Hi there! Today, Altenew is celebrating the release of their latest collection: Simply Scientific! We are hopping along to share tons of inspiration with you. You should have arrived here from Caly Person and your next stop is Helen Kalb. You can also start at the beginning at the Altenew Blog. The name of the collection doesn’t quite cover all of the gorgeousness that is included in these new goodies… there are some stunning new floral designs (as always with Altenew) that I was totally in love with. I have two super bright and bold projects for you today, featuring some seamless alcohol marker coloring. Let’s get started with the details!
Both of my project feature images colored with the Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Markers from Altenew. The bright, bold colors included in this marker set speak to my heart, particularly that beautiful bubble gum pink.
My first project features the new Botanical Illustrations stamps and dies. I began by stamping the images onto some white cardstock using Permanent Black Ink. After drying the ink with my heat tool a bit, I colored the images with that lovely bubblegum pink marker quartet from the Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Markers set. Because I intended to place these colored die cuts on a black card front, I also edged around the colored images with a black alcohol marker. This edging helps to keep that pesky white edge from detracting from the overall color scheme, while also helping that pretty pink to pop from the stark card front!
For the card base, I created a mini-slimline card front from some black cardstock. I ran this through my die cut machine using the Gems 3D Embossing Folder to add some lovely geometric texture to the background of my bright flowers. I also die cut some glittery black sprigs from the Branches and Berries die set to help fill out the colorful stamped and colored bouquet.
I arranged the floral die cuts and glittery black sprigs on the textured black background, then adhered them using foam adhesive. I added a simple white embossed greeting from the Botanical Illustrations stamp set. The final touch was a few black gems for one last element of shine!
My second card features the same technique, this time with the stunning new Dancing Sunflowers product suite! These enormous sunflowers are just. so. fun. to color. I again stamped a large sunflower image on white cardstock using Permanent Black Ink, setting the ink with my heat tool again to ensure that it was dry. I used the lovely summery yellow markers from the Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Markers set to create this vivid yellow sunflower. I again added the black edges around the colored image, making sure to color out far enough away from the edge that it would be covered when I cut the images out.
For the background, I again wanted to add some interesting texture to keep the card front from being too simplistic, so I die cut an A2 panel of black cardstock using the new Dotted Geo Cover Die. This die adds a lovely piercing detail in a radiating image, perfect for adding some very subtle texture to the background of your focal point.
I popped up the finished colored sunflower die cut in the center of the pierced card front using some foam adhesive. For the greeting, I kept things fairly simple, die cutting a Fancy Miss You from some black glitter cardstock. I also heat embossed a greeting in gold on a strip of black cardstock, then added both elements to the card front. The difference in texture on the black glitter cardstock helps to keep the sentiment from getting overshadowed by the black background. I added a few iridescent black gems to the card front; the yellow and green in the colored images help to complement the iridescent coating on the gems! I love the seamless look adding that black border around the die cuts provides for these cards. It’s so vibrant with those intense pops of color from the black backgrounds.
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 certificate 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 11/06/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/08/2022.
Your next stop on the hop is Helen Kalb. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!