Have you seen that we are part of the Ultimate Blog Hop with Altenew? You can find the post HERE. It's your chance to hop along and link up using your favourite Altenew stamps, inks, dies, and stencils!
We also have a new challenge starting right now :)
You can use wet or dry embossing, just remember to keep it CAS.
We LOVE making CAS cards. We take a lot of time to create and keep a blog up and running for you to play along. PLEASE read our rules. We are a CAS challenge blog USING ONE THIRD OR LESS.
Unfortunately we are seeing a LOT of cards in our galleries that are not CAS. We feel that some of those entries are just reading the theme of our challenge and not taking notice of what our challenge is actually about.
Thank you to those who are playing along within our guidelines :)
Before we get started, we will announce our winners for Challenge #17 - Embossing
I started with an A2 sized panel of Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. I heat embossed the floral image using Altenew's Everlasting Happiness stamp set with clear embossing powder. I added color with Michael's Artist Loft watercolor paints pan set, water and a small paint brush. I was trying for a muted effect and used quite a bit of water. When I had harsh lines between the colors, I added more water and blended it out with the brush. I kept adding color and water until I was happy with the card panel. After flattening the panel under some heavy books, I stamped the sentiment using Altenew's Sketchy Floral stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I adhered the panel to a side folding A2 white card base to complete the card.
I started this card with a 2" x 3.25" acrylic block. I smooshed distress ink (salty ocean, twisted citron, seedless preserves) onto the acrylic block and then spritzed it with water. I "stamped" the block onto an A2 sized panel of Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper towards the bottom and left side of the panel. I repeated the process a few times, as I was looking for good ink coverage on the watercolor paper. When dry, I placed it under some heavy books to flatten out. I then stamped the floral image and the sentiment using Altenew's Weekend Doodles stamp set with Versafine Onyx black ink. I adhered the watercolor panel to a side folding A2 white card base to complete the card.
Let's start the blog hop!
There's $250 in total prizes! To celebrate this fantastic blog hop, Altenew is giving away $25 gift certificates to TEN lucky winners. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on September 5th, 2021.
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After you have visited the blogs and left your comment, don't forget to link up below. Altenew will be choosing 5 projects from the entries and will feature them on their blog on 5th September 2021.