Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!
Hi everyone! Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp portion of the big three-day Altenew Anniversary blog hop! We are very happy to congratulate Altenew on their second anniversary, and also very happy to be part of the party! Today is day two of the event. CLICK HERE to visit the Altenew Blog to make sure you don’t miss anything. There are so many great projects and tons of prizes! Simon Says Stamp is one of the proud sponsors and all of us here at SSS love their products.
The card I’m sharing for the blog hop was made with the beautiful Brush Art Floral stamp set. I saw this one at the Altenew booth at CHA in January and wanted it right away! Pretty, soft brush stroke florals. That’s always a good thing! I used some of my favorite colors of Distress Inks to make a vintage inspired card.
I inked the large rose image with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and stamped it directly onto watercolor paper. Then I stamped the leaves in Crushed Olive Distress Ink. I took my water brush and wet the colors and moved them around the paper to look as if they were watercolored. Next I took the smaller stamped pieces and stamped them in Candied Apple Distress Ink over the Lipstick ink. Then I blended some more with the water brush. You can see that adding the second color really gave the rose some depth.
I used the Label Love stamp set to make a crisp black sentiment for my card. Then I had fun layering pretty vintage papers and a doily. I gently inked the edged of all of my paper panels with a sponge dauber and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I used four copper brads to ground the bottom layer. The layer with the flower on it is adhered to the card with foam tape.
Here are the links for today’s hop! Remember this is a three day celebration! So be sure to check in on the Altenew Blog each day!
Simon Says Stamp
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew! In addition, there are 8 companies who are celebrating with Altenew, and they are also offering awesome prizes! Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th. We are all using the hashtag #AltenewAnniversary on social media, so be sure to check on Instagram, etc for more inspiration!
Lovery the bright, cheerful colors in your card.
Such a happy feeling card!
Like the idea of using the distress inks to watercolor. Thanks for sharing.
Sooo pretty, love all the textures!
Like how the inks look
Very simple, love distress inks
what a pretty layered card – gorgeous!
Awesome card. I love the background look and the brads. (I have so many brads and it is so good to see them being used.) I adore your rose watercolor with distress inks. Thanks for being part of the hop. Thanks to Altenew for two years of awesome stamps. The stamps make me a better stamper.
Pretty card, love the layers.
Love the spring colours and the rustic look of this :)
I love the softness of your stamped image.
Such lovely colors!
Love all the layers and textures, plus colors!
Looooove it!!! ^_^
Gorgeous card! Love the watercolour.
I really love this bright and beautiful card!
Amazing card! So beautiful!
Colors are so bright and cheery, great technique
Love how this turned out! I have doilies and need to find ways to use them on my cards. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you Wanda. Great design. Altenew, thank you for your gorgeous stamps.
Awesome vintage card!
Love Altenew and I really love how you used the Distress Inks with these layered stamps. Terrific!
Absolutely gorgeous card! Wow!
Such a happy card.
Love your card! Happy Anniversary, Altenew!
Very pretty card. TFS!
Such pretty cards on this blog hop! I’m glad my daughter told me about it.
Terrific card! Fun and vibrant. Happy Birthday Altenew!
Such a beautiful card! Soft and delicate looking!
Love the vintage look! May have the get this stamp set…..lol.
Beautiful – love what you created.
Beautiful – love what you created.
How cool! What a nice vintage look!
inspirational use of these gorgeous stamps. thank you
Cute! What a unique stamp set!
I love the look of this card. The colors look amazing!
Oh so pretty!
Sure is pretty, love the brightness!!!
Such a cheerful card. Love the colors.
Such a pretty card – thank you for sharing it!
Love the distressed look, colors, and layers!
Nice example of altenew stamp. Truly a spectacular stamp company!
Lovely card, nice bright colors and pretty layers