Thursday, April 2, 2020

Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

Howdy! Lydia Fiedler here for the SIXTH anniversary party for Altenew! Can you believe it's been six years? I remember when they made their first HUGE splash in the industry like it was yesterday.

They are great people, and we are proud to be celebrating with them!

I came across this lovely combination frame and word die in their store, and fell in love. It's perfect for my clean and simple style!

I started with a slightly smaller card base than normal - the card folded is 5.25 x 4 - so card front size. 

Then I took the die and I die cut a piece of white cardstock, as well as a Gel Press print I made in high contrast colors. 

I was careful to keep all the little pieces from the openings in the letters to piece them back in. This is an easy one to paper piece because the frame is all one piece! So fun. The black cardstock makes it pop. When you're adding glue to skinny frames like this - DO NOT WORRY if you get glue on your card base. It comes off totally cleanly with an adhesive eraser

The cool thing about paper piecing is that it's a two for one technique! Once I had finished the card above, I had the colorful frame left over, so I repeated it on a white card and added a sentiment from this beautiful stamp set and some beautiful sequins to finish it off!

All the supplies I used are listed below along with a free shipping offer and a LONG list of prizes you can get a chance to win by leaving us a comment!

Leaf Canopy Stamp & Die Bundle — Altenew
[ ALTN ]
Framed Congrats Die Set — Altenew
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Little Things From Lucy's Cards IGLOO...
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Jet Black Cardstock (15 sheets/set) —...
[ ALTN ]
Classic Crest Solar White (25...
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Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
[ SSS | BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
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Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
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Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
Altenew-Inspiration for handmade...
[ ALTN ] : Hammermill 102467 Copy...
Inovart Pro-Roller Brayer

Special Offer
Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV20 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop HERE for the promo or click the graphic below.

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2020 for a chance to win one of 37 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!". 37 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 4/18/2020.

Blog Hop Inspiration!

Day 1: April 2nd, 9:00 AM EDT

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Team Tuesday with Channin: Mass Production Tips & Tricks

Hello friends! It's Channin here and today have a video on mass producing cards with the MISTI. In the video, I'll share some of my tricks for mass producing cards and even pass on some my favorite partial inking tips as well!

VIDEO: Mass Production Tips & Tricks

To create these cards, I first die cut several bouquets out of white cardstock with the Layered Bouquet matching die, saving one of the negatives to turn into a jig. I then added tape to the backside of my jig and placed it inside my MISTI. I then place a die cut inside, positioned the first layer for the Layered Bouquet stamp set, and then stamped in light ink for my chosen color family. I then partially inked the bottom portion of the same stamp with my medium shade and then stamped again.

I then removed the die cut, popped another one in stamped in the same manner with a different color family. I repeated this process till I had all my die cuts stamped with my first layer. I then positioned the next stamp for the bouquet, the detail layer for the flowers and stamped in my darkest shade and repeated for all the die cuts.

You can find the ink colors I used for each flower listed below.

L: Ballet Slipper; M: Coral Reef; D: Passion Fruit

L: Peach Fizz; M: Apricot; D: Clementine

L: Lemon Whip; M: Sweet Mustard; D: Marigold

L: Soft Lilac; M: Candy Violet; D: Regal Kiss

When I finished the with flowers I then stamped the leaves. I stamped the leaves in Sky Blue first and then partially inked them in Summer shower and stamped again. I then finished the bouquets by stamping the stems in Sapphire.

Next I die cut white craft foam with the Layered Bouquet matching die four times and then adhered each die cut onto the craft foam.

I then stamped four A2 white panels with the Diamond Tiles stamp in Rocky Slope and stamped a sentiment in black. I finished the cards by adhering the panels onto four A2 top-folding white card bases and then adhering the flowers on top.

I hope you enjoyed my cards and video! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Channin Supplies:

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Team Tuesday with Mindy Eggen: Stamping Die cuts

Welcome everyone! It's Mindy Eggen here with you today to share a bright and glittery project with you today.

I'm working with the new Neon Glitz Glitter Gel from Rina K Designs and Thermoweb and how to use them on dark colored card stock.

I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

Since these images have multiple layer to them, I die cut the images first. I then used the Misti to stamp my layers in a variety of Neon colors. In the video I only show a couple of the popsicles but when I really sit down to play, I stamp a TON of these all at once. 

Be sure the watch the video on all the tips and tricks on applying the glitz glitter gel to dark cardstock. 

I tied everything together by stamping a sentiment in an embossing ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder. 

Below you will find links to the products used. Click the icon to start shopping. Compensated Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and videos. Thank you!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Team Tuesday with Ceal: You Are Enough

Hello Everyone!
Ceal here! Today I am sharing a card that I created using new products by Erin Lee Creative
To create this card I started with a white top folding card base, placed it in the Original Misti inked up up the gorgeous rose from the Sketched Floral set using Fadeout Ink by Ink on 3. 
I created a mask, cut it out and covered the rose, then used the New Houndstooth stencil to create a subtle background with Soft Stone ink and the Life Changing Blender Brushes. 
I do this in the Misti because I can place the card and the stencil in the corner of the Misti and ink blend without my card moving around. 

I removed the mask and colored the Rose from the Sketched Florals set using Copic markers and Polychromos pencils. To finish the card I added the die cut greeting  "You are Enough" which is also a new product by Erin Lee Creative.

The Misti makes it so easy to get precision stamping and can be used for so many other things like stenciling. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Sweet Layered Tulips

Hi crafty friends and welcome back.  Sandi here with a new Sweet Layered Tulips video share for you.
Today's project is two step stamping.  The Misti Stamping Tool is perfect for this technique as it makes lining up the stamps a breeze.
I'm using the  NEW  Layered Tulips stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  There is a base solid image stamp for the leaves and the tulips and a second overlay stamp for each, which stamps just the shadow highlights.
All you need to create these beautiful art pieces are four ink pads and a piece of card stock, the stamps and the Misti do all the heavy lifting

So grab your supplies and stamp along with me, The cards are super quick and easy and take less than 10 minutes each to create.
NOTE, in the video I start with the purple tulips first, and then the pinks.

Purple Card:  White card stock  3-1/4 x 6, 
Mounted onto a 7 x 10, score at 5, card base.
Light and dark Turquoise ink for leaves
Wilted Violet Distress Oxides for the tulips

Pink Card:  White card stock 4-1/4 x 5-1/2  - cut down to 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 after stamping
Pink card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 score and fold at 4-1/4
Here is the short video walking you through the technique

Want to know what supplies I used in the video?  The list is below for you, affiliate links used where possible and thank you for watching.

Supply list for the Sweet Layered Tulips Cards

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Team Tuesday with Ilina: HeroScapes Color Layering

Hi everyone!
Ilina here! Today I am sharing a fun card created one of the new Hero Arts sets HeroScapes Sunflower Fields! The HeroScapes and the MISTI and match made in heaven!!!!
They are so easy to layer together and stamp in the MISTI. Once I had all the layers positioned in my MISTI I was able to stamp bazillion sunflower fields.
To make the card start by stamping the lightest green layer first, then the darker one, followed by yellow, orange/rush and lastly brown. Once you have your panel stamped trim it down and using the life changing blending brushes blend in some yellow and pool reactive inks for the sky. Put the panel back in the MISTI and stamp sentiment and birds.
Die cut woodgrain frame from brown cardstock, ink up with Embossing ink and emboss using Ultra fine clear embossing ink. Repeat few times. Assemble your card onto yellow side folding note card.