ALTENEW CERTIFIED EDUCATORS “MAKE IT MASCULINE” INSTAGRAM HOP

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE MAKE IT MASCULINE INSTAGRAM HOP AND BLOG POST!

Here are the cards I created using a variety of Altenew resources- stamps, coordinating dies, nesting die set, dye inks, 3D embossing folder, stencils, alcohol markers, pattern paper.

IT’S TIME TO CHECK OUT THE AWESOME INSTAGRAM POSTS!

Hi, friends! Altenew Certified Educators are joining a fun Blog Hop, and the theme is “𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞” showing off projects for the men in your life! The Hop starts from @altenewllc, so make sure you start from the beginning!

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to five lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and and leave a comment by 09/01/2022). 

Head over to your NEXT STOP-

@made.by.michi

@espressoexpressions– YOU ARE HERE!

@channellingmarthaau

Altenew will draw five random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Instagram Hop and announce the winners on Altenew’s Educator Instagram Hop post on 09/02//2022.

TECHNIQUES AND TIPS FOR THE MASCULINE CARDS

Altenew Diamond Nesting Die set

QUICK TIP– ink and blend a 1/4″ piece of white card stock using a combination of Altenew ink cubes in shades of blue and turquoise. Die cut the inked paper and using the Altenew Fine Frames Diamond nesting set to die cut the diamond shapes and add them to the 1/4″ sheet of white card stock. I added the smallest diamond die pieces to the center of the inked pieces.

QUICK TIP- use glossy black card stock for the die cut Hello. Add silver glitter washi tape as an accent piece for the word tag.

Altenew 3D embossing folder and die cut Hello

QUICK TIP– cover the 1/4′ piece of white card stock to crate a border to create a rectangle section. Ink the section using a variety of Altenew ink cubes. Remove the masking paper covering the sides of the paper. Use the Altenew Curving Leaves Botanical 3D embossing folder to and a die cutting machine to create the embossed image.

QUICK TIP- use gold glitter card stock for the die cut Hello. Die cut it again and glue together for added dimension.

Altenew pattern paper layout

QUICK TIP- use patterned/printed paper to stamp and die cut the couch, pillows, lamp shades and floor lamp bases. Die cut another set from white card stock to add dimension to the furniture pieces. Create a picture frame stamping a sentiment from the set and cut into a rectangle

QUICK TIP- create a background using a Altenew gradient dot stencil and light blue Altenew ink cube.

Altenew potted plants

QUICK TIP- stamp the three potted plants on white card stock. Color and blend using Altenew alcohol ink markers. Die cut the colored images and die cut another set from white card stock for layering and added dimension.

QUICK TIP- use Altenew’s Dotted Swirl debossing plate for added interest behind the colored potted plants. Use the Altenew tree ring stencil for the background.

QUICK TIP-ink a piece of small strip of white card stock using one of the coordinating ink cubes for a coordinating stamped Hello word tag.

ALTENEW EDUCATORS HOP LIST- LOTS TO LOOK

@altenewllc

@yesvirginialu

@inkycreationswithapril

@cutcolorandcreate

@thel_ittlecraftcorner

@sandespoema

@cardrefinery

@nicolewattcreates

@rotejas_magic

@handcraftedbyjoy

@mes_cartes_a_moi

@crown_focus

@bridgetcaseydesigns

@mylittleatticstudio

@rosieneust

@karens_mini

@made.by.michi

@espressoexpressions- YOU ARE HERE

@channellingmarthaau

@Vickie.davis77

@craftyannastudio

@kariavan

@sevenscrafts

@cardsbyann

@annemarie_the_crafty_kiwi

@lanabylanadesign

ALTENEW SUPPLIES AND RESOURCES

  • Altenew Fine Frames Diamond Die set
  • Altenew Tiny Sentimens Hello die and hello stamps set
  • Altenew Curving Leaves Botanical 3D embossing folder
  • Altenew Succulents stapmps and dies- Elegant Alocasia, Potted Succulent and Adorabl Anthurium (individual mini stamps and dies)
  • Altenew Comfy Couch outline stamp and die
  • Altenew Armchair stamp, lamp and dies
  • Altenew Tree Ring stencil
  • Altenew Gradient Dot stencil
  • Altenew stripe patterned paper pad
  • Altenew distress ink cubes for stamping and ink blending
  • Altenew alcohol ink markers- blues and greens

ALTENEW INSPIRATIONAL BLOG HOP FEATURING ALCOHOL INKS

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special Blog Hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to eight winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/06/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw ten winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/08/2022.

Here is the Link to the Altenew Card Blog where the Blog Hop will be hosted: https://wp.me/p6Dps1-gy8

Altenew’s Alcohol Inks Collection https://altenew.com/collections/alcohol-markers-refills 

ALCOHOL INKED BACKGROUNDS CARDS

TAKE A LOOK AT THE CARDS THAT I CREATED USING ALTENEW ALCOHOL INKS!

For each card I created an alcohol inked background using two different Altenew alcohol ink refills-Eastern Sky B003 and Azurite B027 and 91% alcohol to create a diluted mix. I mixed the liquids using a palette knife and then I dragged quarter sheets of heavy weight white card stock through the mix or tapped the paper to the mix. I let the inked paper dry.

For Card 1 I die cut three pieces using Altenew Lacy Doily die for the card front. I also added texture for the white background paper using Altenew Dotted Swirl debossing plate. I trimmed the die cut pieces to cover the white debossed white card stock, I added a stamped word banner. This is a great die and can be used for many different projects.

For Card 2– I used the darker Altenew alcohol ink refill and 91% alcohol to mix together for a darker background. Again I mixed the two using a palette knife and dragged and tapped the heavy weight white card stock to the mixture. I let it air dry. When dry I used Altenew Halftone Smile outline to stamp the image to the middle of the inked paper. I used the coordinating outline die to cut the smile. I then used a small rectangle die from My Favorite Things and white card stock to cover the space from the smile die space. I stamped the coordinating word banner from the set. I liked the tie dye effect on the white paper.

For Card 3 I created the same darker shade of Altenew alchohol inks and 91% alcohol to dilute the color and mixed them together and let them dry. I used the Altenew Tie Dye Motifs stamp set to create a the next step. I used the middle size stamp on an acrylic block and stamped it to a puddle of clean alcohol ink and then stamped it to the background paper and it lifted the color from the inked paper, I let the paper dry. The word tag was stamped using the a stripe stamp from the set. A die cut Thanks from black glossy paper and a tiny word tag to complete the card.

All three cards used different techniques and just using only two Altenew alcohol refill inks and repurposing Altenew stamps and dies. Give it a try!

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