Altenew May 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there, friends! I’m so excited to be joining in the Altenew May 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop! If you’ve started from the beginning then you would have come from Isha Gupta’s Blog. If you’re starting here…WELCOME! You’ll still be able to make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post. (I’ll also have a complete list of hoppers at the bottom of my post in case you get lost along the way.)

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using stencils & the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection.

I had a hard time choose which stencil I wanted to use, because all of them are so gorgeous. I ultimately decided on the Illusion Spiral Stencil because I’m a huge fan of sunbursts. I used the Altenew White Embossing Paste and mixed it with a bright yellow acrylic paint. I’ve use this modeling paste on a previous project, but this was the first time I added color to the paste. Normally any color I add becomes really faded when I add color to the other white embossing/modeling pastes that I own, but that didn’t happen with this paste. I was amazed even though I was mixing this bright yellow with white it still held true to color! I will 100% be reaching for this embossing paste when I’m adding color + texture to my layouts!

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using stencils & the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection.

After I spread the colored Embossing Paste through the Illusion Spiral Stencil I let it dry. I then cut around the border of the embossing paste so I could use this piece similar to a 6×6 piece of paper. I positioned that stenciled piece of paper on another piece of white cardstock. I wanted to add just a little color behind that stenciled piece of paper so I grabbed the Ombre Stripes Stencil to create a slight and subtle pink pattern behind the sunburst.

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using stencils & the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection.

I then grabbed a few Die Cuts, Chipboard Embellishments and Stickers from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection to embellish the page. I added machine stitching to a few of those pieces for added texture. I really like how the potted plant embellishments fit the theme of my patio photo, because I envision those types of pots to be on a porch. I also tucked in a fussy cut leaf from the Botanical Rhapsody Washi (that I had leftover from a previous project) right next to the pot above the photo. The leaf matched perfectly and looks like it belongs with this Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection!

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using stencils & the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection.

Before I adhered anything down to the layout I added journaling using my typewriter. I also added my title using Black Alphas from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using stencils & the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection.

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 May 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 Card Blog on May 31, 2019.


There’s so much inspiration to be found on this hop! Be sure to continue on to Jaycee Gaspar’s Blog!

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

Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Lydia Evans
Laurie Willison
Kymona Tracey
Zinia Redo
Agnieszka Malyszek
Svitlana Shayevich
Virginia Lu
Lilith Eeckels
Isha Gupta
Kelly Janes <<< You are here
Jaycee Gaspar
Vicky Papaioannou
Maryam Perez
Marie Nicole
Jeanne Jachna
Ashlea Cornell
Amber Rain Davis

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