Hello there, I’m so glad you’re here!
Today we’re celebrating the introduction of a brand new monthly kit from Altenew. The Craft Your Life Project Kit is a gorgeous kit of coordinating products! This month’s Craft Your Life Project Kit: Seasonal Blooms includes:
- one 6″ x 8″ clear stamp set containing 13 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
- nine coordinating dies
- one coordinating simple coloring stencil set containing 3 stencils
- one 6×6 3D embossing folder
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If you arrived from lovely Preeti Chandran’s blog, you’re right on track. If you’d like to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for giveaway information and the full blog hop list.
To start off my card today, I stamped the large floral image in Permanent Black ink onto a 6″x6″ piece of white cardstock.
Next, I used the coordinating layering stencils, large and small blending brushes, and inks to color the image. I added some depth and dimension by using light and dark colors in the same layer, using the dark colors to add shading. And, when I wanted some images that were on the same stencil to be a different color than the others, I used small bits of Post-it tape to loosely mask off those areas while I blended one color, and then I reversed the mask to blend the next color. Here are the colors I used:
- Sunflower and small flower petals (light layers): Fresh Lemon, Honey Drizzle, Maple Yellow (also available as part of a set)
- Sunflower and small flower petals (darker layers): Chamomile, Snapdragon, Marigold (also available as part of a set)
- Sunflower and small flower centers: Mocha, Espresso (also available as part of a set)
- Tulips: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris (also available as part of a set)
- Leaves: Parrot, Fresh Leaf, Shadow Creek
This image came together so beautifully and easily!
I used the coordinating die to cut out the image and then further trimmed the image to fit onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card.
Using the curves of floral image as a guide, I used a large blending tool to blend Aqualicious ink onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of white cardstock so that when the floral piece was placed on top it would look like a blue sky was glowing from behind the flowers. I left just a bit of white space to create a bit of depth.
Then, I stamped the sentiment in black pigment ink.
To assemble the card, I used foam tape to adhere the floral piece over the ink-blended background and then I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.
Thank you so very much for visiting! Your next stop is Erin Thompson. Be sure to check below for information about the Giveaway and for the full blog hop list.
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to eight winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 7/18/2021 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 7/20/2021.
Blog Hop List
- Altenew Blog
- Jennifer McGuire
- Amanda Baldwin
- Jaycee Gaspar
- Terri Koszler
- Vicky Papaioannou
- Michelle Short
- Norine Borys
- Jenny Colacicco
- Emily Midgett
- Tina Smith
- Laurie Willison
- Dana Joy
- Virginia Lu
- Sandhya Iyer
- Tenia Nelson
- Nathalie DeSousa
- Verity Biddlecombe
- Linda Westfall
- Lilith Eeckels
- Simon Hurley
- Agnieszka Małyszek
- Maryam Perez
- Bridget Casey
- Carol Hintermeier
- Daniel Diaz
- Keren Baker
- Nenette S. Madero
- Preeti Chandran
- Seeka <– You are here
- Erin Thompson