Saturday, March 12, 2022

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Dynamic Blossoms Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello, crafty friends!
I'm so happy and honoured to be joining Altenew for the Dynamic Blossoms Release Blog Hop today showcasing the next installment in their monthly Craft Your Life Project Kit: Dynamic Blossoms! Craft-Your-Life is a monthly subscription plan for their Dynamic Blossoms Project Kit. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in their monthly Project Kit releases and will receive a kit each month - at a specially discounted price! ($59.99 →$49.99)

If you arrived here from Colleen Balija's Blog, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog. We've got tons of inspiration and giveaways for you on the hop today, so keep reading till the end of this post for more information.

The Craft Your Life Project Kit, is an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6x8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil set and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you'll be good to go!

This Project Kit contains the following exclusive products:

  • One 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set containing 18 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
  • Coordinating Die Set with 1 Coordinating Die
  • One simple Coloring/Mask Stencil Set containing 4 Stencils which coordinate with the Stamp Set
  • One 6x6 3D Embossing Folder

Note: These products are NOT sold separately. The stencils coordinate with the embossing folder.

The Dynamic Blossoms stamp set features a stunning inflorescence of bellflowers. The outline layer is drawn with beautiful details for coloring, stamped as is, or layered with the coloring layers. The stamp set includes two coloring layers for the flowers and one for the leaves. For extra diversity, we have separated the leaves at the base of the flowers so you can turn these bellflowers into a variation of daffodils!

 I have created two cards for today’s hop, in two different colour combinations. Let's take a look!

This first card is clean and simple so I wanted to be sure my background didn’t compete with those bright teal bellflowers.

To create my card, I stamped the large layered bellflower from the Dynamic Blossoms stamp set onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock using EmeraldLagoonVolcano Lake, and Mountain Mist inks with the help of my MISTI Stamping Tool.  I repeated the process with the second largest flower image. Next, I stamped the leaf layers using Olive and Parrot inks from the Tropical Forest dye ink set. Once that was done, I cut all of the images out using the coordinating dies.

Next, I die-cut Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and White Foam using the Watercolor Stripes Cover Die and lightly ink blended Bamboo ink around the  the sides of the panel for some definition. Next, I trimmed a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4.25" X 5.25", wet my watercolor panel, and used Lagoon and Mountain Mist Inks with a Watercolor Brush in a dabbing motion, allowing the colors to mix slightly, to create a soft, watercolored background. I let the panel dry and then added some black and teal paint splatters for interest.

Next, for my sentiment, I die-cut Onyx and Dazzling Diamond Cardstock using the 'You' die included in the Dynamic Blossoms Die Set, and adhered the layers together with Craft Glue, allowing the silver glitter paper to peak out to the left side for depth. Then, I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto the die-cut panel using Obsidian Ink.

I assembled the different elements on my panel and adhered down the pieces using foam squares. Then, to finish, I adhered the panels together with Craft Glue, before adhering it to a top-folding A2-sized white card base using tape runner.

My second card features the Stencil Set which coordinates with the Dynamic Blossoms Stamp Set.

To create my card, I first trimmed a piece of Jet Black Cardstock to  4″ x 5.25″ and placed the Dynamic Blossoms Stencil 4 over the panel and applied Gold Glitter Paste (Tonic Studios Nuvo) with a spatula to create a raised glitter pattern.

Next, I die-cut the floral foliage die from the Dynamic Blossoms Die Set out of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and White Foam. I then coloured the die-cut pieces with the Altenew Cosmic Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set A (I used Coral Berry, Ruby Red for the berries, and Forest Glades, Evergreen for the leaves) and adhered them over the stenciled panel using liquid adhesive. Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Dynamic Blossoms Stamp Set on Vellum in Clear Embossing Ink, then sprinkled some White Embossing Powder over the image, and melted the powder with a Heat Tool. I tore the sides of the vellum before folding it over the stenciled background piece. I secured on the back with tape and secured on the front with small pieces of foam tape hidden under the stenciled image.

Next, I die-cut Golden Beryl Cardstock and White Foam using the 'You' die included in the Dynamic Blossoms Die Set. I adhered the pieces together using the 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen and then popped it onto the vellum panel. I then mat the card panel with layers of Golden Beryl and Ruby Red Cardstock before adhering it to a top-folding A2- black card base using tape runner. I finished the design with some sparkling Antique Gold - Sequins to embellish.

Giveaway Prizes:
$300 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 03/18/2022 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 03/20/2022.

Blog Hop Order:
Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the incredibly talented, Jaycee Gaspar's blog. Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog 

Michelle Short

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Nathalie DeSousa

Colleen Balija

                   Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)

Jaycee Gaspar


Terri Koszler

Bridget Casey

Virginia Lu

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Katrina Howe

Erum Tasneem

Reiko Tsuchida

Nandini Karmarkar

Emily Midgett

Amy Hill

Sande Woodson

Teresa Litchfield

SathyaKala Sankaran

Nenette S. Madero

Rosie Neustaedter

Preeti Chandran

Natasha Davies

Daniel Diaz

Well, that’s all for my projects today! Thanks so much for stopping by and reading. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  1. Really love both your cards. I love using vellum on my cards. Using it for you sentiment is a homerun! Thanks!

  2. Thanks for using an older die cut base with the newer die. It’s both beautiful and inspiring.

  3. I like seeing your new pretty flowers on an older cover die background. And, the gold paste stenciled background is fabulous. Thank you.

  4. I LOVE the silver leaves you did and the teal flowers! GORGEOUS CARDS!

  5. Very very nice I love the touch of blue in the background... tyfs :)

  6. Great layers. I like the combination for the background of the first card.

  7. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love both cards showing very different color combinations

  9. Gorgeous cards!!!! I love all of the dimension you created!!!

  10. Love both cards; the 1st is so clean and fresh. The 2nd is dramatic.

  11. Great cards! I will have to remember that tip with the silver glitter paste on black card stock.

  12. Love your color palette! It's very artful. TFS

  13. Beautiful cards... Love the first card so much...

  14. Love the teal & white. So crisp and clean!

  15. The delicate turquoise card is my favorite.

  16. Beautiful cards! The first one is so stunning…
    Thanks for sharing.

  17. your cards are gorgeous!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. These are both beautiful! BUT, I absolutely LOVE that first one!! The color mixed with the sparkly silver is stunning and the background is a perfect backdrop to these beauties!

  19. Love your cards. The first has so much dimension it looks fantastic.

  20. I love the color scheme on both cards. They're beautiful!

  21. Beautiful cards! Love a floral on black!