Saturday, April 30, 2022

One Layer Card with 5 Easy Masking Tips

 Hello friends!

I have a project to share over Altenew Card Blog. Please stop by to check it out!

 
I am using the Victorian Green House Stamp Set as an example here. Let's get to it!

1. Stamping the Focal Point 

Start with stamping the Greenhouse with grey or beige. With the stamp positioner like MISTI, I stamped the greenhouse in Vanilla Cream Crisp Dye Ink. I left the stamp in position without removing it from MISTI. This step will allow you to re-stamp the image after stamping the small details like the plants.

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2. Creating the Masks

I then created a mask with the Altenew Masking Paper. First, I stamped on the masking paper and die cut it. I also created a few additional masks with the plants. With the masks covering the greenhouse image, I was able to stamp the foreground and the background.

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3. Add Theme and Interests to Your One Layer Card

Next, I stamped the trees behind the Greenhouse using the plants (part of the Victorian Greenhouse Stamp). Of course, the Greenhouse must have some wonderful indoor plants. Finally, I re-stamped the plants inside the Greenhouse in Obsidian Pigment Ink.

4. Background and Foreground

Once I finished stamping the images, I applied blue (Ocean Waves) lightly with Mini Blending Brush Set. For the ground, I chose Butternut Crisp Dye Ink. This completed the entire scene that I had envisioned.

 Altenew-Victorian Greenhouse Stamp Set-GoldTrim Washi Tape

5. Embellish Your One Layer Card!

The Golden Trim Washi Tape and Seashore Enamel Dots are just the perfect special touches for embellishing this card.

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I hope these 5 simple steps are helpful and perhaps inspire you to try masking! I would love to have your feedback over Altenew Card Blog. Please stop by and leave me some love!

Friday, April 29, 2022

Spring Is Here!

Hello friends!

Playing with flower dies never gets old... today's card made my mind blown! I didn't think I would make it look like anything special. Well, I think I was truly impressed with the dies....and myself(!!). 

The Hollyhock Etched Dies is part of the Through the Garden Gate Collection by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. From the stem, stamen, petals and leaves, this set of three thin metal dies creates a handsome Hollyhock stalk. Mix and match with other flowers from Susan’s collections.
 

 It was certainly a labor of love if you like to create with floral dies. I decided to keep the color pellet of the petals soft and pink.

Hollyhock Etched Dies (Through the Garden Gate Collection)

I was somewhat skeptical whether I needed to use specialty paper. But no, I used the regular 110lb card stock and they worked just fine. 

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After die-cutting the pieces, I inked up the petals with Distress Oxide. For the leaves, I have some Distress Oxide Sprayed paper and die cut them and created the "leaves".

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You may noticed a few droplets of red in the middle of the petals. I thought that they added some nice details and touches.

Hollyhock Etched Dies (Through the Garden Gate)

I got the design paper from this month's Card Kit and layered two pieces and they work beautifully with the Hollyhocks.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Just a quick reminder Spring Cleaning Warehouse Sale ends at Midnight on April 30th. This sale is one of Spellbinders biggest sales of the year with $1, $2, $3, $5, and $10+ deals.

 
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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Embossing on Pattern Paper

 Hello friends!

Have you embossed lately?

I have done some white-embossing on pattern paper. The result is quite striking. This Wavy Bloom Stamp Set is FREE  with any Altenew order (valid from April 26th-30th)

I started out with a textured background. The Tree Bark 3D Embossing Folder is suitable for all kinds of nature-related project. Altenew-Wavy Blooms Stamp & Die Bundle-Tree Bark 3D Embossing Folder-Alcohol Ink Background Paper Pad 
Next, I white -embossed the flowers in various of shades and colors with Alcohol Ink Background Paper. Altenew-Wavy Blooms Stamp & Die Bundle-Tree Bark 3D Embossing Folder-Alcohol Ink Background Paper Pad-003 
 
 With the kraft card stock, everything looks neat and cohesive together. Altenew-Wavy Blooms Stamp & Die Bundle-Tree Bark 3D Embossing Folder-Alcohol Ink Background Paper Pad-002 
 
 I added a few droplets of black ink to go with the sentiment. Altenew-Wavy Blooms Stamp & Die Bundle-Tree Bark 3D Embossing Folder-Alcohol Ink Background Paper Pad-001 
 
What do you think? A small stamp set can do so much if you are in the mooed to create. Sky is the limit! I have listed a few extra items that are up for sale. Thank you for your support.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Color-Layering with Tulip Dies

Hello friends!

I am delighted to share a SPRING project with you. This tulip die set will definitely get you excited about Spring.  

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Layered Tulips Etched Dies is part of the Layered Fleur Bouquet Slimlines Collection by Becca Feeken. The set of six thin metal dies helps to create a wonderful array of tulip shapes. There are three motifs to choose from and combine with. Make them dimensional by layering petals and leaves or shade them with inks. These blooms are substantial enough to fit a variety of card sizes from A2 to A7, and slimlines.

First of all, I must admit how amazed I was with the details of this tulip die.tulip #1 

With each grouping of the dies, I assembled each tulip based on the shape and sizes of the tulip.

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By using various Distress Oxide, I was able to ink each petal with amazing color hues and shades.

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I am not sure if you can see it, I added fine lines with Hawaiian Shore Brush Markers. There are two tips in each markers, I added the fine tips with the small tips.

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For some dramatic effect, I added splatter with Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Spray.

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What do you think? I really love the vibrancy of this tulip card. Thanks for stopping by! 

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A Grand Time with Geometric Dies!

 Hello friends!


Color Block Mini Drops Etched Dies

Color Block Mini Drops Etched Dies is from the Color Block Mini Shapes Collection. The set of two thin metal dies cuts six different sizes of mini drop shapes (four frames and two solids). This little set can be used many ways from making a background, a border, an accent design and beyond. Stack them or use them separately - truly endless design possibilities! Collect one or collect them all to make different motifs.

It's amazing how a few small piece of die can do....

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 If you and your family members enjoy playing with puzzles, you will definitely have a blast!

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 I die cut a few pieces of color paper with this Mini Drop Die. The center and sentiment are all part of the Monthly Card kit. After all the die cutting, I didn't want to spend more time stamping....! :) 

 Color Block Mini Drops Etched Dies 

 I didn't go to great length to keep the colors in perfect symmetry. To add the wow factor, I used the new Spellbinders Foam Sheets (die cut beautifully!). How is it better than the conventional glitter paper?

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 These foam sheets give dimension and cuts like butter--absolute NO MESS! Sometimes you wonder why something like this was not available sooner....well, that time is here! The best thing is these inexpensive foam sheets can last you a while, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

From Spellbinders-->Check out the latest April collections in the following: 

Color Block Background Collection
Color Block Mini Shapes Collection
Essential Glimmer Solid Shapes Collection
Spellbinders Inspired Basics Collection 

Pie Perfection Collection by Tina Smith
Layered Fleur Bouquet Slimlines Collection by Becca Feeken
Through the Garden Gate Collection by Susan Tierney-Cockburn

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Monday, April 25, 2022

Altenew April 2022 Spring Garden Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello friends!

Warning: Heavy photo post 

Welcome to Altenew Spring Garden Collection Release Blog Hop! I am super excited to share 
3 projects with you.If you arrive from the blog of Nicole Watt, you are in the right place!

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

Feature products #1: Antique Blossoms Die, Castle Garden Stamp

Altenew-Antique Blossoms Die-Castle Garden Stamp 

This is such a delicate die set. You do not have to add a ton of details and it will totally stand out.

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Altenew-Antique Blossoms Die-Castle Garden Stamp -001
 
I traced the negative image and applied Metallic Watercolor Pan Set which provide all the shine and colors.
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 Feature products #2: Lacy Doily Die, Wonderfully Made Die

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This Lacy Doily Diee pretty much makes itself! I absolutely love the dainty lines and didn't have to add much more details to it.

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I used pattern paper for the die and applied a touch of yellow in the background.

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  How cool is that sentiment die?
 
 Altenew-Ornate Door Die-Itty Bitty Branches Die Set-Castle Garden Stamp Set -001 
This Ornate Door Die will instantly make your project shine!

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I die cut it with Gold Foil paper and the result is absolutely astounding.

Altenew-Ornate Door Die-Itty Bitty Branches Die Set-Castle Garden Stamp Set 
 
Pairing the Ornate Door Die with the Itty Bitty Branch Die seems like a good idea, too!

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You can get the entire Spring Garden Die Bundle HERE.
If you do shop today's release, please check out here. Thank you for your support.
 


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 05/01/2022 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 05/03/2022.

 
Your next stop is the blog of Carol Hintermeier
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!