Hi there! Happy New Year! Let’s get the year started with some pretty flowers, shall we? Altenew is releasing a brand new Build A Flower today, called Cora Louise Peony, showcasing large, gorgeous blooms and foliage, and we’re celebrating with a blog hop! You should have arrived here from Jessie Banks and your next stop is LauraJane, or you can start at the beginning at the Altenew blog.
This gorgeous new addition to the Build A Flower series (subscribe here to receive these beautiful sets each month at a discount!) features a beautiful large-scale peony bloom that can be layered or stamped in the outline and colored with your choice of coloring medium! I have chosen to showcase the beautiful detail of this gorgeous stamp with some heat embossing, colored cardstock, and ink blending. Let’s get started with the details!
To start, I heat embossed two of the blooms and several leaves from Cora Louise Peony using some brass embossing powder on a gorgeous pale blush cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I then used Pastel Sunrise and Canyon Clay inks with some blending brushes to add some color to the centers of the flowers.
When doing a monochromatic project like this, I will keep things as simple as possible, colorfully-speaking, by doing the card base in the same color as the floral die cuts. I cut another pale blush panel of A2 cardstock, then did some more blending in just one corner using the same Pastel Sunrise and Canyon Clay inks. I also added some pretty metallic gold splatters using gold gouache and a wet paintbrush to create a pretty textured background.
Once my gouache splatters had dried, I used foam tape to pop up the floral die cuts on the card front. I heat embossed a greeting from Cora Louise Peony on a strip of the same blush cardstock, then mounted that sentiment strip on a slightly larger strip of sparkling gold glitter cardstock to help it stand out from the rest of the monochromatic card. The final touch was to add some metallic gems for some shine! I love that I used just one main color for this entire card, but it’s definitely not boring! The many different textures of metallics and additional ink blending helps to add interest and keep the monochromatic look from being too simple.
Well, that’s all for my project today! As always, Altenew is doing several giveaways to celebrate their newest installment of the Build A Flower series! $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/09/2021.
Your next stop is LauraJane. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the subtle coloring of the
flower. Beautiful card.
thanks for sharing
Happy New Year
Donna Wilson says
I love the softness of this card. Stunning
Jan Castle says
Patt H. says
I love the soft blush colors on your beautiful card! Another winner from Altenew!
Brandi Case says
The monochromatic design made for a fun card!!
Vickie Davis says
Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration.
Really love this card. Just got an Altenew Ink Blending Tool for Christmas and I must try this type of center-only blending on a flower. More impactful than I thought.
Maureen Reiss says
I love this card!!! So Lovely!!!
Sharon Gullikson says
I like how you only colored the middle of the flowers. What a cool look.
Susan Babcock says
Beautiful card, I love peonies, so this is a great set for me.
Carol McCready says
Your card is gorgeous! I love the background and the embossed peony.
Donna Calamari says
I am a sucker for blush flowers. Your card is just beautiful!
Gorgeous. Love the soft look of your card
Sandra Baggarly says
The monochromatic look really plays up the details of the flowers!
Arlene Plastine says
Gorgeous card Emily! I love the colors that you chose and that you chose to emboss the peonies & leaves.
Carolyn R says
I love the delicate peachy colors with the gold embossing.
Pamela K Melieste says
Love the colors and softness of this card. Well done
Meghan Kennihan says
I love the coral and gold!
Stunning card, absolutely gorgeous!
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful card! Love the embossing and the hint of color…
Thanks for sharing.
Denise Bryant says
Scrumptious color for this beautiful card! Lovely blooms!
Inkin' Chickie says
Wonderful color use. I like the layers.
Marisela Delgado says
It’s hard to go wrong w/ gold embossing, but you’ve taken it up a level with the gorgeous peachy/apricot color and the gouache and the dimension (popped up) and…. well, I could go on, but you get the idea. Beautiful!
Happy New Year to you!
Lori S in PA
i love the beautiful and dainty card that you have created. Th tip to stamp and gold emboss on the pastel cardstock is my take away from the inspiration. I would definitely love to try this technique out. The background is so beautiful as well owing to the color choices you made.
This is gorgeous! I love the soft colors you used. 🙂
How gorgeous, Emily! I love the soft elegant look you have created with the soft pink and embossing! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring! Happy new year! Take care! 🙂
Julie Greaves says
A beautiful and elegant card! Wonderful color choices which give the card a softness. A simply lovely card! Thanks for sharing your ideas and your talent with us. Happy New Year! 🙂
Cyndi Eberhart says
Definitely not boring! It can be difficult to make monochromatic techniques stand out. Well done!
Mirella Rogan says
Lovely, so delicate and elegant!
jean marmo says
Simply stunning! Gorgeous color! Thank you for the inspiration!
barbara lassiter says
This is beautiful with minimal coloring which is a good thing sometimes if time is running short!
Karen Hale says
Love the brass embossed florals. Simple but oh so fabulous design!
Dana Benedict says
Lovely design and subtlety
Katie K. says
I love the elegance of your monochromatic design.
Jade McClung says
Glorious! Fantastic colors! I love the gold with the flower color.
Really love this card top to bottom.The gold embossing, colors and layout of this peony is a beauty. Really nice card.
Kirsty Lim says
Beautiful. Love the colors!
Nicki Baxley says
Beautiful colors and layout
Karen F. says
I really love the colors that you used with the new Altenew stamp! Beautiful card!!
Just beautiful! Love the colors and that embossing. Great stamp set!
Love your color choices here, a very feminine, beautiful card, something suitable for Mom!
Bev Karolak says
Gorgeous card! I love your colour combination! 🥰
Heidi Rees says
Gorgeous Emily!!! Absolutely in love with the colors use used!!!
Mary Pizzimenti says
Stunning. Sophisticated. I need brass embossing powder.
Ooooh, how I love the simplicity of the gorgeous bloom in blush and gold!! Can’t beat it!!
I love this monochromatic look–this set is so versatile!
Beautiful! Love the simple designs!
Dawn Cooksley says
lovely and I love the brass embossing..
Sandy Phillips says
Lovely color and embossing combination. Thank You.
Pauline Abeysekera says
What an elegant card! This is drop dead gorgeous.
Lauryne Cunningham says
I love the soft color on your card paired with the brass embossing! So beautiful!
Cyndi Morris says
Gorgeous card — so elegant! Love those beautiful peonies.
Beautiful and elegant card, love this soft blush color!
Cathy K. says
Very pretty monochromatic card. The color is so soft and beautiful.
Love your colors and placement!