Hi there! Welcome to the July 2022 Summer Sunshine Blog Hop, helping to introduce the Summer Sunshine Collection for Altenew. You should have arrived from Angela Brennan, and your next stop is Linda Westfall. You can also check out the full hop list on the Altenew Blog. This month’s release features everything from flowers to the beach, with something for everyone! I have a beachy project to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details.
Normally, when I think of the beach, I think of cool blues and greens like the water and sky. But the beach itself is full of warmer tones, from the golden sand to the peach and pink and brown seashells that you find tucked amongst the dunes. So I thought that I would keep things nice and warm for today’s card with a coral, gold, and creamy white color scheme to share inspiration using the new Summer Wishes stamps and dies.
I began by heat embossing several elements from the Summer Wishes onto some creamy white cardstock using gold embossing powder. I used alcohol markers to add some pretty coral colors to the umbrella, shells, and hat, while adding some very pale, warm gray shadows to the white chair. I die cut all of the colored images with the coordinating dies.
Next, I die cut a matte gold frame from Brushed Metallic Gold cardstock using the Fine Frames cover plate die. I also used the same shades of coral markers to color an ombre on a long rectangle of white cardstock, then die cut “hello” using the Inline Alpha dies.
I glue the matte gold frame to the white A2 card front, then I arranged the die cut beach pieces in a little cluster and used Instant Dimension Foam Adhesive and liquid adhesive to adhere them. I also heat embossed a greeting from Summer Wishes using gold embossing powder on a white strip of cardstock, tucked beneath the die cut ombré sentiment. Scene cards are not the easiest for me to create, but by limiting the color palette and making the canvas a little smaller and less daunting with the gold frame, it’s a little easier to “see” the beachy scene!
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 $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 07/17/2022 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 07/19/2022.
Your next stop is Linda Westfall. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!