Altenew Bursting with Creativity Stand-Alone Dies Release Blog Hop
Hello and welcome to this special release from Altenew of stand-alone dies. If you are hopping along with us you've come from uber talented Keisha Charles of The Paper Mint. Your next stop is paper crafting prodigy, Maryam Perez.
This release is really jam packed with so many cool products. My favorites are the Dotted Lines Debossing cover die which makes for a subtle background and the Just Leaves dies which will be great on their own or as a background for any floral composition. Check out the full release below:
Thanks for joining me on this blog hop. Keep reading to see the projects I made using the items from this release!
Dotted Lines Debossing Cover Die
You'll see this beauty again in this blog post because it is just the best subtle background. Here, I inked up a background with ink, used the Dotted Lines Debossing cover die to add rich detail. Altenew's Mid-Century die is a nice combination with the Dotted Lines Debossing Die as it accentuates the radial pattern of the Debossing Die. To add whimsy and softness, I added a floral die cut from Regal Beauty stamp set. The sentiment is from Best Sentiments die set.
Swirl Motif with Layered Wood Flower
The Swirl Motif Die is a detail die and a background. You can die cut the detail layer out of darker paper or out of Altenew Gold Mirror Cardstock like I've done here and layer it onto a lighter color to really accentuate the design. This is a gatefold card made by taking a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" paper, cutting in the middle along the 11" side to get a piece of paper that is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". The paper is then scored along the 8 1/2" side at 2 1/8" from each end, those are folded to make a gatefold card that is 5 1/2" tall x 4 1/4" wide. The Swirl Motif are glued onto the "doors" of the card and the Layered Wood Flower die is added to keep the sides together. The Layered Wood Flower is another great addition to this release.
Just Leaves Die Set with Scalloped Creative Edges
This is the one die set to purchase from this set. These leaves come in a variety of shapes and leaf amounts which can be cut and rearranged for a multitude of possibilities. Here, I cut the leaves out of two different colors of green patterned scrap paper I had from my stash. I paired the leaves with the jar from the Eucalyptus Jar stamp and die set onto which I blended some ink. The tag is also from the Eucalyptus Jar stamp set and I used some baker's twine to attach the tag to the jar. The card front panel has a beautiful decorative edge courtesy of the Creative Edges: Scallop. This die set also comes with the decorative dots you can add to the scallop edge. Notice here, I decided to have the dots further away from the edge of the scallop to accentuate the design. On the card base, I blended the same color ink as the jar so the dots and scalloped edge of the card front could stand out.
Woven Heart Die Set
The Woven Heart Dies when put together, make the most adorable patchwork quilt of a heart. I paired this heart with a bold sentiment from the Eucalyptus Jar Stamp set which had been embossed in Altenew Antique Gold Powder. The Dotted Lines Debossing Cover Die adds subtle interest in the background of this adorable heart. I used some metallic papers to die cut the heart to really make it special.
Floral Doodles Die Set
These flowers from Floral Doodles are just so sweet. I cut them out of a light and darker shade card stock of the same color. I paired the flowers with the leftover leaves from Just Leaves. Before adding these die cuts to the card bases, I brushed some ink to provide a soft backdrop for these flowers to land. The sentiment is from the Eucalyptus Jar stamp set. Altenew sequins in Antique Gold provided the finishing touch.
Layered Wood Flower with Linear Crossroads Die
The Layered Wood Flower Die set cuts this beautiful large bloom and leaves. This flower was cut from a series of metallic papers allowing for a lot of depth and shine. To ground the flower, a die cut from Linear Crossroads in a warm gray was just perfect. Twigtastic and Linear Crossroads are two must have dies which will provide just that touch of depth and texture to your project. The sentiment is from the Eucalyptus Jar Stamp set and was heat embossed with Altenew Platinum Embossing Powder. I love the simplicity of this card because it shows off all the shine and detail of the dies.
Also included in this release are Masking and Adhesive Sheets. The Adhesive sheets are thin and can be used to die cut so you can easily adhere thin die cuts without a lot of precise gluing. The Masking Sheets can also be cut out using dies and will easily protect your design from inking. These are two must have products for your craft room.
Altenew is giving away inspiration guides to celebrate the release.
$250 in total prizes! To celebrate this release,Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on theAltenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/23/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/25/2020.
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Thank you so much for joining me on this blog hop. I really appreciate your time and your comments. This release is so amazing; let me know in the comments below which is your must have die from this release. I hope you are feeling inspired!
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