Hi there! I’m excited to be helping Altenew celebrate their December 2020 Quiet Reflections Stamp and Die release as a stop on the blog hop! You should have arrived here from Norine Borys, and your next stop is Amanda Baldwin. I have two cards featuring the beautiful new Tranquility Rose and You Are Beautiful stamp sets, which are super fun to color, so let’s get started with the details!
For this first card featuring Tranquility Rose, I put the beautiful colors in the Altenew Artists’ 24 Pan Watercolor set to use! These beautiful watercolors are a dream to work with and are super affordable. Definitely a must-have. I began by heat embossing the images from Tranquility Rose using silver embossing powder onto Altenew watercolor paper, then used the Altenew Artists’ 24 Pan Watercolor to add color in lovely cool shades of lavender, blue, and mint.
Once the images were dried, I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. I also taped a 3.25×8.25 panel of watercolor paper to my watercolor board, then used the Artists’ 24 Pan Watercolor to create a lovely, subtle ombre for the background. I allowed it to dry while still taped to my watercolor board (helps to reduce warping!), then once dry, adhered it to a 3.5×8.5″ panel of silvery shimmer cardstock.
I arranged all of the floral die cuts on the slimline card base to create a long, cascading swag down the front, adhering them with both liquid and foam adhesives. The final touch was some iridescent gems for sparkle!
For my second project, I focused on the You Are Beautiful stamps and dies. These beautiful hibiscus blooms are absolutely massive and so much fun to color. I stamped them using Fadeout Ink on some Copic-friendly white cardstock, then used my brightest, most tropical-feeling Copic markers to add lots of vibrant color.
I die cut the colored images using the coordinating dies and arranged them on a plain white A2 card base. While they were still in their arrangement, I picked the die cuts up using Press’n’Seal and added foam adhesive to the back. Before replacing the die cuts on the card base, I used a black pen from the Fineliner Pen Set and my T-square to create a black frame around the edge, then placed the blooms back on the card front.
I stamped a greeting from the You Are Beautiful using Obsidian Black ink onto a strip of white cardstock, then adhered it to the floral card front. Finally, I added some black gems to help make the black frame and sentiment pop even more.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now for some fun giveaway information:
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 9 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/09/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/11/2020.
Your next stop is Amanda Baldwin. You can also start at the Altenew Card Blog to get the full hop list! Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy hopping!
Patty A Eifert says
Beautiful watercoloring!! I would definitely be using the stencil to color my blooms because I can’t color worth a hoot lol!!
Lisa Angel says
Oh my! The tranquil rose card is breathtaking
Donna de Gale-Kalloo says
Mary Holshouser says
Beautiful shading on the hibiscus.
The cards are gorgeous.
Welcome break from Christmas.
thanks for sharing
Tina M says
Wow! your cards are stunning, Emily. I especially love the layout, the background, the colors, well everything, on the slimline card.
Maureen Reiss says
Absolutely Gorgeous cards!!!
Sharon Gullikson says
The tiny blue and purple flowers look so pretty with the single rose. Nice idea.
So beautiful! These cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the amazing inspiration.
Meghan Kennihan says
GORGEOUS flowers and coloring!!
Retta Lutte says
amazing cards! I am lovin’ the hibiscus stamp set!
Dawn Cooksley says
Love, love, love your cards soooo beautiful…Altenew has the best floral stamps…
Julie L says
Your rose card is so pretty. I love the new ink colors in this release.
Brenda Aplin says
Love you cards!!
Lovely cards, I really like many items in the release and the new ink colors are beautiful.
Jennifer Wilson says
Love your card, the use of the bright colors is great…
Marisela Delgado says
Such beautiful cards! Just lovely! 💜
You did a fabulous job with the tranquility Rose, I don’t think I could watercolor as beautifully. It’s layered so perfectly.
Beautiful floral cards. I especially like the slimline rose card with all the greenery layers. Love the colors.
Gorgeous cards! I love the slimline card with the beautiful big rose. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! Take care! 🙂
Jackie Posnansky says
I love your gorgeous rose card! I wish I could water paint so beautifully!
Donna olsen says
Beautiful and subtle,.love the added dimensions of the card.
Vanessa Natseway says
Love all your cards, especially the watercolor rose. What a labor of love to whomever receives that card.
Vickie D says
This release is awesome & you proved it with your cards!
Sumbal Kaehn says
The tranquility rose stamp set is so exquisite. I love the new ink colors. You did such a good job at incorporating the color in your rose card.
BrendaLea Abbott says
Wow! Your cards are great! Love the background with the first card, and the way you colored your floral image on the second card. Gorgeous!
Peg Frushour says
Beautiful, vibrant cards! I love them!
Gorgeous cards! The rose is beautifully colored, and the arrangement of elements on both are lovely.
Kim C says
Stunning cards! Thanks for the inspiration Emily.
Nicole P says
Love the vivid colors!
Sandy B says
Your colors are amazing & the tranquil rose card is so pretty!
Jade McClung says
I love the rose and hibiscus cards! I especially like the bright colors of the hibiscuses. Your Copic coloring and watercoloring are exquisite.
Vanessa Carroll says
The colors on your tranquility rose or so beautiful and muted but it just goes together so good and your other card is so beautiful and vibrant. I just love them.
Lauryne Cunningham says
Your cards are gorgeous! I love the size of the flowers! Beautiful colors!
Kelsey Thomas says
Both of your cards are so gorgeous! 🙂
Patt H. says
Such beautiful cards, Emily! The Tranquil Rose just blew me away with your amazing coloring. Totally awesome!!
Mary Ann Reilly says
Bright and beautiful cards. The card with the sentiment “you are beautiful inside and out” is my personal favorite. The colors are just so happy!
Carol Wortman says
So beautiful. I really love the bright colours. 😍
Kristina Gentle says
Your first card has my heart!! So soft and beautiful!!!!
Pat Vanderwolf says
Great colors. Love the goldfish.
Luanne Ford says
So pretty! Your watercoloring is fantastic!
Cindy C. says
Both so gorgeous!!
I especially love that first card! It reminds me to emboss in something other than black or white! Beautiful!
Those are some intensely gorgeous cards. Looks like you had fun coloring them.
Karen Brown says
I LOVE how bright and cheerful your cards are!
Tracey Landt says
Stunning cards as always Emily! Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful water coloring and cards, I love your slimline design too.
Ana G says
Wow! What beautiful cards! Love all the color! So vibrant, so pretty.
Inkin' Chickie says
Nice use of the longer card for the scene. I like the second card with the large flower blooms. Great look
Lois K says
Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing
Silvia Hutchinson says
Beautifully watercolored flowers on the first card and striking hibiscus on the second.
Heidi Rees says
Beautiful cards Emily! Love the colors in the first card, and the dimension and texture! The second card is beautiful too, loving the pink with the pops of black in the frame and sentiment!
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful coloring on these gorgeous flowers!
Colleen in Santa Fe says
That “Tranquility Rose” watercolor card is amazing — such a beautiful design and color choices! If I wasn’t already sold on that stamp/die set, your card would have sold me for sure!
Bri Kay says
Mary-Anne V says
Such pretty cards…love these big blooms.
Jo Anna Grimsley says
Beautiful cards, especially love the rose card. TFS