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

Welcome to Altenew’s Craft Your life blog hop. I so glad to be a part of the hop today. I had loads of fun creating 4 cards for your inspiration. If you’re following along on the hop you’ve come from the lovely Nandini Karmarkar. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop go here to Altenew. If you leave a comment on the designers blogs your name will be entered to win prizes.

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.

In the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Florescence you get a stamp set, coloring stencils, die cuts, and a 3d embossing folder. There is also a Craft-Your-Life Monthly Subscription Plan (14% off)

The first card I’m sharing with you today is a Mother’s Day card. I week late but I can always give it to her next year. I love the colors I used.

I white heat embossed the one of the large stamps in the corner of heavy weight vellum using Altenew’s White Embossing Powder. Next, I used their crisp dye ink from the Shades of Purple and Enchanted Garden sets to color the flowers. I colored on the back of the vellum using the Coloring Stencil, but I had to flip the stencil over. I used the greens from the Spring Bouquet to color the leaves. Next, I die cut Hugs using Hello and Hugs die set from white cardstock. I colored the shadow die with ink from Shades of Purple to match the flowers. Finally, I colored another piece of white cardstock with the same ink color and heat embossed Happy Mother’s Day from the Extra Special stamp set in white and cut it out to put above Hugs. To finish the card I created a small fold at the top of the vellum panel and folded it over a piece of white cardstock. I glued the vellum to the white cardstock on the fold. That way the glue wouldn’t show and it allowed the vellum to “float” above the white cardstock. I then glued the white panel with vellum onto a piece of lime green cardstock.

For my next card I used a piece of craft paper and white heat embossed one of the large flowers in the corner to make a landscape orientated card. (I guess I like using white embossing power)

Next, I used colored chalk pencils to gently color the flowers and leaves. To create some depth I used graphite and a smudge tool to shade along the top edge of the flowers. Finally, I white heat embossed the sentiment using the Hello and Hugs stamp set and mounted it on a white card base. Not as much work as the first card, but I still like it.

For my next card I used the new Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush layering die set as well as Craft-Your-Life Project: Florescence.

This one might be my favorite. First I used the 3d embossing folder from Florescence to emboss diagonally on a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of card stock. Then I created the butterfly bush flower using shades of blues for the flower and orange for the centers. I colored the butterfly with the Warm & Cozy set of Artist Markers. I really love the embossed image in the back.

My last one with the simplest to make, but still very beautiful, I think.

Using dark blue cardstock I embossed the flower image in the center then used a white pigment ink to carefully and gently swipe over the raised image. I embossed the sentiment using silver embossing powder (oh, no. Not white?) I used Altenew’s Antique Silver Ink Spray to add a few splatters, just to finish it off. Finally, I mounted it on a white card base.

Which card was your favorite. Do you have any suggestions for me? I’d love to know.

Please continue on the hop for other fantastic projects and inspiration.

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Virginia Lu

Cheryl Espie

Nathalie DeSousa

Nenette S. Madero

Terri Koszler

Angela Brennan

Jaycee Gaspar

Colleen Balija

Tenia Nelson


Maryam Perez

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post. 

Nandini Karmarkar

Laurie Patterson <— You are here

Amy Hill <— Next Stop

Bridget Casey

Linda Westfall

Eva Bussom

SathyaKala Sankaran

Ann Taylor

Rosie Neustaedter

Sande Woodson

Susan Stagno

Daniel Diaz

Hussena Calcuttawala


  1. Jeanne Rice

    May 18, 2022 at 11:07 am

    I love all 3 cards. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Barb McCarthy

    May 17, 2022 at 12:40 am

    I love all you cards. The white embossing is lovely but using the embossing folder on the blue with white pigment ink is gorgeous!

  3. Bridget N

    May 16, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    What beautiful cards! I appreciate that you showed such different looks using the same kit. TFS 🙂

  4. Sandra Baggarly

    May 15, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! I especially like the Kraft card.

  5. Lori J Servies

    May 15, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    Love the purples for a Mother’s Day card!

  6. Gillian Smith

    May 15, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Beautiful cards, such lovely varied ideas and use of colours.

  7. Nai

    May 14, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    These are gorgeous! I’m loving the colors!

  8. Bonnie Inks

    May 14, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Love them all. Very inspiring. thanks Bonnie

  9. Pat

    May 14, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Beautiful cards!

  10. LaQuieta Gibson

    May 14, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    These are all out of this world lovely! From the velum to the chalk pencils to the embossed inked and the pretty butterfly too! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Angela Hall

    May 13, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    They are all very beautiful

  12. Sharon Gullikson

    May 13, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    These are so pretty. I love the kraft background most.

  13. Donna L Walls

    May 13, 2022 at 10:02 am

    Absolutely love the color palettes! TFS your inspiration.

  14. Meghan Kennihan

    May 12, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    OOOOO I LOVE the colors and embossing!

  15. Cathy Derouche

    May 12, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    great selection of cards,I especially love your first one

  16. Patricia A Wood

    May 12, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Lovely soft colors

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