I love, love, love Altenew stencils and if you’ve been hopping along with us then you’ve no doubt seen this new release is awesome! I have 6 cards to share with you today as we bring this hop to a close!
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Here’s a little preview of the cards I’m sharing along with the stencil bundle.
Altenew Deco Wonder Stencil
The first stencil I gravitated to was Deco Wonder. When I was about 10 years old, I loved Art Deco.
There was something about the patterns and black and gold that really spoke to me. That’s what inspired this card set featuring ink blending and 2nd generation stencil inking.
Have you tried the new gold pigment ink pads from Altenew? Let me know what you think in the comments. I adore them! These 2 cards are clean and simple and come together in a snap!
I had lots of yummy gold ink left on my stencil after ink blending the first panel. Rather than waste the ink, I did what I call 2nd generation stencil inking.
Simply place your stencil on your mat, ink side up, and spray with a fine mist of water from about 8-10 inches away. Then place a piece of smooth white cardstock on top of the stencil and walk your fingers over the cardstock to transfer the ink.
Just like 2nd generation stamping, the image is lighter and the pattern is more subtle as it transfers an outline of the stencil and the negative space is left white.
Altenew Ombre Stripes Stencil
The Ombre Stripes Stencil has already become a staple in my stash. It’s a favorite right up there with Gradient Stripes Stamp Set and Cover Die.
Only the top half of this card panel was ink blended at the start. I stamped the largest flower arrangement from Everlasting Happiness on the bottom half of the panel and colored it with Altenew Artist Markers.
After I colored the image with Sea Shores, Warm & Cozy, and Tropical Forest Altenew Artist Markers I replaced the stencil and ink blended right over the image. If you look closely you can see a Lime green cast over the image.
Altenew Heart Builder Stencil
This was my first time using an Altenew Builder Stencil, there are several, and I was blown away by how easy it was to get a 3D look with crisp edges.
Simply ink blend with one color, clean the stencil, flip it over and realign it, and ink blend with a second color. I made a mistake with these cards that had me chuckling to myself. Check out the video for details.
Altenew Floral Garden & Broken Chevron Stencils
The Altenew Floral Garden Stencil is genius, simple to use, and it’s perfect for cards and large layouts.
Ink blend the flowers in Fuchsia, wipe the stencil clean, turn it 180 degrees, and ink the leaves in Fresh Leaf. Voila, you’ve got a full panel of flowers.
Broken Chevrons Stencil has fine lines and is great for making subtle backgrounds with dry embossing, ink blending, or embossing paste.
The green stripe panel was the leftover piece from the Sending Hugs card made with the Heart Builder stencil. It was so pretty I didn’t want to waste it and it was an easy way to add another touch of green.
That’s a wrap! There are so many ways to use stencils. You can find other cards featuring stencil techniques here. Let me know your favorite way to use stencils in the comments below!
As aways supplies and giveaway information is listed below.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/28/2019 for a chance to win.
Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left below on my blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 5/31/2019.
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