Altenew Collections: Jaycee's Year-In-Review of Crafty Favorites
Hi there, Altenew friends. It's Jaycee! This year has been full of Altenew products that I will grab over and over again. In my video tutorial, I will focus on my Top 10 picks of the year and use them in three different cards. It was hard to narrow a year of crafty essentials to only 10 items!
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Opalescent Antique Rose
Altenew released two NEW ink sets this year: Jewel Tone and Frozen Delights Crisp Dye Inks. For my first card, I used my favorite layering die set, Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose. I was so excited to find out that Altenew was releasing hot foil plates. I had to get a foil system of my own to use the Splatter Hot Foil Plate.
To anchor these two elements together, I used the Modern Hello Sentiment Stamp Set. I used the Frozen Delights color palette and opalescent foil for this bright and airy floral card.
Mid-Century Modern House Plant Scene
To contrast the bright and airy arrangement from earlier, I used the Jewel Tone Crisp Dye Ink Set. In the video above you will see why I find both ink sets to be my new crafty favorite. I made a mid-century modern wallpaper using the Shattered Cubes Builder Stencil.
As my foreground element, I stamped the Pots and Plants Stamp Set images onto watercolor paper. I used the ink from the Jewel Tone ink pads to watercolor the leaves of the die-cut images. I foam mounted my focal elements on the front of my geometric scene.
Honey, Bee Kind to Yourself
I used a very bright and romantic palette to complement the first card. I started with a dry-embossed panel using my favorite 3D embossing folder: Tree Bark 3D Embossing Folder. As my main foreground element, I used the Mini Delight: Bee Kind Stamp and Die Bundle to frame the subsequent flowers.
To make the flowers on the front of this card, I used my newest floral stamp favorite for 2021: Rose Tea Stamp and Die Bundle. I love the large and realistic blooms on this stamp set. Watercoloring these images works up as loose or as detailed as you would like. I have watercolored these blooms many times for beautiful and realistic bouquets. I finished this card with sequins and iridescent ink spray.
I have already had a preview of what is to come for Altenew in 2022. As for now, these are my Top 10 Crafty Favorites from the Altenew shop. Just as a review, here are my crafty favorites from this year:
Jaycee's Year-In-Review Altenew Crafty Favorites for 2021
- Die Set – Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose
- Sentiment Stamp Set – Modern Hello Stamp Set
- Hot Foil Plate – Splatter Hot Foil Plate
- Stencil – Shattered Cubes Builder Stencil
- ‘Other' Stamp Set – Pots and Plants Stamp and Die Bundle
- Crafty Tool – Mini Ink Blending Tools
- Crisp Ink Family – Jewel Tone & Frozen Delights Crisp Dye Inks
- Mini Stamp – Mini Delight: Bee Kind
- Embossing Folder – Tree Bark 3D Embossing Folder
- Floral Stamp Set – Rose Tea Stamp and Die Bundle