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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.

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Blog · Gift · Gift Wrapping

Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Chrysanthemum Set Release

Hello everyone! I am back today to share a project created with the new Altenew Build-A-Flower: Chrysanthemum set. This set, which includes 1 stamp set (12 images) and 1 coordinating die set (4 dies), is absolutely stunning. The realistic look you can achieve with the layered images is amazing.

Here is a brief description provided by Altenew:

Chrysanthemums are beautiful flowers which symbolize optimism and joy. With an abundance of petals, these perennials resemble pom-poms. Chrysanthemums bloom in many colors, so you can be creative with your ink choices. Altenew has included two encouraging sentiments to help bring joy to your loved ones.

I love the versatility of this set. It is perfect for cards and scrapbook pages, but also to embellish gifts or tags. I used it do decorate a plain clear glassine bag. I think that any gift can become a little more special with a handmade touch.
Glassine bag decorated with @altenew #BuildAFlowerChrysanthemum @enzamg
I covered the front of the bag with patterned paper from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. I knew I wanted to stamp the Chrysanthemums in shades of blue, so I went with a gray neutral background. Here are the Altenew Crisp Inks I used:

The coordinating die is mind-blowing, as it not only cuts the outside of the Chrysanthemum shape, but also some of the petals, allowing for more dimension. I layered all my elements in the bottom left corner of the bag, and adhered them down with foam adhesive.

Glassine bag decorated with @altenew #BuildAFlowerChrysanthemum @enzamg
Glassine bag decorated with @altenew #BuildAFlowerChrysanthemum @enzamg
To balance the space on the opposite side, I heat-embossed one of the sentiments that comes in the set with Altenew Translucent Pearl embossing powder. I used another patterned paper from the Our Family Collection as my base; the colors coordinated perfectly with the Crisp Inks I picked for the flowers. I finished the banner with a wood veneer heart and some twine, and I also added a clothespin and enamel dots for extra detail.
Glassine bag decorated with @altenew #BuildAFlowerChrysanthemum @enzamg
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 3/9/2018.
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Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew – Layout With Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set

Scrapbook layout for @Altenew by @enzamg featuring Stunning Cosmos stamp set.
Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a new layout for Altenew featuring the Stunning Cosmos stamp set. I think this set is absolutely gorgeous; the different shapes of the flowers allow for a more realistic look, while the sentiments are perfect for a variety of occasions. 

For today’s layout I combined both Altenew’s scrapbook collections: Reflection, and Our Family. The colors coordinate perfectly, so it was easy to make them work on this page. I started by stamping all the cosmos. For some of them I used the new Altenew Crisp Inks that were just released: Pink Pearl, Heart Beat, and Coral Bliss. For the others, I went with Frosty Pink, Pinkalicious, and Purple Wine. Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee were perfect for the center of the cosmos, while Frayed Leaf was used for the top of the stems.

For my background, I first picked a watercolor patterned paper from the Reflection Collection and layered a floral cut file on top of it. Next, I trimmed two strips of patterned paper and placed them vertically on the left side of the page, on top of the cut file. I love how the watercolor paper peeks through the cut file and the texture achieved with all the different layers. I placed the cosmos inside the positive spaces (the openings) of the cut file and used some foam adhesive to adhere them down.

Scrapbook layout for @Altenew by @enzamg featuring Stunning Cosmos stamp set.
To balance the right side of the page, I created a little cluster on the left side with a sticker camera and a couple of cosmos. The green foliage, which is a chipboard sticker from the Reflection Collection, brings in some extra color.

Scrapbook layout for @Altenew by @enzamg featuring Stunning Cosmos stamp set.
I kept the layers behind the photo pretty simple and neutral. I just added a couple of die-cuts and some wood veneer hearts from the Our Family Collection.

Scrapbook layout for @Altenew by @enzamg featuring Stunning Cosmos stamp set.
The title, placed vertically along the side of one of the strips of paper, finished the layout.

Scrapbook layout for @Altenew by @enzamg featuring Stunning Cosmos stamp set.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will feel inspired to use the Stunning Cosmos stamp set on your next layout.

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