Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Altenew Educators "Giving Thanks" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

The Altenew Educators are "Giving Thanks to Heros" in this blog hop and if you are here from the lovely Terri Marie Koszler's blog you are in the right place.

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Grab a favourite beverage and settle in for a bit, I have a lot of projects to share today :).

One of my favourite ways of making cards is when I can make two cards, basically at the same time, from the same supplies. Let's take a look at the card that inspired the idea to make two:


I wanted to use some "spotlight die cutting" to highlight the beautiful large floral in the Floral Art stamp set so I combined the Floral Art stamps with the diamond die from the Geo Frames Stamp and die set. When you die cut the large floral you are left with the negative "frame" to use for a second card.


The die cuts a portion of the peach flower which I then matted on black card stock and lined up with the black and grey images stamped on the base layer. 



I have a video describing how I created these two cards in detail.


Here are a couple of close ups:





This next card uses the Halftone Squares Stamp set and dies and the Framed Thanks die.


I had stamped and die cut a number of squares for another project and had a few leftovers so I thought they'd make a great background for a non-floral Giving Thanks card. I die cut the frame sentiment three times from black card stock and glued them together to create dimension.


I finished it off by adding clear glitter with a Wink of Stella glitter pen.

These next two cards combine the Build-A-Flower Stargazer and Stamping Village Thinking of You stamp sets.


I created a custom stamped panel by stamping the six layers of the bloom in the centre and then stamping the first layer only around the focal floral. 

Now don't be intimated by the fact there are six layers to this flower, it is very easy to line up and believe me it usually takes me a handful of attempts at a minimum but I was able to get it right within a couple of tries.


Of course the Altenew offering in the Stamping Village Thinking of You set is the perfect sentiment on this card to thank those who are on the front lines during these challenging times.


Again I have used the BAF-Stargazer and this time added the leaves and small blooms from the same set. I stamped the first layer of the floral image and fussy cut it to use as a mask so I could add the leaves and small blooms. 

Just a bit of an FYI on the mask as this flower does not have an outline image. You'll want to cut just a teeny bit inside the edge of your masking image to prevent a halo-white space in between your flower and the leaves for example.


You can see a wee bit of overlap and halo on these small black and white blooms so next time I will take more care in creating my mask. Again I've used the Stamping Village Thinking of You Altenew sentiment but stamped with Vineyard Berry Crisp Dye Ink.

I hope you've enjoyed these projects, keep reading to learn about prizes and how to join the Linky Party for more chances to win!

Prizes:
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog(https://wp.me/p6Dps1-bBV) by 6/17/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll 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 the Card Blog on 6/21/2020.

There’s MORE! We 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!

This is no ordinary hop! We want you to join in on the fun as well. There is a Linky Party going on at the Altenew Card Blog. All you have to do is link up your creations based on the theme of the hop, which is, “Giving Thanks” and mention that you are taking part in the Altenew Educators Blog Hop and Linky Party. So what are you waiting for?! Link up!

Hop list:

Rosie Neustaedter←you are here

We would love to see your projects so be sure to link up in the Linky Party!

Your next stop on the hop is Helen Kalb.

Supplies Used:



59 comments:

MadeByMeghanK said...

What a cool card design with the diamond! I LOVE your stamp layering and gorgeous florals!

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful cards indeed!!

sharon g said...

The pop up flower looks wonderful. Nice focus

Diana Soling said...

Very pretty cards. With each new one it was my favorite!

Mandi Chau said...

Beautiful cards! Love them all. Thank you for sharing :)

Nenette Madero said...

Lovely cards, Rosie! My favorite is the first one. Such a unique card❤️

Erum Tasneem said...

WOAHHHH!!! You did such a fabulous job!!! These look so amazing!!

Vicki Finger said...

Such pretty cards! I especially love the one using the Diamond Frames.

Carolyn said...

I just love your cards with the spotlight theme. Just lovely!

Nandini said...

Gorgeous cards, Rosie. I really love the beautiful colors and lovely designs. The first two are my favorite. The card designs are great.

designermc said...

Love ALL of your cards, so many great ideas

Betty said...

fabulous array of cards, Rosie - love them all!

Jade said...

What amazing cards! I especially like the lilies. Great color! Beautiful!

Peg Frushour said...

Very nice cards. Loved the two for one idea - glad you included a video!

Lois said...

Very beautiful. You did a great job with your video

Annette Reed said...

Your cards are stunning. I love those lilies. Thanks for the video. Those cards are stunning and I love the diamonds and dimension.

Christine Pennington said...

Hello. Thank you for sharing. So much inspiration.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards with these pretty designs! Such pretty layering and color combos!

DorothyA said...

All of your cards are lovely, but my favorites are the ones you created in your video. I just love every detail, and the wonderful directions you shared! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Unknown said...

All of the cards are beautiful. I like the second one the best because it is original. Thank you.

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice mix of projects. Good idea shares.

Sue Kerr said...

Loved the simplicity of the halftone stamp card

Unknown said...

You made beautiful cards!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Absolutely stunning and creatively inspirational card(s)!

Denise Griffin said...

So creative and absolutely beautiful

Suzanne Russell said...

Beautiful cards and excellent video! I will give your diamond spotlight technique a go today!

A.Rose said...

A new look for spotlight stamping. Very nice.

Unknown said...

Where do I start? These are all so great!

Cindie McDuffee said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who sometimes struggles with placement! You cards are lovely and I have some new ideas to try today! Thank you!

pamboe said...

The card with the Floral Art stamp set is so classy. Thank you for the video to explain your technique. I will watch that a couple more times.

Leslie Hasen said...

Rosie thank you for the video. I appreciate the tip about being able to fill in a halo with a small blending brush and ink and also the idea of covering smudges with bling! Thanks for the tips! Your cards are beautiful and inspiring! I look forward to trying the spotlight diamond technique!

Unknown said...

The diamond spotlight is ky favorite. Under utilized shape that really pops!

SheriHartmanBlog said...

Unique designs and great color choices.

Patty said...

Wow! You have been very busy! I think all your cards are amazing!

Linda from AZ said...

Your card is my absolute favorite. So unique in the way you created this and one that is not so imposing that I won't try; thanks for sharing.

Patty-Treasures in Letters said...

Super cards! When I saw your first card, I said "WOW"...I absolutely love what you did with those first two cards. You are a great designer. Thank you for sharing.

northernchica said...

Your cards are beautiful, and thank you so much for the videos!!!! As a new crafter, I am sometimes challenged with figuring out how to achieve the results. I marvel at your ability to place the stamps randomly and get such a great flow. Super useful tip on filling in ink with the tiny little brush! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Verna Angerhofer said...

All are so beautiful and well designed. Wonderful coloring.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colors and the unique styles.

Anne Temple said...

These are gorgeous. Love your designs.

Sandy S. said...

I love the diamond spotlights!

Janis said...

What a unique and beautiful way to do a spotlight with the diamond! Gorgeous cards...every one of them!!
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Dawn Tooley said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Carol McCready said...

Wonderful cards! Thank you for sharing the video.

Nox said...

Gorgeous cards - I love that bold diamond shape for those first few cards - a great strong contrast between the geometric shape and the florals.

Amber Bissonnette said...

I love how you did a spotlight frame for the flower! Your cards are so striking, so beautifully done!

Dawn J said...

Beautiful cards. Love the new thanks frame die and low you allowed it to really stand out.

Helen Kalb said...

I love your spotlight technique Rosie, will have to try that, great inspiration!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love both techniques on your video! The peach and grey color combination is gorgeous!

Angela said...

Rosie, your cards are a work of art. I especially like the Half tone squares in all those different colors. Thank you for the video on the first card, they are just gorgeous.

Penny said...

WOW, you've shown lots of versatility with these cards.

Empire of the Cat said...

oh that stargazer lily is just gorgeous and I love the spotlight diecutting.

Melissa said...

The two diamond cards are both very pretty. The black outline really stands out behind the soft peachy flower. I love the pinky/peachy diamond behind the second flower. I really love the halftone squares. The rainbow colors and the pattern are great. The last flower card is very pretty using the base layer for the background. Very pretty cards.

Mary-Anne V said...

Pretty cards...love the spotlight technique on the first.

Laraine R said...

Fabulous cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

Sue D said...

Pretty and creative card designs.

Carol Wortman said...

I just recently saw this shadowy color on black and white technique and absolutely love it!!! These are gorgeous!

Tina Z. said...

wow, so beautiful!

Bea said...

Love the diamond style. Great job!

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