You should have arrived here from Zinia Redo’s blog but if not you can click back to the Altenew Card Blog where the hop begins and that way you won’t miss anything. At the end of this post is a complete blog hop list as well as information about how you could win an Altenew Gift Card!
My two cards are created using the Bubble Wrap Stencil and the Wonderful Wreath Stencil. I used brushes to blend the green shades through the stencil openings, and then mixed blue inks with the Altenew embossing paste to create the blue accents.
For the first card, I positioned the stencil going one direction and started blending with Limeade and a little Lime ink. Then I flipped the stencil over and brushed ink through the reversed openings again with Fresh Leaf and touches of Mountain Pine.
Then I mixed the embossing paste with ink I had smeared onto the watercolor palette. I began with Ultramarine but it wasn’t dark enough and in the end, I combined it with both Azurite and Sapphire to get that deep blue color.
I had to apply colored paste through the stencil in stages as the placement of the berries on both the card panel and the stencil itself meant that the edges of the plastic would smear the wet paste nearby.
Once the embossing paste was dry all over, I stamped the sentiment from the Cattleya Build-A-Flower stamp set with Obsidian pigment ink, then flicked black ink splatters with a wet paint brush and some black ink smeared onto an acrylic block. I trimmed the card panel down by 1/8th inch on all sides and mounted it onto a white cardstock card base to complete it.
For my second card, I used all the same inks, both for the brush blending/stenciling onto white cardstock and for mixing with the embossing paste. I cut 5 shapes larger than the circles, from Post-it tape and covered 5 random holes before I started blending the green shades.
I blended some circles with Limeade, then added a bit of Lime to some of these circles. Then I moved on and covered more circles, with Lime and Fresh Leaf, finally finishing up with a touch of Mountain Pine.
Then I peeled off the Post-it tape and smeared blue embossing paste through those 5 circles before setting it aside to fully dry. While waiting, I stamped the leaf embellishment with a stamp from the Inked Flora stamp set using the Obsidian black pigment ink. I die cut the letters for “you” from black card stock with the Fine Alphabet dies, and stamped the birthday sentiment from Botanical You onto more black cardstock with embossing ink and white embossing powder.
As I did for the card above, I smeared black ink onto an acrylic stamping block and used a wet paint brush to pick up the ink and flick splatters onto the card front to complete it. Once dry, I trimmed each side 1/8th inch and mounted it to a white cardstock card base.
Before you go, I have one more thing to share with you! I used Altenew ink with ink blending brushes on my cards today, but another very fun product to use with stencils is ink sprays, and Altenew has 3 different bundles for you to choose from; Complete Ink Spray Bundle, 12 Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray Bundle, and Essential Ink Spray Bundle.
Your next stop on the hop now is Caly Person’s blog. And as usual there are prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! All you have to do is leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/28/2019 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 blogs on 7/30/2019.
Following is the complete blog hop list:
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