Monday, January 3, 2022

Altenew Educators "New Favorite" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway


Happy New Year Altenew Friends and welcome to the New Favorite Educator Blog Hop!

I'm thrilled to kick off the New Year with my "New Favorite" which are the Craft Your Life Project Kits!

You should have come from the fabulous Teri Stokes and the hop begins at the Altenew blog

$130 in Total Prizes!

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! 

Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/09/2022 for a chance to win. 

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 “New Favorite” creations. We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!


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 01/10/2022.

On to the projects!

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Seasonal Blooms

I stamped the large floral image from the Seasonal Blooms kit in Obsidian Pigment Ink on paper from the 6x6 Alluring Blooms Paper Pad and then heat embossed with Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder

Once cooled, I die cut with the coordinating die from the, lightly inked the white card stock with Caribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink, added black splatters with a Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker and then arranged the die cuts to create a frame around the page.

Prior to adding the matted photos I also splattered some white acrylic paint mixed with water on the page.

The gold mirror card stock is die cut with the Creative Edges Scalloped Die Set and adhered along the middle of the layout.

I inked white card stock with Crisp Dye Inks and then die cut the letters with the Fine Alphabet Die Set. "Hi" is die cut with the die from the project kit and is a play on words as "hello" sunset and the abbreviation for Hawaii.

Now stamping and die cutting from patterned paper means there are negative portions of the die cuts remaining that can also be used.

I lined up the paper with the stamp set and stamped the image on the front of an A2 size card and then glued the patterned paper negative around the image.

I added a little bit of shading on this image and die cut thanks from the kit dies, below is a closer look as the shading.

I left the image below white since the paper is vibrant on its own.

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Hello Beautiful

Each Craft Your Life Project Kit comes with a stamp, coordinating die, coloring stencil and 3D Embossing folder. 
I stamped the image, added a light layer of blue ink with the base layer of the coloring then stencil, then added detail coloring with the Woodless Coloring Pencils, then die cut with the coordinating die.

You can see the beautiful detail of the 3D embossing folder on the gold foil card stock above. I embossed the gold foil card stock and then adhered the colored, die cut blooms with Instant Dimension Foam Tape over the embossed piece.

The final step was to heat emboss the sentiment on black card stock by stamping with Clear Embossing Ink and heat setting Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Elegant Motifs

You can see already how versatile these kits are and this next one is no exception! The Elegant Motifs kit includes a 3D embossing folder just perfect for slimline cards!

I embossed watercolor paper with the 3D embossing folder and then colored the embossed areas with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers

Once dry, I added splatters with the Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker, matted on Gold Foil Cardstock and added a sentiment cut from gold foil cardstock with the Slim Sentiments Die.

I've embossed kraft cardstock with the 3D Embossing Folder and then applied ink with the coloring stencils and a Small Ink Blending Tool. After inking, I sanded the high points with a sanding block to create those "highlighted" areas on the blooms.

The sentiment is cut from black cardstock with the Mighty Alphabet Die set and a few clear drops from my stash finish the card off.

These kits are my "New Favorite" because of their versatility to be used on many types of different projects and I am so looking forward to taking time in the New Year to put them to good use!

Don't forget to leave a comment here for your chance to win a prize and link up your "New Favorite" on the Altenew Card Blog

Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment!

Your next stop on the hop is Irina Fontina and below is the complete hop list.

Altenew Blog

Virginia Lu

Pam Boedeker

Nancy Souza

Tenia Nelson

Nandini Karmarkar

Bridget Casey

Karen Brown

Neha Aggarwal

Lana Taber

Terri Marie Koszler

Helen Kalb

Joylita Dsouza

Teri Stokes

Rosie Neustaedter >>>>You are here

Irina Fonina >>>>You're next stop

Nenette S. Madero

Ann Taylor

Susan Stagno

Annemarie Caister


K.E. said...

Love the layout and the white flowers.very pretty cards

Liz O. said...

Lovely projects Rosie! I am also hooked on the project kits, thanks for the inspiration!

Donna Walls said...

Your projects are stunning!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful layout and I LOVE your cards!

Linda said...

A different approach. Got me thinking, thanks.

Kristine Boydstun said...

Beautiful cards!

Linda Wood said...

Beautiful work! Your designs are innovative and creative and I never think like this on my own. Thanks for the inspo.

Sarebear said...

Love your thanks cards, and the h3llo card. The craft your life kit i am eyeing is Vintage Tapestry.

Karen Letchworth said...

Such fun cards and a great layout. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful Altenew ideas and creativity.

Gasper C&J painting vault said...

Very beautiful, i like it much. Kudos to an artist.
Scrapbooking is a must! It is my life and obssesion. - Ċ tampiljke

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Gorgeous projects! I love the colors on the layout!

Jeanne Rice said...

Love the Seasonal Blooms release and love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Roxy T said...

I totally agree; the new kits are amazing.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome layout and cards! Love you color combos!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great project shares. I haven't tried a kit, but the coordinating sets are great to have together.

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