I have to say I’m loving this set! As there is so much you can do with it and it works for so many different styles.
For this first card I stamped the large focal image from Arabesque Medallion Stamp Set at the top of a piece of watercolour card and heat embossed it using Antique Gold Embossing powder. I then created a galaxy watercolour sky over the image with gansai tambi paints. I love how this looks and that bits of the sky get ‘trapped’ within the heat embossed image.
To finish I added a sentiment from the same stamp set and a strip of gold glitter washi tape from the New Day Card Kit.
My second card is simpler than the last but similar in technique.
I stamped and embossed in Antique Gold Embossing powder the large stamp from the set coming off the top of a piece of watercolour card. Then I used watercolour paints to colour the image. I did the colouring quite loosely and the embossing helped me keep within the lines.
I think this project has a kind of celtic look to it. Being Welsh I’m loving this effect!
So I have a confession. When I first got this stamp set I didn’t realize that the small solid images that are on the set were supposed to go within the main image. These stamps are there so you can ‘colour’ the image just by stamping…. I thought they were ‘extras’, it just goes to show that you don’t have to use images as they were intended…
So this is what I came up with using the ‘extras’. I stamped the frame image in Limestone Crisp Ink. And then stamped in the sentiment from the same stamp set.
I hope you like my takes on the new Arabesque Medallion Stamp Set. And I’ll see you again soon.
Hugs, Lydia x
First and foremost, how beautiful is this stamp set eh? Gorgeous!!
First, my brightly coloured one layer card. In addition to the main bouquet image, I used the larger single flower, bunch of three small flowers and a few leaves to make my border.
I watercoloured the images using distress stains and Gansai Tambi watercolours. My background looked too plain in comparison to the border therefore I added a bit of green watercolour around it.
Also, I didnt worry much about shadows or highlights, I just wet the area and dropped in some colour.
Next up is the card that features only the main image (bouquet).
Rather than using a different colour palette for my cards, I chose to use the same colours. I stamped my main image on to a watercolour cardstock and heat embossed it using Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.
Again, I wet one area and started dropping in colour exactly like the first card. As a result, this was the fastest card to come together.
As shown above, I added a bit of grey outside the lines on my bouquet. Therefore, you can see a bit of faux dimension to my one layer stamped image. In the end, I placed the word “Love” from Script Words Die Set over my image.
Likewise, I used the same colour palette for my last card. In my opinion, you can make your own bouquet using the Blooming Bouquet Stamp Set since it has quite a few single stamps that will help you with the same. With this in mind, I fussy cut the images after watercolouring and arranged them in my own floral spray.
I also added a bit of light grey colour wash behind my floral spray.
The word “Love You” is from Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp Set.
Whenever I am short on time, I use this technique of wetting an area and dropping colour. For this reason, my cards came together rather quickly.
That’s all for today. I hope you liked the cards. Thank you for stopping by.
Hooray, it’s release day! The new collection is now available in the Altenew shop. Thank you so much for the comments you left during this week’s sneak peek posts – your feedback means a lot to us!
We have a fantastic line-up of guests and DT members, but first let’s get to some projects using the new goodies:
*All product links can be found at the bottom of the post
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment hereon the Altenew Card Blog and/or Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win.
The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card and Scrapbook blogs on Sunday, July 30th.
Your first stop on the hop is the incredible Jennifer McGuire! Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests who are participating today:
Altenew <— You are here :)
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
May Sukyong Park
Flora Monika Farkas
Welcome to our final day of sneak peeks!
Mini Stamp Sets:
12 New Ink Colors:
Lydia will be back tomorrow for the full reveal, and make sure to pop back here on Thursday for our release – we will be celebrating with an exciting and inspiring blog hop you won’t want to miss!
We are thrilled to have you join us today as we share the first set of sneak peeks for our next release! We have 18 brand new stamp sets, dies, and 12 gorgeous new ink colors which will be available for purchase on Thursday the 20th.
Lets get the peeks started with these amazing stamps:
This gorgeous stamp set is sure to become a new favorite in your collection! Effortlessly create stunning flower arrangements using the different stamp layers, varying the shades for extra dimension. These images have a painted look, which will bring an artistic quality to your cards, layouts, and other projects.
The musical tunes from an ice cream truck are one of the first signs of summer. This stamp set was designed with exactly that in mind. It has beautiful ice cream and ice cream truck stamps, along with some fun summer sentiments.
Have you ever had trouble finding the perfect sentiment? This set can be used for your projects year-round. With simple and modern writing styles, these heartfelt sentiments are not only perfect for small greetings on your projects, but also great for a quick message inside your card. Pair them with our floral stamps, geometric stamps, or more to create various designs.
This set has a large floral bouquet image with a few other supporting flower and leaf images which makes it extra-special! The bouquet image can be stamped, colored, or embossed. The supporting flower and the leaves can be popped over part of bouquet, or used independently if you prefer to create your own floral arrangement. These flowers are a delight to color with any medium, and we are sure this set will be a perfect addition to your collection.
This stamp set includes a beautiful arabesque motif that is large enough to fill the entire surface of an A2 card or create backgrounds on a layout. For ease of use, we have included solid filler images so you can add color quickly and efficiently. You may also try embossing and watercoloring or coloring with your favorite markers to get a gorgeous hand-painted look.
Babies truly are a gift from above. Celebrate the arrival of a new special little someone with this adorable stamp set! This set includes images which allow you to customize the colors of the hot air balloon, perfect for coordinating with the color scheme of a baby shower or birth announcement. The images are versatile and can be used year-round for birthdays and other celebrations.
This gorgeous layering stamp set will give you a variety of potted plants with a beautiful painted look! What makes this set special is that it has a style unlike any other of our past stamp sets. It combines half-sketched images with half-painted images to create a clean and modern look. This stamp set is a must-have for any crafter looking to get their hands on the latest and trendiest product out there!
Stunning and intricately detailed layered flower buds are the highlight of this stamp set. You will find lining them up to be a breeze, for quick and beautiful stamping. It also coordinates with our Best Buds stamp set, so you can have the option to stamp the floral outlines and make these images pop!
We hope you like what you see so far! Please let us know in the comments, and be sure to stop back every day between now and our release blog hop on Thursday. Lydia will be here tomorrow with some more sneak peeks that you won’t want to miss!
Hello everyone and welcome to our 5th special Build-A-Flower Release- this month we have the gorgeous Build-A-Flower Coral Charm! 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. Therefore this will only be available as a set, and not individual products.
Coral charm is a type of Peony that blooms in late spring.This bigger than life, semi-double peony will be the centerpiece of any of your project, as it takes the center stage in real life with its commanding presence! This beautiful bloom also coordinates with our Beautiful Day and Remember This sets, and together it will help you create amazing floral arrangements!
So some of our talented design team members have created some stunning projects to spark your creativity using the new Build-A-Flower Coral Charm 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 Coral Charm.
So 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 Saturday, July 29th.
This time I made my stamped background to the next level by stamping several words on the background and adding black dots between the images.
Next, I colored my images with ZIG Clean Color Real brush pens using water brush.
I stamped the sentiment from the Sentiments & Quotes stamp set with watermark ink, heat embossed with Pure White Crisp embossing powder on a piece of black cardstock, and mounted my sentiment banner on the card front using foam tape.
I finished off my card by adding some dots between the images using a black marker from the Artist Markers Set A.
That’s all for today. Hope you enjoyed my card. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a fabulous weekend!
Hello Everyone! It’s Aga here and today I would like to share another one layer card from my stash. I love one layer cards as they don’t take up too many supplies to create plus are easy to mail.
For my today’s card I couldn’t resist playing with the Under the Cherry Blossom Tree Stamp Set which contains some lovely hand-drawn images. Using the Mocha Crisp Dye Ink I stamped two cherry branches at the top of my card. Next, I used the Puffy Heart ink to stamp pink flowers.
To finish my card I used the Altenew Artist Markers Set A to add some extra details. I used shades of pink to add additional flowers and green marker to draw tiny leaves here and there. I also added some black and green dots for more interest. My very last step was to stamp the sentiments in black.
Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great day!