Hello, Altenew friends! It's Virginia here. I am excited to share some creative projects with Garden Reverie Ensemble. This ensemble includes Chestnut Tree Layering Die, Bird Bath Layering Die Set, Watercolor Roses, and Rolling Hills 3D Embossing Folder.
Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from each month's collection or a fan favorite from past collections!
Keep on reading for more creative tips and project ideas using this new curated ensemble!
Garden Reverie Ensemble
Altenew's Garden Reverie Ensemble is inspired by the explosively joyful colors of a spring garden. It includes unique tree dies, bird bath dies, rose stencil and dies, and even some hills!
First up, I like to highlight Bird Bath Layering Die. This die comes with a bird bath and 3 cute birds. It really is a great addition to your floral-themed garden. It is also easy to align since each piece has 3-4 layers. Do you know that you can also change up the bird bath and turn it into a flower planter?
Change up the die-cut image and make it your own!
With the little “surgery,” I trimmed off the top portion of the bird bath and turned it into a planter! Imagine how you can use the Bird Bath Die for your creative garden arrangement! The Hanging Flowers Layering Die Set has the right proportion and design with the “planter.” It's a match!
Use design paper (such as Exuberant 6×6 Paper Pack) with the dies for instant colors, creative patterns, and texture.
To add a touch of whimsy to the background, I ink-blended (Parrot, Lagoon, and Green Opal) with Leaf Bed Stencil. The sentiment from Sunrise In the Park completes this fun and thoughtful design.
For the finishing touches, I used Glitter Cardstock and Enamel Dots. BTW, can you spot the little birdie (from Bird Bath Layering Die)?
My next card from this ensemble is all about Rolling Hills 3D Embossing Folder.
This embossing folder is so versatile that you can use it for a background or create a scene like this card.
To stretch the use of embossing folders, try the masking technique!
For the hills, I started out with dry-embossing with Masking Paper. I then cut out each strip of “hills” with the masking paper. I then applied various inks to the “sky,” “hills” and “ground.”
As for the houses on the hills, I highlighted with the smallest Detailed Blending Brushes in the darkest green. Since we are on the hills, we must hear echoes… Therefore, the “hello” die sentiment from Watercolor Roses says it loud and clear. Here is my favorite card that I created with Garden Reverie Ensemble (Watercolor Roses and Luxurious Motifs 3D Embossing Folder, “hello” die with Brushed Copper Metallic Cardstock ).
When you see this Bird Bath (Bird Bath Layering Die and Exuberant Paper Pack) design, you can't help feeling like you are in a garden, right?
I hope this post prompts you to create some fun and uplifting garden-themed projects. I appreciate that you stopped by today.
1 Product, Multiple Ways!
Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring the new dies, stamps, stencils, and embossing folder in this ensemble.
Needless to say, you can recreate Erin's breathtaking card above with just 2 die sets and some paper! The Chestnut Tree Layering Die Set + Wrought Iron Gate Die Set are definitely a match made in crafty heaven!
Speaking of perfect crafty combinations – check out how Svitlana combined the Chestnut Tree Layering Die Set with a vibrant and colorful background created using the Rolling Hills 3D Embossing Folder.
Sparkly, shiny, and stunning! Erum's Watercolor Roses card is a must-try! Don't you just love those dark and shiny leaves?
Some ink-blended panels, lots of die-cutting, and voila! We love how Mindy changed up the look of her 2 cards by using different colors for the backgrounds and the Wrought Iron Gate dies. Pretty cool, huh?
What do you think about the new Garden Reverie Ensemble? Which project/s caught your eye? Comment below! Thank you for stopping by!
OMG! These are all so awesome! I don’t have a favorite because I love them all so much. I have to start working on making my own!
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Loving that bird bath..so unique!
These are all so beautiful! And I agree- the bird bath is unique! I have nothing like it but would very much like to have it!