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 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.

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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 Paint-A-Flower: White Swan Echinacea Release Blog Hop

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: White Swan Echinacea Release Blog Hop

Hello, friends! Welcome to my blog! If you just came from Linda Westfall, you’re on the right track. For the complete list, please visit the Altenew Card Blog. Take a look at the gorgeous stamp set!

PAINT A FLOWER: WHITE SWAN ECHINACEA

I am a huge fan of Seeka and got my inspiration for this card from her beautiful clean and simple cards.


TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF


PAINT-A-FLOWER: WHITE SWAN ECHINACEA STAMP SET, FINE FRAMES COVER DIE, OBSIDIAN PIGMENT INK, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS, CRYSTAL CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER, MASKING PAPER, FINE FRAMES COVER DIE

I stamped the image 3 times on masking paper then fussy cut them. The middle image was stamped first onto the Neenah Solar White card front. Note that whatever you stamp first will be the image that will appear in front. I placed the mask on top of the stamped image then stamped again on the left and on the right of this image. I covered all the stamped images with the fussy-cut masking papers then created a border using post-it tape.

I then colored the exposed paper by blending 3 colors of Distress Oxide inks. I added water splatters for more texture. The best part is when you remove the tape and the masking paper to reveal the finished card front. The sentiment was stamped using Obsidian Ink then embossed with Clear embossing powder. To finish off the card, I die cut black paper using the Fine Frames Cover Die.


FEEL BETTER SOON


I created the mixed media background using Distress ink stains. Then, using the Diamond Snowflakes stencil, I added the pattern with distress inks as well as removed inks in some areas using baby wipes. I love the ghosting effect it created.

For added texture, I stamped some writings with black ink. (I’ve learned so much from Tiffany Solorio when it comes to mixed media techniques.😊❤️) The PAF White Swan Echinacea image was stamped with Versmark Ink then embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder. Some white splatters were added as well as an embossed sentiment stamped on black cardstock to finish off the card.


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 08/28/2021 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 08/30/2021.

Make sure to check out Seeka’s blog next and get blown away by her amazing talent! Hope you liked the cards I made. Thank you again, Seeka for the inspiration!!! Love the black and white on colored background. I will definitely be making more cards like this. Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead. Happy crafting!

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Lush Garden Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Lush Garden Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the second Craft Your Life Project Kit Release!!! If you just came from Erin Thompson’s blog, then you’re on the right track. For the full list, kindly visit the Altenew Card blog. This is another beautiful set that everyone should have. Take a look at what’s included in the Craft your Life Project Kit: Lush Garden!

CRAFT OUR LIFE PROJECT KIT: LUSH GARDEN

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.


STAY STRONG


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


HELLO


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.


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 08/18/2021 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!