Monday, December 13, 2021

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Vintage Tapestry Release Blog Hop and Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hello and Welcome to my Blog. Today Altenew is releasing this stunning new kit. 

Vintage beauty in a classic style! Create gorgeous vintage print-inspired projects using this Vintage Tapestry kit! This kit contains a beautiful 3-dimensional embossing folder, a 6x8 layering stamp set, a 4-piece layering stencil set, and a matching die set to cut all the pieces from the stamp set and the layering stencil set.

You should have arrived at my blog from Pam Boedeker but you can always go back to the Altenew Card Blog if you wish to start the hop again. 

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 12/18/2021 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 12/20/2021.

I have created 2 cards for this release.

Card 1:

I started by using the stamp set to stamp out my images using Sweet Dreams Mini ink cube set and warm grey inks. I die cut the images using the coordinating dies in the kit, popped them up with dimensional foam tape and adhered the floral arrangement to my card panel. I matted the card using silver cardstock from my stash. The sentiment from the stamp set was stamped on the same silver cardstock, cut out and adhered with foam tape. Some small irridescent rhinestones from my stash finished the card nicely.

Here is a closer look at my background. It was created by ink blending colours from the Warm Grey Mini Ink Cube set I started in one corner and slowly worked my way down the panel, adding darker shades at one end to create an ombre effect. I then took teal caves and jet black ink and splattered it over the card panel. For a bit of shimmer, I added more splatters with sterling silver metallic paint from the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan set and left the panel to dry for about 30 minutes.

Card 2:

I used the embossing folder from the kit and embossed some watercolor cardstock. I then coloured the raised parts of the image with colours from the Metallic Watercolour 14 pan set

A sentiment from the stamp set and some pearl embellishments from my stash finished off the card. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your next hop is to the lovely Colleen Balija.

See you next time!

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Erum Tasneem

Teri Wilson

Nathalie DeSousa


Emily Midgett

Teresa Litchfield

Michelle Short

Danielle Dunlop

Tenia Nelson

Mindy Eggen

Virginia Lu

Fiona Duff

Jaycee Gaspar

Linda Parker

Jenny Colacicco

Terri Koszler

Rebecca Sogn

Laurie Willison

Maryam Perez

Reiko Tsuchida

Svitlana Shayevich

Nancy Souza

Roteja Galvan

Pam Boedeker 

Annemarie Caister

Colleen Balija



  1. Love your cards and thanks for the closeup of your background.

  2. I always look forward to your cards. They are so beautiful!

  3. Absoutelt the techniques especially the 2nd where the base looks like sheet metal.

  4. I just love the use of the metallic watercolor paints. So pretty!

  5. Both cards are awesome, but i especially love the second watercolored one.

  6. Love your splatters and the silver framing!

  7. I love the silver backgrounds and will have to try. Great cards.

  8. Great color for the layer. Nice background created.

  9. Absolutely stunning! Love your speckles!

  10. I love the warm grey backgrounds, the images really pop! Both cards are beautiful!

  11. Your cards are so pretty! Love this beautiful kit!

  12. The background on card 1 is so pretty.

  13. Lovely cards. The embossing really gives it a stand out effect. Thanks for sharing.

  14. You actually used the metallic watercolors! I bought these awhile ago and no one seems to use them. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  15. I don't know why it isn't posting my name. Vicki B
    You actually used the metallic watercolors! I bought these awhile ago and no one seems to use them. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  16. I am inspired to try using the metallic paints to create a background similar to your first card. That is so gorgeous!

  17. Beautiful embossing and painting. Love the vintage look with the metallic paints.

  18. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!