Monday, September 14, 2020

Altenew Educators "Style it with Stencils" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to the "Style it with Stencils" blog hop!

If you're here from the lovely Terri Marie Koszler 's blog you are in the right place. 

I have a whole bunch of projects to share with you but first let's talk prizes!

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 9/19/2020 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 Altenew Winners Page on 9/22/2020.


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!

Here's a quick peek at all the projects I've created:

**Note: Affiliate links to all the Altenew products used are at the bottom of this post.**

Let's take a closer look at each project and see the many different ways you can use stencils.

Have you ever tried "dry embossing" with your stencils? I've embossed navy card stock with the Diamond Snowflake stencil, then applied white pigment ink over the raised areas. The white ink is applied with an ink blending tool on the card on the right hand side and direct to paper on the card on the left hand side.

I prefer applying the ink by running the ink pad directly over the embossing as it leaves a cleaner look. The snowflakes are made with scraps of card stock from my stash and the Altenew Layered Snowflake Die. The glitter card stock is from my stash as is the embellishment in the centre of the snowflake. Sentiment is from the Beautiful Inside stamp set.

I've used the same supplies for this second card just switching up the layout of the pieces and adding Nuvo Glitter drops in Silver Moondust to the snowflake centres.

I've got a quick little video showing you how to dry emboss with a stencil.

Altenew is well known for layering stamps, they also have wonderful layering stencils.

I've used the Watercolour Bouquet stencil inking the base image with Buttercream Crisp Dye ink. I've then added the detailed portion of the stencil by dotting through the stencil with Altenew Artist Markers. The sentiment is from the Wildflower Garden stamp set.

Stencils are great for adding texture to a project with pastes or paint. 

For this project I used Decofoil transfer gel applied through the Feathered Leaves stencil then foiled with DecoFoil Emerald Watercolour foil and my Minc machine.  The tree is stamped with the Festive Foliage stamp in Altenew embossing ink, covered with gold embossing powder and heat set. The red heart is stamped with Heartbeat Crisp Dye ink, then stamped again with clear embossing ink and coated with Crystal Clear embossing powder and heat set. The tree is die cut with the coordination Festive Foliage die and inked with Mountain Pine ink, card front is inked with Sweet Leaf Crisp Dye.

The majority of Altenew stencils are 6x6 in size and while we use them mostly for cards you can also use them on a scrapbook layout.

Here I've applied the same Decofoil transfer gel through the Feathered Leaves stencil in random places on paper from the Altenew Our Family Scrapbook collection, covered with Emerald Watercolour Decofoil and again run through my Minc machine. I die cut leaves from different green card stocks and Altenew gold foil card stock with the Altenew Vase Fillers die set and tucked them under the photos. The title is composed of Live Your Dream puffy alpha stickers and green card stock die cut with the Fine Alphabet die.

Some of my most favourite Altenew stencils are the "builder" stencils and the very first Altenew stencil I purchased was the Cube builder.

Did you know you can combine two different stencils on one project? 

After inking the cubes I applied Moonstone Glimmer Paste with the Warp Speed stencil. I have to apologize, I completely forgot to write down the ink colours I used, I believe they are Iceberg, Eastern Sky and Ultramarine but I'm not certain. Anyways, I die cut multiple hellos with the Circled Greetings: Hello Die, one from holographic card stock and two from white card stock then stacked them on top of each other and adhered to card front.

I've had this Heart Builder stencil for awhile but had not had the chance to use it so this was the perfect opportunity!

I've inked with Rouge, Crimson and a wee bit of Velvet (to add some shading). I kind of made a mistake when going back to line up the stencil to add iridescent glitter paste so once it was dry I went in with a gray pencil crayon and added shading to the top left of the paste.

The sentiment is die cut from grey and black card stock and I added the same iridescent glitter paste over the top.

We've now reached the final project and thank YOU for hanging in to this long post! Nothing fancy here, I've used the stencil in the traditional way.

The stencilling provides the perfect base for the Hibiscus 3D flower. I've applied Mango Smoothie ink through the Elegant Swirls stencil. I die cut the blue pieces from white card stock covered with each colour of washi tape in the Sea Shore washi tape set.

Thank you so much for stopping in! Don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Altenew store.

Here is the full hop list, your next stop on the hop is Amy Hill

Happy Crafting!

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

FML #451 Freshly Made Sketches

 My second time playing along with Freshly Made Sketches...this time sketch #451.

Playing with the super cute Photoplay Gnome for the Holidays Christmas Collection.

Here's a close up look :)

Thanks for stopping by!

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