Saturday, April 13, 2019

Die Cut Diva Spotlight with Altenew stamps





Established in April 2014, Altenew has quickly become a leader in the inspiration industry, and continues to innovate and influence the world of paper crafts. Altenew strives to encourage crafters to express their own unique creativity through the art of paper crafting.


“Alt” translates into “old” in German, and thus “Alt-e-new” represents the juxtaposition of classical and contemporary designs. Our high-quality clear photopolymer stamps, stencils, and inks are manufactured in the United States and we are humbled to be serving customers in over 70 countries.

Our challenge here at Die Cut Divas is all about WATER (rain, lakes, ocean, streams, rivers, dark clouds full of water, glass of water, tears), just have some sort of water on the card.

The prize for this challenge is a $20 gift certificate from Altenew.

Here is my Project-




I wanted to have some cards on hand that could be used for a sympathy card, or supporting a friend going through a rough time. This turned out better than I could have hoped, as stamping on vellum can be tricky. But this vellum didn't bleed the ink like others I've tried! Here is my material list-
  1. Die Cuts: clouds (Impression Obsession).
  2. Paper: white cardstock (Georgia Pacific), vellum (Coordinations-Joanns).
  3. Stamp: In My Thoughts (Altenew).
  4. Inks: background (Lucky Clover DO, Salty Ocean DO, Tumbled Glass DO), front (Gathered Twig DO, Spun Sugar DO, Memento black ink).
Make sure you enter our challenge for that $25 gift certificate to Altenew!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Altenew in April






Established in April 2014, Altenew has quickly become a leader in the inspiration industry, and continues to innovate and influence the world of paper crafts. Altenew strives to encourage crafters to express their own unique creativity through the art of paper crafting.


“Alt” translates into “old” in German, and thus “Alt-e-new” represents the juxtaposition of classical and contemporary designs. Our high-quality clear photopolymer stamps, stencils, and inks are manufactured in the United States and we are humbled to be serving customers in over 70 countries.

Our challenge here at Die Cut Divas is all about WATER (rain, lakes, ocean, streams, rivers, dark clouds full of water, glass of water, tears), just have some sort of water on the card.

The prize for this challenge is a $20 gift certificate from Altenew.

Here is my Project-


 My water theme is roses in a jar of water. I absolutely adore Altenew layered stamp sets because they turn out so beautiful! Here is the list of materials I used for this card-
  1. Stamps & Dies: roses, leaves (Altenew Vintage Roses).
  2. Dies: Mason jar (Frantic Stamper).
  3. Inks: roses (Orchid, Opera Pink, Rose Red-Versacolor)(Wilted Violet Distress Oxide-Ranger). Leaves (sage, bamboo Versacolor)(Peeled Paint Distress Oxide-Ranger). Water (Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide-Ranger).
  4. Paper: white cardstock, vellum,  black & white card base (unknown).
  5. Other: narrow pink ribbon (Offray).
I know you'll want to win that Altenew gift certificate, so make sure to enter!



Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mr. Teddy Bear

This is our mid-month inspiration post for March. Morgan's Artworld is our sponsor this month and we thank Morgan's for sponsoring our blog.



You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times.

Visit the Digi Facebook shop (you will need to join the Facebook Group to view the Images in Albums)

Morgan's Artworld New (Facebook) Shop HERE!


                                                          

Morgan's Artworld Facebook Group, please come and join our Group on this link HERE!



                                        


Here is my project-


I wanted a masculine card that could by used for a variety of occasions, which isn't easy to do. So this would work as a Father's Day card, birthday, wedding, or congratulations. The only thing I would do different is a lighter, grayer teal for the bear's aura, but hey, it works.

Here are the materials I used to make this card:
  1. Image: Teddy Characters #2 (Morgan's Art World Digital Shop), colored with Copics.
  2. Die: Spellbinders Labels Nine.
  3. Paper: patterned paper (Theresa Collins Memorabilia 6x6 pad), white cardstock.
  4. Stamp: sentiment on tag (Happy Days by Cardz TV). 
Make sure to enter our challenge for a chance to win some gorgeous images!

Friday, March 1, 2019

March and Morgan's Artworld



Morgan's Artworld is our sponsor at Die Cut Divas for March and our Challenge is Anything Goes".

Challenge dates are March 1st through March 31st, 2019, ending at 9:00 p.m.


This month, we will be doing something different. We will have two inspirational posts for you. This post announces the challenge and Morgan's Artworld sponsorship and the second will be on the 16th of March, thanking Morgan's for the sponsorship.

You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times.

Visit the Digi Facebook shop (you will need to join the Facebook Group to view the Images in Albums).

Morgan's Artworld New (Facebook) Shop HERE!


                                                       





Morgan's Artworld Facebook Group, please come and join our Group on this link HERE!






Here is my Project-


I really like having Thank You cards on hand. Who wouldn't love this beautiful Teddy Bear?

Here are the materials I used for this card-
  1. Image: Teddy Characters #2 (Morgan's Art World Digital Shop), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: frame (Penny Black-Antique Frames), stitched scalloped border (My Favorite Things).
  3. Stamps: banner, sentiment (Taylored Expressions-Fancy Banner 1, stamp & die combo), colored with Copics.
  4. Paper: pink, white cardstock, patterned papers (American Crafts, Dear Lizzy-5th & Frolic).
Enter for a chance to win beautiful digi's!

I'm also entering this at Morgans Art World Open Challenge!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Oh Deer!

Time to join our challenge here at Die Cut Divas.  Do I hear "Love is in the Air"? 

This is all about hearts, weddings, the word "LOVE" kisses, etc,  If we can't tell it's all about the love, please make a note. 

Our fantastic sponsor this month is Hero Arts, and...



A $25 gift certificate is the prize!

Come and play along with the Divas and have some Hero Arts fun!


Here is my project-



I have a lot of men I give birthday cards to, and masculine cards can be some of the hardest to make. This deer is great for those outdoorsy guys! Here is my materials list-
  1. Stamp: Layered Deer (Hero Arts). Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen Distress Oxide Inks.
  2. Dies: rounded rectangles (My Favorite Things), sentiment (Spellbinders Sentiments One), stitching (Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangles).
  3. Paper: patterned (Creative Memories), tan, green cardstock (scraps).
  4. Other: green twine.

Make sure you join our challenge for a chance at that $25 gift certificate!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Sending You Love

Time for a new challenge at Die Cut Divas.  Do I hear "Love is in the Air"? 

This is all about hearts, weddings, the word "LOVE" kisses, etc,  If we can't tell it's all about the love, please make a note. 

Our fantastic sponsor this month is Hero Arts, and...


A $25 gift certificate is the prize!

Come and play along with the Divas and have some Hero Arts fun!

Here is my project-


This is the first time I've tried a Book fold Step Card, and decorating it seemed a little challenging! But I got out my Hero Arts stamps and dies, and made a Valentine for a niece. Here are the materials I used to make this card-
  1. Stamps: Layered Topiary (Hero Arts), sentiments (Hero Arts Love die and stamps). Colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: pierced rectangles (My Favorite Things).
  3. Inks: Black (Memento), Opera Pink, Orchid, Rose Red (Versacolor).
  4. Paper: light pink cardstocks (Avery Elle Sorbet Collection), dark pink (scrap), lavender card base (Le Crystelle Foldabilities).
Make sure you enter our challenge for a chance at a $25 gift code from Hero Arts!


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Live, Love, Bark


The sponsor for Die Cut Divas is Bugaboo Digi Stamps for the month of January.



The Theme is Anything New-new dies, stamps, techniques, paper, etc!

The winner's prize is a $12 voucher to Bugaboo Digi Stamps shop.

Join the challenge here.

Here is my project-


My "new" is this image, which is a three image set from Bugaboo. Very easy to color! And I love the sentiments from Stampendous. Here are the materials I used to make this card-

  1. Image: Valentine Pup Set (Bugaboo Digi Downloads), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: Pierced Rectangles (My Favorite Things), banner (Cuttlebug).
  3. Paper: grey dotted, white cardstock, patterned paper (Old DJ Inkers).
  4. Stamp: sentiment, paw print (Stampendous-Dog Sayings), Versafine Onyx ink. 
  5. Other: silver ribbon, Tim Holtz tiny stapler, Copic Compressor for banner shading.
Be sure to enter our challenge for a chance at the great prize of Bugaboo Digi's!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Die Cut Divas and Bugaboo for January!

The sponsor for Die Cut Divas is Bugaboo Digi Stamps for the month of January.




The Theme is Anything New-new dies, stamps, techniques, paper, etc!

The winner's prize is a $12 voucher to Bugaboo Digi Stamps shop.

Join the challenge here.
Here is my project- 


My "new" is the image-so darn cute! I'm getting started on Valentines, and need the extra time to get a dozen or so done! Here's the material list-
  1. Image: Valentine Pup Set (Bugaboo Digi Downloads), colored with Copics.
  2. Dies: Pierced Ovals (My Favorite Things), hearts (Tonic).
  3. Paper: black, pink, white cardstock, patterned paper (Old Creative Memories).
  4. Stamp: sentiment, paw print (Stampendous-Dog Sayings), Versafine Onyx ink.
Be sure to enter our challenge for a chance at the great prize of Bugaboo Digi's!