Hi friends! Welcome to Altenew’s Marvelous Monthly Blog Hop for February 2023! I have all of the stops linked at the bottom of the post, or you can start at the beginning at the Altenew Blog. This month’s new products are absolutely stunning, and I’ve kept things cool and breezy with a blue color palette accented with pops of rose gold. The Spark Joy: Lily Bouquet and Craft Your Life Project Kit: Eclectic Bouquet are some seriously stunning new floral sets that are complete with their own layering stencils to make it a breeze to add color to your projects if you are not in the mood for coloring! Here’s a peek at this month’s Spark Joy: Lily Bouquet product duo:
And the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Eclectic Bouquet:
These incredible kits are available as subscriptions each month at a discount, so if you’re loving them as much as I do, I encourage you to check out the information on how to subscribe HERE. I have two cool blue stenciled projects to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!
Both of my projects were created using the new kits, the Blue Mountain ink quartet, and the Frosted Foliage ink quartet. I love the combination of these two ink families; the cool blues and almost turquoise greens work so beautifully together!
I began my first project by hot foiling the Spark Joy-Lily Bouquet using Rose Gold Foil onto some crisp white cardstock. The satin foil from Altenew is so elegant and understated; it is beautiful without being overly flashy! Next, I used the included layering stencils with the Blue Mountain ink quartet and the Frosted Foliage ink quartet, adding some extra shading to the centers of the flowers just to add a little extra interest. I also ink blended around the edges very lightly to create a halo of white around the floral image itself, highlighting it and drawing the eye to the center!
After I had finished ink blending with the stencils, I used the Fancy Enjoy die to die cut a dimensional greeting, first from some coordinating metallic glitter cardstock, then twice more from some scrap white cardstock. I adhered all of the die cuts together using liquid adhesive and adhered them directly in the center of my blended card front, over the top of the blended bouquet.
To finish off the greeting, I heat embossed the One-Go Birthday Greetings using Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I cut all of the greeting strips out with one pass through my die cut machine using the handy dandy die (or buy both in a bundle). I popped the greeting up over the flourish beneath the “enjoy” die cut, adhering it with a double layer of foam tape to help it be really visible. The final touch was a few metallic gems for one more touch of shine.
My second project uses the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Eclectic Bouquet, which I heat embossed onto white cardstock using Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I used the layering stencils included in the kit with the Blue Mountain ink quartet and the Frosted Foliage ink quartet to create another lovely, cool blue bouquet.
I wanted to create a mini slimline card with the flowers kind of exploding off of the one side, so after die cutting the finished stenciled image, I ruthlessly ran my trimmer down the center of the image. I arranged the die cut pieces in a cluster along the side of my white mini slimline card front (3.5″x6″), then used some small pieces of Satin Masking Tape to keep my arrangement in place on my card front. I placed my card front inside my MISTI, then arranged the solid foliage stamps included in the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Eclectic Bouquet stamp set and removed my stenciled die cuts. I heat embossed the solid foliage stamps using more Rose Gold Embossing Powder, then blended some more pale blue ink over the top to create a halo.
I adhered the stenciled die cuts to my card front using Instant Dimension foam tape, then added the heat embossed greeting die cut with a double layer of foam tape to make it pop. Finally, I added a few more coordinating metallic gems for some more 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 FULL RELEASE BUNDLE to 1 grand prize winner and a $25 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by February 22, 2023 for a chance to win.
Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on February 24, 2023. *The grand prize winner will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew Card Blog.
Here’s the full hop list:
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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Wendy Miller says
I love the colors and the 3d effect of your card. It’s beautiful and very eye catching.
SO beautiful! The blue and gold with these images is absolutely stunning!
Linda BL says
The blues, greens, and rose gold foiling are magical together! Both cards are absolutely beautiful!
Alison N says
This is such an interesting and inspiring use of blues with flowers! I also love the addition of the gold
Alison S Neet says
Love your blues and greens combined with the gold embossing!
Sharon Gullikson says
First, I LOVE blue flowers!!! Second, your choice of greens for the leaves is perfect. LOVE THESE!!!
Jean Marmo says
That blue and gold is simply stunning!
Marcia Fellner says
Blue is my favorite color so to see your use of it on these gorgeous flowers was instant love. Both cards are stunning.
Susan Babcock says
Such a beautiful set, the blue and gold are perfect together.
Emily, both cards are gorgeous! I love your color palette. You have inspired me to try some new things. Thanks for that💜💜💜
Fantastic cards, Emily!
Love that you chose blue, my favorite color.
Will be taking a closer look at the kit.
Thanks and have a great day.
Florence Lim says
Beautiful cards Emily. I took a class with you and need to refresh my watercolor skills :).
Hi, Emily – Both cards are gorgeous. The Eclectic Bouquet might have to jump into my cart. Your second card made me gasp, it’s so beautiful! Love the colors on both cards.
Lori S in PA
A soft blue! What a pretty card.
Beautiful cards, Emily. I especially liked the second one & how you die cut & layered them! Thanks for sharing!
Laura McPherson says
Emily, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love your color choices and am looking forward to trying something similar with my new products. Thanks for inspiring me!
It’s a beautiful card. the gold just makes the blue pop.
Meghan Kennihan says
These are UNREAL! I LOVE the gold!
Mary Holshouser says
Gorgeous cards. My fave is the
“you make my heart smile”. Love
the way the bouquet is off the card.
thanks for sharing.
Deborah Hellman says
Gorgeous cards 😍
Patricia A Wood says
The rose gold outline and the blue mountain inks are a winning choice.
Stunning all the way around!
Those are really beautiful!
Lovely card! Blue is my favorite color and your blue flowers are wonderful!
Sarah Haumschild says
Emily, I love these cards. They are absolutely gorgeous!
Debbie Frank says
So beautiful! I can’t wait to see you watercolor the florals! Color combo is stunning!
Joy Meadows says
Both cards are so beautiful, Emily! Love the gold you used.
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful floral designs and colors! So elegant with touches of gold!
Sadia Ashraf says
WOWZERS gorgeous creations! I especially love the Lilly card!
Gayle I. says
Stunning creations with gold and blues!
Sheri Kempke says
Gorgeous cards–love the colors you’ve used and the rose gold accents!
Vicki Milyard says
Whenever I see a card with flowers I think they are just lovely. I don’t know why I don’t make more myself! I’m going to have to remember to do that because I just love them! This new release is superb, Altenew always comes out with such great things I just love. I guess if I had unlimited funds I could get everything I wanted! But…… Since I don’t maybe I’ll win! But I hope whoever does even if it isn’t me (probably won’t be) enjoys all the wonderful goodness!
Winnie Lai says
Love the ink blending and the gold frames on the flowers
S. Cone says
Talented artist. Lovely.
Deb D says
I love the colors and the embossing powder you chose!
What an elegant card.
Michele F says
Emily, I don’t know what has happened to me but all of a sudden I’m loving blue! Well. You do make it easy to love! That Eclectic bouquet has won my heart!
Verna Angerhofer says
Beautiful cards and exquisitely designed and colored!
Very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!
Barbara Whiting says
I love the colors on your cards! I love how the blues and greens work so well together. Love a little bit of the unexpected .
Linda Lofton says
Your card is gorgeous! Love the gold!
Audrey D Rodriguez says
You’ve inspired me – I will color my next set of flowers blue. Thank you.
Jeanne Beam says
Such beautiful cards! The colors are amazing.
Thanks for sharing.
Margi Chesbro says
So beautiful, the blue flowers are lovely! It’s hard for me to cut up my die cuts but the layered look you achieved is very inspiring. Thanks!
Marisela Delgado says
Donna Walls says
Stunning blue and gold color palette!
Cyndi Morris says
Your cards are stunning, Beautiful blue blooms!
Maureen R says
Wow!!!! These are Absolutely Magnificent!!!!
kathy camp says
Stunning cards. Love the way you used the blue around the edges of the card to make the flower pop in the center.
Sandra Baggarly says
Gorgeous cards! Love the colors.
Gorgeous cards. I love the blue and green color combo!
Love, love, love your cards! Thank you for sharing!
Jeanne Rice says
Love the foiling and embossing. The cards are gorgeous!
Bo Gilmore says
Hi Emily. I love the muted blues on your first card. The rose gold embossing powder is a very nice finishing touch. Your second card is beautiful. I really love the Rose Gold embossing powder on this card too. Thanks you for sharing how you stacked the flowers after you cut them.
Linda Wood says
Your design with the Eclectic Bouquet is beautiful. The blue flowers are dreamy.
Teresa Rogers says
Such a great card! I am a little nervous to foil but the results you show here are stunning!
Renee VanEpps says
UGGGHHHH you’re making it REALLY hard to not buy the hot foil machine LOL!! STUNNING cards!!!!!
Aymee B says
Ooooh I love the cool blue tones in these cards! I hardly reach for those darker blues but I love this with the rose gold foiling! Beautiful!
Jennifer Ann Leonard says
Shut the front door! Amazing!
LAURA CASSELMAN says
The subtle blue ink blended on the edges makes the card so special!
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful cards! I really love the gold foiling and gold embossing!
Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog says
Your cards are spectacular! Both of them are just so, soooooooo pretty!
Carole McKinney says
Beautiful cards! Those blues are gorgeous. I especially love the Enjoy card. The deep blue behind the sentiment looks so nice.
Cindi Green says
Beautiful cards Emily! I love the different shapes and the colors together. Lovely!
Connie Johnson says
Your color palettes and cards are stunning!!!