Welcome to the Altenew October 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. You should have arrived from Kymona Tracey's blog .
I am so excited to have been invited by Altenew to be part of this release blog hop, and couldn't just chose one stamp or die set, as there are so many beautiful products being released this month. So, let's better show you some of the beautiful products at work.
It is no secret i love flowers, and the new Layered Floral Elements Die is the complement to the Floral Elements stamp/die set. For this project, I chose to use the die to create all the flowers, leaves and stems that you see on the page. The Paige Evans cut file in the background comes to live with all the details in the layered flowers. All the Floral Elements die cuts were created from cardstock, and then combined to form the clusters around the page. A few stamped leaves (from the Floral Elements set) helps to add dimension to the page. The following video will show you how this was put together:
Love all the soft tones and details in the Layered Floral Elements bring out the details in the cut file, and are the perfect contrast/complement to the picture of my daughter. But, since we are talking dies, then let me show you a few more projects created with two of this month's new die sets, the Classic Alphabet Die, and The Layered Snowflakes Die sets.
If you have seen my work, then you know that i love adding large titles/words as part of the focal point of my projects. The new Classic Alphabet Die set is, then, a must have in my die collection, as the font is clear and clean, and the perfect size! For this project, I chose to cut the word "NOEL" in a grid formation from frosted white cardstock. The center of the "O" was then replaced with a layered snowflake created using the new Layered Snowflakes die set. The gold and frosted white snowflakes bring enough shine and interest to this simple and elegant card.
But what to do with the cut letters (created with the Classic Alphaber die set) from the previous card, well how about combining them with a few snowflakes (created using the Layered Snowflakes set) in another card. This time a bit of Altenew Sapphire Crip Dye ink was used to create the background. the negative left from cutting the snowflake was used as a stencil to repeat the shape on the background using ink. Then the letters and snowflakes were glued, followed by a few small diamond accents for some shine. The beautiful new die set are so versatile, that can easily transform
For this project i decided to mix a few of my favorite techniques with the new Classic Alphabet Die set and the gorgeous Always There Stamp set. First i used the "X" and "O" to create the background and title of this page, and then combined a few sets of Altenew Crips Dye Inks and the Always there stamp set to create the cascade of flowers that are set on the page. You are welcome to watch the following video on how this page was put together:
How fun are all those colorful florals combined with the awesome Classic Alphabet Die! Well, this month's Altenew releases are so gorgeous and so versatile, i had so much fun combining them to create diverse projects.
For this project, I used a combination of the new Brilliant Baubles Stamp set and the Layered Snowflakes die set to create a very Holiday inspired layout. This time, i used a bit of black paint to create a messy background for the page. While the paint set, i used a few of the Altenew Crisp Dye inks and the Brilliant Baubles Stamp set to create all the Christmas decorations. At the same time I created a few of the Layered Snowflake die cuts from white cardstock.
Once the paint set, all the elements -the stamped Brilliant Baubles images, and the Layered Snowflakes die cuts- were used to create clusters around the page and picture of this page. All the color and texture on the page bring that happy and cheery feel of the season!. And now to my last project.
I fell in love with the shape and movement in the new Playful Blooms Stamp and Die set. Now combine it with the new Classic Alphabet Die set, and i call it perfection. I chose to work with yellow and teal-blue tones of the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks to create the stamp Playful Bloom images. The shape of the stems in the flowers helped to create the movement in this page which nicely flows to the die cut title of the page. This was a joy to put together in a short amount of time, the following video will show you how it all came together:
thank you all for such lovely comments. you all know how to put a smile on my face. Unfortunately i can only pick one winner; so, drumroll please:
Congratulations MIRIAM PRANTNER you are the winner of the $30 gift certificate to Altenew.
Please email Altenew at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew October 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Nathalie's Blog to claim your prize.
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And now to the fun part of this hop! A chance to win some prizes:
1. To celebrate this release, Altenew will be giving 6 lucky winners a $50 gift certificate to the store. All you have to do is leave a comment on the Altenew Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/17/2018 for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/20/2018
2. You can also win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew Store by leaving a comment in this blog. One lucky winner will be selected from all the comments left on this blog on 10/17/2018, Good Luck everyone!!!
It is now time to hop onto the next talented designer's blog...Norine Borys to complete the blog hop loop. Here is the list of all the blog hop participants for your convenience: