Hello friends! I'm so happy to be joining this awesome blog hop to celebrate Altenew's Suddenly Spring Stand-alone dies release!
You should have arrived from the blog of very talented Kymona Tracey. If you'd like to start at the beginning, head over to the Altenew Card Blog. I have the entire hop list and details on how to win an awesome prize at the end!
There are many amazing stand-alone dies in this release! Click THIS link to see them all! You can also get these dies in two different fabulous bundles. Raise your hand if you're like me and want it all! Click the images to go directly to Altenew's shop to see these bundles.
There are also a couple of great free gift promotions.
Get a FREE brand-new Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/19/2021 through 04/21/2021. Shop HERE!
For my first card today, I'm featuring the gorgeous Whimsical Garden Layering Die set!
To begin, I die cut all of the layers from 80# Neenah card stock. Then I used a few purple and green Copic markers to color the pieces that fit inside of the outline die cuts.
After I finished coloring, I used the included layer guide (so helpful!) to layer and adhere the die cuts together. Next I added a dark purple layer to my card base. Then I popped up the large flower with foam squares and tucked the remaining pieces around it with liquid glue. I stamped a sentiment from the Tranquility Rose stamp set, trimmed it and popped it up on the card front.
I added some Nuvo drops to the little berry sprigs and some sparkle with a clear glitter pen to the purple flowers. I wish it showed up in the photos!!
To ink up the rainbow colors, it was very helpful to leave the die cut in its negative space. I added some removable tape to the back to hold it in place. I used a variety of dye inks from my stash and some ink blending brushes to create my rainbow of colors.
After I finished ink blending the Reflections die, I removed it from its negative space and noticed that I still had a lot of pretty ink blending on that space. So I trimmed two thin strips and adhered them at the top and bottom edges of my card base. I love how this coordinates with the die cut!
I die cut a sentiment from the Slim Sentiments Die Set four times. After I used some pink ink to color one layer I adhered them together with liquid glue. Then I snipped the sentiment into two strips and added them to my card base. The six sentiments in this set are all about 6-¼" long, but as you can see, these work great when cut apart!
I love bling and thought the rainbow of colored acrylic hearts fit in with the theme of the sentiment perfectly!
My third card feature features the amazing 3D Banner Die Set. Never, have I ever, seen a die with this much beautiful dimension!
Let me just admit this now. I bought this beautiful Teal Shadow Wide Washi Tape just after it was released and had never used it!!! Gah, horrible, I know! LOL! I bought it because I already had the Floral Shadow Die Set that it coordinates with. It certainly made my card base easy and so very pretty! It pared perfectly with a layer of Lagoon card stock on my card base.
I die cut the 3D Banner Die from Lagoon card stock. I white heat embossed some sentiments from the Tranquility Rose stamp set onto the banner. I could not have done this without my MISTI to position and slightly bend the sentiments to fit the banner shape! Next I folded the banner on the score lines that are also from the die and adhered it to the shadow I die cut from black card stock.
To finish my card I adhered some more Teal Shadow Washi Tape to some white card stock and used a couple of the Floral Shadow dies to cut the pieces out. Then I popped them up onto my card base around the sentiment.
I hope I've given you some inspiration using some of the awesome dies from the Suddenly Spring release! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Your next stop on this hop is the amazing Nicole Watt!
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/25/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/27/2021.
Blog Hop Order:
Carol Hintermeier <<< that's me