Plus, explore the Altenew November 2023 Release!
Crafting knows no bounds, and the November 2023 release from Altenew has opened up a world of creative possibilities. In this exciting collection, I’m diving into three unique techniques for using stenciled images, featuring the enchanting Midnight Moths Stamps and Dies, the captivating Whimsy Motif Stencil Set, and the charming Honeycomb Daisies Cover Die. So let’s embark on a crafting journey that will inspire and elevate your projects.
But before we get started, let me show you the step-by-step process in action. Check out my video tutorial below:
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- Midnight Moths Stamps and Dies
- Whimsy Motif Stencil Set
- Honeycomb Daisies Cover Die
- For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.
My first technique marries translucence and elegance. I began by stamping three exquisite moths from the Midnight Moths Stamps stamps onto a sheet of acetate using embossing ink and then heat embossed them in pristine white. I cut the moths out using their coordinating dies and glued them to coordinating layers cut from the Shimmering Shore Gradient Cardstock Set.
For the background, I turned to the Whimsy Motif Stencil Set, a beautiful blooming floral design. Using this stencil, I crafted a vibrant, full background that exudes life and charm. I nestled a delicate sentiment in between the flowers and added my moths. I raised them with foam tape, adding gorgeous dimension.
For my second card, I colored the moths with several different colors of alcohol marker to highlight the beautiful pattern on their wings. I incorporated the Whimsy Motif stencils once more, but this time I only used a strip of the stenciled image.
To offset the stenciled image, I used the Honeycomb Daisies Cover Die. This die unveils a captivating array of hexagons, transforming my card into a gallery of geometric charm. By cutting white cardstock with this die, I created a piece that complements the already-stenciled portion, seamlessly blending two different styles into one harmonious masterpiece.
For my third card, I repurposed what remained from the stenciled background. Utilizing the Honeycomb Daisies Cover Die once again, I crafted a mosaic-like piece reminiscent of delicate tiles. This visual feast adorns a pristine white cardstock backdrop, offering a slim, white border that elegantly frames the entire composition.
I used glitter cardstock to die cut a sentiment, with a vellum shadow lending a touch of ethereal charm. This card demonstrates the power of layers, creating fantastic depth and dimension!