Saturday, October 20, 2018

Altenew Stamp Focus (One Stamp, 3 Cards)

Hello friends!
It is my turn to share the Stamp Focus feature over Altenew Card Blog
That means, I used one stamp set to create 3 cards! 

Peace Love Joy Stamp & Die Bundle

I am sharing 3 projects with one of the finest stamps set from our October release.  The 4'x6' clear stamp set "Peace Love Joy" comes with the iconic homespun Christmas images. The Peace Love Joy Stamp & Die Bundle makes it fun and easy to create!

 Here is the card that I shared a few days ago....

Happy Holidays (3)

Today's feature.

I actually came up with many ways of using this stamp set and now I am sharing my favorites with you.

By following the insert from the packaging, I stamped the images with the lighter shade of colors (Mountain Mist, Teal Cave, Blush and Vineyard Berry).

To add a bit of shine, I embossed the snowflake in Antique Silver Embossing Powder and colored the heart with Artist Markers Set C (Crimson)!
I then assembled them with silver strings and popped them up over the pattern paper from Celebrate You Kit.

Altenew-PeaceLoveJoy-Virginia #7

I also love how Altenew's Parchment Card Stock provides the instant warmth and cozy feel to the overall design. Since I love the snowflake image so much, I stamped the background with Cool Summer Night Oval Set.

Altenew-PeaceLoveJoy-Virginia #8

The sentiment from "Classic Alphabet" really takes the card to another level. The word "JOY" was created with white "Emboss Resist" with the snowflake and Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers.

Altenew-PeaceLoveJoy-Virginia #9

My last card is a clean and simple one.  A bit of silver embossing, die-cutting and Washi Tape (Watercolor Nebula) will do the job!


First, I applied the Watercolor Nebula to the Classic Crest Solar White card stock and trimmed it to 4 3/4" x 5 3/4".  Then I positioned the star die from "Peace Love Joy" Die Set and made the die cut.  I white-embossed sentiment from "Blessings" to the Washi Tape and that worked like a charm!

Altenew-PeaceLoveJoy-Virginia #5

With the star cut out in place, I positioned the stamp and embossed the star in Antique Silver Crisp EP. I colored the fine details of the star with Artist Markers and this card is done!  The Watercolor Nebula piece was popped up with foam tape. This little detail took the design to another dimensions!

Altenew-PeaceLoveJoy-Virginia #6

  I hope today's cards with "Peace Love Joy" inspire you. I bet you now have more creative ideas swimming in your head at the end of this post!

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Dancing Deer--One More Take!

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a quick post abut my 2nd take with the Dancing Deer.
RESERVEDANCING DEER Wafer Die sssd111835 Fun and Festive
RESERVEDANCING DEER Wafer Die sssd111835 Fun and Festive

from: Simon Says Stamp  Fun and Festive" release.

I just love altenew's Watercolor Brush Markers. They give you instant colors and they are gorgeous! 
christmas blessing

With the silver outline, the colors really come though, isn't it? Christmas Blessings (2)

I did embossing of the large snow flake and it is just a lovely accent on this design. 
Christmas Blessings

Lastly, here are the group photo of the two Dancing Deer!!


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Happy Colors=Happy Card

Hello friends!
I am popping in to share a Happy card!
You might already know, what makes a happy card!?
(now back in stock over Altenew!!)

I decided to use a sweet and homey image such as the heart from "Peace Love Joy" and stamped it in assorted bright colors.
This is the result.
Happy Holidays (2)

The beauty of a solid stamp is that you can transform the image with ANY colros that you may desire. As you can see, I stamped my heart out..... (pun intended).

happy holidays (4)

You may think that I didn't need die for this card, well, I did!
Noticed the "Happy Holiday" sentiment?
It was die cut with the heart die (strip only). It now sits perfectly on top of the heart.

Happy Holidays (3)

Hope you like this rendition of this card.
If you like Peace Love Joy Stamp & Die Bundle , you must come back for MORE designs
 on Saturday Oct. 20th!
I am not done with this set yet! 😁

On a happy note, thank you for the wonderful and sweet comments on my dear Father-in-law's birthday celebration. I think the pictures say it all.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Beauty of Stamping

Hello friends!

Today's card is all about basic stamping.
season's greetings

There is no fancy technique involved....
season' greetings

.... just color-layering stamping and some clear-embossing.
The beauty of Distress Oxide is that they blend nicely and can be clear-embossed after stamping (while the ink is still wet).

πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰ One piece of advice I do have is......
 have a piece of scrap paper and baby wipe handy. When you stamp the colors into unwanted area, you can wipe away and STAMP.....and repeat....until you are happy.

season's greetings

You need (YES,....NEED)  Distress Oxide Ink and a good stamping positioner like MISTI.

The beauty of Distress Oxide is that they blend nicely and can be clear-embossed after stamping (while it is still wet).

season's Greetings

 I almost feel guilty about sharing the card.
Because .... how can something that is so simple and yet it can yield to such a lovely result?
I guess we can say that it is the beauty of stamping.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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 Here are my cards that I created with some of the stamps (listed below)
Altenew_Under_the_Cherry_Tree_Virginia #3
Under the Cherry Blossom (Altenew)

you are amazing!
Bamboo Rose (Altenew)

thank you
Adore You (Altenew)

when snow falls nature listens
Winter Time (Hero Arts)

Poppy Gem (Penny Black)
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Monday, October 15, 2018

Fun ways to use Banner Dies and Washi Tape (& Winner Announcement)

Hello friends!
I am popping in with post about using 
Party Banner Die Set
Party Banner Die Set


(The Altenew October Stamp Die release blog hop winner is at the end of this very post)

If you don't mind  the fussy cutting, the Washi Tape will be great for that.
I chose the wreath image I want and applied it to a piece of thin card stock (80 lb is good).
happy hello (2)

I fussy cut it out and it is GORGEOUS!

For Party Banner Die,  I applied  a strip of Painted Orchids Washi Tape
and then ran it through the die cut machine.

happy hello (3)

This extra step makes the design more cohesive and adds an extra element to the banner die.
I love that the banner dies has that beautiful edge details....just lovely!

happy hello (4)

The white-embossed sentiment (on black card stock) helps to draw the eyes....
Also, did you noticed the extra sparkle? The Gold Stickles is a good old stand-by!

happy hello

I tied it up with DMC Gold Strings and added some sequins. A happy card is born! 

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Last but certainly not the least.... 
The winner of $30 gift certificate from the Altenew October Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop is 
            #101 Melissa Friedrich said...
As always, I love all your cards and my fave of this bunch is the first one with the water colored potted plants and the washi tape “floor” - brilliant use for washi tape (I cannot stop collecting!).