Good morning! The latest Altenew Stamps+Dies release is here, and it’s absolutely stunning! The Storybook Fantasy release has a huge array of products, from bookmark dies, to gorgeous new floral stamps and backgrounds, to embossing folders, to beautiful layering stencils! We are, of course, celebrating with a blog hop; you should have arrived here from Amanda Baldwin, and your next stop is LauraJane. (You can also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog.)
I have three projects for you today using the new products. In looking at my previous projects, I thought to myself that I use quite a bit of pink, purple, and coral, as those are floral colors typically found in nature, but not very much in the way of blue. My projects today are an homage to a pretty, forget-me-not blue. Let’s get started with all of the details!
My first project features the new Tall Tale Bookmark die, which I paired with the new Hill Blossoms Layering Stencils. This new die is quite substantial, and features a great little notch at the top into which you can slip a page of your book! I die cut the Tall Tale Bookmark Die from some plain white cardstock (I used 110 lb Neenah to add extra heft to the bookmark and hopefully allow it to last for awhile).
To decorate the plain white bookmark, I used the new Hill Blossoms Layering Stencils paired with Northern Shores and Nature’s Wonders inks to create this pretty, delicate pattern over the entirety of the bookmark. Finally, I added a fluffy blue bow and loop made from some seam binding. (left over from the days when everybody added ribbon to cards, haha!)
My second card features the beautifully detailed new Ranunculus Bouquet 3D Embossing Folder. I absolutely love the subtle, exceptionally elegant look that these new embossing folders create. They are great for making quick cards that are incredibly elegant. I ran the Ranunculus Bouquet 3D Embossing Folder through my die cutting machine using a piece of very pale blue cardstock, orienting the bouquet so that it was flowing off the side of the cardstock panel.
Next, I die cut the Fancy Celebrate die three times from some shimmery whit cardstock and adhered them all together using liquid adhesive in order to create a dimensional sentiment die cut. I adhered this right over the top of the embossed floral bouquet using plenty of liquid adhesive to make sure that it was stuck down good and tight. A few blue gems added some sparkle!
My first two projects were relatively simple, technically speaking, but still with that element of elegance that I love so much, but for my final card, I wanted to really create something special for my husband. He loves blue; (our wedding colors were this same shade of beautiful forget-me-not blue and white) so when I saw the amazing sentiments included in the Whimsical Herringbone set, I knew I had to make an extra-mushy card for my husband.
I started by stamping the main floral image from Fairy Tale Florals using very pale fadeout ink, then used my Copic markers (B28, FB2, B12) to do some no-line coloring on the blooms. I added the details of the stamens and center of the flowers using the Fine Liner Pens.
Next, I stamped the Whimsical Herringbone background using the lightest blue from the Northern Shores ink set. I trimmed the patterned panel down slightly and mounted it on another panel of super pale blue cardstock, allowing just the edge on two sides to peek out from behind the patterned panel. I stamped one of the beautiful greetings from Whimsical Herringbone using Obsidian ink, then trimmed them into strips using my trimmer. I adhered the die cut floral cluster using foam adhesive, then added my sentiment strips with some more foam adhesive. Finally, I added a few more iridescent blue gems for some sparkle. (He’s a guy, so I know he doesn’t care about the sparkle, but I sure do, haha!)
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, as always, Altenew has some fun giveaway information for you to celebrate the Storybook Fantasy 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 03/15/2021 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 03/17/2021.
As well as some great promotions:
Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically.
- Get a FREE brand new Storybook Fantasy Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Storybook Fantasy release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
- Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 03/09/2021 through 03/15/2021. Shop HERE!
- Get a FREE brand new Storybook Fantasy Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 03/09/2021 through 03/11/2021. Shop HERE!
Your next stop on the hop is LauraJane. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Sadia Ashraf says
Love your bright fun cards!
Meghan Kennihan says
I ADORE the blue and that bookmark is FABULOUS!
WOW – Love the blues – the flowers just pop.
I love the hill blossom set but omgoodness the fairytale floral card you made for your hubby has the WOW factor. If he doesnt frame that on the wall let me know and I will yell at him.
Hello, there – All your items are beautiful! My two biggest take-aways are that the ranunculus embossing folder is STUNNING and I will need those fine line pens! Wow, they make a big impact on the flowers where you added them.
TFS your talent!!
Lori S in PA
Gina Smiley says
thank YOU FOR THE SIMPLE IDEAS WHICH LOOK STUNNING!
I am blown away!! Absolutely delightful!!
Such beautiful blues! Love your cards and bookmark!
Jennie Pugmire says
I love all the shades of blue! Beautiful projects. I think I might need that flower set
Maureen Turner says
These are beautiful projects! Always love your designs!
I would totally use that beautiful bookmark every day!
Gorgeous color choices!
Liz O. says
Gorgeous designs Emily! Love the cool color palette and the pretty florals you chose for your cards and bookmark. Thanks for the inspiration!
Blue,blue, Bluetiful. Love the bookmark. I like collecting bookmarks.
Love the color blue. Love the bookmark!
Beautiful blue and love that 3D Embossing Folder. Stunning cards!
Ruth Donerty says
Oh my word….such beautiful cards but the last one for your husband blew me away. Oh that I could color like that! What incredible talent!!
Alma Dirpaul says
Wow, stunning cards
Linda Conway says
They are all lovely however the embossing folder card is stunning in its simplicity! Thank you!
Patty A Eifert says
Stunning creations!! Blue is my favorite color also and I am so jealous that I can’t color so beautifully with markers!! Your coloring is amazing!! I did order the Hill Blossoms because I can ink thru stencils lol!
Nina C Houghton says
Blue is one of my favorite colors. The monochromatic, embossed blue card is simply beautiful!
Nicki Baxley says
Patt H. says
Absolutely gorgeous cards, Emily! I’m in love with the beautiful embossing folder & your card design is fabulous! The card for your hubby is sooo beautiful & the sentiments on it are perfect!
Sharon Gullikson says
The small blue flowers are so pretty. I like the delicate look
Simply gorgeous! What a wonderful release!
barbara lassiter says
Beautiful cards and I definitely see an embossing folder that I want in my stash! Thanks for the inspiration!
Oh I love the embossing folder card and the colours you use. All your projects are beautiful
Inkin' Chickie says
Great bookmark and embossing. I thought it was from layering cuts at first.
Mary Ann Reilly says
I just love blue flowers (and purple ones.) All three are amazing projects but the bookmark using the Hill Blossoms Layering Stencil is my absolute favorite because I need that set! 🙂
Angela Barnes says
Wow – absolutely stunning work. Seeing it makes me think I can make flowers look realistic too. So beautiful!
Lori A says
Beautiful cards! I really love the colors. Thanks for sharing & the opportunity at winning this giveaway.
What beautiful cards! That blue is stunning, and the floral stamps so pretty.
Beth W says
These cards are beautiful. The use of the blues is gorgeous.
Beverly Sizemore says
Beautiful work! I have to say the new embossing folder Ranunculus Bouquet is taking my eye. I think it wants to come live at my house where it will have it’s own room. (Wink.)
Patricia Wilson says
Loved your cards and especially liked your bookmark. Thanks for sharing!
I cannot believe the extent of this new release and the beauty of every single thing you created today. WOW!
Sarah B says
First of all your blues were perfect for everything! The stenciled book mark and embossed ranunculus are lovely but the card is my favorite. Those blues are incredibly beautiful and all the elements of the card work together so well. Thanks for all the great ideas.
Linda Price says
Your use of the blue coloring is interesting, but I especially love that bookmark that you created.
Carol McCready says
Your bookmark is lovely. i love all that blue,
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Your projects are absolutely beautiful! I love all the flowers on the bookmark and your Copic coloring on the blooms is amazing!
Jade McClung says
Incredible cards and bookmark!!! All of them are sensational! My favorite is the last card. I love that shade of blue. Very impressive coloring.
Bev Karolak says
Beautiful cards Emily! The new layering stencil is gorgeous, and the Northern Shores blue inks are one of my favourites. 🥰
Sandy Gregg says
Such beautiful cards and timely techniques!
Beautiful blue flowers on these gorgeous cards, love the ranunculus too!
Dawn Tooley says
Love your cards and bookmark! Thanks for sharing!
Maureen R says
Wow!!!! Really Beautiful projects!!!
Sharon C says
Love your choice of colors
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful projects! I love that stenciled bookmark!
Lois K says
Your designs are gorgeous. Love your card using the fairy tale floral.
What elegant and gorgeous projects!! They’re my favorite so far!
Noelia Gutierrez says
Stunning cards! Thanks for sharing.
Sandra Baggarly says
What beautiful blues! I do love that new embossing folder.
Liz Joubert says
Embossing folder is stunning and that bookmark is just gorgeous
Deborah Bryant says
I love the tall narrow layout!
Linda Wood says
Love your use of the embossing folder, love your use of the floral washi tape, love your beautiful blue stamping colors. Thanks for all the great ideas.
maria f. says
A beautiful rhapsody in blue.
That embossing folder is gorgeous!!! I also love the blue & green you paired for the bookmark. What a great idea
Julia Most says
Absolutely stunning cards! I love the coloring of Fairytale Florals!
Carol Wortman says
Every thing is so beautiful, but that 3D embossing folder is a show stopper, I will remember this beautiful card a long time!
Sarah Hounslow says
Beautiful projects! Love the bookmark!
Dana Piazza says
Love your blue flowers!
Lindsey Fabian says
Loving the forget-me-not look of the flowers in your second card. Your final card just explodes with beautiful blues. Excellent shading.
Lindsey Fabian says
I mean bookmark not second card.
Susan Benson says
Both of these projects are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Suzy Rillie says
Absolutely stunning! So cute 🥰
Simply gorgeous! This is a wonderful release and you rocked it.
Oh my! I recently discovered the beauty of Altenew products and LOVE them. Your creations have truly inspired me to create. I love the main flowers from the Fairytale collection. Your coloring is amazing. Thank you!
Susan Weida says
Beautiful use of blues! Love your projects!
Bari Lynn Rennick says
Love what you’ve done, Emily! Thank you!
Delia Wilkes says
Absolutely beautiful cards. Really pretty ❤️
Linda Clineman says
Love the Celebrate card! Stunning.
Sandra Baggarly says
Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing!
Karen A Williams says
Thank you for sharing, the Northern Shore ink set is striking on your cards!
Dana W says
Gorgeous cards!! Love the blue flowers!!
Janet Schlafer says
Just gorgeous cards! I like how you let the embossing folder shine on its own.
Valerie Masad Albrecht says
That blue and green on the bookmark are so striking!
Jessica Williams says
Those blues are gorgeous!
Michele W says
Love all your projects and, since blue is my favorite color, of course I love all the blue. Your work is stunning. Thanks for sharing!
Pauline Abeysekera says
Emily, the colouring on your husband’s card is stunning!
Gayle Hicks says
I always love your projects.
Christy Sugiarto says
Love your card and bookmark
Love the blue hues. The detail you drew in the center of the flowers is so clever.
Shawn M. says
Love the blue colors! Pretty cards!
These are so fabulous. Love the shades of blues here. 🙂
Bea Connor says
Beautiful cards-love the shade of blue you used.