Hi there! I’m so excited to be joining the Altenew March 2019 Release Blog Hop! Today, ALTENEW is introducing so many gorgeous new stamps, dies, and stencils, and I’m happy to help introduce some of these new products to you! You should have arrived here from Laurie Willison’s blog, and your next stop is the Altenew Scrapbook Blog. (You can head to the Altenew Card Blog if you get lost!) Be sure to read til the end to find out about the fun prizes up for grabs!
For my first project, I wanted to create something colorful, springy, and just plain pretty. Enter: Watercolor Doodles stamp set. This brand new stamp set creates just the prettiest patterns, with minimal effort. Simply stamp the outline bouquet, then add in the solid stamps in whatever color your heart desires! The solid flowers are meant to be a little “outside the lines,” so you don’t even have to match them up perfectly! Here, I’ve stamped a pretty pattern in some springy Altenew ink colors on an A2 panel of plain white card stock, then die cut the Mega Friend die (reserving the interior portions), then backed the panel with some black shimmer card stock and replaced the interior portions of the die cut for a nice, flat, easily mailed card.
For my second project, I wanted to showcase the beautiful new Book Club stamp and die set. I heat embossed the image on white card stock using gold embossing powder, then colored it in an unusual color scheme with my Copic markers. I’ve noticed an awful lot of pink and purple in my cards recently, and wanted to shake things up a bit from the norm, so I colored the images in blue, coral, and mint. In the center of the circle, I heat embossed a thank you from the new Thank You Builder stamp set.
After I’d finished adding color and a greeting to the Book Club die cut, I used my T-square and a gold marker to create a golden frame. The frame highlights the beautiful lines of the flowers and circle in the die cut.
For the next project, I combined a few older products to create a pretty vase of flowers. I stamped two peonies from the lovely Beautiful Peony stamp set, as well as some wildflower “filler” flowers from the Focus on you stamp set. After heat embossing all of the images in silver and die cutting them with their coordinating dies, I used Tombow markers to watercolor the images in pretty, springy shades of bright pink and pale blue. I also heat embossed one of the vases from the new Versatile Vases on an A2 panel of white card stock.
To add some shadow and depth to the vase, I used the new Versatile Vases Stencils and the Picket Fence Studios blender brushes to add some pale blue blending to the bottom of the vase to indicate water. I popped the flowers using foam tape, then added a silver embossed greeting, also from Versatile Vases.
After so many white, clean and simple cards, I wanted to do something vibrant and saturated with color to showcase the absolutely gorgeous new Wallpaper Art stamp set. I stamped several of the blooms on a panel of A2 card stock, then used the cut outs from the Wallpaper Art stencil collection as masks to stamp the foliage. These stencil collections make for quick and easy masking to create bouquets and scenes!
I wanted to create some very pale pink anemones, so I colored the main images with my Copic markers (RV0000, RV00, RV63, V95 and G21, YG61, G46, BG96), then used the darkest green from the Green Fields Artist Markers to color the negative space on the panel. Finally, I added a sentiment from the Mini Hello stamp set in white embossing powder to make it pop!
Now, for some fun giveaway information!
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 3/19/2019 for a chance to win. Altenew has also generously provided a $20 gift certificate for my blog readers! Simply leave a comment on this post telling me which product is your favorite from this release! All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/23/2019.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping! Your next stop is Altenew Scrapbook Blog.