Thursday, November 14, 2019

Altenew November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: heavy photo post 
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Yay, it's the first ever Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
In the past, I had been asked whether Altenew will have card stock just like the inks....
Well, it is finally here!  

I am super excited to share three projects with you. I am using various dies to illustrate the benefit of using gradient card stock. These fabulous card stock really takes out the guesswork and make it fun for die-cutting! If you arrive from Altenew Scrapbook Blog, you are in the right place!

For details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog

*All highlighted products are listed at the end of the post*

Feature products: Cherry Blossom Paper, Sea Shore Paper, Peony Dream 3D Die and Dotted Swirls Cover Die
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Peony Dream was a dream to assemble with the Gradient Card Stock!

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I die cut the Dotted Swirls Cover Die with the Parchment Paper (kraft) and die cut a circle. This really helped the focal point to stand out.

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I used the bold thicker XO for the sentiment.  This card didn't take long to create!
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Feature products: Red Cosmo Paper, Green Meadow Paper, Rose Flurries Die and Precious Peony (sentiment) and Crystal Frame Die
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By following the guide on the package, I was able to assemble the roses very easily, especially with the help of gradient card stock/

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The use of vellum and gold foil paper is particularly effective with intricate dies like Rose Flurries.
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It was most satisfying to complete this card!

Featured product: Summer Afternoon Paper, Shades of Purple Paper, Polish Paper Cuts 
and BAF Lavender (sentiment) 

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This card may look tedious, but it really is not. I die cut many pieces from various colors with the Polish Paper-cut Die.
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I laid the die cut all out and started to create my own piece. 
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I love symmetrical look for the Polish Folk Art and that's what I went for.
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 You can totally create any pattern or form with dies and paper.
The more die cut pieces you have, the more intricate your designs can get. I die cut all of my pieces with Mini Blossom Machine because the paper fit perfectly into the die cut machine.
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edited on Nov. 15th
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Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Nov. 20th for a chance to win!

Extra Giveaway: Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate in each designer's blog (such as my/this blog ) in this release. All winners will be announced on Nov. 23rd, 2019.
Thanks for stopping by!   

54 comments:

Maria Giselle B. said...

Lovely creations, Virginia. This Color Gradient is going to be very helpful with less guesswork just like Altenew's inks.

Greta said...

You showcased all these dies & the new paper packs beautifully! All beautiful, but the first card really makes me want that die set!

Sindhu said...

Lovely cards...the color gradient card stock is awesome..

Denise Bryant said...

Love the idea of the Gradient Cardstock! I sometimes have trouble finding the colors I want, and this will be perfect for die cutting and layering! Excited to see this! Beautiful cards... love that Peony Dream die set!

jeannieob said...

Beautiful !love the idea of the gradient card stock!

Nox said...

Gorgeous cards - especially the roses with the crystal frame to make that very modern looking wreath effect. Love the contrast of the florals and the geometric crystal shape, and those gorgeous colours with the gold - stunning!!!

Barbara said...

These are all lovely and the congratulations card has to be my favorite.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Super cards and brilliant use of this new cardstock!
You have cleverly shown how to use all the shades!

Harriet said...

Wonderful cards!

Daffodil Cards said...

These cards are so unique, just so beautiful.
Faith

Daphni Ames said...

Great ideas and inspiration. I am so happy these papers are available now!

conil said...

The cardstocks are beautiful. Love the size and colors. Already bought them because you're such a good enable. Was inspired by how gorgeous your cards were.

Missy said...

LOVE these - especially that last card! But this cardstock will take away some frustration I've had with trying to get layers to go together and look great. It's an awesome idea!

Kimberly said...

I love your funky wreath! Great use of all those dies and all those colors.

Nandini said...

Wow! I love the amazing inspiration! The new paper packs look terrific. I recently bought some 3D dies and these are perfect with them!

Maura said...

Love these cards and love the idea of the color gradient combos - genius!!

Lisa K said...

Such lovely creations! I enjoy the versatility you choose to show. The pop of gold is so pretty with the rose. Love the dotted swirls background with the gorgeous flower popping out.

RobiW said...

These are so beautiful! Gradient paper is a game changer!! Love your colors.

Mrsfish02 said...

Oh I love that peony, and the Polish Art is so wonderful in those purple shades. Nicely done!

Brenda Kuder said...

I love your cards and the new paper release. I ordered it right away!

Catherine said...

Wow the Sea Shore leaves are very cool! Lovely cards.

Lagene said...

WOW! Gorgeous colors and Gorgeous creations! I especially love the pink flowers against the kraft background!

Heidi Rees said...

Such gorgeous cards Virginia! I love the colors m, especially the teal and pinks in the first card!

pcm said...

love these! what a great way to use colored cardstock and dies!

Susan S said...

Your cards are so pretty

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the purple and yellow combo! And the way the flower stands out from the Kraft paper!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful cards, I love these gradient paper packs, so easy for layering and making rainbows!

ginmcd said...

Beautiful cards & work !! Well Done !!!!

Vikki H said...

What an excellent idea for paper! Your cards are gorgeous and show off the papers well. One of my favorite posts today.

Dawn T said...

I love the way you used the new card. It's an amazing idea to have cards in colour families. Your cards are as incredible as usual Virginia.

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Gradient cardstocks make it so easy to color coordinate your projects and for die cutting! Love the size, too!! Beautiful projects!!

Isabel Z said...

One word--stunning!!!

Linda BL said...

Love all three of your cards. The Peony flower card is my favorite. You have highlighted these beautiful cardstock colors nicely!

joni said...

Such a gorgeous way to show off the beauty of the gradient cardstock!!! Wow I'm loving everything!!! TFS

Susan B. said...

Virginia, your cards are lovely! The purples with the yellow is a standout. Love all the gradient cardstock palettes.

Patty said...

Love all your beautiful colors used and designs!!

Karthikha said...

Fantastic cards!! I love your choice of colors and designs! :)

Daria Z. said...

Lovely cards, Virginia!! I especially love the first with that big, bold flower!

Sue D said...

So beautiful. Love the colors.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Amazing inspiration. This is a brilliant new product, I love the colours!

JMN said...

Fantastic cards and amazing inspiration. Thanks for joining this blog hop.

Aimee said...

Your cards are beatiful and unique. Thanks for sharing.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! I love the wreath of flowers you made on your second card! You've definitely inspired me to create with my 3D dies today!

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are fantastic. I believe the thinking of you card
is my favorite.

Rozy said...

Your cards are all so bright and beautiful. I'm lovin' these colors. It is going to be so much fun to have papers and inks that match! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pocono Pam said...

Really pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors on the Polish paper-cut card.

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

Cyndi said...

Love your beautiful, colorful cards. This new gradient cardstock is wonderful.

Mendy said...

Beautiful cards! I love the gorgeous colors! Inspiring!

Gracegarden said...

Wow! Such bright, cheerful cards. And so much texture and layering! Great makes! Thanks!

Teri S. said...

Wonderful cards Virginia. Love the purple shades. The gradient paper packs take the guesswork out.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I am in love with every one of your gorgeous cards! You inspire me! These are perfect with all of these wonderful Altenew dies and of course wanting everything!!! LOL!!! Nothing unusual about that!!

Connie said...

Absolutely lovely cards Virginia!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)