Monday, June 27, 2022

Altenew Educators’ "Clean and Simple" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hi! Hope you are enjoying the Altenew Educators blog hop. You must have arrived here from Bridget Casey's blog.

I have always loved Clean and Simple designs. So this theme really excites me! I have two cards for you today, using the Spotlight Technique. I have used the large floral branch from the Dynamic Blossoms Stamp Set and the sentiment from the Oriental Poppy Stamp Set for both cards.

For the first card I stamped the outline image on the left left side of a top folding cream colored card base and added the layers. I also stamped a small part of the image along the lower right corner of the card. I die-cut a small circle for my sentiment panel and stamped the sentiment with Altenew Permanent Black ink. To make the sentiment stand out more, I ran a black marker around the edge of the circle. To finish the card, I simply popped up the sentiment panel on the card with some foam tape.

For the second card, I die-cut a small rectangle out of the same ivory cardstock as the card base. I mounted the outline stamp in my stamp positioner and traced the outline of the card base on the base paper. I also centered the smaller rectangle and traced the position. I stamped the outline and the color layers on both the base and the rectangle alternately so that the stamping aligned exactly. I used grey inks for the card base and yellow and orange inks for the rectangle.

Once the stamping was done, I popped up the panel with foam tape on the card base, aligning the stamping. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed on a scrap of black paper with Rose Gold Embossing Powder.

I hope you liked my Clean and Simple cards. And I hope you will give the Spotlight technique a try. I look forward to admiring your creations in our gallery.


$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 07/03/2022. 

There’s MORE! Join our party! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Clean and Simple” 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 07/04/2022.

Hop list:

The next person on the hop is the talented Nancy Souza.

Altenew Card Blog

Michelle Burnier

Annemarie Caister

Kari VanNoy

Susan Stagno

Ann Taylor

Susan Busada

Nenette S. Madero

Irina Fonina

Eva Bussom

Rosie Neustaedter

Joylita D’souza

Helen Kalb

Lana Taber

Neha Aggarwal

Penny Pynnonen

Karen Brown

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

Tenia Nelson

Rachael Shedeed

Virginia Lu

Amber Rain Davis

Roteja Galvan

Laurie Patterson