Altenew July 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Stamping Mat Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi Friends!

Welcome to Altenew’s Stamp/Die/Stencil/Stamping Mat Blog Hop!  Be sure to check out the July Release Collection Page to see all the new goodies!  Something new that I’m excited to share with you is the Stamping Mat

Here’s a brief description for you:
The silicone grid mat is great for stamping, watercolor, ink blending, heat embossing, and everyday crafting! The mat features inches as well as metric measurements on the edges and a half inch grid. Due to the nature of the silicone surface, some grid lines have slight imperfections and are not completely straight. This will not affect the quality or functionality of the mat.

  • Material: Silicone
  • Color: White
  • Size: 12″x16″
  • Surface: One side printed with grid, one side non-slip
  • Heat Resistant

I used the Stamping Mat for today’s projects and loved it!  I LOVE ink-blending and usually work on a glass surface for easy cleanup, but this is just as wonderful! Let’s talk about my first card, shall we?  It features the new Pen Sketched Flowers stamp set.

I stamped my images in black and colored them with Copic markers.  Since the style of the images are pen-sketched, as it is so appropriately named, I decided to flick with my Copics to give it a more casual look.  After coloring, I cut the images out then set them aside to work on my background.  I actually fussy-cut my images, but please note that the dies will be available for purchase on August 8th, 2019.

Copic colors used:
[Y00, Y15], [R00, R32, RV14], [YG61, YG63], [G03, G19]

I decided to ink-blend at a diagonal, leaving some white space at the bottom of my card.  I masked off the area using some purple tape and began ink-blending using Peacock Feathers, then blending with a custom blend of Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass towards the top.

I splattered my panel with some water, then with some white ink to give the panel some extra texture.  After the ink was dry, I trimmed an eighth inch off each side (to help clean up the edges and to mat an A2-sized cardbase).  I figured how I would arrange my images, and before adhering it all down, I first embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder.  I adhered a few of the leaves directly to the card, but most of my images up with foam adhesive for dimension.

For my second card, I used Bright Blossoms – a simple and fun stamp-layering set.  I first stamped my sentiment in the center of a card panel using Obsidian ink.  It’s such a great, crisp black ink!  Next, I began to stamp my flowers using Baby Pink and Fuchsia ink.  That’s right – only two layers to most of the images in this stamp set – so fun and easy!

I arranged the leaves around the flowers and in any open areas, creating a spray going towards the top right and bottom left of my card using Lime and Fresh Leaf inks.  The filament of the flowers are stamped using Marigold ink.

I also stamped each of the flower images on a separate piece of cardstock so I could die-cut them to add to my card for extra dimension – so I added those to my card using foam adhesive.  To give my card some extra interest, I colored my flowers using Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle to give it a bit of shimmer.  To finish the card, I added some blush pink jewels.  I love that you can use simple images to create a fun and even elegant card!  I hope you enjoyed my projects today!


Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/18/2019 for a chance to win.


BLOG HOP LIST:

Altenew Card Blog
May Sukyong Park
Therese Calvird
Erum Tasneem
Virginia Lu
Lilith Eeckels
Laurie Willison
Svitlana Shayevich
Sandra Dietrich
Nicole Picadura
Enza Gudor
Norine Borys
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Sveta Fotinia
Kymona Tracey
Agnieszka Malyszek
Zinia Redo
Kelly Latevola
Alex Syberia
Jaycee Gaspar
Zsoka Marko
Caly Person
Nathalie DeSousa
Emily Midgett
Mindy Eggen
Jeanne Jachna
LauraJane
Michelle Murray
Vicki Finger
Amber Rain Davis
The Hedgehog Hollow
Ilina Crouse
Hussena Calcuttawala
Irina Fonina
Reiko Tsuchida


Thank you all for stopping by today!

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SUPPLIES:

*NOTE:  To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, etc.).  Affiliate links may be used (at no additional cost to you) – thank you for your support! To find out more about how affiliate links work and the companies I’m affiliated with, please check my Shopping/Affiliate Disclosure Page

ALT Pen Sketched Flowers
ALT Pen Sketched Flowers
ALT Pen Sketched Flowers
ALT Pen Sketched Flowers
ALT Bright Blossoms
ALT Bright Blossoms
ALT Bright Blossoms
ALT Bright Blossoms
ALT Stamping Mat
ALT Stamping Mat
ALT Obsidian Pigment Ink
ALT Obsidian Pigment Ink
ALT | SSS | EH
ALT 84 Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cubes
ALT 84 Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cubes
ALT | SSS | EH
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
SSS | EH | ScrapbookPal
Sakura White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll
SSS | HMSB | AMZN
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Wagner Heat Tool
Wagner Heat Tool
HA | SSS | EH | AMZN
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
SSS | EH | HMSB
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
SSS | EH | HA | HMSB
HA White Detail Embossing Powder
HA White Detail Embossing Powder
HA | SSS | EH
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
SSS | EH | AMZN
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
SSS | EH | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
SSS | EH | HMSB
Absorber
Absorber
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
SSS | EH
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI
SSS | EH | MSP | HA
MSP Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
MSP Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
SSS | EH | MSP | HA
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
SSS | EH | HMSB
PPP Pink Blush Jewels
PPP Pink Blush Jewels
PPP | SSS | EH

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