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Altenew Educator “For the Love of Flowers” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Two very different floral cards is happening today Yep!  Before I get on to my projects, I wanted to welcome you to the FOR THE LOVE OF FLOWERS BLOG HOP! I hope you have arrived from Vicki Finger!!  Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! More on that in a bit! Also, for the next 24 hours, you can save 15% on ALL stamp & Die bundles by clicking HERE!

Here is a look at the first card I made using the Wallpaper Art stamp set and coordinating dies. 

Let’s start with the colorful florals against that black background. Nom Nom!!! I am using the brand new artist Altenew Watercolors. I love the color variety in this 24 pan set. I colored the large florals, die cut them and the foliage that I heat embossed in black and adhered it to a card base.


And look closely. I added some score lines to the black card base for a little extra extra.


Next up, I created a card using the Peaceful Reverie stamp set and coordinating die. I added a wash of watercolor to the background and then adhered the florals with some foam dimension!

I like the dots layer….

Next up on the hop is Teri Stokes!!

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  1. Marcia L Rollins says:

    The background color wash really make the focal piece standout. Lovely.

  2. I just love your backgrounds – they are so dramatic. I really love the water spots on the brown! Gorgeous.

  3. 743linda says:

    Beautiful cards, as always!!! Especially love the one on the black background! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love a black background!

  5. Sue D says:

    Pretty flowers against the dark background on the first and I like the watercolor background on the second.

  6. Carol McCready says:

    Your cards are beautiful. I love those colors on that black background!!!

  7. Patricia Smith says:

    Love how the colors pop on the black.

  8. love the reviere one

  9. YAY!! So happy to see you here, Laurel! All the black in your cards really speaks to me. LOVE IT! Gorgeous watercoloring. The watercolor wash background almost looks metallic. Love!

  10. Carla Hundley says:

    So pretty. Love
    the dot layers
    as well.
    Carla from Utah

  11. oh Laurel your first card is totally amazing, it’s so striking and one of my favorite Altenew floral sets.

  12. Nancy McClelland says:

    As much as I love black, my favorite card is the second one. I need to play more with that stamp set. Thanks for the inspirations

  13. Love the scored lines on the background!

  14. Such stunning cards and backgrounds!!❤️

  15. Catherine L says:

    Great cards – I love the watercolor background on the second card.

  16. Tara Prince says:

    Gorgeous flowers!

  17. Michele Clay says:

    Love your style and choice of colors on both of these, Laurel!

  18. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Your thank you card is really pretty. I LOVE the background…

  19. Liz O. says:

    Congrats on completing the AEC program Laurel, you are a very talented educator. Thank you for the amazing inspiration!

  20. Jade says:

    Pretty florals with great backgrounds! I enjoyed the color combinations.

  21. Always love your Work Laurel , you are a true Inspiration. Regards Neha

  22. Beautiful cards with awesome backgrounds! 🙂

  23. Marisela Delgado says:

    What awesome cards, Laurel.

  24. These are beautiful! And the second one is so unusual! Great colors choices.

  25. beccab33324 says:

    I’m always a fan of pretty colors against black; so striking! But your 2nd card is really interesting! I love it!

  26. Nice cards Laurel. Thank you for sharing them!

  27. Sandy says:

    I love how the bright flowers pop against the black background!

  28. Inkin' Chickie says:

    I like the big flowers on the bold backgrounds.

  29. Heather Mills says:

    Two beautiful cards, but I have to say the one with the black background is my favorite! So bold and fabulous!

  30. Nelya says:

    The black is striking! And that dot layer is so interesting!

  31. dorothyayotte says:

    Those flowers are so fun and artsy. It’s a joy to meet you and look forward to seeing more of your artwork.

  32. dawnnz says:

    two stunning cards. I just love the first one…that set is my favourite one at the moment.

  33. Wow! I love the dramatic contrast in your cards. Love them!

  34. Both cards are beautiful, Laurel. I especially love the second card.

  35. pamboe says:

    Your second flower especially intrigues me. I love the copper-like color. Popping those flowers up made all the difference!

  36. Jan Ruiz says:

    Love the backgrounds. They really show off the flowers.

  37. Your second card is so different! It really caught my attention. Both cards are beautiful!!

  38. Cindy C. says:

    Thanks for sharing these fabulous creations!

  39. I always love cards done on a black background!

  40. I love both! But the colors just pop from that black background GORGEOUS

  41. Great and beautiful cards. Love the background on the second card; and I’m in full agreement on the dot layer. It definitely adds a striking element to the beautiful flower ♥

  42. mjmarmo says:

    Simply gorgeous!

  43. I love the Wall paper art set. It’s one of my favorites. You’ve done a beautiful job with it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that other set. The dots sure give it an interesting look. I love that background. Both cards are wonderful.

  44. Christine A says:

    Great bold cards! The second one is my favourite- I like the intriguing background with the large dots that complement the small dots in the flowers.

  45. Debbie Daniels says:

    Beaufitul Cards! I love the Thank You card-the background, the colors, the flowers….

  46. Whoa! That texture is amazing. Your style is unique and bold and beautiful. I love those dotted florals.

  47. Bri Kay says:

    i love these cards!

  48. Cyndi Morris says:

    Beautiful cards. The gorgeous colors on the black are so striking and the background on the second card is gorgeous.

  49. Erum Tasneem says:

    I know I will find something cool and artsy when I come here! THIS IS AWESOME!! I love it!!
    Thank you for being part of this hop!

  50. Betty says:

    your cards are always so striking and different – love them both!

  51. Iza Malek says:

    Wonderful cards. I’m impressed how black background fit perfect with these flowers. Amazing work ! Thank you for sharing

  52. Shari Lindsay says:

    Oh my gosh I love that beautiful brown background w the flowers. You make beautiful cards.

  53. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! Awesome cards! I love the background on your second card and the dimension of your flowers!

  54. Love the dotted flowers with the deep red behind it!

  55. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the second card. Something about it just speaks to me visually. Thanks for sharing.

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