New from Alexandra Renke: Autumn Color card set

October 20, 2019

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! I hope you've had a wonderful weekend so far! We had a fantastic party at our home last night and even made some new friends. It felt like "old times" when our weekends were packed with friends, food and fun. It's interesting how much loss affects your entire life. We find ourselves in a city that we love, but with few people that we know. Grief & loss makes it that much harder to meet people, especially for me. But I saw a semblance of my old self surface last night. I will never be the same. I will always have the pebble in my pocket that is loss. My little ones will never be far from my thoughts. I will never be the woman I was before loss, trauma and grief. But it was nice to see the gracious hostess, the witty comebacks and the laughter that came with ease.

On Friday night, I got in a little bit of crafting time with some new papers from Alexandra Renke. This is her new Autumn Color collection, and friends...she released this one in 12x12 AND 6x6!! I can't even tell you how excited I am about that! I LOVE Alexandra's designs, and I have found ways to use the 12x12 papers on cards and I will continue to do so. But, I am head over heels that she is also starting to introduce 6x6 because it makes some of the designs easier to use.

Alexandra Renke products are slowly but surely becoming more readily available here in the U.S., and I linked everything I could find that I used today in the link list at the end of my post. Not everything is available here, and I will link those items to Alexandra's online shop, but keep in mind that she is in Germany.

I created these cards on card bases made from Alexandra's House Collection "Cream White" cardstock. This is cardstock that matches her patterned papers perfectly. You can use any cardstock you have on hand, but I do love the option of matching the whites, so I wanted to be sure to mention what I used.

This first card is actually the last card I created when making this set, but it is probably my favorite! I used Alexandra's Hexagon dies with the Autumn Insect Dance 12x12 paper, which you can get in the Insects collection from Ellen Hutson. This is one of those papers that you might not see all the possibilities it has for cardmakers, so I wanted to be sure and showcase how these cutaways can be used in a fun & unique way! The sentiment was created with the You Are Sweet die.
1. Diecut the hexagons from patterned paper & cardstock multiple times.
2. Arrange the hexagons to the front of an A2 card base, then adhere once you like the design.
3. Layer each hexagon outline with 2 cardstock cuts using a Zig glue pen.
4. Adhere the hexagon outlines to the front, using a different design from the inside hexagon.
5. Trim the pieces hanging over the edge of the card, then splatter the front with gold paint.
6. Diecut the sentiment 4 times: once from gold glitter paper and three times from cardstock. Stack & adhere.
7. Diecut the botanicals & the heart from patterned papers, then layer them with the sentiment to the front.
8. Accent with jewels to finish.

This next card is super simple, and uses one of my favorite dies from Alexandra called Frame with Leaves. I've used the Koi and Dragonfly 6x6 paper on this card. The sentiment comes from the Welcome Butterflies stamp set.
1. Diecut the frame 5 times: once from patterned paper and four times from cardstock.
2. Stack & adhere the inside cut with three layers.
3. Stack & adhere the outside frame cut with all 5 layers.
4. Diecut the botanicals twice from aqua patterened paper.
5. Stamp the sentiment to the inside cut with onyx black Versafine.
6. Adhere all the diecut layers to an A2 card base.
7. Protecting the sentiment & bird's heads, splatter the front with gold paint.
8. Accent with jewels to finish.

This images on this card are fussy cut from a sheet from the Birds and Bugs 6x6 paper. The sentiment was created using the Beautiful die.
1. Fussy cut the different elements from the 6x6 paper sheet.
2. Adhere all fussy cut pieces to an A2 card base, popping the bird layer up with foam tape.
3. Protecting the bird's eyes, splatter the front with gold paint.
4. Diecut the word 4 times: once from gold glitter paper and three times from cardstock.
5. Stack & adhere the layers, then mount to the card front.
6. Accent with jewels to finish.

I really hope you like this card trio that I've created for you today! As always, if you have any questions at all...feel free to leave them in the comments and I will be sure to reply. I would also love to hear your thoughts on these GORGEOUS Alexandra Renke papers!!

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Have a wonderful rest of our weekend!

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  1. What GORGEOUS cards!!! I love how you utilized those papers!!

  2. Gorgeous ... anywhere I could find those Hexagon dies?

    1. Hey Stef! Unfortunately, I couldn't find it anywhere in the U.S. :( Sorry about that! I could only find it on Alexandra's website. Let me know if you do happen to find it anywhere!

  3. First of all - congrats on hosting a party - that is HUGE! You amaze me with your strength and resilience and honesty and openness.
    Secondly, those cards are gorgeous! My fave is the hexagon one!


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