Altenew May 2022 Lovely in Lace Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew May 2022 Lovely in Lace Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to my blog! Thank you so much, Virginia Lu, for sending everyone over! By now, you’ve seen what a lovely release this is!

Here are a few more ideas on how you can use these products. 🙂

FOR YOU

STEPS:

  1. Create a background using the Gelli plate and acrylic paints.
  2. Emboss the background using the Starbust 3D embossing folder.
  3. Die-cut 4 white cardstocks using the Fancy for You die. Add a layer of Peachy Tiles washi tape before die cutting the fifth and adhere to each other to create dimension.
  4. Assemble card.

Don’t throw away the excess! I used it as a border for this second card and lined up the design when I embossed the blue card base.

The sentiment from the All Things A stamp set was stamped with Obsidian Ink then embossed with Crystal Clear Crisp embossing powder.

MONOGRAM A

STEPS:

  1. Die-cut white cardstock using the Mega Alpha A. Secure the A with tape.
  2. Ink the debossed side with Caribbean Sky dye ink and emboss.
  3. Add Arctic dye ink to the high areas and emboss.
  4. Die-cut 4 more cardstocks and add to the A.
  5. Assemble card.

I love the texture of this embossing folder! I will be using this for sure in my future projects.

I’M TOUCHED BEYOND WORDS

STEPS:

  1. Color the image with Mixed Media Inks from the Glacier Caves and the Red Cosmos bundles using the Vintage Lace Simple coloring stencils.
  2. Emboss with the coordinating Vintage Lace 3D embossing folder.
  3. Stamp and emboss the sentiment with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  4. Create a border using Mixed Media inks.
  5. Assemble 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 05/29/2022 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 05/31/2022.

Next up: Terri Koszler. Don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win. 🙂 Also, I started a YouTube channel and would love it if you could subscribe there, too! Don’t forget to hit the bell button to get notifications every time I post a new video tutorial. the link is found below. Thanks for dropping by! Happy crafting!

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

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

Welcome, crafty friends! Thank you so much, Nathalie DeSousa, for sending everyone over. For the full details of this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew blog. You can also find this latest release here.

I was so excited when I saw the products in the Craft Your Life: Florescence kit! I love huge images because that would mean there can be many ways to use this stamp set. Below are the cards I made for this hop.

CRAFT YOUR LIFE PROJECT KIT: FLORESCENCE

ALL OUR TOMORROWS DEPEND ON TODAY

STEPS:

  1. Stamp and emboss the image from the CYLPK: Florescence stamp using Pure White crisp embossing powder.
  2. Watercolor the image using the following dye inks: Rouge, Orange Cream, Warm Sunshine, Volcano Lake, Lagoon, Icy Water, Winter Lake, and Ultraviolet.
  3. Die-cut the painted panel using the Peeking Leaves Cover Die. Add four more die cuts for added dimension and adhere on top of each other.
  4. Stamp sentiment using Obsidian Ink and emboss with Clear embossing powder.
  5. Adhere the background to a 5×7 inches card base and do the inlay technique for the die-cut.
TIP: Make sure to use the Press and Seal to pick up all the tiny negative parts of the die. It is a bit tedious to put back all the tiny negative die cuts, but it was worth it!

HELLO

STEPS:

  1. Stamp and emboss the image from the CYLPK: Florescence with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Color the image using stencils and dye inks.
  3. Add shadows using alcohol ink markers.
  4. Stamp and emboss the sentiment using Pure White Crisp Embossing powder.
  5. Assemble the card.

SO GRATEFUL MOM

STEPS:

  1. Create a background by using the Gelly Art plate and acrylic paints.
  2. Stamp the image from the CYLPK: Florescence and emboss with Pure White Crisp Embossing powder.
  3. Die-cut the word MOM using the Caps Bold Alpha set. Die-cut 4 more of the letters and adhere them to each other for added dimension.
  4. Die-cut the sentiment from the Essential Sentiment Strips dies using white cardstock.
  5. Assemble the card.

I wanted to make a Mother’s Day card for my Mom. She loves bright colors, so that this card will be perfect for her. You can also use patterned paper for a quicker card instead of making your own backgrounds.

ISA WE COULDN’T BE PROUDER

I was blown away when I saw Jaycee Gaspar’s card using this technique, and I had to try it out. I urge you to watch the tutorial on making a card like this from my idol. 💕 He will walk you through all the steps. Such an ingenious way to use embossing folders! You can find it on his YouTube channel here. Make sure to check out his blog as well for more inspiration.

For my card, I added some gold foil washi tape at the bottom of the letters for more contrast. I also added embossed edges to finish off the card. Isa is short for Isabela, my eldest child, who graduated from college just a few days back. 💕

Again, thank you so much, Jaycee, for continuing to be my source of inspiration!!!

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 05/18/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw ten random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/20/2022.

Up next: Terri Koszler. Make sure to leave a comment and get a chance to win a prize from Altenew.

I recently put up a YouTube channel for my video tutorials, and I’d greatly appreciate it if you could subscribe and click the bell icon to follow all my videos. Just click the YouTube icon below to get there. Thank you so much for your continued support, and thanks for dropping by! Till my next post… happy crafting! 💕

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

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

Welcome to my blog, crafty friends! Thanks so much, Emily Midgett, for sending everybody over. For the complete details of this hop, head over to the Altenew blog. Take a look at the latest Build-a-Flower release:

BUILD-A-FLOWER: BELLADONNA LILY

This stamp set is a gorgeous cluster of flowers combined with lovely sentiments. Today, I chose only to use the outline stamp of the flower against an ombre background.

THINKING OF YOU, MY FRIEND

STEPS:

  1. Die cut watercolor paper using the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die.
  2. Use the watercolor brush markers to create an ombre background starting from lightest to darkest.
  3. Stamp the outline image onto Vellum and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder. Die cut the image using the coordiating die.
  4. Stamp the sentiment on black cardstock and emboss using Pure White embossing powder.
  5. Assemble card.
TIP: Allow the lightest wash to completely dry then add different shades of blue. This will create some added texture on top of the background.

This is a pretty quick card to make. Sometimes, less is more. It can be simple but elegant. Using a contrasting color for the flower will let it stand out more. Since vellum is translucent, you can still see the variations of blue come through the paper. I stamped 2 clusters of flowers and just layered them on top of each other.

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 04/06/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/08/2022.

Next up is my uber-talented friend, Erum Tasneem. Drop by her blog and be blown away by her exceptional talent. Thanks for dropping by, and I would love to know if you prefer clean and simple cards or layered and elaborate ones. Make sure to leave a comment and get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! For my latest creations, please follow me on Instagram @mylittleatticstudio. Thanks again, and happy crafting!

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

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

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!

CRAFT YOUR LIFE: GARDEN ROSE

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.


BE YOURSELF


STEPS:

  1. Cover Neenah Solar White Cardstock using Sea Shore Washi tapes leaving a thin space for the paper to show.
  2. Emboss with Garden Rose 3D embossing folder.
  3. Die cut white cardstock using Rounded Rectangle Die. Add Versamark Ink to the edges and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  4. Stamp and emboss the sentiment from the Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp set.
  5. Assemble card using foam squares.

Here’s a CAS card with lots of texture. I love the effect of the 3D embossing folder on washi tape. Sometimes, there will be some tear here and there but that just adds more interest to the card.


HOPE YOUR DAY IS FAB & YOU ARE APPRECIATED


STEPS:

  1. Ink up the top cover of the 3D embossing folder with Caribbean Sky Mixed Media Ink and emboss white cardstock. Do the same using Frosty Pink Mixed Media Ink.
  2. Die cut the center using Halftone Squares Die set. Switch the enters and mat using silver cardstock.
  3. 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.
  4. 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


STEPS:

  1. 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.
  2. Watercolor the petals and leaves using the following Watercolor brush markers: Purple Wine, Persian Blue, Lagoon and Turquoise. Use the wet on wet technique.
  3. Add a light wash on the outer surface of the flowers and leaves.
  4. Add spatters including black ink.
  5. Die cut the center using Nesting Labels die.
  6. Emboss the sentiment with Pure White embossing powder on black cardstock.
  7. Assemble card.

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!

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!