Altenew March 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Today I am looking at foiling techniques using just foil and heat to create some stunning backgrounds with Altenew's Mandala die! Altenew is celebrating another fabulous release and I'm excited to be along for the journey! I have TWO video tutorials for you today featuring two very different techniques.

I will be giving away $30 to Altenew on my blog for commenting! I will announce the winner here on March 30th! Additionally, to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 29th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2018.

I love the look of foil! I love the elegance and the shine! I know not everyone has a laminator, so I wanted to show you two ways you could use foil – by laminating with heat and by simply gluing some foil down.

I cut out the Mandala die with my new Gemini die cutting machine – seriously watch the video and be amazed at how easy this intricate die is to cut out! OMG. I die cut the mandala into cardstock for my non-heat foil technique and for the laminating technique, I die cut the mandala using adhesive backed toner sheets.

I adore the Sincere Greetings stamp by Altenew! Not only do you get stunning sentiments for the fronts of your cards, but sincere and beautiful greetings for the insides too! I show them all off in the video!

My next card (funny story!) I actually created back in January when I was sent this Dearest Friend Stamp. It was sent to me by accident so I already had today's post ready to go ages ago! But it tempted me to create the other cards too so it's a bonus second video for you today! I used a watercolor masking technique using a liquid mask and created a fun background behind it! I always find fun ways to watercolour that don't require a lot of skill!

I am submitting this card as a part of my Altenew Educator Certificate! I took the Beyond Basic Backgrounds and was inspired to foil without using a laminator! 

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NEXT STOP: Terhi Koskinen
Blog Hop Participants: Altenew Card BlogLaura BassenMay Sukyong ParkLaurie WillisonEnza GudorHeidi JakobsErum TasneemKathy RacoosinAltenew Scrapbook BlogNina-Marie TrapaniSandra DietrichNicole PicaduraVicky PapaioannouFlora Monika FarkasTherese CalvirdAnna KomendaYoonsun HurKymona TraceyMarge YoonVirginia LuJustine Hovey – YOU ARE HERE! Terhi KoskinenJoni AndayaJennifer McGuireDebby HughesSimon HurleySvitlana ShayevichLilith EeckelsCarissa WileyAgnieszka MalyszekLydia EvansMayline Jung



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