Friday, October 11, 2019

Altenew | October 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! It's time for another Altenew release + blog hop and there are so many things to love. I've created two projects, and I'll share the project without a process video first.

There are some pretty awesome string art dies in this release and I used the heart to add some fun detail to this intro for my 2020 6x8 Album that I call my "Whatever the Crap I Want" album.


I stamped images from the Wanderlust Stamp Set on the bottom of the page using Evergreen and Silver Lake inks and a little bit of Mountain Mist on the bottom. (Is anyone else geeking out about the fact that the ink names are all outdoorsy and fit perfectly with this set? Just me? Okay...)


Here's a closer look at that string art. I used white embroidery thread because I wanted the texture without a lot of visual weight.


I added the new 2020 Stamp Set in white on top of my photo and I love the way it looks. Because it's a 2x3 stamp set it has a great price-point and I think I could use it in my December Daily album next year as well.

The second project I created is a 12x12 layout and I was excited to share a fun foiling technique with you.


I used the new Truly Grateful stamp + die set to create these gorgeous flowers. One of the things I love about this set is the fact that it's a layering set with an outline included. Outline stamps work perfectly for the foiling technique I want to share with you (full tutorial in the video below).


I stamped the outline images using StazOn ink on the Heat Transfer Gold Foil and then traced the outline using the WeRMemory Keepers Freestyle Foil Quill.

Guys. It's super cool.


I stamped the layers of the flowers and leaves after I did the foiling. The foil resists the ink, so it works perfectly!

Here is my process video where you can get a closer look at how I created this layout.



And here's another look at the final layout:


So, ready for the giveaway info? Yep. That's what I thought.

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, 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 10/16/2019 for a chance to win.


We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/20/2019.

Jen Schow YOU ARE HERE

Good luck and thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Altenew | October 2019 Stencil/Washi Tape/Die Cut Tape Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! Guess what? Altenew has a totally new and totally awesome release of stencils, washi tapes, and die cut tapes. And I'm in love.


I used the new Bouquet Die Cut Tape along with the Linear Stencil on a layout and I had so much fun creating it.


The tape has a slick, vinyl-like surface, so I thought it would be fun to try coloring it with alcohol inks. Altenew sells alcohol based Artist Markers, which I don't have, but I used the re-inkers to create some gorgeous colors on the die cut tape.


I used my inked tape as a border on my layout and embellished with bits and pieces from the Live Your Dream collection and stuff I had in my stash.


The clear floral stickers happened to match perfectly. I adhered them to some cardstock so they would pop.


I added some stenciling behind my photo and on two edges of the paper. My title was die cut from white cardstock using the Bold Alphabet Die Set. I also die cut the letters from fun foam in blue and layered it behind the cardstock. I love this look!

I recorded the process and you can check it out below!


Here's another look at the final layout:


Ready for the giveaway info? I thought so. 

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/8/2019 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/12/2019.

Jen Schow ***YOU ARE HERE***

Thanks so much for stopping by! And good luck!




Friday, September 20, 2019

Altenew | Refresh Your Watercolor Brush Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hey friends! Welcome to another Altenew Blog Hop! If you love the watercolor brush markers as much as I do, you'll be excited about this one - there are now refills for them!



The awesome thing about the refills is that you can use them for so much more than just refilling your markers. In today's card example, I used simply as liquid watercolors. I poured a drop of each color from the Spring Garden set onto a palette and used them to watercolor a floral image from the Just Because Stamp Set.


A little goes a long way, so I was also able to create several backgrounds (I used watercolor paper) that I can use on future cards as well.


I chose some green stripes for the base of this card and heat embossed my sentiment in white. I also punched some little pink hearts from another background for embellishment.


I had so much fun playing with these refills! You can check it all out in the video below:



If you want to purchase your own brush marker refills, check out this awesome giveaway!

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 9/25/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/27/2019.

Blog Hop Order:


Good luck and thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hey friends! It's time for another awesome release from Altenew and I'm happy you're here for the Blog Hop (see the full list below). Here's a look at the entire release...


I created a layout using the Faceted Stars Stamp Set, the Flower Garden Stamp Set, and the Tall Alpha Die Set.


Those florals are just gorgeous, aren't they? I stamped them and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then I used my watercolor brush markers to add color to the images and fussy cut them out.


I used watercolor paper for my background too and heat embossed the Faceted Stars in white and added some light color with my Altenew 36 Pan watercolor set. It's a very subtle look, but very pretty in real life!


For my title, I painted a bit of pink and orange onto a scrap of watercolor paper so I could match my flowers. I die cut the letters using the new Tall Alpha Die Set (already a favorite!). Then I cut it 3-4 more times from white cardstock and stacked the letters together for a chipboard look.


Finally, I added some gold splatters using the Altenew Antique Gold Spray Mist and a few enamel dots. I'm so happy with the way this all came together!


If you want to see how it all came together, check out the process video here:



GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, 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 9/10/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/13/2019.

Also, Limited Time Offer! Get a FREE mini inspiration guide with every order from the September 2019 Stamp/Die Release collection! Shop HERE.

Free gift will be added to cart automatically. One gift per order. While supplies last! 

Jen Schow YOU ARE HERE!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hellebore Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hey there! I'm excited to share a new Build-A-Flower stamp and die set from Altenew today, along with the others in the blog hop. I absolutely love these layered flower stamps and this Hellebore is no exception. A new Build-A-Flower stamp set is released each month and you can even subscribe for a discounted rate. Awesome.

Here is the layout I created using these gorgeous flowers.


I just absolutely love how it turned out! I started by stamping my flowers and die cutting them out. I always make extra just in case and then if I don't use them, I have a few for cards!


I used the Glacier Caves and Seashore Mini Cube sets for the flowers and Prickly Pear Mini Cube set for the leaves. Love that they come coordinated like that!


I used the Color Wheel die as a stencil and did some ink blending behind my photo and on a few edges of the page. I added my title with puffy stickers from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook collection and the little "hello" from the Hellebore Build-A-Flower set was the perfect compliment!


I added a few embellishments and some journaling then splattered just a few gold droplets with the Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray. Perfect!

If you want to see it come together, watch the process video here:


Here's another look at the final layout!


Now, are you ready for the giveaway? I thought so. :)

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.


We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/7/2019.

Blog Hop Order:


Thanks so much for stopping by!