Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)
Be bold, and be beautiful! This release includes fabulous florals, a geometric background, and even a set of sentiments perfect for the bibliophile in your life! We know you will love creating all kinds of inspiring projects with the stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders in this release. It’s time to get crafty!
Welcome, welcome, welcome. I’ve got several cards to share with you today. I used ink blending, stencil coloring, colored pencils (first time for me), dry embossing, heat embossing and of course stamping on my cards. I hope you enjoy them. Feel free to give constructive criticism, I’m always looking to get better. Also leave a comment at the bottom to have a chance to win prizes. If you’re following along on the hop you just came from Karen Brown’s Blog. If you’d like to start at the beginning of the hop head on over the Altenew’s Blog.
The birthday greetings stamp set stamps several sentiments at one time and the die cuts them all out individually. It’s great. I used the Square Weave stencil and the Tea Party set of die inks to ink part of the background. I also used the Tea Party inks to color the flowers along with Green Valley inks for the leaves and Summer Afternoon inks for the centers. I added some Enamel Dots which I colored with a Coral Berry alcohol marker to match the flowers.
Card number 2 is a CAS, Clean and Simple, card.
I used one of the Well Read sentiments. I really love this sentiment set and I thought the two little flowers reminded me of two friends. The flowers are from the Wildflower Garden add-on stamp set. I already own the Wildflower Garden set, which has 22 stamps and dies for the flowers and leaves and two sympathy sentiments.
Card 3 was very easy to make but I think it looks quite lovely.
I used navy cardstock to emboss using the Floating Feather embossing folder. I then used white pigment ink to carefully swipe over the raised image. I stamped the sentiment, from the Well Read stamp set, on vellum, using sticky ink and heat embossed using Pure White embossing powder. I cut the vellum into a strip and adhered it over the Floating Feather.
Card number 4 it my favorite of the bunch, I think, because purples/pinks are my favorite color.
This card uses the Dazzling Dahlia Stamp, Die and Stencil bundle for the focal point flower and leaves, as well as the sentiment. I used the Wildflower Garden Add-On stamp in Evening Grey die ink for the background. I heat embossed the stamped image as well as the sentiment with Rose Gold embossing powder. Shades of Purple die inks and the coordinating stencil was used to color the flowers.
I have two more cards to share with you, the first one uses the stencil to color in the Dahlia and the second one uses Altenew’s Woodless Coloring Pencils to color it.
I have a ton of colored pencils. I really didn’t need any more, but because the colors of Altenew’s pencils match their inks I just had to get them. I really like the way they blend. For the first card, above, I stamped the image and very carefully used the coordinating dies to cut out just the right side.
You can sort of see, in the last photo, I put some Stickles on the center of the flowers to give a little shine. I hope you enjoyed looking through my creations. You’re next stop on the hop is Linda Westfall.
Now for the good stuff.
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- Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Bold & Beautiful Stamp & Die Release Collection from 08/04/2022 through 08/10/2022. Shop HERE!
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/10/2022 for a chance to win.
Laurie Patterson <—-> You are here
Linda Westfall <—-> Go here next
Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.