Thursday, December 22, 2022

Altenew: A Year In Review: Crafters’ Edition Blog Hop #2 + Giveaway




Hi! You must have arrived here from Helen Kalb's blog.

I hope you are enjoying the hop. This year has been wonderful creatively speaking! Here are some of my favorite Altenew projects!





Project #1:



A lovely card using the Bountiful Bouquet Stamp & Die set. This is a humongous 8" x 10½" stamp set which Altenew released as part of their 8th Anniversary celebrations. I combined it with the Detailed Web Cover Die. I stamped on a sheet of paper from the Wildflower 6 x 6 paper pack.


Project #2:



I used the gorgeous Peony Sunshine 3D Embossing Folder. The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia Stamp set.


Project #3:



I love bookmarks and these were super easy to make using Botanical Bookmark die set, CYL Florescence Kit and the Build-a-Garden Magnificent Branch set.


Project #4:


I used a sheet of paper from the Wildflower 6 x 6 paper pack, the 3D folder from the CYL Garden Rose kit and black embossing powder.

Prizes:

Over $500 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $100 gift card to 1 lucky winner, 3 $50 gift cards, and 27 $10 gift cards. Winners will be chosen from both blog hop #1 and blog hop #2. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog HERE by 12/28/2022 for a chance to win.

(Feel free to share your favorite projects using #Altenew and #AltenewBest2022 when you share blog hop projects on social media. Don’t forget to tag Altenew!)

Wait, there's MORE!

We would also LOVE to see YOUR favorite handmade cards, layouts, home decor, etc. featuring Altenew products! Feel free to share them on social media or on your blog using the hashtag #AltenewBest2022. You may also add a link by clicking the blue button below.

FOUR lucky crafters will each win a $15 gift certificate to our store! Winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/30/2022. We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations!

Blog Hop Order:

Please head to Pam Boedeker's blog next. You can also start at the beginning if you want.

Altenew Card Blog

Emily Midgett

Penny Pynnonen

Therese Calvird

Helen Kalb

Nandini Karmarkar - You are here!

Pam Boedeker

Teri Wilson

Shylaashree

Virginia Lu

Donna Walls

SathyaKala Sankaran

Ishani

Amy Hill

Angela Brennan

Love,
Nandini

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Happy Little Stamper December Watercolor Challenge...

Hi! I am back with the inspiration for this month's HLS Watercolor Challenge.



I have a layout for you that I created using some leftover pieces of watercolor backgrounds.


I used the Altenew Leafy Canopy stamp & die set for the stamping.

I hope you liked my layout. I look forward to your beautiful creations in the HLS gallery. Do visit the blog for some more inspiration by my teamies.

Love,
Nandini

Monday, November 7, 2022

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge - November 2022...

Hi! I am here with the inspiration for the November challenge of the Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge.



I created a card using the CrafTangles foil and an old stencil.


I used a very old stencil by Fevicryl, CrafTangles Foil Magic Gilding Glue and CrafTangles Copper Reactive Foil. The sentiment is from Altenew Painted Greetings stamp set. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a scrap of black paper and then ran it through the laminator. To finish, I mounted the panel on a black card base and added the sentiment, popped up on foam tape.

I hope my card inspires you to create something beautiful. You can visit the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog for more inspiration and link your creations. I look forward to visiting you in our gallery. 

Love,
Nandini

Monday, October 24, 2022

Altenew Educators’ "Secret Card Recipe" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway


Hi! I hope you are enjoying this special blog hop by the Altenew Educators. We decided to share our secret hacks to create beautiful cards!  You should have arrived here from Bridget Casey's blog.

I created a card using one of my favorite styles - a bold background combined with silhouettes.


There are several ways to create bold backgrounds. One of my favorites is the Retiform technique. This is a grid technique where we draw lines across paper and add color. For this card, I used the Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers in shades Fresh Lemon, Lime and Turquoise. I colored stripes of color in one direction. After drying my panel, I turned it 90° and colored again. This gives a lovely, plaid like effect to the panel. I also added some distressing by sprinkling droplets of water.


Once the panel was dry, I trimmed it and rounded the corners. For the silhouette images, I used the Bird of Paradise stamps and dies. The sentiment is from the Victorian Greenhouse stamp set.


I hope you liked my card and will give the retiform technique a try.


Prizes:

$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! To win, please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/30/2022. 

 

There’s MORE! Join our party! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Secret Card Recipe” creations. 


We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party, and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/31/2022.


Hop list:

The next person on the hop is Teri Duncan. I also have the entire list for you if you want to start from the beginning.


Altenew Card Blog

Laurie Patterson

Irene Mejia

Roteja Galvan

Virginia Lu

Pam Boedeker

Neha Aggarwal

Nancy Souza

Helen Kalb

Rachael Shedeed

Rosie Neustaedter

Nicki Baxley

Joylita D’Souza

Lana Taber

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar - That's me!!

Teri Duncan

Eva Bussom

April Leithner

Amy Hill

Jennifer Leonard

Annemarie Caister

Natasha Davies

Anna Patricia Mahtani

Fiona Duff


Love,

Nandini


Sunday, October 2, 2022

Happy Little Stamper October Watercolor Challenge...

Hi! I am back with brand new inspiration for this month's HLS Watercolor Challenge.



I created a card with a stencil and Brushos. This is a twofer as I got two cards out of one panel.



I started with a large piece of watercolor paper and taped the Sunflower stencil by CrafTreat on top. I sprinkled the Brushos on top and sprayed with water. I used yellow, green, orange and red Brushos. Once the paper was dry, I replaced the stencil and lightly inked the petals with red dye ink and the flower center with brown dye ink.

I cut the paper into half, getting two card panels. The sentiment is from a very old stamp set which I stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink. To finish, I trimmed my panel and popped it up on a dark brown card base with foam.

I hope you liked my card. I look forward to your beautiful creations in the HLS gallery. Do visit the blog for some more inspiration by my teamies.

Entering this card in the following challenges:






Love,
Nandini 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Addicted To Stamps And More #438 - Birthdays...

Hi! I am here today with some inspiration for the Addicted To Stamps And More blog. The theme this time is:


I created a quick and simple card using the Sweet Cakes stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.


I simply stamped the cake image on some cream card stock and colored in using Altenew Artist Markers. after coloring, I re-stamped the outline with Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The cake stand is heat embossed with Platinum embossing powder.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed with Rainbow embossing powder by CrafTangles.

I hope you liked my card and will create something beautiful for this challenge. You can link your creations to the ATSM gallery. Please don't forget to visit the other DT who have some incredible inspiration for you. I look forward to visiting you in our gallery.

Entering this card in the following challenges.




The Sweet Cakes stamp and die set and the polka dot wrapping paper are from my stash. Both are at least 5 years old!







Love,
Nandini

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Addicted To Stamps And More #437 - Christmas...

Hi! I am here today with some inspiration for the Addicted To Stamps And More blog. The theme this time is:


I created a simple card using the Christmas Poinsettia stamp set by Mudra. This stamp set was designed by me. The sentiment is from the Santa World stamp set by Mudra. 


I simply stamped the images on some white card stock and colored in the images using Altenew Artist Markers. I fussy cut the images and arranged them on panel. To finish, I added some yellow gems from my stash.

I hope you liked my card and will create something beautiful for this challenge. You can link your creations to the ATSM gallery. Please don't forget to visit the other DT who have some incredible inspiration for you. I look forward to visiting you in our gallery.

Love,

Nandini