Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today to celebrate the release of the new Fresh Start Collection for January 2021. I think a lot of could do with a fresh start about now! The collection is so beautiful! There are lots of stamp sets, dies, stencils and embossing folders out and I am using a few of them on my projects today. More information on the blog hop below :)
For my first project, I am using the beautiful new Altenew Airbrushed Flowers Stamp Set. I first stamped the outline image in black ink, followed by the petal layers with the Altenew Sweet Dreams Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set (Dew Drops, Teal Caves, Aqualicious and Galactic Stream). I then stamped the centres using Altenew Fall Harvest Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set (Butternut and Pumpkin Pie). I stamped the leaves using the Altenew Green Fields Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set (Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf). I then die cut them all out using the Altenew Airbrushed Flowers Die Set (which also comes as a bundle or as a bundle with stencils too).
I took the sentiment from the Altenew Airushed Flowers Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied Altenew Crisp White Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a sprinkling of Sparkling Clear Sequins.
While stamping the flowers, I accidently didn't stamp the black outline as crisp as I would like it but once all the layers were stamped (as above), I quite liked the look, so I decided to use the extra flower and leaves on a tag. I took the Altenew Holiday Tag Die Set and die cut the tag twice from white cardstock. One layer was run through my die cutting machine to emboss the Altenew Grid Cover Die again (this is beautiful die cut out too but I love the embossed look!) and the other tag adhered to the back.
The leaves were adhered with tape runner and the flower with foam tape. I then took the new Altenew Simple Greetings Die Set and die cut the hugs word three times from black cardstock. They were layered one on top of another and then added to the tag. To finish off, I added twine and a mini pin to the top of the tag and sequins around the flower.
My next cards use the beautiful Vintage Garden set. I thought it would be nice to use the same image from the set but in two different ways. I started off by stamping the floral image from the Altenew Vintage Garden Stamp Set on to a panel of watercolour paper using Altenew Obsidian Black Ink.
Once dry, the panel was adhered on to a black A2 card base with foam tape. I took the thanks die from the Altenew Simple Greetings Die Set and cut it three times from black cardstock. They were layered up one on top of another for dimension and then on to the card. I took the sentiment from the Altenew Enchanted Iris Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied Altenew Crisp White Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with thin foam tape.
For my second card using the set, I thought I would simply colour it using Altenew Artist Alcohol Markers but do a little spotlight stamping. I first took an A2 white card base and stamped the image from the set with black ink. I then stamped the same image on to a panel of white cardstock so that when placed on top, the images would line up.
The panel was coloured using Altenew Cool Summer Nights, Shades of Purple and Green Fields Artist Alcohol Markers and adhered on top of the card base with foam tape. I used the same sentiments as the first card and adhered them on top with glue and thin foam tape.
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
As mentioned, this post is part of a fun blog hop filled with inspiration and prizes. If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from Laurie Willison and next on the hop is Maryam Perez. If you get lost along the way, please head to the Altenew Card Blog.
Here are three ways to get a freebie to kickstart your creativity with the Fresh Start Release:
- Get a FREE brand new Fresh Start Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Fresh Start release bundles (exclusions apply).
- Get a FREE brand new online cardmaking class with every order from the new Fresh Start Stamp & Die Release collection from 5th January 2021 through 11th January 2021.
- Get a FREE brand new Fresh Start Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 5th January 2021 through to 7th January 2021.
$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 11th January 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 13th January 2021.
I hope that you will check out the rest of the beautiful Fresh Start release. Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Thanks for sharing your talent!
Michelle, these cards are so pretty. Altenew new release is stunning.ReplyDelete
The way your bold-colored flowers continue as black & white images on the background is truly stunning!ReplyDelete
The new release is so fantastic! And I love the amazing inspiration! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
So very beautiful. Thanks for sharing your inspirationReplyDelete
I love that you embossed the card and tag with the Grid die, one of my favorite techniques and it looks great here.ReplyDelete
I love how you used the grid background die to emboss. That gave your card and tag an excellent and different look. Your other cards are very pretty, as well.ReplyDelete
These cards are so beautiful. The stamp sets are amazing!ReplyDelete
Love the two layered card idea, with only the top layered in color! Striking!ReplyDelete
I love your tag and I really enjoyed that you used the grid to emboss. That looks really cool. [Bunny]ReplyDelete
I love your 2nd card. Beautiful colors and love how the border is black and white. So lovely, thank you!ReplyDelete
The flowers look so pretty together. Just beautifulReplyDelete
Love using dies to emboss. The grid die makes a perfect background. Well done.ReplyDelete
Fabulous cards and cute tag...just a wonderful release..ReplyDelete
Stunning tag and I love the blue flower!ReplyDelete
What gorgeous floral cards. These 2 sets are both so beautiful. I really like the layered stamps- they give such lovely depth to the flowers.ReplyDelete
OMG, I love seeing the spotlight technique being used again! yay!ReplyDelete
Love the purple flowers!ReplyDelete
Great background with the
Carla from Utah
I love your cards and tags, Th colors are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Love the last 2 cards. The colors are fantastic. Great way to use the same stamp 2 different ways.ReplyDelete
so very sweet!!ReplyDelete
Cute work. Very pretty cards and use of the release products.ReplyDelete
Using the large grid die on the tags is so lovely, Michelle.ReplyDelete
Great new products! Awesome creations! I especially love this grid background!ReplyDelete
Great presentation of the new release.ReplyDelete
Your cards use my favorite colors!! So lovely.ReplyDelete
Wow! Love your colors...the grid cover die backgrounds and the black off-set flowers on the white base card. Must try that technique. TFS!ReplyDelete
Love the cards. Loving that aqua blue color. Great cards and a great release.ReplyDelete
Nice color, layer, and tag idea shares.ReplyDelete
Wow so stunning!! The colours on the second card are so gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Wow so stunning!! The colours on the second card are so gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Altenew has knocked it out the park again and the release is a lovely one! I am enjoying seeing embossing folders being used and the grid one is a lovely backdrop to the gorgeous florals, both in the card and the tag. Your two cards using the same set in two ways are gorgeous! I really love the effect of the smooshed one and of course the one coloured with the alcohol markers is stunning! Beautiful work Michelle xxReplyDelete
I love the idea of displaying the stamped image twice - once with color overlayed on one without colorReplyDelete
Oh my goodness I just love all of your cards!! Altenew just brings out the best products.. I just love all their stuff!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous floral designs! I love the grid backgrounds too!ReplyDelete
I really love that grid cover die, and what a beautiful effect using it to emboss. I've never done that and will now. Beautiful colors!ReplyDelete
Great use of this new release. So much fun to be had.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards , lovely color combinations. I like the little tag you did - great idea. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and ideas with us. :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Your cards are very lovely! Fabulous colors and nice layouts.ReplyDelete
I love how you used the spotlight stamping technique! It highlights how beautifully you colored the flowers :-)ReplyDelete
Wow! So pretty! I love the grid background on the card and tag!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards and tags. The colors and styles are amazing.ReplyDelete