Thursday, October 11, 2018

Altenew October 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: heavy photo post
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Yay, it's October Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share 3 projects with you.
If you arrive from the aMAYzing blog of  May Sukyong Park, you are in the right place!

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

"Potted Plants" has many lovely images, especially the pots!
I started out with stamping with the Watercolor 36 Pan Set.


Altenew-PottedPlantsStampDie-Virginia #1

The color are so rich and gorgeous! This bundle are truly awesome for creating clean and simple cards. To ground the image, I applied a small piece of Nebula Watercolor Washi Tape
Easy and effective!

Altenew-PottedPlantsStampDie-Virginia #2

Aren't these plants so green and healthy!?
 I decided to use the circle die from "You are Sew Amazing Hoop Die"

Altenew-PottedPlantsStampDie-Virginia #3

The Fine Alphabet Die provides the lovely sentiment for this circle card.
TIP: this is a great chance to use the circle die set like "You are Sew Amazing Hoop Die". When you purchase a die set, look beyond the actual use and you will get a lot more out of it!

Altenew-BloomingBranchesStampDie-Virginia #2

The Blooming Branches Stamps and Die Bundle are so dainty and fine.

Altenew-BloomingBranchesStampDie-Virginia #3
I thou
The stamp design makes it easy to emboss and add colors! 
It just took three steps (stamp, emboss and die cut) to create these intricate branches.  
Altenew-BloomingBranchesStampDie-Virginia #2
 
The sentiment "sending lots of love" reflects the on the volume of these branches.

Altenew-BloomingBranchesStampDie-Virginia #4
 TIP: use the color trend and let it reflect on your creations. Navy Blue and copper are the hottest trendy combo. In my card, I used Copper Embossing Powder and darkest shades of blue. 

My last project is the inkiest one!
I started out with white-embossing the snowflake image from "Peace, Love Joy".

Altenew-ClassicAlphabetDie-PeaveLoveJoy-Virginia #1

I then applied generously with the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers.
Boy, it took no time to do that part of Emboss Resist. The Brush Markers are truly remarkable!

Altenew-ClassicAlphabetDie-PeaveLoveJoy-Virginia #2

After it dried, I die cut the paper with the Classic Alphabet (it is a GORGEOUS alphabet set!).
I took out JOY from the set and cut it from silver glittery paper.

Altenew-ClassicAlphabetDie-PeaveLoveJoy-Virginia #3

I then did the "Inlaid Die Cut" and assembled JOY without any problem.
Classic Alphabet is a timeless font that you can use it over and over again all. year. round.

Altenew-ClassicAlphabetDie-PeaveLoveJoy-Virginia #4

TIP: Create "snow" with "Pure White Ink Spray" simply by flicking the droplets onto the paper. Gently tap the nozzle and add splatter!



Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, Oct. 17th for a chance to win! 6 winners will be announced on Altenew blogs on 10/20/2018.

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. 15th right here in this blog. 

You can find the entire release here.
FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $100 with code USFREE

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  • Receive a FREE Reflection Collection Paper & Sticker Sheet Bundle (value $19) on orders over $100 from 10/13/2018 at 12:01 am EDT until 10/14/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. It will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders. While supplies last! Shop here

I will be back with another creation with
"Potted Plants"and"Classic Alphabet". Please stay tuned.

Today's Blog Hop Order:
💙------------>Virginia Lu<------------💙 
Your next stop is the blog is Kristina Pokazanieva
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

129 comments:

Isabel Z said...

As always your designs are stunning!

Michele K. Henderson said...

All of your designs are so pretty! I love how colorful and unique each one looks, and your attention to the details are stunning! Thanks for some fun inspiration today!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I always enjoy your unique creations!

Emma Murphy-Smith said...

Beautiful cards! I love the embossed snowflakes and watercolor background - so striking!

Robyn Turner said...

This release is a must-have! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards!

I Card Everyone said...

Virginia, you DO make me smile! No warning necessary, sweet lady... we all love your photo-heavy posts! And every card you put your heart into!
=]

Linnea S said...

lovely. I think the potted plants will have a long shelf life! <3

Lagene said...

Awesome cards, I especially love the blue & silver snowflakes Joy card!

Debbie said...

great cards! especially like the watercolor

Clemente Batan said...

Another release?! I seem to not catch up...Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing your tips.-Maria Giselle B.

Harriet said...

Wonderful,colorful cards. I am especially taken w/JOY. It looks so joyous.

The healthy plants are lovely and the 'blooming branches' is intriguing!

cghundley said...

How pretty these all
ate. Love the last
card with the snowflakes
and Joy cut out!
Carla from Utah

Mirella said...

Whoa, these are wonderful! I love the first one most - such a cute shape, and I love the colours and unusual design :-) Peace Love Joy is my favourite set from this release, but I love LOADS more...

Denise Bryant said...

Love your round card with the Potted Plants set! It's my favorite! Your snowflake card is also fabulous! Pretty colors!

Catherine Kraft said...

Blooming branches is a wonderful set that looks so versatile! Beautiful card.

Anne Harada said...

Your cards are lovely! So impressed with this release!

Joetta Wood said...

I am absolutely in love with your "JOY" card. The colors were beautiful. You are making it hard on my budget. Now I want the snowflakes and the Large alphabet. Keep up the beautiful work and you used Altenew release products very beautifully.

Dotty Jo x said...

Gorgeous cards as always! Jo x

conil said...

This is quite a versatile release and you've used several of my favorites ...thank you. However, it makes it impossible to come up with a favorite, so I won't even try. Suffice it to say, you really know how to use these terrific new products.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your cards - so creative:)

Carol Henderson said...

What wonderful cards, and your "Joy" card is amazing!

Kelsey Thomas said...

I really like the first project you shared with the plant and the pots. It is so pretty.

Karen B said...

I love the watercoloring on the circle card using the potted plants stamp set. Your snowflake card with the blue background is so, so pretty,

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful inspiration! Love this release!

D Golly said...

Lovely.

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful designs!

Barbara said...

All of your cards are beautiful, but the first one has my heart with the lovely watercolor look!

Cheryl Rigney said...

You have created some fabulous cards!! My favorite is the first one using Potted Plants. I really like that set.

Handmade by Hanneke said...

Wonderful creations! I especially love the tag. I just got the watercolor pan set and can't wait to play with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

mel h said...

Love your projects today. I really want the cascading heart stamp and the alphabet dies, but this release has so many amazing products!

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas and very pretty.

Liz O. said...

Fantastic designs Virginia! I love how you used the Peace, Love, Joy Set, so far my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration!

Vivian C. said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely cards.

Jennifer Rasnick said...

Beautiful cards! There are so many things I want from this release!!!!

Kelli Squires said...

Absolutely stunning! The JOY card is gorgeous, I love the potted plant tag. Truly beautiful work :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Janice said...

Beautiful projects! I'm loving the Joy card!

Betty Keefe said...

fantastic array of cards, Virginia!

Brenda Kuder said...

I love your water colored cards! Very pretty.

Unknown said...

I love the bright colors of the watercolors! The potted plants being back fond memories of my Grandmother!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So many wonderful cards in this post, thanks for sharing!!!!

Jen said...

What a great set of cards you made for today! The circle watercolor card is fabulous, and I really like the water coloring with the snowflakes - gorgeous!

Teri Smith said...

I always think, "Oh good" when I see you post a warning about heaving photo posts. I so appreciate your talent. I like everything you created today but my very favourite is the Joy card with the snowflakes & that fantastic blue background. Thanks!

TrainWithMeghan said...

All are STUNNING but I LOVE the JOY card! So bright and vivid!

Connie Hinkle said...

Beautiful cards 😍

Jan Arnold said...

As always, Virginia - fantastic cards from an incredible release? Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Dana M said...

What lovely and festive cards! Beautiful and creative designs - gorgeous!

Carmela Hubler said...

Virginia, I love your card with the blooming branches. How delicate and so pretty!!

pcm said...

your inkiest card is my fave!

cosie said...

This release is amazing just like the cards you have made. So many favourites so I think this will be a big wish list.

Cynthia Clark said...

The Candlelight set is my favorite. I don't have anything like it...yet. lol
Great cards.

Dawn Turley said...

Three stunners Virginia. You are the perfect ambassador for Altenew with your beautiful cards.

Cathy Lillie said...

Lovely cards, Virginia! I especially like the Blooming Branches card. The color combination is so unique and I had no idea it was popular right now. It's really beautiful!

Nelya said...

I like how in the first 2 cards, some elements extend beyond the perimeter of the card. That definitely adds dimension!

TracyM #6773 said...

WONDERFUL cards!
... they ALL INSPIRE and DELIGHT, especially your 2nd card with the whimsical stems and flowers of Blooming Branches!

AJB Bellamy said...

Lovely cards.

Yasmine said...

Absolutely Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Fantastic, gorgeous mix of colours on these fantastically unique style cards, thank you.

Becca Yahrling said...

I love shaped cards so the first one I'm smitten with. The snowflakes are really beautiful and love the pretty blue and the sparkle. Lovely cards.

Billie Sue Woolley said...

Your cards are lovely and you used so many different techniques. The watercolor card is my favorite.

Debra Rumpza said...

Lovely cards, Virginia! I love the little round shaped card ... so pretty!

Tracey Magner said...

Hi Virginia, What a Beautiful Post today, I usually can pick one that stands out just a little bit more to me than the others but I really can not pick a favorite this time, I LOVE them all, just so beautiful for different reasons. I think I have to get the potted plants stamp I am already thinking of ideas for that one, and the alpha set, well I adore the Altenew Alpha sets, I have them ALL, so I have to get this at some time for my collection. The snowflakes
are so pretty, I love that card and how you did it. They are ALL just so GORGEOUS, Wonderfull post Virginia, Thank You.

Riette said...

I saw your JOY card on the Altenew product page and fell in love with that set! Definitely on my very long wish list. The glitter and shimmer is just perfect.

Sue D said...

Very pretty projects. My fave is the potted plants.

FunctionofLight One said...

just beautiful. fell in love with all of it.

Denise Terry said...

That Joy card is stunning! You mixed the perfect shades of blue and can't go wrong with silver!

LESLIE Miller said...

I just started using watercolors with my stamps/dies and this was so inspiration in how you used this medium. I have save the pictures for future card ideas......the colors are gorgeous!!!

Mrsfish02 said...

I love all of these, the potted plant is so great. I do like the alphabet size also. Nicely .

Joy Meadows said...

Hi, Virginia! What beautiful cards you made. They are all gorgeous, but, of course, I LOVE the JOY card best! The blues and the silver are so pretty.

Dorthy said...

I really liked your watercolor ideas, I love watercolors. The potted plants are adorable.

Karthikha said...

Wonderful projects! You are so creative! :)

Christine K said...

Outstanding cards! This is one heck of a fantastic release party! I am so LOVING all of the new products!

Susan Y said...

Hi, thanks for sharing and using different sets from the release and a variety of techniques! Your cards turned out gorgeous!

deb flagg said...

Your cards are always so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Ana C said...

Beautiful cards, love the plotted plans stamp and die sets.

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards and so creative! Loving this Altenew release!

Helen Kalb said...

My favorite promis the plants and pots one - love that card!

Sandy S. said...

The inlaid "JOY" is my favorite. So elegant!

Eve N said...

I missed seeing how pretty the Blooming Branches set was until I saw your card. Lovely! My favorite, however, is probably the Potted Plants set....so versatile!

Cynthia Cole said...

Sweet cards and the Sending lots of Love one is my fave!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

All of your projects are awesome (as usual) and it is a hard choice to pick a favorite. However, your Joy card is brilliant and that bold, rich blue stands out and the sparkle with it is so stunning!

Jennifer C. said...

Navy blue and copper - what a fantastic color combo! Thank you for participating in the Altenew blog hop!

sharpstamps said...

Great release. Love your round card. The pot plant stamps would be perfect for so many cards.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards.
Love the wishing you Joy card. Amazing
Thanks for sharing...

Victoria Luna said...

I'm in Loe with the Joy card!, it looks stunning! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Donna said...

Virginia, these are gorgeous. Beautiful colors and a great designs. Thanks for sharing!

mzjluv said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Tracey Landt said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia. Another fabulous release from Altenew.
Thank you for sharing x

Helen Budz said...

These are such lovely cards, Virginia. I especially like the first two. The images and design are delightful. tfs

Anna Rodgers said...

These cards are all very pretty. You did a beautiful job with the botanicals set. I’m going with my favorite project as the “JOY” card. I loved the colors you chose and I enjoyed seeing the alphabet die in action! TFS!

Kathy said...

Your blooming branches card is my fave---I really like all the colors you chose to use, which really pops them here! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jane B. said...

Your cards took me from spring time to winter! My favorite is the one with snowflakes! Thanks for sharing.

McStamper said...

Your cards are so wonderful. Especially love the potted plants.

Malaika said...

I really love your use and choice of colors.

Mel Grimm said...

I love your card with the branches die set! This was one of the sets that I wasn't too fond of just looking at it but you changed my mind! I love the colors you used and the copper embossing powder. What stamp set did the sentiment come from? TFS!

Elizabeth Gonzalez said...

I'm a huge Christmas fan. I love your JOY card, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Annalisa Young said...

Great watercolor/washy vibe you've got going through this whole post. The plants work so nicely like that, and I'm always 100% on board with a gorgeous snowy scene like that. Thanks for sharing with us!

Carol Rossouw said...

What a lovely and varied release with something for every occasion. Especially love those layered bloom dies, the swiss dots background and that gorgeous alphabet. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

Laura P said...

Your cards are all soooo nice! My favorites is the little round one with the potted plants. The watercoloring is gorgeous!

Wendy Lambert said...

I love your variety. That first card is just so fun and different. So creative. Your second card is just so pretty. And that third card is just wow. Love the inspiration.

Miriam Prantner said...

I love how delicate those blooming branches are, so pretty and the sparkly joy is perfect on the last one!

Melissa Friedrich said...

As always, I love all your cards and my fave of this bunch is the first one with the water colored potted plants and the washi tape “floor” - brilliant use for washi tape (I cannot stop collecting!).

Maxine M. said...

Wow, really love the Christmas "JOY" card. Watercolor is so beautiful.

Kim Teets said...

I really like the embroidery hoop die with sentiments.

Kathy Ferguson said...

Loved your card. The Joy with the snowflakes card is stunning. I could see mass producing this for Christmas cards this year. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

mindy1414 said...

My favorite today is The Blooming Branches card, it is stunning with the navy blue and copper. I also love the sentiment tied with the volume of branches, very cool! Your TIPS along the way is awesome, I always get so much inspiration from your projects, thank you for sharing. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful projects thru and thru but I like the first one featuring the Potted Plants the most. I love how you colored it and I love its round shape!!

Patti H. said...

Gorgeous creations, Virginia, especially the circle card! Great idea to use that beautiful washi tape to around the plants!

Kim Faucher said...

Such pretty designs the leaves on that first card shared looks so realistic!!!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

All three of your cards are creative and beautiful! And the Blooming Branches set looks like a must have yo me, your card sold me on that set.

Char- D said...

So many blogs to visit in this hop, I will only have time for the ones I subscribe to. Thankful yours is one of them.

Laura J said...

First card caught my eye, i adore it. Such a wonderful design.

Lisa Byers said...

Beautiful designs, I can’t pick a favorite though I like the snowflakes a lot. The potted plants are water colored beautifully.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! I love the sending lots of love card - so gorgeous!

Sherry Butcher said...

wonderful, love the cards and the Joy card is my fave. thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Love the Blooming Branches care...elegant.

bina scrapcat said...

I love your Christmas card, the background you made is stunning. My favorite stampset from this release is the ornament bobbles!

Cathryn said...

I really love that sweet little round caed with the potted plants!!! Just adorable!!!

maria f. said...

I love those delicate blooming branches. And especially in your color combo. So unexpected.

Kris said...

I love your wonderfully creative ideas. Thanks for sharing them.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards. Love the
watercolor pots and flowers.
Probably the only way I'd
get healthy plants any more.
The blue with the snowflakes
is gorgeous. thanks for
sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jackie said...

Lovely cards! M1y favourite is the round potte plants cars. Love the colours you used. This release has quite a wide variety of products, which makes it harder to pick a favourite. I really like the brilliant baubles set, the potted plants set, the layered floral elements dies, and the candlelight set- because those candles are amazing! The fine frames cover die is awesome too and so is the blessings stamp set!

robiw said...

Your cards are always so lovely! So many things to love!

Nandini said...

The new release is really awesome! My favourite is the Peace Love Joy set. And I absolutely love the inspiration!

Connie said...

WOW Virginia! You've been one busy lady! Your cards are beautiful. So glad we don't have to choose which one we like best! I don't think I could do it. I like them all. Thanks for sharing!

Amy Brown said...

Beautiful designs! That potted plants stamp set is a beauty!

Purple Princess said...

I love the joy card!!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Thank you so much for sharing the lovely work today....great blog hop....pretty release..

Annette Reed said...

Your cards are very pretty! If I have to pick a favorite I'm going with the beautiful blooms card, but I love the glittery JOY as well.

Cyndi Morris said...

All your cards are beautiful. I particularly love the first one -- the shape and the watercolor look...Gorgeous!