Thursday, October 14, 2021

Altenew Mixed Media Blog - Guest Designer for October 2021 - "Your beauty shines" scrapbook layout

 Hello and welcome! 

I am SO excited to be guest designing on the Altenew Mixed Media Blog today. Here is a link to the blog:

I have been scrapbooking for 20 years so it was natural for me to want to create a layout using lots of gorgeous Alenew floral designs because flowers make me happy and Altenew have stunning floral stamps, dies, stencils and patterned papers - a happy combination in my opinion!

I created a process video which explains how I put this layout together so I hope you will click on the link below and check it out. I would love for you to subscribe to you YouTube channel "The Crafty Kiwi" for more inspiration and ongoing tutorials on all things papercraft - including cards, mini albums, scrapbook layouts and 3D projects.

Products used:

Altenew 6x6 Celebration paper pad

Lapis Lazuli ink cubes

Meadow Bush Layering Stencil

Peony Dream 3D Die Set

Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set

Greenwood Flowers Layering Stencil Set

Instant Dimension Foam Tape

Reflections Die

Jet Black ink

Inked Lotus stamp set

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Altenew Educators "Alphabet Name Game" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway


$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $35 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 10/09/2021 for a chance to win. 

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Alphabet Name Game” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!


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 10/11/2021.

Previous Blog hop: Neha Aggarwal

Next Blog hop: Helen Kalb

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am joining my fellow Altenew Educators for a fun blog hop. 

I made 3 cards for my submission - all using ACETATE as my name starts with an "A".

Card #1:

For this first card, I wanted to create a see-through effect with the acetate. I began but cutting some thick acetate into a 4 1/4 x 11 inch piece and scoring it at the 5 1/2 inch mark. I used the Brick Wall 3D embossing folder and ran it through my die cut machine twice - once on each side of the scored line. 

In order to create more sturdiness, I looked through the 6x6 Celebrate paper pack  and fussy cut around some falling leaves and adhered these at the bottom of each side of the card. 

I then took the Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set and die cut 3 sets of flower clusters and leaves. I used various shades of pink from the Red Cosmos Gradient Cardstock and Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock to die cut the layers and layer them up using the layering guide provided in the set. I used some rose gold metallic cardstock to die cut the flower centres and the same cardstock to die cut the sentiment from the Simple Greetings Die Set

Card #2

An acetate overlay panel was my idea for this card. I chose to create a black and silver colour theme for a versatile card which could be used for a special birthday, anniversary or even a wedding card.

The card is a standard A2 size card and the acetate panel measures 4 1/4 x 5 3/4 and scored at 1/4 on the short side to create a hinge to adhere it to the black card panel.

Using the Delicate Primrose stamp set and Versamark clear embossing ink, I stamped one of the floral images all over the heat-resistant acetate sheet and heat embossed it using Antique Silver embossing powder

I also stamped 2 more images plus some leaves in the same way onto silver metallic cardstock from my stash using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed them, then fussy cut the images out and arranged them as a focal point on the card along with some metallic thread from the Metallic Thread Set for some added texture and interest.

The sentiment was stamped onto the same silver cardstock using one of the sentiments from the same floral stamp set and die cut with a banner die from my stash.

Card #3:

Of course, acetate is most often associated with shaker cards and this was my idea for this next card which is also a standard A2 size. I ink-blended a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock using Broken China Distress Oxide ink towards the middle and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink around the edges. 

I then die cut x3 layers of the Diamond Frame Cover Die

and glued the acetate sheet behind the first one and then 2 more layers behind that. I also used thin strips of foam tape to adhere to the bottom layer, creating a "well" into which I sprinkled some iridescent sequens from Make a Statement Sequin Bundle

I then used my scoring board to help line up the acetate layer containing the sequins and the ink-blended panel. 

I stamped and cut out 2 flowers and some leaves from the Antique Roses stamp set 

using inks from Fall Harvest ink cube set

and arranged them on the card front in the bottom right corner. The sentiment comes from Essential Sentiment Strip Die Set 

and was cut from gold and black cardstock.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my cards and how I created them. I would love you to leave a comment below and subscribe to my blog.

Hop along now to the next blog post by Helen Kalb (link at the top of this post)