Friday, July 31, 2020

July Show & Share And Winner Announcement

Hello friends!

It gives me great pleasure to announce July Monthly Giveaway.
Each month, Altenew offers TWO monthly giveaway to my loyal blog followers who comment and support me and my blog. It is the last day of each month and it's time to announce the winners.

πŸ’₯NEW: Starting from August, I will announce the Altenew $15 Giveaway before/on the 25th Day of the month. Once announced, all you need is provide me your e-mail address. 
Altenew will then send you the gift card automatically!  πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
The two lucky winners of February are....
from this post:  

July's Show & Share is a huge success!
 I had so much fun checking out everyone's creation and left each participant some blog love!
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰The next one will start on August 9th (mark your calendar and start creating!)
The winner of the Penny Black Floral Strip goes to.....

Congratulations, Meghan!
please e-mail me your snail mail address at asap to claim your prize!
Dawn and Melissa, Altenew already sent you the gift code. ENJOY shopping! 
BIG thanks to those who entered Show and Share.
Thank you for visiting this blog and shop through my affiliate links (located at my side bar).
I appreciate your support.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

A CAS card with a Modern Twist

Hello friends! 
I have a super simple CAS card to share.
In fact, I think you can use this card as a sketch/formula.
If you like this design and/or get inspired, please be sure to tag me or e-mail me. I'd love to check it out! Better yet, you can enter your project in next's month's "Show & Share"!

First, I want to point out that the Geometric Elements Stamp set comes with may shapes. This set has some great design and are quite open-ended. I used just two of the stamps. If the cost of die cut is a concern, you can totally fussy cut out the shapes.


For this card, I used Geometric Elements and this month's Paint A Flower. congrats -002

This image is perfect for loose watercoloring. I love ink-smooshing and that's what I did. congrats -001
What do you think?
This rectangle with the sentiment really draws our eyes in
... but then the flowers at the bottom makes this card SING, right?
I added a piece of pattern paper and sequins.... it's a HAPPY CARD!

I hope this card is helpful to you in terms of sketch and use of elements.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Christmas in July!

Hello friends!
Hope you are having a great day so far.
Can you believe that July is nearly over? 
I happen to have a Christmas card to share.
AND I didn't want to miss the chance to say "Christmas in July". Thus, here;s today's post...

Scrapbook. com and Altenew have an exclusive stamp set called "Winter Florals".

Altenew Floral Stamp Set#2

I really love this stamp set as it is well-designed and nicely thought out.

The poinsettia image was stamped with Altenew's Mixed Media Ink. They are so juicy and lovely to ink up. I used all three colors in the red/pink tone. As for the leaves, I also used the mixed media ink.
Altenew Floral Stamp Set#3
(all supplies used at listed at the end of this post)
Once I finished stamping the main image, I had to add more...
I am all about adding touches and details.
Altenew Floral Stamp Set#1

I gold-embossed the dainty holly and branches in gold. I applied the colors with Mix Media Ink nad that's it. The sentiment was white-embossed on gold foil paper and popped up. It was so fun to make this card. Did I mention that this stamp is easy to line up? Yup.
Altenew Floral Stamp Set#4
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Playing with Embellishments and Paper

Hello friends!
I am sharing a super simple card with embellishments and pattern paper.
I said it is simple...because it really is.
celebrate -002

I started out with the wreath ephemera and started to add each element as I went along.
celebrate -001

I decided to pop up the wreath with foam tape. I then added a piece of yellow paper from the Celebrate Paper Pack (listed below).

I did stamp the sentiment with various colored ink at the bottom for details and interest. 
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For that extra oomph, I throw in some gold thread and splatter.....
and call it a card!  Here are my two cards with this paper pack and embellishments.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Alter The Stamp Images!

Hello friends!
I have fun project to share today. 
When I saw the stamp Barrels of Bloom from Penny Black, I was instantly intrigued.
I love the overall feel of this stamp. However, I already thought about extending the use of this cling stamp. If you example the stamp set carefully, you can change it up a bit.
And that's how I came up with today's design.

edited: in this card, I masked off the "water spigot" and stamped the butterflies instead.
I didn't know the term spigot. Thanks for making the first comment, Linda W..
you are appreciated -001

The butterflies from Soulful Silhouette fit perfectly in this scene.
Both Soulful Silhouette and Barrels of Bloom are available over Simon Says Stamp.
 I have been experimenting water-coloring/ink-smooshing more lately.
you are appreciated -002

I gradually added each layer of colors with Zig Markers and was careful not to use too much water.
The paper was just your basic white card stock (110 lb), not watercolor card stock.
you are appreciated

This actually took me a while to get the color and layering just right.
you are apprecaited

It is this artsy look look that I was going for.
Lastly, details, details....
you are appreciated -003

 I wanted to add that extra "something" to this colored image, so I took out the Dainty Dasher Dies and use only one part of the frame for dry-embossing.
I hope my card gives you some extra ideas on stretching your dies!

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Add Gradiant and Textrues with a Stencil

Hello friends!
I am excited to share today's project because it turned out beautifully (if I can say so myself). 
You know how it is.... when you have an idea as to how you are going to execute some design elements, sometimes the plans just do not work out!
Today's card is not the case. 
I have this new Altenew Trellis Stencil and wanted to use Embossing Paste with it. 
Altenew-Trellis Stencil-Sea Shore Enamel Dots-Craft-A-Flower-Lily-Mega Label#1

First of all, let's not focus on the Craft-A-Flower Lily
It is all about that background.  I started out with apply Lake Shore on the acrylic blocks and added small amount of Embossing paste. I then mixed some with the most ink and some with less ink.
Altenew-Trellis Stencil-Sea Shore Enamel Dots-Craft-A-Flower-Lily-Mega Label#3

I then applied the paste over the stencil and ....took a break.... let that dry.

Altenew-Trellis Stencil-Sea Shore Enamel Dots-Craft-A-Flower-Lily#1

I proceed to work on my Lily. This 3D die is absolutely gorgeous and easy to assemble. If you love Lily and 3 D Dies, I highly recommend this Craft-a-Flower Lily.

 Once all the pieces all started to fall into place, I stamped the Mega Label  Love Stamp set.

Finally, I added the new embellishments with the Enamel Dots and how easy and lovely is this card? 
Her is the final look of my 4 stenciled card with the Altenew release.
Altenew-GeometricLandscapeStencil-Feathery Stencil-Alpha Stencil-Trellis Stencil

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