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Altenew 8”x11” Majestic Bouquet Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

Hello friends!  Today we’re celebrating Altenew’s Majestic Bouquet Layering Stamp release and I have three cards to share.  This is a beautiful layering stamp set with 41 stamps (all made in the USA!) and lots of gorgeous detail.

If you arrived from Terri Koszler lovely blog, you’re right on track and you made it to the final post. If you want to start from the beginning, please visit the Altenew Card Blog. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for details about the hop and give away.    

I love the vibrant blues in my first card!  I used the darkest three colors in the  Glacier Caves Mini Ink Cubes set and ink blended the accent panel with the darkest two colors.  All of my sentiments are from  the Birthday Greeting Stamp Set and the enamel dots are   Glacier Caves Enamel Dots, which coordinate beautifully with the ink cubes.  I kept this card simple because I wanted to empasize the bold colors and lovely floral stamp.

Altenew Glacier Caves Mini Ink Cubes + Enamel Dots

For the pink card, I combined the Majestic Bouquet Layering Stamp  with the beautiful Majestic Blooms 3D Embossing Folder.  I chose three pinks (Blush, Cotton Candy and Coral Berry) from Altenew’s 48 Crisp Die Ink Collection for my stamping and then used Coral Berry to ink blend the circle background.  I think this is such a lovely feminine card.

Altenew Pink Die Inks:  Blush, Cotton Candy and Coral Berry

For my final card, I used the three lightest colors in the Seashore Mini Ink Cube Set.  I then die cut my panel using the largest die from the  Rounded Rectangles Set. The background panel was ink blended with Lagoon ink.  To add a bit more texture, I used the Modern Squares 3D Embossing Folder  for my background panel.

Altenew Seashore Mini Ink Cube Set

Are You Ready For Some 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 5/16/2021 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 5/19/2021

Join Us As We Hop!

Altenew Card Blog
Jaycee Gaspar
LauraJane
Erum Tasneem
Michelle Short
Tenia Nelson
Jenny Colacicco
Norine Borys
Anna Mahtani
Agnieszka Małyszek
Victoria Calvin
Linda Westfall
Emily Midgett
Sandhya Iyer
Laurie Willison
Preeti Chandran
Seeka
Mindy Eggen
Verity Biddlecombe
Carol Hintermeier
Erin Thompson
Helen Kalb
Joylita Dsouza
Keren Baker
Teresa Litchfield
Bridget Casey
Kelly Griglione
Nandini Karmarkar
Terri Koszler
Karen Brown      Yay, made it to the end!

 

I am honored that you stopped by my blog…thank you!  If you have another moment, I would love to hear which card you like best.

Karen 

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


Altenew Clematis Paint-A-Flower

Hello  and welcome to the blog hop for the February release of the Altenew Paint-A-Flower series and Artists Marker Sets F & G.   This month\’s Clematis stamp is GORGEOUS and so fun to create with.  Altenew releases a new Paint-A-Flower each month and you can subscribe HERE so you don\’t miss a single set.

Altenew Clematis Watercolor


I spent an enjoyable and relaxing Sunday afternoon painting this beauty.  When my kit arrived, I saw soft blues as I started planning my card.  For the flowers, I used pale blue with soft lavendar shadows and pink highlights.  I kept with the muted look by adding pale green leaves and the fencing was painted with watery yellow and tan.  I added a hint of grey to the background and called it done.  I used watercolor markers for a fresh bright watercolor look.

Altenew Clematis Watercolor Card


This is an interesting floral stamp as you can use it both vertically and horizontally.   I added my favorite Painted Grid Washi Tape along two sides and the included sentiment \”Life Is Beautiful\”.   I finished the card off with a couple of pearl grey New Day Enamel Dots.  A fresh and lovely spring card.  


Altenew F and G Artist Alcohol Markers

Pink, Yellow, Green, Aqua and Violet Altenew markers

Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set G

Altenew is also releasing two new sets of Artists Markers and I thought it would be fun to try them out by coloring the same image with both sets.   Weekend Doodles is one of my all time favorites sets so I decided to use it for both cards.  Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set G is full of lovely aquas, lavenders and browns.  I wanted the flowers to be the star of this card so I used the   Cross Stitch Canvas Cover Die to create a clean and simple background that adds a bit of texture and interest but keeps the focus on the floral elements.
Altenew Aqua and Violet Alcohol Markers

Such lovely colors in this marker set!

Altenew Aqua and Violet Alcohol Markers

Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set F

Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Markers SET \”F\” is  full of beautiful pinks, yellows and greens.  For this card I wanted a coordinating background, so using my 36 pan watercolors, I painted pink (which I toned down with some green) on a watercolor panel and let dry.  I then embossed the panel with the  Modern Squares 3D folder , which gives beautiful dimension to your backdrop.  This folder is one of my new “go to” backgrounds.  I added some pink, purple and black spatters because I thought the panel looked too sweet.  

Altenew Weekend Doodles + Altenew Sunshine Valley Garden Set F markers + Modern Squares 3D embossing folder

The Tea Party Enamel Dots coordinate beautifully with this set of markers.

Altenew pink, yellow and green Artist Markers.
This graphic shows the colors that come in each set.
BLOG HOP LINK

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 PARTICIPANTS:

Your next stop is: Svitlana Shayevich

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

Thanks for hopping by!

Karen






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

Altenew 3D Embossing Folders

Hello and thanks for hopping!  I am so excited to be participing in  Altenew\’s new release of 3D Embossing Folders, Dies, Stencils and Enamel Dots.  I am showcasing  several new products below so be sure to scroll down to see them all….I went a little crazy making cards!  All of these products are now available in the Altenew Shop.

I really like this first card.  I took a piece of aqua cardstock and embossed using this fun new 3D embossing folder called Modern Squares.   I am also planning to use this embossing folder on backgrounds for some upcoming floral cards.  I love the texture and interest it adds to a background.

Altenew Fancy Celebrate die with copper mirror cardstock
I very gently used my  Large Blending Tool to blend white pigment ink on the top of the raised diamonds.  I die cut a white band using the new Nesting Slim Rectangle Die set.  This new sentiment, Fancy Celebrate Die is gorgeous, big and showy.  I die-cut it from copper mirror cardstock.  
Masculine birthday card
I went for ultra feminine on this card I made for my mom.  Lots of pink and neutral gray.  I embossed a panel with the beautiful new Simple Frame 3D embossing folder.   I then very gently used my  Large Blending Tool to add a subtle layer of pink pigment ink over the entire card.  I went back with my Small Ink Blending Tool and added more pink along the raised frame to add definition to the embossing.  The flower is from this month\’s Build-A-Flower called Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose.  I finished by adding Tea Party Enamel  Dots.  This frame really sets a beautiful stage for die-cut focal elements.
Pigment ink and 3D embossing folders

The Flowery Field 3D embossing folder is gorgeous!   I embossed a piece of green cardstock and then very gently used my  Large Blending Tool to add white pigment ink to the blooms.  I then went over the highest points with white pigment ink and a  Small Ink Blending Tool.  The Thanks sentiment was die-cut from navy cardstock. I finished by adding navy enamel dots from the new Glacier Caves Collection.  

White pigment ink + 3D embossing folder = colored cardstock
The last few cards using the Daisies 3D Embossing Folder are my favorites, but my photography skills did not capture their true beauty.  I added white pigment ink  to the sticker side of the embossing folder and then smoothed with a brayer.  I then embossed on navy cardstock.  The sentiment is from this month\’s Build A Flower: Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose.  I finished by adding tiny Antique Gold Sequins.
Navy cardstock + white pigment ink + Altenew Daisies 3D embossing folder

I took some periwinkle cardstock and embossed with the Daisies 3D Folder.  Using a circular motion I  very gently used my  Large Blending Tool to blend white pigment ink onto the flowers. I finished by adding a few more white pigment highlights with a small ink blending tool.  I added a  Simply Hello Die-cut Sentiment and Glacier Caves enamel dots.  This card is so pretty in person but was the hardest to photograph.  

White pigment ink blended over 3D embossing folder

3D embossing folders are great for mass producing lovely cards.  Fairly quick to make with a beautiful end result.  On this card I again used a brayer to add pink pigment ink to the embossing folder.  I love how happy and cheerful these embossed daisies are! I finished off with some more Tea Party Enamel Dots.

Altenew 3D embossing folder how to

On this last card I added two colors, yellow and orange, with a brayer.  Subtle but oh so happy, pretty and cheerful.   I think these would also make lovely get well cards.  

Yellow and Orange handmade 3D embossed daisies card.
LINK to Blog Hop


Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew 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.


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


Thanks for stopping by!

Karen