Thursday, May 25, 2017

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

Hello friends!
Warning: SUPER-heavy photo post ๐Ÿ˜‰
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 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.


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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.
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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?

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(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. Oh..how 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. 


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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. 

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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: 

Altenew
Jennifer McGuire 
๐Ÿ’š>---Virginia Lu---<๐Ÿ’š
Kavitha
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.

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Debra Rumpza said...

I love your card ideas. The Cherry Blossom one is so elegant.. my Japanese mom would love to get a card like that.

Brenda Gordon said...

Your cards are so lovely. Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your talent!

carrie said...

Lovely cards. Those halftone hearts are a must have stamp set for me. <3 thanks for sharing your projects.

Bettie Crawford said...

Virginia.....you are amazing! I wish for everything!

yojo004 said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the Under the Cherry Blossom stamp and dies.

Sandra Colebank said...

All 'very nice cards. Your colors are beautiful.

Annette Beukelman said...

These layered stamps make is easy to add a "pop" to your elements.

Liz Maitland said...

These cards are all so pretty! I love the colour combinations you have used - just perfect for spring!
Would be amazing to win something - thank you for the opportunity.

all the best, Liz M xx

Debbie Selby said...

All these cards are lovely. My favorite is Under the Cherry Blossom.

Dian Ratna Sari said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the Cherry Blossom.

Kim Hill said...

Just beautiful! I love all things cherry blossom, but the half-tone hearts might be my favorite!!! The antique gold embossing powder is a must have.... ๐Ÿ˜

Becky said...

Great release cards. I'm loving those halftone hearts. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay Weber said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

LindaP said...

I love the embossing powders! When I first started stamping and making cards in 1996 embossing was the first thing I tried and got hooked. Now it is even more exciting and beautiful, glad to see it is still so popular

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia! Love them all!

dbjhudson said...

A gal can't have enough flower stamps! Your card using Budding Thanks sold me on this set.
Tho all your cards today are lovely.

Aneta said...

Wow! I need to try it! They are so colourful and beautiful! I'm happy that I've found your blog and all these inspirational masterpieces.

Jan Vint said...

That cherry blossom card? Just gorgeous!! All of your cards are beautiful but that one is over the top!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your beautiful cards!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Thanks for show-casing the different embossing powders so beautifully.

Joy Meadows said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! I love the half tone hearts. So many fabulous things in this new release.

Linda M said...

Beautiful cards and a fabulous release! Thanks for these great ideas!

jusaweecatnap said...

Just love the embossed gold branches with pink flowers--what a gorgeous combo. Also the white embossed accents in the tulips--such a simple but striking effect. Love them all.

Alison said...

Such beautiful projects! I don't even think I can pick a favorite. I love the gold embossing on your first card, and the colors you've used on the Halftone Hearts card.

Angeline Choo said...

Oh my!! Your cherry blossom card is my favorite. And you made every other stamp sets look so gorgeous too.,.. I am loving everything ! Thanks for the inspiration

Tracy Chambers said...

Hi Virginia,
Such great ideas for using embossing powder. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Take care
Tracy

SabineV said...

Such pretty cards!!! Love the flowers on the gray cardstock. Thank you for sharing!

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Totally awesome creations and a gorgeous release!

Linda B said...

Beautiful cards. I had not visited your site before.

Suzan D. said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colour combinations.

dligon said...

beautiful cards. Those embossing powders are so pretty

mjk said...

great cards. the tulips are my fav. tfs

Barb said...

Lovely cards!

sharon said...

Lovely cards. Can't pick a favorite. This means trouble for the budget. LOL

shensen said...

Your cards are beautiful and the use of embossing powder just makes them so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Beautiful cards,, can't wait to get my hands on some of these new sets!

Nanabev said...

Love your cards!! They are so beautiful especially using the gold embossing!! Love it!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!

Mrsfish02 said...

The buds set really intrigued me. Now you have confirmed it. Lovely work on all your cards. Thanks for sharing.

conil said...

Thought I'd only see one fabulous card and I got to stroll through an amazing array of lovely cards...can't decide which is my favorite, darn it.

Carol Godfrey said...

Beautiful cards love the budding thanks stamp sets and sentiments

Beth H. said...

Stunning cards! I love all of them!

Meghan Peterson said...

What gorgeous cards!! Love all the colorful and fresh you used the new stamps. Especially love that cherry blossom card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Laurie said...

Well, your samples just helped make my wishlist very long! :)

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Your cards are beautiful and bud stamps are so fabulous too! The cherry blossom die and stamp is so fabulous on cards and scrapbook pages too!

solarj said...

Love the card ideas. Really like the half tone hearts card. Very cute.

Barbara said...

These are all so lovely! I do love the Under the Cherry Tree stamp set!

Tracy said...

I love your cards, that cherry blossom with the gold is to die for. Beautiful

Carollee E said...

I love Cherry Blossoms. Great job as usual.

Number 1 said...

Wow! Such beautiful cards!

Kathie Craig said...

Love the Best Bud Stamp Set and the beautiful colors you used!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

Sandy said...

You always make such gorgeous cards and I just love Altenew's products. Thank you for sharing your ideas, and I love your idea of the white embossing on grey card stock.

Constance Hildebrand said...

All these cards are beautiful. Esp. Like the cherry blossoms. Thanks.

nancy littrell said...

Wow...all your cards are Stunning, Virginia!! I love how you used the new EB powders and stamp sets. All beautifully welcoming Spring and soon Summer colors and flowers. TFS Hugs...

3kidmama said...

No one does flowers like Altenew- and you work magic with their sets, Virginia. Lovely cards!

Deborah Kaye said...

What wonderful cards! This is such a great release!

Harriet said...

An excellent Altenew release and you made lovely cards using them. I think the embossing powder is really unique.

April said...

These are beautiful cards! Love the release. Great job!

Linda Kunsman said...

such beautiful cards!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration:)

Cheri Jefferson said...

I have been afraid layering stamps
But now i think I'll try it.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for all the samples. The cherry blossom one is my favorite.

Deeps said...

I love the white embossed flowers and you are right, they look gorgeous on the grey.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia! Especially love the bud thank you!!

Alma-Aะฝั„ะธัะฐ-Carazon said...

very beautifully!

Andrea A said...

Your cards are lovely!

Anne B said...

Love the way you showcased the embossing powders Virginia. They're definitely on my list!

Jan G. said...

Pretty card ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Janelle said...

What wonderful colors on your cards! Those golden branches are just Lovely!

Nikki said...

Wonderful cards, love the new bud stamp. Thanks for sharing, Nikki

astarr said...

Hard to pick a favorite card... they are all lovely. Well done! Those halftone hearts seem so simple yet they are so eye catching!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Love them all.๐Ÿ˜

Lara Hanson said...

beautiful

robiw said...

These cards are beautiful! Love the new release.

The Red Haired Lass said...

Altenew always has some of the best floral stamps, these are lovely

Helen Budz said...

Virginia, your creative use of this new release is lovely. Thanks for being part of this blog hop--so many great ideas for using this new release.

Janet D. said...

Your cards are wonderful,fantastic release!

Cindy C. said...

I love seeing your beautiful cards, don't mind any photo heavy post at all!!

Mary Holladay said...

Beautiful cards! Love the white embossing!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is such a fabulous release. Love the "Under the Cherry Blossom" set the best. All of your cards are so lovely!

Mackรณ said...

Lovely cards!

Lisa Shipley said...

Your cards are breathtaking. The cherry blossom one really caught my eye

Stacy said...

Such wonderful cards! Love the colors you have used!

Cyndi Morris said...

All your cards are beautiful. I love the Best Buds stamp set.

uncbballfan said...

Your card using the buds sets is absolutely gorgeous, and is what made me know I'd seriously regret not buying these. A birthday present to myself today!

Nancy Stott said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the third one made with the Best Buds stamp set.

Michelle Rickard said...

I absolutely love how you used the new Altenew stamps and dies. Especially the cherry blossom card....WOW.

diana said...

Great cards! :)

Teri Ann said...

The halftone hearts are FUN!!!

Sue Smith said...

Stunning cards Virginia. The use of bright colors for the flowers and hearts is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

Glorie said...

I love embossing! The cherry card looks lovely.

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Stunning cards and great release from Altnew!!
Hugs
Archana

Mawsi said...

Thakyou for showcasing your great ideas with the new Altenew Release - love all the cards especially the half tone hearts.

Carol Rossouw said...

Some beautiful cards. Another really lovely release. I especially love the Budding Thanks set and those layering dies!

McStamper said...

Beautiful ideas. Especially love the cherry blossom card.

aggie said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Mel said...

So pretty. The cherry blossom one has such a Japanese influence, while the others are just classic and beautiful.

Kathy W said...

What beautiful cards! I love the cherry blossom stamps.

Linda Anderson said...

I am loving these new stamps! I have been waiting for a tulip stamp...thank you! The embossing powders are fabulous, love the colors.

Debra said...

Stunning designs and colors.

Angela said...

Love the sending you love card! Very pretty colors ๐Ÿ˜Š

stamping sue said...

great cards, embossing powders
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Pat Hoban said...

Really awesome, Virginia! My poor wallet! Your cards are truly inspiring. Now I need one of everything!

Karen D. said...

totally gorgeous mf...love your wonderful, creative and inspiring cards.
xx Karen

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards, Virginia - especially love the 3rd one!

Ellyn said...

Great cards, thanks for the ideas!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my goodness, Virginia...you have completely outdone yourself with these GORGEOUS cards! I can't even pick a fave...they are all beautiful!!!

sotama14 said...

Very beautiful cards. Love your first card !!

Blog Voyage said...

Such pretty cards! I especially love the on you made with the Under the Cherry Blossom stamp and die set!

Judy Sander said...

I love all your designs, especially the embossing powder on the Cherry Blossom set. Thanks so much for demos on all the great new products.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Very lovely cards !!! Beautiful !

Theresa N said...

I love your cards

Sandy Small said...

Great cards! Altenew has such great products, I wish I could get them all!

Toni C said...

So pretty. Love cherry blossoms - another set on my wishlist! :)

Lindar C said...

Really beautiful cards, Altenew has outdone themselves again!

Barbara Green said...

Your cards are beautiful, love the gold and white embossing, really adds such beauty. Thank you for sharing.

Kleri F said...

Very interesting and unique cards!Thank you for sharing

LauraJane:) said...

The embossing powders look FABULOUS!!

Lisa Elton said...

Love your cards Virginia! The first is my fave. Those pretty little blue birds look right at home!!

pcm said...

i love those cherry blossoms!

Colleen Howell said...

Wow I love all of the cards, the half tone hearts are mine!!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Thank you for creating all these wonderful cards especially with the embossing powders.

Tracie Pond said...

I love your enthusiasm, Virginia, just as much as I love your creations. Thank you for sharing with us =)

Gail said...

Great cards! Love the white embossed tulips!

Jeanne Beam said...

All your cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing...

Barbara said...

Great cards! I just love the Best Buds set. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie Godfrey said...

OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, love them all! The cherry blossoms are sooooo pretty, love the Halftone Hearts and the tulips with white embossing on gray cardstock is my favorite, really pops the details nicely. Thanks for sharing your incredible creativity!

Abby said...

Great cards! Love the coloring.

Susie Moore said...

The stamps are magnificent and you have done a wonderful job on the cards you made.

Beverly S. said...

Pretty work. Loving the new Altenew stamps, etc.

Clara K said...

Your cards are all so beautiful. So many great techniques and ideas.

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! You have done a fabulous job with this great release. Love everything ♥

Trina said...

Your cards are just beautiful.

Karen B. said...

Virginia all of these are just gorgeous! Love this release.

Christi Conley said...

Gorgeous!! What a fab release!!

Nicki Wong said...

You always do such lovely work. Beautiful cards.

Tracy A said...

My favorite is Under the Cherry Blossom set. I just love your card.

Super Stick Chick said...

So many amazing and creative cards! I'm loving the entire release.

Linda BL said...

Love your cards especially the Budding Thanks stampset card.

Helen F. said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Virginia! You are so talented

Nandini said...

All the cards are really beautiful. I am waiting to lay my hands on the embossing powders, especially peach gold. It looks amazing!

amee said...

Beautiful cards! Love your designs :)

Show Us The World said...

All of your cards are so gorgeous! I am loving the peach gold embossing powder, for something different. Thank you for sharing your lovely talent with us.

Cheri said...

These layering stamp sets are so beautiful! I love your cherry blossom AND tulip cards! Using the buds from the Budding Thanks set with the tulips together is gorgeous, especially with those beautiful ink colors! I also love your Half Hearts card. The silver and golden peach crisp embossing powders are beautiful!

Jenniferk said...

Your cards are all so beautiful, such wonderful inspiration!!!

Nikki said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Halftone Hearts.

Rebecca Keppel said...

Gorgeous cards! They are all amazing!

RORO world said...

Your xards are absolutely gorgeous. . Love your scene in the first card.

Haris said...

Your colors are beautiful! Love your cards!

Carol said...

Such an amazing collection of cards, Virginia! I especially like the "Under the Cherry Blossom" card.

Cherie said...

My fave is the Budding Thanks card ๐Ÿ‘

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Virginia. I love your cards and love the new release. I have my eye on a couple of things - the gold and peach EP and just love the Iris stamp set too.

Valerija said...

These cards are great. Love them all.
Valerija xx

Lisa Ainscough said...

Lovely cards, the stamps and new embossing powder looks amazing.

Genevieve said...

I would love to receive any of these cards but being a floral collector i love the bud stamp set

Lisa Moore said...

I love your cards. The first with the branch is my favourite.

boros anna said...

O, what are colors!

Nancy Ketcham said...

Love your bright colors and beautiful cards!

Linda Pritchett said...

Lovely cards!

D Golly said...

Another great release by Altenew and wonderful inspiration by you.

graham Brand said...

These cards are so beautiful, and I love all the embossing details.
This is a great release.

Sue LD said...

Beautiful cards made with these new Altenew stamps.

Andrea1702 said...

Oh, my, all of your cards are beautiful! If I had to pick a favorite, though, it would be the first one. I love those branches embossed in gold: so elegant!

mandalj said...

Wow, this release really inspired you! So many beautiful cards! Really love all the embossing effects you've done!

Suz said...

Beautiful. I love that new embossing paste.

Megan Jones said...

Gorgeous! Love the rose gold embossing!

Donna Scott McCaffery said...

Beautiful cards. You've given me lots of ideas to try. Thank you for sharing them.

Stanlee Runner said...

I love the cherry blossom stamp and the half tone hearts. Great cards.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Virginia, these are beautiful cards! I am so divided on my top faves in this release as I love it all. Oh dear....

Michelle H said...

Great cards. I look forward to coming back on Saturday to see what else you create.

Sarah M said...

Thanks for your beautiful cards! Love what you've done with this great release. So pretty!

Daria Z. said...

Wow, Virginia - you've been busy! Love all of your beautiful cards, especially the one with the Best Bud stamp set. Although, the Halftone Hearts card is a very close second.

erika said...

I love new embossing powder!

JmB said...

These are gorgeous and my style. So glad you are on the hop and I found you (I'm new to card making). Subscribing now...

Sarah Greber said...

I like how you've used so many of the products from the release, to help us see everything in real life. The branches are so delicate. I like the budding sets because Altenew's flowers always look so real!

Holly Stephens said...

I just purchased the bud stamp set and I haven't even used it yet! I was so excited to see all the samples you've made with that set-feeling inspired!!

Nicole R said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

Lovely cards - the cherry blossom branches card is a standout.

byAnnette said...

Pretty!
Especially like the 3rd card
really shows all the detail!

Sandra Colebank said...

Thank you for the great inspiration.

Mary Holshouser said...

I love those hearts.
the "polka dot" look is great.
The flowers are fantastic.
thanks for sharing.

Shelly said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Virginia! Love them all!

bev p said...

I love them all, but I got really excited about the halftone hearts card. I just love how the colors blended so beautifully where they overlap. So pretty. I was also surprised to see how vibrant the colors are on the gray cardstock. I would not have thought you could do that with die ink. Beautiful! Many thanks.

Marcie Lovett said...

Love the tulip card. I have to get that Best Buds stamp.

sheron Egolf said...

Love your cards! That bud set is beautiful and you have showcased it well. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Your cards are lovely. I especially love the halftone heart card. The colours are beautiful. Thanks again!

Carmela Hubler said...

I love the cherry blossom stamp set and the little birds on that set are so sweet. The best buds is a great set. Your cards are just beautiful!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love all your cards.

Mona said...

WOW! Love all the projects! Thank you for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the cherry blossoms and all those new embossing powders!

CaroleAnn said...

Love the new stamp set - cherry blossoms are one of my faves.

Marieitis said...

Beautiful cards that show off the new embossing powders to a T. The pink is amazing!!
Cheers,

Rema said...

Fabulous cards!

Heather DePasquale said...

Just beautiful! I love all the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Janeen said...

wow, you did a lot of cards also. I love the bud card done on gray. superb

Helen Price Montgomery said...

I love the new products! Virginia, I love the cards you designed. Absolutely beautiful!

Tanja said...

There are some lovely cards among this varied collection that you have created. Well done.

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful showcase of the newest release! Love all your cards but I'm smitten with the delicate cherry blossoms--so pretty!!

loulou said...

What a fabulous collection of cards. I absolutely love your under the cherry blossom card, so beautiful, such a lovely colour combination and yes that gold embossing is fantastic.

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