Thursday, December 13, 2018

Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello paper crafting friends! Welcome to my stop on the Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop. You should be arriving from the blog of Zinia Redo. If not, don't worry, I've included a full Bloghop list at the end of this post.
Warning: Photo heavy post!

DECEMBER Release

I'm excited to share several cards made with Stamps, Dies and Papers from this new release.The entire DECEMBER Release is in the shop right now!

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 12/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/22/2018
Giveaway:*****And if you leave a comment on this post you will have a chance to receive a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop! I'll announce the winner by 12/18/2018.

One of the most unique stamp sets in the December release is Nature Snippets Stamp Seta simple layering set with a feeling of calm in it's design.

I heat embossed a three of the solid circle images with Caribbean Sky Crisp Embossing Powder and then the second layers with Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder Then added two more circles inked with Caribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink. A couple of  strips of washi tapes, and small dots around a few of the circles using Artist Markers were the only embellishments needed.


This nest card features the same Nature Snippets Stamp Set, however it is only inked with Crisp inks and a few extra flicks of color from the Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Setsimply embellished with Dots in Maple washi tape.

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Moving on to two of the new Paper Packs and Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle.*****Essential Black & White 6x6 Paper Pack is going to be a staple in my stash! The new 6x6 paper packs are double sided..I share a video at the end of this post that shows each side of the two packs I played with .
Essential Black & White looks wonderful with Enchanting Washes 6x6 Paper Pack . The Ruffled Flowers Stamps have easy to line up layers that I inked with shades from Tea Party and a kiss of Fresh Lemon for a varied look on some petals. A mix of Green Meadows and Green Fields for the leaves. Did you notice the Wild Ferns stamps and coordinating die set? This was the first time working with it, and LOVE how nicely it adds filler greenery without distraction:))

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How do I LOVE thee? Let me count the ways! 
Mega LOVE Die is a MUST HAVE and so is the Flower Vine Stamp & Die Bundle. Pairing the two together on the next card, along with the Essential Black & White  and Enchanting Washes 6x6 Paper Packs
To make the card:


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Not wanting to waste the Mega Love cut from the card front above, I proceeded to layer several more of the same die-cuts underneath to give the LOVE more lift on my next card.
The outline layers of Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle add a nice background to the cardfront. I glued two black thin sizes of Fine Frames Rectangles Die to draw the eye in and stamped the hello there around it with Coral Berry ink. Notice the fine line of color around the edges? That is from Artist marker Coral Berry R304. It's so nice to have inks and markers that are the same colors with the same names!!
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More LOVE!!


For MORE embellishment; I added several Carved Rose Stamp & Die Bundle roses and leaves, colored with the same colors from the Watercolor Brush Markers.

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One final LOVE card: This one is scrappy in nature:)
Our Family Frame Die accents more papers from theEnchanting Washes Paper Pack and a tiny Painted Butterfly. I doodled with a multi-liner pen on the Mega LOVE for some fun shadowing.
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Still in a scrappy mood: I created my last card to celebrate the new release.
Supplies used:
Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set
Artist MarkersLeaf Medallion Die
Inline Alpha Die Set
Reflection Collection Paper
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
Crisp Inks: Shades of Purple collection, Tropical Forest collection, and Pocketful of Sunshine


Thanks for sticking with me until the end!  Just a quick video sharing my Stash from the release and the Papers from the two 6x6 paper packs used in this post; You can watch it below or in HD on myYouTube Channel.

Your next stop on the bloghop is to see card creations by Virginia Lu! Happy Hopping :) Remember to leave comments along the way for more chances to win prizes!

Blog Hop Order:

Hope your day is Blessed!
LauraJane:)

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Friday, December 7, 2018

STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch December Challenge

Hello everyone! Today I have a card created for the December Theme & Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations. 

When I saw the Theme: Stamps and Big Words..I reached for 
A Gem - Say It Big Series.

And when I noticed the Sketch, I chose to color the In Bloom: FANCY FRANGIPANIS.. because of the swirls:)) Now, I didn't go rainbow, but I thought of peppermints to make it more Holiday feeling:)) Flowers can be like candy, right?

So, here's my card:
It was quite simple, 

  • Heat set Silver embossing powder with the A Gem stamp set onto watercolor paper
  • Then lightly linked In Bloom: FANCY FRANGIPANIS  over the top, because of the embossing powder, anything that was over the top of the big words wiped off
  • Then I used my watercolor markers to color the whole thing in.
  • Trimmed the panel down with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and 
  • Added some splatters, Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle on the "peppermints" and called it done!

Using:


I hope you take some time to create something to link up at STAMPlorations this month! 
Have a Blessed Christmas season :)
LauraJane:)


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Altenew December 2018 Markers/Embellishments Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my stop on the hop celebrating the release of Altenew's December 2018 Markers and Embellishments. I am honored to share my creations with you today. If you are hopping from the beginning, you should be arriving from the blog of  the lovely Lydia Evans! ( the full hop list is at the end of this post)

I'm extremely excited to see the release of more Artist Markers since they are the only alcohol markers that I have been able to use. Other brands have such strong fumes that give me headaches and hives when using them. And the blending solutions; forget about it! However, I have not had any problems with the Altenew Artist Markers, YAY! NO Fumes, No headaches, no hives..just HAPPY coloring! 
Here are the two new sets and the blender marker:
Artist Markers Colorless Blender
Artist Markers Set E
Artist Markers Primary Colors Set
Here are three cards I colored for today's Bloghop featuring Artist Markers Set E on the Inked Flora and Inked Rose stamp sets.
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I first started out by coloring the smaller bloom from Inked Flora in my normal flicky-color-mashing style and no colorless blender:

LOVING the many shades of Orange in this Artist Marker set E which are named and coordinate with the Warm and Cozy Crisp Ink set. The Greens coordinate with Tropical Forest Crisp Ink set, and the Grays coordinate with Rock Collection Crisp Inks set.
I colored the Leafy Wreath die and cut it apart for filler to go along with the greenery for my arrangement.Which I layered onto an A2 panel covered with Tuxedo Washi Tape and embellished with acetate flourish from Reflection Collection Die Cuts. The SMILE button popped out of a wooden embellishment from the Reflection Collection Epoxy Buttons & Wood Veneer Bundle.
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Speaking of Scrapbook embellishments, here are the NEWEST release of  Enamel Dots, Die-Cut Butterfly stickers, Acetate Butterflies, and Year Round word Acetate die-cuts.
 
Embellishment Bundle

My next card has the largest bloom from Inked Flora colored with the Artist Markers and the Colorless Blender
Learning to use the Colorless Blender was an interesting process! It was interesting how I could start with R823 and blend it with R702, R318, and Y608 to get a deep burgundy! It was fun mixing the colors to see what I could come up with.
Other Altenew supplies used:
Leaves and 'buds'Inked Rose stamp set
LOVE from Reflection Collection Die Cuts
Heart texture on white panel Sewn with Love Die Set
Gold rings: Fine Frames Circles Die
Black branches: Create-A-Wreath Die Set
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder

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More Colorless Blender play on the Inked Rose stamp set for my last card today :
 This time I colored with the new Oranges, Grays and several Yellows from Artist Marker set B. 
 LOVING the Dotted Washi Tape as a quick background and my FAVORITE Dots in Maple Washi TapeEpic is fromReflection Collection Die Cuts
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Well, I certainly enjoyed coloring with the new markers! 
I have a quick video sharing the unique packaging of the new Artist markers, making it easy to store them horizontally. You can watch the video below, on on my YouTube Channel in HD.


You can see the full release by clicking HERE.

As always, Altenew is giving away 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 12/12/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on Sunday, December 16th.

Additional Giveaway:
And I will draw winner to receive a $30 gift certificate by 12/12/2018 from comments left here on my blog.

Edited for winner announcement:

And the winner is...
such striking cards - amazing use of color - just beautiful
Congratulations Daniela! Please contact winner@altenew.com by 12/20/2018 with the subject line Altenew 12/06/2018 Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.
Happy Shopping:)


Your next stop on the hop is the Fabulous Norine Borys!
Blog Hop Order:
Altenew Card Blog
Laura Jane <<YOU are here!

*****Receive a FREE brand new Darling Lily Stamp Set(value $9.99) with every order of new Artist Marker Sets/Bundles from 12/6/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/8/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Shop here → http://shrsl.com/1bmm8 This exclusive stamp set is not available for purchase. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. While supplies last.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy HOPPING!
Hope your Day is Blessed

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or $5 OFF international shipping with code : SHIP7OFF  at checkout. 
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YouTube: Mamma LauraJane.
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