Hi everybody! Welcome to my stop on this amazing blog hop today! We are hopping to celebrate the launch of the November Release from Altenew Stamps! This is such a beautiful release and I know this hop is going to be fabulous. I am very lucky and blessed to be stamping with this great group of ladies today. The full hop list is at the bottom of my post, along with PRIZE information! Yeah!
The November Altenew Release is 17 new stamp sets and 8 new die sets! WOWZA! It's all gorgeous and innovative, just like everything Altenew does! I chose to use the Adore You stamp set for my card today. I have been working on my colored pencil technique and thought this set was perfect to color with! I made a one layer card using Kraft cardstock as my base layer. This is an A2 finished card size. I stamped and colored directly onto the card base. This was super fun to make!
My preferred colored pencils are Prismacolor because I like the softness and the texture of them. They color like a dream on Kraft paper too - giving a vivid layer of color. I chose pretty shades of pink and green and white. These flowers looked like beautiful pink dogwood blooms to me, so that's what inspired the colors.
The sentiments in this set are perfection! You can never have too many Thank You cards to send out. In this photo you can see that I splattered white paint over my finished project for a bit more visual interest and color. I also added a few clear bubbles to the card for dimension.
I started by stamping the largest bloom first. Then I used Masking Paper to mask off some of the blooms to get the desired look. This masking paper is something I use all the time! I used my MISTI tool to get the right placement for the sentiment.
The detail in these stamps is amazing! I even sort of like the card just like this - without any color. Gives a whole different feeling....
When using any medium - pencils, watercolors, markers - I do a test sheet of the colors. It's important to test your colors on the exact paper you'll be using for your project!!
Thank you very much for joining me today here on my blog. If you're new to me - Welcome!! I have a lot of fun here, and I hope you'll stop by again. Have an amazing day, and enjoy the rest of the blog hop. XOXO
PRIZE ALERT - TWO WAYS TO WIN BIG!!
To celebrate this new release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Monday, November 21st at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Tuesday, November 22nd.
And....enter to win a $30 gift certificate here on my blog too! Leave a comment below and I will notify my lucky random winner via email by Tuesday November 22nd at 5:00pm EST.
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