Altenew Build-A-Flower: Canterbury Bells Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Canterbury Bells blog hop and giveaway!!! You should have just come from the blog of my uber-talented friend, Jaycee Gaspar. You can check out the entire blog hop list on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog. I’ve also added the list and the end of this post.

Take a look at this gorgeous stamp set! These flowers can be layered or you can use only the outline and watecolor the entire image. Below you will find some cards that will show you both ways of coloring the image.


KEEP THE FAITH CARD


For this card, I used the following: BAF Canterbury Bells stamp set, Paint a Flower Poppy for the sentiment, Nesting Frames Die , Arches cold press 300gms watercolor paper, Altenew watercolor brush markers, masking paper, foam squares and no line dye ink. The image was stamped onto the watercolor paper and on a masking paper then fussy cut in order to do the masking technique.

I started painting all the flowers with the citrus burst then layered the shadows using a mix of fresh lemon and sunkissed watercolors. For the deepest part of the flower and underneath the folds, I mixed a little bit of crimson to emphasize the shadows. I added some shading using Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils.


HOPE TOMORROW IS BETTER CARD


For this clean and simple card, I used the BAF Canterbury Bells stamp, the Gradient stripes cover die and the Hope stamp set for the sentiment. This was a very quick card to make. I simply stamped the flower following the layering guide then I partially die cut the flower leaving a white border on the right side of the image. I then die cut the gradient stripes cover die and the hope word 5 times.

The cover die was adhered onto a salmon colored cardstock then the flower panel was attached with foam squares. The hope die cut was layered and adhered on top of each other to add dimension. The sentiment was stamped using Rose Gold embossing powder.


FOR YOU CARD


I used the small floral image from the BAF Canterbury Bells stamp set to create a background for this card. The Fancy For You die , Golden Trim Washi tape, distress inks, Versamark Ink and the pure white crisp embossing powder were also used for this card.

First, a background was created using Distress Inks. I used Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass and Wilted Violet. When the inks were dry, I stamped the small flower image several times using Versamark Ink then heat embossed the using pure white embossing powder. The panel was then cut into half cause I wanted to create two cards. I die cut several pieces of white cardstock using the Fancy For You die cut. I added a gold strip using the gold trim washi tape then assembled the card.


PRIZES



To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog 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 so don’t forget to leave a comment here as well. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 03/08/2020. I will also have my own simple givaway. Let me know what your favorite card is and I will choose a winner and send you the card of your choice. Thanks so much for dropping by and stay tuned for upcoming releases from Altenew. <3

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Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!! I’d like to thank Svitlana for sending you over to my blog. So thrilled to be back as part of Altenew’s February Stencils/Decals/Stand-Alone Dies Release this 2020!!! This is such an amazing release and to view all the latest arrivals, you can check them out here, or you can visit the Altenew Card Blog for the complete details. I have a number of card samples prepared for you so let’s get started!


SO HAPPY FOR YOU CARD


I made this card using the Dotted Starbust Debossing Cover Die, the Calming Bouquet Washi Tape, Rose Gold Embossing Powder and Precious Peony Stamp Set. This was a quick card to make. Simply cover a white cardstock with the washi tape. Run it through the die cutting machine with the Dotted Starburst Debossing cover die. It will give it a beautiful subtle pattern. Cut about .25 inches on both ends then divide the panel in the middle. Stamp the sentiment in the middle of the card front then attach the washi panels using foam tape making sure to reveal the sentient in the middle


WHY FIT IN WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT CARD


The following were used for this card: Tranquil Wings stencil, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Distress Oxide inks (Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet), Decofoil Transfer Gel, Decofoil gold, laminator, cardstocks, vellum and Versamark Ink.

I really wanted the middle butterfly to stand out and be different– in color, texture and position to emphasize the sentiment. First, the body of the butterfly was colored using distress oxide inks. Water droplets were sprayed over them to add more texture. When these were dry, I used the Decofoil transfer gel to add the details of the wings. These were allowed to dry then decofoil was applied using a laminator to add shine to the wings.

The sentiment was stamped on vellum. Edges were torn and Versamark Ink and rose gold embossing powders were added to give a gold embossed edge. I added a black mat before attaching the whole panel to a pink card front. The thin black mat gives it a finished look.


THANKS CARD


Since I already had my laminator out, I decided to use the Hand Drawn Tile Stencil with the Decofoil Transfer gel on a card front.

Teal foil was added and the panel was cut into two. The Thanks die from the Script Words 2 die set was used to cut toner paper then this was also foiled.

The negative of the foil was so pretty and I didn’t want to waste it so I made another card using toner paper.

The sentiment (one of my all-time faves as you will see me use it often) was taken from the Wonderland Stamp set and embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder.


FOR YOU CARD


The following materials were used for this card: Fancy For You Die, Nesting Frames Die, On Point Stencil, Fine Frames Cover Die, and Distress Oxide Inks.

I used the Fancy For You die to cut toner paper then foil was added using a laminator. This was then adhered onto the biggest die cut using the Nesting Frames die set. This frame was cut twice using the smaller frames. A panel of paper was inked using distress ink over the On Point stencil. The arrows were then colored in using the Artist marker.

The card was then assembled using foam tape to add dimension to the frames.


I THINK YOU’RE FABULOUS CARD


For this card, I used the Fine Frames Diamonds Die Set, The Classic Alphabet die, assorted cardstocks, Rose Gold embossing powder and Versamark ink.

I purposely left a lot of white space so that the attention will be focused on the monogram. 3 different colors of cardstocks were cut using the Fine Frames Diamonds die set. I stuck them together using some washi tape to make sure the dies don’t move so that I can cut different colors of cardstock with the same widths of frames.

I then interchanged the colors to come up with a nice pattern. These were glued onto white cardstock. The letter I was die-cut in the middle of the frames and 4 more were die cut and layered to give it dimension. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock and embossed in gold. Since I was able to create 3 diamonds mix-matching the papers, I made use of one and added the tips to both top and bottom to balance out the card.


FOR YOU CARD


Look how gorgeous these 3D dies are!!! I used the Open Bloom 3D die set, the Dotted Starbust Debossing Cover Die , the Fancy for You die , colored cardstocks and Neenah Solar White cardstock for this sweet card. The die cuts were easy to layer and I popped up some of the flowers with foam squares for more dimension.

I used the Dotted Starbust debossing die for added texture to the card front. Since the front of the card was already full of embellishments, I decided to put the die cut sentiment inside.

I cut strips of paper using the leftover cardstocks, pasted them on white cardstock then die cut the For You sentiment. I layered them on 4 more die cuts to add dimension then this was glued inside the card.


ONLY IN THE DARKNESS CAN YOU SEE THE STARS CARD


The following were used for this card: Paint a Flower Poppy stamp set, Kind Words stamp, Watercolor brush markers, Nesting Frames die, Rose Gold embossing powder, Versamark Ink, Arches cold press 300gsm watercolor paper.

I stamped the flower image on Arches cold press 300gsm watercolor paper using the masking technique. The images were embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder then watercolored with the watercolor brush markers.

I love how intense the colors are! The background was then painted and sprinkled with salt. Water droplets were also added for more texture. When it was dry, the largest die from the Nesting Frames Die was used to cut the center of the panel. The outer edge was then mounted on a gold card base using foam squares while the center was glued directly onto the card front.

PRIZES



To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/3/2020 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 so don’t forget to comment below! All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/6/2020.

Next up is one of my idols in the industry–Therese Calvird <3 Make sure to drop by her blog and I’m definitely sure that you’ll get blown away by her creativity!!!

Thank you again for visiting my blog. Do let me know which one is your favorite! I love hearing from my visitors and because I appreciate the time it takes to comment here and on Instagram, I will randomly choose one winner from my blog and one winner from IG on March 6. The winners will be receiving the chosen card so make sure you let me know which one is your favorite. :-). Happy crafting everyone!!!


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ALTENEW JAN 2020 SCRAPBOOK GUEST DESIGNER

What a way to start the New Year!!! Welcome to 2020 everyone!!! I’m so excited to be a guest designer this time for the Altenew Scrapbook Blog. Drop by and take a look at how I created these two layouts of my daughters.

I’ve stopped scrapbooking for a couple of years and concentrated on card making but now I realize how much I’ve missed in documenting the lives of my children. Scrapbook layouts are my love letters to my children and I intend to create more layouts this year so that they can look back and remember all the wonderful memories they have as they grow up. Please drop by and say hello! More details and a video on the Altenew scrapbook blog. Happy crafting everyone!!!