Thursday, December 6, 2018

Altenew December 2018 Artist Markers Set E + Scrapbook Embellishments Release Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends,

I'm super excited to join the Altenew December 2018 Artist Markers Set E + Scrapbook Embellishments Release blog hop! You should have arrived here from the Altenew Scrapbook Blog!

When I saw the products in this release for the first time I wanted to do a happy dance, because you guys, ENAMEL DOTS!!! They are my all time favorite embellishments and I especially love the ones where you have one color in different shades in a pack! And that's exactly what Altenew did here. They are even matching their ink colors! I die.

So most of all, I wanted to create something colorful! I also wanted to use the new Artist Markers Primary Colors set because it's so fun and full of color and life!

I went with some of my favorite stamp sets: Leaf Canopy and Ditsy Prints. Both are perfect for some simple, flat coloring as they are small images. First I created two A2 size top folding card bases. I then started stamping onto an A2 size white card stock panel. I used black ink to stamp my main images and light gray ink to stamp some of the solid images in the background. I stamped my sentiment in black too. I then quickly colored in the leaves. I decided to add some pencil details to them too. To embellish my card I used a few enamel dots in different colors.

On my second card I did pretty much the same thing, but here I used a few shades of gray ink for the background pattern, since this is a layering stamp set. For my focal image I used black ink, the Artist Markers and some color pencils. This time I white embossed my sentiment on a wide strip of black card stock. Notice that I totally messed up the stamping at the bottom, but by then most of the card was already ready and I didn't want to waste it...This wide sentiment covers up some of it and distracts from my mistake. That's what I'm telling myself anyway hehe! A bunch of beautiful enamel dots finish off this card too.

On my third card I used another scrapbook embellishment, namely a wood veneer word. I embossed LOVE with the gorgeous Razzleberry crisp embossing powder; I added two layers for a better coverage. 

I cut a piece of patterned paper (from the Reflection kit), slightly smaller than my A2 size card base. Using the Leaf Canopy stamp set, I embossed this patterned paper with the same Razzleberry crisp embossing powder. I love the monochromatic look! I wrapped some mauve/gold twine around this panel and using foam sheets, I mounted it on my card base. I glued down the wood veneer and added some light pink enamel dots, 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 12/12/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on Sunday, December 16th, 2018!

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

My winner is Martha (comment on Dec 7)! Congratulations!!! Please contact me at so I can tell you how to pick up your prize! XXX


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