Hello, hi! Welcome to the Altenew Stand-Alone Dies release blog hop for December! We are Bursting with Creativity and you won’t want to miss any of it! You should be arriving here from Terri Koszler’s blog but if not, you can click back to the start of the hop at the Altenew Card Blog and that way you won’t miss a thing!
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I have a couple of cards to share with you today that feature four of the die sets in this release; the Floral Doodles Die set, Just Leaves Die set, Scalloped Scallops Die set and the Layered Wood Flower Die set.
I combined techniques as well for this card, die cutting the leaves from a sheet of watercolor paper that I had previously painted and paint-smooshed and filed in my stash. It was the color combo of the pale green watercolored leaves with the Sugarplums ink colors I used to ink blend on the Wood Flower die cuts that really rang my bell!
I used the darkest shades in the Rock Collection inks to ink blend the flower center layers. Once the leaves and flower were all layered and glued together, I die cut some white cardstock with the two dies in the Scalloped Scallops set, cutting the bottom edge first, then running the paper through again with the picot holes. I used a sentiment from the Just Jasmine Stamp set, stamping directly onto some subtly plaid patterned paper that compliments but doesn’t distract from the lovely floral die cut.
For my next card, I combined the Floral Doodles Dies with leaves from the Layered Wood Flower Dies set. I like the unexpected but interesting effect of mixing florals and leaves from different Altenew sets and I think that this one in particular works really nicely together!
I want to try other combinations for the background layer, like vellum, tinting the vellum, and watercolor paper. Next time.
I stamped a sentiment from the Leaf Canopy stamp set with Obsidian Pigment ink onto plum colored cardstock and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. Why did I choose that lone pop of color? Well, firstly, because the overall card design needed something interesting and secondly, because I knew I’d be photographing the cards together and a similar color scheme would be more visually pleasing. No reason more “artistic” than that! I then added a few enamel dots to help carry the pink sentiment strip color, and I think it works!
Before I let you go, I want to tell you about a couple of new products that Altenew is releasing!
Masking Paper (10 sheet/set)
Our masking paper is just the thing for creating your own stamp and die masks! Simply stamp your favorite image and fussy cut around it with a pair of scissors. Peel off the backing and apply the mask over the stamped image on your project. Blend ink or stamp other elements over the mask, and when you peel it off, you will have a perfectly crisp and professional result! Alternatively, cut the paper with your favorite dies for a unique masked effect.
– 10 Sheets
– Low-Tack Adhesive
– Acid Free
Double-sided Adhesives Sheets (10 sheet/set)
Our double-sided adhesive sheets will be the next must-have item in your craft room! This adhesive is perfect for die cutting and results in a permanent bond. You can now enjoy lots of special personalization options for your card making, scrapbooking, and journaling projects.
– 10 Sheets
– Double-Sided Adhesive
– Peel-Away Backing
That’s it for me. But there’s lots more! Your next stop on the hop is Laura Jane’s blog and many more after that! If you get lost along the way there is a complete hop list at the end of this post for you to refer back to.
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- Get a FREE brand new Bursting With Creativity Stand-alone Dies Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Bursting With Creativity release bundles. Shop HERE!
- Get a FREE brand new Bursting With Creativity Stand-alone Dies Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 12/17/2020 through 12/19/2020. Shop HERE!
And as always, there are prizes! $250 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/23/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/25/2020.
Complete Blog Hop List:
Norine Borys – You are here.