Monday, December 14, 2020

Altenew Educators “Floral with Geometric Elements” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hello Crafters! If you are following the blog list you should have arrived here from Teri Stokes
Thanks for joining us for another fun blog hop and links party :) This hop brings tons of inspiration using florals and geometric elements. Let’s talk prizes!
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Prizes:
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 12/21/2020 for a chance to win. 
 
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew 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 Winners Page on 12/23/2020.
 
There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz link on the Altenew blog for you to enter YOUR gorgeous Altenew “Floral with Geometric Elements” creations. Altenew will pick 2 of their favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!
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Now on to some cards.
I created two Christmas cards to share with you today. Both cards finished size are 5x7 or A7 as they are also called.

Card #1

For this card I used Altenew’s Holiday Bows stamp set, the poinsettia and foliage are perfect for creating floral groupings I stamped and die cut several of the images, stamped and heat embossed. I also cut several geometric Crystal Frames from Altenew’s gold foil cardstock.  For my base I used Navy card and splattered with white gesso. I placed my cut images along the left side while placing the crystal frames thought the foliage. The sentiment was created by using the Mini Christmas set and Beautiful Inside sentiment stamp set. Once everything was adhered to the panel I mounted it onto a white base.

Card #2

My second card displays the newer released Sweet Flowers stamp/die bundle paired again with the Crystal Frames dies. My process was the same as before; stamping/cutting several images and then playing with the layout on my panel. I stayed with a classic themed red/white/green color palette. The gold frames add a festive and elegant touch. Once again the sentiment came from the Beautiful Inside stamp set. I wanted to have a green border and did not have the right colored cardstock so I took a piece of white card and colored the edges with the same Shadow Creek ink I used for some of the flowers.

I hope I’ve inspired you to make some more Christmas cards! Keep “hopping” along to see loads more inspiring work. Next on the hop is Rosie Neustaedter 

Here is the entire list of educators for this hop:

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, it makes my day! Michelle

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi Crafty Friends! You should have arrived here from Terri Koszler page. What an inspiration-packed blog hop that Altenew is spearheading and for such a wonderful cause. Our goal is to send cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. Please check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in your own card creations.
Here are mine:
Card 1
For my first card I paired Baroque Motifs with Simple Beauty. I first layed out the bottom flourish on my panel, it looked like it was made to hold a pretty floral bloom :). After I stamped and die cut the main flower from the Simple Beauty set I used it to figure out my placement for the smaller flowers; stamped those and filled in parts of the small flowers with my Buttercream Artist Marker. I then added the smaller flourish to the top and finally popped up the largest flower on foam tape. I then added the MOM” using the Fine Alphabet Dies on glitter cardstocks. As a final touch I added iridescent jewels for the flower centers. Finished card size is 5x7 inches. Inks used: (Summer AfternoonPocketful of Sunshine, Lapis Lazuli, Rock Collection)
Card 2
For this card I again used Simple Beauty stamp/die set along with the Versatile Vases stamp set. To start I stamped and die cut the beautiful layered floral image from Simple Beauty, the layers in this set are very easy to align. I then stamped the vase and added the design using the flourish stamp in the Simple Beauty set, I fussy cut this image out. Once I figured out my placement I added more blooms to the background and left them uncolored. I adhered the vase flat to the card base, while the flower was popped up on foam tape. The sentiment comes from the vases stamp set. As a final touch I added small yellow gems to the flower centers. Finished card size is 5x7 inches. Inks used: Summer Afternoon, Enchanted Garden, Green Fields)
Giving Back Info
Altenew has other stamp sets and products that are great for your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards (and other year-round projects!). Until Father’s Day, June 21st, 2020, 20% of the profits from the following products will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need:
Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 Card Blog on 4/5/2020.
I am the final stop on this blog, but in case you missed a post here is the full list of participants:
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, it makes my day! Michelle