Hello there! This week is a great week (or maybe not so great?) to be a crafter! There are so many amazing products releasing, endless choices are available for us to play with! To make it even more complicated for you, Altenew just came out with some AMAZING products you do not want to miss!
Altenew released 12 brand-new ink sprays, 7 stencils, new colored cardstocks, new envelopes, and glue tapes!! How exciting is this?! So today, I am going to share 2 cards using some of these new sprays and stencils.
There are various ways to add interest to your projects using these Metallic Shimmer Ink Sprays, so I wanted to highlight some of the basic ways you can maximize the use of these. The first card uses sprays as a part of the focal point, and the 2nd card uses sprays as a part of the background. Let’s dive in!
I shared a lot of info on these sprays and stencils, so make sure to watch the video tutorial above to get the full details! When using the same supplies, by just twisting few things you can turn one process into multiple cards, saving you time and effort.
Various sizes of splatters can really add depths, dimensions, and interests on your projects. Make sure to play around with your mediums to fully understand their capability. On this first card, I used the splatters to help stamped images stand out easily. And the soft background created with an embossing paste and the Tiny Bubbles Stencil really helps those flowers pop as well.
For the 2nd card, I used the same stencil, stamps, and dies to create a different card. All you need is a couple of mini inks to add colors to your focal point. Instead of using the spray to be a part of flowers, I added few splatters onto the background along with embossing paste. So much fun!!
Tell me, do you already have a favorite (or two, or more!) from today’s release?
See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!
I am a part of a special blog hop to celebrate today’s release. Please see below for a full blog hop list and don’t forget to visit our next stop on the hop, my amazing friend Debby Hughes!
There are TWO giveaways!!
- Win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew.com online store! Leave me a comment below by March 15th, 11:59pm PST. I will select a winner and announce it on this post on the 16th!
- Altenew is also giving away THREE $50 gift certificate! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment! Giveaway is open till March 16th, 11:59pm EST.
WINNER! Congrats, Carol! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject title “March 9th Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog” to claim your prize!
FULL HOP LIST
- Ashley Horton
- Therese Calvird
- Nicole Picadura —> You Are Here
- Debby Hughes
- Lisa Spangler
- Erum Tasneem
- Evelyn Yusuf
- Yana Smakula
- Virginia Lu
- Nina Marie Trapani
- Eunyoung Lee
- Barb Engler
- Yoonsun Hur
- Lydia Evans
- Jennifer McGuire
- Lilith Eeckels
- Agnieszka Malyszek
- Flora Monika Farkas
- Laura Bassen
- Keeway Tsao
- Aimee Dow
- Svitlana Shayevich
- May Sukyong Park