Altenew March 2022 Folktales & StoriesCollection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)
Hi crafty friends!
Today I am excited to be participating in the blog hop celebrating the release of Altenew's March 2022 Folktales & Stories Collection Release !
You may have found your way here from the super talented Michelle Short if not, you can start at the beginning of the blog hop which commencing at the Altenew Card Blog
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/10/2022 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 03/12/2022.
Altenew are running a free gift promotion to celebrate this release:
Get a FREE brand new Folktales & Stories Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 03/04/2022 through 03/06/2022. Shop HERE!
Get a FREE brand new Folktales & Stories 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 Folktales & Stories Stamp & Die Release Collection from 03/04/2022 through 03/10/2022. Shop HERE!
Let's Look at my Designs
Seriously...how cute is this stamp set?! Cat Life is available now! When I saw the different images on this set, I immediday thought of the masking technique. I stamped my first image, which would be the one in the forefront of the design then I stamped the image again on masking paper. I used the masking paper to cover this first image. What that enabled me to do was add further cat images by repeating the process. Because I had masked a few cats by this time, I could also ink blend the background over the masking paper. When done, I peeled it all off and coloured the cats with my Copic markers. So fun! If you don't want to mask, you can get a Cat Life Stamp and matching Die Set Bundle. You can just ink blend a background then and add the die cuts over the top.
Well, if you know anything about me, then it will be that I am a flowers girl! When I saw this beautiful Rosy Blooms Stamp & Die Set I just had to make a card with a matching tag. I have been enjoying doing this lately. I made this design pretty bold by ink blending the background, plus some silver splatters. I then added some stripes to help break it up a little. I used complimentary Copic markers to colour the florals, adding some bold green leaves. As silver seemed the way to go, I die cut that fabulous Simply Friend sentiment in shiny silver cardstock. to finish, I just added a little sentiment on both projects as I visioned giving both to a dear friends birthday coming up later this year.
Tree of Fantasy
What an unusual stamp set die set! I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with this set at first. I absolutely loved it so wanted it to stand out but also be subtle at the same time...not sure that makes sense, but hey!
It's a layering stamp set, but not too complicated and it's pretty mind blowing how the finished tree looks. So realistic! I shaded the backdrop just a little a minty green, so your eye would not be drawn away from the image. I also used the sentiments from stamp set, then finished with just a little bit of gold bling.
Geometric Botany Stamp
This stamp is a big one and so useful for background stamping. It could be heat embossed no problem, but I decided to do something a little different. This is a set of mini notecards with matching envelopes. I stamped a lot! I used my Copic markers to add a touch of colour, then I used shiny gold cardstock for the Simple Greetings die cut sentiments from the set. I added a strip over a gold die cut circle, which is where I will add the recipients name. Just something a little different but hopefully inspiring for you.
I hope you enjoyed visiting today? You are welcome to stop by anytime for further inspiration or you can visit my Instagram @cherylespiecreates as I try to post new designs 4-5 times a week.
Your next stop on the blog hop is the amazing Terri Koszler so go show her some love and support.
Until next time....