Saturday, August 15, 2020

Altenew Mini Delight: Cactus Release Instagram Hop

Hello friends!

I’m joining a fun Instagram Hop with Altenew today to celebrate the release of 
Altenew’s Mini Delight: Cactus.Feel free to start the hop over here

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and leave a comment on each stop on this Instagram Hop. Meanwhile, please also follow me on my Instagram (yesvirginialu)

For my design, I wanted to try out the new Summer Fun Mixed Media Ink Bundle
Therefore, I used mostly all the new pigment ink except the blue.
Altenew-MD Cactus#1
I started out stamping the cactus and pot in pigment ink. The color of the pot was also colored in pigment ink. All you need is a paint brush with tiny bit of water and you are able to color!
Altenew-MD Cactus#2

I deiced to keep the woordgrain paper and pot in one layer. You may not notice, but it is cemented as one piece. I also used Rounded Rectangles Dies for the background (inked with Frosty Pink, Coral Berry). I love the gradient effect and thought it really makes the cacti pop. I used a Gel Plate for the inking, much like this one HERE.
Altenew-MD Cactus#3
Last but not the least.... you may have noticed the blue stripe background?
That was stamped with the stripy part of the cactus! I really really enjoy using this small set of stamps and die. They are truly DELIGHTFUL!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Sweet little cactus, Virginia, and I love the background you created with the stripey layer!!

conil said...

Your ombre is fabulous...and the perfect background for this sweet cactus. Using the stamp for the blue stripe-y panel is a stroke of brilliance.

Dawn T said...

Fabulous Virginia. Great use of part of the layers to stamp the background.

Sue D said...

Cute cactus card. Love how you stamped the background.

Ms. Tamp said...

The squiggles of the cactus layer look great as a background. Interested in seeing it embossed.