Altenew has released a stunning new collection of products, and we’re celebrating with a blog hop! You should have arrived here from Nichol Spohr, and your next stop is Erin Thompson. You can also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Blog, or check out the full hop list down at the bottom of this post. The April 2023 Stamp and Die release is yet another stunner from Altenew, featuring such a wide variety of styles that there is sure to be something for everyone! I have two cards to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!
When brainstorming for today’s projects, I realized that it had been quite a long time since I used any orange in my projects, preferring to stick to my favorite pinks and purples, and my favorite way to use orange is with a dash of bright pink! I decided to use my favorite orange color scheme, which I call my “fiesta” color scheme: bright orange, hot pink, lime green, and touches of black for extra drama!
My first project features Prim Peonies. I can’t ever turn away a pretty peony stamp, and Prim Peonies offered such lovely peonies that I couldn’t resist! I stamped the image onto some white cardstock using Altenew’s Permanent Black ink, then used the Sunshine Valley Artist Markers to add lots of vibrant color to the beautiful peony spray. I die cut the finished piece with the coordinating die.
To accent the pretty peonies, I ran a panel of heavyweight vellum through my die cut machine using the new Luxurious Motifs 3D Embossing Folder. This embossing folder features such incredible detail, and it looks utterly marvelous with the vellum, which is transparent enough to allow the color behind to be somewhat visible, while also allowing the soft orange glow from behind to highlight the beautiful embossed details. I trimmed down the panel slightly so that it would only cover a portion of my bright orange card front, then I trimmed a couple of very thin strips of black cardstock to adhere to the top and bottom of my embossed vellum panel.
I arranged the colorful peony die cut, cutting it down the middle and arranging it in a little swag across the front. Though it takes a smidgen of courage to cut my colored die cuts down the center, I love “rearranging” my die cuts like this to get even more uses out of them. I added a black XOXO & More “friend” die cut, enhancing the stamped sentiment from the Prim Peonies stamp set. A smattering of black gems finished it off!
My second card features the Ornate Flowers dies in the same happy color scheme. I have all of the specific cardstock colors listed in the link list below. The amount of detail in these dies is so beautiful! It’s a very unique set with a detailed graphic style.
I used some sparkly black cardstock for the veins on the foliage, so to accent that, I used the Fine Liner Pen set to add a few accents to the assembled flowers. I arranged the finished flowers on an A2 panel of coordinating orange cardstock, using both liquid and foam adhesive for lots of height and dimension with all of the cardstock layers and foam tape.
I heat embossed a sentiment from Sweet Bouquet onto some deep orange cardstock using the Obsidian Black pigment ink and clear embossing powder. I die cut the larger sentiment using the coordinating die and trimmed the strip with my trimmer. I adhered the sentiment pieces amongst the floral arrangement with a double layer of foam adhesive. Finally, I added a few black gems to complete my “rule of three” for black accents, while also adding another element of 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 *$50 gift certificates 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 04/18/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 8 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/20/2023.
*The winners of the $50 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.
Here’s the full hop list:
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!Click here to enter
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Meghan Kennihan says
I LOVE the warm colors! Gorgeous flowers!
Amy Cooley says
Wow, these are stunning! I love the bright colors.
Jan Francis says
Your embossed vellum is beautiful! Great idea!!!
Vickie Davis says
Your cards are beautiful and the color combo looks amazing.
Samantha Pfrimmer says
Both of these cards are perfection! The bold color palette is fantastic!
Patricia Wood says
I love the vibrant colors in the florals and backgrounds.
Deana L Lewis says
Love all the bright colors!
Barbara Lassiter says
These are bright, bold and beautiful!
Gayle I. says
Colors make such striking cards!
Both are gorgeous! The ornate flowers card is really vibrant and eye-catching!
Sharon Gullikson says
The Happy Birthday card is so bold and pretty. I like the style so much
FRANNIE R says
Your cards are bursting with color! I really like the use of the embossing folder on the first card!
Donna Cheatle says
So bright and happy, yet warm! Very nice.
jean marmo says
Simply gorgeous! Congrats Altenew!
LAURA CASSELMAN says
These fuchsia and oranges remind me of the tropics! Beautiful!
Those colors are just stunning together
Lisa P OConnell says
Love fuchsia and orange together! Nice cards!
Karen Schroeder says
Absolutely gorgeous cards…love you color choices!
Geri S says
Can it “peony” better than these delightful cards and release?! Love the tile embossing folder!
Toni L says
Just stunning cards–love the vibrant colours.
Really, shocking color! I love the combinations they are so bold! The 2 stamp/die sets are very different, but pretty.
Carolyn Reiners says
Oh gosh! These are so bright and colorful, I love them.
Sharon C says
I love the orange and pink together. Stunning.
Veronica Hunt says
Love love those cards. So bright and colorful
Linda BL says
Bold, bright, and beautiful cards!
Sandra Baggarly says
Your cards are so bright and fresh!
Kat Nasevich says
Love the peonies, so pretty!
Meredith Smith says
I love your fiesta color scheme! The orange looks amazing! The fineliner pen details look great, too! Gorgeous cards!
Gorgeous cards! the peonies are beautifully colored.
Lori Zielinski says
GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS 😍, GORGEOUS 😍
So bright and beautiful! Love the colors paired together!
Kathy Eddy says
Wow! Your peonies are gorgeous!
Pamela Rose says
What sweet cards. I just love the orange and seem not to use them enough. Thanks for the inspiration
Retta Rae Lutte says
I do love me some orange and bright pink! Wonderful cards!
Sandy Anderson says
Wow! The orange and pink are awesome together! I love the ornate flowers! Thank you for sharing.
I love how bright and colorful these are!!!
Verna Angerhofer says
Oh my! Who wouldn’t have a good day if one of these beauties came in the mail? They are gorgeous! I love the bright colors.
Jeanne Rice says
Beautiful cards. I love the colors.
Deborah Hellman says
Gorgeous… love the bold colors 😍
Marisela Delgado says
GIRLFRIEND….you knocked my socks off! Absolutely gorgeous cards and colors! Love, love, love! 😍😍😍
dorothy ayotte says
That first card is absolutely incredible! I just love each colored bloom and the fantastic background.
Theresa Petermann says
such happy feeling cards. Thanks as always for sharing and all the inspiration.
Peg Frushour says
Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors!!
Teresa Rogers says
Wow these really pop. I love the softness the embossed vellum gives.
Emily, your magenta and orange is an unexpectedly fantastic combination!
Ann Ito says
Liz O. says
Stunning designs Emily! Love this bold color combo! Thanks for the inspiration!
Deb Crivello says
Pamela Dunbar says
Love your fiesta color scheme, and peonies! 😍 Beautiful coloring.
Oh, and then the colors arrive. What a fun card you made. Bold, girl!!!
Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog says
Emily, it is always such a treat to see your beautiful cards and your flawlessly designed flatlay photographs. Loved this post! Love the gorgeous pink and orange color combinations you chose for these cards, too. Gorgeous work!
Love the bright colors. Thank you for the inspiration.
Love this color scheme so much! It is so 1968, Summer of Love, psychedelia! Yay for you!
Dawn Macon-Vogt says
Love the color it is just gorgeous!
Dee Earnshaw says
wow the color choice on your cards is fabulous – so bright and cheerful
I love the bright vivid colors you used! Beautiful cards!!!!
I love the bold colors! I will have to try out the markers as they seem to have more intensity than the other markers I have been using.
Lynn Chan says
The Ornate Flower Dies are beautiful
Cathleen M Fields says
I love how you used the embossing folder to create a large band on the card, rather than embossing the whole card. Very creative and beautiful.
Mary Holshouser says
Color combinations you wouldn’t
think would work together but they
do. think out of the box. Wonderful
card. thanks for sharing
Love your cards, that orange just pops and I need that luxurious motifs embossing folder.
Shelley Lund says
I 😍 that ornate flowers die set!
Gorgeous cards. I love the bold colors.
Denise Bryant says
Great designs and color combos! Love these pretty cards!
Maureen R says
These are Gorgeous!!!!
Janet hopper says
Gorgeous colors and flowers! Love your cards…. makes me want to buy it all!
Inkin' Chickie says
I like the embossed vellum. Nice results.