Hey, hi! Today I’m joining Altenew for the June release blog hop to celebrate the release of some delightful new products! You should have arrived here from Vicky Papaioannou’s blog, but if not, you can click back to the Altenew Card Blog and start from there so you don’t miss anything.
If you’ve been here for any length of time you’ll know how I feel about Altenew and their florals. Quite frankly, they design and create the very best in the industry and this month is no exception! I used the Forever In Love stamp set to create these two cards and I am in LOVE.
These two cards are created as basically as it gets, in terms of techniques. I simply stamped the images onto watercolor paper with black ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and watercolor painted them. I heat embossed the images because I like the ridges that heat embossing creates – I find that they provide little walls to contain the water and color in the various sections.
I used the Altenew Watercolor Paint pans to paint these cards, and mixed paint colors to create the different shades on the leaves and backgrounds.
Isn’t that image a beauty?! You just know I’m going to be reaching for this one over and over, to try different techniques with!
For both cards, I used the Sentiment Strips stamp set, and stamped and clear heat embossed onto a textured grey cardstock from my stash. I tried to keep the cards very simple to really allow the painted florals to shine.
If you are interested, the colors of paint from the watercolor pans I used most for these two cards are following.
Blooms: Rubellite + Grapevine + Crimson + Cosmic Berry
Leaves: Forest Glade + Espresso + Deep Iris + Persian Blue
Backgrounds: Mixes of the colors listed above + Lagoon + Emerald + Industrial Diamond.
I used enamel dots from the Rock Collection set to complete the cards.
Next up is a card that is all stamping and inks. It was a fun change from the painted cards above.
I used the Welcome Home stamp and die set, as well as the circle dies from the Trendy Circles stamp and dies set.
I began by taping 3 different sized circle dies onto an A2 sized card panel and die cutting them out. Then I laid the die cut card panel over top another A2 card panel and placed them in my MISTI stamp positioner. I laid out the various stamp designs into the die cut circles to ensure their correct placement.
I began by stamping the Welcome Home floral image with Olive, Sunkissed and Turquoise inks. The enclosed layering guide shows how to match the design for the 3 layers with red and blue dots and I really liked how that looked, so I added red dots for the flower centers and random berries with the tip of the Y817 Artist Marker.
Then I used the Trendy Circles stamp set to stamp the other two circle openings. I used Dusk ink to stamp the grid circle and colored in some of the squares with the G804 Artist marker. And finally, I stamped the two -toned circle with Chamomile and Snapdragon inks.
I die cut the “welcome” word (Welcome Home die set) from black card stock, and cut 3 extra layers for the end of the word so that where it overlaps the die cut circle it has the support of more layers behind that part of the die cut. The word “home” is from the Welcome Home stamp set as well. A few black enamel dots complete this card.
Your next stop on the blog hop is at Kathleen Graumüller’s blog and below you will find the complete blog hop list.
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 6/18/2019 for a chance to win.
They’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 6/22/2019.
Thanks so much for your visit today and enjoy the remainder of the hop!