Sunday, January 31, 2021
Friday, January 29, 2021
What to do with small and intricate dies? That was the question that I asked myself when I saw this die.
I am sharing a card with tons of repeated die-cut pieces. You see, this die set is super intricate and rather dainty. I decided to let the dies speak volumes.
I meant it when I say volumes.... I die cut all the pieces 3 times with my DYI watercolor paper.
My DIY paper is consist of Distress Oxide Spray ( Feathered Peacock, Speckled Egg, Sea Glass and Fossilized Amber). I also left one of the negative piece stay in place and used it as the base piece.
The fun and messy part was to add the white splatter (to simulate snowflake) all over the card. I am slightly rusty with this Ranger Brand Ink Splatter Brush. However, it is really handy to have when you are in need of tiny and even droplets.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
It's time for another series of Versatile Vases 2 -Take 4!
I decided to create a monochromatic card with the vases. This is easy to do when you have some Washi Tape or pattern paper on hand. You can also stamp your own pattern if you like.
Even though it is a monochromatic card, it is far from boring. As you can see, I incorporated many images, patterns and textures into this design.
For the vases, I used Washi tape for the smaller ones. for the largest vase, I stamped and die cut the vase and then carefully positioned the die with the Ornamental Feature 3D Embossing Folder.
I then inked up the surface of the dry-embossed image in blue and the vase is complete!
I hope that you enjoy this series as much as I do.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
I hope this post finds you well. I am popping in with a post about altering the look of an intricate die. The Twigtastic Die is used as my example.
I love the look of this intricate die. However, I find it a tad short for my liking since I love making top-folding card. To change it up, I die cut two pieces of dies and stacked them over.
I then stamped the BAF Coral Louise Peony flower and popped it over it. I decide to stamped just the two layered of inks and kept the image simple.
Notice the flower and background are in matching colors? I used Gel Plate with the same ink colors (for the flower) to create the background.
Note: do not be intimidated by Gel Plate. It is such a great and fun tool tool to ink up your paper. Plus, you can use it with many other printing/stenciling techniques.
Today's Take-away: look at your dies and change it up. You can add, extend/shorten the length, stack or use parts of the dies. I hope you like today's share. Here is another example with the same die. I used is as a stencil, too!
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Monday, January 25, 2021
It brings me a great pleasure to announce the TWO lucky random commenters!
Every month, Altenew offers two giveaway to my followers/readers. I am thankful for your frequent visits and that you take some precious time to leave me a comment. Your feedback and comments are the energy boost that keep me going. Without further ado, here are the two winners.
From THIS post: Denise Bryant said...Awesome colors! Love the gold outlines too!
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Warning: photo-heavy post
It is my turn to share multiple projects with one stamp set over Altenew Card Blog. I am delighted to share three projects with "A Little Bit of Love".
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This thoughtful and trendy stamp set set conveys the perfect images and sentiment reflecting a time like now. I hope this handy guide on this stamp set prompts you to get creative!
A brief intro about this stamp set: "The set features two female hands and two male hands shaped to form a heart. Both sets of hands can be mixed and matched to create varieties of adorable hand hearts. Color them in with your favorite markers or paint, or use our convenient Simple Coloring Stencils to easily blend ink over the images. This set is finished off with lots of sweet sentiments just perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, birthdays, and more!".
The more I play with the stamp set, the more ideas that I came up with. Let's get started!
My first card really shows that you can change up the stamp and make it your own. I decided to use just one of the hands holding flowers.
For the hand, I applied Vanilla Cream and Sunray with the A little Bit of Love Simple Coloring Stencil. I stamped the outlines with Caramel Toffee. I can't say enough about this stencil because it truly makes coloring a super simple task! The details are amazing, down to those tiniest fingernail colors!
The size and length of Craft-a-Flowers Snowdrops fit into the hand so nicely. The colors of the tiny hearts are Parrot, R 603 Puffy Heart, R217 Velvet (Artist Markers).
You must now check out your stash and find out which flower sets are suitable for the lovely hand! You can also use both hands as either way work beautifully!
For my next card, I paired it up with Illusion Heart Die Set.
This card is great for celebrating love and friendship. It is ideal to send to someone special that lives far away.
I then popped up the entire piece up with foam paper. Underneath it, I added Silky Lilac Metallic Thread and Pure White Sequins.
For skin colors, I used Pink Pearl, Caramel Toffee and Espresso. Aren't those colors yummy together?
What do you think? Do you have a favorite? Which card sparks your creativity? Please feel free to comment and let me know. Visit Altenew Card Blog HERE. Thank you for stopping by!