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.

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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 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!

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 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 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.

All Altenew products are linked to Altenew’s online store so that it’s easy for you to find them. These are not affiliate links… I just want it to be easier for you to find the items in the store. 😊


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!!!

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Spider Mums & Craft Your Life Apron Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Spider Mums & Craft Your Life Apron Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Spider Mums & Craft Your Life Apron Release Blog Hop + Giveaway! If you just came from the talented Tenia Nelson, then you’re on the right track. For complete details about this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew Blog. Take a look at the latest release from Altenew ❤️ Aren’t they beautiful?!?! Included in the stamp set are a lot of wonderful sentiments, too.


Below are a few ways you can use this wonderful stamp set. Let me know which one you like best!


TRUST IN THE TIMING OF YOUR LIFE


MATERIALS: PAF: Spider Mums, Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Woodless Watercolor Pencils, Fine Frames Cover Die, Altenew Watercolor paper, Foam Squares, Versamark Ink

“What is meant to be will always find it’s way.”

I love the sentiment on the card. Now that our lives are somewhat put on hold, I know in my heart that 2020 will hopefully make us realize what truly matters and make us better people so continue to trust, have faith and be hopeful.

For this card, I stamped the image using Versamark ink onto watercolor paper then heat embossed it using Pure White embossing powder. The image was then colored using the Woodless Watercolor Pencils. I fussy cut the top portion of the flowers and trimmed the left and bottom edges to fit on a top folding A2 sized card. The sentiment was stamped using Rose Gold embossing powder. Both the floral image and the Fine Frames cover die were adhered to the card front using foam squares.


THINKING OF YOU/HAPPY BIRTHDAY



MATERIALS: PAF: SPIDER MUMS, ORNAMENTAL BLISS STAMP, COPPER CRISP EMBOSSING POWDER, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, SCOR TAPE, ALCOHOL INKS, ALCOHOL LIFT INK, FOAM SQUARES, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CS, VERSAMARK INK

Here are two cards using the same technique. I learned this from Tim Holtz. First, I created the alcohol inked background. I added some alcohol to the Yupo paper, dropped 3 different shades of blue then allowed it to dry. I added more colors using an alcohol ink applicator tool and some blending solution. I added the copper mixative this way, too. When I was happy with the outcome, I used the Alcohol Lift Ink to remove the ink. I made sure to use a Misti for this step so that I can ago back and lift more ink. After lifting, I stamped the lifted ink onto watercolor paper (made sure to position the watercolor paper in the Misti the same position as the background). The stamp was cleaned before reinking again withe the Alcohol lift ink. I did this 4 times. After that, I dabbed the image with dry cloth to remove the excess Alcohol lift ink on the background then used a clean cloth to buff the image. This will make the image stand out more.

I then cut both pieces and then interchanged them to create 2 cards. Remember, lifting and stamping them using a Misti is a must for this technique to work.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY


This is the 2nd card created from the alcohol inked background. For this card, I added an embossed border using the Copper Embossing powder and double sided tape. Sentiment is from the Ornamental Bliss Stamp set.


GIVEAWAYS


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/28/2020 for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/30/2020.

Next stop is my talented friend, Terri Koszler.Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Your visit means so much to me! Don’t forget to leave a message– I truly enjoy reading all your wonderful comments! If you like my creations, it would be wonderful if you can follow me on Instagram @mylittleatticstudio. Stay well and inspired! Happy crafting!


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PAINT A FLOWER: SPIDER MUS
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CRAFT YOUR LIFE APRON
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