Hi there! Today, I’m thrilled to be taking part in another fabulous Altenew Stencil Release and blog hop. You should have arrived here from Maryam Perez’s blog, and your next stop is Angieszka Malyszek. You can also check out the Altenew Card Blog to get the full hop list. Today’s release is all about stencils. Stencils are such a fantastically versatile tool to have in your arsenal; you can use them in countless ways, with so many different tools and mediums. I have two projects to show you today, so let’s get started with the details! Be sure to read all the way to the end to get the fabulous giveaway information!
I’ve been all about making card sets that “coordinate” of late… Color has always been my starting point for creating; my brain sees the color combination first, and so I try to apply that color combination to a variety of styles and products. For today’s stencil release, I’ve created two projects using a beautiful fuchsia, amethyst, and muted gray color scheme, combining the new Diamond Builder stencil and the Doily Frame stencil with some older Altenew favorites. Let’s get started with the details!
For this super graphic and bold project, I began by blending the multi-layered Diamond Builder stencil using Moon Rock, Ultraviolet, Lavender Fields, and Magenta on some Pebble card stock from Hero Arts. This stencil creates such a unique background. By simply turning the stencil and flipping it over, you create a fun, super graphic pattern. It did take me a few practice runs to get the exact right combination of flips and turns, but I had such fun that I didn’t even mind! It was like magic watching the pattern come to life! After I’d finished blending the background pattern using blending brushes, I put together some bold (and somewhat unnatural-looking haha) flowers using the Wild Rose layered dies and some coordinating colored card stock.
I arranged the flowers and foliage in a little swag, then die cut a large Hello from some black glitter paper, adhering it to a rectangle of vellum to help soften the bold pattern behind it. I popped up all of the die cuts using foam adhesive, then added a few gems to add a bit of sparkle.
For my second project, I kept to the same color purple, pink, and gray color scheme, this time with a much more subtle pattern. I began by placing the new Doily Frame stencil and the interior insert on an A2 panel of Pebble card stock, then blended Moon Rock and Ultraviolet inks using blending brushes to create a muted purple. I also stamped a rose swag from the recently released Always and Forever stamp set using white ink, again on Pebble card stock. I wanted to stay true to my chosen color scheme, not wanting to have that annoying white border that comes with having your image on white card stock. Coloring the beautiful rose image using colored pencils on the gray card stock helped to seamlessly add the die cut image to my card front without compromising my color scheme!
After I’d finished coloring the image with my Luminance colored pencils, I die cut the swag with the coordinating dies, then trimmed it in half. I also trimmed a bit off the edge of my stenciled panel, then added a strip of charcoal and a strip of pink glitter paper to the edge to add some extra contrast. I mounted the penciled die cut on the doily using foam tape, along with a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips stamp set that I’d heat embossed on a strip of purple card stock. The final touch was to add some gems for sparkle!
stamp set that I’d heat embossed on a strip of purple card stock. The final touch was to add some gems for sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. Now, to share some fun giveaway information with you!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/28/2019 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/30/2019. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!