Hi friends! Today, I’m delighted to be hopping along with Altenew for their November 2023 Marvelous Monthly Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the Altenew Blog, and your next stop is Agnieszka. This month’s release features some classic beauties, like the Craft-a-Flower: Layering Dogwood dies and some flowers that are new (to me, anyway): the Build-A-Garden: Cheerful Coreopses. I have a light and airy project to share with you today featuring the gorgeous blooms of the Craft-a-Flower: Layering Dogwood set, so let’s get started with the details!
I began by die cutting the flowers from the Craft a Flower: Layering Dogwood dies from plain white cardstock. Each piece on the flowers contains a different keyhole shape so that you can perfectly and easily line up your die cuts to create three differently-shaped blooms. Each bloom only has two main pieces, so assembly was super quick and easy! After adhering the pieces of each bloom, I used small blending brushes to lightly blend Buttercream Fresh Dye Ink around the edges of the petals and Dusty Pink in the centers, creating those gorgeous blooms that embody springtime! I used colored cardstock to cut the foliage and flower centers, blending some deep green ink on the leaves to add some extra dimension.
Next, I ran a panel of white cardstock through my die cutting machine using the Basic Plaid 3D Embossing Folder. I trimmed down the long edge of the embossed panel and added some thin strips of Sparkling Peach glitter paper from the Fairy Dust Glitter Paper Pack. This pastel peach shade coordinates beautifully with the subtle ink blending on the flowers. I adhered these cardstock pieces to the center of a full size A2 card front using Ultra Sticky Double Sided Tape.
For the greeting, I pressed one of the sentiments from the Classical Sentiments Press Plates using the black ink included with the Better Press system, then cut it out with the Classic Greetings coordinating dies. I arranged the flowers in a cluster on the embossed strip on the card front, adhering them with some foam adhesive to add extra dimension and using a double layer of foam tape for the greeting. Finally, I added a few sparkling pale peachy-pink gems for some sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my project 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 $50 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 11/22/2023 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 11/24/2023.
*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.
Here’s the full link list in case you get lost: