16 October 2021

VIDEO | Hero Arts Sparkly Autumnal Arrangement

Hello there, today I have a card and video that I shared on the Hero Arts Blog a little while ago. It uses glitter paper to create a sparkly autumnal arrangement. I really love how the copper and bronze colours really pop against the black card base!

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



I started off my card by die cutting the Hero Arts Autumn Leaves Fancy Dies from Hero Arts Glitter Paper Fall (which includes bronze and copper paper). I then took an A2 card base made from Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock and adhered the leaves on top. I adhered the bottom parts with Hero Arts Precsion Glue and the tops with foam tape. 


I took the thanks die from the Hero Arts Happy Thanks Stamp & Cut XL set and cut it three times from Hero Arts Dove White Cardstock. They were layered up one on top of another and adhered with more Precision Glue and added to the card below the leaves. 


I took the sentiment from the Hero Arts Thank You Messages Stamp Set and stamped it on to more black cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with thin foam tape. I added another two mini leaves below this and then finished the card off with Lucy's Bronze Jewels. 

VIDEO:

Here is the video showing how I made the card:


If you are viewing this blog post via email subscription, you can watch the video HERE on YouTube. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you are well and have a wonderful weekend! 

15 October 2021

VIDEO | MFT A Very Crafty Holiday 2021

Hello there, I am over on the MFT YouTube Channel today sharing a video with tips on mass producing cards as part of their A Very Crafty Holiday 2021 series. I am not going to lie, I am not big on mass producing, I find it a bit boring! Having said that, I do like to mass produce cards at Christmas time because I usually have a lot of cards to send out. 


In the video, I only create four cards, this is because I usually do not like to mass produce in huge quantities. So I will pick a few different designs and then make maybe 5-10 of that design and move on to the next. I share more tips and tricks for mass producing in the video, including creating cards assembly style. 


For these cards, I used the MFT Dino-mite Christmas Stamp Set and stamped the images on to white cardstock with MFT Extreme Black Ink. They were coloured with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and then die cut out with the MFT Dino-mite Christmas Die-namics

For the backgrounds, I thought it would be quick and easy to use patterned paper and I love the papers from the MFT Holly Jolly Paper Pad. The two that I used today look like skies with snow falling. I cut them using an MFT A2 Stitched Circle Stax Die-namics and then cut a further two from white cardstock. 


These are going to act as snowbanks once I cut them down further using the MFT Stitched Slimline Snow Drifts Die-namics. The snowbanks were adhered to the backgrounds using MFT On-Point Precision Glue and then the piece adhered to A2 white card bases with tape runner. The dinosaurs were then added on top with foam tape. 

The sentiments, from the MFT Itty Bitty Holiday Stamp Set were stamped on to black cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. They were then die cut using the MFT Itty Bitty Strips Die-namics and added to the cards with more foam tape. to finish off, I added a few Bubbles around the sentiments. 

VIDEO:


If you are viewing this blog post via email subscription, you can watch the video HERE on YouTube. 


SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



COPIC MARKERS: Dinosaurs - G29, YG17, YG23, YG03, YG01. Red - R89, R39, R37, R35, R32. Blue - B18, B16, B12. Aqua/teal - BG49, BG15, BG14, BG11. Yellow - Y15, Y13, Y11. Green for tree - G28, G43. 

Do you like mass producing cards or other projects? I would love to hear your thoughts! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day! 

14 October 2021

Hero Arts | Vintage Toys

Hello there, I am over on the Hero Arts Blog today, sharing a card using the Hero Arts Vintage Toys Fancy Dies. 

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These Vintage Toys Fancy Dies can be used in so many different ways - cut from coloured cardstock, ink blended, coloured with watercolours or markers - sky's the limit! For my card though, I kept it very simple and just did a little paper piecing with gold glitter paper. 


The background was created by stamping Gear Clock Bold Prints on to Cranberry Cardstock with Red Royal Ink. The sentiment from the Hero Greetings Christmas Gift Shop stamp set was stamped and heat embossed in gold. I created a window panel using the Hexagon Infinity Dies and popped the toys on top with foam tape. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



For more details on how I made the card, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it! Have a wonderful day!

13 October 2021

Spellbinders | Merry Stitchmas

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the Spellbinders Sparkling Mandala Die from the Merry Stitchmas Collection, as well as the Christmas Traditions Paper Pad. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


I started off my card by die cutting the Spellbinders Sparkling Mandala Etched Dies from white cardstock. The die comes as two - one for the holes/stitching detail and one for the outline. You can use them together or separately. I used them together for the white layer and then cut a layer with the outline only from Spellbinders Onyx Cardstock

Using Altenew Metallic Thread, I stitched the mandala, securing the thread at the back. There are stitching lines on the die cut for you to follow but you can stitch it any which way you like! It was then adhered to the black piece with Bearly Art Glue. I took a panel of paper from the Spellbinders Christmas Traditions Paper Pad and adhered it to the front of an A2 card base with tape runner.

The mandala was adhered on top with thin foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Spellbinders Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and foiled it on to more black cardstock with Spellbinders Champagne Foil. It was cut out using the strip die in the set and then adhered to the card with more thin foam tape. To finish off, I added Spellbinders Gold Mix Color Essentials Gems around the edges of the mandala. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


Although I have used this die as a snowflake, it is technically a mandala so could be used all year round. I think it looks so pretty as a snowflake though! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day. Take care! 

12 October 2021

Altenew | Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today see's the release of this month's Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit. This month is called Garden Rose and it is so pretty! I will talk more about the kit later but it consists of a stamp set, die set, stencil and an embossing folder, which all coordinate perfectly together. We are celebrating the release with a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes, see below for more details. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



You can purchase the kit on it's own or as part of the Craft your Life Project Kit Subscription


For my card, I started off by stamping the roses and the leaves from the Altenew Craft Your Life: Garden Rose Project Kit stamp set on to white cardstock with Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. I left them to dry for a little while and then stamped the layers on top with Altenew Cool Summer Night Crisp Dye Inks


I took a panel of white cardstock and using the mask stripes in the Mask & Simple Coloring Stencil set, ink blended stripes on to the top left hand corner using an Altenew Small Ink Blending Tool and the black ink from the Altenew Green Fields Crisp Dye Ink Set. The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with thin foam tape and the leaves added on top with tape runner. 


The roses were added on top with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I took the sentiment from the stamp set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Altenew Embossing Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Altenew Cool Summer Night Enamel Dots


For the tag, I took a panel of white cardstock and die cut it using the small size tag form the Altenew Terrific Tags Die Set. I added ink blending to it using the Cool Summer Night Inks and then ran it through my die cutting machine with the Garden Rose 3D Embossing Folder you get in the kit. 


Using a foam ink blending tool, I applied white pigment ink to the raised areas on the embossing and then let it dry. I stamped the same sentiment that I used on the card and heat embossed it. Cut it in to a strip and added it to the tag with foam tape. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag and added a few enamel dots around the sentiment. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


CRAFT YOUR LIFE PROJECT KIT: GARDEN ROSE


Nothing is prettier than a garden rose! Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6x8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you'll be good to go! This kit features a stamp including two beautifully drawn roses with three layers each and four leaf outlines. Leave these unfilled, or add color with the stencil set! One stencil acts as a coloring/mask stencil, one includes bold stripes, and the third contains three words that go with the sentiments in the stamp set. Finally, add texture with the 3D embossing folder for a stunning project!


BLOG HOP:


As mentioned, this post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the wonderful Dana Joy. Next on the hop is the fantastic Verity Biddlecombe. If you get lost along the way or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog

GIVEAWAY:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $ 25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the AltenewCard Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 18th October 2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 20th October 2021.


thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop and a wonderful rest of the day! Take care!

11 October 2021

Spellbinders | Holiday Floral Background

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the Spellbinders Holiday Florals Background from the Christmas Traditions Collection. The set comes with sentiments too, but I used a different one on my card today. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


I started off by taking a panel of Spellbinders Raindrop Cardstock and using blending brushes, blended on Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire. I focused most of the ink blending towards the bottom right hand corner. I then added a little Black Soot to darken it slightly. 




Once the plate was removed, I cut the panel in to strips. I kept the sizes of them random. I took a 4.25 X 5.25" card base and adhered the bigger of the strips with foam tape and the smaller ones flat with glue for some added interest. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



Sadly, the photos don't do that beautiful foil justice but it is so pretty in real-life! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

9 October 2021

Altenew | Washi Tape Stripes

Hello there, today I have a tag and card to share with you using washi tape. I don't know about you but I often buy washi tape but never use it. I thought it would be fun to use the washi tape as  background on the tag and then when you add the tag to a card, it becomes it's own focal point which I thought was really cool!

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



For my tag, I started off by adding Altenew Cherry Blossom Slim Washi Tape to a panel of white cardstock. I added the tape so that there were small gaps in between the different stripes and went from lightest to darkest and back through again until the panel was covered with the tape. I then cut the panel using the Altenew Terrific Tags Dies

I took the Altenew Spring Roses Die Set and cut one of the flowers three times from white cardstock. Two of them were cut with Altenew Double-Sided Adhesive on the back. I stacked them up one on top of another with the non-adhesive one at the bottom. This is because the leaves are going to overhang the tag and I didn't want adhesive there. It was adhered to the tag with small dabs of glue.

I took the sentiment from the Altenew Flower Vine Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Altenew Embossing Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the tag with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag and Iridescent Jewels around the flower. 

As part of my series with Altenew called Terrific Tags with Michelle, I am sharing how you can add tags on to cards. For the card, I took a panel of white cardstock and die cut it using the Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Plate. This panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with tape runner. I then cut it down so that it was 4" wide and added the tag on top with tape runner. 

I wanted to have the card slightly narrower so that the leaf on the tag could overhand the card base slightly but that the card could still fit inside a standard sized envelope. 

VIDEO:

Here is the video showing how I made the tag and card:

If you are viewing this blog post via email subscription, you can watch the video HERE on YouTube.

SUPPLIES:


Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend! 

7 October 2021

Altenew | Craft-A-Flower Primrose Blossom Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today see's the release of the new Altenew Craft-A-Flower Primrose Blossom Layering Die Set. This is such a pretty set and although there are quite a lot of layers to these flowers, I found it very therapeutic sitting and assembling them. We are celebrating the release with a fun, inspiration filled blog hop (with prizes!). More information on that below. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


I started off my card by die cutting the Altenew Craft-A-Flower Primrose Blossom Layering Die Set from Altenew New Purple Gradient Cardstock for the petals, Altenew Summer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock for the centres and Altenew Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock for the leaves. They were adhered together with Altenew 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen and then set aside while I worked on my card base. 


I took the Altenew Bubble Wrap Stencil and embossed it on to a panel of black cardstock. This was adhered to the front of an A2 white card base with tape runner. I then die cut a circle using the Altenew Half Tone Circles Nesting Die Set from vellum. I adhered the flowers and leaves on top with more tape runner. 


I took the sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set and stamped it on to white cardstock with Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. It was cut out and added to the circle piece with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. Using small amounts of tape runner, I then added adhesive to the back of the circle piece (hiding the adhesive behind the flowers and sentiment strip) and adhered it to the card. To finish off, I added a few Lucy's Bubbles. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



BLOG HOP:


As mentioned, this post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the wonderful Joy Baldwin. Next on the hop is the fantastic LauraJane. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please visit them Altenew Blog

GIVEAWAY:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 13th October 2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 15th October 2021.


The Craft-A-Flower Primrose Blossom Layering Die Set can be purchased separately or as part of the Craft-A-Flower Subscription. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and have a wonderful day! 

Simon Says Stamp | Jingle all the Way

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the new Simon Says Stamp Holiday Messages Ornament set which is out today as part of the new Peace on Earth release. I think you could use this set in lots of different ways, but I thought it might be fun to try and make it look like the ornament was glass or frosted glass instead of a colour. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



I started off my card by taking a panel of Tim Holtz Distress White Heavystock and blended Distress Inks on top. I used Mermaid Lagoon in the centre, followed by Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves and then Black Soot around the edges. I took the panel to my splat box and first splattered it with water and then with a generous helping of Sheer Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry. 


Once dry, I stamped the circle ornament shape from the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Messages Ornament Stamp Set on top with Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink. This did take a little while to dry but once dry, it has a lovely transparency to it which is what I was looking for. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from the set inside the circle, as well as the ornament topper using Versamark Ink.


I applied Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder and heat set. I pierced a small hole below the ornament topper piece and threaded Altenew Metallic Thread through and secured at the back. I then threaded another piece behind and tied in a double bow at the front. The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with foam tape. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



I am not sure I completely achieved the whole glass ornament thing but I am happy with how the card came out. It is difficult to see in the photos but the card is so sparkly in real-life! I hope you will check out the rest of the fantastic release. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, I really appreciate it. See you later for an Altenew blog hop. 

6 October 2021

Spellbinders | Holiday Haul

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the Spellbinders October Club Kits. I am using the Small Die of the Month Club Kit which is called Holiday Haul, as well as the Clear Stamp & Die of the Month Club Kit which is called Sending You. They work perfectly together! 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


I started off my card by creating the background so that it had time to dry. I took a panel of white cardstock measuring 3.25" x 6.25" and blended Distress Oxide Inks on to the top, blending to white at the bottom to kind of look like snow. I used Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina. I then spritzed the panel with Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain and Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz for a frosty look. The panel was set aside to dry while I worked on the truck. 


I die cut the elements from the Spellbinders October 2021 Small Die of the Month Club Kit. I used Spellbinders Purple Mist and Lilac Blossom cardstock for the body of the truck and added sliver details with Spellbinders Brushed Silver Cardstock. The tree was cut from Spellbinders Rainforest Cardstock and I added shading to it with Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Ink. The gift was cut using Spellbinders Glacier and Raindrop Cardstock. 


The truck and contents were assembled and adhered together using Bearly Art Glue. I adhered the background panel to a mini slimline card base and then added the truck on top with foam squares. I took the sentiment from the Spellbinders Clear Stamp & Die of the Month Club Kit and stamped it on to white cardstock with black ink. It was die cut out and I also die cut another two times from white cardstock so that I could stack it up for dimension. 


It was adhered to the card with more Bearly Art Glue and then I stamped the accompanying sentiment on to Spellbinders Onyx Cardstock using Clear Pigment Ink and applied White Embossing Powder. It was heat set and cut in to a strip. It was added below the sending with thin foam tape to complete the sentiment. To finish off, I added a Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essential Gem to the bow on the gift. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



I hope that you will check out the Spellbinders Club Kits. It is a wonderful monthly subscription where you receive the kit each month. Designers like myself share inspiration using the kit at the beginning of the month to show you lots of different ways that you can use it. There are also lots of other club kits too, like the Large Die of the Month, so there is something for everyone! If you do subscribe, you will get other benefits from Spellbinders too. Please see here for more information. You can also buy older kits here too.

Although I have never owned nor driven or even been a passenger in a truck, this card was a lot of fun to make! I love that sentiment set too, perfect for so many different designs. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great day! 

5 October 2021

Altenew | Rustic Charm Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today sees the release of the Altenew Rustic Charm Release. There are lots of new products releasing today - stamps, dies, embossing folders, washi tape, DIY brush marker and a mister bottle. We are celebrating the release with a fun blog hop full of inspiration and prizes, more on that below. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



My first card uses the beautiful new Floral Halos set. This is so pretty and can be used in lots of different ways. I started off by stamping the flowers from the Altenew Floral Halos Stamp Set on to white cardstock with black ink. I coloured them using Copic Markers and then die cut them using the Altenew Floral Halos Die Set


I took a white A2 card base and stamped one of the circle elements from the stamp set on to the top middle. I added some of the floral pieces flat with Altenew 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen on top and then the main piece with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape


I took the sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock using Altenew Embossing Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Iridescent Jewels. 


My next card uses the new Layered Snowflakes embossing folder and a few of the new tools. I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and blending a light layer of Dew Drops and Aqualicious Ink from the Altenew Sweet Dreams Crisp Dye Inks Set on top. I then ran it through my die cutting machine with the Altenew Layered Snowflakes 3D Embossing Folder


Using the new Altenew Fine Mister - Perfect Craftroom Companion, I spritzed the piece with water. This gave a lovely mottled texture to the cardstock. Once the panel was dry, I re-ran it through my die cutting machine with the embossing folder to bring the embossing out even more. 


Using the new Altenew DIY Watercolor Brush Marker, I added shimmer to the snowflakes with the Altenew Iridescent Shimmer Spray


This is almost impossible to see in the photos sadly and is still subtle in real-life but does add that extra shimmer and sparkle to the card. 


I adhered the panel to a white A2 card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I took the sentiments from the Altenew Festive Poinsettia Stamp Set and stamped them on to white cardstock with Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. They were cut in to strips and added to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Bubbles to the centres of the snowflakes. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



BLOG HOP:


As mentioned, this blog post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes (see below). For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Joy Baldwin. Next on the hop is the wonderful Virginia Lu. If you get lost along the way or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog

FREE GIFTS:

Get a FREE brand new Rustic Charm Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 5th October 2021 through 7th October 2021.

Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Rustic Charm Stamp & Die Release Collection from 5th October 2021 to 11th October 2021.

GIVEAWAY:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the AltenewCard Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 11th October 2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 13th October 2021.


Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you will check out the rest of the release and also enjoy the rest of the hop too! Wishing you a wonderful day! 
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