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:
 

Altenew
: 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
Scrapbook.com: $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 me...lol
 
 

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 hunt...lol. 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! 

Monday, March 1, 2021

Crafty Meraki - No One Like You Card

 Hello everyone! Isha here with you again, with a happy rainbow colored card. I will be sharing a quick way to add color to your project if you are not in coloring mood :)


 

I used Crafty Meraki Sweet Friendship and One of a Kind stamp sets along with Sunny Studio Slimline Scalloped Frame dies.

To start I simply die-cut the scallop piece from white cardstock, then die-cut the smaller rectangle to create a frame. Now, stamp the wreath with Versamark ink onto white cardstock, sprinkle WOW! clear embossing powder and heat set. Sponge distress oxide inks in various colors. Flick some water and dab with a kitchen paper. Spray with Imagines Shimmer Sparkle spray. Let this dry.

 

 

Fussy cut around the wreath from outside and also the inside. Cut in half and arrange onto a white cardbase. Adhere by adding 3d foam to the center of the wreath elements. Flick some black ink to the empty parts of the card, let dry. Adhere the scalloped frame.


 

Stamp the butterflies, add a touch of color using copic markers. Adhere to the card. Stamp the sentiment onto a black stripe, emboss using white embossing powder. To finish, I added some pastel rainbow confetti by Studio Katia.

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Sunny Studio - Happy Birthday Card

Hello everyone! I am on Sunny Studio blog today, sharing the Inlay die-cutting technique featuring our Stitched Circle Small dies. 
 

To start with, I sponged some white cardstock pieces in rainbow colors using distress oxide ink. Now to create the inlay die-cuts. I started by die-cutting the biggest circle die using the purple paper, now die-cut the 2nd largest circle from the same purple keeping the die slightly off-set. Next is the blue circle, die-cut it using the 2nd. largest circle dies. Then die-cut the inside using the 3rd. largest circle keeping it off-set. Die-cut all the pieces in the same way by simply going down the circle size . These circles will fit in each other and we will have a flat eccentric circle piece.

Add 3d foam to the circles to the back so they stick together. Before removing the release paper, flick some water to get a subtle texture. I then sprayed this circle with Imagine Shimmer spray for a lovely shine.

Adhere this circle focal image to a white cardbase.

Die-cut the word "Hello" from the Slimline Scalloped Frame dies. Die-cut them 4 times and stack them together for some dimension. Apply spectrum noir shimmer pen to it and adhere to the card. Stamp the sentiment from the Inside Greetings - Birthday stamp set, onto black stripe and heat emboss using white embossing powder by WOW!

Stamp the butterfly from the Garden Fairy stamp set and die-cut using the coordinating die. Add a touch of color. Adhere to the card. 

To finish, adhere some Rainbow Pearls.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a nice day!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Crafty Meraki - One Of A Kind

Hello everyone! Today, I am on Crafty Meraki blog with a water colored floral card using the One of a Kind stamp set.


I started by stamping the flowers using versamark ink onto watercolor paper. I then sprinkled WOW! Metalline Flame embossing powder and heat set it. Now I water-colored the florals using various distress inks and Altenew watercolors. Let them dry.
 
Stamp the solid leaves images using antique linen distress ink onto watercolor paper. Color using Altenew watercolors. Once dry, I flicked some white paint to these images. Fussy cut all the images.
Flick some black splatters to a white cardbase. Adhere the floral cluster to it using 3D foam. Add spectrum noir clear sparkle pen to the flowers. Stamp the sentiment onto a white stripe and adhere to the card. 
 
 
To finish I added some Nuvo jewel drops - Rosewater. 
 
 
Thank you for dropping by. Have a nice weekend!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Crafty Meraki - Sending Hugs Card

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be guest designing for Crafty Meraki blog. Thank you Bindu for having me here. 

I have a Clean and Simple card for you today with noline copic coloring technique using this GORGEOUS butterfly image "Meraki"

I started by stamping the beautiful butterfly from Meraki stamp set using antique linen distress ink. I then colored it using various shades of pink, yellow, brown copic markers. I used some greens to color in the florals. Now it's time to fussy cut the image.

I then took a white card and flicked some gold and black ink to it. Let it dry. Now, I die-cut the largest of the Sunny Studio Scalloped Circle Mat 3 die using white cardstock. I then die-cut the inside using the 3rd largest circle of the Sunny Studio Stitched Circle Large die. This gives me a beautiful frame to ground the butterfly image. Adhere the frame to the card using 3D foam. Adhere the butterfly using 3D foam.

Stamp the sentiment from the Crafty Meraki One of A Kind stamp set onto a white stripe. Mat with a green stripe towards the bottom (Tip: To match the color of the stripe to the flowers, I used one of the copic markers from the floral colors). Adhere the sentiment to the card.

Thank you for dropping by! Have a nice day!!

Monday, February 8, 2021

Lawn Fawn - Ready Set Snow Interactive Shaker Card

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog today as a guest. Thank you so much Lawn Fawn for having me.


I started by creating the background by stamping the snow stamp with Clear Embossing ink, sprinkle white embossing powder and heat set. Blend Abandoned Coral and Worn Lipstick Distress inks to create an ombrè look. Stamp the snowflake using Worn Lipstick ink using 1st and 2nd generation stamping technique, creating the variation in color. Finish by splattering some white and silver paint.

Stamp the Ready Set Snow snow globe onto the pattern paper using clear ink, heat emboss using white embossing powder. Cut the inside of the globe to create a window. (Note: you could die cut the snow globe using the Ready Set Snow Shaker Add-On die to create the window.)

 
Stamp the trees using various inks and die-cut using the coordinating dies. Die-cut the snowy backdrop pattern paper (from Snow Day Remix 6×6) using the snow globe die. Adhere 2 small white hills and adhere the trees. Adhere acetate behind the snow globe and create the shaker.

Stamp the snowman, color and die-cut. Stamp the sentiment and assemble the card together.

Thank you for dropping by!
 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Lawn Fawn - You Color My World Interactive Card

Hello Everyone! I am so excited to be a guest on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog today. I have always loved Lawn Fawn, actually from the day they were born...lol. So it makes this all the more exciting :)

The theme of the challenge this month is What's the Weather! Interesting right?

Weather reminds me of the happy rainbows and the Hello Sunshine paper pack was the inspiration behind this fun interactive card.

There are lots of tutorials on the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel on how to assemble these dies :)






 

Here is a small video to see this card in action.

 


Here is the inspiration badge for the challenge. For more information about the challenge please check the Lawn Fawatics blog HERE.


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