Good morning! Today, I am joining in the Altenew February 2019 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop! As always, the designers at Altenew have created some absolutely breathtaking new flowers and other super fun designs for our creative enjoyment (you can see the entire release here), and I am so excited to be a part of this hop! You should have arrived here from Laurie Willison’s blog, and your next stop is Lillith Eeckles’s blog. Read all the way to the end to find out the different ways to win a shopping spree at Altenew!
For my first project, I used the beautiful new Exotic Tulips stamp and die set to create this fiery orange card! I stamped the blooms with Warm and Cozy inks, then die cut them out with the coordinating die set. For the card base, I blended some dark orange and Coral Berry ink in the top corner of the white card front using the Life Changing Blending Brushes from Picket Fence Studios and added a greeting (from Exotic Tulips) using Versafine and some clear embossing powder.
I arranged the blooms in the bottom corner of the card front and adhered them using foam tape and liquid adhesive to create lots of depth and dimension!
For my second project, I used the absolutely beautiful new Frilled Petals stamp and die set to do some no-line Copic coloring. I stamped the bloom and foliage using Ink on 3 Fadeout ink, then used RV21, RV23, RV42, RV55, V05, and W5 Copics to color the bloom a pretty shade of watermelon-y peach. (Is that a color? It is now haha!) I die cut the colored Frilled Petals images using the coordinating dies, as well as an oval frame from the Create A Wreath die set cut from white card stock.
I arranged all of the die cut pieces, as well as a sentiment strip stamped on more white card stock, onto a white A2 card front, then used dimensional foam adhesive to pop all of the elements up. Finally, I added some pretty gems for some sparkle.
For my third project today, I used the beautiful new Baroque Motifs stamp set and some fun embossing powder from WOW! to create a pretty, sparkly patterned background. I began by stamping Baroque Motifs on a pale gray card front using Fairy Dust embossing powder from WOW! Embossing.
I heat embossed the sentiment on some lavender card stock to bring out the lavender glitter in the embossing powder, then mounted the sentiment strip on a slightly larger piece of Tonic Matte Silver Foil card stock and popped it up on the glittery card front.
For my final project today, I wanted to do some pencil coloring using the breathtaking new Beautiful Peony stamp set. I began by stamping the blooms and foliage using white pigment ink onto some dark teal card stock. I wanted to create a seamless card front, with deep, vibrant color and just that pop of white for the sentiment, so I chose to color on colored card stock with my Polychromos pencils. I then cut the images out with the coordinating Beautiful Peony dies.
For the card base, I die cut the beautiful Thank You greeting from the Flower Arrangement die set using white card stock. I blended some Desert Night ink on the bottom corner of another panel of the deep teal card stock, then splattered it with some white liquid watercolors. I arranged the penciled Beautiful Peony flowers in a cluster and adhered them with dimensional adhesive, then added my greeting and a few gems with some liquid adhesive.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, for some fun giveaway information. Altenew is giving away SIX $50 shopping sprees to the Altenew store! Simply comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 2/21/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/24/2019.
Altenew has also generously provided a $30 gift certificate for my to give away to my own blog readers, as well! All you have to do to win is 1) be a blog follower (either via email or wordpress, bloglovin, etc) and 2) leave me a comment telling me your favorite new product from today’s release! Winner will be announced on 2/21/2018, so be sure to be a follower to find out if you’re the lucky one!
Your next stop is Lilith Eeckels‘s blog. Thank you so much for visiting today, and happy hopping!