Monday, March 29, 2021

Altenew Educators: Favorite Old/New Altenew Stamp Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to the Altenew Educator Certification Program Blog Hop! 

and my fellow Educators are so excited to share our favorite Altenew stamps with you. 

Your previous stop was Katrina Howe so you are in the right place if you're hopping along in order. 

You can return to the Altenew Card Blog at any time to make sure you leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a prize!

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My "Old Favorite" is not a stamp set it's the Watercolor Bouquet stencil which was one of the first two Altenew stencils I purchased, Cube Builder was the first :).

I created a matchbook notepad, inking the cover, white card stock cut 3" wide by  with the Watercolor Bouquet stencil in Wisteria and Hydrangea ink.

Here's a look at the full cover, the sentiment is from the Beautiful Quotes set and heat embossed in Rose Gold embossing powder.

I used my sewing machine to perforate the paper 1/2" from the edge. This will enable the user to tear off the sheet as they use the notepad.

After scoring the card stock cover, I stapled the sheets within the cover and added Golden Washi tape to cover up the staples.

The height of this stencil makes it perfect for a slimline card. After inking this with Teal Cave and Galactic Stream ink, I stamped over the inking with the Dainty Swiss Dots stamp and Clear Embossing ink

I placed the card stock in my Misti, stamping the top half of the paper, coating with Rose Gold embossing powder and heat setting. I then stamped the remainder of the card stock and heat embossed. The pattern doesn't line up exactly but we'll cover that up with the sentiment strip.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 2 set in Rose Gold embossing powder too.

It's super fun to use an old favourite in a new way. I created a background with my Gel Press and Baby Pink, Limeade and Iceberg ink.
I started by inking the centre of the flower with Mango Smoothie ink, then the first layer with Pink Pearl and Coral Bliss ink
The first layer of the stem and leaves are inked with Sweet Leaf.
Then I inked the second layer of florals with with Heartbeat and a little Vineyard Berry; the second layer of the leaves is inked with Just Green.

After thoroughly cleaning the stencil I replaced the base layer over the image, covered the area with Clear embossing ink, removed the stencil and coated with Translucent Embossing powder. You just see the hint of glitter. I then added a little shading with Evening Gray Ink.

Sentiment from the Beautiful Day stamp set is stamped with Black Obsidian Pigment ink, coated with Crystal Clear embossing powder and heat set. 

A few Iridescent Gems from my stash finish it off.

I have always wanted to try watercoloring with this stencil so this was the perfect opportunity to do so!

I sprayed the stencil with Pixie Spray, a reposition-able a spray adhesive and applied the stencil to Altenew A2 watercolor paper

I added Ultramarine and Ultraviolet Watercolor Brush Marker ink to the center of the blooms and then a little water to move the color towards the edges, dabbing off a bit with paper towel.
The leaves are colored with Just Green Watercolor Brush Marker ink.

If you want to dry with a heat tool make sure you remove your stencil so you don't melt it.
Once the first layer is dry, replace the detail portion of the stencil over the base image. I added Ultramarine ink on the blooms in the same manner as the base layer. Sea Forest ink is the leaf detail layer.

Once the ink was dry I replaced the base layer of the stencil and added Iridescent Shimmer Ink, let dry and replace the detail layer to add pen details with the .01 Fine Liner Pen.

Mango Smoothie ink is applied through the Scallop Builder stencil around the image with the Small Ink Blending tool. Some black splatters with the Jet Black Watercolor brush marker, a Rose Gold embossing powder heat embossed sentiment from the Wild Hibiscus set and a few Iridescent gems complete the card.

On to my new favorite and it's the Build-A-Flower: Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose

I've been wanting to try the Split Card Technique after watching a Jennifer McGuire video and it is so easy and fun!

First I created a mask for my images stamping on Altenew Masking Paper and fussy cut it.
Then I marked the center line of a 5 1/4" by 8" long piece of white card stock lightly in pencil.
First, stamp the outline of the bloom in Jet Black in beginning with the middle image approximately halfway down the card stock straddling the pencil line as evenly as possible. Apply mask then stamp top and bottom outline images and stamp leaf outlines as well.

I stamped all the colored layers with a single ink color, creating varied shades through multiple stamping.

Stamp the base layer in Pink Pearl two times and base color of leaves in Minty Mint.
Stamp second layer (this is the outer ledge of the petals) 4x in Pink Pearl, I also added a layer of Clear Embossing Ink, coated with Translucent Embossing powder and melted with a heat tool. The center layer is stamped three times with Pink Pearl ink. The detail layer of the leaves is stamped 4 times in Minty Mint.

Once the stamping was completed, I cut the panel in half creating two 5 1/4" x 4" panels.

I add black splatters by smooshing Jet Black ink on a craft sheet, spritzing with water and then picking up with a paint brush and tapping brush to create drops.

I've die cut the sentiment with the Simply Thank You die out of gold mirror card stock.

For the second card, I oriented it horizontally with the flowers along the bottom, adding ink splatters in the same manner as the first card.

I chose the Framed Thanks die for the sentiment and also cut it out of gold mirror card stock.

I'll let you in on a little secret, I'm planning a workshop with this technique so details on that will be coming very soon!


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. 


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 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. 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!

Your next stop on the hop is Terri Marie Koszler.

Blog Hop List

Altenew Card Blog

Bridget Casey

Colleen Balija

Teresa Litchfield

Katrina Howe

Rosie Neustaedter <<<<<

Terri Marie Koszler

Tenia Nelson

Pam Boedeker

Nandini Karmarkar

Amy Hill

Irina Fonina

Natasha Davies

Karen Brown

Helen Kalb

Patty Mello

Roteja Galvan

Eva Bussom

Fiona Duff

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicki Finger

Nenette S. Madero

Teri Wilson

Rachael Shedeed

Neha Aggarwal

Kari VanNoy

Teri Stokes

Amber Rain Davis

Virginia Lu

Sandra Woodson


pamboe said...

You are amazing! So many different looks from one stencil. I cannot choose a favorite. Love them all.

Helen Kalb said...

Your notebook is so clever and the stencil is perfect!

Eva Bussom said...

Gorgeous cards

Lorraine Melin said...

Wonderful projects, Rosie! Great job!

Esther Asbury said...

Wow! So many beautiful projects to look at! Love them all!

Cindy C. said...

Awesome projects!!

Nandini said...

Awesome work! The stenciling is gorgeous! And I love the BAF cards.

Joni Mastronardi said...

All so gorgeous!

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are stunning! I LOVE the gold thank you ones!

pioneermissy said...

I can't possibly choose a favorite! Can't wait to try the split card design with some of my flower layering stamps that are due to arrive this week!!

Peg Frushour said...

So many beauttiful cards!

Teresa McClennen said...

I love the creativity with the matchbook notepad. Very clever as well as beautiful!

Teresa McClennen said...

Teresa Mc said...
I love the crativity with the matchbook notepad. Very clever as well as beautiful!

Nenette Madero said...

Amazing cards using 1 stencil, Rosie!!! I love how you stamped over the floral image. Such a cool outcome. Thanks for the inspiration!

gaylehicks said...

My favorite is the last set with the roses - all are nice!

Mary Ann said...

First of all - gorgeous! You are the best advertisement for this stamp set because each card is amazing. I could not pick a favorite because I really and truly enjoyed them all. Outstanding work!

DorothyA said...

Lovely cards. My favorite are the last 2 using the hybrid rose stamp set. I really like the colors you used and the fun thank you die. Inspirational!

Whiteibis said...

Very nice cards, layouts and color combinations. I enjoyed viewing your work.

Arzed said...

Nice layouts and colour combinations

Jana Hwang said...

Wow love all these cards!

sharon g said...

These are all just wonderful. I especially like the flower on dots. I have never stamped on decorative paper before. NICE

Sarah B said...

So many pretty cards. My favorites are your three with the red roses. Love that treatment with the stencil and the split card technique. I keep learning new things all along the hop. Thanks for the inspiration.

Roxy T said...

I like all the variety for both old and new sets. My fav is the red Watercolor Bouquet. I just really love how it all comes together.

Shawn M. said...

Great projects!

Jade said...

So many incredible cards! I especially love your color combinations. They are very pretty.

Regina (Tina) Kahles said...

Hi Rosie, Thanks so much for sharing your Beautiful cards and Matchbook Notepad, These were truly an inspiration.
I especially loved the matchbook notepad, how clever. Thanks for sharing the techniques you used, I can't wait to make my own. Also your cards were awesome.

Regina (Tina) Kahles said...

Hi Rosie,
I left the above comment, I don't know what happened but it said I was unknown, I left my name and email address, currently I am not a Blogger. I don't understand what happened So Sorry.

Cindi said...

Wow! You really outdid yourself. Great cards.

juneroses said...

Lovely designs! Beautiful flowers!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great look at the sets. I like the ideas shared for how to make old favorites new again.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a beautiful variety of cards! I love the color combination on the Best Mom card!

Kristine Boydstun said...

These cards are so beautiful!

Liz. said...

The cards are all lovely. I especially like the stenciled roses and the split image roses.
I plan to look up videos showing that technique more in-depth, it's that nice!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful floral designs!

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

So many beautiful cards! I love how unique and different they all are with technique, color and embellishments :-)

Helen said...

Wow, Rosie! So many wonderful projects!! Your cards are lovely, but I fell in love with that gorgeous stamped notepaper pad! Even the stitching to make the perforations is such a clever detail!! Thanks for sharing the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Michelle said...

Sooooo much inspiration—your cards are beautiful. I absolutely love that stencil, too!! :)

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