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Altenew Stencils & Ink Sprays Release Blog Hop + Giveaway | How-to Video

by May Park-

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Hello, and welcome to the Altenew March 2017 Release Blog Hop! If you came from the amazing Svitlana’s blog, you are right on track!
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Today the design team girls and guests are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate the release of 7 stencils, 12 ink sprays, 12 colored cardstock, 7 envelopes and glue tape.

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I’m not good at using stencils and ink sprays, but it was fun experimenting with new goodies. After a few practice pieces, I decided to do some stenciling with embossing paste and ink sprays. I created two cards with subtle ombre background using new stencils: Layered Medallion stencil ALayered Medallion stencil B & new ink sprays: Frosty PinkWarm Sunshine

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Using embossing paste with a stencil is a great way to add texture to your project. I used the ink spray to tint my embossing paste. Depending on how much ink you add to the embossing paste, you can adjust the color intensity. You can go further by adding other elements like glitter or embossing powder, if you want to. 

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If you don’t have embossing paste, you can make your own at home. Just google homemade embossing paste, you can easily find tons of recipes. I used to make my own embossing paste using baking soda and white acrylic paint. It worked almost the same.

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I made a video tutorial to show you how to create my card. I share lots of tips you won’t want miss – you can watch it here or on my YouTube channel:

DIY Handmade Cards with Ombre Pasted Background using Stencils & Ink Sprays 

  1. Place the Ranger craft mat on your desk. This mat has a slick surface so it’s easy to clean especially when you work with embossing paste. If you don’t have this mat, place the scrap paper on your work surface. 
  2. Tape the Layered Medallion stencil A over 110lb Neenah solar white cardstock using washi tape to prevent the stencil from shifting when applying embossing paste. 
  3. Pick up some Ranger Texture Paste with a spatula and mix it with Altenew Metallic Ink Spray Frost Pink after shaking it well. I used a teaspoon to measure the amount of ink. If you don’t like a shimmery look, you can use it without shaking. Depending on how much pigment you add to the embossing paste, you can adjust the color intensity
  4. Apply the colored embossing paste with the spatula over the stencil toward one direction. Make sure not to work too fast – otherwise, you may ruin your project as the embossing paste can smear under the stencil especially when you use the stencil which has a delicate design.
  5. Add more amount of Altenew Metallic Ink Spray Frost Pink to the embossing paste and apply it to below the first line of stenciled background. I used the same ink spray to create a subtle ombre background. If you want to create a background with more vibrant colors, you can switch to another color like orange or red. It’s up to you.
  6. Repeat the process until you complete the whole background, making sure to add more pigment along the way.
  7. After applying the third shade of pink color, go over all over the surface with the spatula to make it smooth. 
  8. Set aside the stenciled panel and air dry for about a half hour before moving on the next step.
  9. Trim the panel into slightly smaller than A2 card size using Tim Holtz paper trimmer and mount it on an A2 size top folding card using 3M Foam Tape.
  10. Prep a piece of white cardstock with EK Success embossing powder tool to prevent any stray powder from sticking to unwanted areas. Stamp the word from Altenew Super Script stamp set with Versamak Watermark ink on the cardstock.
  11. Sprinkle Ranger super fine gold embossing powder over the stamped word and tap the excess powder off the cardstock. Use a small paint brush and tweezer to flick away any stray powder.
  12. Heat set the word with Hero Arts Embossing Gun until it’s completely melted.
  13. Die cut the word using Altenew Super Script die set and Spellbinders Platinum Diecut Machine
  14. Heat emboss the sentiment from Altenew Halftone Circles stamp set with Ranger super fine white embossing powderon a piece of black cardstock.
  15. Adhere the die-cut word and a strip of sentiemnt on the card front using foam squares. Add some gold metallic thread behind the die-cut.
  16. Finish off the card with some Crystal Clear Sequins from Dress My Craft.

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Giveaways: There are two ways to win!

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. Leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, March 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win.
  • And there is more! I have a $30 Altenew gift certificate to give away. Leave a comment below. I will announce one lucky winner on Wednesday, March 15th. Good luck!

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Blog Hop

I’m the last stop on the hop. If you would like to start at the beginning, please visit the Altenew blog HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

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Supplies

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS), Ellen Hutson(EH) and Altenew(AN). It means I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support.

EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
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White Fun Foam
White Fun Foam
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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Lifestyle Crafts Quickstik
Lifestyle Crafts Quickstik
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Versamark Watermark Ink
Versamark Watermark Ink
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Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
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Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder
Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder
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Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Gold
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Gold
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EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Squares
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Metalic Embroidery Thread Gold
Metalic Embroidery Thread Gold
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Altenw Super Script Stamp Set
Altenw Super Script Stamp Set
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Altenw Super Script Die Set
Altenw Super Script Die Set
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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Altenew Halftone Circles Stamp Set
Altenew Halftone Circles Stamp Set
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Spellbinders Platinum Diecut Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Diecut Machine
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3M Foam Tape 1/2 Inch
3M Foam Tape 1/2 Inch
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Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110LB
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110LB
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Altenew Layered Medalliona A Stencil
Altenew Layered Medalliona A Stencil
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Altenew Layered Medalliona B Stencil
Altenew Layered Medalliona B Stencil
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AN
Altenew Ink Spray Frosty Pink
Altenew Ink Spray Frosty Pink
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AN
Altenew Ink Spray Warm Sunshine
Altenew Ink Spray Warm Sunshine
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AN
Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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Ranger Texture Paste
Ranger Texture Paste
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Viva Palette Knife Set
Viva Palette Knife Set
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220 Comments

  1. Pepper

    Such amazing talent and card TFS!!

    28 . Mar . 2017
  2. Belinda MacNutt

    I am going to try the paste, thanks for the inspiration.

    26 . Mar . 2017
  3. Pepper

    Those stencils are so nice they really make the card.

    25 . Mar . 2017
  4. chrisbjornstedt

    This is the first time I have seen your work, and it is lovely. Thank you for sharing your creative process!

    24 . Mar . 2017
  5. Betty Bunch

    Thanks for the video. Loved the ombre colors you used!

    16 . Mar . 2017
  6. TracyM #6773

    BEAUTIFUL and EXCITING!
    THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION and RECIPE, can’t wait to get creative with sprays and stencils 🙂

    16 . Mar . 2017
  7. Beverly Jordan

    Am loving the new stencils and their images!! So versatile and these cards are so elegant!

    16 . Mar . 2017
  8. Dottie

    I am so enjoting all the bright and pretty Altenew release cards. These cards are so fun and gorgeous!

    16 . Mar . 2017
  9. Heather Lynn

    Beautiful stenciled backgrounds! Can’t wait to try this technique. Thanks for sharing!

    15 . Mar . 2017
  10. Liz O.

    Amazing cards, love the color gradients and the texture! Thanks for the inspiration May, have a wonderful day!

    15 . Mar . 2017
  11. D.Ann C

    These are awesome! I LOVE the sunshine yellow!! I’d never thought of DIY embossing paste… thanks for the tip!!

    15 . Mar . 2017
  12. Nancy C

    I really like the ombre look using the ink sprays. Thanks for sharing.

    15 . Mar . 2017
  13. creativeunblock

    Love the ombre look!

    15 . Mar . 2017
  14. Deepa Lakshman

    The colors of these sprays make me so happy.

    15 . Mar . 2017
  15. Jackie PN (@PNJackie)

    May,
    I just LOVE your ombre cards- Beautiful work, beautiful colors!
    hugs,Jackie”)

    15 . Mar . 2017
  16. Lynne Ingram

    Beautiful. Thanks for the video.

    15 . Mar . 2017
  17. Teresa Godines

    Your backgrounds turned out amazing. Beautiful projects. TFS

    15 . Mar . 2017
  18. Julie Henderson

    I have only used embossing paste a few times in a class I took. I never thought about adding ink color to the white paste!!! Thank you so much for sharing your cards!!

    15 . Mar . 2017
  19. lostinpaper

    ooh, the ombre is making my heart so happy May, your cards are superb and video queued to watch on my days off when I can relax and enjoy it, Big hugs and congrats on yet another fantabulous and successful release hop!! x

    15 . Mar . 2017
  20. tttohmy

    Love it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    15 . Mar . 2017

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