Friday, August 7, 2020

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Daisy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Daisy Release Blog Hop! I have the honour of joining the Altenew design team and guest designers to showcase the latest in their Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan. The August layering die set is a daisy and I couldn't be more thrilled about it since my favourite flower is the gerbera daisy!

I made a slimline card to show off these gorgeous dies. The Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Daisy layering die set comes with two daisies and two styles of leaves. I started by die cutting several of them all at once so I could mass-produce. Before adhering all the pieces together, I decided on ink colours for ink blending.

I ink blended the top layer of the daisy petals with Orange Cream and the bottom layer with Autumn Blaze. The centres of the flowers were ink blended with Amethyst and Grape Agate. The leaves and card panel were ink blended with Misty Morning and Cloudy Sky. I splattered the daisies with Cloudy Sky and the ink panel with Sunkissed and Nimbus before adhering all the layered die cuts to the panel and trimming the excess off the edges of the card base.

The sentiment is from the Halftone Hello stamp set and coordinating dies. I stamped the hello in Amethyst before die cutting it and popping it on to fun foam for dimension. The sentiment strip was stamped in Nimbus and adhered with foam tape.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. One winner will also be drawn from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below and receive a $15 gift certificateAll winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on August 14, 2020.
I'm the last stop on this hop. If you started here, please head to the Altenew Card Blog to begin your hop. Good luck and thanks for hopping along with us!


Monday, August 3, 2020

Studio Katia | Just a Note to Say Hello + Announcement!

I have some exciting news!! I've joined the Studio Katia design team and today's my first post on their blog! I'm very honoured to be joining so many of my talented friends on this team and I'm also thrilled to be promoting a Canadian company. Yay!

Today's card uses several stamp and die sets. I've missed travelling so much these last few months and I spent quite a bit of time reminiscing about our trip to Portugal last summer. That trip was the inspiration for this card. I started with the European Window Die to frame my scene and I glued two layers of watercolour cardstock and gave the top layer a wash of pumice stone distress ink.

To create the background scene, I used the Brush Stroke Waves Stencil to create the ocean and the Underwater Sun Rays to create the sunrise. Then I stamped and heat embossed three buildings from Whimsical Town and watercolored them with distress inks.

The potted plant on the windowsill inside the room is from the Potted Plants stamp set and the custom sentiment is from the Flourishing Note stamp set. The bottom of the pot is glued to the window frame and the top is popped up with foam tape.

After the layers were assembled, I added two birds from Whimsical Town and Iridescent Crystals to embellish the soil in the pot and to add shimmer to the ocean waves.

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration! Please head over to the Studio Katia blog to leave some love and comment for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Club Sursee by Catherine Pooler Designs | July 2020 | Part 4 of 4

Here's the last of the card set I whipped up using the July 2020 Deluxe Club Sursee. Today's card is a departure from the first three cards but I love the busier design! As I mentioned previously, I adore the glasses, which can be used as clear eyeglasses or sunglasses. Naturally, suns are bright so it's only fitting that they all need sunglasses since they're in such close proximity to each other. LOL

The sun image has such cute lines on it and the innermost circle actually looks like a smile when the sunglasses are placed on it. I love that they're smiling! As with my first card that uses the sun, I rock 'n' rolled it with Tiara and Tiki Torch to give it depth and dimension. 

I stamped the sunglasses using Sweet SixteenLime Rickey, and Party Dress rock 'n' rolled with Rockin Red. The lenses are stamped with Black Jack. All of the images are from the Summer Lovin' stamp set.

The sentiment and the border are from the Good Times Bits and Borders stamp set, stamped with Melon Ice and Garden Party. To find out more about Club Sursee, click on the icons below!

Thanks so much for stopping by!