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.

  • Get a FREE brand new Thanks and Blessings Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 09/03/2021 through 09/05/2021. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Thanks and Blessing Stamp & Die Release Collection from 09/03/2021 through 09/09/2021. Shop HERE!

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 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!

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop

Welcome, everyone! If you just came from Joylita Dsouza blog, then you’re on the right track. For the full list of the hop, do drop by the Altenew Card Blog. Want to make a bold statement on your handmade cards? The Fashion Monger Dahlia is the flower for you! This set features one six-layer flower and two three-layer leaves. The leaves have a delicate and lacy feel to them to help you achieve a richer look on your projects. The included sentiments feature a gorgeous pairing of fonts to accompany your floral creations.  Gorgeous, right?

Below are a 2 samples of cards I made using the stamp set.


SENDING MY LOVE


I stamped the Build-a-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia using the Altenew dye inks from the Northern Shore ink set– Polar Bear, Icy Water. From the Enchanted Garden Dye Ink set, I used the Wisteria Lake and Hydrangea. The flowers were die cut using the coordinating die set. A blue cardstock was embossed using the Waffled Diamonds 3D embossing folder. The sentiment from the Ornamental Bliss stamp set was stamped using Versamark Ink and embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder.


SO HAPPY FOR YOU


Here’s a simple card I made using this stamp set. I made sure there was a lot of white space to give more emphasis to the flower itself. The leaves were directly stamped on the card front with Versamark Ink then embossed using Pure White embossing powder. Artist watercolor markers were used to color the leaves. The Fashion Monger Dahlia was colored using the following dye inks–Pastel Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Burnt Red, Sunray and Chamomile then cut using the coordinating die cut. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock then embossed using Pure White embossing powder.

If you don’t want to miss any of the Build-A-Flower series, you can avail of the subscription plan at a discounted rate.

SUBSCRIPTION PLAN

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 08/07/2021 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 08/09/2021.

Next up is the talented Natasha Davies. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! Thank you all for dropping by. I love hearing from all of you and hope we can be friends on IG as well (@mylittleatticstudio). Stay safe and happy crafting!!!

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to my blog, friends! Today is the release of Altenew’s Paint-a-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia! Thanks so much, Daniel Diaz for relaying everyone over to my blog. For the complete list, you may start at Altenew’s card blog.

PAINT A FLOWER: FASHION MONGER DAHLIA STAMP AND DIE SET CAN BE FOUND HERE

Sometimes, the images from a stamp set have a lot of details that it seems a bit complicated to color because of the intricate designs. Below, I will show you 3 ways to easily color detailed stamp images.


I’M HERE FOR YOU TODAY & ALWAYS


MATERIALS: PAF: FASHION MONGER DAHLIA, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, OBSIDIAN INK, VERSAMARK INK, MASKING PAPER,DISTRESS OXIDE INKS- BARN DOOR, WILD HONEY, CARVED PUMPKIN, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, BLACK CARDSTOCK, FOAM SQUARES AND ADHESIVE, EXACTO KNIFE

STEPS:

  • Stamp the image onto Neenah Solar white cardstock using Obsidian Ink
  • Stamp the image on masking paper and fussy cut the outline of the whole image
  • Line up the mask then add color to the background. Blend the oxide inks well
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versamark Ink on black cardstock then emboss with white embossing powder
  • With an Exacto knife, cut a portion of the outline of the flower so that you can tuck the sentiment underneath it for added interest
  • Assemble the card

Sometimes, when an image seems to be complicated to color, you can always choose to color the background and keep the image black and white. This way, the image stands out more. Since I love layering in my cards, I cut out a portion of the stamped image so that I can tuck in the sentiment strip underneath the petal. It just gives the card a different twist than just adding the sentiment on top of the image.


SO HAPPY FOR YOU


MATERIALS: PAF: FASHION MONGER DAHILIA, ALCOHOL MARKERS B815, R 702, R823, R705, G702, G715, KARIN BRUSH MARKERS PALE ORANGE 357, AMBER 195 AND OMBRE RED 051, NO LINE INK, OBSIDIAN INK, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, CIRCLE DIE , NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, FOAM SQUARES AND VERSAMARK INK

STEPS:

  • Using a Misti, stamp the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock using Obsidian Ink. Allow to dry
  • Align the paper using the Misti and stamp the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock using no line ink
  • Die-cut the circle from the stamped image using Obsidian ink
  • Color using Alcohol Ink markers
  • Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink and emboss with Pure White embossing powder
  • Assemble the card by lining up the colored image with the background image and adhere using foam squares. Add the sentiment

A second way of coloring a very detailed image is spotlight colorcoloring… choose an area to spotlight and color that part only. Leave the rest of the image uncolored. This way, you only have small portion to color instead of coloring the whole image!


I’M HERE WHEN YOU NEED ME


MATERIALS: PAF: FASHION MONGER DAHLIA, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, WATERCOLOR PAPER, OBSIDIAN INK, CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER

STEPS:

  • Stamp the image and sentiment with Obsidian ink and emboss using clear embossing powder
  • Loosely color the images with a light wash of pinks, greens and blues using the wet on wet technique
  • Allow to dry then color with a more pigmented wash of darker shades to add texture

Loose watercolor technique is when you intentionally leave out the details and allow the water to move the pigments more freely… no need to worry about staying within the lines for this type of coloring. The only time you have to pay attention is when you are adding the second layer which is the highly pigmented watercolor.

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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 07/28/2021 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 07/30/2021.

I hope you learned a thing or two on how to color detailed images easily. Let me know which technique you’d like to try next time you create a card with a very detailed stamp image. The next stop is the talented Bridget Casey. Please don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. Hope you can follow me on Instagram as well @mylittleatticstudio cause that’s where I post all my works. Enjoy the rest of the week! Stay safe and happy crafting!