Saturday, February 29, 2020

Altenew Promotion for Shipping

 Hello friends!
I am popping in with a quick post about Altenew shipping promotion.
Altenew-Fine Frames Square Die Set-Open Bloom 3D Die Set-Virginia#3
 The following are my cards for this release so far.
Altenew-Tranquil Wings Stencil-Virginia#4
Tranquil Wings
Altenew-Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil-Virginia#3
Tile Stencil

Altenew-Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die-Nesting Frames Die Set-Virginia#3
Starburst Stencil
you can do anything
Wild Leopard Stencil

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The Show & Share winner announcement post is coming up at 5pm EST today.
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Friday, February 28, 2020

Add a Little Glitz

Hello friends!
Once in a while, a new product came around and it makes you want to go a bit more bold.

Along came the Wild Leopard Stencil.....
(please see the products listed at the end of this post)
you can do anything

I actually had a wild time creating with this stencil. 
To start, I stamped Halftone Watercolor in Antique Gold Pigment Ink. 
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I then created a glitzy panel with Embossing Paste and Glitter. Once that was done and completely dry, I stamped the sentiment. It is now a very wild card with a bold sentiment!

How do you like it? Different, right? But I like it!
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Altenew offers 20% off Washi Tape!
PS: The Show & Share winner announcement will be announced on Feb. 29th at 5pm EST.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A Simple Card With Washi Tape And a Die

Hello friends!
For the Stencils, Decals and Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop, please click HERE.

It has been a while since I made a CAS with Washi Tape.
I am sharing one with this gorgeous Misty Meadow Washi Tape
 I am using Pressed Leaf Die for my example.
be strong

As you can see, there is little stamping required with this card. The Pressed Leaf Die allows the partial die-cutting and that itself is quite intricate already.

The Washi Tape is just the right size for covering the entire card front.
be strong -001

I merely dressed up the leaf stem with gold sequins and stamped the sentiment with "Sentiment Strips Stamp Set".
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 The best thing about this design is that it can be for all occasion/gender and it sure will brighten up someone's day!

Lastly, here is a chance to grab a few Washi Tape of your choice!
20% off washi tapes


I am listing a few of my favorite Washi Tape that are now on sale.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Altenew February 2020 Stencil/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop

Hello friends!
Warning: Super-heavy photo post
Yay, it's February Stencils, Decals and Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share 4 projects as I was having so much fun creating.
If you arrive from the fabulous Mindy Eggen's blog, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog

First up, let's start with my favorite dies from this release!

#1 Feature products: Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die, Nesting Frame Dies 
Altenew-Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die-Nesting Frames Die Set-Virginia#1

This gorgeous cover die can be used in many creative ways. 
I applied the "Spotlighting" and "Inlaid/Stacked Die-cutting techniques into this card.

 Altenew-Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die-Nesting Frames Die Set-Virginia#2

I lightly colored the focal point with Altenew Artist Markers and inked up the edges with Sea Breeze. The sentiment is from Ornamental Bliss Stamp Set. Altenew-Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die-Nesting Frames Die Set-Virginia#3

If you are wondering how I got the blue ink onto the cover plate, please come back for a simple tutorial in upcoming weeks!! 

#2 Feature products:  Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil
 Altenew-Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil-Virginia#1
This stencil not only comes in as TILES, it also has some beautiful borders. You are not limited to just create the tile look because you can use it for borders and frames. 
 Altenew-Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil-Virginia#2

For my focal point, I tiled the stencil and applied Altenew Embossing Paste first. I then added Nuvo Pure Sheen Gold Glitter over and that's it!

 Altenew-Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil-Virginia#3

The Scrip Words Die Set was used in this card and next (4th ) card.
#3 Feature products: Tranquil Wings Stencil 
 Altenew-Tranquil Wings Stencil-Virginia#1

I love adding gradient effect with stencils. This Tranquil Wings Stencil is perfect for that.

 Altenew-Tranquil Wings Stencil-Virginia#3

The Painted Orchid Washi Tape was adhered at the bottom and I ran the Dotted Swirls Dobossing Cover Die (one of my favorite) and did the "Partial-Die-cutting". 

Altenew-Tranquil Wings Stencil-Virginia#2
I added some details and shine with Crystal Stickles.
 Altenew-Tranquil Wings Stencil-Virginia#4

#4 Feature products:  Fine Frame Square Dies, Open Blooms 3D Die Set
 Altenew-Fine Frames Square Die Set-Open Bloom 3D Die Set-Virginia#1

This clean and simple card has all the lovely elements thanks to the well thought-out dies.
Altenew-Fine Frames Square Die Set-Open Bloom 3D Die Set-Virginia#2

The 3D flowers were created with Cherry Blossom and Green Meadow Gradient Card Stock. Altenew-Fine Frames Square Die Set-Open Bloom 3D Die Set-Virginia#3

 I hope you enjoy seeing the new products and get some inspiration from the blog hop.
You can find the entire stencil release HERE
The Intricate/Bold Stand-alone Dies and Stencils HERE

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  March 3rd 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 March 6th, 2020.

I will be back with another creation with 

Monday, February 24, 2020

Stretch Those Cover Dies

Hello friends!

As a crafter, we love to use what we have and of course, we lust for items that we do not already own.
We also pay attention to what we purchase (well, at least we try...). ๐Ÿ˜„
Cover Dies are one of the most expensive kind of dies that there is on the market. 
It really is good to have many ways of using Cover Dies since it will likely never break (bonus)!  The more you use the covcer dies, the more you save... well, not quite, but you get the idea. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜
thank you

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.  
Vincent van Gogh

 My card today is one of those "small things" that I am attempting. I thought of the extra ways to add textures and colors with the Ornate Cover Die.  I am using Simply The Best Stamp Set for this design.
thank you -002

As you can see, I added the largest petal with the Ornate Cover Die (inked with the same colors as the flowers). I also incorporated the the cover die into the small flower center. This way, the flowers look more cohesive and complete.
thank you -001

 Believe it or not, there are more ways in using cover dies. I have more to share in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned. I hope my exercise in using the Ornate Cover Die sparks your creativity !
thank you -003

edited: I colored the cover die with Gelli Plate first and then die cut the flower together and ran them both through the die cut machine. This would ensure the flower and cover die cut exactly like they should.

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