Good morning! Today marks the start of a new subscription from Altenew: Build-A-Garden! We’re hopping along to celebrate this newest addition to the Altenew subscription family. You should have arrived here from Vicky Papaioannou, and your next stop is Cheryl Espie. You can also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog. Here’s a bit about the new series from Altenew:
Enjoy our Build-A-Garden project set, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Each month includes a stamp set along with a coordinating stencil set and/or die set PLUS a customer-favorite Mini Blending Brush! Build your collection of brushes from month to month so you will never be left looking for the perfect tool while crafting.
This set contains the following products:
– one 6″ x 8″ stamp set containing 10 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
– one layering stencil set containing 4 stencils that coordinate with the stamp set
– one Mini Blending Brush for ink blending
Note: These products are NOT sold separately.
If this new series sounds like something you can’t live without each month (that blending brush is such an awesome addition to the kit!), you can subscribe to be guaranteed to receive the new set each month-and at a discount!! Click HERE to see all of the details on how you can subscribe!
This initial installment is called Magnificent Branch, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It features a long branch filled with beautiful blooms and greenery, large enough when stamped to create two card fronts! You can color to your heart’s content with your favorite coloring medium, or you can use the included layering stencils to create a unique color blocked look with your favorite stenciling technique! Here’s a peek at this month’s kit:
Incredibly beautiful, right? I chose to create a custom patterned paper with the main stamp by angling it different ways along the edge of my paper. Let’s get started with the details on my project!
I began by stamping the image from Magnificent Branch a few different times on white cardstock with Copic-friendly black ink, angling it different ways so as to create some custom patterned paper and covering the majority of the A2 card front. I colored the image with Copic markers in a lovely feminine color scheme featuring mauve, pale pink, and jade green.
Once I had finished coloring all of the images stamped on the card front, I used my T-square and a black pen from the Fine Liner Pen set to add a very thin, subtle frame around the edges to help highlight the beautiful images and add another element of black to the card front.
For the greeting, I white embossed one of the sentiments included in the Magnificent Branch stamp set onto some black cardstock, which I then popped up using foam tape on the colored card front. Finally, I added a trio of black gems for one more touch of black, as well as some sparkle on this matte card front.
Well, that’s all for my project today! Now for some fun giveaway information:
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/07/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/09/2022.
Your next stop is Cheryl Espie. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!