Thursday, May 12, 2022

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

Hello, crafty friends!
I'm ecstatic to be joining Altenew for the Florescence Release Blog Hop today showcasing the next installment in their monthly Craft Your Life Project Kit. If you are finding these kits irresistible month after month, you can always subscribe to ensure that you get first dibs on them when they’re released and, bonus, you get them at a discount with your subscription. Check out the details HERE.

If you arrived here from Daniel Diaz'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.

Enjoy floral florescence with stunning flowering blooms with the Florescence Stamp Set. Stamp the two elaborate clusters of poppies, chrysanthemums, and daisies to bring floral beauty to your projects. They are perfect to fill card backgrounds or frame your scrapbook layouts. You can color the floral intricacies with watercolor or brush markers for a vibrant touch. Finally, stamp any of the uplifting sentiments or quotes to brighten a loved one's day. 

I created two cards for today's hop using the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Florescence, so let's dive deep into it! 

For my first card, I began by stamping one of the floral corners from the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Florescence Stamp Set onto a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock using Obsidian Pigment Ink. I then used the coordinating layering stencils, included in the kit, and used Rouge, Coral Bliss, Vineyard Berry, Autumn Blaze, Orange Cream, and Sunkissed inks for the flowers, Parrot and Bamboo inks for the foliage. I die cut the floral spray with the coordinating die. The Simple Coloring Stencil included in this kit makes it super easy to color this fun image! 

Next, I die cut Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and White Foam using the Watercolor Stripes Cover Die and adhered the layers together using  Craft Glue for dimension. Next, I trimmed a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4.25" X 5.25", wet my watercolor panel, and used Lagoon and Mountain Mist Paints to create a soft, watercolored background. I let the panel dry and then splattered the card front with Enchanted Gold and Aquamarine paints from the Metallic Watercolor Set for a fun, artsy look. I also used the Jet Black Ink Spray to add some more splatters on the background.

Next, I stamped my sentiment from the the Florescence Stamp Set onto the die-cut panel using Obsidian Pigment Ink. Once that was done, 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. I added a few Antique Gold - Sequins to help add some sparkle to the card front.

My second card features the Florescence Embossing Folder and the Hello and Hugs Die Set.

For the second card, I used the super-detailed 3D Embossing Folder included in the Craft Your Life Project Kit:Florescence with some White Cardstock. I ran the embossing folder with the White Cardstock panel through my die-cutting machine to create the raised image. You could very easily leave it like this, but I pulled out my Watercolor 36 Pan Set and did some loose watercoloring to highlight the absolutely stunning detail in the Embossing Folder. I did do some subtle washes of color on the background in coordinating colors. I think the effect is quite dream-like and ethereal. Once it had dried completely (you can use a heat gun if you're in a rush), I splattered the card front with Enchanted Gold, Aquamarine, Prasiolite paints from the Metallic Watercolor Set to add some extra metallic shine. I also used the Jet Black Ink Spray to add some more splatters on the background.

Next, I die-cut Citrine Cardstock and White Foam using the Circled Greetings: Hugs Die. I cut around the outer edge to use the positive image as an accent on my project and adhered the pieces together with Craft Glue. Then, I stamped my sentiment onto a strip of White Cardstock using Obsidian Ink and affixed it to my panel using foam adhesive

Next, I added a die-cut frame to the centre of the panel cut using the Fine Frames Rectangles dies and some White Cardstock. I coloured the frame in the same colors as the card background and adhered it to the panel using foam adhesive. Then, to complete, I adhered down the panel to a top-folding A2-size white card base using tape runner. I finished the design with some sparkling Antique Gold - Sequins around the sentiment 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 $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/18/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/20/2022.

Blog Hop Order:
Next Stop on this Blog Hop is, Natasha Davies'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:

Natasha Davies

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. Love both, one bold and bright, the other soft and subtle

  2. Both of your cards are just gorgeous

  3. I LOVE your backgrounds sequins and colors!

  4. The first one is pretty. The second is spectacular. The coloring looks soooo pretty

  5. The background made your card stand out! Nice job!

  6. I love the first one and how you used a striped background.

  7. Love both of your cards! I especially love the framed card with the soft watercolor! Beautiful!

  8. This is amazing with those stripes.

  9. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards! I especially like the second one.

  10. Wow! I love the stripes and light teal in the first card and the gold touches in the second one. Both are beautiful! TFS — Bridget N (

  11. I love your yummy colors! The flowers on the background die is beautiful!

  12. Love this release. Beautiful cards. love the soft colors of the last card. Thanks for sharing.