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Altenew December Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Blog Hop 2017-12Hello everyone, and welcome to the Altenew December Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

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

Altenew Card Blog
Debby Hughes
Carissa Wiley
Terhi Koskinen
Justine Hovey
May Sukyong Park
Vicky Papaioannou
Virginia Lu
Lisa Spangler
Lydia Evans
Jennifer McGuire
Sandra Dietrich
Svitlana Shayevich
Lydia Fiedler
Lilith Eeckels
Agnieszka Malysze
Enza Gudor — You are here —
Emily Leiphart
Nicole Picadura
Laurel Beard
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Yoonsun Hur
Kymona Tracey
Blitsy Blog
Laura Bassen
Reiko Tsuchida
Isha Gupta
Erum Tasneem
Nichol Spohr
Therese Calvird
Sveta Fotinia

Prizes:

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 Friday, December 15th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, December 17th.

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This release is amazing. Not only new beautiful stamps and coordinating dies, but also a mini die cutting machine that is sure to make your heart skip a beat πŸ˜‰

Here is the perfect description for it:

Our Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room!Β  It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies.Β  It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet.

Die Cutting Machine 2

My project for today includes the gorgeous Flower Arrangement stamp set and coordinating dies, and the Brush Alpha Die set.

Altenew - December Release - Enza Gudor

Die Web Label Artwork

I absolutely love the variety of flowers included in this stamp set. Different sizes and shapes make for a more natural look. To start, I prepared the flowers, for which I used the following Altenew Crisp Inks:

For the blue flowers: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Starlight
For the coral flowers: Blush, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry
For the pink flowers: Pink Diamond, Puffy Heart, Pinkalicious
For the purple flowers: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Midnight Violet
For the center of the flowers: Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee

Next, the leaves, with these shades of green: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen

The Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine made it easy and faster to cut everything up. I scattered flowers and leaves around a cut file that served as my background. The patterned paper is from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection.

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I placed the photo in the lower right portion of the cut file, in between the two clusters of flowers. Right across from the photo, the title, for which I used the new Brush Alpha Die Set. I love the font and the size of the letters! I adhered several cuts of the letters together, to create a more sturdy and raised title.

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To finish, I just added some wooden butterflies from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

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I hope you will give these new products a try! They are absolutely perfect! Don’t forget to comment along for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Your next stop is the talented Emily Leiphart.

Have a lovely day!

Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew – A Combination Of Stamp Sets

Hello everyone! Enza back with you today to share a new layout featuring a combination of stamp sets: Wood Pallet Background, Blooming Bouquet, and More Than Words.

It happens sometimes that I have an idea in mind and not the right patterned paper to execute it. I originally wanted to use the beautiful wood grain paper included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, but I only had bits and pieces left, so I decided to create my own patterned paper with the Wood Pallet Background stamp set. After stamping a full 12×12 white card stock with it, I used a craft die from my stash to obtain stitched circles in a variety of sizes.

Then I did the same thing with my pictures. To create more interest and extra dimension, I printed a bigger and a smaller copy of the same picture and die cut it with the same dies in progressive sizes. I used foam dots to adhere them together. Once the background design was ready, I started working on the flower clusters. I heat-embossed all the images with Altenew Crisp Pure White embossing powder and used Altenew inks to color them. Lots of layers and dimension create a more natural and realistic look.

Finally, I added sentiments from the More Than Words stamp set on the edge of some circles. The Altenew Antique Gold embossing powder brought in the right amount of shine and coordinated perfectly with the other colors on the page. The tiny dotted stamps included in the Blooming Bouquet stamp set, as well as enamel dots in matching colors, completed the layout.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and feel inspired to combine a variety of stamp sets to achieve a desired look on your pages.

Thank you for stopping by.

 

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping · Traveler's Notebook

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,Β  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!