Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Altenew Fans! 
I'm honored to share cards featuring the Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release! If you are hopping along from the beginning, you should be arriving from the talented Yoonsun Hur's blog. I will have the full Blog Hop list at the end of this post.

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This is an AMAZING new release:)) with super fun images to stamp and color as well as versatile Dies! ****warning photo heavy post, hope you don't mind:)) I created 7 cards for this hop!

Let's start by looking at the Leaf Canopy Stamp & Die Bundle..It's no secret that I LOVE coloring leaves:)) and that is what I did. 
After stamping the outline images of the Leaf Canopy Stamp Set several times, I colored them with  Artistic Markers: R400, R702, R902, and C002 going with a no-line technique, then adding a few details with a fine line marker.
  • use the coordinating dies to cut out the colored Leaf Canopy images
  • I inked a background with the new Pinstripe Stamp Set with crisp ink, BLUSH,**it's difficult to see*** then took the edge of the ink pad and lightly added a "blush haze" following the diagonal lines
  • added black Splatter
  • and a strip of black CS as well as a strip of Glitter tape from the shop
  • I like the RETRO look of the sentiments in the leaf Canopy set.
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There were enough colored Leaf Canopy images left over to make a second card:)   I paired these with the BOLD Alpha Dies.

  • I inked white CS with the new background Pinstripe Stamp Set using crisp ink, BLUSH again and then cut love out and set the letters aside for another time. 
  • trimmed the pinstriped panel down and matted it onto an A2 sized
  • panel inked with Blush
  • layered a strip of black CS and a strip of Glitter tape among the colored Leaf Canopy images
  • cut several layers of you from the Flower Arrangement Die Set, stacked them with liquid glue popped it into place

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Moving on to some Sunny colored cards: featuring the Sweetest Peas Stamp & Die BundleMoroccan Mosaic Stamp Set, and Ditsy Print Stamp Set


I love the whimsical look to the Sweetest Peas Stamp Set! 
I colored all the blooms with  Artistic Markers:Y204, Y205, Y612, and Y823. Stems and Tendrils G554, G702, G715, and WG03
After coloring the Sweetest Peas, I cut them out with the coordinating dies.
  • I inked a white panel with the Moroccan Mosaic Stamp Set for a hint of color using MORNING FROST crisp ink
  • then used the graceful sweep of the largest sweet pea stem as a guide to trim that panel down
  • spounged WARM SUNSHINE and FRESH LEMON onto another panel
  • stamped the sentiment, from Leaf Canopy stamp set, with FRAYED LEAF
  • arranged the die cut sweet peas onto the from of the card with tape runner and dimensional tape


I place the remaining colored Sweetest Pea onto an second cardbase, where I created an interesting background by embossing the Moroccan Mosaic Stamp Set with white EP. spounged WARM SUNSHINE over the top and selectively added shadows with a zig marker


  • I added splatter with a fine brush and watered down crisp inks
  • Inked the sentiment, from Leaf Canopy stamp set, with 
  • Then embellished the finished card with a few NUVO drops in coordinating colors
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One last sweet YELLOW card using the Ditsy Print Stamp Set:

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Up next I have a card featuring the Land of the Free Stamp & Die Bundle.  I was SO EXCITED to work with this set since my 18 year old son just entered the US AIR FORCE. The MANY different sentiments in the set will make patriotic card making a breeze!
I went with patriotic Blues from the Cool Summer Night Mini Cube Set to ink the Eagles and various sentiments. Then heat embossed the stars with Antique Silver EP.

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My final card highlights the new Moroccan Mosaic Stamp Set and Fine Frames Circles Die
  • I started by placing a circle mask for the center of my card,
  • Then stamped  Moroccan Mosaic  several times..The shadow effect of the was achieved by inking first with Aqualicious, then rotating the my panel once to the right re-inking with Teal Cave rotating again and inked with Dew drops crip ink.
  • I LOVE how easy it is to create a varied frame for the sentiment by using several rings from Fine Frames Circles Die


Thanks for hanging in until the end of my post:))) your next stop on the hop is the Lovely Lilith Eeckels!

Blog Hop Order:

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 Wednesday, June 20th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/24/2018.

Wait! There's one more prize!
Altenew is graciously offering a $30 gift certificate to one random comment left on this post:)) I'll announce the winner by June 20, 2018.

Click here to see:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 11, 2018

STAMPlorations 5th Birthday

So excited to be a highlighted STAMPgirl today at STAMPlorations celebrating 5 years! HAPPY STAMPlorations Birthday Shery!

Here are three of my favorite projects using STAMPorations goodies:) Choosing only three was very difficult, as I remembered the JOY in creating each piece. It is relaxing for me to sit down with several STAMPlorations' stamps, stencils or dies, mixed with a bit of ink or coloring medium and see what art emerges. So many of STAMPlorations' products are timeless in their design:)

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STAMPlorations' products used 
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STAMPlorations' products used
 Shower of Flutters - ARTplorations Stencil
Trendy Butterflies


Original post click here.
 Using Blossom Sprays #2 ,BEAUTIFUL word die.and Crazy Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.

To celebrate Stamplorations 5th Birthday I created three new cards:)
STAMPlorations' products used:
Ethnic Flutter 1 - ARTplorations Mask
Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies - CUTplorations

I love how you get a "two-fer" by using a stencil/mask and ink sprays! First, by placing the stencil/mask on a white panel, spray with inks of choice. Second,  carefully lifting the stencil/mask and place it sprayed side down on another panel, press and lift.. the beautiful outlineed image is revealed.


I used the Ethnic Flutter 1 - ARTplorations Mask and some Sprays from Shimmerz Paints
Pressed White CS on top of the Spritzed stencil to get the lovely colored impression of the butterfly
then added the Washi tape and White Die cut Trendy Spring Blooms Dies - CUTplorations
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This third card is the panel that I spritzed the stencil on...It was just TOO pretty to toss! With a hint of watercolor shadow under the wings and a simply stamp sentiment the card is ready to be trimmed with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies




****You are invited to CASE any of my featured projects and link up to the STAMPloration's birthday celebration linky. There is no theme for the project(s) you make -- create whatever you would like to create!

Prizes:
1. Link-up CASE:
  • $50 GC each to 5 randomly drawn players
2. Commenting:
  • $25 GC each to 5 randomly drawn commenters
June Store Promotions:
1. $5 Birthday Bash Surprise Bags (while supplies last)
Each bag contains the Handmade with Love stamp ($3 value) + 2 or 3 randomly picked previously released products
(combination of dies and/or 3x5/2x6/4x4/4x6 stamps) - total MSRP value of each bag is at least $20

2. 50% Off Flash Sale
Every Monday: select products will be placed in the FLASH SALE category,
where they will be 50% off automatically...no coupon code needed.
Sale ends every Tuesday night 11:59 pm Pacific.

3.USE this coupon for EXTRA saving:))
Enter STAMPGIRLLAURA in the coupon section of your order for an extra 20% off
20% OFF

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 1, 2018

Card Re-Do

Hello Coloring fans!
I have a card Re-Do for today's post celebrating Kathy Rac's 10th The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge #thedailymarker30day. 

The challenge starts today and ends on June 30, 2018. All it takes to participate in the challenge is color something for 10 minutes a day, and share your progress:) Hope you take the opportunity to join in!

For Day 1: I wanted to share a card I've spent many days coloring. I do like to sneak in a minute her and a minute there and watch how a card emerges!

 Here is the original card I made for the May 2018 Stamp and Die release at Altenew:
All layers of the stamp set Fabulous Floral Stamp Set are inked with Crisp Inks


After taking the Magical Marker Techniques class at Altenew Academy I wanted to try adding more, and more details with the Artistic Markers.
Here is the Re-do card:)
same layout, different elements added to the background, details added with markers

To make this card:
I inked the Fabulous Floral Stamp Set with Crisp Inks: Cherry Blossom minisShades of PurplePocketful of Sunshine minis, and Sea Shore minis


  • Next I added more details to the florals with the Artistic Markers: R702, R705, R335, R902R302, R304
  • Created a mask for the floral arrangement 
  • Cut a stencil onto masking paper with the Mandala Dieplaced it over the masked arrangement, and inked a "doily" to go under the fabulous florals using Arctic crisp ink
  • Removed the stencil mask
  • Inked the small posy stamp from CROWN BLOOM stamp set with Evening Gray crisp ink several times
  • Created splatters with the Artistic Markers: WG05, WG07, and S as described in the Magical Marker Techniques day 4, with rubbing alcohol
  • Removed the mask from the floral arrangement
  • Added shadows with markers and fine line details with Ziggys.
  • Stamped JUST BECAUSE with Jet Black




I'm thrilled with how this turned out...After several coloring sessions, it is fun to see how different the Fabulous Floral stamp set can look with just a few marker details.

I'm adding this to the AECP Gallery for Level two.


Thanks for stopping by!

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