Altenew May 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the May 2019 Stencil Release! Thank you so much to Kelly Janes for relaying you over to my blog. If you get lost along the way or want to relive the amazing inspiration from the team of designers for this release, head back over to the Altenew Card Blog to find the complete blog list.

I am sharing a video on this release based on techniques that I like to use when working with stencils. In this video you will find card projects I made for the Altenew release!

I hope you enjoyed my video! If you use any of the techniques or just want to share an idea you have for using stencils, make sure you share your projects with me over on IG (@jaycee.gaspar)!

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Create Balance

Layer Texture

Here’s where I went a little jewel crazy. I got these embellishments in a lovely happy mail from Yasmin Diaz – Blog | IG. I’ll admit, I am super intimidated by sequins and dimensional drops (I feel like I just want to add the whole container), but I got the courage to give them a try on my projects again thanks to Yasmin.

I also mentioned the Altenew Academy course “Zentangle for Card Makers” (ALT) taught by the wonderful Amber Rain Davis CZT for adding Zentangles to your projects.

Generate Focal Point

Giveaway!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/28/2019 for a chance to win.

Team Altenew also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 5/31/2019.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. Thank you so much to Team Altenew for the invitation to guest design. If you like what you’ve seen from me, I would greatly appreciate a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog if you haven’t already.

Your next stop is Vicky Papaioannou‘s Blog!


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Deco Wonder Stencil
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Broken Chevrons Stencil
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Floral Garden Stencil
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Heart Builder Stencil
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Illusion Spiral Stencil
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Ombre Stripes Stencil
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Embossing Paste
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Mega U Die
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Mega Greetings 2 Stamp & Die Bundle
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Jet Black Ink Spray
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Cosmic Berry Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Geometric Landscape Product

Geometric Landscape Stamp Set
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Thank You Die
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Succulents Stamp and Die Bundle
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Sweet Dreams Mini Cube Set
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Glacier Caves Mini Cube Set

Glacier Caves Mini Cube Set
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Rose Petal Mini Cube Set
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Gentleman’s Gray Mini Cube Set
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Spring Bouquet 6 Mini Cube Set
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AECP – For the Guys

Hi everyone, welcome back. It has been a while since I’ve submitted a project for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. Making my first video was very time consuming with a very steep learning curve. So OF COURSE I had to do it to myself again! So below you will find the process of creating this card for For the Guys (ALT) over on Altenew Academy.

I encourage you to take the course if you struggle with masculine cards. Even as a guy, creating this card was rather difficult. Using Altenew – Sketchy Cities as the main background made creating this seemingly complex background really easy.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for all the love and support I’ve received over on YouTube. I hope you all have the best day, and I hope to share another card with you all very soon!

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For the Guys

For the Guys
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Sketchy Cities America

Sketchy Cities America
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Fine Alphabet Die Set

Fine Alphabet Die Set
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Happy Hour with Jaycee – Altenew : Perfectly Perfect

Hi everyone, welcome back! I have some very exciting news to share, but first I want to thank all of your for the outpour of support on Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) on reaching 500 followers!

I have uploaded my first video onto YouTube and I have it embedded below. I hope you enjoy my video from a series I plan on creating called Happy Hour with Jaycee. These videos are “craft with me” videos, where I narrate a card making project and encourage you to relax and drink whatever you feel like having (legally of course). Most of the time it’s red wine, just to let you know.

I had so much fun filming this video. I love creating in general, so exploring the realm of videos and video editing was a completely new endeavor I was willing to take on. By the way, kudos to those of you who are mothers, have children, do this full time, and make videos. I am none of the above, and this was so hard, but so worth it.

I hope you all enjoyed my first video! I would greatly appreciate if you subscribed to my channel and I can’t wait to deliver more content soon. Have the very best day, and I will talk to you all very soon.

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Perfectly Perfect Stamp and Die Bundle

Perfectly Perfect Stamp and Die Bundle
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Altenew Artist Markers Set B

Altenew Artist Markers Set B
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Altenew Artist Markers Set C

Altenew Artist Markers Set C
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500 IG Followers – Giveaway CLOSED!

Hi everyone, welcome back and happy Friday! Today I wanted to get a little in my feelings and THANK YOU for the support for my blog, IG, my cards, my designs… It has been an roller coaster ride. I opened my IG at the beginning of December and I am blown away with the support from the papercrafting/card making community. In these four short months, I completed the Kathy Rac 30 Day Coloring Challenge, guest designed for Brutus Monroe and Altenew, and started the Altenew Educator Certification Program!

And now I’ve begun the planning phase of my YouTube channel. I can’t wait to share different creative outlet with you all–don’t worry it’ll still be about cards, but a different perspective. It feels great to be busy, and I could not have done it without the support of the people who know me personally. I hope you all are excited to make this move with me.

In order to enter into this giveaway, please see the source post on IG (@jaycee.gaspar) for a chance to win ONE 15 USD gift card to Altenew. Leaving a comment on this post will gain another entry into the giveaway. Please look for the winner announcement on IG at around 9PM MDT on 26 April.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, and once again thank you so much!

**EDIT 04.27.2019: This giveaway is now closed and the winner has redeemed the prize. Thank you all so much for the support!

Disclaimer: This giveaway is open worldwide and you must be at least 18 years of age. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, associated, or administered by Altenew, WordPress, or Instagram.

Altenew April 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the last stop of the April 2019 Blog Hop for the April 2019 Altenew release! You should have come from Reiko Tsuchida’s blog. If you get lost along the way or just want to relive the amazing inspiration from the talented team of card designers, just head back to the Altenew Card Blog for the blog hop list. I’m so excited to share the projects I’ve made with this wonderful release, so let’s get to it! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to enter into the Altenew Giveaway–see the details at the end of this post.

Geometric Landscape

This first card I created with Altenew – Geometric Landscape (ALT) was inspired by my home state. Of course I had to make something inspired by the lovely Western views. I used Altenew – Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder (ALT) and gold foil cardstock to complete this scene.

On my second project I wanted to replicate the facets of the crystals in a geode. I ink blended two panels of inks from Altenew – Glacier Caves (ALT) and Altenew – Rose Petal (ALT). The sentiment I used comes from the Altenew – Mega Greetings 2 Stamp and Die (ALT) bundle. It fits, right?

Bundle of Joy

I love anything to do with the art of the cosmos, so making a constellation with the Altenew – Bundle of Joy (ALT) stamp and die set was most necessary. I tried to make a parallel between “little someone” and the Ursa Minor constellation. I also included Altenew – Label Love (ALT) for part of the sentiment and Altenew – Watercolor Nebula Washi Tape (ALT) for the background.

I have been inspired by the many ink blends that some of you all created and shared on Instagram. I added one of these ink blended panels for a playful night scene with Altenew – To the Moon (ALT) stamp and die set to make a baby mobile image. In person, these stars twinkle with a bit of added shimmer with an embellishment shimmer pen.

Delicate Flower Bed

I love this Altenew – Delicate Flower Bed (ALT) background stamp. Very simple watercolor background with some of my favorite Windsor Newton colors. I’m sure the Altenew Watercolor Brushes would make it easier to replicate this project than using pan colors. I foam mounted the whole panel on top of my note card to combat the bit of warping from the full watercolor image.

I also really love the sentiments that come with this stamp set. These center aligned sentiments fit perfectly inside this fussy cut wreath. I used a mix of Altenew Artist Markers and Copics to quickly color these images. Even though this looks like a lot of flowers to color, in reality it only took one stamped A2 panel to generate enough flowers to form a wreath!

Weekend Doodles

For this card, I first stamped the main image with Altenew – Permanent Blank Ink (ALT), an alcohol friendly ink. I didn’t waste the second generation stamping so I made a stamp mask using the same large image. Then I grabbed my Altenew – Watercolor Stripes Stencil (ALT) and Ranger Texture Paste and lightly framed the stamped image before coloring it in Altenew Artist Markers.

I love taking apart floral cluster images and creating my own bouquet. In this case I stamped this floral cluster and colored it using Altenew Artist Markers. Then I fussy cut the images and rearranged them in a new formation. I added one of the wreath images to the back of the group and stamped it in a light grey ink.

Rose Spray

What I like the most about this stamp and die bundle is it sort of reminds me of Altenew – Dainty Bouquet; these layering images do not lay on top of each other. Instead, the layers fill in empty spaces. As you can see in the card above, there is no “base” layer like in many other layering sets. You could stamp these in contrasting colors to get a very unique look.

And last but not least, my final project for this release. I layered up these stamps to create my floral arrangement. I used Altenew – Fine Alphabet Dies (ALT) to enhance the sentiment from Altenew – Weekend Doodles (ALT). I cut apart the leaf cluster to give some variety in the arrangement.

Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 4/22/2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 5/4/2019.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. Thank you so much to Team Altenew for the invitation to guest design. If you like what you’ve seen from me, I would greatly appreciate a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog if you haven’t already.

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
May Sukyong Park
Erum Tasneem
Laurie Willison
Lilith Eeckels
Ashlea Cornell
Virginia Lu
Jen Schow
Therese Calvird
Maryam Perez
Svitlana Shayevich
Vicky Papaioannou
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Irit Landgraf
Nicole Picadura
Zsoka Marko
Laura Volpes
Lydia Evans
Kelly Janes
Norine Borys
Kymona Tracey
Sandra Dietrich
Sveta Fotinia
Amanda Baldwin
Susan Wymer
Enza Gudor
Caly Person
Zinia Redo
Janette Kausen
Agnieszka Malyszek
Soraya Maes
Amber Rain Davis
Reiko Tsuchida
Jaycee Gaspar

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Geometric Landscape Product

Geometric Landscape Stamp Set
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Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder

Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder
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Glacier Caves Mini Cube Set

Glacier Caves Mini Cube Set
Altenew

Rose Petal Mini Cube Set

Rose Petal Mini Cube Set
Altenew

Mega Greetings 2 Bundle

Mega Greetings 2 Bundle
Altenew

Bundle of Joy Stamp Set

Bundle of Joy Stamp and Die Set
Altenew

Label Love Stamp Set

Label Love Stamp
Altenew

Watercolor Nebula Washi Tape

Watercolor Nebula Washi Tape
Altenew

To the Moon Stamp Set

To the Moon Stamp
Altenew

Delicate Flower Bed Stamp

Delicate Flower Bed Stamp
Altenew

Weekend Doodles Stamp and Die Bundle

Weekend Doodles Stamp and Die Bundle
Altenew

Permanent Crisp Black Ink

Permanent Crisp Black Ink
Altenew

Watercolor Stripes Stencil

Watercolor Stripes Stencil
Altenew

Rose Spray Stamp and Die Bundle

Rose Spray Stamp and Die Bundle
Altenew

Fine Alphabet Die Set

Fine Alphabet Die Set
Altenew

AECP – Easy Ink Blending Techniques

Hi everyone, welcome back! I’ve got another class to check off my list of Altenew Academy courses for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. It has been an incredible learning journey and I love sharing my projects with you all. The title of this class is Easy Ink Blending Techniques (ALT) and it is a progressive class on ink blending. Just when I thought I have seen it all, I still learn new things through Altenew Academy.

If you follow me on Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar), I have also shared a video on IGTV for this card. I would greatly appreciate if you checked it out and I appreciate the feedback I’ve gotten from many of you on these videos.

I wanted to create a background using ink blending that was a filler element but also a focal point; something that also coincided with the stamped image. Aside from card making, I have a little bit of knowledge on photography. So when I saw my opportunity to make a card that had a bokeh aesthetic, I knew I had to replicate that in some sort of way with ink blending.

I created multiple masks using the smallest circle metal die I own on masking paper. The Altenew – Halftone Circles Die (ALT) or a circle punch would work really well as alternatives if you have those. Then I randomly adhered these circles around my white panel. I lightly (and I mean LIGHTLY) ink blended my ink over these circles to create a white circle against a colored haze. Then I relocated three or four of the seven total masks to other areas of my background and continued ink blending. What I ended up with are layers of circles that fit a spectrum of one color–some are white, some are light pink, and some are dark pink. I think the point is to make sure some of these circles overlap and have a distinct saturation to them. Looking at bokeh photography online may give you a different perspective.

After I was satisfied with all the layers of ink blending, I added my stamped images. Since I am making a photography bokeh scene, I used the Altenew – Say Cheese Stamp Set (ALT) and stamped the image in Puffy Heart and Purple Wine; both from Altenew. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set and I stamped that in a blank dye ink.

I am ecstatic with the way this card turned out. I wasn’t sure if the ink blending was going to work this way, but I learned that I had to use a very light hand and many layers of ink. Let me know what you think about this card in the comments. I have some very exciting stuff to share in less than a week so make sure to check back often, please. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for stopping by!

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Easy Ink Blending Techniques

Easy Ink Blending Techniques
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Rose Petal Mini Cube Set

Rose Petal Mini Cube Set
Altenew

Halftone Circles Die

Halftone Circles Nesting Die
Altenew

Rose Petal Mini Cube Set

Say Cheese Stamp Set
Altenew

AECP – Clean & Simple Boutique Cards

Hi everyone, welcome back. I’ve been busy taking my the Altenew Academy classes for the Altenew Educator Certification Program as well as other things. It never ends, but I would much rather be busy. It reminds me to be grateful that I have a future, you know?

For my class submission for “Clean & Simple Boutique Cards,” (ALT) I focused on two of the techniques I learned from class. Before I go into explaining this card, I am relieved I took the time to really plan to showcase and adapt the lesson into a card.

As always, this card is on my IGTV. I would appreciate if you checked my video out on Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar).

There are two takeaways I had from this class: one was foiling and the second was letter press. The challenge I gave myself was to really stretch the materials I already own. I know many people foil with a hot-foiling system or toner sheets and a thermal laminator. I own neither of these systems of foiling, so I foiled the only way I could with the materials I currently own.

I used Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder and iCraft Deco Foil to mirror the ink ombre sentiment from Altenew – Mega Greetings 2 Stamp and Die Bundle (ALT). I thought this looked trendy and a little more boutique with the additional foil detail.

To highlight the large sentiment, I did a letter press technique by using the coordinating ‘you’ die. The example in class showed a debossed image, but in my card I embossed my sentiment. I achieved this by placing a stack of die cuts on the back of my card and running my panel and stacked dies through an embossing sandwich in my die cutting machine. I used a light pad to make sure my stack of die cuts and stamped sentiment were exactly in line.

That completes the two techniques I wanted to showcase from class. Aside from what I learned in class, I added a few extra details to this clean card. I added an ombre sentiment from the same Altenew – Mega Greetings 2 Bundle (ALT). Lastly, I added orange splatters for more texture on my card.

I hope you all like this card (finally, a non-floral card). Let me know what you think in the comments below and I hope you have a wonderful day! I always appreciate you stopping by.

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Clean and Simple Boutique Cards

Clean and Simple Boutique Cards
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Glacier Caves Mini Cube Set

Glacier Caves Mini Cube Set
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Mega Greetings 2 Bundle

Mega Greetings 2 Bundle
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