Altenew March 2022 Folktales & Stories Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

FOLKTALES AND STORIES RELEASE

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog! If you just came from Lilith Eeckels, then you’re on the right track. For the complete information about this release, please visit the Altenew blog. I’m so excited to share with you what I created because there were many beautiful products from the NEW RELEASE to work with!!! I made a number of cards and I hope you will like them.

SENDING MY LOVE

STEPS:

  1. Emboss the image from the Endless Florescence Stamp twice on Neenah Solar White CS using Rose Gold Embossing Powder.
  2. Watercolor the images using the following Watercolor brush markers— Paperbag, Expresso, Emerald, Moss, Dusk, Persian Blue, Crimson and Rouge
  3. Die cut the watercolored images. Die cut an extra on plain white cardstock to cover the back of the image since the front panel is transparent.
  4. Create a trifold card using clear cardstock and Navy cardstock.
  5. Emboss the sentiments from Ornamental Bliss and Say It with Love Stamp sets using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  6. Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

I love how this card turned out. It is a huge image and I didn’t want to cut it so I just made a 5×7 card. I also added a second image inside the card for an added surprise to the recipient.

TIP: When doing loose water-coloring, intentionally do not color some areas of the petals (leaving them white) to mimic highlights.

Add a plain die cut cardstock to the back of the clear cover panel to hide the glue/foam squares. I added another watercolored image inside the card to make it a little more special when the recipient opens it. <3

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO READ and THE WORLD BELONGS TO THOSE WHO READ

STEPS:

  1. Stamp the different layers of the Botanical Bookmark and die cut.
  2. Paint a background using Watercolor brushmarkers in shades of blue and green and use the die to cut out a bookmark.
  3. Watercolor the strips of watercolor paper and die cut using the Creative Edges: Lace die.
  4. Cut 2 slits on the card front and insert the bookmark. Add the lace die cuts on both sides.
  5. Add strings to the end of the bookmark.

TIP: Add water splatters on the watercolored background and allow to sit for a few seconds then pat with a dry towel to create more texture.

I wanted to make interactive cards– cards and bookmarks in one.

HELLO I’M ONLY A TEXT AWAY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY

STEPS:

  1. Partially stamp the Geometric Botany Stamp on Neenah Solar White CS. Emboss using Pure White embossing powder.
  2. Color using the following Artist markers– (Blue card) B002, B201, B204 and B227 (Green card) G503, G804, G554, G825, G915.
  3. Die cut the green card using the Fancy Hello die. Die cut another 4 on white cardstock and stack on top of each other .
  4. Emboss the sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 3 Stamp using Pure White embossing powder.
  5. For the blue card, die cut Happy Birthday from the Essential Sentiment Strips die 5 times. Color plain white paper using one of the blue alcohol ink markers and add to the back of the sentiment.
  6. Die cut the panel using the Mix and Match die.
  7. Assemble the cards using foam squares and adhesive.

TIP: The easiest way to color a background with lots of shapes is to use a monochromatic color scheme. Color all of the same shape at once them move on to the next shape using a different color.

YAY! AND THANKS

STEPS:

  1. Create a background using the following alcohol inks: Galactic Stream, Teal Cave, Dusk, and Piñata Gold on Nara Paper. Use 90% isopropyl alcohol to dilute the inks. Allow to dry.
  2. Stamp the image from the Geometric Botany background stamp set using Alcohol Lift Ink.
  3. While the ink is still wet, stamp the image on another plain white cardstock to create a second card front.
  4. Die cut the Fancy Yay! 5 times on white cardstock and adhere on top of each other.
  5. Cut the alcohol inked background and adhere to a white card front. Adhere the Yay die cut.
  6. Use the excess alcohol inked background as a border and a die cut sentiment for the 2nd card.

TIP: Dab the excess alcohol lift ink with a paper towel– remember to use a clean part of the towel every time you dab. When it’s dry, buff the surface and the image will magically become crisper. (I got this tip from everyone’s idol– Jennifer Mcguire).

TIP: Do not throw away your scraps! You can always use them as a border or for word dies like the Thanks card I made using scraps.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

STEPS:

  1. Create a watercolored background using Watercolor brush markers. Add water for the pigments to bleed.
  2. Stamp the image from the Tree of Fantasy Stamp using dye inks and sprits water on the stamp before stamping. Add additional defined branches with watercolor.
  3. Add small trees on the hills with diluted watercolor.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 3 set and emboss using Pure White Embossing powder. Tie the Metallic Thread for added accent on the card.

I wanted to keep this card simple and the colors subdued since it’s a sympathy card. It’s sad that I need to create more of these cards lately. Hopefully, this card will make my friend feel how much I also hurt for the loss of his Mom.

GRATEFUL

Create a background with the Impressionist Bouquet layered Stencil using colors from the Tea Party and the Sea Shore dye ink sets.

Stamp the image from the Endless Florescence Stamp Set on top of the stamped background and add botanical lines on the leaves and stems using Tombow drawing pens 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5. Add additional berries and branches in certain spaces then color the background black. Stamp the sentiment on the front cover using the Inside and Out: Thanks Stamp set.

TIP: I recently took a Botanical Line Drawing Workshop with Thea Po and I got so excited thinking of all the stamp sets I can use this technique with!!! The key here is to follow the curvature of the petal, leaf or bud so that it will not look stiff. Add different lengths of lines, too!

GIVEAWAYS

$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 03/10/2022 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 03/12/2022.

Next up: Laurie Willison. Thank you so much for dropping by! I hope you liked the cards I created for this release. Would love to hear what your favorite is. If you have any questions, just let me know and if you like what you see, I hope you can follow me on IG as well (@mylittleatticstudio) Don’t forget to leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! Until my next post– stay safe and happy crafting!

P.S. I hope, as a crafting community, we can all be together in prayer for Ukraine and that the world leaders will always choose peace over war and aggression. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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SSchmidt
SSchmidt
6 months ago

Wow. Such versatility! I love your sympathy card with the tree, but I think my favorite may actually be the thanks card with the “scraps.” None of my scraps look like that!

Patty Ann Wood
Patty Ann Wood
6 months ago

The florals are stunning on both the navy and black/peach.

Carmela Hubler
Carmela Hubler
6 months ago

Stunning cards! Love the bold colors and dark backgrounds!!

Adriana
Adriana
6 months ago

Wow I love your color combinations! Thanks for sharing!

Last edited 6 months ago by Adriana
Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
6 months ago

I Love the rich vivid colors! Gorgeous bookmark!

Sandra Baggarly
Sandra Baggarly
6 months ago

Thank you for showcasing the new release in so many unique ways! Your cards are beautiful.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
6 months ago

Nenette, I think you broke my brain with so much gorgeousness! Simply fabulous, my friend.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
6 months ago

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

LINDA FILLDS
LINDA FILLDS
6 months ago

wow such bold , beautiful colors. I make a mess when I try that . Your cards are beautiful. tyfs 🙂

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw
6 months ago

Lovely cards!

Jeanne Rice
Jeanne Rice
6 months ago

Your first card is gorgeous. Love your other cards and bookmarks as well. Thanks for sharing

Brandi
Brandi
6 months ago

Beautiful and fun designs!

Karen Letchworth
Karen Letchworth
6 months ago

What a fun release. Thanks for the all great inspiration.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas
6 months ago

Beautiful cards!

Heather Mills
Heather Mills
6 months ago

Wow, wow, wow, you were sooooo busy!! These are all fabulous! That first one with the clear panel is absolutely gorgeous and so unique!!

Linda Wood
Linda Wood
6 months ago

You made lots of cards for this release! They are all lovely.

Carol McCready
Carol McCready
6 months ago

Amazing work! Love it all.

Inkin' Chickie
Inkin' Chickie
6 months ago

Nice project shares. I like the alcohol backgrounds and would like to try adding the gold. The combination used for the Grateful card is unexpected. Great idea for layering.

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham
6 months ago

Wow! I can’t pick a favorite! Your cards are stunning! The landscape card is so pretty!

roxanne tellini
roxanne tellini
6 months ago

Yep- I need to get geometric botany.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam
6 months ago

Such gorgeous projects! Love the colorful cards and bookmarks…

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill
6 months ago

You have shown so many beautiful examples from this release. My favorite is the floral with the dark blue background. It’s stunning!

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