Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! I’m so excited to be joining the Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil New Release Blog Hop. If you started the hop at the beginning then you would have come from Kelly Griglione’s Blog. If you’re starting here…WELCOME! You can make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Birch Impressionism Stamp & Flower Garden Stamp - Kelly Janes

I created two layouts today with a few of the stamps and dies. For my first layout I used the Birch Impressionism and the Flower Garden Stamp Set. I started the layout by stamping the flowers and leaves from the Flower Garden Stamp Set on a piece of scrap white cardstock. I used multiple Distress Inks & Distress Oxides to color the flowers and leaves. I applied clear gesso to the paper before I added the watercolor to help the colors blend. I then fussy cut these images to use on my layout.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Birch Impressionism Stamp & Flower Garden Stamp - Kelly Jane

I loved the lines of the Birch Impressionism Stamp Set and knew I wanted to use them as horizontal lines. I did not layer the the images as they are intended; I just stamped them with black ink and tore the strips randomly. I then grabbed another piece of white cardstock and started assembling my layout.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Birch Impressionism Stamp & Flower Garden Stamp - Kelly Jane

I literally happened to tossed down the horizontal strips from the Birch Impressionism Stamp Set after I cut them apart and loved the position. I loved that they were messy and askew. I adhered down the strips and then added the blue Pool My Close Shimmerz Paint to my background. I then adhered the flowers from the Flower Garden Stamp Set and moved onto embellishing and selecting my photos.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Birch Impressionism Stamp & Flower Garden Stamp - Kelly Jane

I still at this point wasn’t sure what photo I wanted to use for my layout. I was so caught up in the fun of painting the flowers and tearing the strips that they thought didn’t occur to me until I already had everything adhered down. I went through my camera roll and came across these photos of a sunset and thought they matched the colors perfectly. I printed the photos in two different sizes and layered them together.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Birch Impressionism Stamp & Flower Garden Stamp - Kelly Jane

I wasn’t sure what to do for my title but I thought black alphas would look great. I grabbed both sets of black alphas (from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection and the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection). I was auditioning them both on the layout and loved how they looked combined together. I spelled out the word “Sunset” and decided to fussy cut the word” This” from a sticker that is included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I also added a few chipboard and cardstock stickers from Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I also added a scattering of chipboard hearts from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection; along with a sprinkling of enamel dots.

Now you can see how it came together in my process video:


For my second layout I used the Faceted Stars Stamp Set and the Tall Alpha Die Set.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Faceted Stars Stamp & Tall Alpha Dies - Kelly Janes

I started by stamping the Faceted Stars Stamp Set using embossing ink and added white embossing powder. I heat set the powder and then used my Distress Oxide Inks to create a color background. I tore the background down the center and applied it to another piece of white cardstock.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Faceted Stars Stamp & Tall Alpha Dies - Kelly Janes

I then die cut the letters from the Tall Alpha Die Set using a pink and blue patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection along with a piece of vellum from my stash. I scattered those letters down the background in a random fashion to create texture and visual interest on the layout.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Faceted Stars Stamp & Tall Alpha Dies - Kelly Janes

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Faceted Stars Stamp & Tall Alpha Dies - Kelly Janes

I grabbed a few die cuts from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection, wood veneer buttons and wood veneer animal shapes from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, and acetate circle shapes to embellish the layout. The photos I added are from a zoo trip a couple years ago so I thought the wood veneer animals were the perfect addition! I printed my photos in two sizes and added a layer of tissue paper to the small photo before stapling the two photos together. I like the visual interest this adds to the layout!

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Faceted Stars Stamp & Tall Alpha Dies - Kelly Janes

Now you can take a look at my process video:


GIVEAWAYS:

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 September 10, 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 blogs on September 13, 2019.


I had so much fun putting together these layouts, and I hope you were inspired to check out the products from this new release! There’s still plenty of inspiration to be found on this blog hop! Next up is Kymona Tracey!

This blog post contains affiliate links. This means I will receive a commission at no cost to you when items are purchased from those links.

Complete Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Agnieszka Malyszek
Alex Syberia
Ashlea Cornell
Caly Person
Christine Pennington
Emily Midgett
Erum Tasneem
Jaycee Gaspar
Jeanne Jachna
Jennifer McGuire
Jen Schow
Kathleen Graumüller
Kathy Racoosi
Kelly Griglione
Kelly Janes  <<< YOU ARE HERE
Kymona Tracey
Maryam Perez
May Sukyong Park
LauraJane
Laurie Willison
Lilith Eeckels
Mindy Eggen
Nathalie DeSousa
Nenette S. Madero
Norine Borys
Reiko Tsuchida
Sveta Fotinia
Svitlana Shayevich
Terri Marie Koszler
Therese Calvird
Virginia Lu

Altenew July 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! Thank you for joining me for the Altenew July 2019 New Release Stencil Blog Hop. If you’ve been making your way through the hop from the very beginning then you would have come from Jeanne Jachna’s Blog. If you’re just starting here, WELCOME! You can still make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post.

Altenew- Bubble Wrap Stencil - Hibiscus 3D Flower Die - Kelly Janes

Stencils are one of my faves. There are so many uses for them…spray mists, Embossing Paste, ink blending, using acrylic paint…the options really are limitless! This release from Altenew has so many fun stencils and so many possibilities. After much thought, I decided to go with the Bubble Wrap Stencil for my layout today.

Altenew- Bubble Wrap Stencil - Hibiscus 3D Flower Die - Kelly Janes

This stencils measures 6×6 and I thought it would be the perfect stencil to create a background. I cut a heart, using my Cricut, into the center of a piece of white cardstock. I then positioned the stencil (white the cardstock was still on the cutting mat) in the upper left hand corner of the page. I then grabbed a couple pink spray mists from my stash and spritzed the stencil. I didn’t want even coverage on the stencil. I wanted some of the dots to be darker than others and I also wanted the pattern to look as if it faded a bit. I then moved the stencil around the page 3 more times to create the dotted background. I don’t like to let the extra mist that is left on the stencil to go to waste so I always have my art journal handy. I automatically have a page started in my journal by pressing the ink on top of the stencil on a blank page.

Altenew- Bubble Wrap Stencil - Hibiscus 3D Flower Die - Kelly Janes

After the mist had dried, I removed the white cardstock from my cutting mat, and added hand-stitching around the edge of the heart. I then moved onto embellishing. I had just received the Hibiscus 3D Flower Die in the mail and thought it would make the perfect embellishing for this layout. I took a little time and multiple colors of cardstock to create the hibiscus flowers and leaves. Making these flowers became a bit of an addiction! HA! I brought my die cutting machine into my living room and made all of these flowers while watching my favorite TV show (I’m currently binge watching ER on Hulu).

Altenew- Bubble Wrap Stencil - Hibiscus 3D Flower Die - Kelly Janes

I started by placing the leaves from the Hibiscus 3D Flower Die all around the center of the heart. I then took the flowers and scattered them around the heart; covering a majority of the die cut leaves. I positioned the photos on the left side of the layout and added my title using an Altenew Wood Veneer Word, that I painted pink, and a few puffy alphas from my stash.

Altenew- Bubble Wrap Stencil - Hibiscus 3D Flower Die - Kelly Janes

I thought at that point the layout was complete, but I felt like the layout looked a bit unbalanced. So, I die cut a couple more hibiscus flowers and leaves and added them to the outside of the heart. I didn’t add any journaling to this layout, because all I had to say about these photos was contained within the title.

Now you can take a look at my process video:


GIVEAWAYS:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by July 28,2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 blogs on July 30, 2019.


There’s still more inspiration to be found on Mindy Eggen’s Blog! Head there now!

This blog post contains affiliate links. This means I will receive a commission at (at no cost to you) from items purchased from those links.

Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Virginia Lu
Nathalie DeSousa
Jaycee Gaspar
Kymona Tracey
Amber Rain Davis
Laurie Willison
Maryam Perez
Emily Midgett
Agnieszka Malyszek
Zinia Redo
Norine Borys
Caly Person
Lilith Eeckels
Therese Calvird
Ashlea Cornell
Erum Tasneem
Marie Nicole
Svitlana Shayevich
Terri Koszler
Isha Gupta
Jeanne Jachna
Kelly Janes <<< YOU ARE HERE
Mindy Eggen