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!

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 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.

If you don’t want to miss any of the BAF releases, you can subscribe monthly and get a 14% off discount!


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!

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bearded Iris Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bearded Iris Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Altenew’s Build-a-Flower: Bearded Iris Release blog hop + giveaway!!! I’m so thrilled to be joining the designers for this hop! If you just came from Linda Westfall‘s blog, then you almost made it to the finish line!!! You will find the complete blog hop list on the Altenew card blog.

BUILD-A-FLOWER: BEARDED IRIS STAMP AND DIE SET

Take a look at this beautiful layering set! For my samples, I made one using only the outline layer and the other using all the layers.

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SENDING LOTS OF LOVE


MATERIALS: BAF: BEARDED IRIS STAMP AND DIE SET, DOTTED STARBURST DEBOSSING DIE, NESTING FRAMES DIE, WATER GARDEN ARTIST MARKER SET, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS-RIPE PERSIMMON, ABANDONED CORAL AND TEA DYE, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, VELLUM, VERSAMARK INK, ROSE GOLD AND PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, EDGE DISTRESSING TOOL

STEPS:

  1. Stamp with Versamark ink and emboss the outline image using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Color the image using the Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers set G
  3. Die-cut Neenah solar white using the Nesting frames die then deboss with the Dotted Starburst debossing die
  4. Stamp the sentiment on black cardstock using Versarmark ink and emboss with Pure white embossing powder.
  5. Create an ombre background using distress oxide inks.
  6. Distress the edges of the background with a paper distresser.
  7. Assemble the card with foam squares for added dimension.

Because the vellum is a non-porous surface, it it’s easier to move and blend the the pigments. With paper, the ink will seep into the fibers very quickly. It wasn’t difficult to create the texture on the flowers by using different shades of the same color.


JUST BECAUSE


MATERIALS: BAF: BEARDED IRIS STAMP AND DIE SET, MARTIAN TERRAIN DYE INK SET, WARM AND COZY DYE INK SET, NATURE’S WONDERS DYE INK SET, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, MASKING PAPER, INK ON 3 NO LINE COLORING INK, VERSAFINE ONYX BLACK, MFT Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Edge die

STEPS:

For this card, I used both the outline stamp set and the layering stamps.

  1. Stamp Neenah solar white cardstock using the outline stamp and Ink on 3 no line coloring ink.
  2. Layer the stamp layers to create a flower using the Warm and Cozy dye ink set. Stamp the leaves using Nature’s Wonders ink set.
  3. Stamp the outline image on making paper then cut out the image to create a mask.
  4. Cover the layered flower with the cut out masking paper and stamp the outline image using Versafine Onyx black.
  5. Create a scalloped edge using the die.
  6. Mat with gold cardstock.
  7. Die-cut the sentiment 5 times. Add Versamark Ink to the lower part of the die-cut and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  8. Assemble the card with foam squares.

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 07/07/2021 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 07/09/2021.

Next up is Svitlana Shayevich I hope you liked the cards I made for this hop. Don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win some prizes from Altenew! Thanks so much for dropping by and stay safe, everyone!!!