Saturday, August 7, 2021

ALTENEW AUGUST CRAFT-A-FLOWER: CALIFORNIA GIANTS RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY


Welcome!

If you have found your way here because of the hop, you have come from Sandhya Iyer. If not, you can join in. The first stop on the hop is HERE


When I receive a Die set, the first thing that I like to do, is see what all the shapes look like die cut. So I took the CAF California Giants Die Set and cut them out of some white cardstock several times. Then I laid them out to see what different flowers I could make out of the set.



I blended some inks with the Small Blending Brushes onto the shapes and decided what flowers I was going to create.




I used a small blending brush to add some color to a white panel in the Deep Iris and Midnight Violet, then I adhered the different flowers, leaves, and stems with some liquid glue .


Once they were dry I adhered that to a green card base.


Next, I saw someone use Gliding Wax on die cuts, out of black cardstock, and it made them look like metal. I will try to find what I saw and link it at the bottom. It was incredible. But, I live in a small town, where I could not find any Gilding wax.


So I pulled out mu Gold and Silver Ink pads that I typically used for Christmas time projects. With My finger and a very light hand, I blended the two colors over the die cut images. Both colors, some gold, some silver, and both on a lot of areas.


It was not quite the metal look, but I still liked the effect that I was able to achieve.

 I used the Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp and stamped it onto a white card panel with some Arctic and Persian Blue Inks. Then I used the Small Blending Brushes and some Evening Gray ink over the top of the stamped dot image. 


I adhered the polka dot panel to a khaki card base, and then adhered the flower parts and sentiment to the card.


Thanks for visiting!

Your next stop on the hop is Joy Baldwin

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 8/13/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/15/2021.

38 comments:

  1. great colors, and the black one is very striking

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  2. Great cards but my fave is the purple and green flower! Love the way the two colors contrast.

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  3. Great cards. Maybe because it is unusual the brown faux metallic one caught my attention. Great use of the metallic ink.

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  4. I love your second card. So unusual and amazing! Thanks for sharing. Also I pretty innovative use of this set creating a flower garden.

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  5. Very striking and colorful cards.

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  6. Gorgeous cards. I especially love the first one -- so beautiful and unique.

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  7. Great cards. Love the purple one. Very nice

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  8. Interesting! Especially love the black one!

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  9. Great use of the layers to create the different look for the flower. Nice share.

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  10. Love the black one and shades of purple!

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  11. Your black flower is very striking!

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  12. I really like the purple zinnia but that black one sparks inspiration. Ideas are spinning. Thank you.

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  13. I LOVE the black flower! Great choice (pinned it for inspiration)!

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  14. Two very unique cards and I love them both! The texture on the black flower is amazing and I love your choice of background on that one too.

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  15. Marisela Delgado said: The purple card is fabulous! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  16. Soooo creative to create different flowers out of the die set!!! Your cards are beautiful! Thanks so much for your inspiration.

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  17. Hello Linda, Both of your cards are very nice and different. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us all!

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  18. Beautiful cards. The second one is my favorite.

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  19. My second try to post comment. Love your cards, but favorite one is the black one.

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  20. Your first card is a very creative use of the set. But the black card is so unique & my favorite.

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  21. These are fantastic, unique and so clever! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. Gorgeous cards! I love all the different flowers you created on the first card!

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  23. Love the different purples. Love the different flowers

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  24. I adore the black with the gilding wax, looks so sophisticated.

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  25. Gorgeous cards! Love the purple and black flowers…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Such beautiful cards! I love the grouping of purple flowers and the black card is so stunning!

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  27. Love both of the cards- but the black one is truly Awesome!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Great looking cards. Like the black and tan

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  29. I love how you used the set, so unique and cool

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  30. WOW! Your cards are so unique, and so creative! Love the first card, where you turned the leaves into more flowers. and the black gilded card is stunning! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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