3/07/21

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hello and welcome to the Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Blog Hop!  If you are new to the Craft-A-Flower dies from Altenew, they are an amazing set of dies that work together to create the perfect bloom for your cards.  The details involved are amazing and really make the shadows and folds of each flower really shine!  Check out the latest Antique Rose....


Altenew


To create this card, I made a light gray background with the sentiment stamped along the top.  I did a little ink blending with gray ink to show some dimension and then attached it to the card with foam tape.


Altenew


Next, I did some black ink splatter for a little extra detail.  I chose my pinks and greens and got the dies all lined up to cut and then cut out each layer.  Liquid glue works really well to layer the pieces together and slide them into place.  When it was complete, I added to the card front with a little more foam tape for dimension.


Altenew


Check out the new Antique Rose by clicking HERE!

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GIVEAWAY


$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/12/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/15/2021.


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BLOG HOP


Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Tina Smith

Jaycee Gaspar

Verity Biddlecombe

Virginia Lu

Keren Baker

Emily Midgett

Michelle Short

Amanda Baldwin

Erum Tasneem

Carol Hintermeier

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Lilith Eeckels

Yoonsun Hur

LauraJane

Rachael Shedeed

Seeka

SathyaKala Sankaran


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3/06/21

Yana's Blooming Birthday {Spellbinders}...

 

Hi friends!  I have some gorgeous new glimmer plates to share with you today!  Yana at Spellbinders has an amazing new collection called Yana's Blooming Birthday


I made today's card using the new Skinny Stripe Background Glimmer Plate along with Yana's Special Sentiment Glimmer Plates.  


Spellbinders


I foiled the striped background with gold foil.  I love the shine it adds.  I used some washi tape from Altenew to layer on the big colorful bloom.  


Spellbinders


Using black cardstock, I foiled the sentiments in gold and then cut them out with their coordinating dies.  I just love this font!


Spellbinders


Check out that amazing shine!  I just love what the Hot Foil System does for a card!


Spellbinders


Check out Yana's full collection by clicking HERE!

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Are you new to hot foiling?


Spellbinders has a platform called Glimmer Hot Foil System.  This platform heats up metal plates called Glimmer Plates.  These glimmer plates come in ALL different types....sentiments, florals, backgrounds, graphic details etc....and add the most gorgeous foiling detail to your cards.  And the foils?  There are LOTS of different colors to chose from!


Here are some links to help point you in the right direction....






The Glimmer Hot Foil System works great with a Platinum 6 Die Cut machine from Spellbinders but also works with other die cut machines. You can click HERE to see a compatibility chart.  


So once the platform and your glimmer plate heat up, you add in the foil and the cardstock and run in thorough your die cut machine.  Once you pull off the foil negative, the magic happens!  That foil that is set on your cardstock is just gorgeous!  


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Thanks so much for coming by today!

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3/01/21

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double Chrysanthemum Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Are you ready for a new Build-A-Flower?  I just love this series from Altenew!  Such an awesome way to add color.....especially for those of us who like quick and simple!  Today's newest bloom is the Semi-Double Chrysanthemum.  These stamps have some amazing detail and can create lots of different cards.  Keep scrolling to see my project for today, the prizes...yes, don't forget to leave a comment on each stop, and then the full blog hop list!

Here is today's creation....


Altenew


I wanted a clean and graphic look for today's card so that bloom would pop!  I used Altenew's Striped Circle Background in Obisidan Black ink for the base.


Altenew


I stamped the flowers from the set using just the fill in stamps and not the outline.  This almost gives it a realistic look!  To finish it off, I popped the flowers up with foam tape and added a simple sentiment from the Many Thanks Stamp Set.


Altenew


Check out today's Build-A-Flower Bundle release by clicking HERE!

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GIVEAWAY


$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/07/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/09/2021.


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BLOG HOP



So glad you came by today!  Thanks for stopping!


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2/26/21

You are my Sunshine {Concord and 9th}...

Concord and 9th has several new sets this month and I wanted to stop in and share a few more projects using these sets!  

First up I made a card using my favorite ever rainbow set called Rainbow Wishes from Concord and 9th.  Sadly, this set was just retired but you can still get the Rainbow Wishes Dies that you can use to make a card very similar to this!

Concord and 9th


To add detail to this card, I used the new Kids are Grand sentiment set and the Kids are Grand dies.  I added a frame using a straight edge and a pen to complete this card.   I just love that little sunshine die!  So cute!


Concord and 9th


I created 2 cards using the Petite Pals and the Petite Pals dies.....


Concord and 9th


I used a masking stencil for this first card and added the sky and grass.  Then I stamped the adorable little Pals and cut them out.  I popped them up holding the little banner die.  Just for a fun little detail, I added in some washi in the top corner. 


Concord and 9th


I wanted to try a different layout for this next card, using the same elements....


Concord and 9th


I added in the grass and sky color with some ink blending and then popped up the pals and their banner a little spaced out.  I did have to do a little mirror stamping to create her upper body so she could hold the banner in the correct way.  Again, I added the little bit of washi just for some added sparkle. 


Concord and 9th


Check out the full Concord and 9th February Release by clicking HERE!  I had so much fun guesting this month and can't wait to keep using these amazing new stamps and dies!  


If you haven't had a chance to check out the C9 ink,  I would highly recommend it!  They have some amazing colors and it stamps out beautifully! Check out the ink by clicking HERE!


Thanks so much for coming by today!  Hope you have a great day!


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2/23/21

Taylored Expressions Spring Release....

 



Taylored Expressions Spring Release is available now over at the TE Shop! There are so many awesome new Spring and Easter products that you are going to LOVE!  I have 4 projects to share today so let's get started!  

This first card uses these new goodies....


Taylored Expressions


This card was so fun to make with the white die cut lattice backed with lavender cardstock.  I added the extra details to the front to create the perfect little Easter card.



This next card uses the new Good Egg Background, Be Joyful Sentiment Set and another little Wooden Bunny!  You can also get a little pack of pom poms perfect for the bunny tail!


Taylored Expressions

 
I created a tag using the new Oh Hoppy Day Stencil and the Pierced Tag Stacklets.   I added a Simple Strip Easter sentiment along with flowers from the Spring Wreath Dies and finished it off with a Wooden Bunny.


Taylored Expressions 


For my last card, I used the new Wood Plank Background and Spring Spray.  I heat embossed the flower image nd then did a little watercoloring to add color.  I used Simple Strips Easter Blessings to add a sentiment and finished it off with the clear drops!


Taylored Expressions


Tuesday, February 23rd, through Sunday, February 28th (or while supplies last), You can get the Joyful Spring Bundle for 15% off! The bundle includes the Spring Wreath Layered Stencil set, Spring Wreath die collection, and Be Joyful stamp set. The discounted bundle price is only available through Sunday, February 28th.



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