Hiya friends! Today, it is my privilege to be joining Altenew for their April 2018 New Release Blog Hop. If you’ve been following along in order, like this Type A girl, you’ve arrived from the fabulous Flora‘s blog. If you’ve been crazy hoppin’ and would like to start from the top, you can head to the Altenew card blog stop. If you’d like to scoot right along, head on over to spectacular Sveta’s site.
And if I’m lucky enough to hang on to you for a few, I’ve got three great projects to share with you featuring exciting new Altenew products! Be sure to comment before hopping along so that you can enter to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop for a commenter from this blog. Altenew is also giving away gift certificates from their stop, as well as others along the hop. Increase your odds and comment away!
I’ve created the background on Smooth Bristol paper with an Arteza watercolor marker and clean clear water. As that set aside to dry naturally, I stamped Gradient Stripes onto 110# Neenah Solar White with Jet Black ink. Once thoroughly dry I die cut it with Mega Hello. I also cut two extra layers out of white scrap cardstock. I layered all three sets with the print on top and liquid glued them together to the watercolor background.
Troubling cards are hard. When someone stumbles upon a difficult space in life it is sometimes tough to know what to say, much less create in those moments. Instead of struggling when I feel moved to send a card, I have a stash like these that I can personalize on the inside for each event. I hope I never need to send them, but just in case…
This card was created on Smooth Bristol paper. I began by mounting the trunk colored portion in my Misti Precision Stamp Tool. I inked up the inside curve of the trunk in Citrus Burst and stamped. After wiping away any remaining ink from the stamp, I reinked the middle area in Sand Dunes, stamped, wiped and repeated with the outer curve in Mocha.
Next I stamped the trunk outline in Jet Black. The leaves were done with the same technique in Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzleberry and Olive. I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black and brushed Sea Breeze around the perimeter to create a glow.
Finishing touches are added with accent borders across the bottom in a black and white stripe, gold glitter (because glitter!) and solid black cardstock. Nuvo Drops in Rhubarb Crumble, Carnation Pink, Apple Green and Ebony carry over the tree colors.
Crisp white cardstock was die cut with the Gradient Lines cover die and adhered over the dry shimmery background. Three sets of die cut You are Loved was liquid glued together in a stack and generously coated with a Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen. Once allowed to dry overnight, I added (and popped up) a few cutie flowers from the Mini Hello set stamped in Rubellite, Razzleberry, Olive and Jet Black.
Giveaway: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.
A $30 gift certificate will be given away to a commenter from this blog, as well. Just leave a comment by Saturday, April 21st. Winner will be announced on 4/22/2018. ***UPDATE: Winner Patt H., congratulations!***
Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!
Janette Kausen <— You Are Here
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