23 July 2019

Altenew July 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Welcome crafty friends, I am very excited and honoured to be part of Altenew's July Stencil release blog hop. You should have arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich's blog, if you've got lost along the way don't panic, you can head back to the beginning at the Altenew card blog or see the full list of hop participants below.

Today's release sees 9 new stencils added to Altenew's awesome range, you can check them out here on the Stencil release product page.


I have created a card with each stencil (meaning this is going to be a photo heavy post, so why not grab a cuppa, get comfy and settle in.)

Beach Towel Stripes Stencil

The Beach Towel Stripes stencil is so versatile, I wanted create something a little different from my usual style so decided on a modern look using Silver stone and Honey Drizzle crisp ink. I used a sentiment from the Crafty Life stamp set to add a heat embossed sentiment onto black card with Pure White Embossing powder and Embossing Ink.




Playing with angles adds a really contemporary feel to the card and draws me away from my safe crafting style. Before adding the sentiment from the Envelope liner die set I used a scoring tool to score all of the lines where ink colours met, this adds a really cool effect (those white diagonal lines are embossed)


Bubble Wrap Stencil



For my next card I chose to use the Bubble Wrap stencil to stamp through. I used the Pinstripe stamp set and Honey Drizzle Ink to give me a stripey spotty background. Stamping through stencils is a really fun way to stretch your stash, and as a frugal crafter things need to have multiple uses to earn a place in my craft room.



I added the Mega Ampersand die cut and two words from the Script words die set, I coloured these prior to cutting using the Honey Drizzle ink on Solar crest card. I also coloured the base card in the same way.

Buffalo Plaid Stencil



When I initially saw the Buffalo Plaid Builder stencil I was thinking Christmas backgrounds but then thought how about a more girly colour choice. I settled for Sweet Leaf and Pinkalicious ink (make sure to clean the stencil between each colour, a quick rinse under the tap/faucet and then dry with kitchen paper)



I added the Mega hello die cut in Black to add a really bold kick to the card.

Color bloc Hearts stencil



I love a two step stencil and the Color Block Hearts stencil is an amazing addition to my growing collection. For this card I stencilled in Teal Cave ink and allowed this to dry thoroughly.  I then used Altenew's Embossing ink and a finger dauber to add the second layer of ink, you need to flip the stencil and line it up  first but it's so simple to do.  Once I had a good coverage of embossing ink I then removed the stencil and added Rose Gold embossing powder.



I inked a piece of card using the Teal Cave ink and then die cut my sentiment using the Fine Alphabet dies, I also cut the same letter 3 times in white to stack together with the coloured ones on top, this gives my sentiment impact,kind of a faux chipboard. I added a piece of the stencilled background the the lower half of my card and then placed a strip of Golden edge washi. The sentiment was added to a white rectangle mat and adhered using foam tape.

On the plus side stencil



On The Plus Side stencil really got my scratching my head and thinking about how I'd use it in my card making and then I had a light bulb moment and thought about dry embossing. I added the stencil to a piece of Solar crest card and ran it through my die cutting machine with an embossing mat. If you don't have an embossing mat you can use craft foam, place the stencil and card face down and the foam on top and then add your plates. The foam pushes the card into the voids in the stencil and give an embossed impression.



I added a gold Mid Century Frame and flowers from the Garden Picks 3D dies, these were coloured using Altenews Artist Markers set A and C, my sentiment is from the Sentiment Strips stamp set and Rose gold embossing power.

Wonderful Wreath Stencil



Wonderful Wreath is an absolutely stunning stencil and could be used in so many ways. Here I stencilled twice, once in Minty Mint and then in Limestone ink to create a layered wreath. The stencil has little berries that you can stencil onto the wreath but I used these and a pencil to mark the placement for some Pale Gold Nuvo drops which give height the the design.



I added a heat embossed sentiment using the One day at a time stamp set and Rose gold embossing powder. The stencilled panel was then added to some vellum and then onto a card using foam tape between each layer.

Doily Frame Stencil



The Doily Frame stencil comes with the inner section included in the pack, this allow you to mask the inner area when stencilling giving you a ring of detail just like in my card. I used Sweet Leaf ink and a brush to blend the ink through the stencil.



I added a Vintage Tea cup and saucer using both the Vintage tea cup stamp and die set. I coloured them using Morning Frost and Frosty Pink Artist Markers. I stamped all of the Embossed elements using Embossing ink and then heat embossed with Rose gold embossing powder. The splatters are also embossing powder, did you know that you can flick water and cover it with embossing powder? Yes embossing powder will stick to anything wet.......

Diamond Builder stencil



Geometric patterns are so much fun, the Diamond Builder stencil is no exception. It can be inked in may ways to create awesome patterns. I inked in four colours; Volcano Lake, Purple Wine, Lagoon and Puffy Heart.




Milky way stencil



Last up is a card created using the Milky Way stencil. This stencil can be used as a two step layer stencil or both sections can be used separately. I started by inking the larger stars using Galactic Stream ink, I used a heat tool to make sure it was totally dry before the next step.



I lined up the smaller stars to overlay the inked stars and added some embossing ink with a finger dauber. I sprinkled Rose Gold Embossing powder and hear set. Totally gorgeous stars!!! The sentiment is from To the moon stamp set and was also heat embossed in Rose Gold. I think they are a perfect match.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, your next hop stop is the amazing Isha Gupta.

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/28/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog's on 7/30/2019.


Special Offer
To celebrate the launch of the new stencils, Altenew are running a special offer; For two days only! Save 25% on the 12 Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray Bundle from 7/23/2019 at 12:01 AM EDT until 7/24/2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. Not valid on previous purchases. While supplies last. Shop here >>>> 12 Ink spray bundle



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48 comments:

  1. So many beautiful cards with stencils !! Loved each of them.

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  2. wow you really have created stunning pieces of work and show cased these stencils to perfection - thanks for sharing

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  3. Just put the Garden Picks 3-D dies into an already bulging shopping cart, thanks to you!

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  4. Thank you for showing the versatility of these stencils. Each of your cards has a different personality, and each one is beautiful.

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  5. I really love your cards. Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Ooh so many awesome cards!! Each one is beautiful! The first one using beach towel stripes stencil is my fav of all :)

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  7. Wow, lots of beautiful cards!! Love them all, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Graet use of the stencils. Pretty cards, ty for sharing

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  9. Wonderful cards! I love the leaf stencil!

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  10. Your cards are wonderful -- fantastic showcase of this exciting release. I especially love the first one using the Beach Towel Stripes stencil, and the fun style is so unique.

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  11. Fabulous array of cards Terri! Love every stencil in these release! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Fabulous cards! Your wreath card would make a beautiful wedding invitation.
    I think it's stunning & elegant.

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  13. You have been very busy. Each and every one of your cards is wonderful. And all seem to be on the easy end of the spectrum.

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  14. Awesome! All the cards are terrific. I especially liked your use of the doily frame and bubble wrap stencils.

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  15. These cards are fabulous! I love the dry embossing.

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  16. So many awesome creations!!! I love your yellow and gray one and what you did with the plus stencil!

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  17. Great use of the "stripey" on the stencil of bubble wrap. Am going to try it. Love it!

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  18. Oh my!! I Love that sweet tea cup! Every one of these cards is fantastic, a great use of the stencils, and very inspiring!

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  19. Wow, you made a lot of beautiful cards! I love how you stamped thru the Bubble Wrap Stencil - I’ve never seen this done before - so cool. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  20. Oh my goodness your cards or so fun and adorable. But the one that had you scratching your head is stunning! Have never tried dry embossing with a stencil, thanks for the tip.

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  21. WOW! So much to love on your stop of the hop! I've gone up and down to make sure I didn't miss a single card :) You've done a great job and each one is perfectly done. I love the tip of embossing with a stencil - haven't tried that (yet!) TFS!

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    1. MiamiKel thank you so much for your comment. If you havenn't seen already, today Altenew announced the winners of the giftcard. Please visit the Altenew blog for details of how to claim your prize

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  22. I love every one of your cards. They are all so fun and beautiful.

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  23. Beautiful! I don't know which I like better, the doily frame thank you card or the beautifully colored card using the diamond builder. I so love those colors. Nice!

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  24. Wow! So many cards to inspire us. I had forgotten about dry embossing with the rubber so that intrigued me and then the doily stencil with the tea cup is such a perfect match. Thank you for so much inspiration in one stop.

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  25. Such a lovely range of cards! We both used the Milky Way stencil with To the Moon. Great minds think alike LOL!

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  26. OMG!!! Love all your cards and the color combinations & designs!!

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  27. Terri, these are awesome sauce!! Your teacup card is so sweet and unexpected! Your On the Plus side is my favorite!! I am intrigued by your use of embossing with Color Block Hearts. I will have to try that!

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  28. A soft color palette, what beautiful cards.

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  29. Lovely inspiration with your variety of cards - I especially love the layered stars, your great doily and teacup card, and that gorgeous wreath card. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas for each of the stencils in this set. Each of your cards demonstrates your creativity as each is different and beautiful. Loved your cards.

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  31. Beautiful cards! Love the gold on the Milky way one (my favorite stencil), the colors on the Diamond one and the soft colors on the wreath.

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  32. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome cards. So pretty. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  33. So many beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  34. Wow, so many beautiful cards and so many awesome stencil techniques! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. These are all awesome. I cannot possibly choose a favorite.

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  36. You made so many beautiful cards. I never heard of stamping through a stencil, I'll have to try that. The Bubble Wrap card in yellow is perfection.

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  37. So many amazing cards! I loved the color palette and angles on the first card. I loved the clean simplicity of the wreath card too. Great job!

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  38. Wow--you have been busy. Love the variety of stenciled cards you created.

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  39. Lovely! And such versatility! Love how you created so many different looks. Thank you!

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  40. These cards are so beautiful! Love the new release. It is awesome.

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  41. Wow! You used so many of the new products, and each one differently. I totally love each of your cards, and have learned some new techniques too, such as stamping through the stencil! Great idea and look. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  42. So many beautiful cards and projects created using the new stencils that it's hard for me to pick a favorite. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  43. Your versatility is amazing! I love the last two best...soft and lovely. My son is getting married, and I think they would be lovely as a wedding card. The others are fun and would be great for anyone, anytime. Thanks for the ideas.

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