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

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

Welcome to my blog, everyone! If you just came from Ishani, then you’re on the right track. For the complete details of this hop, head on to the Altenew Card Blog. Isn’t the Paint-A-Flower: African Daisy Stamp set a beauty?

Here are some examples of cards that I made using this stamp set.


YOU’RE THE SWEETEST



I wish you could see the shimmer and shine on this card becuase of the metallic watercolor! The black cardstock gives a high contrast to the image as well.


HERE FOR YOU


  1. Stamp the image on watercolor paper with Versmark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Loosely watercolor the imgae using Watercolor Brush Markers.
  3. Mask a frame around the colored image using Post It tape.
  4. Color the exposed background with Distress Ink.
  5. Die cut the sentiment from the Essential Sentiment Strips Die
  6. Remove the Post it Tape and assemble the card with foam squares.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


  1. Stamp the image in opposite corners using Versamark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Watercolor the background using Desert Night Watercolor brush marker and lighten some parts with added water.
  3. Add gold and metallic blue splatters using the Metallic Watercolor pan set.
  4. Die cut the sentiment.
  5. Assemble the card.

I love the dramatic contrast of the image with the background. You don’t always have to color the embossed images. By coloring only the background and keeping the images white, the images stand out more.


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 09/27/2021 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 09/29/2021.

Next up is Joylita Dsouza. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! You can follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Hope to see you there, too! Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!!!❤️

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Hello Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Hello Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Altenew’s Craft your Life Kit: Hello Beautiful Release and giveaway! Thank you, Maryam Perez, for sending all of you over to my blog. For the complete details of the blog hop, make sure to visit the Altenew Card Blog.

There is nothing like a bouquet of flowers to bring you joy and contentment! Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6×8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you’ll be good to go! This kit features a gorgeous stamp set with three beautiful floral clusters. The flowers and leaves were drawn with great care, giving special attention to the folds and curves of the petals. The set includes eight messages great for everyday occasions. The kit also features FIVE coloring stencils which will allow you to color the floral clusters in two coloring layers. Furthermore, there is a matching die for each of the floral clusters and an embossing folder featuring an elaborate version of one of the floral clusters from the stamp set. Pair them together for the best results. Take a look at this beautiful kit!

I created 4 cards using the stamp set and stencils in this release. Let me know which one you like ok?


HELLO


HELLO BEAUTIFUL STAMP AND STENCIL, FANCY HELLO DIE, WILDFLOWER PAPER PACK, GOLD FOIL WASHI TAPE, NATURE’S WONDER AND MARTIAN TERRAIN DYE INKS, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER
  1. Stamp the floral design using Versamark Ink and emboss with Pure White Embossing powder.
  2. Color the flowers and leaves using the stencil and dye inks.
  3. Add a strip of gold foil washi tape and die cut the word hello. Die cut additional hello 4 times to create a thicker die cut.
  4. Assemble the card.

I love the look of this card! The translucent dye inks allow the patterned paper to show through the flowers and leaves in a subtle way. The stencils make it so easy to color this set.


MAY YOU BE BLESSED…


HELLO BEAUTIFUL STAMP AND DIE SET, SUMMER GARDEN PAPER, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, CIRCLE QUILT COVER DIE, WATERCOLOR PAPER, CARDSTOCK, VERSAMARK INK
  1. Stamp the image on watercolor paper using Versamark Ink and embossing using Rose Gold embossing powder. Color with Watercolor Brush markers then die cut.
  2. Stamp and emboss the sentiment.
  3. Die cut 5 times the Circle Quilt Cover die and adhere on top of each other with adhesive.
  4. Assemble the card.

Using patterned paper as the background makes this card one step faster. Go through your patterned papers and see what pattern will go with your stamped and painted florals!



THINKING OF YOU

HELLO BEAUTIFUL STAMP AND DIE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, MIDNIGHT VIOLET, PURPLE WINE, DESERT NIGHT AND EMERALD WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS, WATERCOLOR PAPER, DYLUSIONS WHITE LINEN PAINT, VERSAMARK INK

  1. Stamp and emboss the floral image using Rose Gold embossing powder and color with watercolor brush markers.
  2. Create an ombre background using Distress Oxide inks. Add water and white splatters.
  3. Tear one end and emboss the other 3 edges with Rose gold embossing powder.
  4. Emboss the sentiment on black cardstock.
  5. Assemble the card.

Most of the time, I stamp, emboss and watercolor extra images so that I have extras that I can easily use for another card.


THE BEST FEELING OF HAPPINESS…


HELLO BEAUTIFUL STAMP, SISTERS OF THE HEART SENTIMENT, ROUNDED RECTANGLES DIE, DOTTED SWIRLS DEBOSSING DIE, ROSE GOLD AND PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, VERSAMARK INK, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS
  1. Create an ombre card front using Distress Ink Oxides.
  2. Use the Dotted Swirls Debossing die to crate a debossed pattern.
  3. Stamp the floral image from the Hello Beautiful Stamp set at the top and bottom of the card front and emboss using Pure White embossing powder.
  4. Die cut the center using the Rounded Rectangles die. Add 4 more rectangles and adhere on top of each other.
  5. Stamp and emboss the sentiment on vellum.
  6. Assemble the card.

I love the look of outline stamps on an ombre background! Adding a few more rounded rectangles gave some dimension to the card.


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 09/18/2021 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 09/20/2021.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Next up: Michelle Short. Make sure to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! I love hearing from you and appreciate all your wonderful comments. If you haven’t yet, I hope you can follow me on Instagram as well @mylittleatticstudio. Until my next post–be safe everyone and keep on crafting!

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Dendrobium Orchid Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Dendrobium Orchid Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

Welcome to my blog, my crafty friends! If you just came from my friend, Colleen Balija, then you’re on the right track. For the full blog hop list, please visit the Altenew Card Blog. Take a look at this beautiful Craft-a- Flower: Dendrobium Orchid!!!

Here are two cards that I made using this layering die set.


SENDING HEALING HUGS


CRAFT-A-FLOWER: DENDROBIUM ORCHID, DECK PLANKS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS, DOTTED STARBURST DEBOSSING COVER DIE, SENTIMENT STRIPS 2 STAMP, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, VERSATILE VASES DIE
  1. Create different watercolor washes of increasing intensity for the different layers of the flowers, stems and leaves.
  2. Die cut the different parts of the orchids, leaves and stems and layer on top of each other with adhesive. Add streaks to mimick veins of petals.
  3. Emboss letterpress paper using the Deck Planks 3D embossing folder and add color and shade using watercolor.
  4. Create a debossed card panel using the Dotted Starbust Debossing cover die.
  5. Stamp and emboss the sentiment on black cardstock.
  6. Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

I love creating floral arrangements so I enjoyed making this card. The embossing folder gave some texture to the vase.


STAY STRONG


CRAFT-A-FLOWER: DENDROBIUM ORCHID, ORGANIC LINEN 3D, SENTIMENT STRIPS 2 STAMP, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, GOLDEN WASHI TAPE, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, VERSATILE VASES DIE
  1. Create different watercolor washes of increasing intensity for the different layers of the flowers, stems and leaves.
  2. Die cut the different parts of the orchids, leaves and stems and layer on top of each other with adhesive. Add streaks to mimick veins of petals.
  3. Emboss letterpress paper using the Deck Planks 3D embossing folder and add color and shade using watercolor.
  4. Emboss teal cardstock using Organic Linen 3D embossing folder.
  5. Add gold washi tape strips to teh border of the embossed panel.
  6. Stamp and emboss sentiment using Pure White Embossing powder.
  7. Assemble the card.

I love how these cards turned out and enjoyed arranging them like there were real flowers.


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 09/13/2021 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 09/15/2021.

NEXT UP: Joylita Dsouza. Thank you so much for dropping by! Let me know which card you like more in the comments section below and get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! Hope you can follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Stay safe everyone and take care! Happy crafting!

Altenew Modern & Edgy Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Modern & Edgy Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to the Altenew Modern & Edgy Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway! If you just came from Daniel Diaz’s blog, then you’re on the right track. For the full list, kindly visit the Altenew Blog. Take a look at the unique designs from this August release:

I created a few cards for this release– some quite different from my older ones. Let me know which one you like the most.

FRESH BLOOM STAMP AND DIE SET
WOVEN STRIPES STAMP SET
LINEAR LIFE: DAYDREAMS STAMP SET

WISH YOU WERE HERE


Here is a card using 3 stamp sets from this release– The Fresh Bloom Stamp and Die set, the sentiment from the Linear Life: Daydreams stamp set and the Woven Stripes Stamp. I stamped 2 floral images using Versamark Ink and embossed them with Rose Gold embossing powder. Watercolor was used to color the flowers. I then fussy cut one of the flowers so that I can layer the petals behind the stamped image to create a bigger and fuller flower with actual layers.

Foam squares were used to make it look more 3D. I partially stamped the Woven stripes onto watercolor paper using Versamark Ink then embossed it with Rose Gold Embossing powder. I then watercolored the background using the leftover colors on the palette. Notice how I also colored the leaves that were on the white space and left the leaves uncolored on the colored background white. This way, I created more contrast.


DOODLE TRIANGLES STAMP SET
MODERN HELLO STAMP

HELLO FRIEND


For this card, I used the Doodled Triangles Stamp set and the Modern Hello Stamp set. 2 dye inks were used to color the triangle to create an ombre effect then this was stamped onto Neenah Solar White Cardstock. The Hello sentiment was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black and the friend with Versmark Ink so that I can emboss with Rose gold embossing powder. I added an orange border before adhering the whole panel to the teal card base using foam squares for dimension. This looks like a masculine card (which I rarely make 😄) — no flowers this time 🙂


CONNECTED 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER
FANCY HUGS DIE

HUGS


For this card, I wanted to see the outcome of using handmade paper with the Connected 3D embossing folder. And since the handmade paper is lightweight paper as compared to cardstock, the intricate designs were more visible!!! Take a look at the design on the washi tape too!! So so pretty!!!

I also stamped the foliage image from the Fresh Blooms stamp set on Neenah Solar White cardstock then embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder for added accent. The Fancy Hugs die was used to cut 2 layers from cardstock then the last one from the handmade paper with the gold foil on it. Sometimes, simple cards can be elegant, too. I will definitely be experimenting more using handmade paper. 🙂


CRYSTAL WALL 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER

FRIENDS ARE OUR CHOSEN FAMILY


For this card, I used the Crystal Wall 3D embossing folder to create the background. I colored the Sisters of the Heart stamp image using the coordinating stencils with the following Distress Oxide inks–Abandoned Coral, Kitch Flamingo, Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky. The image was embossed with Pure White Embossing Powder. The sentiment was stamped on vellum with Versamark Ink and embossed with Antique Gold embossing powder.


HUGS


For my last card, I wanted to incorporate some glitter. I die cut the Fancy Hugs die 4 times and on the fifth, I added the gold washi tape. These were layered on top of each other for dimension. The background was watercolored using watercolor brush markers and I painted some foliage using metallic paints.



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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 08/10/2021 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 08/12/2021.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Next up: Joylita Dsouza. Please don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. Your messages truly make my day. Thank you so much for finding time to drop by and leave some love! Until my next post… stay safe and happy crafting! ❤️

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to my blog, friends! Today is the release of Altenew’s Paint-a-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia! Thanks so much, Daniel Diaz for relaying everyone over to my blog. For the complete list, you may start at Altenew’s card blog.

PAINT A FLOWER: FASHION MONGER DAHLIA STAMP AND DIE SET CAN BE FOUND HERE

Sometimes, the images from a stamp set have a lot of details that it seems a bit complicated to color because of the intricate designs. Below, I will show you 3 ways to easily color detailed stamp images.


I’M HERE FOR YOU TODAY & ALWAYS


MATERIALS: PAF: FASHION MONGER DAHLIA, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, OBSIDIAN INK, VERSAMARK INK, MASKING PAPER,DISTRESS OXIDE INKS- BARN DOOR, WILD HONEY, CARVED PUMPKIN, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, BLACK CARDSTOCK, FOAM SQUARES AND ADHESIVE, EXACTO KNIFE

STEPS:

  • Stamp the image onto Neenah Solar white cardstock using Obsidian Ink
  • Stamp the image on masking paper and fussy cut the outline of the whole image
  • Line up the mask then add color to the background. Blend the oxide inks well
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versamark Ink on black cardstock then emboss with white embossing powder
  • With an Exacto knife, cut a portion of the outline of the flower so that you can tuck the sentiment underneath it for added interest
  • Assemble the card

Sometimes, when an image seems to be complicated to color, you can always choose to color the background and keep the image black and white. This way, the image stands out more. Since I love layering in my cards, I cut out a portion of the stamped image so that I can tuck in the sentiment strip underneath the petal. It just gives the card a different twist than just adding the sentiment on top of the image.


SO HAPPY FOR YOU


MATERIALS: PAF: FASHION MONGER DAHILIA, ALCOHOL MARKERS B815, R 702, R823, R705, G702, G715, KARIN BRUSH MARKERS PALE ORANGE 357, AMBER 195 AND OMBRE RED 051, NO LINE INK, OBSIDIAN INK, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, CIRCLE DIE , NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, FOAM SQUARES AND VERSAMARK INK

STEPS:

  • Using a Misti, stamp the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock using Obsidian Ink. Allow to dry
  • Align the paper using the Misti and stamp the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock using no line ink
  • Die-cut the circle from the stamped image using Obsidian ink
  • Color using Alcohol Ink markers
  • Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink and emboss with Pure White embossing powder
  • Assemble the card by lining up the colored image with the background image and adhere using foam squares. Add the sentiment

A second way of coloring a very detailed image is spotlight colorcoloring… choose an area to spotlight and color that part only. Leave the rest of the image uncolored. This way, you only have small portion to color instead of coloring the whole image!


I’M HERE WHEN YOU NEED ME


MATERIALS: PAF: FASHION MONGER DAHLIA, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, WATERCOLOR PAPER, OBSIDIAN INK, CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER

STEPS:

  • Stamp the image and sentiment with Obsidian ink and emboss using clear embossing powder
  • Loosely color the images with a light wash of pinks, greens and blues using the wet on wet technique
  • Allow to dry then color with a more pigmented wash of darker shades to add texture

Loose watercolor technique is when you intentionally leave out the details and allow the water to move the pigments more freely… no need to worry about staying within the lines for this type of coloring. The only time you have to pay attention is when you are adding the second layer which is the highly pigmented watercolor.

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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 07/28/2021 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 07/30/2021.

I hope you learned a thing or two on how to color detailed images easily. Let me know which technique you’d like to try next time you create a card with a very detailed stamp image. The next stop is the talented Bridget Casey. Please don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. Hope you can follow me on Instagram as well @mylittleatticstudio cause that’s where I post all my works. Enjoy the rest of the week! Stay safe and happy crafting!