Holiday Seals: The Stamping Village

Welcome everyone! I’m thrilled to be sharing some inspiration using the new Holiday Seals stamp set. This is a collaborative set from The Stamping Village which includes images from 12 different companies.

These are designed as seals that you can stamp on your holiday envelopes but I think they look amazing on cards as well which is what I’m sharing with you today.

My card is featuring the seal from Altenew. I stamped the image in embossing ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I colored the image with Prisma Colored Pencils.

I used a circle die set from my stash to cut out he image in a perfect circle.

For my card front, I ink blended Heart Beat ink onto Kraft card stock using the Beach Towel Stripes stencil from Altenew. I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and attached to a white card base with craft foam.

To add a little sparkle, I went over the stripes with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen and once dry, I attached my seal with foam squares.

This is such a beautiful set with designs from some of my favorite companies!

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Altenew Build-A-Flower Bellflower Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to be joining Altenew in their Build-A-Flower Bellflower Blog Hop! I really enjoy these sets and bonus, you get a coordinating die and layering guide filled with inspiration!

BLOG DETAILS

If you are here from LauraJane’s Blog you are in the right place! If you just happened upon my post, you can start the hop at the beginning over at the Altenew blog. After taking a look at my inspiration, you can head over to the next stop in the hop which is Nenette.

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or the Altenew Scrapbook blog for a chance to win. They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog found along the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog’s on August 10, 2019.

CARD DETAILS

I have two cards to share today featuring the Build-A-Flower Bellflower. This image looks amazing in any color but I am head over heels for it in blue! I stamped my layers in Sapphire, Pursian Blue, Caribbean Sky and Arctic inks. The stem is stamped in Firefly and Green Field inks.

For my background, I ink blended using the same colors that I stamped the flower image in. I used Neenah Solar white 80 lb card stock and a lift changing blender brush for the blending. I applied very light pressure of the colors working from darkest to lightest, bottom to top. This is such beautiful ombre effect.

I then squished my Sapphire ink pad onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and flicked the mixture onto my background with a paintbrush. Once that was dry, I spritzed my background with Iridescent Shimmer Spray.

After my background was completely dry, I stamped my sentiment from the Fancy Greetings stamp set using the Obsidian Ink. Then added my die cut images with tape runner and foam squares.

For my next card, I stamped the Bellflower in Cosmic Berry, Purple Wine, Puffy Heart and Rose Quartz inks.

I stenciled on my background using the Classy Stripes stencil with Pure Graphite ink. I kept a very light hand and had it fade off the edges. I then added my stenciled background to a notecard I created from Fog card stock.

My sentiment was die cut 3 times from Stormy Sky card stock using the Simply Friend die. I layered them together with liquid glue for dimension.

I like this bright pop of color on the light gray background. Really makes those flowers stand out.

Don’t forget you can subscribe to the Build-A-Flower so you never miss one of these amazing sets! As a subscriber you are guaranteed a set and it will be at a discount price!

Your next stop in the hop is Nenette!

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Altenew July 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to join Altenew is celebrating their July 2019 Stencils release.

BLOG HOP

If you are here from Kelly Janes’ blog you are in the right spot. Otherwise, you can head to the Altenew blog to start from the beginning. I am the last stop in the hop!

PRIZES

To celebrate the release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/28/19 for a chance to win. They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from all the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list. All the winners will be announced on the Altenew blog’s on 7/30/19.

CARD DETAILS

My first card is featuring the Beach Towel Stripe Stencil. I lightly ink blended the background with Silver Stone ink. I trimmed the panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to a card base made from Stormy Sky card stock from Gina K Designs.

I paired the Japenese Mum with my background and added a sentiment from the Bright Blossoms stamp set.

My next card features the Bubble Wrap Stencil. I added this to a white piece of card stock using Altenew’s Embossing Paste.

I trimmed my panel down the 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to a white card base with craft foam. My sentiment is from the Fancy Greetings stamp set and I added a few flowers from the Bright Blossoms set to embellish.

I have another card using the Bubble Wrap stencil. This time I stenciled it on using a rainbow of colors from Altenew!

I cleaned off my stencil, realigned it on my card front and then stamped Clear Embossing Ink over the stencil. I removed the stencil, and then added some Sparkle Embossing powder and heat embossed.

I finished off this card by adding the word Friend die cut from black card stock and a sentiment stamped from the Bright Blossoms stamp set.

I have a very clean and simple design using the Buffalo Plain Builder. This is a really neat layering stencil but I decided to mask off one area of the stencil and use that for a design. Of course I stenciled it in rainbow colors.

Once again, I used the Bright Blossoms stamp set for a sentiment, stamped in Obsidian Black ink.

Next up is the Diamond Builder Stencil. These stencils are lots of fun. Flip your stencil to create unique designs!

I stamped my design in the Rose Petal Ink Collection. I stamped a sentiment from the Fancy Greetings set and then trimmed my panel down and added to a white card base with craft foam.

The Color Block Hearts stencil is another fun one where you flip the stencil to create hearts all over your background!

I stenciled a panel and cut out with a heart shape to add to a panel of Tangerine Twist card stock. The cute little sentiment is again from the Bright Blooms stamp set.

My last set of cards is featuring the Wonderful Wreath stencil. I created this design by ink blending in rainbow colors and then shifting the stencil to offset it and stencil in those same colors again.

How awesome does this look in rainbow colors?! I stamped a sentiment from the Japanese Mum stamp set in the center of the card. I then added some berries with Nuvo drops.

My last card I stenciled the Wonderful Wreath in traditional colors. These would make great Christmas cards but I love having Thank You cards on hand so I stamped another sentiment from the Japenese Mum stamp set.

I once again added berries using Nuvo Drops.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! There are more stencils being release and I’ll list then all below. If you follow me, you know I love stencils and plan on working with these some more in a video.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to check out the full hop, be sure to head to the beginning at the Altenew blog.

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Altenew July 2019 Decal Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Welcome everyone! It’s an exciting day today and I’m so thrilled to be a part of it! Altenew is release decals with their amazing designs!

BLOG HOP DETAILS

If you are coming from Virginia Lu’s blog you are in the right spot. If you just happened upon me today, you can start at the beginning of the hop over at the Altenew blog HERE. Once you’ve checked out my inspiration you can head over to Lilith Eeckel’s blog.

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Leave a comment on the Altenew card blog and Altenew Scrapbook blog by 7/22/19 for a chance to win. They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog listed below. All the winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs.

VIDEO DETAILS

I have a quick video showing how I customized my laptop with these beautiful decals. You can view it down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel.

PROJECT DETAILS

Today I’m working with the Amour Small set for my laptop. I actually ordered a new laptop case in black for my Mac because I knew it would look amazing with the decals. I cut all of the images out of the sheets and lined then up on my case so I had an idea where they would go before adhering them down.

The decals are already lined with an adhesive backing so just peel and stick to your items.

The small set which is what I worked with here measures 10″ x 5″ and there were so many on this sheet I didn’t even use them all.

I love how this dresses up my laptop cover.

Next, I played with the Amour Medium decals. These come on a 25.5″ x 12″ sheet. I had recently set up a Brimnes Unit from Ikea in my craft area and knew this would be a perfect way to decorate it.

Here I’m showing how I applied the decals to my drawers.

It honestly was really hard to get pictures of the entire unit because I work in my kitchen so my space is a little cramped.

I have 3 drawers and was able to get these on each drawer and a few images left over.

Altenew also carries larger ones which would be amazing to decorate your craft room or any other room in your house. If I had the wall space, I would absolutely have done it. There are also phrases you can purchase as well. I cannot wait to see what everyone else has done with the new decals!

Your next stop on the hop is Lilith Eeckel.

FULL HOP LINE UP

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AlteNew July 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Welcome everyone ! I am so thrilled to be joining Altenew in celebrating their latest release! I am head over heels in love with it and have a bunch of projects to share with you.

BLOG HOP DETAILS

If you are here from the amazingly talented Emily, then you are on the right track. If not, you can always start at the beginning by visiting the Altenew Blog. After visiting me, your next stop will be fabulous Jeanne Jachna.

GIVEAWAY

Of course there are some prizes to giveaway! Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners ! Please leave a comment on the Altenew card blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/16/2019 for a chance to win. They will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Blogs on 7/18/2019.

VIDEO DETAILS

I have an accompanying video for today’s projects that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

CARD DETAILS

This may be one of the cleanest cards I’ve ever made and I think it may be my favorite. The sentiment is stamped in Obsidian Ink using the Crystal Frames stamp set.

I die cut the frame from Gold Glitter card stock and added around my sentiment.

The beautiful flowers are stamped using the new Bright Blossoms stamp set. I stamped in Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Firefly and Shadow Creek inks from Altenew.

I love when you can get two cards from one background. Using acrylic blocks, stamped my images around the card panel using the Bright Blossoms stamp. I used Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Firefly and Shadow Creek inks.

Next, I die cut out the Mega Hope die from the center of the panel. I also die cut out 5 more Hope word dies from white card stock.

For the first panel, I added the white die cut words to the negative space. This adds some beautiful dimension. I topped it off with a Nuvo Shimmer Pen for some sparkle. I stamped the sentiment using the Mega Greetings stamp set onto Black card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

For my second card, I layered the die cut word with two more layers using liquid glue. Before adding my word to the card, I lined it up so I could align the sentiments.

For both of these cards I’m using Hero Hues Kiwi card stock which was a perfect match to my leaves.

My next cards I did a bit of watercoloring. I’m still exploring this medium and this is a great way to start out slow and simple. Using the Altenew watercolors, I just added strips of color to the center of my cards panels.

The sentiment is from the Crystal Frames stamp set and stamped in Obsidian Black ink. Since I’m using watercolor paper, I needed to stamp a couple times.

This was so easy to do I just couldn’t stop! So many different color combinations to try out and it was a lot of fun!

I’m also using the stamp set Something Wonderful.

This is a great staple stamp set to have. It’s small, has a fabulous sentiment and beautiful leaves that also have a coordinating die.

I really loved doing an ombre watercoloring on the backgrounds. Just think of how many cards you could mass produce with this technique and one small stamp set.

My next card, I created an entire background with the watercolors and once dry, trimmed the panel down.

The frames were a perfect accent to the card front.

For all of my cards today I’m working on the NEW Stamping Mat from Altenew. You’ll be able to see it in my video. This mat is created with silicone and is great for stamping, watercoloring, ink blending, heat embossing and everyday crafting. It features inches as well as metric measurements on the edges and a half inch grid.

This mat measures 12″ x 16″ and is also great for heat embossing on. It will stick to your surface without moving around while creating. I have really enjoyed working with it. It cleans up really well and when I’m done, I just roll it up and set it off on the side.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration.

You’re next stop is Jeanna Jachna!

Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way.

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