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Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop: Video Tutorial + Giveaway

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop: Video Tutorial + Giveaway

We’re taking part in Altenew’s Crafty Friends Blog Hop! This venture celebrates Altenew‘s unique community of crafters that love to craft using their fabulous range of stamps and dies. Everyone involved will share a project from one of their favourite crafters. You might have come here from the lovely Erum Tasneem’s Vibyor Krafts… Now it’s our turn to inspire you, with a stunning project from the lovely Linda Simpson! So, what has she made for the Blog Hop — and how can you win prizes in Altenew‘s giveaway?

Your Chance To Win With Altenew

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Simply leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, February 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on February 16th, 2018.

Altenew will be offering an additional $30 Altenew Gift Certificate prize per blog – so for your chance to win this, simply leave a comment on THIS blog post by Wednesday February 14th. One lucky winner will be announced on the Create and Craft blog on Thursday February 15th – so get involved, crafties!

‘Birds Of A Feather’ Card – Linda Simpson [With Video Tutorial]

When I was approached by Create and Craft to take part in the blog hop with Altenew, it was such an honour! Once I saw February 2018’s new releases, I had to choose the “Birds of a Feather” stamp and die set.

I simply love birds! Sometimes when I see some stamps or dies, I know instinctively how I am going to use them and the project I have in mind. For this project I have created a gate fold card.

To create my gate fold card I have used 2 15 cm x 15 cm white card x 2. Mink coloured pearlescent card and card with a picture of the sky.

Step 1:

First thing to do is cut half of the front of both cards to give you 2 side panels, adhere together with double sided tape to create gate fold card. Then mat and layer the mink and sky card onto the inside and both side panels.

Step 2:

On a white piece of card I then proceeded to build the birds using the stamps. Each bird is stamped using the following Archival ink colours, Jet Black, Garden Patina, Cornflower Blue, Coffee, Red Geranium and Monarch Orange. Once all birds were stamped I then used the corresponding dies to cut the birds out. For the branches I simply die cut using Kraft card.

Step 3:

I then proceeded to adhere the bird and branch to the front panels on both sides. For the inside I stamped the sentiment “Birds of a Feather Flock Together” with Jet Black Archival ink and added the final bird. On the right front panel I also stamped “Hello There”.

Check out exactly how I created this card, step by step, in this easy-to-follow video tutorial:

Your next stop on the hop is Lilith’s Scrapbooking Adventure.

Get involved, and check out everyone else taking in part in this fantastic hop-along, right here:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Lydia Evans

Enza Gudor

Yana Smakula

Yoonsun Hur

Anna Kossakovskaya

Virginia Lu

Simon Says Stamp Blog

May Sukyong Park

Anna Komenda

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Debby Hughes

Justine Hovey

Erum Tasneem

Create & Craft TV Blog

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Gong

Kymona Tracey

Olga Moss

Svitlana Shayevich

Kristina Pokazanieva

Sandra Dietrich

Galina Filippenko

Nicole Picadura

Vicki Finger

Therese Calvird

Reiko Tsuchida

Mindy Baxter

Laura Bassen

Don’t forget to leave a comment on this blog post, for your chance to win a $30 gift voucher from Altenew!

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