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Bold colours for a modern retro feel (Altenew Eclectic Vibes Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway)

I have recently started swatching a lot of different mediums in my craft room, including cardstock. I never use to create swatches, thinking it was a waste of time, but I have found them very useful. Whilst swatching cardstock, I found these three colours paired well together. I stumbled on these colours together as I only have 3 colours of cards from Heros Arts and this was how these colours came together. Creating the swatches helped me discover the bold colours created a modern but retro feel, perfect for the Altenew Electic Vibes release

You should have arrived here from the fantastic Michelle Short. You can always start at the beginning of the hop over at the Altenew Card Blog here.

Make sure you check out the end of the post for more details on the hop, along with your next stop!

Available to buy: Monday, July 5th, 2021 at 9:00 am EDT 

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Bold colours for modern retro cards

Bold colours for modern retro cards: pairing with stamped flowers

I created three cards with the same background base. To do this, trim down 3  card panels to a2 size – the colours used are Mustard, Azalea, and Nautical Heroe Hues cardstock. Each panel was cut into 3 on a diagonal at the same points so I could interchange the panels and create 3 background panels by adhering them down onto a white card base. 

For this card, I added stamped flowers using the new Altenew Watercolour Extravaganza Stamp set. The flowers were stamped in blues and yellows to match the background: Cove Blue, Juniper Mist, Chiffon, Shea Butter, Over Coffee, and Icing on the cake.  The leaves were stamped in Pucker Up as an accent colour. 

After using the coordinating dies, the flowers were foam mounted in a cluster onto one of the card panels. For the sentiment, ‘Miss you’ from the All about you word die set was cut out of card and adhered together with the 2 in 1 glue pen

The sentiment was added to the front a few white Nuvo drops were added to embellish the card. 

Bold colours for modern retro cards: vintage stamps

This card uses a stamp to help with the vintage retro style. The roller skate from the Vintage vibes stamp set was stamped in the same inks from the first card and the cut-out with the coordinating die

For a simple background, add a few white splatters to the background before adding the roller skate to the front.  A sentiment from the stamp set was stamped and embossed in white before fussy cutting out. 

To finish the card off, embellish the card with a few mat white sequins. 

Bold colours for mdoern retro cards: tone on tone with embossing

This card was the quickest and easiest card to make out of the three. Dry emboss the card panel with the new Pressed Flowers 3D embossing powder. Next, adhere this to a card panel. 

For the sentiment, die-cut ‘Happy Birthday’ die from the Just A Number stamp and die set. Again, layer this was the 2-in-1 glue pen ad add to the front of the panel. 

Again finish this card off with white Nuvo drops. 

Bonous card!

This card is very different from the previous 3. This is a much more muted card but still looks beautiful.  For the card, stamp the flowers from the Gardenia Duo stamp set. To create a one-layered card, use the coordinating mask stencils to cover the stamp images when stamping a flower that overlaps. 

In addition, use the masks to help stamp the leaves. To colour the stamps in, use a blending tool to colour the florals and leaves in. The colour used was: Green Tea, Eucalyptus, Rouge and Rose Petals. Remember to cover a flower up with the mask when colour flowers overlap. 

Add a soft blend of Tranquil blue to the background by using the mask stencils to cover up the flowers before adding the ink. To add a little detail to the design, add a dashed border to one corner using the Altenew Fine Liner Pens

Add a stamped sentiment from the stamp set and finish by adding some enamel dots from the Cherry Blossom Enamel dots

Bold colours for modern retro cards

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GIVEAWAY PRIZES & next stop

$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 07/11/2021 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 07/13/2021.

>>>>> Your next stop on the hop is Emily Midgett <<<<<<

FOR MORE INSPIRATION FOLLOW ALONG THE Altenew Eclectic Vibes blog hop AND COMMENT ALONG THE WAY FOR YOU CHANCE TO WIN!

p.s. I’m speaking at the CardMaker Success Summit on 17th July featuring two fabulous stenciled cards. You’re invited! Get all the details and grab your free ticket HERE!

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Bold colours for modern retro cards

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Eclectic Vibes Full Release Bundle - Altenew
Eclectic Vibes Full Release Bundle – Altenew
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Gardenia Duo Stamp Set - Altenew
Gardenia Duo Stamp Set – Altenew
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Just a Number Stamp Set - Altenew
Just a Number Stamp Set – Altenew
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Vintage Vibes Stamp Set - Altenew
Vintage Vibes Stamp Set – Altenew
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Watercolor Extravaganza Stamp Set - Altenew
Watercolor Extravaganza Stamp Set – Altenew
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Gardenia Duo Die Set - Altenew
Gardenia Duo Die Set – Altenew
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Gardenia Duo Stamp & Die Bundle - Altenew
Gardenia Duo Stamp & Die Bundle – Altenew
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Watercolor Extravaganza Die Set
Watercolor Extravaganza Die Set
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Watercolor Extravaganza Stamp & Die Bundle
Watercolor Extravaganza Stamp & Die Bundle
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Vintage Vibes Die Set - Altenew
Vintage Vibes Die Set – Altenew
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Vintage Vibes Stamp & Die Bundle - Altenew
Vintage Vibes Stamp & Die Bundle – Altenew
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Just a Number Die Set - Altenew
Just a Number Die Set – Altenew
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Just a Number Stamp & Die Bundle - Altenew
Just a Number Stamp & Die Bundle – Altenew
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Eclectic Vibes Coordinating Stamp & Die & Stencil Release Bundle - Altenew
Eclectic Vibes Coordinating Stamp & Die & Stencil Release Bundle – Altenew
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Gardenia Duo Mask Stencil - Altenew
Gardenia Duo Mask Stencil – Altenew
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Gardenia Duo Stamp & Die & Mask Stencil Bundle - Altenew
Gardenia Duo Stamp & Die & Mask Stencil Bundle – Altenew
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Vintage Vibes Simple Coloring Stencil - Altenew
Vintage Vibes Simple Coloring Stencil – Altenew
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Vintage Vibes Stamp & Die & Coloring Stencil Bundle - Altenew
Vintage Vibes Stamp & Die & Coloring Stencil Bundle – Altenew
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Altenew Fine Liner Pen Set - Altenew
Altenew Fine Liner Pen Set – Altenew
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Permanent Black - Altenew Crisp Ink
Permanent Black – Altenew Crisp Ink
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Tranquil Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Tranquil Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Tranquil Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Tranquil Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Tranquil Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Tranquil Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Eucalyptus ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Eucalyptus ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Eucalyptus reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Eucalyptus reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Eucalyptus Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Eucalyptus Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Green Tea Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Green Tea Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Green Tea reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Green Tea reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Green Tea Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Green Tea Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rouge Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rouge Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rouge Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rouge Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rouge Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rouge Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rose Petals Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rose Petals Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rose Petals Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rose Petals Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Rose Peteals ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Rose Peteals ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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White Gloss Crystal Nuvo Drops - Tonic Studios
White Gloss Crystal Nuvo Drops – Tonic Studios
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Black Cardstock - Concord & 9th
Black Cardstock – Concord & 9th
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Wild Wisteria Heavyweight Cardstock - Gina K Design
Wild Wisteria Heavyweight Cardstock – Gina K Design
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Azalea Hero Hues Cardstock - Hero Arts
Azalea Hero Hues Cardstock – Hero Arts
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Mustard Hero Hues Cardstock - Hero Arts
Mustard Hero Hues Cardstock – Hero Arts
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Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock - Hero Arts
Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock – Hero Arts
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Double-sided adhesive sheets - Altenew
Double-sided adhesive sheets – Altenew
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2-in-1 Glue Pen - Altenew
2-in-1 Glue Pen – Altenew
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Instant Dimension foam Tape - Altenew
Instant Dimension foam Tape – Altenew
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Crafter's Essential Bone Folder - Altenew
Crafter’s Essential Bone Folder – Altenew
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my Guest Design work for Altenew  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Altenew to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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