Altenew June 2022 Today is the Day Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)
Hi crafty friends!
Thank you for joining me! Today, I am participating in an Altenew blog hop celebrating the release of a bunch of stamps, dies, stencils & hotfoils!
You may have found your way here from the amazing Jaycee Gaspar if not, you can start at the beginning of the blog hop commencing at the Altenew Card Blog
Giveaway Prizes-$300 in total prizes!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificates to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post by 06/09/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/11/2022.
Altenew are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release
Get a FREE brand new Today is the Day Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 06/03/2022 through 06/05/2022. Shop HERE!
Get a FREE brand new Today is the Day Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide Ebook (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Sweet Moments Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Today is the Day Stamp & Die Release Collection from 06/03/2022 through 06/09/2022. Shop HERE!
Let's Look at my Designs
The Climbing Leaves Stamp and Die Bundle is beautiful and I had fun using gold embossing powder to stamp with. Altenew had already released the gorgeous Alcohol Ink Backgrounds 6x6 Paper Pad and I knew this would be perfect for this technique. The background will need to stand out against the leaves stamp, but also compliment it, these papers were just the job! To be fair, you could make your own alcohol ink backgrounds, but I am a generally a clean crafter and I don't really enjoy techniques that can get messy. I think heat embossing and ink blending could be my limit, haha.
So, I chose my paper, I brushed it over with my powder tool, thoroughly coated the Climbing Leaves stamp with Versamark clear ink, then pressed, and pressed and pressed the stamp onto the paper. The MISTI is really helpful with this kind of technique as your stamp is then lined up should you need to add more Versamark Ink. Embossing powder should be liberally added, mine was gold but I think you could choose any neutral colour? Following drying the powder with my heat tool, I then cut the Climbing Leaves Stamp set out with the coordinated die cut when it had cooled. I chose a white card base so it stood out and then added a complimentary large word die, also from white cardstock.. The quotes are included in the Climbing Leaves Stamp Set, and were stamped in Altenew's amazing Obsidian Pigment Ink.
Floral Henna Bundle
As soon as I saw this Henna Stamp/Die/Stencil Bundle I fell in love! That might sound dramatic, but truly, I loved it immediately. It had crisp clean lines, and some classic Henna style with floral, perfect for me.
I didn't want to cover the beautiful images, which is why I decided the leave some of them without colour. This is actually a really cool idea for some stamps, just adding a pop of colour. The coordinating stencils allows you to do that very easily too.
Enjoy Life Bundle
How pretty are these florals in the Enjoy Life Bundle? When I see florals like these that are designed tall I immediately think of a slimline card but, I challenged myself to create a regular A2 size as well. I used the coordinated stencils to colour them...who doesn't enjoy a good stencil to make them feel like a colouring genius?!
I love pretty light colours together and this lemon and light green combo always go so well together.
I need to draw your attention to the sentiments Here's A Hug & Hope All is Well. I created these bold glossy sentiments by stamping them from the brand new Bold Sentiment Stamp Set in Altenew's Obsidian Pigment Ink, then embossing them with clear embossing powder. It really enhances the look don't you think?
I hope you enjoyed visiting today? You are welcome to stop by anytime for further inspiration or you can visit my Instagram @cherylespiecreates where I try to post new designs 4-5 times a week.
Your next stop on the blog hop is the super talented Nathalie DeSousa so go show her some love and support and good luck!
Until next time....