Friday, April 23, 2021

Stamp a Scene with Two Large Stamps

Hello friends!

I have an interesting post to share today.  In today's card, I combined two completely different stamps and created a scene. When you use these unlikely combo, what do you get?

I started out with stamping the Centerpiece with the masking of the jar.hello

The following were my process of masking.

1. stamp the entire image on a piece of copy paper or masking paper

2. cut out the jar as mask

3. before stamping the flowers, covered the jar image with the paper mask on the stamp 

4. with the mask in place, ink up the desired image

5. take off the jar mask (very important), then stamp 

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I applied ink and colored the images with Distress Oxide and some water-coloring. This requires very little water. I didn't want to spend a ton of time on coloring. this proved to be the easiest and stress-free.

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At the end, I die cut the entire image with the largest die from Sewing Stackers. This gives the design a very simple and yet polished look. This Sewing Stackers are truly intricate and gorgeous. I have used only the largest one so far and have been impressed with the details it gives. There is no need to measure/trim once you finish your image as it will fit perfectly into the A2 card size.

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Next comes the question..... "Where do I place the sentiment?".  Much like a secret garden with hidden gems, why not keeping it hidden? I carefully die cut the image with Thanks & Hello Die and added a few more underneath.

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 I normally would place sequins, add gold touches or metallic strings.... not this time. I let the image speak for itself. No embellishments needed.  I hope that you have fun checking out today's card. I sure had a blast creating it! 
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Chamomile Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Hello friends!


Yay, it's time for Patin-a-Flower Chamomile Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
If you arrive from my friend Keren Baker's blog, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog 

Feature products: PAF Chamomile, Simple Frame Mask Stencil, Feeling Dotty Stencil, Flower Gel Pen Set Calla Lily, Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set G
 
I find the image very playful and heart-warming. 
 
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With that in mind, I created a dotty background and border. I started out with coloring the image with Altenew Artist Markers (Set G).

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With the Simple Frame Mask Stencil and Feeling Dotty Stencil, I created a thin dotty colorful border.

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I then traced the border with Flower Gel Pen Set Calla Lily Pen. After coloring the chamomiles, 
I added some Glossy Accent to give the flower center some shine.

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I hope that you enjoy today's blog hop.  Be sure to leave each designers some love as they work hard to create and inspire. You also get a chance to win an Altenew GIFT CARD!


Prizes: $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/27/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/30/2021.

  Thanks for stopping by!   

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Spellbinders Spring Cleaning Warehouse Sale

Hello friends!

Hope you are having a fine day. I am popping in with a quick post about Spellbinders Spring Cleaning Sale.  I have gone through the shopping site and picked out the best deals that caught my eyes.

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This very colorful alcohol inked was dry-embossed with one of the Spellbinders Embossing Folders.  When I created this very colorful paper, I was not sure what to use with it. Ding---> Dry-emboss! 

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This dry-embossed card and now the Baroque Filigree Embossing Folder is on sale now (see links below). This embossing folder not only dry-emboss,  it also cuts.

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I hope that you enjoy seeing my work and get inspired. When you do shop and load up, please click the following banner to check out. I appreciate your support.

Thank you for stopping by! 
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Create 3 Folk Art-Themed Cards Effortlessly

 Hello friends!

It is my turn to share 3 projects with you over Altenew Card Blog. This time, we are focusing on the Folk Art Stamp Set & Die Bundle.

We all love a handmade cards with lots of special touches. This post offers you a few ideas and inspiration on creating Folk Art-themed cards effortlessly!

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Let's start with the easiest one!

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 I started stamping the image in various shades of blue. This create a lovely gradient effect.04202021-Folk Art Stamp & Die Bundle -Gold Splatter Navy Wide Washi Tape-003

If you use a MISTI/ stamp-positioner, you can stamp it multiple times to ensure the full coverage. Once you are happy with the stamping, make the die cut with Folk Art Coordinating Die.

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For the background, all you need to do is adhere the Gold Splatter Navy Wide Washi Tape to the card front (measures 4"x 51/4") and trim off the excess.

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The "THANKS" sentiment was white-embossed ( Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder) the sentiment on Vellum. I then added a piece of Navy Gold Thin Washi Tape at the bottom as accents.

The 2nd card also uses only the stamp set and vellum. This is a great way to showcase a delicate image.

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 The trickiest part is white-embossing ( Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder) the entire image. You can use the anti-static powder and MISTI to get a perfect embossed image.

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The next step is the fun part. Simply use the Artist Markers and start coloring on the BACKSIDE of the embossed image.

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I chose the  darkest colors/shades as the image will show through the vellum the best.  You only need to color within the white lines on the backside and it is stress-free!

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The 3rd card is all about symmetry. It  requires Partial-stamping and Partial Dry-embossing. Let's start with the stamping at the top and bottom.04202021-Folk Art Stamp & Die Bundle-Folk Art Motif 3D Embossing Folder -001

 First, I decided where the middle is and positioned the stamp accordingly. I used contrasting colors (yellow and purple).

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Once I finished stamping the image, I positioned the Folk Art Motif 3D Embossing Folder at the top and ran it through my die-cut machine. I did exactly the same with the bottom part.

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The dry-embossed surface from the Folk Art Motif 3D Embossing Folder gives the entire card  extra dimensions and interest.

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 After stamping the sentiment and vines, I embellished the card with a few added droplets of gold glitter.

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I hope my post inspired you to create these intricate-looking projects without much effort and time. Please stop by over Altenew Card Blog and leave me your feedback.  Thank you for stopping by!

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Altenew Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway($300 in Total Prizes)

 Hello friends!

Warning: Super-heavy photo post 

Welcome to Altenew Suddenly Spring Stand-Alone Dies Release Blog Hop!
I am super excited to share FOUR projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Dana Joy you are in the right place!

For all the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog.

Feature products #1: Whimsical Garden Layering Die, Poured Acrylic 6x6 Paper Pad , Feeling Dotty Stencil, Tall Foliage Stamp (Sentiment)

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 This Whimsical garden Layering Die is easy to die cut and assemble.
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With the  Poured Acrylic 6x6 Paper Pad, I was able to create an instant and gorgeous card.

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 With a little bit of inked background and glitter (Stickles Moon Dust), I stamped the sentiment from Tall Foliage Stamp. Love the torn edges for the grassy hills!
 
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 This card has a few elements: sentiment ( Fancy Kisses Die) with Washi Tape (Blocked Rainbow) , floral ( PAF Coral Sunset) and embellishments (Whimsical Garden Layering Die)
 
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It has a lovely flow and energy once all the elements are pulled together!
 

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As you can see by now, I love using Washi Tape for die-cutting. If you love to add shine, snag every gold washi tape you can get. In this instance, I used Gold Foil 1 Inch Washi Tape with the Reflections Die. It is simple yet impactful.

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Feature products #4: Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die, Slim Sentiments Die, Poured Acrylic 6x6 Paper Pad

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 The Mini Cluster Layering Die Set is amazing and EASY to create with.  
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I made all of the die cut with Poured Acrylic 6x6 Paper Pad. The deep rich colors from this paper pad made the assembling an easy task.
   
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I die cut the flower and leaves based on the colors and shapes of the floral dies. I absolutely love the size of he Mini Flower Clustering Die Set. It's so versatile. 
 
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Isn't this bouquet beautiful? It was created with little effort!
 
Last but not least, let's cheer for the unsung/unseen hero in these projects!! It is the Foam Tape!!
I am so excited that Altenew now came up with a gigantic roll of foam tape.Altenew-Foam Tape-Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set -002 
 
 If you love die-cutting, you know how quickly the foam tape can run out....well, stress no more!  
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πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰ You can get the ENTIRE release HERE. They will sell out!
 
Get a FREE brand-new Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Die Release Bundle from 04/19/2021 through 04/21/2021.
 

Prizes: $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/25/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/27/2021.

 
Your next stop is the lovely Jenny Colacicco
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!