Monday, April 25, 2022

Altenew April 2022 Spring Garden Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 


Thank you so much for joining me here by-way-of the lovely Natasha Davis

If you want to be sure to hop in order you can return to the start of the hop at the Altenew Card Blog.

Here's a look at what's in this release:


You can shop for these products right HERE!



The Chevron Hot Foil Plate and gold foil make a quick and lovely background for these blooms from the Wild Flora Washi tape which are die cut with the coordinating Wild Flora Die set. A simple Rose Gold heat embossed sentiment completes the card.


I've used the negative leftover piece of foil with a solid hot foil plate to create the foiled piece in the photo above. That will get used for a card in the future :).


I die cut the all the pieces in the  Build-A-Flower Primrose Add-On Layering Die Set  from white cardstock and adhered randomly to a 4x6 piece of white cardstock with liquid adhesive. I added the phrase die cut from black cardstock with the Wonderfully Made Die

I plan to use this as a title card on a future scrapbook layout! 


The Ornate Door Die is beautiful and I cut it twice from white cardstock to create the doors for this gatefold card. A belly band embellished with the Fancy Hello die cut cut from gold mirror cardstock slides off to reveal the beautiful Vibrant Florals Hot Foil Plate bloom.


The foiled image is colored with the Vibrant Florals 3 in 1 Simple Coloring Stencil, crisp dye inks and Mini Blending Brushes.

The panel then opens up for a place to write your message.

This project also uses the Vibrant Florals Hot Foil Plate and Simple Coloring Stencils:


This time I foiled on blue cardstock with blue foil and kept to a monochromatic look for the blooms, coloring them with Caribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink.

I then trimmed and fussy cut the panel to layer over a piece of grey cardstock embossed with the Garden Harmony 3D Embossing Folder. 


The brand new Altenew double sided tape is fantastic and absolutely perfect for adhering vellum...I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Obsidian ink and Crystal Clear embossing powder, trimmed and adhered to the card front, no adhesive showing through the vellum at all! 


After applying Tea Party Washi tape to white cardstock, I die cut with the Itty Bitty Branches Die set and arranged on black cardstock which is then adhered to a white slimline card front die cut with the Nesting Slim Rectangles die. The Simply Thank You die and gold mirror cardstock combine for the sentiment.


The Bountiful Bouquet stamp set is a fabulous layering rose cluster set with a coordinating die. The outline stamp is the bouquet but you can stamp the blooms individually without the outline as I've done with this bloom. I stamped the layers in Orange Sherbert, Canyon Clay, Coral Berry and Grapevine Crisp Dye ink in the lower right corner of an A2 size card front. 

I then trimmed on a diagonal, fussy cutting around the bloom and layered over paper from the Essential Black and White 6x6 paper pack. These are then matted on paper from the Poured Acrylic 6x6 paper pack and embossed with the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder  which I've also used to emboss a larger piece of Poured Acrylic paper for the card front.


A strip of gold mirror cardstock borders the embossed bloom and patterned paper. A few leaves, die cut from gold mirror cardstock with the Itty Bitty Branches die, frame the sentiment stamped with Jet Black Crisp Dye ink from the Bountiful Bouquet stamp. The sparkle is from a light hand of Crystal Stickles applied over the raised areas on the bloom.


I heat embossed the outline layer with Rose Gold Embossing powder, stamped the layers with crisp dye inks, die cut with the coordinating die and then fussy cut the blooms apart.


The blooms are layered over a background created with the Cloudy Days 3D embossing folder and Dusk Crisp Dye Ink. I tucked in a few Itty Bitty Branches die cut from gold mirror cardstock and used Instant Dimension Foam Tape to adhere the heat embossed sentiment and the butterfly from the Meadow Reflections stamp set.

I used pretty much the same color palette for the blooms on this final project. 


I mixed Sea Breeze watercolor brush marker ink with Altenew Embossing Paste then applied to watercolor cardstock through the Feeling Dotty stencil. Once that dried, I added Desert Night watercolor ink, misting the entire panel with water as well and set aside to dry.

After stamping and die cutting the bouquet, I adhered it to the watercolored panel with Instant Dimension Foam Tape. 


The Ultra Sticky Double Sided Tape worked like a charm to adhere the panel nice and flat on an A2 card base.

Finally it's time to talk about prizes!!

$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 05/01/2022 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 05/03/2022.


Thank you so much for stopping in and leaving a comment!


You're next stop full of inspiration is ANN TAYLOR!

Friday, April 22, 2022

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Gerbera Revolution Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

 


Hello and welcome here, you are arriving from Nandini Karmarkar

If you need to view the full hop list or get lost along the way you can head back to the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog.


Paint-A-Flower: Gerbera Revolution is a lovely duo bloom image that nicely fits within an A2 card front.

It's a great image to practice your colouring with. I've used both Artist Markers and Woodless Coloring Pencils.


After colouring the blooms I fussy cut just the top bloom and adhered Gilded Glitter cardstock behind it, then mounted the entire image on black cardstock prior to adhering to an A2 cardbase.

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed with Altenew Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder on black cardstock. Hugs is cut with the hugs die from the Hugs and Hello Die set from Gilded Glitter cardstock and layered over the same die cut cut from black cardstock 3 times.


You can receive the Paint-A-Flower stamp every month at a discounted price with a monthly subscription!

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/28/2022 for a chance to win. 

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 04/30/2022.


Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment!

You're next stop on the hop is Natasha Davies!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Altenew April 2022 Gardens Around the World Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 


Hello Everyone!

Thanks for joining me via Virginia Lu, you can return to the Altenew Card Blog at any point if you want to make sure you hop in order!

$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 04/20/2022 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 04/22/2022.


You can see the all the fabulous products available in the Gardens Around the World release right HERE.



The Castle Garden stamp set is another great larger floral set, perfect to use on scrapbooking projects.


I stamped the images in Obsidian black ink, then die cut and layered around the photo matted on a piece of paper from the 6x6 Alluring Blooms paper pack. I've used a sheet of 12x12 paper from one of Altenew's first scrapbooking collections which is no longer available.






I was inspired by the work of the talented Erum Tasneem in creating this card. I stamped the images off the edges of A2 watercolor paper in Obisdian black and heat set with Crystal Clear Embossing powder.


I then watercolored with the following Watercolor Brush Markers:

Rubellite, Sunkissed, Fresh Lemon, Ruby Red, Citrus Burst, Midnight Violet Sweet Leaf and Dusk.



I spattered the card front with white paint and then adhered the panel to an A2 card base. The sentiment is die cut with the Fancy Celebrate Die and cardstock from the Gilded Glitter Cardstock pack.



A few Satin White Sequins finish this card off.



The Meadow Reflections stamp and die set has some fabulous solid stamps that are perfect for creating a silhouette style of card.

I ink blended an A2 card front with Crisp Dye inks, treated with an anti-static powder tool, then stamped the images in Black Obsidian Pigment ink, coated with Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing powder and heat set.
 

I stamped and heat embossed the butterflies in the same manner on white card stock and then inked with Crisp Dye inks and popped up on the card front with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.



The Small World stamp and die is a little set that can pack a big punch! It's a small layering set with a coordinating and I've stamped the base layer in Desert Night, the 2nd layer with Coral Bliss, Orange Cream, Maple Yellow, Just Green and Caribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink. The final layer is stamped with Clear Embossing Ink and then heat embossed with Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

I've watercolored a "galaxy" background on 9x12 watercolor paper with Midnight Violet and Dusk Watercolor Brush Markers, then inked with Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink and an inking tool once dry.

A spattering of Sterling Silver Metallic Watercolor creates a starry sky.


We've made it to the final project! 



This would be a quick and easy way to create a card gift set! I've treated paper from the Poured Acrylic 6x6 paper pad with an anti-static powder tool, then stamped the bloom from the Midsummer Bouquet stamp set 3 times, with Clear Embossing ink and heat set with Rose Gold Embossing Powder.


I trimmed the panel and adhered it to an A2 card base and matted a sentiment that has been stamped and heat embossed on black card stock and added to the card front with foam adhesive.



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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


Your creative inspiration continues with Bridget Casey!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Fragrant Florals Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 


Welcome here from Emily Midgett's blog! 


You've already seen some wonderful projects with this newest kit from Altenew and I'm happy to share a few here with you.

I love the size of this image and created a 5x7 card. I die cut from white card stock and a rainbow of coloured card stock too.

I then fit the die cut into the 3D embossing folder and embossed it, this way all the details from the embossing folder remain sharp. I then used the coordinating stencil to and Detail Blending Brushes to add the colour with Crisp Dye Inks.


I then layered the die cuts in rainbow color order, trimming the edges after gluing each die cut down, spattered with Jet Black watercolour Brush Marker and finished with the hugs die cut from the Hello and Hugs set and Dazzling Diamond glitter cardstock.

It's super easy to create a gift set of cards with by just embossing the die cut and I created a few cards from additional die cuts cut from coloured card stock and embossed with the coordinating folder.


I applied Dotted Wide washi tape to an A2 card front, layered a red embossed die cut and then a sentiment stamped on white cardstock and matted on black cardstock.

I've done the same with an orange embossed die cut, just switching up the sentiment.


If you'd like to guarantee yourself the monthly Craft-Your-Life Kit, check out the Subscription plan which is available at 14% off!

Giveaway Prizes

$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.

You're next stop on the hop is TENIA NELSON!

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Kraftin' Kimmie April Release Blog Hop!

 


 Woohoo!!!

Today we are celebrating all the new fabulous goodies in our April Release that are NOW available in the

 Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!


All FOUR of our new stamp sets, plus two new stencils and a new hybrid ink colour were released yesterday along with our exclusive 
ADD-ON BUNDLE, 
and we're excited to share it ALL with you in a fabulous krafty HOP!

So let's check everything out as we hop around the Krafty Design Team's blogs today!  Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while we take you on the krafty tour!


First up we have the cute Krafty Komeback
by Cheryl Grant called.....
CAVE KIDS!


Next, we have an awesome prehistoric family  
by artist Neda Sadreddin
 and it's called.....

STONE AGE FRIENDS!


Thirdly, is an adorably sweet chipmunk set
from artist Sabrina van Vloten
 and it's called.....

CHEEKY CHIPMUNKS!


And lastly, we have a fantastic, cuddly panda set

by artist

Becky Pearce called...

PANDA-MONIUM!


We have a gorgeous new ink colour called 
LUSCIOUS LEMON!
As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, ink cubes and ink refills!


We've got TWO new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help add some funky flair to your creations!  They are called....

ANIMAL ADVENTURE!


and TINY TRIANGLES!


We've again carefully curated an awesome ADD ON BUNDLE featuring several amazing products which coordinate beautifully with our new goodies!!


You'll be all set to start your
crafting with this month's Add On Bundle, which includes:

  • 3 pack of Photoplay Wiper Cards to customize
  • 12 beautiful Jewelz Mix containers
  • Baby Rickrack perfect for adding colour to or using as is!
I combined the Cheeky Chipmunks with a wiper card from the Add-On bundle:



The patterned paper and glitter cardstock are from previous add-on bundles!


The images are coloured with Copic markers!

And don't forget our awesome Stamp Of The Month!! We have the beautiful A Spring Hello stamp, which is FREE with your order of $75 or more before shipping/tax!  (while supplies last!)


Now head on out on today's celebration blog hop and check out all the new products in action as the Krafty Team shares their incredible designs!  Then jump on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop and grab some of these fabulous goodies for yourself!

Happy Krafting!

 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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