Altenew April 2022 Gardens Around the World Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew April 2022 Gardens Around the World Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Welcome, everyone! Thanks so much my dear friend, Erum Tasneem, for sending everybody over. For the complete details of this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew Blog.

If you have been following my Instagram account, you know that I have gotten into liking plants. A friend of mine gifted me with one and I only realized that seeing a new leaf could bring so much joy! So when I saw these products, I was so happy!!! Here are the cards I made for the Gardens Around the World release.

WISHING YOU THE HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS

VICTORIAN GREENHOUSE STAMP, CLASSIC GREENHOUSE DIE

STEPS:

  1. Stamp the images from the Victorian Greenhouse Stamp set using dye inks and die cut using the coordinating dies.
  2. Die cut white cardstock using the Classic Greenhouse 4 times and on the last one, color with Distress Inks.
  3. Tear sticky paper and mask the top part of the card front. Color the lower part using Distress inks to mimic grass.
  4. Stamp sentiment on vellum and emboss using Pure White embossing powder.
  5. Assemble the card.

How I wish I had my own greenhouse!!! I enjoyed arranging the plants in this one. To make it look more realistic, I added acetate to make it look like glass.

AND HERE YOU ARE LIVING DESPITE IT ALL

MORNING FLOWERS STAMP AND DIE, REASON TO SMILE STAMP, WAFFLED DIAMONDS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER

STEPS:

  1. Stamp floral images from the Morning Flowers Stamp set using Pink Diamond, Coral Bliss, Volcano Lake and Lagoon dye inks on white cardstock.
  2. Stamp leaves using Caramel, Toffee and Paper Bag dye inks onto another white cardstock and emboss using the Waffled Diamonds 3D embossing folder.
  3. Die cut the flowers and add on top of the embossed panel.
  4. Stamp sentiment on vellum and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  5. Assemble the card with adhesive and foam squares.

I love the effect of embossing over stamped images! I will surely try this technique again.

STAY SAFE

CASTLE GARDENS STAMP AND DIE SET, POTS AND PLANTS STAMP SET, CONNECTED 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER

STEPS:

  1. Create backgrounds using acrylic paints and a Gelli plate.
  2. Stamp and emboss the floral images from the Castle Gardens Stamp set using Versamark Ink and Pure White embossing powder. Die cut the images. Emboss the sentiment from Pots and Plants Stamp set on black cardstock.
  3. Emboss two panels using the Connected 3D embossing folder.
  4. Create a gate folding card and adhere the embossed panels and stamped images using adhesive and foam square.

This was a pretty easy card to create. You can also use patterned paper instead of making your own. I enjoy creating my own patterned papers though so that I can choose the colors I want.

SOMETIMES IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE WE FIND OUR DIRECTION

CASTLE GARDEN STAMP AND DIE SET, BLOCK SENTIMENTS STAMP, ROUNDED RECTANGLE DIE

STEPS:

  1. Create a customized patterned paper using acrylic paints and a gelli plate.
  2. Die cut a window using the Rounded Rectangle Dies.
  3. Smoosh the front onto leftover acrylic paints to add color to the card front.
  4. Stamp the floral images from the Castle Garden Stamp set and emboss with Pure white embossing powder. Die cut the image using the coordinating die.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from the Block Sentiments Stamp set onto vellum and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  6. Assemble the card.

I can’t wait to see how the other designers used this gorgeous stamp set. It’s a big image so you can use it in so many ways!

FREE GIFTS!

  • Get a FREE brand new Gardens Around the World Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/14/2022 through 04/16/2022. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Gardens Around the World Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide Ebook  (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Sweet Moments Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Gardens Around the World Stamp & Die Release Collection from 04/14/2022 through 04/20/2022. Shop HERE!

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 04/20/2022 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 04/22/2022.

Next on the hop is someone I truly admire–Norine Borys. Thank you so much for dropping by! Let me know which one you liked the most in the comment section below and you might just win a prize from Altenew! If you liked my content, I hope you can follow this blog and my other social media platforms. Links are listed below. Thank you for reading through! Stay safe and happy crafting!đź’™

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

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

Hello, friends! Welcome to my blog! Thanks so much to my talented friend SathyaKala Sankaran for sending everybody over. For more information regarding this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew Blog.

Take a look at this beautiful kit!!!

CRAFT YOUR LIFE PROJECT KIT: DYNAMIC BLOSSOMS

Here are the cards I came up with using this beautiful kit. I tried to stick a certain color scheme for this release. I hope you will find something that will inspire you!

MAY YOU FIND COMFORT DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME

STEPS:

  1. Create a background using the following: Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide, Salty Ocean, Rusty Hinge Distress Sprays. Add splatters of water to help move the pigments.
  2. Use the Fine Tulle Stencil and the Beveled Squares Stencil with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to add layers.
  3. Emboss the background using the Dynamic Blossoms 3D embossing folder.
  4. Use a fine sand paper to sand the embossed parts.
  5. Stamp the sentiment using Versamark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

This is part of the same background I created for the 1st card. The Dynamic Blossoms die was used to die cut the image. I used the negative part of the die cut and added gold cardstock underneath.

TIP: Aside from adding color, you can also remove some pigments by using a baby wipe on top of the stencils.
TIP: You can emboss the brad using Versamark Ink and an embossing powder to match your card. I didn’t have a gold brad so I just made one using my gold embossing powder.

The positive die cut was used on a 3rd card. I added gold using Craft Gilding glue and Pebeo mirror effects for a gold finish. Distress oxides were added to the background and images were stamped using Obsidian Ink.

HELLO

STEPS:

  1. Color the image using the Dynamic Blooms stencil and Distress Oxides Frayed burlap, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio. Color also using Artist Markers set C and Water Garden.
  2. Die cut the image.
  3. Add distress oxides to the card front and splatter water.
  4. Adhere the die cut pieces and add details using Sakura Pen Touch gold.
  5. Die cut the sentiment.
  6. Mat the colored card in gold and assemble the card with foam squares.

BE HAPPY

The packaging of the kit was too pretty to throw away so I created a card using the printed Japanese paper that came with the kit. Since I didn’t have a gold brad, I simply embossed the brad using Versamark Ink and Rose gold embossing powder to match my sentiment coming from the Pots and Plants Stamp set

I’M ONLY A TEXT AWAY

STEPS:

  1. Stamp the image from the Dynamic Blossoms Stamp into vellum using Versamark Ink and Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Create a background using Distress inks, script and number stamps and stencils.
  3. Stamp the sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 3 on black cardstock.
  4. Assemble the card.
TIP: Make the stamped image simple and uncolored so that it will stand out more against the busy background. Stamping it on vellum will also allow some of the colors to shine through the paper.

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 03/18/2022 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 03/20/2022.

Next up: Rosie Neustaedter. Thank you so much for reading through! I hope you liked the cards I created for this hop. Do let me know in the comment section below which one is your favorite! I’d love to know 🙂 Also, if you like what you see, hope you can follow me on Instagram (@mylittleatticstudio). Hope these cards will inspire you to create more. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!