The bundle arrived just in time for Christmas, so I created some handmade Christmas gifts. I love that there are a variety of sentiments that will fit into a 3×3 card base. It also comes with a cute envelope die with an embellished flap! So cute!!! You can stamp or die-cut some borders for a very dainty look.
I used my Gelli prints as my base for all the cards. These were die-cut into squares slightly smaller than 3×3; I stamped the different sentiments using Versamark Ink and Pure White Embossing powder.
II also stamped a floral image from the Engraved Flowers stamp set on the front of the envelopes for added interest. The borders were die-cut using white cardstock and adhered to the top and bottom of the sentiments. These strips are so dainty and look like lace!!! I also included some wax seals created with the Blooming Bud and Delicate Blossom Wax Seal stamps in the gift set.
I used the Note for You Stamp set for my second project, using the stamp lace borders instead of the dies. After stamping and embossing in white, Distress Inks were used in creating an ombre background. The sentiment was stamped, embossed, then die-cut.
2 of the dies from the Mix & Match Frames dies were used for this card. I layered the die-cut pieces and used foam squares to add dimension. The lacy border and dashed line were stamped using Versamark Ink then embossed with Pure White Crisp Embossing powder.
$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/09/2022 for a chance to win.
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There are so many lovely sentiments you can use from this set. I decided to fussy cut the black cardstock paper for a different look. This design is quite easy to mass-produce. Just stamp the same image several times then move to the next image and stamp again several times etc. Using a fine tweezer will help line up the masks better.
YOU ARE LOVED
Stamp the image from the Floral Halos Stamp set onto Gel Painting: Soft Washes Paper Pack using Versamark Ink and Pure White Embossing powder then die cut with the coordinating die.
Die cut 5 circles from the same paper pack.
Stamp the sentiment using Versamark Ink and emboss with Caribbean Sky Embossing powder.
Arrange the circle elements on the card front. Adhere the floral die cuts using foam squares.
This was a quick way to create “watercolored” cards. I love the Gel Painting: Soft Washes paper pack!!! Now you can skip making your own watercolor washes and go straight to creating cards. This CAS card has a lot of white space. I just made sure to adhere one of the circles around the sentiment to emphasize it more.
I love the Gel Printing Soft Washes paper cause it saves a lot of time creating backgrounds! This card was the fastest to do. All I did was die-cut and use the beautiful watercolor paper as my background. I cut off certain areas of the cover die to give it a different look.
When I saw the negative die cuts from the cover die, I thought I could still make use of them.
I watercolored these strips using leftover watercolor on my palette then created a pattern to make mini monogrammed cards.
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 10/11/2021 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 10/13/2021.
Next stop: Svitlana Shayevich. Please make sure you leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. I love reading your comments and look forward to reading them every blog hop. 🙂 For my latest creations, I hope you can follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio. Thanks so much for dropping by! Happy crafting!!!
For this release, I wanted to create something different from my usual vibrant cards. Lately, I’ve been drawn to CAS cards with very light and muted colors and lots of white space. Here are three cards that I made with these ideas in mind.
I love the flowers from the Lush Garden Stamp and Die Set. First, I created a light watercolor wash on watercolor paper then I stamped the flowers using Versafine Onyx black then layered the Iceberg and Volcanic Lake dye inks. These were die cut. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock using Versamark Ink and embossed with Pure White Embossing Powder.
I purposely kept the colors light, muted and sweet.
JUST FOR YOU
For this card, I wanted to use the coordinating Lush Garden 3D embossing folder to complement the flowers. The letterpress paper really brings out the beautiful design of this embossing folder!!! I simply added some light blue touches of color to the background then layered the stamped image on top. Sentiment Strips 2 was used for the sentiment. This is a simple card with lots of texture and white space. <3
Here’s another simple card to make. I used the Simon Hurley stamping foam to get an impression from the Lush Garden 3D embossing folder. Take note that this will be printing the mirror image of the embossing folder. I inked up the foam with distress oxide inks and stamped the image onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. The Waterbrush Hello die was used to die cut the word and was layered on top of 4 more Hello die cuts for added dimension.
$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 08/18/2021 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 08/20/2021.
Thank you so much for dropping by!!! Next up is Tina Smith. Please make sure you leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. I truly love reading your kind words. If you haven’t yet, hope you can follow me on Instagram @mylittleatticstudio. All of my latest works are posted there. Until my next post! Keep on crafting and stay safe, everyone!
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.
Prep the paper with antistatic tool and stamp images on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
Color images using watercolor brush markers.
Add metallic details using the metallic watercolor pan set.
Arrange the images temporarily on purple cardstock. Mark with pencil the edges of the flowers.
Arrange the dies for partial die cutting to remove the lower part of the purple cardstock.
Add embossed gold edges to the lower part of the card front using Versamark ink and Rose Gold embossing powder.
Add foam sheet to the back of the purple cardstock and foam squares to the floral images for added dimension.
Emboss the sentiment with Rose Gold embossing powder then die cut.
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.
Prep the paper with the antistatic tool then stamp and emboss the images from the Persian Motifs Stamp.
Add more details using the Metallic Watercolor pan set.
Emboss white cardstock using the Diamond Stars embossing folder.
Add Versamark Ink to the embossed parts and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
Stamp the sentiment from the Hello Hydrangea stamp set with Versamark ink and emboss with Pure White embossing powder.
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
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.
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 theAltenew 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!
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!!
Hello friends! Welcome to Altenew’s Twinkle and Shine Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!!! Thank you so much to my dear and talented friend, Virginia Lu for sending all of you over to my blog! Make sure to drop by the Altenew Card blog for complete details about this hop. There are tons of amazing products in the release! Click this link to bring you to the Altenew shop.
I’m sure you’ll find something from this fabulous release that will inspire you to create. Below are some of the ways the products have inspired me.
For this card, I stamped the floral images using Tide blue onto watercolor paper. I made sure to use a Misti so that I can go back and re-stamp the areas that need more ink. Then I inked up the edges of the petals with a darker blue and stamped it again. I took out the Pen Sketched Flower stamp set to more or less get an idea of how the petals were drawn and then used a sign pen to draw the petals loosely.
An orange cardstock was torn and embossed with rose gold embossing powder. I also added a gold strip to finish the edge of the stamped layer. I die cut 4 pieces of the Happy Birthday sentiment and adhered it on top of each other. White cardstock was swiped with the Tide Blue dye ink and used for the backing of the sentiment strip.
BE YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL
I love mixing up stamp sets. For this 3D card, I got images from the Eucalyptus Jar Stamp set, Cartoon Rose Stamp and the Pen Sketched Flowers stamp set. Only the foliage part of the Eucalyptus stamp was used to add fullness to the arrangement. The images were stamped on watercolor paper using Versmark Ink then embossed with Pure White Embossing Powder. Watercolor brush markers were used to color the images.
The background was colored using a distress tool and distress inks to create an ombre effect. Spatters of water was added for texture. The images were die cut and arranged in one corner while the sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and adhered with foam squares on the opposite side. The thin frame 3D die was pretty easy to assemble and I used the Altenew Woodgrain Bark cardstock to mimic a wooden frame.
HANG IN THERE
Here’s a simple and quick card to make. Instead of layering the stamp set, I stamped the outline image onto patterned paper using Versamark Ink. I just made sure to choose the area of the paper where there were interesting watercolored patterns. For the leaves, I stamped the images onto watercolor paper then embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder. They were then colored using the watecolor brush markers. I die cut white cardstock using the MFT stitched rectangle stax die.
This was glued to a hot pink A2 top folding cardstock. The floral and leaf elements were arranged and glued. Then I placed the rectangular die on top making sure it fits right on top of the rectangular die cut and ran it through the die cutting machine again. This part was backed with a foam sheet to add dimension to the card front. The sentiment strip was die cut 4 times and adhered on top of each other. I just painted a strip of watercolor paper to match the leaves then used it for the backing of the sentiment.
GRATEFUL FOR YOU, MY FRIEND
Here’s a simple card to make. Purple cardstock was stamped using the Striped circle stamp set and Versamark Ink. This was then embossed using the Caribbean Sky embossing powder. The floral images from the Pen Sketched Silhouette stamp were stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock then embossed using Rose Gold Embossing powder.
The sentiment was stamped on navy blue cardstock and embossed using Pure White Embossing powder. The elements were then arranged on the card front using foam squares for added dimension.
SENTIMENTS FROM BETTER TOGETHER 2
I learned this technique from my all-time favorite papercraft guru, Jennifer Mcguire in 2014 and then again recently but didn’t really give it a try. Here’s a link to one of her videos doing this technique. When my Altenew orders arrive which included this beautiful Bergenia 3D embossing folder, I had to try our her technique and I was not disappointed! I wanted these set of cards to be sweet so I made sure to use only pastel colors. It’s a pretty easy technique that gives wonderful results. You just have to add ink to the flat surfaces on one side of the embossing folder (the parts that are the background… not the embossed parts) and run this through the die cutting machine. Another tip I learned from Tim Holtz was to spray the paper on both sides with water before embossing to prevent the paper from tearing.
Take note that for all the cards, I had to die cut the window first before embossing. There are so many uplifting sentiments on the Better Together 2 stamp set that I had to create more backgrounds for them.
For this card, I die cut the circle first, inked up the embossing folder then embossed the paper. I stamped the sentiment on vellum using Rose gold embossing powder. The embossed flowers and leaves are just so beautiful!!! Make sure to use a thicker cardstock to prevent the paper from tearing up.
For this card, I did the same procedure then used an embossed image from the Pen Sketched Flowers stamp for added layering.
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.”
I’d like to share with you a personal story that has inspired me so much. Here in my country, because we are in general community quarantine, I heavily rely on courier services to pick up food, groceries etc. or to deliver or pick up packages for me. One day, I asked the rider to pick up something I ordered from a place an hour away from me. It took him 30 minutes to find it then waited another 30 minutes because my order was misplaced and couldn’t be found. Traffic was bad so by the time he reached my house, it was over 3 hours and way past lunchtime. I was so grateful that he just didn’t give up and cancel the pick-up. He made an effort to look for the place, wait for my order and brave the traffic. So in gratitude, I ordered a lunch meal good for 4 people so that he has something to eat and bring home to his family. The rider thanked me profusely for this little act of kindness but what blew me away was when I read a text he sent me a couple of hours later saying that on his way home, he saw a homeless family and shared what he had with them. He didn’t have much, yet he found it in his heart to share what he had to those in need. What a compassionate and selfless person! Now, more than ever, do we need to show kindness to others. Hopefully, this card will be a reminder for us to always be kind especially to those who need it most.
I used the beautiful Eucalyptus Jar stamp set and did no-line watercoloring. I lightly stamped the image using Antique Linen distress ink then painted the image using the watercolor brush markers. I used the Circle quilt cover die for added texture to the background. The sentiment was embossed on vellum then the strip was wrapped around the jar.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/10/2020 for a chance to win.
Altenew will 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 Winners Page on 11/12/2020.
Next stop is Svitlana Shayevich‘s blog. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your comments mean so much to me so thanks for taking the time to leave some ❤️. By doing so, you get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! I hope you can follow me too on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Till my next post. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!
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