Ring in the new year with a splash of vibrant color and endless creative possibilities with our January 2024 Monthly Release Video Hop!
This time, we're diving into the delightful world of watercolor flowers with the captivating Stencil Art: Playful Watercolor Flowers. Join our amazing host, Lydia, as she shares an old die-cutting favorite in conjunction with this fabulous NEW subscription item.
But before we start our video hop, check out this amazing gallery of project photos made by amazing card designers using the products included in this release:
We’re starting the year with so much love and so many crafting must-haves! We’re introducing a new bi-monthly subscription plan featuring HUGE layering stencils, along with new stamps, dies, stencils, embossing folders, Color By Numbers and Acrylic Markers. We’re also expanding our storage options with the NEW Zip ‘n' Stash and Zip ‘n' Keep storage pouches! Plus, more crafty surprises and supplies are in store for you! Start the year with love and with Altenew.
Time to Craft With Lydia – Creating a Beautiful Floral Background
To start with, I used Stencil Art: Playful Watercolor Flowers Layering Stencil Set to ink blend the beautiful cluster of flowers onto a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
For the flowers, I used Pink Crystal, Mauve, Berrylicious, and Acai Berry Inks. For the leaves, I used Icy Lemonade, Oolong Tea, Citronella, Green Gold, Matcha Tea, Swamp Green, and Oak Moss Inks.
Once I had completed the image, I drew around it using Dark Night Artist Marker and then filled in the background with the same marker.
Spreading Kindness with an Oldie-but-Goodie Die Cutting Technique!
For the sentiment and the oldie-but-goodie die cutting technique, I used the Be Kind Die from the Always Be Kind Die Set.
I cut the smaller of the dies from the colored panel. Important tip: Remember to keep all of the pieces! After that, I cut the larger ‘shadow' die from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
I adhered the die-cut letters onto the shadow piece using glue tape. Then, I added a scrap piece of cardstock behind the panel, followed by adding the panel to a card base using foam tape.
Next, I adhered the ‘fall-out' pieces back into place onto the scrap cardstock, then added over the layered die-cut using foam tape.
Want to see how this card came together? Please watch the video below, or head over to our YouTube channel:
Video Hop Giveaway Alert!
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 grand prize winner and a $50 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew video and/or each designer’s YouTube video on the hop list by 1/15/2024 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 5 random winners and announce them on the Altenew Winners Page on 1/17/2024.
***IMPORTANT! Please leave a comment on each entry on the video hop list below – NOT on this post – to be entered into the giveaway.
More Inspirations in this Release's Video Hop, Just For You!
Today's video hop offers an incredible roster of incredible designers. Visit each of the video hop's stops and spread the love!
But that's not all; we've got an abundance of inspiration waiting for you. Don't forget to check out our Blog Hop on January 10, 2024, and Instagram Hop on January 11, 2024 — we can't wait to see you there!
What do you think of the new release so far? Please share your feedback in the comments section—we always love hearing from you. Thanks so much for stopping by!