Altenew April 2019 Washi Tape/Embossing Paste Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there friends! I am so excited to be a part of the Altenew April 2019 Washi Tape/Embossing Paste Blog Hop! If you started the hop from the beginning then you would have come from Reiko Tsuchida’s Blog. If you’ve started here, WELCOME! You can still make your way around the entire hop by clicking on the blog link at the bottom of my post. [You’ll also find a complete list of hoppers at the bottom of my post.]

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Altenew Washi Tape & Verdant Walk Patterned Paper.

For my layout today, I started with a white cardstock base. I used the Sketched Lines Stencil and the new Altenew Embossing Paste diagonally down the center of the layout. I used a blue mist from my stash to add a little bit of color to the background to help the stencil lines pop. I waited for the embossing paste to be almost completely dry and then took a napkin to dab the color off the embossing paste. I love how this turned out!! It gave the embossing paste a bit more texture.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Altenew Washi Tape & Verdant Walk Patterned Paper.

Now let me give you my honest opinion of the Altenew Embossing Paste…I’m a bit of a snob when it come to embossing/texture pastes. I like them to be lightweight and really opaque! I’m so happy with how this embossing paste worked! I will definitely be reaching for it again & again!!

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Altenew Washi Tape & Verdant Walk Patterned Paper.

I cut multiple rolled flowers from an older Cricut cartridge. I cut the flowers in different sizes on numerous patterned papers from the Altenew 6×6 Verdant Walk Paper Pack. I rolled the flowers and adhered them to their bases using hot glue, and then I adhered them to the layout following the same angle as the embossing paste.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Altenew Washi Tape & Verdant Walk Patterned Paper.

After I had the flowers adhered, I put the Teal Shadow Washi Tape & the Botanical Rhapsody Washi Tape on a scrap piece of white cardstock and fussy cut out the florals and leaf images. I then adhered those fussy cut images around the outside edges of the flowers.

After the washi tape flowers and leaves were added to the layout, I added my title using Black Alphas from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection. I added my photos to the upper right hand side of the layout and finished the layout with a few coral splatters.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Altenew Washi Tape & Verdant Walk Patterned Paper.

I absolutely love the new Altenew Washi Tapes & Embossing Paste! Now you can take a look at my YouTube 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 5/1/2019 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 Card Blog on 5/4/2019.


I’m sure you are finding a lot of inspiration as you’re making your way around this blog hop! Next up is Marie Nicole.

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

Complete Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
Nicole Picadura
Therese Calvird
Laurie Willison
Galina Filippenko
Lilith Eeckels
Amanda Baldwin
Virginia Lu
Nathalie DeSousa
Lydia Evans
Maryam Perez
Vicky Papaioannou
Agnieszka Malyszek
Alex Syberia
Kymona Tracey
Zsoka Marko
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Svitlana Shayevich
Olga Moss
Erum Tasneem
Hussena Calcuttawala
Sandra Dietrich
Anna Komenda
Sveta Fotinia
Kathleen Graumüller
Norine Borys
Mona Tóth
Jen Schow
Reiko Tsuchida
Kelly Janes <<< You are here
Marie Nicole
Ilda Dias

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Altenew April 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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.

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using the Alluring Blooms Paper Pack-Kelly Janes

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.

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using the Alluring Blooms Paper Pack-Kelly Janes

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.

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using the Alluring Blooms Paper Pack-Kelly Janes

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.

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using the Alluring Blooms Paper Pack-Kelly Janes

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!

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using the Summer Garden Paper Pack-Kelly Janes

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.

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using the Summer Garden Paper Pack-Kelly Janes

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.

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using the Summer Garden Paper Pack-Kelly Janes

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.

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using the Summer Garden Paper Pack-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 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.

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

Complete Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
May Sukyong Park
Erum Tasneem
Laurie Willison
Lilith Eeckels
Ashlea Cornell
Virginia Lu
Jen Schow
Therese Calvird
Maryam Perez
Svitlana Shayevich
Vicky Papaioannou
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Irit Landgraf
Nicole Picadura
Zsoka Marko
Laura Volpes
Lydia Evans
Kelly Janes <<< You are here
Norine Borys
Kymona Tracey
Sandra Dietrich
Sveta Fotinia
Amanda Baldwin
Susan Wymer
Enza Gudor
Caly Person
Zinia Redo
Janette Kausen
Agnieszka Malyszek
Soraya Maes
Amber Rain Davis
Reiko Tsuchida
Jaycee Gaspar