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Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends, and welcome to the Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

This release will leave you speechless; such an amazing variety of stamp and die sets. You’ll sure to find something you love and must have ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Kimberly Wiener

My layout for today features the following products: Botanical You Stamp and Die Set, Rustic Linen Stamp Set, and Fine Frames Circles Die.

"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping
I started by creating my background with the Rustic Linen Stamp Set. This stamp is perfect to give a textured look to your card or layout bases. I chose the soft shade of Cotton Candy Crisp Ink, as I wanted it to be visible but not overwhelming. I then die cut lots of circles from white cardstock using the Fine Frames Circles Die set and applied different shades of Altenew Crisp Inks in pink/coral tones with a blending tool โ€“ my goal was to achieve an ombre look.
Here are the colors I used:
Frosty Pink, Peach Perfect, Pink Pearl, Cotton Candy, Cotton Bliss, Cotton Berry, Heart Beat.
"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping
After deciding the placement for my pictures, I stamped sentiments from the Botanical You Stamp Set repeatedly towards the right side of the page. I foam mounted the photos and layered several patterned papers behind them before arranging the die cut circles behind them.
"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping
At this point, I wanted to bring in a contrasting element, so I decided to add some leaves from the Blooming Bouquet Stamp Set and color them with Altenew Artist Markers Set A. The smaller leaves, as well as the flower you see to the left of the photos, come from the Botanical Garden Stamp Set.
"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping

I used the new Botanical You Stamp Set and coordinating Dies for my title. I stamped it with the following colors:

  • flowers: Pink Pearl, Cotton Bliss, Heart Beat
  • greenery: Forest Glades, Hunter Green.
To make it thick and sturdy, I die cut the โ€œYOUโ€ three more times out of white cardstock and adhered all the layers together. I also added an extra layer cut from black cardstock to create an offset look and make the title stand out more.
"You" layout by @enzamg for @altenew using #AltenewBotanicalYou #AltenewFineCirclesDie #AltenewRusticLinen #scrapbooking #floral #mixedmedia #stamping

I finished the layout off with wood veneer buttons from the Reflection Collection and splatters of Jet Black and Forest Glades Ink Sprays.

Now the fun part! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, May 25th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/27/2018.

Your next stop is Chari‘s blog. Happy hopping!

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,ย  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!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Traveler's Notebook

Clique Kits – Field Notes: Punches and Mixed Media

Hello, Clique fans! I’m here today to share a new Travelerโ€™s Notebook spread for Clique Kits. Look at all the fabulous goodies in the July Pool Party Travelers Notebook kit!

I went back to my good olโ€™ punches again. This is a floral border one from Martha Stewart that I have had in my stash for quite a while. The idea was to create a colorful background using different patterned paper from the Ainโ€™t Life Grand collection featured in the kit.

On the opposite side of the page, I used a mixed media paper from Kaisercraft that came in the May Sorbet kit. After cutting it to fit, I simply colored it with a mini ink blending tool and shades of ink that matched the colors in the papers. One of the sentiments from the collection served as my title, which was placed in the center of the page and backed with some thread for added texture.

I layered the photo with a mix of patterned papers. The journaling, as well as some sentiments, were typed and then cut into strips.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you felt inspired to use the July Pool Party Travelers Notebook Kit on your pages and maybe give your punches a try ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a lovely day!