Hello and welcome! I think mini stamps can make such fun cards! This set, called Typewriter Flowers, is my new favorite mini stamp and die set. I wanted to create a clean and simple card and I like how this technique focuses on the whimsical typewriter.
I used my Altenew Artist Alcohol Markers to do some simple coloring. In addition to the regular brush, Altenew markers have a second fine coloring head for small areas. I used the fine nib a lot on this card and it is one of the reasons I usually reach for Altenew markers over other brands.
Altenew just came out with their newest set of Alcohol Markers called Beach Garden (Set K) and I wanted to do a second card with this bright set. I love the aquas, blues, yellows and oranges. There are also some really pretty grays included. The only additional color I used on my card was a light Yellow (C004) for the buds on the right side. In addition to the regular brush, Altenew markers have a second fine coloring head for small areas. I used the fine nib a lot on this card and it is one of the reasons I usually reach for Altenew markers over other brands.
The Craft-Your-Life Embossing Folder is beautiful! I ink blended Persian Blue and Saphire Crisp Dye Inks on cardstock and then embossed it. I then added white pigment over the top of the embossing. I wanted to spotlight the embossing so I die cut 4 circular frames using Halftone Circles dies and then glued them together to form a substantial looking frame. Using one of the die cuts as a guide, I chose the portion of the embossed panel that I wanted to use on my card and then die cut a circle. I stacked the frames on top of the embossed circle and glued to a white A2 top-folding card. I added three enamel dots (Essential Black and White) to the flower centers and stamped a simple sentiment in corresponding ink. I think it makes for a fresh clean look.
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Today I have two clean and simple cards to share. This is not my typical style, but I do love CAS cards. To me, Clean and Simple means LOTs of white space. To make that work, I like contrast so I used bold colors and black accents to make my card pop.
I think it would be fun to make a pack with thank you sentiments for a handmade gift.
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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.
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…
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Today we’re celebrating the Storybook Fantasy releaseand 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
Such lovely colors in this marker set!
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.
$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.