Hi friends, I’m back today for some Altenew March Release Blog Hop fun and I’ve got a couple of projects to share, but first lets get the housekeeping out of the way! Are you arriving here from Nicole’s blog? Good, you’re right on track! If not, just click back to the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog and don’t forget to leave some comments along the way for a chance to win the prizes outlined below!
My first card showcases the Sweet Nothings Stamp and Die sets! This is a beautiful outline stamp that will be gorgeous for coloring with ink, paint or pencils! But today I’m showing you another way to use them.
I began by stamping one of the outline blooms with embossing ink onto vellum paper and heat setting with white embossing powder. Then I pulled out the Artist Marker Ink refills that haven’t seen the light of day for too long! I turned the vellum over to work on the back side and used a variety of reds, corals and yellows to ink up the flower.
I did the same with the leaves in the set, except I mixed the alcohol-based inks onto Yupo paper and then stamped the leaves and die cut both the leaves and the vellum paper flowers. I arranged them along with some wispy frond leaves painted on watercolor paper and die cut using the recently released Parlor Palm Die set.
One of the other products being released today that I’m very excited about, are packs of 6″x6″ patterned papers. The sets I’m using today consist of striped patterns in the the four shade color families you’ve come to love from Altenew! For the card above I selected one of the yellow striped papers and stamped it with a sentiment from the Sweet Nothings Stamp Set with Obsidian Black ink.
I tore the striped paper at a diagonal and layered it overtop of a dry embossed white cardstock panel and adhered the flowers and leaves over the angled edge of the striped paper. Because of the way the bloom so aggressively demands all the attention on this card, I decided to not add any embellishments to my card, or distract in any other way.
For my second card today I used more of the striped 6″x 6″ patterned papers. I selected a few colors from each of the A Love For Stripes Set A and Set C and cut strips of each in a variety of widths.
Next, it was easy enough to line up each of the striped patterns in a wonky checkerboard design and adhere them to the card front at an angle. Such an easy way to create a dynamic pattern that needs little more to complete it!
I stamped the “happy birthday” sentiment from the Botanical You stamp set with Obsidian Black ink, and die cut the Y, O and U from black cardstock with the Tall Alpha Die set. I also cut a narrow strip of the same black cardstock and die cut a simple leaf shape using the Create-A-Wreath Die set from more black cardstock.
I played around with the positions of the black strip and the leaf until I was happy with their placement. After adhering the strip, the leaf and the “YOU” alphabet die cut letters, I added 3 black enamel dots to complete the card. I know I’ll be returning to these paper packs again and again for the interesting and supportive roles they can play in my card making!
Your next stop on the hop is Virginia’s blog. As usual, there are also prizes! 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 March 22, 2020 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 March 24, 2020.
Thanks so much for stopping in today and enjoy the rest of the hop! Following it the complete Blog Hop list:
Norine Borys – You are here.