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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!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends, and welcome to the Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway. You should have arrived from Olga‘s blog. Here is a full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog
Kristina Werner
May Sukyong Park
Anna Komenda
Sveta Fotinia
Galina Filippenko
Therese Calvird
Laura Bassen
Erum Tasneem
Olga Moss
Enza Gudor —You are here—
Chari Moss
Svitlana Shayevich
Kymona Tracey
Yana Smakula
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Debby Hughes
Terhi Koskinen
Nina-Marie Trapani
TaeEun Yoo
Vicky Papaioannou
Kristina Pokazanieva
Laurel Beard
Virginia Lu
Laurie Schmidlin
Heather Ruwe
Sandra Dietrich
Justine Hovey
Isha Gupta
Anna Kossakovskaya
Lilith Eeckels
Hussena Calcuttawala
Barb Engler
Dana Gong
Emily Leiphart
Laura Jane

I have been part of the Altenew family for a little over six months now, and absolutely love it! I get to work with amazing products, but most importantly with caring and supportive people who make it fun and exciting.

I have picked four of my favorite layouts to share with you today. What they have in common is gorgeous flowers, vibrant colors, and a romantic feel.

For my first layout, 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.

The second and third layouts are all about fussy cutting.

Both were created with the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, which includes amazing floral images and watercolor effects. I love that I was able to create these pages with just the kit, without having to add any other element.

My final layout features two of the most recent releases: Flower Arrangement stamp set and coordinating dies, and Brush Alpha Die set.

This stamp set is one of my favorites for sure, very easy to layer and with a variety of flowers that allows you to create beautiful clusters. The lovely font of the Brush Alpha Die set is perfect for all kinds of projects, from scrapbook pages to cards to off-the-page creations. I used papers and embellishments from the new Our Family Scrapbook Collection.

Now onto some some fabulous prizes and promotions:

Prizes:

Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2018 for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 01/06/2018.

Promotion:

 FREE U.S. shipping with code GOODBYE2017 or $5 OFF international shipping with code WELCOME2018 at checkout. Offer valid from December 22nd at 12:01 am EST through December 24th at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop HERE>> www.altenew.com.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Your next stop is Chari‘s blog.

Have a lovely day!

Blog · Off the page · Stamping

Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Carnation

Hello, friends! I’m back today with a project featuring another amazing Altenew release.
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This month’s build-a-flower set features a beautiful carnation. The meaning of carnation includes fascination, distinction, and love, and its use in art and decor dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. With their ruffled appearance and classic beauty, these flowers possess a charm and allure that continues to captivate people around the globe. Alongside the multi-step carnation, we have included two-step leaves, berries, and a cluster of tiny flowers that can be used as filler images for your flower arrangements! The set also includes three kindness sentiments that are great for any occasion.

I have decided to make a set of bookmarks with it. I thought it would be a sweet little gift for the book lovers in my life 😉
Altenew - BAF Carnation - Enza Gudor - Bookmarks

Both bookmarks measure 3.5”x8”. I wanted them to be big to showcase the carnation in all its beauty.

For the first one, I stamped flowers and leaves with Altenew Crisp Inks in pink and green shades on 80-lbs white card stock, and cut them with the coordinating dies. To make the bookmark, I layered a couple of patterned papers from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection and some card stock, which served as a base for the top layer. I also created a background for my carnation by stamping the smaller flowers included in the set repeatedly with Lava Rock Crisp Ink. To achieve more dimension, I adhered it down with foam adhesive.
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The second bookmark doesn’t have any dimensional elements on it. I love its simple and clean look. I went with a tone-on-tone technique here, using different shades of coral to create all the layers. No leaves. Just the gorgeous carnation.
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I finished both bookmarks with coordinating ribbon.

There are some prizes up for grabs to celebrate this release. Leave a comment on the Altenew Card or/and Scrapbook blogs for a chance to win one of four $30 gift certificates. Winners will be announced on December 20th. (Two winners chosen from the card blog post, two winners chosen from the scrapbook blog post.)

Have a wonderful day!