Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Altenew June 2019 Stand alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hi, everyone!
I'm so excited to join Altenew's June 2019 Stand alone Dies Blog Hop, today. If you've come from Lydia 's blog then you are on the right track, or you can start your hop at the Altenew's Blog. I'm going to share two cards featuring Dainty Blooms Cover Die, Nesting Labels Die, and Star Flower Pop Up Die Set. You can see the whole release HERE.

< Card 1 >

This card was made with in-lay diecutting technique with water-coloring.


I started by diecutting Dainty Blooms Cover Die, from heavyweight watercolor paper. Because the paper was thick enough, the diecut pieces didn't get out of the frame even though they were cut perfectly. You can also add a piece of thin paper on the back of the panel in order to hold the pieces together when you do diecutting, which always works for me. I put the whole block onto my desk, fixed it with washi tape (as shown in the picture below), and then I watercolored each piece using Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers


You don't have to care about borderlines as you will pick only the negative pieces and the frame will be discarded after coloring. Next, I diecut Dainty Blooms Cover Die again from the same heavyweight watercolor paper, removed all the inner pieces from the frame, and adhered it onto a card base using double-sided adhesive tapes as shown in the picture (Oh, I found that using Stick It Adhesive Sheet was more convenient than tapes in in-lay diecutting, later) 


In turn, I in-laid my colored inner pieces into the new frame one by one using a pair of tweezers. You can see my progress in the next photo. The whole process from loose water-coloring to in-laying was so fun and it didn't take much time.


After I finished my panel, I diecut Nesting Labels Die from the same watercolor paper, then I stamped sentiments from Sincere Greetings Set, and foam mounted the label on the center. 



I embellished my card using Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix and 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins





< Card 2 >

Card 2 features Star Flower Pop Up Die Set from the new release. I simply diecut a piece of Neenah White paper using Star Flower Pop Up Die Set, with which you could do your own arrangement of flowers and leaves freely.





Next, I colored the pieces carefully with my copic markers, then I stamped sentiments from Forever In Love Stamp Set on the bottom. 




As a final embellishment, I adhered Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix and Ballerina Pink Sequins.





That's it from me for today. Now, your next stop to hop along is Agnieszka Malyszek's blog. Thank you so much for visiting. 
Have a great day!

Marge

< Giveaway >

Prize 1

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 6/24/2019 for a chance to win.

Prize 2

Please leave a comment here on my blog. Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 blogs on 6/27/2019.

62 comments:

Nenette Madero said...

Your process makes a lot of sense. :-) Thank you so much for sharing! Beautiful card <3

Joni M said...

What a GREAT idea to cut two cover plates! It makes the coloring come out so clean! TFS!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Oh my goodness! Marge, these cards are so beautiful I love the way you used the cover plates!

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful!! The first card is gorgeous with the awesome coloring! Inlaid technique is perfect to highlight the cover die as well as the coloring! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Very Pretty Dainty Blooms Cover Die Creative Work of Art! Love the colors you chose. Well Done...Great Job! Mahalo for Shraring.

kreativekate said...

great cards! I love this release!

Donna Deck said...

Such pretty cards! Card 2 with the Star Flower Pop Up Die Set is so dainty and sweet. Thank you!

Brenda Kuder said...

Beautiful cards! I love the first one!

MadeByMeghanK said...

your colors are simple amazing! I love the CAS look of the second card! GREAT JOB

Carol said...

Your juxtapositioning of colors is remarkable. Love the idea of using adhesive paper to keep all those pieces of the Dainty Blooms die together. You do great work! Thank you!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Going to have to try this, I love the inlay and watercolors together

Renee's ramblings said...

LOVE the shading of the watercolored flowers!

linda m said...

Thanks for showing us how you did the Dainty cover die coloring! I wonder how the leftover cover would look if you had used just that on another card...
Anyways, so, so pretty!

Jane B. said...

Love both of your cards. My favorite is the first one...love those colors and how you placed them on the card. Beautiful!!

Raji said...

Lovely colors on cover die card

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love the beautiful colors of your floral cards!

Lesley said...

Great technique, Marge. And gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing with us.

I Card Everyone said...

Marge you've made me want that die even more... both, actually! What a great idea for water coloring that intricate panel!
I've just enjoyed your piano piece... and shared with Tom - hope you don't mind! xx
=]

Sandy said...

Cards are so pretty. Lovely, rich coloring.

Donna Cala said...

You worked magic with the spectacular blooms coverplate. The plate is beautiful is fantastic uncolored but your coloring is so vibrant and looks awesome on a card.

TNGyrl said...

Very pretty cards! Thank you for sharing!!!

Teri S. said...

Love both your cards! The first uses my favourite die & the colours you've watercoloured with are so gorgeous! The second appeals to my love of CAS style cards. So so very pretty. Thanks.

Denise Terry said...

I really love the star flower pop up die set! So many cute ways to use it!

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning cards - your coloring is perfect

Helen Kalb said...

The little star flower pop up is so adorbs - I need it! Lovely cards!

Sandy M said...

The pop-up flowers die is so pretty. I love your simple card. The dainty blooms card is the best of the two. I love the colors you chose.

Irene said...

What a beautiful card. Great Technique.

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: So pretty. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Joy Meadows said...

Love your cover plate card; it is really beautiful. The second card is very pretty, too.

mumster said...

Your cards are beautiful! I like the bright, bold colors on the first card, but also the soft colors on the second card

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your beautiful watercolored cards are so serene! Love these wonderful new cover and small dies and their versatility!

Thoughts Held In Time said...

Lovely cards

Susan B. said...

You have an great way with watercolors. Love the Dainty Blossom die.

Daphni Ames said...

Great ideas thx for the inspiration!

DJ said...

I love your cards especially the one using the dainty blooms die. The colors are fabulous!

Stanlee Runner said...

Gorgeous cards. I love your watercolored inlayed card, it reminds me of a beautiful stained glass window. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy C. said...

Fabulous projects!! Thanks for the inspirations.

Nox said...

Gorgeous colours - your cards are lovely. I love how the star flower card seems to pop with the bright colours on the bright white background.

Brenda said...

Love, love, love these designs. Thanks for sharing.

LIZARD said...

Love, love, love your detail descriptions. Even more so I enjoyed your cards! That cover die is so marvelous and your watercolour is amazing! Marge, you done well!

LIZARD said...

PS, what kind of watercolor paper did you use???

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the way you've painted these flowers in!

Daria said...

Beautiful cards! I love the rich, vibrant colors you used. The inlaid technique is one of my favorites, and it worked wonderfully with the Dainty Bloom Cover Die.

Maria said...

Wonderful cards, I love the colours used . Tfs x

Kari V. said...

Absolutely beautiful...I love that you used the watercolor markers for the coverplate die! Such a gorgeous look!

KathyMcc said...

Such beautiful cards, Marge! I really love how you created that first card with the Dainty Blooms die...your watercoloring with the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers looks fantastic!! That Nesting Label Die looks so good on the front! I also love you card using the Star Flower Pop Up Die...the simplicity is just so elegant!! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! Love the simplicity of the second one.

see mary stamp said...

Such vibrant colors. Just beautiful!

annaka said...

Amazing cards! such a beautiful inspirations.Thanks for them!

Patti H. said...

Love your vibrant colors & awesome design on the first card & the pretty soft simplicity of the Pop Up Flowers card! Both dies are on my wish list!

Handmade by Hanneke said...

Beautiful cards! Love the bright pops of color against the white background of the second card.

Kathy said...

Two beautiful cards! Your first one gives me the courage to actually try this on my own! And I really love those pop up star flowers....such a sweet card! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration for us here today!

Sue D said...

Your cards are beautiful!

https://misslomaxart.wordpress.com said...

The colouring and technique you've used for the Dainty Blooms Cover Die card is excellent. I must try this :)

Carrie said...

What an awesome release and perfection designing is seen in your creations! Thank you for the inspiration!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. The first one is absolutely gorgeous. I love the Dainty Blooms cover die and the colors are stunning. Thanks for explaining your technique -- I can't wait to try it.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Your first card is colored magnificently! Love the bright floral colors and love how you watercolored them.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! Your paper piecing is incredible- love the watercolor!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors you used on the Dainty Blooms Cover Die card! Wow!

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jeanneragan said...

Oh my, these are two beautiful cards! I especially like the one made with the Dainty Blooms cover die because I love the way you watercolored it! TFS!

Lisa Byers said...

Such beautifully watercolored cards!! I love the technique you used. The colors are very beautiful.