All posts by Espresso Expressions

I am a card designer and paper artist who loves creating cards and paper projects. I enjoy learning new techniques and sharing ideas with friends. I am now a Certified Altenew Educator having successfully completed all leveled lessons /challenges and teaching a Zoom virtual workshop. Take a look at my Instagram posts of my paper projects. My favorite color in case you wanted to know is- Glitter!

ALTENEW EDUCATORS’ “CLEAN AND SIMPLE” BLOG HOP AND LINKY PARTY AND GIVEAWAY!

Hello and welcome to the newest Altenew Card Blog! The theme is ‘Clean and Simple” card projects. I created several cards where I used only one stamped image on a smaller card base. Love the clean and simple cards.

ALTENEW CARD MAKING SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES

I used the Altenew sentiments Pots and Plants outlne stamp set for the stamped sentiments. The stamped plants were singles and were Altenew Elegant Alicasia, Potted Succulent and Adorable Anthurium stamps. I inked the background using the Altenew Half tone stencil using the Arctic ink cube. The stamped plants were colored using Altenew alcohol markers- C103, C015, B027, G245, G315, G201, G011, G213. The card base size is a 4 1/2″ square white card stock.

PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES!

There is a total of $130.00 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20.00 gift certificate to three lucky winners and a $15.00 gift certificate to four winners! To win, please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and or on each Designer’s Blog Post listed on the Blog Hop list below by 7/03/2022.

There is more! Join our PARTY! I have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew Blog for you to enter your beautiful Altenew “Clean and Simple” creations.

Altenew will pick ONE of your favorite creations from those who joined the Linky Party and they will receive a $10.00 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw five random winners from the comments left on each Blog Hop stop and announce the winerw on the Altenew Winners Page on 7/04/2022.

HOP LIST

This is a total list of Blog Hop participants-


Altenew Card Blog

Michelle Burnier

Annemarie Caister

Kari VanNoy

Susan Stagno

Ann Taylor

Susan Busada

Nenette S. Madero

Irina Fonina

Eva Bussom

Rosie Neustaedter

Joylita Dโ€™souza

Helen Kalb

Lana Taber

Neha Aggarwal

Penny Pynnonen

Karen Brown

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Nancy Souza– YOU ARE HERE!

Pam Boedeker

Tenia Nelson

Rachael Shedeed

Virginia Lu

Amber Rain Davis

Roteja Galvan

Laurie Patterson

ALTENEW ANNIVERSARY 2022 CRAFTER-CLASS

NEW TECHNIQUES AND IDEAS!

I just participated in the four day Anniversary Crafter 2022 Class, Four awesome card making lessons with great techniques and ideas. The card making bundle of supplies included- Midsummer Bouquet Outline Stamp set, Morning Flowers Layering Stamp set and a 6″ x6″ Scalloped Frame Geometric 3D Emboss8ng Folder. There was a Floral Spring layering stencil in the class bundle that I did not use for a card this time but a welcome addition to my stencil collection.

Each class covered a different technique which was great. Here are my completed cards!

Midsummer Bouquet Outline Stamp set

The technique for this card was coloring, blending and layering using Altenew alcohol markers. I stamped the flower using permanent black ink on white card stock. This was double bloom image with leaves. I had some extra leaves from another stamped image and used a darker green marker for contrast. I fussy cut the image and added it to white card stock trimmed for an A2 card. I tucked the extra leaves behind the image. I stamped a matching sentiment. I used silver glitter washi tape- I doubled the tape to create a wider banner and die cut both the sentiment and and glitter banner. That is a quick tip to create a wider strip of tape.

Ink blending strip

This ink blending technique created a colorful masked stripe. I used wide Post It paper tape to mask off the section that I ink blended using Altenew blue ink cubes going from darkest to lightest. I stamped two leaf sprigs from the Morning Flowes layering stamp set with bright green ink. I stamped the rose from the same stamp set as the first card and fussy cut the rose. I stamped a word tag and tucked it behind the fussy cut the rose and layered it with foam tape. This was a great technique!

Embossing Scalloped Frame

The focal point of this card is the Altenew Scalloped Frame Geometric 3D Embossing Folder. I used a piece of watercolor paper, sprayed a light mist of water before embossing. That was a helpful suggestion from the class. While I was waiting for the paper to dry, I stamped the rose on watercolor paper and painted it using Altenew ink cubes in shades of purple. I used the same ink colors to paint the embossed scalloped frame. I splattered on the piece including the space in the middle. I added a stamp sentiment banner, I added this inked piece to an A2 white card base, then added the rose with foam tape and tucked the tag behind the flower. I added an extra leaf for a trio of leaves. I kept the color scheme monocromatic for the card theme. The embossed scalloped paper was the showcase piece of the card!

SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS

  • Altenew MIdsummerBouquet outline stamp set and sentiments
  • Craft-Class Altenew Anniversary 2022 Class Bundle
  • Altenew Morning Flowers Layering stamp set and sentiments
  • Altenew 6″ x6″ Scalloped Frame 3D embossing Folder
  • Altenew ink cubes- green, blues and purples
  • Altenew alcohol markers- green, blues and yellow
  • Altenew silver glitter washi tape
  • Black ink
  • My Favorite Things mini banner die cu, stitched edge rectangle die

ALTENEW 8th ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP Day 2 + Giveaway Including over $2,000 in Total Prizes!

Welcome to Altenew’s 8th Anniversary Celebration! Read on for all of the exciting Events, Give Aways and chances to win Prizes! Join in the fun and visit links from Altenew Designer’s and an awesome list of crafting Companies .

Altenew Card Blog,– the blog hop will be hosted here: https://wp.me/p6Dps1-fJX 

Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY8TH or $8 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV22 at checkout. Offer valid from 04/04/2022 at 12:01 am EDT through 04/06/2022 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here: https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products (Sale up to 45% off HERE and NEW releases HERE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY CARD!

Altenew cupcake stamp and coordinating die

A happy congratulations and celebration card for the Altenew party event that I created for the special celebration. I stamped the cupcake image using Altenew All Things Sweet Layering Stamps and coordinating Die set. This is a layering stamp set and I stamped each section using permanent black ink and colored, blended and shaded using Altenew alcohol ink markers. The sentiment tag was stamped using Altenew’s Sentiment Strips 3 stamp set. The background was created using Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate and lavendar solid cardstock. I created the frame using two rounded rectangle dies from Altenew and gold foil card stock. For added dimension I layered two more die cut cupcakes from white card stock, and also for the word tag. Foam tape for dimension and gold thread bundle for visual interest.

Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY8TH or $8 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV22 at checkout. Offer valid from 04/04/2022 at 12:01 am EDT through 04/06/2022 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here: https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products (Sale up to 45% off HERE and NEW releases HERE

GIVE AWAY PRIZES

Over $2,000 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There are also 26 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes-

Be sure to leave comments by 4/15/2022 for a chance to win one of 50 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 50 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 4/21/2022.

BLOG HOP ORDER LIST DAY TWO

Altenew Blog

Debby Hughes

Maryam Perez

LauraJane

CiLi in Papers

Nancy Souza-YOU ARE HERE! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Seeka

Kelly Griglione

Laurie Patterson

Keren Baker

A Cherry on Top

Mindy Eggen

Sandhya Iyer

Teri Wilson

Preeti Chandran

Anna Mahtani

Pam Boedeker

Erin Thompson

ALTENEW PANTONE COLOR 2022 AND MORE INSTAGRAM HOP

ALTENEW CERTIFIED EDUCATORS 2022 PANTONE COLOR INSTAGRAM HOP

MY PANTONE PURPLE ALTENEW CARDS

Hello and welcome to the 2022 Very Peri Pantone Color of the Year and Altenew cards that I created using the 2022 coloR. I used shades of lavendar and purple. I did not realize that I had created so many cards where I used this color. I created these cards for my work as a Guest Designer and for my assignments for my AECP certification. Here are the cards I included for the Altenew March Instagram Hop. Have fun and happy card making.

PRETTY PURPLE PAPERS- TECHNIQUES AND STAMPS

For all of these cards, I used a variety of Altenew stamps, sentiments, coordinating dies, stencils, inks, debossing cover plate, washi tape and layering stencils.

INSTAGRAM HOP DETAILS

Hi, friends! Altenew Certified Educators are joining a fun blog hop and the theme is โ€œ๐๐š๐ง๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐žโ€ showing off periwinkle + one or more color projects! 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 @espressoexpressions and leave a comment by 03/24/2022. 

Altenew will draw five random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Instagram hop and announce the winners on Altenewโ€™s Educator Instagram hop post on 03/25//2022.

Head over to your NEXT STOP- @irishrosecreations

check out Colleen’s awesome posts!

Here is the complete list of Altenew Educator’s Instagram links-

@bridgetcaseydesigns

@karens_mini

@espressoexpressions-YOU ARE HERE

@irishrosecreations

@lanabylanadesign

@handcraftedbyjoy

@cardsbyann

@auzztrinkletsncrafts

@channellingmarthaau

@yesvirginialu

@craftyannastudio

@sevenscrafts

@crown_focus

@paperaddictpam

@mylittleatticstudio

@sandespoema

@rotejas_magic

@annemarie_the_crafty_kiwi

@jaycee.gaspar

@pennypynnonen

@handmadebytasha13

@mes_cartes_a_moi

@terismailbox

@tenianelson

@kariavan

@altenew_planner_girl

@teresakim16

ALTENEW STAMPS AND COORDINATING SUPPLIES

  • Build A Flower Candy Stripe Cosmos layering stamps and die set
  • Sweet Moments Rose Mellow layering stencil
  • Dotted Swiss debossing cover plate die
  • Gold glitter washi tape
  • Purple mini ink cube set
  • Soda Top nesting die set
  • Rounded corner nesting die set
  • Dotted circle stencil
  • Copic markers coloring and blending
  • Lawn Fawn scallopped edge die

GO GREEN FOR MARCH CARDS!

PAPER PIECING STRIPS TECHNIQUE

Hello to the month of March! And March cards that I have created in months past is usually connected to St. Patrick’s Day. Believe it or not, I don’t have lots of stamps or card making supplies to use for St. Patrick’s Day celebration. So it was time to get creative with the supplies and paper that I have in my collection,

I was inspired by watching a great video by Jennifer Mcguire that was about using paper scraps to create a background and creatvie paper piecing. So I thought I would give it a try. I dove into my patterned/printed green scrapbook paper pieces that I had in my vast collection.

Next was to cut the paper into 1/2″ strips and glue to a white card base mixing up the printed paper. Once that was done, I cut the new background paper into 3 1/2″ square. Then I cut that piece corner to corner diagonally to create four right angle triangles. See photo for this step.

Cut into 4 triangles

Then I created the mix and match patterns for each four square piece for the card front. I cut a piece of 3 1/2″ white card stock to adhere/glue the four triangles. I die a cut a small square to cover the middle where all of the pieces met and covered any issues. I also die cut a Hi using gold glitter paper for the middle of the green square. There are so many different ways to use the triangles to create different layouts.

The card base is a 4″ square using white card stock and fits in an A2 envelope. Lots of different paper strip patterns and combinations. I used lots of scraps of patterned paper that had I had in my collection. Hooray! Give this technique a try. Now I am trying solid paper to create different combinations and patterns. Have fun and happy card making.

SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS

  • white card stock for 4″ card and for background square
  • A2 envelope
  • patternred/printed paper scraps
  • My Favorite Things- hi die cut and stitched edge square die
  • glue- wet glue, double sided tape and foam tape
  • Jennifer Mcguire You Tube video

ALTENEW FEBRUARY 2022 ISLANDS IN SPACE COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE ISLANDS IN SPACE BLOG HOP

Altenew is featuring the new release of the Whimsical Flower Bunch coloring sheet set packet. This packet has 24 coloring pages of 6″ x6″ 80 lb printed on white card stock . There are twelve designs printed either with a black outline or gray outline. Lots of opportunities to create cards, framed pictures or other ideas you might have. Happy coloring!

WHIMSICAL FLOWER BUNCH COLORED CARDS

I created six A2 cards using six different coloring sheets using the black outline images. I used Altenew Artist Markers dual tip alcohol marker sets – Island Garden set and Space Garden set to color, shade and blend the whimisical flower images. There are twelve markers in each set. Each marker is numbered and has a brush marker tip and a a fine tip for coloring and shading. Here are the cards and printed pages from the packet.

Each card is different depending on the printed image. For a few I trimmed the image to use on the top, bottom or the sides and if I used the printed sentiment as the focal point of the the card. I used Altenew alcohol markers to color the die cut Altenew Hello to coordinate with the colored flowers. I also colored white card stock using the markers for the Altenew Thank You tag and for the Altenew Hello tag stamped with black ink and die cut or trimmed.

ALTENEW WHIMSICAL FLOWER BUNCH COLORING CARDS

CARD 1HELLO

Alrenew Hello die cut and matching stamped word tag

CARD 2- THANK YOU

Altenew alcohol inked and stamped word tag

CARD 3- HELLO THINKING OF YOU

Altenew inked and stamped word tag

CARD 4- SENT WITH LOVE

CARD 5- NOTHING CAN DIM YOUR LIGHT


ALTENEW GIVEAWAY PRIZES

Altenew has $300.00 in total prizes. To celebrate this new release, Altenew is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $25.00 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 2/26/2022 for a chance to win.

Altenew witll draw ten random winners from the comments left on each stop of the Blog hop and announce winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/18/2022.

SUPPLIES AND RESOURCES

  • Altenew Whimsical Flower Bunch 6″ x6″ printed with a black or gray outline coloring sheets 24 sheets
  • Altenew Alcohol marker sets-Island Garden set of 12 and Space Garden set of 12
  • Island Garden has bright 4 shades of pinks and corals, 4 shades of blues and 4 shades of green
  • Space Garden has 4 muted shades of purples, 4 muted blues, and 4 muted shades of yellow
  • Altenew Craft Your Life Feathered Lilies Hello stamp
  • Altenew Craft Your Life Feathered Lilies Thank You stamp
  • Altenew Hello die and tiny sentiments stamp
  • Black ink for stamping
  • My Favorite Things stitched banner die, mini banner die, stitched rectangle edge die, rounded corner rectangle die

BLOG HOP ORDER

Altenew Blog

Norine Borys

Jenny Colacicco 

Mindy Eggen

Jaycee Gaspar

LauraJane 

Virginia Lu 

Teri Wilson

Michelle Short

Erum Tasneem

Colleen Balija 

Nathalie DeSousa

Linda Parker 

Tenia Nelson

Natasha Davies 

Terri Koszler

Teresa Litchfield

Reiko Tsuchida

Maryam Perez

Annemarie Caister

Fiona Duff

Rachael Shedeed 

Nancy Souza – YOU ARE HERE

Pam Boedeker

ALTENEW FABULOUS FLORA BLOG HOP

ALTENEW FABULOUS FLORA BLOG HOP AND GIVE AWAY

This newest Altenew release set includes an awesome variety that includes 3 D embossing folders, layering stencils and coordinating dies. Everything in the set is awesome and different and could not wait to start planning and creating cards. Here are the cards I created using the materials from this set. There are more choices to select from and these are the ones I selected to work with. Your turn to be inspired!

ALTENEW FABULOUS FLORA CARD SAMPLES

Blobby Roses layering die and coordinatng dies
Altenew Meadow layerung stencil
Altenew 3D Embossing Folder
Altenew 3D Curving Leaves embossing folder

DETAILS ON HOW I CREATED EACH CARD

For the first card, I used the Altenew Blobby Rose layering stencil to ink each of the layers of the roses and leaves using Altenew ink cubes in shades of pink and green. I stenciled the roses/leaves on two half sheets of white card stock. This second stenciled paper was needed to die cut enough flowers- single and double and extra leaves. The finished card had two double roses, two single roses, and extra leaves. I used Altenew’s Dotted Swiss debossing plate on white card stock and lightly blended and inked Altenew light pink background. The stamped sentiment tags were from the Altenew Craft-Your-Life project kit Feathered Lilies. I tucked the tags behind the flowers. Change the colors and you have a different look. The layered stencil is awesome, too.

For the second card, I used Altenew’s 6 x 6 five layering stencil Meadow Burst on a half sheet of white card stock as this was a large stencil. I used Altenew mini ink cubes- shades of green and dark blue as the accent color. I also used the same ink colors to create two accent narrow banners for the stamped word banner. I trimmed and die cut the stenciled piece for an A2 card and added the three mini banners. Change up the ink colors and you have a totally different card.

For the third card, I used the Altenew’s 3D Gems embossing folder and heavy weight watercolor paper. This type of embossing folder creates a deep impression and heavy weight paper works well. First, I inked my glass work mat using Altenew dark blue ink cube and sprayed it with water and dragged the paper through the ink puddle. I continued to add ink to cover the quarter sheet of paper. I dried the paper using a heat tool and set it aside. I die cut the Hello from glossy black paper for the top layer and cut another from regular black paper for added dimension and glued them together, I stamped a mini word banner and trimmed it. I used Altenew’s silver glitter washi tape as an accent. I trimmed the embossed and inked paper so there was a white edge for the card front. The Hello word die and sentiment were from Altenew’s Hello and word set.

And for card number four, I used heavy weight white card stock to use with this new Altenew 3D Curving Leaves embossing folder. This time I masked off the edges of the quarter sheet of card stock to create a rectangle in the middle of the paper. I used an Altenew green ink cube and inked the rectangle space. The next step I embossed the piece and then trimmed it to fit on the card front. I die cut the Hello again this time using gold glitter paper and trimmed the die to fit on the front of the inked space. and I also die cut anothrer hello and layered it behind the gold glitter piece for added dimension. Creating the accent colored space show cases the embossed paper both inked and left white. Easy option to try.

Giveaway Prizes

There are $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, 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 designerโ€™s blog post on the Blog Hop list below by 01/27/2022  for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw ten random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/01/2022.

ALTENEW SUPPLIES AND RESOURCES

  • Altenew Meadow Burst 6 x 6 layering stencil
  • Altenew Gems Geometric 3D Embossing Folder
  • Altenew Curving Leaves Botanical 3D Embossing Folder
  • Altenew Blobby Rose Layering Stencil
  • Altenew Blobby Rose Die Set
  • Altenew Dotted Debossing cover plate
  • Altenew ink cubes- pinks, greens, blues
  • Altenew Hello die
  • Altenew Craft Your Life Feathered Lilies sentiment set
  • Altenew gold glitter washi tape
  • My Favorite Things stitched edge banner dies and rectangle die
  • Gold glitter paper
  • Black glossy paper
  • Black ink
  • White card stock
  • Ranger ink blending foam
  • Post It wide paper tape for masking

BLOG HOP ORDER

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

Erum Tasneem

Mindy Eggen

LauraJane

Jenny Colacicco

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Juhi Khanna

Nathalie DeSousa

Annemarie Caister

Terri Koszler

Emily Midgett

Linda Parker

Lilith Eeckels

Colleen Balija

Virginia Lu

Reiko Tsuchida

Maryam Perez

Agnieszka Maล‚yszek

Rachael Shedeed

Nancy Souza YOU ARE HERE

Natasha Davies

Pam Boedeker

ALTENEW PAINT A FLOWER CAMELLIA WATERHOUSE BLOG HOP RELEASE

Hello and welcome to the newest Altenew Paint A Flower Camellia Waterhouse outline flower stamp set. This large new Altenew outline flower stamp is perfect for coloring using a variety of mediums, painting or creating a colorful background. Here are the cards I designed for this release.

Paint-A-Flower: Camellia Waterhouse product image and link to the shop: https://altenew.com/products/paint-a-flower-camellia-waterhouse-outline-stamp-set

  • Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan link https://altenew.com/products/paint-a-flower-monthly-subscription 
    • This is a monthly subscription plan for our Paint-A-Flower. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 โ†’$12.99)

For the first card, I stamped the Camellia Waterhouse stamp on white card stock. I colored the flowers and leaves using Altenew alcohol markers to color and shade with. I kept adding slightly darker inks to create shadows for the petals and leaves tucked under the flowers, When that was completed I fussy cut the colored image. This is an A2 card with the left fold. I used Altenew’s Swiss Dot debossing plate for the piece of white cardstock for the card front, I used a rounded corner die from My Favorite Things to create the final piece. I trimmed the leaves as the flower image was large. I stamped the Altenew coordinating sentiment-Sent With Love on a small word tag and die cut the diamond shape using the Altenew Fine Frames Diamond die nesting set from gold metallic paper. I use this set often. When it was all assembled I added some clear Nuvo drops to create dew drops on the petals and leaves. The flower stamp creates an awesome statement.

For the second card, I used a blue alcohol marker to scribble ink onto a non-porous surface- like a piece of plastic or glass work mat. I mixed in using a palette knife, some 91% alcohol to dilute the ink. I used a quarter sheet of white card stock and put the paper on top of the inky puddle. I kept tapping the paper into the inky puddle to pick up more color to cover the piece of card stock. I wiped the surface clean with a paper towel and set the paper aside to dry. I stamped the sentiment strip and die cut a banner and also a larger banner using Altenew silver glitter washi tape. Put the piece of washi tape on a piece of white card stock, then cut it into the banner shape using either a die or scissor. The inked paper was ready for stamping using permanent black ink and trimmed to fit the card front. I added the layered sentiment strip and a few stick on sequins for visual interest. Super easy- change up the color and you have a whole different look. Enjoy!

Giveaway Prizes

There is $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to five winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designerโ€™s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/28/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/30/2022.

Altenew Stamps and Supplies

  • Altenew Paint A Flower Camellia Waterhouse stamp and sentiments
  • Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate
  • Altenew Fine Frames Diamond die nesting set
  • Altenew alcohol ink markers- blues, pinks and greens
  • Altenew silver glitter washi tape
  • White card stock
  • Black ink for stamping
  • Nuvo clear drops
  • Joann’s stick on silver sequins
  • Gold metallic paper

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Colleen Balija

Jaycee Gaspar

Teri Wilson

Michelle Short

LauraJane

Terri Koszler

Linda Parker

Norine Borys

Natasha Davies

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Reiko Tsuchida

Maryam Perez

Annemarie Caister

Fiona Duff

Rebecca Sogn

Rachael Shedeed

Nancy Souza YOU ARE HERE

Pam Boedeker

ALTENEW MINI DELIGHT: DAINTY CALLA LILY RELEASE AND INSTRAGM HOP

DAINTY CALLA LILY STAMP AND COORDINATING DIE

Hey, crafty friends! Iโ€™m joining a fun Instagram Hop with @altenewllc today to celebrate the release of the Mini Delight: Dainty Calla Lily Stamp & Die Set! Feel free to start the hop over at @altenewllc!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $25 gift certificate to four lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and me right here @espressoexpressionblog.com and leave a comment by 01/21/2022. 

Altenew will draw four random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Instagram hop and announce the winners on Altenewโ€™s Mini Delight: Dainty Calla Lily Instagram hop post on 01/22/2022.  @altenewllc What are you waiting for? Gorgeous project inspiration and fun prizes await you! 

MY ALTENEW CALLA LILY CARD

I stamped the Calla Lily flower stem onto white mixed media paper. This paper is a little heavier and is great for watercoloring. I used Altenew mini ink cubes to watercolor the leaves and flowers. I die cut the flower stem three more times from white card stock and layered the pieces together. This easy step adds dimension and visual interest. For the white background paper, I added texture using the Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate. I used the Altenew Fine Frames nesting diamond shaped dies to die cut piece of the debossed white paper and another piece from gold metallic paper for behind the stacked diamond die cuts. I stamped the Hello using black ink on white card stock paper and fussy cut a mini diamond shape for the Hello sentiment to create the diamon tag. I used a A2 white card stock for the layered debossed card front. A smple and elegant card. Change up the colors for the painted flower, background paper and you create a different look. Give it a try!

ALTENEW SUPPLIES AND RESOURCES

  • Altenew Mini Delignt Dainty Calla Lily stamps and coordinating dies
  • Altenew Fine Frames Diamond nesting die set
  • Altenew Swiss Dot debossing cover plate
  • Altenew sweet cluster stamp- hello
  • Altenew ink cubes- pink, green , yellow
  • A2 white card stock for card, debossing panel and die cutting
  • Gold metallic paper

Head over to your NEXT STOP:

Altenew (@altenewllc)

Nathalie DeSousa (@tachita55)

Dana Joy (@mzdanajoy)

Tenia Nelson (@tenianelson)

LauraJane (@mammacooksalot)

Jaycee Gaspar(@jaycee.gaspar)

Danielle Dunlop (@danielledunlop21 )

Reiko Tsuchida (@scrapbooking101_jp)

Teresa Litchfield (@teresakim16)

Jenny Colacicco (@jenccards)

Annemarie Caister (@annemarie_the_crafty_kiwi)

Michelle Short (@thecardgrotto)

Fiona Duff (@ChannellingMarthaau)

Terri Koszler (@altenew_planner_girl)

Virginia Lu (@yesvirginialu)

Svitlana Shayevich (@craftwalks)

Nancy Souza (@espressoexpressions) YOU ARE HERE

Colleen Balija (@irishrosecreations)

Penny Pynnonen (@pennypynnonen)

Rachael Shedeed (@cardrefinery)

Pam Boedeker (@paperaddictpam)

Rebecca Sogn (@rebeccasogn)

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies Release Blog Hop and Giveaways

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies

Floral beauty and messages of love all in one! The stamp set features a beautiful bouquet of lilies, elaborate leaves, and baroque elements. The minimalist style is a colorist’s dream, as it provides plenty of open space to add coloring and shading. Not a coloring enthusiast? Our coordinating coloring stencils make adding color sweet and simple. Finally, the set is maximized this stamp set with tons of sentiments so you can stay in touch with your loved ones.

FEATHERED LILIES STAMPED, DIE CUTS AND EMBOSSED CARDS

This set from the Altenew Craft Your Life set is all about the Feathered Lilies flowers. What a versatile set. For the first card, I used the embossing folder using mixed media paper. I selected this paper as it was a bit heavier in weight and would work better with the impression from the folder. I water colored the image using Altenew ink cubes- orange, blue, green and brown for the center of the flowers. I added a wash of blue to create the background. I inked a small piece of the same paper, stamped a coordinating sentiment and die cut to create the tag. This is a top folding A2 card. I attached the embossed and painted panel to the card front , added a bundle of gold thread behind the sentiment piece and adhered it to the right hand corner of the card. I love the way it came out!

For the second card, I stamped the the complete floral stem on to heavy weight white card stock. Again, I used Altenew ink cubes- orange, green, blue and light brown to paint and shade the image. I die cut the image to use for the A2 top folding card front. I used the Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate to create the background for another piece of white card stock. I did a light blending using a light shade of Altenew blue ink cube to shade the background. This was trimmed for the card front. Again I lightly inked the paper for a sentiment tag using Altenew light blue ink and stamped the Thank You from the set. I trimmed some of the leaves and I added one of the pieces to the back of one of the flowers. I really like how this stamped image filled up the entire card front. What a beautiful and elegent card!

For the last card, it was also an A2 card with a typical card layout. Again, I stamped the image and this time the colors were brigher and bolder. I painted and shaded the image using Altenew ink cubes- pink, green and blue and brown for the flower center. Then I used the coordinating die for the flower and trimmed it to fit the card front. I also inked the background paper using Altenew light blue ink for the background and for the word tag. I stamped the Hello from the set and tucked it under the flower stem. Another elegent card!


Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies Product Description

Floral beauty and messages of love all in one! The stamp set features a beautiful bouquet of lilies, elaborate leaves, and baroque elements. The minimalist style is a colorist’s dream, as it provides plenty of open space to add coloring and shading. Not a coloring enthusiast? Our coordinating coloring stencils make adding color sweet and simple. Finally, we have maximized this stamp set with tons of sentiments so you can stay in touch with your loved ones.

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, 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 designerโ€™s Blog post on the Blog hop list below by 01/18/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw ten random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/20/2022.

  • Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies 

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies

ALTENEW STAMPS AND SUPPLIES

  • Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lillies Stamp and Dies
  • Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Embossing Folder
  • Altenew Swiss Dot debossing folder
  • Altenew ink cubes- blue, green, pink , yellow and brown
  • My Favorite Things stitched rectangle dies
  • Gold thread
  • White card stock, mixed media paper
  • Altenew Card Blog, where the blog hop will be hosted here-

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