Altenew Inspiration Challenge August 2018

Hello, everyone. Thank you for stopping by. Today I am presenting my card I made to participate in the Altenew Inspiration Challenge August 2018.

My busy work schedule hasn’t stopped me from participating in the challenge this month because I just love the color combination. I had recently ordered some products from Altenew and hadn’t had a chance to play with some of them yet.

Here’s my card for today.

Altenew Perfectly Perfect

What Inspired me:

This is the picture form the inspiration post on Altenew Blog that inspired me to create my card.

How I made it:

I’ve been wanting to play with my new stamp set from Altenew called Perfectly Perfect. This stamp set is so pretty. The flower and leaves images in this stamp set are just outlined images. I love to use the outline images to stamp and color.

I stamped all the flower images and the leaves images on a watercolor paper with Versamark. Versamark is a sticky clear ink which helps the embossing powder to stick on it so I can heat set it using my heat tool to get the embossed image. I used White embossing powder.

Then the images were watercolored using the watercolor palette from  Prima Watercolors in the colors Tropical that I had bought on Amazon. I had in my mind the vision of blue flowers and green leaves on a yellow background.

Altenew Perfectly perfectThe Background:

Created the background on a white panel of cardstock sized 4 inches by 5 and a 1/4 inches in dimension. Used the yellow color from the same watercolor palette using the ink-smooshing technique. This technique is very popular these days to create a messy watercolor background.

Arranged the flowers and the leaves on the top left corner of the panel.  Some flowers were adhered directly using glue whereas some were added on a foam tape to create dimension.

The Sentiment:

Took a strip of black cardstock from my scrap stash, stamped it with two of the sentiments from the stamp set to make it look like one with Versamark ink. Embossed with white embossing powder and adhered using foam tape.

So here is my final card.

 I just loved how it turned out. Let me know what you guys think about it in the comments section down below.

I have linked all the products  I used in the affiliated links just in case if you guys are interested in buying them please do so through these affiliated links so I get a certain percentage of the sale without an extra cost to you. I appreciate the support.

Hugs

Jyoti

 

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Card Featuring Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp set and Dies

Hello Everyone. Today’s card features the beautiful stamp set from Altenew. called Leaf Canopy stamp set

I stamped the outline image from the stamp set a while back as soon as I received my order from Altenew.  At work when I am not too busy I like to color the images. Then die cut it using coordinating dies at home. It just took me a while to turn those images into cards.

Here’s my card for today

I love the Blue and Gold color combination on the leaves. I used the Rectangle Stitched Die from Simon Says Stamp to cut a panel in craft card stock and another in sky blue cardstock. But the craft panel I die cut with the small one of the Leaf Canopy die to create a negative leaf image backed that with gold and craft pattern paper.

I layered the panels offsetting each other to show all the layers from each side also. I think that creates an extra interest in the layout.

Stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set that says “life is better with friends” on a while piece of cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and popped the piece on foam tape for added dimension.

Also attached the large colored die cut leaf cluster with one layer of foam tape and the small one with two layers of foam tape.

I love the combination so much. An extra panel of sky blue matted on one side of card brings the whole card together.

I loved this leaf canopy stamp set so much. It is so versatile and can be used in so many projects.

Here I used it on another much colorful card.

This one has more of the feminine vibe to it. The combination of pink and green is one my go-to combination when it comes to a girly card. I  cut the circles using Stitched Circle Dies from Simon Says Stamp. 

The large circle directly adhered to the light green panel but the other two are added on foam tape. The leaf clusters are then arranged between the two pink circles.

Sending lots of love sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.

Then it is finally attached to a 4.25 inches high and 5.5 inches wide top folding card base made of 110 lb white card stock.

I really loved how both cards turned out. Let me know in the comments what you guys think about it?

I really love hearing other’s opinion about my cards.

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Jyoti
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Birthday Card Featuring Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet Stamp

Hello everyone. It’s been a while since I posted anything. I have family visiting from back home and have been very busy entertaining them and also with work. Here’s the card that I made today using Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set from Altenew.

I love the combination of pink and gray.  Since the flower was a large image and as always I had to make a flower cluster, I didn’t want any distraction and wanted the flowers to be my main focal point.

Stamp Images:

Here I stamped these flowers in two other shades of pink. Because I love how crisp the Altenew die inks are. They are so vibrant and true to color even after it dries. So the colors I used was Rose Quartz in the first card, Puffy Heart in the second one and the darkest one, the third one is Purple Wine. The green for the leaves is Forest Glades. And last but not least the black outline is stamped using Jet Black.

Here is the picture showing all three together.

I arranged the flowers in layers with the help of foam tapes in the back. Some of the leaves are attached with just glue so that they look like they are set back a little bit to create extra interest.

I used the sentiment  from another stamp set. I stamped that in Versamark sticky ink and embossed with white fine detailed embossing powder and heat set it.

Hibiscus bouquet

Attached some sequins in coordinating colors to each o the cards. Decorated the middle of the flower with yellow Nuvo drops.

Hibiscus Bouquet

I love how it turned out. Hope you guys like it too. Let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite? Also if you have any suggestions for color choices of this card please suggest.

Hibiscus Bouquet

Thank you very much for stopping by.

Hugs

Jyoti

 

 

 

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Altenew Rose Flurries Dies Wedding Card

Hello everyone. Welcome back to my blog. I am showcasing the card I made using Altenew Rose Flurries Dies for my cousin on her Wedding.

altenew rose flurries dies

I will start off by saying how much I love Altenew products. Each stamp and Dies I have bought from them I have used over and over again in so many different projects and I still never get tired of it.

altenew rose flurries dies

When I am at work I like to bring some crafts to do if I get any free time at work which rarely happens. I am usually very busy at work. But even the minute I am free I like to do some crafty things.

altenew rose flurries dies

I used the Rose Flurries Dies to cut these layers of roses in different shades of pink and brought it to work to adhere the layers with a glue. Since this was a wedding card I wanted some glitter. The top layer of the flower is cut using gold glitter cardstock.

altenew rose flurries dies

To add contrast to the card, I used olive green cardstock to cut out the leaves from the same die set.

altenew rose flurries dies

This card is side-folding portrait style card which is 7 inches high and 5 inches wide. I cut a panel of cream textured cardstock for the base and matted with a layer of gold foil cardstock 1/8th inch smaller than the base which is then matted with polka dot gold foiled pattern paper.

altenew rose flurries dies

 

The Mama Elephant Sentiment:

The sentiment Oh Happy Day is from Mama Elephant. The sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with extra fine gold embossing powder.

mama elephant oh happy day sentiment

The inside is stamped with “congratulations” which is another sentiment from the same stamp set.

This is how I came up with a beautiful card perfect for a wedding.

 

altenew rose flurries dies

I loved it. I am also thinking about making the same card in blue and silver. If I do I will be definitely posting pictures on my blog.

 

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Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge

Hello Everyone. Today I am showcasing the card that I created using beautiful day stamp set to participate in the Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge. It’s almost the end of March. Due to my busy schedule I couldn’t post this earlier. But better late than never.

Here’s my card 

And here is the picture from the challenge.

The color combination for this challenge was blue, coral and light brown.

I decided on blue and coral for my card and my base for the card was craft card-stock.

My card is 4 and a quarter inches wide and 5 and a half inches tall. It’s top folding card. I cut a panel of heavyweight card-stock in white using the largest die of Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies.

I then using the latest stencil called Leaf Burst Stencil from Altenew created the background with two distressed oxide inks from Tim Holtz in color Abandoned Coral and Salty Ocean.

Stamped the flowers and leaf images from Beautiful Day Stamp Set from Altenew on Watercolor paper. Colored them using Prima watercolors. And then cut out the images using coordinating dies.

I arranged the flowers in the background but because of the busy background, the flowers were not showing on the card as much. So I decided to add a layer of vellum cut with one size smaller of the Stitched Rectangle die that helped mute the background pattern a little still showing the beautiful background.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set stamped and embossed with white embossing powder on craft card-stock.

 

So Here’s how my card was done. I just loved how it finally turned out. Hope you guys like it.

I also entered this card in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

 

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Altenew February 2018 Inspiration Challenge

Hi everyone. Thank you for stopping by.  I am participating in the February 2018 Inspiration Challenge on Altenew Blog. Today I have a beautiful Altenew card that I created using the Garden Treasure Stamp Set. I bought this stamp set a while back and I used it so many times. It’s a beautiful stamp set. Here’s my take on this challenge.

And here is the Inspiration picture from the Altenew Blog.

I picked the dark pink and light pink color from the Inspiration and green for the leaves of course. The stamp set I used has large and small flowers so it is perfect to build a flower cluster.

Since I wanted to introduce a few more colors in this project I thought Black and white always adds a pop.

Then I stamped the flowers and leaves with clear Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I did a simple quick coloring using Copics.

I die-cut a ring using Simon says stamp stitched circle dies and started arranging my flowers and leaves around the ring to create a wreath-like cluster. The back of the flower cluster is sponged with green dye ink from Ranger.

The white panel was matted on a black panel 1/8th inch bigger to create a black border around it.  Then it is mounted on a white card base slightly larger than the black panel.

This is my take on the challenge. I am a big fan of Altenew Products.

Hope you liked this card.

Jyoti

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Valentine’s Day Card #2 featuring Altenew Flurries 3D die

In case you guys must be wondering what I did with the negative piece of the red panel that I cut with the word “mine” from my previous card, I made another card with it.

I layered it with another white cardstock cut to slightly smaller than 4.25 by 5.5 inches.  Behind the openings of the word cutout I layered a special paper made in Nepal called Nepali kagaj.  This paper is handmade in Nepal using fibers from trees. You can see the texture of the paper in the picture.

 

I had some leftover flower die cuts from the previous card I made. The Rose Flurries 3D dies comes with 5 different flower shapes.

The word “YOU’RE” is from Concord & 9th stamp set. Stamped in Black Archival ink from Ranger and die cut in a rectangle with one of the Spellbinders die set.

The card was pretty as it is but I thought I could never go wrong with adding some clear jewel drops.

So here’s my 2nd card done. I hope you liked it. Don’t forget to comment below. I love hearing from you.

Love

Jyoti

 

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Valentine’s Day Card Featuring Altenew Flurries 3D Dies

Hello Everyone. Hope you are having a great January so far. Today I am here with my bright floral Valentine’s Day Cards.

When I saw this Rose Flurries 3D dies online on the blogs and instagram pictures, I had to have it. So i ordered this along with the Peony Dreams Die right away. They arrived last week. But I have been so busy with work and all , I finally got a chance to use it and turn it into beautiful cards just in time for Valentine’s Day.

I cut the word “Mine” using my Silhoutte Cameo. I thought a heart for the letter I would look cute. Then I cut a panel of 4 inches by 5 and 1/4th inches red cardstock aligning the word in the center of the panel.

Then I cut another panel of white cardstock the same size and adhered the letter cut outs on it. Stamped the word “Be” from one of the Simon Says Stamp stamp set.

I had already die cut some scraps of red shades of cardstock with my Rose Flurries 3D dies. It’s a layering die. What I love about these dies is that I can use up the tiniest scrap that I had been hoarding in my scrap stash. Adhered the layers together and amazingly beautiful roses were created. Did the same with the leaves.

I cut the main base of the card using Red cardstock. My card is 4 and the 1/4 by 5 and a 1/2 inches in dimensions.

The final job was to assemble the parts together. Which I found was the most fun.

Finally this beautiful Valentine’s day card was done. Hope you guys will like it. Please coment below. I always love to hear what you have to say.

Love

Jyoti

 

 

 

 

 

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Altenew January 2018 Inspiration Challenge

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great new year so far. I have always loved Altenew stamps and dies and I often visit their blog which is always so inspiring.

I came across this Altenew January 2018 Inspiration Challenge by Erum Tasneem. I loved the idea of a bright color palette and had to implement it. Here’s the inspiration picture from the post.

Altenew January 2018 Inspiration Challenge

Orange and yellow colors always make me smile — it reminds me of sunshine after a rainy day. Besides, pink is my favorite color. So, because I wanted to use these colors, I decided to participate in the challenge.

I had to make two cards because my creative mind couldn’t just settle on one out of the many background ideas that were coming to me.

Here’s my take on this challenge:


My cards feature the Fantasy Floral Die from  Altenew. I used pink, orange, and yellow colors from the inspiration picture and used it on the background for the first card using Hexagon Dies from My Favorite Things. For the second card I used the tag dies that I bought online on some random website.

The white panel I used was cut from a Mama Elephant Creative Cuts die.

I used Altenew Fantasy Floral Die to cut the flowers for the main focal image. I used three different shades of grey for the flower on the bottom to create a shadow effect under the colorful flower created with the inspired colors.

I adhered the layers of the flower slightly offsetting from each other intentionally because I think this flower looks much better and fuller this way. Then, the flowers were popped up on foam tapes for extra dimension.

The sentiment is from the Adore You Stamp Set from Altenew. For the final touch I embellished these cards with coral and matte gray sequins.

I hope you will like these cards that I have created for the challenge. Please take some time to leave a comment. I love hearing from you all.

Thank you,

Jyoti

 

 

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