Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Altenew June 2019 Stand-Alone Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi Crafters!!! Welcome to my stop on the Altenew June 2019 stand-alone die release blog hop and giveaway! You should have arrived here from the talented Kymona Tracey’s page.  To start at the beginning of the blog hop go to the Altenew Blog (you can find the full list of designers at the bottom of my post).
Lets take a look at the products from the June release:


Prizes:
  • 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 June 24, 2019 for a chance to win.
  • Altenew will 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 blogs on June 27, 2019.
Now on to a few card ideas I am happy to share! 

Card 1

For my first card I used the Delicate Mandala Die along with the Nesting Labels Dies. After watercoloring an entire sheet of watercolor paper with Colorburst powders in deep jewel tones, I cut the mandala image 4 times from the watercolored sheet and glued the pieces randomly onto my panel. This panel measures 4 ¼ x 9 inches. Although not captured well on camera, I added Wink of Stella onto the cut pieces. The sentiment comes from the Just Because stamp set. As a final touch I added iridescent sequins to pick up all the colors.

Card 2

My second card features the lovely new Virginia 3D Rose die set. I cut the images from white 80# cardstock and colored them using the Sea Shore set of Altenew inks; the centers were colored using Buttercream and Warm Sunshine. Silver cardstock added a little bling to various parts of my flowers, and I cut the leaves from gray cardstock.  For the background I took my panel and cut twice the second largest die from the Nesting labels die set, took one of the positive pieces and added the sentiment to it with Obsidian Black ink. I LOVE this crisp, dark pigment ink, I got this impression after one press! Crystal drops added a final touch.

Card 3

Card number three also features the Nesting Labels die set. I first stamped the panel with the Rustic Linen Background stamp in Sand Dunes ink. Next I arranged and stamped the BAF: Poppy images in Obsidian Black ink, Tea PartySummer AfternoonLime and Antique Gold. The smaller images I filled in with my artist markers in Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades.  The sentiment comes from the Versatile Vases set. I then took the three largest nested dies, centered and taped them on my panel and ran through my die cutting machine. The center is glued to the panel, working outward each layer after that I added foam tape; 1 layer, 2 layers and the largest outside piece has a sheet of fun foam plus two layers of foam tape. Honestly, it isn’t as bulky as I thought it might be. I love the final outcome!

Card 4

For my final project using the new Star Flower Pop-up dies, I created a fun and simple A2-size birthday card.  I took a piece of mint green card from my stash and cut “hbd” from the center using the Bold Alphabet dies. For added dimension I glued additional layers to each letter then embellished the top layer using the Baroque Motifs in Coral Bliss. Before putting everything together, I took the green panel and cut the pop-up stars on opposite corners of the letters.  I added a layer of coral cardstock underneath my panel to peek through the flower petals. Nuvo drops make the flower centers pretty.


That’s all for me today, but next on the list is Kelly Griglione, I trust you’ve had tons of inspiration along this blog hop! For your convenience I am listing the full list of designers:
Altenew Card Blog Jennifer McGuire Lilith Eeckels Therese Calvird Laurie Willison Jaycee Gaspar Virginia Lu Nathalie DeSousa Svitlana Shayevich Altenew Scrapbook Blog Norine Borys Seeka Kathleen Graumüller Nenette Samson Madero Jeanne Jachna Mindy Eggen Irina Fonina Zsoka Marko Zinia Redo Isha Gupta Maryam Perez Emily Midgett Kelly Janes Lydia Evans Marge Yoon Agnieszka Malyszek Amber Rain Davis Arjita Sepaha Singh Kymona Tracey Michelle Murray <<You are Here Kelly Griglione
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, it makes my day! 
Michelle

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi Friends!!! Welcome to my stop on the Altenew “Celebrating Parents Card Drive" blog hop! You should have arrived here from Laura Volpes page.
Altenew is celebrating parents with a blog hop and I am honored to take part in this worthy hop. To start at the beginning of the blog hop go to the Altenew Blog.  (you can find the full list is at the bottom of my post.)

So what is this card drive about? Altenew has a goal to send cards to the elderly that live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. How incredible is that? You can read all the details here. I hope you will consider joining this great cause by sending in cards.

Special Offer:

  • 20% of the profits earned from select stamp sets (Best Dad, Painted Rose, Extra Special, Lotus, Cross Stitch Flower, and Best Mom) by 6/16/2019 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 4/17/2019.
Now on to a little inspiration!
For my first card I used the Versatile Vases set along with the Build-A-Flower: Cattleya set. I decided to decorate my vase with Watercolor Strokes Washi Tape. I applied the washi tape to a blank piece of cardstock, then using Black ink I stamped the image onto the washi tape and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and cut out. I stamped the flowers using the Cherry Blossom ink set and used the coordinating die to cut them out. Using the Fine Frames Cover Die  I took the two largest frames and cut them at the corners to add some visual interest. The sentiment comes from the Celebrations stamp set.
For my second card I again used the Versatile Vases but wanted to create a succulent set so I cut the vase from colored cardstock. I added succulents from the Indoor Garden layered set and colored with the new Spring Bouquet inks. I added a little texture to the interior frame space with the Wood Pallet Background stamp set in Limestone ink before framing it with the Fine Frames Cover Die. The sentiment comes from the Versatile Vases set. I think this makes a good masculine Father’s Day card.
Card number three also uses the Versatile Vases set, however the Prettiest Pomander flowers crown the simple vase. I heat embossed the vase onto vellum to give it the look of frosted glass. I stamped the image using Summer Afternoon and Shades of Purple ink sets. Finally, the sentiment comes from the Wild Hibiscus set.
I hope I’ve given you some inspiration!  Next on the blog hop is Terri Koszler.


Seeka
Michelle Murray>>You are here

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