Thursday, April 8, 2021

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

Hello and welcome everyone! I am so excited and happy to be part of the Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 
I have been a big fan of Altenew from the day they were born so this is a very special celebration for me :)

It's gonna be a long post so let's start. You should have come here from CiLi in Papers blog. I have two cards for you today. I chose to create some mixed media cards for today.
Card 1

For this card I used  the Incredible, Retro Plantines and Label Love stamp sets along with the co-ordinating dies. I also used the Delicate Mandala die and the Sketched Lines Stencil.
I used Spellbinders Journey Gel plate to create the background using some journey paints and Altenew Delicate Mandala die. Add texture using the Ranger Crackle paint through the stencil.
I used white embossing powder and Altenew watercolors to create the flowers.
Stamp the leaves and sentiment. Assemble the card together. To finish, add some enamel dots.

Card 2
For this card, I used the Delicate Mandala die along with the Wild Flora stamp and dies along with the Label Love stamp.
I started with the gel plate and some acrylic paints to create the background using the Mandala die. I then stamped the florals and added color using copic markers. Die-cut the images. Die-cut the image using white card stock 3 more times and stack them all for added dimension.
Stamp the sentiment and flick some gold silk.

The next stop in the hop is Caly Person :)
Special Offer
Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY7TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV21 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/8/2021 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/11/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop here: Altenew Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.
Giveaway Prizes

Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

: 5 $70 Altenew gift certificates
Jennifer McGuire Ink: $100 Altenew gift certificate
Gina K. Designs: $100 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: $100 gift certificate
Spellbinders Paper Arts: $100 gift certificate
CiLi in Papers: €75 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn: $75 gift certificate
Online Card Classes: 3 online class spots
Altenew Academy: 15 online class spots
Auzz Trinklets N Krafts: $50 gift certificate
Concord & 9th: $50 gift certificate
Hero Arts: $50 gift certificate
My Little Attic: $50 gift certificate $50 certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Pinkfresh Studio: $50 gift certificate
Bumbleberry Papercrafts: £25 gift certificate
Waffle Flower: 1 prize bundle valued at $32
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $25 gift certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2021 issue

Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you! I genuinely appreciate your support. 
Thanks for dropping by and have a nice day!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Crafty Meraki - Sending Happy Thoughts

Hello all! I am at Crafty Meraki blog with a mixed media floral card using the Crafty Meraki Magnificent Blooms stamp set. 

I started by stamping this big floral cluster onto vellum using versamark ink and embossed using WOW! metallic gold rich embossing powder. Fussy cut the image.

Now to start the background I took a mixed media layer and smooshed some tumbled glass and twisted citron distress inks to it. Now I used the Fancy Foliage stencil by Heffy doodle and applied Ranger distress crackle paint through it. Once dry this will have beautiful crackle effect. I then smooshed kitsch flamingo distress oxide ink to this piece according to my liking. Adhere this piece to a white cardbase.

Add color to the leaves in the floral cluster by coloring with copic marker from the back side of the image. Adhere to the card.

Now I stamped the sentiment onto the left over inked media paper using versafine black ink. Cut it into a stripe and adhere to the card.

To finish, adhere some pink sequins to it. Thanks for dropping by! Have a nice day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Sunny Studio - Magical Wishes Shaker Card

Hello everyone! I am on Sunny Studio Blog featuring our adorable Garden Fairy stamp set and dies. As you know I really like creating flat shaker cards and I felt this stamp was perfect to make one. It's totally dreamy, magical and added fun of all the glitter as shaker, perfect to give a big smile to any girl including

So I started by stamping all the images using the Garden Fairy stamp set, colored using copic markers. Die-cut using the coordinating dies.

Next, I die-cut some cloud borders from the Slimline Nature Borders dies using white cardstock and vellum. 

Sponge a white panel using shaded lilac and Kitsch flamingo distress oxide inks, flick water and dab using a kitchen towel. Die-cut using the Fancy Frames Rectangle dies to create a frame. Adhere both the parts of the frame from behind to have a broad frame. Next adhere the white clouds to the top and bottom part of the frame, then goes the vellum cloud border. Now adhere a piece of acetate behind the frame. Add double sided tape to cover all the sides of the frame.


Adhere the center of the background piece to the white cardbase. Add some WOW! sparkle glitters Your Carriage Awaits and Crystal. Now remove the lining of the score tape of the frame and adhere this to the cardbase.

Adhere all the images using glue and 3d foam for various dimension. To finish, add spectrum noir clear sparkle pen to the fairies, butterfly and flowers.

Have a nice day!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Crafty Meraki - You Are Incredible

Hello everyone, I am on Crafty Meraki blog sharing a floral card using the fun spring color palette. 

I started by stamping the florals from the Sweet Friendship stamp set using versamark ink. Emboss using WOW! metallic gold rich embossing powder. Sponge picked raspberry distress ink towards the center.

Stamp the leaves from the One of a Kind stamp set using versamark, emboss using the gold embossing powder. Sponge lucky clover distress ink. Fussy cut all the images. 

Now to create the background, take a piece of yupo paper. Add green alcohol ink and blending solution. Add the color to your liking and let this piece dry. 

Emboss this piece using the Sunny Studio Frilly Frames Herringbone die (to do this on the big shot die-cutting machine the sandwich is tab 1, clear plate, die facing up, yupo paper color side down, tan embossing mat, clear plate). Take a fine sandpaper and gently scrub the emboss part, it turns white and looks pretty in real life.


Adhere the cluster, stamp sentiment from the You Are Incredible stamp set. Assemble the card as per the photo.

Have a nice day!

Monday, March 8, 2021

Crafty Meraki - Sending Hugs Card

 Hello everyone, I have a soft and pastel no-line water colored card on Crafty Meraki blog using the pretty floral from Little Things clear stamp set.

I really like this floral bouquet and it was super fun to color it. I started by stamping the image using antique linen distress ink onto canson watercolor paper. I then added colors to it using the  watercolors by daniel smith. Once the coloring was finished, I added a bit of color around the bouquet. Flick white paint and pink watercolor. Let it dry.

I then stamped the sentiment from the One Of A Kind stamp set onto a stripe of paper. Adhere to the panel. Adhere the panel to a pink cardbase. To finish add some nuvo clear drops.

Thank you for dropping by. Have a nice day!

Friday, March 5, 2021

Sunny Studio - Easter Wishes

Hello everyone! Today I am on Sunny Studio blog with a colorful and happy Easter card featuring our Eggs To Dye For stamp and dies. Now there are so many beautiful patterns of eggs in this set and I wanted to use most of them. Easter reminds me of my daughters and egg My daughters have crossed that age now but then I found these cute bunnies from the Balloon Rides stamp set playing hide and seek around these colorful eggs. So cute!
I started by stamping lots of eggs with various patterns from Eggs To Dye For stamp onto white cardstock using versamark ink. I then sprinkled WOW! Opaque white embossing powder. Die-cut these using the coordinating die. Sponge the eggs using distress oxide inks. Wipe with a clean cloth to remove the ink from the embossed part.

Stamp the bunnies from the Balloon Rides stamp, color them using copic markers. Die-cut using coordinating dies.

Take a white slimline card, sponge worn lipstick distress oxide ink to make the sky. Flick some water to add texture. Die-cut the grassy hills from the Slimline Nature Border dies twice. Sponge using distress oxide inks in the shades of green. Adhere the grass to the card.

Place the eggs and the bunnies and adhere them onto the card. Stamp the hearts from the Meow & Furever stamp set.

Die-cut a frame using the Slimline Scalloped Frame dies. Adhere to the card. Stamp the sentiment onto black stripe and emboss using white embossing powder. Adhere to the card using 3D foam. To finish, adhere some Crystal Clear Fusion sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!