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Altenew – Paper Pack Highlight: Verdant Walk

Hello, Altenew fans! Enza here to share a new layout featuring the brand new Verdant Walk 6×6 Paper Pack.

What I love about this combination of papers is the contrast between light and darker shades – pinks and blues soften the more vibrant greens and yellow, making this set versatile and fun!

For my layout today, I wanted to include most of the patterned papers and showcase how well they work together. What better way to do it than with a layered die set, such as the Peony Dream 3D?

Let’s see how it came together!

I started by spraying the background with my go-to Altenew Shimmer Ink Spray: Frosty Pink, which added just the right amount of color and interest. While that was drying, I die cut the peonies from a variety of patterned paper – mixing pinks and greens, with touches of yellow. I used foam dots to adhere some of the layers together to create dimension.

I decided to arrange the flowers in a semi-circle kind of shape towards the left side of the page. To make them look a bit more realistic, I slightly curved the petals inward.

I then worked on building layers behind the photo with tags and flowers that I fussy cut from other patterned papers in the Verdant Walk Paper Pack.

To balance the page, I also added a strip of paper that included all the patterns in the set on the opposite side of the flower cluster.

For the title, I used the Bold Alphabet Die Set, which helped me incorporate more of the colors and bring all the elements together.

Black splatters finished the layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ll feel inspired to create your next project with the beautiful Verdant Walk Paper Pack.

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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, crafty friends, and welcome to the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the Altenew Card Blog. Here is the full list:

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Enza Gudor — You are here —

Erum Tasneem

Zinia Redo

Laurie Willison

Virginia Lu

Norine Borys

Laura Jane

Jung AhSang

Therese Calvird

Michelle Murray

Svitlana Shayevich

Amber Rain Davis

Sveta Fotinia

Laurel Beard

The new Build-A-Flower Stamp Set is absolutely gorgeous! I love poppies, so I was really hoping Altenew would release a set like this.

With big flowers, beautifully layered for a very realisitc look, the BAF: Poppy is perfect for all kinds of projects.

I have a layout to share with you today.

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I started by stamping several images with the following Crisp Dye Inks: Pink Pearl, Heart Beat, Industrial Diamond, and Pure Graphite. I used the Altenew Artist Marker in Forest Glades for the center of the flowers, while the foliage was stamped with Lava Rock Crisp Dye Ink.

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I didn’t want to distract from the beauty of the poppies, so I decided to go with a gray embossed background, which matches the ink used for some of the stamping. I started layering the flowers in the bottom left corner of the page, and then moved towards the left and the top, creating what looks like half of a frame. Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension.

I kept the photo simple and clean, with just a white border and some twine wrapped vertically around the right side. The sentiments, which are also part of the stamp set, were stamped on smooth white cardstock and shaped into banners. I also decided to scatter some of the smaller images in the opposite corner of the page, just to fill that empty spot – it looked a bit bare to me 🙂

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Lots of black and gray enamel dots finished the layout.

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Now onto the prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 12/9/2018.

Your next stop is the fabulous Erum. Happy hopping!

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Jen Hadfield/Pebbles Banner Punch Board

Hello there, my crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new layout that I made using the new Jen Hadfield/Pebbles Banner Punch Board! This tool is a must-have in your craft room. It is not only pink and pretty, but also so useful for a variety of projects; from party banners to cards and scrapbook layouts, the possibilities are endless. You can make pennant, flag, and crest banners, measuring between 1 inch and 8-1/2 inches!

Here is the layout, for which I also used Jen Hadfield’s My Bright Life collection:

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I started by cutting flag and pennant banners in various sizes out of patterned paper. I picked colors that coordinated with the ones in the photo, so beautiful pinks, greens, and floral patterns. I arranged them in the center of the page, alternating the shapes for more interest – I love the patchwork look of it!

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To adhere the individual flags, I used foam adhesive, which helped me achieve lots of dimension.

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Once I had all the banners down, I continued building my layers around the photo. I used lots of ephemera pieces, foam gold hearts and sentiments, and a 3×4 card from the cut-apart sheet that also served as my title. Enamel dots in coordinating colors finished the layout.

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I had a lot of fun using this Banner Punch Board and highly recommend it!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!