Saturday, August 24, 2019

Photo Tutorial on Pleasant Pansy 3D Die

Hello friends!
It is my turn over Altenew Card Blog to share a project with you.
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I am sharing a fun post about using Pleasant Pansy 3D Die with a background stamp today.
In today's post, I am sharing how I created my own paper with background stamps such as "Graphic Brushstrokes". You may not see the obvious use of this stamp set in my finished card. However,  once you see my project, you will totally get it! I am using "Pleasant Pansy 3D Die" to illustrate my example.


To start, I stamped "Graphic Brushstrokes" with various colors of blue. This was easily made possible with our blue ink collection ( Deep Blue Seas , Cool Summer Night and Lapis Lazuli).

As you can see, I stamped the Brushstroke in various shades of blue and then I die cut the "Pleasant Pansy 3D Die". This process helped creating the organic look on the Pansies petals. Based on the colors, I strategically die cut the various size of the petals. You can also use the one solid Brushstrokes stamp (included in this set) to stamp ANY color of your choice for the flowers and leaves.

For the leaves and stems, I simply inked up the green (from Spring Bouquet) onto white card stock. By following the insert, I was able to assemble the Pansy without any problems.


 My next step was to stamp a "frame" for the Pansy. The versatile "Dot Art Stamp Set" is great for stamping any type of background or borders. I stamped the "thank you" sentiment with Obsidian Pigment Ink and the corner stripes in Gray Denim.

 I chose muted tones for the background, so the Pansy's color would stand out. You can stamp any colors with solid stamp set such as "Graphic Brush Strokes" for this purpose. You can create any colors of petals for 3D dies like "Rose Flurries 3D Die Set", "Fantasy Floral 3D Die" and Garden Picks 3D Dies .

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ps: by the time you read this post, I should have arrived at the Altenew HQ in Syracuse!!
 ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ƒðŸ˜ Woohoo! You can, hopefully, catch the exciting moments over my Instagram (here)
I am so excited to finally meet some of my Altenew team mates for the first time!

Friday, August 23, 2019

DIY Vellum Flower with Layering Stamps

Hello friends!

(The "Dancing in the Rain Bundle" is 50% off today. Details are at the end of this post!)

Today's post is a follow-up on my previous post over Altenew Card Blog. My Stamp Focus was "Playful Plumeria Stamp Set" and Stamp/Die Bundle
In my post, I created vellum flowers with one of the layering stamps. 

With that, why don't I just add some colors? 
your beauty comes within

This is so easy and cool, right?
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Once I gold-embossed the vellum and die cut with the Coordinating Die.
I then colored the BACKSIDE with Altenew Artist Markers. ANY alcohol-based markers such as Copics will do. 
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The die-cut branch was stamped in light grey and the lace paper is from the Essential Rock Collection Paper Pack. Easy peasy.
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I hope that you find this post interesting.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

EASY Floral Card and Altenew Warehouse Sale

Hello friends
I am sharing an easy floral card with the new Antique Rose Stamp & Die Bundle. 
Antique Rose Stamp

 This set of  "Antique Rose" stamp set is like no other... it is super easy to line up.
The details and depth in the roses are just as astounding. 

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TIP: The most effective way to stamp-layering is lining up all the layers in one large sheet of card stock. I then followed the insert guide and stamp accordingly. I usually flip the paper around my MISTI and that saves a lot of re-lining of the stamps. 


 The Dot Art Stamp Set is always helpful when it comes to background stamping. I have created TWO more cards with the same stamps. More to come.
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(all products used are listed at the end of this post)
These are cards I made with some of the products that are on sale right now. 
(Book Club Stamp/Die)
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Tulip Stamp & Die Bundle

Simple Fruits Stamp & Die Bundle
Simple Fruits Stamp & Die Bundle

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

How to Stamp Your Own Unique Graphic Design

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a very fun post.
I don't know about you, but it is truly FREEING to stamp ANYTHING once in a while.
Just get the stamp out and PLAY! 
That's what I did with Dot Art.
I started out with stamping just two of the linear half circle rainbow.
You might ask :" How did you come up with that design?
Well, I didn't set out with an actual plan.
I just stamp as I go about two simple rules: color placement and spacing. 
There are a few things that I would suggest when you are doing this type of stamping.

1. use a larger piece of card stock:  this allows you to have more ways in using the stamps in more creative ways. When you have a bad spot, you can trim it off and still end up with a wonderful stamped piece. 

2. start from the center and gradually work around the design: this helps your design stay "focused" and you can easily work around the focal point. For instance, I stamped the blue half circle first and then green...and eventually I filled up the white card stock.


3. don't give up. You may not succeed with your first initial stamping. BUT you must go on and try for the 2nd or 3rd, especially if you make a mistake on your first. Because you have already learned the misstep and you need to test it out! Be bold.... the more mistakes you make, the more you learn! Before you know it, you will be able to stamp graphic design all on your own.


I hope that you find this post helpful.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Forever Floral Creativity Kit

Hello friends!
(Floral Mandala Stencil)

I am popping in with a quick post about this Forever Floral Creativity Kit. 
 This kit is now 40% off ( is $77.98  $46.79)

Perfect Project Inspiration: Forever Floral Creativity Kit Featurette
Kit Contents:
  • Forever and Always Stamp & Die Bundle (valued at $42)
  • Fine Alphabet Die Set (valued at $21)
  • Floral Mandala Stencil (valued at $11.99)
  • Exclusive Forever Floral Creativity Kit Inspiration Guide (valued at $1.99)
You can create all sorts of project with this kit ( stencil, stamp and dies and guide!) 
 This is one of the creativity kits that I would highly recommend.

These are just a few projects that I used with some of the products from this kit.
(U from "Fine Alphabet Die Set")
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Simple Scene Card with "Dancing in the Rain"

Hello friends!
 I have another project with this Dancing in the Rain.
Here is my first one (see below). Today's card focuses on the cats in this stamp set.

I started out with creating a window scene with Emboss Resist.

It was a simple thing to do.
I white-embossed the window image and applied inks with shades of blue and grey.


I also add some stenciled details with Square Weave Stencil  (or you can use Beveled Squares Stencil) around the window. After that, I got lazy and decided to just die cut the cat image and called it a card. I chose the Essential Rock Paper Collection and with the stripe paper, it is puur-fect! 

I think it worked!
If you like cats (like my hubby Dr. John), this card will likely make you smile.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Mega Greetings 2 Stamp & Die Bundle (today's 50% off)

 Hello friends!
I am popping in with a quick post about a card and a promotion. 
Over Instagram (see Gelli Plate under My Story), I created a card with Gelli Plate and
Mega Greetings 2 Stamp & Die Bundle
you rock
With the Gelli Plate, I transferred the ink onto the paper.
Basically, I inked the cube onto the Gelli Plate and then PRINTED onto the whit card stock.
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I then took out Dot Art and stamped some more and completed the design.
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I stamped the gold leaf with Antique Gold Pigment Ink and added Splatter.
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