It’s been another fabulous year of lots of crafting and creating, and working with wonderful people in the industry! I started my cardmaking journey right around the time Altenew established its company, and it’s been so amazing growing and seeing this company evolve over the years. I have been a fan of them since day one, and they never seize to amaze me with their growing collection of stamps, dies, inks, stencils, washi tape, markers, paint…you name it! The Altenew team is truly incredible!
Today’s post is about picking out some of my favorite Altenew cards made during the year, and I always find it so fun to see these collages made because you truly see how your style carries across each card regardless of medium or type of product used. I have always gravitated towards soft shades of color, lots of gradient, and of course some splatter. I just love the look!
I had a pretty tough time picking out my favorites, so I went for some of my favorites in different coloring mediums to give you some variety! Come walk down memory lane with me!
The first card I selected here is one featuring the Beautiful Peony stamp set. When it comes to lined images, it is one my favorite things to do to heat emboss and watercolor with it. This card came out as beautiful as I could have hoped for. The beauty of watercolor is how the colors flow into each other and the variation of colors it creates in each of the petals give it lots of interest. You can find more details about this in this blog post.
This next card was one I created for Altenew’s anniversary and features the gorgeous Wildflower Garden stamp set. As this set contains solid one layer images, I did a lot of ombre inking, and using the gradient shades to create depth in this field of wildflowers. The colors were very fitting for spring and the just overall makes me feel very happy! You can find more details of this card in this blog post.
This next card is relatively recent and features the November Altenew Build-A-Flower: Lavender! Peonies are my #1 favorite flowers, and lavender is definitely a close second. I especially love the smell of them. I really loved this set because of the stunning details you get in the little flowers from just layered stamping. I always love the flowy look of watercoloring and this simple background really brought out the flowers and created a great look. You can find more details about this card in this blog post.
I love a good stencil. If you’ve been reading my blog or following my IG posts, you know how much I love working with stencils. This card features the Rose Bouquet Stencil and I just love the floral statement I can create with just a stencil and some ink blending! A little twirly gold thread to match the spiral flowers to supplement a sentiment focal point, and you got yourself a subtle and beautiful card. You can find more details on this card in this blog post.
Thank you all for joining me today and all the times you’ve visited this blog in the past! It brings me so much joy to share my work with you. Farewell 2019, hello 2020! See you around next year!
This post is part of the Altenew A Year in Review Blog Hop! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from The Altenew Card Blog and your next stop is with Laurie Willison! You can find the full blog hop list or start at the beginning from the Altenew Card Blog.
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