Hi there! Today marks Altenew’s newest stamp and die release- Fresh Start! We are showing off all of the beautiful new goodies with a blog hop! You should have arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich and your next stop is Preeti Chandran, or you can start back at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog. I have some romantic floral cards and a sympathy card for you today, so let’s get started with the details!
My first cards showcase the absolutely stunning new Enchanted Roses stamp set. This huge, gorgeous stamp features a beautiful meandering rose vine that could easily cover a card front completely. I chose to cover a partial card front with it using two different techniques with a similar color scheme!
My first project features the Enchanted Roses background paired with three different shades of Perfect Pearls pigment powders: Pink Gumball, Cappuccino, and Iris. I stamped the image on the top half of an A2 panel of deep plum cardstock using watermark ink, then pounced the Perfect Pearls on over the top, trying to concentrate the Cappuccino on the stems and leaves, then keeping the Pink Gumball and Iris inks on the flowers. I also splattered the background with some gold gouache to add some artistic splatters.
I added a sentiment using the “love” from the new Illusion Heart dies, which I die cut from some glitzy gold glitter cardstock, and heat embossed the “& hugs” from the Mega Greetings 3 stamp set on a strip of the same plummy cardstock using brass embossing powder. The final touch was some pretty metallic gems to add some extra texture!
For my second card, I used the same Enchanted Roses background, this time heat embossing it in brass on some watercolor cardstock. I wanted to maintain the plum, pink, and gold color scheme, so I used my Daniel Smith watercolors to do some watercoloring (with some artistic license on the gold leaves) and adding a deep plum halo around the bouquet.
I flipped the panel so that the roses were coming up from beneath instead of dripping over the top, then added a greeting (absolutely adore that greeting!) from Enchanted Roses that I heat embossed using the same brass embossing powder on some more plummy cardstock, which I then trimmed down to create a stack of sentiment strips. I popped up the sentiments using some foam adhesive, then added more metallic gems.
My final project today features the beautiful new Vintage Garden stamps. Altenew has been releasing some scrumptious large-scale florals recently, and this Vintage Garden set is no exception. I did some no-line coloring using these pretty florals to create a “mini” slimline card, but there are also some fabulous layering stencils that you can use if you don’t feel like (or don’t have the time for) coloring. I stamped the images in a pretty background pattern on a panel of white alcohol marker-friendly cardstock (mini slimline is 3.5″x 6″) using fadeout ink and colored them with Copic markers.
Once I’d finished coloring, I used my trusty T-square and fine liner pens from Altenew to create a frame around the edge of the panel, adding some dots to the inside of the frame around the flowers.
Finally, I added a greeting from Versatile Vases 2 on a slim strip of white cardstock using Obsidian ink to create a crisp black sentiment, which I popped up using foam adhesive.
Well, that’s all for today’s projects. Now, as always, Altenew has some wonderful giveaways to celebrate their latest release!
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 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 01/11/2021 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 01/13/2021.
Your next stop is Preeti Chandran. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Meghan Kennihan says
Ooooo the deep purples and reds and pinks are amazing!
Sue A says
These cards are beautiful. I love the pinks and purples together. Thanks for sharing.
Carol H says
So beautiful. I am glad you joined the team – I love your work!
Wendy Jones says
Stop it. These are more beautiful than I can handle. Thank you for your lovely work.
Dee Earnshaw says
beautiful work – love the coloring
Pam Torkelson says
Beautiful cards! I love the Roses! Just gorgeous with the pinks and purples
Vickie D says
Your cards are absolutely stunning! Love your vibrant colors.
Lori Lehnen says
Purple is my favorite color so I’m partial to the Purple cards, they are all gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Wow, gorgeous and elegant cards, LOVE the tricolor perfect pearls technique, especially on purple.
Beautiful cards. I absolutely love your second card. So very elegant.
Susan Babcock says
Your second card using the roses is very special, all the coloring is perfect.
I love each of your cards. They are all so different, yet each is beautiful and brings a smile. Great work.
These cards are so beautiful. The stamp sets are amazing!
Sandy Phillips says
Your cards are enchanting!!
Bunny Hoyle says
The Enchanted Roses with the plum, pink and gold is my favorite. That is very creative and lovely. It’s a great stamp set and you showed it off well. Come to my blog and I’ll trade a card for that one. Those are the kind where I would find it hard to give away. Seriously.
I admire the bold colors and exquisite coloring on your Vintage Garden card.
Jean marmo says
Sharon Gullikson says
your falling in love card is SO PRETTY. I have never seen a design like that, with the colors just on the bottom. INCREDIBLE!!!
Julie L says
The watercolor on your enchanted roses card is perfection.
Margi Chesbro says
Your vintage garden card is so beautiful! All are wonderful, thank you for sharing!
Marisela Delgado says
GIRL…you had me at purple! 💜💜💜
Dawn Cooksley says
Love, love your cards …so fabulous..
Michele W says
Such amazing cards. I can’t pick a favorite. Neat idea using pigment powders on the first card. Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful and inspirational! I really like those pink roses card. And your last card really is striking! I have a rose bush with bright scarlet roses just like the color you used. It’s my favorite!
Pauline Abeysekera says
Love the rose cards – that purple watercolors background- and I am completely blown away by your copic colouring.
Wow your coloring is amazing, love your creativity!
Patt H. says
Wow, Emily, your cards are sooo fabulous! The Perfect Pearls card is truly beautiful & the pink roses on the plummy background is absolutely stunning! Just Wow!!!
that watercolor background is just breath taking. wow!
Denise Bryant says
Such beautiful cards! I love the card with the roses… gorgeous colors!
Carol McCready says
Your cards are so pretty. I love the colors. The vintage flowers are my favorite.
Sara craig says
The top two are absolutely gorgeous. How creative with the perfect pearls.
Mandi Chau says
Very pretty cards! I love the purple roses card the most. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Great cards and this is a great release. Love your work displayed here. Like so many items in this release.
Lindsey F-NY says
I must agree with so many others. Great cards and a great release.
Gorgeous colors on your cards. I love the pink Enchanted Roses and embossed with gold the most. TFS
Great new products! Awesome creations! I especially love the pink & plum roses card!!!
Carolyn R says
All the are so beautiful, I love all the purples. Great release.
Great presentation of the new release.
Talitha Wright says
Love the deep purple. Beautiful cards.
Heather DePasquale says
Beautiful coloring; Love the purples and pinks together. TFS!
Just beautiful, loving the purple. Great cards and a great release.
Your cards are amazingly beautiful!!! I can’t pick a favourite I am in love!!! Thanks for sharing- very inspiring!!
Inkin' Chickie says
I like the purples and the idea for the powder over the embossing. Great idea shares.
Jeanne Beam says
Such beautiful cards! Love the colors…
Thanks for sharing.
Alli Marie says
The colors are stunning on the card with Vintage Garden stamps. Beautiful!
Mirella Rogan says
More beauties! <3
Brenda Aplin says
Oh my goodness they are so beautiful. I love your vibrant colors and choices of colors. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing
Wow! The purple with gold is simply stunning!
Lindsey Fabian says
I do enjoy studying your work to see your color choices and designs. Thanks
Julie Greaves says
Your cards are amazing! I liked the first one then I got to the second one and thought – Beautiful – loved the colors you used. Then I got to the third card and WOW!!! It is so stunning and the coloring is amazing. It is definitely my absolute favorite of the whole blog hop. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent and ideas with us and inspiring us all too. 🙂
Jade McClung says
Your cards are incredible! I love them. I am so impressed by your artistry and talent. The purple background took my breath away. Wow!
Carol Wortman says
The enchanted Rose’s are so beautiful and then when embossed in gold… breathtaking! Gorgeous colors!
Elizabeth Kuhn says
You are so incredibly talented! Each project left me more wowed than the one before it!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Your cards are stunning! The gold embossing and accents really pop against the bold colors!
Cyndi Morris says
Beautiful, colorful cards. I love this fantastic release.
CATHY W. says
Your choice of colors are so well put together. The bright bold colors really make the cards stand out from all others.