Hi there! Today, I’m delighted to be the first stop on the Altenew Marvelous Monthly Series Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the Altenew Blog, and your next stop is Sandra Woodson. This month’s Marvelous Monthly release has an eclectic group of products sure to fulfill your floral fantasies! I’ve got a project featuring the new Build A Garden Dear Dahlias, so let’s get started with the details!
I love that the project kits from the Build A Garden series feature so many unique ways to create, including layering stencils, easily created with the mini blending brush that is included with each kit! (To be sure that you are one of the first to receive these innovative kits each month, and at a discount, be sure to SUBSCRIBE!) Build A Garden Dear Dahlias combines beautiful dahlias with some filler flowers and foliage to create this gorgeous draped bouquet. I began by heat embossing the large main floral image from Build A Garden Dear Dahlias on some white cardstock using white pearl embossing powder. I then used Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, and Heartbeat inks from the Tea Party ink quartet, as well as Pinkalicious and Rubellite inks from the Cherry Blossom ink quartet for the filler flowers. I used the included small ink blending tool to blend the shades of coral on the dahlias. These brushes make such quick work of these stencils!
I die cut the stenciled image with the coordinating die, which can be purchased separately or in the discounted bundle, all of which you can check out HERE. The coordinating die set also has a super unique standalone layering dahlia included, which would add a really unique touch to this bouquet when layered over the top of the stamped and/or stenciled bouquet!
I created a mini slimline white textured background using the Checkered Diamonds Embossing Folder, trimming the un-embossed areas off to create a slightly smaller than mini-slimline card front. The elongated rectangle created a lovely shape for my draped stenciled floral bouquet! I adhered the flowers with some Instant Dimension Foam Tape, then added a hot foiled greeting from the Sweet Sentiments Hot Foil+Dies Bundle, hot foiled with some matte silver foil on white cardstock. I heat embossed a greeting from Build A Garden Dear Dahlias in silver on a strip of white cardstock, then added a slightly larger strip of silver glitter paper behind it to help it pop from the white background. The final step was to add a few matte silver pearls for one more touch of shine!
Well, that’s all for my project today! As always, Altenew has some wonderful prizes to celebrate this new release:
$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 October 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 October 19, 2022.
Here’s the full hop list in case you get lost:
Emily Midgett <— you are here
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
Jayne Haumschild says
Your flowers remind me of a mountain flower garden. Love them.
Jean marmo says
That is one beautiful card. I subscribe to Build a Garden and I must tell you that I absolutely love it.
Sharon Gullikson says
The soft and bright colors look wonderful together
Meghan Kennihan says
Gorgeous flowers! I LOVE the colors and background!
Beautiful colors and love that embossing folder with them!
Carol L McCready says
Your cards is gorgeous! I love the Build a Garden Dahlia are.
Karen Erickson says
Donna Walls says
Gorgeous floral set and I love the embossing folder. I always look forward to your designs Emily!
Vickie Davis says
Such a beautiful card and color combination.
Deborah Hellman says
The flowers are beautiful and I love embossing folder.
Sandra Baggarly says
Such a lovely card! I love your color choices!
Lenora Murphy says
This color combo puts an absolutely smile on my face.
Love your card and those colors are great.
Marisela Delgado says
Linda BL says
Absolutely beautiful! Love the card design!
Liz O. says
Lovely design Emily. Thanks for the inspiration!
Patt H. says
A truly gorgeous creation, Emily!!
Jeanne Rice says
Beautiful colors and I love the embossed background.
Sara Fail says
Such a pretty card
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous floral card! I love the background design and the colors!
LAURA CASSELMAN says
There are so many things I love about this card. The clean white space with a beautiful embossing and the lovely colors that you used.
Maureen R says
Wow!!! Really Gorgeous!!!
Leah W. says
How pretty! I need to combine my sentiment stamps more often… would look great. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Gayle I. says
The card is lovely, and especially love the background you created!
This card is absolutely gorgeous!
Karen Letchworth says
Oh, Emily…your background is stunning and the color choices are divine. I always enjoy your wonderful inspiration.
Margi Chesbro says
Such a beautiful card! I really love the background too, such dimension. Thanks Emily!
Anita Art says
Beautiful card .. I like the embossed background. It gives a nice texture to your card. Thank you for the inspiration.
Beautiful card there. Love the composition and color choices.
Cindy C. says
Such a beautiful card, your so talented and always love your colour choices
Andre M. says
Your stencilling is gorgeous and perfectly paired with the lovely background!
Such a beautiful card! I love how layered the dahlias look! Such a popular flower!
Pam Elarton says
Looks so lovely. I will be purchasing that embossing folder for sure
Kathy Rojas says
Love the soft colors and the idea of building a garden
Audrey D Rodriguez says
Love your color choices. Thanks for the inspiration.
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful card! Those colours and design are stunning, and I love the embossed background!
Sheri Willard says
Beautiful cards Emily!
Bo Gilmore says
I love the color combination you used on this card. It is beautiful. Thanks for featuring the Checkered Diamond Embossing Folder. I’ll have to put that on my Wish List. I am looking forward to your next card.
dorothy ayotte says
That is a gorgeous card! I love the blooms and the colors you used. And that new background is great.