Thursday, September 27, 2018

Altenew September 2018 Washi Tape Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!

Warning: Super-heavy photo post 😍
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This is a fun blog hop celebrating the release of Washi Tape from Altenew!
You can see the entire Washi Tape release here.
I am super excited to share 4 cards with you.
If you arrive from the blog of  Lilith Eeckels, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew's Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog.

Card #1 Love You
Featured Washi Tape: Nebula Watercolor,  Golden Edge   Altenew-WatercolorNebula-GoldenEdge-Virginia#1


After applying Nebula Watercolor, I used Half Tone Squares  
along with a Tan Embossing Mat
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This really adds textures and interest to the background. 
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I also used Golden Edge for the sentiment. Love the shine.

Card #2 Merci
Featured Washi Tape: Glitter Flurries, Golden Edge  
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I LOVE the images and prints from this Washi Tape and it took little time to create an elegant card.Altenew-GlitterFlurries-Virginia#2

I fussy-cut one of the images and popped it up.  It is most appropriate to use Merci from " Thanks Around the World ". Tre chic!

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Card #3 Hi
Featured Washi Tape: Red OmbreAltenew-RedOmbreWashiTape-Virginia#4


 At first look, you might find Red Ombre a bit intimidating. But if you see my examples, you would agree that this is one awesome Washi Tape to own in your crafting arsenal.

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I used the dies from Build-a-Flower Sakura Blossom Set and layered each petal. It was so much fun assembling the flowers.

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Because it was effortless to create the flowers, I decided to add more details with Classy Stripe Stencil Geo Frames Stamp and Die Bundle and Floral Alphabet


Card #4 
Featured Washi Tape: Red Ombre
I was so inspired by Red Ombre and decided to utilize its rich color and ombre.... 
 
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This may be my favorite card as it is totally unique!

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I could have kept it simple once I added the Under the Cherry Blossom Tree. However, I thought it would not be completed without adding some gilded ( Scallop Builder Stencil) pattern.


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The Gold-gilded (Nuvo) truly represents the "sea of clouds" as the Chinese would describe it.
I am truly impressed with the dazzling Red Ombre!!

 You can see the entire Washi Tape release here.(Altenew shop) 
and here (Simon Says Stamp) and all links below.

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, Oct. 3rd,  for a chance to win! 6 winners will be announced on Altenew blogs on 10/6/2018. 

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 Oct. 2nd right here in this blog.  

Today's Blog Hop Order: 


Nancy McCelland 

Your next stop is the blog of Kristina Pokazanieva
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

128 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous, Virginia! I love how you die cut the red florals out of the ombre tape... so pretty!

Kelsey Thomas said...

My favorite so far has been the Nebula Washi tape. It is so pretty! :) Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Vivian C. said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous cards, glitter flurries is my favorite.

Sharon Madsen said...

wowowowowowo these new tapes are amazing! LOVE them all!!

Michelle H said...

Virginia these are so lovely. The ombré Washi tape is so gorgeous. I can’t wait to use it.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous new washi tapes! I love all of your beautiful projects. The dimension you added to your Galaxy card is amazing. Love the ombre effect using the Sakura dies. But my favorite is your 'merci' card. It is so elegant using the gorgeous Glitter Flurries tape. TFS so many great ideas!!

Lori R. said...

Oh my gosh, your cards are stunning. I love this washi tape and the different ways to use it. Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to get these tapes, you've really inspired me.

maria f. said...

Such eye candy - one more beautiful than the next! I absolutely love how you dry embossed the nebula. Brilliant!

Liz O. said...

So many wonderful colors and designs to chose from! Do you know if this can be heat embossed? Love everything about the Watercolor Nebula! Thanks for the inspiration Virginia you created such fabulous designs!

Debbie Br said...

Love these new washi tapes! So versatile. Your cards are fabulous!

Pennie Glasser said...

These are beautiful! I love the tapes as well!

Karen B said...

I simply loved the layering idea with the washi tape. So creative, new ideas are now skipping around in my head. Can't wait to get my hands n some!

shensen said...

Your cards are so pretty. The washi tapes seem to be easy to use and I can't wait to try them.

Helen Kalb said...

I agree with you that the red ombre is really beautiful - I also love the galaxy tapes and the thin gold line. So many pretty things!

Denise Bryant said...

Lots of great washi tape ideas on the hop! Beautiful cards! I love your card #2 with those pretty colors and lots of gold accents!

Linda BL said...

The cards are beautiful as are the new washi tapes, The card with the glittered flurrie tape is my favorite. Very elegant!
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Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards and ideas. I love #2, beautiful shades of purple!

Becca Yahrling said...

Magnificent cards, Virginia. The red ombre is breathtaking. So I love card no. 3 best; love how you layered the flowers. Looks pretty good with the cherry blossoms, too (on card 4).

Jen said...

Your cards are beautiful! Card #2 is my favorite but they are all fabulous!

donna mikasa said...

Oh V! Your projects are all fabulous! And dry embossing the nebula background takes your card to a whole new level!

Cindy Marlow said...

So far I've found your cards the most intriguing...I love the take on the Red Ombre!

conil said...

You've really rocked these washis. All of the cards are just gorgeous but I think my favorite is the 3rd card where you diecut the washi into those beautiful flowers and added the stripes just to make it perfect.

Linnea S said...

terrific effect on the first card

Betty Keefe said...

lovely cards, Virginia - especially love the flowers you created with the red ombre tape - wonderful release!

Sandy M said...

Beautiful Nebula card. My favorite washi. I am loving more and more seeing the red ombre washi. Your samples are awesome. All of the cards are remarkable. I love the idea of die cutting the flowers too.

Haley Bayong said...

Great cards you made so many that are beautiful

Barbara said...

Who knew washi tape could make such an impact! Gorgeous.

Marcie Lovett said...

Those purple flowers are beautiful! Hard to believe these are all washi tape.

Nelya said...

Ah, so pretty! Especially the glitter one.

designermc said...

Virginia,
I love your cards using the Red Ombré. It’s been fun to see what everyone else put together.

Nancy

Joy Meadows said...

Love these beautiful washi tapes! Your second card is my favorite - it is so gorgeous!

JAS424 said...

The washi tape from Altenew is so new to me, that each card you've done taught me various ways to use the tape. Thank you for the inspiring photos.

mindy1414 said...

Gorgeous uses of these new Washi Tapes Virginia! The Glitter Flurries Merci card is stunning and oh my, your last card with the Red Ombre and the Cherry Blossom branch is fantastic! Thank you for sharing all your cards and the great inspiration for these Washi Tapes.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Love the new washi tapes.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Joyce Casaldi said...

So pretty! Love the gold accents.

Lisa Byers said...

My favorite is the Glitter Flurries. I love the lavender and purple and how soft looking it is. Your cards are beautiful as always!!

RueMom said...

Love all of your cards. And the beautiful new Washi tapes.

Mary

TrainWithMeghan said...

I can't pick a favorite! All your cards have such depth and detail! Great job! LOVE WASHI TAPE :)

Kelli Squires said...

Totally unique cards, I really like them! Thanks for the awesome inspiration! Its so hard to pick! The nebula and galaxy washi tapes are gorgeous and yet I love anything with the gold on it too, the glitter flurries or the golden edge or the purple gilt edge :) Just so pretty!

Linda Kunsman said...

oh my what a gorgeous array of cards!!! My fave is the Paris/ merci one for personal reasons but these new tapes- I'd like them all please:):)

Annette Reed said...

These are gorgeous! Embossing the square dies is really a cool idea. I don't think I've ever seen anyone do that with a whole set. I love the red ombre card with the Cherry blossom branch.

Carol Hardie said...

Love your cards. I would have to say I'm partial to the Glitter Flurries Washi Tape!! So beautiful.

Dee Earnshaw said...

WOW - you have outdone yourself today - these cards are just amazing!! I LOVE the first project - the galaxy blending is gorgeous:)

Brenda Kuder said...

I love all of your projects. The new washi tapes are really beautiful!

Unknown said...

Your floral cards are just beautiful.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Love the new washi collection! Your cards are great, my favourites are cards 2 and 4! 谢谢!

Mrsfish02 said...

They are all too elegant. But I absolutely am in love with the ombre flowers. Such fun. These new tapes are wonderful and thought provoking.

Merrie said...

I love the ‘love you’ card made with the nebula waterfall tape. I love the galaxy look.

Tracey Landt said...

Oh Virginia, your cards are amazing! Altenew has really out done themselves this time. These Washi Tapes are going to become staples in our craft rooms.
Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas x

Peggy M said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Deb Heinritz said...

Love the Galaxy washi tape!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I really liked the way you used the Red Ombre Washi Tape....very creative....thanks so much for sharing.

Denise Terry said...

Just love seeing all of the great, unique ways to use the washi! Your cards are beautiful and inspiring!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Your projects have sold me on these larger washi tapes! Wow! They are so creative, V!

Sharon Dolan said...

Right away I fell in love with the Nebula Washington tape, but Oh, that last card with the red ombré is beautiful!

Sharon Dolan said...

Darn voice recognition ... Washi tape.

Diane said...

Such gorgeous cards! Love the new washi tapes.

Bonnie said...

What a time saver! Why hasn’t someone made washi this wide before?

Sue D said...

Wonderful variety of cards My fave is the first one.

Brithzi said...

All your cards are absolutely beautiful. My favorite one is Card #2 Merci.

blaze said...

Such beautiful cards made with this gorgeous new washi!

Karthikha said...

Gorgeous washitapes and fantastic creations!! I'm in love with the nebula and galaxy ones :)

amee said...

All your cards are lovely! But the effect on the Love you card is my fav. But the Merci card is a close 2nd!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous cards and
I love the Watercolor
Nebula washi tape.
Carla from Utah

Annalisa Young said...

Wow, your use of the red ombre washi is stunning. I love both cards: the die cut flowers and the dip-dye effect underneath the tree branch. You definitely made me take a second look at that roll! I think my favorite is either the milky way or the purple foiled ombre washi, but it's so early in the bloghop, that could change at any point.

Cindy Holmes said...

AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL and ELEGANT Cards! that Glitter Flurries Washi tape has got to be one of my favorites!

Emma Murphy-Smith said...


Beautiful cards! These washi tapes are so beautiful! I'm really inspired to try them!

Nandini said...

These washi tapes are so gorgeous! There are so many different patterns that there is something for everyone. And the inspiration cards are beautiful.

pcm said...

these are so pretty!!!

deb flagg said...

Beautiful!! The washi Tape Is amazing! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Cindy C. said...

Wow the Washi tapes are all so beautiful, but you've made them come alive in your projects!! I love the last one most!!

Yasmine said...

Wow! I love how you used the washi tapes to make these gorgeous cards! amazing job. Thanks for the inspiration.

Liz Ford said...

Virginia, your Merci card is MY FAVORITE!!!! I am totally loving the gold and purple hues in this new washi tape! And your card is très Magnifique! I also really like your cherry blossom card with the complimentary washi tape! So wonderful! Thank you so much for your inspiration!!!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love your cards and the new washi tapes.

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas using the washi tape.

Gina H said...

Fabulous cards. Who knew washi tape could be so BEAUTIFUL! I love that you use it so many different ways.

Teri Smith said...

Never did I imagine Washi tape would be so wide & so doggone beautiful! I am in agreement with you about the Red Ombre. So bold & such depth of colour. Thanks for making such wonderful cards with these. So inspiring.

Melfina said...

So many amazing cards! I love the way you used the Nebula Watercolor washi! These washi tapes are awesome! I wish I could have them all! 😍😍😍💖💖💖💖

Sherrie Johnson said...

Oh my goodness! I love all 4 cards. My favorite is the Red Ombre card! Gorgeous! Love the beautiful golds and reds! These washi tapes are so lovely!

Carol Rossouw said...

These washi tapes are all so amazing. The gold touch on some of them make them elegantly beautiful. These Altenew washi tapes are really unique and I love the way they have been showcased in all these wonderful cards

Daria Z. said...

All four cards are unique and beautiful, Virginia! The one you created using Sparkle Flurries is gorgeous. I gotta get me some of that!!!

Geri Stuart said...

I LOVE the cards! I’ve been trying for some time to find the large washi tape and am SO HAPPY Altenew has them! Thank you!

Eve N said...

These are such pretty cards. I cant believe your card with the Glitter Flurries is washi tape!

Carmela Hubler said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia! I love the embossing on the galaxy washi tape with your first card and the many ways you have used the washi tape! These are look like so much fun to work with.

A Crafty Person said...

Love these new washi tapes! Great cards.

Janelle said...

Wonderful variety in your cards with that amazing washi tape. MERCI is my favorite....it's a classic!

Conniecrafter said...

These are all terrific, I just love all the flower cards, just gorgeous!

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful cards. Anxious to try the fabulous Washi.

Patti H. said...

All these cards are so beautiful, Virginia! My favorite is the cherry blossom card with the red ombre washi.Loooove the elegant design & gorgeous colors. The added gold scallops is perfect!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

So many fabulous cards today!!! For my fav's: I loved the Altenew Glitter Flurries washi because I loved the purples and the gold and the Script Words die set!

Michele said...

Love the card with the Glitter Flurries tape!

Rob I said...

wow, what great cards. Love all four, but the second and third are probably a little bit more favoured. What a great idea to cut the flowers out of the red ombre washi tape, ingenious. TFS

Kathy Ferguson said...

Gorgeous cards and use of the new washi tape. Thanks for sharing.

Daniela May said...

Wow - love the cards - so many inspiring projects - great work Virginia

Wendy Lambert said...

OMG, so many beautiful creations. Each one just as pretty as the last! Gorgeous work.

Gail said...

Gorgeous cards! Don’t even have words for the washi!

Linda Anderson said...

Stunning cards showcasing the beautiful new washi tape from Altenew! Love the two designs using the red ombre. So many wonderful sizes and colors to pick from!

Riette said...

Magnificent!! so many great looks!

Mirella said...

Whoa, love the photo heavy post - so much inspiration! I am in love with most of the washis from this release, the galaxy ones stand out to me specifically, but I love all the gorgeous colourful ones, and the one with golden accents, too! I love how you used the red ombre one for flowers - great idea!!!

Kristine Boydstun said...

Fabulous cards! Such great inspiration!

mandalj said...

All your cards show off the Washi beautifully. I love card number 4 - I am holidaying in Hong Kong and Japan at the moment so it seems very apt!

Jean said...

Who knew you could do such things with washi! Thank you for the inspiration!

nonnacindy said...

Wow to all of the cards. Stunning.

StarSpry said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I really love these new washi tapes. I also love the Floral Alphabet stamp set. :)

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! I love these new washi tapes!

Дарья Полякова said...

Love the red ombre on flowers! Thank you for the inspiration!

Tracey Magner said...

Hi Virginia, OMG, OMG, WOW That is what my thought were when I saw your four cards, I can not even pick a favorite they are ALL truly AWESOME!! I just love all the ways you use the washi in your cards. I was blown away when I saw that Altenew released this huge washi collection, their previous washi was outstanding and this was like a dream come true to some one like me, I have been collecting washi tape for about 10 years, I love washi, it might take me a long time but I will get every beautiful roll of this, no one does washi like Altenew!! The red ombre that you used was AMAZING, it came out so beautiful on your card. I always enjoy your cards you know because you always put that little extra detail into it to make it unique and different, that inspiration from you is what always keeps me coming back to your blog EVERY DAY !!! On the "Merci" card, I love how you fussy cut one of the images and popped it up on the card, BEAUTIFUL!! In the "Love you" card I love the background and the golden edge is so cool how you used that, AWESOME !! Virginia, Thank you for a GREAT post, have a awesome weekend, hugs, Tracey

Dana M said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! Super creative uses of the new washi tapes.

KarenB said...

I really loved all of these cards! You've showcased the products so beautifully. My favourite is your MERCI card. I'm not even a fan of purple, but that one just shines for me :)

Monica H said...

Love how you showcased these products! My favorite is your Merci card, love all the colors and how good the purple matches the gold.

Jeannine said...

Absolutely love your "Merci" card! It is beautiful! Now, to order some washi tape!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful cards.
I love the solar system in the
first card. The red may seem
intimidating for the flowers
but it makes a striking card.
thanks for sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Michele K. Henderson said...

ALL of your cards are beautiful, Virginia, but two items really stood out for me. I just LOVE how pretty that Glitter Flurries wash tape is! Wow! I'd love to try some! Secondly, I LOVE the way you embossed the squares onto the Nebula wash tape background! Those embossed shapes really look unique! Everything is so amazing!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite from this washi release is the watercolor nebula, and your first card is wonderful. The dry embossed background is genius.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Such beautiful cards you have created, fabulous effects with the gorgeous washi tape release. I love that everyone has the same tapes but no one card is the same from every designer. Thanks for sharing yours.

G Force said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the Chinese Sakura blossoms in the ombre color. How they were captured is beautiful. Just a fun way to capture their essence. Thank you.

Giovana Smith said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia!! Love all the new washi tapes! They are dreamy!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such gorgeous designs! The first two are my favourites!

karenelr said...

What amazing and gorgeous creations! I love how you used these Washi tapes! Thanks for sharing!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Wow!! I love the embossing on the galaxy card....it gives it such great texture and dimension. Your Merci card is GORGEOUS!! I canNOT get over how beautiful this washi tape is and amazing your cards look.

Cynthia Cole said...

Beautiful cards using the washi tapes!

Maryam said...

Wow, really big wow. All these cards are just amazing love them all Virginia.

Anne Lee said...

I LOVE your merci card! That is my favourite as I love all things flower! I wish there could be a bedspread made out of that washi tape. Stunning cards as usual...the nebula card reminds me of a real blackhole, amazing design.

Sarina P said...

Very pretty cards, all of them.. I especially love the red ombre cherry blossom card, such a unique and eye-catching design!

Robyn Turner said...

Altenew has done it again! Another stunning release in the books!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning projects. Love all of those flowers. TFS

Jan T said...

The Glitter Flurries looks a lot like Paris. Very pretty!

Purple Princess said...

Such gorgeous cards! the first one is my favorite!!