Thursday, February 13, 2020

Altenew February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Watercolors Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome everyone! I am super delighted and honored to be a part of the February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Watercolors Release Blog Hop over at Altenew. You are going to love these Artists Watercolor 24 pan set as it has a wide range of fun colors. You can check all the new release products HERE.

You should have come here from the lovely Nathalie DeSousa's blog :)

I have four cards for you using various techniques to show how versatile these colors are.
Card 1
I created this fun look using watercolor to stamp the pretty leaf from the Retro Plantines stamp set. 
I applied some watercolors onto my craft mat, spritz little water. I now used this as my ink pad and stamped the images to a panel of Fabriano Artistico hot press paper. Flick some black watercolor to it. This technique gives a lovely soft effect.

 I then stamped the sentiment onto a blue cardstock and die-cut in a circle. To give more focus on the sentiment, I simply die-cut the smallest of the Nesting Labels die using white cardstock and vellum. I adhered the vellum onto the white die-cut for a softer effect. Adhere the sentiment onto it using 3D foam.

Adhere the panel to a blue cardbase.
Card 2
For my 2nd. card, I was trying out the watercolors and simply painted some freehand florals and leaves onto Arches cold press watercolor paper.  The sentiment I used is from the Incredible stamp set from the January release.

Once the image was dry, I flicked some black splatters and stamped the sentiment. 

Love how this card turned out :)

Card 3
Since, I enjoyed the freehand watercoloring process, I made the next card a bit easier. I stamped the Watercolor Halftone floral cluster onto arches cold press watercolor paper panel using Altenew Rose
Quartz ink. Now I had a shape ready for me to play with the watercolors. I used the watercolors to color the image.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Incredible stamp set using silver embossing powder.

Card 4
For this card, I went with no-line coloring technique. I love this technique in all the coloring mediums. First I created a background watercolor wash in muted colors. I then stamped the florals from the Garden Treasure stamp set and the leaves from the Leaf Clusters stamp set using Antique Linen distress ink onto Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolor paper. 

I find this ink to be perfect for my kind of coloring. I colored in all the images and die-cut them. Once everything was ready, I simply created the cluster and adhered them to the mat layer.
Finally, I adhered the panel to a mint cardbase.


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 2/18/2020 for a chance to win.

There will also be a winner from each blog to receive a $20 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 2/21/2020. 
The next stop on the hop is wonderful
Jenny Colacicco

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!  

Tonic Studios Spring Dreams Stamp Collection Online Party

Hello Everyone! I am so excited to be part of today’s Spring Dreams Stamp Collection Online Party, hosted by Tonic Studios to help celebrate their newest release!
This is a small release of 5 stamp sets fully illustrated by Tonia Tkach

I have two cards for you using the adorable Flowers For You stamp set.
Card 1: I started by stamping the background using WOW! clear sticky ink and embossed the images using  Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder. I then sponged distress inks to the panel. Flick some water and let it dry.

Now, I used my Caran D'Ache pencil colors to add a bit color to some of the images. I then applied Nuvo aqua shimmer pen in Midas Touch to the images. Stamp and emboss the sentiment. 

Adhere to the panel using 3D foam tape. 

Card 2: I started by sponging some distress oxide inks to the panel to create an ombrè look. I then flicked some white and gold pain to the edges. I then stamped the image to Neenah solar white cardstock, colored them using copic markers and fussy cut the image. 

I then, applied some Nuvo aqua shimmer pen in Midas Touch to the hearts and applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze to them. Let it dry. Adhere to the mat layer. 

I then stamped the sentiment in black and sponged some ink to the edges of the stripe. Adhere to the card.

Spring Dreams UK

Spring Dreams USA

There is a 15 % off Discount code on the stamps for our party guests

Click on the shop for the CODE FOR THE USA SHOP

Studio Katia - Hello Shaker Card

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing an adorable shaker card using the new release products by Studio Katia on their blog. If you know me then you already know how much I love making flat shaker cards as they are so easy to mail :)

I started by taking a white panel. I die-cut this panel using the Scallop Honeycomb Cover die. I colored one of the hexagons using yellow copic marker. Stamp the word "HI"

I adhered the acetate sheet behind this panel using a liner tape. The new SK acetate sheeets in the shop are amazing and crystal clear. I then put Chunky Sparkle glitter to a white cardbase and adhered the die-cut panel to the card using Studia Katia glue.I adhered the yellow hexagon to the card using the new double sided foam tape.

Stamp the bees from the Honey Bees stamp set onto a copic friendly cardstock. Color and die-cut them using the coordinating dies.

To finish, apply a little bit of glue to the bee wings and sprinkle some chunky glitter to it. Thank you for dropping by! Have a nice crafty day!


Honey Bees Stamp

Honey Bees Die

Scallop Honeycomb Cover Die

Double Sided Foam Tape

Acetate Sheets

Chunky Sparkle Glitter

Studio Katia Glue