As you know, I have a love for Altenew, and I love that they’re doing HOT FOIL plates! This month we have a new release that will add some beautiful options to your craft stash whether you are a lover of florals, geometrics, diecuts or foil – or all of the above! You should be arriving from Nathalie’s blog. If not, you can track back to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning, or continue around until you loop back here.
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foil, stencil, diecut…
The crafting world is becoming more versatile and customized by the minute! There is something for everyone, and an easy way to achieve your desired results with all the amazing tools and supplies. I love that you can get a bundle if you want it all, or you can pick and choose the pieces you prefer to use. Don’t want the foil plate, you don’t need to get it? Prefer to leave off the coloring stencils – you can do that too! Want it all, get the bundle at a discount! Crafting should be on your terms, so you can create what’s in your heart!
just a peek
One of my biggest tips about using foil (or any metallic) in a project is to not go crazy with it! As an example, this project has just the smallest amount of foil using the new Chevron Background hot foil plate. I foiled in pewter on watercolor cardstock, then created a gorgous drippy look all over the panel. But, in the end, I just wanted a tasteful accent to showcase the Itty Bitty Branches diecuts, so I cut a small square from the panel as a popped up platform for the floral dies. I was thrilled to (for once) achieve a Clean & Simple look!
spotlighting & whitewashing
For my second look, I wanted to fill the page with the Vibrant Florals hot foil plate. I also thought it would be fun to just spotlight the blooms, leaving the leaves plain. So I pulled out a recent gel print and went to town. To help the flowers really stand out, I added some gouache whitewashing to the petals.
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Now, about that GIVEAWAY…
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/01/2022 for a chance to win.
Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/03/2022.
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