This set was inspired from an exquisite bouquet of peonies painted by our artist friend from Japan. The fine shade lines give the flowers and leaves incredible depth, and a life-like appearance. There are two 4-layered peonies and two 3-layered leaves along with 2-layer berries and a branch of small leaves. The outline images can be used with the multi-layer system, or used alone, giving you many options for a variety of looks. This is the latest in our multi-layered floral stamp sets, and we are sure that you will love it as much as our previous sets!
By Tasnim in 2016 January Release, Blog Hop, Daily Inspiration 275 Comments Tags: Botanical Garden, Brush Art Florals, Mini Blossoms, Painted Greetings, Painted Inspiration, Peony Bouquet, Teachers Rule, Trophy Life, Way Too Sweet, You Are
Hello and welcome to Altenew’s first release of 2016! Ten new stamps that were revealed yesterday are now available for purchase at our store. We are celebrating this release with a blog hop, so join us for some inspiration and fabulous prizes!
We have tons of samples for you, so lets get started!
Brush Art florals:
One layer stamped card with images from Brush Art Florals and sentiment from Painted Inspirations.
To create dimension the stamped white panel was cut and mounted on Pale Gray card base. The sentiment is from Painted Greetings and it was stamped directly on to the card base.
Way Too Sweet:
A beautiful watercolor background was created using Altenew inks.
Here are a few quick steps on how to recreate a similar background:
- Press down your favorite Altenew inks on a non-stick surface
- Spray water over the ink.
- Press down a watercolor paper over the spritzed ink
- Let the panel dry then stamp your images.
Peonies in all Altenew colors possible!
One-layer masked and stamped card.
Another one-layer masked and stamped card.
On this card the images were stamped on a separate piece of paper, cut and layered on a white card base.
Last but not least we have this gorgeously simple layout made by Jen. Isn’t the sentiment simply perfect?!
We are giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Leave a comment here by Friday January 22 11:59 am EST for a chance to win!
Your next stop on the hop is Nicole’s blog.
Below is the complete list of the amazing designers who are participating in the hop.
It’s Aimes here today sharing a card with you that features a fun way to use a small stamp in a different way to create a stylish border. Can you guess which set the mini stamp is from?
Believe it or not, the white heat-embossed border above and below the sentiment is actually the end of the friendship bracelet from the stamp set, Modern Beadwork! I always love finding a new use for a stamp – stretching your stash gives you bonus points for a card IMHO! ;)
The white, black and gold colour scheme is heavily influenced by our wedding day last year. This was our chosen colour scheme and Mr Gray and I are coming up to celebrating our first anniversary this weekend. I’ve been busy reminiscing and finally getting the wedding pictures on the wall. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of this elegant combo.
I’m awarding myself double bonus points for stretching the Altenew stash even further by showing that you can use the fab Halftone Hello die separately from the co-ordinating stamp set.
Well that’s all from me today. Are you heading to CHA at all? Don’t forget to stop by Altenew at booth 2212 and say hello! I wish I could be there myself but I have an special anniversary to celebrate. Don’t tell Mr Gray, but I’ll be sneaking a peek at CHA on Facebook and Instagram to check it all out. ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hello, dear readers!
Sveta is with you today sharing black card with pop art flowers.
This card is one without a certain idea at the beginning. First, I wanted to do some experiments with the unusual inks combo and then remembered about combination of inks I used for a winter cardinal in my focus post. So I took Mango Smoothie Crisp Dye Ink, Ocean Waves Crisp Dye Ink and Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink and stamped Vintage flowers with it. For the leaves I decided to choose grey and Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink.
From the moment I got the Sentiments and Quoted stamp set I was curious about that circle one and wanted to try it because it looks unusual and interesting, so…that’s the way to go!
I covered the tiny circle with clear embossing powder to add glossy shine to it. And also clear embossed flowers on a black background.
Washi tape and few sequins for a final touch and it’s done!
Thanks for being with us!
Have a great day!
Hello! It is Marika here and I would like to wish you all Happy New Year!
Firstly, I did a special post before Christmas and asked if one of you would like to receive a card from me. I was so surprised by the response, it was so wonderful, thank you all! You gave me such a warm Christmas gift.
I randomly chose the recipient with a help of random number generator. Random number given to me was the number of 55, and the 55th commenter was DIANE HANSON. Diane has so kindly accepted my request to receive some happy mail from me, I’ll deliver it to the post office first thing tomorrow! Thank you, Diane! Hopefully you’ll like it and it gives you a smile!
For about a year ago, I got an honour to Guest Design on the Altenew blog for the first time and on the second post I made this card HERE with Whimsical Flowers. When I started to make videos, I was asked to made that into a video. I finally got it to work, I hope you find it still helpful although it is a year late.
So this is my first video after the three months long break, I was a bit rusty while filming and editing, so please bear with me. You can watch my tutorial here or in HD in Youtube. Hopefully you find it helpful.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have an amazing day!
Hi, crafty friends! It’s May here. I hope you are having a great start to your new year. Mine has been pretty good so far. I signed up for a gym membership and I’m planning to practice some Zumba, yoga, cardio…
Then I also registered for English classes, every morning Monday through Friday. I hope it will help me improve my English skills so I communicate better with you. :)
It’s not exactly the same dress, but her dress looked something like this traditional Chinese wedding dress. So today’s card can easily transfer to a wedding card using a different sentiment.
Here is a process video showing you how I created my card. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube:
How to make a new year card with bold color combination
- Stamp the flowers and leaves from Lacy Scrolls with black ink on red cardstock.
- Add faux stitched details by diecutting the stamped piece with Stitched Rectangle die.
- Heat emboss ‘hello’ from Super Script and ‘2016’ from Modern Deco Alpha on a piece of black cardstock with gold embossing powder. Then die cut ‘hello’ using Super Script die.
- Adhere the antique gold frame along with embossed pieces on the card front using foam tape.
4 tips to get a good impression when stamping
- Place a foam pad under the paper.
- Tap your stamp a few times on the ink pad to get a nice ink coverage on the stamp.
- Check your stamp before stamping if it has some un-inked area.
- Stamp firmly on the paper with even pressure. Make sure you don’t move the stamp while stamping.
Don’t you love the catchy colors on my card? Red, black, and gold… I’m already planning to use this color combo for my next project. And I’m so in love with the gold frame which added luxurious feel to the card.
PS. I’m so excited for CHA(The Craft&Hobby Association) this week. Altenew will be exhibiting at CHA this year (Booth 2212) in Anaheim, CA. If you are going, make sure to stop by and see me as I’ll be managing Make & Take sessions using January release on Sunday and Monday.
Hello everyone and happy 2nd of the year! It’s Lydia here and I’m so excited to be here with you on the Altenew blog. Today I’m sharing with you a clean and simple card using a smaller image from a set and making it my focal point.
When I first saw the little blossom branch from Beautiful Day it reminded me of those blue and white little china teacups, I don’t know why but it does, so I decided to run with this as my inspiration for a card. I stamped five of the blossom branch using Desert Night Crisp Ink, added a bit of colour to the blossom with a navy coloured pencil and then fussy cut them out. I added these behind a die cut circle cut from white card onto which I have stamped the greeting ‘Nothing Like A Mother’s Love’ from Wild Hibiscus, I added some the blossoms ontop of the circle to create more interest and focus the eye into the sentiment.
To add a little more interest I stamped the blossom branch repeatedly down the right hand side of my card blank in Dusk Crisp Ink before adding on a white card layer and then my focal sentiment piece.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful day!
Hello, all and Happy New Year! I’m excited to start 2016 with a fun and simple video tutorial featuring Altenew inks.
I’ve been seeing a lot of galaxy backgrounds (mainly watercolor galaxy backgrounds) in cardmaking lately and the entire star and space theme seems to fascinate me a lot. So I decided to try to make a ink blended galaxy sky background using Altenew Inks, water and white pigment from my watercolor set. After a bit of practice, some trial and error I’m excited to share my tutorial with you today.
Hi it’s Therese here and I’ve got lots of layering here today using some fabulous stamps and dies. Firstly I decided to create an inlaid background using the Shutter Cover Die and then instead of layer stamping my flowers I just used the final outline layer and added some simple shading with my pencils using the Beautiful Day stamp set. Finally I have the Super Script sentiment set with it’s matching dies and I kept to a ‘mostly’ monochromatic colour palette and here is my finished design which was heaps of fun to create!
You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.
Thanks so much for stopping by,