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Ink-Blending and Embossing: Quick & Easy Card Using an Embossing Folder – A Cherry on Top Crafts

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be sharing my first blog post as a member of the ACOT design team! Today, I’m sharing an easy-to-make embossed card featuring some new products from Altenew!

To create this card, I first ink-blended a Black Soot and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide gradient onto my card panel. I began by blending a little Black Soot in the corner of my card panel before adding Faded Jeans. From here, I simply blended the two colours together before I achieved a smooth and vibrant gradient.

Next, I added a unique touch to my card panel by embossing it using the Charming Heliconia 3D Embossing Folder from Altenew. Using an embossing folder on your creative projects adds a beautiful and distinctive texture that really helps your project to stand out.

After embossing, I splattered my card panel with white paint before adding a sentiment using the Classic Greetings Sentiment Stamp and Die Set from Altenew. The sentiment was stamped using the Obsidian Amalgam Ink Cube from Gina K. Designs.

To finish my card, I used Gina K. Designs Connect Glue to adhere my elements to an A2 card base.

As mentioned, embossing folders are an amazing – but also quick and easy way – to add a beautiful and uniquely handmade touch to any project you create. With a wide variety of embossing folders to choose from, you can find anything from florals to geometric shapes, making them perfect for any project you can imagine!

Thank you so much for reading! I look forward to sharing my projects with all of you!

See you next time!

Sasha


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Faded Jeans Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad

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Altenew Classic Greetings Stamp Set

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Try Something New – A Cherry on Top Crafts

Today is the day of the monthly A Cherry on Top YouTube Hop for January! 🎉 🍒

The theme for this month’s hop is “Try Something New,” so I decided to try watercolouring using Distress Oxide!

My card features the Lovely Layers: Doves Honey Cuts and Winter Wonder paper pad from Honey Bee Stamps and the Classic Greetings Stamp set from Altenew.

Watch the full process video here:

Be sure to head on over to YouTube and hop along with the design team for a chance to win a $25 gift card to A Cherry on Top! 🍒

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha


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Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers: Doves – Honey Cuts

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Honey Bee Stamps Winter Wonder 6×8.5 Paper Pad

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Faded Jeans Tim Holtz Distress Oxide

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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

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Black Soot Tim Holtz Distress Oxide

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Altenew Classic Greetings Stamp Set

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Gina K. Designs Obsidian Amalgam Ink Cube

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Canson XL Spiral Multi-Media Paper Pad

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Tim Holtz Guillotine Mini Trimmer

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12″ Portable Fiskars Paper Trimmer by Fiskars

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CAS Black & White Florals with Altenew – CIC #575 Reminder

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Hello friends! Today is the beginning of an exciting new challenge over on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! The theme for challenge #575 is add a bow/ribbon and our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew!

I had a lot of fun creating this card using the Build-A-Garden: Dear Dahlias Bundle from Altenew. This bundles includes a stamp, stencil, die set, and mini blending brush.

Using the stamp set, I stamped the floral image twice on a card front using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink.

I then added a strip of vellum with a strip of twine ribbon and a bow on top.

I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set and adhered it to a piece of black cardstock to match the the rest of the card.

To finish, I glued everything together and placed my card front on a piece of black cardstock.

Be sure to check out the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card for a chance of winning a $50 Altenew Gift certificate to their online store OR an Altenew Stampwheel (must live in the U.S to be eligible to win the Altenew Stampwheel)!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


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Florals and Bows with Altenew – CIC #575

This post contains affiliate links that are of no extra cost to you. Using my affiliate links simply helps me to keep doing what I love – thank you!

Hello friends! Today is the beginning of an exciting new challenge over on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! The theme for challenge #575 is add a bow/ribbon and our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew!

I had a lot of fun creating this card using the Build-A-Garden: Dear Dahlias Bundle from Altenew. This bundles includes a stamp, stencil, die set, and mini blending brush.

Using the die set, I first die-cut three sets of flowers and added some ink blending to teach petal using the mini blending brush and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide before assembling them.

To put the flower in, I created a mini envelope using kraft cardstock. I then added some ribbon and a bow to the envelope.

To create the background, I used Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide to create a subtle fade of colour.

To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set included in the bundle.

Be sure to check out the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card for a chance of winning a $50 Altenew Gift certificate to their online store OR an Altenew Stampwheel (must live in the U.S to be eligible to win the Altenew Stampwheel)!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


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