It's time for a NEW RELEASE at Altenew and I'm thrilled to be on the BLOGHOP roster! If you are hopping from the beginning you should be arriving from Agnieszka Malyszek's blog.This release not only has STAMPS and DIES, but 16 New Crisp Ink colors and 5 different rolls of STICKERS too!
You check out the full November 2018 New release Here.
Here is my first project :)
I used the Vintage Florals Stickers to create a Quick and easy card with dies only, no stamping on this one.
You can watch below or in HD on my YouTube channel.
The Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set was a must have for me. When I was younger, many afternoons were spent collecting those "Wish Flowers" and scattering the seeds like so many dancing fairies on the wind. How fun it was to re-create that wistful look for my next card :)
- Stamping all the layers of Dandelion Wishes on Green cardstock,
- then inking a smooth background with Ocean Waves to add a kiss of dimension.
- Antique Silver Crisp Embossing Powder gives a lovely shimmer to the airy seeds
- For a simple embellishment I trimmed LEAF washi tape into strips and placed it at the bottom of the card.
Both Engraved Flowers Stamp Set and the Kind Confetti Stamp Set grace the next two cards I created for Christmas cards.
I just LOVE the GOLDEN EDGE WASHI TAPE for a hint of sparkle!
The next 3 cards feature the gorgeous new INKED ROSE stamp set. Similar to the Inked FLORAL from a previous release, the INKED ROSE stamp set has so many more sentiments to choose from.
- For my first card I simply heat embossed the INKED ROSE and leaves with black EP onto Arches 140# watercolor paper.
- Added a sentiment banner embossed in Silver EP
- A strip of SILVER washi tape iunderneath to help it stand out
- Matted it onto OLIVE watercolored paper
- Sprinkled a few sequins.
I found the card above to be wanting more color....so I removed the sentiment banner and embellishments then set to adding/experimenting with the Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set. The cardfront below is what came from using almost EVERY color in the set! Yes, It was that FUN! Then I heat embossed a sentiment in GOLD.
Not being one to let well enough alone, I went out on a limb to create a second card, or "MIRROR IMAGE WASH" of the richly pigmented cardfront above.....I was thrilled with what I came up with :) I'm so glad I took a chance to try this out.
Here is a quick 2 minute video sharing the process of making the 'MIRROR IMAGE WASH' by spritzing water on the watercolored INKED ROSE cardfront above, smoshing a piece of Bristol Smooth watercolor paper on top and ending up with a BEAUTIFUL second card with very little effort!
***You can watch below or in HD on my YouTube channel.
To finish each card front I dabbed the edges with Embossing Ink and sprinkled GOLD embossing powder and heat set. Matted each with OLIVE watercolored paper, keeping them simple.
I did go back and touch up the colors of the above card after spritzing..a kiss of Copic Opaque White helped get the highlights back on the petals after the colors ran together, see the video to understand what I mean..
I thought a double matte looked nice with the MIRROR IMAGE WASHED cardfront. The sentiment is HALF embossed in GOLD and a few Flicks of water and GOLD EP adds more depth and interest, as well as a hint of Artist Markers to define some petals.
And my final card has the adorable new acorns from the GRATEFUL stamp and die set.
I love the detail in teh simple layers in this set. I inked them with COFFEE BREAK mini cube set., with a hint of Paper Bag crisp ink for the acorn caps.
Other supplies used:Halftone Circle Nesting dies
Forever and a Day Stamp & Die Bundle
Label Love stamp set
Antique GOLD embossing powder
Olive Crisp ink
***And I could not let a New Release go without stitching something :) So Grateful to be able to share with you!
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 11/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/21/2018.
I will draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate from comments left here on my blog post. Winner will be announced by 11/18/2018.
And the winner of the $30 GC goes to:
Please contact us at email@example.com by 11/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.
Happy Shopping :)
Blog Hop Order:
Laura Jane <<YOU are Here
Check out the full November 2018 New release at Altenew Here.
Hope your Day is Blessed
****I am part of Altenew's affiliate program. Which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you every time you click through and purchase product(s) linked in this post. Thank you for your support!