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‘New Beginnings’ Jan 2022 Release Instagram hop and prizes to be won!

Hi everyone! Hope you are having good week so far. And, we are here to make it better - with Instagram hop and prizes to be won celebrating our latest release ‘New Beginnings’ for Jan 2022 :-)

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, please do so here. I would love to welcome you in our little tribe. We do share lots more inspiration (and entertainment) over there, than we do here on the blog alone. It’s a fun place to be and yes, every month we have giveaways too :)

I created a 2-for-1 this time. When I designed the Blissful stamp set, I already wanted to create a 2-for-1 with it. :D I colored it with Altenew watercolors, added details with colored pencils and created a background with Altenew's Vintage Tapestry 3d embossing folder + ink blending.

Key Ingredients:

  1. Blissful (on | on

  2. Sentiments from

    1. Celebrate You Slimline (on | on

    2. Beautiful Birthday (on | on

  3. Altenew 3D embossing folder - Vintage Tapestry

  4. Altenew watercolors

  5. Derwent Inktense pencils


  1. Use MS PowerPoint to arrange the floral image so that it is large enough to be the focal point for two A2 cards. I used A2 sized rectangle shapes on the PowerPoint slide to guide me with the sizing.

  2. Print with a laser printer on Canson mix media paper.

  3. Also print sentiments.

  4. Die cut around the sentiments with Memory Box Wrapped Stitch rectangles die set to create two panels.

  5. Use the Altenew 3D embossing folder - Vintage Tapestry to add details to each rectangle panel.

  6. Ink blend on this embossed backgrounds on three sides and set them aside.

  7. Cut out the Blissful stamp image using Brother scan-and-cut (or any other method like fussy cutting). Color using Altenew watercolors and add details with Derwent pencils.

  8. Lay down the colored image on one card panel and die cut it with the same rectangle dies so that it adds a stitched border to the design. Repeat with the remaining part of image and the second panel.

  9. Assemble both cards and embellish with Pretty Pink Posh Ivory gems.

  10. Mount on card base and call it done. :-)

Instagram Hop

We are hoping along starting from my feed @VaradaSharma. Do drop by to check out the full list of participants. We will pick 3 winners to receive $10 store credit each, from comments across all the stops. So, what are you waiting for?


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Hugs! ~Varada


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