Hi friends! I am back today with a new set of cards for “Spring” week. When I think about spring I think of flowers and butterflies, pretty colors and fun patterns. The Pick-me-up collection includes all of these things and more – it’s just perfect to give your project that spring feel.
Both cards are square, measuring 5.25×5.25 inches. I like big cards; I can put more embellishments on them 😉
The first one has a pink polka dot background. I simply layered one of the 3×4 cards from the cut-apart sheet on top of a scalloped die-cut frame, and gave it dimension with foam adhesive.
I then adhered three floral chipboard stickers on the right side and some twine on the opposite side, both to balance the design and bring in something “special”. I wrapped the twine around the top panel of the card three times and added the super cute shaped sequins along the string, in between the swirls.
Tiny puffy sticker flowers added the final touch.
For the second card, I used the Butterfly Background cut file (ID #257774) designed by Paige Evans. I reduced its size to fit the card and backed it with all sorts of colorful papers.
The top panel has three layers of patterned paper on it to add an extra element of color and make the cut file pop a little more.
I kept the rest of the card simple – just a sentiment and some gold thread to repeat the same gold accents of some of the papers.
I’m pleased with how these cards turned out. I can say that they make me think about spring. Do you agree?
Have a lovely day!
Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew March 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.
Another amazing release this month, full of gorgeous stamp and die sets. You should have arrived from Laurie‘s blog. Here is the complete list for your convenience:
Altenew Card Blog
May Sukyong Park
Enza Gudor —You are here—
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Flora Monika Farkas
Simon Says Stamp Blog
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2018. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 29th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2018.
I’ll also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate from all the comments left on my personal blog 🙂
Now onto the projects I created for this release. I have a layout and a card to share with you.
For the layout, I used the Cross Stitch Flower stamp set and coordinating dies, and the Mandala die.
I started by stamping all the flowers that compose my wreath. I wanted it to be colorful, but also soft at the same time. Here are the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks I used:
- Coral flowers: Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, Vineyard Berry.
- Yellow flowers: Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle.
- Purple flowers: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Midnight Violet, Deep Iris.
- Stems: Just Green, Hunter Green.
With the coordinating die I created the cross-stitch pattern, but decided to only cross-stitch the darker area of the flowers, closer to the stem. I then fussy-cut the images, which I arranged in a circular shape to form the wreath.
Once all the flowers were in place, I decided to fill the center with the Mandala die design. To give it some color, I backed it with cardstock that I had previously watercolored in a warm coral shade.
The rest was just a matter of arranging photo and embellishments onto the page. I added layers of patterned paper behind the picture, and chipboard stickers from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. The wood veneer origami birds are also part of the same collection.
For the butterflies, I stamped them with the Painted Butterflies set and fussy-cut them. I chose colors that coordinated with the rest of the shades on the page. Black splatters finished the layout.
The second project features the new Cross Stitch Canvas Die. So many possibilities with this one. I decided to stick to the traditional cross-stitch design and create rows of different colors.
The top and bottom sections of the card have a pattern of smaller and bigger stitches, while the center keeps the same simple design. Since the background is the focus of this card, I simply added the Thinking of You sentiment, which is also an Altenew craft die that you can find in the store. I left a few rows empty to break the continuity of the pattern.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win gift certificates to the store. Your next stop is Heidi Jakobs‘ blog.
Have a lovely day!