Hi there! We are hopping along today to share inspiration using the brand new Marvelous Monthly collection for April 2023. You should have arrived here from the Altenew Blog and your next stop is Mindy Eggen. This release features some fun new Dual Tip Pens and a new series, called Dynamic Duo, in addition to the series regulars that we know and love! I have two projects to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details.
The new Dynamic Duo: Treat Yourself features some fabulous layering stencils and a small stamp set that you can use to create quick and fun blended birthday cards! I began by ink blending the sentiment from the Treat Yourself stencil set using Midnight Violet and Pinkalicious inks. I also blended a bunch of fluttering balloons around the sentiment, adding in some Dark Night ink to add a touch of drama.
I also blended several flowers and foliage using the same inks, then cut them out with my sharp scissors. I stamped a sentiment strip to coordinate with the happy birthday sentiment using the Dark Night ink, popping all of the individual elements up with some foam adhesive to make them stand out from the background. I also added a few gems to help add some sparkle! I love that this card was made almost entirely from ink blending… such a different look from my normal meticulously colored projects, but definitely a fun way to create a cute birthday card!
My next card features more of my traditional crafting techniques, this time using the beautiful new Spark Joy: Festive Flowers. The Spark Joy series focuses on hot foiling, and comes complete with a set of layering stencils to make adding color to your hot foiled images a breeze. I, however, prefer to use my favorite coloring mediums to add lots of vibrant color and shading to the images. I began by hot foiling the Festive Flowers image onto some white cardstock using Altenew’s Brass hot foil roll. I colored the images using the Mystic Garden Alcohol Markers. The lilies in the arrangement worked beautifully with the colors of the Mystic Garden set.
After I’d finished coloring the image, I used a blending tool to blend some Dark Night ink around the edge of the panel. Allowing the white to remain around the image itself while the edge of the card is dark and vibrant creates a kind of halo around the image, highlighting it.
For the greeting, I added a hot foiled “hello,” created using more Brass hot foil and Versatile Greetings hot foil plate + dies. I also heat embossed a sentiment strip using the Thinking of You stamp set. I popped both of these sentiment pieces up with some foam tape, finally adding a few more shimmering gems to add one last textural element to the 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 *$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 04/24/2023 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 04/26/2023. *The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.
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Meghan Kennihan says
GORGEOUS Flowers! I love the orange and blue! Your pink and blue is fun too!
Simply gorgeous! Love the colors on both!
Sarah Haumschild says
Wow, Emily!!!! Your cards are beautiful. That orange and blue could not be any prettier.
Barbara Lassiter says
Love these! The happy birthday card is my fave!
Kay Furnish says
Both cards are beautiful, but that Hello card is absolutely stunning!!
There’s something about the blue and orange color combination that just draws me in. I love your hello card!!! Beautiful!
Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog says
Gorgeous cards, Emily! I love them both! The pink, purple and navy card is so cheerful and happy, and your orange floral card is really spectacular! Delightful coloring!
Sue Smith says
Emily, your cards are fantastic. I love the color combo you used for the flowers card.
Sue D. says
Awesome projects! I really love the “halo” effect you created on your second card… a beautiful background for the vibrant floral arrangement.
Beautiful cards! I love the purple/pink/blue combo.
Lisa P OConnell says
Love your cards! they are so vibrant and colorful, particularly the more traditional one with the dark around the edges. Great technique!
Marjorie A King says
The Festive Flowers card is so colorful!
Donna Walls says
Fun Stenciling set and gorgeous florals. Your inspiration pieces are so pretty.
Maureen R says
I love the bright and bold colors!!! Your flowers are Amazing!!!
Debby Allen says
The colorful flowers and that blue haze are incredible!
Beautiful blue and orange flowers! Gorgeous!!
dorothy ayotte says
Lovely cards! I really like the new floral stamps set and the beautiful colors you used!
Love that hello, thinking of you card, man those colors are fantastic, they just pop off the card.
Sharon Gullikson says
The blue and orange looks so pretty
Denise Griffin says
Love your colors on the lilies. Absolutely beautiful.
Verna Angerhofer says
Both your cards are so beautiful and in gorgeous colors!
Becky Gregory says
I love them both!
Barbara Whiting says
I love your ink blending. The birthday card is so bright and happy! I really like the ink blending around the edges of the hello card. I always forget to do all the little extras. Thanks for the reminder!
Meredith Smith says
Your cards are stunning! I especially love the Festive Flowers card! So vibrant and beautifully colored!
Pamela Rose says
Festive Flowers hot foil plate is my fav from this collection. Such a beautiful card.
Deborah Hellman says
Beautiful florals ❤️
Amazing cards, and particularly that Spark Joy Set is fabulous .
Kathryn Gallanis says
Your birthday card is lively and fun. Your color work on the other card is stunning. You really took a beautiful set and ran with it!
Patricia Wood says
Love the color combinations on both cards.
Sandy Anderson says
The Festive Flowers card is beautiful! And
Brass foil??? Going to need to try that! The new markers are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!
Both projects are SO incredibly beautiful!!
Marisela Delgado says
Hola, Emily! Girl, these are gorgeous! Stunning colors, my friend. 😍😍😍
Melissa Leftrick says
These are so beautiful! I love the colors!
Liz O. says
Fabulous cards Emily. I absolutely love the second card, you might have just nudge me to add it to my shopping cart!
Both the cards are beautiful. I really love the bold color combo on the second card.
Sadia Ashraf says
Vickie Davis says
Your cards are so different but both are great!
Lori Podolsky says
The flowers are truly beautiful as are your cards, Emily
Mary Holshouser says
Love the wonderful purple lettering
in the first card. the flowers in the
second card are gorgeous. thanks
I love the sparks joy festive flowers,it reminded me of Indian flowers during festival season-bright colors. Your coloring is amazing with these ink pens !
LAURA CASSELMAN says
You hit another home run! These are beautiful!
Jeanne Beam says
Gorgeous cards! Love the flowers and the colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Sandra Baggarly says
Wow! Two gorgeous cards!
Inkin' Chickie says
Nice color combinations.
Bo Gilmore says
Hi Emily. I love the Pink and purple colors you chose for your first card. I just makes me smile. Your second cards flowers so vibrant. It’s a beautiful card.
Geri S says
Wow, beautiful cards! The orange and blue just pop! Can’t wait to try these new pen colors.
Teresa Rogers says
Gorgeous I love the blue and Orange flowers
Krista Hubbard says
Wow!! Beautiful cards!!
Renee VanEpps says
OOoh lovely cards, love the vignette look to the second one too!
Amy Cooley says
Your cards are beautiful! I especially love the color combo of the first card.
Kathy Raker says
Beautiful creations! Love the colors used on 2nd card, thanks for sharing!
Cyndi Morris says
Love those cards. The first one is so fun and the second one so beautiful! The colors are stunning!
Denise Bryant says
Pretty cards! I love the first card with the flowers and balloons, and your second card with the lovely floral design!
Linda R says
love the flower colors are beautiful
Jeanne Rice says
I love the birthday card. All the colors coordinate between the balloons and flowers.
roxanne tellini says
I love how the HB stencil came out. That one looks like so much fun to use.
l l says
Beautiful release as always. Can’t wait to see what the DT created and shared with us.
Robi Wax says
These are so beautiful! I especially love the first one with all those purples!
Verna Angerhofer says
I love the beautiful cards you made and the colors are amazing!
Debbie S. SCHENZ says
Beautuful bold colors! Love the card!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Fabulous cards! I love the ink blended background on the floral card!
Danyelle Dillon says
Gorgeous cards! I love them! The flowers a x the colors you chose are so pretty.