Monday, April 25, 2022

Altenew April 2022 Spring Garden Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Thank you so much for joining me here by-way-of the lovely Natasha Davis

If you want to be sure to hop in order you can return to the start of the hop at the Altenew Card Blog.

Here's a look at what's in this release:

You can shop for these products right HERE!

The Chevron Hot Foil Plate and gold foil make a quick and lovely background for these blooms from the Wild Flora Washi tape which are die cut with the coordinating Wild Flora Die set. A simple Rose Gold heat embossed sentiment completes the card.

I've used the negative leftover piece of foil with a solid hot foil plate to create the foiled piece in the photo above. That will get used for a card in the future :).

I die cut the all the pieces in the  Build-A-Flower Primrose Add-On Layering Die Set  from white cardstock and adhered randomly to a 4x6 piece of white cardstock with liquid adhesive. I added the phrase die cut from black cardstock with the Wonderfully Made Die

I plan to use this as a title card on a future scrapbook layout! 

The Ornate Door Die is beautiful and I cut it twice from white cardstock to create the doors for this gatefold card. A belly band embellished with the Fancy Hello die cut cut from gold mirror cardstock slides off to reveal the beautiful Vibrant Florals Hot Foil Plate bloom.

The foiled image is colored with the Vibrant Florals 3 in 1 Simple Coloring Stencil, crisp dye inks and Mini Blending Brushes.

The panel then opens up for a place to write your message.

This project also uses the Vibrant Florals Hot Foil Plate and Simple Coloring Stencils:

This time I foiled on blue cardstock with blue foil and kept to a monochromatic look for the blooms, coloring them with Caribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink.

I then trimmed and fussy cut the panel to layer over a piece of grey cardstock embossed with the Garden Harmony 3D Embossing Folder. 

The brand new Altenew double sided tape is fantastic and absolutely perfect for adhering vellum...I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Obsidian ink and Crystal Clear embossing powder, trimmed and adhered to the card front, no adhesive showing through the vellum at all! 

After applying Tea Party Washi tape to white cardstock, I die cut with the Itty Bitty Branches Die set and arranged on black cardstock which is then adhered to a white slimline card front die cut with the Nesting Slim Rectangles die. The Simply Thank You die and gold mirror cardstock combine for the sentiment.

The Bountiful Bouquet stamp set is a fabulous layering rose cluster set with a coordinating die. The outline stamp is the bouquet but you can stamp the blooms individually without the outline as I've done with this bloom. I stamped the layers in Orange Sherbert, Canyon Clay, Coral Berry and Grapevine Crisp Dye ink in the lower right corner of an A2 size card front. 

I then trimmed on a diagonal, fussy cutting around the bloom and layered over paper from the Essential Black and White 6x6 paper pack. These are then matted on paper from the Poured Acrylic 6x6 paper pack and embossed with the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder  which I've also used to emboss a larger piece of Poured Acrylic paper for the card front.

A strip of gold mirror cardstock borders the embossed bloom and patterned paper. A few leaves, die cut from gold mirror cardstock with the Itty Bitty Branches die, frame the sentiment stamped with Jet Black Crisp Dye ink from the Bountiful Bouquet stamp. The sparkle is from a light hand of Crystal Stickles applied over the raised areas on the bloom.

I heat embossed the outline layer with Rose Gold Embossing powder, stamped the layers with crisp dye inks, die cut with the coordinating die and then fussy cut the blooms apart.

The blooms are layered over a background created with the Cloudy Days 3D embossing folder and Dusk Crisp Dye Ink. I tucked in a few Itty Bitty Branches die cut from gold mirror cardstock and used Instant Dimension Foam Tape to adhere the heat embossed sentiment and the butterfly from the Meadow Reflections stamp set.

I used pretty much the same color palette for the blooms on this final project. 

I mixed Sea Breeze watercolor brush marker ink with Altenew Embossing Paste then applied to watercolor cardstock through the Feeling Dotty stencil. Once that dried, I added Desert Night watercolor ink, misting the entire panel with water as well and set aside to dry.

After stamping and die cutting the bouquet, I adhered it to the watercolored panel with Instant Dimension Foam Tape. 

The Ultra Sticky Double Sided Tape worked like a charm to adhere the panel nice and flat on an A2 card base.

Finally it's time to talk about prizes!!

$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 05/01/2022 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 05/03/2022.

Thank you so much for stopping in and leaving a comment!

You're next stop full of inspiration is ANN TAYLOR!


Liz O. said...

Beautiful cards Rosie, I particularly like the gate fold idea! Love the products in these release! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bridget N said...

Amazing cards that really showcase the collection. I especially like the slimline thank you card. TFS! :-)

MadeByMeghanK said...

Stunning cards! I LOVE the gate fold and flowers!

Nandini said...

All the cards are gorgeous! The gatefold card is my favorite.

Linda Fillds said...

WOW... your talent amazes me... I love to see what you create.. Beautiful tyfs :)

Regina (Tina) Kahles said...

Rosie, Love your cards, they are all so unique! Such beautiful colors & compositions, thanks for sharing & inspiring us all!

Pat said...

Your cards are stunning!

ljcasselman said...

Such a beautiful range!

Carmela said...

Loving the new gold foil plates!

cardmakinglady said...

all of your cards are gorgeous!!

Jeanne Rice said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Patty Ann said...

Love the gatefold card

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors and designs.
Thanks for sharing.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful designs! I love the gatefold card and the texture on all the backgrounds!

Christheen said...

nice details

Sandy Baggarly said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cards! I especially like the yellow with foil & black ones.

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are amazing! I love the gatefold card.

Cyndi said...

All your cards are gorgeous. Great showcase of this amazing release.

K.E. said...

Beautiful cards

Katy Kauffman said...

I love the angled mosaic folder! I think I need that. :)

lospring said...

Love the Ornate Door Die card.

Manetta said...

I’m not very good with stencils, it I’m really digging the polka dots!

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