Hello Everyone! It’s Aga here and today I will be focusing on the beautiful set from the new release called Crafty Friends.
It’s definitely a must have for every papercrafter out there! This set is perfect for creating cards for the crafty friends in your life. It’s packed with fun and inspiring phrases paired with sentiments of encouragement and companionship, and with cute, little images to use as lovely details. More
Hello everyone! Erum here today . I hope you enjoyed the new release, as always we loved it. I have three cards to share with you using the two new sets Best Buds Stamp Set and Budding Thanks Stamp Set.
The trendy and modern diamond shapes are perfect for any simple or sophisticated designs. I hope today’s post will give you some creative ideas on using background stamps like this. More
For my first card I combined the stamp set in focus with oldie but goodie To The Moon. I stamped the moon onto Solar White panel using Ocean Waves and Desert Night Crisp Inks. Masked it off and inked the whole panel with Desert Night and Dusk Crisp Inks.
Then I stamped the cherry branch using Espresso, Dark Chocolate and Cotton Candy Crisp Inks and cut it using matching die. I white embossed the sentiment in the bottom part of the panel using Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.
The branches were foam mounted onto the panel. Which in turn was foam mounted onto a white card base.
I couldn’t make a stamp focus post without devoting one card to embossing. I’m a big embossing enthusiast and new Altenew Embossing Powders are right up my alley. So my second card is made using them.
The sentiment was also white embossed and then the panel was foam mounted onto a white card base.
My last card for today is a watercolor one. I simply stamped several outline branches onto a watercolor panel and color then using my watercolors. Stamped a sentiment using Espresso Crisp Ink and adhered the panel onto a white card base.
I had so much fun playing with this stamp set. It’s very beautiful, the cherry branches are so realistic and layers are so easy to align (as always with Altenew layered stamps).
Have a wonderful day!
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.
I know I only recently did a stamp focus for the Garden Treasure Stamp Set but I made those cards right after the release which was in March! Also, you really can’t blame me, this is a BEAUTIFUL set and I was itching to do some pencil colouring.
So I started with stamping the one big flower from the Garden Treasure Stamp Set and did a bit of masking to stamp the other two overlapping ones.
I wanted lots of leaves on my card so I masked my flowers and started stamping the leaves repeatedly to make a kind of a border.
See that bud/budding flower on the left? I added that the last by drawing a stem and then stamping the image. I think the stem could have been shorter, looks like its flowing mid air!
The first thing I wanted to do was change the look of my flowers. If you have checked out my Stamp Focus post you would notice the difference in the colouring technique.
Here I created folds and “crinkles” by adding light and dark shades of the same colour family. Draw your dark lines first so you would know when to apply pressure and when to loosen your grip while colouring.
The budding flower already had some sketchy lines on it’s edge. This was really helpful to know which way my pencil strokes would go, where to add bends and folds plus also where the light would hit.
If you notice, I added a cast shadow to my border to create an illusion of dimension. A cast shadow really takes your one layer card up a notch, do try this some time.
After I was done colouring the flowers and leaves I started colouring the background ombre’ style, darker near the floral border and lighter as we go up towards the card edge/fold (this is a top folding card).
I applied more pressure near the floral border like you would colour a regular image. But for the lighter areas, I tilted my pencil a bit and coloured with a very light hand. In case you are wondering about the visible texture, this is a watercolour paper. One side of this paper is textured, I have used the plain side. But when you colour, especially with your pencil tilted, the texture comes through and it looks really great.
The sentiment is from the Floral Shadow Stamp Set.
Alright! That’s it. I hope I explained my colouring process better this time?
Do you have any colour recommendation for my floral images? Would you like to see me use a particular stamp set? If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in the comments section.
See you soon!
Good morning! Tasnim here, and today I will be sharing a few cards using the goodies from our New Day card kit. This kit is jam packed with supplies, and sometime that can be overwhelming! To help me get creative, I decided to focus on some of the elements in the kit- the pattern papers, the frame, star and heart dies, and the golden glitter tape for some sparkle.
The first card is super simple and easy to make. It is great for making a quick last-minute card, like the one I had to make for a graduation party over the weekend where I simply switched the sentiment to ‘congratulations’.
The sentiment is from the Floral Garden stamp set included in the kit.
In this card I used the Bamboo Rose stamp set to gold emboss the rose outlines on one of the pattern papers in the kit. I cut out these gorgeous flowers and arranged them on a white card base.
To make the glitter stars, I first laid out several strips of glitter tape side by side on a piece of card stock, then used the die in the kit to cut out the stars. I used one of the colored card stock in the kit for my card base. This one is simple, but with a lot of sparkle!
A variety of elements come together in this card. I started with the frame die, and cut out three white frames. The frames were then glued together to create a raised dimension. I attached a piece of pattern paper behind the frame, and used one of the embossed Bamboo roses along with a butterfly from the kit stamp set to decorate the frame. For the backdrop, I stamped the silhouette flowers in light warm gray (morning frost)
This last one was inspired by a beautiful card made by the talented Jocelyn Olson. Well, I pretty much copied the pattern since I loved it so!
I hope you found some inspiration today. I thoroughly enjoyed making these cards, and I still have a few more ideas which I wasn’t able to execute for the sake of time. Perhaps I will be back again soon focusing on some of the other elements in the kit :)
Hello everyone and welcome to our 3rd special Build-A-Flower Release- this month we have the gorgeous Build-A-Flower Magnolia! We are excited that every month on the 15th we will have a special release of a new Build-A-Flower Set – so make sure to look out for these beauties they are sure to make an incredible collection!
Each of these special releases will comprise of a 6×8 stamp set and a coordinating die so you can easily create your projects. This will only be available as a set, and not individual products.
Nothing says Spring more than the beautiful blooming magnolias! This stunning flower has been loved and cherished for thousands of years. In ancient China, magnolias were thought to be the perfect symbol of womanly beauty and gentleness. In Victorian times, magnolias symbolized dignity and nobility. Wouldn’t you love to add a touch of elegant beauty to your paper crafting projects with this easy-to-use, multi-layered magnolia blooms? This one is a must-have for your flower collection!
Some of our talented design team members have created some stunning projects to spark your creativity using the new Build-A-Flower Magnolia set. We hope you love what they have come up with:
Make sure to visit designers’ blogs for more details and leave them some love. We cannot wait to see what you create with our Build-A-Flower Magnolia.
To celebrate this special release, we are giving away a $30 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew blog for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 23rd.
Svitlana is here today. Mother’s Day is around the corner and I’m sure we all prepared cards for important women in our lives. But I’m still want to share a couple of ideas for such cards. Which of course can be utilized for any other purpose.
I cannot say, that they are quick and easy 10-minutes to make ones. But they’re definitely on a simpler side.
The first card is a stubborn to take photo of. As it has kind of hidden sentiment on it – dry embossed with dies MOM word. I had to sacrifice brightness of my photos to make it actually visible :)
Next I stamped a dahlia flower with leaves using stamps from Dahlia Blossoms Stamp Set and Ruby Red, Puffy Heart, Evergreen, Forest Glades Dye Inks and cut it out using scissors. Part of O and M letters were also dry embossed in this cut piece.
The flower was foam mounted onto the panel, with dry embossed letters aligned.
On that point I wanted to add some accents, as my card happened to be too clean for me lol. So I added some ink droplets using small brush.
The panel was foam mounted onto a white card base. To finish my card off I added several Marshmallow and Crystal Clear sequins of different sizes.
For my second card I first stamped a couple of azaleas using stamps from Springtime Azalea Stamp Set using Cotton Candy, Ruby Red, Industrial Diamond, Evergreen and Forest Glades Dye Inks onto a Solar White Cardstock panel.
I made several die-cuts of M and O letters out of Solar White Cardstock (5 for O and 10 for M) and made DIY-chipboards for 2 Ms and O adhering them together. After that I adhered them onto the panel. Which was foam mounted onto a white card base after.
Several clear droplets finished off my card.
As I mentioned before, they’re weren’t the fastest cards to make. First of all because I used multi-layered stamping which can take some time (not a lot but still). But it was just my choice. For these designs any images will work.
Have a wonderful day and Mother’s Day weekend!