19 April 2021

Altenew Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway($300 in Total Prizes)


Welcome to the Altenew Suddenly Spring release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog

This release consists of 9 new die set and the addition of Instant Dimension Foam Tape. They are available to purchase from the Altenew Store. I have created six card so let's jump in and take a look.



My first card features the 3D Banner die set, I only used the banner piece omitting the base layer. I Used the Sentiment Strips stamp set to stamp the sentiment. I added the banner onto a card base that I prepared using the Storybook Frame embossing folder, Metallic ink spay and gilding wax.

My second card features the Decorative Swirls die set. I cut the leaves from a burgundy card and glitter card. I set them upon a panel which I prepared using the Dotted Swirls debossing cover die I added a sentiment using the new Slim Sentiments die set.

This card uses the Circular Elements die set, I used the largest die to cut into some white card, I placed this over a Purple card to allow it to show through. I then added a retro telephone using the It's for you stamp and Die set. I added the sentiment using the Simple Alpha die set.

Next up is the Mini Clusters layering die set, I cut the clusters using Shades of Purple and Summer Afternoon Gradient cardstock, I used the Green Meadows Gradient cardstock for the leaves. The sentiment was created using the Simple Friend Die and Sentiment Strips stamp set.

This stunning card was created using the Mantel Decor -Spring set and the Modern Fireplace. I used a light grey alcohol marker to add shading and depth.

My final card uses the Slim Sentiments die set, I cut the sentiment so that it would fit on two lines. I added the floral element using the Meadow Bush stencil and die set.

Your next stop is TTricia Schaden but before you go 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 $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 04/25/2021 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 04/27/2021.


Free Gifts

We are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release. Feel free to share the promotion banner/info on your blog hop post or on your social media post using your affiliate links for a chance to make some extra money. 


Here are TWO ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

  • Get a FREE brand-new Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Die Release Bundle.

  • Get a FREE brand-new Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/19/2021 through 04/21/2021.


Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Emily Midgett

Amanda Baldwin

Amber Rain Davis

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Kymona Tracey

Carol Hintermeier

Nicole Watt

Joylita Dsouza

Keren Baker

LauraJane

Reiko Tsuchida

Sandhya Iyer

Seeka

Agnieszka Małyszek

Teresa Litchfield

Tenia Nelson

Svitlana Shayevich

Terri Koszler

Tricia Schaden

Yoonsun Hur

13 April 2021

Crafters Companion Layering Texture stamps with Spectrum Noir inks

 

Crafters Companion have just launched six sets of Layering Texture stamps, these stamps can be used to create backgrounds, add texture to your projects or to create a whole card. Here I am sharing six cards created for the launch.
The first set is "Game of cards", I stamped the images in Harmony water reactive inks in the following colours; Noir Black and Festive Berries. I used Crafters Companion Stamping card and Matt black card to create the stepper card and used Collal all purpose glue, 3D gel and red tape to adhere.

The next set is Swirly Florals, I stamped and blended using Harmony water reactive inks-Noir Black, Fuchsia, Plum Jam and Smoked Pearl. I used the following cardstock Stamping card, Matt black card
and Fuchsia Centura Pearl.



Next up is Textured opulence. I used Harmony water reactive inks in Frosty Jade, Topaz, Pale Fig, Crushed Velvet and Damson Dine. I used Stamping Card and Matt black card for the card base and matting and layering.

Here I used Letter to you and Harmony water reactive inks in Friar Brown and Sandstorm. I used Ivory Hammered card, Stamping card and Kraft card to create the layers.



Using the INTO the woods stamp set, I stamped and blended all of the elements using Harmony Water reactive ink-Spring Meadow, Ornage, Pine Tree and Seal Brown. The cards I used were Stamping card and Matt black card.


My final card uses the Garden trellis stamp set. I coloured using Harmony water reactive inks in Plum Jam, Fuchsia and Parakeet. I used Stamping card and Fuchsia Centura pearl cardstock.

These new stamp sets are available to buy from Crafters Companions website and are launching on HSN today.

09 April 2021

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

 

Welcome to day 2 of Altenew's 7th Anniversary Blog Hop, you should have arrived here from Amber Davis if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog, or you can navigate by using the links at the end of this post.

To celebrate Altenew's 7th Anniversary I have created a celebration card using the Book Engravings Stamp Set and Book Engravings Die Set. I started by stamping and die cutting the floral elements. I then embossed a piece of card measuring 3.75" x 5" with the  Rows of Squares 3D Embossing Folder

I added this to an A2 note card and adhered the flowers and leaves. I then heat embossed the sentiments using the Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set. I added some Antique Gold Sequins to complete the card.

Your next stop is Lilith Eeckels, but before you go don't forget to check out the special offers and giveaway information below.

Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY7TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV21 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/8/2021 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/11/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop here: https://altenew.com/ Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. 

Giveaway Prizes

Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


 

Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.



Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog



Every day is worth remembering

Hey there, I'm sharing a card I created using Altenew's Mini Poppy stamp set and Spectrum Noir's Illustrator markers.

I stamped the images using the Spectrum Noir Finesse Noir Black Ink Pad. I coloured the images using the following Illustrators: CR4 CR7 AG2 YG2. It's a really simple card so I added just a few enamel dots to embellish.


Have a great weekend.

07 April 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set & Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 

Welcome to the Altenew Craft-A-Flower & Gradient Cardstock release bloghop. You should have arrived here from Sandhya Iyer if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.

Today's release not only consitst of the Craft-A-Flower Cistus but also four new sets of Gradient cardstock

I have made two cards using the Craft-A-Flower Cistus (unfortunately my  Gradient cardstock is still stuck in customs)

My first card is a stunning Monogram style card using the Dancing Peacock 3D Embossing Folder for the background. I used the Mega A die cut in black and heat embossed a white sentiment from the Sentiment Strips stamp set. The CAF Cistus was cut using Green Meadows Gradient CardstockSummer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock and the Shades of Purple gradient cardstock.

My second card uses the Craft-A-Flower Cistus cut from card which I sprayed with Altenew's Altenew's Metallic Spray Inks. I sat the floral elements against a background which I created with the Layered Geo cover die A and Layered Geo cover die B cut form black card. I added a sentiment using the Essential Sentiment Strip Dies and Sentiment Strip stamps.

Your next stop is Laurie Willison

The CAF Cistus can be brought together with two packs of Gradient cardstock in a Bundle saving you 5%.

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 04/13/2021 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 04/15/2021.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Short

Jaycee Gaspar

Keren Baker

Emily Midgett

Tina Smith

Nicole Watt

Amanda Baldwin

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys

Verity Biddlecombe

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr 

Erum Tasneem

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Christine Pennington

Agnieszka Małyszek

Seeka

Yoonsun Hur

Preeti Chandran