Hello, friends! I’m back today with a project featuring another amazing Altenew release.
This month’s build-a-flower set features a beautiful carnation. The meaning of carnation includes fascination, distinction, and love, and its use in art and decor dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. With their ruffled appearance and classic beauty, these flowers possess a charm and allure that continues to captivate people around the globe. Alongside the multi-step carnation, we have included two-step leaves, berries, and a cluster of tiny flowers that can be used as filler images for your flower arrangements! The set also includes three kindness sentiments that are great for any occasion.
I have decided to make a set of bookmarks with it. I thought it would be a sweet little gift for the book lovers in my life 😉
Both bookmarks measure 3.5”x8”. I wanted them to be big to showcase the carnation in all its beauty.
For the first one, I stamped flowers and leaves with Altenew Crisp Inks in pink and green shades on 80-lbs white card stock, and cut them with the coordinating dies. To make the bookmark, I layered a couple of patterned papers from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection and some card stock, which served as a base for the top layer. I also created a background for my carnation by stamping the smaller flowers included in the set repeatedly with Lava Rock
Crisp Ink. To achieve more dimension, I adhered it down with foam adhesive.
The second bookmark doesn’t have any dimensional elements on it. I love its simple and clean look. I went with a tone-on-tone technique here, using different shades of coral to create all the layers. No leaves. Just the gorgeous carnation.
I finished both bookmarks with coordinating ribbon.
There are some prizes up for grabs to celebrate this release. Leave a comment on the Altenew Card or/and Scrapbook blogs for a chance to win one of four $30 gift certificates. Winners will be announced on December 20th. (Two winners chosen from the card blog post, two winners chosen from the scrapbook blog post.)
Have a wonderful day!