Today, Altenew are celebrating their 8 year anniversary with a blog hop, more details are below. I was on the Altenew Design Team for a long time, I loved their quality, attention to detail, not to mention their floral designs blew my mind! I feel a strong loyalty to Altenew which is why I wanted to join in with this hop, even though I don’t have a new project to share. I’m madly preparing for an operation next week (hoping it goes ahead as planned) and trying to get everything done in advance. My children are all adults now and yet I’m still not sure whether without my guiding hand things will get done …
When I was scrolling through my previous Altenew posts looking for a favourite to share with you today, my mouse hesitated over this Dahlia Stencil card. I love the clean, crisp lines and beautiful dusky hues. I scrolled on looking at some of my previous watercoloured cards but I kept coming back to this one. I think because I know how simple this card is to make. The stencils make lining things up so easy, personally much better than layered stamps I find.
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The Layered Dahlia Stencils are ingenious. Stencil A gives a beautiful Dahlia pattern, and then Stencil B lines up with Stencil A and adds the details to the petals and leaves. The combination provides an effective yet simple design, and using a variety of ink hues adds even more depth to the design even though it only has two layers.
I laid Stencil A on a white panel of card first and blended with Dew Drops and a little Desert Night for depth and then splattered with a solution of Perfect Pearls. I then lined up Stencil B on top and blended with Desert Night and Dusk inks for deeper shading on the petal and leaf details. Again I splattered with a solution of Perfect Pearls before lifting the stencil.
As mentioned above, to celebrate Altenew’s 8th Anniversary, this post is part of a blog hop. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Altenew’s blog but if not then that’s a great place to start. As with all good hops, there is a giveaway, but this isn’t just any hop, it is a huge hop with a huge list of potential prizes totalling over $2K!!
Over $2,000 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There are also 26 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
Altenew: 5 x $80 Altenew Gift Certificate
Altenew Academy: 15 x Online Monthly Class Spot
Jennifer McGuire Ink: Share Handmade Kindness Goodie Bag
A Cherry on Top: $50 Gift Certificate
Auzz Trinklets N Krafts: $50 Gift Certificate
Avery Elle: $50 Gift Certificate
Bumbleberry Papercrafts: £25 Gift Certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
CiLi in Papers: €75 Gift Certificate
Concord & 9th: 1 $50 Gift Certificate & 1 Eclectic Garden Bundle ($38 Value)
Craft Stash: $100 Gift Certificate
Dare 2B Artzy: $30 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $25 Gift Certificate
Gina K. Designs: $50 Gift Certificate
Hero Arts: $50 Gift Certificate
Lawn Fawn: $25 Gift Certificate
MarkerPop: 4 x $40 Gift Certificate
Michelle’s Cards & Stamps: AUD$100 Gift Certificate
My Little Attic: $50 Gift Certificate
My Sweet Petunia: $50 Gift Certificate
Online Card Classes: 3 Online Class Spots to 1 Winner
Pink and Main: $50 Gift Certificate
Pinkfresh Studio: $50 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: $50 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook.com: $50 certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate
Studio Katia: $50 Gift Certificate
Waffle Flower: $25 Gift Certificate
Be sure to leave comments by 4/15/2022 for a chance to win one of 50 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 50 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/21/2022.
Now it is time to hop on over to Maryam Perez. Here’s the full hop list to keep you on track.
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