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 Build-A-Flower: Wild Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

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

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to Altenew’s Build-a-Flower: Wild Rose Blog Hop and Giveaway!!! Thanks to my friend, Natasha Davies, for sending you over to my blog. For the complete list, please visit the Altenew Blog. You can find all the newest and latest from this link .

If you’re a lover of wild roses, this set will hit the mark! This stamp set features a beautiful wild rose with cupped semidouble flowers. The flower image includes an outline layer and three coloring layers for the petals and the stamens. There is also has a branch bearing five leaves with an outline layer and three coloring layers. Eight uplifting sentiments and a couple of mini flower clusters finish off the set. Take a look at this beautiful stamp and die set!

BUILD-A-FLOWER: WILD ROSE STAMP AND DIE BUNDLE

HANG IN THERE


BUILD-A-FLOWER: WILD ROSE STAMP AND DIE SET, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, MASKING PAPER, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, CARIBBEAN SKY DYE INK, LAPIS LAZULI WASHI TAPES, BRAD, VERSAMARK INK, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, BLUE AND ORANGE CARDSTOCKS
  1. Stamp the floral image using Carribean Sky dye ink. Stamp the image again on masking paper and fussy cut the image.
  2. Mask the stamped image and stamp the floral image twice. (The image that was stamped first will be the one that will appear in front.)
  3. Add strips of the Lapiz Lazuli washi tapes to act as a border.
  4. Layer orange cradstock under the stamped image.
  5. Die cut the sentiment 5 times and adhere on top of each other.
  6. Add versamark ink to the brad and emboss with Rose gold embossing powder.
  7. Assemble the card.

I know this is a layering stamp set but I wanted to show you that you do not have to use all the layers. The outline stamp is a beauty in itself! I wanted to add a gold brad on the top right for an accent but didn’t have one so I added clear embossing ink to the surface of a silver brad then heat embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder. By adding a strip of orange at the bottom, the sentiment on the left, and the orange flap with a brad on top, a visual triangle was created which is pleasing to the eye. The rules/guidelines in scrapbooking can definitely be used in cardmaking to create a cohesive look 🙂


HERE FOR YOU


BUILD-A-FLOWER: WILD ROSE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, LAPIS LAZULI SLIM WASHI TAPE, MASKING PAPER, CARIBBEAN SKY AND PERSIAN BLUE DYE INKS, EMBOSSING PEN
  1. Stamp the outline stamp using Carribean Sky dye ink. Mask the stamped image and stamp again to create a background.
  2. Stamp the layered stamps following the guide exept for the 1st stamp so that the lightest part will remain white.
  3. Continue stamping all the layers then add gold dots by using an embossing pen and Rose Gold Embossing powder.
  4. Create a striped background using washi tape for the sentiment.
  5. Die cut the sentiment 5 times and adhere on top of each other.
  6. Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

For higher contrast, I used complementary colors. The stamped flowers were layered on the left side with foam squares and to balance it out, I added the sentiment on the right side.


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 09/07/2021 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 09/09/2021.

If you don’t want to miss any of the Build-A-Flower series, join the subscription plan and get 14% off.

Next up is Preeti Chandran. Thank you so much for dropping by and don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! Until my next post! Stay safe and happy crafting!

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: California Giants Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: California Giants Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to my blog! If you just came from Joy Baldwin, then you’re on the right track. For the complete hop list, go to the Altenew Blog. Take a look at this beautiful craft-a-flower die set!

CRAFT-A-FLOWER: CALIFORNIA GIANTS


SENDING HEALING HUGS



CRAFT-A-FLOWER: CALIFORNIA GIANTS

I used watercolor paper to create this flower so that I can play with monochromatic shades of blue. The ombre background was created using Distress oxide inks Tumbled Glass, Salvaged Patina and Salty Ocean. The Garden Trellis Cover die added more texture to the background. To finish off this card, I embossed the sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 2 stamp set. I used cool colors for this card so that everything will blend well together.


CRAFT A FLOWER: CALIFORNIA GIANTS LAYERING DIE SET AND GRADIENT CARDSTOCK BUNDLE

You get a 5% discount when purchasing this bundle!


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 8/13/2021 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 08/15/2021.

I hope you liked this card that I created for the CAF series. Next up is Preeti Chandran. Thanks so much for dropping by! I truly appreciate all your wonderful comments. <3 Take care and stay safe!

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 Educators “Favorite Old/New Altenew Stamp” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Altenew Educators “Favorite Old/New Altenew Stamp” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hello friends! Welcome to Altenew’s Educators “Favorite Old/New Altenew Stamp blog hop! If you just came from Vicki Finger’s blog, then you’re on the right track. We were assigned to choose a favorite stamp set from our old or new stash and highlight it in this post. I decided to create from an old AND a new stamp. It wasn’t easy to pick a favorite… I have too many!!! Anyway, for the old stamp set, I chose one of my all-time favorites– the Persian Motifs Stamp and die set.

I have always loved the vintage Indian woodblock designs and this stamp set reminds me of that. I created two cards using the Persian Motifs stamp and die set.


BE KIND


MATERIALS: PERSIAN MOTIFS STAMP AND DIE , BLOCK SENTIMENTS STAMP AND DIE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS- MANGO SMOOTHIE, ORANGE CREAM, YELLOW OCHRE, LAGOON, EMERALD, WATERCOLOR PAPER, VERSARMARK INK, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, METALLIC WATERCOLOR PAN SET, CARDSTOCKS, foam squares

Now, more than ever, we should remind ourselves, daily, to be kind to one another. Sadly, there is so much hatred and injustice around the world. I’ve been listening to a podcast by Fr. Mike Schmitz and this message struck me. We have to remember that we are all part of one world and that it’s not a battle between race or ethnicities. Even in the midst of all the brokenness, we can still find peace and be united if we just BE KIND to one another.

STEPS:

  1. Prep the paper with antistatic tool and stamp images on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Color images using watercolor brush markers.
  3. Add metallic details using the metallic watercolor pan set.
  4. Arrange the images temporarily on purple cardstock. Mark with pencil the edges of the flowers.
  5. Arrange the dies for partial die cutting to remove the lower part of the purple cardstock.
  6. Add embossed gold edges to the lower part of the card front using Versamark ink and Rose Gold embossing powder.
  7. Add foam sheet to the back of the purple cardstock and foam squares to the floral images for added dimension.
  8. Emboss the sentiment with Rose Gold embossing powder then die cut.
  9. Assemble the card.

More often than not, I usually stamp, emboss and watercolor more than what I need. Since I had extras, I decided to create a second CAS card using the same stamp set.


DO STUFF THAT MATTERS


MATERIALS: PERSIAN MOTIFS STAMP AND DIE, HELLO HYDRANGEA STAMP SET, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS- MANGO SMOOTHIE, ORANGE CREAM, YELLOW OCHRE, LAGOON, EMERALD, WATERCOLOR PAPER, VERSARMARK INK, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, METALLIC WATERCOLOR PAN SET, DIAMOND STARS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER, CARDSTOCKS, foam squares, Versamark ink

STEPS:

  1. Prep the paper with the antistatic tool then stamp and emboss the images from the Persian Motifs Stamp.
  2. Add more details using the Metallic Watercolor pan set.
  3. Emboss white cardstock using the Diamond Stars embossing folder.
  4. Add Versamark Ink to the embossed parts and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from the Hello Hydrangea stamp set with Versamark ink and emboss with Pure White embossing powder.
  6. Assemble the card using foam squares for added dimension.

For the new stamp, I chose two of my favorites– the Courageous You Stamp set which was released sometime in July 2020. I love the huge image that can cover the whole card front! Another favorite of mine is the Essential Sentiment Strips die– the easiest way to add a dimensional sentiment to your card. <3



HAPPY BIRTHDAY


MATERIALS: COURAGEOUS YOU STAMP AND DIE SET, STACKED DIAMONDS COVER DIE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, WATERCOLOR PAPER, WHITE GOUACHE PAINT, VERSAMARK INK

STEPS:

  • Stamp the image onto watercolor paper using very light dye ink. (I used a Misti and didn’t move the watercolor paper after stamping.)
  • Loosely paint over the entire flowers going over the outlines using Turquoise, Ultraviolet, Midnight violet, Sea Breeze and Ultramarine for the flowers and Emerald, Sweet Leaf and Moss for the leaves.
  • After the watercolor dries, add spatters of water and allow to sit for 10 seconds. Dry with a paper towel to remove some ink to create texture.
  • When the image is dry, prep the paper with the antistatic tool then re-stamp again the outline image with Versamark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder. (Remember, I left the image inside the Misti so that I can restamp again.)
  • Die-cut the image as well as the Stacked Diamonds cover die.
  • Die-cut the sentiment die 4 times and watercolor the 1st layer using the leftover inks.
  • Add white cardstock to the back of the sentiment strip die cut.
  • Adhere the cover die onto the card front and attach the flowers and sentiment with foam squares.
  • Add white gouache splatters.
  • Add the sentiment strip die cut using foam squares.

PRIZES


Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 4/4/2021 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. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 4/6/2021.

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Old/New Favorite Altenew Stamp” creations. Altenew will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!


HOP LIST

Altenew Card Blog

Bridget Casey

Colleen Balija 

Teresa Litchfield

Katrina Howe

Rosie Neustaedter

Terri Marie Koszler

Tenia Nelson

Pam Boedeker

Nandini Karmarkar

Amy Hill

Irina Fonina

Natasha Davies

Karen Brown

Helen Kalb

Patty Mello

Roteja Galvan

Eva Bussom

Fiona Duff

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicki Finger

Nenette S. Madero <– YOU ARE HERE

Teri Wilson

Rachael Shedeed

Neha Aggarwal

Kari VanNoy

Teri Stokes

Amber Rain Davis

Virginia Lu

Sandra Woodson

Next up is the amazing Teri Wilson. Hope you liked the cards I made using old and new stamp and die sets. I’m sure you have your own favorite Altenew stamps as well. I’d love to know which one is yours! Leave a comment below to get a chance to win some fabulous prizes from Altenew. Hope we can be friends on IG as well (@mylittleatticstudio). This is where I post my latest creations, too. Thank you so much for dropping by and stay safe always. Happy crafting!!


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