Hi friends! I am taking part in the Altenew October 2023 Marvelous Monthly Blog Hop. You can start back at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog or view the full hop list in the InLinkz at the end of this post. This month’s Marvelous Monthly release is filled with so much beauty; I was particularly struck by the Build-A-Garden: Blushing Magnolias. Each month, Altenew releases a beautiful Build-A-Garden set that is so unique that I am almost always drawn to them. If you love them like I do and want to be guaranteed to receive these gorgeous sets each month, you can check out the subscription page HERE. For today’s card, I was channeling the beautiful peachy-pink magnolias that are so prevalent in my area during the spring time. Let’s get started with the details!
I began my project by trimming down two A2 panels of palest blush cardstock and embossing the large floral images from the Build-A-Garden: Blushing Magnolias onto each one using Golden Peach embossing powder. This rosy golden metallic embossing powder looks scrumptious on this blush cardstock, creating a tone-on-tone effect that is super elegant!
After I had finished embossing the images, I used the coordinating stencils in the Build-A-Garden: Blushing Magnolias product suite along with the included blending brush and a few of my own to add lots of color and subtle shading to these beautiful magnolia images. For the blooms, I used Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, and Ruby Red inks from the Red Cosmos Fresh Dye Ink Quartet, while the foliage was created using Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen from the Green Fields Fresh Dye Ink Quartet. I used the coordinating add-on die to die cut one of the stenciled images. (You can purchase the Build-A-Garden: Blushing Magnolias bundled with the coordinating dies HERE.)
Next, I used the palest ink from the Red Cosmos Fresh Dye Ink Quartet to blend lightly on the bottom of the stenciled floral card base to add some extra interest to the background. I also splattered some coordinating rose gold metallic watercolor from the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan set around the bottom blended edge. I arranged the die cut magnolia over the top of the card base, popping it up with Instant Dimension Foam Tape and allowing it to butt right along the edge of the card front. For the greeting, I heat embossed two sentiment stamps from the Build-A-Garden: Blushing Magnolias onto some more of the blush cardstock using the same Golden Peach embossing powder, die cutting one of the sentiments with the coordinating die. I popped those up with foam adhesive, as well, then added some shimmering gems for even more sparkle!
Well, that’s all for this project! 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 10/24/2023 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 10/26/2023.
*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!