Wednesday, June 10, 2020

"Giving Thanks" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hello and I hope you are all well.  
It's time again for the  Altenew Educators to share projects with you and our subject is 'Giving Thanks".  I think this covers so many opportunities and examples of Thanks and Encouragement.

You should have arrived here from the blog of Nandini Karmarkar, if not please go back for her inspiration.  
Today I have several cards to share and I hope they will spark your creativity.

My first card features Altenew Playful Plumeria.  I stamped the flower and leaf images several times and then cut them out using the dies.  I stamped the branch directly on the card front and then created a fun arrangement.  I placed a few gems in the centers of the flowers to add bling and sparkle.   I love this set because it also includes many encouraging sentiments.  Simple design with unlimited possibilities.

This next example gets simpler yet.
Altenew Charming Doodles with a. sentiment selected from the Playful Plumeria that I used on my previous example.
I chose the small whispy flowers and stamped them a couple of times on the card front.  Keeping the clean and simple theme, I stamped a sentiment strip on vellum and attached it at the bottom over the stamped flowers.  I layered the white card front over a black layer for definition and then adhered a sparkly gem on each flower.

This next example is a variation of the new slimline cards that have been showing up everywhere.  
The card measures 4" X 7".
I cover a panel with Altenew Marshland Washi.  This washi is a great neutral background that allows you to add so many accents over it for a pop of color.
The leaves are from the Altenew Weekend Doodles set and I colored them with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white on a black strip and I used black Altenew Enamel Dots for accents.

My last card uses the Altenew Cheerful Meadow 6 X 6 paper pack.  This paper pack has so many gorgeous papers that make it simple and fast to create a card.  You could very easily cover a card front and then add a sentiment, but I decided to use the Altenew Fine Frames Diamonds Die Set to cut a diamond out of the decorative card front.  I selected the red dot paper to fill the hole/space that was created with the die cut.  After die cutting the diamond I had all the layers of diamonds remaining and I chose several to add on top of the red dot paper for accent and it also supplied more of the initial floral paper for interest.  I needed to incorporate my signature black into this card so I used a sentiment from the Altenew Best Sentiments set.  For final touches I used a black stacking card layer and black Enamel Dots.

Thanks for stopping by on the blog hop, your next stop on the hop is 
Neha Aggarwal I have included a full blog list below for reference.

Now for the fun stuff

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners!
Please leave a comment here on the
Altenew Card Blog by 6/17/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 6/21/2020.

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

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