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Altenew – Layout With Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus Stamp Set

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew. #scrapbooking #stampingHello, Altenew fans! Enza here and today I’m sharing a layout created with the gorgeous Build-A Flower: Ranunculus stamp set. What I love about it is not only the flower itself (which is one of my favorites) but also the big size. Whether you use it for a card or in a cluster on a layout, you are sure to get amazing results.

I started by inking the white cardstock I used as a background with Altenew Ink Sprays in Frosty Pink and Warm Sunshine. I simply spritzed each color onto the paper a couple of times and allowed it to dry. I had already decided on the shades I wanted my ranunculus to be so pink and yellow created just a bed of color that complemented the stamped images.

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew. #scrapbooking #stamping
The outline of flowers and leaves were stamped with Permanent Black Ink, while for the petals I used the following Crisp Dye Inks:
  • Yellow flowers: Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine
  • Coral flowers: Peach Perfect, Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss
  • Leaves: Rose Quartz, Morning Frost, Moon Rock.

I often use cut files as a bottom layer before arranging my elements on a page. This time, I have a branch that goes from the bottom to the top of the layout and curves a little bit inward, adding movement and more interest. I placed my stamped images around the branch, and adhered them down with foam tape.

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew. #scrapbooking #stampingFor the photo, I created several layers with patterned paper and vellum, and I also added die cuts from the Rose Filament Die Set in between for dimension and texture. The “awesome” title, as well as the chipboard sticker, the tiny tag, and the Day 1, 2, 3 came from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew. #scrapbooking #stampingTo bring in more contrasting elements, I stamped and heat-embossed the “love this” arrow sentiment from the Point It Out Stamp Set in black. I then cut it out with the coordinating dies.

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew. #scrapbooking #stamping
At this point, I knew I wanted more black around the page, so I decided to stamp a few sentiments on black cardstock with Clear Embossing Ink, which I then heat-embossed with Pure White Embossing Powder. Some sentiments come from the Beautiful Quotes Stamp Set, others from the Rustic Linen and the Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus ones.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew. #scrapbooking #stamping
I finished the layout with a couple of shaped paper clips from my stash and black splatters. I hope you enjoyed my process and will feel inspired to use the gorgeous Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus on your next project.

Thank you for stopping by!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

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!