ALTENEW INSPIRATION CHALLENGE FOR NOVEMBER

HI everyone! A quick hello to all of you. I was so inspired by the recent post of the amazing Erum Tasneem when she posted these wonderful cards on her blog. Aren’t these simply goreous?!?!? To watch her video, here’s the link.

I took out my stamp sets and looked for images that can be used for Erum’s technique. At the same time, I used the colors from the November challenge below:

Here are the cards I made using Erum’s technique with the colors from the November challenge.

The Beauty Within Stamp and die set were used for these two cards. I embossed the images on colored paper using Versamark Ink and Rose gold embossing powder. More gold was added to the centers of the flowers using the Metallic Watercolor set. The images were then die cut and adhered on the card front using foam squares.

I hope you liked the cards I made inspired by Erum’s cards. Make sure to drop by her blog for more card inspiration!!! Happy crafting!

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, my dear friends! Welcome to the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Poppy blog hop!!! If just came from the amazing Tenia Nelson, then you’re on the right track. For the complete details, make sure to drop by the Altenew Blog I’m so happy that Altenew created a layered die for this flower. Isn’t it gorgeous?

CRAFT-A-FLOWER: POPPY LAYERING DIE SET
CRAFT-A-FLOWER: POPPY LYAERING DIE SET AND GRADIENT CARDSTOCK BUNDLE

Below are two cards that I created using this wonderful die set.


WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS


MATERIALS: Craft-a-Flower: Poppy Layering Die Set, Better Together 2 Stamp, Striped Circle Stamp, Copic Markers, Rose Gold Embossing powder, Neenah Solar White CS, Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder

I wanted to let the flowers pop so I chose a dark-colored cardstock. Because I didn’t have the right shades of cardstock, I just colored the die-cut petals using Copic markers YR07, BG01 and BG06.

The centers and the stems were embossed using Versamark Ink and Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I added white lines for visual interest which will lead the eyes to the flowers. These lines and the sentiment were stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed using Pure White crisp embossing powder.


SENDING WARM BLESSINGS


MATERIALS: Craft-A-Flower: Poppy Layering Die Set, Warm Blessings Stamp set, Rose Gold Embossing powder, gold, teal, purple and orange cardstocks

Here’s another card I made using an unusual combination of colors– purple, teal, shades of orange and gold. The cardstocks were die-cut and assembled to create the poppy flowers. I used gold cardstock for the leaves, stems and centers of the flowers.

For added layering, I used foam squares. I also cut the upper portion of the card front based on the position of the flowers then added foam squares for added interest to the card.

The sentiment was stamped with Versmark Ink and embossed using Rose Gold Embossing Powder. This sentiment strip was then lined with teal cardstock to create a border for added contrast to the background.


GIVEAWAYS


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 11/12/2020 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 11/16/2020.

I hope you liked the cards I made for this hop. Try using unusual colors the next time you create a card. It’s fun and it will bring out your creativity. Next stop is my talented friend, Terri Koszler. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Don’t forget to leave a comment and get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! I truly enjoy reading all your wonderful comments. You can also follow and leave a comment on Instagram @mylittleatticstudio. Till my next post. Happy crafting and stay safe everyone!


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Altenew Twinkle & Shine Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends! Welcome to Altenew’s Twinkle and Shine Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!!! Thank you so much to my dear and talented friend, Virginia Lu for sending all of you over to my blog! Make sure to drop by the Altenew Card blog for complete details about this hop. There are tons of amazing products in the release! Click this link to bring you to the Altenew shop.

I’m sure you’ll find something from this fabulous release that will inspire you to create. Below are some of the ways the products have inspired me.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY


MATERIALS: PEN SKETCHED SILHOUETTE STAMP, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, PIGMA MICRON 0.3 PIGMENT INK PEN, DYE INKS TIDE BLUE AND STARLIGHT, WATERCOLOR PAPER

For this card, I stamped the floral images using Tide blue onto watercolor paper. I made sure to use a Misti so that I can go back and re-stamp the areas that need more ink. Then I inked up the edges of the petals with a darker blue and stamped it again. I took out the Pen Sketched Flower stamp set to more or less get an idea of how the petals were drawn and then used a sign pen to draw the petals loosely.

An orange cardstock was torn and embossed with rose gold embossing powder. I also added a gold strip to finish the edge of the stamped layer. I die cut 4 pieces of the Happy Birthday sentiment and adhered it on top of each other. White cardstock was swiped with the Tide Blue dye ink and used for the backing of the sentiment strip.


BE YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL


MATERIALS: EUCALYPTUS JAR STAMP, CARTOON ROSE STAMP, PEN SKETCHED SILHOUETTE FLOWERS STAMP, THIN FRAMES 3D DIE, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, WATERCOLOR PAPER, WOODGRAIN BARK CARDSTOCK, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS-BROKEN CHINA, TUMBLED GLASS AND PEACOCK FEATHERS

I love mixing up stamp sets. For this 3D card, I got images from the Eucalyptus Jar Stamp set, Cartoon Rose Stamp and the Pen Sketched Flowers stamp set. Only the foliage part of the Eucalyptus stamp was used to add fullness to the arrangement. The images were stamped on watercolor paper using Versmark Ink then embossed with Pure White Embossing Powder. Watercolor brush markers were used to color the images.

The background was colored using a distress tool and distress inks to create an ombre effect. Spatters of water was added for texture. The images were die cut and arranged in one corner while the sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and adhered with foam squares on the opposite side. The thin frame 3D die was pretty easy to assemble and I used the Altenew Woodgrain Bark cardstock to mimic a wooden frame.


HANG IN THERE


MATERIALS: CARTOON ROSE STAMP, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, SUMMER GARDEN PAPER PACK, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, MFT STITCHED RECTANGLE STAX DIE, VERSAMARK INK, FOAM SHEETS, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS- SWEET LEAF, ESPRESSO, LIMEADE, SEA BREEZE, WATERCOLOR PAPER

Here’s a simple and quick card to make. Instead of layering the stamp set, I stamped the outline image onto patterned paper using Versamark Ink. I just made sure to choose the area of the paper where there were interesting watercolored patterns. For the leaves, I stamped the images onto watercolor paper then embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder. They were then colored using the watecolor brush markers. I die cut white cardstock using the MFT stitched rectangle stax die.

This was glued to a hot pink A2 top folding cardstock. The floral and leaf elements were arranged and glued. Then I placed the rectangular die on top making sure it fits right on top of the rectangular die cut and ran it through the die cutting machine again. This part was backed with a foam sheet to add dimension to the card front. The sentiment strip was die cut 4 times and adhered on top of each other. I just painted a strip of watercolor paper to match the leaves then used it for the backing of the sentiment.


GRATEFUL FOR YOU, MY FRIEND


MATERIALS: STRIPED CIRCLE STAMP, EUCALYPTUS JAR STAMP, PEN SKETCHED SILHOUETTE STAMP, EMBOSSING POWDERS-CARIBBEAN SKY, ROSE GOLD AND PURE WHITE, FOAM SQUARES

Here’s a simple card to make. Purple cardstock was stamped using the Striped circle stamp set and Versamark Ink. This was then embossed using the Caribbean Sky embossing powder. The floral images from the Pen Sketched Silhouette stamp were stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock then embossed using Rose Gold Embossing powder.

The sentiment was stamped on navy blue cardstock and embossed using Pure White Embossing powder. The elements were then arranged on the card front using foam squares for added dimension.


SENTIMENTS FROM BETTER TOGETHER 2


MATERIALS: BEAUTIFUL BERGENIA EMBOSSING FOLDER, BETTER TOGETHER 2 STAMP, DYE INKS, DYE INKS-WISTERIA, MOUNTAIN MIST, MINTY MINT, OBSIDIAN PIGMENT INK. MFT A2 RECTANGLE STAX DIE

I learned this technique from my all-time favorite papercraft guru, Jennifer Mcguire in 2014 and then again recently but didn’t really give it a try. Here’s a link to one of her videos doing this technique. When my Altenew orders arrive which included this beautiful Bergenia 3D embossing folder, I had to try our her technique and I was not disappointed! I wanted these set of cards to be sweet so I made sure to use only pastel colors. It’s a pretty easy technique that gives wonderful results. You just have to add ink to the flat surfaces on one side of the embossing folder (the parts that are the background… not the embossed parts) and run this through the die cutting machine. Another tip I learned from Tim Holtz was to spray the paper on both sides with water before embossing to prevent the paper from tearing.

Take note that for all the cards, I had to die cut the window first before embossing. There are so many uplifting sentiments on the Better Together 2 stamp set that I had to create more backgrounds for them.

For this card, I die cut the circle first, inked up the embossing folder then embossed the paper. I stamped the sentiment on vellum using Rose gold embossing powder. The embossed flowers and leaves are just so beautiful!!! Make sure to use a thicker cardstock to prevent the paper from tearing up.

For this card, I did the same procedure then used an embossed image from the Pen Sketched Flowers stamp for added layering.


CHOOSE KINDNESS


MATERIALS: EUCALYPTUS JAR STAMP AND DIE, CIRCLE QUILT COVER DIE, WATERCOLOR PAPER, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MAKERS LAGOON, PERSIAN BLUE, ESPRESSO, SWEET LEAF, LIME

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.”

I’d like to share with you a personal story that has inspired me so much. Here in my country, because we are in general community quarantine, I heavily rely on courier services to pick up food, groceries etc. or to deliver or pick up packages for me. One day, I asked the rider to pick up something I ordered from a place an hour away from me. It took him 30 minutes to find it then waited another 30 minutes because my order was misplaced and couldn’t be found. Traffic was bad so by the time he reached my house, it was over 3 hours and way past lunchtime. I was so grateful that he just didn’t give up and cancel the pick-up. He made an effort to look for the place, wait for my order and brave the traffic. So in gratitude, I ordered a lunch meal good for 4 people so that he has something to eat and bring home to his family. The rider thanked me profusely for this little act of kindness but what blew me away was when I read a text he sent me a couple of hours later saying that on his way home, he saw a homeless family and shared what he had with them. He didn’t have much, yet he found it in his heart to share what he had to those in need. What a compassionate and selfless person! Now, more than ever, do we need to show kindness to others. Hopefully, this card will be a reminder for us to always be kind especially to those who need it most.

I used the beautiful Eucalyptus Jar stamp set and did no-line watercoloring. I lightly stamped the image using Antique Linen distress ink then painted the image using the watercolor brush markers. I used the Circle quilt cover die for added texture to the background. The sentiment was embossed on vellum then the strip was wrapped around the jar.


GIVEAWAYS


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 11/10/2020 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 11/12/2020.

Next stop is Svitlana Shayevich‘s blog. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your comments mean so much to me so thanks for taking the time to leave some ❤️. By doing so, you get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! I hope you can follow me too on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Till my next post. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!


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