Saturday, July 2, 2022

Spellbinders Embossing Folder Of The Month

Hello friends!

It's time to introduce this month's Embossing Folder from Spellbinders. 

 
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Join the NEW Embossing Folder of the Month Club and receive an expertly designed embossing folder each month, complete with inspiration. Plus, members get store savings, extra deals, gifts, and more.
This month's "Geometric Stripes" embossing folder is perfect for making cards, decor, and more. 

 This embossing folder is just delightful to ink up.

 birthday wishes

 I took out one of the ephemera from this month's Card Kit. 

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 To make the flower even more detailed and beautiful, I trimmed off the white edges some more and left with only a white thin outline.

EFOM-Geometric Stripes-July 2022

 I inked up the embossing older with pink yellow and red in various shades. You can use any type of inks that you like and the results are just awesome.

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 I have much more to share in coming day.  Your comments and feedback are always appreciated. Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, July 1, 2022

Altenew July 2022 Summer Sunshine Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 Hello friends!

Warning: Heavy photo post 

Welcome to Altenew Summer Sunshine Collection Release Blog Hop !I am super excited to share 4 projects with you. If you arrive from the blog of Dana Joy, you are in the right place!
All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog 

Since they are new products,  I will give you the brownie points, so you can see why these new products are "must-have"!Altenew-Captivating Blooms Stamp Set-Captivating Blooms Simple Coloring Stencil Set (4 in 1)-001  
 
Let's get started, shall we?
 
Feature products #1: Captivating Blooms Stamp Set, Captivating Blooms Simple Coloring Stencil Set (4 in 1)

Altenew-Captivating Blooms Stamp Set-Captivating Blooms Simple Coloring Stencil Set (4 in 1)
 
 Brownie point #1: This set of stamp really takes out all the work (masking) for you. I love the large size and the details of this stamp.

Altenew-Captivating Blooms Stamp Set-Captivating Blooms Simple Coloring Stencil Set (4 in 1)-002 
 
Brownie point #2: the coordinating stencils are all the rage and I can see why! I was able to use ANY shades and colors with ease! No more time-consuming coloring any more.

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Brownie point #3:  If you are still into coloring, you can! Simply take out your Coloring Pencils (such as this), you can add tons of details if desired. I used Watercolor Brushmarkers ( such as this) to color the centers of the flowers.

 Altenew-Captivating Blooms Stamp Set-Captivating Blooms Simple Coloring Stencil Set (4 in 1)-004 
edited: I ink-blended all of the petals for all the coloring with the coordinating stencils. I then used Watercolor Brushmarkers and Altenew Woodless Colorl Pencils for adding bits of colors and details. 

Feature products #2: Monsteras and Quotes Stamp & Die Bundle, Monstera Frame 3D Embossing Folder

Altenew-Monsteras and Quotes Stamp & Die Bundle-Monstera Frame 3D Embossing Folder 
 
Brownie point #1: If you love simple and clean style, this Monstera Frame 3D Embossing Folder is the way to go. 

Altenew-Monsteras and Quotes Stamp & Die Bundle-Monstera Frame 3D Embossing Folder-002 
 
Brownie Point #2: Struggling with masculine/teen cards?  How about that busniess-like and professional look? Monsteras and Quotes Stamp & Die Bundle, Monstera Frame 3D Embossing Folder are definitely the answer!

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Brownie point #3: Intimidated about the level of skills? With this set, you do not need high level of skills to ace that look.
 Altenew-Monsteras and Quotes Stamp & Die Bundle-Monstera Frame 3D Embossing Folder-004  
 
 
Feature products #3: Mosaic Diamonds Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Branch Die, Congrats Die Set

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Brownie Point #1: This large background stamp can be used entirely in multi-colors (like I did here), or monochromatic or gradient.... anything you want. 

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Brownie Point #2
: use part of the stamp as accent and it will be such a fabulous look!

Altenew-Mosaic Diamonds Stamp Set-Itty Bitty Branch die-Congrats Die Set 
 
Brownie point #3: imagine you can have a whale good time doing Emboss Resist? You can leave then un-colored, or ink-blended or colored. 
 
Altenew-Mosaic Diamonds Stamp Set-Itty Bitty Branch Die-Congrats Die Set  (2)

 I appreciate that you check out my post. Please enjoy the rest of your hop. You can purchase the entire release  HERE and check out HERE.
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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 07/17/2022 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 07/19/2022.

 
Your next stop is the blog of Tenia Nelson
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Another Take with Party Animal Die

 Hello friends!

It's the last day of June...where did the time go?  I must say that I had a blast with Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Release.

surprise box die 

I have one more version with the Party Animal Etched Die.  

Virginia Lu-Party Animal Ballloom Etched Die-001

 I enjoyed using various embellishments with the Party Animal Etched Die.

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 The Party Animal Die is nearly one layer. However, with the extra inking on the edges, it can look dimensional.

Virginia Lu-Party Animal Ballloom Etched Die-001

 With so many sentiment included in this card, I think it conveys love perfectly.

love you

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Make Embellishments Work for You

 Hello friends!

I have a stash of the latest Spellbinders Happy Thoughts Miscellany Printed Cuts. This is part of the Flea Market Finds Collection by Cathe Holden. 

 Happy Thought Miscellany Printed Die Cuts is part of the Flea Market Finds Collection by Cathe Holden. This set of 39 die cut shapes include flower seed packets, old envelopes, bank checks, and more. These elements would be fun to add in any projects!

Flea Market Finds is Cathe Holden’s debut collection with Spellbinders. She utilizes her vast compilation of vintage treasures to help create collage, junk journaling, cardmaking and more for makers. Combine these wonderful stamps, papers, stickers, stencils, and shapes in this assortment to assemble delightful, vintage-inspired projects.

I am no expert on making vintage cards. This one is my modern take on it.

special-Fancy Labels Clear Stamp Set

One tip I have is..... when you have lots of embellishments on hand, choose one thing that you love to focus on and then go from there.

Fancy Labels Clear Stamp Set from the Flea Market Finds Collection-001

 I stamped the sentiment "A Token of Friendship" in the label die and fussy cut it. 

Fancy Labels Clear Stamp Set from the Flea Market Finds Collection

Next, I added the colorful birdie and stamped sentiment on the lacy pattern paper.

Fancy Labels Clear Stamp Set from the Flea Market Finds Collection-002 

It was a lot of fun to add these gorgeous elements from Spellbinders' June release. Believe it or not, I have more! Thanks for stopping by! 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

3 Easy Steps to Add Dimensions to a Stenciled Card

 Hello friends!

I am popping in to share a simple stenciled project. This stencil set is one of the EASIEST to use. As you may know, stenciled design can fall flat and non-dimensional. I am sharing three easy steps (and a bonus) to elevate your stenciled card to the next level! 


 Info about this stencil set: The Layered Vintage Floral Stencils is from the Flea Market Finds Collection by Cathe Holden. This set of three laying stencils together creates a lovely floral design full of flowers, greenery, and berry accents. Each stencil layer highlights each component: greenery, flowers, and berries/flower centers. So easy to use!

Flea Market Finds is Cathe Holden’s debut collection with Spellbinders. She utilizes her vast compilation of vintage treasures to help create collage, junk journaling, cardmaking and more for makers. Combine these wonderful stamps, papers, stickers, stencils, and shapes in this assortment to assemble delightful, vintage-inspired projects.

 Blessings

With this Layered vintage Floral Stencil, it is effortless to line up. Simply use the stencil outline as you guide and stencil away.  I am breaking down to three simple steps to add interest and dimensions.

Step 1. Gradient effect: Add shading and colors is likely the most effective way to make a stenciled card pop. When you stencil, do not be afraid of adding other colors into the same area.

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2. All Those Layering: you may not want to cover up your hard stenciled work by adding more layers. However, that doesn't mean you can't. Simply add layers of paper underneath. Now your stenciled card will not fall flat! 

Virginia Lu-The Layered Vintage Floral Stencil-June 2022-001

3. Pop up the image/sentiment: you can simple pop up the image with foam tape and that gives the overall look dimensional.

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BONUS Step: add embossing paste/glitter over your stenciled design. This gives the image extra textures and pops pops of color. 

Now you see why the stencil card do not have to fall flat.... I hope that you find these tips helpful. 

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 Thanks to your use of my affiliate links, I was able to donate a small sum to the cause and support Yana (see here). Every bit of help counts! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 27, 2022

Altenew Educators’ "Clean and Simple" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

 Hello friends!


Welcome to Altenew Educator "Clean and Simple" Blog Hop !I am super excited to share a project with you. If you arrive from the blog of Rachael Shedeed, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog 
 
Feature products: Circle Die Set, BAF Belladonna Lily, Scallop Cover Die, Altenew Blends Paper Pack, Altenew Brushed Gold Metallic Cardstock

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Since the theme is Clean and Simple, I started with the focal point. I was intrigued with Scallop Cover Die. I decided to use Circle Die Set and  Altenew Brushed Gold Metallic Cardstock. 
 
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 The focal point was bright and shiny.  I decided to add two butterflies onto the circle die. they fit right into the circle design seamlessly. This makes the entire design more interesting. 

Altenew-Circle Die Set-BAF Belladonna Lily-Scallop Cover Die-Altenew Blends Paper Pack
 
I stamped the BAF-Belladonna at the top and bottom.
Altenew-Circle Die Set-BAF Belladonna Lily-Scallop Cover Die-Altenew Blends Paper Pack -003 
 
Last day today--> FREE Watercolor Tin Case on orders over $59
👉Shop here and check out HERE

Prizes: $130 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 7/3/2022 for a chance to win. 

 

There's MORE! Join our Party! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew "Clean and Simple" creations. We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party, and the will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!


Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/04/2022.

 
Your next stop is the blog of Amber Rain Davis
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!