Sunday, June 26, 2022

Build a Wreath Etched Die

Hello friends!I have a super bright and happy wreath card to share. 

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I have made many wreath cards in the past. However, this Wreath Builder Etched Die is just cool that it is specifically designed for wreaths. 

 Wreath Builder Etched Dies is part of the Just Wanted to Say Collection. The set of 10 thin metal cutting dies creates a lovely wreath. Cut many pieces to layer to give it interest and dimension. Use it in other ways such as accents or to frame a focal point. This is a versatile set!

Just Wanted to Say Collection is a gathering of sweet designs and sentiments to make creations to perk up someone’s day. The mix of cutting dies, hot foil plate and stamps will help you to accomplish just that! Grab all in the collection to create and spread joy!

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 You can certainly use pattern paper for this die set. I find it easier to color the images in Copic/Alcohol Markers.

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I didn't quite exactly follow the guide on the package and just let my intuition be my guide.

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With cards like this, layering is even more important.  I layered two pieces of pattern paper and that really help the images pop. The details make the design just a little more special.

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Add That Sense of Movement to Your Card Designs (3 Key Elements!)

 Hello friends!

It's my turn to share a project over Altenew Card Blog. This time, I am sharing a card design with a subtle movement!

Generally, non-interactive cards are mostly flat with some dimensions. Sometimes, it's fun to add that sense of movement to your card design. The receiver would feel the sense of motion and you - as the card designer - will have a ton of fun. Let's move along, shall we?

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I am using Decorative Swirls Die Set and Meadows Reflections Stamp and Die Bundle to illustrate the example. To evoke a sense of movement, I have applied three key elements to my design.

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How to Add Movement to Your Card Design

1. Use Dies/Stamps That Simulate Movement

The Decorative Swirls Die Set has some gorgeous flourish designs and they show off some movement splendidly.  I stamped a sentiment from Bold Sentiments in Lagoon and Sunray over the dies. Not only does this provide the pops of colors, but you've also got the sentiment part covered.

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2. Find Objects that Move

I stamped the background with Meadows Reflections Stamp and Die Bundle. This set is absolutely dreamy. With the 3 fluttering butterflies in this set, you can easily create a sense of movement in your card design. I stamped the meadows in Mountain Mist and the butterflies in Canyon Clay and Vineyard Berry).  For the butterflies, I inked up the paper in Canyon Clay and Sunray. I then stamped the butterflies in Obsidian Pigment Ink and die cut them.

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3. Add Splatter/Embellishments

Let's not forget the splattering effect. I simply covered the middle section with a piece of scratch paper and splattered away with Lagoon Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray. It's amazing what those little droplets can do! If you do not care to splatter, you can use enamel dots (Sea Shore Enamel Dots) or sequins.

I hope that this post inspires you to try creating a card design or any DIY project with movement. I have another card design that used splatters here. Feel free to check it out! Make sure to tag @altenewllc or use the hashtag #Altenew when you post your projects.

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Friday, June 24, 2022

TWO Altenew Gift Certificate Winners

  Hello friends!

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. 

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Mini Bow Etched Die from Spellbinders

Hello friends!

I have a darling project to share. this Mini Bow Etched Die is simply lovely. 

Info: Mini Bow Etched Dies is part of the Birthday Celebrations Collection which has a set of three thin metal cutting dies. These dies will help assemble a sweet bow for any birthday projects and more. So versatile and so adorable - who can resist?!

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 As you can see, I have 6 tiny bows on this card. The reason? It is SO addictive to make this mini bows! If you use thin paper, you can easily die cut two each time at least.

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 I used 6 pieces of pattern paper which is a fun way of showing off the paper.

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 For the background, I inked up the Hand Drawn Scallops Embossing Folder with various pastel ink and ran it through the diecut machine. 

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The embellishments and sentiment banners are listed below. I hope you enjoy this happy and cheery birthday design.  Thanks for stopping by!  

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Altenew June 2022 Fine & Dandy Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 Hello friends!


Welcome to Altenew Fine & Dandy Collection Release Blog Hop !I am super excited to share 4 projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Mindy Eggen, you are in the right place!

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

Feature products #1: Stitched Scalloped Circles Die Set, Charming Foliage Die Set, Metallic Cardstock Sets (Copper) , Mix and Match Frame Die Set

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There are just so much to be loved in this card--florals, scalloped circle lines, dotted border and rectangles. I stenciled a few rectangles in the background with Color Swatch Stencil. BTW, don't let the name (Color Swatch Stencil) fool you, you can do SO much more with that stencil! Sorry I digress...).

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The Charming Foliage Die Set will compliment all of your designs.  There are a few smaller pieces. However, once I followed the guide, it was easy to assemble.

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I paired two layers for the scalloped circle. As you can see, the Metallic Card Stock Copper is just soooo pretty! If you do not own any metallic cardstock and your budget allows, you should get all of the metallic cardstock!
 
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I have always loved a Label Tag Die. This new Label and Tag Die 1 is absolutely superb! I love that it gives you options of finishing touches. I chose to have a hole on top and added twines as an accent.

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Before die cutting the die, I applied 3 pieces of Red Sunset Thin Washi Tape across and this gives the label die a very polished finished look. 
 
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For the background, I stamped Sentimental Florals Stamp Set. The outlines of these florals makes the design much more interesting.  
 
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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 06/27/2022 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 06/29/2022.

 
Your next stop is the blog of Jen Colacicco
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Monday, June 20, 2022

Floral Pattern Paper

Hello friends!

Previously, I share two ways of using the Surprise Box Etched Die.

Spellbinders Birthday Celebration

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The first one was created with geometric pattern paper. 

Virginia Lu-Birthday Celebrations Printed Die Cuts-Cheerful Occasions 6 x 6-inch Paper Pad- Puffy Rainbow Stickers-Hand Drawn Scallops Embossing Folder

The 2nd one was done in kraft cardstock. 

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 Well, I am back at it again. This time, I made the box with floral pattern paper.

Cheerful Occasions 6 x 6-inch Paper Pad-Surpise Box Die Set-Birthday Celebrations Sticker-Pack

Isn't it lovely?

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I picked out the pattern paper and layered it. To make the box more pronounced, I inked up the edges of the box die, this is a good thing to do when it comes to a busy design.

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The embellishment pack from the birthday celebration release make it super easy to create.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Use a Leaf Die in Multiple Ways

 Hello friends!

I am sharing a GREEN project with you. This time, I am using Leafy Sprigs Etched Dies.

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There are many ways of using leaf dies like this. I started out spraying (Distress Oxide spray) on watercolor paper. Let dry and then die cut. This is the reason why I love buying distress Oxide Sprays. A little spritz of colors and you can die cut any way you like it!

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πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰With the negative die (yes, those negative part--don't throw it away just yet!!), I positioned it in place and started stenciling leaves in the background.

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You can use shades of colors (such as green) to help define the depth of your background.

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Before adhering the leaves onto the card front, I added lots of splatter. Once I positioned the leaves in place, I added sequins.

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What do you think? Hope you like this version, Thanks for stopping by!

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