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!
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.
Cover Neenah Solar White Cardstock using Sea Shore Washi tapes leaving a thin space for the paper to show.
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.
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
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.
Watercolor the petals and leaves using the following Watercolor brush markers: Purple Wine, Persian Blue, Lagoon and Turquoise. Use the wet on wet technique.
Add a light wash on the outer surface of the flowers and leaves.
Emboss the sentiment with Pure White embossing powder on black cardstock.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Die cut the dotted border from the Mix and Match Frame die.
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
Stamp the different layers of the bird. Mask the bird then stamp the branch.
Fussy cut the bird and the branch without cutting the lower portion.
Apply ink on the flat surface of the Areca Palm 3D embossing folder to create a letterpress look.
Stamp the sentiment. Add two orange dots and a thin line for added interest.
Emboss the edge of the card base using Versamark Ink and Rose Gold embossing powder.
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.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS
Add pigment ink to the flat surface of the embossing folder and emboss.
Stamp the bird using dye inks. Stamp the branch as well.
Stamp and emboss the sentiment with Pure white embossing powder.
Emboss the edges of the embossed background with silver glitter finish.
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
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.
Stamp and emboss the sentiment with Versamark Ink and Antique Silver embossing powder.
Die cut the fine frames diamond 4 times.
Add Coral Berry pigment ink to the flat surface of the Dreamy Tiles 3D embossing folder and emboss.
Cut out a strip of purple cardstock and emboss the edges with silver embossing powder.
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!
$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!
Hello everybody!!! It’s so nice to be with my co-educators again for another blog hop. 😊 If you just came from Maryam Sharara‘s blog, then you’re on the right track. Make sure you drop by the Altenew Blog for complete details of the hop.
This blog hop is all about stencils. Altenew has quite a number of beautiful stencils. Here are some creative ways on how you can make some backgrounds using stencils to create some CAS and dimensional cards. I also included some tips on how to fix mistakes, too.
BE OUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL
I made a lot of backgrounds for this blog hop. For this first card, watercolor paper was colored using distress inks. I love how oxide inks are easy to blend together. Water splatters were added to create some texture. When this was dry, the Bursting Dahlia stencil was placed on top then Versamark Ink was pressed through the openings of the petals.
The image was embossed using Crystal Clear embossing powder and this automatically made the image darker than the background. The sentiment from the Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica was stamped on vellum and embossed using my all-time favorite gold embossing powder- the Rose Gold embossing powder. I added frames to finish the card. The edges of the panel were distressed using a paper distresser then this was mounted on a card front using foam squares.
I’M HERE FOR YOU
Here’s another background I made using distress inks. After applying the inks onto Neenah solar white cardstock, I placed the bubble wrap stencil on top and sprayed over with water using light mist only. Then I used a baby wipe to go over the stencil and remove some ink. This is called the ghosting technique and I love the subtle effect of the dots. I learned this technique from Dyan Reaveley.
When the panel was dry, I used the Dog Rose Panel A to die cut the floral image. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock using Versamark Ink and white embossing powder then mounted using foam tape.
Here’s a simple card using foil. The background was colored using shades of blues then I selected only certain parts of the stencil to add the transfer gel. The rest of the stencil was covered with post-it notes to prevent the gel from going to the other areas of the stencil.
I should have die cut the thank you sentiment before applying the transfer gel cause when I ran it through the die cutting machine, the shininess of the foil became dull. 😥 So next time, I’ll make sure to do the foiling last.
TRUE FRIENDS ARE EVERYTHING
I had my Gelli plate out since I recently used it for my last blog hop so I thought of creating more monoprints using stencils. First, I added dots of assorted acrylic paints on the Gelli plate. I made sure to use colors that will go well together. A brayer was used to spread the paint on the plate. This was allowed to dry then a thin coat of white acrylic paint was added. Neenah solar white CS was used to pick up the monoprint.
When this was dry, I used the bubble wrap stencil to add some circles here and there using a distress ink tool and frayed burlap oxide ink. The Feathered leaves stencil was then put on top then Versamark ink and clear embossing powder was used to create another layer. I love the layers on this card and the subtle texture the stencil added.
The sentiment was stamped on vellum then I used 2 different sets of frames to highlight the sentiment.
I HAVE BEEN THINKING OF YOU
I made another background using the Geometric Landscape Stencil and the Nuvo mousse for added dimension. I allowed it to dry while stamping and embossing the flowers from the Poppy Garden stamp set. I also die cut the leaves from the Garden Picks 3d die. The sentiment from the Poppy Garden set was embossed using white embossing powder while the flowers were embossed using Golden Peach embossing powder.
All of the embellishments were arranged using foam squares for added dimension. By the way, when I pulled up the stencil from the paper, I noticed some of the mousse went under the stencil. After it dried, I just used a Uniball Signo white gel pen to cover up the areas. That way, I didn’t have to repeat the whole process and waste material. 😊
YOU INSPIRE ME TO BE BETTER
For my last card, I wanted to make use of the Poppy Garden Mask stencil. I laid the stencil on a Neenah Solar white cardstock then used a round distress tool to add Mermaid Lagoon distress oxide ink to the edges of the floral images using a swiping motion from outside going in. This way, the middle of the flower remained white while the edges were dark. This is a fun way of coloring images quickly. I like the steaks that the foam created. Just make sure to follow the direction of the petals when applying the ink. When all the mask images of the flowers were colored, I stamped the outline images using Versamark Ink and embossed them with Pure white embossing powder.
I needed a frame for this slim card so an easy way to do this is to use 1/8″ double-sided tape and heat emboss it using Rose Gold embossing powder. The flowers were arranged on one side and adhered to the card front using glue and foam squares. For a more organic look, just add foam squares to the edges of the petal then glue down the middle of the flower. You can also bend the edges of the flowers and leaves so that they won’t look so stiff.
You can watch a video on how to create these flowers by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/AORyc3Rr2hs . I’m very new at making videos so please bear with me. 😥 Do let me know if the video is helpful so that I can plan to include more videos in the future.
Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 9/19/2020 for a chance to win.
Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew 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! I truly love hearing from all of you. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 9/22/2020.
There’s MORE! Altenew will pick 2 of their favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!
Next stop is Irina Fonina’s blog. For real-time updates, please follow me on IG: My Little Attic Studio. I also host some giveaways there once in a while so hope to see you there, too. 🙂 Thanks so much for dropping by and please stay safe and well. Take care, everyone! Until my next blog post!