Hello, and welcome to the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway.
I’m so happy to be here and share my love for this supportive and amazing community of crafters. Not only the fabulous inspiration day in and day out, but also the friendships and connections that are built and grow stronger over time.
You should have arrived from Vicki‘s blog.
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Before I get to the project I created for this hop, I would like to share the following special offers and prizes:
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Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 12awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
My Sweet Petunia: 3 MISTI stamping tools(Memory, Original, and Mini)
Jennifer McGuire Ink: Altenew $50 gift certificate & 10 handmade cards
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Art Products: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $25 gift certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 2 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2018 issue
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Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed above and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.
For today’s hop I created two cards inspired by my crafty friend and super talented designer Zsoka Marko. She is one of the most generous people I have met in my life, supportive and always there for me. Her gorgeous projects inspire me day in and day out; I’m in awe of her creativity, and will always be one of her biggest fans. Make sure you follow her if you aren’t already!
Here are my cards:
I tried to reproduce those elements that really stand out in Zsoka’s work: color, patterns, and dimension. You can find the cards I took as example here.
For the first card, I started by adhering the Altenew Dotted Washi Tape on the top and bottom edge of an A2 card panel. To create more separation between the washi and the white background, I added a strip of black textured cardstock where the two met.
I stamped several images from the Flower Arrangement Stamp Set using a variety of Altenew Crisp Dye Inks, and adhered them down with foam dots to create dimension. The sentiment, which comes in the Life Is Awesome Stamp Set, was heat-embossed with Altenew Translucent Pearl Crisp Embossing Powder. Black splatters finished the card.
The second card features the same elements with a different design.
This time I adhered the washi tape in a diagonal to the lower portion of my card panel. Again, I used a strip of black cardstock to separate the two parts. The flower cluster here is a bit fuller than the one in the first card, and covers the top right corner entirely. For the sentiment, I die cut the word “Love” from the Script Words Die set three times, so to make it thicker and dimensional. I then decided to hand-stitch it in place, as I couldn’t find an adhesive that would work with the washi tape.
Black splatters added the final touch.
Thank you for visiting today. Your next stop is Laurie Willison. Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win one of the many amazing prizes.