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Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop and Giveaway! I’m sure you have noticed by now how gorgeous the new products are. There is such a variety of items to choose from and so much versatility that it makes it harder not to want them all! You should have arrived from the incredibly talented Debby Hughes‘s blog.

Here is the complete list to reference to if needed:

Enza Gudor —You are here—

What is a Blog Hop without prizes?

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Sunday, July 30th.

I created three projects for today’s blog hop.

  • For my first project, I decide to use the Sketchy Floral stamp set to create lots of flowers to cluster on one side of the page. This stamp set is absolutely gorgeous, not only for the floral image and sentiments it features, but also for its large size, perfect for backgrounds.


I love the colors of the patterned papers included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I know I say this often, but those watercolor hues just make it so easy to achieve the desired mixed media look. I decided to heat-emboss the main image with the Altenew Crystal Clear Crisp and Golden Peach Crisp (which will be restocked soon) embossing powders. I stamped and fussy cut it several times, in order to be able to layer the pieces and achieve dimension.

The Golden Peach Crisp embossing powder is so beautiful!!! I want to use it on everything!

Some of the leaves were placed on the opposite side of the picture as well, to continue the theme and give a more complete look to the page. Embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Kit,  paint splatters, and enamel dots finished the page.

  • My second project features the Get Well Soon stamp set. What I love about it is its versatility. Lots of different images that are perfect for backgrounds or to create embellishments.

This Travelers Notebook spread came together in no time.

I first stamped the hexagon image on a piece of watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and heat-embossed it to create a resist. Then with a mini ink blending tool and some of the brand new Altenew Crisp Dye Inks I just added color all over the page.

On a separate piece of watercolor paper I stamped the floral image and heat-embossed it. I used watercolors and also Altenew Shimmer Ink Sprays in blue and purple to achieve different shades.

I kept the opposite side of the spread pretty simple. I cut the word “Love”, included in the new Script Words Die set, three times and layered the pieces together for added dimension. To give it even more texture, I backed it with die cut pieces from my stash and a few embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

  • My third and last project for this release features the Parrot Paradise stamp set. I love the variety of tropical foliage. So inspiring!

I knew I wanted to create my own background by using only one type of leaf. I cut a 9-inch circle out of a 12×12 piece of white cardstock and used it as a template. Then I started stamping inside the circle by using all the different shades of the new Altenew Crisp Dye Ink sets: Cherry Blossom, Deep Blue Seas, and Pocketful Of Sunshine. The colors are vibrant and fun, perfect for this summery layout.

Some of the leaves were also stamped separately and adhered on top of the background ones using foam dots.

I kept the embellishments to a minimum not to overload the page. I love how soft this page turned out.

 

Thank you for stopping by. Keep hopping along for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Altenew store. You next stop is the amazing Laurie Schmidlin.

Have a lovely day!

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Altenew – Using Stamp Sets To Add Unique Details On A Monochromatic Layout

Hello everyone! I’m back today to show you a new layout created with the gorgeous Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection and some elements from two of their stamp sets: Freeform Greenery Stamp Set and 365 Stamp Set. The versatility of these sets makes them a must-have, as they can be used on any project in a variety of ways. For my layout today, I decided to incorporate them as accent pieces. It can be so fun using stamp sets to add unique details and I want to show you how.

The concept for this page was to highlight the colors in the picture by keeping a monochromatic look. The red in my daughter’s dress pops against the dark background, making it the focal point. To start, I backed a cut file with one of the papers in the Reflection Scrapbook Kit that had the same hues. It’s the best when patterned papers do all the work for you. I got a watercolor effect with no effort 😉

Then after fussy cutting lots of roses to create clusters around the photo, I decided to use the Freeform Greenery stamp set to add more layers to them. I also heat-embossed some of the images using the Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder. Again, gold is one of the colors in the picture, so I thought it would compliment the other colors perfectly.

I also added some sentiments from the sticker and chipboard sheets included in the kit. Adhering elements with foam dots gives the layout extra dimension and a more realistic look. Layering is one of my favorite techniques!

At this point, I was just missing title and date. The 365 stamp set came in handy for that. The font is adorable and the sentiment I used was perfect as a finishing touch. The Crystal Clear Embossing Powder gave it more depth and shine.

I hope you felt inspired to use these stamp sets on your scrapbook pages and use them to add unique details. Also if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!
Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the Altenew blog. I’ll attach the blog hop list below for your convenience:

Enza Gudor (You are here)

This is such a fun and exciting blog hop, with lots of inspiration from amazingly talented designers, promotions and prizes.

Here are the details.

There is more! Receive a FREE Scrapbook Class when you purchase the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. Send Altenew an email at support@altenew.com with your order number and Altenew will set you up with free access to the Timeless Floral Layouts Class.

Prizes:

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, July 22nd.

How awesome is that?! Now onto the layout I created for this Blog Hop:

I went for a color scheme that is unusual for me. I generally prefer lighter, more muted tones, but this time I wanted to match the bright, intense colors in my photos. The Reflection Scrapbook Collection features a gorgeous mix of patterned papers, making it easy to find the perfect options for your layouts. Here it is in all its beauty!

To achieve a bold, colorful look, I used the white and blue chevron paper to cover the whole left side of the page, while for the right side I just fussy cut the polka dots from a different patterned paper and scattered them around. They complement the colors in the pictures beautifully. I also incorporated yellow tones with embellishments and stickers included in the kit. This created enough contrast to make the main color really pop.

The fun wooden shapes and buttons, as well as the sentiments in the stamp set that comes with the collection, are the perfect finishing touches.

Have fun hopping along and don’t forget to leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the store.

Your next stop is the fabulous Paige Evans.

Have a lovely day!

Reflection Scrapbook Collection: