Hi there! Today, Altenew released their new Modern & Edgy collection, and we’re celebrating with a blog hop! You should have arrived here from Joy Baldwin, and your next stop is Keeway Tsao. You an also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Blog if you get lost. I have two projects to share with you today, featuring a “modern and edgy” color scheme (for me at least), so let’s get started with the details!
I’ve been stuck in a bit of a pink and purple rut, so I thought I’d branch out and do something totally different with my projects for today and feature some bright turquoise, black, and white.
For my first project, I began by stamping several blooms from the Fresh Bloom stamp set using the Sweet Dreams ink quartet, and stamping the black outline images with Obsidian pigment ink. I die cut all of the stamped images with the coordinating dies.
The greeting was created using the new Modern Hello stamp set. I used the lightest three inks from the Sweet Dreams ink quartet and my Misti to create an ombré “hello,” adding the “friend” with more Obsidian ink. I trimmed the finished stamped greeting down to a rectangle and set it aside.
These larger scale blooms from Fresh Bloom were the perfect size for a slimline card, so I die cut two white panels using the Nesting Slim Rectangles set and layered them together using Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I then arranged the die cut flowers on the card front, adding a few solid black leaves cut from black cardstock using the Just Leaves die set. I love how the turquoise flowers just pop amongst the black and white foliage and background!
My second card features the same color scheme and graphic feel. I began by lightly blending some Aqualicious ink around the edges of a pale aqua A2 card base. I layered the new Diamond Frame die cut from black cardstock over the top of the blended card base. I love how the blending around the edges emphasizes the frame even more!
I wanted some simple flowers to layer over the fairly detailed die cut frame, so I die cut the Mini Flower Cluster die set from some white and black cardstock, layering them together to give just a hint of dimension to the flower layers. I also die cut some deep teal leaves, again using the Just Leaves die set.
I die cut the new Fancy Hugs die from the Ocean Collection glitter cardstock pack, then layered the die cut greeting and the floral cluster die cuts on the card front using more foam tape. The final touch was to add some iridescent aqua gems for some extra sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. Now, Altenew has some fun giveaways to celebrate this release!
$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 08/10/2021 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 08/12/2021.
Your next stop is Keeway Tsao. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
I LOVE the blues! Gorgeous designs!
BRENDA LEE N says
Great set of cards!
Wonderful cards! blue seems to be the color of choice on this hop.
Alexandra Y says
So pretty! I love the blue/teal colour, really works with the designs!
Donna de Gale-Kalloo says
Wow! You used my favourite colours, so you know I am in love with your cards…lol.
Susan Babcock says
The turquoise really makes the cards stand out!
Savannagh Kacey says
Love the way you use black and white to enhance to blue ink. Very sophisticated!
Marie Andersson says
Donna Walls says
I always look forward to your designs! The blues are just stunning.
Marisela Delgado says
Jeanne rice says
Great cards. Thanks for the inspiration
Denise Bryant says
These are just beautiful! I am specially loving the Diamond Frame Die and the pretty Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set! Great colors on your awesome cards!
Loving all those gorgeous blues and the stunning Diamond Frame die! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂
Gillian Smith says
Stunning cards on every level!
Maria Alder says
Fabulous cards ,love them all x
Robin Nelson says
Love your cards & the wonderful blues!
Mirella Rogan says
Amazing, Emily! Love the colour choices & designs!
Maria del Valle says
Beautiful designs and colors
Love these cards. Just beautiful
Talitha Wright says
Love your color choices and your card designs.
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful cards! I love the colours you used!
Retta Lutte says
Teal is my go to color for cards, so I absolutely love all yours. Can’t wait to get my hands on the Diamond Frame die, too!
Gwen S says
You rocked those blues on your cards; beautiful… thanks for sharing! 🥰👍🏾
Marie Hansen says
Beautiful! This color combo always wins.
roxanne tellini says
Stunning in teal and white.
Sandra Baggarly says
Gorgeous cards! Love the teal.
Beautiful cards. Love the monochromatic look.
Cyndi Morris says
Beautiful cards — love those blues! You’ve used two of my favorites from this fantastic release — the Diamond Frame Cover Die and the gorgeous Fresh Blooms set!
Beautiful cards, Emily. As always you know how to make those flowers shine,
Stunning cards! I love the colors and the diamond shape of the cover die.
Lauryne Cunningham says
I love the colors on your cards! Gorgeous designs, too!
Inkin' Chickie says
Great blue use. I like the designs. The wrapped letters look great.
Barbara Matthews says
Love your cards and this release is awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Mary Ann Reilly says
These are great and I love all the shades of turquoise you used. One of my favorite colors.
Bunny Hoyle says
Wow! All that teal and white is lovely. Excellent cards.
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.
Michele K. Henderson says
These beautiful layered looks are amazing!
Denise Bryant says
These are so pretty! I love the Diamond Frame die and the flowers you used!
Dee Earnshaw says
stunning – LOVE the blues you have used
Karen Letchworth says
Oh my, Emily….your colors are AMAZING. I’m just guessing that when you open these new releases from Altenew that you literally SQAUEAL out loud (I know I would). You really ROCK their products, and I so appreciate all the wonderful inspiration.
Just so pretty!
Beth Merrill says
Love the blue inks in both cards!
Michele W says
Beautiful cards. The slimline card is my favorite but I really like them both. Thanks for sharing!