Hey, hey BRI friends! We're hopping today to celebrate the 4th Birthday of Altenew, one of our favorite stamping companies! You should have arrived here from the Altenew blog, and we're glad you're here to share the excitement! There are prizes and inspiration and it's going to be FUN!
With you today, is Norine from The Velvet Lemon creating for Butterfly Reflections Ink and I have some projects to share today, that I made using some recently released Altenew products.
First up, are these two cards created with the Mega Succulent stamp set.
I stamped the image onto water color paper using the MISTI, then turned on the music and sat and colored.
I used Faber Castell watercolor pencils so I could more easily control where the color would sit and then painted with a water brush. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of vellum, heat embossed with clear embossing powder to ensure that the ink wouldn't smudge, then tore the vellum and wrapped it around the card panel. I added a few silver sequins to finish up.
One of the things (besides it's size) that I love about this image stamp is that, while it's actually a succulent image, it doubles very nicely as a big ole cabbage rose! So after I'd colored and painted it, again with Faber Castell watercolor pencils and a water brush, I cut it out to let some leaves (from the Parrot Paradise stamp set) peek out. This card uses a sentiment from the Focus on You stamp set.
I began by stamping 3 of the floral/foliage stamps on Bristol Smooth cardstock, then die-cutting them "off the edge" or partial die cutting. I used Zig and Arteza real brush markers to color the images and a water brush to drag some color out into the background. I popped up the top portion with foam tape and layered it over top of a piece of cardstock that was covered with the new black dots washi tape from Altenew! I love that stuff!
For this last card, I stamped a sentiment from the Crafty Life stamp set, onto a card base, then framed it in a die cut and layered frame and added more of the stamped, colored and die cut leaves and florals from the Focus on You set. Then, just a few enamel dots to finish it off.
Thank you for joining us today! Your next stop in the hop is Lydia Evans! Should you get lost along the way, here is the complete list for today's blog hop.
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
- Altenew: 5 $50 Altenew Gift Certificates
- Altenew Academy: 5 Class Spots
- Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100 Altenew Gift Certificates
- Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots
- Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate
- Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
- My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
- Tombow USA: 2 Dual Brush Pen Sets(10 Colors) and 2 TwinTone Dual Tip Marker Sets(12 Colors)
- WOW! Embossing Powder: $40 Gift Certificate
- Create & Craft TV: £25 Gift Certificate
- Ellen Hutson LLC: $25 Gift Certificate
- Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
- Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
- Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2018 Issue
Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed above and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.