Hi there! I’m so excited today to be part of the Altenew June Stamp and Die release blog hop! You should have arrived here from Therese Calvird, and your next stop is Zinia Redo. Altenew also is generously giving away 6 $50 gift certificates, and they’re giving away a $15 gift certificate at each blog hop stop, so read all the way to the end to find out all of the details on how you can enter to win! You can find the full hop list at the Altenew Blog. There are some absolutely gorgeous new floral sets and some super versatile dies being released this month, and I am so excited to help show them to you all. I have created 4 projects for today’s release, so let’s get started with the details!
I love the combination of yellow and gray, so much so that my twins’ nursery was decorated in that lovely, gender neutral combination! It can easily be a masculine color combination, but the addition of some sunny yellow flowers quickly adds a feminine twist! I used the new Sunflower Daisy stamps with the Mid-Century Frame die for a crisp and sunny project, as well as adding some gray foliage to my yellow blooms with the Dainty Bouquet stamp set.
For this first project, I kept the card front simple and clean, adding the new Mid-Century Frame die cut from white card stock onto a crisp white background. I love using white-on-white for intricate dies; it create a beautifully subtle texture. I did a little pale yellow ink blending using blending brushes on the card base before adhering the white die cut to add just a touch of color, then turned my attention to my blooms.
I love using non-traditional colors for foliage. It creates such a unique look and allows your chosen color scheme to really stand out. I chose to stamp the foliage in shades of gray, keeping the blooms themselves a more traditional sunny yellow. I adhered the blooms and foliage in a cluster in the corner of the card front using foam tape, adding a sentiment from the new Sentiment Strips stamp set and a few gems for some sparkle.
For my next project today, I used the same color scheme, stamping a full A2 background panel using the Dainty Blossoms stamp set and the same yellow and gray inks that I’d used for the first card. Those gray leaves create such a unique, striking look, I think! I also used a fine point black pen to add a few little dots here and there in the blank spots just to add bit more interest. I added a charcoal gray die cut “friend,” cut twice from white card stock and once from charcoal card stock, then adhered together to create a dimensional die cut greeting. I also white embossed a sentiment from the new Sentiment Strips stamp set onto a thin strip of mustard yellow card stock, adhering it with foam tape for extra dimension.
For my next projects, I chose to use my newly-purchased Tropical Fiesta and Winter Watercolor Brush markers to create an ultra-feminine pair of purple, pink, and teal floral cards, pairing the new Frilly Frame die with the beautiful florals in the older Just Because stamp set, while the large bouquets in the new Forever In Love stamp set were perfect to create an extra long card.
I began this first project by heat embossing both bouquets from Just Because onto some watercolor card stock using white pearl embossing powder, creating my own custom background pattern. I then used the super concentrated Tropical Fiesta and Winter Watercolor Brush Markers to watercolor the background panel in a lovely combination of lavender, fuchsia, mint, and teal.
Once my watercolored panel had dried, I die cut the new Frilly Frame die from some heavyweight vellum, adding a white Hello die cut over the top, as well as a sentiment strip created with the new Sentiment Strips stamp set. I hid the adhesive behind the die cuts, offsetting the vellum doily slightly and trimming off the excess. The final step was to add some sparkling gems!
For my final card today, I stamped the bouquets from the new Forever In Love stamp set on some more watercolor card stock and heat embossed them with more white satin pearl embossing powder. I love using white embossing powder for floral stamps; I think it creates a softer, more unique look than simple black stamping. I watercolored the florals with the same shades of fuchsia, lavender, mint, and teal Watercolor Markers, then die cut them with the coordinating dies.
I trimmed a 3.75”x8.25” panel of Arches Cold Press watercolor paper and taped it to my watercolor board. I then scribbled the watercolor markers on my craft mat, diluting them with water and adding this diluted color to my long panel of watercolor paper to create an ethereal background for my florals. After it had dried, I added it to a slightly larger panel of pink glitter paper, then arranged the floral bouquets on the card front, adhering them with foam tape. I added another greeting from Sentiment Strips, finishing the card off with some more sparkling gems.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, for some fun giveaway information. Altenew is generously giving away a $50 gift certificate both on the Altenew Card Blog and the Altenew Scrapbook blog, so be sure to leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 6/12/2019 for a chance to win. They are also giving away a $15 gift certificate at each stop on the blog hop! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each stop on the hop. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Your next stop is Zinia Redo.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
Emily, your cards are so lovely. These new florals show so well with your designs. tfs
Meghan Kennihan says
I love the yellow gray combo! And you coloring is just fabulous! Just out of this world beautiful… all of them!
This is just lovely! I *LOVE* the colors you used especially!!!
Andrea Hastilow says
You are so right on the WOW impact of yellow & grey, lovely combination of colours. All your cards are designed beautifully & your painting is as stunning as ever on florals. You definitely rock flowers x
Love your cards!! wonderful stamping and fabulous colors. 🙂
Liz Ford says
My goodness your sunflowers are stunning! Love the yellow and black combination of your first four cards! Spectacular!!!
Love the refreshing yellow/gray color combo. Beautiful coloring. x
Karthikha Uday says
Wow! Gorgeous cards!! I love the choice of colors, and your coloring is fabulous! <3
Heather Nelson says
Stunning cards! Love the gray and yellow together!
Absolutely love the long watercolored card and the beautiful coloring! Fabulous set of cards! Love it!
Helen Kalb says
Oh yellow and grey – love, love love!
Great release Altenew!
Liz O. says
Fabulous card Emily! there are so many wonderful products in this release it is hard to pick favorites! Thanks for the inspiration!
Cheryl Rigney says
Beautiful cards!! I love the color combinations of all!!
Jan Castle says
Anushree Vaish says
Beautiful color combos!!Thanks for sharing
barbara lassiter says
Love all of these and the yellow and gray just pop together. However, because I love watercolor so much, those have to be my favorites! 🙂
Sascha Bausch says
Oh WOW…lovley Artwork <3 The Pattern Set is my favorite
Rema DeLeeuw says
What lovely cards!
Sue D says
Lovely cards. I really like the grey and yellow color combo.
Love them all, but that yellow – WOWSERS! Gorgeous!
Julie L says
The Forever in Love stamp set and theFrilly Frame die are my favorites in this release. Your cards with nontraditional colors are unique and modern looking.
Marisela Delgado says
I love that large “friend.”
Dee Earnshaw says
super cards – LOVE your color combos
Patt H. says
Gorgeous cards, Emily! I really love the sunny yellow with gray color combo!
Brenda Kuder says
Beautiful cards! I love the roses!
Beautiful job combining the stamp sets to make beautiful cards!
Sandy Stein says
I can’t decide which card I like better. They are both beautiful.
Beautiful cards! Love the white on white and the florals.
Nana Griffin says
Love them all.
Donna Deck says
Beautiful cards, I especially like the yellow and grey!
Miriam Prantner says
Wonderful cards! I especially love the first two, love those colors together!
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous cards! The Sunflower Daisy card is so pretty with those big yellow blooms! Love that vellum diecut on your Hello card too!
Beautiful cards, your coloring skills are suberb
Tracey Landt says
Beautiful examples Emily. thank you for sharing!
Your cards are stunning Emily! I love the colour combination of yellow and greys on your first card and the bright, vibrant colours on the others! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!
I rarely use yellow on my cards but seeing your cards with yellow and grey I am inspired ! Your post has four wonderful cards !
Bonnie Eng says
Fabulous cards – I especially love your gorgeous flowers on that last birthday card.
I love your elegant and subtle backgrounds. I really love the yellow spot colouring on your card. Too gorgeous.
Marilyn Bronson says
I love your combination of yellow and gray! I agree the non traditional use of gray as a foliage color is stunning.
iona day says
I also love grey and yellows together. All your cards are stunning. I liked them all so much I couldn’t choose a favourite .
love your gray and yellow color scheme, Emily – wonderful cards as always!
Mirella Rogan says
So many gorgeous cards, Emily! I love the ones with the pops of yellow!
Melissa Friedrich says
Beautiful cards, love the Sunny daisies with gray leaves and your watercolored flowers are gorgeous in the pinks and purples. Wow!
Susan P says
Your cards are all beautiful, but since I love grey, my favorites are the two grey cards.
Kathy McCluskey says
Emily, your cards are just so beautiful!
I really love the sunny yellow flowers with the gray foliage…so pretty!
And the bright and bold watercolored flowers are really gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!
Tad Krauss says
Thank you for sharing your beautiful designs.
Wow! The yellow and grey are a stunning combination! Those are my fave cards of yours today!
Your cards are gorgeous! I love the beautiful designs and the stunning color combinations!
Always gorgeous! I love the yellow and grey color scheme.
Jane B. says
So many beautiful cards and inspiration for us. Lovely work…
Stef Perry says
Oh my goodness Emily, your gorgeous creations just make me swoon!! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration!
Amy Cooley says
Beautiful, vibrant colors on your gorgeous cards!
Lisa R says
Love all your cards. I’m also a fan of yellow and gray, and I love the floral layout of your long panel card. Very nice!
see mary stamp says
Oh my – do those yellow flowers pop against the grey background. Wonderful!
Kenni Eberlin says
Beautiful cards and I love your color combinations, nothing like I would ever think of.
Stunning cards. Love your colour combinations.
Debbie Rumpza says
Beautiful! I love the yellow and black/grey together!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Gorgeous cards! I really love the yellow and grey ones- great color combination!
Joy Meadows says
gray and yellow are such a pretty pair!! Love each one of your cards, Emily! A great release from Altenew.
Yellow and gray doesn’t even make my top 20 of most-used color combos, but I might need to go for it, because those cards are lovely. Thanks for sharing!
Lisa Byers says
All of your cards are stunning!! Your color choices are beautiful. Your designs are brilliant!! Thanks for sharing!!
Melissa S. says
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing
Sharon Youngblood says
I just love the elegance of yellow and gray. Those flower are so pretty!
Cindy C. says
All so beautifully done! The yellow and grey combination looks awesome!
Hi Emily. Your Sunflower Daisy card looks just like a warm sunny country morning. It’s beautiful
You have some very nice creations here!
Teri Terrific says
*squeal* I’m just giddy over those black/gray/yellow cards; lovely! And the vellum over the brightly painted flowers is just the right touch. Thank you.
I am totally stoked with the yellows and grays color scheme for those sunflowers. Your cards are just gorgeous! Melted my heart! Thanks for some amazing inspiration here today!
Sally Powers says
Love the beautiful colors and the flowers you chose to highlight from this release!
Beverly Jordan says
Oh my goodness! The eye candy of your gorgeous cards is making me drool!!! Your color choices and designs of the cards just make me swoon. Really love your work!
Annette Reed says
Wow! Such stunning cards! I love the yellow and gray combo. Your coloring is always flawless.
Dana M says
Wow, stunning cards! Beautiful designs and colors. Amazing watercoloring.
Shirley N says
Gorgeous cards, I love your card designs and what you did with this beautiful release!
Kathy Dippner says
Lovely cards. I like the pop of yellow and your beautiful pink coloring.
Anne Sturgeon says
Yellow is my favorite color so you know I love the first one. The florals in this release are amazing. Plus the gorgeous stand alone dies. Keeps my wallet pretty empty. Nicely done!
Jeannie H says
Beautiful cards. The yellow and gray really make the cards pop.
Carol Koniecki says
Thank you for such great ins
Eve N says
Beautiful cards! Love that you use the new release with some older sets because it opens up so many more design ideas. I HAVE to try your yellow and grey color combo, too….so lovely!
Hanneke T. says
Love your cards! The yellow and gray combination is beautiful, but I also love the pinks and purples of the last card.
Brenda S. Schuhmacher says
Emily, I love the birthday wishes card. I just love the colors you’ve chosen.
Cyndi Morris says
Gorgeous cards. I love the yellow/gray combination on the first two. Never would have thought to use this combination before, but it is beautiful.
Fabulous cards! I especially love the yellow and grey!
DJ Doss says
Beautiful cards! I just love the gray and yellow together. So pretty and sophisticated.
Claudia Vignola says
Such beautiful cards! Love the techniques and tips! Thanks for sharing!!!
Your Forever in Love card took my breath away. I love the colors you used. Lovely.
Loved your Yellow and gray cards! Just beautiful!
Kelsey Thomas says
Beautiful cards! 🙂 Love the yellow and gray color combination.
Raji Rao says
Grey leaves and bright colors and beautiful
Yolanda F says
The yellow and grey is a great combo
Linnea Sundstrom says
the beautiful yellows with gray is just so timeless!
Love your cards today….so pretty. I am pretty new at watercoloring….I still try at it….hoping to get better…I love working with my limited amount of copics…and I have one set of Altenew alcohol markers. I love these new items from the release….long list of wants…thank you so much for sharing.
All of your cards are very beautiful. I especially like the “yellow” cards. That is very unusual for me, but they are so well done, that I can’t help but love them! The colors are so rich. Thanks for the inspiration.
Laura Casselman says
I like the white pearl embossing powder and purple card with frilly frame. But everything is so pretty!