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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. Carla Hundley

    How lovely your
    cards are with the
    paste. Gorgeous
    stencils.
    Carla from Utah

    14 . Mar . 2017
  2. jan metcalf

    Thanks for sharing your stenciling tips!

    14 . Mar . 2017
  3. Debbie A.

    Love the embossing paste on your cards, May! And you did a great job of coloring them. Great cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in TWO giveaways!

    14 . Mar . 2017
  4. Angie Hall

    Your cards are so gorgeous. Love the tinted embossing paste. I like your choice of sentiments. Thanks

    14 . Mar . 2017
  5. Jennifer K

    Your cards are beautiful and I love the colours, it was such a clever idea to colour the paste with the ink sprays! The new stencils are all so fantastic.

    14 . Mar . 2017
  6. Rebecca W

    Thanks for the inspiration, these cards are such happy cards!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    13 . Mar . 2017
  7. Karen L K

    Your cards look great! The colors on each are nice and I like that you colored your paste with the sprays. Good idea!

    13 . Mar . 2017
  8. Annette Reed

    So lovely. Thanks for sharing the tips. I didn’t know you could make your own embossing paste. Will have to try it.

    13 . Mar . 2017
  9. Tina Pike

    I just love that yellow! The pink is so soft and pretty. I can’t decide which I love most. : ))

    13 . Mar . 2017
  10. melissaf123

    Beautiful cards, love the soft and pretty ombré colors on the medallion textured backgrounds! Thanks for another awesome video too

    13 . Mar . 2017
  11. Sue McRae

    Great texture on your happy cards!

    13 . Mar . 2017
  12. Lois John

    Lovd the pink card!!

    13 . Mar . 2017
  13. Maryam's craft

    Love the ombré effect in the background. Your cards is fabulous as usual

    13 . Mar . 2017
  14. Ericka Strange

    Gorgeous cards! Love the colors of these sprays and stencils. So many things I need!

    13 . Mar . 2017
  15. Saila

    Beautiful card!

    13 . Mar . 2017
  16. Sarah M

    The soft pink and yellow stenciled designs make beautiful backgrounds for the sentiments. Really pretty cards!

    13 . Mar . 2017
  17. Marina

    Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing and for the tutorial.

    13 . Mar . 2017
  18. SusanME

    These cards are Beautiful!! I love the ombre coloring with the stencil – thanks so much for inspiring us!

    13 . Mar . 2017
  19. Sindhu

    wow..beautiful cards…thanks for sharing the video…

    13 . Mar . 2017
  20. Jennifer Thomas

    These are so beautiful, May! You are so great at cardmaking and so crafty and clever! I love how you used the gold string. So pretty! Tfs!

    13 . Mar . 2017
  21. kathiejo

    I loved your video! I have never used embossing paste on a card before, but I am going to now! I love the texture that it adds. Thank you so much for your inspiration!!

    12 . Mar . 2017
  22. Gail Plaskiewicz

    I love, love, love the yellow background stencil card you did! Yellow is my favorite color and boy did you use it! LOL Thank you for doing that. I am in love with these background stencils. I have lots of stencils but no background ones. I love what you did with your cards! I want to win the gift card so I can get some stencils and spray ink. I’ve never done a background before on a card and I have seen plenty of people do just that, like you. Thank you for showing us your pretty cards and for giving us a chance to win something. This is the longest blog hop I think I have ever been on. My legs and feet are tired from all of that hopping but it was fun! LOL I hope to see you again on another hop.

    12 . Mar . 2017
  23. Arlene S.

    Wow…love your cards. The combo of stencils and embossing paste absolutely beautiful. The gradient use for coloring very nice…and thanks for all of your tips!

    12 . Mar . 2017
  24. angelamyhre

    The pink card is very pretty!

    12 . Mar . 2017
  25. Tetiana Arkhipova

    Gorgeous cards! I love the new stencil designs!

    12 . Mar . 2017

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