Altenew’s Frosted Garden

This is my second guest post for Blitsy.com and I’m creating some cards with and awesome Altenew set called Frosted Garden. I love shopping at Blitsy for several reasons one is they have one of the lowest prices for craft items with super fast shipping. Plus shipping is free after $30 and customer service is great! You can find the post here.

I love this new Frosted Garden floral stamp set from Altenew. This set produces beautiful flowers. I made three different cards using different techniques with this set versatile set.

This first card uses a faux water coloring technique and is easy to do.

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For this technique you will need:

  • Bristol Smooth Paper or Watercolor Paper
  • Stamp Positioner (MISTI or Stamp Platform)
  • Waterbased Inks (I used Altenew)
  • Spray Bottle (I used Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer)
  • Versamark Ink Clear Embossing Powder Heat Tool
  • Watercolor Pens – (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen)
  • Waterbrush or Paint Brush – ( I used Prima’s Water Brush Pens)
  • Optional – Tonic Nuvo Drops

First, place a piece of Stratmore Bristol Smooth paper in a stamp positioner. Pick out a couple of inks that go together, I used Altenew’s Puffy Heart, Purple Wine, and Cosmic Berry. Take the lightest color and stamp the flower portion of the images. Then take the middle color and ink up various portions of the flowers. Do the same with the darkest ink, however before you stamp it, spritz a little water on the stamp. The Altenew inks are water based and so the image will spread a little and look like you watercolored the flowers. Repeat the same process with the leaves. I used Altenew’s ink in Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen.

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For the background, take a Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen, I used Blue Gray and loosely color the background with the waterbrush pen.

Once it is all dry, add your sentiment. I used Altenew Puffy Heart ink and then stamped Versmark ink and clear heat embossed it and adhered it to a navy card base using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner. To add a little sparkle, I used Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops in Metallic Navy Blue.

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For my 2nd card, I used Ken Oliver Color Bursts. Color Bursts are fun and easy to use and always produce gorgeous backgrounds.

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For this card I used Color Bursts in Violet and Orchid with some Ken Oliver Platinum Mineral Bursts. The Mineral Bursts add a pretty shimmer to your project.

For this technique you will need:

  • Bristol Smooth Paper
  • Ken Oliver Color Bursts
  • Spray Bottle
  • EK Success Powder Tool
  • Versafine Ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Optional – Stamp Positioner (MISTI or Stamp Platform)
  • Ken Oliver Mineral Bursts

Make your background by lightly adding color bursts to the paper and spritzing with water.

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Once the background is dry, use the EK Success Powder Tool to dust and prepare it for embossing. Take the Verafine ink and stamp the image and clear heat emboss it. The sentiment is from the Altenew’s new release Birthday Builder that has lots of happy birthday fonts, a staple for creating all those birthday cards. I added some clear Nuvo Drops at the end for some embellishments.

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For my 3rd card, I used alcohol inks to make a bright background. There are so many ways to play with alcohol inks, some of my favorites include staining glass, coloring metal ornaments, and creating bright backgrounds for cards.

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For this technique you will need:

  • Yupo Paper
  • Washi Tape
  • Clipboard
  • EK Success Powder Tool
  • Versamark Ink
  • Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Alcohol Inks
  • Optional –Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Pen or Solution and Cotton Swabs

First start by prepping the Yupo Paper by taping it down with washi tape to the clipboard. This will help reduce the warping when embossing. Take the powder tool and lightly dust the Yupo paper. Stamp the image with the Versamark Ink and sprinkle the embossing powder on the image. Make sure your Heat Tool is very hot (wait a minute or two for it to fully warm up) and then quickly emboss the paper to limit warping.

Carefully add the alcohol inks to the paper to achieve the desired look. I used Raspberry, Wild Plum, and Purple Twilight. I used the Blending Pen and cotton swabs to wipe of any ink that landed on my flowers.

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Once the paper was dry, I added vellum with a sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it in gold as well.

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Optional – since I used Vellum I took out my Xyron 250 Create a Sticker Machine and ran it through. It applied a light sticky coating to the back of the vellum so I didn’t have to worry about glue marks showing through.

Supplies:


Altenew - Birthday Builder
Altenew – Birthday Builder
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Altenew - Frosted Garden
Altenew – Frosted Garden
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper - White
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper – White
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Strathmore - Bristol Smooth
Strathmore – Bristol Smooth
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Strathmore - Watercolor Paper Pad
Strathmore – Watercolor Paper Pad
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Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Crystal Drops Gloss - Metallic Blue
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection – Crystal Drops Gloss – Metallic Blue
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Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Crystal Drops Gloss - Morning Dew
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection – Crystal Drops Gloss – Morning Dew
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder -  Detail Clear
Hero Arts Embossing Powder – Detail Clear
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
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Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Cubes - Green Fields
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Cubes – Green Fields
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Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Cubes - Rose Petal
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Cubes – Rose Petal
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko – VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad – Onyx Black
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Tsukineko - VersaMark Ink Pad
Tsukineko – VersaMark Ink Pad
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Alcohol Blending Pen
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Blending Pen
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Alcohol Blending Solution
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Blending Solution
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Mixatives - Pearl
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Mixatives – Pearl
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Nature Walk
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Nature Walk
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Summit View
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Summit View
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Valley Trail
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Valley Trail
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Stamp Platform
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Xyron 250 Create A Sticker Maker
Xyron 250 Create A Sticker Maker
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 Kuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Real Brush Marker
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real Brush Marker
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Ken Oliver - Color Burst - Brights Assortment - 6 Pack
Ken Oliver – Color Burst – Brights Assortment – 6 Pack
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Ken Oliver - Color Burst - Caribbean Brights - 6 Pack
Ken Oliver – Color Burst – Caribbean Brights – 6 Pack
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Ken Oliver - Mineral Burst - Platinum
Ken Oliver – Mineral Burst – Platinum
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