Altenew August 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Welcome to the August Subscription Blog hop! If you are following along you have come from the marvelous Mugdha Gujarathi. Your next stop is Jenny Martin or you can start at the beginning at Altenew Card Blog.

My two favorite subscriptions with Altenew are the Craft-A-Flower and the Craft Your Life Project Kits – such a great value for your money. You can see all of the Monthly Subscriptions available here: https://altenew.com/collections/marvelous-monthly-series-august-2022  

This month I have a very bright and sunny card using the Craft Your Life kit: Magnolia & Blooms. I created a slim line card an coloring with the stencil to get three different colors in the flowers and two colors in the leaves. Just following the stencil guide I completed the card front. I likes the sentiment from the stamp set that says : “let you light shine through” but I modified it slightly by die cutting the word Shine with the Shine Die Set. First I cut one layer with green glitter paper and also three layers of white cardstock. I offset the green on top of the white to help give more dimension and create a small shadow on the main word of the sentiment. The rest of the sentiment was stamped from the set and just cut out.

My second card is from the Craft-A-Flower: Open Peon Layering Die Set. It’s rather unusual to see yellow and pink peonies but I have a plant received through my local Master Gardeners Club called the Itoh Peony pictured below. Every petal and every bloom is a bit different but the plant is magnificent when in bloom –usually in June.

I tried to capture this gorgeous flower thru this set by highlighting the edges of the flowers in Buttercream ink and then using the Woodless Coloring Pencils pink pencil to draw in the texture of the petals. After layering the flower I also added a few more petals floating in the air as if the wind caught the flower. All this was added onto a white card front splattered with blue for texture and some bling.

I hope you enjoy these cards.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/18/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/20/2022.



Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Amy Hill

Therese Calvird

Teri Wilson

Nathalie DeSousa

Fiona Duff

Maryám Pérez

Lorena Brougher

Michelle Short

Soraya Maes

Jenny Colacicco

Michelle Burnier

Svitlana Shayevich

Bobby Hagen

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Tenia Nelson

Caly Person

Lilith Eeckels

Kari VanNoy

Emily Midgett

Angela Brennan

Terri Koszler

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Linda Westfall

Annemarie Caister

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Mugdha Gujarathi

Penny Pynnonen

Jenny Martin

Karen Brown

Teresa Litchfield

Bridget Casey

Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Welcome to the August release for Altenew’s Bold and Beautiful! You are getting here from the wonderful Reiko Tsuchida and your next stop is the very talented Tania Ahmed.

If you’d like to start at the beginning click here Altenew Card Blog

Do you like to garden? Do you like to visit beautiful gardens? Altenew has a multitude of beautiful flower stamps and dies and this release gives you a GORGEOUS flower with the Dazzling Dahlia Stamp, Die and Stencil. Dahlia come in lots of different colors, shades, and petal counts. You can plant them as just plants but also from bulbs. I would love to have a garden full of them to brighten my yard! You can google them for a wide variety of colorings. For my Dahlias here I started with pale shades and went to deeper colors on the tips. I stamped the two flowers in Altenew Firebrick as I wanted to use that for the deepest color. The center was blended with Warm Sunshine and Frosty Pink for the middle. On the yellow I added Citrus Burst on outside, Frosty Pink for middle and the center of Sunray. These were free blended…not using the stencil as many dahlias vary. For the leaves here I used the Altenew Hanging Garden Die (see my post from Aug 27, 2020 for more info on this). The butterfly is also a stamp with the Dazzling Dahlia set. I had in my stash some blues and green alcohol ink over Sparkle Yupo paper so I just die cut an area that would look good as a butterfly and used Altenew Obsidian ink for the outline.

The greeting is from the One-Go Birthday Greetings stamp and die set.

I made several dahlias at once as described above. For this card I took a deep red card stock and embossed it with the Angled Mosaic 3d embossing folder. I sprinkled some metallic gold paint on this then added the flowers and leaves in the corners. Then sprinkled the whole thing with white paint and added the Happy Birthday flag from the One-Go Birthday Greeting die set.

After I tended to my Dahlias in my garden I switched to more delicate wildflowers with the Arch Flowers Stamp, Die and Stencil set. The larger flowers are colored with Velvet and Firebrick ink. All centers are colored with Paper Bag ink. The small yellow flowers were colored with Chamomile ink and the tiny three button buds are colored in Coral Berry.

For this little Wildflower Garden Add on stamp I really didn’t know what to do. So I just took black ink on the main stem and flower on scrap paper to see what it looked like. OOOH! I was surprised how much I really liked just the black and white look. Thus this card was really easy. A trio of flowers with an extra stem set against the white cardstock became very striking. Again, another greeting from the One-Go Birthday Greetings set and finished off with some white sequins. The greeting is from the One-Go Birthday Greetings stamp and die set.

Thanks for visiting today. Let me know what you would do with any of these stamps, dies, stencils. If you make something, please tag me @pennypynnonen. I’d love to see your creations, too.

Don’t Forget the Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/10/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 winners randomly from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/11/2022.

Here’s the full list for the blog hop:


Altenew Card Blog

Virginia Lu

Kari VanNoy

Laurie Willison

Caly Person

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Martin

Agnieszka Małyszek

Bobby Hagen

Mindy Eggen

Teri Wilson

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Annemarie Caister

Nichol Spohr

Therese Calvird

Angela Brennan

Lorena Brougher

Tenia Nelson

Nicole Watt

Lilith Eeckels

Mugdha Gujarathi

LauraJane

Maryám Pérez

Teresa Litchfield

Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Burnier

Jenny Colacicco

Fiona Duff

Svitlana Shayevich

Karen Brown

Laurie Patterson

Linda Westfall

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Penny Pynnonen

Tania Ahmed

Dana Joy

Altenew July 2022 Summer Love Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

What does “Summer Love” bring to your mind? For me –Warm weather, sunny skies, and memories of being kids playing and having a ball with neighborhood friends. Altenew’s Summer Love collection can help capture those memories with beautiful simplicity. These stencils and embossing folders can create awesome works of art with as much fun as playing outside or going to camp and they go together so well.

This blog hop starts with Altenew Card Blog. If you are following along you have gotten here from the wonderful Maryám Pérez and your next stop is the multi-talented artist Erum Tasneem.

My first card was super simple yet I think it’s my favorite of the group. I took Altenew alcohol ink refills and created the blue and purple background. Then I took a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of white cardstock and centered the Circled Greetings: Hugs Die, ran it through the die cutter for the card front. Now the extra fun of using the new Playful Circles embossing folder over the card front put texture on everything, including the word HUGS. With the help of some foam tape I popped up the circle over the alcohol ink, added the word ‘warm’ from the Halftone Hello set and VOILA, this beauty was created.

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July 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew has THE best subscriptions every month.  You can choose to “Build-A-Garden”, “Craft-A-Flower”, “Paint-A-Flower”, Mini Delight”, and the great “Project Kit”.  You can mix and match your subscriptions and put something on hold or get them all every month! To see the full collection this month click here: https://altenew.com/collections/marvelous-monthly-series-bundle-july-2022. This release celebrates friendships with its charming images, flowers, and heartfelt sentiments. Show your bestie how much you care, or reach out to a long-lost buddy! We can’t wait to see how you use the products in this collection.

If you are following along on the blog you got here from Mindy Eggen.  Your next stop is Nathalie DeSousa. To start at the beginning, please go to the Altenew Blog.

I am pleased to be a part of this month’s release and my projects will highlight four of the possible subscriptions. The first one is Build-A-Garden Tulips and Friends. I created this card by first stamping the outlines on white cardstock with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink. Then cut them out…I had to fussy cut them as the die was not yet available.  Now you can also get the die!  For the leaves I used Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf inks.  The little yellow flowers are in Fresh Lemon ink.  My daughter’s favorite colored tulips are white…not an easy color to create on a card.  I chose to stamp the flowers in a pale gray to give some shape and shading. Then I used clear Altenew embossing ink over the blossoms and heat embossed with Altenew Translucent Pearl powder.  It didn’t look as good as I wanted so I again did just the blossoms and cut the out.  I glued two on flat but used foam squares to pop up the left one. These were then added to a Reflections shimmer cardstock piece 4”X5.25” which was splattered with Forest Glades spray ink.  Then the whole card front was adhered to a green card base.

The “Craft-A-Flower” subscription is my favorite.  I love the easy way of die cutting pieces and putting them together to make gorgeous flowers of all kinds.  This Garden Rose is a magnificent example.  The dies now have an added feature…either a keyhole with number or an arrow with a number.  Die cut them all then match all the keyholes and all the arrows, then just stack and glue with each piece, starting with 1 and working your way up.  SOOO easy to put together.  For my roses I chose a deep red cardstock but ink blended with some light pink ink to give some additional texture.  The hummingbird is from the Painted Hummingbirds stamp and Die set colored with Mountain Mist ink.  The sentiment is from the Always Sunshine set gold embossed with Antique Gold powder. The background was debossed with the Dotted Swirls Debossing plate and a few Kat Scrappiness gems added for the final touch.

This month’s Paint-A-Flower is the China Rose.  For this beauty I used the Altenew watercolors in Coral Berry and Cotton Candy after stamping.  Warm Sunshine graced the flower centers.  The leaves were colored with Forest Glades and Bamboo.  Again, I fussy cut the flowers. The navy background cardstock was embossed with the Always Sunshine embossing folder then splattered with white paint.  The sentiment from Block Sentiments was white heat embossed on the same navy cardstock.  I thought the pink flowers were striking against the navy blue.

Lastly, I used the Always Sunshine Project Kit.  On watercolor paper I used the wet on wet technique to create a rainbow.  Once dry I sprayed it with some Perfect Pearls in water but it’s hard to see the shimmer. I set this on the black card base then used the stamp and die to stack the black and white images.  The long trailing leaves fit well on a slimline card.

I hope you like this selection…there are so many ways to use these subscription items you will never go wrong investing in them.  They really give you a great value.

DON’T FORGET THE GIVEAWAYS

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/18/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/20/2022.

Altenew Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Soraya Maes

Emily Midgett

Karen Brown

Caly Person

Adriana Arminio

Virginia Lu

Verity Biddlecombe

Jaycee Gaspar

Berina Rajakumar

Agnieszka Małyszek

Laurie Patterson

Erum Tasneem

Annemarie Caister

Reiko Tsuchida

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Michelle Burnier

Michelle Short

Tenia Nelson

Linda Westfall

Maryám Pérez

Amy Hill

Mindy Eggen

Penny Pynnonen

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Teri Wilson

LauraJane

Dana Joy

Altenew July 2022 Summer Sunshine Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

July 1st, What a great day to celebrate summer and bring in the sunshine with this great release from Altenew! It is so much fun to hop along. If you are going down the list you came her from Tania Ahmed. If you want to start at the beginning here is the link– Altenew Blog. Your next stop is Adriana Arminio. Hope you enjoy the trip!

For my cards I started with the Captivating Blooms Stamp Set. These flowers are beautiful in their own rite so I kept everything simple.

For the first one I took one of my favorite combinations of white on Kraft paper. I used Altenew embossing ink then added the Altenew white embossing powder. After this was heat set I colored in all the petals with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen. I also used Altenew Iridescent spray and white embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set.

The second card I took the Caribbean Sky embossing powder to stamp and emboss the flowers. I fussy cut out the bouquet. On an A2 card base I adhered some corresponding blue cardstock. The sentiment is also from this set and was heat embossed with the same Caribbean Sky embossing powder. I popped up the rest of the card front with some foam tape then purposely glued the flowers off the side of the base. From my stash I had some faint blue gems that I added to fie some more dimension and texture.

For my third card I went a bit different than I’ve ever done before. I used the Monstera Frame 3D Embossing folder twice…once on the Kraft card base and once on some greenish parchment cardstock. To the parchment cardstock I used Altenew’s Frayed Leaf ink over the the leaves and CUT SOME OUT. This was something new for me. Then edged them with the same ink. For the sentiment I used Evergreen ink on vellum and Altenew clear embossing ink. For dimension I popped up some of the leaves and added green sequins for embellishments and to hold down the vellum sentiment.

The last card I think is my favorite. This one uses all three of

Linear Life: Tropical Garden Stamp Set
Linear Life: Tropical Garden Die Set
Linear Life: Tropical Garden Hot Foil Plate Set

I often play with alcohol inks and the re-inkers from Altenew so I have backgrounds on hand. Yupo paper is also one of the best papers to foil on. I gold foiled the pink/silver yupo from my stash then die cut the flowers out. For the leaves I stamped them on white cardstock but die cut them from both the white and some acetate that I had inked with green alcohol ink. This way you could see through the acetate to the leaf outlines. I put a black piece of cardstock in the Angled Mosaic 3D Embossing folder, splattered it with some gold paint and popped it up on the card base with foam tape. Some of the flowers are just glued on but one is popped up even more with some foam squares. I used Altenew Antique Gold Embossing powder for the sentiment. The pink and the gold really became striking against the black.

Do you have a favorite? If so let me know in the comments.

And don’t forget the GIVEAWAYS

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/17/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/19/2022.


Altenew Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Erum Tasneem

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Caly Person

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Karen Brown

Laurie Willison

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Lilith Eeckels

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Michelle Burnier

Agnieszka Małyszek

Angela Brennan

Emily Midgett

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Laurie Patterson

Svitlana Shayevich

Annemarie Caister

Tania Ahmed

Penny Pynnonen

Adriana Arminio

Berina Rajakumar

Altenew Educators’ “Clean and Simple” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Thank you for joining me today as I join my fellow Altenew Educators in creating and sharing our cards.  If you are following along you got here from the talented Neha Aggarwal.

To begin at the beginning of the Blog Hop go to Altenew Card Blog .

 We are all looking for Clean and Simple this time around.  By definition that means there is a large amount of “white” space on the card…it could be a color but the idea is that there is a focal point without a lot of embellishments.  Here is my selection:

This gorgeous die was perfect for what I was looking for with its delicate nature and the ability to stand alone on the card.  Its name is the Rose Queen Die.  The outline seen above is dainty and yet majestic.  This particular die cuts an outline and also the inside pieces of the flower. This could be a “twofer” card if you can save all the pieces. 

I had in my stash a piece of yupo paper already alcohol inked with different shades of blue.  I lined the back of this with some of an Altenew double-sided adhesive sheet since the outline would be so delicate.  Once this was burnished onto the yupo paper I die cut it being careful to keep all the pieces of the insert and the outline.  I carefully took the outline of the die and peeled off the adhesive backing, attaching it to the card front.  Once done I cut the card front down to 3.75” x 5”.  Using foam tape, I popped that up on an A2 card base.  The sentiment is from the Altenew Friends Forever Stamp set, embossed with Altenew Antique Gold.  To finish it off, I added just a bit of metallic thread tied in a bow.

Here is the bonus card made from saving the pieces and using a white die cut for the frame:

Prizes:

$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! To win, please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/03/2022. 

There’s MORE! Join our party! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Clean and Simple” creations. 

We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party, and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/04/2022.

I hope you will follow us all the way through.  Your next stop is  Karen Brown

Altenew Card Blog

Michelle Burnier

Annemarie Caister

Kari VanNoy

Susan Stagno

Ann Taylor

Susan Busada

Nenette S. Madero

Irina Fonina

Eva Bussom

Rosie Neustaedter

Joylita D’souza

Helen Kalb

Lana Taber

Neha Aggarwal

Penny Pynnonen

Karen Brown

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

Tenia Nelson

Rachael Shedeed

Virginia Lu

Amber Rain Davis

Roteja Galvan

Laurie Patterson

Supplies used:

Springtime Brought to YOU from Simon Says Stamps and a touch of Gina K

I like to send out Easter cards but sometimes life just gets in the way and it doesn’t happen. So this year I decided to just make Happy Spring cards and send out some cheer.

What better flower than to use than the tulip to usher in the warm sunshine and beauty of spring. I created two slimline cards using Simon Says Stamps Mother’s Day Tulips Stamps and Dies from the Hello Gorgeous set. The yellow tulips were first heat embossed with white sparkle embossing powder then colored with Altenew Alcohol Artist Markers. The purple or pink tulips were also colored with Altenew Artist Markers but stamped with Simon Says Stamps Intense Black ink. I die cut 4 more tulips out of heavy cardstock then layered each of the colored tulips with two more layers behind to give them dimension. Since the yellow ones had sparkle on them already, I left them as is but the purple ones I covered with Glossy Accents. I wanted some texture to the flowers so I used my finger to spread the Glossy Accents –the surface was uneven but fully covered. Shining in the light you could pick up the variations. The yellow sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps and Dies XL SPRING GREETINGS also from the Hello Gorgeous set. The “Spring Greetings” on the purple tulip card is from Gina K.’s April Incentive Stamp set.

Slimline Tulips

Next came two easy cards. Simon Says has a wonderful set of Clear Stamps LAYERED TULIPS. I was talking with a friend at the time and she said red was her favorite so I stamped the tulips in red –highlighting the top layer by heat embossing with clear embossing powder. I cut the Simon Says Stamp FLORAL CARD FRONT Wafer Die from Simon Says Stamp exclusive A2 Holographic Rainbows Cardstock carefully pulling the wings of the butterfly out to float above the tulips. The positive of the Floral Card Front is simply on top of a piece of cardstock embossed with the Altenew Diamond Stars 3D Embossing Folder.

My husband has the most glorious Magnolia tree in the front yard. It is large and spectacular as the buds begin to swell then open in the springtime. I tried to capture them by first embossing cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder MAGNOLIA BRANCHES and coloring with Altenew Artist markers. I wasn’t very happy with the results as it looked a bit sloppy and not as soft as I would have liked. The solution was to start over OR…put vellum over it. That was the easy, simple way with no waste! I cut a piece of vellum 1/4″ larger than the card front and used a strong sticky tape to adhere it to the back of the magnolias. Then I rant it all through the embossing folder again to give the vellum some of the texture the card front already had. I used the sentiment from Simon Says Stamps and Dies XL Greetings on vellum with colored ink and clear embossing powder. Since it is hard to put glue on vellum and not have it show, I used some Altenew double sided adhesive for the sentiments…you can’t see a thing. The card on the right was inspired by Caly Person’s card using the DieCember Etched Magnolia Blossom dies.

The links above to Simon Says Stamps are not affiliate links but will take you to their respective pages. Other supplies I used below are affiliate links where if you use them I might get a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Thanks for joining me today!

HAPPY SPRING

Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 5 + Giveaway (over $2,000 in Total Prizes)

It is my pleasure to join in wishing Altenew a Happy 8th Anniversary!!! You should have gotten to this spot from the awesome Lana Taber. If you want to start at the beginning, click Altenew Blog.

In the early summer of 2020, I started my real journey with Altenew.  As a major fan of their stamps and dies, I was asked if I would like to join the Altenew Educators Certification Program.  I was intrigued with the idea but wasn’t very confident in myself to commit to it. With Erum Tasneem’s encouragement, I took the leap.  She guided me and my fellow students along the way and the next thing I know I completed the whole 25 course, 3 challenge event and became an Altenew Certified Educator in April of 2021…less than a year after starting.  I loved taking classes, running with the challenges and stepping outside my comfort zone to create more and more. 

One of my favorite cards is so appropriate for the 8th Anniversary of Altenew!  They are AMAZING. This card definitely describes Altenew –the company, the people, the other Educators, and all the fans.  For this I used the Craft-A-Flower: Poppy Layering Die Set with a combination of yupo paper with alcohol inks and cardstock plus my favorite embossing folder — the Angled Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder.

My second favorite item was made for my Level 2 challenge.   I had to repurpose or upgrade something which stretched me tremendously but it was so satisfying in the end.  I used multiple mediums (stencils, alcohol ink, mixed medium ink, stamps, Artist markers, etc.) to create 4 coasters/tiles and when put together made an even bigger scene. 

It just goes to show that you can really build on your skills through the Altenew products!

Thank you, ALTENEW, for this adventure and CONGRATULATIONS on your 8th Anniversary!

Your next stop on the hop is to the talented Tenia Nelson.

Giveaway Prizes

Over $2,000 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There are also 26 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/15/2022 for a chance to win one of 50 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 50 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/21/2022.

When Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn know just what you need!

My daughter is in her last year of study for her Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.  At the beginning of March family members had the privilege of going to her Thesis show entitled “Echoes of Then / Now”.  She did a fantastic job of weaving in details of past family life to her current life and sure made Mom proud.

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Hero Arts then came out with their My Monthy Hero kit (https://heroarts.com/collections/mmh-march-2022/products/mh0322-my-monthly-hero-kit-march-2022) “Take a trip to the art museum with the March My Monthly Hero release.”  Along with this are several add-ons – this one I just HAD to have:  Art Meowseum Bundle.  What could be better for an artist who has two and loves cats!

Emma and Bug

In order to display my stamps as an exhibit would be, I combined this set with Lawn Fawn’s Flippin’ Awesome interactive die set.  It was such a good way to put a picture on each of 4 tabs and pull the tab to show my own art exhibit on my card!  I stamped  my pictures with Simon Says Intense black ink and colored them with my Altenew Artist Markers.  I did bring up pictures of the original paintings to use as a guide to color these…mostly to make them as recognizable as possible.

I had in my stash some powdered shimmer water coloring already done that I used on the insides of the tabs and for the card background.  It seemed to fit the theme.

I had lots of fun assembling the Flippin’ Awesome assembly and adding my “meowsterpieces” to the tabs.  Then I created the gift card holder and inserted a check for her birthday.

Here’s a quick video of the working piece.

It’s so much fun to have dies and stamps that can be taylored to an individual so well! This was a great combination. She called to say she loved it…

I hope you do too!

Blessings, Penny

Altenew Craft Your Life: Feathered Lilies


You should have arrived here from the lovely Rebecca Sogn
 
It is my honor to be asked to inspire you in using this wonderful kit in its debut.  I chose to use the embossing folder that gives dimension to the simple piece of cardstock.

There is so much beauty in this folder I didn’t want to cut any of it off, therefore I made a 5.5” square card instead of an A2 size card.  One of my favorite card color combinations is pink and gray.  I chose to apply ink to the embossing folder using a brayer – first I pressed my Cloudy Night ink cube onto my glass media mat, sprayed it with water, then picked up the wet ink with my brayer.  I applied this ink to the raised portion of the embossing folder that was the background – this would then create a white flower against the gray background.  White flowers are hard to create but this is one way to make them stand out.  To give a bit more pazazz to the stamen, I used a silver pen over them.

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