I am new to YouTube and creating video content, so I’m both excited and nervous. I hope you will like what I created using the Climbing Leave Stamp set.
$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 8 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew video and/or each designer’s YouTube video on the hop list by 06/19/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will randomly draw eight winners and announce them on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/20/2022.
NEXT UP: Linda Westfall. Thanks so much for joining the video hop! Make sure to leave a comment on the Altenew video and/or each designer’s YouTube video to get a chance to win! Hope to see you again soon!
Welcome to my blog, everyone! Thanks so much, Tenia Nelson, for sending everyone over. For the complete details of this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew Blog.
I’m excited to share what I made for the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Fragrant Florals release! You can find this new release here. This is such a gorgeous kit, and there are many ways you can use the stamp, stencil, die, and embossing folder. Here are a few ways you can use them.
Die cut the image and trim down to fit a mini slimline card.
Assemble the sentiments using foam squares.
TIP: Don’t throw away leftovers from the colored image. You can always add them to the inside of the card.
Blending the Mixed Media Inks was a dream!!! Since these are pigment inks, they stay wet long enough so that you can get a nice blend. Just use the same stencil to add layers to the petals and leaves. Always start with the lightest, then work towards the darkest. The detailed blending brushes work well, mainly when you apply the darkest to the areas where there should be shadow. I learned the pencil outline technique from the amazing watercolorist Danielle Donaldson and thought this technique would look wonderful with the Altenew images.
TIP: Mist the front and back of the paper with water before embossing. This will help break down the paper fibers and prevent tearing.
$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 04/18/2022 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 04/20/2022.
Up next: Terri Koszler. Thank you so much for dropping by! I hope you liked the cards I made for this release. Let me know which card you prefer in the comment section below, and you might get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. <3 If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog and my Instagram @mylittleatticstudio. Stay safe, everyone, and happy crafting!
Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to the Altenew Modern & Edgy Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway! If you just came from Daniel Diaz’s blog, then you’re on the right track. For the full list, kindly visit the Altenew Blog. Take a look at the unique designs from this August release:
I created a few cards for this release– some quite different from my older ones. Let me know which one you like the most.
WISH YOU WERE HERE
Here is a card using 3 stamp sets from this release– The Fresh Bloom Stamp and Die set, the sentiment from the Linear Life: Daydreams stamp set and the Woven Stripes Stamp. I stamped 2 floral images using Versamark Ink and embossed them with Rose Gold embossing powder. Watercolor was used to color the flowers. I then fussy cut one of the flowers so that I can layer the petals behind the stamped image to create a bigger and fuller flower with actual layers.
Foam squares were used to make it look more 3D. I partially stamped the Woven stripes onto watercolor paper using Versamark Ink then embossed it with Rose Gold Embossing powder. I then watercolored the background using the leftover colors on the palette. Notice how I also colored the leaves that were on the white space and left the leaves uncolored on the colored background white. This way, I created more contrast.
For this card, I used the Doodled Triangles Stamp set and the Modern Hello Stamp set. 2 dye inks were used to color the triangle to create an ombre effect then this was stamped onto Neenah Solar White Cardstock. The Hello sentiment was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black and the friend with Versmark Ink so that I can emboss with Rose gold embossing powder. I added an orange border before adhering the whole panel to the teal card base using foam squares for dimension. This looks like a masculine card (which I rarely make 😄) — no flowers this time 🙂
For this card, I wanted to see the outcome of using handmade paper with the Connected 3D embossing folder. And since the handmade paper is lightweight paper as compared to cardstock, the intricate designs were more visible!!! Take a look at the design on the washi tape too!! So so pretty!!!
I also stamped the foliage image from the Fresh Blooms stamp set on Neenah Solar White cardstock then embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder for added accent. The Fancy Hugs die was used to cut 2 layers from cardstock then the last one from the handmade paper with the gold foil on it. Sometimes, simple cards can be elegant, too. I will definitely be experimenting more using handmade paper. 🙂
FRIENDS ARE OUR CHOSEN FAMILY
For this card, I used the Crystal Wall 3D embossing folder to create the background. I colored the Sisters of the Heart stamp image using the coordinating stencils with the following Distress Oxide inks–Abandoned Coral, Kitch Flamingo, Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky. The image was embossed with Pure White Embossing Powder. The sentiment was stamped on vellum with Versamark Ink and embossed with Antique Gold embossing powder.
For my last card, I wanted to incorporate some glitter. I die cut the Fancy Hugs die 4 times and on the fifth, I added the gold washi tape. These were layered on top of each other for dimension. The background was watercolored using watercolor brush markers and I painted some foliage using metallic paints.
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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 08/12/2021.
Thank you so much for dropping by! Next up: Joylita Dsouza. Please don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. Your messages truly make my day. Thank you so much for finding time to drop by and leave some love! Until my next post… stay safe and happy crafting! ❤️
Now, more than ever, we should remind ourselves, daily, to be kind to one another. Sadly, there is so much hatred and injustice around the world. I’ve been listening to a podcast by Fr. Mike Schmitz and this message struck me. We have to remember that we are all part of one world and that it’s not a battle between race or ethnicities. Even in the midst of all the brokenness, we can still find peace and be united if we just BE KIND to one another.
Prep the paper with antistatic tool and stamp images on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
Color images using watercolor brush markers.
Add metallic details using the metallic watercolor pan set.
Arrange the images temporarily on purple cardstock. Mark with pencil the edges of the flowers.
Arrange the dies for partial die cutting to remove the lower part of the purple cardstock.
Add embossed gold edges to the lower part of the card front using Versamark ink and Rose Gold embossing powder.
Add foam sheet to the back of the purple cardstock and foam squares to the floral images for added dimension.
Emboss the sentiment with Rose Gold embossing powder then die cut.
Assemble the card.
More often than not, I usually stamp, emboss and watercolor more than what I need. Since I had extras, I decided to create a second CAS card using the same stamp set.
Prep the paper with the antistatic tool then stamp and emboss the images from the Persian Motifs Stamp.
Add more details using the Metallic Watercolor pan set.
Emboss white cardstock using the Diamond Stars embossing folder.
Add Versamark Ink to the embossed parts and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
Stamp the sentiment from the Hello Hydrangea stamp set with Versamark ink and emboss with Pure White embossing powder.
Assemble the card using foam squares for added dimension.
For the new stamp, I chose two of my favorites– the Courageous You Stamp set which was released sometime in July 2020. I love the huge image that can cover the whole card front! Another favorite of mine is the Essential Sentiment Strips die– the easiest way to add a dimensional sentiment to your card. <3
Stamp the image onto watercolor paper using very light dye ink. (I used a Misti and didn’t move the watercolor paper after stamping.)
Loosely paint over the entire flowers going over the outlines using Turquoise, Ultraviolet, Midnight violet, Sea Breeze and Ultramarine for the flowers and Emerald, Sweet Leaf and Moss for the leaves.
After the watercolor dries, add spatters of water and allow to sit for 10 seconds. Dry with a paper towel to remove some ink to create texture.
When the image is dry, prep the paper with the antistatic tool then re-stamp again the outline image with Versamark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder. (Remember, I left the image inside the Misti so that I can restamp again.)
Die-cut the image as well as the Stacked Diamonds cover die.
Die-cut the sentiment die 4 times and watercolor the 1st layer using the leftover inks.
Add white cardstock to the back of the sentiment strip die cut.
Adhere the cover die onto the card front and attach the flowers and sentiment with foam squares.
Add white gouache splatters.
Add the sentiment strip die cut using foam squares.
Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 4/4/2021 for a chance to win.
Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on theAltenew Winners Page on 4/6/2021.
There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Old/New Favorite Altenew Stamp” creations. Altenew will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!
Next up is the amazing Teri Wilson. Hope you liked the cards I made using old and new stamp and die sets. I’m sure you have your own favorite Altenew stamps as well. I’d love to know which one is yours! Leave a comment below to get a chance to win some fabulous prizes from Altenew. Hope we can be friends on IG as well (@mylittleatticstudio). This is where I post my latest creations, too. Thank you so much for dropping by and stay safe always. Happy crafting!!
I am joining a fun INSTA hop where all of us Educators will be sharing our love for Altenew through our handmade goodness/creations! The IG hop starts from @altenewllc so make sure you start from the beginning! I thought of creating a blog post as well for those of you who would like to know how I created the cards.
For this hop, I thought of creating 2 cards using the same inks, embossing folders and or stamps to make 1 easy to create card (CAS) and 1 intermediate card with more techniques involved. Let’s get started!
YOU ARE AMAZING/ SOMETIMES IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE…
Create a background to mimic the water by using different shades of blue and gold alcohol inks on Nara paper. Wet the surface of the paper with alcohol before dropping the alcohol inks. Move the colors using a hairdryer. The last step is to spray the background using a misting spray with alcohol to create the “bubbles”.
For the goldfish, stamp the images onto watercolor paper using Antique linen distress ink or any light colored ink. Color the images using watercolor and colored pencils.
Die-cut the images using the coordinating dies. Use a circle die for the card front to create windows.
Stamp the sentient using Versamark Ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
Assemble the card using adhesive and foam squares.
Here’s a CAS card using the same basic materials as the first card.
Add alcohol to Nara paper then drop of alcohol ink to create an ombre background. Add Pinata brass while the surface is still wet. Use a dryer to dry the surface.
Add droplets of diluted alcohol ink using the paintbrush to create added texture.
Dry emboss the background with the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder and add more alcohol inks to darken certain areas.
Stamp floral images on watercolor paper with Vesamark Ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
Watercolor the images. Add salt while the petal is still wet to create some texture.
Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.
DIES: FINE ALPHABET DIE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE
Cut a strip of Nara paper and paint lines using a brush and alcohol inks. Dilute the inks if necessary to create an ombre effect.
Add drops of diluted inks and spray pure alcohol as well for added texture to the background.
Die cut the letters and sentiment several times and adhere on top of each other.
Emboss a plain white rectangular Cardstock using the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder leaving the center area flat.
Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.
Here is the 3rd set of cards. I recently got the latest set of the Northern Shore mini dye inks and wanted to test the colors so I swiped the ink cube onto white cardstock. I loved the look so I went ahead and created these cards. 🙂 No colored cardstock to match the inks? No problem! Make your own colored cardstock using the ink cubes!
I hope you liked the cards I created for this IG hop. Thank you so much for dropping by!!! Please don’t forget to leave a comment in IG to get a chance to win a prize! Stay safe everyone and happy crafting! ❤️
P.S. I changed the format of my post. Please let me know if the bullet points for the steps are easier to follow than writing them in paragraph form. Thanks everyone <3