Saturday, May 8, 2021

Exotic Parrot Stamp (FREE with Every Order)

 Hello friends!

 I am popping in with a very colorful and exotic parrot card! Let's start with the use of Altenew Floating Foliage 3D Embossing Folder.
 
 
You may already have lots of ideas on using embossing folders. 
 
Altenew-Exotic Parrot Stamp & Die Bundle-Floating Foliage 3D Embossing Folder 
 
My example here is just one of the many. I like to customize the colors of the embossing folders and hopefully, it will elevate the design.
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Once I finished coloring the parrot with Artist Markers, I chose a few ink colors for the Floating Foliage 3D Embossing Folder

Altenew-Exotic Parrot Stamp & Die Bundle-Floating Foliage 3D Embossing Folder -001

With that, the parrot does look exotic thanks to the background.

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 I hope this card delights your day! Thanks for stopping by!
 
Click/check out HERE.
 Receive a FREE brand-new Exotic Parrot Stamp Set ($4.99 value) with *every order from 5/8/2021 at 12:01 am EDT until 5/9/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last. The free gift will be added to cart automatically.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Buttercup Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Hello friends!

It's time to share another exciting Altenew Craft-A-Flower Buttercup with you.
We are celebrating this month's Craft-A-Flower with a blog hop! All details about this hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog.
If you arrive from the blog of LauraJane, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 

This die set is so easy to use. I decided to use the Gradient Card Stock, so there's no guess work on the color-layering.
Altenew-CAF Buttercup-Green Meadow Gradiant Card Stock-Summer Afternoon Gradiant CArd Stock-Sphere Stencil-001

For the leaves, I used as many shades of green and this really, to me, made a difference.

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I sometimes wish I am florist.... because they would know how to arrange the flowers. 
Well, I tried my best to channel my inner florist and this was my arrangement. When you have multiple flowers and leaves, it is best to group them as tightly as you can.

Altenew-CAF Buttercup-Green Meadow Gradiant Card Stock-Summer Afternoon Gradiant CArd Stock-Sphere Stencil

I also keep the weight of the flowers in mind. That way, you can sort of figure out the movement.

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I also took on inspiration from Pantone's Color of the Year. That's how I decided to use all shades of grey for the Buttercup background. It looks like that it worked splendidly!

 Altenew-CAF Buttercup-Green Meadow Gradiant Card Stock-Summer Afternoon Gradiant Card Stock-Sphere Stencil-004
 
There's so much inspiration in this blog hop. Be sure to stop by the designers' blogs and leave your comments, too! You can all of the supplies in the links below.

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 05/13/2021 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 05/15/2021.


Your next stop is the blog of Terri Koszler.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Spellbinders Small Die Of the Month

Hello friends!

I am delighted to share a new creation with the Spellbinders Small die Of the Month. 


This month's "Arched A2 & Slimline Card Creator" small die set is perfect for making cards, decor, and more. I made TWO cards with this die and here they are!

The following card features the outer frame of the die.  I love it when you can use each part of the die for various purposes.

I hug you

 I used the cream card stock and ephemera from May's Monthly Card Kit. The sentiment is beautiful and is from Clear Stamp of the Month.

I hug you -001

  I love how these elements came together.

I hug you -002

  The next card use the intricate part of the frame.

Happy birthday Wishes (Small Die) - Copy

 I inserted the white-embossed circle and it fit perfectly with the overall design. The orange border was stamped with the stamp set from Card Kit.

Happy birthday 

I kept the design simple as the die has so many lovely and gorgeous details. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Easy Color-Layering Stamping

Hello friends!

I am popping in with a quick color-layering stamped card. I know, color-layering is rarely easy since it requires fairly precise stamping. 


However, today's feature stamp set is all about EASY stamping. If you can stamp a sentiment, you can totally use this color-layering stamp set.

just because

My color combination is nothing too unusual. I used the Enchanting Garden with a mix of Bright pink such as Magenta.

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This card is nearly one layer except that strip of black and white paper (from Wildflower Paper Pad).

just because

I added only 3 enamel dots and splatter. This card was completed within 15 min.

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Check out yesterday's blog hop HERE

Thanks for stopping by! 


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: Super-heavy photo post 

  Welcome to Exotic Garden Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share some cards and home decor projects with you.
If you arrive from my friend Keren Baker's blog, you are in the right place!

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

Feature products #1: Simply Spring Stamp & Die Bundle, Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle

Altenew-Simply Spring Stamp & Die Bundle-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle 

This card is obviously packed with inky and die-cut goodness.  The Simply Spring Stamp & Die is
large enough to cover the entire A2 size card.

Altenew-Simply Spring Stamp & Die Bundle-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle-002 
 
 Thanks to the coordinating die, it was super easy to mount the stamped and inked panel to the card. Normally, I would just fussy cut the large image and save myself some money. However, this die has some intricate corners and spots that it is nearly impossible to cut everything precisely.

Altenew-Simply Spring Stamp & Die Bundle-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle-001
 
 One of the butterflies from Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle was inserted into the flowers. This gives movement and interest. When you popped up the entire piece of die, it looks amazing!!

 Altenew-Simply Spring Stamp & Die Bundle-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle-003  
 
 
For this very vibrant design, I decided to use Watercolor Brush Markers to color the images.
 
Altenew-Tropical Jungle Stamp Set-Tropical Jungle Die Set-001 
 
With the mix of watercolor, this image is beautiful and organic-much like the actual Tropical plant. 
The last time I saw a plant like this was when we took a cruise in 2019. 

Altenew-Tropical Jungle Stamp Set-Tropical Jungle Die Set-002

To make this image stand out, I die cut a two more and stacked them up as one piece.

 Altenew-Tropical Jungle Stamp Set-Tropical Jungle Die Set-003  
 
If you love butterflies, this is a must-have! The sizes of the butterflies are awesome. 

Altenew-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle-Linear Crossroads Die-003
 
For my design, I stamped a few colors in yellow, peach/coral and read/orange. 

Altenew-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle-Linear Crossroads Die-001  
 
I stamped and clear-embossed one of the butterflies  and popped it up as the focal point.

Altenew-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle-Linear Crossroads Die-002
 

Green is such a soothing and serene color. I decided to use predominantly in green for this stamp set.   I started with creating a watercolor background with Altenew Brush Markers. 

Altenew-Sweet Ginkgo Stamp Set- Sweet Ginkgo Die Set-002 

I then stamped the Ginkgo in various colors- light yellow and various greens.
Altenew-Sweet Ginkgo Stamp Set- Sweet Ginkgo Die Set-001
 
 I took the advantage of the dies and die cut the stamped pieces.

Altenew-Sweet Ginkgo Stamp Set- Sweet Ginkgo Die Set-003
 
 Now..... I have to ask, do you have a favorite card in this stop? Inquisitive mind wants to know. 😀
You can get the entire full release bundle HERE
 
 All products links are listed below. Affiliate links are applied at no additional cost  to you. 
Thank you for your support.


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 05/10/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/12/2021.

 
Your next stop is the blog of LauraJane.
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

Monday, May 3, 2021

Spellbinders Card Kit of The Month (May)

 Hello friends!

 It's time to share Spellbinders Card Kit of The Month. 

NEW: now accepts Paypal!

This month's "Beach Day" Card Kit includes a 6x6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more!

Check out our NEW MONTHLY CARD KIT EXTRAS if you want just purchase select items from the kit or need more embellishments. You can shop the store or add to your cart at the club checkout.

Here is my first card with the card kit. I used the anchor die to create a floral arrangement.

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 The tiny flowers and leaves from the sea were colored with distress Oxide Spray Mist.

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 It was fun to create this arrangement with the anchor. The silver card stock and pattern paper are all part of the card kit.

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 The Clear Stamp Set of the Month has some beautiful sentiments and this was one of them.

it's your birthday

 I wish I could take credit for that beautiful background. The pattern paper and all of the dies you see are also from the card kit.

it's your birthday -003

 My 2nd card has the same anchor die and more ephemera.  The seahorse and shell images were from the stamp set that is also part of the kit.

love you 

This card was super easy and fun to create. It is always so relaxing to put together a card so quickly.

love you

Well, I hope that you like the two cards I share today. I have more to share with the Small Die and Clear Stamp of the month. Thanks for stopping by!