Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Altenew Friends and welcome to...


I'm joining a whole bunch of talented Altenew contributors to share my favourite projects of 2021!

If you're here from the lovely Reiko Tsuchida you are in the right place and if you'd like to hop in order you can head to the Altenew blog for the start and the complete hop list.


Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 lucky winners!

Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog HERE or share Altenew projects with #AltenewBest2021 on social media by 01/06/2022 for a chance to win.

9 winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/08/2022.

Sending Hugs

I created a background with Altenew Crisp Dye inks and my gel press and then applied the inks with the Watercolor Bouquet Stencil on the slimline sized card front which works perfectly with this tall stencil.

Never Stop Smiling

My first papercrafting love is scrapbooking and I love incorporating my Altenew products on scrapbook layouts.

The BAF-Bellaroma Hybrid Tearose is the perfect size for scrapbook layouts, I've stamped the flowers in six different Altenew color families and die cut with the coordinating dies.

Some black splatters with the Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker add texture as well as patterned paper from the 6x6 Blushing Blooms Paper Pack.

Wedding Wishes

One my favourite ways to use Altenew Crisp Dye inks is to watercolour with them so I stamped the large image from the Fresh Cut Roses stamp set in Obisidian Ink and heat embossed with Crystal Clear Embossing powder on A2 watercolor paper.

I then smooshed dye inks on a watercolor palette, misted with water, picked up with a watercolor brush and colored the image. I also colored the backgroung and then added shading with grey crisp dye ink.

Once the image was dry I added dots with a white gel pen for added visual interest and heat embossed the sentiment on vellum with Obsidian ink and clear embossing powder.

Thinking Of You

2021 saw Altenew release a number of new products and one of those is slimline products! The Slim Deco Cover Die Set was the first foray into this genre.

The set has a larger frame die and a smaller die that can be used on an A2 size card or a mini slim sized card. I embossed a white A2 card front with the Organic Linen 3D embossing folder then adhered 3 of the small Deco Slim frames cut from black card stock, trimming the edges to fit.

The Tall Foliage Stamp and Die set is an excellent complement to this cover die set and I stamped it on black card stock and heat embossed it with Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder.

After die cutting the embossed foliage with the coordinating die, I layered them over the frames and finished the card off with the matted heat embossed sentiment over silver thread.

Winter Wishes

This is one of my favourite card designs using the Fine Frames Diamond Die Set and before I purchased this set I used the diamond die from the Geo Frames Die Set.

I've watercolored an Altenew A2 Watercolor panel with the Emerald ink from the Winter Watercolor Brush Marker set, keeping the color dark at the top and lightening it up towards the bottom.

Once the panel was dry I embossed it with the Geo Diamonds 3D Embossing folder, then die cut the large triangle from the Fine Frames Diamond Die set. The embossed panel is trimmed and then placed over a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Gold Mirror card stock.

The die cut diamond is offset and popped up with foam adhesive. The bloom from the Dry Brush Poinsettia stamp set is stamped with Altenew Crisp Dye ink with the final layer stamped with Clear Embossing Ink and then heat embossed with Platinum Embossing Powder.

I hope you've enjoyed this look at some of my favourite projects from 2021. I'd love to see yours so use #AltenewBest2021 on social media to share your projects.

Don't forget to leave a comment here and on all the blogs for a chance to win one of the prizes!

Your next stop on the hop is Sande Woodsen.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 12 Days of Christmas!

Over the next 7 days the Krafty Design Team will be recapping ALL of the amazing releases we've had each month of 2021 at
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

***PLUS each and every day during the 12 Days Event, you can comment on our blog posts for your chance to WIN some prizes!  We will be giving away several gift vouchers to the krafty shop and YOU could WIN one just by showing some krafty love!

***ALSO if you have a creation made with one of the stamp sets we released from January to June, please share in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group Albums for an EXTRA GIVEWAY!!  ;)  (OLD or NEW projects count!)


I'm playing along for Day 3 with the Wildflower Wonder set.

I've coloured it with B00, B02, B18, G19 and G28 copic markers.

Head to the Kraftin' Kimmie blog to leave a comment on all the posts for your chance to WIN!

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