Altenew February 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi everyone, I’m very excited to be back with you as a guest designer for Altenew! If you came to my blog from the fabulous Enza Gudor then you’re right on track. When not then you can find all the details about the blog hop and this wonderful new Altenew release HERE!

There are lots of projects to go over so let’s get started!

Set 1:

Card 1:

For this card I first die cut a rectangle panel from some crème coloured linen textured card stock two sizes smaller then my card base. On this panel I stamped the two images from the new Altenew “Lavender Bud” stamp set several times using darker colours of ink and mixing colours each time. I kept the two flowers on the left lighter in colour because I wanted to stamp the sentiment over them. For stamping the flowers I used colours from the Altenew “Green Fields” and “Cherry Blossom” Mini Cube Ink Sets.

Then I stamped the sentiment using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and Archival “Watering Can” ink in combination with the new Altenew “Reason to Smile” stamp set. This sentiment stamp set is very versatile I feel. I used it on a lot of my cards today!

Next I die cut a slightly larger matching dusty pink panel and adhered both panels together using liquid glue. And to finish this first card I now only have to adhere this combination to a crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Card 2:

For this card I first die cut the largest rectangle panel from some light green coloured card stock and then stamped on top using one of the colours from the “Green Fields” Mini Cube Ink Cube Set that I used before in combination with the fabulous new Altenew “Baroque Motifs” stamp set. This is a great stamp set for backgrounds as I will show today.

When the ink had dried I stamped my sentiment, from the same Altenew “Reason to Smile” stamp set that I used before on top of this background design using black ink.

Next I’m working on creating my embellishments: I first stamped the large open circle shape from the new Altenew “Botanical Silhouettes” stamp set onto crème coloured card stock using VersaMark ink and then I heat embossed using Altenew “Rose Gold” embossing powder. After heating the powder I die cut the circle using the matching die for the “Botanical Silhouettes” stamp set.

I also stamped the same Altenew “Lavender Bud” that I used on the previous card using the same sets of inks but now only using one cube per colour. And after stamping I die cut the lavender bud using the matching die. Tip: I found it easiest to first stamp the stem, then die cut and then add the top part of the lavender bud with stamping.

To finish this card I adhered the green background panel with the sentiment, on top of a crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. Then I adhered the heat embossed circle shape on top also using foam tape and lastly the lavender bud die cut in the same way.

Isn’t this the cutest little flower stamp set ever?

Set 2:

Card 1:

For this particular card I only used one Altenew stamp and die set and that’s the new “Botanical Silhouettes” stamp set with matching dies.

The top layer of this card is created with the inner left over die cut piece of the circle shape from my last card. On top of this circle shape I stamped some of the smaller leaf images from the “Botanical Silhouettes” stamp set and then heat embossed one of the sentiments from this same stamp set on top using Altenew “Antique Silver” embossing powder in combination with VersaMark ink.

For my second layer I used the filled in circle shaped stamp from the “Botanical Silhouettes” stamp set on lighter coloured green card stock and I die cut this circle out using the matching die.

For my third layer I used the same technique using the open circle shaped stamp and die. All the green inks on this card are again from the Altenew “Green Fields” Mini Ink Cube Set that I used on the other cards.

As my background I choose a crème coloured linen textured panel and stamped on some of the smaller stamps in this fun stamp set. I also die cut a slightly larger panel from the same light green card stock that I used for the middle circle shape.

I adhered the two rectangle panels together using liquid glue and adhered this combination to a crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. I now only have to adhere the different circle shapes on top using one foam tape and liquid glue to finish this card.

Card 2:

To show you guys a different idea of what you can do with this fun “Botanical Silhouettes” stamp set I next stamped three open circles in two colours of green ink (“Green Fields” Mini Ink Cube Set) onto a crème coloured linen textured rectangle panel. I also die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from some darker green card stock. I adhered the two rectangle panels together using liquid glue.

Then I stamped a combination of sentiment stamps from the “Reason to Smile” stamp set onto vellum using VersaMark ink and I heat embossed with “Rose Gold” embossing powder. The strip of vellum I wrapped around the combined rectangle panels and adhered on the back using regular tape. To add a little something extra to this design I also wrapped some jute cord around these combined panels and also adhered on the back using regular tape.

And to finish this fourth card I adhered the entire combination to a crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Set 3:

Card 1:

For this particular set I would like to show you the new Altenew “Frilled Petals” stamp set. I love that you can choose between, or mix and match the stem and/or the leaf images. For this first card I used the stem.

I started my card by combining the stamp layers available in this set for both the flower image as well as the stem using the same “Green Fields” Mini Ink Cube Set as mentioned before, together with the different colours in the Altenew “Red Sunset” Mini Ink Cube Set. After stamping the last layer I die cut each image using the matching die in the Altenew “Frilled Petals” die set.

Then I added an additional layer to the images by adding VersaMark to each stamped and die cut image (just press the image into the VersaMark ink pad) and heat embossing with clear embossing powder all over. For each image I used two layers. Somehow this merges all the colours together and I love the result this gives!

For my background design I die cut a rectangle panel from some crème coloured linen textured card stock and applied one of the green ink colours through the matching new Altenew “Frilled Petals” Mask Stencil using a foam applicator tool.

I also stamped and die cut the open circle shape from the “Botanical Silhouettes” stamp set using VersaMark ink and “Antique Silver” embossing powder.

Lastly I stamped one of the sentiments from the “Frilled Petals” stamp set onto a strip of vellum and heat embossed with “Rose Gold” embossing powder.

To put my card together I adhered the flowers/stems and the open die cut circle shape to the background panel using one millimetre thick foam tape and liquid glue. Then I wrapped the vellum sentiment strip over this and adhered on the back of this panel using regular tape. And to finish this card I adhered this combination to a matching dark red card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Card 2:

For the second card in this set I stamped the outline shapes of the flower and leaf images from the new “Frilled Petals” stamp set onto Strathmore “Bristol Smooth Paper” using VersaMark ink and I heat embossed using “Rose Gold” (for the flowers) and “Antique Silver” (for the leaves) embossing powder.

Then I coloured the flowers and the leaves using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, but you can also use the Altenew “Watercolor Brush Markers” for this instead. I used the following Zig colours combined with an aquabrush: Haze Blue, Deep Red, Pale Pink, Red, Olive Green and Light Green. When done I added back in some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen and then die cut all the images using the matching “Frilled Petals” die set.

Next I worked on my background design: I die cut a rectangle panel from some light blue card stock and then stamped the images from the “Baroque Motifs” stamp set in the area I wanted to adhere the flowers to, using Distress Ink in “Tumbled Glass” to create something interesting for the eye without distracting from the flowers itself.

For my sentiment I choose another combination from the “Reason to Smile” stamp set and then I’m ready to put my card together: I adhered the light blue panel to my crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. Then adhered the flower and leaf images on top using foam tape and liquid glue.

I totally love how this card turned out with the faint design in the background and the bright flowers up front!

Set 4:

Card 1:

Then it’s time for my last set: both cards in this set were created with the new Altenew “Beautiful Peony” stamp set. For the first card I sprayed some Altenew “Warm Sunshine” Metallic Shimmer Spray onto watercolour paper (let dry) and stamped one of the flower images from this gorgeous stamp set on top using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink twice. Then I die cut the images with the matching “Beautiful Peony” die set. I added some gold metallic gel pen to the hearts of the flowers to make them stand out more.

For the leaves I used the same method but for this I combined the yellow spray mentioned above with the Altenew “Ocean Waves” Metallic Shimmer Spray (because yellow and blue create green when mixed together). I mixed them on the paper when both are still wet and then dried with my heat tool.

I added in some highlights in both the flowers and the leaves using a white Gelly Roll Pen to create more depth in the flowers and leaves.

Then I worked on the background: my largest panel is pastel yellow. Then I die cut a panel slightly smaller and used Memento ink in “Rich Cocoa” to stamp repeatedly with the new “Baroque Motifs” stamp set to create a fun background pattern.

This I topped with a layer of crème coloured card stock and the smallest panel is pastel yellow with one of the sentiments from the “Reason to Smile” stamp set stamped on top.

These layers I all adhered together using liquid glue and foam tape and adhered them to a crème coloured linen textured card base. And to finish this card I adhered the flowers and leaves, that I prepared before, on top, also using foam tape and liquid glue.

Card 2:

Then, my last card for today: I started this one by stamping two of the flowers images from the new “Beautiful Peony” stamp set several times onto Copic friendly paper using Memento ink in “Tuxedo Black”. I did the same with several of the leaf images in this stamp set. Then I coloured the images using Copic Markers but you can use the Altenew “Artist Markers” instead of course. I used the following Copic colours: Y000, Y11, Y08, Y19, YR23, E33, E44, E89, G12, G14 and G07. When the colouring was done I added back in some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen and then die cut all the images using the matching “Beautiful Peony” die set.

For my largest background panel I choose the same pastel yellow colour as my first card in this set. Then I die cut a slightly smaller panel from craft coloured card stock and stamped one of the images from the “Baroque Motifs” stamp set on top using the same brown ink as before as well as one of the sentiments from the “Frilled Petals” stamp set using black ink.

Then I’m ready to put my card together: I adhered the two rectangle panels together using liquid glue and then adhered these combined panels to a crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. And to finish this last card I then adhered the coloured and die cut flower and leaf images on top using foam tape and liquid glue.

I had a blast while creating these cards for you! And I hope you have found some new favourites to put on your wishlist!

Your next stop on the hop is the awesome Svitlana Shayevich!

Giveaway!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by the 21th of February 2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on the 24th of February 2019.

And that is not all!

I will draw a winner from the comments on this blog post to receive a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew online shop. To have a chance at winning this gift certificate please mention in the comments below which is your favourite set from the four sets of cards that I created for today’s post! You have until the 19th of February 2019.

I wish you a creative day!

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