cardmaking · papercrafting

Altenew Doodle Blooms + Pantone Veri Peri

Altenew Doodle Blooms stamp and dies paired with Honey Bee Square Window Trio die in a birthday card.

Hello and welcome! Altenew is celebrating Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year, “Very Peri”, with an Instagram Hop.

Altenew’s Doodle Blooms Stamp and Die Set

Altenew Lavender Fields Dye Ink Blend Background + Doodle Blooms floral images + Warm and Cozy Enamel Dot.

I used Very Peri two ways: as a bold background (card 1) and as the focal color for my images (card 2 below). Veri Peri is blue with violet undertones. On my first card, I ink blended a background with Lavender Fields Dye Ink from the Shades of Purple Ink Collection. I then paired it with long time favorite Doodle Blooms Stamp and Die Set. I colored the greenery and blooms with Altenew Artist Markers Sunshine Valley Set F. I finished the card with a Warm and Cozy enamel dot for the flower’s center.

Using Pantone Color of 2022 "Very Peri" on a handmade card with Altenew's Doodle Blooms Stamp and Die Set + Water Garden Set G Artist Markers.

For the second card, I ink blended a background Parrot crisp dye ink. The blooms were colored with a Wisteria Artist Marker from the Water Garden Set G. I finished the card with enamel dots from the Shades of Purple collection.

Using small die cut images on a DIY card:  Altenew Doodle Blooms + Shades of Purple Enamel Dots

I am so happy you stopped by today!
Karen

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Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Josephine Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Paint-A-Flower:  Clematis Josephine

Hello and welcome!  Today, Altenew is releasing their June Paint-A-Flower called Clematis Josephine.   The bouquet is substantial and fills up a card beautifully.  Altenew releases a new Paint-A-Flower each month and you can subscribe HERE so you don\’t miss a single set and as a subscriber the price is just $12.99 per month.

Pink, Yellow and Aqua.

I was in a coloring mood and these flowers are so fun to color!  I used Altenew\’s  Artist Markers Set F (Sunshine Valley Garden) and Set G (Water Garden).  The kit has a bunch of wonderful sentiments and I selected Be Bold…
Altenew Artist Markers Set F and G

 

Are You Ready For Some Prizes?

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew  is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blogand/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/27/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on theAltenew Winners Page on 06/29/2021.


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Clematis Paint-A-Flower

Clematis Paint-A-Flower + 24 Pan Watercolor Bundle

Clematis Paint-A-Flower + 12 Pan Watercolor Bundle

I am pleased with the card and hope you like it too.

Karen
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Altenew Storybook Fantasy Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Cheerful Rainbow Colored Library Bookshelves

Hi there, I am so happy you stopped by!
Rainbow colored library bookshelves.

Today we’re celebrating the Storybook Fantasy release and I have two cards to share using some of  Altenew\’s new stamps, dies and an embossing folder! If you arrived from Reiko\’s Blog, you’re right on track. If you want to start from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for details about the hop, giveway, free gifts and images of the full release.  Rainbow colored bookshelves

Today\’s card was so much fun to make…sometimes it is great to just sit down and color!  When I first saw this Tall Tale stamp set, I knew I wanted a cheerful rainbow colored library.  I love how happy this stamp is…perfect for birthday and get well cards.  

I stamped and colored three bookshelves and colored with Artist Markers Set F and G.   I wanted lots of shelves on this card so I used the Nesting Slim Rectangle Dies to make a slimline card.  I then cut the bookshelves to make the four shelves.  The Nesting Rectangles make it so easy to make a slimline card. The cut panel is 3 1/2\” wide and 8 1/2” tall.  

Here is a graphic of all the stamps included in the wonderul Tall Tale Stamp Set. 

Ink Blending on 3D Embossing 

Yellow ink blending on dry embossing.

For my second card, I used the  Majestic Blooms 3D Embossing Folder.  After I dry embossed my panel, I used my Large Ink Blending Tool and Warm Sunshine Ink to gently go over the top of the embossing.  I then used my Small Embossing Tool to add a second coat on the highest points. 


I die-cut the Fancy Celebrate Die from black mirror cardstock.  This embossing folder has a gorgeous large image so I created a 6×6 card.  I finished off with  yellow enamel dots from the   New Day Collection.  I like that the set has a rainbow of colors that go with any project.

Altenew Fancy Celebrate Die cut sentiment


You can see Altenew\’s new collection  HERE …and check out these free gift opportunities:

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

  • Get a FREE brand new Storybook Fantasy Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Storybook Fantasy release bundles. Shop *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 03/09/2021 through 03/15/2021. Shop HERE
  • Get a FREE brand new Storybook Fantasy Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 03/09/2021 through 03/11/2021. Shop HERE!

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release,  Altenew  is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/15/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/17/2021.


Karen
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Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Clematis & Artist Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Altenew Clematis Paint-A-Flower

Hello  and welcome to the blog hop for the February release of the Altenew Paint-A-Flower series and Artists Marker Sets F & G.   This month\’s Clematis stamp is GORGEOUS and so fun to create with.  Altenew releases a new Paint-A-Flower each month and you can subscribe HERE so you don\’t miss a single set.

Altenew Clematis Watercolor


I spent an enjoyable and relaxing Sunday afternoon painting this beauty.  When my kit arrived, I saw soft blues as I started planning my card.  For the flowers, I used pale blue with soft lavendar shadows and pink highlights.  I kept with the muted look by adding pale green leaves and the fencing was painted with watery yellow and tan.  I added a hint of grey to the background and called it done.  I used watercolor markers for a fresh bright watercolor look.

Altenew Clematis Watercolor Card


This is an interesting floral stamp as you can use it both vertically and horizontally.   I added my favorite Painted Grid Washi Tape along two sides and the included sentiment \”Life Is Beautiful\”.   I finished the card off with a couple of pearl grey New Day Enamel Dots.  A fresh and lovely spring card.  


Altenew F and G Artist Alcohol Markers

Pink, Yellow, Green, Aqua and Violet Altenew markers

Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set G

Altenew is also releasing two new sets of Artists Markers and I thought it would be fun to try them out by coloring the same image with both sets.   Weekend Doodles is one of my all time favorites sets so I decided to use it for both cards.  Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set G is full of lovely aquas, lavenders and browns.  I wanted the flowers to be the star of this card so I used the   Cross Stitch Canvas Cover Die to create a clean and simple background that adds a bit of texture and interest but keeps the focus on the floral elements.
Altenew Aqua and Violet Alcohol Markers

Such lovely colors in this marker set!

Altenew Aqua and Violet Alcohol Markers

Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set F

Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Markers SET \”F\” is  full of beautiful pinks, yellows and greens.  For this card I wanted a coordinating background, so using my 36 pan watercolors, I painted pink (which I toned down with some green) on a watercolor panel and let dry.  I then embossed the panel with the  Modern Squares 3D folder , which gives beautiful dimension to your backdrop.  This folder is one of my new “go to” backgrounds.  I added some pink, purple and black spatters because I thought the panel looked too sweet.  

Altenew Weekend Doodles + Altenew Sunshine Valley Garden Set F markers + Modern Squares 3D embossing folder

The Tea Party Enamel Dots coordinate beautifully with this set of markers.

Altenew pink, yellow and green Artist Markers.
This graphic shows the colors that come in each set.
BLOG HOP LINK

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/28/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/02/2021.


BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:

Your next stop is: Svitlana Shayevich

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Jenny Colacicco

Nicole Watt

LauraJane

Amber Rain Davis

Michelle Short

Norine Borys

Seeka

Therese Calvird

Kelly Griglione

Nathalie DeSousa

Dana Joy

Terri Koszler

Virginia Lu

Tina Smith

Laurie Willison

Verity Biddlecombe

Maryam Perez

Preeti Chandran

Agnieszka Małyszek

Karen Brown

Svitlana Shayevich

Anna Mahtani

Lilith Eeckels

Barb Engler

Tenia Nelson

Christine Pennington

Teresa Litchfield

Amanda Baldwin

Yoonsun Hur

Cheryl Espie

Kelly Latevola

Thanks for hopping by!

Karen