Friday, August 7, 2020

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Daisy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, friends!
It's time to share another exciting Altenew Craft-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Craft-A-Flower Daisy with a blog hop!

If you arrive from Altenew Card Blog , you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 

I am super excited about this 3D die because you can create all sorts of colors with this die and use as many techniques as you want.
Altenew-CAF Daisy-GardenTrellisStencil-Geometric Elements#2

I love all colors of daisy...but the yellow daisy jump to my head when I was creating. I set out to create my own paper with Altenew Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray (all linked  at the end of this post)

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For the daisies: Warm Sunshine and Orange Cream
For the leaves: Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Mountain Mist and Lagoon
Altenew-CAF Daisy-GardenTrellisStencil-Geometric Elements

To keep the colors light, I also spray a few spritz of water and Iridescent Spray ( this one is often overlooked, but it is a MUST if you like to add SHINE!). You can use it on ANY of your stamped images or project.... sorry that I digress....
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Last but not least, the Trellis Stencil is a stencil that gives you super crafting power! The sentiment from Geometric Elements "thank you" sits nicely within the stems. LOVE that!
I hope that you enjoy today's post. I have A FEW MORE of Craft-a-Flower Daisy to share tomorrow! 😀

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Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win.
AND Altenew will draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew Gift Certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog on the blog hop list (including mine!)! The winner will be announced on the
All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on August 14th, 2020.

Your next stop is the blog of the talented Carly Person.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Spellbinders Monthly Card Kit

Hello friends!
I am excited to share two projects with you today. 
Spellbinders Monthly Card Kit is here!

This month's "Around The World" Card Kit includes a 6x6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more!
I started out with the die set that is included in the card kit.
This die set may look complicated at first, but it really is not.
love is

My strategy is always about "Divide and Conquer". This is also the case for this die set. 
First, you determine which die is the ocean, continent and globe and handle pieces. 

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 I love the pattern paper from the kit and used it for all of this kit's creations.
My next card is all about the ocean and tropics.
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The pattern paper can really help brings out the mood for the design. 
good friends

I love the sail boat and palm tree dies in this kit.
good friends

The nautical theme is such a great addition for the summer and all year round.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Intricate Border Treatment

Hello friends!
I have an interesting card to share today. 
Not only the products will interest you, but the border treatment is one of a kind!
What happens when you use the Illustrious Cling Stamp and  Dainty Dashes Stackers Die?

These new Penny Black products are now available over
I often mention that dies are expensive and we need to S-T-R-E-T-C-H the dies.
Today's post will remind you to look at your dies with fresh eyes!

But first, let's talk about the main image. 
I decided to watercolor loosely with watercolors.

Again, I have been playing with ink-smooshing.
I am also VERY glad to report that I was able to use the acetate very precisely. 

As a lazy colorist, this style of coloring fits me very well.

Last, but not the least, about the border, I used part of the Dainty Dashes Die and strung through a very fine strip of gold paper. Once it's strung through the loops, I cut and fit it over the card (about 4 inches). The border treatment elevates this card to another level. I hope my card gives you some extra ideas on stretching your dies!
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2nd Take with Winter Florals

Hello friends!

I am sharing the end version with Winter Floral. This stamp set is a collaboration of Altenew and It is currently only available in
This 2nd version turned out to be better than I had expected!
I used the new Altenew Mixed Media Pigment Ink for all of the stamping.

peace love joy

I am impressed wit the coverage of the inking. The solid images and pigment inks are made for each other. No 2nd inking was required!
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I started out with the focal point and then worked my way around the poinsettia.

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If you look very closely, my main image was not stamped perfectly.
However, with a stamp set like this, it is rather forgiving.

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For the extra something something... I also stamped the bottom with the Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink. I love how rich it looks with the rest of the poinsettia!
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Here are my two versions with this stamp set.
TWO cards

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Balloon Flowers-2nd Version

Hello friends!
I am back with another version of Altenew Build-a-Flower.
This was the one you saw for the release bog hop.
Altenew-BAF Balloon Flower-FeelingDotty Stencil#4  

This 2nd card is slightly different color combo as the previous one. 
I love masking so much that I actually stamped these two together.

I highly recommend that you stamp two same layer at the same time.
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If you look at the purple one closely, this one has deep and darker shades and colors.
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I also left the background in white and only added a few splatter.
Hope this card inspires you to .....
try DEEP rich colors and do not be afraid to experiment with various color combo.
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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Spellbinders Small Die Of The Month

Hello friends!

It's time to reveal the Small Die Of the Month from Spellbinders!
Info about this kit: 
The August kits are now here! While supplies last for new members. US shipping included in cost. If you sign up in August you will receive the August kit. (Pictured.) Available August 1-30th (AZ Time.)
This month's "Sitting Pretty" small die set is perfect for making cards, decor, and more.
Membership Includes:

  • Exclusive Set of Small Versatile Dies that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Size is similar to Die D-Lites. $27 Value!
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**Die & Card Kits Include wafer thin dies that can be used on most industry standard manual die cutting machines.

This die set is, indeed, small and delicate.
And that is the beauty of it!
Happy Birthday

You see, the die set does all the work. I set out to cut out two sets of dies: one in gold foil paper and one in white card stock. Then I applied Distress Oxide in Peacock Feather, Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber. 

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Once you have all the pieces ready, you can piece them back like a puzzle.
Working with foil makes this a simple task because it is easy to pop in and out.
Happy birthday

Last but not the least, this die set also comes with alphabets. As you can see the pieces are super small, but it is really handy to die cut multiples.
Happy birthday -002
I love this ornate and celebratory feel of this design.
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