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

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

Welcome to my blog, my crafty friends! If you just came from my friend, Colleen Balija, then you’re on the right track. For the full blog hop list, please visit the Altenew Card Blog. Take a look at this beautiful Craft-a- Flower: Dendrobium Orchid!!!

Here are two cards that I made using this layering die set.


SENDING HEALING HUGS


CRAFT-A-FLOWER: DENDROBIUM ORCHID, DECK PLANKS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS, DOTTED STARBURST DEBOSSING COVER DIE, SENTIMENT STRIPS 2 STAMP, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, VERSATILE VASES DIE
  1. Create different watercolor washes of increasing intensity for the different layers of the flowers, stems and leaves.
  2. Die cut the different parts of the orchids, leaves and stems and layer on top of each other with adhesive. Add streaks to mimick veins of petals.
  3. Emboss letterpress paper using the Deck Planks 3D embossing folder and add color and shade using watercolor.
  4. Create a debossed card panel using the Dotted Starbust Debossing cover die.
  5. Stamp and emboss the sentiment on black cardstock.
  6. Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

I love creating floral arrangements so I enjoyed making this card. The embossing folder gave some texture to the vase.


STAY STRONG


CRAFT-A-FLOWER: DENDROBIUM ORCHID, ORGANIC LINEN 3D, SENTIMENT STRIPS 2 STAMP, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, GOLDEN WASHI TAPE, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, VERSATILE VASES DIE
  1. Create different watercolor washes of increasing intensity for the different layers of the flowers, stems and leaves.
  2. Die cut the different parts of the orchids, leaves and stems and layer on top of each other with adhesive. Add streaks to mimick veins of petals.
  3. Emboss letterpress paper using the Deck Planks 3D embossing folder and add color and shade using watercolor.
  4. Emboss teal cardstock using Organic Linen 3D embossing folder.
  5. Add gold washi tape strips to teh border of the embossed panel.
  6. Stamp and emboss sentiment using Pure White Embossing powder.
  7. Assemble the card.

I love how these cards turned out and enjoyed arranging them like there were real flowers.


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 09/13/2021 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 09/15/2021.

NEXT UP: Joylita Dsouza. Thank you so much for dropping by! Let me know which card you like more in the comments section below and get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! Hope you can follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Stay safe everyone and take care! Happy crafting!

Altenew Thanks and Blessings Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew Thanks and Blessings Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Welcome to my blog, everyone!!! If you just came from Joylita Dsouza‘s blog, then you’re on the right track. For the full blog hop list, head on to the Altenew card blog. There are a lot of wonderful products in this release! You can find the whole collection here. Below are some samples of how you can make use of some of the products from this release.

CARTOON TULIPS STAMP AND DIE BUNDLE
FLOWING WREATH 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


CARTOON TULIPS STAMP AND DIE BUNDLE, FLOWING WREATH 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER, MIX AND MATCH FAME DIE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, GOLD FOIL WASHI TAPE, FOAM SQUARES, ADHESIVE, WATEROCOLOR PAPER, CARDSTOCK, WHITE PIGMENT PEN
  1. Create a watercolor wash. Emboss with the Flowing Wreath 3D embossing folder. Use a white pigment pen to highlight the leaf veins. Cut the outer portion to create a frame.
  2. Stamp the Cartoon Tulips image on watercolor paper using Antique Linen distress ink. Do a color wash on the petals and leaves and outline the image with a white gel pen.
  3. Die cut the Happy Birthday sentiment 4 times. Adhere gold washi tape on the 5th before die cutting. Layer on top of each other with glue.
  4. Die cut the dotted border from the Mix and Match Frame die.
  5. Assemble the card.

This tulip outline set comes with layering stamps so that if you are not comfortable in watercoloring, you can easily stamp the layers! It’s also very easy to watercolor because the flowers and leaves have big spaces wherein you can play with blending colors.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS


BIRD OF THE WOODS STAMP AND DIE BUNDLE, ALTENEW DYE INKS, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, FRAYED LEAF MIXED MEDIA INK, ARECA PALM 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CS, ARTIST MARKERS, CARDSTOCK, FOAM SQUARES
  1. Stamp the different layers of the bird. Mask the bird then stamp the branch.
  2. Fussy cut the bird and the branch without cutting the lower portion.
  3. Apply ink on the flat surface of the Areca Palm 3D embossing folder to create a letterpress look.
  4. Stamp the sentiment. Add two orange dots and a thin line for added interest.
  5. Emboss the edge of the card base using Versamark Ink and Rose Gold embossing powder.
  6. Assemble the card.

Don’t you just love this cute little bird?! <3 You can create a scene using all the foliage 3D embossing folders to change the background.

BLOSSOMING BRANCHES 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER

THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS


BIRD OF THE WOODS STAMP AND DIE BUNDLE, BLOSSOMING BRANCHES 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, PIGMENT INK, ZING SILVER GLITTER FINISH EMBOSSING POWDER, DYE INKS
  1. Add pigment ink to the flat surface of the embossing folder and emboss.
  2. Stamp the bird using dye inks. Stamp the branch as well.
  3. Stamp and emboss the sentiment with Pure white embossing powder.
  4. Emboss the edges of the embossed background with silver glitter finish.
  5. Assemble the card.

I paired the Blossoming Branches 3D embossing folder with the Bird of the Woods. Isn’t this a perfect match? 🙂


EVERY DAY IS A BLESSING


CARTOON TULIPS STAMP AND DIE BUNDLE, GREATEST BLESSING STAMP SET, ANTIQUE SILVER EMBOSSING POWDER, FINE FRAMES DIAMOND DIE, DREAMY TILES 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER, ARTIST WATERCOLOR PAN SET, MIXED MEDIA CORAL BERRY PIGMENT INK, ANTIQUE LINEN DISTRESS INK, FABER-CASTELL COLORED PENCILS
  1. Stamp the Cartoon Tulips on watercolor paper using Anitque Linen Distress Ink and watercolor the flowers, stems and leaves. Add details using colored pencils then die cut.
  2. Stamp and emboss the sentiment with Versamark Ink and Antique Silver embossing powder.
  3. Die cut the fine frames diamond 4 times.
  4. Add Coral Berry pigment ink to the flat surface of the Dreamy Tiles 3D embossing folder and emboss.
  5. Cut out a strip of purple cardstock and emboss the edges with silver embossing powder.
  6. Assemble the card.

All of the elements in this card draw the eye to the tulips– the purple strip, the diamond die cuts and the position of the sentiment strip. I can’t wait to make more cards using this lovely stamp set.

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GIVEAWAY PRIZES


$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 09/09/2021 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 09/11/2021.

Next up is my dear and talented friend, Sandhya Iyer. Make sure to leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! I hope you liked the cards I created for this hop. I love hearing from all of you and your comments just inspire me to be more creative!

Thank you so much for dropping by. Stay safe and keep on crafting!

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Wild Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Wild Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to Altenew’s Build-a-Flower: Wild Rose Blog Hop and Giveaway!!! Thanks to my friend, Natasha Davies, for sending you over to my blog. For the complete list, please visit the Altenew Blog. You can find all the newest and latest from this link .

If you’re a lover of wild roses, this set will hit the mark! This stamp set features a beautiful wild rose with cupped semidouble flowers. The flower image includes an outline layer and three coloring layers for the petals and the stamens. There is also has a branch bearing five leaves with an outline layer and three coloring layers. Eight uplifting sentiments and a couple of mini flower clusters finish off the set. Take a look at this beautiful stamp and die set!

BUILD-A-FLOWER: WILD ROSE STAMP AND DIE BUNDLE

HANG IN THERE


BUILD-A-FLOWER: WILD ROSE STAMP AND DIE SET, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, MASKING PAPER, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, CARIBBEAN SKY DYE INK, LAPIS LAZULI WASHI TAPES, BRAD, VERSAMARK INK, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, BLUE AND ORANGE CARDSTOCKS
  1. Stamp the floral image using Carribean Sky dye ink. Stamp the image again on masking paper and fussy cut the image.
  2. Mask the stamped image and stamp the floral image twice. (The image that was stamped first will be the one that will appear in front.)
  3. Add strips of the Lapiz Lazuli washi tapes to act as a border.
  4. Layer orange cradstock under the stamped image.
  5. Die cut the sentiment 5 times and adhere on top of each other.
  6. Add versamark ink to the brad and emboss with Rose gold embossing powder.
  7. Assemble the card.

I know this is a layering stamp set but I wanted to show you that you do not have to use all the layers. The outline stamp is a beauty in itself! I wanted to add a gold brad on the top right for an accent but didn’t have one so I added clear embossing ink to the surface of a silver brad then heat embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder. By adding a strip of orange at the bottom, the sentiment on the left, and the orange flap with a brad on top, a visual triangle was created which is pleasing to the eye. The rules/guidelines in scrapbooking can definitely be used in cardmaking to create a cohesive look 🙂


HERE FOR YOU


BUILD-A-FLOWER: WILD ROSE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, LAPIS LAZULI SLIM WASHI TAPE, MASKING PAPER, CARIBBEAN SKY AND PERSIAN BLUE DYE INKS, EMBOSSING PEN
  1. Stamp the outline stamp using Carribean Sky dye ink. Mask the stamped image and stamp again to create a background.
  2. Stamp the layered stamps following the guide exept for the 1st stamp so that the lightest part will remain white.
  3. Continue stamping all the layers then add gold dots by using an embossing pen and Rose Gold Embossing powder.
  4. Create a striped background using washi tape for the sentiment.
  5. Die cut the sentiment 5 times and adhere on top of each other.
  6. Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

For higher contrast, I used complementary colors. The stamped flowers were layered on the left side with foam squares and to balance it out, I added the sentiment on the right side.


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 09/07/2021 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 09/09/2021.

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Next up is Preeti Chandran. Thank you so much for dropping by and don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! Until my next post! Stay safe and happy crafting!

Altenew Plentiful Patterns Stand-alone Dies/Stencils Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew Plentiful Patterns Stand-alone Dies/Stencils Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Welcome to my blog, everyone!!! Thanks so much, Linda Westfall for sending everybody over. For the complete hop list, you can start from the Altenew Card Blog. Take a look at the latest release from Altenew!!!

PLENTIFUL PATTERNS STAND-ALONE DIES/STENCIL COLLECTION

So many beautiful dies and stencils in this release! The following are some cards I made using products from this release.


YOU CAN COUNT ON ME


YOU MATTER DIE SET, KARIN BRUSH MARKERS PRO, WATERCOLOR PAPER, TEAL EMBOSSING POWDER, VERSAMARK INK PEN

I had fun creating this card. First I created this watercolored background using Karin watercolor brushmarkers. The centers were embossed for added contrast. After the panel was dry, I die cut the word YOU from the panel and additional die cuts from Neenah Solar White CS.

These were layered on top of each other for dimension. The same was done for the “can count on me” die. These were adhered to a teal card base to finish off the card.


JUST BECAUSE/THANKS


INLINE LEAVES DIE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENTS DIE, SEASONAL BLOOMS THANKS DIE

For these cards, I wanted to keep it simple. I used stone, powder blue and orange color combo. For the Thanks card, I used the negative die cut and propped it up with foam squares for a different look.

For the second card, I just layered 2 die cuts on top of each other and added a die-cut sentiment backed with orange cardstock.


I BELIEVE IN YOU


POLKA DOT LEAVES DIE, YOU MATTER DIE, CAPS BOLD ALPHA DIE, NAVY BLUE CARDSTOCK

For this card, I die cut the leaves in navy and olive green. A “shadow” can be created by shifting the top die cut a little bit when adhering on top of each other. The sentiment, as well as the letter U, were die cut 4 times and glued on top of each other for dimension.

On a purple card base, I positioned the leaf and traced with a pencil the right side of the leaves and stem. I then fussy cut this and added a white card base for contrast. I then lined up the leaf where the purple cardstock meets the white and glued this down. The sentiment die cuts were added last.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY


MIX & MATCH FRAMES DIE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENTS DIE, PATTERN MOTIF DIE, GOLD FOIL WASHI, NAVY CARDSTOCK, TEAL AND WHITE CS, FOAM SQUARES

I LOVE the Mix & Match Frames die set!!! You can just layer them on top of each other!!! For this card, I used the beautiful Pattern Motif Die (it’s huge!!!) to create the background for this card. I added foam squares to the navy panel for added dimension.

I added the gold foil washi tape before die cutting the sentiment for added contrast.


BE YOURSELF


BOUNTIFUL BUTTERFLIES BUILDER STENCIL AND DIE, COLOR BLOCK TRIANGLE STENCIL, DAINTY SWISS DOTS STAMP, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, ALCOHOL INKS, DISTRESS INKS, SAKURA GOLD PEN TOUCH, VERSAMARK INK

This card is a reminder to be yourself and not allow others to dictate who you should be. I started out creating a background using the Gelli plate and alcohol inks and distress oxide inks. I also used the Color Block Triangle Stencil. I then colored the outline with Sakura Gold Pen Touch for contrast.

The Butterfly die was used to die cut vellum then the Swiss Dots pattern was stamped and embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with Pure White embossing powder.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY


MIX & MATCH FRAMES DIE, SIMON HURLEY STAMPING FOAM, DISTRESS INKS

I wanted to create a layered look using 2 of the dies from the Mix & Match Frames die. I used the Simon Hurley stamping foam to create the floral images using Distress Inks. The same inks were used to create a background. Both of these were die cut using the Mix and Match frames and layered with foam squares for added dimension.


SOMETIMES THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN….


IMPRESSIONIST BOUQUET STENCIL AND DIE, MIX AND MATCH FRAMES DIE, SISTERS OF THE HEART SENTIMENT, DYE INKS, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, DISTRESS INK SPRAYS

First, I created the background using Distress Ink sprays. I then created the bouquet of flowers using the stencil and the following dye ink colors: Bamboo, Parrot, Olive for the flowers and Iceberg, Eastern Sky and Ultramarine for the leaves. I die cut the frame.

The edge of the colored background was embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder then the card was assembled using foam squares and glue.


GIVEAWAY PRIZES


$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 08/30/2021 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 09/02/2021

Next up is Joylita Dsouza. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. I would love it if you could leave a message and let me know which one is your favorite card. For my latest creations, please follow @mylittleatticstudio on IG. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting! ❤️

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: White Swan Echinacea Release Blog Hop

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: White Swan Echinacea Release Blog Hop

Hello, friends! Welcome to my blog! If you just came from Linda Westfall, you’re on the right track. For the complete list, please visit the Altenew Card Blog. Take a look at the gorgeous stamp set!

PAINT A FLOWER: WHITE SWAN ECHINACEA

I am a huge fan of Seeka and got my inspiration for this card from her beautiful clean and simple cards.


TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF


PAINT-A-FLOWER: WHITE SWAN ECHINACEA STAMP SET, FINE FRAMES COVER DIE, OBSIDIAN PIGMENT INK, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS, CRYSTAL CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER, MASKING PAPER, FINE FRAMES COVER DIE

I stamped the image 3 times on masking paper then fussy cut them. The middle image was stamped first onto the Neenah Solar White card front. Note that whatever you stamp first will be the image that will appear in front. I placed the mask on top of the stamped image then stamped again on the left and on the right of this image. I covered all the stamped images with the fussy-cut masking papers then created a border using post-it tape.

I then colored the exposed paper by blending 3 colors of Distress Oxide inks. I added water splatters for more texture. The best part is when you remove the tape and the masking paper to reveal the finished card front. The sentiment was stamped using Obsidian Ink then embossed with Clear embossing powder. To finish off the card, I die cut black paper using the Fine Frames Cover Die.


FEEL BETTER SOON


I created the mixed media background using Distress ink stains. Then, using the Diamond Snowflakes stencil, I added the pattern with distress inks as well as removed inks in some areas using baby wipes. I love the ghosting effect it created.

For added texture, I stamped some writings with black ink. (I’ve learned so much from Tiffany Solorio when it comes to mixed media techniques.😊❤️) The PAF White Swan Echinacea image was stamped with Versmark Ink then embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder. Some white splatters were added as well as an embossed sentiment stamped on black cardstock to finish off the card.


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 08/28/2021 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 08/30/2021.

Make sure to check out Seeka’s blog next and get blown away by her amazing talent! Hope you liked the cards I made. Thank you again, Seeka for the inspiration!!! Love the black and white on colored background. I will definitely be making more cards like this. Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead. Happy crafting!