Altenew Educators' "Clean and Simple" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

 

 


Hello and welcome friends!  I am so excited to be taking part along with my fellow Altenew Educators in a fabulous blog hop!  Our theme for the hop is Clean and Simple and I am sure there will lots of inspiration for you along the way.  

Prizes:  Altenew is generously donating $130 total in prizes!  They are giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 lucky people!  Yup, you read that right.....you have 7 chances to win!  
All you have to do is please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer's blog post below by 07/03/2022 for a chance to win.
There's more!  Join our party!  We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew "Clean and Simple" creations.  They will then pick one of their favourite creations from those who joined the linky party and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!
Altenew will randomly draw 5 winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/04/2022.

Clean and Simple with a Pop of Colour

For my first card I wanted to try and keep it super clean with a lot of white space.   But it still needed to have that something special.  That is when I turned to the Pressed Leaf Die.  This leaf die really was perfect for what i wanted to achieve.  From the front you mostly see all of that crisp white space with just a hint of what's to come, but then from the side is when you get all of that fabulous pop of colour!


To create this it really was quite simple.  To start I did some rainbow ink blending using 3 inks - Teal Cave, Honey Drizzle and Purple Wine.  When it comes to ink blending, it doesn't matter if you have every colour of ink that there is, you can still achieve more colours as long as you blend ones that are complimentary to one another.  For example I got an orange when I used a pink and a yellow ink together or a purple when you blend a pink and blue.  The possibilities are really endless as long as you have colours that will blend nicely together. Oh and a colour wheel is an indispensable tool for this as well to reference back to.

Once my ink blending was done I trimmed my cardstock to a little shorter than 3.75"x5", as I that is what my top leaf diecut piece would measure in the end and I didn't want the ink blending to peek out from the sides of it.

 
 I diecut the leaf from another piece of white cardtsock and then cut that out ensuring the leaf was centered.  Before I added it all together I added the sentiment using Jet Black Ink from the regal Beauty Stamp Set.  I absolutely love the delicateness of the fonts used and I felt that it was perfect for what I wanted.  I added my ink blended piece behind the leaf diecut and popped it up on my cardbase with the help of some white craft foam and then added a few small embellishments.

I really love this Pressed leaf Die and I find it is  one of the Altenew products that you really don't see that much.  It makes for a perfect quick, clean and simple card and you could easily make a whole set of them in minutes in a rainbow of colour by using coloured cardstock instead of ink blending.  This definitely helped me to achieve my CAS goal.


You should have made your way to me from the always inspirational Altenew Card Blog.  Your next stop on the hop will be the wonderful Annemarie Caister.

Below is the full blog hop list:

Michelle Burnier <----that's me :)
 
 
Thank you very much for stopping by today!  I hope that this has helped to inspire you to sit down and get crafty.  If you haven't already subscribed to my blog,  I'd love it if you would, that way you won't miss out on any future posts. 

I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day!  Until next time,



 
 



36 comments:

  1. Interesting design, very nice CAS card.

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    1. Thank you! This leaf die is such a cool and different shape.

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  2. Love your design, the color really pops! Perfect clean and simple design!

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    1. Thank you Eva! I love that bit of unexpected colour peeking out!

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  3. Verna Angerhofer27 June, 2022 23:28

    Your card is so gorgeous! I love clean and simple cards. The color peeking out really pops!

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  4. Very pretty card

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  5. What a cool look. I have never seen such a design!

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    1. This pressed leaf die is such a cool and unique design!

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  6. gorgeous CAS card, Love the colours behind the die cutting

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    1. Thanks Dawn! I love the multi colours peeking out!

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  7. Oh wow! I love that pop of ink blended background!

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  8. This is so pretty! I love the rainbow colors peeking out. :)

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  9. Love the dimension on this CAS card!

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  10. Lovely card.

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  11. CAS winner - yanekjg@gmail.com

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  12. Super cool effect!

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  13. Evette jacobson01 July, 2022 06:31

    Super cool effect!

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