Hey friends! I’m so happy you’re joining me today for Altenew’s April 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Paper Pack Release. If you’re making your way through the hop from the beginning then you would have come from Lydia Evans’ Blog. If you’re starting here, WELCOME! You’ll find a link to the next blog at the bottom of the post; along with a complete list of hoppers.
For my first layout I used the Alluring Blooms Paper Pack. The colors in this pack are GORGEOUS!!! I really didn’t know where to start! I was immediately drawn to the paper with the large pink flower with the blue leaves. What an interesting and beautiful color combo! I fussy cut those floral images from two of the 6×6 patterned papers. I then positioned those floral images in the center of the layout. I wanted to add a bit more color so I grabbed two other floral patterned papers, fussy cut those images, and tucked them along side the blue leaf florals.
Before I adhered anything down, I applied a layer of clear gesso and used watercolors from my stash to add a little orange to the background. I then positioned and adhered the floral images to the white cardstock background. I realized I wanted a bit more color and interest, so I grabbed the Fine Frames Circles Die Set and another patterned paper from the same Alluring Blooms Paper Pack. I added the circles to the left and right of the floral cluster. I added my photo, from a cruise that my husband and I went on in 2012, to the center of the florals.
I kept embellishing minimal because I wanted the focus to be on the gorgeous patterned papers. I added a few Wood Veneer Epoxy Buttons, and my title using Black Alphas from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection. I also added a sprinkle of Enamel Dots from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection and a splash of black splatters for the final touch.
Now you can take a look at my process video:
For my next layout, I used the Summer Garden Paper Pack. The great thing about these Altenew 6×6 Paper Packs is you get four of the same pattern!
I started my layout with the Untamed Heart Cut File from The Cut Shoppe. I then took four of the same patterned paper from the Summer Garden Paper Pack and positioned those papers behind the cut file. Because you get 4 of each design in the Altenew 6×6 Paper Packs I was able to achieve the look of a full 12×12 piece of patterned paper! I added machine stitching around the heart once I had those 6×6 pieces of patterned paper adhered.
I then fussy cut a couple floral images from two of the patterned papers from the same Summer Garden Paper Pack. I added those florals to the upper left and lower right hand corners of the layout.
I positioned my photo on the bottom right and then moved onto embellishing. I used the Black Alphas from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection to spell out my title in the upper left corner. I also added a Camera Die Cut, tucked a couple Wood Veneer Leaves in the flower cluster next to the photo, and I also added a scattering of Enamel Dots from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection.
Now you can take a look at my process video!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 4/22/2019 for a chance to win.
Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 5/4/2019. GOOD LUCK!
With the list of talented designers on this blog hop, I have no doubt that you are finding inspiration as you are making your way through this blog hop! Next up is Norine Borys.
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Complete Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
May Sukyong Park
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Kelly Janes <<< You are here
Amber Rain Davis