Hello crafty friends! Welcome to my stop in Altenew's June 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the blog of Virginia Lu. If you need to start at the beginning, head over to the Altenew Card Blog.
Get ready to celebrate the start of Summer with this collection of stamps, dies, stencils, and an embossing folder! See a fresh take on florals, outline images just waiting to be colored with your favorite mediums, AND a sweet little sentiment set that can go from birthdays to graduation celebrations! Be sure to check it all out on the Marvelous Monthly Series release collection page! This fabulous collection is available now in the Altenew Shop!
My first card features the absolutely GORGEOUS Craft-A-Flower Cape Marguerite Layering Die Set!
After I die cut all of the Craft-A-Flower: Cape Marguerite layers, I started noticing that each petal layer had either a keyhole shape or an arrow die cut from the centers. Check out the next photo. There are also numbers etched onto each die. Then I finally understood that all of the pieces with a keyhole went together in the number order shown on the die!!!! The same for the arrow pieces. How genius is this??? This makes aligning each layer extraordinarily easy because you line up each keyhole or arrow opening for each layer. I'm just totally wow'ed by this! LOL!
To color the flowers, I wanted to use inks from my stash that I've neglected so I chose some Distress Inks in the colors of Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, and Forest Moss. I used ink blending brushes to shade the pieces. Then I splattered some diluted white acrylic paint over the pieces. I added gold splatters by using Enchanted Gold from the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set.
When the splatters were dry, I used a stylus to add shape and dimension to each petal and leaf. Then I adhered the layers with glue. I create the card layer by inking the edges of blue cardstock with Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot Distress Ink. Then I ran it through my die cutting machine with the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder. (One of my favorites!) I trimmed it to 4-1/8" x 5-3/8", and then I added splatters of Enchanted Gold metallic watercolor. I let it dry and adhered it to the card base.
I heat embossed the sentiment from the Birthday Builder stamp set with gold embossing powder and popped it up with foam tape.
My next two cards feature the new, and so beautiful, Craft Your Life Project Kit: Silk Art. For both of these cards I've used the very same Crisp Dye Inks: Grass Field, Shadow Creek, and the purples in the Shades of Purple set. It's interesting how some inks can take on totally different shades of colors when water is used!
The card base layer is watercolor paper embossed with the Botanical 3D Embossing Folder (from the kit). Then I put the solid stamp from the kit's Silhouette Stamp set on my MISTI door. I inked up the stamp with the purple and green inks, misted it with water, and stamped it onto watercolor paper. I repeated this process until I was satisfied with the appearance.
When the piece was dry, I used the Silk Art die set to cut it out. I added a bit of foam tape to the back to adhere it to the card. I stamped the sentiment from the Silk Art stamp set in black ink and fussy cut it out to finish up my card.
Here is my next card--same inks, different techniques, and a totally different look!
To begin, I used a brayer to add Lavender Fields ink to the smooth side of the Botanical 3D embossing folder. Then I added white cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine. Next I used the Silk Art Simple Coloring Stencil set to add the purple and green inks. The flower centers are Maple Yellow Crisp Dye ink. These small blending brushes are so helpful and made the stenciling much easier!
I trimmed the embossed piece to 3-¾" x 5" and added it to a layer of Deep Iris cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Silk Art stamp set and added a mat layer of Deep Iris cardstock. A bit of foam tape pops it up onto the card.
Thanks so very much for stopping by my blog! I hope you will leave a comment for your chance to win one of the prizes!
The next stop on the hop is the blog of Reiko Tsuchida!
$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 06/18/2022 for a chance to win.
Blog Hop Order:
Carol Hintermeier >>> that's me!
Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.