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Altenew Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to the Altenew Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

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

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Monday, November 27th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Wednesday, November 29th.

Here is the layout I created for this hop:

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I started by stamping the floral image included in the Best Mom stamp set four times on smooth white card stock. I varied the position of the stamp to create two main clusters on opposite corners of the page. The Christmas colors in the picture called for reds and greens. The new Artist Markers Set C has the perfect shades of red, which I combined with the R318 included in Set A.
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As you can see in the pictures, the flowers have different shading. Some are darker in the middle and lighter on the petals, others have darker tips and lighter centers. I thought it would be fun to vary the look a little bit. The greens I used are from the previously released Set A.
Next, I built a few layers behind my picture. All the patterned paper, as well as the heart wood veneers, are from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. I used one of the red markers (R217) to color the wooden hearts and make them match the other colors on the page.
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The title comes from one of the words included in the Holiday Script Words Die set. I cut it three times and adhered the layers together to make it thicker. All the other die cuts on the page are cut files from my stash.
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I finished the layout with pearlescent Liquid Pearls, as well as Wink Of Stella glitter pen.

These markers are fantastic. They blend easily, and the colors are rich and vibrant.

Thank you for stopping by today. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win. Your next stop is Sveta‘s blog.
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Altenew – Stamp Focus: Dot Labels

Hello, everyone! Altenew’s November release is amazing. So many new stamp sets to choose from!

Today, I will be focusing on the Dot Labels stamp set and coordinating dies. What I love about it is its versatility. It can be easily used on cards, scrapbook pages, gift tags, and so on.

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I created three projects for today’s post, mostly holiday-related, as I love this time of the year, and I thought it might offer some inspiration for the upcoming season.

Let’s start with a gift wrapping idea.

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I used a cut file from my stash to cut the pillow box out of kraft card stock. Since I love the look of white on kraft paper, I decided to add some textured dots in that color with the Altenew Tiny Bubbles Stencil. While the texture paste was still wet, I applied Translucent Pearl embossing powder to it and zapped it with a heat gun. It is hard to see in the picture, but those little dots are so shiny and glittery!

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I then made my embellishments for the top of the box. I used one of the craft dies included in the Envelope Liner Die set to cut the sprigs. I colored them by blending some Forest Glades Ink all over, and added some Evergreen Ink on the edges for more definition. Now onto my label. After stamping it with Ruby Red Ink, I die cut it and heat-embossed the sentiment from the Build-A-Flower: Poinsettia stamp set with Translucent Pearl embossing powder. Some red and natural colored twine finished the box.

For my second project, I have a Christmas tag.

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Once again, you can see a combination of white and kraft cardstock. I started by heat-embossing the sentiment with Copper Crisp embossing powder, which is definitely a must-have. It is just gorgeous!!! Same color was used to heat-emboss the label onto patterned paper from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. For the background of the tag, I created a border with some of the adorable tiny stamps in the Happy Holidays set. Forest Glades and Ruby Red were again my choice of colors.Altenew - Dot Labels - Tag - CloseUp

My third and final project is a scrapbook layout. I can say I gave the labels a new life on this page! πŸ˜‰

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It was not a quick layout to make, that’s for sure, but I had a lot of fun with it. I started by stamping and die-cutting what felt like a million labels. Half of them were heat-embossed with the new Altenew Embossing Ink and Platinum Crisp embossing powder to bring in some sparkle. I used the gorgeous patterned papers in the Our Family Scrapbook Collection as my base.

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After assembling the tree, I thought it needed some foliage. The Dot Labels stamp set comes with tiny leaves that were perfect to bring in more texture and interest. Again, I stamped and cut a β€œmillion” of them, and tacked them in between the layers. For the star, I used the Halftone Stars stamp and coordinating dies. Three nesting layers of stars adhered together with foam adhesive added more dimension and completed the tree.

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I kept the embellishments around my photo pretty simple. Just a few more stars, stickers and wood veneer pieces from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. The washi tape included in the kit is just beautiful, and finished the layout by balancing out the right side of the page.

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I hope you felt inspired to use the new Dot Labels stamp set and coordinating dies on your next holiday projects. Thank you for stopping by!

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Altenew November 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello, and welcome to the Altenew November 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

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

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Sandra Dietrich

Yoonsun Hur

Vicky Papaioannou

Debby Hughes

Kelly Latevola

Therese Calvird

Reiko Tsuchida

Hussena Calcuttawala

Agnieszka Malyszek

Virginia Lu

Kymona Tracey

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Laura Bassen

Erum Tasneem

Lilith Eeckels

Nina-Marie Trapani

Svitlana Shayevich

Enza Gudor — You are here —

Lydia Evans

Terhi Koskinen

Kristina Pokazanieva

Prizes:

  • In addition to the main giveaway, I’ll also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store.

Now onto my project. I have been making lots of shaker tags lately. They are so much fun, and very festive, perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

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What I love about the new December To Remember stamp set is that is very versatile and can be used on scrapbook pages, as well as cards, gift wrapping, home decor projects, etc. The possibilities are endless.

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I started by heat-embossing the sentiments onto patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I used the new Altenew Embossing Ink and Pure White Embossing Powder. I then backed my panel with white cardstock and cut it into a tag shape. I created the window for my shaker with the Night Before Christmas tree die, which I also used to cut the foam that went in between the layers. Finally, I cut a star with the Halftone Stars Nesting die set and made it shiny with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen.

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To finish off the tag, I stamped a banner from the Wood Pallet Background and added a sentiment from the Night Before Christmas stamp set. Everything was heat-embossed with Antique Silver embossing powder.

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That’s all for today, friends. I hope you have found some inspiration in this post. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win. You next stop is the wonderful Lydia Evans.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!