April 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release

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

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 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. 

Altenew Supplies:

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
Hello Die

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.

Happy Hopping!



109 thoughts on “April 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release

  1. Your card was in the sneak peek! Beautiful! The yellow background made the flowers stand out so beautifully. I love the color combination you chose.
    All three are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  2. TFS your projects; all are very unique and beautiful. I especially like the stenciled flowers on black card stock (1st card); what an awesome effect. They are stunning!

  3. Such beautiful cards! My favorite is the engraved motifs. thank you for displaying your vibrant cards!

  4. Oh my goodness!!! You are one talented lady. I was first drawn to the black card, but then after looking at them all, I love them all. ❤ Spectacular cards 😍

  5. Gorgeous cards! I loved seeing all of your different techniques! The embossing folder is so pretty!

  6. Oh boy the foiled Festive Flower on black is just stunning! What a fun way to use the circle die cut. It really added a lot of dimension to the card

  7. I love all your cards, but especially the one with the black background. It is gorgeous! I love the way the colors look on the black. I like that you added the round layer of black also . Such a cool card!

  8. Hi! What gorgeous cards! I especially love the embossed white background card! So amazing! 💜 Warm greetings from San Antonio, Texas

  9. These cards are really beautiful! specially the second to last cards. The backgrounds are gorgeous. And I love the heat embossed flowers!

  10. Your cards are lovely, but that black background is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Gorgeous cards! And the flowers on black are so translucent looking – just breathtaking! I must give that a try – thanks for the idea!

  12. Hi Jeanette. This is my first time to your Blog. I love seeing your variety of cards. The Engraved Motifs Embossing folder is beautiful. I am happy you featured it in some of your cards so I could get an idea of how it looks. I can tell from your cards how much you enjoy crafting. I look forward to seeing your next cards.

  13. Wow super pretty cards! I love how the first one turned out against the black, very interesting!

  14. Thank you for sharing your talent, each card is unique and stunning. I love the various backgrounds, black, embossed, and inked. They all have a different effect.

  15. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! This is an amazing release with so many possibilities!

  16. Fabulous cards! I love the elegance of the flowers on the dark background! Great effect! My other favorite is your last card…. The Engraved Motifs are so pretty and you colored the images beautifully!

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