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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!

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Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily

Hello friends! I am back today to share a project created with the new Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily set.

This set, which includes 1 6×8 stamp set (14 stamp images) and 1 coordinating die set (2 dies), offers a realistic and incredibly detailed Peruvian lily, designed to be stamped in contrasting or coordinating colors. A lovely leaf and painted sentiment finish off the set. The Peruvian Lily, also known as Alstroemeria, blooms in a variety of colors and is native to South America. Some petals are flecked with darker shades, resulting in a distinctive and beautiful look. You may stamp these flowers in any Altenew ink colors to get great results!

You also have the option to get this set with inks as a bundle for a discounted price:

Here is the layering guide:

The layout I’m bringing you today showcases these flowers combined in one big cluster:

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
As I always do, I started by stamping lots of images. I know a lot of people like when I list the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks I use, so here it is. The colors are listed in the order they were used for the layers:
  • Peach Perfect, Coral Bliss, Purple Wine, Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Pinkalicious, Mocha, Permanent Black Ink.
  • Frosty Pink, Pinkalicious, Purple Wine, Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Pinkalicious, Mocha, Permanent Black Ink.
  • Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
To create the layout, I adhered five strips of the pink wood grain washi tape that comes in the Our Family Collection to a white textured cardstock. I used that as my guide to layer the flowers. I love the idea of lilies surrounding the photo.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
I added a few pieces of patterned papers behind the photo, as well as a sticker frame and a tag from the Reflection Collection. I mounted everything on foam adhesive to give it dimension.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
I finished the layout with some wood veneer origami birds and lots of enamel dots.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
Now the fun part! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 7/8/2018.
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a happy one!

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Altenew – Tropical Layout

Tropical layout by @enzamg for @altenew using Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise stamp sets. #scrapbooking #tropical #stampingHello, crafty friends!

Enza here, and today I am sharing a new colorful layout featuring the Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise stamp sets.

The weather is getting warmer in this part of the world, the sun is out, and I’ve started dreaming of vacation time and days at the beach. I wanted my page to capture all the summer vibes, with tropical elements and a myriad of colors.

As I often do, I stamped lots of images – I’d rather have more than I need and save the extra ones for future projects than having to set up all my inks and stamps again for only a few more images! The variety in the Totally Tropical Stamp Set is truly inspiring and allows for fun combinations and a natural, realistic look.

Tropical layout by @enzamg for @altenew using Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise stamp sets. #scrapbooking #tropical #stampingAfter stamping the outline of flowers and leaves with Altenew Permanent Black Crisp Ink, I filled them in with the following Crisp Dye Inks:

  • light pink flowers: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious

  • dark pink flowers: Pink Diamond, Razzleberry

  • yellow flowers: Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie, Peach Perfect

  • teal flowers: Aqualicious, Teal Cave, Galactic Stream

  • orange flowers: Pink Pearl, Heart Beat

  • leaves: Sweet Leaf, Forest Glades, Just Green

I used a cut file as my base just to add an extra layer between the background and all the other elements. I colored it lightly with Altenew Artist Markers in Blush before adhering it down.

Tropical layout by @enzamg for @altenew using Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise stamp sets. #scrapbooking #tropical #stampingI created three clusters around my photo alternating colors and type of flowers and leaves.

Tropical layout by @enzamg for @altenew using Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise stamp sets. #scrapbooking #tropical #stampingNext, I added my sentiments; one from the same Totally Tropical Stamp Set and the other from the Forever and Always Stamp Set. I also included two butterflies and the “love” acetate piece from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

Tropical layout by @enzamg for @altenew using Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise stamp sets. #scrapbooking #tropical #stampingBlack splatters around the main clusters finished the layout.

I hope you enjoyed this summer layout and its bright, happy, tropical vibes.

Until next time!