Welcome to the February Craft-Your-Life release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Nathalie DeSousa, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog or navigate using the links at the end of this post. This months collection is called Craft-Your-Life:Never Stop Dreaming. It is a stunning collection featuring a 6x8 stamp set, coordinating dies, stencil set and 3D embossing folder.
This stamp set features a stunning arrangement of flowers, leaves, and a sweet little bud. Color it in with your favorite mediums, with or without the help of the coordinating Simple Coloring Stencil. The sentiments offer words of encouragement and can be mixed and matched for the perfect message. Use the other elements included in the project kit to complete the look - we can't wait to see what you create!
My first card uses the 3D embossing folder, I embossed some 110lb Neenah solar crest cardstock, my tip here is to spritz both sides of the card with water before embossing, this softens the fibres of the paper allowing them to be manipulated more easily, therefore giving a deeper emboss.
I ink blended with red ink and flicked some water over the surface and then dabbed the excess with a paper towel. Once dry I used an embossing ink pad and gently rubbed over the surface, just tickling the high points, I then added gold embossing powder and set set. I also added a little embossing ink round the edges of the card and embossed those too. I added a sentiment to the fancy label which comes in the die set.
I stamped and heat embossed the outline of the floral arrangement, I then used the coloring stencil to ink blend, this creates a beautiful look. I added a few enamel dots and then adhered the panel to an A2 note card.
My second card uses the embossing folder again but this time I embossed to one side giving me room for the die cut floral element. I added a heat embossed sentiment to the flat area of the embossed background.
Love that dramatic backgroundReplyDelete
Love, love, love your beautiful creations, especially the first one with the elegant gold embossed highlights. Awesome! TFS!ReplyDelete
Your cards are stunning! Thanks for inspiring us with ways to use this awesome new kit.ReplyDelete
Amazing cards - so much texture. I love that you didn't trim the flowers on your second card. The gold accents on your first card are so luxurious. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
both cards are pretty, but I especially love the second card, so prettyReplyDelete
Pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Lovely cards; the color palettes are wonderful and the gold embossing is the perfect accent.ReplyDelete
I love your cards. They are adorable and beautiful. Your red one with the gold tips really stands out though. I love the color Red. One of my favorite colors.ReplyDelete
Your projects never disappoint! 😍ReplyDelete
So beautiful. I've been doing a bunch of embossing and these are both great ideas. Love the orientation on the 2nd card. Thanks for posting!ReplyDelete
Love the embossing and gold edging!ReplyDelete
Both cards are amazing. The red one is so richly colored it looks like velvet!ReplyDelete
Very pretty cards. I love the embossing folder, your backgrounds look great.ReplyDelete
These are so pretty. I like how you colored the second card with hanging edges of images hanging from edge of card. Just lovely.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards. That last one is my favorite. I love that soft pink/peach.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards, Terri! Love the way you used the embossing folder on the first one. The second one is very pretty, also.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards. I especially love the first one. That inked embossed frame is so beautiful.ReplyDelete
These are so adorable! I'm in love with that embossing folder and your techniques. Well done and thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Both cards are so so pretty!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Marisela Delgado said: What gorgeous cards! So beautiful! The red one looks like a bed of rose petals. ☺ Marisela Delgado email@example.comReplyDelete
I love the flowers that hang over the edges! Just like real roses!ReplyDelete
Your unique perspective has given your art such a lovely spin on inspiring us with this lovely new Altenew release. Your colors and touches are SO lovely. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.ReplyDelete
THAT RED BACKGROUND!!! Wow. Like falling into a dozen red roses. Just wow.ReplyDelete
Wow! Beautiful cards! The red and gold is stunning!ReplyDelete
Both gorgeous cards!ReplyDelete
Both your cards were so beautiful Teri, thank you for sharing your talent!ReplyDelete
Nice design shares for the kit. I like the embossing ideas.ReplyDelete
Your red roses card is so rich looking, I almost expected to see some petals fall out. gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Never forget is so romantic. Well done.ReplyDelete