Thank you so much for being part of our April 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop
If you are here, you have just visited Seeka’s site SkyPaperScissors
If you want to start over again, you can go to Emile’s site Sixth Street Sundries – Emily Midgett
Here is the InLinkz code for the April 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop. This should make it easier to go to each designer’s page. https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/675599c4e12945219dc79aa52dc93ed5
$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 comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/24/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/26/2023. *The $100 gift certificate winner will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.
I’m delighted to be invited to the April 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Blog Hop and create three projects for this release. My first project was using Altenew’s Festive Flower Foil Plate and Stencil. This post includes two examples of alternate ways I used this flower.
The second project was another equally fun creation: Altenew’s Esplanade Stamp. Just by changing the color of the card base, you can change the look of the design. The possibilities are endless. I enjoyed this because it is different and shows embossing powder and alcohol inks on plastic. This stamp works beautifully with the process.
Lastly, I used the Altenew Craft Your Life Engraved Motifs kit. It has a gorgeous flower stamp, stencil, embossing folder, and die. Again, the possibilities are endless.
Altenew Festive Flower Foil Plate and Stencil
Card 1 – Black Background
I foiled the flower on black paper, using the stencil and the Altenew multi-media ink with a blending brush I colored the flowers in. As you can see, this created a different look on the black paper. A circle die was used to create a frame using another piece of black cardstock. Four die-cut Hello sentiments were glued together and attached to the top of the card. Pearls were added to add a little texture.
Card 2 – White Background
Different backgrounds with the same colors in both projects resulted in different results. The ink colors were vibrant looking on the white foiled design. I used watercolor paper for the background and inked half of the card base using the stamp pad. This produced a rich, juicy coating. Using a lighter color on the bottom half promoted a blended look but didn’t create a line. I used darker ink to create a splatter effect. When the card base dried, I used Altenew’s Motifs Embossing Folder. The Hello sentiment was cut four times and glued together to create dimension. I used foam tape to attach the foiled image and placed the sentiment over it.
Altenew Esplande Stamp
Alcohol Inks are one of my favorite mediums to use. I have included two examples of the same technique using a different color card, and it changes the look. This Dura-Lar is heat resistant and handles beautifully. I put three colors of alcohol inks on a piece of felt and squirted the blending solution on top. Pouncing on the Dura-Lar resulted in a speckled look. Afterward, I turned it over and put it on my stamping platform.
The Esplanade Stamp set had two stamps, an outline stamp, and a filler-stripe stamp. I used the filler-stripe flower and leaves stamp and placed them on the side of the plastic that was not inked. After pouring Rose Gold Embossing Powder over the Versa Mark stamped image, I heat embossed it.
I suggest letting your heat gun get hot but not holding it on the image too long. This will prevent warping.
See how the same embossed sheet looks with different color cardstock.
Craft Your Life – Engraved Motifs
The last project was pretty easy. I stamped the flower on white cardstock, embossed it, and taped the stencil to the first part of the flower. The media inks blend so well; it just takes on a creamy look. Use the die and cut out the flower. Spray a light water mist on watercolor paper and use the embossing folder. I propped the flower with foam tape and put it on embossed paper. After using some embossing powder on the sentiment, I cut it out and again used foam tape to affix it to the card.
Festive Flowers Foil Plate and Stencil
Esplanade Flowers Stamp
CYL – Engraved Motifs – Stamp, Embossing Folder, Stencil and Die
Mixed Media Inks-Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Warm Sunshine, Buttercream, Evergreen,
Rose Gold Embossing Powder
Products will go live in the shop on 04/17/2023 at 12:01 am EDT. Here is the link to the April 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series release collection page, listing all the new products: https://altenew.com/collections/marvelous-monthly-series-april-2023.
109 thoughts on “April 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release”
That black background one is so neat looking. I love how bright the multi media ink came out on the dark background.
Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous! The gold foil and colors on the black cardstock are stunning!
Each of these cards are beautiful and so well designed!
Love the black background with the alcohol inks. Beautiful cards.
Wow! All of your cards are amazing! I love the look of the foiling and inking on the black card stock!
Three gorgeous cards. The third one is my favorite!