Welcome to my blog and to this wonderful Altenew Blog Hop for the April 2019 Release. You most likely arrived at my blog from Amanda Baldwin blog. The full hop can be found Altenew Card Blog.
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 4/22/2019 for a chance to win.
Altenew will also be drawing a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on my blog and each of the designers' blogs on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 5/4/2019.
All the new gorgeous April products can be found here.
For my card I chose to use the solid image stamp set, A Study in Watercolor. I find solid image stamps to be way out of my comfort zone so I wanted to challenge myself. However, I needed a reliable technique to go with the images. I chose to use emboss resist and use the graduated Distress Oxide blending that Kristina Werner has been showcasing lately. I used Antique Linen, Tattered Rose and Aged Mahogany Distress Oxides with my Picket Fence Studios blender brushes to obtain a smooth, even blend. I have a You Tube video below showing my process in detail.
My first step was to emboss the first flower image - oh I was following a layout from the brochure - with white embossing powder. Next I actually used my embossing buddy (this is shocking for me) and then stamped the second image and embossed. I stamped each image separately so I could nestle them together more tightly.
After embossing, I used ink blending with my blender brushes and started the lighter color at the bottom and moving to the darkest by the top. After I was done, I wiped the excess ink off the stamped images with a light weight cloth. Next I die cut the smallest hello from Halftone Hello. I used black card stock and layered 3 pieces together to make a thicker sentiment. I stamped a sentiment Weekend Doodles to complete the card.
Thank you for stopping by. Don't forget to leave a comment to enter for a chance to win the $20 gift certificate here. Next on the hop is Enza Gudor.
See below for products used. List for hop is right here!
Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links which means I receive a small commission on each sale at no further cost to you. I appreciate your support. I received the stamps from Altenew as part of my work on this blog hop. I chose which sets to work with. As always, I only use what I love and what is of the highest quality. In full disclosure, I am on the Picket Fence Studios and My Sweet Petunia Design Teams - I like good tools! I purchased my own MISTIs and was gifted the blender brushes.