Hi there! Today, I have the pleasure of taking part in the Altenew July 2019 Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Nathalie DeSousa‘s blog, and your next stop is Mindy Eggen‘s blog. You can also start at the Altenew Card Blog for the full list of hoppers! This month’s release has (amongst the multitude of fabulous products) some beautiful florals (of course) and some fun, edgy geometric sets, as well as a handy and utterly useful new tool that you’ll definitely want to keep on your desk all the time! I have two projects for you today, so let’s get started with the details!
I have two projects today sharing a cool purple and blue color scheme. I decided that my color of choice is, quite obviously, pink, so I thought that I’d switch it up a bit this time with some cool lavender and delphinium blue. I used the beautiful new Pen Sketched Flowers stamps (the dies are unfortunately delayed until 8/8/19), as well as the gorgeous new Crystal Frames and matching frame dies. Let’s get started with the details on my projects!
For my first project, I wanted to use the beautiful new Pen Sketched Flowers. These flowers are massive, and they’re just detailed enough that you can go super intense with your coloring and shading, as I’ve done, or you can do something a bit more subtle if coloring isn’t really your thing. I began by stamping the images from Pen Sketched Flowers on some white, Copic-friendly card stock, then coloring them in a pretty lavender, blue, and mint color scheme. I then fussy cut (insert the scrunched face emoji here… so much fussy cutting) all of the flowers.
After I’d finished coloring and cutting all of the flowers, I trimmed a panel of 4.5×8″ card stock and, laying my card base on the new Silicone Craft Mat, blended first Ultraviolet ink with a touch of Azurite ink on the corner using blending brushes. (I love that new mat… ink blending clean up was an absolute breeze, and I didn’t need to waste any computer paper!) I then arranged the florals in a long cascade flowing down the card front and adhered them using foam tape.
For the greeting, I heat embossed a sentiment from the new Crystal Frames stamp set onto a rectangle of white card stock using black embossing powder. I added it in the bottom corner of the card front using more foam tape. The final touch was to add a few sparkling gems!
For my second project, I used the same color scheme, this time focusing on some layered stamping paired with the beautiful Geometric Frames dies. I began by stamping a variety of blooms from the Flower Arrangement stamp set using the Enchanted Garden ink set for the large blooms, the Lapis ink set for the smaller blooms, and the Sea Shore ink set for the foliage. I die cut the blooms using the coordinating dies and set them aside.
Next, I die cut one of the Geometric Frames dies three times from some deep purple card stock and adhered them together for a dimensional die cut. I arranged my flowers on the corner of the dimensional die cut frame, then used that to determine the placement of my sentiment from Crystal Frames. The final touch was some more sparkling jewels!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. Now for some fun giveaway information!
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 7/16/2019 for a chance to win.
We’ll 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 blogs on 7/16/2019. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
Your next stop is Mindy Eggen‘s blog. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!
Linda Anderson says
Very pretty colors on these cards. Love the stamp on the first card and the geometric frame on the second card. It sets off the sentiment perfectly! TFS.
Trina P. says
Oh my goodness… your first card is STUNNING! I am more of the blue/purple end of the color spectrum, so your first card caught my attention immediately. Fabulous design and fussy cutting. Love it! x
Gorgeous blues!!! I love the background and that cool geometric frame! Need that one!
Kelsey Thomas says
Beautiful cards! 🙂
Sharon Gullikson says
LOVE THE BLUES. I’m really into blue flowers these days. NICE job.
Gorgeous creations! I especially love the hanging Pen Sketched Flowers card!
Billie Sue Woolley says
Wonderful cards! the colors are just yummy!
Jan Castle says
STUNNING cards and use of color….WOW!
Absolutely stunning — and I’m so impressed with your fussy cutting! 🙂 Looking forward to the die release!!
ROSALIE JOHNSON says
Two of my favorite colors! Love your creative energy!
Ann Butler says
The color on your card really pop and say SUMMER. Thanks for your sharing
Karthikha Uday says
Wowwww!! Gorgeous!! I’m so in love with your coloring and perfect choice of colors! <3
Wow. I am absolutely in love with the colour combination you used on these cards. The blues and purples are stunning together. I am definitely going to try this for my own cards.
Lisa Byers says
Oh Emily, my heart needs to stop beating so hard. I’ve had a heart attack before!! It’s so gorgeous!! The colors are breathtaking!! Do you need my address?? I really would love this card!! 😀😀😀😀😀. Your Midgett coz.
Mary Holshouser says
Love the purple and blue shading in together.
The cards are beautiful. thanks for sharing
susan babcock says
The pen sketched flowers are my favorite stamps from this release. I love seeing what everyone who used it did with them. Your choice of purple and blue is so special, I was thinking today I tend to use the same colors over and over. I’ll have to try this combo.
Katherine Herbert says
Love your color combo!
Deborah Smith says
Love the purple and blue! So elegant!
So love the use of blues on your cards. They are so pretty.
Brenda Kuder says
Beautiful cards! The blues are awesome!
Zlatka Kabaivanova says
Your cards are gorgeous! I especially love the first one – love the lavender, blue and mint color scheme and the non-traditional card size.
Lisa K says
Those flowers look so pretty. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.
Lovely cards, Emily. Stunning colour choices!
Cheryl Rigney says
So gorgeous!! Love the look of the longer card!
Laraine R says
Both are just gorgeous! Love the purples & blues!
Joy Meadows says
Love both of your cards!! The colors are so pleasing to me.
Maria Alder says
Beautiful cards, love the colours used Tfs x
Patt H. says
I love all the gorgeous blues & purples! So bright & cheery with the white. The new Crystal Frames is a must have & the Pen Sketched flowers are my favorite of all the new products!! Thanks for sharing!
Lynn Lohne says
Purple is my favorite color & combined with the blue these cards are so very pretty.
This is so Gorgeous!!
Those colors are simply STUNNING!!!
The coloring on the first cards is just STUNNING!!!
Carmela Hubler says
Great combination of colors with the violets and blues! Gorgeous cards!!
Mary L Hockett Thoma says
Your color selections jump right off the page
Amy Cooley says
Wow! Stunning cards! I love the color combo.
Strawser Susan says
Love your color choices and your coloring. Beautiful
So pretty and vibrant, that was a lot of fussy cutting, but I do love that set, can’t wait for it to come out in August. I also love the frame use on your last card
WOWZA!!! I love those colors, and the coloring is spectacular, as usual!
Jen K says
Beautiful coloring and composition!
Wow!! I love the pen sketched flowers. You did a fantastic job coloring it. The other card is super nice too. Great work 😊😊
Wow !! Those colors look really beautiful together , vibrant !! Both the card have turned out awesome !
Donna Lindner says
cards are so pretty my favorite colors . thank you for sharing these beautiful cards
Delia Wilkes says
Oh my goodness, the colours are amazing. Truly beautiful.
Cindy C. says
Wow both so gorgeous!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Wow! The first card is really stunning! Love the gorgeous colouring.
DJ Doss says
I love these! Especially the coloring in the pen sketched flowers. I just love the dramatic purples.
Teri S. says
Emily, I am so impressed with your cards! Love the purples as they just draw me in with the depth of colours.
Oh those colors! I love love love them! Your copic coloring is stunning. But both cards steal my heart.
Tavia Cheney says
Gorgeous cards. I just love the bold blues and purples. My favorite is the life is beautiful card. The Crystal Frame die cut really makes the sentiment stand out. Thanks for sharing!
These are such gorgeous cards! I really love the color scheme you used on them. 🙂
Amy Wazwaz says
These deep bright colors are amazing. Just striking. Love it.
Kelly Lavack says
Wow! I am absolutely in love with the first card!
What beautiful work you do!!! Your cards are all stunning. I especially loved seeing the Pen Sketched Flowers stamp set used in a Tall Card form….those are a favorite of mine.
Thank you so much for sharing your work today.
Angelique Hobbs says
Beautiful card! I love the color scheme. Thank you for sharing.
sandy m says
Am I glad you decided not to go with pink today. I am so in love with the colors you used on your cards today. They are absolutely gorgeous.
Kari VanNoy says
Your coloring is THE BEST!! You always inspire me. Gorgeous cards, gorgeous colors. Love them and that geometric frame die!!
Susan P says
Love your cards! The color choices are beautiful, and you did such a nice job coloring them
Beverly Jordan says
These beautiful azurite and ultraviolet colors add even more beauty to these beautiful images and your cards are stunning!
barbara lassiter says
I love the colors and the designs of both of these cards. I think they are no less than awesome! 🙂
I really love that you paired purple with various shades of blues!
Love your cascade of flowers using the Pen Sketched Flowers set. And your Copic coloring is amazing! Your use of the Geometric Frames die cuts around the sentiment is really neat! I can see using that alot!
Carol Koniecki says
Wow! Such wonderful, intense color. Very memorable
Dee Earnshaw says
WOW, WOW and WOW again. Your color combo is amazing on these cards- thanks for the ideas
Bonnie Eng says
Gorgeous colour palette – I love it. I especially love that Grateful for you everyday card – love the length of it and the cascading flowers – wonderful!
Anushree Vaish says
I am completely mesmerized by your beautiful palate…thanks for sharing!!
Nana Griffin says
Patty Eifert says
Wow!! Both of these are gorgeous…just love the vibrant colors!
I am really loving your purple flowers and designs! We don’t use enough of this color in our cards and pages! This is just another awesome release!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Gorgeous cards! I love the ink blending you did on your first card! The purple and blue flowers look beautiful together!
Marisela Delgado says
Fabulous, fabulous colors!
Really, really beautiful. The colors are so intense and just amazing. I love how you arranged them as well
What beautifully colored cards. Great new products.
I am totally into these colors together! So gorgeous. And I love that you cut the frame three times and arranged as you did. Great idea!
Teri Spracklin says
Oh my goodness, those colours are so lush! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!
Jenny N says
Absolutely stunning and I love your choice of stamps and colors. Thanks for sharing with us on this blog hop.
Beautiful color combination. Love this release from Altenew.
Cyndi Morris says
Beautiful cards. I love the blues. The Crystal Frames set is a “must have.”
Love the blues!
Sue D. says
Beautiful cards… gorgeous colors…. fantastic work!
Sue D says
So pretty–love the colors you used.
Cherri Simon says
Beautiful. Love the colors you chose! Thanks!
Kudos to you for all that fussy cutting, that would have stopped me in my tracks! but oh is that card (and the other) is stunning.
Kathy Dippner says
Beautiful cards! Love the purple and blue together and the way you have the flowers hanging down on the card.
Anna Lontayné Bodnàr says
I love the colors and the dimensions!Amazing.Thanks for sharing them!
Denise Bryant says
Awesome colors and details on your beautiful cards! Love these pretty flowers!
Cynthia Cole says
Loving the blues and purples on your gorgeous cards!
eleanor chua says
Gorgeous colors make a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.
Brenna Garcia says
I immediately swooned when saw your card. The color palette is my favorite. I think I need the flowers and the gems. Great cards, thank you for the inspiration.