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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 February 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Altenew February 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

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

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Therese Calvird

Caly Person

Virginia Lu

Nathalie DeSousa

Lydia Evans

Zsoka Marko

Joni Andaya

Laurie Willison

Emily Midgett

Lilith Eeckels

TaeEun Yoo

Sandra Dietrich

Nicole Picadura

Alex Syberia

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

May Sukyong Park

Kelly Latevola

Sveta Fotinia

Heather Hoffman

Agnieszka Malyszek

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Heidi Jakobs

Svitlana Shayevich

Reiko Tsuchida

Seeka

Kymona Tracey

Kristina Pokazanieva

Kossakovskaya Anna

Zinia Redo

Kathleen Graumüller

Keeway Tsao

Erum Tasneem

Anna Komenda

Amber Rain Davis

Norine Borys

I’m always excited about Altenew releases; the sets are not only beautiful, but very versatile and great for a wide variety of projects. You’ll see amazing examples throughout the hop.

The layout I’m sharing today features two new stamp sets and coordinating dies: Botanical Silhouettes and Frilled Petals.

 

Like always, I started stamping my images onto smooth white cardstock. I used several shades of pink, yellow and coral for the Frilled Petals, while for the Botanical Silhouettes I went with light shades of pink – since I was going to use these as layering pieces, I just wanted them to be subtle but still noticeable.

I adhered the die cut pieces in a diagonal on a beautiful patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, using foam dots for dimension. I arranged flowers, leaves, and the Botanical Silhouettes to form one big cluster. I also added leaves from the Rose Filament Die Set, and foliage from the Envelope Liner Die Set.

I then matted the photo with more patterned paper from the collection, embellishing around it with stickers and wooden buttons.

Black splatters in the lower portion of the page added the final touch.

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 theAltenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 2/21/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/24/2019.

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

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Altenew – Sketch Challenge #13

Hello, Altenew fans!

I am excited to be hosting Altenew’s Sketch Challenge #13, the first of the new year!

The sketch I made is based on one of my favorite layouts, which features the Frosted Garden Stamp Set; you can find it here.

Rainbow layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Frosted Garden Stamp Set. #scrapbooking #altenew #rainbow #layoutI followed the sketch pretty closely. Other than the variation in color, the design is pretty much the same as my previous layout.

The Build-A-Flower: Cattleya Stamp Set was perfect to create my background and wreath elements. The colors are brighter and more intense here, and the rainbow effect is given by the combination of different shades found in the beautiful layers. Here are the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks I used:

  • coral: Peach Perfect, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat
  • pink: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Cosmic Berry
  • purple: Wisteria, Hydrangea, Andromeda
  • teal: Dew Drops, Aqualicious, Teal Cave
  • green: Firefly, Grass Field, Shadow Creek, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades.

As in the original layout, I created a circular opening in the middle by tracing a round shape onto my paper as a guide for the stamping. With the help of a stamping block, I stamped the outline of the cattleya all around the circle, making sure to vary the direction of the images for a more natural look. Once that was ready, I adhered the flowers down with foam dots.

I layered patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams Paper Pack behind the photo and used the green cattleyas to create an extra layer and bring in more color. The beautiful butterflies from the Butterfly Acetate Die Cuts pack give a romantic touch to the page, while the “sweet” wood veneer sentiment worked perfectly as my title – I colored it with Pinkalicious Crisp Dye Ink.

Enamel dots in coordinating colors finished the page.

Hope you have fun playing along! Visit the Altenew blog for details on how to participate 🙂