Gardens Around the World Release Video Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes!)

by Jaycee Gaspar
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Hi Altenew friends, it's Jaycee! Today's ‘Perfect Pairing with Jaycee' about scene building is extra special because it coordinates with the Gardens Around the World collection. I am the first stop on this fun video hop featuring some of my favorite crafty YouTubers and Content Creators.

As with any inspirational hop, there are multiple chances to enter our giveaway. Please interact with the Altenew YouTube Channel and all of my crafty friends' channels by subscribing, liking, and leaving positive comments. We appreciate you being a part of this release. Make sure you stick around for how to enter the generous giveaway!

3 Scene Building HACKS for Simple Scenes

Scene Building Card Example #1

1. Background Balance

My first step when scene building on a card is making the background. I like to work from background to foreground. In my scene, I went for a weathered sepia-tone photograph. I also took inspiration from vintage postage stamps with two-tone coloring.

To create balance, I knew I would make a dynamic focal foreground element. I left the background simple with some distressing and a die-cut frame.

Scene Building Card Example #2

2. Fantastic Focal Points

The next element of scene building is my focal point–the part of your card that is your focus. Think of this as the subject of your photo if you are at a photo-worthy landmark or the person in your portrait. I built my scene as if I were looking through the flower bush to see the vintage greenhouse in the distance.

Another essential element to card scene building is your sentiment. Aside from your subject, you want your recipient to see the message you want to send them. Consider this important element in your overall composition.

Scene Building Card Example #3

3. Compelling Compositions

The last and final scene-building rule is your composition. Where do you want all your pieces to go? I typically follow the Rule of Thirds.

If you think of your card scene as 3 linear subdivisions vertically and horizontally, the four points where these lines intersect are considered visually appealing areas. Focal points in your scenes should go in these areas. Make sure you check the video to enforce the understanding of the Rule of Thirds.

How to Enter the Giveaway:

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$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 8 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew video and/or each designer’s YouTube video on the hop list by 04/30/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw random 8 winners and announce them on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/02/2022.

Gardens Around the World Video Hop Participants


Colleen Balija 

Bridget Casey

Natasha Davies

Sande Woodson

Linda Westfall

Nandini Karmarkar

Thanks for stopping by. See you in the next hop!

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marye342 April 24, 2022 - 10:11 AM

Love this release. Beautiful stamp sets!

Bj Clark April 24, 2022 - 2:42 PM

Love this card thank you for sharing

Wanda Radler April 24, 2022 - 4:22 PM

Beautiful card and great explanation of the process.

Audrey April 24, 2022 - 4:30 PM

You are very talented. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Vickie Davis April 24, 2022 - 5:24 PM

Great card and wonderful tips. Thanks for a great video.

joni52 April 24, 2022 - 5:51 PM

Fabulous video, love the greenhouse!

stacey carpenter April 25, 2022 - 1:49 AM

pretty card!

Subhashini S April 25, 2022 - 6:46 AM

i like the outcome

Nancy Wilcox April 25, 2022 - 12:38 PM

Beautiful stamp set and card.

Karen Schroeder April 26, 2022 - 4:50 PM

Love how you created your card! Very cool!

neetcreations2 April 26, 2022 - 5:14 PM

This was absolutely wonderful!

Bo Gilmore April 27, 2022 - 12:42 AM

Hi Jaycee, thank you for the tips on how to build scenes.
I have just started to make cards, so this is a little intimidating, but I am going to tag this video to work up to a card this advanced. I took note of the 3 steps on planning a scene and rule of 1/3’s. I think that rule may help me with easy cards too.
This is so beautiful. It reminds me of Queen Elizabeth’s Kew Gardens. I like how you roughed up the edge of the card stock base. Thank you for sharing your great creation with crafters like me. Bye


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