Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends! 
Warning: super photo-heavy post

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Yay, it's June Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share some cards and home decor projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Janette Kausen, you are in the right place!
All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew's Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog.

First up, it is my favorite stamp set from this release--> Sweet Peas! 
 I simply could not get enough of vellum and alcohol ink and had to try it out with Sweetest Peas.
Sweetest Peas Stamp & Die Bundle
Sweetest Peas Stamp & Die Bundle

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I love the floating and dreamy look of the Sweetest Peas.
The Sweet Peas were embossed in Antique Silver EP TWICE on Altenew Transparent Vellum.
( this vellum is currently on sale!). You can see the slightly thicker silver-embossed lines!

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For the background, I used Scalloped Builder Stencil and Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste. 

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 Sweetest Peas comes with a matching die. I did fussy-cut the vellum image as it is rather easy to do.

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To add interest to the design, I applied some splatter effect with Lavender Fields Spray Mist.

My next project is a super bright and colorful thank-you card.
The new Moroccan Mosaic Cover Die is so intricate and detailed.

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I used Alcohol Inks to create a colorful background on Yupo Paper and then run the Moroccan Mosaic Cover Die through the die cut machine Spellbinders Platinum 6.

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I made the die cut with the Mega Thanks Die and Altenew's Gold Foil Card Stock. 
The entire sentiment covers the card front. Love that!
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Next is this lovely and gorgeous stamp and die bundle called Cherished Memories.
Cherished Memories Stamp & Die Bundle
Cherished Memories Stamp & Die Bundle
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This Cherished Memories Stamp and Die Bundle has BEAUTIFUL sentiment and intricate designs. Again, I relied on my two bff-- alcohol inks and vellum.
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Moroccan Mosaic Stamp Set
Moroccan Mosaic Stamp Set



The "Moroccan Mosaic Background Stamp" sets this off to a beautiful start....
I colored only tiny of the background with Altenew Artist Markers. I also applied a tiny bit of Watercolor Stroke Washi Tape at the bottom. It is seamless!

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You can color it however you like it! This"Moroccan Mosaic Background Stamp" is such a cool background stamp, don't you think?

June 2018 Stand-alone Die Bundle
June 2018 Stand-alone Die Bundle


 My 4rd (and last) project combines a few of the BEST in this release:
Party Banner Die, Mega Alphabet Die and Sweetest Peas Stamp

Who knew  that home decor can be so easy and fun.
All you need is a pair of good scissors and right dies!
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The design paper from Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection offer SO much with my little effort. I had a blast creating this wall display. I am going to use it for the upcoming family reunion celebration!
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I created the sentiment with the thickers from the collection.
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I love the fine edge details from the Party Banner Die.

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"Live , Love, Laugh" seem to be perfect for our family reunion. The family members' age ranges from 4-month-old to 91-year-old!

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What do you think? This Party Banner Die is a MUST-have when creating celebratory messages.
You can even personalized it with the Mega Alphabet Dies!
You can get the entire set of alphabet dies here. 
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I love creating home decor projects. When it comes to anything other than a card, it may seem daunting....However, with the right supplies, anything is easy when you've got all the goods!
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I stamped Sweetest Peas in the background and love the extra interest it gives on the design paper.
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The following are the new release that featured here in today's blog hop: June 2018 Stamp/Die Bundle, Sweetest Peas Party Bundle, Party Banner Die, Mega Alphabet Dies, Moroccan Mosaic Background Stamp , Cherished Memories Stamp and Die Bundle , Moroccan Mosaic Cover Die. 

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 Wednesday, June 20th for a chance to win! 6 winners will be announced on Altenew blogs on 6/24/2018. 

Giveaway: please leave me a comment (and tell me your favorite project/stamp/die) in this very post for chance to win a Altenew $30 Gift certificate. The winner will be announced on June 18th right here in this blog.  

I will be back with another creation with "Sweetest Peas"! 
Your next stop is the blog is Sandra Dietrich
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!  

129 comments:

Ddlove 3 said...

Beautiful cards and I love the banner! So creative!

Lori Rasmussen-Murray said...

I liked the Moroccan mosaic stamp set best. Your sweet peas card is beautiful.

Kristen Osborne said...

My favorite of your creations is the banner with all the different beautiful colors and elements. My favorite stamp set is the sweetest peas.

Kelly Parker said...

love the banner! it is magical! and the sweet pea card is gorgeous. thank you for sharing. i am signing up for your blog posts.

conil said...

Oh Virginia, now you've done it. Made all us other crafters envious of your extraordinary talents. Each one of these projects is spectacular (although, I admit to being beguiled by those sweet peas). The colors are fabulous and that banner is the BOMB!

Clemente Batan said...

Love the banner. Very inspirational!-Maria Giselle B.

candace1221 said...

I LOVE your first card with the sweetest pea stamp set. Two questions: How did you emboss TWICE? How did you apply the alcohol inks? I have them and have only made backgrounds with them. Thank you so much!

Virginia Lu said...

Thanks, everyone, for your comments! Please keep them coming! :)
Candace1221: you can emboss the image twice (or more) with the help of a stamp-positioner such as TH Stamp press or MISTI. (ink, heat-emboss-->ink, heat-emboss-->ink....and repeat). You should totally try it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia all gorgeous, but seriously what you did with the banners? Amazing amazing amazing! Miss you!

alikat said...

I really love your cards and your banner. I love the teal and the blue combination of the memories card and I'm totally enamored of the sweat pea stamp and die set!

Jennifer Scull said...

Wow! You have outdone yourself with all of these fabulous projects!!! Love the use of the silver embossing powders and vellum. Beautiful!

I like the Sweetest Pea set and banner die from your posts. Thanks! :)

Didi said...

I love all your work but the sweet peas on the vellum really jumps out at me and is a technique I would want to try!

Seagrass said...

Oh Virginia ... all so beautiful, the banner is beautiful, i think my fav's are the sweet pea and itsy bitsy in the 2018 release! Such a great line up of contributors today! The list is long and here I sit - thankfully I'm off!

Catherine Loveless said...

Your sweet pea card is wonderful! But I love all of your cards and the banner is absolutely lovely. I just love this release and your use of it is magical!

Jaydee said...

Virginia, they are all wonderful cards but your sweet pea card has made me want to buy this set. It is so soft and ethereal. Absolutely gorgeous. OH.... and fantastic banner's too and how wonderful that you are celebrating with such a wide age group
hugs
jaydee

Joy Meadows said...

Love all of your cards, Virginia, but the sweet pea one is my favorite!! Altenew's new release is fabulous!!

Brenda said...

Love the new Sweet Peas from Altenew. Thanks for the inspiration!

AlyrraDawn said...

i love all of your cards but the sweetest peas card at the top is just stunning... it reminds me of stained glass. thanks so much for sharing!

Michelle H said...

From softness to BAM, and a few in-between. These are all amazing designs.

Pennie Glasser said...

So much prettiness!

srbsolutions said...

wow, your cards are spectacular! Love them all, especially the coloring on the first one with the Sweetest Peas! I would say my favorite of the release is the Ditsy set.

I Card Everyone said...

Wowzers, Virginia! You had me at Sweet Peas... LOve them ALL!
=]

Mel said...

These are beautiful. The silver embossing is perfection!

Natalia said...

Sweetest Peas stamp set is my favorite from this release too. I had no idea you could use alcohol inks on velum. Now, I have to go home and try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Wonderful projects, Virginia! Love your card with Sweetest Peas, you really succeeded to make them look delicate as they are in a real life! - Sweet Kobylkin

Karthikha said...

So many super beautiful creations! The first floral card is just gorgeous and it is my fav of all! <3

My Crazy Craft Life! said...

Beautiful projects! Thank you for the inspiration!

charlsie smith said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the cherished memories stamp and die. Thank you

Rose Mary Smalley said...

My goodness, you were busy!!! What great samples.....I loved the banners.....the Sweetest Peas card was so pretty...I loved the background that you chose too......Thank you so much for sharing these.....

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards and banners. The sweet pea stamp is one of my favorite.
Thanks for sharing...

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful projects! Thank you for the inspiration!

Glennis said...

Fabulous cards, Virginia, I love the sweetest pea set the most!

Robyn Turner said...

This is the best release yet!!

Harriet said...

Sweet pea is simply gorgeous! The Moroccan Mosaic is really excellent, Cherished memories is simply lovely, the sentiments are wonderful, Your wall display is so wonderful. Virginia you have outdone yourself!!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, Virginia, lots of beautiful inspiration here. I love your
banner (& I'm sure your family will, too!). And your Sweet Pea card
is simply stunning. My favorite set is the Cherished Memories (love
how you colored them on vellum!); love the sentiments. But I also
love the Ditsy Print set; the flowers are so cute.

Lynne said...

Beautiful cards, exquisite banner. Loads of creativity.

Jan said...

Great projects...my favorite - Sweetest Peas - GORGEOUS!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the banner!!

Lindar C said...

Stunning cards, love those banners!

Jen said...

Beautiful cards! Love the simplicity of the sweet peas card.

Brenda Kuder said...

Very pretty cards and banners. Lots of wonderful inspiration!

Marie B said...

Love the Sweet Pea card!

candace1221 said...

Thanks for your clarification on the embossing twice technique. I'm still asking about the alcohol ink coloring on the Sweet Peas. I saw your YouTube video of the alcohol ink on vellum, but your Sweet Peas looks more vibrant. Did you color from the backside as in your YouTube video? Can you prepare the vellum with the alcohol ink and then stamp/emboss on top of it?

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards and LOVE the family reunion banner too! My favorite is the Sweetest Pea - love the silver embossing on vellum as it really highlights the fabulous line drawing of the sweet peas.

Paola Sing said...

The Moroccan Mosaic Cover Die with the Alcohol Inks is gorgeous!

Nora N. said...

This is STUNNING!! I LOVE all your cards but your banner is just amazing!!

Beth H. said...

Love all of your examples! I especially like the sweet pea card...so pretty!

Karen Wall said...

Gorgeous cards and banner! Thank you for sharing!!

Synnøve said...

Stunning projects.

Marcie Lovett said...

I adore that banner, Virginia!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Lovely cards! :)

Bessie Phillips said...

All I can say is WOW! Wow! So impressive! You are so very original with your beautiful floral banners. I love the way you used the colors, so very beautiful and vibrant.
Congrats on another great release. I love looking at each post to see the originality of each artist

Iris said...

Beautiful projects - my favorite is the floral banner.

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow! I, too, am in love with the whole vellum and alcohol ink thing! Did youj make a video?

Dee Earnshaw said...

awesome projects - love the cards and banner:)

Nox said...

Lovely cards! I love that beautiful floral banner also.

Julie McKay said...

I always just love your designs! Thank you for continuing to inspire!

My Happy Place by Vanessa said...

Although I love your cards and banner I think my fav is the card with vellum and alcohol inks using the Morroccan die! Super creative and inspiring! Fun hop!

~Vanessa

Jodi Warren said...

That was a beautiful banner. Also the Sweetest Pea card was gorgeous. Great job on that.

Jennifer said...

Really love the floral colors you chose! The banner is fantastic -

Sheila H said...

The banner is my favorite, Virginia. But everything you made is gorgeous.

Barbara said...

My favorite stamp set from this release is the Sweetest Peas set and the card you created from it just knocks my socks off. Lol! I really love the banner,too!

Wendy Lambert said...

A favorite! How do I choose? I love all of your work. That banner is so cute. But I would have to pick the bright thanks card with the gold thanks just because I love bright colors.

Kathie Krawczyk said...

WOW! Amazing cards - love your color choices.

FD91354 said...

WOW Virginia! You really out did yourself.. These are just all so amazing! Love all the layers on your cards, the colors, the embossing.. just wow.. So gorgeous!

donna mikasa said...

Awesome projects, Virginia! I'm especially blown away with your home decor project--so beautiful and original!

Maura R said...

Wow, Virginia - a plethora of beautiful cards here, just lovely!! My fave is the Sweet Peas!

Jacqueline Andrusz said...

The sweet peas on vellum are so pretty! I never thought to use alcohol ink on vellum in that way. Love them!

Stephanie Wexler said...

Love the textures!

blaze said...

Double embossing? I need to try that--it's gorgeous!!

Michelle two Ls said...

What fabulous projects!!! I especially love the vellum sweet peas!!!

Dana M said...

Wow, amazing projects! They are all so wonderful but your first card really caught my eye. I love the elegance and combination of textures from the vellum, embossing, embossing paste and glimmer paper - just WOW!

Amy Moore said...

So many wonderful items in this release. The sweat peas and dies, the banner set, the ditsy flowers....wow nice job on all your cards.

Heather M said...

So lovely! I love the delicate flowers. I love the silver details!! So pretty!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful creations. Love the sweet peas. The silver is a perfectly beautiful touch. ♥

Ann-Louice said...

Fantastic Projects! So much inspiration. I love your sweetpea card.

Amy Brown said...

Beautiful makes as always! I love seeing what you create with new products. You're congratulations card is simply stunning!

Leni said...

Hi Virginia, the first card with sweet peas is my favorite! And I Love the look of the banner: festive, summer, happy!

Dawn Turley said...

OMG - what beautiful cards Virginia. I adore the vellum sweet peas. They are incredible. My favourite of all these amazing projects'

jan metcalf said...

Oh my gosh, delightful post! My favorite is a tie between the very sweet pea and the family reunion banner! Visual delights!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Virginia, these are all so beautiful. I have to say your Sweetest Peas card is a stunner though. Your banner is so pretty as well. (My daughter makes and hangs banners for every and all occasions. You never go in her house when there isn't one hanging. LOL She would LOVE this one.)
My #1 fave from this release that I MUST have is the Perfectly Perfect stamp & die set but I can honestly say I have a long list...haha
Have a great weekend.

Carrie R. said...

Hands down my favorite is the card with the sweet peas. Sweet peas are my favorite flower. Since moving from Alberta to Ohio 25 years ago for work, I have had no success growing them. I think Ohio summers are too hot for sweet peas. Alberta was perfect for them. I am so glad Altenew has come out with this stamp set, and your card was stunning and elegant. I love the colors you chose with the silver embossing powder and the vellum.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Your sweet peas card is SO beautiful and delicate, but I really love your banner! It has the feel of scrapbook page, but in the out-of-the-box sort of way. This is something I would love to be able to hang in my home!

Sandy said...

Great use of unique colors. Great job!

Deepa Robbins said...

The sweetest peas stamp set is my favourite too! And I have to get those banner dies! I love your use of them and I’m getting so many ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

DSW said...

I absolutely love your sweet pea vellum card. It is gorgeous! I love your use of antique silver embossing powder on the vellum. That is a lovely stamp and want to add that to my stash. Thank you for making such beautiful cards and for the inspiration.

Annette Reed said...

Your work is fantastic! I can't decide between the sweet pea card and the banner for my favorite. Both are absolutely gorgeous. That cover die is great too.

Daria Z. said...

Wow, Virginia - you have been busy! The cards are just beautiful, but the first with Sweetest Peas is my fave. And, such a fun banner!

Carolina Kathy said...

What gorgeous projects, Virginia! Great inspiration!

Sue D said...

Fabulous projects. My favorite is the pretty banner.

Cynthia Cole said...

So much cuteness going on here with all those projects!

Carol Rossouw said...

Another wonderful release with some really unique stamps and dies. Love it! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. Your projects are beautiful!

Stacey Kowbel said...

So many fabulous projects! I love how you used the vellum!

Theresa said...

great projects all around. thanks as always for sharing.

StarSpry said...

What gorgeous cards! I really love your banner decor, too :)

Cyndi Morris said...

Gorgeous projects. My favorite is the first one using the Sweetest Peas set. I love the delicate coloring.

Patti H. said...

Fabulous creations, Virginia! My favorite is the first one with those stunning Sweet Peas. My favorite flower!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Virginia, I loved all your examples using the new Altenew products. I wasn't sold on the sweetest pea stamp set until I saw your first card using this set. The silver embossing and multi-colored floral images are sensational. The vellum made the design soft and elegant. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration of how to create something beautiful. Your banner design is stunning and very creative. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful array of cards, Virginia - and love love the banner!

Stanlee Runner said...

So many amazing ideas, but I am in love with the sweet peas on vellum, beautiful.

foleysfriend said...

I love your sweet pea card(s). So gorgeous!

Karen Cashier said...

Love the sweetest peas...my favorite this release.

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty.

VJB Cards said...

That banner is so beautiful. But my favorite has to be the gold mega thanks - just stunning! Thanks so much.

pcm said...

that banner is so fun!

Merrie said...

So many choices with this release, but I love leaf canopy because it is different and can be used so many ways.

M Strach said...

Well done! :)

graham Brand said...

WOW! This is a very full and very inspiring post. LOVE
all your projects! I think my most favourite is the
Moroccan Mosaic set!

mandalj said...

Love your cards, especially the floral ones using vellum! Your family reunion banner is fabulous! My favourite set is the Moroccan one.

Susan Gonyo said...

What beautiful projects. Amazing cards and such a pretty banner. This latest release from Altenew is really great. I love the Sweetest Pea stamp and die set. But I love everything in this release. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Lori said...

Everything is beautiful, I love the use of vellum!

Julie Bodenheimer said...

Wow! Amazing projects!

Linda BL said...

Wow! Your cards for the new release are gorgeous! The one that stands out for me is the sweet peas on the embossed vellum. The splatter and embossing paste background are such a lovely backdrop for your beautiful sweet peas.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

All of your projects are great but my fav is the Sweetest Peas card!!! So pretty! Mt favorite product from the release is Leaf Canopy. I can't wait to play with it. I think it will be fun to use with so many coloring mediums and techniques!!!

Jane DeJesus said...

I love them ALL! Thank you.

C and G Mom said...

Beautiful cards, each very unique. I can't wait to try some of the techniques. Thank you.

Alaska .Kris said...

Vellum and sweet peas goes perfectly together!

Nurse Ratchet said...

Omygosh,that banner is fabUlous 💖🌹💖

Connie said...

Hi Virginia! Your congrats card is delicate and exquisite. Your thanks card is bright and cheery. Your memories card is lovely and soothing. Your banner speaks volumes of memories and happiness. Thanks for sharing :)

Annalisa Young said...

I love your projects. You always come up with such unique designs. I fell in love with the Moroccan stamp the instant I saw it, but I've really come to love the sweetest pea stamps through this bloghop. I didn't get it at first, but now I'm really loving the potential. Thanks for sharing all you beautiful projects with us! You have so many inspiring ideas.

Dawn Jones said...

Love the colors and the layouts are beautiful.

Glenda Hubert said...

The Sweetest Peas is my favorite too, and I love the card you created with it. But all of your projects are wonderful!

Nandini said...

Love all the cards. They are gorgeous. My favorite is the Sweetest Peas set. So the first card is my favorite.

Lisa Moline said...

I love all of your projects - they are all beautiful! But I especially love the one using the sweet peas - that stamp set is my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration!

BeverlyBL said...

Love your fun thanks card and your flower colors for both cards are so beautiful.

Jeannean said...

The sweetest peas set is my favorite too and that is my favorite card you made. That banner though, I love, love all the interest you put into that!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

This is just terrific Virginia! I love so many of these if not ALL!! I love how you set each set separately and made each project so beautifully!! Love the banner with the new scrapbook papers and the new die set! Love the Mosaic die too and the Cherished Memories flower set embossed and set with the M background die behind it! Great work and so fabulously inspiring!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful projects Virginia. That banner is amazing! Looks daunting, but you made it look so easy! I need to have the same tools and products you have! :) Gorgeous vellum flowers on the first card.

Kathy said...

Love your cards, Virginia! Especially the flowers on vellum----what a beautiful look for these flowers. I would never think to emboss the silver twice. Such a cool look. Thanks for your inspiration---can't wait to try your techniques myself.