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Altenew October 2023 Release – Winter Ice Skates

Welcome back! If it’s your first time joining me, welcome to Cards by Candy blog where I share tips on creating simple handmade greeting cards. I am so glad you joined me. I have another product highlight from the Altenew October 2023 Release. Today we are focusing on the super cute Altenew Winter Ice Skate die set and the Altenew Joyful greetings stamp set.

If you want to watch the Youtube Tutorial, it is linked below. Also, products used are linked below as well as in the Youtube descriptions section of the video.

To begin, I cut tow card bases to 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches. One of the card bases I cut from a burgundy cardstock and the other I cut a top-folding card from a light blue cardstock. I rounded the corners on my card bases. Next, I cut two panels to 4 inches by 5.25 inches and rounded the corners.

For both cards, I die cut the ice skate top piece from white chunky glitter cardstock. The backing was in ice blue smooth glitter cardstock.I die cut my leaves from green, the flowers from burgundy, pink, navy, and blue cardstock scraps. The bottom of the ice skate and the laces were cut from gold foil cardstock with a small black glitter accent piece.

After die cutting all the pieces, I glued the flowers together and glued the skate pieces together. Then, I arranged the flowers on the skate. After positioning the flowers, I adhered those to the ice skates. I added a 1/4 inch of foam dimensional pieces to the backs of each skate to give dimension. I set the skates to the side, then worked on my panels.

For the pink panel, I stamped the “embrace every simple” sentiment from the Altenew Joyful Greetings stamp set using Altenew Vineyard Berry ink. I then used an antistatic powder on the panel then stamped the chunky “JOY” stamp using Versamark Ink. After that, I poured Altenew Gold embossing powder over the JOY and removed the excess powder with a thin paintbrush. Heat set the embossing powder until it is solid and raised. Next, glue crafters foam to the back of the panel to give added dimension. Then adhere the pink panel to the burgundy card base. Add the Altenew Winter Ice Skate to the panel on the right side of the sentiment. Add a navy blue flower to the top left corner of the card. Finish this card by adding ice blue iridescent sequins.

For the navy blue panel, I glued it directly to the blue card base. Then, I cut a larger rectangle from the ice blue smooth glitter cardstock that is the same for the backing of the ice skate. Next, I cut a small gold foil rectangle to be slightly smaller than the glitter rectangle. After that, I cut an even smaller rectangle from baby blue cardstock. I stamped the “peace, love, &” sentiment on the baby blue rectangle using Altenew Tanzanite Ink.

At the bottom middle of the card, I stamped the cursive “joy” sentiment using Altenew White Cloud Pigment Ink. I had to let the panel dry after using the pigment ink. Next, I added 1/4 thick foam dimensional tape to the back of the ice skate, then adhered it to the top middle of the card. In the middle portion of the panel in between the “joy” and the ice skate, I glued the blue glitter rectangle. Directly on top, I adhered the gold foil rectangle. Following that, I added foam dimensional tape to the back of the baby blue “peace, love, &” sentiment. I adhered the sentiment strip to the top of the gold foil rectangle. I added a few blue iridescent sequins to finish the card.

I hope you enjoyed these cards and I can’t wait to see what you create using this Altenew Winter Ice Skate die set!

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