Hi there! Altenew’s new Marvelous Monthly series sets for September are now available, and we’re hopping along to celebrate! You should have arrived here from Dana Joy and your next stop is Kelly Taylor. You can also start back at the Altenew Card Blog to start from the beginning! I have two projects featuring some cheerful sky blue, bright pink, and rose gold to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!
Both of my projects feature some beautiful sky blue backgrounds, with beautiful, feminine rose gold metallic accents. I love how the bright blue backgrounds and feminine pinks make the pretty florals from the Build-A-Garden Pristine Peonies and Craft Your Life Project Kit: Floral Acanthus pop!
To start, I heat embossed the large floral image from Build-A-Garden Pristine Peonies using some Golden Peach embossing powder and colored the images using Sunshine Valley Artist Markers. I die cut the image with the coordinating Pristine Peonies add-on die.
I die cut a Nesting Slim Rectangles die from some beautiful robin’s egg blue cardstock, embossing another of the floral images from Build-A-Garden Pristine Peonies in the corner. I blended a bit of Turquoise ink over the top to highlight it, then added some rose gold watercolor splatters. I popped it up on a full size slimline card base with some foam tape, then added a Fancy Hugs greeting cut from some Brushed Rose Metallic Cardstock. A few rose gold gems helped finish it off!
My second card features the beautifully detailed embossing folder from the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Floral Acanthus kit. I ran the embossing folder through my die cut machine using some more of that gorgeous turquoise cardstock. Then, I swiped my embossing inkpad over the raised embossed areas and sprinkled more Golden Peach embossing powder over the top. This highlights the stunning detail in the embossing folder! I also blended a bit of Turquoise ink around the edges to help highlight the embossed area even more.
For the greeting, I used the hugs die included in the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Floral Acanthus kit. I die cut the outline from some heavyweight vellum, while I cut the more intricate sentiment layer from some Brushed Rose Metallic Cardstock. I added a couple of sentiment strips from the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Floral Acanthus stamp set, heat embossed using more Golden Peach embossing powder. I popped up the greetings on the embossed card front using foam tape, then added some more rose gold gems to finish it off. I love how beautifully each of the elements included in the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Floral Acanthus kit work together *and* separately!
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 09/18/2022 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 09/19/2022.
Your next stop is Kelly Taylor. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Traci Starkweather says
What incredibly beautiful cards! First of all, I love the turquoise backgrounds–so cheerful! I am loving the pristine peonies’ card! Your colors pop right off of the turquoise! On the second card! The flower pops right off of it! Thanks for the hop!
Jayne Haumschild says
Those colors are beautiful. Gorgeous card.
Jayne Haumschild says
I have come back to your card several times. The one where you used the embossing folder. How long did it take you to learn the light touch with ink to only strategically place embossing powder? This card is so lovely.
Meghan Kennihan says
Beautiful colors! I LOVE the gold!
Lori Podolsky says
I just love your truly fabulous cards, Emily. Beautifully done! Thank you for your wonderful inspiration.
Katie Siepierski says
Wow! These are absolutely stunning! I love the colors and the metallics, so eye catching! The colors in the first make me feel like I’m in Hawaii 🙂
Jeanne Rice says
Love the Hugs card with the embossing. Love the colors used.
Maureen R says
Wow!!!! Stunning cards!!!!!
Marisela Delgado says
Gosh, these are breathtaking! Gorgeous!
Lillian L says
Beautiful cards! Love the pink and blue combo.
Sheri Willard says
So beautiful and elegant!
Jennifer Mills says
Love the colors. I need to learn more.
Sandra Baggarly says
Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! Love the floral acanthus embossing folder.
Carol L McCready says
Your cards are gorgeous! I love the color, dimension and detail.
Thank you for the inspiration.