Hey, hi! It’s release day at Altenew today and we have some awesome new products to share and showcase! If you’ve arrived here from the blog of Kathleen Graumüller, then you’re right where you should be, but if you’ve happened here by chance, you can head to the Altenew Card Blog and not miss a thing!
This blog hop is celebrating the release of several new washi designs as well as a fun new product – embossing paste! And, as with every Altenew blog hop, there are prizes galore, so be sure to read to the end to learn how you could win!
The first card today is super simple to create! That gorgeous watercolor splashed background design is Misty Meadows, and it’s adhered to an A2 sized card panel and trimmed slightly smaller than the card base. I die cut that fantastic Fancy Hello word from gold cardstock and layered it up on several more card stock die cut layers.
I stamped the sentiment from the Halftone Hello stamp set on black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder, adhered it to the washi covered card front, and added a few enamel dots to complete the card. Doesn’t get much simpler than that!
The next three cards all include elements with the new Altenew Embossing Paste, which by the way, I LOVE!! I used it in 3 different ways and it performs beautifully in each instance!
For this card, I used a smearing tool, (paint palette knife, expired credit card, whatever you like that works for you) to apply the plain uncolored embossing paste through the Feeling Dotty Stencil. Immediately I covered it with gold embossing powder and set it aside to let the embossing paste underneath completely dry. How long you ask? I made a couple of other cards in the meantime, so an hour or two? It’s probably way dry before then but I didn’t actually check. At that point I used the heat gun to melt the embossing powder. The reason for not using the heat tool on wet embossing powder is that it causes it to bubble up and go all weird when it’s heated.
At this point, I fussy cut one of the leaf sprigs from the washi-on-cardstock leftover from the card front above. I laid down a nest of gold thread and adhered the leaf cut over top. I stamped the sentiment from the Label Love stamp set and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder before popping it up with some foam tape.
For this card, I smeared some moss ink and some embossing paste on my craft mat and mixed them together. I used the Classy Stripes stencil and applied the tinted embossing paste from top to bottom with the darker blend on top and gradually adding lighter (more paste, less ink) embossing paste at the bottom. Smoothing the embossing paste back and forth a little, allows the colors gradation to blend smoothly.
While this card panel was set aside to dry completely, I die cut a washi covered piece of card stock with a stitched square die and matted it with a dull gold paper that I had in my stash. I’m still using the Misty Meadows washi tape and because of the gold accents in it, I decided to add some gold embroidery floss to the card front.
The last card is also made by applying plain white embossing paste to the card panel using the Elegant Swirls stencil and letting it dry completely before moving on. This time I went to to pick someone up at the airport and when I got back home an hour later it was dry.
I used a blending foam with two shades of green ink, Moss and Evergreen, to blend the color all over the card front and embossing design. The paper absorbs more of the color than the dry embossing paste so it really shows off the stencil design.
I stamped a flower and leaves from the Smiles and Hugs stamp set onto vellum paper and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then used the coordinating dies to die cut them. Next I assembled them on the card front and used the stamped and heat embossed Label Love sentiment to cover the adhesive holding the vellum in place. Then a few gold toned rhinestones to complete this card.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/1/2019 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 5/4/2019.
Your next stop on the hop is Mona Tóth’s blog. Should you encounter a broken link along the hop, you can find the complete list here.
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