Dec 3, 2021

Altenew NEW Sweet Moments Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 I am so excited to be participating in Altenew's Sweet Moments Release that has so many goodies included. We have an entire blog hop for you to explore and enter for prizes! I went overboard with this release and am doing two unique posts to include all of the goodness. The first post link is here. Today I am sharing cards made with the Playful Blooms 3D Embossing folder used three different ways!

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  • Get a FREE brand new Sweet Moments Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 12/03/2021 through 12/05/2021. Shop HERE!

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This is a pretty common technique, but I stepped it up by using Curious Metallic Cryogen White Cardstock. Hard to see in the photo, it has a subtle shimmer that really adds to the elegance of this card.

I swiped the Turquoise ink cube, from the Deep Blue Seas set over the flat side of the embossing folder making sure to get a good layer. Insert the cardstock and dry emboss. I generally run the folder at least twice through the die cut machine to get a good image.

The image piece was trimmed to 4.0 x 5.25 in. and mounted on a 4.25 x 5.5 in piece of matching Curious Metallic Cardstock.

The Thanks Die is also cut using the Curious Metallic cardstock and stacked with 2 white die cut Thanks for dimension. A little splatter with silver acrylic paint and you are good to go.

Next up is the swiped embossed image. This one started on the Cryogen White Cardstock as well. 

I used the small cubes from three different sets to color the blooms - Turquoise from The Deep Blue Seas set, Snapdragon from the Golden Sunset Mini Ink Cubes and Rouge from The Red Sunset set. The leaves are swiped with Just Green ink from The Green Meadows set.

After swiping all the ink, I wasn't happy with the end result as I had swiped ink on the background as well. Fussy Cutting to the rescue!. After cutting the blooms out, I glued it to another piece of Virtual Pearl Curious Metallic Cardstock cut to 4 x 5.25 inches which added a slight contrast. Note: I also embossed the base layer which made gluing the blooms much easier! This was attached to an A2 size piece of Stardream Metallic Lagoon Cardstock

I added a few copper colored splatters to the front and then discovered I have no matching metallic cardstock. To remedy this situation I created, I painted a piece of scrap cardstock with the metallic paint, layered it and die cut it with the hello die from the Hello and Hugs set.

The final card uses the Detailed Blending Brushes to add layers of color! This one started on Virtual Pearl Curious Metallic Cardstock. Can you tell I am on a kick with the metallic cardstock? 

After embossing the image I colored it with the lighter inks from Enchanted Garden, Cherry Blossom and Pocketful of Sunshine mini ink sets. I used an alcohol marker to highlight the stamen on the yellow lily. The hello is from the Tiny Sentiments Hello Die, cut in gold sparkle paper and trimmed to show only the letters.

The image background was trimmed to 4 x 5.25 in. and mounted on a piece of matching gold sparkly paper. Gold acrylic paint added the sparkles!

I hope I have inspired to experiment with these techniques! Altenew makes the best 3D folders!

Giveaway Prizes

$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 12/09/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/11/2021.

 Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Colleen Balija

Jenny Colacicco


Jaycee Gaspar

Dana Joy

Emily Midgett

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Linda Parker

Terri Koszler

Lilith Eeckels

Danielle Dunlop

Michelle Short

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Reiko Tsuchida

Therese Calvird

Nancy Souza

Tania Ahmed

Erin Thompson

Svitlana Shayevich

Teri Wilson <You are here!

Maryam Perez

Fiona Duff

Laurie Willison

Teresa Litchfield

Agnieszka Małyszek

Natasha Davies

Rachael Shedeed

Rebecca Sogn

Pam Boedeker

Annemarie Caister

Penny Pynnonen

Roteja Galvan

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  1. love the different looks you get with this EF - very inspiring

  2. So pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Lovely, quick and easy designs. Can't go wrong with ink blending on embossed images for those "need in a hurry" cards.

  4. Great colors. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love the different ways you;ve coloured these super embossing folders!!Thanks so much for the great inspiration!! Stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas! :)

  6. These are wonderful cards- I really like all the shine. Such fun variety- each so lovely.

  7. The pretty blue thanks card is so amazing.

  8. Beautiful job with the embossing folders! Just lovely!!!!!!!

  9. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and I really love the beautiful Playful Blooms 3D embossing folder!

  10. You colored these embossed flowers beautifully!

  11. Love the dimension, and your colors are beautiful.

  12. The silver and blue go together beautifully- thats my favorite card.


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