Hello and welcome to my stop on the Altenew 3rd Anniversary blog hop! I am excited to be sharing in the celebration! Make sure to check out the Altenew blog for links to all of the hoppers today - and all of the rest of the days this week! You should have arrived here from Vera's blog.
For my card today I used one of my favourite Altenew stamp sets: Peony Bouquet. I love the large florals in this set and really enjoy colouring them using various colouring mediums.
When I stamped my flowers I knew I wanted to manipulate the stamped lines and make them a lot bolder and darker so I completely covered each of the stamped images with Distress Oxide inks, not worrying that I was really muting the lines.
Once I had the ink down, I used a water spritzer and added water to all of the images to give them a distressed look. I love the added texture and dimension that you get when you add water to these inks. Once I had them all inked and they were dry, I used a 0.5 black Copic Multiliner and traced over all of the flower and leaf lines added thicker lines in various places to really make the black inking the focus of the flowers.
I added a black and white striped paper piece to the side with a strip of sparkle silver cardstock and then I adhered the flowers and leaves to the card base. I stamped and adhered the label sentiment over top with foam adhesive and finished it off with some sparkly gems that I picked up from my local craft store.
Special Offer at Altenew for their 3rd anniversary:
FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.
Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
- Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
- Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
- My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
- Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
- WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
- Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
- Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
- Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
- Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
- Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
- Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate
Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 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 April 28th, 2017.
The next stop on the hop is: My Sweet Petunia
Happy Hopping!! ;)