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Altenew November 2023 Release Instagram Hop + Giveaway

Welcome back and thanks for joining me today on the Altenew November 2023 Instagram Hop + Giveaway! These are such great products from this release! Let the charm of the wild come to life through paper crafting! This release, connecting art and nature, features designs inspired by the creatures of the world! 🐘 πŸ¦πŸ¦’ I am in love with these gorgeous Betterpress plates!

I’m joining a fun Instagram Hop with Altenew today to celebrate the November 2023 Stamps, Dies, Stencils, Betterpress Plate, etc Release! Feel free to start the hop over at @altenewllc!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 Gift Card to 1 winner and $50 Gift Cards to 4 winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc , @artistrybyaltenew and @cardsbycandy and leave a comment by 11/13/2023. Winners will be announced on Altenew’s winner page on 11/15/2023. What are you waiting for? Gorgeous project inspiration and fun prizes await you!

Head over to your NEXT STOP: Mugdha – @mugdhagujarathi

The longest part of creating these cards was the water coloring. Other than that, these were really simple to make. Let’s start with the gorgeous Altenew Billowing Flower Betterpress card.

  1. Cut card panel to 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches.
  2. Rub Altenew Magenta ink pad over all edges of the panel to create a rectangle of the magenta color.
  3. Let ink dry, then adhere to card base.
  4. Next cut another card panel to 4 inches by 5.25 inches.
  5. Take Altenew Intricate Tiles Embossing Folder and ink the side that is recessed.
  6. Run through embossing machine.
  7. Adhere to card base.
  8. Cut another panel from cotton heavyweight cardstock (the best for letterpress) to 3.75 inches by 5 inches.
  9. Align flower plate on platen using grid lines and ink in light brown Betterpress ink. Also align sentiment on platen and ink in pink Betterpress ink.
  10. Then, place cotton cardstock panel on top of plate.
  11. Run through the machine, then remove to see a gorgeous letter pressed flower.
  12. Watercolor flower using Altenew Essentials Watercolor palette – I used the purple and magenta for the flower and the greens for the leaves. Then, watercolor the corners and edges with the brown to create a vintage look.
  13. Use foam dimensional tape behind the watercolor panel, then adhere to card base.
  14. Finish by adding tinted clear drops to mimic rain drops.

It was so simple to make and the photo does not show the detail from this plate. It really is a gorgeous plate set!

For the hummingbird card, I used these steps:

  1. Cut card panel to 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches.
  2. Rub Altenew Emerald ink pad over all edges of the panel to create a rectangle of the emerald color.
  3. Let ink dry.
  4. To add the flower plate from the Altenew Hummingbird Nectar Betterpress Plate set, align flower plate on platen according to gridlines to be at the top left corner.
  5. Ink with Altenew Embossing Ink or Versamark Ink.
  6. Rub antistatic powder over emerald card panel, then place panel emerald side touching plate (facedown). Run through die cutting machine.
  7. Reposition plate to be at the bottom right corner, re-ink with Altenew Embossing Ink or Versamark Ink. Add emerald card panel on top, then run through machine.
  8. Pour Altenew Gold embossing powder over letter pressed flower and heat set it until the powder has melted and shines.
  9. Adhere to card base.
  10. Round all corners of card.
  11. Cut another panel from cotton heavyweight cardstock (the best for letterpress) to 3.75 inches by 5 inches.
  12. Create a watercolor sun and sky with Altenew Watercolor Essentials Palette.
  13. Let dry, then place the hummingbird and the sentiment on platen. Ink with black Betterpress Ink, then place watercolor side facedown on inked Betterpress Plates.
  14. Run through machine.
  15. Use alcohol markers or artist markers to color in humming bird.
  16. Next, using Altenew Simple Frames Stencils, ink the frame with Altenew Rose Gold Pigment ink. It comes with a mask to cover any area in the middle.
  17. Step-up frame by embossing the coordinating embossing Altenew Simple Frames embossing folder.
  18. Fussy cut around outer edges of frame. This is really easy to do since the embossing folder has so much detail.
  19. Use foam dimensional tape to adhere to the top of the emerald card base.

If you have not yet tried the Betterpress plates, these are so easy to use! Items used are linked below. Thank you for stopping by to check out these cards.

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