Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Altenew March 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello friends!
Warning: photo-heavy post

I am delighted that you are here for the Altenew Stencil/Ink Spray Release!
For the release and details, please visit Altnew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog.
If you stop by from the uber talented Jennifer McGuire's blog, you are in the right place!
If you are just getting started, come on in and join the fun hop!

I am sharing 4 cards featuring three stencils and assorted spray mist.
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My first card is showcasing the Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray and Scallop Builder Stencil. 
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I wanted the color of gold to stand out and left the colors au natural!
The new Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray should be every crafter's arsenal!
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There are a few many ways of using this Scallop Builder Stencil. 
I have another version that I will share soon.

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My next card features this versatile Weave Builder Stencil.
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First, I created a colorful stenciled background with a bit of gradient.
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I wanted to have some color contrast and used Ornamental Flower
 in shades of grey and a subtle pop of colors! If you are interested how I colored the Ornamental Flower, let me know and I will share more details in another post.

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Next is a very fun and cool stencil..... Don't get me wrong, I love everything floral and feminine! However, I immediately fall in love when I saw the the Warp Speed Stencil!
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I went right ahead and made two cards.
My dilemma? I can't decide which one I like better... 😀 so, I am sharing BOTH!
First, it is a birthday card for just about ANYONE!

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I had so much fun creating this dark galaxy background with Altenew Ink.
Once I had done that, I sprayed Jet Black Ink Spray lightly around the edges.

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I used White Embossing Paste with the stencil. The Warp Speed Effect really comes through along with the color contrast. I then finished it off with the Pure White Ink Spray.
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My next card is another fun take with the Warp Speed Stencil!

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Again, with the Altenew Ink, I used the ink-blending technique to create a colorful background. 
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I applied Warp Speed Stencil twice for this card. When tracing the lines, I added glitter all over the lines. And of course, the font from ASL Stamp really is most helpful with any sentiment that you desire. I highly recommend it if you don't own any small font stamp set. My hubby and kids are Star War and Star Trek fans...this stencil is a MUST-HAVE!
As you can see, these stencils and ink sprays are absolutely fabulous!

Prizes: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, March 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/17/2018.
Giveaway: Guess what? You get to have a chance win receive a $30 gift certificate. I will announce the winner on Monday, March 12 right here in this blog!

(sold out) Today's Hope Order:

Your next stop is the SUPER fabulous Vicky Papaioannou!
Have fun hopping!

159 comments:

Daniela May said...

Very different use of the stencils Virginia - lovely cards and lovely products by Altenew.

Debra Rumpza said...

Love these cards... especially the first one. This release has some amazing stencils.

Clemente Batan said...

Lovely card samples featuring the new stencils.-Maria Giselle B.

Vicki Finger said...

So many beautiful projects. I am always excited to come and see what you have for the blog hops!

SeekHim1 said...

Lovely new products used in new and original ways! Keep the ideas coming!

islandgirl7 said...

Beautiful cards love the examples of how to use the stencils

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lisa A creations said...

Awesome cards! I love the one with the Warp Speed stencil that says Live long and prosper.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

LOVE your use of these stencils...especially the ones you used the Warp Speed stencil!!

Harriet said...

Stencils challenge me.....your use of these new stencils tells me to try again. I am interested in how you made the oriental flower. I 'see' the green but have no idea how you did it. I think each of these stencils is very unique and what a wonderful way to create a background.

abhoneyab said...

Your backgrounds are awesome! Thank you for the inspiration.

TheSunshineCrafter Kelly Butler said...

Love ur cards Virginia! Great job. Very creative. Love that gold

jintyoo7 said...

Fabulous cards Virginia, love how combined several products. Especially LOVE the elegance of the white and gold card :-)

Aleece said...

What creative and beautiful cards! I loved that first one :)

Em said...

I think these stencils and your use of them will help me with my big problem of creating masculine cards. As always, Altenew comes up with the unique and beautiful.

Karen said...

I am loving these stencils. Your cards are lovely.

Cindy C. said...

Hi Virginia, don't mind the photo heavy post, I enjoy seeing all of your beautiful creations!!

conil said...

Oh boy, you sure had fun and I'm delighted that you shared your projects. These new products are AWESOME. Love the stencils, especially the warp speed and these new washis are so pretty they bring a tear to the eye.

Denise Terry said...

I love all of the different backgrounds you created from this release! Very inspiring!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful creations :)

Michelle two Ls said...

Gorgeous projects!! I especially love the vellum and gold of the first card. Also that Ornamental Flower coloring is so unique! At first glance I thought is was completely covered in glitter! TFS, Virginia

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful work Virginia~wonderful cards!

Teri Smith said...

These stencils are great!! Love what you did to create the Warp Speed cards. TFS your talent!

Tracey Magner said...

Hi Virginia, Love ALL your cards!! My hubby and son are both Star Trek fans BIG time, I thought the same thing when I saw the Warp stencil on the Altenew blog, lol. I also like for ME the Classy stripes, that is my favorite. Awesome post today, such great cards!!

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are fantastic ! I love stencils, they give plenty possibilities and your creations demonstrate it. And I agree with you, the wrap speed stencil is a must-have (I love Star Wars too - LOL !)

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous stencils!!

Barbara said...

I love to see what you create, for it's always a little "outside the box" and creative. This is a fun release from Altenew and of all the new products, I love the washi tapes the best.

Sheila H said...

Your cards are spectacular, Virginia! I love those stencils and the colors you used. Your Warp Speed card is out of this world - love the galaxy background.

Tiffany said...

Love your cards!

Deaf Sheltie Mom said...

Love your cards! So unique and fun! This release is awesome!

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely cards - so inspiring:)

Jennifer said...

Great ideas! I love the last card - so cool!

Denise Bryant said...

Excited about these pretty stencils! Beautiful cards!

Teresa said...

Very unique cards. Thank you for sharing.

Kathie Zimmerman said...

I love the live long and prosper card! great birthday card for a trekie! thanks so much for sharing!

Crystal said...

These stencils are fabulous my fav is the weave builder and I've love what you've dune with it. Must order!!

Mel said...

I love these beautiful new stencils. You did a wonderful job with these cards.

Lindar C said...

I love Warp Speed, your cards are amazing!

Marie Anderson said...

Beautiful cards. Can't wait to get the new products.

Joy Meadows said...

LOVE this entire new release, Virginia! And, your cards are so pretty; can't pick a favorite.

Deb said...

Those ink sprays are cool!

Sandy M said...

Stunning cards. I usually lean toward anything with flowers but your warp speed card is causing me to re-think things. Great job!

Cheri said...

Your cards are beautiful. Really love the 'Warp Speed' cards!

Annette Gordon said...

What amazing stencils this release. And those cards are fabulous.

sharpstamps said...

Love these stencils. Great samples.

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas using these stencils!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful projects! Love them all!

Katie Baird said...

So many wonderful examples with these stencils! Thank you, Virginia.

Sonia Lo Conte said...

Hi Virginia, What an amazing realese! I love the first card card gold&white: it's so elegant and precious 💖

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, LOVE that warp speed stencil too!

bev p said...

I just said what you said (pretty much) on Jenniger M's blog. I totally love everything Altenew and floral, but the "warp speed" really grabbed my imagination. The florals are just amazing, but there's just something about this stencil....and I laughed out loud when I saw the "live long and prosper" card! Good thing there's no-one home but me right now! Thanks for agreeing with me and thanks for the laugh.

Liz O. said...

Fabulous designs using stencils Virginia! All of the stencils are must haves ! Love all your cards, TFS!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS cards, Virginia! I always love to see what you create with your sprays...so creative and fabulous!

Maxine M. said...

Love the starburst stencil.

Iris said...

Such pretty cards - love the new stencils.

Laura J said...

Fun cards! I love the stencils used!

Lisa Moline said...

Love your cards Virginia! There sure are some great new products in this new release! Thank you for sharing with us!

Lisa said...

Wow, you've showcased the new release perfectly!! These are all so stunning and inspirational!!

Tina Buttig said...

I love your use of the stencis! Warp speed would be so much fun!

Connie said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love this new release and the fabulous inspiration from talented designers like you.

Greta said...

What fun new products--love your cards, Virginia!

Marcie Lovett said...

These stencils are so much fun, Virginia!

Marsha Guskey said...

Lovely cards! Thanks!

sunnee63 said...

it would be difficult to choose a favorite! I really like the pink background with the warp speed stencil!

maryc1254 said...

I love your cards and the stencils.

Cathy Lillie said...

Wonderful cards! I really like the antique gold spray ink you used in your first card. I could see so many uses for that. Thanks for sharing all these ideas!

Golda said...

These are all wonderful. Your "live long and prosper" card is fantastic! Never thought to see that on a handmade card.

Teresa Doyle said...

Such great cards and I am loving the warp speed stencil, the shimmer sprays are pretty awesome too!

Pennie Glasser said...

All of your cards are beautiful! This release is so much fun!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fantastic work!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are beautiful cards!

Patty said...

Beautiful & amazing cards! Definitely ordering some of those awesome stencils!!

Beth Merrill said...

These cards look like they were fun to create!

Martha Harris said...

Lovely cards! and this is a great release--I particularly love the wide washi tapes and the stencils.

Brandi R said...

Awesome cards! Love all your designs. ♥

Gail said...

Beautiful cards!

Mrsfish02 said...

Virginia these are so wonderful. I think these new stencils are going to be great additions to my stash. Nicely done.

Betty Keefe said...

such a great release with these wonderful stencils - love your cards with the warp speed stencil!!

A Crafty Person said...

Gorgeous cards! I love all the new Altenew stencils.

Cynthia Cole said...

Great stenciled cards!

Dana M said...

Beautiful cards! I love the texture from the spray mist through the stencils.

Stefanie White said...

Great cards! These stencils are so versatile!

Beastybunny said...

The velum flowers are stunning! And I love the Trek reference!

pamboe said...

Wow! Warp Speed looks like it would be really fun to play with!

Connie Hinkle said...

Nice cards😊

Catherine Loveless said...

I love your cards, they go from cards that would appeal to Star Trek fans to very feminine floral cards. Just beautiful! I'm so excited to buy the stencils!

Starr Patrick said...

These stencils are so pretty, I can not believe all the different looks you can get with one stencil. very beautiful cards.

Janis said...

I’m inspired to try my stencils again!

3kidmama said...

Sometimes, stencils just get forgotten, but Altenew works some pretty amazing magic with their designs - I love these cards, Virginia! Such unexpected twists with an old favorite "tool" - beautiful!

Dawn Turley said...

totally amazing cards Virginia. Stencils are so versatile and I'm happy to see some more from Altenew.

Erin Saucier said...

Beautiful cards! I love your use of the stencils :)

Shylaa Shree said...

What a gorgeous background and card. Stencils are adorable

Annette Reed said...

These are wonderful! That ornamental flower is gorgeous and I would definately love to see how you colored it! Love the glitter on the warp speed stencil also

Erica Tsang said...

I love the release, but the warp speed stencil is my favourite.

Teri W said...

I love how you used the sprays, stencils and stamped images! Gorgeous!

Grams716 said...

You INSPIRE me with your beautiful creations! Great product release!

Shanna said...

I love your ideas!

Miriam Prantner said...

You know how much I love stencils! This release is fantastic! Especially love the weave and Warp Speed!

Jean said...

Lovely cards! These stencils are a must have!

Suz said...

Really cute ideas! I love stencils myself (and Star Trek),so I loved seeing your cards.Thanks.

Susan McDonald said...

Beautiful cards, love the black and white with lace. Yes I'm old as dirt but classics never die!

Linda BL said...

The new gold spray with the scallop stencil is amazing. Love the gold and white die cuts you used. Please do tell us how you colored the ornamental flower. Of the 2 cards made with the warp speed stencil, the darker one is my favorite as it looks like you are speeding through space. Very effective!

Jodi C. said...

Such amazing stencils and I love how you used them❣️ Thank you for showing even more options. I am sure I will be using these designs for a very long time 😊

graham Brand said...

Stunning cards using these gorgeous stencils! Love how you achieved your backgrounds!

Renee Collier said...

Loving the sprays and stencils more and more!! Thanks for your inspiration.

Michel D Fiset said...

I love the way you used the stencils. Thanks for the techniques,

Maryam said...

Love all these cards, they are all pretty ... after. Saw all these cards I should have some altenew sprays.. you convince me to have some :)

Jen said...

Beautiful cards! Love the new stencils!

Gizala said...

Wow - love the galaxy card!

Sue D said...

Great card designs with these new products.

Teresa Doyle said...

These are all so beautiful Virginia. The stencils and Washi tape in this release are fantastic and you showcased the stencils beautifully.

Sherry Butcher said...

Love the projects done with the stenciles, the first one was a WOW for me.

Lynda said...

What a great use of the stencils and the sprays, very effective. :)

Regina Johnson said...

I am loving your blue birthday card you made using the Warp Speed stencil! Such a fun stencil that could be used in lots of different ways! Thanks for the ideas!

Cyndi Morris said...

I don't use stencils often, but I really love the ones in this release. Your projects give me inspiration.

Linda Anderson said...

I think the warp speed stencil is a must have! I absolutely love those cards! Great job with all of the new products. Hard to pick a favorite, I love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Evanoff said...

beautiful use of the mist with the stencils...can't wait to try it

Carol Henderson said...

I like that you focused on the stencils and spray so we could get a good look at their versatility. I love your cards. Thank you.

McStamper said...

Great ideas with stencils. Especially love the Warp-Speed cards.

Linda Kunsman said...

such fun and festive cards!! Loving the new release!

Helen Budz said...

Love the various ways you have used these stencils, Virginia. Your cards are so beautifully done with such a variety of designs. tfs

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Love the diffferent textures you have on your warp speed stencil cards!

designermc said...

Virginia,
I love your cards from his new release. I can't wait to get my order so I can play. So many great ideas.

Nancy

Annalisa Young said...

The gold spray has an almost orange base that is really different than a lot of the golds I've seen. Or at least, that's how it's photographing, which is much better than the dull yellow-brown that I'll often get. I love how you colored the ornamental flower with the iridescent and various colors underlying it. That's a really stunning look. Thank you for sharing so many great ideas with us!

Susan Gonyo said...

Love your cards...great job.

Kristina B. said...

So pretty, Love the pink and yellow together!

Beccy Holiday said...

I love how you used the stencils.

Niche Love said...

I don't really like the stencil, but you card are amazing. I will try them!

Violet Rose said...

I love all your pretty cards! Beautifully done!

Nandini said...

Love the cards. The new release is really great. I love stencils. And these designs are really gorgeous. Also like the new washi tapes.

Madeleine Trainor said...

You are inspiration!

Carol Rossouw said...

What a wonderful new line of stencils - so innovative, and love that you can use each one in different ways to achieve multiple effects. The inspiration is amazing!

karenelr said...

Beautiful work, Virginia!

Farhana Rahman said...

Beautiful! I'm always in awe with your cards!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning projects. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie B said...

Beautiful projects. The warp speed stencil looks like fun!

Megan said...

So many fun new stencils!

Renee M said...

Your cards are great, and so are these stencils!

jules said...

Gorgeous samples with these fun, new stencils. I especially like the first one you show with the gold ink spray!

Barbara Van Meter said...

Loved the way you used the Weaver Builder Stencil

Kathy said...

It's hard to choose a favorite stencil, all cards are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

danimitchp said...

I LOVE the galaxy birthday card. This blog hop has really turned me onto embossing paste...definitely need to get some and try it out. Thank you!

Angel said...

The new wide washi tape is so cool, love how versatile they will be. All the stencils are just beautiful, love them all! Love how you used them on your beautiful cards.

Amante del Papel said...

Beautiful and stunning cards!!!!

Henriëtte said...

Your cards are awesome, I love the first one white with gold the most, so sophisticated. Thanks for these gorgeous examples with the new Altenew Stencils.

Maria Alder said...

Super lovely cards made with the new stencils. So many choices x












Yasmine said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Westfall said...

Love the warp speed birthday card. Thanks.

Cori Hart said...

I am totally loving the beautiful washi tapes & the stencils from the new release!
I love the backgrounds you made!
Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration Virginia...

Laraine R said...

Fabulous cards! Fabulous release! Love it all!

mandalj said...

Love the new stencils and how you've used them on your fantastic cards! My husband would really appreciate your Star Trek card!

pcm said...

love love love that birthday card!

phlower said...

Great examples of how to use the new stencils. I am crazy about that birthday card with the galaxy at warp speed! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

TAS said...

Love your cards! Everything in this release is awesome!

Patti H. said...

Such gorgeous cards! I'm on love with that scalloped stencil & that amazing first card. Beautiful!!

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Your cards are fantastically beautiful ❣️ Im so enjoying the versatility of this release😊

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards Virginia! I love that stencil. So pretty.

Sindhu said...

Beautiful cards...love the backgrounds in all the cards...

F. Andre said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love all the new stencils. The Warp Speed is my favourite, though, perfect for any type of celebration.