Hi there! Today, I have the pleasure of taking part in the Altenew April 2020 Release Blog Hop, and let me just say… this month’s release is quite possibly one of my most favorite releases in awhile! Absolutely incredible stamps and dies. You should have arrived here from Altenew Mixed Media Blog and your next stop is Norine Borys. I have three projects to share with you today using just some of the beautiful new products from this release, so let’s get started with the details!
You’ll notice that I had a bit of a love affair with the absolutely amazing Statement Flowers stamps and dies. The movement and grace of this floral illustration is just stunning… I couldn’t resist making multiple cards with multiple mediums. For this first card, I did some simple (ish) watercoloring using just a simple black stamped image on the Altenew Watercolor Paper (seriously, if you haven’t tried this stuff, you need to… it’s got a lovely, unique, almost canvas texture) and the Altenew Artist’s 24 Pan Watercolor Set.
I have realized that I don’t do a whole lot with yellow, so I thought I’d create a simple yellow, black, and white project with some pretty watercoloring! I began by stamping the image from Statement Flowers using Obsidian Black ink on an A2 panel of the Altenew Watercolor Paper. I then used the Altenew Artists’ Watercolors to add lots of detail and shading to this beautifully graceful floral swag.
Once I’d finished watercoloring, I used my T-square to add a black frame around the edge to help further draw the eye to the pretty flowers. I added a sentiment from the new Sentiment Strips 2 (a must have sentiment set if ever there was one). The final step was to add a few black dots within the frame to add a bit more interest to the otherwise-plain background.
For my second project, I used the Statement Flowers again, this time doing some no-line coloring with my Copic markers. With all of this Covid-19 madness happening in the world, it was truly therapeutic to just sit down and do some coloring on a gorgeous floral. I stamped the image from Statement Flowers on some Copic-friendly white cardstock using Ink On 3’s Fadeout Ink, then used my Copic markers in a variety of pale shades of mauve to add tons of depth and dimension to the image. I then die cut it using the coordinating dies.
I arranged the flower swag on a white card front, allowing some to hang over the edge, which I then trimmed off and added around the edge of the card front to create a continuous pattern. I added another greeting from the Sentiment Strips 2, this time stamped in black on some strips of white cardstock. I adhered all of the elements using foam adhesive, then added a few gems to add a bit of sparkle!
For my final card today, I put to use the gorgeous new Dog Rose Panel A & B dies. I love using white-on-white for super intricate die cuts like this; it reminds me of gorgeous handmade lace. I die cut the Dog Rose Panel A die from white cardstock two times and layered them together with liquid adhesive. I then backed it with a single Dog Rose Panel B die cut, all of which were backed with a panel of heavyweight vellum.
For the card base, I blended some Aqualicious ink around the edges of a pale aqua cardstock panel using blending brushes, then adhered the super intricate dimensional die cut piece with some foam adhesive for lots of dimension. The final step was to add another greeting from Sentiment Strips 2 which I’d white embossed on a slightly darker strip of aqua cardstock and layered over the top of the Dog Rose die cuts. Simple, but that super detailed white die cut really pops on top of the pretty aqua background!
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 Mixed Media Blog by 4/23/2020 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 4/26/2020.
Now, here’s the whole hop list in case you get lost:
Altenew Card Blog
Amber Rain Davis
Altenew Mixed Media Blog
The Hedgehog Hollow
Psst- If you’re bored during this time of quarantine, I’d love for you to check out my Watercolor for Cardmakers 101 Class! Lots of tips and tricks for how to get good results using the Altenew Artists’ Watercolors and watercoloring in general. I hope you’ll take a peek! It’s a great value at $8.95!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
WOW! Great release! Gorgeous creations, I especially love your yellow flowers!!!!
Jody V says
Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. Such a great release.
Meghan Kennihan says
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL FLORALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Such unique designs! And beautiful coloring!
Karthikha Uday says
Your floral cards are always GORGEOUS! Love them all! <3
Mary Holshouser says
Beautiful flowers. The shading is
fantastic. Having some of them
fall off the edge of the card is
a marvelous idea. Love the
die cut on the second card.
thanks for sharing
Maureen Ladd says
Your dogwood die card is stunning – what a great idea to use white on a bold color. Really pops!
Your cards are beautiful! I love the watercolor especially and how you placed parts of the flowers/leaves on the edges of the cards! Thank you!
Bonnie E. says
Your colouring is gorgeous and I love the clean aesthetic of your Dog Rose card!
Each card has a different design and all fab, your yellow card out of the frame look amazing, thanks for the inspiration and hop, hugs Blankina
Carolyn R says
I have several of ‘must have’s’ in this release but I really like the Mega Bloom.
Yellow is so spring-like. Glad you chose that colour!
Karen Cohen says
Wow – I am blown away. The watercolor card really pops with the yellow. The no line Copic coloring – sheesh! I’m going to have try that – it turned out beautiful. BUT my favorite was the die cut card! what a wonderful idea to layer them the way you did. Absolutely fantastic. I must know have all the supplies you listed in this post!!
Cheryl Rigney says
These are such gorgeous cards!!
Creative inspiration galore!! Beautiful projects!
Brenda Kuder says
Beautiful painting and coloring on your floral images!
Dee Earnshaw says
lovely cards – thanks for sharing
Stacey Kowbel says
Always such beautiful flowers! Gorgeous cards!
Sue D says
Beautiful floral cards.
Your cards are pretty. I like the simple die cut layers.
I can see why you love that floral set and you colored it so beautifully!
barbara lassiter says
Love, love everything you created. They are just stunning and I want all the products that you used. Lol! 🙂
Patty A Eifert says
These are beautiful! I can’t really color but can manage to ink blend on some stencils!
Crimson Owl Creations says
I LOVE this new release! The delicate flowers look amazing!
Michele K. Henderson
Lizzie T says
Gorgeous cards- great inspiration!
Miriam Prantner says
Such beautiful cards! Your coloring is beautiful as always and I am in love with those floral dies!
Everything is so pretty! I really love the lavender statement flowers card!
Christine Pennington says
Dainty, delicate and pretty! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
Valerie Hayden says
The yellow is nice, but the pink is outstanding!
Inkin' Chickie says
Good show of the release. I like the statement flower.
Angie O'Dell says
Wow, so many things to put on my wish list!! I love it!
Your coloring is so pretty! Love the designs on all of your cards!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Beautiful watercoloring! I love the aqua background on your last card- the Dog Rose die really pops!
Teri S. says
Emily you’ve picked my two favourites from this incredible release to showcase, & showcase them you did. I agree that this is my favourite release in quite awhile. My wishlist seems to grow at almost every stop on this blog hop. lol Your cards are so inspiring & speak of spring.
Cindy C. says
All so beautiful!!
Jane B. says
What lovely cards, Emily! The colors are beautiful. Your work reminds me that spring will be coming soon. A time of renewal for all of us. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
lovely – simple black frame really sets it off
Della Cluff says
These are so beautiful. My favorite is the Dog Rose card — the white on white is so elegant
WOW!! You totally ROCKED this release. Your coloring on the Statement Flowers is amazing!
Cyndi Morris says
Gorgeous cards. I really love those Dog Rose dies and the white on white is beautiful. So much to love in this fantastic release.
Mary Ellen Driggs says
Your cards are gorgeous!!!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I am totally in love with the new release! Especially the stencils and the gorgeous dies!
Denorah micale says
Loving all these cards, thank you for sharing them.
Carol McCready says
Your cards are beautiful! I love the color combinations. I think that Statement Flower stamp set is my favorite from Altenew’s April release.
Terri Barto says
Barbara Matthews says
Lovely cards, thank you for sharing with all of us.
Angie O'Dell says
So many things to put on my wish list!! I’ll have to look into your watercolor class, thank you!
Kathy Eddy says
Gorgeous! And you used both of my favorites from this release!
I didn’t think Altenew’s stamps could get any better, but I just love Statement flower set. You made such beautiful cards with this set.
Liz O says
Fabulous designs Emily! Love the bold floral from the Statement Stamp set, but all your cards are fantastic, thanks for sharing!
my wish list is growing from this release as i see your cards.. they are so beautiful and so well layered.. i just love them..all of them are so charming
Beautiful floral cards. I just cant stop admiring the cards.
Altenew has amazing release everytime. These cards here are just wow
The first two cards are stunning. Love the colouring and you have selected the colours so well.
Annette Gordon says
Your painting/colouring is beautiful. You know just where to put the lines and shades to really make those flowers come to life. Something that I struggle with! And that last card is sooo pretty. I love the velum behind it.
Lisa Byers says
Emily, I think you achieved professional status. Your painting and coloring is phenomenal. Your cards are gorgeous. I always look forward to seeing what you have been up to!! 🙂
Rema DeLeeuw says
Jenny N says
Laura Long says
The statement flowers were my first love in this release, too. You’ve made them SO soft and real with watercolor and copic. And thank you for the invite to your watercolor class!! I think i already bought it and just haven’t watched it (how embarrassing:(). Now I;m inspired to figure out how to find it and get it on my screen. . . . lovely work!
Dana W says
Gorgeous!! I love the statement flowers too!!
Kristen L. says
Such pretty flowers and love the colors!
Eleanor Chua says
Love your style, beautiful cards, also love the dog rose panels.
Janelle S says
Stunning cards Emily, thank you!
susan strawser says
Your coloring is beautiful.
Patt H. says
So gorgeous, Emily!! I love them all!
Mary D. Donovan says
Love what you did with the dies!!
Sharon C says
Love your coloring on the first 2 cards.
Liz O. says
Simply stunning designs Emily! love them all, thank you for the amazing inspiration! Be well!
Amber Bissonnette says
Beautiful cards!!! You should use yellow more often it turned out lovely!
Amber Bissonnette says
Beautiful cards!! I love the way you coloured the pink one, it looks perfect 😍
Mary Ann Reilly says
What absolutely beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing. I think I’ve fallen in love with the Statement Flowers Stamp Set!
I love so many items in this release especially the two you are show casing. But like Torch Ginger, the Statement Flower set grabbed my heart – can you really love 2 at the same time – YES! I am excited you have a 101 class which I have also added to my budget. Yikes it looks like tuna fish for awhile… Love your cards and technique.
Wow, stunning work! I love the yellow!
Terri Sandoval says
Your cards are so very pretty!
Aimee Phillips says
Wow your card using the Statement Flowers and Dies is stunning!!.
Such a beautiful set perfect for so many occasions.
Kathy Dippner says
Beautiful cards! I love the size of the Statement Flowers set.
Deepa Lakshman says
The no line Copic coloring is a work of art. So are your other cards too. Thank you for the inspiration. I might go broke buying all these Altenew products.
Just gorgeous. I need those statement flowers.
Amber P says
Absolutely gorgeous cards!!!
Dana M says
Wow, beautiful coloring and gorgeous card!
I love both the cards you made using Statement flowers stamp set. No line coloring looks great.
Sherrie D says
Beautiful Cards. I love this Statement Flower Stamp
Sherrie D says
Beautiful Cards. Love the first two projects using the Statement Flowers Stamp. That is a beautiful stamp.
Heidi Rees says
Absolutely beautiful Emily! Great colors!
TERESA GODINES says
All of your projects are amazing. The one that caught my eye was the last one. Love the colors and that panel. Thanks for sharing
Denise Bryant says
Fabulous cards! Love the beautiful Statement Flowers and the way you colored them! The Dog Rose card is lovely too!
Catherine L says
Beautiful cards! I have Sentiment Strips and definitely need the new set to add to my collection.
Carol E. Wortman says
I know the whole world seems to be on the no line kick… and that is very soft and pretty. But I love that harsh pop of black line contrast. Beautiful!!! I love that card! Thanks and please be healthy!
Beautiful creations! Love this release!
sally rinker says
so beautiful. I can’t help but wonder, as the name Midgett is very unusual. Any relationship to the Midgett’s of Cape Hatteras N.C. If so, please send a message back to me.