Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Altenew November 2018 Stencil/Ink Spray Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends,

Welcome to yet another wonderful Altenew release blog hop! This time it's all about fun new stencils and gorgeous ink sprays!

You should have arrived here from the amazing Aga's blog!

Let's see the cards I've made with the awesome new products! With the exception of 2 cards I actually kept to the color scheme of the new ink sprays because I loved how well they worked with each other. 

I've used a top folding, A2 card base for all of my cards. On my first card duo I used the Handpicked Bouquet stamp and die set from the November release as well as the Beveled Squares, Square Weave Pattern stencils and the Mountain Mist, Lagoon metallic shimmer ink sprays. Gosh, the shimmer in these sprays! So gorgeous! I just lightly sprayed my backgrounds and let them dry. I stamped the sentiments directly on these panels. I used the coordinating oval ink pads to stamp my flowers, then using the coordinating die, I die cut them. I added some foam adhesive to their backs and tuck tangled, metallic thread behind them before adhering them to the card front. Last but not least, I attached some sequins here and there.

Next up is this duo! I sprayed a bunch of white card stock with all 6 shimmer sprays: Mountain Mist, Lagoon, Puffy Heart, Cosmic Berry, Sunkissed and Orange Cream. Using my favorite Layered Floral Elements die set, I die cut lots of flowers and foliage. I adore these colors! I lay the stencil on an A2 size white card stock and dry embossed it using my die cutting machine. I did this with both stencils I used above. To be honest I wasn't sure this was going to work, I've never done it before, but I love the result. I love the texture it adds to the card stock! I then arranged the flowers and glued them down, some with liquid glue, some with foam dots - just to add some dimension. I white embossed some sentiments on black card stock. For a final touch, I splattered some ink on my cards. 

I also wanted to try the stencils with modelling paste. For this, I colored some white paste with two of the ink sprays, then applied them onto white card stock. For the orange one I used a new stencil called Skylight. While these were drying, I stamped YOU with matching inks, then die cut it. I white embossed the rest of my sentiments and cut them into thin strips. Time to assemble my cards! I adhered the orange panel to my card base, added the sentiment and some twine, et voila! For the other one, I trimmed off some of the stencilled panel, then attached it to the card base. I decorated this card with some lace trimming and twine. 

On my next card I went old school! I used the Flowing Hearts stencil just like I would in my childhood: As a template. I drew in the lines with a black pen, then painted the hearts using the Puffy Heart and Cosmic Berry ink sprays. I attached this panel to the card base and splattered ink all over it. I popped up my sentiment and glued it down. I generally don't go for one layer cards, but I kind of like how this turned out anyway. 

I think I should have kept to my color scheme, because these last two cards now look a bit out of place! I dry embossed some blue card stock using the Square Weave Pattern and Flowing Hearts stencils. I created a shaker window on one of the cards, and filled it with a mix of blue and red sequins. I stamped a star from the Peace Love Joy stamp set and adhered it to the acetate window.  I stamped my sentiment on a white strip, using red ink. To finish this card, I wrapped some twine around it. 

I fussy cut out my hearts and stamped another heart, which is also from the Peace Love Joy stamp set.  I glued the two embossed hearts onto my card front and popped up the stamped heart. I tucked some tangled thread behind the heart before attaching it to the card front. I stamped the sentiment in red ink and added some red sequins! Done! 

And now...Giveaways, yay! Read on to find out how you can win! Good Luck!

1. 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 12/03/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/07/2018!

2. I will also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate! I will announce the winner on 12/03/2018.  Comment away!!!


Thank you all for your sweet comments! I apologize for not answering all, I'm only able to answer from my phone and it takes ages. For some reason answering from my PC hasn't worked for months and I can't figure out why :(. I'm really sorry!

The winner is Handmade by Hanneke! Congratulations! Please contact me at mzs6666@googlemail.com so I can tell you how to pick up your prize!


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