Hi again! I’m hopping along with Altenew to help introduce their Thanks and Blessings release. You should have arrived here from Vicky Papaioannou, and your next stop is Jenny Colacicco. You can also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Blog. I’ve been trying to use less pink and expand my colorful horizons… well, they’ve expanded to pretty-in-purple, and we just are not going to discuss how close purple is to pink. 😉 I have two projects for you today, so let’s get started with the details!
My first project features the new Blossom and Bloom stamps and dies! I heat embossed the main floral image from the stamp set onto some Altenew watercolor paper using silver embossing powder, then used the Artist’s Watercolor 24 Pan set to add some pretty purples and greens to the image. We always see yellow sunflowers, but who says they can’t be purple in your imagination? I die cut the finished watercolored image using the coordinating dies.
I love to use cover plates to create tone-on-tone backgrounds with subtle, elegant texture. I cut the Moroccan Lattice cover plate die from some light gray cardstock to coordinate with the gray center of the large sunflower and layered it on an A2 card base of the same gray cardstock. This adds some subtle texture without taking interest away from the large, busy floral die cut!
I heat embossed a greeting from Blossom and Bloom on some thin strips of New Purple gradient cardstock using more silver embossing powder. I popped up the watercolored die cut and the sentiment strips using Instant Dimension Foam Tape, then added a few shiny silver gems for some sparkle!
My second project also features a large purple bloom, this time from the Rose Tea stamp set. I stamped the large rose and foliage on some white cardstock using no-line coloring ink, then used Copic markers to color the rose in pretty shades of royal purple. I die cut the finished colored flowers with the coordinating dies.
Next, I softly blended some Deep Iris and Grape Agate ink on one side of a white A2 card base using Altenew’s Blending Tools. The pinky purple of the Deep Iris works nicely with the rich, plummy purple of the Grape Agate. I also die cut an edge using the Floral In ‘n Out Border die, which I adhered to the blended panel. I love the way the detailed white die cut pops on the pretty blending!
I adhered the Copic colored rose to the card front using some more foam adhesive, then added a greeting from Rose Tea which I stamped in Grape Agate ink on a rectangle of white cardstock. I finally added a few lavender gems to finish it off!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, Altenew has some fun giveaway information:
$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 09/09/2021 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 09/11/2021.
The next stop on the hop is Jenny Colacicco. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Robin Nelson says
Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!
Megan Decker says
Purple is my color and i love your designs
Kate OConnor says
Stunning cards! Love the purple.
Yvonne Boucher says
Emily, your cards are gorgeous! love your color choices! Thank you for sharing your creativity!
Daria Z. says
I’m not usually a “purple” kind of gal, but these cards are spectacular!!!
Your Rose card looks so realistic – it’s your blending, which is top-notch!
Cindy Storer says
Your color choice is lovely!
Oh! Em! Gee!!! These are simply stunning.
Alexandra Y says
So beautiful! Love the purple!
Jodi Clausen says
Wow!! I love purple!! The coloring on both of these is Fabulous💜💜 That rose from Rose Tea shows me how versatile that set will be😊, Thank You!!
Beautiful cards. Your colors are amazing.
Beautiful cards! I especially like the 1st with the wonderful gray layered background and the lovely flowers.
Silvia Minguzzi says
Great products and unexpected, original and stunning color combinations!
This release is just amazing! And thanks for sharing such beautiful inspiration!
Joni Mastronardi says
Pretty purple cards.
Amy Cooley says
Wow, gorgeous cards and new products from Altenew!
Purple was my mom’s favorite color so of course I adore your cards!
Robi Wax says
Meghan Kennihan says
Beautiful shades of purple!
Wow! Love both cards but especially the first card using the Moraccan Lattice embossed background! Very impressive colors and textures! Mahalo for inspiring me to try some complex layering.
Angela C. Posch says
barbara lassiter says
These are beautiful!
Kari DiBiaso says
Purple is my favorite color but I don’t seem to use it enough. Beautiful.
Nicki Baxley says
The depth in that purple flower is amazing!
Kathy Eddy says
Love your gorgeous purple flowers!
Monica Linerode says
What awesome cards. Especially love the backgrounds. Thanks for taking the time to post
Marisela Delgado says
Girl, you have been rocking that purple! So beautiful!
Michele K. Henderson says
Beautiful! I love the textured back panel in your card. It really sets off the delicate blooms. Very pretty!
Aia Magiera says
Stunning flowers! Absolutely gorgeous!
Stunninng cards Emily! I love the purple shades you’ve used!!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂
I’m floored by these beautiful purple flowers! You really have the gift for cadmaking.
Brenda McKinley says
Oh wow I love the purple! And that Moroccan cutting plate!!!
roxanne tellini says
The rose is very pretty but I like the sunflower even more. The silver embossing looks great and I love the tone on tone background-it looks like a flowering vine is crawling up a carved stone wall.
Cyndi Morris says
Your cards are gorgeous. I love the beautiful colors and I love this fantastic release.
Wow! So many ways to make simple changes and use the same products. Great job!
Jeanne Rice says
Stunning and elegant! Thanks for sharing.
Heather B says
Gorgeous purples! Thanks for sharing with us.
Donna L Walls says
Congratulations on your DT position! Purple is my favorite color and I love it paired with green. Thanks for the inspiration.
Lauryne Cunningham says
Your cards are beautiful ! I love both designs and the color combinations!
Stephanie B says
Love the purple coloring on both types!
Karen Tucker says
Wow, stunning! I love the color purple!
The Blossom and Bloom stamp set is gorgeous and the way you used it is perfection. I love the silver embossing with the purple and green. Thanks for the inspiration!
Beautiful cards! I really love the gray background detail and the purple flowers. Just stunning.
Jane-ellen Weidanz says
I never think to use grey as background. It looks lovely with the purple. I have to try it.
angela hinze says
I thought i loved the bird the best… until I saw your purple flower!
Kay Furnish says
Your cards are stunning! I really liked that first card where you used the same color cardstock on the card base and the cover die. Very subtle but impactful. Great job!
Kimberly Hopper says
I really love the tone on tone with the Moroccan tile die cut. It’s such an elegant look.
Your cards are lovely! I really liked your idea of pairing the rose with the floral edge die
Stacy Tiffin says
Your cards are always so beautiful! The purple and gray one is stunning!
Dawn Haddad says
Very pretty.Thanks for sharing your talent!
Laurel LaJoie says
Love your color choices, great combination.
Sandra Baggarly says
Pretty cards! I just love the gray and purple.
Kelsey Thomas says
Beautiful card! I love the gray on gray background!
Karen L K says
Love the purple flowers! And.. the purple and green over the gray is a super nice look!
I love this card
Jennifer Leonard says
Oh how simply beautiful on both cards! This will go on my re create list too!
Rhonda Daigle says
Beautiful! I can see I need to use purple more often!
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous floral designs! I love your color choices!
Inkin' Chickie says
Nice color and layer shares. I like the idea for the border die.
Eileen C. says
Love the colours you chose!