Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hey Crafty People

Welcome to the Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!!!

The hop will be packed full of awesome inspiration using the brand new Craft Your Life Project Kit for October; Garden Rose! If you’ve not seen one of these new releases before then you are surely in for a treat!!!

Each month the kits will consist of stamps, dies, stencils & embossing folders that are created to coordinate beautifully with each other.

These products will be exclusive to the kit and won’t be available to purchase separately; the value really is AMAZING!

Whilst this post is part of the release hop, you’ll find techniques here that you can easily use with your own crafty stash if you aren’t shopping for new products right now! ??



Stamping Onto Patterned Paper

A super quick way to add coloured focal points to your image is by simply stamping them onto some beautiful patterned paper! You get all of the interest, with like a teensy amount of the effort! ?
Now that’s just good sense!!!

I absolutely love the Wildflower patterned paper 6×6 pack, and I chose some of the patterns which would work for these florals; then I simply stamped the outline images onto the paper in Obsidian Pigment ink. It was really easy to die cut these out too with the coordinating dies.

I trimmed down two more papers to give me an a2 panel with a slightly smaller panel matted on top. Before I stuck the focal images down, I added a vellum Diamond Frame Cover die cut, using tiny dots of glue, hidden where the pattern is a bit darker. (I did cut the outer frame from the die cut so that I just had that diamond part.)

I used liquid glue for the leaves and then Instant Dimension foam tape for the three flowers, doubling the foam up for the third flower to give it even more dimension.

For a sentiment, I just stamped one from the stamp set onto an offcut of the paper I used in the background.


Giveaway!!!

$300 in total prizes!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $ 25 gift certificate to 8 winners!

Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on blog hop list below by 10/18/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/20/2021.



Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Product Description:Β 

Nothing is prettier than a garden rose! Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing!

Featuring:

  • 6×8 stamp set – Including two beautifully drawn roses with three layers each, and four leaf outlines and several small sentiments.
  • Coordinating die set – a matching die for each of the images.
  • A stencil set – Three piece set, featuring coloring stencil/masks for the stamped images, bold stripes and three large words which coordinate with the sentiments from the stamp set.
  • Embossing folder to fit the theme.

Pair them together for the best results!!!

Note: These products are NOT sold separately.


Faux Watercolour Stamping

I stamped several of each of the images onto some watercolour cardstock, with Obsidian pigment ink, then I left them to dry well before moving onto the next step so that I didn’t get any ink bleeding.
I lined up the most solid layer for each of the roses, in my MISTI, and after applying ink to the stamp (but before stamping) I spritzed the stamp with some clean, clear water from my Fine Mister bottle and stamped it; then I continued in the same way for each of the stamp layers for both roses. This technique lets the ink spread out a bit, and gives a sort of faux watercolour effect which looks so cool!!!

I really quickly added some light green colour to all of the leaves, using the stencil and one of my Mini ink blending brushes.
Then I die cut all of them and I used some fore this card, some for the next card and put the rest back into the packaging to use in the future!

The striped stencil is perfect for making a really quick ink blended background, which I made darker on the edges for some added interest.

I added a simple stamped sentiment following the lines of the stripes, and added my florals with foam tape for dimension.


Graphic Printed Background

One of the stencils in this month’s kit has three large, swoopy words and I used one of my mini ink blending brushes to add a repeating pattern with the lightest two inks from the Rock Collection family. It’s a really simple and quick way to make a fun, graphic background for your beautiful focal point!!! I used the middle sized die from the the Mix n Match Frames die set to cut this panel down and give the really interesting die cut border.

I tore a strip of vellum that was long enough to wrap over the front of the panel, to be secured at either end on the backside with some strong double sided adhesive tape. After I had the larger piece in place, I realised that I had a second, much thinner strip, so I attached that too. I decided that I liked the smaller piece underneath the first piece, with a small gap in between them.

Then I positioned another of my roses on the left hand side, tucking one of the leaf stems in upside down, underneath the rose, to make it look like it was a single stem.

I finished with another of the sentiments from the stamp set, stamped in Obsidian onto a strip of Neenah 80lb.


Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the Giveaway; I’d love to know which of the cards I made for this release is your favourite?

I’m last on the hop list for today, but you can head over to Altenew’s Card Blog to start the hop from the beginning!

You should have arrived here from the SUPER talented Joylita Dsouza!

I have the full lineup linked below, at the very bottom of the post.


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Full Blog Hop List


Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jenny Colacicco

Vicky Papaioannou

Terri Koszler

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Daniel Diaz

Amanda Baldwin

Dana Joy

Michelle Short

Verity Biddlecombe

Tenia Nelson

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Seeka

Emily Midgett

Joy Baldwin

Therese Calvird

Erum Tasneem

Linda Parker

Reiko Tsuchida

Nenette S. Madero

Maryam Perez

Lilith Eeckels

Laurie Willison

Amy Hill

Preeti Chandran

Rosie Neustaedter

Bridget Casey

Sande Woodson

Colleen Balija

Ishani

Joylita Dsouza

Natasha Davies <— You are here! πŸ™‚

44 thoughts on “Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

  1. I would never have thought of using pattern paper, great idea, thanks for sharing!

  2. Your cards are beautiful! I love the torn vellum on the last card!

  3. Gorgeous rose cards! I especially like the green background card. Wonderful colors and texture.

  4. I have this paper pad so thanks for the inspiration! Your cards, as usual, are lovely!

  5. Beautiful cards and inspiration. Looks like a wonderful kit. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wonderful cards. I love this fantastic Craft Your Life kit — so many possibilities!

  7. thank you for sharing your lovely creations with us. Very pretty! I love the red rose against the white background, stenciled with scripts.

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