22 October 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Rosa Floribunda Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

 


I am so excited to be joining Altenew for the release of the Paint-A-Flower Rosa Floribunda. You should have arrived here from Dana Joy, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.


The PAF Rosa Floribunda is a stunning outline stamp set featuring a large cluster of flowers and 11 stamps which can be grouped together to build your ideal sentiment.

I decided that I would use the Rosa Floribunda to heat emboss onto a piece of Bristol smooth card, I chose to use Pure Crisp White embossing powder as I wanted my image to stand out once I did some ink blending. Using some Ultraviolet Crisp Ink I covered the whole of the cards surface. I then used a dry baby wipe to buff away the excess ink and reveal the crisp white image.



Using the Fine Tulle Stencil and a damp baby wipe I rubbed over the surface of the card to create a faux bleached effect. I then added some Galactic Stream Ink around the edges. I trimmed the card to measure 4"x 5.25" and added it to a white A2 notecard using foam tape. I stamped and cut the sentiments and added them with silicone glue. I decided that a small sprinkle of Antique Gold Sequins would just finish things off nicely.

Your next stop is Joy Baldwin

Giveaway Prizes:

$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 10/28/2021 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 10/30/2021.

 

Blog Hop Order:

Please add a link to the person before and after you in your post. You are encouraged to include the full list as well.

 

Altenew Card Blog

Erum Tasneem

Sandhya Iyer

Jaycee Gaspar

Seeka

Norine Borys

Preeti Chandran

Emily Midgett

Verity Biddlecombe

Nathalie DeSousa

Jenny Colacicco

LauraJane

Virginia Lu

Dana Joy

Terri Koszler

Joy Baldwin

Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Amanda Baldwin

Daniel Diaz

Svitlana Shayevich

Joylita Dsouza

Amy Hill

Ishani

Rosie Neustaedter

Colleen Balija

19 October 2021

Altenew Mighty Kind Stand Alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Welcome to the Mighty Kind Blog Hop and Giveaway, you should have arrived here from Seeka, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Blog.

10 brand new stand alone dies have just been released and boy are they awesome. From florals to sentiments, this release is bound to have something that catches your eye. The Mighty Kind Collection is available in store to purchase here Mighty Kind Collection

I've made a ton of card in different styles to hopefully inspire you, lets take a look at them.

My first card features the new Lovely Envelope Die Set. This is such a cute set, easy to put together and packs a punch. I decided to cut all of the elements from coloured card to save time, nut you could use markers, pencils or watercolours. I prepared my background using the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die, I love how it adds interest but doesn't overpower the focal point of a card.


The Calming Reflection Cover Die is really cool and has a very retro feel to it. Here I cut it twice once from black and once from a greyish brown, I added the black one on top, turned 180. I then added a die cut sentiment using the You Matter Die Set. I think this would make a great card for the men in your life.

As soon as I saw the Flowing Foliage Die Set I knew I wanted to play with gilding flakes. I covered a piece of card with Altenew's Double Sided Adhesive Sheets, I then added the die cut leaves and covered the surface with the Gilding flakes, I use a soft brush to swipe off the excess and then use a bone folder to make sure that everything is adhered well, putting a sheet of scrap paper over the surface before using the bone folder means you won't dull the shine. 

I coloured the elements of the Painted Blooms Die Set with my Artist Markers and used my 2 in 1 Precision Glue pen. I lightly inked the background using the Henna Square Stencil and some light pink ink. I added a sentiment using the Be Kind Die Set.  

Oh boy, the Pop Up Dahlia Die is something kinda special. It cut's into your cardstock and creates lift-able section. Isn't it beautiful? I covered my card base using a piece of patterned paper from the Wildflower 6x6 paper pad, I added the die cut Pop up Dahlia panel using foam tape and splattered with pink and gold inks.  I added embellishments from the Wildflower Bitty Bits Ephemera and Pink Posy Ephemera set. I'm so in love with how this card looks.

Next up is the Rose Queen Die Set, I'm not going to lie, when I first saw this die I had no idea what I would do with it but then inspiration hit. I cut it from black card and added it some Neenah cardstock. I used my Artist markers to add colour, I then cut my sentiment using the new Mighty Alphabet Die Set. I cut four times from black card and once from Gold glitter card, I stacked them together using my 2 in 1 Precision glue pen and then adhered them over the floral image.


My last card features the Simple Shapes Cover Die. I cut the die 3 times, once from white, pink and blue. I prepared a card base by covering it with Double Sided Adhesive Sheets. I then added the white panel onto the card and started to add in some of the die cut pieces in pink and blue. I decided that the rest of the sections would look good with iridescent glitter. (I've kept all the other coloured pieces to use on future projects) I cut the sentiment using the Be Kind Die Set.

Phew, that was a lot of cards. I hope you were inspired. Your next stop is Dana Joy , before you go please take a moment to check out the giveaway information below.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/25/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/27/2021.

 

Blog Hop Order

Please add a link to the person before and after you in your post. You are encouraged to include the full list as well.

 

Altenew Blog

Vicky Papaioannou 

Amanda Baldwin

LauraJane

Michelle Short

Natasha Davies

Jenny Colacicco

Sandhya Iyer

Norine Borys 

Nathalie DeSousa

Seeka

Terri Koszler

Dana Joy 

Therese Calvird

Kelly Griglione

Virginia Lu

Daniel Diaz

Laurie Willison 

Reiko Tsuchida

Linda Parker

Svitlana Shayevich

Lilith Eeckels

Nenette S. Madero

Maryam Perez

Joy Baldwin

Zinia Redo

Amy Hill 

Bridget Casey

Colleen Balija

Ishani

Joylita Dsouza

Rosie Neustaedter

Sande Woodson


12 October 2021

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 

Welcome to the October Craft Your Life:Garden Rose release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here form Vicky Papaioannou, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at anytime by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.


The Craft Your Life Garden Rose project kit is in store and available as a one off purchase here  CYL Garden Rose.


The Craft you life Projects kits are also available as a Monthly Subscription plan, which means you'll be guaranteed to receive the kit each month at a discounted price. 


My first card using the CYL Garden Rose project kit uses the 3D embossing folder. I embossed a piece of solar crest card and used my mini bending brushes to add inks. I used Mountain Mist, Citrus Burst and Frosty Pink. I love how the peachy tone appears when the yellow and pink inks blend.  I added a die cut sentiment using the Simple Friend die 

This next card was all about the stencils in the kit, using them to create a background, sentiment and add colour to the flower. I kept the colour pallet the same as in my previous card as I like to create sets when working with kits like this. I used the die set to cut the Rose and leaves which I added using Altenew's instant dimension foam tape.


This card was easy to create, I used some masking paper in order to be able to get the leaves looking like they are tucked in behind the Rose. I added colour with the stencil in the kit. As I moved my stencil I somehow managed to put a yellow smudge on the card, I admit at first I was annoyed and in a panic I decided to add more smudges and I'm actually happy with how it worked out. I added the sentiment using the stencil, first in Frosty pink and the moving the stencil slightly to add a drop shadow effect I used the Dew Drops ink.


The final card int he set uses the embossing folder for the background, once embossed I swiped the Frosty Pink ink pad lightly over the surface just catching the highest points. I added some stamped, stencilled and die cut flowers and leaves with foam tape.  I heat embossed the sentiments in white on to the Featured Sentiments dies.

Your next stop is LauraJane, before you go please take a moment to check out the giveaway information below.



Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $ 25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/18/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/20/2021.

 

Blog Hop Order

Please add a link to the person before and after you in your post. You are encouraged to include the full list as well. 

 

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jenny Colacicco

Vicky Papaioannou

Terri Koszler

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Daniel Diaz

Amanda Baldwin

Dana Joy

Michelle Short

Verity Biddlecombe

Tenia Nelson

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Seeka

Emily Midgett

Joy Baldwin

Therese Calvird

Erum Tasneem

Linda Parker

Reiko Tsuchida

Nenette S. Madero

Maryam Perez

Lilith Eeckels

Laurie Willison

Amy Hill

Preeti Chandran

Rosie Neustaedter

Bridget Casey

Sande Woodson

Colleen Balija

Ishani

Joylita Dsouza

Natasha Davies

07 October 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Primrose Blossom Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)


Welcome to the Craft-A-Flower Primrose Blossom release and blog hop. You should have arrived here from Bridget Casey, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.

The Craft-A-Flower Primrose Blossom is available in store to purchase now


I adore Altenew's Craft-A-Flower sets, they make creating stunning realistic flowers easy for everyone.

I cut the Primrose Blossom using Altenew's Gradient Cardstocks in Red CosmosRose Petal,Summer Afternoon and Green Meadows. I find it helpful to add Double Sided Adhesive Sheets to the reverse of the cardstock before cutting, not only does this seem to help with cutting detailed dies but means I can peel and layer a flower in no time at all.

To create the background I used the Dreamy Tiles embossing folder, before running the card and folder through my die cut machine I added some Cotton Candy ink to the raised areas of the folder, this then creates a debossed letter press effect. I added a black strip of card and then placed the Primrose Blossoms over this, it acts like an anchor, grounding the flowers that otherwise would be floating. Lastly I added the sentiment which I die cut from black card.

Your next stop is Dana Joy, before you go please take a moment to check out the giveaway and subscription details. 

The Craft-A-Flower is available as a monthly subscription plan, meaning you will receive the newest set before it even hits the Altenew Store, making sure you have secured it every month with no risk of it going out of stock. 

Giveaway Prizes

$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 10/13/2021 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 10/15/2021. 

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Seeka

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Tenia Nelson

Lilith Eeckels

Daniel Diaz

Amanda Baldwin

Reiko Tsuchida

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Maryam Perez

Joy Baldwin

Michelle Short

LauraJane

Amy Hill

Natasha Davies

Rosie Neustaedter

Joylita Dsouza

Ishani

Linda Parker

Nenette S. Madero

Preeti Chandran

Sande Woodson

Colleen Balija