sweet Leaf from the Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers Set; Sea Breeze from the Spring Garden Watercolor Brush Markets Set; and the Mountain Mist from the Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers Set
- Altenew Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
- PAPERS: Altenew Vellum
paper ;Neenah Solar White Cardstock; 6″ x 5″ Canson Watercolor papers; Orange Cardstock
- Versamark Embossing Ink
- Spoon tip burnishing tool
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Glad Press’n Seal
- Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
4 sheets of Neenah Solar White Cardstock were die cut using the Dainty Blooms Cover Die and adhered on top of each other to create dimension.
The surface of the
The stacked up white outline of the die was adhered to a 4.25” x 5.5” white cardstock. The flowers were identified and glue was applied to that areas of the flowers only. The orange set of die cut was aligned over the mounted white die cut and a spoon burnishing tool was used to push the petals to adhere to the base paper.
I love the sentiment from the One Day At a Time Stamp set and embossed this onto vellum using Versamark embossing ink and Altenew Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder. (You should know by now that this is my all time
THANK YOU CARD
I love it when I can make multiple cards using the scraps of another card. Here’s another simple way to use the positive die cut of the Dainty Blooms Cover Die.
- DIES: Dainty Blooms Cover Die, Thank You Die, Geo Frames Stamp and Die Set
- PAPERS: Essential Rock Collection Paper 6×6 Paper Pack; Alluring Blooms 6×6 Paper Pack; Neenah Solar White CS
- EMBOSSING POWDER: Altenew Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
The Dainty Blooms Cover Die was used to die cut 4 sheets of Neenah Solar White CS. These were adhered together using adhesive. The positive watercolored die cut from the other card was then pasted onto the white layered die cuts then glued on to a woodgrain patterned paper from the Essential Rock Collection paper pack. The diamond frame from the Geo Frames Stamp set was embossed using Versamark Ink and Rose Gold Embossing Powder. This will serve to ground the die cut sentiment. The frame was die cut and glued to the front panel. 4 sheets of white CS and a coordinating patterned paper from the Alluring Blooms Paper Pack were then die cut using the Thank You Die and then adhered on top of each other. This was then glued onto the frame to finish the card.
ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU CARD
For this card, I wanted it to be clean, delicate and simple so I chose to use only the small 3D rose and some foliage from the Virginia Rose 3D die set. The Layering Guide for the die set can be found below.
- DIES: Virginia Rose 3D die; Rose Flurries 3D die
- STAMPS: Versatile Vases Stamp and Die Set
- Versafine Onyx Black ink
- Altenew Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder
- Altenew Lapiz Lazuli Mini Cube Set
- Faber Castell Polychromos
- Neenah Solar White cardstock
- Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
- Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
- blender brush
The small set of Virginia roses were die cut using Neenah Solar white cardstock then
The “water” in the vase was colored using Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils then the vellum was bent to mimic the shape of a real vase. Only the left and right edges of the vase were glued down to make it look like it’s a 3D vase. A slit was cut on top so that I could insert the stems into the vase.
The flowers and foliage were then arranged. I enjoyed this part cause it felt like I was arranging a real floral arrangement! I purposely did not glue down the tips of the flowers and leaves to give it a more natural and organic look. Black splatters were added to finish the card.
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 6/24/2019 for a chance to win. Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/27/2019. In addition to this, My Little Attic will raffle off an Altenew gift pack to Philippine residents who post a comment on my blog. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed reading through this blog post and that you are now more inspired to use these wonderful Altenew June Release
Beautiful cards.I love the dimensions on them and the colouring.Thanks for sharing them
Glad you liked the cards, Anna! Thanks for dropping by!
Love the bold colors and all the layers on your pop up card. That die is awesome! And I especially love how you created the Dainty blooms card—-so lovely! My fave, though, is the Virginia Roses in the lovely vase. So glad to see them again! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration.
So happy you liked the cards, Knurse22!!! Thanks for dropping by! <3
Now I can add the dainty flowers to my favorite list. All cards are stunning!
Thank you so much, Kathy! <3
Jaw dropping cards. Altenew you and the cardmaking community are making me a better card maker. Thanks for inspiring. Double Wow
So sweet, Tudy! Truly appreciate your kind words! <3
You are a very talented, creative artist, Nenette! All of your cards are absolutely stunning! I couldn’t begin to pick a favorite…your work really showcases the new standalone dies! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!!
Your comment makes me so happy, Kathy! Thank you so much for dropping by!
Beautiful! Love the blue inked flowers…what a great idea!!
Beautiful beautiful cards! Love the colors and layers you put together.
Thank you so much, Kathy!
Love the idea of sprinkling salt, the embossed vellum band and the way you used the Virginia rose die.
Thanks so much! I really enjoy arranging flowers so this card was a joy to create 🙂
Love your choice of colors and card designs!
Thank you so much, Sue!
OMG, I love both the cards you made using the Dainty Blooms Cover Die! Beautiful! TFS!
Thank you so much, jeanneragan <3
Absolutely gorgeous cards! I love the bright vibrant colors on your first card especially! Beautiful!
HI Patt! Was just so inspired by all the colors of the gowns in Aladdin <3
Wow! Love all the creativity and versatility that you put into these cards. They are all wonderful, but my favorite is the “Always Thinking of You” Card.
So happy you liked that card, Johanna! Thanks for dropping by!
Wow! Gorgeous cards! I love the beautiful colors on the first card and the flowers/vase in the last card!
Glad you liked them, Lauryne! <3 Thanks for dropping by!
Fantastic color combos and details on each of your gorgeous creations! Love the way you colored your card with the Dainty Blooms Cover Die!
Thank you so much, Denise <3
OMG! Stunning! All are just so magnificent the way you have so much definition and the color pallets are amazing! Tyfs
awww…..truly appreciate your heartwarming comment, Darlene <3 Thanks for dropping by!
So happy to hear this, Darlene! Thanks so much for dropping by!
I just love your creations with this release…stunning!
Thank you so much, Carrie!!! <3
Thank you so much, Carrie <3
Your projects are gorgeous and each so unique! You have a wonderful eye for color.
Thank you so much, Labarrett!
Beautiful cards. The colors are gorgeous. There are so many wonderful items in this release, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I so love the Virginia Rose 3-D die set.
Thank you so much, Cyndi! Thanks for dropping by!
Hi! Your cards are stunning!! Your designs are simply wonderful!! I love your techniques, the coloring is so beautiful!!
Thank you so much, Lisa! Truly appreciate your kind comments 🙂