Hi there! Today, Altenew is releasing a new collection of standalone dies: Celebration Collection! Standalone dies are some of my most favorite crafting tools with which to work… they’re just so fun and can create such unique effects depending on your technique! We are inspiring you with the new release by hopping along; you should have arrived here from Dana Joy, and your next stop is Fiona Duff. You can also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Blog. I have two projects for you today featuring a sweet pink and aqua color combination, so let’s get started with the details!
We are rapidly approaching the finish line for Christmas crafting, so I thought I’d mix things up a little with some fresh springy colors for today’s hop! I adore pinks and aquas together, and they were a perfect match for the sweet new products that I worked with today. Let’s get started with the details!
I began my first card using the Simple Frame 3D Embossing Folder and Stencil combo. I first embossed my pale pink A2 card panel using the folder, then used the mask and stencils to do some ink blending on the interior of the frame, concentrating the deep pink at the top and fading down to nothing towards the bottom in a smooth ombré.
Next, I die cut the pieces for the Celebrate With Cake birthday cake (or other celebratory confection?) using aqua for the layers, Dazzling Diamond Glitter paper for the frosting decoration, and deep pink for the cake stand. I assembled everything with liquid glue and adhered it to the blended frame panel using Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I also die cut a new Fancy Yay from some more Dazzling Diamond Glitter Paper and added it to the card front with some more foam tape. Some iridescent gems finished it off and tied all of the colors and sparkles together!
My secon project features the same color scheme, but a much more somber overall feel. I began by embossing some white pearlescent cardstock using the beautiful Whimsical Bouquet embossing folder. The embossed images are so beautifully crisp on the pearlescent cardstock; the coating on the cardstock helps to emboss the raised areas perfectly, with no warping or paper breakage.
Next, I quickly embossed, watercolored, and die cut a few blooms and foliage from the Flower Garden Stamp and Die bundle. I love using white pearl embossing powder for floral watercoloring. It’s subtlety helps to almost give the appearance of no-line coloring, but still with the added ease of watercoloring the raised heat embossed areas. I die cut one of the new Nesting Slim Labels dies from some aqua cardstock. I oriented the label to one side of the embossed card base and trimmed the edge so that it was flush with the edge of the card base. I then adhered the label, watercolored flowers, and a white hugs die cut using some more Instant Dimension Foam Tape. Some pink pearls finished off the project!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! To celebrate the new release, Altenew is hosting some fun giveaways:
$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 12/23/2021 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 12/25/2021.
Your next stop on the hop is Fiona Duff. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
I love how you tied the 2 cards together with color! That embossing folder paired with the pearlescent paper is stunning! Just a beautiful card!
Ann Apolito says
Love your hugs card; that embossing folder looks wonderful in the background.
Stacey Kowbel says
Gorgeous cards! I really love the hugs card and the beautiful dimension!
Jan Castle says
Really liking the ‘YAY’ die!!!! Great cards!!!
LAURA CASSELMAN says
I really love the cake card! I wouldn’t think of these colors together but I really love it!
Meghan Kennihan says
Beautiful colors and I LOVE the cake!
Barbara J Appleby says
Very pretty cards!
Linda Lofton says
Your cards are awesome!
Liz O. says
Lovely cards Emily! This collection is fabulous, thanks for the inspiration!
Marisela Delgado says
Jeanne Beam says
Such beautiful cards! Love the colors…
very pretty cards and dies!!
Lovely cards. I really like your 2nd card and think it would make a perfect wedding card!
Christy Sugiarto says
Both your card so beautiful and I love how you use the embossed flower for background
Susan Babcock says
Pretty cards! I think that YAY! is spectacular!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Beautiful cards! I love the texture on the backgrounds!
Carol McCready says
I love those pastel colors.
Dee Earnshaw says
fantastic cards – love the background texture
Sara Fail says
Love them both!
Tina Kahles says
Simply AWESOME cards! They really draw your eye they are so pretty. Thanks for sharing & Happy Holidays!
Sharon Youngblood says
Absolutely love the beautiful rose with the sentiment hug
Donna Walls says
Gorgeous! I also love Pinks and Aquas together. Happy Christmas and Joyous New Year to you and yours.
Jeanne Rice says
Love the background textures you used on both cards. The flower card is so pretty. The frame on the cake card looks like icing!
Jessica Jonasson says
Beautiful cards, so delicate, thx
Jessica Jonasson says
Love the delicate design, thx
Lillian Eget Fedak says
your hugs card is beautiful and lending ideas for my next project
Claudia Gassett says
Love the cake design. A must have die!
Debbie Witt says
Love the cake card and colors
Maria del Valle says
Lovely cards and pastels!
roxanne tellini says
Your water coloring is beautiful. Excellent job!
Jeannie Boudet says
Love both your cards, very pretty
Love the use of embossing folders to highlight the focal points.
Sandra Baggarly says
Such cute cards! Great use of the new dies.
Beautiful. That color palette makes me smile
Nicole Nardi says
Lovely cards. I like all the dimension added to them.
Linda Wood says
Beautiful work. The details you included make your creations very appealing. Thanks for some good ideas. The Layer Cake is just yummy,
I must have missed the embossing frame when it was released. It was a great choice for your card. The floral embossing on your second card was a great idea. It really highlights a stamped or stenciled focal image.
Inkin' Chickie says
Nice layers. I like the addition of embossing.