07 March 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 

Welcome to the March Craft-A-Flower release blog hop and giveaway, you should have arrived here from Norine Borys, If you get lost along the way, you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog. I have also included a list of hop participants at the end of my post.


The Craft-A-Flower Antique Rose is available as a one off purchase, You can also sign up for the monthly subscription plan 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)

I have created two cards using the Craft-A-Flower Antique Rose, let's take a closer look!

My first card has a very bold look, using Craft-A-Flower Antique Rose with a sentiment form the Bold Greetings die set.

I cut the flowers form Neenah solar crest card which I added Altenew's Double Sided Adhesive sheets to, this makes constructing the flower so quick and easy. I coloured each layer of the flower using Artist Markers. After I layered the flower and leaves I gave them a spray of gloss sealant, in real life they look enamelled.

My second card  uses the Craft-A-Flower Antique Rose on a back ground which was debossed using the Dotted Lines Debossing Cover Die.

This time I ink blended Neenah cardstock using Altenew's Crips dye inks. I love how Altenew gives us crafters so many options on how to colour our images.  I added a strip of gold glitter card and a sentiment from the Eucalyptus Jar stamp set.

Your next stop in the hop is Nathalie DeSousa, Before you leave, why not check out the special offers and giveaway information blelow.

Right now you can purchase the Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock bundle with a 5% discount.


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 03/12/2021 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 03/15/2021.


Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Tina Smith

Jaycee Gaspar

Verity Biddlecombe

Virginia Lu

Keren Baker

Emily Midgett

Michelle Short

Amanda Baldwin

Erum Tasneem

Carol Hintermeier

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Lilith Eeckels

Yoonsun Hur

LauraJane

Rachael Shedeed

Seeka

SathyaKala Sankaran










01 March 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double Chrysanthemum Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 

Hello and welcome to the March Build-A-Flower release blog hop and giveaway. This month the BAF is the Semi Double Chrysanthemum. 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 Card Blog, or you can use the list at the bottom of this post to navigate your way around.

I have created two cards using the new BAF Semi-Double Chrysanthemum, so lets take a closer look.

My first card is an A2 note card, I stamped and die cut the images to create a floral cluster, I prepared the card base using the Dotted Swirls Debossing cover die, I then added some paper from the Verdant Walk 6x6 paper pack, I placed piece or black card to bridge the join, this made a perfect place for the flowers to sit. I then stamped the sentiment in Obsidian ink. TOP TIP: Give the sentiment time to dry as the surface of the paper is sightly slick.

My next card is a 3.5"x8.5" Slimline card, I used black card to create the base and added a panel of white card covered in the Painted Dots Washi Tape, I love the look of the dramatic dots with floral imagery. I stamped the flowers and leaves using the Spring Bouquet mini ink cube set. I added two sentiments from the Essential sentiment Strip dies.

Your next stop on the hop is Verity Biddlecombe, but before you go please take a moment to check out the giveaway and special offer information below.

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 03/07/2021 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 03/09/2021.



Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan

Get an early access to our NEW Build-a-flower design before it is released on our store by subscribing to our Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan!

Don't worry if the set goes out of stock! When you are subscribed to the monthly subscription, you are guaranteed a spot in our New Build-A-Flower Set each month.

Blog Hop Order


22 February 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Clematis & Artist Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Welcome to the February Paint-A-Flower release blog hop and giveaway. Today Altenew have released the PAF Clematis. That's not all 2 new collections of Artist Markers have also Been released, Sunshine Valley (Set F) and Water Garden (Set G)


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 or use the list of hop participants at the end of this post.


The PAF Clematis is a beautifully illustrate stamp set comprising of the focal image showing a climbing clematis against a trellis. There are also 9 sentiments stamps, the main sentiment "Beautiful" has a lovely handwritten style and then there are 8 add on sentiments allowing you to create a custom sentiment to suit your project.

The Sunshine Valley Artist markers are made up of 3 colour families, Cherry Blossom, Green Valley and Pocketful of Sunshine, there coordinating refills are also available.
The Water Garden Artist Markers comprises of Delectable Delights,Sweet dreams and Enchanted Garden, again the coordinating refills are also available.

I have created 5 cards showing different ways to use the PAF Clematis so that you can achieve different looks, lets take a look at the first card.

My first card is a very simple card, I heat embossed the PAF Clematis using Altenew's Rose Gold embossing powder. I then ink blended the entire background in Razzleberry Ink and added a few water splatters to add interest. I took a damp paint brush and faux bleached detail into the image, this was really quick and easy to do. I basically rubbed the the damp brush in teh areas that I wanted to be lighter and then blotted with a tissue.

The second card uses the PAF Clematis on the lower right hand side of card, I used the Water Garden (Set G) artist markers to add colour, I also blended some Aqualicious ink in the background to tie the look together.

In my third card I wanted to try something a little different, I stamped the image twice, making a fuller panel of flowers, I coloured the images with both the Water Garden (Set G) and the Sunshine Valley (Set F), I then took some 91% rubbing Alcohol and used a pipette to add drops over the colored image. This adds some really cool texture to the image and diffused certain areas. What do you think? Do you like it?

Next I chose to make a slimline card and extend the image vertically, this is another way to stretch the stamp set and achieve multiple looks. Where the two stamped images meet isn't entirely perfect, so this gave me a natural place to add my sentiment. I stamped using Obsidian Ink which allowed me to play with water and pigment powders. I spritzed the panel and sprinkled the pigment powders over the wet surface, when they hit water they activate and create a really cool look.

My final project is an 8x8" stamped and coloured card. I stamped the image four times in the corners allowing the trellis area to cross. I then used both sets of the new markers to add colour and detail. I added a sentiment using the Hang in there die, I cut it 4 times and stacked it together so it pops off the page a little.

Hopefully I've shown you some different ways to use the stamp set that may make you look at your stamps differently.

Your next stop is Virginia Lu but before you go please take a moment to check out the details of the subscription plan and giveaway.

The PAF Subscription plan can be purchased here PAF Sub Plan


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 02/28/2021 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 03/02/2021.


Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Jenny Colacicco

Nicole Watt

LauraJane

Amber Rain Davis

Michelle Short

Norine Borys

Seeka

Therese Calvird

Kelly Griglione

Nathalie DeSousa

Dana Joy

Terri Koszler

Virginia Lu

Tina Smith

Laurie Willison

Verity Biddlecombe

Maryam Perez

Preeti Chandran

Agnieszka Małyszek

Karen Brown

Svitlana Shayevich

Anna Mahtani

Lilith Eeckels

Barb Engler

Tenia Nelson

Christine Pennington

Teresa Litchfield

Amanda Baldwin

Yoonsun Hur

Cheryl Espie

Kelly Latevola


17 February 2021

Altenew Wondrous World Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to the Wondrous World release blog hop, you should have arrived here from Erum Tasneem if not you can go back to the start at any time by visting the Altenew Card Blog


The Wondrous World release is in store and ready for purchase. I have created 8 cards to showcase some of the new products, let's jump in and take a look.


My first card showcases the Baroque Frame 3D Embossing Folder. This embossing folder is stunning, you may recognise the Baroque frame as the image is taken from an Altenew stamp and die set. Here I embossed the frame onto white Neenah cardstock and used a little gold wax to highlight the details. The frame creates a perfect backdrop to add floral images to.

The Modern Squares 3D Embossing Folder is a fantastic way to add detail to the background of your projects, I added some floral die cuts using the new Climber Flower die set. I cut the flowers from card which I coloured using Altenew's Artist markers.

Here I used the Diamond Stars 3D Embossing Folder with some green card for a striking look. I added a sentiment using the new Fancy Celebrate die. I do love a card with impact.

Have you noticed that layering stencils are big right now? Well Altenew has created some amazing stencils for us crafters. The Flower Bunch Simple layering stencil is so pretty and easy to use, it create a beautiful bunch for flowers. Here I teamed it with the Fancy Celebrate die.


The next layering stencil is the Mandala Builder 4 in 1 stencil, this stencil is super easy to use and creates a beautiful Mandala. Again I used the Fancy Celebrate die, I love the playful font design.


The newest addition to Altenew's Slimline die range is the Nesting Slim Rectangles die set. I added in the Branches and Berries die set and Fancy Celebrate die to create a cute slimline card.

 The String Art Stars die set is the newest set in the String Art range of dies from Altenew. I decided not to use them to create string art but instead use them to create stitched stars. They work perfect with the Fancy Celebrate die to create a fun birthday card.

I am so happy that Altenew added the Radial Butterflies Cover Die to the collection of Radial dies, here I cut it 3 times from Pink, Green and white. I added all the cut panels to a gold glitter panel, I then started to add in the die cut butterflies. I added a black frame and sentiment to finish the card. 

Your next stop is Tenia Nelson before you go don't forget to check out the prizes and special offers section.



 Special Offers

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! 


Giveaway Prizes

$300 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 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/22/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/25/2021.


Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Therese Calvird

Virginia Lu

Emily Midgett

Vicky Papaioannou

Nicole Watt

Dana Joy

Jenny Colacicco

Svitlana Shayevich

Verity Biddlecombe

Laurie Willison

Tina Smith

Erum Tasneem

Terri Koszler

Tenia Nelson

Amanda Baldwin

Lilith Eeckels

LauraJane

Jennifer McGuire

Nathalie DeSousa

Preeti Chandran

Seeka

Maryam Perez

Teresa Litchfield

Agnieszka Małyszek

Karen Brown

Yoonsun Hur