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Altenew – Frosted Garden Layout

Happy New Year, friends! This is Enza, and today I’m sharing a colorful and flowery layout featuring the gorgeous Frosted Garden stamp set. My main inspiration came from the striped patterned paper in the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. I loved that the colors coordinated perfectly with the photo I wanted to use. Everything is so soft and dreamy!

I started by stamping the flowers onto another patterned paper that features splashes of watercolor paint in pink, blue, and purple tones. My goal was to create a tone-on-tone look by matching the color of the flowers to some of the stripes. To bring in more sparkle, I decided to heat-emboss the images with Platinum and Rose Gold embossing powders.

Once I had everything in place, I felt like I needed to add more elements to fill in the empty spaces. I then stamped a few flowers and leaves on white card stock with the following Altenew Crisp Inks: Puffy Heart, Soft Lilac, and Sea Glass. All the stamped images were cut with the coordinating dies and arranged to achieve a cohesive look.

I backed my photo with some patterened paper before adhering it down, and embellished it with wood veneer hearts, a tag, and the “love” chipboard sticker that come in the collection. I also decided to stamp individual leaves here and there using the same Altenew Crisp Ink shades to accentuate the tone-on-tone look.

To finish the layout, I added some sentiments from the Sketchy Floral stamp set and enamel dots.

The Frosted Garden stamp set is so beautiful! Definitely a must-have!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

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Documenting December With Altenew Stamps And Dies

 Altenew - DD Spread
 Hello, Altenew fans! As many other memory keepers out there, I document my December in a pocket-scrapbooking form. I enjoy this project very much, as it allows me to tell everyday stories and focus on the little things, while still being creative.

One of my favorite Altenew stamp sets is Bells and Bows. I have seen many gorgeous projects created with it, so I decided to incorporate it into my album. I started by stamping the bells in a variety of colors, and arranged them in clusters on a green patterned paper from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. To achieve more dimension, I used foam adhesive to adhere them down, while to add texture I threaded jute into tiny holes I punched on the top of three of them. The little bows from the same stamp set add the finishing touch.

Since the spread is about my daughter playing her ukulele, I decided to incorporate some wood veneer music notes, which I heat-embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. The red dots you see around the design come from the Blooming Bouquet stamp set. I use them a lot, especially when I don’t have enamel dots that coordinate with other colors on the page.

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 The sentiment is from the December to Remember stamp set. I stamped it with Espresso Crisp Ink and quickly heat-embossed it with Translucent Pearl embossing powder.

For the journaling card on the left side of the spread, I used the Brush Alpha Die Set to cut the word “story”. I also typed my journaling onto one of the 3×4 cards that come in the Our Family Collection and cut it into strips.

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The wood veneer number in the other pocket was heat-embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder, as well. I wanted it to match the music notes on the opposite page.

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I hope you have enjoyed reading about my process and will feel inspired to incorporate some of these beautiful stamp sets into your December memory-keeping projects.

Have a lovely day!

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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.