Hi there! Altenew is releasing their newest Craft Your Life Project Kit today, and I’m super excited to be helping introduce the absolutely stunning new Vintage Tapestry kit! We are, of course, having a blog hop to inspire you, and you can start at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog. You should have arrived here from LauraJane, and your next stop is Teresa Litchfield. This month’s Project Kit is an absolute stunner (aren’t they always, though?)… if you love layered stamping, this kit is totally for you! Here’s a peek at the kit:
Vintage beauty in a classic style! Create gorgeous vintage print-inspired projects using this Vintage Tapestry kit! This kit contains a beautiful 3-dimensional embossing folder, a 6×8 layering stamp set, a 4-piece layering stencil set, and a matching die set to cut all the pieces from the stamp set and the layering stencil set.
These kits frequently sell out and take a few weeks to restock, but you can avoid having to wait by subscribing to the Craft Your Life kit, and bonus-get 14% off of the regular price with your subscription!
My project today features lots of my favorite things: detailed stamping, pops of color, white on white, lots of subtle texture. I loved so many of the finished blooms in the new Vintage Tapestry kit that it only made sense to use the larger canvas of the slimline card to show them off!
I began by stamping and stenciling the various blooms on some crisp white cardstock using a wide variety of inks from Altenew’s ink line, keeping the colors rich but somewhat muted. I used the understated Fall Harvest, Tranquility, and Nature’s Wonders ink families, then added a vivid pop of color using the Rose Petal inks for the large cabbage roses and anemones. Those blue stenciled delphiniums have my heart though… I love the graceful, fluid lines that they add to the bouquet! I die cut all of the finished inked pieces with the coordinating dies, included in the kit.
Because I had such an abundance of beautiful flowers to arrange, I trimmed down a slimline card base (3.5″x8.5″) and used the 3D embossing folder (included in the kit) to emboss the beautiful tapestry images on just the opposing corners of the white card base. It puts me in mind of some beautiful lacy tapestry or wedding gown. So gorgeous.
Next, I die cut a Thinking of You die twice from some white cardstock, adhering them together to create a dimensional die cut. I arranged the floral bouquets around the die cut greeting, using an uneven number of elements on either side to keep things visually interesting. I adhered them with Instant Dimension Foam Tape (adding a touch of liquid adhesive to the foam tape to ensure that they stuck firm to the dimensional embossed card base). The final touch was to add a few yellow gems to tie into the yellow flowers in the arrangement. A lovely springy bouquet fit for all kinds of occasions!
$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 12/18/2021 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 12/20/2021.
Your next stop on the hop is Teresa Litchfield. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Patt H. says
Absolutely gorgeous card & the kit is awesome!
Lisa Heim says
Nice choice with the slimline layout.
A beautiful card with such texture! The Altenew embossing folder and those beautiful stamps and dies make for a gorgeous card.
WOW! Fantastic work!
What a lovely slimline card!
Marty B says
Gorgeous colors and layout!!!
Ann Apolito says
Love the different layers to your cards.
Donna Walls says
Oh my, this is such a gorgeous SL! I love the purple and blue together.
Linda Lofton says
I love the colors of your slimline card!
Jan Castle says
Retta Rae Lutte says
Beautiful card! I LOVE these flowers!
Sara Fail says
Wow. I’m running out of ways to say it.
Carol McCready says
Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors and design. Great way to showcase Altenew’s new set.
Marisela Delgado says
Absolutely gorgeous, Emily!
Laura Langley says
I am so in love with the colors you chose for the slim line card and cannot wait till I get my kit. Thank you for making such a gorgeous card.
Laura Langley says
I really love the colors you chose for the slim line card Emily. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card.
Coco Cafe says
Beautiful card and great kit!
Stef Perry says
Emily, I was so thrilled to see your post in my email this morning with this stunning card! Beautiful slimline design and colors!. Love this to pieces!
Inkin' Chickie says
Great use of the longer size for the design. Great background created.
Lauryne Cunningham says
What a stunning card! I love all the layers and dimension!
Cyndi Morris says
Love that gorgeous slimline card. I often overlook this style in my cardmaking, but this amazing Craft Your Life kit is perfect for them.
My goodness but that is amazingly beautiful!
Joanne Lowe says
Loving those beautiful floral colors against the white cardstock and die-cut main sentiment, really lovely!!!
Jeanne Rice says
Lovely card. The embossing really gives it a stand out effect. Thanks for sharing.
Li Cous says
The contrast of the bold flower colors with the crisp white embossed background is stunning!
Gayle Perona says
Beautiful cards that really showcase the vintage look.
This is a gorgeous slimline card! I really like the colors and the layers and dimension are incredible!
Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!
Stunning slimline card! I really can’t wait for my kit to arrive!