Hi there! Altenew is releasing their newest Craft Your Life Project Kit today, and I’m super excited to be helping introduce the absolutely stunning new Vintage Tapestry kit! We are, of course, having a blog hop to inspire you, and you can start at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog. You should have arrived here from LauraJane, and your next stop is Teresa Litchfield. This month’s Project Kit is an absolute stunner (aren’t they always, though?)… if you love layered stamping, this kit is totally for you! Here’s a peek at the kit:
Vintage beauty in a classic style! Create gorgeous vintage print-inspired projects using this Vintage Tapestry kit! This kit contains a beautiful 3-dimensional embossing folder, a 6×8 layering stamp set, a 4-piece layering stencil set, and a matching die set to cut all the pieces from the stamp set and the layering stencil set.
These kits frequently sell out and take a few weeks to restock, but you can avoid having to wait by subscribing to the Craft Your Life kit, and bonus-get 14% off of the regular price with your subscription!
My project today features lots of my favorite things: detailed stamping, pops of color, white on white, lots of subtle texture. I loved so many of the finished blooms in the new Vintage Tapestry kit that it only made sense to use the larger canvas of the slimline card to show them off!
I began by stamping and stenciling the various blooms on some crisp white cardstock using a wide variety of inks from Altenew’s ink line, keeping the colors rich but somewhat muted. I used the understated Fall Harvest, Tranquility, and Nature’s Wonders ink families, then added a vivid pop of color using the Rose Petal inks for the large cabbage roses and anemones. Those blue stenciled delphiniums have my heart though… I love the graceful, fluid lines that they add to the bouquet! I die cut all of the finished inked pieces with the coordinating dies, included in the kit.
Because I had such an abundance of beautiful flowers to arrange, I trimmed down a slimline card base (3.5″x8.5″) and used the 3D embossing folder (included in the kit) to emboss the beautiful tapestry images on just the opposing corners of the white card base. It puts me in mind of some beautiful lacy tapestry or wedding gown. So gorgeous.
Next, I die cut a Thinking of You die twice from some white cardstock, adhering them together to create a dimensional die cut. I arranged the floral bouquets around the die cut greeting, using an uneven number of elements on either side to keep things visually interesting. I adhered them with Instant Dimension Foam Tape (adding a touch of liquid adhesive to the foam tape to ensure that they stuck firm to the dimensional embossed card base). The final touch was to add a few yellow gems to tie into the yellow flowers in the arrangement. A lovely springy bouquet fit for all kinds of occasions!
$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 12/18/2021 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 12/20/2021.
Your next stop on the hop is Teresa Litchfield. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!