Thursday, May 25, 2017

Altenew Stamp/Die/Embossing Powder Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: SUPER-heavy photo post 😉
 Welcome to Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop!
If you are coming from the incredible Jennifer McGuire, you are in the right spot. 
If not, come on in and join the hop and get inspired.

I am super excited about today's blog hop.
Altenew has more amazing release in this line-up. I have been having a blast playing with the new embossing powder, stamps and dies. The time has finally come and I get to share with you all today!

First up, it is about the embossing powder. Specifically, I used Antique Gold with the amazing "Under the Cherry Blossom Stamp and Die Bundle.

This stamp set has the finest details and design. You may think it's finicky to stamp each branch, petals and leaves....wrong. It is so easy to stamp the layered image because the design is already built-in.
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The matching Under the Cherry Blossom Die makes it super easy to add the intricate details.
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I stamped all my designs with my favorite Altenew inks (listed at the end of this post).

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Aren't those Antique Gold Embossing Powder amazing?

(Budding Thanks)

My next card is all about the w Pure White Embossing Powder with Budding Thanks

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 After white-embossing the tulip images, I applied Altenew Inks to the petals. I loved the effect against the white and grey card stock!
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The white-embossed sentiment goes perfectly with the tulips, too!
I love everything with the grey card stock.
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The sentiment is from Best Bud Stamp Set.

 My 3rd card is a very refreshing Spring card with Best Bud Stamp Set. 

This set is perfect for coloring and background stamping. The stamped images are gorgeous.

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 As you can see, I also used Budding Thanks.
I love how you can use these two sets interchangeably and independently.
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The sentiment was embossed in Antique Silver Embossing Powder. I love that the simple embossed sentiment helps make a design shine!

My 4th (and last) card was created with Halftone Hearts Stamp Set.
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 The "XOXO" sentiment was embossed with Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder. This embossing powder has a tiny of peach color and it softer-looking than Antique Gold.
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I love the gradient of Halftone Hearts Stamp Set as it takes the guess work out of your stamping.

Please note that I have two other favorites Diamond Background and Crafty Friends from this release. I will be sharing more with you this Saturday. Hope you come back to check them out. 


Prizes:To celebrate this release, Altenewis giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, June 1st for a chance to win.The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, June 3rd.

AND I will also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate to one of YOU who commented in this post. The winner will be announced in my blog on May 31st.

Blog Hop Order: 

Jennifer McGuire 
💚>---Virginia Lu---<💚
Lisa Spangler
Nicole Picadura
Yoonsun Hur
Amy Sheffer
Therese Calvird
Debby Hughes
Carissa Wiley
Flora Monika Farkas
Erum Tasneem
Keeway Tsao
Eunyoung Lee
Sveta Fotinia
Agnieszka Malyszek

Your next stop is the fabulous Lilith Eeckels
 Enjoy the rest of your hop and...don't forget to leave a comment in this post.