Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Zinnia Magellan Rose Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello. I am delighted to be joining Altenew for the release of their latest Paint-A-Flower Zinnia Magnolian Rose. You should have arrived here from Bridget Casey but if you arrived here by chance the hop starts over at the Altenew Card Blog

Colouring is one of my favourite things to do, so I am always excited to use the Paint-A-Flower stamps and this one is no exception.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/28/2022 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/30/2022.

The next stop on the hop is Linda Westfall

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Here is the blog hop list


Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Jaycee Gaspar

Colleen Balija

Virginia Lu

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Nenette S. Madero

Reiko Tsuchida

Carol Hintermeier

Natasha Davies

SathyaKala Sankaran

Amy Hill

Bridget Casey

Katrina Howe You are here

Linda Westfall

Nandini Karmarkar

Sande Woodson

Daniel Diaz

Keren Baker

Preeti Chandran

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Dynamic Blossoms Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello. I am delighted to be joining this blog hop to celebrate the release of the latest Altenew Craft Your Life kit Dynamic Blossoms.

You should have arrived here from Maryam Perez but if you arrived here by chance the hop starts over at the Altenew Card Blog

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 03/18/2022 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 03/20/2022.

I love the beautiful flowers in the stamp set for this kit I had to colour them which is one of my favourite things to do. once I had coloured the images I added a light blue shade of pen around the outside of the image to add some depth. I used the kit stencil stencil to add some interest to the background. For the sentiment I die cut the word you in Altenew gold glitter card and heat embossed the are amazing in gold on to black card. I added some raindrops for a finishing touch.

For my second card I used bright coloured inks to make the background. I then stencilled over this to add some texture. I then die cut the image from the coloured panel and then again from some a black card base I adhered the coloured panel on to black card and then I placed all the black pieces from the die cut back into the open spaces. Once this was done I added a simple hello die cut from silver glitter card.

Make sure you keep all the extra die cut pieces from the coloured panel to make another card in black with the coloured pieces inside.

Thank you for hopping along. The next stop is the amazingly talented Erum Tasneem

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Here is the Blog Hop list


Altenew Card Blog

Michelle Short

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Nathalie DeSousa

Colleen Balija

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jaycee Gaspar

LauraJane

Terri Koszler

Bridget Casey

Virginia Lu

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Katrina Howe

Erum Tasneem

Reiko Tsuchida

Nandini Karmarkar

Emily Midgett

Amy Hill

Sande Woodson

Teresa Litchfield

SathyaKala Sankaran

Nenette S. Madero

Rosie Neustaedter

Preeti Chandran

Natasha Davies

Daniel Diaz

Altenew March 2022 Folktales & Stories Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello. I am delighted to be joining Altenew for their latest release. Sharing inspiration for the beautiful new products available.

The hop starts at The Altenew Blog

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 03/10/2022 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 03/12/2022.

In this release you will find beautiful florals to colour and cute cats.

You can use parts of a large image to create. I have done this here and have the rest of the coloured image for another card.

I heat embossed the image and sentiments and used watercolour on these cute cats and the background. I stamped some of the smaller images to add some interest to the background.

The large background stamp is perfect for simple cards which are easy to make in bulk. You can put aside then just add a stamped sentiment for whatever your occasion.

The next stop on the hop is the talented Teresa Litchfield

I hope you are inspired to create with the new release.

Take care for now

Katrina

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Here is the hop list

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jenny Colacicco

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Hussena Calcuttawala

Emily Midgett

Colleen Balija

Nathalie DeSousa

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Jaycee Gaspar

LauraJane

Michelle Short

Cheryl Espie

Terri Koszler

Nichol Spohr

Lilith Eeckels

Nenette S. Madero

Laurie Willison

Preeti Chandran

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Virginia Lu

Nandini Karmarkar

Maryam Perez

Bridget Casey

Reiko Tsuchida

Natasha Davies

Katrina Howe you are here

Teresa Litchfield

Rosie Neustaedter

Linda Westfall

SathyaKala Sankaran

Arjita Singh

Sande Woodson

Daniel Diaz

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Giant Bellflower Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

I am delighted to be joining Altenew for the release of the newest Build-A-Flower, Giant Bellflower. You should have arrived here from the talented Preeti Chandran If you made it here by chance the hop starts at The Altenew Card Blog

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/06/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/09/2022.

To make my cards I selected Altenew inks in purple and yellow shades and stamped them out following the layering guide. I then die cut the flowers out with the coordinating dies.

For my purple card I cut a window into my card panel using a circle die. I then blended ink over the circle. I then adhered the panel and circle on to my card base and added the die cut flowers and sentiment.

For the yellow card I blended some yellow ink over the Altenew leaf burst stencil on to the background. I added some splatters in the different shades of yellow over the top. I adhered a strip of Altenew gold card and a strip of black card to the edge of the panel before adding my flowers and the sentiment.

Make sure you check out all the beautiful creations in the hop and good luck!

The next stop on the hop is the talented Amy Hill

Take care for now

Katrina

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Blog hop

Altenew Card Blog
Jenny Colacicco
Mindy Eggen
Erum Tasneem
Colleen Balija
Jaycee Gaspar
LauraJane
Nathalie DeSousa
Cheryl Espie
Terri Koszler
Hussena Calcuttawala
Virginia Lu
Carol Hintermeier
Nenette S. Madero
Keren Baker
Bridget Casey
Rosie Neustaedter
Preeti Chandran
Katrina Howe. You are here
Amy Hill
Natasha Davies
Daniel Diaz
Nandini Karmarkar
Arjita Singh
SathyaKala Sankaran
Linda Westfall
Sande Woodson

Lawn Fawn Card sketch challenge

Hello. Today I am sharing my take on the current Lawn Fawn sketch challenge.

To start my card I took an A2 sized card panel and stamped then heat embossed the bulbs using Wow embossing powder I used a bulb from the Turn Me On stamp set and one of the decorations from the Joy Into The Woods set.

I took Distress Oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade and using a small blending brush added a light amount of ink around each of the bulbs. I then coloured the bulbs using my Copic markers and added a little white colouring pencil over the top.

Next I stamped and coloured images from the I Like You A Lotl stamp set along with some presents from a Christmas set. I then cut these all out.

I stamped the sentiment from the On The Beach stamp set on to a strip of back card and heat embossed in white. I added a small strip of patterned striped paper underneath for a little more interest.

I die cut my card panel using the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle A2 size die and used liquid glue and foam pads to add some dimension. I decided to add some splatters to the background. As I had already adhered my images I simply lay a piece of masking paper over my images to protect them from the splatters. I adhered some raindrops from Little things by Lucy’s cards to finish.

Take care for now

Katrina

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Bunny quote cards

Hello It has been a stormy few days here, perfect time to play in my craft room.

I couldn’t help myself when I saw the new release for Sizzix and Tim Holtz and had to get my hands on the amazing new thinlet dies. For these cards I used the bunny set.

To start my cards I cut two pieces of watercolour card to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. I heat embossed the sentiments one in black and one in white. These amazing sentiments are from the Stampers Anonymous set CMS252 Ponderings.

I used Distress Mica sprays and water to make a bright inky background over the heat embossed cards. Have fun and just play to create backgrounds. No two will ever be the same. For each card I sprayed the panel with water then placed into a box to keep the spray contained. I sprayed the mica sprays and then some water where needed before drying with a heat tool. I then added more layers where I felt needed some extra colour. I used a damp cloth and run this carefully over the embossed area to remove any ink from the writing.

Once the panels were completely dry I used some stamps and stencils to add some more interest to the background with Distress Inks. Again just pick at random stamps and stencils and just enjoy the process.

Next I worked on the bunnies. I blended Distress Oxide inks on to white card. I used Tattered Rose, Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy. I used black card for the eyes, nose and mouth. Once the ink was dry I die cut the pieces and glued them together using Distress Collage Medium. Once all the pieces were in place I splattered the bunnies with gold watercolour paint and then spritzed with water, soaking up the excess with a paper towel.

I used a stitched rectangle die to add some texture and a finishing touch to the card panels and run them through my die cutting machine. Using the Collage Medium I adhered the bunnies, then adhered each of the panels to an A2 size card base to complete the cards.

Take care for now

Katrina

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Altenew Washi Tape Explorer Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello. I am delighted to be joining Altenew for the Washi Tape Explorer Blog Hop. The hop starts at the Altenew Card Blog

You should have arrived here from the talented Colleen Balija

To celebrate this occasion, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 11/17/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 6 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/19/2021.

Washi tape is a great addition to your craft supplies and is perfect to add interest to clean and simple cards that are quick and easy to make and are perfect for mass producing if you have lots of cards to make.

My favourite way to use Washi tape is to add it to the edge of my cards. Here are some cards I have made where I have done this. I especially love using the gold tapes. They are so versatile and work with all Altenew stamps from pretty florals through to geometric images. They also match perfectly with the Altenew gold inks.

The next stop on the hop is Irina Fonina

Altenew has a special off -40% off on ALL Washi Tapes from 11/10/2021 at 12:01 AM EST until 11/16/2021 at 11:59 PM EST.https://altenew.com/collections/washi-tapes Not valid on previous purchases. Free gift will be added to the cart automatically with all pigment ink orders.

Thanks for hopping along.

You can find more of my projects over on Instagram @craftylemur

Katrina

Here is the blog hop list

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Jaycee Gaspar

Erum Tasneem

LauraJane

Bridget Casey

Rebecca Sogn 

Colleen Balija

Katrina Howe. You are here

Irina Fonina

Natasha Davies

Amy Hill

Nancy Souza

Rachael Shedeed

Annemarie Caister

Neha Aggarwal

Karen Brown

Nenette S. Madero 

Nandini Karmarkar

Sande Woodson

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway

Hello, today I am delighted to be joining Altenew in a blog hop to celebrate their 7th Birthday. You should have arrived here from Seeka

Altenew was one of the first companies I discovered when I first found a love of stamping. Altenew stamps are so unique and with such inclusive and special sentiments there is something for everyone. I am so privileged to be part of this hop. Thank you Altenew and Happy Bitthday here’s to many more years.

Here are everything you need to know about the giveaway. Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.

To make my card I started by blending some Lavender Fields ink on to the bottom of a pre folded card base. I used a large Altenew blending brush to apply the ink, fading out towards the top right side of the card. Once the ink was dry I adhered two different Altenew washi tapes to the left hand side.

I stamped the layered images from the Sweet Rose Bouquet stamp set using purple and green Altenew inks. For the final detail layer I heat embossed in gold.

I played around with the arrangement of the flowers leaving a space for the sentiments then adhered the images. I used scissors to cut any overhanging pieces. I then stamped my sentiments in Obsidian black ink. These are from the paint-A-Flower Coral Sunset and Paint-A-Flower Anemone stamp sets.

Thanks for hopping along. I am the last stop in the hop. You should have now gone full circle. If you have arrived here from elsewhere Head to the Altenew Blog to start hopping along.

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

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Blog hop order


Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

My Sweet Petunia

Agnieszka Malyszek

Kristina Werner

Tenia Nelson

Paige Evans

Reiko Tsuchida

Auzz Trinklets N Krafts

Karen Brown

Ellen Hutson LLC

Seeka

Katrina Howe You are here

Altenew Educators Blog Hop

Hello. Today I am taking part in the Altenew Educators blog hop

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 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 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 4/6/2021.

The Altenew Goldfish Pond stamp set is one of my new favourites. It is so unique.

To start the card I made the inky background. I took a piece of A2 sized watercolour card and smooshed Altenew inks on to a slick surface. I then spritzed the ink with water and smooshed my card into it. I then dried this ink with my heat tool before adding more ink in different. shades and colours to build up the layers.

Once my inky background was completely dry I took the solid lily pad and leaf images and stamped them over the background using Altenew Bamboo and Parrot inks,

Next I cut my inked panel down to 4 x 5 1/4 inches and die cut a circle window in the centre. I took the inside of the die cut circle and put it back where it had been cut from and added some adhesive to just the circle and placed the panel on to my A2 white card base. This will adhere the circle in the correct place making it easy to line up when building the shaker card.

I layered a piece of acetate over the circle window using liquid glue.

Next I stamped and layered my fish images on white card. I added a little grey artist marker to add some depth to the fish then fussy cut them along the black outline. I went along the edges of the cut images with a black marker to define the edges.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on to black card with white embossing powder, heat set and trimmed down to size.

I adhered the fish and the sentiment to the front of the card panel and added foam tape to the back of the panel. Making sure to add a foam frame all around the window area so the sequins do not escape!

I brushed the shaker area with an anti static powder tool then placed some sequins over the circle on the card base. I chose colours that matched my inky background. I released the foam tape then attached it card panel to complete the card.

I hope you are inspired to make a shaker card with you stamps.

The next stop on the hop is Rosie Neustaedter

Thanks for dropping by.

Katrina

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Here is the full list so you can hop along for your chance to win.

Altenew Card Blog

Bridget Casey

Colleen Balija 

Teresa Litchfield

Katrina Howe. You are here

Rosie Neustaedter

Terri Marie Koszler

Tenia Nelson

Pam Boedeker

Nandini Karmarkar

Amy Hill

Irina Fonina

Natasha Davies

Karen Brown

Helen Kalb

Patty Mello

Roteja Galvan

Eva Bussom

Fiona Duff

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicki Finger

Nenette S. Madero

Teri Wilson

Rachael Shedeed

Neha Aggarwal

Kari VanNoy

Teri Stokes

Amber Rain Davis

Virginia Lu

Sandra Woodson

Altenew Paint-A-Flower Coral Senset blog hop

Hello. I am delighted to be joining Altenew for the release of the latest in the Paint-A-Flower collection – Coral Sunset.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/27/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/30/2021.

Here’s how I made my card. I cut an A2 size card panel from smooth white card suitable to use with alcohol markers. I stamped my image with black ink and set about choosing some colours from my Altenew marker collection. I coloured the image working in layers until I was happy with the result.

Once the image was complete I used obsidian black ink to stamp the sentiments. I added some green ink over the Altenew Feeling Dotty stencil in random areas to add some interest to the background.

I adhered my panel to a pre folded card base to complete the card.

You have reached the end of the hop. You can loop back to the start and join in the hop if you have yet to see all the other beautiful inspiration which starts at the Altenew card blog

Thanks for dropping by

Katrina

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Here is the blog hop line up

Altenew Card Blog

Emily Midgett

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys

Keren Baker

Therese Calvird

LauraJane

Jaycee Gaspar

SathyaKala Sankaran

Verity Biddlecombe

Rachael Shedeed

Yoonsun Hur

Virginia Lu

Dana Joy

Terri Koszler

Carol Hintermeier

Nathalie DeSousa

Seeka

Amanda Baldwin

Katrina Howe