I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2016 March release and blog hop, if you arrived here from Anna Kossakovskaya’s blog you are exactly where you should be. Today we will be releasing 2 4″x6″ stamp sets, 9 2″x3″ stamp sets, 21 dies, 6 papers, 12 inks, and a set of acrylic blocks.
My card today uses the butterfly image from Altenew’s Ori Kami stamp set and the exciting news is that now there are matching dies!
I decided to go for a watercolour look, firstly I stamped out and painted the butterflies, then I could easily die cut multiple butterflies from some stamp masking paper. Then I masked off each image and painted my watercolour around them, I really like the little border that it leaves behind when the mask is taken away.
Now, to the good stuff and onto the Prizes and there are
two ways to win!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog for your chance to win! You have until Friday March 18th to leave your comments.
AlsoI will randomly choose a winner from the comments left on this post (only one per person) to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew online store, you have until midnight Friday March 18th (AEST) and I will announce the winner here on my blog.
I had so much fun making this set of matching cards that I actually made a similar set at Christmas (with a video and you can find the link HERE). I’ve been wanting to challenge myself to this for the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine and when I saw this collection (and it’s an Australian designer) I was sold. Isn’t it uber sweet. So enough talking because there is a mass of photos to follow! And NO stamping either….
As soon as I saw this set at TAWS I knew just what I wanted to do, create my own word background, although there was a little moment of debate where I did consider using a colour instead of the black… but in my mind’s eye it was black, so it stayed that!
When the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine asked if I wanted to be part of a Stamper’s Challenge that involved me playing with Altenew’s Painted Butterflies I couldn’t reply ‘Yes’ quick enough lol. And I wasn’t disappointed, I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed getting all inky with these stamps, they are Brilliant!
You Inspire Me – Other Supplies: Prismacolor Pencils Powder Blue, Light Cerulean Blue.
Butterfly Colour Combos – Butter Bar / Tangelo and Soft Apricot / Fresh Peach
Keeping it real simple for this month’s entry to Avery Elle’s Embossing challenge, in fact it’s just a little difficult to see the embossed part of my card, but it’s those fabulous double pierced rectangles that I can’t get enough of and I used one of these to create a subtle border for my scene.
And can you see I have the new Amazing die too, soo happy and loving it in gold, Jamie & the AE team are ‘Amazing’ my goodies arrived to Australia in record time and they are nothing but fantastic to deal with. I was lucky enough to win last month’s challenge and had fun spending my winnings and more (wink)!
Other Supplies: Prismacolor Pencils – Cream, Espresso, French Grey 20, 50%, Pale Sage, Chocolate, Peach Beige, Peach, Dark Brown, Deco Pink, Goldenrod.
Another sympathy card for the stash (phew) and today another really easy technique, using up some scraps and embossing some sweet flowers… ticks all the boxes! I filmed as I created so you can watch the process.
For all these great Penny Black products you can find the links below!
Other Supplies: Cardstock – American Crafts – Powder. I’m thinking the green cardstock is a Bazzill one and called Parakeet… do you know? I did know that I can’t get it here and it makes me sad, it’s one of my fave colours and totally hoarded.
Gotta say that I fought with this card to the end, but had so much fun that I can’t complain. These Painted Butterflies are one of my most fave sets from Altenew that I couldn’t resist using them for their First Video Challenge…. Also I’m using those frosted sheets yet again….