Welcome to the hop! Thanks for joining me today. I have 6 cards and lots of techniques to share as I was particularly inspired by this release!!
If you’ve made your way here from Svitlana Shayevich‘s blog, then you’re right on track. I just love her bold style, don’t you? If you’d like to start at the beginning, head over to the Altenew Card Blog.
Let’s take a closer look at this whimsical release. There is a mix of line art, folk art papercuts, modern geometrics, and classic roses. For more information, click here or the image below.
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Dot Art & Polish Papercuts 3D Die
Now that this impressive release has been introduced, let’s kick off this hop with a modern folksy card.
Look at these chevrons! Definitely a new favorite for a quick modern background! Pick your color palette and stamp away! Here I’ve used Olive, Chamomile, and Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Inks.
The Polish Papercuts 3D Dies are so cheerful. I die cut them from the following metallic/shimmer cardstocks from CutCardStock.com:
- Curious Metallic Lime
- Curious Metallic Fairway
- Curious Metallic White Gold (colored with Coral Berry Artist Marker)
- Stardream Metallic Gold
Pleasant Pansy 3D Die & Feathered Leaf Stencil
Continuing with 3D dies we’ve got Pleasant Pansy 3D Die. This set has the perfect amount of detail while being super easy to layer.
Pansies have always looked like little lions to me, so I added a bit of a jungle vibe with Feathered Leaf Stencil background. The center is ink blended with Bamboo and the border is Olive and Moss Crisp Dye Inks.
I’ve used the metallic cardstocks below again from CutCardStock.com.
- Stardream Metallic Kunzite
- Stardream Metallic Amethyst
- Stardream Metallic Punch
- Curious Metallic Violette
- Curious Metallic Lime
- Curious Metallic Fairway
- Curious Metallic Botanic
Playful Plumeria & Block Print
Plumeria is one of my favorite flowers and Altenew has done them proud in this gorgeous set! The Block Print stamp was perfect to enhance the tropical vibe.
Here, I used the layer stamps to create an underpainting for no-line watercolor. I added detail with Polychromos pencils and then after all that effort, I clear heat embossed the entire flower. Eek!
I melted 3 coats of clear embossing powder on the flowers and leaves to create a high gloss finish. Praise be that it worked out!!!
Wavy Roses & Halftone Stencil
We’re moving on to some funky florals with the line art of Wavy Roses Stamp Set. These wide-open spaces are perfect for a variety of techniques.
Check out the video to see how I used the Wavy Rose Mask/Stencil with the Halftone Stencil to create this background.
I chose to color with Altenew Artist Markers. Altenew Artist Markers used:
- Red Cosmos (Set A)
- Warm & Cozy (Set E)
- Tropical Forest (Set E)
Simply the Best & Leaf Clusters
Check out the size of this bloom! If you loved the mega bloom from Floral Art, you’re gonna love this one too. Leaf clusters with Bamboo and Olive Crisp Dye Inks created an organic backdrop.
I used the rock ‘n roll technique to ink up this 3 layer mega bloom. This helped to create dimension with graduated color. Altenew Crisp Dye Inks used:
- Coral Bliss
- Heart Beat
I stamped 2 blooms, fussy cut the center of the 2nd, popped it up, and curled the petals for even more dimension. This bloom was coated with 3 layers of clear embossing as well. Just look at that shine!
Simply the Best & Block Print
We’re ending the post with the dark horse of the bunch, lots of high contrast black and bright Tide Blue Crisp Dye Ink.
In this rendition, I stamped the 2nd layer in blue and the 3rd layer in black. The 1st layer was omitted and hand-drawn lines were added to the white petals.
And that’s a wrap, crafty friends! I had a blast with this release and I hope you’ve found some inspiration to spark creativity in your craft room. What made it onto your wishlist this release?
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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 8/14/2019 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 8/17/2019.
The next stop on the hop is the lovely Maryam Perez. Did you see how she used Altenew decals on her Sillhouette Cameo and utility cart in the last hop? Brilliant! In case you get lost, the full list is below.
Altenew Card Blog
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
Nenette S. Madero
Terri Marie Koszler