Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog! If you just came from Reiko Tsuchida, you’re on the right track. For complete information about this hop, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Take a look at this gorgeous kit!

CRAFT YOUR LIFE: GARDEN ROSE

I created a few simple and quick cards to make and one that takes a little more time to color. Here are some examples I made using this kit.


BE YOURSELF


STEPS:

  1. Cover Neenah Solar White Cardstock using Sea Shore Washi tapes leaving a thin space for the paper to show.
  2. Emboss with Garden Rose 3D embossing folder.
  3. Die cut white cardstock using Rounded Rectangle Die. Add Versamark Ink to the edges and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  4. Stamp and emboss the sentiment from the Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp set.
  5. Assemble card using foam squares.

Here’s a CAS card with lots of texture. I love the effect of the 3D embossing folder on washi tape. Sometimes, there will be some tear here and there but that just adds more interest to the card.


HOPE YOUR DAY IS FAB & YOU ARE APPRECIATED


STEPS:

  1. Ink up the top cover of the 3D embossing folder with Caribbean Sky Mixed Media Ink and emboss white cardstock. Do the same using Frosty Pink Mixed Media Ink.
  2. Die cut the center using Halftone Squares Die set. Switch the enters and mat using silver cardstock.
  3. Add a card base. If you do not have colored cardstock, use the Mixed Media inks to color the paper to match your embossed layer.
  4. Assemble the card using foam squares.

This is another quick card to make. I love how intricate the roses are and the white highlights just make it look more 3D.


YOU ARE SO LOVED


STEPS:

  1. Stamp on watercolor paper with Versamark and emboss with Rose Gold Embossing Powder the rose image from the kit . Stamp on masking paper and cut out the image. Mask the stamped image on the paper and stamp the leaves. Create a mask for the leaves then stamp and emboss another rose. Continue to stamp-emboss-mask to create the layered images.
  2. Watercolor the petals and leaves using the following Watercolor brush markers: Purple Wine, Persian Blue, Lagoon and Turquoise. Use the wet on wet technique.
  3. Add a light wash on the outer surface of the flowers and leaves.
  4. Add spatters including black ink.
  5. Die cut the center using Nesting Labels die.
  6. Emboss the sentiment with Pure White embossing powder on black cardstock.
  7. Assemble card.

The stamp masking took a while to do but I love the outcome with all the layering! I also do not normally put the stamped images on the right side of the card… I tend to arrange them on the lower-left corner or the left side of the card. This time, I wanted to try something different. I placed the sentiment on the opposite side of the stamped image for more balance. Let me know if you like this layout. 🙂


PRIZES AND 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 10/18/2021 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 10/20/2021.

Next up is the amazing Maryam Perez. Thank you so much for dropping by! I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment below and let me know which one is your favorite. For more of my creations, I hope to see you on my IG feed @mylittleatticstudio. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Primrose Blossom Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Primrose Blossom  Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

Welcome to my blog, everyone! Thanks so much, Linda Parker, for sending everybody over. For the complete list, head on to the Altenew Blog. Take a look at the Craft-A-Flower: Primrose Blossom Layering Die Set.

I created 2 cards using these layering dies–one is overflowing with flowers while the other one I kept simple. (Actually, I had a few leftover flowers and I didn’t want them to go to waste 🙂


YOU ARE SO LOVED



  1. Emboss craft paper using the Deck Planks 3D embossing folder.
  2. Cut the paper into strips and create a paper weaving basket.
  3. Watercolor sheets of paper in different coordinating colors for the different layers of the flowers and leaves and assemble.
  4. Watercolor the background.
  5. Destress the edges.
  6. Stamp and emboss the sentiment.
  7. Assemble the card.

I wanted to have a basket filled with flowers but didn’t have a die for it so I just created my own basket weave. Before cutting up the strips, I embossed the paper using the Deck Planks 3D embossing folder for added texture to the paper.

I added tissue paper behind the basket and the flowers to give more dimension to the arrangement. I also added some die cuts using the Branches and Berries Die to make the arrangement look fuller. Instead of using an assortment of cardstock, I chose to use watercolor. This will add more variation to the petals and leaves.

I miss making flower arrangements!!! Hopefully, someday, I can go back to arranging real flowers again.


STAY STRONG


  1. Watercolor the base of the card.
  2. Die cut white cardstock using the Linear Crossroads die.
  3. Adhere leftover flowers and leaves.
  4. Stamp and emboss the sentiment.
  5. Assemble the card.

This was an easy card to make since all the fussy work was already done. Use precision tweezers for adhering the tiny parts of the flowers.


GIVEAWAYS


$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 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 10/13/2021 for a chance to win. 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 10/15/2021.

Next up is Preeti Chandran. Thank you so much for dropping by! I hope you liked my cards. Do leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. I truly appreciate all the wonderful messages you leave for me. Hope you can also follow me on Instagram as well– @mylittleatticstudio. Take care everyone and stay safe. Happy crafting!!!

Altenew Rustic Charm Stamp/Die/Stencils/Embossing Folders/Washi Tape/Brush Marker/Fine Mister Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew Rustic Charm Stamp/Die/Stencils/Embossing Folders/Washi Tape/Brush Marker/Fine Mister Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Welcome to my blog, everyone! Thanks so much, Agnieszka Małyszek, for sending all of you over. If you what the complete information about this hop, make sure to visit the Altenew Card Blog here.

Take a look at all these wonderful products!!! You can find the whole collection here.

For my first card, I used the charming Home Sweet Home Stamp and Die Set.


DISTANCE MEANS SO LITTLE WHEN SOMEONE MEANS SO MUCH


STEPS:

  1. Stamp images from the Home Sweet Home and the Potted Plants stamp sets with Obsidan ink, emboss with clear embossing powder and color with Alcohol Ink markers.
  2. Create the sky using stencils and distress inks.
  3. Die cut the images and create the scene. Use foam squares for added dimenison.

I enjoyed coloring this huge image! I made a slimline card so that I have more room to play with. I added some potted plants to further emphasize the foreground and background.

For the next set of cards, I used two stamp sets– the Bold You Stamp Set and the Floral Halos Stamp Set.


YOU ARE BRAVER THAN YOU BELIEVE…


STEPS:

  1. Stamp the YOU from the Bold You stamp Set with dye ink.
  2. Mask the YOU and stamp the floral images from Floral Halos Stamp Set.
  3. Die cut the frame from the Fine Frames Cover die and color with the same dye ink color. Use the same ink cube to color the edges of the cardbase.
  4. Stamp the sentiment using Versamark Ink and emboss with Pure White embossing powder.
  5. Assemble the card.

There are so many lovely sentiments you can use from this set. I decided to fussy cut the black cardstock paper for a different look. This design is quite easy to mass-produce. Just stamp the same image several times then move to the next image and stamp again several times etc. Using a fine tweezer will help line up the masks better.



YOU ARE LOVED



STEPS:

  1. Stamp the image from the Floral Halos Stamp set onto Gel Painting: Soft Washes Paper Pack using Versamark Ink and Pure White Embossing powder then die cut with the coordinating die.
  2. Die cut 5 circles from the same paper pack.
  3. Stamp the sentiment using Versamark Ink and emboss with Caribbean Sky Embossing powder.
  4. Arrange the circle elements on the card front. Adhere the floral die cuts using foam squares.

This was a quick way to create “watercolored” cards. I love the Gel Painting: Soft Washes paper pack!!! Now you can skip making your own watercolor washes and go straight to creating cards. This CAS card has a lot of white space. I just made sure to adhere one of the circles around the sentiment to emphasize it more.

For the next card, I used the lovely Mid Century Cover Die.


HUGS


STEPS:

  1. Die cut the Neenah Solar White cardstock 5 times using the Mid Century Cover Die. Cut out the lower potion on all die cuts and adhere on top of each other.
  2. Die cut cardstock 4 times using the Fancy Hugs die and on the last one, adhere the Gold Foil Washi tape before die cutting. Adhere on top of each other.
  3. Use one of the sheets from the Gel Painting: Soft Washes Paper Pack as the card front and assemble the card.

I love the Gel Printing Soft Washes paper cause it saves a lot of time creating backgrounds! This card was the fastest to do. All I did was die-cut and use the beautiful watercolor paper as my background. I cut off certain areas of the cover die to give it a different look.

When I saw the negative die cuts from the cover die, I thought I could still make use of them.

I watercolored these strips using leftover watercolor on my palette then created a pattern to make mini monogrammed cards.


PRIZES AND 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 10/11/2021 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 10/13/2021.


Next stop: Svitlana Shayevich. Please make sure you leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. I love reading your comments and look forward to reading them every blog hop. 🙂 For my latest creations, I hope you can follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio. Thanks so much for dropping by! Happy crafting!!!

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: African Daisy Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: African Daisy Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

Welcome to my blog, everyone! If you just came from Ishani, then you’re on the right track. For the complete details of this hop, head on to the Altenew Card Blog. Isn’t the Paint-A-Flower: African Daisy Stamp set a beauty?

Here are some examples of cards that I made using this stamp set.


YOU’RE THE SWEETEST



I wish you could see the shimmer and shine on this card becuase of the metallic watercolor! The black cardstock gives a high contrast to the image as well.


HERE FOR YOU


  1. Stamp the image on watercolor paper with Versmark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Loosely watercolor the imgae using Watercolor Brush Markers.
  3. Mask a frame around the colored image using Post It tape.
  4. Color the exposed background with Distress Ink.
  5. Die cut the sentiment from the Essential Sentiment Strips Die
  6. Remove the Post it Tape and assemble the card with foam squares.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


  1. Stamp the image in opposite corners using Versamark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Watercolor the background using Desert Night Watercolor brush marker and lighten some parts with added water.
  3. Add gold and metallic blue splatters using the Metallic Watercolor pan set.
  4. Die cut the sentiment.
  5. Assemble the card.

I love the dramatic contrast of the image with the background. You don’t always have to color the embossed images. By coloring only the background and keeping the images white, the images stand out more.


GIVEAWAY PRIZES


$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 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 09/27/2021 for a chance to win. 

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 09/29/2021.

Next up is Joylita Dsouza. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! You can follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Hope to see you there, too! Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!!!❤️

Altenew Educators’ Text Savvy IG Hop

Altenew Educators’ Text Savvy IG Hop

Hi, friends! Altenew Certified Educators are joining a fun IG hop and the theme is “𝗧𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗦𝗮𝘃𝘃𝘆”. The hop starts from @altenewllc so make sure you start from the beginning!

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and @mylittleatticstudio and leave a comment by 9/16/2021. 

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Instagram hop and announce the winners on Altenew’s Educator Instagram hop post on 9/17/2021. Here are the cards I made for this hop!

This card was 100% inspired by Jennifer Mcguire. She made a card using dies sometime in 2018 and I fell in love with it! For my card, instead of using flowers, I used plants instead.

I made use of both positive and negative die cuts for this card so nothing went to waste.

For this card, I made use of most of the stamps in the Many Thanks Stamp set. I used a Misti to arrange the stamps accordingly then just stamped everything all at the same time on a background paper colored using Distress Oxide Inks.

For this card, I loosely colored the flowers then I added glue to the petals of the flowers. The Tim Holtz collage paper was layered over it and embossed a 2nd time so that the collage paper will stick. Excess was just removed using a craft knife.

Don’t forget to join the IG hop!!! Only comments there will be counted. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!