Today I’m taking a look at the new Altenew March release of stencils, washi tapes and sprays! This post is part of a blog hop (more details below) to celebrate the latest release. The new products are available at both Altenew, and Simon Says Stamp. There’s more information on the blog hop below, but for now, let’s take a look at what’s in the new release. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
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Let’s start with a brand new product range for altenew – washi tape. Although I’ve seen narrow rolls of washi tape widely used in the planner and journaling communities, I don’t see them used as much in our cardmaking industry, but I’m delighted to see that changing. What I find particularly great is the wide format of these rolls of washi tape. I’ve not seen anything like it before, and it certainly is an exciting addition to the Altenew product range.
As you would expect from Altenew, the quality of these washi tapes is top notch; unlike some fake rolls of washi tape I’ve had, these are in the true format of washi tape being thin, slightly translucent, beautifully illustrated and with a low tack adhesive on the back. The low tack means that you can stick and lift washi tape without damaging the surface you are applying it to and yet once adhered it will stay in place.
There are five washi tapes in this new range. The largest, Floral Flurries is 17.5cm wide by 10m long which equates to 7 inches wide by 32 feet long – that’s a lot of washi! The next size down is 11.5 cm wide which is roughly 4.5 inches wide, and in that size, we have Dotted, Monochrome and Peach Gold. Finally, the baby of the family is the Watercolor Strokes washi at 6cm (just over 2 1/4 inches).
I can see me using these wide washi tapes in card making – below you will see me use the Floral Flurries and Dotted washi tapes for a card, but I can also see huge potential to use these beautiful illustrations in home decor. I’m personally thinking of jazzing up some office storage boxes, but I think the possibilities are endless.
The new spray inks are Jet Black, Pure White, Antique Gold, Antique Silver and Iridescent. These versatile neutrals and metallics complement the 12 colourful spray inks already in the Altenew mixed media arsenal.
I squirted the Jet Black spray ink on white card and vice versa with the Pure White spray ink, but with the three metallics, Antique Gold, Antique Silver and Iridescent, these colours will show up on both lighter and darker cardstock.
Just look at that Antique Gold shimmer and shine!
The Iridescent Spray Ink is an intriguing colour because when viewed straight on you don’t see much going on but then when you catch the light at an angle you can see the beautiful sparkle.
Moving on to the stencils, of which there are eight great new designs.
For my cards today I used the Deco Wallpaper Stencil. I like the bold design which I feel can be used equally for either a masculine or feminine card simply by changing up the ink colours. The ink colours I’m using are from the latest Altenew ink release and are:
I blended the colour combinations through the Deco Wallpaper Stencil on Neenah Solar White card and then spritzed with Iridescent Spray Ink from a distance of approximately 6 inches to take these backgrounds up a sparkly notch.
I kept the rest of the card simple and used the Happy Birthday die for the sentiments. I like this die as it gets the message across and it’s relatively large size means it can take centre stage.
For the blue card, I cut the Happy Birthday die several times from Soft Navy card and then sprayed the dies on the back with an adhesive before mounting them one on top of the other to form a dimension sentiment. I trimmed the panel to be just smaller than an A2 white card base then added the sentiment with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I finished the card with Nuvo Crystal and Jewel Drops – Key Lime, Apple Green, Sea Breeze and Caribbean Ocean.
For the pink card, I added a splatter of Antique Gold spray ink by shaking the bottle and then using the tube from the bottle to splatter ink on the panel. I then trimmed the panel down to be slightly smaller than an A2 white card base. I again used the Happy Birthday die for the sentiment for this pink card. This time I cut it from Gold Mirror card and used small pieces of foam adhesive on the back to keep it in place. I used this method rather than layering the die cuts as I think it gives the die cut a lighter more elegant finish for this feminine card. To embellish this version I used a combination of Cosmopolitan sequins held in place with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Crystal drops.
I couldn’t resist using two of the washi tape covered panels I made to showcase the washi designs into a card. I trimmed the Dotted washi panel to be slightly smaller than an A2 Desert Storm card base.
I then fussy cut the watercoloured flowers from the Floral Flurries panel and added these with foam adhesive. I did find the foam adhesive reluctant to adhere to the Dotted washi tape, and so I added drops of Ranger Multi Medium Matte and left to dry.
As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the latest Altenew release. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from the Altenew Blog but if not that’s a good place to start. As with any good hop, there are prizes!
- To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, March 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/17/2018.
- Also, I have a $30 gift certificate to give away from comments left on this post. Please leave a comment by March 14th 11.59pm EST.
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You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D