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ALTENEW FABULOUS FLORA BLOG HOP

ALTENEW FABULOUS FLORA BLOG HOP AND GIVE AWAY

This newest Altenew release set includes an awesome variety that includes 3 D embossing folders, layering stencils and coordinating dies. Everything in the set is awesome and different and could not wait to start planning and creating cards. Here are the cards I created using the materials from this set. There are more choices to select from and these are the ones I selected to work with. Your turn to be inspired!

ALTENEW FABULOUS FLORA CARD SAMPLES

Blobby Roses layering die and coordinatng dies
Altenew Meadow layerung stencil
Altenew 3D Embossing Folder
Altenew 3D Curving Leaves embossing folder

DETAILS ON HOW I CREATED EACH CARD

For the first card, I used the Altenew Blobby Rose layering stencil to ink each of the layers of the roses and leaves using Altenew ink cubes in shades of pink and green. I stenciled the roses/leaves on two half sheets of white card stock. This second stenciled paper was needed to die cut enough flowers- single and double and extra leaves. The finished card had two double roses, two single roses, and extra leaves. I used Altenew’s Dotted Swiss debossing plate on white card stock and lightly blended and inked Altenew light pink background. The stamped sentiment tags were from the Altenew Craft-Your-Life project kit Feathered Lilies. I tucked the tags behind the flowers. Change the colors and you have a different look. The layered stencil is awesome, too.

For the second card, I used Altenew’s 6 x 6 five layering stencil Meadow Burst on a half sheet of white card stock as this was a large stencil. I used Altenew mini ink cubes- shades of green and dark blue as the accent color. I also used the same ink colors to create two accent narrow banners for the stamped word banner. I trimmed and die cut the stenciled piece for an A2 card and added the three mini banners. Change up the ink colors and you have a totally different card.

For the third card, I used the Altenew’s 3D Gems embossing folder and heavy weight watercolor paper. This type of embossing folder creates a deep impression and heavy weight paper works well. First, I inked my glass work mat using Altenew dark blue ink cube and sprayed it with water and dragged the paper through the ink puddle. I continued to add ink to cover the quarter sheet of paper. I dried the paper using a heat tool and set it aside. I die cut the Hello from glossy black paper for the top layer and cut another from regular black paper for added dimension and glued them together, I stamped a mini word banner and trimmed it. I used Altenew’s silver glitter washi tape as an accent. I trimmed the embossed and inked paper so there was a white edge for the card front. The Hello word die and sentiment were from Altenew’s Hello and word set.

And for card number four, I used heavy weight white card stock to use with this new Altenew 3D Curving Leaves embossing folder. This time I masked off the edges of the quarter sheet of card stock to create a rectangle in the middle of the paper. I used an Altenew green ink cube and inked the rectangle space. The next step I embossed the piece and then trimmed it to fit on the card front. I die cut the Hello again this time using gold glitter paper and trimmed the die to fit on the front of the inked space. and I also die cut anothrer hello and layered it behind the gold glitter piece for added dimension. Creating the accent colored space show cases the embossed paper both inked and left white. Easy option to try.

Giveaway Prizes

There are $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to eight winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the Blog Hop list below by 01/27/2022  for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw ten random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/01/2022.

ALTENEW SUPPLIES AND RESOURCES

  • Altenew Meadow Burst 6 x 6 layering stencil
  • Altenew Gems Geometric 3D Embossing Folder
  • Altenew Curving Leaves Botanical 3D Embossing Folder
  • Altenew Blobby Rose Layering Stencil
  • Altenew Blobby Rose Die Set
  • Altenew Dotted Debossing cover plate
  • Altenew ink cubes- pinks, greens, blues
  • Altenew Hello die
  • Altenew Craft Your Life Feathered Lilies sentiment set
  • Altenew gold glitter washi tape
  • My Favorite Things stitched edge banner dies and rectangle die
  • Gold glitter paper
  • Black glossy paper
  • Black ink
  • White card stock
  • Ranger ink blending foam
  • Post It wide paper tape for masking

BLOG HOP ORDER

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

Erum Tasneem

Mindy Eggen

LauraJane

Jenny Colacicco

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Juhi Khanna

Nathalie DeSousa

Annemarie Caister

Terri Koszler

Emily Midgett

Linda Parker

Lilith Eeckels

Colleen Balija

Virginia Lu

Reiko Tsuchida

Maryam Perez

Agnieszka Małyszek

Rachael Shedeed

Nancy Souza YOU ARE HERE

Natasha Davies

Pam Boedeker

ALTENEW PAINT A FLOWER CAMELLIA WATERHOUSE BLOG HOP RELEASE

Hello and welcome to the newest Altenew Paint A Flower Camellia Waterhouse outline flower stamp set. This large new Altenew outline flower stamp is perfect for coloring using a variety of mediums, painting or creating a colorful background. Here are the cards I designed for this release.

Paint-A-Flower: Camellia Waterhouse product image and link to the shop: https://altenew.com/products/paint-a-flower-camellia-waterhouse-outline-stamp-set

  • Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan link https://altenew.com/products/paint-a-flower-monthly-subscription 
    • This is a monthly subscription plan for our Paint-A-Flower. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 →$12.99)

For the first card, I stamped the Camellia Waterhouse stamp on white card stock. I colored the flowers and leaves using Altenew alcohol markers to color and shade with. I kept adding slightly darker inks to create shadows for the petals and leaves tucked under the flowers, When that was completed I fussy cut the colored image. This is an A2 card with the left fold. I used Altenew’s Swiss Dot debossing plate for the piece of white cardstock for the card front, I used a rounded corner die from My Favorite Things to create the final piece. I trimmed the leaves as the flower image was large. I stamped the Altenew coordinating sentiment-Sent With Love on a small word tag and die cut the diamond shape using the Altenew Fine Frames Diamond die nesting set from gold metallic paper. I use this set often. When it was all assembled I added some clear Nuvo drops to create dew drops on the petals and leaves. The flower stamp creates an awesome statement.

For the second card, I used a blue alcohol marker to scribble ink onto a non-porous surface- like a piece of plastic or glass work mat. I mixed in using a palette knife, some 91% alcohol to dilute the ink. I used a quarter sheet of white card stock and put the paper on top of the inky puddle. I kept tapping the paper into the inky puddle to pick up more color to cover the piece of card stock. I wiped the surface clean with a paper towel and set the paper aside to dry. I stamped the sentiment strip and die cut a banner and also a larger banner using Altenew silver glitter washi tape. Put the piece of washi tape on a piece of white card stock, then cut it into the banner shape using either a die or scissor. The inked paper was ready for stamping using permanent black ink and trimmed to fit the card front. I added the layered sentiment strip and a few stick on sequins for visual interest. Super easy- change up the color and you have a whole different look. Enjoy!

Giveaway Prizes

There is $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to five winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/28/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/30/2022.

Altenew Stamps and Supplies

  • Altenew Paint A Flower Camellia Waterhouse stamp and sentiments
  • Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate
  • Altenew Fine Frames Diamond die nesting set
  • Altenew alcohol ink markers- blues, pinks and greens
  • Altenew silver glitter washi tape
  • White card stock
  • Black ink for stamping
  • Nuvo clear drops
  • Joann’s stick on silver sequins
  • Gold metallic paper

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Colleen Balija

Jaycee Gaspar

Teri Wilson

Michelle Short

LauraJane

Terri Koszler

Linda Parker

Norine Borys

Natasha Davies

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Reiko Tsuchida

Maryam Perez

Annemarie Caister

Fiona Duff

Rebecca Sogn

Rachael Shedeed

Nancy Souza YOU ARE HERE

Pam Boedeker

ALTENEW MINI DELIGHT: DAINTY CALLA LILY RELEASE AND INSTRAGM HOP

DAINTY CALLA LILY STAMP AND COORDINATING DIE

Hey, crafty friends! I’m joining a fun Instagram Hop with @altenewllc today to celebrate the release of the Mini Delight: Dainty Calla Lily Stamp & Die Set! Feel free to start the hop over at @altenewllc!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $25 gift certificate to four lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and me right here @espressoexpressionblog.com and leave a comment by 01/21/2022. 

Altenew will draw four random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Instagram hop and announce the winners on Altenew’s Mini Delight: Dainty Calla Lily Instagram hop post on 01/22/2022.  @altenewllc What are you waiting for? Gorgeous project inspiration and fun prizes await you! 

MY ALTENEW CALLA LILY CARD

I stamped the Calla Lily flower stem onto white mixed media paper. This paper is a little heavier and is great for watercoloring. I used Altenew mini ink cubes to watercolor the leaves and flowers. I die cut the flower stem three more times from white card stock and layered the pieces together. This easy step adds dimension and visual interest. For the white background paper, I added texture using the Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate. I used the Altenew Fine Frames nesting diamond shaped dies to die cut piece of the debossed white paper and another piece from gold metallic paper for behind the stacked diamond die cuts. I stamped the Hello using black ink on white card stock paper and fussy cut a mini diamond shape for the Hello sentiment to create the diamon tag. I used a A2 white card stock for the layered debossed card front. A smple and elegant card. Change up the colors for the painted flower, background paper and you create a different look. Give it a try!

ALTENEW SUPPLIES AND RESOURCES

  • Altenew Mini Delignt Dainty Calla Lily stamps and coordinating dies
  • Altenew Fine Frames Diamond nesting die set
  • Altenew Swiss Dot debossing cover plate
  • Altenew sweet cluster stamp- hello
  • Altenew ink cubes- pink, green , yellow
  • A2 white card stock for card, debossing panel and die cutting
  • Gold metallic paper

Head over to your NEXT STOP:

Altenew (@altenewllc)

Nathalie DeSousa (@tachita55)

Dana Joy (@mzdanajoy)

Tenia Nelson (@tenianelson)

LauraJane (@mammacooksalot)

Jaycee Gaspar(@jaycee.gaspar)

Danielle Dunlop (@danielledunlop21 )

Reiko Tsuchida (@scrapbooking101_jp)

Teresa Litchfield (@teresakim16)

Jenny Colacicco (@jenccards)

Annemarie Caister (@annemarie_the_crafty_kiwi)

Michelle Short (@thecardgrotto)

Fiona Duff (@ChannellingMarthaau)

Terri Koszler (@altenew_planner_girl)

Virginia Lu (@yesvirginialu)

Svitlana Shayevich (@craftwalks)

Nancy Souza (@espressoexpressions) YOU ARE HERE

Colleen Balija (@irishrosecreations)

Penny Pynnonen (@pennypynnonen)

Rachael Shedeed (@cardrefinery)

Pam Boedeker (@paperaddictpam)

Rebecca Sogn (@rebeccasogn)

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies Release Blog Hop and Giveaways

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies

Floral beauty and messages of love all in one! The stamp set features a beautiful bouquet of lilies, elaborate leaves, and baroque elements. The minimalist style is a colorist’s dream, as it provides plenty of open space to add coloring and shading. Not a coloring enthusiast? Our coordinating coloring stencils make adding color sweet and simple. Finally, the set is maximized this stamp set with tons of sentiments so you can stay in touch with your loved ones.

FEATHERED LILIES STAMPED, DIE CUTS AND EMBOSSED CARDS

This set from the Altenew Craft Your Life set is all about the Feathered Lilies flowers. What a versatile set. For the first card, I used the embossing folder using mixed media paper. I selected this paper as it was a bit heavier in weight and would work better with the impression from the folder. I water colored the image using Altenew ink cubes- orange, blue, green and brown for the center of the flowers. I added a wash of blue to create the background. I inked a small piece of the same paper, stamped a coordinating sentiment and die cut to create the tag. This is a top folding A2 card. I attached the embossed and painted panel to the card front , added a bundle of gold thread behind the sentiment piece and adhered it to the right hand corner of the card. I love the way it came out!

For the second card, I stamped the the complete floral stem on to heavy weight white card stock. Again, I used Altenew ink cubes- orange, green, blue and light brown to paint and shade the image. I die cut the image to use for the A2 top folding card front. I used the Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate to create the background for another piece of white card stock. I did a light blending using a light shade of Altenew blue ink cube to shade the background. This was trimmed for the card front. Again I lightly inked the paper for a sentiment tag using Altenew light blue ink and stamped the Thank You from the set. I trimmed some of the leaves and I added one of the pieces to the back of one of the flowers. I really like how this stamped image filled up the entire card front. What a beautiful and elegent card!

For the last card, it was also an A2 card with a typical card layout. Again, I stamped the image and this time the colors were brigher and bolder. I painted and shaded the image using Altenew ink cubes- pink, green and blue and brown for the flower center. Then I used the coordinating die for the flower and trimmed it to fit the card front. I also inked the background paper using Altenew light blue ink for the background and for the word tag. I stamped the Hello from the set and tucked it under the flower stem. Another elegent card!


Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies Product Description

Floral beauty and messages of love all in one! The stamp set features a beautiful bouquet of lilies, elaborate leaves, and baroque elements. The minimalist style is a colorist’s dream, as it provides plenty of open space to add coloring and shading. Not a coloring enthusiast? Our coordinating coloring stencils make adding color sweet and simple. Finally, we have maximized this stamp set with tons of sentiments so you can stay in touch with your loved ones.

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $ 25 gift certificate to eight winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s Blog post on the Blog hop list below by 01/18/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw ten random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/20/2022.

  • Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies 

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies

ALTENEW STAMPS AND SUPPLIES

  • Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lillies Stamp and Dies
  • Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Embossing Folder
  • Altenew Swiss Dot debossing folder
  • Altenew ink cubes- blue, green, pink , yellow and brown
  • My Favorite Things stitched rectangle dies
  • Gold thread
  • White card stock, mixed media paper
  • Altenew Card Blog, where the blog hop will be hosted here-

https://wp.me/p6Dps1-fbW

Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Jenny Colacicco

Dana Joy

Erum Tasneem

LauraJane

Laurie Willison

Teri Wilson

Emily Midgett

Mindy Eggen

Jaycee Gaspar

Danielle Dunlop

Michelle Short

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Juhi Khanna

Nathalie DeSousa

Fiona Duff

Reiko Tsuchida

Rachael Shedeed

Therese Calvird

Maryam Perez

Linda Parker

Annemarie Caister

Rebecca Sogn

Penny Pynnonen

Nancy Souza– YOU ARE HERE!

Pam Boedeker

Colleen Balija

ALTENEW CRAFT-A-FLOWER: Orion Geranium Release Blog Hop + Giveaway and $200 in Total Prizes

Hello and Welcome to the Altenew Orion Geranium Blog Hop! New products is will go live in the Altenew store on 01/07/2022 at 12:01 EDT for the Craft-A-Flower: Orion Geranium Layering Die Set

Here is the Link to the Altenew Blog where the Blog Hop will be hosted- https://wp.me/p6Dps1-f1D

ALTENEW CRAFT-A FLOWER ORION GERANIUM CARD

The newest Altenew Craft-A-Flower Orion Geranium is a beauiful layered die set. My first step in creating the flowers was to ink white card stock using the Altenew lightest shade of pink Altenew ink cube for the first layer of the flower die. I used the same inked piece of paper and added the next darkest ink cube to create a darker paper to die cut the second flower die piece. I did the same for the last flower die. The flower pieces were layered from lightest to darkest. I inked white paper using Altenew yellow ink cubes to create the center/stamine pieces of the flower. I used a two different green card stock papers from a Altenew green card stock package for the die cut layered leaves. For the background I inked white card stock using a light pink ink cube and used the Altenew Swiss Dot debossing plate. I arranged the two flowers and leaves for the card layout, stamped and die cut a small sentiment from the set. This is a A2 white card stock with a top fold. I love the way the flowers and leaves came out. Reinking the same piece of paper created the shaded layers I needed for the flowers.

Giveaway Prizes

Welcome! There is $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to five winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the Blog Hop list below by 01/13/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/15/2022.

  • Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan link (optional) https://altenew.com/products/craft-a-flower-monthly-subscription 
    • This is a monthly subscription plan for our Craft-A-Flower die set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)

SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS

  • Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Orion Geranium layering dies for the flower and leaves
  • Altenew green card stock package
  • Altenew ink cubes
  • Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate

BLOG HOP ORDER


Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco 

Danielle Dunlop

Jaycee Gaspar

Teri Wilson

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Colleen Balija

Tenia Nelson

Teresa Litchfield

Maryam Perez

LauraJane

Virginia Lu

Terri Koszler

Penny Pynnonen

Erum Tasneem

Natasha Davies

Reiko Tsuchida

Annemarie Caister

Nancy Souza-YOU ARE HERE

Pam Boedeker

ALTENEW VINTAGE GALORE COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP AND GIVE AWAY

Giveaway Prizes

Hello and Welcome to Altenew’s Vintage Galore Blog Hop! There is $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to eight winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s Blog Post on the Blog Hop listed in this post by 01/10/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw ten random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/12/2021.

ALTENEW VINTAGE GALORE COLLECTION CARDS

This set has such an awesome collection of stamps, coordinating dies, layering stencils, sentiment stamps and a debossing plate. Here are the three cards I created. I really like the awesome options that are part of this set to create many different cards and projects. I liked that I could combine features from the Collection to create cards that had visual appeal. I posted my cards and a description on how I created each of them. Thanks for stopping by and hope you are inspired! Have fun! and enjoy the Hop!

For first card I used the Folk Flowers 6 x 6 Builder Stencil. I inked each layer of the stencil using Altenew ink cubes in shades of yellow, oranges and green on white card stock. I also inked three white card stock strips using green ink, orange and yellow. I stamped three sentiments from the set to create a birthday card . I die cut the inked sentiments using a mini banner die from My Favorite Things. The top panel was adhered to a A2 white card base with a left scored fold. I like the bright happy colors.

For the second card, I used the Dotted Tearcrop Layering Stamp set. Each layer added another piece- dotted tear drop, center of the tear drop and the triple accent stamp in green ink. I inked a white cardstock strip using a light blue Altenew ink cube and a sentiment from the set-Memories made together last a lifetime in black ink. I added two thin strips cut from Altenew Star Light blue glitter paper from an Altenew glitter paper package set to add behind the inked sentiment banner and used foam tape to add dimension and interest.

For the third card, I inked quarter sheet of white stock using an Altenew yellow ink cube and a blending brush. Then I used the Altenew Dotted Tile debossing cover plate die on the inked paper and trimmed it to a quarter sheet. I inked the layered stencil using Altenew inks in green, yellow and orange and die cut the image using the coordinating die. I die cut another piece using white card stock to add another layer to the inked piece for dimension. I stamped a sentiment from the set on white card stock and created a mini banner. The next step was to add Altenew gold glitter washi strip behind the layered die cut flower and I added the sentiment strip on top using small pieces of foam tape. Happy Mail!

ALTENEW STAMPOS AND SUPPLIES

  • Altenew Vintage Galore Folk Flowers 6 x 6 Builder Stencil
  • Altenew Dotted Tile debossing cover plate
  • Altenew Vintage Galore Folk Flower Die set
  • Altenew Vintage Galore Folk Flower stamp set
  • Altenew Sentiment Strips 3 stamp set
  • Altenew Vintage Galore Dotted Teardrops layering stamp set
  • Altenew silver glitter washi tape
  • Altenew Star Light blue glitter paper
  • Attenew mini ink cubes sets- yellpws, orange,green, blue

Free Gift

  • Get a FREE brand new Vintage Galore Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 1/04/2022-1/06/2022. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Vintage Galore Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide Ebook  (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Vintage Galore Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Vintage Galore Stamp & Die Release Collection from 1/04/2021-1/10/2022. Shop HERE!!

BLOG HOP ORDER


Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Dana Joy

Jaycee Gaspar

Erin Thompson

Virginia Lu

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Colacicco

Danielle Dunlop

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Terri Koszler

Svitlana Shayevich

Mindy Eggen

Therese Calvird

Emily Midgett

Michelle Short

Juhi Khanna

Laurie Willison

Tenia Nelson

Fiona Duff

Teri Wilson

Lilith Eeckels

Agnieszka Małyszek

Maryam Perez

Teresa Litchfield

Reiko Tsuchida

Annemarie Caister

Nancy Souza– YOU ARE HERE

Natasha Davies

Pam Boedeker

Penny Pynnonen

Rebecca Sogn

ALTENEW EDUCATORS “NEW FAVORITE” BLOG HOP AND LINKY PARTY AND GIVEAWAY

BLOG HOP PRIZES!

There is $130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list at the end of the post by 01/09/2022 for a chance to win. 

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “New Favorite” creations. We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the LINKY party and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/10/2022.

MY NEW FAVORITE CARD MAKING TOOL

As an Altenew Educator I have had the privilege to design cards and paper projects to showcase Altenew’s newly released projects/sets. Such awesomeness!!! One of the new tools for me is the Debossing Detail Plates. An awesome new addition to my Altenew collection and it is the perfect tool to create beautiful textured backgrounds. Here are the cards I created using the Dotted Swiss Debossing Plate.

ALTENEW DOTTED SWISS DEBOSSING PLATE

Using the Altenew Dotted Swiss Debossing Plate I created several different backgrounds. For one card, I inked the layered stencil and then used the Dotted Swiss debossing plate for texture and visual interest for a simple card front. I added Altenew silver glitter washi tape and an inked, stamped and die cut sentiment.

For the Altenew Hello card, I inked and blended Altenew yellow ink cubes to create an inked background. I die cut the Hello from glossy black paper and die cut several other pieces for a layered piece. A stamped and die cut sentiment and some clear sequins to complete the card.

For the last Altenew card, I debossed white card stock for the card front. The flower image was stamped and painted using Altenew ink cubes and was die cut and die cut a second time from white card stock for added dimension. A gold shimmer paper was die cut using Altenew Fine Frames diamond nesting dies. Stamped sentiments strips were added to the card front.

ALTENEW MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate
  • Altenew Sweet Moments Happy Petals stamp and die
  • Altenew Vintage Tapestry layering stencil
  • Altenew ink cubes
  • Altenew Fine Frames dies diamond shaped set
  • Altenew Happy Petals outline stamp
  • Altenew Tiny Sentiments hello die and sentiments stamps
  • Altenew silver glitter washi tape

BLOG HOP


Altenew Blog

Virginia Lu

Pam Boedeker

Nancy Souza-YOU ARE HERE

Tenia Nelson

Nandini Karmarkar

Bridget Casey

Karen Brown

Neha Aggarwal

Lana Taber

Terri Marie Koszler

Helen Kalb

Joylita Dsouza

Teri Stokes

Rosie Neustaedter

Irina Fonina

Nenette S. Madero

Ann Taylor

Susan Stagno

Annemarie Caister

ALTENEW BUILD A FLOWER-CANDY STRIPE COSMOS RELEASE BLOG HOP AND GIVE AWAY $200.00 IN TOTAL PRIZES

ALTENEW BUILD A FLOWER- CANDYSTRIPE

You will be as happy as a kid in a candy shop when you play with these unique layering stamps! This set features a gorgeous, elaborately showy Candystripe Cosmos flower with a branch and a leaf that you are sure to love.  Included a few silhouettes of leafy branches perfect for adding stunning background patterns and foliage to your projects.

MY CARD USING THE NEW CANDY STRIPE COSMOS FLOWER STAMP AND DIES

Build a Flower Csndystripe Csomos stamps and dies

This set is the newest member of the Build-A-Flower stamp and die, Candystripe Cosmos layering stamp and coordinating die release day. Hooray! I stamped each layering flower sections using coordinating Altenew purple ink cubes starting with the lightest inks first. I used several yellow ink cubes for the flower centers. Then I inked the leaves using green ink cubes again from light to dark colors. I die cut the inked flowers and three of the leaves. The background was created using an ink blending brush and the lightest purple Altenew ink cube to cover the quarter white piece of card stock and darker inked corners. For the next step, I used the Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate to create a patterned background. I added a strip of Altenew gold washi tape and arranged the flowers and leaves over the tape. I added a narrow stamped die cut sentiment strip and tucked it behind a flower. I outlined the petals and leaves using a glitter pen. The A2 card is completed and glittery.

SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS

  • Alrenew Build a Flower- Candystripe Cosmos flower stamp and coordinating dies and sentiment stamps
  • Altenew gold glitter washi tape
  • Altenew purple and green ink cubes
  • Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing cover plate
  • Ink blending tools
  • Glitter outlining pen
  • Foam tape
  • White card stock for the cover and A2 card base

MORE WAYS TO CREATE AND HAVE FUN

Here is the link to the Altenew Card Blog where it will be hosted- https://wp.me/p6Dps1-f52

This is the link to the Altenew shop-www.altenew.com

GIVE AWAY PRIZES!!!!

There is $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/07/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/09/2022.

Blog Hop Order


Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Juhi Khanna

Jaycee Gaspar

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Erin Thompson

Virginia Lu

Danielle Dunlop

Reiko Tsuchida

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Lilith Eeckels

Colleen Balija

Annemarie Caister

Linda Parker

Natasha Davies

Teri Wilson

Rebecca Sogn

Pam Boedeker

Nancy Souza– YOU ARE HERE

A 2021 ALTENEW YEAR IN REVIEW

ALTENEW 2021 CARD IN REVIEW

As 2021 is coming to a close, it is the perfect time to revisit Altenew cards and projects that I created for Altenew Blog Hops, and Instagram Hops and for other occasions. I enjoy revisiting cards, mixed media projects and other related paper samples as they inspire new cards. I keep these samples/prototypes and include notes inside the cards to remind me of the stamps/dies sets I used, markers, inks, stencils, paper and techniques for each card or project. A helpful reminder and is a great inspiration for new cards.

  • Here is the link to the Altenew blog, where the blog hop will be hosted: 

https://wp.me/p6Dps1-f5g

MY TOP FAVORITE CARDS FOR ALTENEW 2021

After reviewing all of the many cards I created in 2021, it was really challenging to select my top five. I selected these because they each represented a different technique – 3D embossing folder, a layered flower die and background die,a layered stenciled background, layered stamped flower, layered die cuts for added dimension and debossing cover plate die.

ALTENEW PRIZES

Altenew is giving away a $30.00 gift certificate to five lucky winners and a $15.00 gift certificate to four lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog on social media by 1/06/2022 for a chance to win. Nine winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 1/08/2022.

SWEET MOMENTS-POTS AND PLANTS STAMPS AND DIES

Pots and Plants Stamp & Die Bundle

Sweet Moments- Pots and Plants stamps and die

I selected this card and stamp set as it was different and it featured different elements-potted plants. I stamped the three different plants and containers on watercolor paper and water colored them using Altenew blue and green ink cubes. I also stamped the plant container again and painted those, die cut them and layered them on top of the other containers for dimension. The background was stenciled using the Altenew Tree Ring stencil and green ink cubes. Each of the plants and pots was adhered to the stenciled background using liquid glue in the center of the plant dies. This added dimension to the images. I added the stamped sentiment and tucked it behind the largest plant foliage.

SWEET MOMENTS HAPPY PETALS

Sweet Moments Happy Petals stamp and die

I used the stamp and coordinating die from Altenew Sweet Moments released set. I used mixed media paper for stamping and painting. I die cut a second one to use for layering. I painted the bouquet using Altenew ink cubes. I used the Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing cover plate for the background. The gold metallic paper was die cut using Altenew Fine Frames using the largest die from the set. I added the stamped sentiments to the card on a A2 top fold white card base.

3D EMBOSSING FOLDER

Altenew 3D Embossing folder and inked

The Altenew 3 D embossing folder created a beautiful image alone on heavy weight white card stock. I painted the raised image using a light watercolor wash was using Altenew ink cubes in yellow, green and light blue. A tiny word stamp and narrow die cut was adhered using foam tape for a raised visual feature. That was all this card needed.

CRAF T A FLOWER-CAROLINA ALL SPICE LAYERED DIES

Altenew Craft A Flower Carolina All Spice Layering Dies

For this card I used the layering flower die from Altenew Craft A Flower set- Carolina All Spice set. I inked white card stock using an Altenew yellow ink cube and die cut all of the layered pieces. The smallest and last die cut piece, I colored using an orange Copic marker. For the leaves I used a green cardstock from an Altenew cardstock from the Green Meadows gradient cardstock set colors. Light blue card stock was used for the Altenew burlap texture die. I kept some of the piece in place for added interest. The thanks Altenew die was die cut from glossy black card stock and was layered for added dimension.

CRAFT YOUR LIFE PROJECT KIT- VINTAGE TAPESTRY

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Vintage Tapestry

Craft Your Life- Vintage Tapestry layering stamp

The flowers and leaves were stamped using layering stamps from the Altenew’s Craft Your Life Project Kit- Vintage Tapestry set. The flowers were stamped and layered using Altenew purple ink cubes and yellow ink for the center of the flower. Green ink cubes were used for the layered leaves. Coordinating dies were used for the three flowers and leaf clusters. I used the Altenew layered stencil from the Vintage Tapestry set for the background and Altenew purple ink cubes. The coordinating stamped sentiment was die cut from a small circle die and I used foam tape for dimension to adhere the circle sentiment to the raised purple flower.

Take a walk down the Altenew Memory Lane in the biggest Blog Hop of the year! Click on the link and be inspired by awesome cards and projects.

SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS

  • Altenew Craft Your Life stamps, 3D embossing folder, layered stencil
  • Altenew Sweet Moments stamps and dies- Pots and Plants
  • Altenew Fine Frames diamond die set
  • Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing die plate
  • Altenew ink cubes- purple, green, pink, yellow, blue
  • Altenew Craft A Flower- Carolina All Spice layered die
  • Altenew Burlap Texture die
  • Altenew green gradient green card stock

ALTENEW BLOG HOP ORDER

Altenew Card Blog 

Alex Syberia

Amy Hill

Annemarie Caister

Bridget Casey

Cheryl Espie

Dana Joy

Daniel Diaz

Danielle Dunlop

Emily Midgett

Erin Thompson

Erum Tasneem

Fiona Duff

Helen Kalb

Ishani

Jaycee Gaspar

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

Juhi Khanna

Karen Brown

Kari VanNoy

Keren Baker

LauraJane

Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Mindy Eggen

Nancy Souza-YOU ARE HERE

Nandini Karmarkar

Natasha Davies

Nathalie DeSousa

Nicole Watt

Norine Borys

Pam Boedeker

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida

Rosie Neustaedter

Sande Woodson

Sandhya Iyer

SathyaKala Sankaran

Seeka

Tenia Nelson

Teresa Litchfield

Teri Wilson

Therese Calvird

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Yasmin Diaz

Yoonsun Hur

ALTENEW PAINT-A-FLOWER: SWEET PEA BLOG HOP

ALTENEW SWEET PEA FLOWER STAMP RELEASE AND BLOG INFO

Giveaway Prizes of $200.00 in total prizes! To celebrate this realease, Altenew is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to two lucky winers and a $20 gift certificate to five winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and or on each designer’s Blog post on the Blog hop listed in this post. by 12/29/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Blog hop and announce the winers on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/30/2021

MY PAINTED SWEET PEA FLOWER CARD

This beautiful outline stamp is a perfect stamp to color or paint. Here is the card I created using the stamped image and watercolored using Altenew distress inks on watercolor paper. I inked the background using an Altenew dot stencil and light blue ink cube. I added splatters using white gouache paint. I inked a small piece of paper and stamped and die cut the sentiment strip. I added a strip of Altenew gold washi tape behind the sentiment strip.

Altenew Sweet Pea stamped and painted card

ALTENEW SWEET PEA STAMP SET AND WATERCOLOR PAINT BOX

PAINT A FLOWER MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION PLAN

https://altenew.com/products/paint-a-flower-monthly-subscription 

This is a monthly subscription plan for our Paint-A-Flower. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly Paint-A- Flower releases and you will receive a set each month at a specially discounted price of $12.99-$15.99

GIVE AWAYPRIZES

A total of $200.00 in prizes to celebrate this new release. Altenew is giving away a $50.00 goft certificate to two lucky winners and a $20.00 goft certificate to five winers! Please visit the Altenew Blog and then each designer’s blog on the blog hop and the list is included below by 12/29/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Blog Hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page.

BLOG HOP ORDER

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

LauraJane

Emily Midgett

Natasha Davies

Norine Borys

Annemarie Caister

Terri Koszler

Colleen Balija

Virginia Lu

Teresa Litchfield

Dana Joy

Juhi Khanna

Linda Parker

Nancy Souza– YOU ARE HERE

Rachael Shedeed

Rebecca Sogn

SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS

  • Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sweet Pea outline stamp set
  • Altenew mini-ink cubes- purples, greens, a light blue and yellow ink cube
  • Altenew gold foil washi tape roll
  • Altenew mini dot stencil
  • My Favorite Things mini banner die
  • My Favorite Things stitched edge rectangle die
  • Blending foam tools or brushes
  • Water barrel paint brushes
  • Canson watercolor paper pad
  • A2 heavy weight white card stock
  • White gouche paint for splatters