Large Celebratory Card with Pink Star Tulip! | Craft to the Future

by Emily

Welcome to Craft to the Future! In this new blog series, we bridge the past with the future, igniting creativity and innovation along the way! As we celebrate Altenew's remarkable 10th anniversary, we are thrilled to introduce this series of blog posts that promise to breathe new life into your beloved crafting supplies and share celebratory card inspiration with our newer products!

Large Celebratory Card with Pink Star Tulip!Hi friends! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I have a large-scale celebratory card to share using the new Pink Star Tulip dies from the April 2024 release!

These luscious dies feature the unique keyhole system that Altenew has developed, making these layering dies an absolute dream to assemble, and their large scale makes them excellent for those special celebratory cards, like an anniversary, wedding, bridal shower , or birthday card!

I have paired them with some other, wispy floral die-cuts to create this full and lush bouquet of flowers on an A7 card front, perfect for that extra special birthday card, so let's get started with the details!

Create a Quick and Large Celebratory Card with Tulips

To start my project, I first die cut all of the elements for the Pink Star Tulip die set using Pinkalicious and Rubellite solid cardstock. I blended the edges of the petals with their coordinating ink to create a bit of interest and dimension to these layered flowers, then assembled them using the keyholes for the large pieces and the color printed assembly guide included in the packaging!

The assembly was super easy and took much less time than ink blending the edges of the individual petals; these new keyhole dies are certainly user-friendly! I also die cut the foliage from the Pink Star Tulip set using Mountain Mist solid cardstock to create a fresh and springy pink-and-mint color combination.

Large Celebratory Card with Pink Star Tulip!

Arranging the floral bouquet

To help fill out my floral bouquet, I die cut some pale pink floral sprigs and wispy foliage pieces using delicate dies from the Itty Bitty Branches die set, cutting the flowers from Rose Quartz cardstock and the foliage from Mountain Mist solid cardstock.

To create some simple texture and interest behind my colorful large-scale bouquet, I die cut the Rattan Stripes Die once from some sage green cardstock in my stash, then layered it on a solid panel of the same shade of cardstock, creating some tone-on-tone texture. I think that stripes and florals are a perfect combination!

I trimmed down my striped panel to 3.75″ x 5.5″, then mounted it on an A7 panel of the same sage green cardstock using liquid adhesive, orienting it to the lower left hand side of my card front. I arranged my floral bouquet on the striped panel, popping up the large tulip flowers with foam adhesive and tucking the filler flowers and foliage around this main focal point.

Tip: I made sure that the large flowers were the darkest and most vivid colors on my card front so that they would truly stand out!

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Create a gold foiled sentiment for your celebratory card!

For the greeting, I used a hot foiled sentiment from Versatile Greetings 2, which I had hot foiled using Brushed Gold Satin hot foil onto white cardstock. I used some residual Mountain Mist ink left on a blending brush to add a touch of minty green color to the foiled greeting; the hot foil resists the ink in the same manner as heat embossed images! I popped the sentiment die-cuts up with a double layer of foam adhesive, then added a few shimmering pink gems for extra sparkle.

What do you think about this large celebratory card? Have you tried creating A7 cards? Comment below!

Well, that's all for my celebratory card project today! I hope that you are enjoying the exciting 10th anniversary festivities. We love having a great reason to celebrate this wonderfully creative company! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!


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Tara C Prince April 18, 2024 - 2:02 PM

so very pretty

Keesha Soldevilla April 20, 2024 - 4:06 AM

Aw, thanks so much! That makes our day!


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