Welcome to the blog hop celebrating Altenew's Exotic Garden release! This amazing release is jam packed with so many incredible new products!
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I have four cards to share with you today, so let's get started!
For my first card, I created my card base by die cutting the Grid Cover Die from some 80# white card stock. Then I adhered it to a top-folding A2 card base. I love the white-on-white background for a beautiful and elegant look!
I stamped the sentiment that's included in the Simply Spring Outline stamp set with Azurite ink. I trimmed it down and popped it up on the card front.
I stamped the beautiful butterfly from the Dovetail Butterflies set, first with Eastern Sky ink, and then the little dots at the bottom of the wing with Ultramarine and Azurite inks. (These are found in the Lapis Lazuli Dye ink set.) I used the coordinating Dovetail Butterflies Die to cut it out and added foam tape to the back.
Next I stamped a portion of the so gorgeous Simply Spring Outline stamp onto an A2 card panel with clear embossing ink. I sprinkled on silver embossing powder and heat set it. Then I used the coordinating Simply Spring Outline die to cut it out. I added foam tape to the back and adhered it in the bottom right corner of the card. I added the butterfly and a few blue crystal gems for a touch of sparkle!
My next card was so fun, and easy, to make!
For my card base, I swiped the Chamomile mini ink cube (from the Golden Sunset ink cube set) across an A2 card panel. Then I added a strip of Many Dots Washi Tape and a thin black card stock strip. I adhered this to an A2 top-folding card base.
I stamped the large butterfly from the Dovetail Butterflies set and the extra wings following the very helpful layering guide. I used inks from the Lapis Lazuli ink cube set and Sunray ink (also in the Golden Sunset ink cube set). I stamped the top layers with Jet Black ink. Then I used the coordinating Dovetail Butterflies dies to cut them out. After adhering the blue winks onto the yellow butterfly, I added foam tape to the back and popped it onto the card front.
I stamped the sentiment from the Dovetail Butterflies stamp set in clear embossing ink onto black card stock. Then I sprinkled on white embossing powder and heat set it. After trimming it down, I popped it up onto the card. Can you tell I like dimension on my cards? Haha!
I followed the included layering guide on the stencil packaging to help me layer up the flowers. I used an ink blending brush and Rose Quartz and Puffy Heart inks from the Rose Petal Mini Ink Cube set for the flowers. I also used Fuchsia and Magenta inks for the darker flower layers. Then I used the greens from the Green Fields Mini Ink Cube set for the leaves. These layers are just so gorgeous!!!
I used a sentiment from the Build-A-Flower: Coneflower stamp set that I thought was just right for these pretty flowers. I stamped it in Jet Black ink.
For my final card I used the beautiful Sweet Ginkgo Layering Stamp Set along with the Sweet Gingko Simple Coloring Stencil. There is also a coordinating Sweet Gingko Die set that I can't wait to use the next time I use this set.
For this card I started with a 3-¾" x 5" white card panel. I stamped the gingko leaves all over with the base layer stamp in Frayed Leaf Ink. Then I used the Sweet Gingko Simple Coloring Stencil and blended Forest Glades and Evergreen inks over it to get a dimensional look. Then I stamped the top layer of the gingko stamp in Jet Black ink. I just love how this turned out!
I thought this sentiment from the Sweet Gingko stamp set was perfect for this card. I stamped it in clear embossing ink onto black card stock. I added white embossing powder, heat set it, and trimmed it into a thin strips. I added a few foam squares to the back to pop it up.
I hope you've found some inspiration here today! Thank you for stopping by!
Your next stop on the hop is the awesome blog of Norine Borys!
$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 05/10/2021 for a chance to win.
Carol Hintermeier << that's me