Hi there! I’m hopping along with Altenew to celebrate their new Sparkle and Shine release! You should have arrived here from Nathalie DeSousa, and your next stop is Michelle Short. You can also start back at the beginning of the hop at the There is such a massive variety of products this month that I have four cards to share with you, including a couple of holiday cards! Let’s get started with the details.
My first project features the brand new All About Wishes dies. This fabulous die set features such a wide variety of sentiments for almost every occasion, including holidays! I used the Gilded Glitter Cardstock to die cut a glittery silver holiday greeting, along with a vellum halo layer, and adhered them using liquid adhesive.
Next, I silver heat embossed the beautiful Festive Floral Frame on some emerald green cardstock. There’s something so beautiful about silver with emerald green, especially at Christmas… such a pretty combination, and a bit different from the normal green and gold. Though now that I look at it, it reminds me of the Slytherin House colors, haha!! I trimmed the embossed image using my sharp scissors.
I splattered a coordinating emerald card base using some shimmering white watercolor paint from the Metallic Watercolor Pan set, then adhered the embossed floral frame using Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I added the sparkling greeting with even more foam tape, creating a double layer in a few spots. Minimal color palette, but so much dimension and texture keeps the card from looking boring! The last touch was to add some shining metallic silver gems for one last element of silver.
My next project was created to showcase the fantastic new Christmas Season die set. The lovely, detailed font in this sentiment set makes it easy to create a quick card. I began by die cutting the “merry Christmas” from some Rhodolite Glitter cardstock from the Pink Brilliance gradient glitter cardstock set, as well as some glittering berries and greenery using the Branches and Berries die set.
I ran a panel of white cardstock through my die cut machine using the Basic Plaid 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the glittering greeting to a strip of heavyweight vellum to make it a bit easier to adhere to the heavily embossed background, then popped it up with some foam adhesive. I arranged the branches and berries in a little swag and adhered them to the card front using liquid adhesive.
My next card features the totally stunning new In the Woodland stamps. Altenew has some of the most beautiful stamps for coloring, and this set might be my new favorite! The blooms are so large and just plain fun to watercolor. I began by heat embossing the gorgeous bouquet on some watercolor paper using silver sparkle embossing powder. I always seem to do pink or purple watercolored flowers, so this time I thought I’d color some blue forget-me-nots! Daniel Smith’s Indanthrone Blue watercolor is one of my all-time favorite shades of blue, and it lent itself beautifully to these blooms. I also departed from my usual light halo of color to add a deep green background, using lots of water and lots of pigment to make it super vibrant and saturated.
Next, I stamped the greeting from the new Note For You stamp and die set, using silver embossing powder on navy blue cardstock. I die cut the “sorry” using the coordinating dies for the stamp set. I love the clean, polished look that these stamped sentiment die cuts give the finished product!
I trimmed the watercolored panel down and matted it on a full size A2 panel of navy blue cardstock, adhering the sentiment die cuts using foam adhesive for extra dimension.
My final project today features some older products and two of the beautiful new shades of ink that were released! I blended the new Strawberry and Orange Sorbet inks using the Henna Square stencil on a white card base using ink blending brushes.
I added a die cut Mega Thanks, cut from some shining coppery foil that complemented the warm ink blended background beautifully. I popped it up using more Instant Dimension Foam Tape, finally adding a few copper gems for even more shine. The new inks come in 12 different shades that are a wonderful addition to the current ink lineup; I hope you’ll check them out! You can see the pastel Frozen Delights group here or the Jewel Tones set here.
Well, that’s all for my plethora of projects today! As always, Altenew has some wonderful 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 11/11/2021 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 11/13/2021.
Your next stop is Michelle Short. Thanks so much for dropping by today, and happy hopping!
Ann Apolito says
So many cards and they all look great. The ‘sorry’ card is probably my favorite.
LaQuieta Gibson says
Certainly can’t go wrong with these these are amazing cards from the gorgeous green holiday card to the beautiful blues sympathy card.
Carole McKinney says
I can’t choose a favorite. These cards are all stunning!
Cyndee D says
A+ for Happy Holidays!
Christy Hawkins says
I love every one of these designs!
Denise Johnson says
Thanks for sharing your ideas!
So much great inspiration.. and items to put on the wish list for sure!
Rema DeLeeuw says
Dee Earnshaw says
sweet cards – very striking
Thanks for the amazing inspiration! The second last card is my favorite. The coloring is just fantastic!
Lovely glittery designs.
Meghan Kennihan says
Gorgeous cards! I LOVE the glitter and different designs!
Jenny Morin- Cebollero says
Love the coloring on the blue flowers by Altenew!
Love your projects but that Sympathy card is fantastic!
Karen Letchworth says
WOW! That blue and green card leaves me in awe. STUNNING.
Jeanne Rice says
Great cards. The sympathy card is outstanding. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beatrice Cristina Lawson says
Can’t pick just one. Each of your cards is simply beautiful, and the mix of textures. Vellum, glitter cardstock, die cut background – you pair them so well.
Marisela Delgado says
All great cards! I love the thanks and it’s simplicity.
Thank you for the beautiful inspiration
Mirella Rogan says
Beautiful, I especially love the sympathy card!
Joni J. Seith says
Kathy Raker says
Thanks for sharing beautiful card ideas, my favorite is the sympathy card. Gorgeous color combination and watercoloring.
Lauryne Cunningham says
I love every single one of your cards! The green backgrounds are beautiful!
Donna Walls says
Your design pieces always impress me and thanks for so much inspiration!
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous cards! The floral designs and sentiments are beautiful!
Inkin' Chickie says
Nice color and layer combinations.
Beautiful cards, your sympathy card is outstanding.
Michele W says
Amazing cards. I especially like the clean and simple look of the Merry Christmas card. Thanks for sharing!
Awesome cards. I really like the first 2 cards- fun holiday colors- inspirational!
Stephanie VR Burns says
Well, thanks to your first card, that green is my new favorite. Talk about RICH! Love your use of color and texture, Emily!
Of all your lovely cards today, I like best the floral watercolor. Blues and greens compliment each other beautifully and the dark background lets those blooms shine. Thanks!
Eleanor Chua says
You always come up with such beautiful ideas on your cards.
Your watercoloring on the Woodland stamps is so beautiful!
roxanne tellini says
I hate it when the sympathy card is my favorite in a series- yours is really stunning though. Well done.
Sandra Baggarly says
The new soft shades with the mandala stencil are gorgeous!