Altenew Texture Adventure Stand-alone Dies Release - More Ideas

Hi Lovelies!

I am following up on my first blog hop post as a guest designer for Altenew with some more ideas for using dies from this release.

I have 3 more cards for you today featuring the Burlap Texture die, Stacked Diamonds Cover Die, Simple Nesting Flowers Layering Die Set and my new staple favorite, the Featured Sentiments Die Set!

The first card I made with the with the Burlap Texture Die, inspired me to use my Cistus Flower Stamp Set and Flowering Cistus Mask Stencil for some sweet, simple and subtle layering. (How many "S" words did I use there?)

Tip: I struggle with color palettes for my cards and rely on a variety to techniques to come up with something I like. Here, I used Altenew's amazing layering guide to choose my ink layering colors for Cistus flower and leaves. For a bright pop of yellow on the sentiment (Altenew's Label Love set), I decided to reuse the Warm Sunshine ink from the flower center.

In 2nd second card with the Burlap Texture Die, I used a similar layout but took things in a completely different direction! I grabbed my metallic ink shimmer sprays in Antique Silver and Antique Gold and used the Burlap Texture diecut as a stencil and made my card front silver.

I even liked the areas where I made mistakes with the spray and created splotches on the silver layer. I then sprayed that same diecut that I just used as a stencil with gold to get this gorgeous blend.

Then it was easy to layer it all up and add a black Mega You diecut and another bright yellow greeting, again from the Label Love set. Can you tell that I am a fan?

I wanted another bold graphic touch to coordinate with the black diecut but I did not have any black and white striped paper, so I created my own with a little help from the Featured Sentiments Die Set dies and some black cardstock. I cut two of the longest black strips into equal pieces and adhered them at consistent intervals to the right front edge of my card base to create the desired striped pattern! I know that it is not ground-breaking but I was quite impressed at how resourceful I was here! LOL

Unlike the previous card, card number 3 was planned from the very start when I got the product release images from Altenew. I immediately knew that I wanted to use the Stacked Diamonds Cover Die as a backdrop to a cluster of diecuts from the Simple Nesting Flowers Layering Die Set.

I also had been procrastinating about the Gradient Cardstock Set, but this was the perfect opportunity to get myself a set!

I chose the Summer Afternoon and Green Meadow Gradient Cardstock sets for this card and cut all the blossoms and leaves from the Simple Nesting Flowers Layering Die Set.

In this easy card, I layered some of the flowers against the Stacked Diamonds Cover diecut and let others stand on their own. I think these cute diecuts can work either way. If you want to kick it up a notch, I would recommend inking and then curling up the edges of the petals/leaves for some added dimension.

The card is finished by adding a kraft cardstock base and sweet sentiment embossed in white on a Featured Sentiments diecut.

I hope that you get to have as much fun with these dies as I did here. Goodbye for now Lovelies!

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