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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!

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Altenew – “So Happy” Layout

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
Hello, Altenew fans!

Today I’m sharing a layout that features a mixed media background using several Altenew products.

Mixed media is totally out of my comfort zone. Although I love the process of getting messy and creative with different mediums, I have a hard time working with a background that is not flat or having to wait a few hours for it to dry before finishing the page. This time, I just decided to put aside all my “issues” and just go with it.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout

I started by applying a white glittery texture paste to my cardstock using the Sketched Lines Stencil. I didn’t want it to be overwhelming; my goal was to give more interest to the page in a subtle way, so I just applied it toward the center, where pictures and embellishments would go. I then added ink splatters using two Altenew Ink Sprays: Pure White and Ocean Waves.

While waiting for the background to dry, I stamped flowers and leaves from the Garden Treasure Stamp Set with the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks:

  • coral flowers: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Grapevine, Fresh Lemon, Peach Perfect
  • yellow flowers: Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Grapevine, Coral Berry
  • teal flowers: Sea Glass, Aqualicious, Galactic Stream, Coral Berry, Fresh Lemon
  • leaves: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades.

Next, I backed my pictures with vellum and patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection before adhering them onto a large doily and finally onto the cardstock. I used foam adhesive to create dimension.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
I arranged flowers and leaves around the photo, as well as toward the top and bottom of the page. To add an extra element of interest, I stamped the little flowers that come in the same stamp set here and there across the layout.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
For my title, I inked a white cardstock with Frosty Pink and cut it using the Brush Alpha Die Set to spell “So happy”.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
To finish the layout, I stamped some sentiments from the Forever and Always Stamp Set onto white cardstock and cut them in a banner-like shape. Enamel dots and a few more ink splatters gave extra detail and interest to the page.

I hope you’ll feel inspired to create a mixed media background with Altenew products. Even if it’s not “your thing”, like in my case, sometimes it’s fun to get out of your comfort zone and try new techniques and mediums.

Have a lovely day!

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Altenew – Festive Layout

Festive layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using #altenewpartytime and #altenewlayeredcupcake stamp set.
Hello, Altenew fans!

Today I am bringing you a festive layout created with a combination of two stamp sets and coordinating dies: Party Time! and Layered Cupcake.

I wanted to give the idea of a party setting: fun and colorful.

How to:

I started by stamping lots of streamers on a smooth white 12×12 cardstock. I used several Altenew Crisp Dye Inks:

  • pink: Pinkalicious, Puffy Heart
  • blue: Tide Blue, Caribbean Sky
  • green: Just Green, Hunter Green
  • red: Ruby Red, Vineyard Berry
  • yellow: Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie
  • purple: Lavender Fields, Midnight Violet.

The vertical streamers were stamped on a separate piece of cardstock and cut with the coordinating die. I like the different texture they bring to the background.

Festive layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using #altenewpartytime and #altenewlayeredcupcake stamp set.
Next, I applied some Dotted Washi Tape directly onto the paper where I wanted to place my photo. After layering a few pieces of vellum and patterned paper, I adhered the photo on top and foam mounted it to give it dimension. A simple kraft tag from my stash added extra interest to this part of the layout.

Festive layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using #altenewpartytime and #altenewlayeredcupcake stamp set.
I stamped two cupcakes with the Layered Cupcake Stamp Set, trying to match the colors of the streamers. I arranged them in the bottom left corner of the page where I also adhered some wood grain washi tape from the Our Family Scrapbook Collectionand the dotted one I had used underneath the photo. Here, I also added a cute pink camera from the same scrapbook collection and a wooden button from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

Festive layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using #altenewpartytime and #altenewlayeredcupcake stamp set.
For the title, I decided to create an ombre look by blending Rose Quartz and Pinkalicious on white cardstock; I then used the Bold Alphabet Die Set to cut it out. Arranging the title in between the photo and the bottom cluster gave continuity and helped give the layout a finished look.

Festive layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using #altenewpartytime and #altenewlayeredcupcake stamp set.
The sentiments from the Layered Cupcake Stamp Set were perfect for this layout. I heat-embossed them on black cardstock with Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

Enamel dots in coordinating colors and wood veneer stars from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection gave the final touch.

I hope you will feel inspired to document your birthday or party photos with these stamp sets. They are so much fun and really give the idea of a party celebration.

Thank you for stopping by!