Thursday, July 5, 2018

Altenew July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!

Warning: Super-heavy photos!
It's another EXCITING time to share some new projects with you.
I love stencils and I am so glad that Altenew has another stencil release!
 If you arrive from the blog of Gayatri Murali, you are in the right hop!
For all the blog hop details, please visit Altenew Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog. 
You can get the entire stencil lease here.

I am featuring not 1, not 2 note 3...(wait for it) 4 stencils in total. 😁
First up, it is Elegant Swirls Stencil.
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As the name Elegant Swirls  suggested, this stencil is elegant and seems to be perfect for using embossing paste.
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Paired with Sweet Peas, this stenciled wedding card was rather easy to create!

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The 2nd featured stencil is Calligraphy Maze Stencil.
I had a lot of fun think about about this card design and thought I would give it a fun and sweet twist!
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It turns out nicely as the ink-blending with the Calligraphy Maze Stencil work nicely together.
I only need to add sentiment and sequins. This card is surely to please that someone special!

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 I utilize the trendy sentiment from "Story of Us" Stamp Set. I love the idea of using the maze to convey something special. This card basically says..."I found us!".

The 3rd feature stencil is Step Builder Stencil.
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I carefully applied various Altenew green ink with the Step Builder Stencil to create a background with a gradient effect. 
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I then cut out the upper portion of the stenciled background to create a "pocket". The "pocketed" was adhered with double-side tape with the opening on top.

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This creates a gorgeous backdrop with the floral. I stamped the images (from Crown Bloom )with my previously Altenew ink-sprayed paper.

The 4th (and last) featured stencil is this Feeling Dotty Stencil.
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I started out with a colorful stenciled dotty background which was rather easy and fun to do.

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Like my 1st card, I used the same embossing paste to highlight a few spots.

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I then added the Climbing Clematis to the mix and it is done!

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I hope my 4 projects give you some idea about these splendid stencils.
All products links are listed below for your reference and convenience.


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 Thursday, July 12th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/15/2018.

Giveaway: One of you who comment in this very blog post will receive a $30 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on July 9th right here in this blog.

You can see the entire stencil release  here.
July 2018 Stencil Bundle
July 2018 Stencil Bundle


  For all the blog hop details, please visit Altenew Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog. 
 Your next stop is the blog of  Nicole Picadura.
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

118 comments:

Karen Wall said...

All your cards are wonderful. The stencils look great. Thank you for sharing.

kelli horger said...

Love your prjects! All those bright fun colors!

mel h said...

This is just a stunning set of cards. I adore the look of all of them and I can't wait for these stencils!

Seagrass said...

I love your first card with the elegant swirl and the bloom. Simply Gorgeous!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Oh, your cards are fun! Thanks for the variety and reminder that stencils add so much to a card design.

DeedeeW said...

Beautiful cards, all of them, but my favourite is the swirl with the Sweet Pea. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the use of texture paste with stencils... love that texture and dimension it adds!

Anxious Poet said...

Stunning cards!!

conil said...

*GASP*. You've really done it this time. Wow! Those new stencils served you well. LOVE both the full and selected paste embossing you did. Also, stitching on the maze card is simply brilliant and so pretty. All the backgrounds are so gorgeous that there aren't enough words to explain how impactful they are.

Harriet said...

My goodness, each card is lovely. I especially like the 'step builder' stencil, brilliant idea to make a pocket!

charly said...

Beautiful cards as always - love the combinations of the stencils with other Altenew stamps (especially the florals!)

Noriko Fairchild said...

Love the elegant swirls card! Very elegant indeed!

Purple Princess said...

Amazing cards! I love all the stencils!!

Na Sa said...

Absolutely beautiful set of cards. Loved all of them! Thank you much for inspiring and for the opportunity to win!

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely backgrounds1

Debra Rumpza said...

Virginia these cards are perfect. My fave is the pearly embossing paste used with the swirl stencil on the first card. Lovely!

Mary McCaslin said...

I cannot decide which stencil to get right away...I love your approach to color!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Virginia, these are all so pretty! I love how you've combines the stencils with the cut florals. It so fresh and bright!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful projects!

cghundley said...

How lovely all
your cards are!
Great designs
with the stencils.
Carla from Utah

Jen said...

Great projects with some fun new stencils!

Candoodle said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! Such wonderful project ideas!

Quillish said...

Wow.. stenciling adds, extra oomph to all your cards!

LauraJane:) said...

Fabulous stencil textures Virginia..I bought the entire Bundle:)) Just couldn't resist!

Karen H said...

Stunning projects, especially love the creative touch for the Calligraphy Maze card.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Beautiful work....great new stencils...I am going to be owning a few of these....Can’t wait to create with them...thank you so much !!!

Brenda Kuder said...

Pretty cards. I like using embossing paste with my stencils.

LmichelleH said...

Virginia, these are all very lovely.

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

Love all the ways you have used the stencils. I love the possibilities of stencils ... soft, crisp, textures ... I'm taken by the city scene, step builder and elegant swirls!

Barbara said...

I love your beautiful designs using these new stencils. They are bright, and eye-catching and perfect for summer. As for your heavy photo post, there can be no such thing when we have such great inspiration. The more, the better, I say!

Melissa Edwards said...

Wow! All of the cards are so unique! Can't pick a favorite!

MissSév 02 said...

I love your project 😍

Jeannie Fannin said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for some great ideas.

Carmela Hubler said...

Virginia, I love the bright flowers with the stenciled backgrounds. These are beautiful cards!!

donna mikasa said...

Stencil-icious projects, V! I especially love the first one with the shimmery paste--so elegant!

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are beautiful and very inspiring ! Thank you to share your creativity !

Betty Keefe said...

all wonderful cards, Virginia - so colorful and pretty!

Melanie said...

Love your cards. The you are my sunshine card with its rainbow dots was particularly fun!

Haley Bayong said...

Love all you cards great ideas!

Carol Rossouw said...

These are some more spectacular and unique stencils. Love the amazing results that you achieved with these, and I already have some on my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy said...

Your stencil work is amazing! Love the bold rich colors and the cards you created with them are eye-popping! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration---I already have several of these stencils in my cart!

Joy Meadows said...

Love these new stencils! My favorite card of yours today is the one using the dotty stencil!

Robyn Oliver said...

Four fabulous cards Virginia,your stenciled backgrounds are brilliant and complimentary to your images, loving the Elegant Swirls stencil and your embossing paste card

Pennie Glasser said...

Cute cards! I just love this release.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia. I love the Elegant Swirls
stencil so your first card is my favorite. What a beautiful
sheen it has for the BG.

Maryam said...

Love them all, they are so pretty. But the last card love this rainbow dotted background.

Catherine Loveless said...

Your cards are so very pretty and definitely do justice to the great stencils in this new Altenew release.

Annette Reed said...

Your cards look great! I like the ink blending on the maze and how it kind of fades out along the edges. Making a pocket on the step builder card was a great idea.

Linda BL said...

All or your cards are really pretty, but I do have a favorite. Of all the new stencils, my hands down favorite is the Elegant Swirls. The card you created with it is as elegant as the stencil.

Deepa Robbins said...

These are beautiful cards! I really like the one with the elegant swirls stencil!

Dee Earnshaw said...

love these cards - so creative and inspiring

dtilt1 said...

thanks for the video

Patty said...

Beautiful cards Virginia!!

Margaret said...

Love your cards! And thanks for sharing your stencil techniques with us!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I have my eye on the complete bundle of stencils.

Keys Crafts said...

I love the "Feeling Dotty" stencil and love this blog hop - I've found so many new bloggers to follow - and, as a new card maker, I'm so happy for all the tips & inspiration! Gina

pcm said...

super fun cards!

Amy Moore said...

Lovely work...great stencils

Theresa said...

so many great ideas for all the stencils. thanks as always for sharing.

Nicki Wong said...

Wow, what awesome cards. Your work is beautiful.

Cheriese said...

Your elegant swirls in embossing paste is awesome!!!

Stefanie White said...

Beautiful cards! I must have the stencils and that glaze. I wish Altenew sold that too!

Eve N said...

These stenciled cards are so great! I'm trying to decide which to get 1st, but your "dotty" card makes me think that could be the most useful one.

Sherri Little said...

Gorgeous cards that illustrate the super Altenew stencils!

Sindhu said...

Beautiful cards... My fav is the maze card...

Anushree Vaish said...

Beautiful use of stencils…all cards are gorgeous!!

Kathy Ferg said...

Your cards are fabulous. My favorite one is "You are my Sunshine" using the dotty stencil because I love the use of rainbow colors. Thanks for sharing your time and talent. You are an inspiration!

Stef Perry said...

Thanks for sharing a variety of stencil and designs with them. So many fun options, I appreciate the inspiration!

Dawn Turley said...

You have been super busy Virginia. Love all the backgrounds you created for your cards with these fun stencils. Beautiful and you make me want them ALL!

Sharon Dolan said...

Loved all the cards. Thank you for sharing.

Donna Phelan said...

Your stenciling makes for really beautiful backgrounds on your really beautiful cards!

graham Brand said...

Love all these new stencils! And your four cards are awesome!
Really like the use of embossing paste for dimension and variety.

mandalj said...

You've really shown off the stencils beautifully! Your cards are fantastic!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Virginia, these are such awesome cards. I especially like the first one as the embossing paste with that stencil really shines. Lovely cards.

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Wendy Lambert said...

Love your cards. The first one is so elegant! Such great inspiration!

Liz O. said...

Love all your designs Virginia! I thought I did not need the polka dots stencil, but you made me add it to my basket (that’s my story and I am sticking to it ☺️). Seriously though, you have inspired me so much, thanks as always for the fabulous inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

Teri Smith said...

Great creative work Virginia! I had the Mega Hydrangea & the City Scapes stencils picked as my favourites, but now I think I need to add the Feeling Dotty to my list. I love what you did with each of your cards. You are very talented.

Robyn Turner said...

I love the "congrats" card - the tone-on-tone background is beautiful!

Iris said...

Great cards – love the stencils and the colors.

Patti H. said...

Wonderful creations, Virginia! I love them all! My favorite is the Feeling Dotty card as I looove polka dots!

Betty Byrd said...

I love the card with the colorful dots. It's so bright and cheerful!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love these stencils - so versatile

Emma Murphy-Smith said...

Wow! I l love these cards! Especially the first one with the embossing paste and sweet peas - so classic and elegant. I will definitely be trying that one!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

WOW!!! This is Altenew nirvana!! Gorgeous flowers with their newest stenciled backgrounds!!! Stunning and beautifully done, Virginia! Loving the Climbing Clematis especially since I just bought it!! ;)

Unknown said...

You did a lovely job with all the stencils. Great display of various techniques!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such pretty cards and really love that first one the best!

mtscrapgal said...

I liked all your fun card samples. They are all so inspiring.

Krystal Overby said...

Love these cards! They are so beautiful!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful cards. Your wedding card is beautiful and I already have that flower stamp set.
thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Unknown said...

Your cards using the new Altenew stencils are terrific. I especially liked the bright colors you used to make the Feeling Dotty background for your last card. The clematic flower on that same card was awesome... it will be another stamp to purchase. Thanks for sharing your work!!
Margaret

Cindy Holmes said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS! I can't decide which one I like better! I just really love how colorful each card is! They just make me soo happy!!!

Connie said...

Hi Virginia! Your color palettes pop :) Love especially the "You are my sunshine" card! TFS :)

Cathy Lillie said...

Great cards! I love the "pocket" you made with the step builder stencil! It's such a cute idea and the design reminds me of a trellis for your beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas!

Heather M said...

Fabulous!! Love your Calligraphy Maze Stencil card. So fun! I love all the fun colors with the Feeling Dotty stencil and the great sentiment you paired with it.

Dana M said...

What a terrific collection of cards! Elegant, pretty, fun - fantastic.

Nox said...

Beautiful cards - I love love love the elegant pearled flourish background on the sweetpea card. So very elegant and textural!

Denise Mlady said...

Such pretty cards! Love the multi-colored Feeling Dotty background.

Karthikha said...

Fantastic creations using a lovely set of stencils! :)

Ericka Strange said...

Love the way you used the stencils! So many gorgeous cards and I especially like the first one with the shimmery background. Beautiful job!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love ....LOVE all of your Super Clever and Oh so Creative ideas for ways to use your new Altenew stencils!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful cards! :)

Cyndi Morris said...

All your projects are wonderful. Love the styles and the gorgeous colors.

FD91354 said...

Your first card has captured my heart. I love that stencil.. I love the shimmery background and I adore that sweet pea! Lovely card!

Shona Chambers said...

Such amazing ways to use stencils, gives me lots to think about as I hardly use them. Especially love the rainbow in your last card, just stunning!!

Linnea S said...

embossing paste really did add an elegant touch on your first card! great creations!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love these new stencil designs! The rainbow dots are so fun on your last card! Awesome cards!

Jeanne Beam said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Great stencils and I love the designs you created.
Thanks for sharing....

Kathy Eyre said...

I like the bright colors on your dotty sunshine card

Sue D said...

Wow--these are all so pretty!

Brandi R said...

Wow, Virginia! These are Fantastic! Love the different designs and all the yummy colors ♥

mindy1414 said...

Beautiful cards, the last one is my favorite.... just stunning!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Gorgeous cards! Love how you used the stencils with different techniques.

Nandini said...

Love the new release. And the inspiration cards are gorgeous!

dtilt1 said...

like the colored dots and love the step builder and aztec desogns

Kriti Mishra said...

All caqgds are gorgeous.

Bev Karolak said...

Awesome cards! Loving the new stencils. Thanks for sharing and for your inspiration.

Karey said...

going to have to get me some glitter paste
thanks for sharing