Good morning! I'm excited to be part of the Altenew Exotic Garden blog hop today (details below).
My cards both use the Mega Succulent 3D embossing folder, with a sentiment from the Tropical Jungle stamp set.
I used watercolour cardstock for the first one, and then blended various colours of inks over top. The detail in this folder is stunning, and I found it easy to create highlights and shadows with my small blending tools.
For the second one, I put gray ink onto the embossing folder itself before running it through my die cutting machine. I love the stone-like look of this, emphasizing every tiny detail of this gorgeous succulent.
$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 05/10/2021 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 05/12/2021.
I love the coloring for the embossed image. Great look also in the gray.ReplyDelete
The layers look really cool. I like the simplicity of the card, too.ReplyDelete
Fabulous cards Ardyth! I love the Mega Succulent stamp set so much I have to have the embossing folder too! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards. Love the two, completely different looks.ReplyDelete
The stone look of the succulent in grey is pretty. I want to touch and feel it's texture.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card, love your style and techniques. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
I need that embossing folder!ReplyDelete
So stunning!!! I love your creativityReplyDelete
How creative! Love these designs!ReplyDelete
I love the subtle and realistic colors on that first succulent card!ReplyDelete
Both are wonderful!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful release. It is always so exciting to see!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous!! I love how you inked up the first one!!ReplyDelete
How fun you get to join in this hop. Fabulous show casing 😀ReplyDelete
I love both cards, so pretty. You really made the succulent pop and stand out. Great job!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous...I love your colouring of the first one; beautifully crafted!ReplyDelete
What a stunning design, and your inspirations are greatly appreciated. I'm in LOVE with the Altenew new release.ReplyDelete
I LOVE this embossing folder and your card. This will be my first purchase this release!ReplyDelete
What a sweet succulent card! Your color blending is so beautiful 🤩ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Love these wonderful 3D embossing folders!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)ReplyDelete
Wow! I love both cards! The colors on the first one are amazing!ReplyDelete
Your cards look beautiful.ReplyDelete
I've never had success with inking my embossing folders. The ink doesn't transfer well.
Love, love, love! I love succulents & your cards are wonderful!ReplyDelete
It's amazing what you did with this embossing folder!ReplyDelete
Beautiful first card with realistic colors. I love it!. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Great ideas using the embossing folder, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Beautiful job with the embossing folder techniques.ReplyDelete
Such pretty detail with this embossing folder! Awesome cards!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card. Your coloring is amazing.ReplyDelete
I love how you've used this embossing folder... Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
You can put ink IN the embossing folder? OMG. Who knew? Thank you.ReplyDelete
Simply gorgeous! Another wonderful release!ReplyDelete