Wednesday, January 17, 2018

{Altenew} Build-a-Flower: Sakura Blossom + Giveaway

Hi, everyone! Today, Altenew is releasing a new Build-a-Flower set and it's the stunning Sakura Blossom. I absolutely adore this layered set, which is so easy to stamp. This is the easiest layering set I've ever used, which means you need it! The dies are also very unique, with score lines for all the petals and leaves to make them three-dimensional. Yes, heart eyes to all of that!

I need to add a lot of birthday cards to my stash so I decided to make two at once, in bright, sunny colours, instead of the usual pink for Sakura Blossoms.

I used the lightest three shades from Summer Afternoon to layer the yellow flowers and the lightest three shades from Warm and Cozy to layer the orange flowers. I used paler green leaves on the yellow card and brighter green leaves on the orange card. For the stamen, I used warm greys on the yellow flowers and cool greys on the orange flowers. The sentiments are stamped in two colours to match the flowers and leaves on their respective cards. Finally, I added vellum die cuts for balance.

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to FOUR lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by January 25, 2018 for a chance to win. Two winners chosen from the card blog and two winners chosen from the scrapbook blog will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on January 26, 2018.

In addition, I'm also giving away a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew Store! Please leave a comment here on this post by 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, January 24th. I will announce my winner here on Thursday, January 25th.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, January 6, 2018

{Altenew} 40th Birthday Card

I made this card for one of my dearest friends and neighbours who turned 40 today! A big group of us went out for appetizers, drinks and dancing last night and had a blast. I hadn't gone dancing in about 20 years and my middle-aged knees are really hurting today. LOL It was worth it though...I think. ;)

I stamped the Frosted Garden flowers in Lagoon ink and die cut them. Then I set them aside to adhere once the sentiment was completed. I used my paper trimmer to cut black glitter tape down the centre and created a border on the linen card base.

I die cut "bday girl" using the Inline Alpha Dies and gold embossed the bottoms. The second part of the sentiment from Be Strong was stamped in black ink. Then I used glue dots to adhere the die cut letters, as well as the Frosted Garden flowers. I used scissors to trim off the excess parts of the flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!