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Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily

Hello friends! I am back today to share a project created with the new Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily set.

This set, which includes 1 6×8 stamp set (14 stamp images) and 1 coordinating die set (2 dies), offers a realistic and incredibly detailed Peruvian lily, designed to be stamped in contrasting or coordinating colors. A lovely leaf and painted sentiment finish off the set. The Peruvian Lily, also known as Alstroemeria, blooms in a variety of colors and is native to South America. Some petals are flecked with darker shades, resulting in a distinctive and beautiful look. You may stamp these flowers in any Altenew ink colors to get great results!

You also have the option to get this set with inks as a bundle for a discounted price:

Here is the layering guide:

The layout I’m bringing you today showcases these flowers combined in one big cluster:

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
As I always do, I started by stamping lots of images. I know a lot of people like when I list the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks I use, so here it is. The colors are listed in the order they were used for the layers:
  • Peach Perfect, Coral Bliss, Purple Wine, Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Pinkalicious, Mocha, Permanent Black Ink.
  • Frosty Pink, Pinkalicious, Purple Wine, Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Pinkalicious, Mocha, Permanent Black Ink.
  • Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
To create the layout, I adhered five strips of the pink wood grain washi tape that comes in the Our Family Collection to a white textured cardstock. I used that as my guide to layer the flowers. I love the idea of lilies surrounding the photo.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
I added a few pieces of patterned papers behind the photo, as well as a sticker frame and a tag from the Reflection Collection. I mounted everything on foam adhesive to give it dimension.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
I finished the layout with some wood veneer origami birds and lots of enamel dots.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
Now the fun part! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 7/8/2018.
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a happy one!

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Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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

As I always say with all the Altenew releases, this is another amazing one. Lots of variety and gorgeous designs!

You should have arrived from the amazing Debby Hughes’ blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog
May Sukyong Park
Laurie Willison
Erum Tasneem
Anna Komenda
Laura Bassen
Karin Åkesdotter
Flora Monika Farkas
Kristina Werner
Rubeena Ianigro
Svitlana Shayevich
TaeEun Yoo
Nicole Picadura
Mona Tóth
Vicky Papaioannou
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Lydia Evans
Chari Moss
Kymona Tracey
Joni Andaya
Therese Calvird
Raquel Bowman
Yoonsun Hu
Laura Jane
Lilith Eeckels
Miriam Prantner
Reiko Tsuchida
Lydia Fidler
Zinia Redo
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Debby Hughes
Enza Gudor ***You are here***
Agnieszka Malyszek
Janette Kausen
Virginia Lu
Sandra Dietrich
Kay Miller

My layout for today features the super pretty Ditsy Print Stamp Set and coordinating die:

Capture layout by @enzamg for @Altenew featuring the Ditsy Print Stamp Set. #scrapbooking #layout #stamping

I started by stamping lots of bouquets with the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks:

  • Flowers: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, and Purple Wine.
  • Leaves: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen, and Sweet Leaf.

I love the dainty look of the little flowers, so I decided to keep the delicate and pretty motif going throughout the page.

Capture layout by @enzamg for @Altenew featuring the Ditsy Print Stamp Set. #scrapbooking #layout #stamping

I chose a white background and tried different arrangements before settling on a circular shape. To bring in an extra element of interest and fill the empty spot in the middle, I opted to use the Mandala Die to cut a coordinating patterned paper from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. I backed the whole die-cut with vellum and used the paper-piecing technique to fill some of the spots with a light yellow paper from the Reflection Collection.

Capture layout by @enzamg for @Altenew featuring the Ditsy Print Stamp Set. #scrapbooking #layout #stamping

For the photo, I just matted it with patterned paper and adhered it down with foam adhesive to give it dimension. The flower cluster on the left side is a sticker from the Our Family Collection, while for the title I used a sentiment from the Super Script Scrapbook Stamp Set, which was heat-embossed with Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

Capture layout by @enzamg for @Altenew featuring the Ditsy Print Stamp Set. #scrapbooking #layout #stamping

To finish the layout, I created a bow with the same yellow patterned paper I used for the Mandala die-cut and placed it in the top left corner of the picture. I also added lots of White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops all around the wreath. I know they are difficult to see in the pictures, but in real life you can really see the touch of shine they add.

Capture layout by @enzamg for @Altenew featuring the Ditsy Print Stamp Set. #scrapbooking #layout #stamping

Now the fun 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, June 20th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/24/2018.

I’ll also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate from all the comments left on my blog.

Your next stop is Agnieszka Malyszek‘s blog. Happy hopping!

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Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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

This release will leave you speechless; such an amazing variety of stamp and die sets. You’ll sure to find something you love and must have 😉

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

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Kimberly Wiener

My layout for today features the following products: Botanical You Stamp and Die Set, Rustic Linen Stamp Set, and Fine Frames Circles Die.

"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping
I started by creating my background with the Rustic Linen Stamp Set. This stamp is perfect to give a textured look to your card or layout bases. I chose the soft shade of Cotton Candy Crisp Ink, as I wanted it to be visible but not overwhelming. I then die cut lots of circles from white cardstock using the Fine Frames Circles Die set and applied different shades of Altenew Crisp Inks in pink/coral tones with a blending tool – my goal was to achieve an ombre look.
Here are the colors I used:
Frosty Pink, Peach Perfect, Pink Pearl, Cotton Candy, Cotton Bliss, Cotton Berry, Heart Beat.
"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping
After deciding the placement for my pictures, I stamped sentiments from the Botanical You Stamp Set repeatedly towards the right side of the page. I foam mounted the photos and layered several patterned papers behind them before arranging the die cut circles behind them.
"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping
At this point, I wanted to bring in a contrasting element, so I decided to add some leaves from the Blooming Bouquet Stamp Set and color them with Altenew Artist Markers Set A. The smaller leaves, as well as the flower you see to the left of the photos, come from the Botanical Garden Stamp Set.
"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping

I used the new Botanical You Stamp Set and coordinating Dies for my title. I stamped it with the following colors:

  • flowers: Pink Pearl, Cotton Bliss, Heart Beat
  • greenery: Forest Glades, Hunter Green.
To make it thick and sturdy, I die cut the “YOU” three more times out of white cardstock and adhered all the layers together. I also added an extra layer cut from black cardstock to create an offset look and make the title stand out more.
"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping

I finished the layout off with wood veneer buttons from the Reflection Collection and splatters of Jet Black and Forest Glades Ink Sprays.

Now the fun 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 Friday, May 25th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/27/2018.

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