Hello, all! Yana is here hosting February challenge. We are once again bringing you the “From Places Abroad” theme and inviting you to go abroad to Cyprus in search of creative inspiration for your projects.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our previous challenges and will join us once again. We certainly loved each one of your projects and your take on our inspiration photos.
This month’s theme: From Places Abroad: Cyprus
I love this set! The sentiments are all so unique and the large size of them makes them great for all types of project so they are not just for card. Also the type of font makes them great for either guys or girl projects.
For my first card I stamped some florals to ‘frame’ my sentiment.
To do this I worked out where my sentiment would go and added some little pencil lines (once I finished my stamping I then erased them before adding the sentiment stamped onto vellum). For the flowers and leaves I have used the Mini Blossoms set, I stamped the solid images using Altenew Crisp Ink in Forest Glades, Warm Sunshine, Cotton Candy, Ocean Waves and Lavender Fields once these were all stamped I then took the outline images in the set and stamped these on top of the corresponding solid images using Jet Black Crisp Ink.
For my second card I have used the sentiment on a strip of vellum again but have not framed it in the same way…
I firstly took a piece of watercolour card and created a light smooshed background using Crisp Inks in Ocean Waves, Dusk and Midnight Violet. Once this was dry I stamped images from the Botanical Garden set in Versafine Black ink (I used this as when it’s dry it does not run with water) down the left hand side of the card. I then used the same ink colours to ‘loosely’ colour the floral images. For the sentiment to pop on this busy background I stamped it into some vellum before adding to the card.
For my third card I stamped my sentiment first…
I have a video on how I created this one, I hope you like it.
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Hello Everyone! It’s Aga here and I hope you all are having a great weekend! I’m popping in to share a very simple floral card using Mini Blossoms set. I just love floral stamp sets and this one is no exception! I think it’s absolutely gorgeous and it can be used for so many occasions!
For my today’s card a used some flowers and leaves to stamp a floral cluster:
I stamped my images with Altenew Forest Glades, Evergreen, Coral Berry and Sea Glass Crisp inks. The “thank you” sentiment comes from Painted Greetings stamp set and I adhered it with foam dots to give it more dimension.
Here’s another look at it:
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Happy Friday! It’s Aimes here today sharing my love of all things geometric with you. Geometric shapes and patterns are totally on trend at the moment and the good news is that Altenew have a plethora of gorgeous geometric goodies to achieve the look. :)
I also love that geometric designs can cater for any occasion for both masculine and feminine recipients. I’m sharing two cards today, one for a couple celebrating the safe arrival of a sweet baby boy, and the other an anniversary card for my husband (Mr Gray) which would also make a cool Valentine’s card.
I decided to opt out of using the co-ordinating outline image of the Dodecagram image as I like the contrast of the line-free stamped pattern against the linear nature of the Dodec Cover Die pattern for the card front.
If you wanted to, you could go one step further with this card and die-cut the Dodec Cover Die from various shades of blue cardstock and insert pieces for a fun, multi-tonal inlaid design. I opted for the quick and easy way of simply adhering the pattern die-cut from navy cardstock on top of light blue cardstock. ;)
This next card was created to celebrate mine and Mr Gray’s first anniversary and seeing as traditionally the first anniversary material is paper (it is here in the UK anyway!) it made sense to create an origami paper heart.
Our colour scheme for our Wedding Day was black, white and gold so I kept with this theme for the card. When I paired my origami heart with a geometric embossing folder from my stash, it just seemed so right to pair the design with a sentiment Altenew’s Painted Greetings stamp set. Another set that is completely on-trend with its handwritten/script-style fonts. I love it!
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We just wanted to pop in to announce the winners of the Altenew & Freckled Fawn collaboration blog hop.
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When I saw these landscape cities stamps first – I fell in love with them! However when I received them I was a little bit confused as our Design Team members (past and present) and our readers and customers have created so many cards already and shared so many different ideas!! So here’s another idea for you and also an example that you shouldn’t be afraid of experiments. While brain storming with these sets I remembered young people in love who promise to give the world to their beloved, and decided to make a card with an opportunity to gift at least one city! Such cards would be perfect to give someone tickets to their dream destination or a romantic cruise maybe, or simply a walk for two in your native city.
These cards are really simple and quick – you can check it in my video tutorial here or on Altenew’s YouTube channel.
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Today I will share three cards made using this set.
The set is mostly a sentiment one and for the first card I wanted to give more attention to sentiments. Sentiment stamps set are usually used combined with some other ones, but I like finding the ways using sentiments as a role player (or I should say – players) of a card.
So for the following card I decided to make a shaker that contains sentiments as “shaking” elements.
I white embossed or stamped in black (using Jet Black) different sentiments on pieces of colored cardstock. This is the great way to put in use at least some of those scraps that are laying around waiting when you use them. Next I created a frame, first inking a piece of white cardstock sized a quarter inch less then my card base using a bunch of inks (Midnight Violet, Dusk, Evergreen, Caramel Toffee, Mango Smoothie and Ruby Red) and then die-cutting a frame out of it. I stamped a simple sentiment “you are” in the middle of the bottom part of the frame and assembled the shaker – putting all sentiments inside along with several sequins. Black was my color of choice for the card base as all these colorful elements stand up better in contrast with black.
You Are stamps set is mostly a sentiment one but it also has two beautiful foliage images. So for the next card I played more with them. First I cut a card base and a panel sized a quarter inch less from grey cardstock. Next I embossed in light blue color foliage images directly on the card base and on the panel exactly on the same place. Along with embossing the same images with the same powder on vellum and hand cutting them. Embossed the sentiment between embossed foliage images.
Then I cut a frame from the panel and started assembling the card. By adding vellum foliage under and above the frame which I adhered to the card base using dimensional adhesive.
At the end I got a card that reminds a bit an undersea world (although I was not going for this look :) ).
First I cut and scored a card base from Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. Next stamped foliage in different colors around the card base.
Stamped a sentiment using stamps from Super Script stamps set, applying corresponding ink colors on parts of the sentiment to stamp inside of a foliage image with the same color. On this point I did not care about what color is outside of the foliage images. Then I cut foliage masks from masking paper, masked foliage and stamped the sentiment using black ink. I stamped exactly over it, using MISTI, so black covered all multi-colored parts of the sentiment outside of the foliage images.
To finish off the card I added sequins of corresponding colors and covered parts of the sentiment that were located inside of the foliage with Glossy Accent, to make these parts pop a bit.
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Hello! It’s Marika here and I’m glad that you stopped by today. Today is my turn to share three different ways to use Botanical Garden set. Here we go:
I started with the technique which is easiest for me. My intention was to create a feel of a field with wild flowers. I used no-line colouring to get more realistic look and used second generation stamping for the greenery that are more back. I used Altenew Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades Crisp inks for stamping and coloured over the stamped image with copic markers – no pencils used this time – except on the butterfly which I had stamped. coloured and cut earlier. The sentiment was stamped with black pigment ink from Many thanks set. I just love how the font of the sentiment fits so well with those flowers.
Copic markers used: Y21 – YR21 -YR23, YG03 – G24 – YG67.
On my second card I went for vintage look. I stamped the images with ZIG markers onto watercolored card stock and very loosed added shading to the flower. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark from Halftone Hello set onto desert storm card stock and heat embossed it with Vanilla White embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped with Vintage Sepia pigment ink from Beautiful Lady set.
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers used: Pale Pink – Brick Beige
On my third card, I challenged myself to make card without colouring. Quite a many layers, but I kinda like it. I made the video on this one. Hopefully you’ll find it helpful.
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This set has all things cute, sweet and edible! You will love the little ice cream bars, cupcakes and candies packed in this set, and the sentiments are simply adorable! It is perfect for children, parties, but really you can use it anytime to send someone a sweet message.
Design Team Samples using the Way Too Sweet Stamp Set
If you want more details of any of these projects, just click the links above to go to the original post.
It’s been a month since I made a clean and simple one layer card last December. I used both masking and Copic coloring technique to achieve a colorful look on my ice cream card. Here is a video showing you how I created my card. You can watch the video tutorial here or in HD on YouTube :
How to Make a CAS One Layer Card using Masking Technique
- Draw stamping guide lines using a pencil and ruler.
- Stamp the ice cream images with Memento Tuxedo black ink and color them with Copic markers.
- Mask off the images and grid lines with some sticky notes and ink the colors using following ink pads: Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Dark Chocolate.
- Stamp the sentiment in black and adhere the heart die cut from Mini Hearts.
- Add sparkle to the images with Wink of Stella glitter clear brush.
3 Tips for the Successful Ink Masking Technique
- Choose a right paper for your mask! Use some Post-it Note(sticky note), stamping mask paper, or printer paper. You can even use masking tape or washi tape depending on your project and what coloring medium you use.
- Cut the mask precisely! After stamping the image on your mask paper, cut the image precisely closed to the stamped lines. That way it won’t leave any uninked area near the stamped image on your project after you remove the mask.
- Work fast! You don’t want to go over too many times on your mask with ink. Otherwise you will the ink smudged under the mask paper. Thick paper can be used to prevent smudging, but you may see some white area uninked after removing the mask.
I went crazy with masking and Copic coloring to create my next card. Don’t you love the colorful cupcake display under the sweet store sign? Sweetness overload!!! :)
For my last card, my inspiration came from this photo I captured in our house. When I turn on the pendent light at the corner of our dining room, it creates a beautiful shadow heart on the wall. Does the upside down heart look like a shadow from two popsicles?
Check out my blog as I’m giving away the Way Too stamp set. One lucky winner will receive one of my handmade cards as well.
Well, that’s all I have today. Tomorrow I am leaving for a 8-day long business trip to Germany with Tasnim. Altenew will be attending Creative World which is the international trade show for hobbies, arts and crafts. Can’t wait to share what I see at the show after I’m back from the trip. Until then, happy crafting!