It's time for another release from my favorite stamp company, Altenew. Here's the link to see the July 2020 Stamps Dies Stencils Inks Video Blog Hop Release! I am delighted to share one project with you from this release. The format of the release is a video hop from now on, (since I am not very tech savvy in making videos), I am not part of the hop. I love that Altenew embraces all designers by including all of us in a chance to still be apart of the release.
Today, I am showing off the lovely stamp set called Courageous You. The day I made this card, was on my 20th wedding anniversary. I did not put it all together until I was done but there is a unintentional thing I did. Can you guess what it is??
For my card today, I stamped my images on Altenew Watercolor Paper using Obsidian Black Ink. To color my images, I applied ink to a craft mat and painted with a brush and some water. I used the Enchanted Garden Oval Ink Set and Green Valley Mini Cube Set for my color palette. So pretty!
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As always, thank you for stopping by. Stay safe & healthy! Before I go, here is a photo from my Wedding Day. The wreath was a wedding gift that became a prop for many of our photos. Smiles.
Hello Altenew friends. Today, the Altenew Educator Team is honoring our Heroes with a blog hop. We want to thank you for your service in making our World a better place. During these unprecedented times. I have seen the love and humanity of many people, in all walks of life, young and old, every profession. I will never again take for granted even the simplest things, like standing in lines in grocery store when I can actually stand by someone, smile and talk. I won't take for granted the quiet time sitting at a table drinking a cold glass of water, waiting to be served a meal. The list goes on and on. Thank you to all our heroes big and small, black and white!
Now, lets talk stamping (my creative therapy). Recently, I have been practicing my water-coloring, someday I want to grow up to be Erum. She inspires me everyday with her beautiful coloring. I hope I make her proud.
I absolutely love the NEWER monthly subscription club, Paint A Flower. I subscribe to it and look forward to getting a new stamp every month that is perfect for coloring. Today, I am using Paint A Flower: Iris. I am working on the no line coloring technique... I still need a lot of practice. I LOVE how pretty these turned out.
Well, this is no ordinary hop! We want you to join in on the fun as well. There is a Linky Party going on at the Altenew Card Blog. All you have to do is link up your creations based on the theme of the hop, which is, “Giving Thanks” and mention that you are taking part in the Altenew Educators Blog Hop and Linky Party. So what are you waiting for?! Link up!
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 6/17/2020 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 6/21/2020.
There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!
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Next up is Vicki Finger!
Thank you for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to try water-coloring too! Be sure to check out the Paint A Flower Monthly subscription, treat yourself monthly to a new stamp set.
Hello Friends. I am SO excited and honored to be apart of this months Altenew April Release Blog Hop party. You should have arrived from Kymona's Blog.
Last month, when May contacted me to pick out the products I wanted to design with, it was not an easy task, I loved them all. Thank you Altenew for letting me review your awesome products!
One of the products I am most excited about is the NEW Crafter’s Essential Stamping Mat! It's great for stamping, watercolor, ink blending, heat embossing, and everyday crafting! It is also a great backdrop for your photos!! Smiles.
Now, let's take a peek at my card samples!
Sweet Spring Stencil
I absolutely love Altenew's layering stencils! When I am in the mood to create a quick card on the go, I almost always grab a layering stencil. They are easy to use and they create a WOW factor for even the simplest looking cards. I paired some of my favorite Altenew ink colors: Sunray & Snapdragon and Mountain Mist & Teal Cave.
Dog Rose Panel & Die
Oh my goodness! Next up, is the amazing Dog Rose Panel and Die Bundle Set. I love the versatility of this die set. As you can see, in Card One I used one die-cut panel, in Card Two I used two die-cut panels to fill the entire card front. Combine the layers together and you will have a third option! Talk about getting a big bang for your buck!! This is a MUST buy item!!
Statement Flowers Stamp & Die
Well. some may say-- I left the best for last. For me, I could not pick a favorite set. Each card has its own uniqueness. I also love the stamp set, called Statement Flowers paired with its very own die (love that). I am a sucker for big, bold flowers that I can color.... or not! As you can see in the first sample it is beautiful colored, but in the second sample it is beautiful with only a splash of color.
Well, there you have it... I hope you enjoyed my creations as much as I do. I hope I inspired you to create your own cards after you load up your shopping cart w/all the new products you're gonna want. Be sure to hop along, leaving comments so you can get in on some prizes and giveaways!
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