Monday, June 17, 2019

Create a Quick Card

Hello friends!
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Today's card may look like a lot of work to create, but it really is not.
What triggers me to create was that I wanted to share my DIY ink-blender.
I decided to create with card with the demo and shared it over Instagram.
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You can see how I used a toothbrush to create the ink-blender (see here).

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The floral images are from Botanical Rhapsody Washi Tape. 
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I am skipping in describing details with my process as you can see it over here.
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Stamp Focus: Pattern Power

Hello friends!

Warning: photo-heavy post
It is my turn to share Stamp Focus with you over Altenew Card Blog.
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I am excited to share 3 projects with one of the stamp sets in our spectacular June release. The "Pattern Power" Stamp Set comes with a few really cool patterns that allow you to stamp on it's own to create a graphic background. Or you can simply follow the tri-fold  insert guide and stamp in various colors to create an unique background.
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My first project is about balance, colors and patterns. When we see a definite visual patterns, our brains would quickly form a sense of order and calmness.
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I followed the guide and stamped the triangles in my three favorite inks: Fuchsia, Ultramarine and Snapdragon.
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It was easy to line up with each color as long as you wipe off the color residue each time. The key is to use a slightly larger card stock for pattern stamping. That way, you can easily trim it afterwards. The sentiment "YEAH" seems to be perfect for such a bright design! I white-embossed it with Pure White EP on black card stock and popped it over the stamped images.

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Once I was happy with the stamping, I adhered it to the Orange Cream Card Stock. For the embellishments, I added some gold thread and sequins. I find this card very "fashion-forward" (smile)!

My next card is an uplifting and empowering one! I lined up the stamp each time with a ruler and stamped it in Velvet and Cloudy Night. While I was really pleased with the patterns, I stamped on top and bottom.
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For my focal point, I took out the Mid Century Frame Die and dry-embossed it with an embossing tan mat. This resulted with a very subtle letterpress on my stamped design. I then added the black Mid Century Die over the textured background.
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The sentiment "so proud of you" from Sentiment Strips goes perfectly with the "WOW" (stamped in Antique Gold Pigment Ink). For the final touches, I added the Red Cosmo Enamel Dots.
Alteenw-PatternPower-Virginia#9 My 3rd card is visually stunning thanks to the Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink and the nearly 3-D cube effect.

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By following the guide, I stamped the cubes in just TWO steps onto Jet Black Card Stock. I them trimmed it off with Halftone Square Die Set. To add a touch of softness and elegance, I added the Botanical Rhapsody Washi Tape Flower.

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To enhance the overall floral design, I stamped Delicate Flowerbed at the bottom. The sentiment from Sentiment Strips was stamped in Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink . I love this simple yet so elegant design.
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I hope that you feel inspired and empowered by this "Pattern Power" Stamp Set.
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Pattern-stamping is such a fun and creative way to take your stamping to the next level. I encourage you to give this stamp set a try.
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Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!
I am popping in with a card for Father's Day!
Altenew has a new mini stamp set dedicated to Dad on his special day.
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I love the pattern paper from Summer Garden 6 x6 Paper Pack and took the inspiration from the color palette! I also stamped the "DAD" with Ombre Alpha Stamp set. 
It's a great alphabet set if you like to stamp your own sentiment. 
The size and designs are really easy to work with.
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The only fancy element from this card is my stamped and silver embossed bow tie! 

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 I am thanking my father (in heaven), 92-year old father-in-law and my hubby John for all their love and dedication. I would not be here without their love and support.
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I will be back later today with "Stamp Focus".
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Saturday, June 15, 2019

One Layer Card: "Wild Flowers"

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a sweet and show post.
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It's a one Layer card with "Wild Flowers".
I created this card a few days ago for My Story over Instagram. 
You can see the process photo under My Story. 
Everything will be alright

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Peaceful Reverie Stamp/Stencil

Hello friends!
I am popping in to share another colorful card with the new amazing stamp set from Altenew. 
"Peaceful Reverie" has tiny dotty details and is super easy to line up.
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I love using stencils for images like these.
First, I stamped all the images by starting with the red one  and worked around the red flower.

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Once I finished stamping, I decided to add Embossing Paste (with 
the mask covering the flowers). 
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It was a bit tricky to do since I wanted to avoid covering the flowers.
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I thought I was doing "good", so I decided to add splatter.
It turned out to be a bit of a mess. But, it's ART, right!?
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Finally, I stamped the "Walk in the Woods" in grey ink and frame the entire image with black card stock (goes with the black splatter!).

I am also drawing a winner for my Instagram Giveaway. 
It is to celebrate reaching over 2000 Instagram followers
I am listing the products from the recent release of Simon Says Stamp Rest and Refresh.

👉The winner of the $25 Simon Says Stamp Gift Certificate is....
pnwcraftgirl
I will contact you over IG as to how to claim the prize.
Thank you, everyone over IG, for the likes and following!


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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Leaf Clusters Stamp & Die Bundle

Hello friends!

Have you checked out Altenew's release blog hop in my previous post
If not, it is definitely not too late to comment to win! 
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👉 there is a FREEBIE alert at the end of this post

Hope you don't mind....
I am sharing another take with Leaf Cluster Stamp & Die Bundle.
My first take with this stamp set has an Italian vibe (see above).
Today's card is definitely different from the last.
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Not sure why....but solid stamps always GET me! I am weak when it comes to solid stamps...
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Perhaps it's because I am truly a stamper.
Nothing is more appealing to me when you can stamp the images in any colors that makes you pitter patter. Do you feel the same way?

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I decided to stamp in unconventional colors for the leaves.

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What? No green leaves?
Well, in our stamping world, we are "allowed" to stamp whatever colors to stretch our horizon, right?
I stamped with the three stronger colors of ink--Fusia, Crimson and Snapdragon.
The result is actually not bad! 

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I added a piece Golden Trim Washi Tape before I ran the leaf through the die cut machine.
Carefully, I added black splatter from Jet Black Ink Spray.
Voila!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Altenew June 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: Super-heavy photo post
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Yay, it's June Release Blog Hop from Altenew!

I am super excited to share 4 projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Nathalie DeSousa you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog
I am sharing the projects based on the feature products and have listed them in no particular order.

1. feature products: Peaceful Reverie Stamp & StencilSentiment Strips
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This one layer card is definitely one-of a-kind! With the coordinating stencil, I was able to mask all the images. I even used the Ombre Stripes Stencil for that extra lines!

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I love the the floral images in this set as the 2nd layering stamp has these amazing dotty details. You will be amazed with the stamp designs. Even better, it is not fussy to line up 3 various shapes and sizes of floral images at all.
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2. feature product: Pressed Leaf Die, Sentiment Strips
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This die allows you to die cut partially. Using colored card stock is definitely a good idea!
I chose black and white card stock as they are quite striking together.

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I added the Golden Edge Washi Tape and inked up the leave petals with Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink.
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I also added Golden String Washi Tape for the accent. I love the sentiment from Sentiment Strips
 and thought it goes nicely with this encouragement card.

3. feature product: Mid Century frame Die,  Forever In Love Stamp Set
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This is likely one of the coolest die....the intricacy is astounding! 
The white-embossed floral image on vellum is from Forever In Love Stamp Set.
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The die and stamp fit nicely within the circle!
I love the Summer Garden Paper Pack so much that I decided to use this die to show it off.
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With the pattern paper, this card really took little time to create. The die shows off so fabulously!

4. Feature product: Leaf Clusters Stamp & Die Bundle, Pattern Power Stamp Set
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This leafy design reminds me a Limoncello package I saw in Italy! Do you get that vibe?

First of all, I had the MOST fun stamping these leaves! I used various Altenew inks and spritzed with water. Love that about Altenew inks!
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Once I stamped and die cut the Leaf Clusters Stamp & Die Bundle,
I arranged the leaves around the circle dot border. The Pattern Power Stamp Set comes with
assorted patterns that you can stamp any types /design as you wish.

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This card really is very Italian to me.... I love how this turned out.
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Hope you like all 4 cards that I created with this release.
Do you have a favorite? Do let me know with your comments! 
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You can find get entire June Full Release Bundle here 
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If my post inspires you, I would appreciate that you use my links to make your purchase. Affiliate links are applied at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.


Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by June 18 th for a chance to win!

Extra Giveaway: Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate in each designer's blog (such as my/this blog ) in this release. All winners will be announced on June 22nd, 2019.

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