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

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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Thinking Of You Cards

Thinking Of You | Ellen Hutson Essentials By Ellen June Release

Hi there, I hope you’re having a good week!

I’m up on the Ellen Hutson blog today sharing this one-layer card featuring the Pressing Thoughts stamp set. I hope you’ll swing by for a visit!

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Just Because Cards

Hello | Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

Hello there, I hope you’re having a nice day!

I’m so excited and honored to be part Altenew’s four-day celebration of their 7th anniversary! If you arrived from the Ellen Hutson LLC blog, you’re right on track. If you want to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. And, if we’ve never met before, I hope you’ll also visit me on Instagram where I frequently share cards made with Altenew products!

Today I have a bold card to share and it features one of my favorite stamp sets from Altenew, Statement Flowers.

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Miss You Cards, Thinking Of You Cards

I Think About You All The Time

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Hi there, I hope you’re doing well.

I have a one-layer card for you today, a card that I worked on during an Instagram live.  During the live, we wondered whether or not blending Distress Oxide inks and regular Distress inks together would work.  Sure enough, it did.

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Just Because Cards

Have An Amazing Day | A Blog Named Hero April Challenge

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Hi there, I hope you’re well and hanging in there.  Thanks for spending a few minutes out of your day with me 💛

Today marks the beginning of a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero and this month’s theme is “Watercolor.” Continue reading “Have An Amazing Day | A Blog Named Hero April Challenge”

Encouragement Cards, Just Because Cards

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello there, I hope your week is going well and that you’re keeping safe and healthy.

Today we’re celebrating parents and spreading the world about Altenew’s card drive to collect cards for seniors living in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they are not forgotten. If you arrived from LauraJane’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 the full blog hop list!

To read more about the effort and learn how you can participate, please be sure to read Altenew’s Celebrating Parents Card Drive blog post.

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Just Because Cards

Hello | My Favorite Things

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Hello, I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Today’s card is one that I worked on when I was visiting the My Favorite Things boutique in Eustis, Florida last month for Kathy Racoosin’s The Coloring Challenge Roadtrip event.  During Kathy’s events she shares her top 10 coloring tips which you can now learn over at Online Card Classes!

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Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Wedding Cards

Love And Laughter Are Forever | Picket Fence Studios Anniversary + Giveaway

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Hello and welcome!

Anniversary GraphicI’m so excited and honored to be a part of Picket Fence Studios’ month-day long celebration of their first anniversary.  I’m joining in the fun today and sharing a card featuring their stunning Wild Rose Bouquet stamp set.  I’m also sharing a special discount code for 20% off their entire store as well information on how to join in a giveaway for a $100 gift certificate to the Picket Fence Studios store! Continue reading “Love And Laughter Are Forever | Picket Fence Studios Anniversary + Giveaway”