Next up is a card featuring Hennah Elements.
Thank you so much for joining me today and many thanks to Jen and Tasnim for having me!!
Hello and welcome back to another stamp set focus.
Today we are highlighting the set Hennah Elements.
Design Inspiration: South Asian Hennah designs
Layering the elements from this set is a lot of fun and it will give you beautiful dimensional results. In this card I stamped the flowers and the leaf on white card stock which I had previously speckled with Gold color shine. I colored the flowers partially with Copic markers, then trimmed them and arranged them on a cream card stock using layers of foam tape.
The delicate details of these flowers can be well appreciated when you white emboss them on vellum. Here I white embossed the images on pink vellum, trimmed and layered them using clear glue. The sentiment was also embossed in white but on a piece of baby pink card stock.
You can color these flowers using any medium of your choice; markers, inks, pencils, etc. Here I water colored them by first stamping on a piece of water color paper using Distress inks. Given Distress inks’ amazing quality, I was able to then draw the ink from the base of the petals using a wet brush. To finish the card, I mounted the panel on a piece of shimmery gold card stock, and embossed the sentiment in gold.
The elements in this set are great for compositions. With simple stamping, as in this card, you can make you own designs!
and finally we have this gorgeous card by Jen:
The contrast between those richly colored flowers and the subtle border background really brings this card to life! Notice that the smaller flower in the set perfectly matches the inner layer of the large flower which makes it easy to trim and layer.
I hope that this set will help you explore your creativity, for there are so many possibilities. I can not wait to see what you make with it!
Today, we are featuring our Faux Veneer set.
Design Inspiration: Wood Veneers
You can let these little faux veneers shine, and use them as the main focus of your card! Here, I stamped the sweet bike and speech bubble, then carefully cut around each piece. Once I colored them in (with Copic markers), they became the perfect embellishments for the scene I created on the tag.
I love to create patterns- it’s always awesome to take a small, unassuming image, and turn it into a great design! Here, I stamped the triangle veneer in a fun coral-colored ink, focusing on the top portion of the card. To create my banner, I die cut an open circle (using two concentric circle dies), then folded it and cut the ends to a “v.” Using one of the sentiments in the set, I curved the stamp on my acrylic block, and stamped it in black ink. I finished off the card with some black adhesive “pearls.”
Sometimes it’s fun to just experiment and go wild! Here, I created a splashy background with Distress markers and a lot of water. Once it dried, it was the perfect canvas for some scattered veneer stars. Because I used so much color in the background, I kept everything else black and white to balance the card.
Below is an awesome card from Tasnim; she used the stamps as if they were real wood veneers.
The bike and the stars were stamped in brown ink, colored with pencils and then trimmed to mimic the look of actual wood veneers. A kraft knife was used to cut out the white spaces withing the bike, a little tedious but all worth it for this sweet little bike!
We can’t wait to see what you create with Faux Veneer!
Hello, Altenew fans! Iwona here, and it’s my pleasure to be a blog guest today. Now that you had a chance to acquire your favourite sets from the first release, how about some inspiration? I got seriously inky with some of my favourites and thought I’d share. (oh yes, I’ve so many favs in that lot!)
One of the most squeal-worthy sets from the release is, in my opinion, Ori Kami. What we know is that origami is one of the strongest emerging trends, but do you know how much potential lies in these dainty designs?
Granted, we can paper piece them, bring them to life with markers, coloured pencils or watercolour wash, but to me origami is all about dimension that lies in the folded paper and that’s what I wanted to convey.
My elephant is of course flat, but I gave it the look of folded paper by piecing it with cardstock in two tones of aqua. Just like the classic two-tone origami paper which when folded, gives your finished piece dimension.
This card was made with a baby arrival in mind, and to convey the message a bit more clearly (since I didn’t include any baby-wise elements on the card) I added a couple of die cut hearts, over which I applied a layer of Glossy Accents.
After stamping the sentiment from the same set, I cut the paper down to a skewed panel and mounted on the card front lined with Cosmo Cricket patterned paper.
I gave Ori Kami a different look, this time freestyle and relaxed. I paper pieced the butterfly with some Bo Bunny papers and stacked two of them together, securing with a metal brad.
To the lot I added a Kaisercraft rose die cut, a paper doily and some bundled thread, and mounted it all together on Simon Says Stamp woodgrain paper. Then I added the stamped sentiment from the awesome Label Love set and sprinkled some Glimmer Mist.
One more card from me, and this time I reached for the Faux Veneers set. I stamped the various speech bubbles and stars on the panel, creating the background which compliments the ‘hello’ die cut from Studio Calico. I also spiced up the die cut, by stamping the „hi!” word in black.
For the rest of the design, I used various patterned paper scraps and a fun wood veneer camera. Now I’ve got two types of wood veneers, back to back on the same card :)
I hope you like these! Thanks for having me, Jen & Tasnim :)
Well, aren’t these cards simply stunning?! We are very lucky to have Iwona design for us! Don’t forget to stop by her blog and leave a comment, for she is giving away one each of Ori Kami and Faux Veneer!
Today we will be shedding some light on our stamp set Dodecagram.
Name Origin: The set gets it’s name from the fact that it has a 12 pointed star based geometric pattern as one of it’s main images. Just as a five sided polygon is called a pentagon, a 12 pointed star is called a Dodecagram.
Design inspiration: Geometric patterns from architectural designs.
Simple Stamping; here is one way of how you can use the solid stamps in this set to create patterns. To position each color block as precisely as possible, I took the aid of a stamp-a-ma-jig. You may use the solid stamps in different colors as I did on this card, or use them all in the same color to get a monochromatic look.
My next card features simple stamping yet again, but this time using some of the outline images from the set. With a little bit of eye-balling, you can easily stamp this pattern in a matter of minutes. However, if you are like me, and are obsessed with perfection, you may use a stamp-a-ma-jig to guide your stamping progress.
On this card I stamped a different pattern using three outline images from the set. The pattern is stamped on water color paper which was first treated with a light orange and dark blue wash to create the blended color background.
For the pattern, I stamped them first using Versafine Sepia pigment ink, then to create the illusion of depth, I stamped each image again with white pigment ink, but this time slightly offset from the brown patterns.
Next I have another watercolor card. This time I used emboss resist to create a beautiful soft look. I stamped the sentiment “CELEBRATE” multiple times on a strip of white card stock, then added the little dots in between using a pen.
I love how the water color pools within the embossed boundaries!
Finally, we have this gorgeous card from Jen. She paper pieced each of those Dodecagrams and colored them with Copic markers.
Here is a close-up of how the star patterns look raised on foam tape.
We hope you have found some inspiration here!
It has been over a week since we opened our store. We have been very busy sorting and packaging stamps, but due to the large number of orders received on the first day, we experienced a little delay in processing them. We would therefore like to apologize to everyone whose package was not shipped within 5 business days.
Many of you contacted us asking whether we will be re-stocking the sold out stamp sets and when.
We placed an order with our manufacturer, and expect to have the stamps back in stock by the second week of May.
Thanks for your patience. We will be back soon with videos, project ideas, and guest designer features.
Wow!! We were simply BLOWN away by your response on our premier blog hop!
Thank you very much for all your support and feedback! The store will be open soon, exactly at 10.00 a.m. EST.
Comments were closed at 8:59 a.m EST, so I went ahead and selected three winners through random.org. Are you ready?
Here are the three winners who will each receive five Altenew stamp sets of their choice:
Winners, please email us at [email@example.com] and let us know your stamp choices, as well as your address.
Hello, and welcome to our very first blog hop!
A number of talented designers have gathered to showcase some of our brand new stamps. All the stamp sets were revealed yesterday, if you didn’t see them yet, you can take a look at them here.
We designed some cards to feature our stamps. Since there is a long line of cards, let’s get started!
This card features the Super Script set. With a simple water color and glitter background, you can easily use one of the sentiments from this set as the focal point of your card.
This card features the Painted Flowers set. The flowers in this set work well together, would you believe that I made this card without any planning? I simply started by stamping the top left flower and went along from there. I love pairing this set with our Label Love set, and here I embossed one of the sentiments with gold embossing powder, trimmed it and adhered with foam tape.
This card features the Dodecagram set. One of the images from this set was embossed in gold on a scrap piece of card stock, and then colored with Copic markers. On the card base, the word “celebrate” was stamped repeatedly at an angle to create a patterned background. Don’t feel intimidated! It took less than ten minutes to finish the stamped background!
This card features the Sohcahtoa set. Simply stamp and let your creativity go wild! You can do a lot with this set! Check our Pinterest board to see other examples.
This card features the Hennah Elements set. Once again, I opted for simple stamping to show how you can use the various elements to create beautiful designs. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of card stock, trimmed and raised it with foam tape to add interest to the card.
This card features the Simple Shapes set. The shapes in this set are designed to work and “fit” together. As you can see in this card, they all align perfectly. The sentiment is from the Thoughts & Reminders set, and it was embossed in white on vellum. The vellum works very well in isolating the sentiment, yet not entirely blocking the beautiful stamped background.
We love how versatile the Simple Shapes set is, so we have a couple more cards to show you some different ways of using this set. In this card, The seven elements of a traditional Tangram puzzle were used to stamp a boat. If you search for Tangram, you will find many more examples of what you can stamp!
You can also create your own designs and patterns! Here, the shapes were used to create a stack of cuboids. Once again, a sentiment from the Label Love set was used to complement the card’s graphic design.
This card features the Faux Veneer set. Here, the sequin wood veneer stamp was used to create the “sprinkles” for a birthday card.
This card features the the Lace Up set. The lace design was embossed in white on a cream card base, and one of the sentiments from the set was stamped on pink card stock, trimmed and adhered with foam tape.
This card features the Sketchy Cities America set. The Boston skyline was stamped and water colored, and as in the previous card, one of the sentiments from the set was stamped on white card stock, trimmed and adhered with foam tape.
The skyline stamps were designed in a way so you can use them either portrait or landscape. Here, the New York skyline was embossed in white on black card stock, and the sky was pained with metallic paints. Such a dramatic effect!
This card features the Ori Kami set. The butterfly from the set was embossed in gold and colored with Copic markers.
And lastly, we have this card featuring the Figure Effects set. The images were stamped on a scrap piece of card stock, and then die cut with a square die. The same die along with a kraft knife were used to create the frame which was then covered with Black liquid enamel.
I hope you found some inspiration in our featured cards! Now hop along to see what our amazing designers created:
Your next stop is the queen of stamping Cristina Kowalczyk!
And here are the rest of the designers along the hop:
To celebrate the Grand Opening of our store, we are giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left here on this blog.
There is more, each designer will also choose a winner from their blogs for specific Altenew stamps, so don’t forget to hop along and leave comments.
Yo have until Monday April 7th 8:59 EST to leave your comments. You may enter up to three comments on each blog:
The winners will be selected and announce on Monday April 7th as we open our store at 10:00 am EST!
For the past two weeks we have been showing you bits and pieces of our upcoming stamp sets. The time has come to reveal the sets in their entirety. Are you ready? Here we go!
There you go, all fourteen sets that will be available for purchase on Monday April 7th.
I hope you will join us back here tomorrow for our premier blog hop. Some of the most talented designers from the paper crafting community will be showcasing these stamps in their projects, and there will be lots of prizes!
Just three more days and we will open shop! We couldn’t be more excited!
I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at what is coming. Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments. We are very happy to see your positive feedback!
Today is the final day of Sneak Peeks, and I will introduce to you the last two sets from our first collection. Here we go:
This set contains a mix of large sentiments which can serve as encouragements and reminders. For card makers, these can be used as the focal point, as a subtle background, or to imprint patterns on shapes and stamps. These sentiments are also great for scrapbooks and framed arts. There are lots of possibilities, and I will be looking forward to see what you make!
I LOVE stick figures! I once made a birthday card using a stick figure to tell a story. Drawing from scratch is time consuming, so it was decided then that one day I would design a stamp set with stick figures! Well, that day is here! This set contains a number of stick figures in various actions. They are accompanied with a variety of sentiments so that you can mix and match, or use them individually. I hope you will love this set, and use it to send someone a smile!
Join us tomorrow tomorrow as we will do a full reveal of all the stamp sets.