Dec 20, 2022

December 2022 Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

 Hello friends. I am so excited to be Guest Designing for the Altenew December 2022  Marvelous Monthly Release! You should have arrived from Emily Midgett's blog. The entire hop starts here

Check out all these gorgeous florals. This is why I love Altenew products!

Let's start with the gorgeous Craft A Flower Water Lily Die set.

Look at all these gorgeous layers! I started by cutting the layers out of a 5.5 x 8.5 inch piece of white cardstock. I used several ink colors to ink blend the individual pieces. I leave them in the base so I have more stability in blending. Colors for the lily pad are Shadow Creek and Mountain Pine. Colors for the lily are Sea Breeze, Tide Blue, Turquoise, Dusk, Aqualicious and Dew Drops. Orange Cream and Snapdragon added the pop for the stamen.

Altenew's keyhole system makes it so easy to line up the pieces! They even have numbers on them, so by following the colored guide, it is so easy to assemble. I glued all the individual pieces together and set aside.

The Ribbon Waves 3D Embossing Folder provided the perfect base for the Lilly. I first cut a circle opening and then ran the panel through my die cutting machine in the folder. A few swipes of the Turquoise Mini Ink pad accentuate the waves.

I also die cut a circle in a piece of white Fun Foam to pop the wave piece. After attaching the foam to the wave base, I attached it to an A2 Card base. I added Dimensional Foam Tape in the center of the bloom and glued the edges on top of the opening. The sentiment is included in the set and was cut with black cardstock.  A few sequin blings complete the look!

Next up is the Ambridge Rose Bundle. This set includes the stamps, dies, stencils and embossing folder!

I love purple so I decided to use purple tones to create four unique cards. I used the same inks for all four cards: Hydrangea, Wisteria and Ultraviolet from the Enchanted Garden set, Soft Lilac, Lavender Field and Deep Iris from the Shades of Purple set for the blooms and Just Green and Sweet Leaf for the leaves.

Check out the complete blog post with all the deets on each style card HERE

How about some gorgeous Watercolor Flowers? This new Craft Your Life set is gorgeous!

I stamped the image using the lightest color in the Natures Wonder Ink set so I would have outlines to work with. I then used the stencils to line up and ink blend the colors with Golden SunsetTea Party and Natures Wonder Ink sets.

I have a YouTube video here ( contrasting two techniques inked stencils and watercolor.

I am spotlighting the second card that uses 36 Pan Watercolors from Altenew. Love the variety of colors. The watercolors allow you to mix your own colors.

I started by embossing the folder onto watercolor paper and using a variety of watercolors to embellish the image.

After trimming the watercolor paper, I mounted it on a coordinating cardstock base and stamped the sentiments in Black Obsidian ink.

The new Build a Garden Rosa Gallica is another gorgeous set.

I created an A2 plus a Slimline card! Check out the video ( here:

Last set up is the Gorgeous Lotus Flower set! This reminds me of Art Deco!

I made 3 unique cards with this set. You can see the complete deets on my blog post HERE

I used the Beach Garden Alcohol Markers to color this Deco Frame. Love the Orange and Blue combo!

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner 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 December 25, 2022 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 December 27, 2022.

Hop List

Altenew Blog

Maryam Perez

Annemarie Caister

Tenia Nelson

Nancy Souza

Preeti Chandran

Emily Midgett

Teri Wilson <You are here>

Teresa Litchfield <next>

Kelly Griglione

Natasha Davies

Pam Boedeker

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  1. The water lily is stunning! I LOVE all of them!

  2. So much inspiration! I love the purple floral and the pink against the black background....I love them all!

  3. Oh my oh my, absolutely gorgeous! You taught me the difference in a Water Lily and Lotus. Thank you

  4. Your water lilies are so pretty! I need to get them!

  5. They are all beautiful, but that blue water lily is gorgeous!

  6. OMG beautiful cards, flowers and colors! The purple colors are my favorite. This is a marvelous release!

  7. So hard to decide my favorite, but the water lily was so stunning. I like purple too. Happy Holidays!

  8. What a great release! The cards are amazing!

  9. super cards - LOVE your color palettes:)

  10. Each one of your cards are stunning!

  11. Beautiful cards! I really love the background on your first water lily card!

  12. Gorgeous cards! i love the watercoloring you did on your video!

  13. I say I like one card and then see the next card you made and then the next. Fantastic and love all your different techniques you used.

  14. Awesome cards! I really love the Watercolor Flowers!


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