July 1st, What a great day to celebrate summer and bring in the sunshine with this great release from Altenew! It is so much fun to hop along. If you are going down the list you came her from Tania Ahmed. If you want to start at the beginning here is the link– Altenew Blog. Your next stop is Adriana Arminio. Hope you enjoy the trip!
For my cards I started with the Captivating Blooms Stamp Set. These flowers are beautiful in their own rite so I kept everything simple.
For the first one I took one of my favorite combinations of white on Kraft paper. I used Altenew embossing ink then added the Altenew white embossing powder. After this was heat set I colored in all the petals with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen. I also used Altenew Iridescent spray and white embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set.
The second card I took the Caribbean Sky embossing powder to stamp and emboss the flowers. I fussy cut out the bouquet. On an A2 card base I adhered some corresponding blue cardstock. The sentiment is also from this set and was heat embossed with the same Caribbean Sky embossing powder. I popped up the rest of the card front with some foam tape then purposely glued the flowers off the side of the base. From my stash I had some faint blue gems that I added to fie some more dimension and texture.
For my third card I went a bit different than I’ve ever done before. I used the Monstera Frame 3D Embossing folder twice…once on the Kraft card base and once on some greenish parchment cardstock. To the parchment cardstock I used Altenew’s Frayed Leaf ink over the the leaves and CUT SOME OUT. This was something new for me. Then edged them with the same ink. For the sentiment I used Evergreen ink on vellum and Altenew clear embossing ink. For dimension I popped up some of the leaves and added green sequins for embellishments and to hold down the vellum sentiment.
The last card I think is my favorite. This one uses all three of
Linear Life: Tropical Garden Stamp Set
Linear Life: Tropical Garden Die Set
Linear Life: Tropical Garden Hot Foil Plate Set
I often play with alcohol inks and the re-inkers from Altenew so I have backgrounds on hand. Yupo paper is also one of the best papers to foil on. I gold foiled the pink/silver yupo from my stash then die cut the flowers out. For the leaves I stamped them on white cardstock but die cut them from both the white and some acetate that I had inked with green alcohol ink. This way you could see through the acetate to the leaf outlines. I put a black piece of cardstock in the Angled Mosaic 3D Embossing folder, splattered it with some gold paint and popped it up on the card base with foam tape. Some of the flowers are just glued on but one is popped up even more with some foam squares. I used Altenew Antique Gold Embossing powder for the sentiment. The pink and the gold really became striking against the black.
Do you have a favorite? If so let me know in the comments.
And don’t forget the GIVEAWAYS
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/17/2022 for a chance to win.
Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.