Hello Friends, How are you? Seriously I am missing you all and I can’t help but, hope that it’s mutual. I am super excited today to be part of Altenew Anniversary Blog Hop. Happy Third Birthday Altenew!! WOO HOO! To start at the beginning of the hop go to the Altenew blog here. If you are coming from Lilith Eeckels blog you are in the right place.
Sometimes I don’t have the time to invest in super detailed coloring so I let my markers do the work. I like to call this technique “Color Smashing” Both cards today I colored smashed.
My… take a nap in the garden … party card … was soooo fun to make … just a little masking with these beautiful layering flowers called, “Garden Treasure” . I combined the flowers with these fun lil and totally adorable guys .. the stamp set is called, “Hug Me” . I fussy cut the center guy & popped him on my card with some foam tape and that made me realize I could whip up more of these if I had the coordinating dies on hand.
It took me days to get these balloons to look this way lol. The yellow, red & pink balloons I applied glossy accents on them and let the glossy dry over night. The next day I would reapply and the third day… repeat. For the green and blue I added only one coat of glossy when the other balloons were dry. I wanted three of the balloons to stand out. They are rich and thick and wonderful. I backed the cluster of balloons with foam tape and added them to my card front.
I also added glossy accents to the noses that are tied to their sweet faces. Copic blending solution was added the the fellas and to the grass with that rag technique I use all the time.
For this card … had sooo many technical difficulties and ended up deleting some video just so I could upload it.
Love the simplicity of this layering stamp called, “Best Mom” but, I didn’t have the matching die so I fussy cut it and in the video I will show you some tips on that and how I colored the background.
I mentioned that this is a layering stamp set but, I was craving coloring so that’s what I did. Love how layering stamp sets are for everyone.
Prizes YES PLEASE! Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
- Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
- Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
- My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
- Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
- WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
- Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
- Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
- Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
- Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
- Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
- Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate
Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.
I am last stop on the hop for today and be sure to check out Altenews hop yesterday and tomorrow. Loads of inspiration! Thank YOU for your visit today and have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Kathy
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