Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Fragrant Florals Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Welcome to my blog, everyone! Thanks so much, Tenia Nelson, for sending everyone over. For the complete details of this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew Blog.

I’m excited to share what I made for the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Fragrant Florals release! You can find this new release here. This is such a gorgeous kit, and there are many ways you can use the stamp, stencil, die, and embossing folder. Here are a few ways you can use them.

SENDING HAPPY THOUGHTS YOUR WAY

STEPS:

  1. Stamp image using a very light ink.
  2. Color the image using the stencils and Frosty Pink, Corral Berry, Ruby Red, Caribbean Sky, Arctic and Persian Blue Mixed Media Inks with a blender brush and detailed blender brush.
  3. Loosely outline the image with a .03 pencil.
  4. Emboss the sentiment on navy blue cardstock using Pure White Crisp Embossing powder.
  5. Die cut the image and trim down to fit a mini slimline card.
  6. Assemble the sentiments using foam squares.
TIP: Don’t throw away leftovers from the colored image. You can always add them to the inside of the card.

Blending the Mixed Media Inks was a dream!!! Since these are pigment inks, they stay wet long enough so that you can get a nice blend. Just use the same stencil to add layers to the petals and leaves. Always start with the lightest, then work towards the darkest. The detailed blending brushes work well, mainly when you apply the darkest to the areas where there should be shadow. I learned the pencil outline technique from the amazing watercolorist Danielle Donaldson and thought this technique would look wonderful with the Altenew images.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

STEPS:

  1. Emboss Neenah Solar White cardstock using the CYL Fragrant Florals 3d Embossing folder.
  2. Watercolor using the following dye inks: Hydrangea, Pinkalicious and Turquoise.
  3. Die cut image using the coordinating die.
  4. Emboss the image again with the 3D embossing folder.
  5. Add outline using a mechanical pencil.
  6. Stamp and emboss sentinent from the Ornamental Bliss Stamp set using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  7. Assemble card with foam squares.
TIP: Mist the front and back of the paper with water before embossing. This will help break down the paper fibers and prevent tearing.

SUBSCRIPTION PLAN

GIVEAWAYS

$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 04/18/2022 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 04/20/2022.

Up next: Terri Koszler. Thank you so much for dropping by! I hope you liked the cards I made for this release. Let me know which card you prefer in the comment section below, and you might get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. <3 If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog and my Instagram @mylittleatticstudio. Stay safe, everyone, and happy crafting!

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Liz O
Liz O
1 month ago

Both cards are 🤩 beautiful. The first o e is my favorite, the color palette and the continuity of the design on the inside makes it more appealing to me. You did a fantastic job showcasing this kit 🤩 Thanks for the inspiration Nenette!

stacey carpenter
stacey carpenter
1 month ago

such a gorgeous card!!, love the light and airy, dream-like pastel colors!

Sonya
Sonya
1 month ago

Love both of your cards! Thanks for sharing.

Karen Schroeder
Karen Schroeder
1 month ago

Hi from Janesville, WI!  Your cards are gorgeous!

Jeanne Rice
Jeanne Rice
1 month ago

Great cards. Kit looks great. Thanks for the inspiration.

LINDA FILLDS
LINDA FILLDS
1 month ago

Beautiful job. The colors are so pretty. than you for sharing.. gorgeous job. 🙂

Patricia A Wood
Patricia A Wood
1 month ago

Love the turquoise pink and purple.

Donna L Walls
Donna L Walls
1 month ago

Gorgeous – inside and out!

pam carr
pam carr
1 month ago

your cards are absolutely so pretty and feminine, love them

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
1 month ago

Gorgeous cards! I love the slimline and pink and blue flowers!

Melissa Leftrick
Melissa Leftrick
1 month ago

Beautiful cards and designs! Love the colors!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
1 month ago

So gorgeous!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
1 month ago

Fabulous cards!

Susan Babcock
Susan Babcock
1 month ago

So great how you used the stamp image! I love the slimline card and how you put part of the stamp instide the card! Sometimes I cut the image and feel bad just tossing it away. Great idea!

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham
1 month ago

Wow! Beautiful color combinations and designs! I love the floral image inside the card!

Joni J. Seith
Joni J. Seith
1 month ago

How fun!!! Love your color treatment!

Vickie Davis
Vickie Davis
1 month ago

Such beautiful work!

Angela
Angela
1 month ago

Love your cards, so wish I could get this kit.

Sandra Baggarly
Sandra Baggarly
1 month ago

Thanks for sharing your pretty cards!

sharon mesdag
sharon mesdag
1 month ago

I love how you cut up the design and rearrange them making a whole different scene.. My favorite is using a piece for the inside. I can’t leave the inside of a card empty with just a sentiment. Thank you for sharing.

Sue D
Sue D
1 month ago

So pretty. Love the colors.

Patricia A Wood
Patricia A Wood
1 month ago

Love the florals in this release and how you have highlighted them.

Brenda McKinley
Brenda McKinley
1 month ago

Love those flower stamps!! I’ll be getting them for sure. Don’t have many flower stamps and those are perfect! Your cards are beautiful. Love hops because you find lots of new card makers, like yourself, to follow!

SSchmidt
SSchmidt
1 month ago

Thanks for showing how versatile a big image can be!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant
1 month ago

Gorgeous floral design in this awesome kit! Beautiful cards with great color combos!

Carol McCready
Carol McCready
1 month ago

Beautiful cards! I love the designs and that you stamped the inside of the first one. Thank you for the inspiration.

Bridget N
Bridget N
1 month ago

Both cards are beautiful. I really love how unique the first card is, though. The colors are awesome! TFS 🙂

Andre M.
Andre M.
1 month ago

Lovely layouts and gorgeous palette used on your cards, they are so dainty!

Maggie Henry
Maggie Henry
1 month ago

Love your Sending Happy Thoughts colour combination!

Carol Celeste
Carol Celeste
1 month ago

I love how you carried the design to the inside on the first card. And the colors. . . oh my!

LeAnn Fane
LeAnn Fane
1 month ago

Beautiful!

Patricia Schoenberg
Patricia Schoenberg
1 month ago

I really like your slim line design. The ink blending is wonderful!

Heather Mills
Heather Mills
1 month ago

Unique color combos, but so beautiful!!

Dorothy Ayotte
Dorothy Ayotte
1 month ago

My favorite is the second card. I just love how you colored this amazing embossed flower set. The background color is also my favorite.

Bridget N
Bridget N
1 month ago

I really like all of your cards. They’re beautiful! TFS 🙂

Inkin' Chickie
Inkin' Chickie
1 month ago

Great color share. I like the small detail for the inside.

Janelle Breson
Janelle Breson
1 month ago

What fun cards! The slimline card is so much fun with the added detail on the inside. What a great way to use every bit of that extra large flower cluster. I really like the watercoloring on the embossed image.

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