Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Stretch Your Stamps and Dies!

Hello friends!
I have fun post about stretching your stamps and dies.
The concept is nothing new. 
However, it is always fun and refreshing to see how the stamps and dies are used in creative ways. I hope today's post sparks your creativity and imagination. 

I am using the following stamp "Bunches For You" as my example.
Obviously, we can stamp the image and color it as is. 
Done. End of the story.
First comes with the "stretch the stamp" part.
I decided to use it as a fancy border stamp and came up with this.
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See the background? I stamped the "Bunches For You"

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I also added a piece of hand-town vellum to underneath the die cut.
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Next comes the "stretch the die" part....
I die cut extra pieces of the die and used them as part of the embellishment.
This also helps create a sense of movement.
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I hope that you enjoy today's post. 
Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Altenew May 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: Super-heavy photo post 

Yay, it's a Stencil Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share 4 stenciled projects with you.

If you arrive from the blog of Svitlana Shayevich, 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, it is my favorite stencil of this release:

1. featured stencil: Broken Chevron
The pattern of this stencil is simply beautiful no matter what angle you look at it.

 The Altenew Embossing Paste is just the right arsenal for your stencil project. 
Here I added  the embossing paste with the Broken Chevrons. 
Once the paste was completely dry (the HARDEST part is to wait), I applied the rainbow colors with Watercolor Brush Markers. If you have never tried embossing paste, this method is a must-do!


 For the sentiment, I applied Gold String Washi Tape over a piece a card stock.
Then I die cut it with Fancy Hello Die with Mini Blossom Die Cut Machine. 

I did stack two more dies underneath the Fancy Hello to make the sentiment stand out and not as fragile.  The Fancy Hello Die fits the entire design so nicely!

2. featured stencil: Deco Wonder Stencil
 I tilted the stencil in angle and applied all colors and shades with Delectable Delights Oval Ink.
What can I say, the colors blends like BUTTER!


I decided to take a golden approach with this stencil. So, I inked up Hazelnut and the Gold Enchanted Pigment Ink with the Dare To Dream Stamp Set


3. featured stencil: Illusion Spiral Stencil


I thought it will be cool to use Spray Mist with this stencil and that was exactly what I did. 
I used Antique Gold Metallic Spray for this purpose.
I took out the Galaxy Washi Tape and Die cut it with Halftone Stars Nesting Die.


The Hooray sentiment from  Speech Bubble and Die Bundle  is just right for this celebratory card.
4. featured stencil:  Heart Builder Stencil

This 2-step Heart Builder stencil is just too fun!
You can use any colors for each step.
I applied Fushia Pink as my first and Chamomile as my 2nd step.


When you see the reveal, you will LOVE this stencil so much that you would want to try any colors!
I used Parchment Paper becuase the colors are so striking!
I also kept the focal point (from Weekend Doodles) super simple. 
Hope you like my 4 stencil projects. Do you have a favorite?

You can now get the entire stencil release along with the Altenew Embossing Paste 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 May 28th  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 May 31st, 2019.
Your next stop is the blog of Lilith Eeckels
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

Monday, May 20, 2019

Color-Layering with Distress Oxide

Hello friends!
I am sharing a super colorful card.
You see, I used Distress Oxide and they have chalky-like pigment in them.
Once the colors are mixed, you get the fun color pallet! Totally fun and unique.
Youthful from Penny Black Full Bloom Collection
I have created nearly the same kind of cards before. 
But with each new stamp image, it gets all the more exciting each time.

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The fun part about creating cards like this is that you can add any colors as you wish and the results are always so pretty and the process is never boring....
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I started out with stamping the main image with various colors.
Gradually, I added colors to one small area at a time and this can be easily achieved with the help of MISTI.
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Before I inked up the background, I clear-embossed the entire image. After that, I then added more colors to the background.  The hardest part is that you need to allow the colors the blend and dry in between. 

For the embellishment, I used part of the Burlap Edge Border Die to complete the design.
I kept the sentiment super simple as well.

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I hope that you are inspired by today's post!
For more product info, please click on the list provided below. I am also listing the Penny Black products that I will be featuring in the near future. I hope that you check them out, too!

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Altenew Sale!

 Hello friends!

I am popping with the sales info on all dies over Altenew.
Save 20% on over 450 dies!
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Save 20% off on over 450 Dies now through 5/19/2019 at 11:59 pm EDT.  
Not valid on previous purchases. While supplies last! Excludes May 2019 release dies.

The following are my cards, for more info simply click on the highlighted link.
Book Club Die Set
Book Club Die Set

Creative Edges: Lace Die
Creative Edges: Lace Die

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 Hibiscus Garden 3D Die

Leaf Frame Cover Die
Leaf Frame Cover Die

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Stamp Focus: A Walk in the Woods

Hello friends!
It's my turn to share projects with you over Altenew Card Blog!  

I am super excited to share some ideas about the large background stamp "A Walk in the Woods" stamp set. You might think why would I NEED another background stamp....? Well, this one is not like the other! For one thing, this stamp measures 5 1/2"x 5 1/2" and is more than enough to cover the entire card front. The details in the wood-grain allows you to create from unique and rustic to elegant and beautiful projects. 

Let's get right to my 3 cards! 
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Card #1: you make my heart happy Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-WeekendDoodles-Virginia#1  
Techniques: Stamping, Embossing, Inlaid die-cutting  

Firstly, I stamped "A Walk in the Woods" onto the entire card stock in Espresso Crisp Dye Ink. I then stamped the image from Weekend Doodle in Emboss Ink and then white-embossed the image with Pure White Embossing Powder. Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-WeekendDoodles-Virginia#2 

I then die cut the floral image with the Weekend Doodle Coordinating Die. To add some depth, I stacked 3 more pieces of die cut and popped up the image. You can absolutely skip this step, but I thought the continuity of the wood-grain looks awesome underneath the white-embossed flowers. 
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This design reminded me of the carving on trees because it is so playful. I reached for Enamel Dots and Golden Edge Washi Tape for the embellishment. Card #2: Congrats to Parents-to-be.  Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-HalfToneStars-Virginia#1  

Techniques: Multi-color stamping, Inlaid die-cutting, Embossing, Die-cutting Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-HalfToneStars-Virginia#2 

Since woodgrain is timeless and is always trendy, why not use it for baby-related designs? Here I created a Baby Show card with soft and pastel colors. With the Woodgrain well positioned in my MISTI, I stamped it with Sunray, Wisteria, Iceberg and Baby Pink. I then die cut the entire piece with Halftone Stars Nesting Dies (see below).
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Once I made the die cut, I used the negative die as my guild and popped each star back to the card stock. I love the The "Congrats" sentiment ( Bundle of Joy) was embossed in Rose Gold Embossing Powder.To spark some joy in this playful creation, it is not complete without adding Enamel Stars and silver strings! 
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Card #3: sending hugs to my fabulous friend Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-OrnateFoliage-Virginia#1  

Techniques: Multi-step stamping, Stamping on Pattern paper, Embossing on Vellum Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-OrnateFoliage-Virginia#2 

"A Walk in the woods" stamp is also great for adding textures! By white-embossing the stamp on Vellum Translucent Paper, you can immediately create this white on white textures like no other!Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-OrnateFoliage-Virginia#3 

I stamped the focal point "Ornate Foliage" in Vanilla, Chamomile, Sunray, Baby Pink and Magenta. The sentiment was stamped in grey with Essential Rock Collection Paper Pack. I am still swooning over that background... Altenew-aWalkInThe Woods-Virginia#6 

Hope my post today WOOD help you see the amazing possibility of "A Walk in the Woods"!! 
It WOOD be awesome if you can leave me some love over  Altenew Card Blog. 
WOOD you? Could you? Thanks in advance!

ps: I have a BONUS card with ""A Walk in the Woods" 
in the next few days. If you like today's post, you WOOD love my next card!

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Save 20% off on over 450 Dies now through 5/19/2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. 
Not valid on previous purchases. While supplies last! Excludes May 2019 release dies.

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