Monday, January 31, 2022

Watercolor Therapy

 Hello friends!

It's that time of the year-winter blue! It's easy to let the cold temperature and lack of daylight affect our mood. It's time to get some coloring therapy! 

 watercoloring

I am sharing my water-coloring projects with the Altenew Water-coloring Book. Not only that this coloring book has beautiful images, it also comes in heavy watercolor paper. 

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Whether you are advanced or novice in watercoloring, you will love the thickness of the paper. It allows you to add color and water without damaging the paper quality. 

 I am also sharing a few of my previous projects. The products I used are now on sale. 

 Altenew-BAF Laelia-Moroccan Lattice Cover Die -001

 Moroccan Lattice Cover Die

Altenew-PAF Fashion Monger Dahlia-Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set-Floral Lace Die

 Floral Lace Die

Altenew-Solid Foliage Stamp Set-Craft Your Life Seasonal Blooms -001 

 Modern and Edgy Stamp Set Bundle

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 Last note: the Altenew Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set is on sale--> ($49.99--->$29.99) 40% off! I highly recommend this set as this is your go-to watercolor. the quality and colors are superb, in my opinion! 

Hope your day is wonderful! Thanks for stopping by! 

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPYJ2B on orders over $29 or $10 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPINGJ2B at checkout on orders over $129 from 01/30/2022 at 12:01 am EST to 01/31/2022 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

I Love A Big Die and Can Not Lie!

Hello friends!

The title says it all....  The large die can just make the design! I have another example of using The Spellbinders Be Bold Collection

Be Bold Color Block Happy Birthday Etched Dies is part of the Be Bold Color Block Collection. The set of two thin metal dies cuts a big and bold BIRTHDAY and a playful font word, happy. Designer Tip: cut a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than 8.50 x 3.50 in. to create a base to build card front. Perfect in creating a slimline card format.

 Remember this card I made previously?

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 So, what happens to the leftover pieces? Well, easy!! You can just use them all over again and make another!

Happy

 This time, I used GOLD as the main focus, I then filled up the space with colorful negative dies.

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I did have a few leftover bits that weren't to my liking, so I die cut some more. Instead of die-cutting the entire piece, I positioned the paper to the exact spot that I wanted and ran it thought the Platinum 6.

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Since the colors are so happy and cheery, you can't go wrong really. I used white card-stock for the "happy" die cut and it fits so well!DSC_0028 (6) 

Here are the two cards side by side--similar and yet different.

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As I mentioned, if you love the simplicity of these type of designs and love putting pieces like a puzzle..... the Be Bold collection should be on your want/wish list! 

The clearance section is offering an extra 15% off on all the markdown. The sale ends TODAY.

👍 Shop Spellbinders here and check out HERE.👌

 

Friday, January 28, 2022

Spellbinders Be Bold Collection

Hello friends!

I am sharing something very different from my usual No floral, no scene.... just sentiment.

The Spellbinders Be Bold Collection offers many options that make designs simple but bold.

Be Bold Color Block Happy Birthday Etched Dies is part of the Be Bold Color Block Collection. The set of two thin metal dies cuts a big and bold BIRTHDAY and a playful font word, happy. Designer Tip: cut a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than 8.50 x 3.50 in. to create a base to build card front. Perfect in creating a slimline card format.

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Approximate Size:

  • Birthday: 8.50 x 3.50 in./21.60 x 8.90 cm
  • Happy: 32.30 x 0.90 in./8.40 x 2.30 cm

For my card, I actually make a slightly larger card size (than the die) and I dry-embossed the die over it. This is likely the largest rectangle die that I have now.

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 I started out with die-cutting the entire gold card stock, so I ended up with all the alphabets and negative pieces.  During this process, I changed my mind and decided to die cut as many colors as I can with each letter.

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 I then paper piece each part and came up with this simple yet striking design. I still have many pieces from the die. Hopeful, I will come up with more designs to share with you.

If you love the simplicity of these type of designs and love putting pieces like a puzzle..... the Be Bold collection should be on your want/wish list! 

The clearance section is offering an extra 15% off on all the markdown.

👍 Shop here and check out HERE.👌

  Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Layered Stencils

Hello friends!

I am back with the layering stencils that was released yesterday. I simply had too many projects and couldn't share them all in one post! 

Here is the one I made with the Fabulous Flora Embossing Folders/Stencil release.

Altenew-Meadow Burst Stencil Set (5 in 1)-Note For You Die Set 

There are all kinds of layering stencils. This particular kind allows you to add more and more branches and details with each stencil.

Altenew-Meadow Burst Stencil Set (5 in 1)-Note For You Die Set -001

 The price point is higher, however, it is the detailed stencil what makes this set so special. Basically, I took out all my favorite shades of green, pink, yellow and orange. Why not!?

Altenew-Meadow Burst Stencil Set (5 in 1)-Note For You Die Set -002

This is the time to make great use of all your inks! If you line up each stencil as you go, you can actually mass produce cards with this set of stencils!

Altenew-Meadow Burst Stencil Set (5 in 1)-Note For You Die Set -003

It was so therapeutic to play with this set once you see it got layered up. I hope that you like my project today. Be sure to check out yesterday's post and leave me a comment for your chance to win $20- $50 Altenew Gift Card! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Altenew Fabulous Flora Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 Hello friends!

Warning: Super-heavy photo post 

Welcome to Altenew Fabulous Flora Collection Release Blog Hop ! This hop is about Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folder release.  I am super excited to share 4 projects with you. If you arrive from the blog of Colleen Balija, you are in the right place!
All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog 

Feature products #1: Curving Leaves 3D Embossing folder, Lovely Daisy Die Set, Sentiment Banners Cover Die Set, Sentiment Strip 3 Stamp Set

Altenew-CurvingLeaves 3D Embossing folder-Lovely Daisy Die Set-Sentiment Banners Cover Die Set-Sentiment Strip 3 Stamp Set 
As you can see that the vellum panel was dry-embossed. After running this Curving Leaves 3D Embossing folder through the die cut machine, I inked up the alcohol ink.

Altenew-CurvingLeaves 3D Embossing folder-Lovely Daisy Die Set-Sentiment Banners Cover Die Set-Sentiment Strip 3 Stamp Set -002
 
The stamped sentiment with cute Sentiment Banners Cover Die Set is simply perfect in this.
 
Altenew-CurvingLeaves 3D Embossing folder-Lovely Daisy Die Set-Sentiment Banners Cover Die Set-Sentiment Strip 3 Stamp Set -003


Feature products #2: Fringe 3D Embossing Folder, Essential Sentiment Strip Die Set

Altenew-Fringe 3D Embossing Folder-Essential Sentiment Strip Die Set 
 
This Fringe Embossing Folder makes you want to party, party, party!

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I inked up each section with various colors. For the extra fun factor, I trimmed and cut up the end part into tiny strips. 

Altenew-Fringe 3D Embossing Folder-Essential Sentiment Strip Die Set-001
 
I then took out my Quilling Tool and curved up each piece in various curls.  It does take some effort to curl up the pieces, but I love the result and thought it was  "worth it"!
Altenew-Fringe 3D Embossing Folder-Essential Sentiment Strip Die Set-003

Feature products #3: Loving Birds 3D Embossing Folder, Mega Stamp Frames Die, Sentiment Strips Stamp Set 3

Altenew-Loving Birds 3D Embossing Folder-Mega Stamp Frames Die-Sentiment Strips Stamp Set 3-002 
 
 This Loving bird image is absolutely darling and can be used all year round. I applied various ink to the embossing folder and loved how it turned out!

Altenew-Loving Birds 3D Embossing Folder-Mega Stamp Frames Die-Sentiment Strips Stamp Set 3-001 
 
 I framed the entire image with "Mega Frame Die Set".

Altenew-Loving Birds 3D Embossing Folder-Mega Stamp Frames Die-Sentiment Strips Stamp Set 3-003
 
 The sentiment " I love you just the way you are" from "Sentiment Strips 3"  fit perfectly in this. 

Altenew-Loving Birds 3D Embossing Folder-Mega Stamp Frames Die-Sentiment Strips Stamp Set 3
 This embossing folder is simply exquisite! After dry-embossed it, I applied the silver metallic paint (from Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set)

Altenew-Ixora 3D Embossing Folder-Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set -Stentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set -001 
 
The sheen from the coloring looks absolutely amazing.

Altenew-Ixora 3D Embossing Folder-Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set -Stentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set -002

I then used the gold and green and highlighted the flower center and leaves.

Altenew-Ixora 3D Embossing Folder-Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set -Stentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set
 
 If you love elegant style, the Ixora 3D Embossing Folder should be on your must/wish list!

Altenew-Ixora 3D Embossing Folder-Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set -Stentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set -003

Are you still here!? What do you think? Do you have a favorite? I can't decide since each embossing folder has its special image and design! 
 
Get the entire Fabulous Floral Bundle HERE
If you are inspired by my projects, I'd appreciate that you shop through any of my links (see below).
 

Prizes: $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/27/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/01/2021.

 
Your next stop is the blog of Reiko Tsuchida
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

Altenew $15 GC Winner Announcement

  Hello friends! I nearly forgot to announce this month's winners! Sorry! Here are the TWO lucky random commenters for February's Altenew readers appreciation ! 

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. 

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Monday, January 24, 2022

Fill Today with Love

Hello friends!

I am back to share a quick post with you. I am using Clear Stamp of the Month from Spellbinders.

 Here is my project.

fill today with love

This card is gold-embossing, pattern paper, and ephemera.

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I love the chipboard from the Card Kit.

fill today with love

I am keeping this post short and sweet. The comment feature in this post has been disabled

Jan Club Kit

Please stay warm and healthy! Thanks for stopping by! 

Spellbinders offers "Feel The Love Sale". If you are looking for love/Valentine's themed products, this is a great chance! Shop and Check out HERE

The sale ends SOON!
Thanks for stopping by!