Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Beautiful Day

 This month at Double D we are doing something a bit different
by adding an extra challenge featuring all ALTENEW products!

Our blog was asked to join in an Ultimate Blog Hop with 
and several other fabulous challenges, what an honor!

For one of my cards I chose to use the pretty 
Build A Flower Chrysanthemum and matching die.
This set is a layering flower stamp set, so easy to line up
using 4 different colors of inks for the flowers and three colors for the leaves.

My colors for the flower came from the Golden Sunset ink cubes
and the leaves from the Green Fields ink cubes.
These are perfect sets for layering flowers and leaves as
the inks run from light to dark.  The Green Fields inks have three different 
green inks and a permanent black ink.

The background for this card was an Altenew background stencil
Leaves and Berries.

The sentiment is from the Beautiful Day stamp set.
I added a few gems for sparkle!

For my second card I used the Altenew stamp and die set

 I started out with some Altenew paper for the background Sweet Moments paper pack.
I stamped the front flower using Red Sunset ink cubes and Golden Sunset cubes
for the flower center..
For the second flower I used Golden Sunset but this time didn't stamp
the centers as I knew I would be covering it up anyhow,
but I stamped the second flower layer with Versamark and an embossing powder and the third layer
again with Versmark then added a glitter embossing powder for some sparkle.
It really has a lot of shine IRL!
The leaves were stamped with Green Valley ink cubes.
The sentiment is part of the Sparkled stamp set.
Of course I had to add a few gems for more sparkle!

To see even more beautiful Altenew inspiration
head on over to the Double D blog and see what the Design Team has to
show you, join in with us and with the Altenew Ultimate challenge
as they have a great prize to be won!

Please keep in mind that our normal two challenges
(1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month)
 will also still be running as usual,
this hop is just an extra fun one for the month of August!

Blog Hop Order


AAA Card Challenge

Happy Little Stampers

Addicted to CAS

Perfectly CAS

Addicted to Stamps and More!

Seize the Birthday

Color Hues the Color Challenge

Time Out Challenge

Less is More Challenge

Double D Challenge Blog

The Sisterhood of Crafters

The Color Throwdown


$250 in total prizes! To celebrate this fantastic blog hop, Altenew is giving away $25 gift certificates to TEN lucky winners. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on September 5th, 2021.

Special Offer 

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY08A8 or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING08A8 at checkout on orders over $39 from 8/10/2021 at 12:01 am EDT to 8/11/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop here: https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. 

Entering the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge .... Use A Die


Darlene said...

WOW! These are both just amazing! Such beautiful coloring and design ... they really POP! Beautiful inspiration ... thanks!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Your two cards are stunning, Diane! Love the stenciled background on the first one and the lovely sparkle of the flowers in the second one. Very creative!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the stenciled background on the first. It's an honor for Double D to be invited.

Vicki said...

Really beautiful cards, Diane! Love the details on the flowers and such pretty colors!

Kathy Krug said...

Love your stenciled backgrounds, and your gorgeous blooms.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely gorgeous designs and adorable stamp and finished beautifully. xx

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely cards Diane! I do like the stenciling and those gems look beautiful! I hope you are staying well and enjoying summer with your ever extending family.. Not like summer here...boo hoo

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful stencil, beautiful Designer Paper. Fabulous flowers, love the embossed one! Such a pretty Post!

Barbara said...

I love how you popped up that flower on the first card and stenciled the background. Very unique technique. Your second card is amazing as well I love them both.

Judy Woodland said...

Love what you have done with those florals. Altenew has fabulous ones, and you have used them perfectly here. Gorgeous colors and I really like the shabby chic designs. GORGEOUS!!!!

Viv said...

Wow such gorgeous flowers and cards here! Thanks for sharing one with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx