Altenew March 2020 Washi Tapes Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello everyone!!! I’d like to thank Sveta Fotinia from sending all of you over. I’m so thrilled to be a part of this blog hop because this release is just full of colors! I’m sure you will fall in love with them 😍 To view the entire collection, make sure you visit the Altenew Blog or you can check out their online store here. Take a look at these gorgeous summer washi tapes!!!

There are so many ways you can use these amazing washi tapes and below are some examples. I just love how you can create wonderful cards in no time at all just by using washi tapes.


CONGRATS CARD


This card was inspired by the talented Norine Borys‘ card from last month’s stand-alone dies. I just loved how simple yet stunning the card was so I created a similar card using washi tape. Materials used for this card are the following: Framed Congrats die, Monstera 3D die and the Sweet Dreams Washi tape.

I love how easy it is to add color to a card front using washi tapes. For this card, I used the different shades of blues by sticking them onto Neenah solar white cardstock then die cutting the pieces using the Monstera 3d die. Next, I layered the different shades of washi, sometimes overlapping to create a new shade of blue. I left the upper portion of the card white for more contrast. I cut out the middle part using the Framed Congrats die then cut another 4 more to layer behind it to add some dimension then adhered the plant and pot.


IT’S COOL TO BE KIND CARD


For this card, I used the following: Allium Palette Washi tape, Leaf Clusters Stamp and die set, Firefly crisp dye ink, Rose Gold Crisp Embossing powder, Versamark Ink and cardstocks.

I stamped the leaves onto Neenah Solar White cardstock then die cut it. Another set of leaves was stamped onto the orange cardstock using Versamark ink then embossed with clear embossing powder. the panel was cut and the Allium Palette Washi tape was used to frame the panel on both sides for some accents. I love the color combo used in this tape.❤️ The panel was attached to the card front using foam tape.


MONOGRAM S CARD


This is another easy card to create. I used the Rose Petal Washi tapes, Mega Alpha S die, Retro Plantines stamp and die set, Rose Gold Embossing powder and Versamark ink.

First, I covered a sheet of Neenah Solar White cardstock scrap with the different shades of pink to create an ombre effect. I die cut the letter S then added dimension by adhering 4 more other S die cuts. The leaves from the Retro Plantines stamp set were embossed using the rose gold embossing powder then die cut.

Another strip f cardstock was covered using the washi tape but I made sure to overlap the tapes to create more shades of pink. This was cut into two to create the top and bottom strips on the card. Foam tape was used to add dimension to these strips.


U R SOMEBODY’S REASON TO SMILE CARD


Isn’t this Marbled Dream washi tape just beautiful???

The other materials used for this card are the following: Morning Glory Palette Washi tape, Classic Alphabet die, Reason to Smile stamp set and cardstocks. I covered the center of the white cardstock panel with the Marbled Dream washi tape. The Morning glory palette washi tape was used to add a strip to the left and right of the card since it had similar colors to the Marbled dream. I die cut the letters U and R then added 4 more layers for dimension. The sentiment was stamped using Verasmark Ink and was embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder.


HELLO CARD


I’ve never seen a washi tape this big!!! The total length of this washi tape is 11.5 inches!!! The design is so beautiful that you just want to use it as is!

I also used the Navy gold trim washi tape and the handwritten hello die . This is a 5×7 card cause I wanted to maximize the washi tape. I adhered the tape onto white cardstock then trimmed it down to 3×7. I used the Navy Gold trim washi tape as an added accent to the floral panel. The hello was die cut using gold paper for the background and navy blue for the thinner portion of the die. I love how it matched the Navy gold trim washi tape. Super easy card to make!


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 3/18/2020 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. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/21/2020.

Thank you so much for dropping by! I truly appreciate the time you take to go through my blog post. Next up is my idol, Erum Tasnim. Make sure to drop by her blog for more inspiration! If you haven’t yet, do follow me on IG or FB for announcements, giveaways and inspiration! Subscribe to this blog as well for the latest update. Until my next post. Happy crafting everyone!❤️


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Altenew August 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to Altenew’s August Release!! I’m so thrilled to be a part of this blog hop consisting of 34 blogs with all the wonderful card designers I admire! If you have been following along, you have just arrived from the super talented Alex Syberia. Thanks for sending them over, Alex! 🙂 If you find a broken link, you’ll find a master list at the end of this post and at the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at the August 2019 Release! There are so many beautiful stamps, stencils, and dies that I found it difficult to choose which ones to use for my card samples! 🙂

ALTENEW AUGUST 2019 RELEASE COLLECTION

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD

MATERIALS:

The first thing you have to do to create a card like this is to figure out the colors you want to use. I suggest you choose 3-5 colors only. I decided to go with high contrasting colors for some added pop. 🙂 Next, I made a rough sketch of how I wanted the design keeping in mind the die designs available. I spent some time die-cutting the different images with different colored cardstocks. It does take time but it’s better to have a lot of colors for each die-cut image to make the process of laying out the design much faster. Make sure to use foam squares when adhering some of the parts for added dimension.

SENDING LOVE AND HUGS CARD

MATERIALS:

Here’s a second card using the Polish Paper Cuts 3D die once again but this time I used them on dark cardstock. The leaves created side borders. This is why it’s important to do all the die-cutting at once. It will make the designing much easier. 🙂 Again, foam squares were used to add dimension to the card.

A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOU CARD

MATERIALS:

After 2 detail-intensive cards, I wanted to relax a bit and create some CAS cards. Almost always, I try to find use from the leftovers. I loved the negative pattern that the leaf dies created so I adhered it on top of the grey cardstock. A circle die cut was made using the Halftone Circles Nesting die then fine circle frames were created out of the pink cardstock using the Fine Lines Circle die.

The detailed leaf from the Beautiful Day stamp set was stamped using Versamark Ink and embossed with pure white embossing ink. I love that the sentiment from the Wavy Rose Stamp set combines cursive and block writing. This was stamped on navy blue cardstock using Versamark ink and embossed again with the white embossing powder. The edge of the sentiment strip was torn to give some texture. 3 pink dots were placed on the lower left side of the sentiment strip to counterbalance the bold and heavy YOU.

THANK YOU CARD

MATERIALS:

Here’s another CAS card. The leaf images from the Dot Art stamp set were stamped onto a navy blue cardstock to cover the entire card front using Versamark ink then embossed with white embossing powder. This was the first time for me to try out the Obsidian pigment ink and I’m in love with it!!! You only need some light tapping on the stamp set and the ink covers the entire surface! This will be my go-to black ink from now on. The sentiment and dots were stamped on white cardstock then 2 more layers of the same white cardstock were used to mat the sentiment strip. The edges of the strip were distressed using a paper distresser. The leaf die-cuts from the Rose Flurries 3D die set were added to the back of the sentiment strip to give some added interest.

I usually struggle with keeping the background clean especially on dark-coloured cardstocks. Even if I use the antistatic tool before stamping and embossing and then using a fine tip paintbrush to remove the excess powder, most often than not, there will still be excess white specks of embossing powder after you heat emboss. A sand eraser can be used to remove the specks of excess white embossing powders on the background for a cleaner, more finished look.

JUST BECAUSE CARD

MATERIALS:

I love roses especially the buds and when I saw this stamp set, I immediately knew what I wanted to create. First, I stamped several images using Antique Linen distress ink on watercolor paper a few times to get a good impression of the image. After, I used the wet on wet technique to color the petals and sepals. Since this stamp set did not come with leaves, I just watercolored my own and fussy cut them. Instead of a vase, I thought of making a small envelope using one of the Essential Rock Collection papers to hold the flowers together. I only put glue on the stems to adhere it inside the envelope so that the flowers will have more dimension. The Altenew Dainty Blooms cover die was used to cut out the image on Neenah Solar white CS and this was then glued on a top folding A2 card. The envelope was then glued onto the card front using a strong adhesive.

I chose the cursive writing of “JUST BECAUSE” to add to the feminine feel of the card and this was stamped with my new favorite Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. This was then embossed using Altenew Crystal Clear embossing powder. A watercolor wash was then painted to mat my sentiment.

YOU ARE ENOUGH CARD

MATERIALS:

First thing I do when I get a layered stamp set is to scan the black images onto a transparency so that I can cut them up per image.

I then stamped the first layer with the lightest color. I placed the scanned 2nd layer on top of the first and maked sure it lined up properly. I then lined up the stamp image on top of the transparency and picked it up with the misti. This process will ensure that the layers line up properly. You can also stamp on vellum if you do not have transparencies. This is an invaluable tip by Jennifer Mcguire and it is so helpful for layered stamp sets.

I almost did not finish this card. I stamped another branch from the top right corner towards the center but was not happy with the outcome. Then I encountered some problems stamping the flower itself and was ready to give up! 🙂 But instead of throwing it away, I thought of covering up the upper right side with blue cardstock and I used the Artist Marker to create my own 2nd layer design.

The flowers were burnished to curl up the petals then adhered with foam tape for dimension. I used some Wink of Stella to add some sparkle at the center of the flowers. Dark brown colored pencil was used to add more detailed shadows to the branch of the tree.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD

MATERIALS:

I wanted to create my own simple mandala design using the Wonderful Wycinanki stamp set so I used the Misti with the Gina K wreath builder template. I marked the center of the square cardstock and positioned one of the small images and stamped. The paper was then rotated clockwise (45″) guided by the template then stamped once more. This process was done 8 times. Then a second image was stamped using a different color until the whole square panel was filled with images.

I created some striped patterns with varying widths using post-it strips, coordinating dye inks and a distress blending tool. Crochet thread was tied around the striped panel to make a bow for added accent. The edges of the panel were distressed using the paper distresser and adhered to a side folding card with foam squares. Some of the elements were die cut using the coordinating dies and glued on top of the image to create some dimension.

PRIZES

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 8/14/2019 for a chance to win. Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/17/2019.

Next up is the lovely Laura Volpes . The complete Blog Hop Order is listed below. Thank you so much for dropping by! I appreciate all the wonderful and heartwarming comments you leave which just make me more inspired to create. <3 Don’t forget to subscribe (I have a wonderful surprise coming up for all of my blog subscribers :-) and follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Happy crafting! ❤️

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Altenew Sketch Challenge #13

Hi everyone!!! Welcome back to my blog. This is the first time I’m joining the Altenew Sketch challenge. I’m not sure if you have to follow the sketch exactly or if you can use it as a reference. I did my own take on the sketch and moved the circular arrangement to the lower left. I love this sketch challenge cause it made it easier to come up with a layout since you already have a sketch to follow. It also helped me get back to scrapbooking again so that I can continue to document the lives of my children!!! <3

The following were the materials used:

  • Altenew Handpicked Bouquet
  • Altenew Rose Flurries 3D dies
  • Altenew Cap Bold Alpha dies
  • MFT Bottlecap alpha dies
  • Distress oxide inks
  • Webster’s Pages paper
  • brads

I look forward to joining other sketch challenges in the future. Thanks for dropping by!