Hi there! Today is Altenew’s June Standalone Die blog hop, and I am so excited to be a stop on the hop! You should have arrived from Maryam Perez‘s blog, and your next stop is Kelly Janes‘s blog. Altenew’s standalone dies are so unique; this die release is no exception! I have two cards to share with you today, as well as some giveaway information, so let’s get started!
I love creating unique color combinations with mustard; it’s one of those unexpected colors that looks so meh when it’s all alone, but add it to the right color combination and it is so unique and pretty! Today’s projects are an homage to mustard and plum (which reminds me of Clue, for some reason), and I’m so excited to share these projects with you!
For my first project today, I wanted to showcase the beautiful new Delicate Mandala die. It’s a huge die, and super detailed; perfect for using as a doily behind a floral arrangement! I began by stamping several of the blooms and foliage from the oldie-but-goodie A Beautiful Day stamp set on watercolor paper using Altenew’s Enchanted Gold ink and clear embossing over the top. I then watercolored the gorgeous florals using my Daniel Smith watercolors, keeping to a plum, mustard, and jade green color scheme.
Once my flowers were finished, I die cut the beautiful new Delicate Mandala die from some golden vellum that I found in my paper stash/hoard (ha!), adhering it to the corner of my Plum card front and trimming the excess off of the edges.
I arranged the floral die cuts in a nice full arrangement, then adhered them to the floral mandala using foam adhesive and added a gold embossed sentiment on a strip of mustard card stock. The final touch was a few jewels for sparkle.
For my second project today, I used the absolutely stunning new Virginia Rose die set. It’s another fantastic layering die that creates beautiful, substantial die cut blooms that look so realistic… no stamping required! You could use these with colored card stock, watercolor your own card stock and then die cut, or even use the layering inks from Altenew to blend colored card stock and die cut from that!
For today’s project, I chose to use some beautiful Hero Hues card stock that I have, and the combination of the Canary, Mustard, and Papaya card stocks made for some beautiful yellow blooms, adding in some foliage cut from Kiwi and Pesto card stocks. The layering guide included with the Virginia Rose die set made layering easy as pie!
For the card base, I used another A2 panel of Plum card stock. I die cut a mask from some masking paper using the Delicate Mandala die, adhered it to the Plum card stock in the corner, then spritzed the Altenew Antique Gold shimmer spray and removed the mask. The result was a subtle, artistic pattern on the background of the card front, the perfect foil for the precise and detailed die cut flowers.
I popped all of the die cuts up with foam adhesive, then added a few jewels for a bit of sparkle and some extra texture!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, for some fun giveaway information:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 6/24/2019 for a chance to win.
They’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/27/2019.
Your next stop on the hop is Kelly Janes!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!