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Altenew Educators Clean and Simple” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Altenew Educators Clean and Simple” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Altenew ECP Blog Hop - CLEAN & SIMPLE

June 2022.

Hello dear friends and welcome! A special welcome goes to all of you who are coming from Helen Kalb . You are on the right path and the next hop is Neha Aggarawal.

I know it has been a while, but I ensure you that there are some exciting stuff happening in the background and I will be sharing the news soon.

Today, we are focusing on another exiting thing and that is Altenew Blog Hop!

And there are some cool and exiting prizes and giveaways. 

 

$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! To win, please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/03/2022. 

There is also a 25% off code for all of you to use AECPBLOG25%OFF

And, rhere’s MORE! Join our party! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Clean and Simple” creations. 

We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party, and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/04/2022.

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And, now, let me show you my take on one of my favorite styles – Clean & Simple.

I recently purchased a stamp set from Altenew called Ori Kami. Now, this stamp set might not look as a lot to most, but, trust me, there is so much you can do with this set; You can create cards for any occasion and any age and with different sentiments, your options are endless.

 

 

The technique that I am going to talk about today is called “Mirror Technique” or “Mirroring Technique. This one has been on my mind for several years now and I have been meaning to try it ever since I saw it the first time. I purposefully bought a stamp set just to try this technique and it has been sitting in my stash waiting to be used for the very first time. Now, I bought this stamp set a long time ago and I cannot give you a link to what I have, but if you search for Mirror Block Stamps you will be able to find something. All you actually need is a solid stamp. If you have a big enough stamp you can always use the backing; it will not damage your stamps.

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First, I am going to show you how this Mirroring Technique originally works. The technique calls for a piece of acetate, a solid clear stamp and a stamp positioner. I found it to be a bit complicated at first, but, you’ll get a hand of it. First, get your acetate and put it in the corner of your stamp positioner; next, get a desired stamp and attach it to the acetate so the image is facing up. Next, get a clear stamp and make sure that is big enough to cover your stamp, then, simply close the door of your positioner and the first part is done. Next, ink up the stamp, close the door of your stamp positioner and the image will get on your stamp. Make sure that the image on your clear stamp is full of ink, Only that way you will get a good impression on the paper. As you can see in the image below, the image is very week when stamped only once. I repeated this processes one more time, only this time I used pigment ink. As you can see, I got much better results with the pigment ink and of course second time around. To speed up the process, I simply used Altenew Fine Liners to make the edges of my image solid and crispy black. 

And then, I had a though… What if there is another way to do this. And after some thinking this is what I came up with. I grabbed a stamp block, the one that I used is from Altenew, the same piece of acetate I used previously and a piece of cardstock ( I used Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lbs). I simply inked my stamp and stamped it directly on acetate and then stamped on the paper. Simple and quick. As you can see from the image below, It does not look that bad. I honestly think it turned out better than the previous image. I repeated the same process twice and simply colored the edges with Altenew Fine Liners (size 02). 

Next, I simply stamped another image like you would normally do, and now I have two mirrored images. Before assembly it was time to put on some minimalistic coloring. I used Altenew Morning Frost Dye Ink to color my images. I simply smooshed my ink cube on a little ceramic dish and used that pigment to watercolor my images. Yes, you can most definitely use Altenew dye inks for watercoloring and yes, you can use your watercolors on heavy cardstock, but please make sure to use as little water as possible. Once my images were colored, I simply fussy cut them with a pair of scissors. 

Even though this is simple and clean card, I still wanted a little pop of color. I grabbed Altenew Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock and Altenew red alcohol marker and colored a little piece of cardstock red. I then used little hearts from a cute little die set called New Day Card Kit Heart Frame Die Set (yes, very long name for such a tiny die set) and die cut bunch of hearts using Altenew Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine. Next, I stamped a sentiment with Altenew Permanent Black Ink and attached my doves to the card with Altenew Foam Tape. Next, I embellished my card with die cut hearts and attached everything to the card base. And the card was done! Quick, simple and clean! 

I hope you liked this technique and my take on it. To be honest, I like my way better because it does not require extra time and you do not need to purchase any new stamp sets or use stamp positioners. But, you can always try both and see what you like better. And if and when you do, please share. I would love to see your creations. 

Until then thank you for stopping by. Do not forget to leave a comment and the next stop or a hop is Neha Aggarwal.

14 Comments

  • Sharon Gullikson
    Posted June 28, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    I hope this works now :) The origami birds are really sweet. I also like how you added just a little bit of sparkle

    • Post Author
      lanabylanadesign
      Posted June 28, 2022 at 3:10 pm

      Yes, it does work. I am so grateful for you! Thank you Sharon and thank you for visiting me today!

  • Angela Hall
    Posted June 28, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    Love the origami, would need a video on how to do this one.

    • Post Author
      lanabylanadesign
      Posted June 28, 2022 at 3:11 pm

      Hi Angela,
      Thanks for HOPPING BY… :)
      Thank you for the idea, I will definitely make a video! Stay tuned.

  • Kelsey Thomas
    Posted June 28, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    This is adorable!

  • Donna Walls
    Posted June 28, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    I have this set so thanks for the great CAS inspiration.

    • Post Author
      lanabylanadesign
      Posted June 28, 2022 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Donna,
      I love this set! Yay, please don’t forget share your project. I would love to see it!
      Thanks for stopping by.

  • Lauryne Cunningham
    Posted June 29, 2022 at 2:38 am

    Very cool design! I love it!

  • Sara Fail
    Posted June 29, 2022 at 9:17 am

    This is so cool.

  • michiganderintexas
    Posted June 30, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    this is a fun concept – ty

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