Friday, January 27, 2017

{Altenew Video} January Release Blog Hop II + Giveaways


I'm so excited to be joining Altenew for their second January 2017 Blog Hop! Altenew is releasing 18 stamp sets, 18 die sets and 12 inks today!! What's on your wish list? I'm definitely getting the inks. They are hands-down the best on the market.

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog (link in hop list below) by 11:59pm EST on Thursday, February 2nd for a chance to win! The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, February 4th.

I'm also drawing a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate so be sure to leave a comment below by 11:59pm EST on Thursday, February 2nd. I will announce my winner here on Saturday, February 4th.


I have two cards and a video for you today! My first card features the Be Strong and Halftone Circles stamp sets. I immediately fell in love with the sentiments from Be Strong, two of which are featured on this card, but there are so many darling images to love as well.


When I first saw the Halftone Circles stamp set, my mind filled up with so many ideas! This is a truly versatile stamp set. There are two styles of halftones: the version I used on my card diffuses out from the centre and the second diffuses from the top down. With a huge variety of sizes, the possibilities are endless. The largest of the circles would make the perfect focal point for a very clean and simple, graphic style card. Cardmaking has never been so easy!


I used two shades from each set of inks. I used the lightest shade to stamp the halftone circles and used the darker shade to watercolour the cacti. The main sentiment is one shade darker than the secondary sentiment, which is the same colour I used to stamp the cacti.


My second card features the Farmers Market stamp set and I also have a video showing how I shaded the one-layer vegetables and stamped the sentiment across all four vegetables. Here's how my card came together:




I used the rock-and-roll technique and three shades of ink to create dimension on each of the fruits and vegetables. For my finishing touches, I added a cute little silk bow to the stem of the bell pepper and shimmer on the darkest areas of the images.


Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win!


Thanks so much for hopping with us today! Happy shopping!! :D


Sources for Be Strong/Halftone Circles:


Sources for Farmers Market:
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lostinpaper said...

Absolutely wonderful Emily!

Lynn W said...

Love all the new products!!!!

Tina Pike said...

I love that you showed how to get the sentiment by stamping every layer. I've never had an avocado, I really should try one sometime. Great video. Thanks. : ))

Tina Pike said...

What a great card and tutorial! : ))

Sally Richardson said...

Your cards are awesome!! those half tones circles are so yummy!!! thanks so much for sharing with us all

cindybearj said...

Fantastic cards. I love the softness of the half-tone and the sentiment is so positive!

Jenniferk said...

Both of your cards are fantastic and I really enjoyed your video tutorial! I think the rock and roll technique made the vegetables look amazing and it was really helpful for me to see how you stamped the sentiment across all of them so thank you!

Angela said...

I love how you stamped your sentiment across the vegetables in your 2nd card. It looks terrific. Both of your cards are great!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Emily!
LOVE your DELICATE colours and PRETTY designs!
Halftone Circles are up there on the top of my wishlist, beside Garden Hydrangea, closely followed by many, many more! I confess, I never thought I would get excited by avocardos and artichokes but I am now :)
THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING!

Linda T. said...

Thanks for the videos of these lovely cards! I know they are time consuming but I love them so!

Donna said...

Beautiful cards! I honestly would have never tho't to use the circles this way with the cactus set. Looks great!

Dana said...

Fabulous cards!! Love this new release!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow awesome cards. Thanks for sharing the video on your process as I have never seen the sentiment stamping before.

Andrea A said...

Fabulous cards!

Susan Eliot said...

LOVE your take on the cacti! It's such a muted card, and paired with the half-tone circles - just wonderful! And thanks for the video on how you did the veggies - very informative, and LOVE this card!! Thanks!

Karen said...

Love your farmers market card. WOW! what can I say about this wonderful release. It is awesome.

Denise Terry said...

I love all of it and am having a very hard time deciding what I have to have (vs. what I just want).

Isabelle Siry said...

Love your cards with this beautiful new release ! You wonderfully showcased this new release ! thanks for sharing !
Izzy Scrap

Egret said...

I know we're supposed to eat more veggies, but your cards make them look really good, too!

Judie said...

Lovely cards! The vegetable one is awesome!!

Sarah M said...

Pretty cards with the new stamp and ink release. Loving the cactus card!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Great cards, love the vegetables.

RORO world said...

Lovely cards . Love your first card and your design

dligon said...

I love the vegetable card. Would make such great happy mail

Diane said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Suz said...

Great cards. Love Altenew stamps

Barbara Green said...

Your cards are really great.

Na Sa said...

Such a gorgeous release and such stunning series of cards you have created. Each of the card looks so elegant..Thank you for inspiring and for the opportunity to win

CraftyNatalie said...

Beautiful cards, really like the simple, pale design.

Dominika Samek said...

Beautiful! I am so happy that dies are going to be released at the same time as stamps. Finally! :)

Sindhu said...

Beautiful cards...

Kimberly Rendino said...

I cannot get over how awesome that Farmers Market stamp set is.... I love what you've done with it!!!! <3

loceanjo said...

Love those veggies!!

amymwz said...

I like ideas with using cut out circles. I sometimes forgot to use that technique

Olessya K said...

That's one wonderful background you created with this circle stamps, Amy! Love it!

robiw said...

Love this card. Love the coloring technique, too. Great video.

Jean said...

Such fun! Love your cards!

Helen Kalb said...

I so enjoyed watching your video, Emily, and what a great card!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I love the colorful veggies. They look good enough to eat! LOL Great job with all of your cards and thanks for giving us the chance to win something!

Deeps said...

Wow, great cards. Love everything here.

My Kraft Kloset - Kim Klinkovsky said...

Lovely cards. And I love those veggies. Great coloring and designs.

Debbie Anemaet said...

Beautiful cards, Emily! You did a great job on the layouts and coloring. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

pooja said...

Love the cards... Nice inspiration

Tracie Pond said...

Love those veggies!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Love how you had the cactuses popping out of the circles and the way you stamped across the die cut veggies. Thanks for explaining it on video, that is so helpful!

Marianne said...

Love the soft colours on your first card and the way you added the halftone circles.

Helen F. said...

Emily, both of your card designs are awesome!

nannersmom said...

Am really digging what you did with the halftone circles. The cactus set is super cute as well.

Renae said...

I liked how you used the half tone circles!

Naama said...

So beautiful! I love the original use of the veggie stamps and the subtle background on your first card is so beautiful, love how the patters echos the cacti needles - so sweet! Thank you for the inspiration ❤

Melynn Long said...

Fabulous cards and great instructive video. Those veggies are amazing!

Betsy said...

Cute cards!!! Thanks for sharing!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very nice cards!

Robin Platt said...

Super cute cards. Thanks for sharing the video.

Preety said...

gorgeous cards!! thanks for the video tutorial
cheers
preety

Tracy Lustick said...

Emily gorgeous job !

Engineered Baker said...

Lovely cards!

Mary Calzadilla said...

Beautiful cards and designs. Love the haltone circles stamp.

Dixie Miller said...

Thanks for sharing. Love the cards and the tip on how to stamp sentiments on layers using the Misty.

Susan K said...

Love both cards. The cactus peeking through and pale colors of the first cards & the laying and stamping technique on the second card.
Thanks for sharing.

mandalj said...

Such different cards but both so lovely!

cassie said...

Awesome cards! I love that be brace sentiment, too

mzjluv said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. Loved your video too!!

Janet Trapp said...

WooHoo! Lovin' this release! Such awesome examples of techniques and inspiration! You rock!
~God bless~

SabineV said...

Very pretty cards. thank you for sharing.

Ericka Strange said...

Such a fun card love the colors. Great job.

Niccole said...

I love your Be Brave card with the Halftone circles. Simply beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

froggers said...

Love your pastels. Really loving the halftone circle stamp. Thank you for sharing.

Laurie said...

Such fun cards! I love the half tone circles.

Denise K said...

Love the technique you used for color on the farmers market card!!

Joanne said...

I love your clean and elegant style! Thanks for the inspiration.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. Love the sentiments you chose to pair with your images. TFS

TheresaH said...

Beautiful work.

Janet said...

Very nice cards, enjoy how you have the plants showing out of the circles!!! Thank you for sharing!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Release and ALL of your AMAZING Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing the Video too and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Kate B said...

Fun cards! I really like those subtle halftone circles.

Bev Karolak said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing your video! 🙂

Gina Howe said...

Cute cards!!!

Lisa Tilson said...

So clever! Great card, love the bold images and the way the sentiment is added is just brilliant! Great inspiration, thank you!

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