Monday, December 14, 2020

Altenew Educators “Floral with Geometric Elements” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hello Crafters! If you are following the blog list you should have arrived here from Teri Stokes
Thanks for joining us for another fun blog hop and links party :) This hop brings tons of inspiration using florals and geometric elements. Let’s talk prizes!
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Prizes:
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 12/21/2020 for a chance to win. 
 
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/23/2020.
 
There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz link on the Altenew blog for you to enter YOUR gorgeous Altenew “Floral with Geometric Elements” creations. Altenew will pick 2 of their favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!
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Now on to some cards.
I created two Christmas cards to share with you today. Both cards finished size are 5x7 or A7 as they are also called.

Card #1

For this card I used Altenew’s Holiday Bows stamp set, the poinsettia and foliage are perfect for creating floral groupings I stamped and die cut several of the images, stamped and heat embossed. I also cut several geometric Crystal Frames from Altenew’s gold foil cardstock.  For my base I used Navy card and splattered with white gesso. I placed my cut images along the left side while placing the crystal frames thought the foliage. The sentiment was created by using the Mini Christmas set and Beautiful Inside sentiment stamp set. Once everything was adhered to the panel I mounted it onto a white base.

Card #2

My second card displays the newer released Sweet Flowers stamp/die bundle paired again with the Crystal Frames dies. My process was the same as before; stamping/cutting several images and then playing with the layout on my panel. I stayed with a classic themed red/white/green color palette. The gold frames add a festive and elegant touch. Once again the sentiment came from the Beautiful Inside stamp set. I wanted to have a green border and did not have the right colored cardstock so I took a piece of white card and colored the edges with the same Shadow Creek ink I used for some of the flowers.

I hope I’ve inspired you to make some more Christmas cards! Keep “hopping” along to see loads more inspiring work. Next on the hop is Rosie Neustaedter 

Here is the entire list of educators for this hop:

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, it makes my day! Michelle

48 comments:

  1. Gorgeous designs, love your use of gold too!

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  2. Wow! So nice color combinations!

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  3. Very beautiful cards. They are so elegant!

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  4. Your color combinations are so vibrant and stunning, Michelle! Amazing cards!❤️

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  5. Beautiful festive cards with great colors used. Very nice. Loving this great hop.

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  6. These are beautiful, Michelle!

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  7. Gorgeous cards! Fabulous use of color and design!

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  8. These are both beautiful...such bright colors! And the gold frames go perfect with them! I have those frames and have not used them with a floral, but it definitely needs to happen after I saw your wonderful cards!!

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    1. Thank you Patty! So glad you found some inspiration :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing the beautiful inspiration projects!!

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  10. Marisela Delgado said: Such beautiful cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  11. I love the look of the sky. Really great look!!!!

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  12. Both cards are lovely!!! The blue one is so striking. What I like about card two is that you were able to use that stamp set for a Christmas card and it totally works!

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    1. Thank you Linda!!! Yes, it proves that a color combination can give any set a ‘Christmas-y’ feel. Stretch those supplies!

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  13. What lovely festive cards!!! I am very impressed by your choice of colors and layouts. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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  14. great cards love the gold foil cardstock accents...

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  15. What great color combos and gorgeous cards!

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  16. I love your cards! The gold geometric dies pull everything together in such a lovely way. I especially like the card with the blue background. It contrasts so beautifully with the gold dies and gold embossed flowers and leaves.

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  17. I like the color pop of the first card. Nice shares.

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  18. I just love what you did with Holiday Bows. The dark blue background gives a real Christmas sky feel. It is one of my favorite cards in this hop.

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  19. Pretty color combos and designs! Beautiful cards!

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  20. Gorgeous cards! The flowers really pop against the blue background!

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  21. Beautiful cards! I love the color combination of the first card. I don't normally use a dark background but those colors are stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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