Hi there! I’m super excited to be helping Altenew introduce this month’s Craft Your Life Project Kit: Lush Garden! We’re celebrating with a blog hop, and you should have arrived here from Jenny Colacicco, and your next stop is LauraJane. You can also start back at the Altenew Card Blog (where I have another project using this gorgeous kit!) to get the full hop list. This month’s Craft Your Life Project Kit: Lush Garden kit is absolutely stunning. Here’s a peek at the kit’s contents:
The kit contents include the following exclusive products:
– one 6″ x 8″ clear stamp set containing 24 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
– four coordinating dies
– one simple coloring and layering stencil which coordinates with the stamp set
– one 6×6 3D embossing folder
– one simple coloring stencil set (3 stencils) which coordinates with the embossing folder
Note: These products are NOT sold separately.
These kits are absolutely fabulous and sell out quickly, so if you want to be guaranteed a kit of your own each month (and at a discount!), be sure to subscribe! I have three projects for you today using all of the kit’s components, so let’s get started with the details!
My projects use all of the individual pieces of the kit and work their way up in levels of difficulty and intricacy, featuring simple die cutting and 3D embossing, to simple no-line coloring and layered die cuts, to the gorgeous and intricate layered stenciled 3D embossing card. Let’s get started with the details!
My first card is the simplest of the trio, featuring a beautiful white-on-white color scheme that allows the stunningly detailed 3D embossing folder included in the Lush Garden to really shine on its own! I simply ran an A2 panel of white cardstock through my die cut machine with the embossing folder. Totally gorgeous on it’s own!
I die cut the Circled Thanks from another panel of white cardstock, then added it over the top of the embossed panel with some Instant Dimension Foam Adhesive. I love how the super detailed 3D embossing is peeking out from behind the die cut greeting! So simple, but so elegant.
My second card features some no-line coloring using the beautiful line-drawn images in the Lush Garden stamp set. I love that you receive both the outlines as well as the layered stamps to craft however you choose! I stamped one of the flower images and some foliage using no-line coloring ink, then used my Copic markers to add some beautiful shades of mauve and mint. I die cut the finished colored images with the coordinating dies, included in the Lush Garden kit.
For the card base, I die cut the newly released Diamond Frames die from some white cardstock, then adhered it with liquid adhesive to a white A2 card base. I arranged my colored flowers and foliage on the card front, adding some white foliage die cuts (cut using the Decorative Swirls die set) to help fill it out a bit more, and adhered everything to the card front with a mixture of foam and liquid adhesive for lots of dimension. I added a Fancy Hugs greeting (cut using the Gilded Glitter Cardstock), which I added with some more foam adhesive. Finally, I added a few iridescent gems for some sparkle.
My final project features the absolutely fantastic layering stencils that are designed to work with the 3D embossing folder. How stinking cool is that?! I began by running a panel of white cardstock through my die cut machine with the 3D embossing folder included in the Lush Garden kit. I then used many different ink colors and the stencils to add color to the individual elements on the embossed panel, including the Rose Petal quartet, Green Meadows for the foliage, and Sunkissed and Peach Perfect individual inks for the flower centers and sunny little flowers on the bottom. I also blended some light green ink around the edges of the finished blended card and spritzed it with some Iridescent Shimmer Spray. I love the ethereal feel to this background with the soft, but vibrant blended colors and beautiful shimmer!
I kept the greeting simple, adding a white hugs from the Circled Greetings: Hugs die cut, trimmed away from the circle and popped up with some foam adhesive. I also added a small stamped greeting from the Lush Garden stamp set that I added with some more foam adhesive.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! If you love this kit as much as I do, don’t hesitate to order, because the last one sold out lickety split on release day (and on restock day, too!). We have some fun giveaways to celebrate this amazing new Lush Garden kit!
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $ 25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/18/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/20/2021.
Your next stop on the hop is LauraJane. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Wow! I absolutely Love the colored embossed hugs card! It is stunning! All the cards are beautiful, but the colorful flowers and embossing…lovely.
Love this set!
Wow, so many wonderful uses of the set. I love the differences between them all!
Meghan Kennihan says
Jaw on floor the embossing is amazing!!!!!!!!
pam carr says
absolutely stunning cards!
BRENDA LEE N says
Very pretty flowers in pink.Love them!
Surekha Galagoda says
The AltENew set seems to be a must have as seeing the cards created by you have tempted me to buy same.Tc Stay safe Surekha Sri Lanka
Patricia McMurray says
Gorgeous cards! I love this kit.
Robin Nelson says
Jan Castle says
While all your cards are beautiful….the white is STUNNING!!!!! TFS
barbara lassiter says
What a beautiful collection of cards. They are well thought out and I love the designs!
Jo Anna says
Wonderful projects – very creative. Thanks for sharing
Carolyn Reiners says
Another stunning release by Altenew and it talented designers.
Patty A Eifert says
OH Wow!! These are absolutely beautiful! I loved each design! I have to start subscribing so I can get these beautiful folders with stencils to color!
Retta Lutte says
All your cards are stunning. Apparently, you can’t go wrong with this kit. Love that you showed us you can just use the outline stamp and color. With so many options, I probably wouldn’t have even though to do that. Beautiful!
Connie H says
Love it, but that white card is WOW!
Angela V says
LOVE all 3 cards! The simple look of white on white is beautiful. I’m really excited about the 2nd one as I just received my hugs and background die this morning. The vibrant colors are fabulous for this set. Thank you for the inspiration!
Janelle Ess says
White on white – beautiful! Less is more ❣️
Kathy Eddy says
Wow! These are fabulous!
roxanne tellini says
These are all beautiful. I think the white thank you card stands out for me because not only is is beautiful but is is super easy too. Great kit.
Diane Hunter says
Lynn C. says
All of your cards are beautiful, I believe the last was is stunning. I love the Iridescent Shimmer spray. I think this made it look like the petals were velvet. So soft and beautiful. the first card really Popped with the white on white. The Thanks with the embossed flowers and petals peaking out were striking. Thanks for sharing.
Liz O. says
Such beautiful designs Emily, love them all! Thanks for the inspiration!
Maureen Reiss says
Wow!!!! Really Stunning cards!!!!
Jeanne Rice says
Love all your cards! So lovely. The white on white, the colorful flowers. Thanks for the inspiration
Becky Egecrone says
So beautiful. A must have.
Linda Price says
Great card designs. Especially love the white on white-so elegant. This kit is a winner. I do hope Altenew brings it back into stock as I missed out 🙁 Thans for sharing your talents.
Marisela Delgado says
Girl, those colors are bangin’!
Thank you for sharing your lovely card ideas. This looks like a great kit.
Kathy Raker says
All 3 cards are stunning, from all white to beautiful bright colors. This kit is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Kelsey Thomas says
These are so pretty!
Stacey Kowbel says
Such gorgeous cards! I really love the thanks cards – so elegant!
Maria del Valle says
Stunning card designs! Love the colors
Beautiful. Will have to use your amazing ideas for me to learn white space:)
Michele W says
Love all your cards but the thanks card really caught my attention because it looks simple and quick to make but is so elegant thanks to the beautiful embossing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!
Patt H. says
Truly gorgeous cards, Emily! The embossing folder is phenominal!
TOTALLY awesome-love them all!
Donna Walls says
Gorgeous! Your eye for color is second to none!
I love the beautiful elegance of the thanks card!
Love the hugs die with the embossing folder!
Pat Bethke says
Ooooohhhhh Wow! Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your cards and how you created them.
Wow! Gorgeous cards Emily! Gorgeous colours for these stunning flowers!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Stay safe! 🙂
Carol McCready says
A fabulous new kit from Altenew! I love your trio of cards. Thank you for the inspiration.
Love your cards! Got my kit today! Can’t wait to play!
Robin Ridpath says
Wow! Beautiful cards! You really demonstrated how versatile this kit is.
Cyndi Morris says
Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. So many possibilities with this amazing kit!
Sandra Baggarly says
This embossing folder is so pretty & you put it to such good use! Gorgeous cards!
Talitha Wright says
Very creative cards. Love the embossing in the “window”.
Lauryne Cunningham says
Your cards are gorgeous! I love how you colored the embossed image!
Denise Bryant says
So pretty! Beautiful designs and details on each of your lovely cards!
breathtaking designs! Wow!
Lovely projects, Emily! The 3D embossing folder is particularly intriguing in just the white on white monotone card, and fascinating when combined with the simple color stenciling! How do you get the color on the embossed cardstock?? Paintbrush/waterbrush? Alcohol markers? The edges are colored nicely, too. . . .How? Maybe you’d do a video? Thanks for sharing!!
Mary M says
Love the embossing folder card…
Jeanne Beam says
Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the flowers…
Thanks for sharing.
Inkin' Chickie says
Great shares on how to add layers. I like the look of the thanks card.
Denise Bryant says
These are just gorgeous! Beautiful designs on these fabulous cards!