Thursday, September 28, 2017

Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hello friends

 Warning: PHOTO-HEAVY POST!

I am super excited to be part of the Altenew September Release Blog Hop!😁
Today is Day 2 of the hop over Scrapbook Blog. 
If you come by the talented Kymona Tracey's blog, you are in the right spot.

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This release features some timeless, vintage yet modern images. With these stamps and dies, you are going to have tons of fun creating your holiday projects!


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Card #1. "With Gratitude" stamp and Matching Die ( see the bundle here). 

 You will be so thankful that Altenew comes up with these cool designs. Being Canadian, I find that With Gratitude Stamp & Die is absolutely enchanting! It can be retro and modern, depending on how you use it.
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I love that you can stamp two colors easily in the intricate maple leaves.
The embossing, stamping and diecutting are most straightforward with this set. With the Zig Glue Pen, I applied Tonic Radiant Gold Nuvo Gilding Flakes.  You can use any glue pen (see here) with the Gilding Flakes. . You'll love the Midas touch!  
 
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I highlighted the colors with alcohol inks (see here). The vellum background makes the colors pop even more. Altenew's Antique Gold Embossing Powder is perfect for these maple leaves!
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You can find this lovely stamp and die bundle here. 
 
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Altenew's Reflection Paper Pad comes in handy! 
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After white-embossing the images, I die cut and hand-stitched with DMC Silver Thread to highlight the Speech Bubble.

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I also dressed up the grey dotty paper with Nuvo Droplets.
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Card #3. The Night Before Christmas Stamp and its Matching Die.  
You can find both items here.

A while ago, I didn't see the need or had the luxury of owning every matching dies. Recently, I realize that when you have the matching dies, you can apply SO many more techniques!  It has opened up a whole new world to me...The example I show with this card is one of them.

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I positioned the stamp in stamp positioner, stamped one color at a time and repeated the stamping.
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Then I die cut the tree, inked up Versamark on edges, then white-emboss on both sides. Do you love the "snow"? For the Letterpress effect (that's how I call it), I dry-embossed the Matching Die with Tan Embossing Mat.
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Did you know I also used Halftone Stencil as a guide to add the white dots with White Pico Embellisher to the trees? Yeah, Altenew Stencils  rock!! I also used non-traditional colors for this  Night Before Christmas set. I will share it in my next post!

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Card #4  Peace on Earth and Matching Die...
are definitely the stamp set that covers it all.
 You can get Peace on Earth stamps and die here.

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 I love the different languages of greeting for "Merry Christmas". I actually helped with the Chinese Traditional writing (see top right). I simply made sure the Chinese writing is in the correct form and style. 😇

To create the striking transparency of the ornament, you only need to white-emboss the image on a piece of acetate. Then mount it on the die cut/ negative card stock and you are in business!
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The best thing about this card is that it is rather flat and mail-friendly!
You can find all the gold elements in Altenew shop here.
(gold foil card stock Ringstone Medallion,
DMC Gold String
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👉---->I have 3 more cards to share with Peace on Earth and Matching Die in October.
 So, please stay tuned.

 Prizes: Altenew is giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to THREE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Oct. 5th for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Scrapbook blog on Oct. 7th.  

Giveaway: please leave me a comment in this post. A random winner (it could be YOU) will be getting a $30 gift certificate. The winner will be announced here in this blog on Oct. 3rd.

I hope this post gives you some inspiration and it's time to hop to the awesome Keeway Tso'sblog. Please check out the complete hop details over Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

 You can find
the inks here and paper here,  
the entire release here
edited: you can now purchase Altenew products over Simon Says Stamp HERE.

All products I use in this post are all highlighted
Simply click on them and you are ready to shop.
Have fun hopping! 

164 comments:

Lynne said...

What an exciting release. Your cards are wonderful. The speech bubbles was my favorite.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, I love the dry embossed trees, the pretty leaves and fun speech bubbles and my favorite of this release the Peace on Earth. Love your card with that and yes, I guessed that one was yours in the sneak peek blog hop photo!

graham Brand said...

You have produced some beautiful cards. Love how you have coloured our maple leaves and
the Christmas tree is stunning in it simplicity.

Therese Angelini said...

Virginia,

I love the "Peace on Earth" set and I think it is great that you contributed to the set. The release really rocks!!

Sue LD said...

Fabulous variety of cards you have created. My favorite is the first one with the gilded Autumn Leaves.

Jules said...

Each card is so unique! You are so creative!! Very very pretty! Julie L

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful cards! My favorites are the Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth 🌏 cards but they are all fabulous! TFS!

Clemente Batan said...

Love your photo-heavy post. I enjoyed your creations. Makes me drool over Altenew's new release. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!-Maira Giselle B.

bev p said...

Oh, my. The leaves just took my breath away! The soft background (my favorite way to do backgrounds!) plus the gold heat embossing, plus the gilding flakes= perfection. I got a giggle about the embellishing of the background paper--i have just a bit of obsession with that one! And I love the dry embossed trees on either side of the stamped one. The pico dots is the decorations on the icing on the cake! Thank you. I am officially inspired.

Barbara said...

loved your cards from this release by Altenew, especially the Happy Thanksgiving card! :)

Kailash said...

Such a beautiful array of card designs, the colors and creativity is just lovely!!!

slshaver said...

You inspire me. Peace on Earth is lovely.
Have already ordered the set.
Many thanks.

Barb Ghig said...

A beautiful showcase of the new goodies, Virginia! I love them all, but my fave is the embossed trees...so clever to use your Halftone stencil and such a lovely effect!

Suz said...

Love the use of color on the trees. Thanks!

Mary W said...

Your golden earth ornament card is FABULOUS! But every card you made is so great - what a huge dose of good inspiration. Thank you!

Janice said...

Beautiful cards. You make everything look so easy!

Cyn Reynoso said...

Great cards! Love the way you embossed the trees on the Christmas Card and the heat-embossed ornament on the last card.

Deb said...

I really like the vellum alcohol ink background. Very pretty!

Debbie Selby said...

All great cards. Being Canadian I especially love the maple leaf card.

SMWhite said...

OMG your cards are amazing!!!! Love the new release.

Sandy said...

Lovely cards! Always enjoy seeing what you make. Love the leaves with the very soft background of alcohol inks.

Carol McCready said...

Great cards. Those leaves are awesome.

Stef Perry said...

Your cards are amazing with such great design ideas! So excited about this release!

lritchie said...

Wow, someone has been busy, I too am Canadian and I love your maple leaf card, all of your cards are gorgeous, but I love fall colors and the maple leaf is stunning!

Heather M said...

Fabulous release! Love the "With Gratitude" stamp and Matching Die. Your Night before Christmas card is perfect! Your Peace on Earth card is lovely. I love all the greetings.

Betty Keefe said...

i love those maple leaf stamps too, Virginia and you certainly made a gorgeous card with them!

Riecy said...

I love your leaf card...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Seriously fun and creative! The maple leaf is top on my list!

conil said...

Altenew did it again with this exciting new release. Love the Peace on Earth and speech bubble sets. And then there's the Maple Leaf...OMG, OMG, OMG...exceptional. How you enhanced it with gold leafing and the vellum background is awesome. What a joy to see your meticulous stitching again. Makes those speech bubble pop off the card. Dry embossing is such a terrific technique...love how you made it even more special with the tiny dots. And, of course, the gorgeous ornament on your last card is swoon worthy.

Joni said...

Love your cards - my favorite is your peace on earth. I just ordered that set - can't wait to play with it! Thanks for all your cards - they are wonderful.

Harriet said...

WOW, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, I am especially loving the Christmas tree and you rocked the maple leafs. Altenew has again created a marvelous release!

Joy Meadows said...

Love each card you created today, Virginia! But, the maple leaf design is my favorite.

Tracy A said...

All your cards are beautiful but the maple leaf one is my favorite. It is gorgeous.

Louanne said...

Fabulous Thanksgiving card! And I love what you did with the Night Before Christmas trees! You are so very creative - love your inspiring designs!

Michelle H said...

All,of your cards are amazing, but themoeace on earth set card just really stands out for me. Just beautiful.

Susan Gonyo said...

Wonderful cards. Such great products this release. Love them!

Jeanne said...

Wow! Your Christmas cards are stunning! Love all your projects but those 2 are over the top!

Linda Lipchak said...

I love everything I see today. What fun.
Lynn

Henriëtte said...

You made such gorgeous cards,the colours are all so lovely and made for each other. Outstanding is for me the card with the "With Gratitude" stamp, so verry awsome! Thanks for your time and effort to share this with us.

Jeanne Beam said...

Really beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your talent...

Cecie H said...

All of these are truly beautiful - my favorite is the tree card!

Daria Z. said...

Virginia, you have been busy! Your cards are just wonderful, as usual. Your leaves on the first card are fabulous. My fave, though, is the speech bubble card.

Carol Rossouw said...

Your cards are lovely! This is another wonderful release with such amazing variety. My favourites are the Winter Rose and Just Because stamp sets!

Kristy Mattix said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love all the gold. The leaves are perfect with the gold touch.

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

The Christmas tree card is just stunning !! And yeah, I definitely love the "snow" !!

Dawn E said...

I have all these leaves I die cut for Canada day... which you just reminded me to use! Great cards!

Aroa Cristiano said...

Marvellous cards but my fav is the first one since it's my fav release.

foleysfriend said...

All your cards are gorgeous. However, when I saw that maple leaf card, my heart skipped a beat. As a fellow Canadian, I have a "soft spot" for maple leaves. What you created - breath-taking! Of course, SSS is out of stock! Oh well, I'll keep my eye on this stamp set.

Thanks Virginia!

Stanlee Runner said...

So many beautiful cards. It's impossible to choose a favorite. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer Abbott said...

All of your cards are beautiful. I'm new to stamping and just can't seem to get it right! But I'll keep trying;) I would love to add these gorgeous stamps to my small collection. I have 3 sets of stamps--I didn't realize how expensive they could be! Thanks for your artwork and advice! Jennifer jennifer.abbott88@gmail.com

Susan said...

lovely creations, I love the tree, the noel card and the thanksgiving card.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects. I love those beautiful leaves. Thanks for sharing

Helen Kalb said...

That tree stamp is such a good one for mass production, all in all this is another great release from Altenew. Thanks for the inspiration Virginia.

Golda said...

These are fantastic. I love the look the vellum gives to the one and that Christmas tree card is a standout.

Mary Jane Blahnik said...

Beautiful cards. I'm in love with your Autumn leaves card.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

wow you've been busy! fabulous work I esp love the Christmas tree, but it's all awesome

Bunny Dobbie said...

What a gorgeous collection of cards Virginia! I can see you were really inspired by this release. Great designs.

Show Us The World said...

You are so talented! Each card has a different vibe, yet they are all fabulous! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us.

Christine said...

The background embossing on tree card is genius. I love the funky retro feel of the speech bubble card.

Susi K. said...

Someone has been having a lot of crafty fun with this new Altenew release - and you've created some fabulous cards with it too, Virginia!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Great cards. Love what you did with the speech bubbles. And, that's so fun that you helped with the Peace on Earth set - I love it!

Sheila H said...

What an amazing display, Virginia. Each is gorgeous.

pajaropr said...

I wish I w was this talented. Beautiful....

JmB said...

The leaves are so pretty, like stained glass. All of the cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Jackie Odom said...

you do lovely crafting.

zehra said...

Wonderful and delightful cards. Love the peace card.

Trina P. said...

Sweet cards. Those leaves are so cool looking.

Barbara said...

Beautiful, I love them all. So much to want in this new release. Which one to pick first?m all.

Teresa Doyle said...

Your cards are all lovely Virginia but I esp. love the maple leaf card. It is beautiful with all of the colours. Totally Canadian, eh? LOL

Nicole B said...

I love the speech bubbles card! The multi-colored images are great.

Rufus said...

I like all the things that you created, but the maple leaves and the peace on Earth were my favorites. Looking forward to seeing what else you created with them. Thanks for the great ideas!

Marcie Lovett said...

They're wonderful, Virginia, especially the leaf card.

Pearl Hudson said...

love your 4 cards. number 3 is very clever using the die to emboss. cheers

McStamper said...

Wonderful ideas. Especially love the ornament and tree.

Kara Lynne said...

I'm looking at all these masterpieces in awe! You used so many techniques in so many ways! What beautiful cards to introduce this new release!

Patt H. said...

Fabulous cards, Virginia! I love them all. Way too hard to pick a favorite. I'm going to have to buy all of these awesome new goodies!

Jennifer Glieco said...

Love all your cards. Just beautiful!

Michelle Peacey said...

I love the Christmas tree card. The colors you used were so new!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards Virginia! I really love the leaf stamp with all the great possibilities... you did a great job on your card!

cghundley said...

Awesome cards and
I'm loving all the
embossing!
Carla from Utah

cindybearj said...

I love all your cards but my favorite is the maple leaf one. Those autumn colors and gold are fabulous. I also like the way you used the die in the Christmas tree one.

pcm said...

love how you used the die to emboss the trees!!!!

Gwen said...

Beautiful cards, love the embossing.

Starr Patrick said...

I so love these cards , thank you so much for sharing them

Sue Zubiate said...

Just wow! I love all the cards but my favorites are the fall leaves and the Christmas tree ones. Just wow!

Jen said...

Your cards always have such fabulous color. Your world ornament card makes a great addition to the holiday collection.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! The Peace on Earth set is an absolute fave! Love your pretty card featuring it!

Barb said...

Love the cards and the great release!

Deborah Eastwood said...

Love the work you did with the maple leafs. That is a gorgeous card.
Deb Eastwood

rosita harper said...

The sets of stamps and die cuts are so beautuful. I love the leaves.

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

WOW... you created some beautiful cards Virginia! I really love that grateful set because of that large leaf!!!! How pretty! And I really thought your speech bubble card was so fun and so colorful! The holiday cards were so fun and festive too! Great job! Have an amazing weekend!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Rema said...

Beautiful cards Virginia!

Ophthalmologist said...

Your cards are breathtaking! The whole release is just amazing, so much possibilities! Can't decide which one is my favorite - maybe the Peace on Earth card, or the leaves! Love them all!

Carol said...

Love all of your cards, Virginia! Such a creative collection using the fabulous new release from Altenew. I especially like the one with the world ornament.

Debi Bown said...

Beautiful! I loved the technique in #4 but couldnt get thge link to the half tone to work but i will go to the site and check it out!

Lizzie said...

It is hard to decide which card I like most but I go with the green christmas tree with the letterpress effect!

Karen said...

Inspired for sure! Thank you, Virginia!

Audrey Meyer said...

The maple leaves are stunning!

Kat Loftus said...

So inspiring! I am looking forward to making cards!

Amy McCue said...

The trees look just beautiful embossed. So pretty!

Nina said...

All the cards are beautiful. The Peace On Earth set is my favorite. So different.

D Golly said...

Thanks for sharing so may pretty cards.

Jodi C. said...

Wow, you have made such stunning art with this release!! Every single one is beautiful, unique and makes me want to run to my table and start creating!! That Thanksgiving card is so GORGEOUS.... I can't wait 😊!!

JudyH said...

your cards are wonderful! I love them all.

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG - so many cards and all of them gorgeous - I am in awe of your talents!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing hem with us:)

Robin Platt said...

What a great collection of cards. All are very unique and amazing. I really love the greatful leaf card.

Angelique Vela said...

All your cards are so wonderful.

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow. I had to pin your leaf card... I adore it! I love the layering and the soft feel of the watercolor behind the vellum!

Cindy C. said...

Your Thanksgiving card is a jaw dropping beauty!! Thanks for sharing all the other beautiful projects. What a feast to the eyes!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Your cards are ALL lovely! So different and creative. I especially like the one with the rainbow speech bubbles.

phlower said...

Wow! Beautiful and inspiring cards. I especially love the Peace on Earth card. Thanks for the great ideas!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the shading on the Christmas tree.
the speech bubbles are fun and the
gold ornament is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

OH.EM.GEE, I love these products so much. My style.

Daryl Wong said...

wow! Love the cards! Keep it up!

shira said...

The cards are lovely. my favorite is the Thanksgiving card, love the fall colors. Also loved that you stitched the bubbles on the second card.

Sara Oliver said...

Thanks for sharing how you did the Tree card--I was wondering about the dots on those white trees! :-)

Debbie McAnany said...

I love all your cards. The leaf one is just down right gorgeous.I also want you to know i really really love their products.

Donna Oates said...

All the cards are lovely, but this time of the year, it's maple leaves for me and you've done a wonderful job with them for this card!!

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards Virginia!! I love the maple leaves!! The Peace on Earth card is lovely.

Ирина Гнатович said...

I like one with the Speech bubbles, so playful)

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love the Christmas tree card.

kerry myers said...

You made so many unique cards! I love the colors with the gold embossing in the leaves card. Your Christmas tree card caught my eye on Altenew's main page and I was looking to see who and how that was done- beautiful!

Lagene said...

Awesome cards, I especially love the tree card!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Beautiful cards ! Lovely.

Jennifer Glieco said...

Love your ideas!

Sharon Stewart said...

I love the Christmas trees! 🎅🌲

Martha Berry said...

I love Fall and nature so the Autumn Leaves card really catches my eye. The card was so pretty but adding the gilding flakes was genius! SO inspiring! And I really like the Christmas tree card. Trees and leaves.....holidays are coming:)

Joan V said...

Love, love that spach bubble card. Awesome stamp sets.

pajaropr said...

Gorgeous fall cards.

Deborah Moss said...

Yes, Virginia...you created beautiful cards and it's difficult to choose a favorite. I like the With Gratitude stamp set but your card is so unique and absolutely gorgeous, I may need to rethink this set. The gilding flakes is unexpected and compliments this card design perfectly.

Annheidel said...

Wow, these are fantastic cards! I love all the details.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are all wonderful, but my favorite is the first one. I love those leaves and the alcohol ink on the vellum is fantastic!

Crazy Cards said...

I just LOVE, LOVE the leaf card. The colors a re perfect and the vellum adds a 'je ne sais quoi',

IWannaStampRightNow said...

I really enjoyed all the cards you made for the Altenew release!!

Valerija said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Stacey Palmer said...

Very nice cards... I especially like the leaves.

Karthikha said...

What a lovely array of cards! So beautiful and pretty :) The first one with leaves is my fav! :)

M Strach said...

Great collection! :) My favorite is the first :)

Suzan D. said...

Gorgeous cards. Just love the Peace on Earth stamp set.

DancesWithHooves said...

I want With Gratitude so bad! I love love love what you did with the pine trees!

Kathy E. said...

It is so refreshing to see non-holiday colors on holiday cards! I really like the trendy look and know several friends who would appreciate them. The gold embossing on the leaves is so special!

Stefanie White said...

Each of your cards is beautiful and unique! You are such a versatile cardmaker, I love seeing what you do next!

Megan said...

We love your photo-heavy posts, so never apologize for them :)

Laraine R said...

Fabulous creations! Fabulous release!

Phi said...

So much inspiration here. My fave is the speech bubble card. Simple and colourful. Just love it.

Rosemary said...

So beautiful my favorite is the Peace on Earth cards. Love the use of non-traditional colors.

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Wonderful cards!!! If I remember correctly, Canadian Thanksgiving Day is in October--what a beautiful card to commemorate the day! Your other cards are just as lovely--thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

Francine D said...

Love all variations you've shown on this release. What a wonderful and creative cards you've made. Thank you

Helen Budz said...

What an incredible set of cards, Virginia. I am in awe of your creativity. Each card is so unique and demonstrates the wonderful possibilities of the various products in this new release. Thanks for sharing all of your designs.

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! Love the multi colored leaves so pretty and perfect for fall. Beautiful job!

Mel said...

Beautiful cards. Such lovely projects

Rose Rogers said...

Beautiful cards! I think my favorite is the trees with the die used to emboss the trees behind the die cut. I'm going to have to try that technique.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Wow....those samples were awesome! Thank you so much for sharing...hugs

Katie Kinde said...

I love that leaf stamp. It's wonderful.

Maryam said...

This leaves card is an absolutely amazing.. love who you made the background and the leaves on vellum

Melissa S said...

I love the peace on Earth Christmas cards. Having the Chinese greeting will be extra special, as I could make a card for friend who is Chinese and with your card I'd know the proper way to place it. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Fabulous designs, love the colours you used!

Liz O. said...

As always Virginia your designs are fantastic! Love them all! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful cards. So festive. Love this new release!

Karen L K said...

Very nice cards! Love the leafy card! Such pretty colors on it. I really like that earth ornament too.

Michelle Seward said...

Those leaves just absolutely pop! I am so in love! All of your cards are amazing!!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS release and WONDERFUL cards!
ALL INSPIRE, especially your STUNNING leaves - WOW!

Jackie said...

Wow, èach one of these cards has some element that is quite unique. You really were thinking outside the box. I love it all!! Your first and last cards are absolutely stunning. They're my favourites

Kate B said...

Wow, so many fantastic cards! I love the additions of alcohol inks and dry embossing!