Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Altenew Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello friends!
It is the most exciting time over Altenew. This time Altenew is releasing stamps and dies! 
If you hop from the talented Tae Eun Yoo's blog, I want to congratulate you for making it here--the last stop from the hop. If you are just starting, no worries, the entire hop list is at the end of this post. You can hop to your heart's content.
So, let's get started, shall we?

My first card is created with a FABULOUS floral set called Perennial Beauty. 
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The hibiscus come in 4 layers !  The matching Perennial Beauty Die cuts perfectly, too.
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I must tell you that this set is one of the easiest color-layering set that I have ever worked with. Due to its shape, the line-up is amazingly simple! I didn't even use the reference guide much and was able to achieve this look!
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I am sure you all know by now that Altenew's Inks are the recipe for these color-layering sets. They are formulated to match however you want. I added a bit of Halftone Stencil in the background and used Gold Foil Card Stock as both compliments the large bloom perfectly.

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My next two cards are from Engineers Rule and matching Dies.
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Are there any Engineers in your life? I do and I have never used any sets like this one! Now that my son David will be graduating with an Engineering degree from university in May, the timing could not be more prefect.
(edited: David got a full-time job offer with a big auto company when the post went live this morning! Squeal!.... 😊)

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I got the stamp of approval from David and he knowingly approved and smiled at the sentiment! He thought it is very "well-done" ( that considered a high praise from an engineer!!).

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The white-embossed details are absolutely awesome! I gathered all the sentiment and white embossed them on top, then I used Stone Wall Stencil and partially inked up the top.

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From the same set Engineer Rule, I came up with a fun card.

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You can never go wrong making anything rainbow-themed, right? This set comes with Engineers Rules Die and they are awesome!
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Those little Ninja are just the cutest! I think they will be perfect for making kids cards, too!
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Last card but certainly not the least....Family Matter  (and Extras )ideal for the special family member in your life. I started out with creating an interesting inked background with the Medallion Layering Stencil A.
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I then used Layering Stencil B to add Nuvo Embellishment Mousse over it. It was a bit of a mess and somewhat scary (I thought I may ruin the project!). However, once dried,  it looked amazing!
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 For the detailed about this double stencil color-layering technique, I will share my how-to in a few days if you are interested to see how it's done.

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I truly had SO much fun with this card! The sentiment is perfect and prominent right in the center and it was so easy to stamp! The card is going to be perfect for my daughter's upcoming birthday in April (shhh....hope she doesn't check my post!).

Prizes: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, March 30th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, March 31st.

AND, I also get to draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate! That means one of the commenters in this post get a chance to win $30!!!

Thank you so much for making it to the end of this post and blog hop!!
 Please be sure to leave a comment in each stop along the way for your chance to win $ to shop over Altenew!

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Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards, Virginia - love the hibiscus and the family sentiments!

Hannelie said...

Amazed!
Thanks Virginia... you really inspire me!

Pam Pam said...

Cute cards, thanks

Debra Rumpza said...

Great cards today

FamilyDreamLab said...

Amazing release, amazing ideas. Thanks a lot for inspiration

Elainej said...

Please do share your stencil technique. These cards are all great.

Loopyloo said...

The examples are lovely - and I am definitely interested in the double stencil colour layering technique......

Lagene said...

Great release! AWESOME creations, I especially loved the textured card!

Cynthia Cole said...

Wonderful cards!

Shelly said...

Wow! Beautiful cards and so fun!

Diana K said...

Of course I love that gorgeous floral card, but you're also making me realize that I just might need that engineering set. Fabulous cards, Virginia!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW, WOW, WOW and WOW, Virginia! These are ALL SO AMAZING! SO beautiful, especially your daughter card! GOOD WORK!

TaeEun said...

Amazing collection of cards, Virginia! Your creativity and artistic composition of your cards are always so inspiring!

Natalie Godfrey said...

OMG! What awesome ideas on using the #'s as the background. Great job.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Jennie Thompson said...

Your engineer cards are so awesome!! Lovely floral, too, but I'm still in awe over the geek cards :)

Olesya Kharkova said...

Beauuuutiful card! For real!

Tourmaline said...

Awesome cards!!! Love your bright colors.

Ivy Marino said...

Very pretty cards

Abby said...

Great cards!

Barbara said...

Lovely cards and well worth making it to the end of the post.

Agility Boxer said...

The Engineer card is such a great and fun idea. Love the other cards too!

Stacy said...

Great cards, love the little ninjas!

BabsLouie said...

I really like the look of the white embossing ink on the black cardstock for the factory. So great for the men in our lives.I agree, too about those ninjas! They are so cute for the kids.

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! Lots of great techniques in these Fabulous cards!!! Thanks!!

Carol S said...

Such a wonderful group of cards!

michelle in mi said...

All fabulous & cheerful cards!

Carol Didier said...

Virginia - all your cards are awesome! This is indeed a great release!

Darla said...

Love all your beautiful cards, Virginia!

Maryam said...

Elegent cards as usual. Love he stencile one and the ninja is extremely cute.

spatch said...

I have a new engineer son and would love to make the same card. Great idea. Thank you.

Purple Princess said...

Wow! Amazing work

Deepti said...

Such amazing and creative designs :) I so love your style 😍

Janet D. said...

Such beautiful and fun cards! Wonderful!

Shelley C said...

Great cards - I"m partial to the florals and love the family matters set!

Joan said...

Fantastic cards! That stencil on the last one is beautiful.

Tiffany said...

Love your cards!

Shirley N said...

Amazing creations! Great inspiration using this fabulous new release!

SusieQ said...

I just love these cards. You're the best!

Tasha Dawson said...

Looks like someone had fun playing with the stamp sets =)

Sharon Roselli said...

Love all the cards you made. Looking forward to the how to on the stenciling card!

Susie Sonnier said...

love this release. Your cards are pretty!

eliza said...

The ninja stamps are just hilarious!

Asmita Pandya said...

Super cute cards . Loved all but the ninja one most.

Glennis said...

Great cards, such super examples for inspiration

Louise said...

You are very talented. Enjoy coming to your blog. TFS.

joy said...

These cards are so nice, Virginia! I am sure your son and daughter will love the ones you made for them. Great new release from Altenew.

joybird1223@gmail.com

Prashanthi Khannoj said...

Inspiring, beautiful and creative cards. <3

D.Ann C said...

Congrats to your son! What a fab card for him!! Love the beautiful flower and your gorgeous card for your daughter, too!

Debbie Varnes said...

From beautiful flowers to fun stamps, these new stamps have it all!

Gloria Kratz said...

Love the cards but surprised myself. Usually I like florals better but this time it is the sweet "geeky" ninja card that got me.

Kelly Matisonn said...

Love the cards x

Michelle H said...

Love your cards. I reacently reserved the layering stencil set you used for the daughter card. You really did a great job creatively with those.

Debbie Scassera said...

Everything is fantastic!

D Golly said...

What cute cards. So unique. Thanks for the inspiration!

Harriet said...

Lovely, inventive and colorful. My goodness, Altenew continues to create unique stamps.

Michelle Rickard said...

you made cute cards. Thanks for the inspiration and the blog hop.

Deeps said...

Love all of your creations. The Engineer cards are great.

Stef Perry said...

Such fun engineer and ninja cards, and of course your floral cards are simply stunning.

Rema said...

These cards are beautiful!

Rema said...

These cards are beautiful!

StampinLouie said...

Virginia I love all of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Kunsman said...

your cards are all just fab!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Alex said...

While I love all the new additions from altenew.... the engineers rule one is killer! LOVE it and I LOVE your use of it with the white embossing powder. SO well done, and congratulations to your son!

As an experienced engineer, I can definitely say there is a great amount of beauty and creativity in engineering. You harnessed it within your work here - love!!!

Colleen Howell said...

Love all your cards

Avra Williams said...

Great cards!

Bonnie J said...

What fun cards! Thanks for sharing.

kerry myers said...

Beautiful cards! Cant wait to see video on how you created it.

Maja said...

Amazing cards! Please do put a tutorial on double stencil technique. Would love to see it.

Karen Gerek said...

All of your creations are beautiful, but you really need to enter the card you made your daughter into some kind of contest. It is visually stunning and has so much texture and interest. You'd win!!!

The Crafty Critter said...

Wonderful projects! You are so inspiring and I love your attitude! Thank you for sharing with us!
-Miranda

mzjluv said...

Such lovely inspiration. Your cards are so pretty.

conil said...

Good heavens...what a bevy of beautiful and fun cards. You must be exhausted coming up with all these amazing design ideas. Just a wonderful bunch of eye candy.

ljcasselman said...

Now I think I have to have the Perennial stamp set! Your work is so beautiful!

bev p said...

Oh yes, I definitely want to see how you did the last one! It is just yummy gorgeous! Thanks for some wonderful examples of what can be done with amazing stamps by a creative crafter!

Tamara said...

Beautiful cards.

Sabrina said...

Fabulous cards!!

Jen said...

Fabulous cards - thank you for sharing.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome work!

Lisa Moline said...

Love all the cards you made with these new stamps! Just beautiful!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia! You sure know how to showcase the new goodies...WOW!

Brandi R said...

Fabulous cards! You were busy!! Love each and every one of them ♥

Katie said...

I love your industrial ninja card!

Diana said...

I don't know which of these cards is the most clever! Wow!

Pam D. said...

Great cards! The layering sets in this release are so realistic looking. I liked your idea of just using a portion of the halftone on your background.

Serendipidade de Papel said...

I love the flower stamp set!

Billie A said...

Your cards are so creative. I love the stamps and layouts.

Teri W said...

Great creative cards!

cghundley said...

Such fun cards
and I love that
birthday card!
Gorgeous.
Carla from Utah

Kira N. said...

I love the last card you featured! It's so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Kleri F said...

Beautiful cards!Very creative!Thank you for sharing

Susi K. said...

Wow! Someone was having WAY too much fun with this wonderful new release! What an amazing collection of cards, Virginia.

Crafty Villager said...

Fantastic cards !

Laurie Pickerel said...

Great cards! I just love that hibiscus card - so pretty.

Tracy said...

Great examples, I love them all. I could make good use of the engineers set, so glad to see something like that! need more tech type stamps:)

dgmlmax said...

I. Can't wait to get done of the sets from this release.

A Crafty Person said...

WOW your cards are amazing!! The Garden Treasure stamp set is my favorite from this new release.

Sheila H said...

Your designs are fabulous, Virginia. Your varied techniques are so artistic. And congratulation to David on his job offer!

Sandy said...

Great cards! I especially loved your fun engineering cards, ninja is so cute. Congrats to your son!

Natalie said...

Wonderful use of the stamps, your cards are fabulous!

Cassandra said...

Great projects. Love all the different looks. Thanks for so much inspiration.

Helen Budz said...

I'm in awe of the creative way you have used elements of this new release. The diversity and uniqueness of these cards is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love your third card a lot !!

Sue LD said...

Wonderful cards. Congrats to your son. My husband is an engineer. Two of my sons are engineers and a third son is in school studying to be an engineer.

Diane said...

Amazing cards and release. Thanks for woo the great inspiration.

Jeanne Beam said...

Great cards. This was a wonderful hop.

snappy scrappy said...

LOVE all 4-especially the cute ninja card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous bunch of cards, Virginia - especially love the one with the mousse!!

Mitzi Manthey said...

Love the hibiscus card! The flower is beautiful and that gold strip adds so much. And I love the stenciled card for your daughter. Wow!

Barbara Green said...

Everything you have posted is beautiful.

Helen F. said...

Wonderful cards, Virginia! Wish I could color even a little bit as beautifully as you do!

Kich 6 said...

Beautiful cards. Loved the engineering one.

Angelique Vela said...

I love the engineer stamp set! I've got several engineers in my life. Your cards all turned out so lovely.

Janelle said...

Very cool cards with great variety of styles. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Lisa Elton said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! Your daughter's birthday card is spectacular and the card for your son is very cool!!

Debbie T said...

Your work is always amazing. I found you over on Stamp Nation and fell in love with your work there. Always a fan.

Macimbalo said...

Love your work as always....You make me want to buy ALL the stamp set that you use! Really amazing artist!

Pam said...

I loved your "warning"! Made me smile!
Awesome cards, pretty and colorful!

Kathy said...

Love the choices of stamps you chose to use today. You rocked them! Love how you used the engineering stamps!

Miranda said...

So many wonderful cards. I love all the Engineers Rules cards!

Oti Martinez said...

Love your work

Barbara Baxter said...

Virginia, congratulations to your son for his great accomplishment -- and to you for your great cards! I love the Stone Wall Stencil that you used with the ombre shading. The second engineering card is cute and I love the numbers (can't think of the correct term at the moment) in the rainbow colors! The birthday card is gorgeous with the prettily colored flower and leaves, the half tone circles in the background, and the gold foil card stock completing it. And last but not least, your daughter is so lucky to be receiving such a beautiful card. That stencil and the Embellishment Mousse really make the card! Thank you for sharing.

Kathy H said...

The stenciled background is amazing! The engineering set is a great idea!

Tracy Brown said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! Love the last card with the stenciled background!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful cards! Love the last card with the stenciled background!

Terri Bradburn said...

I love the use of the engineering stamps.

aknancy said...

Great cards!!! I love this new release!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love your cards! They're awesome.

mimi said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the engineering cards, since that's all that's in my life - engineers!!!!

K Eddington said...

Beautiful! ✩ ♡�� Love the elegance of the floral card �� Totally made me smile. ✩

Dana M said...

Congratulations to your Son on his new position! Amazing cards. Stunning and beautiful. Creative and clever. Perfect!

cal8007 said...

Well, it was certainly worth going through the hop an finally getting to your page! You did such a great job with the new releases. Thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs,
Carmen

Dolly Bhattacharjee said...

Lovely Lovely cards Virginia :) Thank you so much for sharing.

Deborah Moss said...

Congratulations to your son (and family), and yes this stamp set could not have come at a better time! I may get this set for masculine and/or industrial inspired cards. I love Altenew's out of the box and unique stamp sets. Great cards and thank you!

Rose said...

Thank you for such wonderful inspiration Virginia! Four amazing & creative projects!

Christine H said...

I have two engineers in my life.. maybe I need to get that stamp set first!! I do love some of the others as well. Thanks for your inspiration.

Angela said...

I love all of your cards, Virginia! I think my favorite is the Perennial Favorites hibiscus. That flower is just gorgeous!

Ammarah Amin said...

I love your work and what a great release.

Ammarah Amin said...

I love your work and what a great release.

Lisa Ainscough said...

Wow, what lovely beautiful cards you have made.
Loving them all.
Cheers
Lisa

Leslie Kiley said...

Amazing and unique work! Love all your ideas! Great Inspiration for all these stamp sets.

Twylia Bell said...

I loved your card ideas especially the engineer one and Congrats to your son for landing a great job in his field. My son is a mechanical engineer and I am thankful he has a great job too!

Handcrafted by Helen said...

Lots of fabulous inspiration here! Such great stamps

Vika Cherepanya said...

Loving this Blog Hop, so many inspirational ideas. Love the multiple ways of using them!Yours cards are beautiful.

Louise said...

Gorgeous new release and your cards are beautiful :)

CraftyNatalie said...

Hi. Your cards are lovely, my favourite being the daughter card, just beautiful.

rajee pandi said...

so pretty

Pam said...

I really loved your projects....especially the one for your daughter! Also, I just subscribed to your You Tube channel!!!

loulou said...

Fantastic cards. I love that engineers set too. Awesome news about your sons job.

legato1958 said...

Your cards are beautiful and so inspirational!!
Susie

Tink said...

Love your cards!

Carmela Hubler said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! I love the stenciling effect on your last card! I know what you mean about not being sure how things will turn out when you used the mixed media products. All your cards are really pretty.

Deb Kane said...

Lovely cards, really like those cute little ninjas, and I would be very interested in a video of your stencil and layering technique. Will be watching for it.

Heather Parry said...

All your cards are wonderful. Congratulations to your Son on his new job, and I'll be really interested in seeing your double-stencilling technique - the background on the last card is amazing!

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the city card. TFS!

Amy C. said...

All of your cards are amazing! Fabulous new releases.

Amy C. said...

All of your cards are amazing! Fabulous new releases.

Christine P. said...

Beautiful cards. I may need to just get that Family Matters stamp set!

Roxana Carranza said...

Your cards are beautiful....the layout and techniques used are AWESOME! You are an inspiration; thank you for sharing. :-)

Beastybunny said...

Great job!

vintagegirl said...

Hi, I just really enjoyed your cards, they were all so BEAUTIFUL !! The two from the enginer stamp set were so amazing, I really loved those. It is so cool to see stamps that you can do manly cards with and yours were very cool. I think maybe the daughter card was my favorite, wow that was STUNNING, I really loved that one, so super pretty. Thanks for sharing with us. Tracey Magner

Maxine M. said...

I think some of these sets need to live at my house!

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! So many gorgeous cards! You have been one very busy crafter! They are all wonderful!

Lisa A creations said...

So many cute cards! I absolutely love the engineering one. And congrats on your son's job!

Dot Freel said...

Your cards are unique and cool looking! Thanks for sharing!

QuilterLaura said...

Wow, super fun card, and all so different!

jan metcalf said...

Your joy of stamping and trying new techniques shines!

Janice said...

The engineering card was really good, and congratulations to your son.

Kailash said...

Fabulous card designs, wonderful creativity!!! Congratulations to your son:-)))

Pat Hoban said...

Thanks for all the great inspiration, Virginia! I love them all. The flower colors are awesome & the engineer set is a perfect fit for my graduating nephew.

Viola Leary said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. That engineer card is just too cool. Got 2 myself!

Mary Holshouser said...

So much detail in your cards.
All are fantastic.
thanks for sharing.

Dorthy said...

GREAT male cards, but my favorite is the hibiscus! Thanks for sharing.

Cheri said...

Love your cards.....and this was a fantastic blog hop. Everyone is SO ready for Spring!

Martha Berry said...

My husband would flip out with the "bits and bytes" card! He is a programmer and even though retired now, that card would really make him smile. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas, Virginia!

Martha Herrera said...

Beautiful cards!

I really like the hibiscus. Thanks for the chance to win.

Charlanne Bittinger said...

The daughter card is amazing. I have never seen anything like. Great job.

Constance Hildebrand said...

LOVE the family stamp set and plan to buy it. Your version is beautiful. Thanks.

BeverlyBL said...

What a wonderful assortment. Nice job. Thanks so much.

Jean Lamb said...

Your cards are fantastic. Really like that you used the engineer based stamp. The Nuvo mousse added another level of dimension that was beautiful. TFS

Karen Russell said...

Great cards Virginia, you always do such a beautiful job. I have a big order coming and can't wait to get started.

McStamper said...

Don't even know where to start. What spectacular cards. The flower and daughter cards a so beautiful. Love the creative engineer card - congratulations. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

salma Hus said...

oh my!! beautiful cards.. so innovative and clever.. loved all of them.. Thanks a ton for the inspiration

Nana Donna said...

Your cards are wonderful and so original. Congrats to your son David on his new job. I have a son named David too :)

Judie said...

Awesome cards! Love the gold stripe on the first card, and the other ones are so original!

Anouk said...

love the cards

kartelene said...

wow wow and wow love all of your design the most original work I have seen on this blog hop thank you for sharing your work with us

sharpstamps said...

Enjoying this new release and blog hop. I like your floral card.

Engineered Baker said...

Amazing!!!

Daria Z. said...

Virginia, your cards are fabulous, as always! The ninja card is just too fun and your layered floral card is beautiful. I love the card you made for David (huge congrats on the job offer!) - our oldest daughter graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree. This set would've been fun for her graduation card.

Jeanne said...

Your backgrounds are AMAZING!!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

So excited when your post starts out with the photo-heavy warning, lol. Love your beautiful cards, gorgeous floral, love the texture on the stencil layered birthday card, and the engineering cards rock!

Amy E said...

Gorgeous cards!!! and I love love love your ninja card! Those tiny little ninjas are so cute!!!!!

Amy E.
Scrapthissavethat.com

Cyndee said...

Wonderful release by Altenew! Your cards are super spectacular!

Lynn Atchley said...

Engineers RULE!!! congrats to your son.
Love that card

Suzan D. said...

great cards. congratulations to David.

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful floral cards, and the engineering ones are super cool!!
You have lots to celebrates, congrats Virginia!!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so Amazing and adorable!

Lisa Atwood said...

I have enjoyed looking at all of your cards! They are so beautiful. I applaud your ability to successfully create a gorgeous card with a stamp set that feels a bit daunting at first. (engineers rule) After looking at your card layout, I think I am brave enough to try it myself! The floral cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

mandalj said...

Fantastic cards! I especially like the Engineer ones!

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