Hi there! Today is the October Altenew Stamp and Die release, and I’m super excited to be a stop on the blog hop! You should have arrived here from Virginia Lu, and your next stop is Tania Ahmed. You can also start at the Altenew Card Blog for the full list. I have two projects today, so let’s get started with the details!
For this first project, I used the new Simple Roses Stamps+Dies paired with the new Altenew Mini Blending Brushes for some subtle, pretty color. I began by heat embossing several images from Simple Roses Stamps+Dies using white pearl embossing powder on white cardstock, then used the Mini Blending Brushes and Pocketful of Sunshine inks to add some color to the flowers and Green Valley for the leaves. I also added a bit of subtle shading to the flowers using some Prismacolor pencils.
Yellow and gray is one of my favorite color combinations, so I created a super textured, tone-on-tone background for my bright flowers using the Circle Quilt Cover Die. I die cut the Circle Quilt Cover Die from some light gray cardstock, then, leaving all of the interior die cuts intact, adhered it to a panel of A2 cardstock covered in a thick layer of Scor-Tape.
I arranged the Simple Roses die cuts on the textured background, then heat embossed a greeting from Simple Roses on some dark charcoal cardstock using white embossing powder and fussy cut around it. The final step was to add some cheerful yellow gems for a bit of sparkle!
For my second project, I used the new Sweet Flowers Stamps+Dies. I stamped the outline flowers from Sweet Flowers Stamps using some Copic-friendly black ink to create a full patterned background panel, then colored them a rich, velvety purple and mustard. (Channeling autumn over here!)
Next, I die cut a deep purple diamond using the Fine Frames Diamond dies, as well as a glittery copper outline diamond slightly smaller than the purple. I embossed a greeting from Sweet Flowers in the center of the purple diamond using white embossing powder, then accented around it with the glittering diamond frame.
To add a bit of interest to the patterned background panel, I trimmed three very thin strips of black cardstock and adhered them to the patterned panel using liquid adhesive, then added the sentiment diamond over the top using foam tape, offset slightly and the overhang trimmed off. The final touch was to add some black gems for some added texture and sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. As always, Altenew is celebrating their release by generously providing giveaways for each of the stops on the hop:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/11/2020 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 Winners Page on 10/14/2020.
Altenew is also having some fun promotions to celebrate the Cozy Creatures release!
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Your next stop on the hop is Tania Ahmed. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
Carla Hundley says
Gorgeous cards! I love
the first card with the
Quilt cover die. Great
way to use it.
Carla from Utah
I love the card with the Sweet Flowers set. It is stunning!
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful cards! I love the yellow on grey!
Lisa Byers says
OMG, you had me at purple.
Bonnie E says
Wow – I love both those cards. The simple roses look gorgeous with that soft buttery yellow against that very elegant gray background, and I love the richness of the colours on those simple flowers – wonderful!
visual delight with your violet flower card.
Jade McClung says
Fabulous cards! I love the colors! Sensational!
Ann Ito says
Margaret Roder says
I loved the colors you chose for both your cards. I am not usually a person who likes to put gray on a card, but the yellow color of the Simple Roses were beautiful on that quilted grey background. The Sweet Flowers were a rich, delicious purple (my favorite color) color, and I loved that you put the sentiment on a purple diamond. Thank you for sharing your awesome cards!!
Meghan Kennihan says
Absolutely STUNNING! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the yellow!
I love purple but what you did with the yellow and grey is just stunning!
Lois K says
Beautiful cards. Love the card using sweet flowers. Thanks for sharing
Angela C Posch says
Carolyn R says
Both cards are beautiful but the purple is stunning with the yellow/gold.
Mary Holshouser says
The first card is fantastic.
Love the strong metal look to
the background. The flower
tames the boldness.
thanks for sharing
Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I really love the first card with the Simple Roses stamp set!
Helen Budz says
Your cards are so lovely, Emily. Especially like the purple/violet flower card. tfs-stay well.
Michelle P says
WOW—I love the delicate colors on the simple roses card and the vibrant colors on the sweet flowers card. Stunning!!!
Sharon Gullikson says
The light grey and yellow look so pretty together. I have never tried that combo together.
Marisela Delgado says
You had me at purple! 💜💜💜
Barbara Hill says
I love the sweet flowers, in your vibrant purple
Beautiful x 2!!!
Love this gray background
Debra W says
What beautiful cards! I will have to get the sweet flowers set!!!
Oh my goodness. Your cards are beautiful! Love the yellow of the roses…and purple…love it. TFS
Gorgeous cards, so elegant and loving these vibrant color combos!
Kelsey Thomas says
These are amazing!
Beautiful cards!!! Love the colors and texture of the 1st card, and the 2nd card is so graceful and pretty. Love the orange and purple flowers.
Teri S. says
Your first card is so lovely. The Simple Roses stamp set is one I’d like to have in my stash. I really like the embossed die in the background & the ink blending you did on the roses. The colours do go so well together.
Cy Lee says
I love the quilt background!
Ummekulsum Kutub says
Amazing cards! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Beth Merrill says
I love all the colors and textures in both of these cards!
Donna de Gale-Kalloo says
Oh so gorgeous!!
Dawn Cooksley Art says
great cards …love the vibrant colors…
Liz O. says
Your cards are striking Emily! love the bold florals, thanks for the inspiration!
Inkin' Chickie says
Great look to the color blends. Great shares.
Karen Brown says
GORGEOUS! Love both cards!
Cyndi Morris says
Beautiful cards — so elegant. I have that Circle Quilt cover die and use it often. It makes such gorgeous backgrounds.
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! I love both color combinations! Your cards are beautiful!
Heidi Rees says
Wow so gorgeous Emily! I absolutely love the yellow and grey colors too! And the purple is beautiful!
Linda Peix says
Your purple flower card is just beautiful! Sometimes I forget we can use colored cardstock for the sentiment, like you did with the white and gold embossed purple sentiment strip. Just the right touch!
Anne Sturgeon says
Beautiful colors and wonderful cards. I think the quilt cover plate would look amazing with just about anything…
Lyn Huecker says
Great release from Altenew. Love your cards! I am also partial to gray & yellow. Very classy. Thanks for sharing.
Sue D says
Love your choice of colors on these cards.
Both of these cards are just stunning. I love ALtenew stamps, they are always beautifully done. The yellow so beautiful on the grey cardstock and the purple blooms are so vibrant. Perfection xx Aileen
Sherri Little says
Love the vibrant purple flowers.
Both cards are so pretty and elegant! I love the colour combos you chose and I love those 3 simple black stripes.
I love the 3 black stripes on the second card!
I love yellow and grey too – and almost never think to use it. This is a good reminder — and what lovely cards!