Friday, September 20, 2019

Altenew | Refresh Your Watercolor Brush Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: heavy photo post 
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Today is a special blog hop! The Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers now have REFILLS! 
I love love these brush markers and am so glad that Altenew offers options to fill up the markers!
 

I am super excited to share 2 projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of fabulous Lydia Fielder, you are in the right place!
 Let's get right to the projects!

I chose to use the refills only to create colorful paper. This is my favorite (and easiest) way to let the colors speak volumes. By adding droplets to the watercolor card stock, I got an instant color mix.

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I did just that before I went to bed. When I woke up in the morning, I have all sorts of colorful paper for my use. This can't get any easier.

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Based on the color mix, I selected the stamps and methods. As you can see in my first card, I chose to emboss in white with Pen Sketched Stamps and Die Bundle.

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I created several pieces and arranged the pieces and in the end, I thought it looks neat to form an invisible oval in the center.  The stamped sentiment perfectly nestled inside the images.
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This is one VERY good reason to get the refills because the droplets from the bottles are awesome for creating color paper! I used just a few colors for my projects: Purple Wine, Desert Night, Crimson, Lime and Limeade.

I love the color mix so much and decided to cut out the colorful paper and added my designs.
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If you think that you are seeing circles in the paper....
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.... you are absolutely right! 
I added interest and textures with clear-embossing. This time, I used Bubble Wrap Stencil
 for this purpose. Not only it creates subtle dimensions, the clear-embossing also make the colors POP more.
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I added a very simple vellum flowers from Simply The Best to the design and white-embossed the sentiment ( from the Simply The Best Stamp Set). 
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All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog

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I hope that you are inspired by my projects. Please know that these refills are more than just refills. They are your creative arsenals at your disposal.

If you do not already have Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers, you can now get the entire selection with $50 off  (valid Sept 20th-21st) !!!
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👉 Shop the Ultimate Bundle HERE. 

I would very much appreciate if you shop through my affiliate links (all listed below).
For today's project, I used Spring Garden (top) and Tropical Fiesta (bottom).
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Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Sept. 25th for a chance to win!

Extra Giveaway: Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate in each designer's blog (such as my/this blog ) in this release. All winners will be announced on Sept. 27th, 2019

Your next stop is the talented Yoonsun Hur's blog.
 Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Spellbinders Sales and Promotion

Hello friends!
Spellbinders also has an awesome promotion.
Spend $75 and get a MYSTERY gift! (click banner to shop)
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https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=981584&u=1083364&m=70661&urllink=www%2Espellbinderspaperarts%2Ecom%2Fclearance&afftrack=blog

 Spellbinders is having a massive $100 Gift with $75 purchase. 
This includes Fall Sale and Clearance.
Club subscriptions are excluded, but Past Club Kits are included. I am listing a few great deals in the following links. Feel free to browse and shop through my affiliate links. 
 

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Modern Poinsettias

Hello friends! 

I have a super festive card to share.
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The Modern Poinsettia Stamp & Bundle comes with mask and die. 
You can simply get the stamp set alone or choose to get either the mask or die. 

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I wanted to explore with Gelli Plate with stamp and mask and that's how I created this card.  
 I love the process of using Gelli Plate to apply inks. I used various Altenew Ink along with Spray Mist. The colors turned out nicely.

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 However, I realized that it is much like a huge "blob" of red....
Nevertheless, I decided to share it in case you are interested in this stamp set.  
 
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I also enjoy incorporating stencil details into the background. With the Mask Stencil in place, I placed the Sunburst Stencil over and applied shades of yellow into the background.
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LAST day today!

Save 20% on *ALL Dies including alphabet dies, cover dies, layered dies, and coordinating dies *Excludes September 2019 release dies. 
I also highly recommend this set
See my favorite die recommendations here
Shop dies here 
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Spellbinders also has an awesome promotion.
Spend $75 and get a MYSTERY gift! (click banner to shop)
http://shrsl.com/1tscz
https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=981584&u=1083364&m=70661&urllink=www%2Espellbinderspaperarts%2Ecom%2Fclearance&afftrack=blog

 Spellbinders is having a massive $100 Gift with $75 purchase. 
This includes Fall Sale and Clearance.
Club subscriptions are excluded, but Past Club Kits are included
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Favortie Dies

Hello friends!
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I am popping in to share a promotion from Altenew.
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48 HOURS ONLY!  
Save 20% off on *ALL Dies including alphabet dies, cover dies, layered dies, and coordinating dies from 9/17/2019 at 12:01 AM EDT until 9/18/2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. Over 450 dies! No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. *Excludes September 2019 release dies. 

SHOP HERE:
we are better together
I am recommending the following dies as they are all now 20% off.

If you click on one of the links, you will most likely to see my samples.
FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $100 with code USFREE 
$7 off international shipping on orders over $100 with code SHIP70FF
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💕We are counting down on my daughter Stephanie's wedding.... 3 more days!💗

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Add Details with a Stencil (with a Light Bulb Moment)

Hello friends!

How are you? I am popping in with a simple watercolored card. 
It's not a full-on watercoloring, just the images.
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Pen Sketched Flowers

I took out the Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set and started watercoloring.

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It always feels so good and calming to play with watercolors.

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Once I finished coloring, I arranged them in the most pleasing way as best as I can.
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Next comes the Light Bulb Moment...
DING: why not add extra colors or textures by just shifting the stencil a little bit? This was exactly what I did here. With the Warp Speed Stencil, I started with the green ink and then the yellow. Doesn't that warm yellow glow makes a difference? 

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I took the advantage with stencil and stamped the sentiment where where the focal point should be.
I find the card was still lacking a bit of sparkle....so I added the Nuvo Glitter with Glossy Accent.
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24 hours only! Receive a FREE Our Family 12 x 12 Patterned Paper (65lb/Single-Sided) 

(worth $15.99) on orders over $99 from 9/17/2019 at 12:01 AM EDT through 9/17/2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders. While supplies last.  Please click here to check out once you finish your shopping

Check out the SALES HERE 
FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $100 with code USFREE 
$7 off international shipping on orders over $100 with code SHIP70FF
Thanks you for stopping by!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Sympathy Cards

Hello friends! 

I am sure you are likely agree that our life can be depicted in cards, right?
Recently I got asked to create 15 sympathy cards by my doctor friend Joe.
I have made a few batches of sympathy cards for his use before. Sadly, he ran out of them.

I set out to create a very simple design and kept the colors neutral.
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Since I am also busy with our daughter's wedding, I didn't want to spend too much time on designing card sets.  In the end, I went with the Dandelion Wishes.

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This stamp set is very forgiving as there is little line-up. You can keep the stems and leaves simple.

I tried my best to utilized the various shades of yellow. Because it is sympathy cards, I envisioned in my mind that one of the flying dandelions evokes a feeling of "fallen". 

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Therefore, I stamped it differently from the rest of the dandelions. 
Many of us struggled to make Sympathy cards. I admit, it is not easy.


Here are a few things to consider when making a sympathy card

~clean and simple
~no bright color combo
~pop of colors are OK....so long as the colors fit the theme (such as the dandelion cards)
~nature-themed cards are generally suitable
~still life and floral image are most popular
~white space is needed

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I am charging $2 Canadian (it's $1.50 US) a card and give my friend a "deal".
I want to encourage him to use my handmade cards.
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What's your thoughts on making sympathy cards? Do you have your go-to images/colors?
I hope my ideas make sense to you. I'd love to hear from you !

Climbing Clematis is 40% off (Sept. 14th only)!
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I am listing my absolutely favorite inks below for your reference.

FREE US Shipping with code "USFREE" order over $100 
or Internaional (code SHIP7OFF) and get $7 Off

I have listed the extra inks (that I recommend) in the links below for your reference.Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

My Favorite Crisp Dye Ink From Altenew

Hello friends!

I have a quick post about Altenew Crisp Dye Ink.
For two days only, all Crisp Dye Ink are 15% Off.


I am listing my absolutely favorite inks below for your reference.

FREE US Shipping with code "USFREE" order over $100 
or Internaional (code SHIP7OFF) and get $7 Off

I have listed the BEST deals in the links below for your reference.
Please scroll to the end of the post for my sample cards ( with the sales products)
Thank you for stopping by
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Thanks for stopping by!

 
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