Hi there! Altenew is hopping along today to introduce their gorgeous new Fine and Dandy collection! You should have arrived here from Linda Westfall, and your next stop is Nenette S. Madero. You can also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Blog in case you get lost! The new Fine and Dandy collection is full of stunning new hot foil plates, versatile dies, and beautiful embossing folders. I have four projects to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!
Each of my four projects features a similar color scheme to make them a cohesive set: pink-y metallics, crisp white, and lots of beautiful, muted peony pink. It’s tone-on-tone with a twist!
This first project features the beautiful new Delightful Flowers Hot Foil Plate, which I used with some heavyweight vellum and rose gold hot foil. I love how subtle the foil looks on this vellum cardstock; this would also be a fun technique to use with the “stained glass” coloring technique by coloring with alcohol markers on the back of the hot foiled panel!
To allow the hot foiled floral image to be the star of the show, I used the new Fine Rings Hot Foil Plate set with the Coordinating Dies to create a background for my die cut greeting. I added a simple “hugs” greeting from the Simple Greetings die set, cut from some brand new Brushed Copper Metallic Cardstock! These new metallic cardstocks are absolutely gorgeous and perfect for intricate die cuts. They cut so smoothly. I added a few shiny metallic rose gold gems for some more shine.
My second card features the beautiful Delightful Flowers Hot Foil Plate, this time hot foiled onto some Watercolor Paper, again using rose gold foil. The smooth surface of the watercolor paper makes it ideal for hot foiling this intricate image. I watercolored the flowers and foliage using the Artists’ 24 Pan Watercolor Set in shades of coral and flamingo pink, with some olive green foliage.
For the greeting, I die cut the Fancy Thanks die from some more of the new Brushed Copper Metallic Cardstock. I added a circular frame created with the Fine Rings hot foil plate and die combo. I mounted both the foiled frame and the die cut sentiment to the watercolored panel using foam adhesive for extra height and dimension, then added a few iridescent coral gems to add more sparkle.
My next card starts with a white-on-white Garden Trellis cover plate die cut background. It was the perfect neutral-but-lightly-textured background for some Itty Bitty Branches die cuts, cut from some more muted peony and jade green cardstocks.
I paired a solid hot foil plate with the Fine Rings hot foil plates and dies to create this iridescent gold foiled frame. I arranged the solid botanical die cuts on one edge of the circular foiled die cut, then added a white Circled Greetings: Thanks die cut over the top, adhering all of it with foam adhesive to make sure that the focal points popped from the white textured background. The final touch was to add a few iridescent white pearls to bring out the iridescent quality of the foil.
My last card pays one final tribute to the monochromatic-with-a-twist color scheme from all of our projects today! I began by die cutting a partial Floral Lace die from some plain white cardstock. I also die cut a new Labels and Tags 1 die cut from some heavyweight vellum.
I arranged the vellum tag on an A2 peony pink cardstock base to determine placement, then before adhering the vellum, I adhered the lacy white die cut over the top of the vellum die cut. I flipped over the two die cuts (now adhered together to create one die cut) and hid small dots of adhesive on the back, essentially hiding the adhesive behind the solid die cut to prevent it from marring my translucent vellum die cut. I added a Circled Hugs greeting, cut from once some Brushed Rose Metallic Cardstock and once from white cardstock, then adhered together to give it a little extra height. Finally, I added one more touch of white and shine with some iridescent white pearls.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now for 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 06/27/2022 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 06/29/2022.
Your next stop is Nenette S. Madero. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Meghan Kennihan says
Gorgeous designs! I love the foiling!
Maureen R says
Your cards are Stunning!!!
Jennifer Barkdull says
I love this release! And your cards are as always breathtaking!
Surekha Galagoda says
The four cards created by you using the handy dandy collection products makes us buy the products. I have not tried hot foiling on foil plates as I want to learn the other techniques before trying out another new technique. I am a bit old fashioned.
Donna Walls says
Love all the inspiration and techniques. Thanks for sharing your talent!
Marisela Delgado says
stunning cards Emily. Love all the foiling.
Lori Podolsky says
Marvelous cards, Emily. All so beautifully done. Thank you for sharing. xx
Sandra Smith says
I loved how you used the rings as focal points for the sentiments.
Carole McKinney says
Such pretty cards! I especially love the card with the watercolor flowers. You did such a great job with it and the colors are gorgeous.
Lauryne Cunningham says
So many beautiful designs! I love them all!
Wanda Radler says
Beautiful cards – I love the coloring on the Thanks card. More gorgeous florals from Altenew.
Sharon Gullikson says
I like how you combined your backgrounds and foregrounds. They look so interesting and pretty.
Angela Hall says
LINDA FILLDS says
Beautiful job… I love the foiling and I realllllllly love the floral lace die…. tyfs 🙂
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful cards! Love the colors and designs.
Thanks for sharing.
Jeanne Rice says
All the cards are beautiful. My favorite is the first card with the rose gold hot foil on vellum.
Carol L McCready says
Your cards are gorgeous! The second card is my favorite. Love the new paper.
Love the watercolor flowers!