Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Altenew May 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning:  Heavy photo post 
Yay, it's May Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
If you arrive from my dear friend Vicky Papaioannou's blog, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog
You will find some real gems in this release! I have 3 projects to share, so let's get started.

Card #1 product feature: Whimsical Flowers & Quotes Stamp Set
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You will be amazed with the size and overall design of this large stamp.
Obviously, it is perfect for any type of coloring.
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I decided to white-embossed the image on kraft card stock. 
Ink-blending with Altenew Inks is one of my favorite things.
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I used Detail Blending Tools and inked up each tiny spot without any problems.
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Card #2 product feature: Shine Like a Diamond
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Starting with the gold-embossing the entire image on white card stock, I applied the ink with Gradient Effect with Delectable Ink.
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It's not a diamond without that shine...
 I used Antique Gold from Make a Statement Sequins Bundle.
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The white-embossed sentiment on vellum fit so nicely with the overall color scheme.
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Card #3 product feature: Flowering Cistus and Shine Like A Diamond
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Another debut of "Shine Like a Diamond"....
 along with this gorgeous floral set called Cistus Flowers.
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The flowers were stamped with Watercolor Brush Markers! I then fussy cut the flowers (coordinating dies available!) and then I popped them over the stamped background.  
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The card was then embellished with Gold Stream Washi Tape and white sequins.
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I have a few more projects with Cistus Flowers! Please stay tuned.


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 Mixed Media Blog by May 17th 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 May 20th, 2020.

👍Alas!! You've made it to the last stop of this blog hop! Woohoo!

77 comments:

Harriet said...

Your cards are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I especially like #1!!!

gail said...

loving me some diamonds!

Karthikha said...

I love those whimsical flowers!! White on kraft is awesome :) And the diamond stampset is great too!

Debbie Bonner said...

All your cards are wonderful, thanks so much for being part of the blog hop, I enjoyed it all.

Jody V said...

Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing this great release.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Lovely cards, especially the white embossed and colored image on kraft.

Unknown said...

Wow. What wonderful designs! My favorite is the one with the torn paper!

Carolyn said...

Great examples of using the 'diamond' background stamp and the Cistus flower stamp set. Beautiful!

conil said...

Fabulous array of creativity. Love both the floral frame and Cistus Flowers. And the diamond background is stunning in gold with the vellum overlay sentiment.

Chandhini said...

Super gorgeous cards, I like that Shine like a diamond stamp set.

mel h said...

I have to have the Shine Like a Diamond. You have beautiful cards, but that one just speaks to me.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I am really loving the style of the Whimsical Flowers & Quotes set!

Laurie2cats said...

Pretty cards! The white embossing on kraft is my favorite

Barbara said...

Love all your cards but I think I like the first one the best, white embossed on kraft cardstock and coloured in. Thanks for sharing.

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards. I love all of the. The second is my favorite. I love the ombre coloring and the pretty sequins.

Joy Meadows said...

Love your pretty cards, Virginia! Each one is just beautiful.

Retta said...

Looks like the diamond background is a must have. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

cheryltownley said...

I love the watercolour-look you got by stamping with the watercolour markers. Love the colours, too.

Patty said...

These are beautiful as usual Virginia!!

DorothyA said...

Pretty cards! I like the white embossed flower frame. It almost looks stitched! Just beautiful.

Jane B. said...

Love your cards...makes me want to buy them all from the Altenew's latest release. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Kathy said...

I love thew white embossing on the kraft card stock.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are all stunning but I LOVE the shine one! HOW CLEVER and cool!

sharon g said...

The white embossing looks AMAZING!!!!!!!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love that Shine Like A Diamond background stamp. That Gold Stream Washi Tape interests me. Very pretty cards!

Claudia A said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love the stamping on kraft paper and the Shine Like a Diamond stamp!

Susie Risk said...

Wonderful cards -- especially like the diamond stamp with the cistus flowers. Nice touch with the gold washi tape.

Laura said...

Thank you for sharing your talents once again! Always enjoy your many styles--- bold, soft, modern and realistic. I never know what you'll present, but I know it will always be a wonderful surprise.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Especially love the second one and how you added the sequins.

Barbara said...

These are all beautiful and end this blog hop on a very high note!

Kailash said...

Such pretty card designs!

Zlatka said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your designs!

Chris79 said...

These are all wonderful cards, but I truly love your first one, that frame is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

Sue D said...

Beautiful variety of cards. My fave is the first one.

Linda BL said...

Whimsical flowers and quotes-- this card is my favorite. The delicate flowers look lovely on the kraft cardstock. Your cards show off the new release very well!

Dawn T said...

Totally awesome cards Virginia. Lovely release this time around.

Catherine said...

Beautiful cards as always! I love the look of white embossing on kraft.

Tricia said...

Your work, Virginia, is beautifiul! I especially love your Shine like a Diamond card.

irishgalkelly said...

Virginia, these cards are outstanding! I love the embossed flowers on kraft and the new diamond stamp is awesome! The last card is so pretty with those gorgeous flowers and diamond background. The washi on the bottom looks fantastic!

Brenda McKinley said...

I love the diamond stamp card with the gold on tan paper and the use of the vellum with the giant alphabet set. Gotta have both of those for sure! thanks for the chance to win!

Maura said...

Beautiful as always, Virginia!!! Love especially the "Shine" card - so sparkly and lovely!! Thanks for inspiring!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and creative! I love the embossed and colored flowers on the kraft card stock- so pretty! The touch of gold washi tape on your last card looks stunning!

MelissaF said...

GORGEOUS cards, I love all the cheerful colors and my fave is the white embossed and colored flowers on kraft, it looks stunning!

Daria Z. said...

Fabulous cards, Virginia! I especially love the two you made with the background stamp Shine Like a Diamond - it's on my wishlist!!

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful cards! I think they are all my favorites!!

Teri S. said...

Great cards Virginia! I especially like the second one. The Shine Like A Diamond stencil is now on my wish list. I'd never heard of a Cistus flower before either. Hope you are keeping well.

Denise said...

I love your lovely projects! Thanks, Denise

Andre M. said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards, your colour palettes are so pretty. Love your use of the fab diamond background.

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the examples for the diamond background. Great look to the cistus flowers.

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Creative inspiration galore...LOVE your cards!

jcamp2020 said...

You are so good with inks. That blending on #1 was fantastic. You really made this release shine! Staying home, crafting, readidng and blog hopping. Staying safe...you take care.

Wanda said...

All very striking cards! I can't decide which is my favorite. TFS

Unknown said...

What awesome cards...so pretty!

Kimberly said...

Stunning. I have Whimsical Flowers on my lengthy wish list but what you did with it makes me wanna move it right to the top. Just gorgeous all around.

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! Such great inspiration & products!

Chark said...

lovely! i love the watercolor look on the last project!

SheriHartmanBlog said...

Wonderful work. The gold Shine card is absolutely stunning.

Danyelle Dillon said...

All of your cards are so pretty!

Annette Gordon said...

Love all that Kraft paper and the gold! Such Stunning cards.

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous cards..clever designs!!

Amber Bissonnette said...

Always such beautiful creations!!! Love your use of kraft paper, I always struggle with it, but love what you did with white- very inspiring!!

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are beautiful. The first one is my favorite.

Jade said...

Your cards are so amazing and wonderful. I like all of them. But I particularly like your border card on the kraft paper and white embossing powder

Cyndi said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I think my favorite is the first one -- the Whimsical Flowers and Quotes set is amazing.

Jill S. said...

All of your cards are quite lovely. I especially like the Whimsical Flower Stamped card and also the Cistus Flower card design. I loved how you embossed the Whimsical Flower stamped design in white. You did a wonderful job on the color blending. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the inspiration! :)

Kelsey Thomas said...

I love all of your cards! :)

Nox said...

Lovely cards! I love how lush your Flowering Cistus card is - those are luscious colours!

Diane z said...

the shine like a diamond background stamp is my favorite of the collection. i like how you have made it truly shine.

Laraine R said...

Beautiful creations! Love the Whimsical Flower set!

Danyelle Dillon said...

Pretty cards! I love the flower one the best! You are so talented.

Cardogram said...

Virginia, it is always so good to come back to your blog for all the fun and new techniques. This time i really loved the gold heat embossed diamond background. And what i really liked what the play of sequins, that really adds so much of dimension to a card. Also the water colored flowers. this is so beautiful and every time i see your cards i am reminded of the beautiful kraft.. the colors on which completely transform the look of anything.

Tina Z. said...

wow, stunning cards!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the ink blending on the first card. Very delicate like a soft colored pencil.

Connie said...

Hi Virginia :) I love your color theme on your post!!! The kraft card stock card is amazing!!! Definitely giving it a try! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Karyn said...

So Pretty!!! I needed inspiration on Kraft colored card stock, thank you

Valerija said...

Fabulous cards.

Carol said...

The gray and white stream Washi tape card with the shaker accent - WOW! Love the idea of the debossing die - it added that little something that made this card outstanding!