Hi there! Today, we are celebrating the release of Altenew’s new Boho Chic collection, a new array of products that have so many unique subjects/styles and can work seamlessly together or on their own! You can check out the full hop list HERE on the Altenew blog or check out the link list at the bottom of this post.
My projects for today’s post feature an interesting, new-to-me color combination: rose gold, blush, and teal. I began by doing some hot foiling with the new Delicate Floral Motif hot foil plate. I loved the look of the contrast of Altenew’s Rose Gold Hot Foil roll on some intense teal cardstock, so I used that as my color inspiration for both projects today, keeping the colors intense and vibrant on the hot foiled card, juxtaposing it with a lighter, more pastel version for the second project. Let’s get started with the details!
To start, I hot foiled the new Delicate Floral Motif hot foil plate with the Rose Gold Hot Foil from Altenew on some intense teal cardstock from my stash, centering it a bit to the left of the center of the A2 card front and using some low-tack tape to keep it in place when using my hot foil machine. I love how beautifully the contrast of colors showcases details from the new Delicate Floral Motif hot foil plate. To highlight the details even further and direct the eye towards the hot foiled focal point, I blended some Emerald ink around the edges of the card front, then splattered some coordinating rose gold metallic watercolor around the edges.
While my panel was drying, I hot foiled greetings from the Versatile Greetings and Sweet Sentiments hot foil and die bundles. I used the same teal cardstock and Rose Gold Hot Foil to keep the color scheme completely cohesive. I love the combination of fonts with these two sentiment sets; the chunky type font contrasts beautifully with the delicate script of the handwritten font. Once I had hot foiled and die cut the greetings, I popped them up on the card front using some foam adhesive.
Once I had added the foiled sentiment die cuts, I almost called it good, but the more I looked at it, the more it felt like I needed just one more element of that metallic rose gold. One of my favorite ways to accent a focal point is to add a rectangular frame around the edge of my card front, and the Fine Frames Cover Die creates perfectly delicate accent frames that fit so many different styles of card. I die cut the Fine Frames Cover Die from some glittery cardstock in a shade almost identical to the rose gold foil. I adhered one around the blended edge of my card front using some liquid adhesive. The rose gold foil, rose gold splatters, and rose gold frame contrast so beautifully with the dark teal background!
My second card is a light and airy version of the same color scheme used before. I know that the new Swamp Buttercup is probably meant to be done in shades of yellow, but I was in “rose gold mode,” so I took some artistic license and blended the flowers using the muted pinks of the Woodland Escape Fresh Dye Ink collection. I blended the leaves using Lagoon and Emerald inks, lightly blending a touch of the darkest shade from the Woodland Escape quartet on the edge of the foliage to add extra dimension and interest. I die cut the finished floral bouquet using the coordinating die.
For the background, I die cut the new Rattan Stripes die from two A2 panels of pale peach cardstock, rotating it 90* the second time to create a plaid pattern. I adhered them both to a white A2 card front using liquid adhesive around the edges. The pale peach cardstock creates such a subtle background, but with tons of texture to keep things interesting. I added the die cut stenciled bouquet to the plaid card front using foam tape.
For the greeting, I used the Sweet Sentiments dies to die cut a glittery greeting. I die cut the solid background piece from some heavyweight vellum, then die cut the detail layer once from plain white cardstock and once from the same glittery rose gold cardstock used on the previous card. I adhered it to the card front, nestling it amongst the flowers with some dots of liquid adhesive. The final touch was to add a few peachy gems for some sparkle.
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 *$100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/07/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/08/2023.
*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.
Here’s the full hop list:
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!