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Altenew – Stamp Focus: Prettiest Pomander

Altenew_PrettiestPomander_EnzaGudor1Hello, Altenew fans! Enza here to share a new layout highlighting the gorgeous Prettiest Pomander Stamp Set.

The cluster of flowers and leaves in this set is perfect and allows for a variety of color combinations, which is always fun.

Let’s see how the layout came together!

I started by stamping each pomander with different shades of the same color, using the new Altenew Crisp Dye Inks:

  • Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Magenta
  • Iceberg, Eastern Sky, Ultramarine, Azurite
  • Sunray, Chamomile, Marigold, Snapdragon
  • Fresh Leaf.

I love how intense and vibrant these colors are! I stamped three of each color combo, as I wanted to create bigger clusters with them.

Altenew_PrettiestPomander_EnzaGudor2For my background, I sprayed a smooth white cardstock with Altenew’s Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray in Soft Lilac, concentrating on one side of the page. I then arranged the groups of pomanders to form a visual triangle. I felt like something was missing, so I used a cut file to back the clusters and create an extra layer, which in my opinion adds to the delicate look of the design.Altenew_PrettiestPomander_EnzaGudor3I adhered everything down with foam tape to achieve dimension, making sure to let the outer leaves and flowers curve a bit inward for a natural look.

Altenew_PrettiestPomander_EnzaGudor4Once the background was ready, I matted the photo with white cardstock and a patterned paper from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection. The sentiments in the Reason to Smile Stamp Set were perfect for this photo; I stamped a few, trimmed them to size and layered them on the left side of my picture, using foam tape only for a few of them so to create more movement.

Altenew_PrettiestPomander_EnzaGudor5Also from the Live Your Dream Collection are the blue and orange branches that I tucked under the cut files. A small tag at the top of the photo and a few more Soft Lilac splatters finished the layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope I have inspired you to use the Prettiest Pomander Stamp Set for your next scrapbook layout.

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Altenew March 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends and welcome to the Altenew March 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

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

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Erum Tasneem

Kristina Pokazanieva

Sveta Fotinia

Amanda Baldwin

Svitlana Shayevich

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Nathalie DeSousa

Ashlea Cornell

Pooja

Zinia Redo

Susan Wymer

Laurie Willison

Emily Midgett

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Kymona Tracey

TaeEun Yoo

Therese Calvird

Heather Hoffman

Irit Landgraf

Virginia Lu

Zsoka Marko

Reiko Tsuchida

Laura Volpes

Lydia Evans

Anna Komenda

Nicole Picadura

Sandra Dietrich

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Amber Rain Davis

Agnieszka Malyszek

Alex Syberia

This release is another amazing one. I can’t get enough of the gorgeous designs Altenew comes up with.

The layout I’m sharing today features the Prettiest Pomander Stamp Set and coordinating dies. As the name says, the cluster of flowers and leaves of this set is absolutely the prettiest – you’ll see several ways of using it throughout the hop.

I started by stamping the image several times with the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzleberry for the flowers, and Just Green for the leaves. I then chose a gorgeous background from the new Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection and cut a huge layered daisy with my Cameo.

I knew the photo would go in the center of the flower and thought it would be pretty to frame it with the pomander images. I adhered the first daisy down towards the bottom left corner of the page, placed the photo in the middle, then created a second layer with the pomanders, and finished it with the smaller daisy.

To balance the layout, I also arranged another daisy in the opposite corner. This time I heat-embossed the Prettiest Pomander with Altenew Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder, and placed it in the middle.

To finish the page, I added several embellishments from the Live Your Dream Collection and black paint splatters.

Now onto the prizes! 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 3/19/2019 for a chance to win.

They’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/23/2019.

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

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Pinkfresh Studio – Joyful Day Layout Inspiration with Exclusive Cut Files

Hello, Pinkfresh friends! Today I’m back to share two new layouts using the gorgeous Joyful Day collection. I’m in love with the soft colors and patterns of this collection – it’s just too pretty for words.

I used exclusive Pinkfresh Studio cut files for both of my pages. You can find them in the Pinkfresh Studio Fan Group FB page.

The first layout features the new Spring Floral Trio cut file. The cluster of flowers was perfect for what I had in mind.

I cut the image three times, slightly varying the size for a more realistic look. I backed them with several patterned papers; for the leaves, I used True Story, while for the flowers I mixed Perfect Moment and both A and B side of Just Right.

Once ready, I adhered them to my background, for which I chose the Small Beginnings patterned paper, with foam adhesive – I’m a big fan of dimension and always try to achieve it on my pages. To add more interest and even more dimension to the flowers, I placed other flower images in the center, mixing die-cuts, chipboard and puffy stickers.

I then created layers behind my photo before gluing it down, and tucked die-cut sentiments in between. To embellish it, I added one of the super cute paper clips, the Happy place banner sticker, and the lovely bow, which fit perfectly in the top left corner. The puffy sentiment stickers are so fun to use as titles; here I used the “adore” one, to which I added the “you” below with the Mini Alpha Puffy Stickers. Enamel dots and black paint splatters finished the page.

For the second layout, I used the Simply Leaves Square cut file.

I didn’t want it to take the full background and cover the gorgeous blue of the Frest Start patterned paper, so I just fussy cut the branches and arranged them in a diagonal on my page. I love how the white cut file pops against the darker background!

A lot of layering going on on this layout as well. I printed my photo in black and white as well as in color, and used this second one as my first layer; I then cut the floral wreath ephemera in two and arranged it on opposite corners of the photo – I did the same with the round scalloped chipboard frame. I used several dimensional stickers to embellish the right side, and added two paper clips and puffy sticker leaves.

Following the diagonal design of the cut file, I filled up the page with lots of gorgeous decorative pieces. I combined chipboard stickers, die-cuts, wood buttons, fabric banners and enamel dots. White paint splatters finished the layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I love how these layouts turned out and hope to have inspired you to create with the gorgeous Joyful Day collection and the exclusive Pinkfresh Studio cut files.

Until next time. Have a lovely day!