Hello everyone! I’m here today to focus on the Enchanted Iris stamp set. As there are so many great examples made by our design team and talented guest designers in the hop, I was thinking that this post would be little difficult. I thought: “What else can I do with it to show new ways of use?”:) But there is so much do do with this set. So it didn’t take me long to come up with more ideas!
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Hello everyone! Today I’m here to show you my new card in pastels. I had a mood to create something soft and fresh so I went with mint and shades of grey color combo. This card is so unique for me as I hadn’t use any stamp for it, instead The Layered Floral Cover Dies.
Layered floral cover dies are super cool! They goes in two designs Layered floral cover die A and Layered floral cover die B. You will have perfect match with those two – your card will be mind blowing. That’s why I didn’t want to add more elements and focused on the die cuts.
For a white background I used Classic Crest Solar White and for the Layered flower cover die B layer – Pale Gray Cardstock. The last layer of Layered flower cover die A I wanted to make more contrast and took Jet Black Cardstock but then it seemed too dark for me so I blended it with a white pigment ink and it turned kind of graphite color.
Adding a sentiment was a real battle for me, as I didn’t want to hide any piece of these gorgeous flowers. And from the other hand not every sentiment will be readable on a such contrast card. The decision came from a big Thanks Die. I blended it with Mountain Mist Crisp Dye Ink and fuzzy cut back layer from the Vellum Translucent Paper to soften contrast flower below it.
Using only dies for the card is an easy and quick way to create beautiful eye-catching card for a last-minute occasions.
Hope you enjoyed my today’s ideas.
First I’d like to thank you all for your feedback on my previous project with a stenciled flower pot! You are the best and I appreciate each of your comment! And today I prepared two beautiful cards for you!
This time I tried some no-line coloring and gold trims that I always wanted to try as they look gorgeous! I chose navy blue + brownish yellow colors along with the gold and white for these two. Actually blue+yellow in all possible tones and shades is one of my top color combinations that will never fail. Do you have such combinations?
I stamped images with Sand Dunes Crisp Dye Ink and started coloring with watercolor brush pens and watercolor brush. To achieve more detailed look I added touch of watercolor pencils.
Once my flowers were colored and die cut I took Fenstone Decorative Element in gold to create my focal point composition in the card’s center. For the sentiment I used “Thank you” phrase from Layered Cupcake Stamp Set – love the font!
This time I used Timeless Frame for the focal point and put my flowers in that frame like in a vase.
Sweet sentiment is also from Layered Cupcake Stamp Set and is placed diagonal adding interest to the card.
I also added little splashes with Dusk Metallic Shimmer Spray and gold watercolor.
Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!
Today I’m here to share with you unusual project so hope you will support me!
Spring is the best time for the home garden renewal! I had a brown flower clay pot from Ikea and decided to decorate it using Altenew Floral Drape Stencil and some chalk paint.
First we need to do is to turn our stencil into adhesive one. The Glue tape is very easy to use for this purpose.
I used three chalk paint colors for this project. Once the stencil is adhered around the pot we can take a brush or sponge to paint the pot through the stencil.
After that stencil can be removed and we can make an outline around the image with the second color. For the centers of the flowers I used third color and added stamens using partial stamping with Adore You stamp set and Dark Chocolate Crisp Dye Ink.
Finally I added a final touch with a pencil and Stickles.
Hope this DIY idea will inspire you to bring some fresh updates to your garden!
Hello, everyone! Sveta is here, and I’m so excited to host this month Inspiration challenge!
I took this photo during my last vacation in Egypt. My friend is holding plumeria flowers in her hands, and I just adore this flower and its scent. There are a lot of them in tropical countries such as Thailand and a rare thing for Egypt, so I was very happy to find it in our hotel.
I’m sure you will find a lot of inspiring elements on this photo. My inspiration was in the background bokeh and the yellow flower itself.
I wanted to use colors from the inspiration scheme, so I choose following Crisp Dye inks: Glacier Caves Oval Set: Sapphire, Persian Blue, Caribbean Sky, Arctic; Sea Shore Oval Set: Emerald, Lagoon, Volcano Lake, Mountain Mist.
I started with the lightest colors and filled the background ending darkest ones. This background reminded me of a tropical greenery when you head up to look at the sky through the leaves.
I made my yellow flowers using Adore You Stamp Set, watercolor paper, watercolor brush pens, and glitter. Finding the best position for such flowery is always a battle for me and takes the most time. But it is also the most relaxing process.
The sentiment I choose is also from Adore You Stamp Set, and I think it expresses such a bright, juicy and I’d say life-loving card in the most right way. I heat embossed it with a white fine embossing powder on a deep-blue cardstock.
Make a card, a tag, a layout or any other project based on the inspiration photo above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project.
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Hello everyone! Sveta is here and it’s my turn to focus on one of the newest stamp sets from the March Release and it will be the Layered Cupcake Stamp Set!
This is the perfect set for everyone with a sweet tooth! I love everything about this set. The cupcake is just so easy to stamp with the layers. Also the sentiments and it’s font are just amazing!
For my first card I created a soft pastel background. I used the cupcake and only few layers of it (outline image + solid layers). I used the lightest colors of the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks families: Frosty Pink, Blush, Buttercream, Frayed Leaf, Mountain Mist, Sea Glass, Soft Lilac, Sand Dunes, Morning Frost.
Then I used Soft Lilac Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray to add little splashes with a spray stick. I have to confess that these shimmer ink sprays have stole my heart. They shimmer like a crazy and it’s so beautiful so I can’t stop use them. I heat embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder on a cute tag made using Handmade Tags Die Set on Jet Black Cardstock. As my sentiment a little bit wider then a tag I repeated it on a background with Crisp Jet Black Dye ink to create the illusion of a full word.
As you can see colors are “playing” in the sun. They become more intensive in the shadow and softly sparkling in the light.
I left the background to dry. I then heat embossed the outline image of cupcake with silver embossing powder. Then I added a detail layer with a white one.
Finally, my third card is similar to the previous with it’s composition but different in technique. It’s a one layer card with classic layered stamping.
Hope you enjoyed today’s cupcakes! Thanks and sweet kisses to all of you!
I took a piece of Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and started with background: using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder I stamped box, lolly-pops and cake images all over the card. Then I started ink blending, using distress ink and blending tool. It’s a pure magic when you begin blending and images start to pop-up from the paper with each move becoming more bold and bright. I decided to make an ombre look so used darker colors only at the top. Using Tim Holtz Sprayer I added little splashes.
I also blended a little strip to use for a sentiment and white embossed “happy birthday” from Painted Greetings Stamp Set. I put a black and white macaroon image on a white strip and it reminds me of a curtain. Little sparkles of clear sequins make the whole card look so fresh!
Thanks for joining me today!
Today is my turn to show what I came up with our Reflection Scrapbook Collection . I’ve created three cards each one is very unique and quite easy to do.
The first one is made on a card base made of Spicy Yogurt cardstock, that I love so much! I cut a piece of green background paper using my trimmer and decorated it with also cut out of the paper sheet rose bouquets. This background paper fits flowers perfectly with it’s style and color scheme.
I chose the “best day” die-cut from the die-cuts sheet and found the matching stamp to complete the phrase in Figure effects stamp set. Adding a little bit of Stickles glitter made this card shine.
May be the second card looks more difficult but it’s not. I’d name it “three steps” card: die-cut a frame, stamp a sentiment and adhere stickers. I chose sentiment from the Painted Inspiration Stamp Set and a funny colorful bicycle from the stickers sheet. Card turned out very positive and bright!
When I first saw a sheet with pink petals my thought was to use it as a main interest of the card. I love all about that sheet, so only thing that’ve added is a sentiment. I used puffy alphas from the collection along with stamp from Baby Zoo Stamp Set. Thinking about the word to use I got only one in my mind and it was “Spring”. To coordinate bold black letters I used Jet Black Cardstock for my cardbase.
Hope you enjoyed new ideas with our Reflection Scrapbook Collection and will show us yours. Please use hashtag #AltenewReflection in Instagram to be caught!
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Have a great week!
Hello everyone! Today I’m so excited to share with you my ideas with beautiful Recollections Stamp Set. This stamp set is amazingly beautiful. So I’m sure that lot of you have this set in your wish list. I especially like the quotes!
For my first card I used partial stamping technique. I stamped the floral image (half of it) twice to create a wreath. To erase unnecessary ink I used a wet cloth and it turned out perfectly. I went with warm color palette of green, brown and beige on a Spicy Yogurt Cardstock. As well as paints I used glitter on some flowers. I love the way this looks and think I should use glitter for coloring more often. As it gives a special touch to the final image. The sentiment is also a very beautiful and artistic.
For my second card I was inspired by blue and white porcelain ornaments. I stamped a part of a frame from both sides of my card and blended some blue ink inside each. Such composition gave an opportunity to make a focal point of the sentiment. To do this I put the sentiment strip on a foam adhesive for a stronger effect.
For the final card I used the same technique I used for one of my release cards (you can check it here). First, I made white embossing on a Real Gray Cardstock and then used Industrial Diamond Crisp Dye Ink with a little displacement to achieve shadow look. It’s so simple but so eye catching and elegant?
Hope you liked today’s ideas and I can’t wait to see what you will come up with this stamp set!
Christmas holidays are over but not in my home country. We celebrate Christmas on 7th of January, then we have so called “Old” New Year on the night from 13th to 14th of January and the last holiday will be on 19th – Epiphany. We have a tradition during this holidays when godchildren come to their godparents to celebrate the season and to exchange presents.
Today I prepared one more Christmas card for you in one of my favorite ever color combo: black and gold.
I used one of tree images from Sketched Evergreen Stamp Set with gold embossing powder on a Spicy Yogurt Cardstock. I liked the look so decided to leave it clean and simple and added only a sentiment over the tree.
The sentiment is from Halftone Holidays Stamp Set and heat embossed with black sparkling embossing powder. To highlight it I filled the whole sentiment with a glossy accent and let it dry.
Finally I got very elegant and classy holiday card that can be a great one for a male relative or friend.
Thanks for being here! Hope you enjoyed!