Hi there! I’m super excited to be taking part in Altenew’s September Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop! This month, we have a huge variety of stamps and dies to share with you for the September release, including some floral, some holiday, and some autumn… a little something for everyone! You should have arrived here from Christine Pennington‘s blog, and your next stop is Erum Tasneem‘s blog. I have four projects to share with you today, as well as some giveaway information, so be sure to read all the way to the end!
For my first project today, I wanted to use the fabulous new Candy Cane Stripe Cover Die. I love cover plate dies; they create such a huge impact with just a swift pass in your die cutting machine. I took it one step further and added an inlaid, die cut oval frame in the center of the cover plate die cut.
To create the inlaid die cut frame, I first die cut a panel of deep red card stock using the Candy Cane Stripe Cover Die. I then used the oval frame from the Create A Wreath die set to die cut the center from the striped red die cut. I also die cut another red oval frame die from a solid panel of cardstock. I adhered the striped die cut piece to a panel of white cardstock using liquid adhesive, then inlaid the oval die cut frame in the center.
I used the beautiful Holiday Bow stamps and dies with a variety of red and green inks to create a pretty holiday swag, which I layered above a sentiment from the new Modern Poinsettia stamp set. A few jewels finished it off!
For my second project, I used the new Happy Pomegranates stamps and dies to create a Thanksgiving card! I began by gold embossing several of the images on some watercolor cardstock, then used the Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush markers to add lots of layers of deep, saturated color to the images.
For the card base, I used the Buffalo Plaid Builder stencil to add a bit of subtle, tone-on-tone texture to a brick red card base. I layered the watercolored die cuts on the stenciled card base using foam tape, then added a greeting, heat embossed on the same shade of brick red card stock, as well as a few gold glitter gems.
My next project uses some non-traditional holiday colors, but who says that Christmas cards can only come in reds and greens? I did some no-line coloring on the new Modern Poinsettia stamp with my Copic markers in shades of deep, deep fuchsia , accenting the bright pop of pink with some silver foil and navy glitter foliage cut from the Create A Wreath die set.
I layered the large flower and foliage images on a white Circle Quilt Cover Die cut that I had adhered to a white A2 card base. Using white cover plate die cuts over a white card base is one of my most favorite ways to add subtle texture and dimension to a background without overwhelming the main focal point. For the greeting, I used the new Tall Alpha die set and the older Holiday Script Words die set. A few sparkling gems finished it off!
For my final project, I used the new Flower Garden stamp set to create a pretty watercolored floral bouquet. I began by embossing several flowers and foliage using silver pearl embossing powder onto some watercolor cardstock. I then used my Daniel Smith watercolors to add some pretty cool pinks, blues, and aquas to the flowers.
After I’d finished watercoloring all of the flowers and foliage, I blended some Azurite ink around the edge of a panel of pale blue cardstock. I then spritzed some water into my hand and dribbled drops of water on the blended panel, tapping the water droplets with a paper towel to lift some of the color up. I arranged the flowers in a pretty bouquet and adhered them to the blended panel using foam adhesive. I added a sentiment from Sentiment Strips stamped in more Azurite ink. A few gems added a touch of sparkle!
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 9/10/2019 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 9/13/2019.
Also, Altenew is having a fun promotion: Limited Time Offer! Get a FREE mini inspiration guide with every order from the September 2019 Stamp/Die Release collection! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. One gift per order. While supplies last! Shop the latest release here.
Your next stop on the hop is Erum Tasneem‘s blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Love the card/colors you used with the Modern Poinsettia stamp!!
Meghan Kennihan says
These are beautiful! I love the poinsettia on the BE MERRY CARD!
Annette Reed says
Stunning and beautiful cards. Your flowers are colored beautifully. The candy cane die looks great with that oval in the middle and I love that sentiment.
oooooh, the candy cane effect, love it
Patt H. says
What beautiful creations, Emily! I love them all! The new Holiday Bow is fabulous & that poinsettia is at the top of my want list. Thanks for sharing these awesome cards!
The poinsettia pops against the ground. Love it!
Donna Gourley says
Very pretty cards today. I think the Modern Poinsettia one is my favorite.
Teri Smith says
Emily, all of your cards are beautiful & the second one is my favourite.
barbara lassiter says
These are all beautiful and I love the traditional look for the Christmas cards. The Pomegranate set is on my list and others will probably follow!
Such lovely cards – your coloring is fantastic
Mary Holshouser says
The pomegranates are a fun, new
idea. the poinsettia is gorgeous.
Love the background. thanks
jenny stratton says
I really like the candy cane striped christmas card.
Michele w says
For gorgeous cards! Clever the way you cut an oval into the candy cane stripes. Thanks for all the great inspiration!
Susan Strawser says
Your cards are very pretty. I like these new background dies, stencils and stamps.
Lynn Young says
Emily, these are stunning too hard to pick a favorite!
Wanda S Radler says
Your cards are beautiful! Great job highlighting the new products. The Candy cane stripe card is my favorite with the Be Merry Poinsettia in a close second.
Patty Eifert says
Lovely Christmas creations! And your final flowers card is gorgeous!
Emily, your work is just stunning!!! Always stunning!!! I loved the bright colors of Christmas…I thought I could smell the Cinnamon & Vanilla from Christmas cookies….just looking at your work. And then the beautiful Soft Rose card was also gorgeous!!! Thank you….for sharing your talent. This hop is proving to be scrumptious!!!
Jane B. says
Love your bold colors. Every card is beautiful and I love the way you’ve highlighted the new September products.
Margarita Navarro-Rivera says
Love that poinsettia card!!!
Gorgeous cards. Love the pomegranates and poinsettia!
sandy M says
Awesome Christmas cards. My fav is the first one. The colors remind me colors we used back in the old days. We didn’t use lots of pinks, oranges, purples and pastels used today. Your last card is beautiful.
Dee Earnshaw says
stunning cards – love the colors and creativity
Susan Babcock says
You really made some bold beautiful cards from the new release!
Trina P. says
Your poinsettia card is gorgeous… love the richness. .
Brenda Kuder says
Great cards! I am loving this release!
Kathy Dippner says
Beautiful cards! Love the candy cane die on the first card and the fushia poinsettia is stunning.
Mary Ann M says
Loved your take on the pomegranates!
VICKI SMITH says
Nenette Madero says
Hi Emily! I love all of your cards!!! My fave is the Be Merry– amazing coloring skills <3
Sascha Bausch says
I love the new release and all the inspiration <3 Thanks to Altenew and all the Designers
Laurie Brown says
Beautiful projects!!!! Love the vibrant color of your poinsettia!!!
Kathy McCluskey says
Your cards are so beautiful, Emily! Way too hard to pick a favorite, but I do love that candy cane stripe background card! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!!
Ana G says
Your cards are absolutely beautiful. My daughter love the bright and bold red’s that you used. It was very creative to cut the oval out of the candycane stripes and the coloring of your roses just absolutely stunning. My daughters favorite was because of the fire on both of your flower ones.
Beautiful cards!! Love every single one, specially the pomegranates one!! So pretty!
Carol Henderson says
Emily, your beautiful reds really brought the thought of traditional Christmas to mind. Your cards a lovely and I hope the inspire me to get started on my own holiday cards.
susie sonnier says
Altenew is really “thinking outside the box” on their designs lately, so awesome
These are all just stunning! Can’t pick a favorite!!
Twila M Ormsby says
All your cards are beautiful, my favorite is the candy cane stripe with the beautiful bow and the inlay oval cut. I would of never thought of doing that, but I’m thinking I will have to give that one a try. I love it. Thank you for sharing!
This Altenew release is fabulous! Beautiful cards!!!
Kayla Hyatt says
Your holiday cards make me want to put my Christmas tree up. Love the boldness of the colors.
Angela Hollins says
Beautiful cards!!! I love the non-traditional holiday colors and the beautiful watercolor flowers. Thank you for sharing!!!
Marisela Delgado says
such lovely cards
Zlatka K says
Gorgeous cards! I love the bright colors. And your watercoloring is amazing!
Such a lovely cards – love these pop colors and the new Flower Garden stamp is my favorite! Thank you for sharing!
Melissa Friedrich says
Wow, your cards are beautiful and stunning!love the vibrant colors, that candy cane stripe cover die looks amazing and your coloring on pomegranates and flowers is awesome, pomegranates are my fave.
Kathy Eddy says
Wonderful cards! love the last two especially.
Carmela Hubler says
Such gorgeous Christmas cards! Love the rich colors.
Amy Cooley says
Wow, beautiful and bold holiday cards! These are fabulous!
Karthikha Uday says
Wow! As I scrolled down, every card beats my previous fav! <3 Love them all, your coloring is stunning as always! <3
Tammy Cunliffe says
The look and feel of this whole release is so organic and rustic! I loved your coloring and designs! Thanks for sharing!
Love your work, so neat! 🙂
You have created a stunning set of cards, Emily! I love the fuchsia poinsettia card! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!
Gorgeous creations, I especially love your Flower Garden rose card!
And yet another great release. Love all the projects made. Your card makes me so ready for the holidays and cooler weather.
Cyndi Morris says
Amazing cards. This is such a wonderful release and the Circle Quilt Cover Die may be my favorite — so gorgeous.
Laraine R says
Beautiful! Love your coloring! Fabulous release!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !!
Bonnie Eng says
Beautiful cards – I love the bold white and red of the first card, but my favourite is your Be Merry card – gorgeous colouring too!
Kelsey Thomas says
These are very pretty cards. 🙂 You do such a great job coloring.
Dana M says
Gorgeous, vibrant and fabulously festive! Gorgeous cards!
Susan P says
Beautiful cards, as always. I especially love the first one. It is so Christmas
An amazing release which you have highlighted very well!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Beautiful cards and color combinations! I love the red poinsettia on the white textured background!
Lisa Byers says
Wow wow wow!! Your cards leave me breathless!! They are absolutely stunning!! Love them!!!
Nana Griffin says
Such a lovely selection of cards.
Linnea Sundstrom says
luv all of the rich colors and the candy cane cover die. wow!
Andre M. says
These holiday cards are fantastic, beautiful coloring.
Aimee Phillips says
I love all the holiday Christmas cards that you created using the new releases. So many beautiful ones, hard to pick a
Jenny N says
Gorgeous cards, the red cards are particularly stunning. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration on this blog hop.
Cora Schindel says
Love all of the cards Emily ! 🥰 The fuchsia poinsettia with navy and silver are gorgeous!
Andrea R says
Aww these definitely put me in the holiday spirit!