Hey everyone! Happy Thursday!
I’m taking part in a very special Blog Hop today to celebrate one of my favourite companies!
The altogether awesome Altenew are turning two! To be honest, I can’t believe it’s only been two years since the brainchild of my dear friends Tasnim and Jen burst onto the stamping scene and stole our hearts with their fresh, trendy, clever designs! What they’ve accomplished in only two years is staggering and a testament to their talent and hard work! Congratulations Altenew – Happy Birthday, and many more!
You should have made your way here from my awesome, uber talented friend, Yana Smakula – but if not feel free to start at the beginning at the Altenew blog! 🙂
I couldn’t wait to break out the delicious Way Too Sweet set for my project. I just love the adorable all the yummy cakes, ice-creams and ice lollies in the set – and all the sweet sentiments as well!
Here’s what I came up with:
I love how this turned out! The photographs didn’t quite do it justice (the vanilla coloured ink is barely visible in the photos but it *is* there) – I wish you could see all the detail properly in real life!
I used the reverse of the ice-cream stamp first, inking it up with Distress Inks and Distress Stain, spritzing with water, then ‘slamming’ the stamp down on the card base so I would get uneven, splat images! So happy with how this turned out!
When all of the splattered images were dry, I inked up the normal side of the stamp with the same colours and overstamped them, deliberately not aligning the images perfectly for a fun touch. I finished up with the sentiment and some splatter for a sweet card perfect for the occasion!
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So I mentioned I’m a part of a hop, and that there’s a Giveaway! In fact, there’s a whole host of amazing giveaways! Make sure you leave a comment at every stop for the chance to win one of *THREE* prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew!! Wowsers!!
- Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
- WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
- Simon Says Stamp : $30 Gift Certificate
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
- Ellen Huston : $50 Gift Certificate
- Freckled Fawn : Gypsy Kit valued at $27
- My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
- StampNation : Three 3 Month Subscriptions
Be sure to leave your comments by Tuesday 12th April 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.
Here are your stops for today:
659 thoughts on “Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop – and a GIVEAWAY!”
Thank you for another great way to use distress inks … and it makes the ice cream looks so melty and ready to eat. Great card!
Very sweet and soft coloring! Love it
I love the variety of cards from hop to hop, especially the ice cream cone cards, so unique and creative!
how cute and different
Your card is making me want ice cream – LOL
Such a soft and sweet project!
Great card! Very playful.
Great card. Thanks for sharing!
What a fun and playful card. Thank you.
Your card is fun, happy and colorful, an excellent mixture. Thank you.
Slamming a stamp? Who knew? Thank you for your contribution to this awesome blog hop.
Lovely card! I like the subtlety of your ice cream colors.
Thanks for sharing a design that isn't all perfect. The over inking, out of the line look is very fun and whimsical. I love it.
You look like you had fun with this one? Delicate colours and loving the loose stamping for the ice-cream. Thank you for the inspiration.
A fun card with lovely colors!
Love the yummy colors you used!
That is such a fabulous sentiment for such a lovely card!
Fun card! Love the "looseness" of it!
Very gently and beautifully! Colors are picked up ideally!
So sweet! The water color effect is nicely done! 🙂
Such a fun card – I love the soft colours.
Scrumptious card Taheerah! Great to see you celebrating along with Altenew's 2nd Birthday!
Oh, this is so pretty and fun, T.! I love it!
What a cute stamp set!
What a fun and pretty card! Love it!
Love your idea of turning the stamp upside down and using it for a 'splat' image! super fun! thank you for sharing!
Such a fun card!
Fun card! 😉
Fabulous idea to use the back of the stamp! Love your card! 🙂
I love this look!
Great ice cream cones. Love the soft colors and the total look of the card!
Sweet and yummy card!! Love the soft colors!!!
I love the soft colors for the card. It's lovely!
What can be more fun that ice cream cones!
Great card, nice work!
A very sweet card, great technique.
Happy Anniversary Altenew! Cute card..
Beautiful card, I love your creations. Thank you for being you, and you create such beautiful works of art. Thank you for your extraordinary design. I am glad that I have a chance to win 🙂
I love the idea of splatting the ice cream on the card. I gives your card a feeling of movement.
It's raining ice cream cones. How fun is that!
Cool ice-cream card with soft color palette!
Super fun card Taheerah 🙂
Lovely ice-cream colours – perfect!
all the best, Liz M xxx
I love the soft colours you used in your icecreams! Lovely cards!
The soft colors and the technique worked so well on this card…inspiration abounds!!
Great card with a very cool technique! 🙂 the ice cream makes me feel all summery!
Such a beautiful and yummy card! Love soft colors!
Love your "splat" technique! What a great card!