Hi there! Welcome to the Altenew Endless Ambition Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from LauraJane, and your next stop is Kari VanNoy. You can also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Blog. We are hopping along today to celebrate the new Endless Ambition Release, a gorgeous new collection of standalone dies, embossing folders, and hot foil plates. Let’s get started on the details for my projects!
I kept both of my projects in the same color family: jewel pinks and purples with touches of gray and crisp white areas! I love creating card “sets” this way-similar elements and similar color schemes help keep things consistent on both projects.
For my first project, I used the stunning new Flowery Bouquet hot foil plate. I hot foiled the majority of the image (this is a *big* plate-can be used it so many orientations to create tons of unique layouts!) on the center of a white A2 card base using some charcoal metallic foil. I then used my alcohol markers to add lots of vibrant color to the images. I love using hot foil with coloring mediums; it’s similar to the emboss resist technique, because the foil resists the coloring medium. Sometimes, darker alcohol markers can leave some ink behind on the hot foiled images, but it’s easily picked up with a colorless marker.
For the greeting, I hot foiled one of the new Sweet Sentiments Hot Foil Plate with some more of the metallic charcoal foil that I used on the main floral image. I die cut the sentiment with the coordinating outline die. Hot foiled sentiments look so perfect and beautifully polished to me.
To help ground the floral image, I die cut the Fine Frames Cover Die set using some deep charcoal gray cardstock. I added a couple of the frames, one thicker and one smaller, very thin frame, adhering them with liquid adhesive. I added the foiled greeting with foam tape to help it pop.
My second card features a similar color scheme, using the new Layered Ornate Frame die set. This is such a pretty set! I kept things relatively simple, using a gray cardstock frame and purple and sage green flowers and leaves. I was very grateful for the included color layering guide, which made putting all of the pieces together relatively simple!
For the background, I ran the Garden Harmony 3D Embossing Folder through my die cut machine with a white A2 card base. I love adding subtle texture to a white card base; it allows the background to be interesting while also allowing the main focal point to be the star of the show.
For the greeting, I used another of the hot foiled Sweet Sentiments Hot Foil Plate with some more of the metallic charcoal foil that I used on the previous card, then die cut the greeting with the coordinating outline die. I adhered the floral frame to the embossed card front using liquid adhesive, then added the hot foiled greeting with foam adhesive. The final touch was to add some more shine with some graphite metallic gems!
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 08/28/2022 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 08/29/2022.
Your next stop is Kari VanNoy. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!