Hi it’s Therese and today I have created a clean & simple masculine card and due to a technical glitch (lol), there was a change of design along the way and you get to see it because I was filming.
I stamped a graphic style background using the triangles from Sohcahtoa, the main sentiment was embossed and inlaid die cut using the Halftone Smile stamp set and matching die. And the other sentiments and embossed balloon came from the Birthday Greetings set with the balloon die, and of course all stamped with a masculine color combination of the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks.
You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.
Thanks so much for your visit today!
Hello! It’s Marika here and it’s my turn to host Altenew blog today. If you missed out yesterday’s post be sure to check it out, we started a new Photo Inspiration challenge. The theme is From Places Abroad – France. Hope to see you join in the fun! You can see Therese’s beautiful card with a great video here!
I’m featuring Peony Bouquet stamp set today but I’m only using the smaller flower. Altenew has many flower images that would work for this technique as well. I had some fun with no-line colouring with copics and coloured pencils. The sentiment is from Birthday Greetings set. The woodgrain card stock seen on the right side is also from Altenew and it’ll be one of the wonderful items on our next release this month! Altenew already has Woodgrain Bark Card Stock in sale, which is as lovely as this one.
I also made this into a video tutorial, hopefully you’ll find some time to watch it and find it helpful. You can watch it here or in HD in Youtube.
Thanks for visiting and I hope your day is amazing! The spring is finally arrived to Finland as well, it is so lovely to go and get off work and still have some daylight left!
Hi, it’s Therese here and today I have some simple stamping and shading fun using the beautiful Whimsical Flowers and their matching dies. I have also taken a sentiment from Birthday Greetings and created a video so you can watch the process and see how it comes together.
You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Hello! It is Marika here today to feature Layered Lily set from the latest release. I made this pink lily card to the release blog hop and I was kindly asked to show how I did it. In today’s tutorial I use quite the same technique – what is different is that in the blog hop card I stamped all five layers with Altenew inks and didn’t blend the inks between the layers. Here is my card:
Derwent Metallic Pencils: Antique Gold (83)
Derwent Inktense Pencils: Oak (1730), Indian Ink (2020)
You can watch my tutorial here or in HD in YouTube
Hopefully you found this tutorial helpful and got some inspiration how to use this gorgeous lily stamp set.
See you soon!
It’s Marika here. This time I played with Floral Motifs set and I made this card along with a how-to -video with very easy watercoloring technique. I find these Floral Motifs -flowers to be so cute in there simplicity but for more I am loving the Wood Pallet Background. I love how versatile it is and how different kinds of looks you can achieve with it. This time I went for white-on-white effect and used White Pearl embossing powder. I just love the neutral but still interesting background.
Colouring is my therapy and I don’t mind if it takes some time but sometime life is busy and you need to get something done with less time. What I am about to show you here isn’t anything fancy but it is quick and easy. Here’s my card:
And here is a how-to -video if you like to see how I made this card. I cut the flowers out with my scissors but if you have the Floral Motifs co-ordinating die set you can die cut the flowers and this card takes even less time to finish.
Thanks for stopping by today. See you soon!
It’s Marika here and today I am going to share with you another way to colour a poppy and a butterfly from Painted Poppy and Butterflies sets. Two weeks ago I showed how I coloured this poppy with traditional watercolours. Today I am using Distress Inks and I am using all three layers of this builder stamp set to gradually build up the colours. I actually made two cards with this technique. I got this idea and tried it out and this first card came from there. Then I put my camera rolling and all that looseness and softness that I achieved just colouring was gone but I hope you can still get the idea how this is done.
Here is my how-to -video if you wish to see me colour this card.
I hope you like these cards and got some inspiration. See you soon!
Hi, it’s Marika here. This is my first DT post here at Altenew blog and I am beyond excited about it. I went for a little older stamp set and used Sketchy Rose as my focal point in my card. So here it is:
I started with stamping the flower, the stem and the leaves from Sketchy Rose set with light water soluble ink onto a watercolour paper. I watercolored the rose with Distress Inks. Before cutting the rose I stamped the flower again with Versamark and heat embossed it with Golden Highlight embossing powder to get more interest. Then, the rose was cut with scissors and a craft knife. I used Versamark to ink up the Wood Pallet Background stamp and stamped it onto a little smaller peace of white card stock. The background was then heat embossed with White Pearl embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings set and was inked with black pigment ink onto a peace of textured card stock.
Here is a close-up from the rose:
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you got some inspiration.
I start to make video tutorials next month and I would more than appreciate if you could let me know if there is a particular technique or colouring medium that you would like me to feature in those videos. Please leave your requests in the comments below and I try to make them come true. Thanks again and see you soon!