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

by Jaycee Gaspar
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Hi there, Altenew friends. It's Jaycee, and I'm so excited to share the newest addition to the Craft Your Life Project Kit Subscription. This NEW go-to project kit is called Vintage Tapestry and I can't wait to share how this project kit pairs with other beautiful items in your Altenew crafty stash.

As with every Altenew release, there are tons of inspiration from our crafty friends and an opportunity to win an Altenew Gift Card to the online shop! Let's get on to the projects I made using this Craft Your Life Project Kit: Vintage Tapestry!

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Vintage Tapestry

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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 6×8 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.

Perfect Pairings with Jaycee | Video Tutorial

Did you know Perfect Pairings with Jaycee airs every second and fourth Sunday of the month? Fortunately, my video coincided with the release of the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Vintage Tapestry. In my tutorial, I share three card-making techniques to make your bold blooms stand out from your dark cardstock backgrounds.

Bohemian Floral Tapestry

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For my first card, I started with a cream-colored background. Dye inks still show through light-colored cardstocks but now I have the added benefit of a warmer tone to my flowers. I matched my floral die-cuts to my background for a seamless appearance.

“Almond Blossoms” Inspired Floral Card

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This card background with a medium hue was inspired by Van Gogh's “Almond Blossoms.” I used an embossed resist technique to ensure my white flowers do not get lost in the white space around the die-cut. I did the same technique for the leaves so my flowers take center stage on my card.

Dark and Moody Flower Bouquet Card

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Finally, I meticulously colored in the outline of the space between the stamped images and the die-cut edge. An alternative to this (if you have the patience) is to fussy cut all the floral elements. This way, white flowers stand out and have clear edges on a black background. I prefer this method over fussy cutting for complicated shapes like thin stems and branches.

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Giveaway Details

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$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.

Blog Hop List

Altenew Card Blog

Erum Tasneem

Teri Wilson

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

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

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sweetknits December 18, 2021 - 00:19

The embossing folder in this kit is amazing. I love how you can use it in direction and it will still draw your eye around the card. Sometimes creating movement on a card is tricky, but not with this embossing folder. I will be using it a lot with all my floral images. We need more folders with stencils in this movement style please!

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Maggie Henry December 18, 2021 - 00:35

Love the drama of your Dark and Moody card.

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