Friday, May 7, 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Buttercup Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Welcome!

I'm so glad I can participate in Altenew's Craft-A-Flower Buttercup Die Set Release Blog Hop.

You should have just come from Therese Calvird. Didn't you love the way she used these dies! She always does amazing things.

I started by coloring some white cardstock colors of a buttercup flower with Altenew Blending Brushes. I used Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Paper Bag, and Sweet Leaf . Then I cut out the pieces and deepened the shadows with more ink.


I used another white panel and used the Deco Wallpaper Stencil with Limestone Ink and blended the color on the middle part of the panel, and addedThe Limestone ink to the outer edges without the stencil. I used Ocean Waves, and Teal Caves Ink and put some color in the bottom left corner and adhered the die cut pieces on top.


I cut the "Thank You" form some black cardstock and adhered it to the panel. And then adhered the panel to a dark craft card base. And finished it with some sequins.


I started the second card by cutting he leaves and the larger flower shapes out of craft foam.
I then stamped the leaves onto a white panel with Limestone ink.


I was then paying with the different flower shapes on an extra piece of paper and saw a butterfly from the flower shape that sits in the front.


I used some Yupo paper and colored it with Mountain Mist, Lagoon, Emerald, Sea Glass, Dusk and Desert Night Alcohol Ink Refills. Let it dry and cut out the shapes.


I used some Crisp Dye inks in the same colors and spattered the leave panel with them and also some Jet Black ink. Adhered the panel to a kraft card base, and then adhered the butterflies to the card with foam tape. Lastly I cut the thank you out of black cardstock, and adhered it to the card.

 

Thank you for visiting my blog for the blog hop. Next up is Nathalie DeSousa.

Join in the fun and win a prize.


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 05/13/2021 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 05/15/2021.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Hi There!

What a fantastic release. So many beautiful products. You can see all the goodies at the Exotic Garden release collection page. Or shop Altenew for all your crafting supply needs.


You should have come from Lilith's blog. Didn't you love her use of the Banana Leaves Embossing Folder.

I have created three projects for this release. The first is a card using the Bitterroot Flower Layering Stencils.



I started by blending Emerald ink to the lower two thirds of a white cardstock panel. Then I layered the Sea Shore Slim Washi tapes onto the panel, cutting some to make different widths. I blended Emerald to the outside of another piece of cardstock, then blended Jet Black to the lower part and adhered both of those to a white card base. Then on another cardstock panel. I used Crisp Dye inks in the Sea Shore collection and the Tropical Forest collection to create the flowers and leaves.


I added black lines to the flower and leaves and white gel pen to the centers. Then I used the Bitterroot Flower Die to cut it out. I also die cut two more from black cardstock. Layered them up, the black ones, split to create shadow around most of the floral die cut,  and adhered it to the panel. I used Altenew Birthday Greeting Stamp Set and stamped the sentiment with Jet Black ink. And added some sequins.

For my second card I used the beautiful Enchanting Beauty Stamp Set and some watercolor cardstock panel. 


I placed the single long leafy branch onto a Misti Stamping Tool and used Silver Stone Crisp Dye ink. Inked the stamp and then misted it with water and stamped it. I used a damp paint brush and blended out the lines. Moved the stamp and repeated the process. Then placed the other two stamps and did the same process with Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Ink.


I treated a piece of acetate with an anti static tool (a.k.a. baby powder) used the larger stamp and stamped it with Versafine black ink and then clear heat embossed it. I had to be careful because acetate warps really easily.


I stamped the sentiment from the set using some Jet Black Crisp dye Ink. Added a few drops of glue behind the image on the acetate and glued it to the watercolor panel. Added the paperclip and adhered the panel to a coral colored base. 

My third project I used the Blooming Tulips Stamp set. And what a stunning set this is. It is so easy to use, that I created three items with it. 

I started with a white card panel cut to 4" by 5 1/4". Stamped the outline image of the tulip, stem, and leaf in Gina K Amalgam ink. It works with The Altenew Artist Alcohol markers.


I colored the flower in with the Artist Alcohol Markers in R400, R301, R206, Y204, G702, G715, G554, and colored the outside with R926.


I stamped the sentiment with the Carpe Diem Stamp Set onto a piece of black cardstock with VersaMark ink and white heat embossed it. Cut it out and adhered it to the panel with foam tape. Then adhered it to a white card base.


Loved that, and decided to make and envelope liner to match, using the same method as for the card, cut it to fit, then adhered the panel to the inside of an envelope.

I love finding a gift bag and making a card to match. But instead I made a gift bag to match the card and envelope.


I took a white gift bag, and lining the inside with some parchment paper so the markers will not bleed through, created a frame around the top and sides and did the same as for the card and envelope. I ended up blending some black Artist Alcohol Marker to the top of the bag and card.


I added some white spots to the centers the flowers on the card, liner, and bag. I made a hole in each side of the bag and threaded the silver elastic through and tied a bow.

Next up on the blog hop is Maryam Perez.



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 05/10/2021 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 05/12/2021.



Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

Amanda Baldwin

Nicole Watt

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Carol Hintermeier

Norine Borys 

Erin Thompson

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Helen Kalb

Amber Rain Davis

Jenny Colacicco

Svitlana Shayevich

Erum Tasneem

Kymona Tracey

Keren Baker

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Lilith Eeckels

Linda Westfall (you are here)

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird

Verity Biddlecombe

Tania Ahmed

Sandhya Iyer

Reiko Tsuchida

Seeka

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Tina Smith

Tricia Schaden 

Joylita Dsouza

Nandini Karmarkar


Thank you for stopping here and enjoy the rest of the hop.


Saturday, May 1, 2021

Altenew Indian Lotus


Hi There!

Welcome to the release of the Altenew Build-A-Flower Indian Lotus Release. You should be coming to me from LauraJane. Didn't you love her use of the soft pastel colors. Amazing!



What a Beautiful Stamp set! If you want to google images of an Indian Lotus,  you can see what beauty comes from nature and what a beautiful set this is. See it Here



I started by stamping the outline image twice from Altenew Indian Lotus stamp set on some masking paper, and then cutting them out. Then I stamped the same image on gray cardstock with Versafine black ink and then clear heat embossing them, stamping the flowers that would be in the front, heat embossing them, and then repeating the process with the flowers in the back.


I shaded in the flowers with some colored pencils. Two gray, black and white, using a similar stroke that you would use when using alcohol markers. After the coloring with the pencils, I added shading around the outside, and then black to the areas that would be deep with a Copic Multiliner. I then added highlights to the flowers with a white gel pen.


I stamped the "You", sentiment in the same fashion as the flowers, and stamped the "we appreciate" with VersaMark ink and heat embossing it in white on a black strip of card.


I adhered the sentiment to the panel and added spots in varying sizes to the panel with a white gel pen and the black multiliner. Finally, I adhered the panel to a white card base, and this card was complete.



I loved the colors of the Indian Lotus when I searched for images of what the Indian Lotus looked like.

I started this second panel in the same way as the first card, but on some watercolor card instead. Then I used the Altenew 24 pan watercolor set to paint in the flowers. Added highlights and spots on the flowers with the white gel pen, and to the card with a Copic Multiliner.


I stamped the "birthday wishes" sentiment from Altenew Birthday Greetings stamp set on another strip of black cardstock with VersaMark ink and white heat embossing it. I cut straight along the top and bottom of the sentiment closer, and then cutting around the parts that stuck out further.  



 I added a small strip of gold washi to the bottom of the sentiment piece, and also to three sides of some black cardstock. I adhered the black cardstock on a hot pink card base, and then adhered the panel on top of that. Finally adhering the sentiment to the card.

Thank you so much for joining in the hop today. From here your next stop will be Nathalie DeSousa.

Find more info about the Blog Hop at Altenew Card Blog.

Get a monthly subscription plan to the Build-A-Flower and save 14% Here.

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 05/06/2021 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 05/08/2021.



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