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Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends, and welcome to the Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

This release will leave you speechless; such an amazing variety of stamp and die sets. You’ll sure to find something you love and must have 😉

You should have arrived from Justine Hovey‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Kimberly Wiener

My layout for today features the following products: Botanical You Stamp and Die Set, Rustic Linen Stamp Set, and Fine Frames Circles Die.

"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping
I started by creating my background with the Rustic Linen Stamp Set. This stamp is perfect to give a textured look to your card or layout bases. I chose the soft shade of Cotton Candy Crisp Ink, as I wanted it to be visible but not overwhelming. I then die cut lots of circles from white cardstock using the Fine Frames Circles Die set and applied different shades of Altenew Crisp Inks in pink/coral tones with a blending tool – my goal was to achieve an ombre look.
Here are the colors I used:
Frosty Pink, Peach Perfect, Pink Pearl, Cotton Candy, Cotton Bliss, Cotton Berry, Heart Beat.
"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping
After deciding the placement for my pictures, I stamped sentiments from the Botanical You Stamp Set repeatedly towards the right side of the page. I foam mounted the photos and layered several patterned papers behind them before arranging the die cut circles behind them.
"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping
At this point, I wanted to bring in a contrasting element, so I decided to add some leaves from the Blooming Bouquet Stamp Set and color them with Altenew Artist Markers Set A. The smaller leaves, as well as the flower you see to the left of the photos, come from the Botanical Garden Stamp Set.
"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping

I used the new Botanical You Stamp Set and coordinating Dies for my title. I stamped it with the following colors:

  • flowers: Pink Pearl, Cotton Bliss, Heart Beat
  • greenery: Forest Glades, Hunter Green.
To make it thick and sturdy, I die cut the “YOU” three more times out of white cardstock and adhered all the layers together. I also added an extra layer cut from black cardstock to create an offset look and make the title stand out more.
"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping

I finished the layout off with wood veneer buttons from the Reflection Collection and splatters of Jet Black and Forest Glades Ink Sprays.

Now the fun part! 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 Friday, May 25th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/27/2018.

Your next stop is Chari‘s blog. Happy hopping!

Blog · Cards

Spellbinders May 16th 2018 Blog Hop + Giveaway

***GIVEAWAY UPDATE***

The randomly selected winner is Becky Green. Becky, please email socialmedia@spellbinders.us by 05/27/2018 with the subject line Spellbinders May 2018 Blog Hop Winner from Enza’s Blog to claim your gift certificate!

Thank you all for hopping along! Have a great day!

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Hello, crafty friends!

I’m so excited to be joining the Spellbinders Blog Hop this month! You should have arrived from the amazing Nichol Spohr‘s blog.

Today we are showcasing the following collections:

Romancing the Swirl by Becca Feeken

Perfect Match by Debi Adams.

I have two cards to share with you featuring the Twisted Stamp and Die set from the Perfect Collection by Debi Adams. I love this collection! The adorable designs, paired with the funny, punny sentiments are just to die for! My idea for these cards was to keep the playful vibe going by using candy-like colors and fun patterns.

Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using the Perfect Match collection by Debi Adams. #cards #cardmaking #stamping

For the first card, I die cut all the pretzels three times, once from patterned paper and two from white cardstock; I glued the layers together before arranging them in a circular shape to form a wreath. I heat-embossed the sentiment in the center and then fussy-cut around the whole piece. This way I could create dimension by adhering it down on my card panel with foam adhesive.

Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using the Perfect Match collection by Debi Adams. #cards #cardmaking #stamping

To mimic the look of coarse salt, I used Clear Round Drops by Studio Katia all over the pretzels. I then foam mounted my card panel to a square 6”x6” card base. I love big cards, and this is definitely BIG!

Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using the Perfect Match collection by Debi Adams. #cards #cardmaking #stamping

I finished it off with some twine wrapped around the spine of the card.

For the next card, I went for a more layered look.

Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using the Perfect Match collection by Debi Adams. #cards #cardmaking #stamping
I first stamped and die cut the mustard bottle from smooth white cardstock before coloring it with alcohol markers. I used alcohol markers for the pretzel as well, while the little salt chunks were made with a Sakura Gelly Roll 0.8 White Pen.

I created a focal point for the two images by adhering white cardstock on top of several layers of patterned paper; I then foam mounted both pretzel and mustard bottle and placed them inside the white space.

Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using the Perfect Match collection by Debi Adams. #cards #cardmaking #stamping

To add interest and a fun twist, I used twine around the framed images and enamel dots in coordinating colors. I finished the card with the sentiment, which was heat-embossed on a strip of black cardstock with white embossing powder and adhered with foam tape.

Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using the Perfect Match collection by Debi Adams. #cards #cardmaking #stamping

SUPPLIES:

Now the fun part! To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on the Spellbinders blog by Sunday, May 20th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on the Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

You can also win a $25 gift certificate to the Spellbinders store here on my blog! Just leave a comment by Sunday, May 20th 11:59 pm EDT. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Your next stop is the super talented Zsoka Marko. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Spellbinders

Bekka Feeken

Yana Smakula

Melissa Phillips

Elena Salo

Hussena Calcuttawala

Olga Direktorenko

Jacquie Dean

Nichol Spohr

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Zsoka Marko

Jennifer Gallacher

Keeway Tsao

Emily Midgett

Thank you for stopping by!

Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew – “So Happy” Layout

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
Hello, Altenew fans!

Today I’m sharing a layout that features a mixed media background using several Altenew products.

Mixed media is totally out of my comfort zone. Although I love the process of getting messy and creative with different mediums, I have a hard time working with a background that is not flat or having to wait a few hours for it to dry before finishing the page. This time, I just decided to put aside all my “issues” and just go with it.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout

I started by applying a white glittery texture paste to my cardstock using the Sketched Lines Stencil. I didn’t want it to be overwhelming; my goal was to give more interest to the page in a subtle way, so I just applied it toward the center, where pictures and embellishments would go. I then added ink splatters using two Altenew Ink Sprays: Pure White and Ocean Waves.

While waiting for the background to dry, I stamped flowers and leaves from the Garden Treasure Stamp Set with the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks:

  • coral flowers: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Grapevine, Fresh Lemon, Peach Perfect
  • yellow flowers: Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Grapevine, Coral Berry
  • teal flowers: Sea Glass, Aqualicious, Galactic Stream, Coral Berry, Fresh Lemon
  • leaves: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades.

Next, I backed my pictures with vellum and patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection before adhering them onto a large doily and finally onto the cardstock. I used foam adhesive to create dimension.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
I arranged flowers and leaves around the photo, as well as toward the top and bottom of the page. To add an extra element of interest, I stamped the little flowers that come in the same stamp set here and there across the layout.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
For my title, I inked a white cardstock with Frosty Pink and cut it using the Brush Alpha Die Set to spell “So happy”.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
To finish the layout, I stamped some sentiments from the Forever and Always Stamp Set onto white cardstock and cut them in a banner-like shape. Enamel dots and a few more ink splatters gave extra detail and interest to the page.

I hope you’ll feel inspired to create a mixed media background with Altenew products. Even if it’s not “your thing”, like in my case, sometimes it’s fun to get out of your comfort zone and try new techniques and mediums.

Have a lovely day!