Just Imagine Collection You should have arrived here from Virginia Lu and your next stop is Nicole Watt. You can also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Blog. (I wrote that post and have two more projects over there, too!) I have a trio of holiday products using new goodies from the Just Imagine Collection. I’m not lying when I say that these are some of my favorite holiday products that Altenew has ever released. They’re absolutely stunning. Everything just clicked when creating this trio of gold, white, and red cards for today’s post. Let’s get started with the details!
All three of my projects feature shining metallic accents, which I created using the Brass Metallic Hot Foil. It is a beautiful shade of cool gold, with a semi-matte finish. The new hot foil rolls from Altenew are all gorgeous and very versatile metallic shades. Definitely a must-have!
My first card uses the stunning new Adorned Frame Hot Foil Plate. I couldn’t get enough of this gorgeous hot foiled frame; you can expect to see it frequently on my projects! I hot foiled it at first with just the Adorned Frame Hot Foil Plate, then used my solid hot foil plate to hot foil the reverse using the leftover negative foil. I love that you can get two completely different looks from the same plate using the positive and negative space! I trimmed the hot foiled piece down using my trimmer, but there are coordinating dies, as well.
Next, I heat embossed several elements from Poinsettia and Berries onto some heavyweight vellum using some gold glitter embossing powder and cut the images out with the coordinating dies.
I adhered the foiled frame to my white A2 card base using liquid adhesive, then arranged the poinsettia and foliage in a cluster, adhering them with tiny dots of liquid adhesive and clear dimensional adhesive. I adhered a greeting from the super elegant new Holiday Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Die set, again using Brass hot foil. I popped it up with a double layer of foam tape for lots of height. Finally, I added a few glittery gold gems!
My next project is a simple and sweet tag, and it came together really quickly-perfect for those mass-produced holiday necessities! I began by die cutting a tag from the new Labels and Tags 2 die set from some white cardstock. These new tag dies are such classic shapes; I can see these becoming staples in my craft room for tags and cards!
To add some simple embellishment to the tag, I used some gold glitter paper from the Gilded Glitter Cardstock set to die cut several sparkling snowflakes from the Layered Snowflakes 2 die set. I arranged them on the tag, allowing them to hang over the edge, then trimming off the excess with my sharp scissors. I added another greeting from the Holiday Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Die set, popped up with some foam tape. The final touch was to add a white raffia bow and loop to add this sparkly tag to a gift! Simple, sparkly, and super elegant, I think!
My final project is definitely my favorite. I used the stunning new Wild Rose Hot Foil Plate and Dies to create a floral holiday card. (Who says you can’t have roses for Christmas?) I hot foiled the images onto two different panels of watercolor paper using Brass hot foil, die cutting one set and leaving the other on an A2 card front. I also used a solid hot foil plate to foil the leftover negative space for the leaves. (Tip: doing this helps to create a fuller bouquet!)
I used the Artists’ 24 Pan Watercolors to add lots of vibrant crimson to the flowers, adding a diluted wash to the foiled card front, as well. Lots of color for this somewhat muted holiday palette!
I arranged all of the hot foiled and watercolored die cut pieces on the watercolored card front, adding a few glittery berry sprigs, cut from dark pink glitter cardstock using the Berries and Branches dies. I added a simple greeting (that could be used for other occasions besides Christmas!) from Poinsettia and Berries, heat embossed in gold on some maroon cardstock and popped up with a double layer of foam tape.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! You can also check out a few more of my projects over on the Altenew Blog. 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 10/10/2022 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 10/13/2022.
Your next stop is Nicole Watt. Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy hopping!