If you love steel dies, this Altenew release is for you! I love stand-alone dies as they push me to think about paper crafting projects outside of stamping. In fact, 2 of the 3 projects I’m sharing today have no stamping at all!
Let’s take a quick look at all the pretty dies in this release! We’ll be focusing on 3 of the sets today!
Watch these projects come to life in this video!
Color Wheel Die
There are so many clever paper crafting projects on the hop using the Color Wheel Die, whether they are scrapbooking or cardmaking, and I’m excited to put that inspiration to use!
For today’s project though, I leaned towards the practical side and used the die to swatch my Tropical Fiesta Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers. It seemed to be a match made in heaven, 10 slots for 10 markers.
Swatch Watercolor Brush Markers
I created a template by dry embossing the die into a piece of Saunders Waterford High White Rough watercolor paper. This is my favorite watercolor paper for its bright white color and excellent performance.
The best practice is to swatch on the same paper you will use for your own projects.
Next, I took the markers directly to the embossed paper and drew the color out with a wet brush.
I swatched the colors in the order they were listed on the package, however, if I were to do it again, I’d swap Lime and Sweat Leaf as Lime is yellow-green and Sweat Leaf has blue undertones.
Color Wheel Storage
The painted template was die cut using the large circle die included in the set. I used both dies to cut a piece of black cardstock and adhered it to the top using a Large Nuvo Glue Pen.
The finished color wheel fits perfectly in the Watercolor Brush Marker packaging which is how I’ll be storing each of mine!
Virginia Rose 3D Die
Virginia Rose 3D Die Set is the Goldilocks of Altenew 3D Dies. It has just the right amount of layers and leaf clusters, not so few that it’s lacking detail, and not so many that you’re unsure where to start layering. It’s just right and it’s downright gorgeous!!
Loose Watercolor Panels
I had just swatched my Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers, so of course, I needed to get inky with them. I started by laying down some loose and messy watercolor and die cut the layers making sure I had some light and dark pieces.
The die cut layers looked flat so I added ink smooshing in the same colors and splattered them with Altenew Pure White Ink Spray.
After assembling two red-orange roses and one bud, I decided I needed some blue ones as well. So I watercolored a blue panel, but it was so pretty I decided to reserve it for the background.
Improvise with Enchanting Washes Paper
Instead of creating another blue panel, I die cut blue roses from scraps of Altenew Enchanting Washes Paper Pack. These coordinated perfectly!
I assembled the flowers, stamped 3 sentiments from Sentiment Strips Stamp Set, and popped everything up on dimensional adhesive. As a finishing touch, I added more white splatter.
Tip: add dimensional adhesive between the flower layers for an extra wow factor!
Dainty Blooms Cover Die
Wait, do these blooms look strangely familiar? Me thinks the Dainty Blooms Cover Die is a cousin to the amazing Altenew Floral Garden Stencil that made its way into our crafty stash last month!!
Since they’re close relatives it seemed fitting to have a family reunion. For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb with the Dainty Blooms Cover Die for a tone on tone effect with the white card base.
Next, I ink blended Altenew Rouge, Coral Berry, Fresh Lemon, and Olive Crisp Dye Inks over the Floral Garden Stencil and fussy cut a few bloom and leaf clusters.
I assembled the card and popped up the blooms and Simply Thank You die cut and called it done!
I hope these projects and others on the hop have inspired you to get creative! I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!
As always, supplies, giveaway information, and the next stop on the hop are below. Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, Breathe · Ink · Inspire.
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 6/24/2019 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 6/27/2019.
The next stop on the hop is the lovely Arjita! The full list is below in case you get lost along the way.
Altenew Card Blog
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nenette Samson Madero
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
Arjita Sepaha Singh