Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Altenew June 2019 Stand-alone Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: Super-heavy photo post
Welcome to Altenew Stand-alone Die Release Blog Hop!
I am super excited to share a few DIE-namite projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Jaycee Gaspar, 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 die of this release...  it has MY name on it!

1. Virginia Rose 3D Die
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First of all, the Virginia Rose is the bomb! I created my own color palette by using Watercolor Brush Markers. It was not difficult to assemble the rose once you get to know the pieces.
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Extra products used: Illusion Spiral Stencil, Summer Garden Paper Pack 6x6 , Fancy Greetings
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It is very effective to use just part of the stencil.
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I use only the upper portion for the flower and I love how this turned out.

2. Nesting Label Dies, Star Flowers Pop Up Die
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First of all, I am super excited about the nesting Label dies.
They are fun, easy and versatile! I am glad that Altenew has its own nesting dies.
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I colored each piece in various colors and did the inlaid die-cutting.
Literally, I nested each piece and you've got an very impactful focal point.
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Wait...the Star Flower Pop Up Die stole the show!

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Aren't they beautiful with the partially-cut petals?

3. Color Wheel Die This large circle die is absolutely amazing!
You may have seen other versions with this die in this blog hop.
You can simply create your on color wheel with your inks! How cool is that?


I used half of the Color Wheel and created a colorful card. Love that Sentiment Strips Stamp Set!


4. Delicate Mandala Die


This largest die is absolutely exquisite!
I made the die cut with the pattern paper from "Live Your Dream" Paper Collection.

I then topped it off with a small gold-embossed vellum frame (the Fancy Frame Die).


The card was completed with sentiment, enamel dots and splatter!

I hope that my post gives you some good ideas about this release and perhaps some inspiration.
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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 24th 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 June 27th, 2019.
Your next stop is the blog of Nathalie DeSousa
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

Monday, June 17, 2019

Create a Quick Card

Hello friends!
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.

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.

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.

I followed the guide and stamped the triangles in my three favorite inks: Fuchsia, Ultramarine and Snapdragon.
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.

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.

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.
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.


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.


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.

I hope that you feel inspired and empowered by this "Pattern Power" Stamp Set.
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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.

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.
The only fancy element from this card is my stamped and silver embossed bow tie! 


Receive a FREE, brand new “Thanks, Dad Stamp Set” (value $4.99) with every order from 6/16/2019 at 12:01 am EDT until 6/16/2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on prior purchases. While supplies last. Shop here.

 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.
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.
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.


Once I finished stamping, I decided to add Embossing Paste (with 
the mask covering the flowers). 

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!?

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....
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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