Monday, April 16, 2018

Altenew April 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
WARNING: photo-heavy post
It's that exciting time of the month...Altenew has a new stamp/die release! 
If you stop by from the blog of Debby Hughes, you are in the right place. 
If not, come right in and join the hop for ideas and inspiration. 
For the BEAUTIFUL ideas and inspiration, please visit  
Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

My first card features Happy Heart Stamp/Die Bundle
Happy Heart Stamp & Die Bundle
and Gradient Stripe Die Set.
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I decided to create a gold background with the new Antique Gold Spray with Bristol paper.
Once dry, I made the die cut with Gradient Stripe Die Set.
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I popped one of the die cut pieces up with the sentiment.
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The fine-lines and details of the Happy Heart Stamp Set makes you really feel like an artist!
The best thing about this stamp set is that the images are beautiful with the hand-drawn details. You can use any types of color medium. They look amazing no matter how you use them.

In this card, I sponged the Altenew ink very lightly and they are GORGEOUS, as you can see!
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My next card also uses Gradient Stripe Die, except this time I flipped it upside down.
The panel was done with ink-blending with a splash of water droplets.
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Folksy Florals Stamp Set
Folksy Florals Stamp Set

from: ALTENEW
 I then stamped Folksy Floral Stamp in various colors.
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I love how the folksy images peeking through the panel.
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In My Thoughts Stamp & Die Bundle
In My Thoughts Stamp & Die Bundle

from: ALTENEW  
My 3rd card features In My Thoughts Stamp and Die Bundle.
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The tree may look hard to stamp, but it really is not!  It comes in 3-step stamping and is super easy to line up. This is a MUST-HAVE if you love tree images! 

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To make the image pop, I stamped a subtle blue background with the text (that comes with the stamp set "In My Thoughts"). This gives interest and depth ...it certainly CONVEYS the thoughts even 
more aptly. 
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To ground the tree, I added the Watercolor Washi Tape 
It provides pops of color and subtle dimensions, too! 
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I love the splatter from Altenew Ink Sprays. I had to use a couple spray bottle to complete the design. I hope that you love seeing how I used these stamps.
👉I would love to know which card/stamp set "speaks" to you.
👉 Don't forget to leave me a comment! 
Prizes: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.
Giveaway: Guess what!? I get to draw a draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate! Yay, do not forget to comment in this very post. The winner will be announced on April 20th right here in this blog.
Your next stop is Laurie Willison's blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

156 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

Great cards! I'm loving the Gradient cover die.

charly said...

Love your use of the panels! So inspirational.

mom2five said...

Love your cards. Love how you used the gradient die/stamp

berryblue said...

I just love the way you used the text as a background on your tree card! What a wonderful idea! Lovely lovely cards today!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

The cards today are so fresh and modern. I love that tree and using text behind to add the sky color is so original! Great designs, Virginia!

lscanlon said...

Great designs AND fresh presentation of beautiful designs!

Lagene said...

AWESOME creations! I am totally loving the Mega words and the Happy Hearts set!

cghundley said...

Wonderful cards and
I love the tree card.
Beautiful stamp set.
Carla from Utah

Psychomak said...

I have fallen in love with the tree and I am beginning to appreciate the gradient stripes. Thank you.

Dana Kirby said...

Your cards are Gorgeous!! I love the cover plate die!!

Tami Priebe said...

Love those soft pastel colors!! Beautiful

Kristen Schneider said...
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Kristen Schneider said...

I love your use of the gradient die!

Unknown said...

I just love your cards! So Springy!

conil said...

My eyes are popping out of my head. I don't know where to look first. I mean, that gradient die is swoonworthy and all those florals make my heart beat faster but that tree...drop dead gorgeous. Once again, you and Altenew makes me want it all (I know, I'm greedy).

NittyPearl said...

Nice use of color in your first example

Lynne said...

Virginia, you make the most amazing cards.

Lill Meyer said...

love the way you used pard of the die cutout for sentiment ty for sharing my favorite is the tree I just love that stamp set.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous cards! I love that background die!!

jan metcalf said...

Lovely looks!

Martha Herrera said...

Awesome designs. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards!

Mary McCaslin said...

Such gorgeous examples! Thank you!

Michele Bovero said...

The colors you used are so pretty and happy.

I Card Everyone said...

Virginia! I've been ohhing and ahhhhing, then came EEEP! LOve every card, but this last gorgeous card was calling to my heart!! I may just have to add this set to my ever-growing shopping list! xx
=]

lindagk23 said...

Love your beautiful cards! The cover plate die is awesome! Thank you for the inspiration!

Kailash said...

I’m akways astonished with your card designs, really beautifully crafted cards!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Well, your tree card convinces me that I need that stamp! It's so beautiful. My hubby does Bonsai as his hobby and this tree reminds me of that. And of my dad, who photographed the gorgeous cherry blossom trees in D.C. when he was in the service.

Barbara said...

Your cards are beautiful. I do love Altenew's flower design sets, but in this release, I fell for the Watercolor Dots set. Love the possibilities there!

Natasha said...

LOVE these! SO many great new basics this release- the Gradient Stripes products and those dots!!!

Mel said...

Love the tree card. The words behind it are such a perfect touch. I think all of today's products are great, but I do love the gradient stripe die a lot.

Barb Ghig said...

As always, you have showcased the newest goodies beautifully, Virginia! I love how you played with the Antique Gold Spray with those gorgeous blooms...WOW! Great job with the new Gradient Stripe Die, too...I can see myself having a lot of fun with it :)

Natasha said...

Wow! These are all gorgeous! That last one in my favorite!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Your tree card is GORGEOUS! I really love how you added the text in the background....very powerful. All of your cards are pretty amazing and you always inspire me....thank you!

Holley Downs said...

Omg! What beautiful cards! TFS! Love Altenew and this new release!

ljcasselman said...

Virginia, I always know I will love whatever you make! These are so pretty!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Virginia. Love the cool backgrounds. Love those stripes... so cool! The white embossed flowers are so pretty on the first card.

Lisa Elton said...

Each one is fabulous Virginia, but that tree...sigh, just amazing!!

D Golly said...

Thanks for sharing your creations. I love to see everyone's creativity.

Harriet said...

Wow!!! Your cards are inventive and colorful. Can't choose one; however, I am especially taken with the tree.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful inspiration! I really love the tree card!

Stacey Kowbel said...

So many beautiful cards! I love your design for your card using In My Thoughts!

Cindy C. said...

All dazzling cards!! I especially like the My Thoughts one!!

Jen said...

That Happy Heart set does indeed make my heart happy whenever I see it. I also love your tree card. Great cards.

Sandy M said...

My favorite of your cards has to be the tree. I am in love with the stamp set and you represented it beautifully.

Berina RGA said...

Such lovely cards!! I love that tree stamp. So pretty.

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are just gorgeous :)

Sue D said...

Lovely cards with pretty color palettes. Nicely done!!

MJ said...

All your cards are lovely. Thank you for the inspiration.

sentsue said...

What a beautiful, striking tree card!

Laetitia Lisa said...

pretty cards ! this release is so great !

Kanan Pandya said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia. Love your stamping style and use of soft colors, so so pretty. :-)

Amber Rain Davis said...

I Love, Love, Love your cards Virginia!! This is a great release. Right off the bat, Strength Blooms, Gradient Stripes, and Watercolor Dots inspired me! ;-)

bev p said...

I love the colors of your stripe die-cut with the folk flowers. Unfortunately, the other photos didn't show up on my post. (I will circle back to see if they ever loaded!) The one I saw is beautiful. Thank you!

Lisa said...

Your cards are so stunning!! I love the designs of each one, especially the tree!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

pcm said...

my fave from this release is the mega greetings! great cards!

Kaky Long said...

Super cute cards. Love the tree. ;0)

Jeanne Beam said...

Such amazing cards. Thanks so much for sharing...

Eve N said...

Wonderful cards! This new Altenew release has something for everyone.

Anne B said...

Such pretty cards! Love the colours you chose.

Liz Ford said...

I love your tree card! The wonderful colors and the pink hues for the blossoms are a treat! So soft and feminine. Very pretty and caught my eye!
Thank you very much for your inspiration.

Kathy said...

Love the gradient stamp and die....such a great way to add lots of color to any project. Your cards show the die off so well!!

Lisa Moline said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the first one, those flowers are beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration1

Theresa said...

clever way to use the folksy floral stamp. love it. thanks as always for sharing.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Such lovely cards 😍

Margaret said...

Love your card designs and especially how you used the gradient die! Thanks for sharing.

Jane M said...

I am really liking the gradient die. Awesome cards.

Teri W said...

Love the gradient die! On my list now. Beautiful cards Virginia!

Brandi R said...

These are wonderful! Love the design on the beautiful first card. The tree...just a stunning card. The second card has a fun design, but the colors are my favorite part. Love all 3 of these ♥

Dana M said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia! Beautiful, playful and elegant.

Rachel Palitto said...

Your cards are so beautiful and unique. So inspirational!

Catherine Wolff said...

I love the way you used the Gradient Die. It gives the appearance of looking through a window blind. Cool!

blaze said...

Love what you did for your backgrounds! Very special.

FD91354 said...

These are fabulous cards.. I dont know which I am more inspired by. I love the repeated sentiment stamping on the background.. I think i will have to give that a try. Another great release from Altenew!

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Wonderful cards, love the way you used the gradient stripe die. Thanks for the inspiration.

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

My favorite is the second card. I love the background stamping under the panel.

Joy Meadows said...

These cards are just beautiful, Virginia! Love the new release!

Riecy said...

Love the folksy floral card! And I really like the idea of using a sentiment to create a background like you did on the “in my thoughts” card. Good job!

Rexann Menz said...

All your cards are great,but the tree one is amazing, not to mention my most favorite stamp from this release!! TFS!!!

Hussena said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards..I love the new release this time and you have highlighted it so beautifully..Thank you so much for the inspiration❤

Sindhu said...

Beautiful cards....I love the first card very much...the Colors and sentiment are very perfect...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for the inspiration! What a beautiful post with gorgeous cards!

Hummingbird said...

Pretty cards, I love the "in my thoughts" stamp/card

charlsie smith said...

Well I just love the gradient with the flowers. Thank you

Viki Banaszak said...

I love your cards! They are so pretty!

Kathy Ferguson said...

I love your sentiment of the tree card. It is a great one to send to a friend or relative to show you care. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Susan Gonyo said...

Love your cards, they are so very pretty. Good job and appreciate your sharing your creations.

Diane T said...

Love how you used the Gradient Stripe Die and flipped it over to give it a different look. Both are so beautiful!

Betty Keefe said...

love the gold striped background on your first card, Virginia - all wonderful cards!!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are all beautiful cards but the Happy Hearts card 'speaks' to me. I love that set and the colours you used on it are so pretty. Well done.

mandalj said...

Really like all your cards today, especially the one with the tree from In My Thoughts. So beautiful!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh my. I love how you made the background with the In My Thoughts set and grounded the tree with the washi tape! This is my favorite card and love it!

Michelle H said...

Wow, these are great Virginia. I like the idea of stamping the flowers behind the stripes. Beautiful

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Cynthia Cole said...

So many wonderful cards!

Donnalee said...

Love love love your cards!!!! Very creative!

Grams716 said...

Beautiful beautiful pretty pastel cards! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

JmB said...

These cards are so pretty. I love how you used the gradient striped die in different ways, front and back. Very cool. Thank you for sharing.

JM Nus said...

Gold is stunning but all your cards are beautiful. I love the gradient die and the ways your used them. Thanks for your inspiration Virginia.

barbara macaskill said...

The soft and serene colors on your first card are divine! An elegant and timeless card!
The second card looks playful and sweet with the lighter yet still vibrant colors!
Then we come to your third card which is a whole other animal! Elegant, stunning, brilliant and perfectly divine! The background, your Lovely coloring of the delicate yet strong looking tree and fabulous sentiment all add up to an absolutely incredible card that is sure to bring great joy to it’s recipient! TFS!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love those folksy florals.

Anushree Vaish said...

Always gorgeous!!

Cindy Martin said...

I love all your cards, but especially the one with In My Thoughts stamp set. Beautiful.

Tammie Koehnen said...

Such beautiful fresh and colorful cards! Very unique, I love them.

Sam B said...

Your cards are all gorgeous, but am especially loving the tree card with that gorgeous text background and watercolor washi tape! Beautiful! So far in this release I'm really liking the gradient stripes and the watercolor dots though, as sooo versatile... TFS!

Daria Z. said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! I love the way you spritzed the cover die on the first card - just so fun. And, that tree card is just fabulous - although it really makes me long for spring - something that hasn't quite come here.

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards. I really like the gradient lines cover die.

Patty said...

Beautiful cards!

Karen H said...

Loving all these cards! That Gradient Stripes die is quickly moving to the top of my want list. So many creative ways to be used on cards and layouts, WOW! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue Smith said...

Yes, Virginia I'd like to tell you have terrific all your cards are. So bright and fun. I especially love the card made from the Happy Heart Stamp/Die set. TFS.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards! Love the tree and the beautiful background you created! Gorgeous job!

Cyndi Morris said...

Gorgeous cards. The Happy Heart stamp and die bundle is one of my favorites from this release.

kathymcc said...

Hi Virginia! I always love your work...you are so creative! The set that speaks to me the most is that Gradient Stripe stamp and die. I really love the cards you made using this die. Having those flowers peeking out from behind the die is so cute! And, I loved the idea of using one of the die cut strips for your sentiment!! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!!

mzjluv said...

Beautiful cards! Love the gradient backgrounds.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love the Spring color combos!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your color choices and designs! Your gradient die card is gorgeously colored and love how the flowers peak through!!

Linda BL said...

Love the card using the Happy Hearts set and the Gradient Stripes die. Love the gold spray-- the Midas touch looks great with the flowers.

Kim Salito said...

I love all of your cards, thanks for sharing.

Joy Huang said...

Your card is so beautiful ! I love the various styles and ideas.

Lynda Greholver said...

Beautiful cards. Loved how you used the gradient die with the stamping behind. Thanks for the inspiration.

Super Stick Chick said...

Gorgeous cards! Love your backgrounds and creative ways of using the Gradient Stripes.

Cathy Lillie said...

Fantastic card designs! My favorite is the one with the rainbow, ink blended Gradient Striped die. I love how you stamped the folk art flowers behind the panel instead of in front of it. This release I'm really drawn to the words - the mini Hello and the mega Greetings!

Amna said...

...your cards are beautiful!

Nandini said...

Love the cards. This release is absolutely fabulous!

Alaska .Kris said...

This release ROCKS! I love that tree stamp set and the gradient dies and stamps!

Tammy H said...

I love the soft tones you used in your cards. Very sweet.

Janeen said...

The top card! Wow and wow!

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful cards! The tree stamp is amazing. Love the gradient stripe cards as well. Lovely colors , and that washi tape...just keeps popping up in the most beautiful ways! Thanks for sharing.

StarSpry said...

Your cards are so pretty! I love the gradient stripes :)

Sophie F said...

WOW! The card where you used the tree image is just stunning. I love how you added the subtle blue background using the smaller sentiments. There is something so peaceful and calming about this card I just cannot say enough wonderful things about it. Someone going through a tough time would appreciate this so much - thank you so much for sharing!

Colorado Crafter said...

Fabulous cards!!! This new Altenew release is amazing!!!

Cindy said...

Your cards are beautiful, love the tree image it looks difficult, glad you said it was easy to use, thanks!

Sharon Dolan said...

Wow,great cards!

Iris said...

Such pretty cards - love the soft colors and the gradient die.

Karthikha said...

Beautiful set of cards!! :)

Jodi C. said...

I always love visiting your blog because I know I will be inspired to get creating 😍! These creations are gorgeous and very inspiring!! Thank You so much 😊!!

CatherineD said...

Your cards are lovely. I really like the gradient cover die and that tree is gorgeous.

Katy Glenn said...

Love all the colors. The cards are beautiful and fun!

Kim Faucher said...

All three cards have amazing use of color! I love that gradient background!!

Denise Mlady said...

I really like the ways you used the gradient cover die. So fun!

My Crazy Craft Life! said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty projects. Love how you positioned your sentiments between the lines. TFS

Wendy Lambert said...

I love these cards. I really like the tree one with the text background.

karenelr said...

I just love how you used a strip of the Gradient die for the sentiment, your use of the sentiment stamped in blue on the second card, then on the last card your use of the Washi tape--such clever ideas!

Carol Rossouw said...

Beautiful inspiration! This is another wonderful release with some lovely sentiment dies and more beautiful layering flowers. Love it!

Raga Senthil said...

What an array of beautiful creations 💕. Thanks for sharing with us.

bzyPTmom said...

Wow, many of your cards speak to me--love the tree and rainbow background cards, just gorgeous!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love the bright colors!

F. Andre said...

Love these fun creative projects. Thanks for sharing.

Anne Roberts said...

Absolutely love the card using the Altenew Happy Hearts stamp and die set. The yummie colors that you selected are inspiring me❣️ Thank you.

Peggy M said...

Very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

Cynthia Myers said...

These are wonderful cards. I love the subtle details in your backgrounds, especially the use of the shimmer spray on the Gradient Stripes cover plate die cut.

Yasmine said...

Adorable cards and fabulous colors! Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely cards! The first one is my favorite! Love the flowers, colors and that pretty gradient stripes die!

Monica H said...

Hello, great cards but your last card is my favorite. The in my thoughts stamp set is great and I love how you created yoir card with it

Sarina P said...

Gorgeous cards, and congratulations to the winner!