Welcome to the blockbuster Altenew Twinkle & Shine Blog Hop today! Why blockbuster? Because there are so many designers, sharing so much goodness at every stop on the hop, it will be hard to not treat yourself to a little something!
I have a "few" things to share... :-), but after you are done with me, be sure to head on to Maryam Perez's blog. If you would like to start the Blog Hop from the beginning, you can head to Altenew's Card Blog next for more inspiration or over to the release collection page or click below to shop!
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I experimented with stamps, dies, embossing folders, finalizers and decals, so let's jump right into my projects.
Card 1 - In A World Where You Can Be Anything...
I loved the first Better Together stamp set, so I was really excited about trying Better Together 2.
Packed with inspiring sentiments, I really wanted the card design focused on these beautiful words:
I used Pale Mauve ink towards the center and blended out with the darker Grape Agate ink.
I love it when something pretty takes 5 minutes to come together!
Card 2 - In Diversity There is Beauty...
I couldn't make just one card with the Better Together 2 Set!
This quote from Maya Angelou brings me joy so I decided to grab my stencils and inks again to give it a pretty floral backdrop.
There's no mystery in these cards, just grab your blending tool and get to work!
Card 3 - Choose Kindness...
I can't claim that I have a lot of coloring confidence but the soft brush tips on these markers give you wings!
This stamp set not only features a beautiful Eucalyptus image, but the sentiments stand out as well:
Tip: If you are wondering where I got that perfectly coordinated cardstock from, I simply used the Crisp Dye Ink pads to blend directly onto cardstock. If you do this, be gentle with your ink pad and you will get beautifully colored cardstock strips when you are done!
Card 4 - Make Today Sparkle
Pen Sketched Silhouette Stamp Set
Striped Circle Stamp Set
I stamped my flower image first from the Pen Sketched Silhouette Stamp Set onto my card front. I stamped it again onto some copy paper and cut it out along the top and left side of the image so that I could use that as a mask when I stamped the Striped Circle image. This allowed me to create a focal point for the beautiful sketched flowers.
I don't know that this color combo is everyone's cup of tea, but I like pushing myself and doing things that I have not done before. I hope that you will also test your boundaries, you may be happily surprised by what you come up with!
Card 5 - Hello My Fabulous Friend
The Cartoon Rose Stamp and Die Set again inspired me to reach deeper into the Altenew color palette and I am so glad that I did!
With Altenew's Layering Guide for the Cartoon Rose Stamp Set and the fact that each of the layers are clearly labeled (A1, A2, A3 etc., see below) you will have an easy time "assembling" your rose.