Just Because Cards, Thank You Cards

Hello | Altenew Modern & Edgy Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I’m so glad you’re here!

Today we’re celebrating the release of the Altenew Modern & Edgy release! If you arrived from Tenia Nelson’s blog, you’re right on track. If you want to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for giveaway information and the full blog hop list.

I’ve got three cards to share today so let’s jump in!

Hello

My first card features the new Fresh Bloom stamp set and coordinating dies (also available as a bundle), along with the new Diamond Frame Cover die. These are my two favorite items from the release!

To recreate this card:

  1. Create the pink bloom by stamping the outline layer in Permanent Black ink, the four petal layers in Blush, Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, and Crimson Crisp Dye inks, and the center layers in Limeade and Firefly
  2. Create the yellow bloom using Sunray, Chamomile, Snapdragon, and Marigold (also available in a set) for the petal layers, and the same black and green colors as in step 1
  3. Stamp three sets of leaves using Permanent Black, Firefly, and Grass Field
  4. Stamp the small floral bunch four times in Permanent Black ink
  5. Use the coordinating dies to cut out all of the images
  6. Stamp the sentiment in black ink and trim into a sentiment strip
  7. Use the Diamond Frame Cover die to cut three frames from white cardstock
  8. Stack and adhere the frame layers together
  9. Adhere the frame to an A2-sized card base
  10. Use glue, glue dots, and foam tape to adhere the flowers, leaves, and sentiment

Thank You

My second card pairs more Fresh Bloom flowers with a faux dip-dye technique that I love.

To recreate this card:

  1. Stamp the blooms using Permanent Black ink for the outline layer, Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, and Razzleberry (also available as a set) for the petal layers, and Caramel Toffee and Sunray for the centers of the flowers
  2. Stamp three sets of leaves in Permanent Black ink
  3. Use the coordinating dies to cut out all of the images and set them aside
  4. Cut a 2″ x 5-6″ piece of masking paper (or Post-it Tape) and tear it in two, lengthwise down the middle, to create two masks
  5. Use one piece and mask off, at an angle, the top of an A2-sized piece of white cardstock (since the strip is narrow, you may need to protect the top part of the panel with more masking paper or scrap paper)
  6. Use a large blending tool to blend Dew Drops ink over the exposed (bottom) area of the panel
  7. Remove the mask and use the other mask to mask off, at a different angle, a smaller portion of the bottom of the panel
  8. Blend Sea Breeze ink over the exposed bottom area of the panel
  9. Repeat twice more, remasking and changing the angle of the mask each time, using Ocean Waves and Aqualicious
  10. Use glue dots and foam tape to adhere the blooms and leaves
  11. Stamp the sentiment in black ink
  12. Adhere the card front to a card base

Hello Friend

My last card is a quick and easy one-layer card using the same faux dip-dye background technique and stamps from the new Modern Hello stamp set. I love how this stamp set has scripty words that appear to wind in front of and behind “Hello.”

To recreate this card:

  1. Follow steps 4-9 of the above card, this time using Frosty Pink for both the first and second bands of color, and Coral Bliss for the last two (use a light hand the first time you use each color and deepen the color when you use it the second time)
  2. Stamp the Hello sentiment in Coral Bliss
  3. Stamp the Friend sentiment in Permanent Black
  4. Adhere the card front to a card base

Thank you so much for coming by! Please be sure to check out information about the giveaway below before you head on to visit the lovely Nicole Watt!

Giveaway

$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 8/10/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 8/12/2021.

Blog Hop List

Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards

You Color My World | Hero Arts August 2021 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi there and welcome! It’s release day at Hero Arts and we’re celebrating the August release with a blog hop full of inspiration and a giveaway. This month’s theme is Color Your World in Friendship and the My Monthly Hero kit is jam packed with a stamp set, dies, stencil, liquid watercolors and a cling stamp for only $34.99! If you’ve arrived from Pocono Pam’s blog, you’re right on track. If you’d like to start from the beginning, head on over to the Hero Arts blog.

I have two cards to share today, an interactive color-changing card featuring the kit and one featuring a new infinity die set add-on!

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Birthday Cards, Just Because Cards

From Me To You | Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and happy August!

Today we’re celebrating the release of the beautiful Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia with a blog hop and giveaways! If you arrived from Nathalie DeSousa’s blog, you’re right on track. Check the bottom of this post for giveaway information and the full blog hop list.

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Just Because Cards

You Color Me Happy | Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Countdown + Giveaway

Hi there and welcome to day three of the countdown to tomorrow’s Hero Arts release! The new kit and add-ons (and this link) go live tomorrow morning at 10am PT!

My card today uses a panel from my first day playing with a gel press. This month’s theme and the stencil that comes with the kit were perfect for playing with this new-to-me technique!

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Encouragement Cards, Just Because Cards

You Are One Of A Kind | Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome!

Today we’re celebrating the release of the Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Outline Stamp Set! If you arrived from Verity Biddlecombe’s blog, you’re right on track. If you’d like to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for giveaway information and the full blog hop list.

My card today uses one of my favorite techniques for detailed floral images. While this beautiful stamp is great for coloring and painting, I also love how it looks in black and white!

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Encouragement Cards

Sunny Days Ahead | Simon Says Stamp Make Magic Release

Hello there!

The Simon Says Stamp Make Magic release is live! For my card today I used the new Sunny Days Ahead die and paired it with the Halftone Circle Background stamp which was released a couple of months ago.

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Birthday Cards, Wedding Cards

Oh Happy Day! | Gina K. Designs July Release

Hello there, I hope your week has gotten off to a good start!

The July Gina K. Designs release is live and today I’m sharing a card featuring the new Happy Flowers stamp set (check out what else is new)!

When life is hectic, as it has been lately, beautiful stamp designs like this one hit the sweet spot for me. The line art is detailed enough to stand on its own, either with or without some spotlight coloring as I’ve done here, but also not so detailed that it becomes difficult for me to paint or color more fully. I’m still working on feeling confident with watercolors, so these nice open petals and leaves give me lots of room to play with shading!

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Just Because Cards

Hello | Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Seasonal Blooms Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I’m so glad you’re here!

Today we’re celebrating the introduction of a brand new monthly kit from Altenew. The Craft Your Life Project Kit is a gorgeous kit of coordinating products! This month’s Craft Your Life Project Kit: Seasonal Blooms includes:

  • one 6″ x 8″ clear stamp set containing 13 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
  • nine coordinating dies
  • one coordinating simple coloring stencil set containing 3 stencils
  • one 6×6 3D embossing folder

To make sure you never miss out on a monthly kit, you can subscribe here!

If you arrived from lovely Preeti Chandran’s blog, you’re right on track. If you’d like to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for giveaway information and the full blog hop list.

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