Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

Happy Birthday Altenew!  I am honored to be celebrating this day along with such a talented group of designers and sponsors.  Altenew Cosmos Acrylic die cut flowers.

Die Cutting Floral Images From Acrylic Gelli Plate Prints

Recently, I spent a fun day making Acrylic Gel Press Monoprints and thought it would be fun to die-cut some of the images and make a few high contrast colorful birthday cards.  I used my favorite Altenew Craft-A-Flower kit, Cosmos Layering Dies for each of my projects.  

I sorted through my prints and selected bright colors that I thought would look nice on a card.  The first print was loosely brayered with turquoise and brown acrylic ink.  The flowers were die cut from three monoprint panels:  orange/red/gold; olive/yellow/gold and the whitish elements were cut from panels where I brayered off ink in between prints, so they have more white areas.  My sentiment is from an ancient labeler I had at the house.

Gel Press Die Cut Flowers
I love the background on this next card!  I put blue, yellow and olive on my press and then brayered gold over the Narrow Brick Stencil, which gives a beautiful textured look.  I used the Rounded Rectangles Die Set to trim down my panel.
Gel Press + Die Cut Flowers for a card.

The flower was die-cut using the  Cosmos Craft-A-Flower Kit.

Acrylic Monoprint die cut flower

For this last card, the background is from the same panel as card 1.  I again used the Rounded Rectangles and Cosmos Layering Die Set.  The sentiment is from the  Essential Sentiment Strips,

Gelli Print Handmade Card

   I think this makes a happy card.

Turquoise and Red Floral Card

Giveaway Prizes

Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy classto 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.


So happy to see that you are hopping!  If you arrived from Auzz Trinklets N Krafts, then you are right on track.

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

My Sweet Petunia

Agnieszka Małyszek

Kristina Werner

Tenia Nelson

Paige Evans

Reiko Tsuchida

Auzz Trinklets N Krafts

Karen Brown                     You Are Here!

Ellen Hutson LLC


Katrina Howe

There is plenty more loveliness, so keep hopping…. Ellen Hutson LLC  is next!

Ready to shop?  Be sure to use the free shipping code 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. 

I am so pleased you stopped by and would love to hear which card you like best!


234 thoughts on “Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

  1. Hi from the UK. I love these cards! I have some gel press backgrounds (inks rather than acrylics though) and these are some great ways to use them 🙂


  2. Hello from southern Indiana, USA. TFS your beautiful cards! Your gel press monoprints made for some wonderful backgrounds, but the effect you achieved using them for your flowers is super lovely. I especially like the first card; the color combo and your design just grab me.


  3. Hi from Beaver, UT! Congratulations to Altenew on their 7th anniversary! I’m loving all of these layered diecut flowers, & yours is no exception! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!


  4. Hi, from Chicagoland (Illinois, USA.) I love the way you've used your Gelli prints! I'm so inspired to try and use some of the ones I made in a class now! Thank you so much for sharing! I hope you are having a fabulous day!


  5. Hello from Northern NJ! Beautiful Happy Birthday Cards Making Girl! Loving the supplies used Acrylic Gel Press Monoprints, The Altenew Craft-A-Flower kit, Cosmos Layering Dies, turquoise and brown inks. My favorite Birthday Card is the first one. Wishing Altenew A Happy 7th Anniversary. 🎊🎉🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🤩🤩🤩


  6. Hi From Boston! Oh wow I'm so inspired to try this! I have a gel press and haven't used it in a long time. This looks so cool with the flower dies. I will definitely be trying this — your cards are just so beautiful!


  7. Hi from Michigan! HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY ALTENEW! Terrific cards. Gosh I love that layering! Altenew has such wonderful layering dies.. I love mine! Had to giggle, I too have an ancient label maker, but never ever thought of pressing out a sentiment, teee hee. Must try that!


  8. Hi from Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada. I love your cards. I recently purchased a gel press, but I haven't had the courage to use it yet. Lol. Thanks for the inspirations and Congratulations to Altenew!


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