Hiya friends! Today, it is my privilege to enable you, erm, I mean… to be joining Altenew for their Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop. If you’re joining mid-hop and would like to start from the top, you can do so at the Altenew Card Blog.
The Altenew Build-A-Flower series is perfect for any botanical lover. Each month a new flower is released and celebrated. Reserve yours each month with a subscription plan for their Build-A-Flower set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in their monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99)
By the time I finished with all the flowers and the foliage, the white based “friend” seemed to get a little lost. I rectified that by die cutting a pair of friends (friends are always happier in pairs!), one in white and one in black. By offsetting the white over the black it made the design bolder and more prominent. Finish design, matted on white with a white embossed sentiment on black and a few enamel dots.
I did perform a bit of stamp surgery to create “Thanks for being you” from the Sweet Violet included sentiments. Don’t be afraid to cut your stamps, you are stretching them, and they don’t feel a thing!
This project was inspired by a card I recently saw in a class, Masking Unleashed, over at the Altenew Academy. Svitlana, the instructor created a fabulous masked Aloha card and I couldn’t wait to give it my own spin. Svitlana teaches how to mask, intricately at times, to create dimension by stamping and masking the image you want in the forefront, first. My favorite tip from the class? When cutting masks, trim to the inside of the stamped line to prevent the dreaded white shadow!
Giveaway: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and the other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 4/9/2019.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/9/2019.
Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!
Altenew Card Blog
Janette Kausen <— You Are Here
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
The Hedgehog Hollow
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