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”
These are all stunning! I LOVE the white embossed background one! Very pretty!
Thank you! That was my favorite.
Each card is stunning!
Thank you for the kind words!
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.
I saw that too. Exciting. Thank you!
I really like the motif stamp card. Great job!
Love this entire series of cards! They are all gorgeous and creative!
Beautiful cards! I love the coordinating embossed background on the last one.
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!
Very pretty inspirational projects using these fabulous sets.
Quite unique beautiful cards!
Such beautiful cards! My favorite is the engraved motifs. thank you for displaying your vibrant cards!
These are all Amazing!!!! I love the coloring on the black cardstock!!!
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 😍
You are too kind. Thank You!
Beautiful backgrounds, lovely cards!
These are all really Beautiful cards!!!!
Love all your cards, such pretty color choices and very inspiring.
Each card is more beautiful than the next! I don’t have a favorite- each is delightful and inspiring.
Such a kind thing to say. Thank You!
The backgrounds add so much! Beautiful..
Wow! I love your cards, but my favorite is the flowers on the black background.
I like that one too! Thanks.
Love all of your cards. Thanks for sharing all of your techniques that you used.
Gorgeous cards! I loved seeing all of your different techniques! The embossing folder is so pretty!
Thank you! I love embossing folders.
Such amazing cards! My favorite is the engraved motifs
Beautiful card designs and each unique in style! But all are wonderful!
Elegant cards, beautiful designs.
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
Foil is so fun. Thank You!
Your cards are so lovely. Thank you for the inspiration!
Wow. Love them all.
Beautiful designs… amazing cards ♥️
All of the cards are beautiful… great techniques ❤️
All of them are such gorgeous projects!
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!
Hi! What gorgeous cards! I especially love the embossed white background card! So amazing! 💜 Warm greetings from San Antonio, Texas
Your cards are absolutely stunning!
These cards are really beautiful! specially the second to last cards. The backgrounds are gorgeous. And I love the heat embossed flowers!
Fabulous designs! Thanks for the inspiration!
Your cards are lovely, but that black background is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing!
WOW! I am so inspired by your gorgeous cards, Jeanette. Beautifully done!
Love the flowers. They look like
paper thin petals. Gorgeous.
thanks for sharing.
Wow!Black card is my fave, although all these cards are fantastic!, thank you.
I’m going to try one on black now! Gorgeous!
Send me a picture!
Beautiful cards! Love the florals.
Thanks for sharing.
Nice ideas for different looks. I like the color on the black background.
So many unique and gorgeous cards!
Gorgeous cards! And the flowers on black are so translucent looking – just breathtaking! I must give that a try – thanks for the idea!
Thank You. Have fun!
Your use of the filler stamp and embossing power is genius!
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.
Really beautiful cards!!
Wow super pretty cards! I love how the first one turned out against the black, very interesting!
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.
Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! This is an amazing release with so many possibilities!
Thank You! It was a good release. Lots of fun.
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!