Hey everyone. Altenew – August 2020 Summer Nights Release is here. I’m happy to be hopping as a guest designer today. All products are live and ready for your carts.
My card today is featuring the new Beauty Within from the August 2020 Summer Nights release. This stamp set is absolutely gorgeous! I paired it with the newly released With Deepest Sympathy stamp set. For my medium I choose to watercolor the image with Altenew inks and my Karin brush markers.
The background for the card was created using the Doodled Dots Cover plate. I kept my palette all white which allowed the florals to be the main focus. Here are some close up shots of the card. For some added depth, I sponged on some buttercup ink onto the background to add a highlight behind the flowers.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 8/17/2020 for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/20/2020.
Blog hop order is listed below.
Thanks for stopping by today and good luck in the drawing. See you back here soon.
Queen Mary says
Beautiful colors! I don’t use yellow very often and I should, thank you for the inspiration.
Anny Hale says
Love the dotted background and the yellow and how you did the flowers, so pretty!
Samantha Houp says
So pretty! The dotted background is perfect! Love your card!
Cheri Mrkva says
I love the background and the card is fabulous love that you used yellow!
Your background with the soft shading is a perfect foil for the flowers.
Gail Scott says
What a stunning sympathy card – love the colors and that circle background as well – nice layout and beautiful work TFS
April W. says
Your card is lovely and I love the dotted background.
Retta Lutte says
What a lovely card! So soft! I love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing!
Christina M Dauven says
Love the beautiful yellow floral design
Andre M. says
Your card is gorgeous, really impressed with the markers you’ve used.
What a fabulous blog hop. I love your bright yellow flower.
Kim M Jacobs says
Really beautiful. Love the background really makes the flower pop! TFS
BECCA YAHRLING says
Lovely colors and a pretty design.
Margariat Navarro-Rivera says
What a beautiful card! I really like the softness of the yellow flowers!
April S. says
Love the card!
Michele W says
I’ve never been a big fan of this cover plate. I don’t hate it but I don’t love it either. That said, I really like the look of it as a background for your pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing!
Mary Key says
Gorgeous card! I am loving these stamps.
Rema DeLeeuw says
Zlatka K says
What a pretty card! I like the background die with the dots. Fantastic look!
Meghan Kennihan says
I love these flowers in YELLOW! Just beautiful!
Wanda S Radler says
This is a beautiful card. I love all the white space and those flowers look almost like sunflowers – my favorite!
Kimberly Ligocki says
Man, I cannot wait to get this set! That card is fabulous!
I appreciate all the texture you created on this card
Rosie N says
Very nice card. Sympathy cards are so often difficult. TFS
Ummekulsum Kutub says
Beautiful card. Love the die cut background and the soft yellow colors.
Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing
Lori Lehnen says
The White and Yellow go so well together.
I like the background cover plate you used.
Thanks for sharing.
Karla L says
Love the cards.
Angela C Posch says
CAROL W BLAISDELL says
This is a really sweet card!
Marisela Delgado says
So beautiful! Great color!
Dorothy A says
Very sweet card. Perfect for sending comfort when there’s a loss. Thanks for your inspiration.
Joanne M Hoffmann says
Lovely card! Beautiful, serene color palette and card design!
Andrea P says
Lovely card, I like the background texture focusing on the nice floral. Have a great week.
Dots are my “thing”.
Tammy Shackleford says
Love the idea of using a cover plate die background for a sympathy card, and also using yellow. Thank you for giving me something new to ponder.
Sharon L Gullikson says
The yellow flowers are so happy and sweet. I LOVE the background of holes, too. I like that they are irregular.
Cindy C. says
Beautiful and calming!
Liz O says
Lovely card Dana, the die cut background gives the perfect amount of dimension without overwhelming the design, those florals are very pretty, this is one of my favorite sets from the new product release!
Dawn Cooksley says
So pretty…your card turned out so lovely…
Elizabeth Kuhn says
Awww…I love the yellow sponged accent on the cover die, and on the flowers! Yellow is such a happy color 🙂
Denise Bryant says
Love the textures and layering! Beautiful card!
Anneleise Hampson says
A very elegant and clean sympathy card.
Michele K. Henderson says
I love your soft color palette and those beautiful yellow flowers! Amazing!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Beautiful card! I love the yellow flowers!
Cyndi Morris says
Gorgeous card. I love the soft colors and the Doodled Dots cover plate background. the Beauty Within set is my favorite from this fantastic release.
Karen Walker says
Every card I’ve seen with Beauty Within has been gorgeous—yours is no exception!
LaQuieta Gibson says
Soft yet bright and so beautiful!
That’s a pretty card, Dana. Love the coloring.
The flowers are beautiful and love the background
Inkin' Chickie says
Lovely coloring and great use of layers. Good share.
I love the soft colors you chose for these florals. They complement the sentiment and the feeling of the card so well. I also really enjoy the texture you created with the background die. Sympathy cards are so difficult, but you did a lovely job.
Kelsey Thomas says
Heather Tallman-Girvin says
I love this card… I keep seeing people use white on white backgrounds and they look amazing! Yours is gorgeous and I have decided to try this technique.
Helen F says
A perfect sympathy card! Your flowers look so soft and gentle!Thanks for sharing! Take care! 🙂
Nandini Karmarkar says
Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I absolutely love all the great ideas! Makes me want to pull out my supplies and start playing!
Karen Opet says
What a terrific idea to use the left over sheet from foam circles as a background piece!! I would have never thought of that and it really adds to the sympathy card. Outstanding job! I love them.
Kathy P. says
Love the yellow flowers against those green leaves, and the cover plate you used is perfect to set them off. Beautiful sentiment and card!
Carol McCready says
I love your card. The background looks great with that flower.
tina z says
So beautiful! Great color!
Linda R. says
Very beautiful card! I love the bright yellows. I can’t wait to work with these stamps!
Tonna Zablah says
Love the background