Good morning! Today, I have the pleasure in being a stop on the Altenew March 2020 Release Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Kymona Tracey, and your next stop is Agnieszka Malyszek. You can also start back at the beginning in case you get lost! As always, we have a plethora of beautiful new floral stamps to introduce to you, and I have two cards to share using these gorgeous new stamps, so let’s get started with the details!
My first project uses the absolutely stunning new Fabulous Florets, which is both a layering stamp set as well as an outline stamp set that is perfect for coloring! I chose to use it with some lovely coral inks to create some colorful, almost tropical patterned paper. I stamped a unique pattern using Blush and Rouge inks for the flowers, as well as Frayed Leaf and Evergreen for the greenery. I started with the largest images first, filling in the gaps with the foliage to create a full background panel.
Once I’d completed the stamping on my panel, I used my T-square and a black pan to draw a frame around the edge, then filled in the white spaces inside the frame with random black dots using the same black pen. I love the effect this creates! I added a greeting using die cuts from the Tall Alpha die set and a sentiment from Fabulous Florets. The final touch was a few sparkly sequins.
For my second project today, I focused on the beautiful new Sweet Nothings stamps and dies. The large scale ranunculus bloom (or is it a cabbage rose?) made my heart go pitter-patter! I began by stamping the large flower bud and some foliage on some watercolor paper, then used the Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan watercolors to add lots of color.
For a more graphic look for this floral project, I used the Fine Frames Diamond dies to cut some glittery green cardstock, which I layered on some white woodgrain cardstock. I heat embossed the greeting from Sweet Nothings onto a strip of vellum, hiding the adhesive beneath the flower and tucked around the edge of the woodgrain panel. The final touch was to add some sparkling white gems.
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 3/22/2020 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 3/24/2020.
Here’s the full hop list in case you get lost:
Altenew Card Blog
Amber Rain Davis
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Such beautiful cards, I love them, Altenew floral stamps always add such a charm to cards. Love how you drew the frame around, it looks stunning.
Andrea Hastilow says
Gorgeous cards, love the fresh sets Altenew design every month. Those coral flowers are stunning x
These cards are so lovely, Emily. As you’ve shown, you (and I) can create great cards using Altenew products. tfs
Sharon Gullikson says
Your flowers are so pretty. I especially like the peachy ones.
Crimson Owl Creations says
All of your florals are so pretty! I love the great color combinations and the pretty details!
Michele K. Henderson
Debbi S says
Love, Love, Love the cards…so beautiful.
Patty A Eifert says
Beautiful flower cards! I love all the awesome floral stamps that Altenew comes out with!
Linda M Mazzola says
I also really love the effect of the black outline box and dots. Very clever. I never would have thought to do that, ever….so thanks for sharing that idea. And your water coloring on the next card is beautiful.
Jeane Campbell says
Emily, what a clever way to use those Fine frmes Diamonds die.. really nice. Like the offset to the flower. Would try that one for sure. Thanks for showing it to all of us.
I love the way you drew a frame on the first card, and the coloring on the second one is stunning!
Meghan Kennihan says
These are BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the Fabulous Floret set and that card you made is STUNNING!
Pauline Godfrey says
Beautiful cards! You have a great eye for detail!
Gorgeous cards! Fabulous release!
barbara lassiter says
Both of these are beautiful and I love the extra details you added! 🙂
What sensational cards. Your flowers are delightful. Thank you for the inspiration.
Diana B says
You really can’t beat Altenew for flower imagery!
Stunning cards, so beautifully done!
Jennifer C. says
I love all of the textures in your cards.Thank you for inspiring me!
Handmade by Priyadarshini Ramakrishnan says
Great cards with beautiful colours. Thanks for the opportunity.
Inkin' Chickie says
I like the friend card and the additional drawn in frame.
Liz O. says
Gorgeous cards Emily! Love them both, thanks for the inspiration!
Mary Holshouser says
The flowers are gorgeous. I never
know the names of them – just know
it’s wonderful to see them blooming.
thanks for sharing
Anneleise Hampson says
Such beautiful flowers, love your color choice!!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Gorgeous cards. My favorite is the first card, since that is my favorite set in this release.
Margarita Navarro-Rivera says
Both of your cards are fantastic! My favorite one is the second card because it is in my favorite color!
Karthikha Uday says
What a beautiful set of cards! Love your floral ones always 🙂
Donna C says
Your coral flowers are magnificent. I love how you arranged the card and the elements you used.
The Spring Leaf says
Gorgeous cards!! Loved your coloring so much.
Wendy Falk says
Beautiful projects. I love all of the little details you added in. I forget that is an option!! Thanks for sharing your lovely projects. Stay well!!
Jenny N says
Both your cards are stunning, loving this new release.
Catherine L says
Beautiful! I love the colors you chose for Fabulous Florets!
Very pretty. You are talented!
I also love the t-rule effect
Cheryl Rigney says
Such beautiful cards!!
Beautiful cards. I love the Fabulous Florets stamp set. Love the colors you chose and your use of the diamond Fine Frames!
What wonderful cards! Thanks so much for your creative inspiration!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Beautiful cards! I love how you drew on the black frame and dots on your first card!
Teri S. says
The colours you’ve used on both your cards are breathtaking. How smart to draw the frame on the first card. I need to remember that. I adore ranunculas.
Carol McCready says
Beautiful cards. I love that big purple blossom.
Annette Reed says
Your cards are stunning. Those diamond frames are a beautiful accent to your flower and I love that first card.
Stacey Kowbel says
Wonderful cards! I love the blush and rouge ink!
Melissa Smith says
I love your cards! The new stamps are wonderful! The tropical look of the first card is beautiful!
Cyndi Morris says
Beautiful cards using two of my absolute favorites from this release — the Fabulous Florets and the Sweet Nothings sets (can you tell I love florals?).
Miriam Prantner says
You and Altenew do florals so well! These are such pretty cards!
Heather Mills says
These are both so gorgeous!! Love how you added the black frame to the first one and I’ve been in love with those die cut diamond frames since I first saw them!! They pair just perfectly with flowers!
Aimee Phillips says
I love your card using the sweet nothings floral Stamp Set from the new release. So beautiful. Such a great floral for many occasions.
Kelsey Thomas says
Beautiful cards 🙂
Sue D says
Very pretty floral cards.
I like the drawn lines, and your coloring on the flowers is beautiful.
Such a pretty card! I like your layering and that flower is just beautiful!
You really capture the beauty of those stamp sets with your gorgeous cards. I adore how you can water color that large flower (ranunculus or cabbage rose it is beautiful) creating such a stunning card.
Carol H says
Beautiful cards. Love this release!
Kathleen Dippner says
Beautiful cards! I’m loving the flower sets in this release.
Melissa Friedrich says
Gorgeous spring color cards, love the graphic element of the black rectangle line and the fine frame diamonds.