Thursday, February 13, 2020

Altenew February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Cutting Mat/Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: Super-heavy photo post 

Yay, it's February Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share some cards and home decor projects with you.
If you arrive from the fabulous Agnieszka Malyszek blog, you are in the right place!

 All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog
All products are listed at the end of this post. Please use the links for your reference/shopping.

 Card #1 Feature products: Dotted Diamonds, Watercolor Blooms Stamp & Die Bundle
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 First of all, the Dotted Diamonds is absolutely gorgeous!  If you look closely, the dots are various in the sizes! I stamped a few small flowers on top of the Dotted Diamonds.
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I had fun stamping and die cutting the flowers. They may be tiny, but they were easy to stamp thanks to each flower's distinctive shapes.

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Isn't this a happy bouquet? I also want to point out that the sentiment from Ornamental Bliss is very simple and modern. Love that!

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Card #2 Feature products: Warm Hugs Stamp Set

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 This may be just a One Layer, but it has colors, contrast and depth. 
If you love clean and simple design, this set is your answer!

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I used one of the leaf images to stamp the yellow border.
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 Card #3 Feature products: Alpaca Stamp & Die 
edited: The Alpaca was first stamped on pattern paper.
I then stamped the scarf in Ruffleberry, Sapphire and Snapdragon.
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How cute are these three Amigos Alpacas!? Now Altenew is well-known for floral images, however, I am all for cute and fun images like this alpaca. I definitely hope that Altenew will come up with more stamp sets like this.
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I will have ANOTHER alpaca card to share next. Be sure to check it out!

 Card #4 Feature products: Ornamental Bliss Stamp & Die Bundle
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The Ornamental Bliss is simply like no other! The details of each layer is astonishing.
You can stamp it all OR you can also color them as you wish.
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 I stamped all of the images in jewel tones and love how it turned out.
I decided to ink up the bottom part and positioned the image over.
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Again, the simplicity of the font from Ornamental Bliss really elevates the design.
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I added some silver strings and sequins for the embellishment. Hope you like what I created for this release. I will share many more cards with this release in the next few days. Please stay tuned.

Lastly, I want to point out Altenew's Cutting Mat.... it is the ultimate crafting surface! 
I love that there are grid on the mat and they are so soft to touch and yet tough to handle heavy use. 
If you are looking for a mat that are designed for cardmakers/scrapbookers, this is definitely one to consider!
 
 You can find the full Blissful Beginning release here
Shipping Promotions:
FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $80 with code USFREE,
$5 off international shipping on orders over $80 with code SHIP5OFF


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 Feb. 18th 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 Feb. 21st, 2020.

I will be back with more creation with this release! Please stay tuned.
Your next stop is the blog of Kelly Janes
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by 

56 comments:

Maria Giselle B. said...

My favorite here is your first card. Love the Watercolor Blooms stamp set. On the Alpaca card, what ink did you use to stamp the Alpaca?

Virginia L. said...

Hi Maria, the Alpaca was first stamped on pattern paper. I stamped the scarf in Ruffleberry, Sapphire and Snapdragon. Hope this helps.

Chandhini said...

Love how you have showcased the new release, love the fun Alpacas and the Ornamental bliss stamp.

Karthikha said...

What a wonderful variety of cards using the new release! I love the dotted diamonds a lot! Thank you for all the inspirations :)

Vikki H said...

Your designs are so vibrant and appealing, Virginia! I love those cute llamas!

mel h said...

These are wonderful Virginia. The llamas are totally adorable.

Harriet said...

Beautiful cards. I admire your sense of color so much!

Jennifer said...

Really gorgeous designs!!

maria f. said...

Well I was crushing on the gold dipped sentiment for those fun alpacas and then I saw your combo of the ornament with ink blending. Genius, girl!

conil said...

Incredible release with some pretty unique things to play with...and you have certainly shown them off to their best advantage. Can't pick a favorite so all I can say is that they look fabulous. Right now I'm off to shop.

Janis Godwin Spear said...

All four of your cards are spectacular, but I really love the first card. The background is just fantastic. I really love it. I also love the addition of the golden thread. Just gorgeous.

Maura said...

Wow, Virginia, another card set extraordinaire!!!! LOVE, LOVE the Dotted Diamonds set and your OLC is fabulous - so much depth!!!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful cards, especially love the alpaca one - so fun!

Brenda Kuder said...

Great cards! I love the lamas!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards! I love the bouquet on your first card!

Lagene said...

Great Altenew release! Awesome creations! I especially love The Happy Birthday floral with the wonderful Dotted Diamond background stamp!

Jennifer Rasnick said...

Beautiful cards from a fantastic release!

Liz O. said...

Such wonderful designs Virginia, love all of them, especially the colorful Alpaca card. The new watercolors are so vibrant I feel I am going to be in so much trouble sticking to budget this month :) Thanks for the inspiration!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Oh! I LOVE them all! Great job with the llamas and fabulous coloring!

Annette Gordon said...

Every card I see with the dotted diamond background stamp is amazing! I love it with the floral. Super pretty! And the rest of the cards are absolutely gorgeous, but my favourite is the last one. Such pretty ink blending that draws the eye to your wonderful arrangement.

PegS said...

So many beautiful cards, my favorite is the alpaca!!

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards! your rocked this release!

Barbara said...

These are beautiful cards, but my favorite has to be the first one using the Watercolor Blooms stamp set, 'cause I just love that set! :)

Linda BL said...

Love all your cards! I think my favorite is the card with the Ornamental Bliss stamp. I love the detail of the stamp, the colors used and the lovely background. Metallic thread is a great addition as well.

JJDet said...

You made so many incredible cards. I loved all of them!

DorothyA said...

Love the birthday card. And the alpacas (sorry, thought they were llamas).

Sindhu said...

Beautiful cards...Alpacas are cute..

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the multi colored dotted background of 1. The blending on the 4th with ornamental bliss is nice.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

These cards are just gorgeous! I love
the Ornamental Bliss set and the
card using it!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. My fave is the first one.

SheriHartmanBlog said...

Lovely work. Your llamas are great.

Cindy C. said...

I love seeing how you showcased these newly released products via the beautiful projects!!

Lisa Moline said...

Love all of your cards! The watercolor bloom bouquet is gorgeous! Also love the alpaca - he just makes me smile every time I see him!

Wanda R. said...

This is a wonderful release. I really like the ornamental bliss stamp set and your card with it is gorgeous.

Paula H. said...

All are so pretty, but I absolutely LOVE the first with your layered flowers in bold reds and oranges against the beautifully stamped Dotted Diamond background.

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! The new release is just fantastic. I really love the new watercolors.

Brandi R said...

LOVE these! Beautifully done ♥

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love the alpaca card!

Donna Cala said...

Watercolor Blooms have stolen my heart. I love the layered look and way you arranged the blooms on your card. The diamond BG is a perfect BG for the floral arrangement.

Dawn J said...

Beautiful cards, love the alpacas. Not an Altenew norm, glad to see them trying something different.

Heather Jacobs said...

Beautiful cards! Such a fun release!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I am really loving the Dotted Diamonds stamp and I'm excited about the watercolor pan set!

Bri Kay said...

I love the card that looks like a tiara

Dawn T said...

What a beautiful set of cards Virginia. Looks like you had so much fun playing with this release

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
Love the llamas with their
different colored scarves.
The lattice in the first
card is a great idea.
thanks for sharing
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Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. I love that adorable alpaca. So many possibilities in this fantastic release.

Carol McCready said...

I love your cards. Cant wait to get my hands on that Alpaca stamp set.



Jen P said...

Your cards are wonderful! The first card shared really drew me in! I love the colors and that dotted background stamp is beautiful! You did a wonderful job showcasing it. The alpaca's are also just so fun!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the Dotted Diamonds in the Ombre colors.

Michelle P said...

Your ornamental bliss card actually made me gasp!!! I just love that set and your inspiration!

JMN said...

Your first card is my favorute as you have used my very favourte stamps from this new release. Lovey set of cards.

Gail Spresser said...

Very nice cards and colors used. Thank you.

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful creations, Virginia!!! I especially LOVE the first card with the dotted diamond background and those gorgeous blooms!!! The alpacas are totally cute too!!! LOVE!!!!

Kimberly McField said...

I love all of your cars, and that Ornamental Bliss card is my favorite. So beautiful!

Susan B. said...

I love that Ornamental Bliss stamp set! Your card is so pretty!

Sheryl L said...

Love the alpacas and that gold dipped hello is awesome!