Welcome to Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Spider Mums & Craft Your Life Apron Release Blog Hop + Giveaway! If you just came from the talented Tenia Nelson, then you’re on the right track. For complete details about this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew Blog. Take a look at the latest release from Altenew ❤️ Aren’t they beautiful?!?! Included in the stamp set are a lot of wonderful sentiments, too.
Below are a few ways you can use this wonderful stamp set. Let me know which one you like best!
TRUST IN THE TIMING OF YOUR LIFE
“What is meant to be will always find it’s way.”
I love the sentiment on the card. Now that our lives are somewhat put on hold, I know in my heart that 2020 will hopefully make us realize what truly matters and make us better people so continue to trust, have faith and be hopeful.
For this card, I stamped the image using Versamark ink onto watercolor paper then heat embossed it using Pure White embossing powder. The image was then colored using the Woodless Watercolor Pencils. I fussy cut the top portion of the flowers and trimmed the left and bottom edges to fit on a top folding A2 sized card. The sentiment was stamped using Rose Gold embossing powder. Both the floral image and the Fine Frames cover die were adhered to the card front using foam squares.
THINKING OF YOU/HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Here are two cards using the same technique. I learned this from Tim Holtz. First, I created the alcohol inked background. I added some alcohol to the Yupo paper, dropped 3 different shades of blue then allowed it to dry. I added more colors using an alcohol ink applicator tool and some blending solution. I added the copper mixative this way, too. When I was happy with the outcome, I used the Alcohol Lift Ink to remove the ink. I made sure to use a Misti for this step so that I can ago back and lift more ink. After lifting, I stamped the lifted ink onto watercolor paper (made sure to position the watercolor paper in the Misti the same position as the background). The stamp was cleaned before reinking again withe the Alcohol lift ink. I did this 4 times. After that, I dabbed the image with dry cloth to remove the excess Alcohol lift ink on the background then used a clean cloth to buff the image. This will make the image stand out more.
I then cut both pieces and then interchanged them to create 2 cards. Remember, lifting and stamping them using a Misti is a must for this technique to work.
This is the 2nd card created from the alcohol inked background. For this card, I added an embossed border using the Copper Embossing powder and double sided tape. Sentiment is from the Ornamental Bliss Stamp set.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/28/2020 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 Winners Page on 11/30/2020.
Next stop is my talented friend, Terri Koszler.Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Your visit means so much to me! Don’t forget to leave a message– I truly enjoy reading all your wonderful comments! If you like my creations, it would be wonderful if you can follow me on Instagram @mylittleatticstudio. Stay well and inspired! Happy crafting!
ALTENEW ROSE GOLD CRISP EMBOSSING POWDER
ALT | MLA
ALTENEW PURE WHITE CRISP EMBOSSING POWDER
ALT | MLA
ALTENEW FINE FRAMES COVER DIE
ALTENEW WATERCOLOR PAPER SET A2 LOOSE SHEETS
ALTENEW WOODLESS WATERCOLOR PENCILS
ALTENEW ANTIQUE GOLD CRISP EMBOSSING POWDER
ALT | MLA
PAINT A FLOWER: SPIDER MUS
CRAFT YOUR LIFE APRON
COPPER CRISP EMBOSSING POWDER
ORNAMENTAL BLISS STAMP
Wow!! Those cards are beautiful!!
Great cards. Really like how you framed the first card.
Love your designs, so different and beautiful! Those two-fers are stunning!
These are so beautiful! 🙂
Thank you for intoducing me to the ALTENEW FINE FRAMES COVER DIE. I was so sold when I saw what you did with it on your card. Just love the look. Totally new to me. Stunning card.
UNFORGETTABLE work! Absolutely stunning – you are a very gifted artist. I just bought the fine frame cover die set on a whim. NOW I am inspired to give this a try too. Thanks for the detailed narrative on how you produced each make. Truly inspirational!
Great cards. Love the addition of the copper!
Beautiful cards! I haven’t had much luck with alcohol lift, but I think I will try again after seeing your beautiful card!
I really love the gray background with that pop of color frame! Really sets off the card!
I love the preamble to your post Nenette ❤️ Love your cards too. The first one is very striking with the contrast of the bright colour against the dark neutral. I love how you made such a full bunch of mums. The alcohol ink cards are lovely too.
Happy you liked them, Pauline! Thanks so much for dropping by! <3
I am so impressed by your artistic and creative cards! They are gorgeous! I like all three card cards especially the last one and the first one. Your cards are really fantastic!!!
Thanks so much, Jade! <3
Your cards are so pretty! Love the colors and artistic arrangement. I would love to see a video of you making the alcoholic paper and lift technique.
Love all your cards! The framed one is so elegant and the others so colorful & fun! I haven’t worked with alcohol inks yet, but hope to soon.
Alcohol inks are so much fun!!! I don’t know why it took me so long to try them out!!! <3
I will try to make a video using this technique and let you know. THanks for dropping by!
Love that you used different techniques instead of coloring in the flowers.
I’m happy to hear this, Carol! Thanks!
These are both absolutely gorgeous cards! I would pick the framed one as my favorite but I also love the two for one card! Beautiful designs!
Thank you, Patt!
These are fabulous!!! I always love a 2 fer!!!
Happy you liked them,Maureen!
Beautiful cards! I love the results of both techniques.
Thank you, Laurie! <3
Your cards are just so pretty! Love the
frame around the flowers on the 1st card.
yay!! Thanks BEcca!!!
The Spider Mums are so delicate and beautiful. I love the coral frame options on the first card, very sophisticated.
Hello, Nenette! Gorgeous cards and colors! So beautiful, my friend. 💜
Hello Mari! Thanks for always being so supportive! <3
Beautiful cards. So very creative. Thanks for sharing
Thank you Lois! <3
Your cards are beautiful. The first card is gorgeous – I love the colors you used. I tend to shy away from using dark grey backgrounds but this worked so well. Something I will have to try. The next cards are also great with the alcohol background. Love the colors and that you could get 2 cards for 1 so to speak. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. 🙂
I’m happy you liked the cards, Julie! LOve the 2 in one, too <3
Wow, really beautiful cards, I love the bright, sunshiny spider mums on the first card and the blue alcohol ink with resist are so pretty and very artsy, LOVE!
Thank you for your kind words, Melissa! <3
I LOVE the sentiments and the way you did the backgrounds for these gorgeous mums!
Happy you liked them, Meghan! <3
Nenette your cards are very pretty, I love the sentiments too, you did an outstanding job showcasing this new pretty PAF set, thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you so much Liz! <3
Beautiful cards! Love the color combo you used on the first card and the thin frame on it! Very pretty! Awesome cards created with your blue alcohol ink backgrounds also!
Oh my, the first one is so cool. I LOVE the white embossing!
Beautiful. Love the dark gray background
Love how you stamped and stamped and stamped that first card’s flowers, and then fussy cut to create a border image. So cool, and the white embossing is as unique as this new flower! Awesome!
Gorgeous cards! I love the copper and blue color combination!
Wonderful project shares. I like the split cards. Such a great background. Great first card framing.
WOW!!! Holy mackerel I love these cards especially the alcohol ink lift one. I must try that! Thank you.
Gorgeous cards. I love these beautiful spider mums!
Love the shades of Blue, thanks for sharing your talent.
Beautiful cards! Love the coral frame on the first card and the split design in the next two!
Wow. Both of the card techniques are beautiful. If I had to pick, I really like the floating frame. The colors and sentiment really speak to me!