Hello and welcome! Today we’re celebrating the release of the September Altenew Marvelous Monthlies! If you arrived from LauraJane’s blog, you’re right on track. If you want 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.
I have three cards to share so I’ll jump right in!
I Hope You Have A Great Day!
- Build-A-Garden Pristine Peonies & Add-On Die Bundle
- Linear Crossroads Die
- Sunray, Chamomile, Snapdragon, Marigold Crisp Dye Inks for petals (bundle)
- Rubellite Crisp Dye Ink for flower centers
- Limeade, Lime, Fresh Leaf Crisp Dye Inks for leaves
- Permanent Black ink
- Small blending tools
I started by stamping the floral outline image in Permanent Black ink onto white cardstock. Then I colored the image by using small blending tools and layering stencils to blend in the colors listed above. I also used a dark pink Copic marker to add some darker dots at the center of the flower. I used the coordinating die to cut out the image and then set it aside.
For the background, I cut the Linear Crossroads Die twice from white cardstock and then glued them down to an A2 panel of white cardstock. I glued them in just a few places that would be under the flowers so that they would be free to lift away from the background to provide added depth and dimension.
Next, I used foam tape to adhere the floral image and then added a small sentiment from the stamp set. To finish, I glued the card front to a card base.
Sending A Happy Hello
- Craft-A-Flower: Tulip Full Bloom Layering Die Set
- Sentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set
- Maple Yellow, Rubellite, and Aqualicious Crisp Dye Inks
- Small blending tools
- Large blending tools
To start, I die cut the petal pieces from white cardstock and then used blending tools to blend yellow and deep pink inks onto the petals, concentrating the pink at the the inner end of each petal. I glued the pieces together and then glued in the centers of the flower which I cut from black and green cardstock. I cut the stem and leaves from green cardstock and then blended a bit of green ink onto them.
Next, I used a large blending tool to blend Aqualicious ink onto an A2-sized white panel. I concentrated the color at the top and let it fade out to white towards the bottom. Then I splattered dark blue and light blue gouache paint (diluted with water) over the panel.
To finish, I glued the flowers, stems, and leaves onto the panel and then added a stamped sentiment before gluing the panel to a card base.
- Craft Your Life Project Kit: Floral Acanthus
- PInk Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzleberry Crisp Dye Inks for petals (bundle)
- Bamboo, Lime, Grass Field Crisp Dye Inks for leaves
- Aqualicious Crisp Dye Ink for background
- Permanent Black ink
- Large blending tool
I started by stamping the floral outline images in Permanent Black ink onto white cardstock. Then I colored the images by using small blending tools and layering stencils to blend in the colors listed above. I also used a yellow Copic marker to color in the anthers. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and then used the coordinating die to cut out the images and sentiment and then set them aside.
Next, I masked off the borders of an A2-sized panel of white cardstock. Using a large blending tool, I blended Aqualicious ink over the exposed panel, concentrating the color at the bottom and letting it fade to very light blue at the top. Then I removed the mask.
To assemble the card, I used foam tape to adhere the flowers and sentiment to the background and then cut off any parts of the leaves that were hanging off the panel. To finish, I glued the card front to a card base.
Thank you so much for visiting! Your next stop is the lovely Terri Koszler. 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 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 9/18/22 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 9/19/22.
Blog Hop List
- Altenew Card Blog
- Maryam Perez
- Linda Westfall
- Tenia Nelson
- Laurie Willison
- Berina Rajakumar
- Michelle Short
- Emily Midgett
- Kelly Taylor
- Agnieszka Malyszek
- Amy Hill
- Jaycee Gaspar
- Hannelie Bester
- Therese Calvird
- Adriana Arminio
- Virginia Lu
- Kinjal Trivedi
- Lilith Eeckels
- Seeka <– You are here
- Terri Koszler
- Disha Jain
- Nathalie DeSousa
- Mindy Eggen
- Jennifer Colacicco
- Michelle Burnier
- Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.
- Bridget Casey