Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Thank you for joining me today. This is my first ” hop” with the Altenew Educators! I’m so excited to be with this group of talented artists and share along with them. You most likely got here from Helen Kalb’s site, and I’m happy you’re here.

Be sure to check out all the artists on the hop, and leave some comments for a chance to win! Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post for your chance to win some Blog Candy from me!

Angelique Motifs Stamp and Die with the Geometric Landscapes Stencil

For my first card I am using the Geometric Landscape Stencil as a background. Using a stencil is a great way to create a straightforward, and easy to achieve background.  The result is you can create something unique to your card.

Keep in mind  when using stencils,  be sure your stencil is secured to your cardstock quite well before beginning.

I used the Limestone mini ink cube from the Rock Collection to ink up my background using a blending brush.  These lovely flowers from the Angelique Motifs Stamp and Die Bundle  are inked up with the Lapis Lazuli  Mini Ink Cube Collection and really layered up beautifully and effortlessly.

In order to get a little bit of shine to come through on the flowers and to add some interest, I used a blue gel glitter pen in the same color family as the ink. 

I added a sentiment strip onto a piece of vellum just to create a bit of texture, and used deep blue sequins to finish things off.

Amazing You and Geometric Landscape Stencil

For my next card, using the same Geometric Landscape Stencil, I created this gorgeous background using the Altenew Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink and clear embossing powder. 

What a lovely background this created for my flowers!

The Amazing You Stamp and Die bundle is one of my personal favorites. I love how the crisp white lines from the background stencil really help the flowers and sentiment “pop”! As you can see I achieved a lot of texture with this pigment ink, and I did that by applying the ink and powder in a thick coat! It almost looks wet to the touch!

I liked how this card turned out so well, I made a gift box to match. Using all the same stencil and embossing techniques.

I got my inspiration from a recently received order from Altenew. This adorable little box is the packaging for the Make a Statement Sequins Bundle!

I just measured and copied the dimensions to make my own gift box! It’s perfect for additional stencil style!

These are classic colors to work with, and the Geometric Landscape stencil is what pulled both of these cards together. You can find all my supplies below this post.

When you’re ready, hop along to Terri Marie Koszler site and see her and the other artists offerings. Be sure to leave us comments in order to be eligible for all the great Altenew Prizes.

I am so happy you got a chance to stop by today, and enjoy the rest of your hop journey.

Rachael


Prizes:

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 9/19/2020 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 Altenew Winners Page on 9/22/2020.

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!

Hop list:

Altenew Card Blog

Amber Rain Davis

Neha Aggarwal

Nicole Watt

Erin Thompson

Teri Wilson

Helen Kalb

Rachael Shedeed ←You Are Here

Terri Marie Koszler

Rosie Neustaedter

Amy Hill

Nandini Karmarkar

Maryam Sharara 

Nenette S. Madero

Irina Fonina

Vicki Finger

Virginia Lu


In celebration of joining the Altenew Educators and my first hop,Style it with Stencils, I have a bit of “Blog Candy” I am personally giving away!

If you sign up to follow my blog you will be entered into a drawing to receive the following:

Altenew- Happy Together Stamp and Die Set

Altenew-Chevrons Stencil

Altenew- Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink 

Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80 Cardstock- 25 Half Sheets (8 1/2 x 5 1/2)

I will announce the winner right here on my blog, October 1, 2020  from all NEW subscribers  from today’s date  through September 30, 2020. Good luck!

Rachael



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