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Altenew August 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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

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

Altenew Card Blog

Rubeena Ianigro

Anna Komenda

Agnieszka Malyszek

Tania Ahmed

Erum Tasneem

Karin Åkesdotter

Simon Says Stamp Blog

May Sukyong Park

Keeway Tsao

Sveta Fotinia

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Zinia Redo

Amber Rain Davis

Svitlana Shayevich

Zsoka Marko

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Nancy McClelland

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Laurie Willison

Kymona Tracey

Nicole Picadura

Meghann Andrew

Virginia Lu

Mayline Jung

Sandra Dietrich

Yoounsun Hur

Lydia Evans

Mona Tóth

I have two projects to share with you today. The first one is a layout created with the gorgeous Floral Art Stamp Set. The layers in these flowers are fantastic, and allow for a different color combinations.

I started by stamping the flowers with some of my favorite Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Frosty Pink, Pinkalicious, and Cosmic Berry, while for the leaves I used Evening Gray, and Lava Rock. The composition of this layout is very simple; the stamped images are the focus, so I decided to add very little embellishments.

I adhered a frame cut file to a blue watercolor paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, and created a big cluster of flowers and leaves in the bottom left corner of the page. The photo, which was backed with layers of coordinating papers from the same scrapbook collection, sits right on top of it.

To balance the layout, I added more flowers in the opposite corner. Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension.

For the title, I used the Mega Happy Die. I cut it twice, from both gray and black cardstock, to create separation from the background and make it stand out more.

The second project features the Inked Flora Stamp Set.

I decorated two kraft bags with several images from the set. For the first one, I heat-embossed the leaves with Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder all over the front of the bag. The flower and the leaves were also heat-embossed, but this time onto patterned papers from the Reflection Collection.

I then stamped the sentiment on smooth white cardstock and cut it into a banner shape before tying it to the flower with twine. I finished the bag with a black and white striped ribbon across the bottom.

I used the same color scheme for the second gift bag. This time I created a cluster of leaves, and just added sentiments, some black splatters and enamel dots, and the same ribbon across the bottom.

Now onto the giveaway 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 Wednesday, August 22nd for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/26/2018.

Your next stop is the talented Laurie. Happy hopping!

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72 thoughts on “Altenew August 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. I am useless at getting an “artsy”” look on my own so this release is perfect! Also love the frames. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration. I especially love your layout!

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  2. Hi Enza! The scrapbook layout is beautifully subtle. Thanks for the tip on the “happy” die. I just bought that one and am planning on using it on a layout myself! I love the packages you “gift wrapped” too. Very nice work! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  3. Stunning projects! I love the border on the scrapbook page and how you’ve layered the border in and among the flowers. Such elegant gift packages, love the embossed texture.

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  4. I adored your bright & pretty layout, and your great decorated paper gift bags! All so beautiful! Sorry I left my comment on the post below by accident.

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  5. Beautiful, unique projects I love the page. the Floral Arts set is definitely one of my favorites from this wonderful release.

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  6. Love your layout on the scrapbook page. Those three really do look Happy! What a wonderful way to decorate the Kraft bags! I’ve tried to decorate Kraft gift bags, but they’ve never come close to looking as great as yours.

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  7. Ezna, your scrapbook layout is amazing! I love the frame the fliwers and the colors just gorgeous! I live the keaft bag idea and will definitely use it. Yourcard is also a winner. Thank you for the inspiration.

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