Altenew

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom Release

 

Hi there! I’m excited to be joining Altenew this month in their release of the newest Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom! These monthly releases of Build-A-Flower are some of the most beautiful collection of flower stamps/die combos that they have to offer and this month’s peony blossom is gorgeous amongst the rest of them.

 

The Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom set includes 1 stamp set (15 images) and 1 coordinating die set (8 dies). Contract to the conventional Build-A-Flower sets, the dies for this set cut right at the edge of the imagers, leaving no white border. It is designed to be stamped, die cut, layered, and shaped to create a dimensional flower. In fact, I created the dimensional flower for the previous month’s release of the Sakura Blossom. However, this time around, I decided to stick to my 2D card design and create a vintage-esque card.

I was particularly fond of the details on the flower petals and I recently purchased the Altenew Coffee Break Oval set that I am a bit obsessed about. I love brown tones, so I easily fell in love with these inks. Using the Sand Dunes, Rocky Shore, and Mocha dye inks, I stamped these peonies onto a white card, leaning towards the left side. Once that was all done, I used the Mocha dye ink to brown the edges of the card.

On a separate piece of white cardstock, I blended Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans distress oxide inks and die cut the ‘you’ from the Envelope Liner Die set. I die cut ‘you’ three more times out of just white cardstock and layered it behind for thickness. Next, I heat stamped ‘make me happy’ that I plucked from the Floral Drape stamp set in Versamark ink onto Turqouise cardstock and heat embossed it in white. I trimmed it down to a think strip and cut one edge at an angle

Before I adhered the sentiments on, I decided to splatter Salty Ocean distress oxide ink onto the card. The splatter brought a little more cohesion of the strong blues from the sentiment and the rest of the card. Then, I adhered the sentiment over the peonies coming from the left edge.

Giveaway

To celebrate this special release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners for those that 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 will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog. Winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Sunday, February 18th.

Wait! There’s more. Another winner for a $20 gift certificate will also be drawn from those that comment on this post! The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 17th. Happy crafting!

Cheers,

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Papertrey Ink

PTI Feature: Lilies of the Field

Hi there! It’s Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink February Release countdown! I hope ya’ll been enjoying all the fun daily challenges and loving the release as much as we do sharing these projects with you. There are been so much hard work behind the scenes that it is just so much joy seeing all the reactions and feedback during this time, so thank you for sticking around! There are a few new February featured in today’s project, but the star of the show is Betsy’s Lilies of the Field.

I first die cut the lilies, several of them in fact, because I like to stamp these things in bulk with my Tim Holtz Stampling Platform. For the lilies, I used Lavender Moon, Lovely Lady, Lemon Tart, and Cocoa Bean. I then changed my mind on the center stems for one of them, and used Americana. You can see how that one is a little lighter than the other two. The stems were stamped with Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse. At this point I had about 10 of these lilies stamped and I was just playing with different combinations!

I really wanted to incorporate the new Shape Shifter series into the card. It laid a nice decorative background, and to bring it out a little more, I did a soft blend of Hawaiian Shores and Lovely Lady on the base. With the combination of the new sentiment set, Penned Elegance, I can easily place a sentiment next to my lilies. Where have these sentiments been all my life!

The Shape Shifter was laid directly on top fo my blended background, and then my background lilies. Then, I adhered my sentiment and foreground lilies with foam adheisve. As a final touch, I even added some crystal droplets to the card. I’m not much of a sequin gal, but I love adding these droplets when I make floral cards. It’s like morning dew.

Before I send you off, I wanted to let you know about today’s color challenge! As you know, as part of the 11th anniversary, we have fun challenges every day to give you even more opportunities to win $100 gift cards to the shop. Today, each of the design team’s card has been transformed into a color challenge, and I hope today’s color combination inspires you to create some dreamy floral cards. I am obsessed with soft colors, and especially for Spring! I made sure I used all my favorite colors for my color recipe. Hope you play along and enjoy!

Cheers,

Supplies (New products will be added to the list on February 15th)


Papertrey Ink

PTI Feature: Irish Blessings

Welcome back to our second day in the Papertrey Ink February Release countdown! Today’s project features Irish Blessings by Lexi Daly, which a fun set offering several Irish blessing sentiments in both traditional and casual in nature.  There’s also a matching die set, of course, and another stamp and die combo called Celtic Knots which follows the same design and look.

Whenever I see sentiments that come in a form a shape, I see an opportunity to stamp it as a pattern for the background! I like to start with the main one, the top center, then start repeating it, and also rotating it until I filled up the entire background.  In the center of each, I also stamped the 4-leaf clover in the center of each. All the images were stamped in Simply Chartreuse ink over Spring Moss card stock.

I still wanted to bring focus to one of the circle sentiments so I die cut it out with the coordinating dies to separate it from the rest. I stamped another sentiment ‘an Irish Blessing’ in True Black in the center. I knew I wanted to give it a little vellum skirt so I die cut a larger circle out. Since we have a new mix and mat dies called Shape Shifters, I decided to use that instead! Perhaps a little bigger than how I initially envisioned it, but call me a little unorganized, I had no idea where my smaller circle scalloped die disappeared too! I really need to clean my craft room! Regardless, I do like using vellum to tone down the surroundings and to help whatever it is behind, stand out more.For final assembly, the background was adhered directly onto my base card, and the center circle was adhered with foam tape. I gotta prop something up per card or else I get a little crazy! See you tomorrow for another project with the new release!

Cheers,

 

Supplies (New products will be added to the list on February 15th)

Papertrey Ink

PTI Feature: Penned Elegance & Bold Borders Blooming

Welcome to the start of the Papertrey Ink release countdown! This is a very special month as we celebrate our 11th anniversary, and if you’ve been following along all month, you know we have tons and tons of celebrations, games, prizes, special customer appreciation, and of course a big, beautiful release just waiting for you the 15th. Today’s challenge of the day is an Egg Hunt! So be sure to look for them here and other DT projects scattered throughout their blogs.

I am starting off our first day of the countdown showcasing a few stunning products. We have the new Bold Borders: Blooming dies and the Penned Elegance stamp and die set combo. Penned Elegance is our first set from our newest product designer, Jennifer Campbell, and oh my goodness, this set has immediately moved to the top of my favorites. First of all, I always really admire handlettering and hers is just absolutely stunning! And, I love how there’s a coordinating die for each of the sentiments. Sentiments don’t get their own coordinating dies very often, but having them is absolutely wonderful as I can now lay them on top of images. I definitely could not have been able to fussy cut it the same way. It’s too detailed! So I love, love, love having the dies for this.

The other star of the card is the Bold Borders: Blooming. This is such a beautiful cover die. The borders covers an entire A2 card, but I decided to stop it in half and give it a wrapped look. I knew my teammies were already going to rock this as a frame, so I wanted to try something different! My initial instinct was to do a white on white look, I changed my mind and went with a very light blend of Simply Chartreuse inks from the edges inward. Just the touch of color helped the details of the frame stand out, and I still get to keep the very classy, soft look!

I positioned my sentiment at the bottom right. It is die cut and stamped in True Black. To just give a little extra touch of color, I die cut and stamped a Lillies of the Vale image from another new set, Florest Floor: Spring (more details in the coming days!) which I layered behind it. I used Lavender Moon and Green Parakeet dyes on that. The sentiment was adhered with foam tape.

Hope you enjoy today’s project! Be sure to tune in tomorrow for more projects and continue to celebrate with us for our 11th anniversary!

Cheers,

Supplies (New products will be added to the list on February 15th)


Neat & Tangled

Neat & Tangled February Release Recap

We wrap up the Neat & Tangled February Release week with a quick recap of all the projects shared since Monday and products links to the new goodies! Each month the releases keeps getting better and better and there’s so many awesome stuff here I wouldn’t know what to choose. If you love everything in sight, there’s a full release bundle available at a discounted price, which is great

deal. Let us revisit all the awesomeness of this month’s release!

Day 1: Life is a Beautiful Ride

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Day 2: You are All Kinds of Awesome

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Day 3: Happy Happy Birthday

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Day 4: Everything is S’more Fun With You

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Thanks for joining me all week long! I hope all the projects sent a little inspiration your way and I can’t wait to see what ya’ll make with the new release! This is always very exciting time for me as I share all the projects I’ve been working so hard behind the scenes.  Until next time!

Cheers,