Hi there, Altenew friends! It's Jaycee and today I'm sharing a very special Perfect Pairing with Jaycee handmade card idea on how to add shimmer and shine. In addition to this card making technique video, I'm so thrilled to join Altenew in the NEW Paint-A-Flower: Magnolia Rustica Rubra Outline Stamp Set release! Let's take a quick peek at this month's NEW Paint-A-Flower set!
Stay cozy with a stunning trio of magnolias in their natural element. This outline stamp set features one beautiful magnolia bud, along with two other flowers, in different blooming stages. Stamp the anniversary-themed sentiments and color in the petals with your favorite coloring mediums for impressive results.
Did you know Altenew releases a gorgeous 4×6 floral outline stamp set every 22nd of the month? Find out more about the subscription by clicking the banner below! Altenew also has giveaways with every new release. Details on how to enter the giveaway are also down below!
10 Essential Techniques for Adding Shine to Your Cards
1. Hot Foil Plates – Chevron Background Hot Foil Plate
Hot foil systems are a worthwhile investment, especially since Altenew has recently added this category to their crafting line. Hot foil plates add easy dimension and professional-looking shine to any card.
2. Metallic Embossing Powders – Paint-A-Flower: Magnolia Rustica Rubra
Sometimes the Paint-A-Flower illustrations are perfect on their own without fancy coloring. I used the outline as one of my focal elements for this shimmery card.
3. Must-Have Gel Pen Set – Gold
I love that these pens write smoothly. If you're in the market for opaque and buttery white gel pens, I highly recommend the Must-Have Gel Pen Set.
Instantly add sheen over a large area with the metallic sprays. I used the Iridescent Ink Spray to add a slightly different palette than the white and gold.
I love glitter cardstocks because they catch the light in so many angles and appear as if they're twinkling. I used the glitter cardstock as a die-cut element and shadow to the die-cut sentiment.
6. Metallic Cardstock
Metallic cardstocks are similar to glitter cardstocks. I consider them to be more of a spotlight since they reflect light in one direction rather than many directions. I like using metallic cardstocks on larger die-cuts for added drama.
Bundles of metallic thread not only add a lot of attention but break up artificial lines in your cards. I like using bundles of metallic thread to ‘circle' my sentiment on busier floral arrangements.
I like to use the Altenew Pigment Inks for mixed media. I used the Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink to add texture and shine to my tissue paper wrap. This helps hide the seam I left for the Magnolia Rustica Rubra image.
9. Metallic Watercolor Pan Set – Enchanted Gold
Splatters add a mysterious aura to your paper crafting projects. I used Enchanted Gold to carry the color theme throughout the card. I let a few droplets touch the Magnolia Rustica Rubra and Dahlia Bright Eyes images.
Finally, I added a few sequins. I like to ‘connect the dots' between sequins to give readers a chance to glaze over the entire focal area. In the case of my metallic card, I wanted the recipient to notice my Magnolia Rustica Rubra and Dahlia Bright Eyes bouquet.
Hope you have lots of fun creating with this new outline stamp set! Enjoy the hop!
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/28/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/30/2022.
Blog Hop List
Here's the complete list of all the incredible designers who are joining this blog hop. Make sure to drop by each stop and leave them lots of love! Your first stop is the wonderful Emily Midgett!