Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Guest Designer for Altenew Card Blog - December 2019- Featuring the Dedcadent Dodecagram Creativity Kit

Hello, I am so excited to be GUEST posting on the Altenew Card Blog today with the Decadent Dodecagram Creativity Kit!!  Choose any of the Creativity Kits to jump start lost creative mojo. They make the perfect gift for beginner and seasoned paper crafters alike. I'd be so happy if you would stop over there and leave some love too:)))

Dodecagram stamp set was one of my very first purchases from Altenew, and one that has been neglected by me for some time. So, I was happy to find a Creativity Kit featuring that stamp set along with Dodec Cover Die and Deca Star Die Set. Creating without flowers would be a challenge but I was up for it :) The Warm Spring Crisp Ink collection has some of my favorite colors in it so I knew that would be a great start.

My goal was to use the supplies that are in the kit exclusively so that you could see how truly versatile this kit is, without adding too many other items. Besides the 110 LB White cardstock, I added the Obsidian ink for sentiments. Rose Gold EP and Crystal Clear EP, Artist Markers: R328, S...Oh yes, and one Enamel Dot.


There are 5 cards to share using the Decadent Dodecagram Creativity Kit so let's get started! 

All the items you see below are in the Decadent Dodecagram Creativity Kit

For for my first card: 

I took the Decagram stamp set and stamped a one layer card using all the inks. Skipping the outlined images allowed me to actually create what I thought were flowers or firework bursts, something very celebratory! This set works great for birthday cards, and mixing it up with other color combos can easily be made into a masculine card. With the three main sentiments of, thank you, celebrate, and congratulations; this is a very well-rounded stamp set covering most any sentiment needs.


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Next I realized that the Dodec Cover die coordinated with a few of the stamps in the Decagram Stamp set.

 I dry embossed the cover died onto white cardstock and then had a template of where to position the stamps to show through a top lying cover die colored with the yellow inks in the set.

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Moving on to the Dodec Star die:


To make this card:

  • I blended a panel of all four ink colors which creates a really pretty Coral color. 
  • Cut the largest Dodec Star from that panel.
  • Lightly brushed a card front with the Coral Berry using a Dodeca Cover Die cut as a stencil.
  • Adhered the little pieces on top of the stenciled panel.
  • Carefully peeled the outline Diecut piece of the star off'
  • Embossed the outline with the Rose Gold EP 
  • Glued that over the tiny pieces for an inlaid look.
  • Embellished with a tiny rose gold embossed center piece from the Cover die.
  • Finished with the sentiment panel embossed with Rose Gold as well.



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For the fourth card I wanted to create a faux layered look using the Dodec Cover die

I found the perfect instructions for this technique from Jennifer McGuire.
I quickly inked four panels of A2 size cardstock with each of the four in colors in Warm Spring ink collection in the kit. Then die cut each of them and layered them together for a super quick and easy card. Adding three sentiment strips of thank you kept the faux layered background as the star of the card.

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And for my final card

I used blending brushes to softly ink all four colors onto a card front panel. Added double-side stick tape to the back then ran it through my die cut machine with the Dodec cover die for a really fun textured background. I then popped out a few of the smaller pieces at the top of panel to create the look of a pretty ribbon. Both DecaStar dies made a stunning bow to complete the card.


I have compiled a video showing these cards coming together for easier visualization :)) 







That's all for me today. I Hope you are encouraged to look at the Decadent Dodecagram Creativity kit! Take a peak at ALL the Creativity Kits as well. click here to see all 66 of them....


Thank you Altenew for inviting me to create for you today. It was a Pleasure!


Thank you for stopping by today. Happy Crafting!!


LauraJane :)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Altenew A Year in Review Blog Hop + Givaway


Hello everyone! It's been another wonderful year creating with Altenew Products:)) I'm excited to be on the Year In Review Bloghop at Altenew with so many talented designers! 


This is the BEST blog hop of the year, in my opinion, because we get to enjoy everyone's BEST; all in one post:)) So grab a cuppa' something cozy/refreshing and enjoy the Card Candy parade! 
****If you are hopping from the beginning, you should be arriving from the lovely Maryám Pérez. If not, I have the full blog hop list at the end of this post. You don't want to miss a single stop:)


Here are my favorite Altenew creations from 2019!

***** I've listed featured Altenew supplies below each card. 
***** Direct links to original posts are highlighted in yellow under the photo if you wish to see more details of the card.


Beginning in January...I paired the BAF: Hyacinth with the Mega Hydrangea stencil and pattern papers to start the year with a Glorious golden card.
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Next...being inspired by ERUM for a FAUX Dimension one layer card. This one was entered in the January 2019 Inspiration Challenge.
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In February....I colored this one for the gallery at Altenew Academy ; All About Layering 3 class. Here's a quick video.
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Keeping an image 'white' is the only way to trick myself to color a softly colored bloom. LOVE that the Artist Markers perfectly match the Crisp Inks in both, name and hue, for no-brainer color choices to create a card.
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Breathing new life into my stamp sets with lesson 1 of ZENTANGLE for CARDMAKERS at AltenewAcademy. Amber @notableink is a stupendous teacher...'allowing for mistakes to be opportunities to learn something new'.
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Totally fell head over heals with the Antique Gold Pigment Ink! it makes the most lovely outlines for coloring!
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Multi-layer Tile stamping, watercolored florals and a kiss of stitching for these.
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Crazy about the new Metallic watercolor set..it's PERFECT for adding splatters that hint of glamour :)
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The Enchanted Gold pigment ink is divine too! I repeat stamped a background for one and added some golden haze at the top of the other.
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Multi-Layer stamping is prefected in this Classic Beauty Rose image!
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I found that coloring with all the mediums from Altenew is what I enjoy most! The quality is top notch and affordable.
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Thanks for viewing my favorite projects from 2019! I hope you are inspired to create something you adore!! Remember to leave me a comment for chance to win. I love hearing from you, your kindness makes me smile :))

Prizes:
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2020 for a chance to win.

More chances to win:
Random winners will also be chosen to win a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each stop on the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 01/06/2020.

Your next stop on the hop is to the blog of the fabulous Kathleen Graumüller!

Blog Hop Order:

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Hope you day is Blessed!
LauraJane:)


You can also find me:
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YouTube: Mamma LauraJane

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Altenew December 2019 Ink Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video


Hello card making friends! 

I'm excited to be a part of the Altenew Blog Hop celebrating the release of three beautiful new dye Ink collections. If you're hopping along from the beginning you should be coming from the blog of ..Lilith Eeckels,if you get lost along the way, I have the full bloghop list at the end of this post.


Take a look at the THREE new collections:

This is the first collection of OVAL ink pads that I have had..and I really appreciate the ease of inking up an image compared to the Mini Cubes..While I find the mini cubes to store easily in Tins in my small craft space.. there is that benefit of not having to deal with square ink lines that often happen with the minis. All of the Oval ink pad collection is on my Christmas list now!! #fullsetsyndrome 
In my opinion it's a must have to own all four inks in each collection for no-brainer layered stamping. Choosing shades that work together is already perfectly coordinated for creating  projects with depth of color due to the four shades of color in each collection. The Mini cubes are more affordable but as I stated above, inking with the Oval ink pads is dreamy!






Aren't those colors SCRUMPTIOUS?!? After seeing my cards, you will know which one is my favorite :)) They all work beautifully together as well as individually.


I've created five cards for today. 

Let's take a closer look at each one: 



For this first card 
I used the coordinating stencil to Baroque Motifs to ink blend. Then I stamped over the top of that by inking all four of the colors from Tranquility onto the stamp using my MISTI tool. The Fancy Hello die cut looks great on top of the Baroquet Motif. 


I have a video tutorial for this card on my YouTube channel.

Watch below or over there:



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For the second card using Tranquility
 I again started ink blending on a white piece of cardstock going from darkest to lightest inks in the set. Then stamped some outlines from the Perfectly Perfect stamp set with all four colors: using the Dark Knight towards the bottom then work my way up to Nimbus, Cloudy Sky and Misty Morning. Embellished with a sweet Painted butterfly.



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For the third card: 
 I mixed both Tranquility and Sugarplums on the Like Family mini stamp set. Inspired by Jaycee, I wanted this pretty bloom to look more like a succulent....so I went for the blues and added a little bit of depth of Plum from Sugarplums collection. Love how this inked up! Then I layered it with the Pegboard Canvas cover die


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Wanting to show how beautifully all three of these new collections work together; 
I reached for the Angelique Motifs stamp set.

You can see how beautifully Dots in Maple Washi embellished this one!



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And for my final card, 
 I chose one of my very first stamp sets from Altenew; Painted Butterflies. I inked these flutterbys with the Fall Harvest Dye Ink collection and embossed with one layer with Rose Gold Crisp embossing powder. Then I stamped and embossed several of the sentiments from the set, cut them down to banner size and inked them with the Cloudy Sky from the Tranquility collection. I also had fun with some splatters of the Tranquility... 

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So I guess you'd have to say Tranquility was my favorite since it appears in all the cards I made for today's post. I don't know, I just love, love the tones of these three new ink collections. Thank you Altenew for sending them to me! 

Dear crafty friends, I hope you enjoyed looking at what I created for you today. Don't forget to hop along and leave comments as you view all the inspiration from DT and Guests for chances to win!

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 12/11/2019 for a chance to win.


Additional Prizes: We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 12/14/2019.

Your next stop on the Hop is the blog of...Therese Calvird!


Blog Hop Order:


LauraJane <<<YOU are HERE!
Kymona Tracey
Ashlea Cornell

December 2019 Complete Ink Bundle
Hope you day is Blessed!
LauraJane:)


You can also find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane

****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!


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