Hi there! Altenew just released their beautiful new additions to the Marvelous Monthly family, and we are hopping along to share tons of inspiration with you today! You should have arrived here from Seeka, and your next stop is Sadia Ashraf. You can also start at the beginning at the Altenew Blog. I have projects to share with you today using the new Craft A Flower Sulfur Cosmos and Craft Your Life: Bewitching Rose series installments, so let’s get started with the details!
I kept the color palette for both of my projects for today relatively simple: bright, crisp white with pops of beautiful, intense mauve and emerald green.
My first project features the new Craft A Flower Sulfur Cosmos. I die cut the layers for the flowers twice from some dusty rose cardstock, then used a blending tool to lightly blend Midnight Violet ink around the edges to add some extra depth of color to the flowers. I adhered the layers all together using liquid adhesive, adding a golden yellow die cut center for each flower. I also die cut some emerald foliage using the coordinating foliage dies, on which I lightly blended some Hunter Green to add more depth to these otherwise-flat die cuts.
For the background, I used one of my most favorite cover plate dies: Circle Quilt. This die adds the loveliest, most subtle texture to a floral background, especially when used with tone-on-tone color schemes. It almost looks like an embossing folder! I layered the white die cut on a white A2 card base using liquid adhesive.
I arranged the die cut flowers on a vellum tag die cut, cut from the Terrific Tags die set. I added a white raffia twine bow to the hole on the tag, then popped up the floral tag die cuts on the textured card front using foam adhesive. I added a greeting from the Sweet Sentiments hot foil plate and die set, which I had hot foiled using charcoal foil. I nestled it amongst the foliage on my card front, then popped it up using more foam tape, creating a double layer of foam tape to give it extra height. The final touch was some coordinating metallic charcoal gemstones for more shine!
My second project features the beautiful new Craft Your Life: Bewitching Rose. What’s not to love about an enormous stamped bouquet, especially when it features this beautiful rose image that’s so fun to color? I stamped the main image on some A2 sized white cardstock, offsetting it so that it would cut off on one side, then used Rock Garden markers to add that beautiful mauve to the rose. I die cut the finished image with the coordinating die, which is included in the Craft Your Life: Bewitching Rose kit.
For the card base, I used the incredibly beautiful 3D embossing folder included in the Craft Your Life: Bewitching Rose kit. I made sure that the embossed area would extend beyond my colored and die cut image to add extra texture and detail to the area behind my colorful bouquet. I popped up my bouquet die cut over the top of the center of the embossed area using foam adhesive, allowing just the embossed foliage to peek out from behind the colorful die cut.
I added a greeting from Craft Your Life: Bewitching Rose, stamped on a strip of white cardstock using black ink, then popped up using a double layer of foam tape. I added a few shiny black gems to coordinate with the black stamped images and to add a bit of shine to this almost entirely-matte card front.
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 November 20, 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 November 21, 2022.
Your next stop on the hop is Sadia Ashraf. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Meghan Kennihan says
Gorgeous coloring! I LOVE the flowers!
Kathy Eddy says
Wow! Both of these are just gorgeous! Love the color you used for the flower.
Maureen R says
Wow!!!! Gorgeous cards!!!
Jeanne Rice says
Beautiful cards.I love the deep color of the first card’s flower. Starting with colored card stock seems to really help. Love the quilter circle background die. I need to get that. Thanks for sharing.
Lynn Chan says
Wow!! Both cards but amazing! But i love love love what you did with the sulfur cosmos! The ink blending of the cardstock is sooo pretty! 💖
Veronica L Hunt says
Wow, I did not have anything planned this month on my shopping list but you have definitely changed my mind. I love both cards so much!
Marisela Delgado says
Not at all surprised. Your cards are always spectacular!
Soooo lovely. The Cosmos are blended so perfectly. I especially love the background embossing. And the Rose…I love that you added the little black gems. That really ties it all together!
dorothy ayotte says
Such pretty cards! I especially like the first cosmos card. The color and dimension of the petals are stunning.
Gorgeous creations, especially love the giant rose!
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful textures for your backgrounds and lovely flowers for these awesome cards! Love the colors!
Verna Angerhofer says
Beautiful cards and great colors!
Retta Rae Lutte says
Beautiful cards! Love the colors!
Jennifer Barkdull says
Wow! Gorgeous cards! I love the beautiful, rich colors on them.
Vickie Davis says
Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!
Chris Courtney says
These cards are beautiful. I love the details you added.
Love those pretty dimensional die cut flowers. Both cards are beautiful!
Joy Meadows says
What beautiful cards, Emily! Love the colors you used.
Melissa Leftrick says
Beautiful colors!!! Love the designs!
Karen Erickson says
Veronica L Hunt says
Gorgeous designs! They are eye popping.
Linda Lofton says
Love the colors of your cards.
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful cards! Your coloring is gorgeous! And I love the offset design!
jean marmo says
Geri S says
Beautiful blossom cards! Hard to believe one is just dies!
Deborah Hellman says
Gorgeous cards.. love the bewitching rose line of products.
Jeanne Beam says
Such gorgeous cards! Love the colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Deb Dukes says
I really love the layout. Both cards are gorgeous.
LINDA FILLDS says
Wow …. beautiful job with your cards. The leaves are gorgeous on your second card. Not the traditional greens… love love love,,, tyfs 🙂
Sharon Gullikson says
Nice mixture of colors on your stamped card. Nice
Amazing layered flowers, even monochromatic colors look gorgeous!!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Gorgeous cards! I love the texture on both!
Sandra Baggarly says
Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! Such pretty colors!
Donna Walls says
Oh My Emily, such a stunning set of cards. I love the colors and the Rose is making me swoon!
Patricia A Wood says
Beautiful design and vibrant color combinations
Traci Maia Starkweather says
Wow! Both of your cards are amazing! I REALLY love the Bewitching Rose! It is big and beautiful! Thank you for the hop!
Bo Gilmore says
Emily, you always make the most beautiful cards and this is another to the collection of them. I can’t wait to try theses colors on my card. They look amazing!
Jenna Chapman says
I love the inking you did on the Cosmos dies and the embossing folders for the backgrounds compliment the design so well. Beautiful!