Good morning! I am so excited to help Altenew celebrate their fourth anniversary today! They’re having FOUR days of blog hops with lots of exciting prizes from Altenew and their exciting sponsors! You can find all the giveaways details at the bottom of my post! Today I decided to play with my alcohol inks to create a birthday card with a moody color palette!
I started by dropping alcohol ink blending solution onto a piece of heavyweight yupo paper. I’ve found that heavyweight paper is the best for heat-embossing. Yupo paper is technically plastic so it warps easily if you apply too much heat but the heavyweight definitely takes heat better. You can find more of my tricks for heat-embossing on yupo here! I used alcohol inks in currant, eggplant, wild plum, and cool peri. I really love the combination of those dark moody colors! I used a few drops of alcohol ink blending solution to get the alcohol ink moving and used my air puffer to blend the colors together. I let it dry completely and then stamped the Arabesque Medallion twice with versamark before heat-embossing it with gold tinsel embossing powder. I deliberately positioned the stamp to follow the lines of the alcohol ink.
I trimmed the yupo paper down and adhered it to a white card base. Then I stamped the greeting from Birthday Builder onto gold cardstock and heat-embossed it with black embossing powder. I trimmed it down and added a strip of black cardstock beneath the gold and then adhered it to my card with foam mounting tape. I love the combination of those colors with gold and black!
Since it’s Altenew‘s Anniversary I decided to share a small gallery of cards I’ve created over the years using stamps and dies from Altenew! They’ve been one of my favorite companies from the very beginning and I am honored to be a stop on the hop today!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ALTENEW!! Here’s to many, MANY more!! 🙂
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
- Altenew: 5 $50 Altenew Gift Certificates
- Altenew Academy: 5 Class Spots
- Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100 Altenew Gift Certificates
- Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots
- Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate
- Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
- My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
- Tombow USA: 2 Dual Brush Pen Sets(10 Colors) and 2 TwinTone Dual Tip Marker Sets(12 Colors)
- WOW! Embossing Powder: $40 Gift Certificate
- Create & Craft TV: £25 Gift Certificate
- Ellen Hutson LLC: $25 Gift Certificate
- Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
- Amy Tangerine: 2 Signed Copies of Craft a Life You Love
- Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
- Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2018 Issue
Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.
- Kristina Werner
- Lilith Eeckels
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- Agnieszka Malyszek
- Keeway Tsao
- Terhi Koskinen
- WOW! Embossing Powder
- Debby Hughes
- Meghann Andrew
- Mindy Baxter
- My Sweet Petunia
- Laura Jane
- Julia Altermann
- Justine Hovey
Altenew is also offering FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY4TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV at checkout. Offer valid from April 3rd until April 8th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.
Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy the hop!
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