Thursday, August 8, 2019

Altenew August 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: heavy photo post 
Yay, it's August Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share three projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Laurie Willison, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog
This release is full of delightful images and versatile dies. You can see the entire collection here.

Featured stamp #1:  Wonderful Wysinanki Stamp Set
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This stamp set is easy to line up. It also allows you to use any color that you desire.

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I searched "Polish Folk Art" over Pinterest and all kinds of fabulous colors and design came up. My color inspiration came from one of the images and I had a ton of fun creating this card.

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The key to a design like this card is about "Symmetry".
You can also stamp the images in a cluster and call it a CAS card.
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 Since it is a 100% stamped, it is most appropriate to use the sentiment "stamped with love". 

Feature Stamp #2 : Simple The Best Stamp & Die Bundle
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This set has large blooms and it is perfect for creating large-size flowers. 
I love the simplicity of this set. 
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I used Mandala Die for the background and stamped the flowers with Antique Gold for the top layer! See the shine?
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Do you see that the bold sentiment? Yeah, it's made possible thanks to the Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink. The ink stamps like butter!

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 The Golden Edge Washi Tape really comes in handy!!


Feature Stamp #3: Pleasant Pansy 3 D Die

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Aren't these pansy divine?
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I started out to create the pansy petals with Altenew Artist Markers Re-inkers Set A with vellum. As you can see, each petals has its own distinctive shape and details. 
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I followed the guide and was able to figure out the pieces quickly. In fact, I made several pansies in one sitting. Be sure to come back for more Pansy creations in my future posts.
For the background, I used Grid Stencil and Altenew Embossing Paste. This gives the extra dimensions and yet it it not overly distracting.
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I hope you love seeing these new products in action! I sure hope that I "do them justice"! 
 You can see the entire release here and linked below.

FREE US shipping with code "USFREE"
 $7 OFF international shipping for orders over $100 with code "SHIP7OFF"
 

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 Aug. 14th for a chance to win!

Extra Giveaway: Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate in each designer's blog (such as my/this blog ) in this release. All winners will be announced on Aug. 17th, 2019.
My next post is about "Show and Share" challenge and a new creation from this release.
Your next stop is the blog of Reiko Tsuchida
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

77 comments:

Debbie Rumpza said...

Beautiful cards... but those vellum pansies!!! Oh my! What a fabulous idea. The colors you chose are perfect for pansies and they look dreamy with their translucent colors. I'm so impressed!

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful cards!! And wow! I lovvve the pansies!! They are gorgeous in the colors you have chosen! :)

Harriet said...

Wonderful, both this release as well as your cards!

Raji said...

Those pansies are divine. Love the cards.

gail said...

like the vellum idea because it won't make the flowers so bulky

Nenette Madero said...

Hi Virginia!!! Lovely set of cards! But those pansy flowers.... oh my!!! What a great idea!!!! Thanks for the inspiration.��

Dee Earnshaw said...

LOVE your samples - the pansies are to die for - LOVE that card

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

Beautiful cards ... but my favourite is the one using the Simply the Best set. Stunning! and in my favourite colour too.

Unknown said...

I absolutely love your pansy card. What amazing colors.

Deb Selby said...

The vellum pansy card is extraordinary. Simply fabulous.

KGBaird said...

Every project is beautiful, but those colored vellum pansies... FANTASTIC!!! Yes, that card is worth yelling about! Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! I love the bold design and colors on your first card! Beautiful cards with the pansy flowers too!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Wow! I love folkart sets! And Altenew's 3D florals are the bomb! You've done a fantastic job of showing them off!

Barbara said...

Love card #1. You just convinced me to get the stamp sand dies!
Patonslake

Mirella said...

These are all gorgeous, Virginia, love them all, but being Polish, I simply must love the first card most, LOL! I am in love with the Wycinanki sets!

Sweet Sarah said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Absolutely loved the way you made the pansies. Totally makes me want to get this die set. So beautiful!

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Virginia....all of them, but those pansies are awesome!

Anne said...

You are right, the pansies are divine!

Fonda said...

I love the pansy card!

HandmadebyTLC said...

I simply love these release projects every month! The projects are always so bright and beautiful and most of all inspiring! Thank you for keeping us crafty!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Very pretty Pansy 3D die. It is very realistic. Nice job on using vellum on it.

conil said...

Golly, impressive array of cards your showing today. Each one is gorgeous. Especially love those pansies...so pretty.

SD pooja said...

Yes those pansies are absolutely divine !! You have created some beautiful cards with new release.

viera said...

those pansies in velum are just stunning!

Andrea R said...

The pansies are so gorgeous, they look real!

Nana Griffin said...

The pansies are divine!

Jill said...

Velum pansies! YES! Who knew? I love your cards.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love those layered pansies! And your Thank you card is stunning!

Susan S said...

Your cards are lovely.

Cindy C. said...

What bright and beautiful cards!!

Tammy said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous cards, Virginia! My fave is the pansy card - just love the colors you chose and the stenciled paste behind!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards! The first one is so unique...
Thanks so much for sharing...

Liz O. said...

Fabulous designs Virginia! Love the alcohol inked vellum those pansies look amazing!. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mendy said...

Great release and awesome inspiring projects. Love those pansies!

Janis said...

All of the cards are gorgeous! The pansies are my favorite!

Kristen Snoozy said...

These are stunning! I really love turquoise so your Simply the Best card has to be my favorite

Kristine Boydstun said...

Gorgeous cards! I can't even pick a favorite!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh how beautiful! Love these wonderful cards you made!

n56leiker said...

I really loved the cards that were done using the Wonderful Wycinanki stamp set! The bright and rich colors were just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

All your cards are beautiful, but the vellum
pansies are stunning!

Jane Booth said...

Your pansies are Divine!!!

Patty said...

OMG VIRGINIA!! You ALWAYS do any stamp and die justice! I always look forward to your creations! All of these cards are beautiful! The pansy card is my fave!!

Nox said...

Fabulous cards - I love how your layered the flower over the mandala die and your vellum pansies are AWESOME - that a great idea! It gives the petals a more realistic feel to them!

MelissaF said...

Gorgeous cards, love the Wycinanski pattern you made in those vibrant colors and the pansies card is so pretty too, brilliant idea!

Linda BL said...

Your vellum pansies are so pretty! The combination of the beautifully colored vellum pansies and the white embossing is stunning!

Amy Williams said...

Love your cards...but those pansies! Swoon-worthy for sure!

Geri S said...

Very unique cards and - oh my - gorgeous pansy card! The velum gives it a very unique look - WOW!

Laurie2cats said...

Beautiful cards! The pansies are gorgeous, using vellum is so creative.

Joy Meadows said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Virginia! Love each one of them.

pcm said...

#2 is my fave. love the composition!

Sue D said...

These are all so pretty!!

Teri S. said...

Oh my goodness Virginia, when I saw the Simply the Best card, I thought, okay this is going to be my favourite as it is beautiful. Then I saw the Pansies & wowee! I've seen the pansies cut out of different coloured papers & wasn't drawn to the look, but what you've created with the vellum is spectacular!! I also like the bit of background dimension that doesn't overpower. Good on ya' girl!

Louanne said...

You never disappoint! Your cards are all fantastic! When I got to the Pansies card, I was stunned - love your creations!

Linda said...

I love the vellum pansies...what a great idea! Thank you for the inspiration.

Bridget said...

So many lovely colors!!

Nandini said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the colors on the second card. And the vellum pansies look amazing.

mumster said...

Beautiful cards

Lisa Byers said...

Wow, those pansies are Devine!! I love the mixed colors. Just stunning!!

Linnea S said...

luuuuv all of the die-cut elements!!

Daria Z. said...

Your first two cards are just beautiful, Virginia, as always! The third card is OMG Ah-MAZING!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful, colorful, unique cards. I love them all.

Connie said...

Wow Virginia :) I really like the way you added texture to the beautiful Stamped with Love card. The Mandala Die was a sweet trick on the Thank You card and the pansies look soooooo real. Love the depth you got there. Than for inspiring me :)

Karen L K said...

Such nice looking cards! That pansy is really nice and that die caught my eye.I just love the coloring on the second card.

Lana Leigh Branham said...

The use of color is amazing!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

All of your projects are amazing! Very creative way to bring life to the pansies. Tje catd I'm most drawn to features the Simply The Best set. I love the soft color palette you chose--very elegant. TFS

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! I really love how you made the pansies with the vellum in your last card! The dimension and texture of the background is gorgeous!

Zlatka said...

Gorgeous cards! The pansies look striking - I love the vellum with the ink.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards! I love the "for you" card - such a striking design!

beachgirl0323 said...

I love the bright colors of the Folk Art Flowers Card.

Kelsey Thomas said...

So many beautiful cards! :)

jeanneragan said...

Beautiful cards, as usual, Virginia. Yes, you "do them justice"! Just beautiful.

Annette Reed said...

These are lovely. Those pansies look wonderful and I love the gold stamping and mandala die on the second card.

Gracegarden said...


wonderful makes! and the colors your used really make your cards special. Thanks!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Virginia! Like your style!💜🤗

Rozy said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love your pansies! Thanks for the inspiration!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love the pansy especially