Monday, May 21, 2018

Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: photo-heavy post
Yay, it's May release Blog Hop from Altenew
 I am excited to share some projects with you today.

 If you arrive from the talented Paige Evans, you are in the right place! 
If not, please come and join the fun hop! All the details about this blog hop can be found in Altenew's Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog
 You can see the entire May release collection here.

My three projects feature all about flowers. After all, it is May, right?
First up, it is a very cool, trendy and lovely set called "Botanical YOU".
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I inked up the bright pink and orange color in Razzleberry and Orange Cream. I followed the instruction guide which makes it easy to do. Love  this simple multi-step stamping.
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The one step I did differently is that I embossed the last layer in Rose Gold. Not only this gives fine subtle textures, it also adds a lovely shimmer!
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The gorgeous background paper (from Reflection Scrapbook Collection ) provides the perfect backdrop for the pop-up die "YOU". Mine are not perfectly lined up, however, I do like the white edges showing through! It is VERY forgiving! 😁

My next card features this gorgeous Stamp/Die Bundle "Starry flowers" which is my absolute favorite in this release! This is the little stamp set that could! Trust me on this one! 😉
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I stamped the images on watercolor paper and highlighted the black with all the flower center.
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Since it is a thinking-of-you card, I thought a touch of black fits the theme more aptly.
I actually painted the flowers with Altenew ink for the watercoloring. It really worked beautifully! 
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The matching dies make it an easy task to frame the images. If you love seeing Starry Flower Stamp/Die, I have MORE to share in the next few days!

My 3rd (last) card was created with lots of love (and colors!).
Introducing.... Garden Silhouette and Rustic Linen (background stamp).
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This card is a bit more complex and has a few extra elements.
However, it surely was so fun and satisfactory to create.
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Technically, there are two parts to this design: stamping Garden Silhouette (on paper) and embossing "Rustic Linen" ( with vellum).
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I stamped a bouquet of flowers one flower at a time and envisioned how my bouquet as I stamped. The vase/glass jar was embossed in Antique Silver. The new background stamp "Rustic Linen" 
is a must! I  embossed it on vellum with Antique Gold.
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I don't have a green thumb in my garden, but apparently I do with my flowers and bouquet on my cards! I hope that my projects bring you a SMILE!

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 May 26th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/27/2018.

Giveaway: One of you who comment in this blog post will receive a $30 Gift Certificate! The winner will be announced right here in this post on Thursday, May 24th.


👉👉Do you have a favorite from my post?  DO share with me in your comment and you will have a chance to win $30 Altenew gift Certificate!

Your next stop is Simon Says Stamp Blog! 

139 comments:

Deirdre said...

Virginia - so delicate and beautiful. Adore what you created with the new release. Hugs, D

Clemente Batan said...

What a lovely release. I think among the products in this release, it is the Botanical You that caught my eye. Thank you for featuring it in one of your cards. Makes me love this product some more.-Maria Giselle B.

Debra Rumpza said...

Lovely cards... I really love the second card with its abundance of blooms!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very beautiful cards, Virginia! Th last card uses my two favorites of this release and I love how you used the linen stamp on the jar and the strip of vellum. Can't wait to get these beauties in my stash! tfs

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia - love them all but my fave is the YOU with the wash of color behind! Looks like a wonderful release with so many beautiful flowers but I can't wait to get my hands on the rustic linen background - love it!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards from you, as always. I love the second one the best from the Starry Flowers stamp set. I'm glad the blog was "photo heavy". That means more inspiration! :)

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

LOVE your cards! Using the linen background stamp as an element on the card instead of a background is so creative and it is so beautiful with it embossed on vellum. The flowers in the jar is so whimsical! On the second card....I love that you stamped the flowers on the back and then popped up the colored ones over.

DeedeeW said...

I really like all three cards, but if I have to choose a favourite then it’s the Starry Flower card. It’s just so different. Thank you for sharing your creations.

conil said...

Looks, to me, as if your green thumb is a bright shade of emerald when it comes to making cards. Each card is lovely and unique. Love your color choices on the floral letters. Think those starry flowers look amazing both stamped directly and popped up on you card base. The last card is so vibrant and happy...the embossing with the linen background looks incredible on vellum. And, as usual, your Virginia touches are just plain brilliant.

cghundley said...

Lovely bunch of
cards! Love all
the flowers and
great embossing.
Carla from Utah

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards! I love the YOU stamps!

Lindar C said...

Beautiful cards, the vellum embossing looks amazing! fantastic release from Altenew.

Debbie Selby said...

Great examples of cards for different occasions.

Anushree Vaish said...

Beautiful cards...thanks for sharing!!

lindagk23 said...

Love all of your cards but the second one is my favorite!! So gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job!

Lisa Moline said...

Really pretty cards! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful, Virginia!

Handmade by Hanneke said...

I love your cards. I especially liked the second one. The layout and coloring is beautiful

Shelly said...

I can't pick just one...I love all three of your cards! This new Altenew release is amazing, and you've brought the stamps to life with colorful creations! I always love your designs and today is no different! Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration! : )

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards you made with this release.

Joy Meadows said...

Your cards are all so pretty, Virginia! Love the second one best!!

Kim Faucher said...

Such beautiful cards. The colors you created with are so elegant!!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Your cards are lovely!!

phlower said...

Beautiful cards! I love all of the soft colors of your flowers. The linen stamp is one of my favorites and it looks lovely embossed on vellum!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous floral projects--you DO have a green thumb! I'm smitten with the first card and now I have to add that to my wish list! Thanks for enabling!

Isabelle said...

Beautiful cards, so colorful.

Dina Glass said...

I really love the garden silhouette card and appreciate your inspiration with how you popped up the jar and the linen piece. love the new release!

Mel said...

Your cards absolutely do make me smile. Just perfectly lovely, and you do grow lovely stamped flowers, even if you can't grow the real kind!

Janine said...

Love the silhouette card, to is so airy and dreamy feeling!

Paola Sing said...

Rustic Linen Stamp Set embossed is so clever! I loved that card!

Jacquie said...

I always find so much inspiration in all your work...its colorful and pretty. I love the starry flower card, and also that you embossed that jar in silver...brilliant detail!

Carol Henderson said...

I agree - I think the starry flowers set is the best of this release, although there are lots of other fantastic items in this release. love your cards. Thank you.

Cathy Lillie said...

Your cards are lovely! The embossed layer in the Botanical You is fabulous! I would have never thought to do that. Thank you for the great inspiration!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

A-Mazing!!!! Love the stamps you chose to showcase today because they are ones I had wanted in the peaks! Botanical YOU is so sweet with your color choices of rose gold hints throughout! Love the Rustic Linen and how you used it on the vellum! I agree this is a must have stamp! Love how you watercolored the Starry flowers and can't wait to see your upcoming samples!! Great inspiration and textures in all of three cards! Am going to have a hard time not buying all of them!!!!!

Tracy Fletcher said...

I absolutely love your cards, they are so pretty!

Michelle H said...

The gold embossing on the vellum using the Rustic Linen stamp really came out beautiful. Love all your designs.

Sherry said...

beautiful cards!!! I really like your birthday card! so pretty!

pcm said...

they are all lovely but i love that sympathy card the most!

blaze said...

Your cards are just so beautiful!!

Fianne V said...

Beautiful choices for beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Deb Isaac said...

Thanks for sharing. Beautifully done

Sanju said...

Love your cards. Very pretty.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are awesome !

Lindsay Rose said...

Thanks for the awesome inspiration! I am in love with how bright and colorful the last card is!

Cindy C. said...

Wow I so enjoy seeing your lovely creations Virginia!! They all so captivating!!

Harriet said...

Three spectacular cards............my favorite --too hard to single one out....ok my favorite is card #2 followed by Card #3. Wonderful!!!

Shelly said...

Oh, these are all so beautiful!

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Virginia, all your cards are beautiful. I think my favorite is the botanical YOU card. Thanks for sharing.

Keisha Z said...

Beautiful You. Love your color scheme.

Heather M said...

Gorgeous! Botanical you is stunning!! I love the soft colors and layout of your Thinking of You card. Your floral bouquet is so pretty!

Dana M said...

Fantastic cards Virginia! Such gorgeous color combinations and I LOVE the Rustic Linen embossed on the vellum.

Renate Harrison said...

I love them all, last one is my favorite. Beautiful work!

Jennifer said...

lovely cards! I like the way you used the floral as a background image and the main image as well!

Sandy M said...

Love the look of the embossed linen. Actually, I was very impressed with them all. The You stamps will have many uses.

Linda BL said...

My favorite card is the one using the Starry Flower set. It makes such a sweet feminine card. But I must add how much I like the gold vellum embossing with the Rustic Linen stamp. That is texture!!!

Dschrader said...

Beautiful cards!

Rea' said...

My goodness, what pretty creations... Rose gold on the You... oh my what a pretty touch! And brave girl embossing on vellum too :)

Katy Glenn said...

I love the card where you can see the flowers behind the dimensional flowers. This is a great release.

Betty Keefe said...

lovely cards, Virginia - the second one is especially pretty!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Virginia. Love the new floral images. The starry flowers are so pretty! Also love the gorgeous silhouette wild flowers.

Tammy said...

These are so beautiful! Such a perfect sympathy card. Love them all

Pennie Glasser said...

Beautiful cards! So pretty!

Maura R said...

Beautiful cards as always, I loved how you popped up the Starry Flowers - such a great look!

Maria Alder said...

Your cards are gorgeous, my love is the silhouette set and your card is lovely. Beautiful colours used too x

shy324 said...

I rand really like your card with the mason jar and flower, so pretty.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are so pretty! My favorite is the second. I am in love with your placement of the florals and the bit of black, just so lovely!

FD91354 said...

Oh, there are so many wonderful ideas and techniques tucked into these beautiful cards I love this release! I love the one card where you stamped the floral outline as the background then foam mounted more flowers in front! Stunning!

Theresa said...

so many great products and ideas with this release. thanks as always for sharing.

Gail said...

Such sweet pretty cards!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful inspiration.

Kathy McCluskey said...

Yes, Virginia, your cards definitely brought a smile to my face! They are simply gorgeous!! I think your Starry Flowers card is my favorite. I really love the colors you used on the flowers and the way you grouped them makes them look so pretty!!

Carolyn Steele said...

Your cards are amazing. The colors on the florals are just beautiful. I love the wash in the first card!

Cheriese said...

Love the pinks and oranges!

Linda BL said...

Love the Starry Flower card. Also like the embossed piece of vellum-- really like the new Rustic Linen stamp!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors in the first two. Love the design of the last one. ♥

A Crafty Person said...

Amazing cards, so beautiful.

Anna said...

Hi Virginia, Love your cards but my favourite is the water coloured one, TFS, Cheers Anna.

Karen L K said...

All nice cards but if I have to pick one.. I like the You card because you used some interesting colors!

Denise Bryant said...

Such beautiful cards! I really love that Garden Silhouette set.... have to have it!

Connie Hinkle said...

Your cards are gorgeous 😍

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! I love them all especially the glittery vase with the beautiful flowers.

Amy Moore said...

Your cards are wonderful but the starry skys card captured my heart. I love that stamp sset.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Totally divine! SMITTEN with the peachy coral soft colors, watercolor and lovely lovely cards ALL of them! (pinch me, I'm in this HOP!)

I HAD to see all of the inspiration with these amazing NEW products!! So great to have taken part as a guest with you on this Release!

h klepser said...

I love the Garden Silhouette set, you did an amazing job with that set.

Dawn Turley said...

So beautiful Virginia. I love the Starry Flowers stamps. Your card is delicate and the sentiment is so thoughtful

Nancy said...

Very pretty cards, great sentiment on the first floral card!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love that rustic linen and all the flowers. Beautiful card!

Sherri Little said...

I, too, love that starry flower stamp set.

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Jeanne Beam said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. Love the second one.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Love the soft colors and oh, my Starry Flowers is wonderful! The black really sets it off too.

jan metcalf said...

Your cards are pretty and fun! What a lovely garden you have after all!

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet cards - thanks for the ideas:)

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely! Each one is very lovely in there own way.

Katie Baird said...

You knocked it out of the park with your three cards! Beautiful!

berryblue said...

My favorite is the starry flowers card. I didn't think I was going to need that stamp set, but I was wrong. It's wonderful!

Keiren Dunfee said...

The cards are all so different and all so very lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Mary McCaslin said...

Gorgeous colors and watercolor technique!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs. Love the gold embossed vellum under your jar of flowers.

Connie said...

I love the last card you posted with the Garden Silhoutte and and Rustic Linen. I'm always a sucker for a bouquet of wild flowers! Beautiful :)

Stefanie White said...

Beautiful cards, the first is my favorite. Great idea to emboss in Rose Gold!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you used a small piece from the linen background stamp to ground your jar. Very clever use of this stamp. The "YOU" stamp is one of my favorites from this release and I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing!

Teresa Doyle said...

Lovely cards Virginia, the background paper is so pretty with the Botanical YOU stamp set. I also love the card using the Garden Silhouette set. Lovely indeed.

Daria Z. said...

Virginia, all three cards are simply beautiful! And, now I need to add the Starry Flowers stamps and dies to my wish list!!

Laura said...

I love the addition of the rose gold embossing -- unexpected and lovely.

Annalisa Young said...

Ooo, I hadn't considered using the rustic linen stamp on vellum, especially with metallic embossing, but I love how that looks! Actually, I love all your work; you have such a fun sense of style that's always different than how I would think about a product, and I really appreciate that. Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas with us!

Deeps said...

I love all of your cards. They are so pleasing to the eyes. Altenew did it again with the florals. My favorite stamp would have to be the Starry Flowers.

Barbara said...

This is a fabulous release. Great job!

Sue D said...

All are beautiful! Love the gold embossing on vellum with the Rustic Linen stamp. I agree... it's a must have!!!!

Iris said...

Love your cards - my fave is the Starry flowers card.

June Ramsamy said...

Hi Virginia, your cards are just beautiful. Love the designs and the embossing is just stunning xxx

Carol Rossouw said...

This is another fabulous release with some unique florals and more spectacular layering stamps again. Love the thin alphabet dies as well. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration! I love all your cards, but the starry flowers one is my favourite.

Michele K. Henderson said...

These are so gorgeous, Virginia! I love the bright color palette! It really feels so fresh and ready for spring!
Take care!
Michele
crimsonowl@comcast.net

Ms. V said...

The starry flowers set is my favorite in the release also. It's scale is just right and the simplicity makes it useful in many ways. I really admire the elegant way you used it in the encouragement card.

Patty said...

Beautiful array of flowered cards!!

Dawn Jones said...

Love the new starry night stamp and die set. Beautiful card.

Glenda Hubert said...

Yes, your cards do bring a smile :) My favourite of the three is the last one - using Garden Silhouette

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, they always bring a smile to my face. LOVE all the techniques you shared in this post too, the rustic linen on vellum and the starry flowers popped up really caught my eye.

mandalj said...

All your cards are beautiful! I especially like the colours you used for Botanical YOU and how you embossed the last layer.

Patti H. said...

These cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love those Starry Flowers! A must have for me!

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

Simply wonderful cards showcasing the new stamps & dies beautifully.

Jeannie Fannin said...

Gorgeous! I wasn't really sold on the Botanical You until I saw your color choices! I love all 3 of the cards you made.

Lady Joyful said...

Really beautiful cards!

Shawninaz said...

I adore your work so inspiring!

Yvette Williams said...

I like how you used the linen stamp. Very creative.

Cyndi Morris said...

All three cards are gorgeous, and I'm particular loving the one using my favorite from this release -- Starry Flowers. Amazing.

Carmela Hubler said...

Virginia, all your cards are so pretty. I especially love the card with the mason jar and the soft watercolor flowers. This is a real beauty!

JoAnne R said...

So beautiful. I love what you did with the layering on the vase of flowers.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the designs!

Liz Ford said...

Virginia, all of your cards are wonderful and I like how in your first card, your background is only on part of the back; it catches your eye and then the YOU is not perfectly cut out (as you mentioned) but it works! And it shows us that even experienced card makers like yourself, can still make a not so ideal craft creation WORK. Whether it was a mistake or not, it is beautiful and brings the card together perfectly! I love the brightness of your mason jar card and the starry flowers card softness (the starry flowers for some reason, remind me of my parents azalea bushes growing up). Not sure why but I associate them with fond memories. Thanks for sharing!

Kelsey Thomas said...

I love all of your cards!

Super Stick Chick said...

Gorgeous cards. Love your florals!

Cynthia Cole said...

All of your cards are so pretty!

StarSpry said...

Gorgeous cards! I love all of the flowers :)

Heather DePasquale said...

Wow! I love the Rustic Linen in gold on the vellum. Your cards are simply beautiful. I love the soft pinks in your flowers. Thanks Virginia and thanks Altenew!

dtilt1 said...

liked they way you used the Rustic Linen, I wouldn't have thought of that. I just love that stamp! and filling in the vase is pretty neat idea also! then to create some watercolor flowers, just makes the card to me

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful cards..love the thinking of you card them most because of the dimension and colour.

Alaska .Kris said...

Such lively colors!

mommyx2 said...

The Garden Silhouette is beautiful and my favorite, as are your other cards too! love them all.