Hello everyone! I hope you are all safe and well. I’m thrilled to be a part of the September release from Altenew. If you just came from the blog of the talented Norine Borys, then you’re on the right track. This release is filled with beautiful stamps, dies and stencils that can be used for seasonal cards or everyday cards. Take a look at the September 2020 Beauty of the Season release!!!
I love that Altenew released some Christmas themed stamp sets this early!!! Year after year, I vowed to start my Christmas cards/tags early so that I won’t get stressed out come December so the timing of this release is perfect. ❤️ Below are some samples using the Merry Raindeer stamp and die. This is an adorable stamp set with lots of greetings that you can mix and match. Below are samples on how you can use it on a card or as a tag.
JUST FOR YOU/MAKE A WISH
I stamped the reindeer image twice using the Obsidian ink then embossed with clear embossing powder. The following colors were used to color the head, antlers and hooves–COPIC MARKERS E-53,33,13,18,17,47,29 AND RV 63. After coloring, the reindeer was masked so that the banner can be colored using Altenew inks and a blender brush.
For the background of the card, I used the Layered Floral cover die B. The edge of the tag was inked with Versamark ink then heat embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder.
JOY LOVE PEACE
The Holiday Flower stamp set was used to create the background for this card. I used Versamark ink to stamp the poinsettia clusters then heat embossed it using white embossing powder. The gem frame die fitted perfectly on top one of the soda top nesting dies.
I wanted some contrast so I inked up the gem frame die with Versamak Ink then embossed it using Rose Gold embossing powder. The sentiment from the Holiday Tag Sentiments stamp set was stamped and embossed then the gem frame was adhered using glue. Foam tape was used to adhere the sentiment to the card front for added dimension.
FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS
I love the look of sheer lace and stamping the image from the Holiday flowers stamp on vellum gives this effect. I stamped several images on vellum then heat embossed using Golden Peach embossing powder. These were then die cut using the coordinating die. A good way to adhere vellum onto cardstock is to use the Zyron sticker maker.
After embossing the image and die cutting the vellum, I ran them through the zyron machine and made the die cuts into stickers. This way, you don’t get to see the adhesive behind the vellum. I also used the Apothecary Labels stamp and die set for the tag and the Fine Frames Square die to add a frame around the tag. Versamark Ink was added to this thin frame then embossed with Golden Peach embossing powder to match the flowers. These were added to the card front using foam squares.
WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS
The Positive Vibes stamp is easy to align. The image was stamped then partially die cut. The Rounded rectangle die was used to cut the other side of the stamped image. The card front was embossed using We R Memory Keepers Quilted embossing folder for added texture. The sentiment was stamped and embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder.
There are so many ways to use the Grape Leaves die set. For this card, I used all the elements of the die-cut. First, I watercolored a sheet of watercolor paper with different shades of orange using the wet on wet technique.
After drying, I used the solid die-cut to cut out the background of the leaf. Brown glitter paper was used for the vines and outline of the leaf. These were adhered to the card front using glue then the rest of the leaves were clustered together using both negative and positive parts of the leaf die-cut. Foam squares were used to adhere them to the card front for added dimension. The sentiment was heat embossed on vellum.
I’M HERE FOR YOU
I did some no-line watercoloring with the Positive Vibes florals using the Artist Watercolor pan set. This was the first time for me to try this watercolor pan set and the pigments reacted differently compared to the watercolor brush markers. With the pan set, I noticed that the pigments didn’t flow as much as the brush markers did so there was more control. The colors were also muted and not as bright as the brush markers which I liked for this particular card.
I first applied the Nuvo crackle mousse on thick mixed media paper and allowed it to dry. I stamped the floral images from the Positive Vibes stamp set twice and watercolored them using the artist pan set. I started with a light wash of Lapis Lazuli mixed with Deep Blue Sea. While it was still wet, I mixed shades of purple and Starry Night.
For the leaves, I used a light wash of Green Hills mixed with Fall Harvest then I layered Green Meadows mixed with Tropical Forest, Rain Forest, Sea Shore, Delectable Delights and Coffee Break. I made sure to leave some parts white to act as highlights. I also stamped 2 images on vellum them embossed them with pure white embossing powder.
ASSORTED CHRISTMAS TAGS
I love the Holiday Tag Sentiments stamp and die set! It is loaded with a variety of sentiments with a mix of beautiful script and sans serif fonts. It’s also not limited to Christmas sentiments only — such a versatile set that can be used alone or in conjunction with other stamp sets.
For the background, I brought out my Gelli arts gel printing plate and some pastel colored acrylic paints.
Paints were added to the surface using a brayer than layers of stencils and stamps were used to add more layers for more texture. The whole gel plate was allowed to dry before adding a thin white coat of acrylic paint. A clean white cardstock was then placed on top to pick up all the layers of paint to create a monoprint.
The Holiday Tag Die was used to cut out the tags. Sentiments were stamped on vellum and embossed using Rose Gold Embossing powder. I love the translucency of vellum cause it allows the background to still be seen.
Here’s a time-saver tip–I partially die cut the tag on cardstock a few times so that I can die cut the different borders all at the same time.
Different colors of cardstocks were chosen to match the background. I really enjoyed making these tags. It’s a great feeling knowing that I already have tags made for this coming Christmas season. 😄
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 9/15/2020 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 on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/18/2020.
I hope you liked the cards/tags I made for this release. Next stop is my uber-talented friend, Jaycee Gaspar. Make sure you check out his blog… for sure you will be blown away by his talent.
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What an awesome collection and your takes on them were awesome Nenette! Looking forward to more of your work. You are an inspiration.
Astonishing array of projects Nenette! I am mesmerized by your creativity, so many wonderful ideas to be inspired by, Love them all! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!
Hola, my friend, Nenette! 💜 Geez, Nenette, you always blow me away. I am always in awe of you. I look at my cards and then I look at yours…..wonk,wonk. haha haha I love you, my friend. You are an inspiration to me! 💜
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love Christmas themed stamps. As always beautiful cards Nenette!
Such wonderful ideas! Need a video or two!!
Love those tags
Wow!!! Amazing projects!!! Your blue and white card is Stunning!!!
Very pretty cards! I love the variety of techniques you used!!
Sometimes I forget that Holiday cards don’t need to be made out of green and red or iced blue and white. Beautiful projects!
Wow! So many incredible projects! Very creative and inspiring. I especially like the floral slim line card. Gorgeous!!!
Nenette, you really rocked this blog hop! So beautiful!
Fabulous..the Positive Vibes card is my favorite…
All unique AND beautifully created!
Great work. Loved the mixed media on your tags.
Oh my you have been very busy. So many cards and tags to love in your collection.
Beautiful! Love your tags! They look like Batik fabric!
Such a wide variety of projects, well done!
A really fabulous array of cards and tags. The reindeer is my favorite!
He’s so adorable.
Everything is amazingly well thought out and beautifully finished!
Hello Susan! Thank you so much, my friend <3
Your cards and tags are just amazing. I totally enjoyed being inspired by your creativity. I have just purchased and watched videos on using a gel press, so it was fun to see the beautiful background you created. I’d like to see a video of you making your background! You made so many other amazing cards- I pinned a lot of them on Pinterest so I could look back on them for inspiration. Thank you!
Thank you for your kind words, Dorothy!!! I have a couple of projects lined up but when I do have time, I will make a video using the gelli plate. Thanks for dropping by!
Everything was amazing, but the water colored I’m Here For You card is my favorite.
My favorite is the Blue background card with the Poinsettia.
I love the way you incorporated the gem frame die in with this!
It really “pops” with the foam tape on the sentiment.
Thanks for sharing!
Happy to hear that you liked the blue card Lori! 🙂
Well…I’m speechless!! You made so many amazing projects I can’t begin to tell you all the things I liked on them all!!
Such great bright colors! LOVE that reindeer and your tags are fabulous!
I really like the sheer lace look with both the holiday florals card and the positive vibes card (my favorite set of the release). Great projects, thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards and tags!
Beautiful work. The cards and tags are all amazing. The reindeer is adorable!
All your creations are so beautiful.. They are full of the fall vibes.
Love them all 💞 💞
Oh wow, your designs are awesome. You show a lot of creativity.
Simply beautiful. Love the tags. Thanks for sharing
Happy you liked them, Lois! Thanks for dropping by!
So many things to love in these! Thanks for sharing!
THank you so much, Sandra! <3
I love the white embossed poinsettia background
Seems to be the favorite of many. I’m glad you liked it NIcki! Thanks for dropping by!
Amazing projects! I really loved the way you used the stamps to embossed the beautiful backgrounds. Wonderful technique!
Glad you liked them, Carol! Thanks for dropping by!
Thanks for the amazing inspiration. I absolutely love the colors you have used.
Hi Nandini!!! Thank you so much <3
Those tags are awesome!
Thank you, Margarita!
Beautiful cards and tags!!! I especially love the blue card with the embossed diamond frame to make it pop!
It’s one of my favorites too, Amber! Thanks for dropping by!
Love all your cards and tags, Nette!! They are all so wonderful! 💕
Thanks so much, Anna! <3
What a beautiful collection of projects…you were busy!! LOVE
Thank you so much!!! <3
Love your gel press work!
I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for dropping by!
Wonderful projects. I adore the Positive Vibes set and those cards are my favorites — absolutely gorgeous.
It is a beautiful stamp set, Cyndi… and there are so many ways to use it, too! Thanks for your kind words <3
Beautiful projects! I love the golden peach embossed vellum on a blue background.
I’m happy you liked it, Laurie! Thanks for dropping by!
Great cards; I especially love the thank you card!
I happy you liked it, Karen!
Awesome creations! Love the card with the leaves! Great tags too! The gel plate looks like fun!
Thanks so much, Denise!
Nice thank you and crackle background card. Great shares.
Thank you so much! Glad you liked them!
Wow, beautiful cards and tags and more tags! LOVE LOVE LOVE the gel plate goodness!
So happy you liked the gel plate tags, Melissa! It was fun to create!!! Thanks for dropping by!
Your projects are gorgeous! I love the crackled look on your slimline card!
It was my first time to try the crackle paint and I loved it! Thanks for dropping by!
I love the crackled look of your card! Amazing and the tags are stunning.
I’m glad you liked the card and tags! Thanks for dropping by!
That joy love peace card is lovely. I am loving the positive vibes set. We all need some of that.
Thank you so much for your kind words!
Gorgeous cards and
thanks for showing
how to make the tags
with different colored
tops. They look fabulous.
Carla from Utah
I just adore white embossed stamped images on a dark background, especially with Christmas cards…remind me so much of snow 🙂
Gorgeous projects, and I really love the floral plus crackle card… Thank you for the inspiration!
Like the out of the ordinary colors for Christmas