Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Josephine Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Hello friends!

It's time to share another exciting Altenew Paint-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Paint-A-Flower Clematis Josephine with a blog hop!


If you arrive from the blog of Sandhya Iyer, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. You can find all information of this hop over Altenw Card Blog.

It is obviously that Paint- a-Flower is designed for painting and coloring. However, this time, I decided to create without any coloring and paint. As you can see, it can be done! This card has a few elements (highlighted bold and underlined) that you may not have seen it before. I hope you like it!

Altenew-PAF Clematis Josephine-Simple Frame 3D Embossing Folder-Sunset -Red Sunset Gradient Cardstock Set-001

I incorporated a few strips of color paper from Gradient Card Stock. while lining up the color paper, I purposely left a tiny gap in between for extra oomph. I stamped twice with each image (one on white card stock and the other with the color paper on white card stock)

Altenew-PAF Clematis Josephine-Simple Frame 3D Embossing Folder-Sunset -Red Sunset Gradient Cardstock Set-003

The stamping can be done easily thanks to the stamp-positioner like MISTI. Once I was happy with the stamped images, I secured the strips with adhesive tape.

Altenew-PAF Clematis Josephine-Simple Frame 3D Embossing Folder-Sunset -Red Sunset Gradient Cardstock Set-002

 I then trimmed it to side and then ran it through the die cut machine with Simple Frame 3D Embossing Folder. The subtle dry-embossed border highlights the overall image without overwhelm it.

Altenew-PAF Clematis Josephine-Simple Frame 3D Embossing Folder-Sunset -Red Sunset Gradient Cardstock Set
  
 I then embossed, die cut and popped up the sentiment. I can't help adding more sequins and metallic thread. Finally, this card is complete!
Altenew-PAF Clematis Josephine-Simple Frame 3D Embossing Folder-Sunset -Red Sunset Gradient Cardstock Set-004 
 
I think this card is much like, you CAN have your cake and eat it, too. 
When referring to this card, it means... you don't have to color to get depth, textures and dimensions. 
Hope you enjoy this interpretation.


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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 06/27/2021 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 06/29/2021.


Your next stop is the blog of Jenny Colacicco
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Add Details to That Large Focal Point

 Hello friends!

If you love large flower bouquet designs, today's post is not to be missed!

I started out with a leftover kraft card stock (Thunderstorm Stencil). I never throw any good card-stock away, so I "needed" something for the card-stock.

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I then stamped and die cut the flower bouquet from Simply Spring Stamp & Die Bundle. With ink-blending, it took less time to add pops of colors to the stamped image.

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For someone like me (who has little patience in coloring), I love to take these short cut. Obviously, if you love and can spend time -coloring, all the more power to you and your project!!

I stamped the outline in brown to match the kraft card stock. Then is all came down to DETAILS.

the beautiful season

In order to keep the large focal point contained, I added Faux Stitching around all the edges. this really helps you draw your eyes in. It is containing the mess, so to speak.

enjoy.

I love how the fine lines elevate this bouquet design!
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You likey? I sure do! Thank you for stopping by! 


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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Masculine Card

Hello friends!

I am popping in with a masculine card today. It is, after all, Father's Day today! I happen to have the right scene stamp to make this task easy. 


 Enjoy Your Journey


I have a card with spectacles--a SPEC-tacular card for a guy.  I started out with stamping the background with Enjoy Your Journey. This set and Spectacular Adventure are great stamps for masculine scene cards. 

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The background is quite straightforward. Now... about those aviator sunglasses!  I triple-embossed it in silver to create some dimensions. I then diecut, stamped and clear-embossed the scenery.  This is the so-called "Emboss Resist".you're awesome -002

 I ink-blended the blue sky and you've got some spectacular scenery!

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 It is only fitting to add that sentiment "You're awesome".

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 Any Dad needs love and encouragement. I missed my father as he passed almost 10 years ago. I remember all the fun things we did and the subtle humor he shared. I am counting my blessing that Dr. John and I will be visiting my father-in-law at the retirement home today.

Thanks for stopping by!  


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Friday, June 18, 2021

ANOTHER Take of Craft-A-Flower Peruvian Lily

 Hello friends!

Hope this post finds you well. Have you checked out yesterdy's Stand-alone Die Release? Please scroll down to check it out and leave your comment if you have not done so.

I know you love the Peruvian Lily at first sight...

Here's my first take. While I made these gorgeous flowers, I ended up with an extra Lily!

Altenew-CAF Peruvian Lily-Simple Frame Mask Stencil-Frosty Pink Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray -002 

Here is another one with the rich gorgeous color and shades in PINK!love you -001 

With this eye-catching flower, what better way to compliment it with geometric shapes?love you -002 

 I used Altenew Gradient Card Stock as they are so easy and fast. love you

The blue background with the Beach Towel Stencil really helped with the flowers' colors pop.

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The gold square frame was a leftover piece from die-cutting with this Fine Frame Squares Die. Peruvian Lily 

I hope that you enjoy seeing these two different versions with the same flower die.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Altenew Summer Adventure Stand-alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Hello friends!

Warning: Super-heavy photo post 

Welcome to the Summer Adventure Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share 4 die-cutting projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Bridget Casey, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog 

Feature products #1: Tropical Leaf Mix Die Set, Floral Drape Stencil, Simply Spring Stamp Set

Altenew-Tropical Leaf Mix Die Set-Floral Drape Stencil-Simply Spring Stamp Set 
 
 If you love Altenew's leaf dies, this is an excellent addition to your stash. For this card, I stenciled the background with Floral Drape Stencil.

Altenew-Tropical Leaf Mix Die Set-Floral Drape Stencil-Simply Spring Stamp Set-001 
 
 You can die cut the leaves with color card stock, color paper, glitter paper.... and pattern paper. Or you can do what I did... make my own watercolor paper.

Altenew-Tropical Leaf Mix Die Set-Floral Drape Stencil-Simply Spring Stamp Set-002
 
  Take out your Watercolor Pan Set or Watercolor Brush Markers! Go ahead and splash them all over your watercolor paper. Let dry and die cut!
Altenew-Tropical Leaf Mix Die Set-Floral Drape Stencil-Simply Spring Stamp Set-002 (2)
 The process is easy and the result is amazing!
 
 I wanted to create a Retro look. So, I took out one of the stamp from Let's Go Stamp Set.

Altenew-Rippling Rings Border Die-All About You Die Set-Let's Go Stamp Set -001 
 

I added Wide Gold Foil Washi Tape over the paper and die cut the Rippling Rings Border Die.
 
Altenew-Rippling Rings Border Die-All About You Die Set-Let's Go Stamp Set -002
  
The sentiment dies from All About You is so versatile!!
 
Feature products #3:Abstract Landscape Cover Die, All About You Die Set

Altenew-Abstract Landscape Cover Die-All About You Die Set 
 
In order to create a colorful landscape,  I painted a colorful background based on the Abstract Landscape Cover Die. This proves to be easy and effective.
 
 Altenew-Abstract Landscape Cover Die-All About You Die Set-001 
 
I did have to insert that bright sun in the mix by using part of the orange watercolor paper.
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This Inlaid Die-cut technique never fails and is a wonderful way to apply this technique with this cover die. That miss you sentiment is again from "All About You Die Set".
 
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With the "Selective Die-cutting", I was able to use part of the paper as part of the design.  I ran the paper with the die and then saved the upper piece of paper.

Altenew-Peeking Leaves Cover Die-All about You Die Set-Rainbow Blots Paper Pad -001 

I love the sentiment You Rock and thought this is quite fitting in the design.
Altenew-Peeking Leaves Cover Die-All about You Die Set-Rainbow Blots Paper Pad -002

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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 06/23/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/25/2021.

 
Your next stop is the blog of Victoria Calvin
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!