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

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

Welcome to my blog, crafty friends! Thank you so much, Tenia Nelson, for sending everyone over. For the full details of this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew Blog. Today, we share different ways to use the PAF: Magnolia Rustica Rubra stamp set. I made two cards and hope you’ll like them.

PAINT-A-FLOWER: MAGNOLIA RUSTICA RUBRA

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

STEPS:

  1. Stamp the image from the PAF: Magnolia Rustica Rubra onto watercolor paper and emboss with Pure White embossing powder.
  2. Color the image using the following watercolor brush markers: Sunkissed, Fresh Lemon, Rouge, Crimson, Sea Breeze, Emerald, and Lagoon.
  3. Add splatters using white acrylic paint.
  4. Fussy cut 1/2 inches of the opposite corners and leaving the flowers untouched.
  5. Create 2 masks and add a second layer of Aqualicious and Teal Cave over the Square Weave Pattern Stencil.
  6. Stamp and emboss the sentiment on black cardstock.
  7. Assemble card using foam squares.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENT

STEPS:

  1. Stamp and emboss the image from the PAF: Magnolia Rustica Rubra using Obsidian Ink and emboss with Crystal Clear embossing powder.
  2. Draw botanical lines using the Fine Liner pens.
  3. Fussy cut the image and emboss the sentiment using the All Things A stamp set.
  4. Assemble the card with foam squares and adhesive.

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 05/28/2022 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 05/30/2022.

Next up is my talented friend, Virginia Lu. Thank you so much for coming!!! Do let me know which one you more in the comment section below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. If you like what you saw, I hope you can follow me on Instagram, YouTube, and FB. Links are listed below. Take care, everyone, and happy crafting! 🧡

Altenew Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 total prizes)

Altenew Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 total prizes)

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to my blog! Thanks so much, Michelle Short, for sending everyone over. For the complete details of this blog hop, visit the Altenew blog.

BUILD-A-GARDEN: MAGNIFICENT BRANCH

Love genuinely, and bloom with grace. Create two card fronts at once with this first-of-its-kind floral stamp set! The imaginative collection features a magnificent tree branch bearing flowers that you wouldn’t usually see together in nature. Cut the design just right for a card featuring the cupped rose and another card featuring the flat rose. Stamp the heartwarming sentiments and quotes to inspire your loved ones. We hope you love this stamp set as much as we do!

Enjoy our Build-A-Garden project set, an exciting monthly package that will get the creative juices flowing! Each month includes a stamp set and a coordinating stencil set, and/or die set PLUS a customer-favorite Mini Blending Brush! Build your collection of brushes from month to month so you will never be left looking for the perfect tool while crafting.

This set contains the following products:

– one 6″ x 8″ stamp set containing ten stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer

– one layering stencil set containing four stencils that coordinate with the stamp set

– one Mini Blending Brush for ink blending

Note: These products are NOT sold separately. 

There are so many ways you can use this stamp/die/stencil set! Hopefully, the cards below will inspire you to create your own mini garden on paper.

BLOOM WITH GRACE

STEPS:

  1. Stamp the image of the big flower only from the Build-a-Garden: Magnificent Branch using a very light colored dye ink. Mask the image and stamp the smaller flower and branch.
  2. Color the image using the coordinating stencils. Start with the lightest ink then slowly add darker shades.
  3. Loosely trace the images with a mechanical pencil.
  4. Stamp the sentiment with embossing ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder. Emboss the edges as well for added contrast.
  5. Assemble card using foam squares.

I love this stamp set cause you can play around and use different parts of the image to create cards with unique layouts. By masking, you can rearrange the elements of the image to fit your card front. For this card, I shortened the branch of the small flower and moved it inwards.

MAKE YOUR HEART THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT YOU

STEPS:

  1. Stamp and emboss the image with Pure White Crisp embossing powder.
  2. Watercolor the image using Enchanted Garden crisp dye inks and add dark shadows with Midnight Violet watercolor brush marker.
  3. Color the background using Cracked Pistacchio Oxide ink. Add splatters.
  4. Die cut the image using the Rounded Rectangle die. Add 4 more layers using colored cardstock.
  5. Stamp the sentiment and emboss with Rose gold embossing powder.
  6. Assemble card using adhesive.

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 05/07/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/09/2022.

NEXT UP is my talented friend, Colleen Balija. I hope you liked the cards I made for this hop! I post all my projects on Instagram, so I hope you can follow me there. ☺️ All links to my social media platforms are listed below. Thanks so much for dropping by, and I hope to see you again soon! Happy crafting!

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

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

Welcome to my blog, crafty friends! Thanks so much, Emily Midgett, for sending everybody over. For the complete details of this hop, head over to the Altenew blog. Take a look at the latest Build-a-Flower release:

BUILD-A-FLOWER: BELLADONNA LILY

This stamp set is a gorgeous cluster of flowers combined with lovely sentiments. Today, I chose only to use the outline stamp of the flower against an ombre background.

THINKING OF YOU, MY FRIEND

STEPS:

  1. Die cut watercolor paper using the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die.
  2. Use the watercolor brush markers to create an ombre background starting from lightest to darkest.
  3. Stamp the outline image onto Vellum and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder. Die cut the image using the coordiating die.
  4. Stamp the sentiment on black cardstock and emboss using Pure White embossing powder.
  5. Assemble card.
TIP: Allow the lightest wash to completely dry then add different shades of blue. This will create some added texture on top of the background.

This is a pretty quick card to make. Sometimes, less is more. It can be simple but elegant. Using a contrasting color for the flower will let it stand out more. Since vellum is translucent, you can still see the variations of blue come through the paper. I stamped 2 clusters of flowers and just layered them on top of each other.

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 04/06/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/08/2022.

Next up is my uber-talented friend, Erum Tasneem. Drop by her blog and be blown away by her exceptional talent. Thanks for dropping by, and I would love to know if you prefer clean and simple cards or layered and elaborate ones. Make sure to leave a comment and get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! For my latest creations, please follow me on Instagram @mylittleatticstudio. Thanks again, and happy crafting!

Altenew March 2022 Folktales & Stories Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew March 2022 Folktales & Stories Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)
FOLKTALES AND STORIES RELEASE

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog! If you just came from Lilith Eeckels, then you’re on the right track. For the complete information about this release, please visit the Altenew blog. I’m so excited to share with you what I created because there were many beautiful products from the NEW RELEASE to work with!!! I made a number of cards and I hope you will like them.

SENDING MY LOVE

STEPS:

  1. Emboss the image from the Endless Florescence Stamp twice on Neenah Solar White CS using Rose Gold Embossing Powder.
  2. Watercolor the images using the following Watercolor brush markers— Paperbag, Expresso, Emerald, Moss, Dusk, Persian Blue, Crimson and Rouge
  3. Die cut the watercolored images. Die cut an extra on plain white cardstock to cover the back of the image since the front panel is transparent.
  4. Create a trifold card using clear cardstock and Navy cardstock.
  5. Emboss the sentiments from Ornamental Bliss and Say It with Love Stamp sets using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  6. Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

I love how this card turned out. It is a huge image and I didn’t want to cut it so I just made a 5×7 card. I also added a second image inside the card for an added surprise to the recipient.

TIP: When doing loose water-coloring, intentionally do not color some areas of the petals (leaving them white) to mimic highlights.

Add a plain die cut cardstock to the back of the clear cover panel to hide the glue/foam squares. I added another watercolored image inside the card to make it a little more special when the recipient opens it. <3

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO READ and THE WORLD BELONGS TO THOSE WHO READ

STEPS:

  1. Stamp the different layers of the Botanical Bookmark and die cut.
  2. Paint a background using Watercolor brushmarkers in shades of blue and green and use the die to cut out a bookmark.
  3. Watercolor the strips of watercolor paper and die cut using the Creative Edges: Lace die.
  4. Cut 2 slits on the card front and insert the bookmark. Add the lace die cuts on both sides.
  5. Add strings to the end of the bookmark.

TIP: Add water splatters on the watercolored background and allow to sit for a few seconds then pat with a dry towel to create more texture.

I wanted to make interactive cards– cards and bookmarks in one.

HELLO I’M ONLY A TEXT AWAY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY

STEPS:

  1. Partially stamp the Geometric Botany Stamp on Neenah Solar White CS. Emboss using Pure White embossing powder.
  2. Color using the following Artist markers– (Blue card) B002, B201, B204 and B227 (Green card) G503, G804, G554, G825, G915.
  3. Die cut the green card using the Fancy Hello die. Die cut another 4 on white cardstock and stack on top of each other .
  4. Emboss the sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 3 Stamp using Pure White embossing powder.
  5. For the blue card, die cut Happy Birthday from the Essential Sentiment Strips die 5 times. Color plain white paper using one of the blue alcohol ink markers and add to the back of the sentiment.
  6. Die cut the panel using the Mix and Match die.
  7. Assemble the cards using foam squares and adhesive.

TIP: The easiest way to color a background with lots of shapes is to use a monochromatic color scheme. Color all of the same shape at once them move on to the next shape using a different color.

YAY! AND THANKS

STEPS:

  1. Create a background using the following alcohol inks: Galactic Stream, Teal Cave, Dusk, and Piñata Gold on Nara Paper. Use 90% isopropyl alcohol to dilute the inks. Allow to dry.
  2. Stamp the image from the Geometric Botany background stamp set using Alcohol Lift Ink.
  3. While the ink is still wet, stamp the image on another plain white cardstock to create a second card front.
  4. Die cut the Fancy Yay! 5 times on white cardstock and adhere on top of each other.
  5. Cut the alcohol inked background and adhere to a white card front. Adhere the Yay die cut.
  6. Use the excess alcohol inked background as a border and a die cut sentiment for the 2nd card.

TIP: Dab the excess alcohol lift ink with a paper towel– remember to use a clean part of the towel every time you dab. When it’s dry, buff the surface and the image will magically become crisper. (I got this tip from everyone’s idol– Jennifer Mcguire).

TIP: Do not throw away your scraps! You can always use them as a border or for word dies like the Thanks card I made using scraps.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

STEPS:

  1. Create a watercolored background using Watercolor brush markers. Add water for the pigments to bleed.
  2. Stamp the image from the Tree of Fantasy Stamp using dye inks and sprits water on the stamp before stamping. Add additional defined branches with watercolor.
  3. Add small trees on the hills with diluted watercolor.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 3 set and emboss using Pure White Embossing powder. Tie the Metallic Thread for added accent on the card.

I wanted to keep this card simple and the colors subdued since it’s a sympathy card. It’s sad that I need to create more of these cards lately. Hopefully, this card will make my friend feel how much I also hurt for the loss of his Mom.

GRATEFUL

Create a background with the Impressionist Bouquet layered Stencil using colors from the Tea Party and the Sea Shore dye ink sets.

Stamp the image from the Endless Florescence Stamp Set on top of the stamped background and add botanical lines on the leaves and stems using Tombow drawing pens 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5. Add additional berries and branches in certain spaces then color the background black. Stamp the sentiment on the front cover using the Inside and Out: Thanks Stamp set.

TIP: I recently took a Botanical Line Drawing Workshop with Thea Po and I got so excited thinking of all the stamp sets I can use this technique with!!! The key here is to follow the curvature of the petal, leaf or bud so that it will not look stiff. Add different lengths of lines, too!

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 03/10/2022 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 03/12/2022.

Next up: Laurie Willison. Thank you so much for dropping by! I hope you liked the cards I created for this release. Would love to hear what your favorite is. If you have any questions, just let me know and if you like what you see, I hope you can follow me on IG as well (@mylittleatticstudio) Don’t forget to leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! Until my next post– stay safe and happy crafting!

P.S. I hope, as a crafting community, we can all be together in prayer for Ukraine and that the world leaders will always choose peace over war and aggression. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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!