Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: Super-heavy photo post 

  Welcome to Exotic Garden Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share some cards and home decor projects with you.
If you arrive from my friend Keren Baker's blog, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog 

Feature products #1: Simply Spring Stamp & Die Bundle, Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle

Altenew-Simply Spring Stamp & Die Bundle-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle 

This card is obviously packed with inky and die-cut goodness.  The Simply Spring Stamp & Die is
large enough to cover the entire A2 size card.

Altenew-Simply Spring Stamp & Die Bundle-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle-002 
 
 Thanks to the coordinating die, it was super easy to mount the stamped and inked panel to the card. Normally, I would just fussy cut the large image and save myself some money. However, this die has some intricate corners and spots that it is nearly impossible to cut everything precisely.

Altenew-Simply Spring Stamp & Die Bundle-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle-001
 
 One of the butterflies from Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle was inserted into the flowers. This gives movement and interest. When you popped up the entire piece of die, it looks amazing!!

 Altenew-Simply Spring Stamp & Die Bundle-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle-003  
 
 
For this very vibrant design, I decided to use Watercolor Brush Markers to color the images.
 
Altenew-Tropical Jungle Stamp Set-Tropical Jungle Die Set-001 
 
With the mix of watercolor, this image is beautiful and organic-much like the actual Tropical plant. 
The last time I saw a plant like this was when we took a cruise in 2019. 

Altenew-Tropical Jungle Stamp Set-Tropical Jungle Die Set-002

To make this image stand out, I die cut a two more and stacked them up as one piece.

 Altenew-Tropical Jungle Stamp Set-Tropical Jungle Die Set-003  
 
If you love butterflies, this is a must-have! The sizes of the butterflies are awesome. 

Altenew-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle-Linear Crossroads Die-003
 
For my design, I stamped a few colors in yellow, peach/coral and read/orange. 

Altenew-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle-Linear Crossroads Die-001  
 
I stamped and clear-embossed one of the butterflies  and popped it up as the focal point.

Altenew-Dovetail Butterflies Stamp & Die Bundle-Linear Crossroads Die-002
 

Green is such a soothing and serene color. I decided to use predominantly in green for this stamp set.   I started with creating a watercolor background with Altenew Brush Markers. 

Altenew-Sweet Ginkgo Stamp Set- Sweet Ginkgo Die Set-002 

I then stamped the Ginkgo in various colors- light yellow and various greens.
Altenew-Sweet Ginkgo Stamp Set- Sweet Ginkgo Die Set-001
 
 I took the advantage of the dies and die cut the stamped pieces.

Altenew-Sweet Ginkgo Stamp Set- Sweet Ginkgo Die Set-003
 
 Now..... I have to ask, do you have a favorite card in this stop? Inquisitive mind wants to know. 😀
You can get the entire full release bundle HERE
 
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Thank you for your support.


Prizes: $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/10/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/12/2021.

 
Your next stop is the blog of LauraJane.
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

50 comments:

mel h said...

Oooh. Hard to say but I love your ginkgo card and butterflies card. Both are really pretty and feature some of my favorite design elements.

Maria Giselle B. said...

I like card #3, the one with the butterflies, not only because of the butterflies but also the color scheme of the card.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great combinations. I like the color and layer ideas.

sharon g said...

I like the drippy green on your Comfort and Hope card. This entire card is cool!

Maura said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a collection of gorgeousness!!! In particular, cards number 2 and 3 are out of this world!!!!!!!!!

conil said...

Holy Cow, girl. You've totally outdone yourself. Each card is so different and lovely, I can't pick a favorite...nor do I want to. You've hit the entire spectrum of florals, foliage and critters in such a spectacular way. What an eye-popping treat this post is.

Denise Bryant said...

These are so pretty! My favorite is the ginkgo card! Love the colors and design!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Awesome cards, and fabulous colours!
Love the butterflies!

Margi Marie said...

Yes, Virginia id like to tell you that your butterfly card is my favorite! Love it!

Liz O. said...

Beautiful cards Virginia. Love the new floral sets and the Embossing Folders. My favorite card from this post is the one with the color dripping background. Thanks for the inspiration!

LindaLeaPeteren said...

beautiful card ideas

Nandini said...

Love the cards. They are all so beautiful!

D.L. Walls said...

Beautiful cards, as always! Thanks for the inspiration!

Roxy T said...

I like the butterfly card- that is such a cool composition.

Melissa Leftrick said...

You are so creative! I love these!!

Libby Templeton said...

All are lovely, but I'd say my favorites are the butterfly and the ginkgo cards!

joni said...

All your cars are amazing, beautiful!

Maureen said...

So many beautiful cards - you rocked this release!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE your layers and the backgrounds! Just stunning!

Prentzess said...

The first card was really eye-catching with all the colors and dimension and details. My favorite stamp of the new release is the tropical jungle set.

Linda BL said...

Love all the beautiful colors in the cards. I am particularly drawn to the ginkgo card as I love the shape of the ginkgo leaf. Yes, green is such a comforting and serene color! The green color coming from the top of the card is such a neat look for the card. So many pretty cards on one stop on the hop!

cghundley said...

Lovely cards and really
like the first one!
Carla from Utah

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia. I’ve ordered the butterflies with my gift voucher thank you. I even remembered to use your link!!!!

Fonda said...

I loved your first card, and it just got better after that! Thanks for sharing!

NickiB said...

Beautiful work! I love the colors and the layers!

Cindy C. said...

All so beautiful, you make it hard to choose Virginia!! I suppose first impression does make an impression, so if I must, the first one.

silvia said...

Beautiful cards!! I especially love the one with the butterflies

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Stunning cards!

Veronica said...

What a wonderful release. It is always so exciting to see!

Mirella said...

These look so fantastic, Virginia, thanks for sharing all the wonderful inspiration!

DMcKelvey said...

Your cards are beautiful and bright. I love the oranges and greens, so pretty.

DorothyA said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite was in the middle- the orange butterflies with the gold grid die cut. I just love how you colored the butterflies, with the lighter stamps on the white and the stronger,darker die cut butterfly in front. And of course, I am crazy about your craft cardstock choice.This is such an artistic card.

berryblue said...

All your cards are beautiful! It feels like this is the year of the butterfly! My favorite is that first card...layers and soft and so pretty!

Sarah B said...

My favorites are the butterflies and the gingko cards. A very striking background for the leaves and the linear crossroads die made a perfect addition to the butterflies. Thanks for the great ideas on all your cards.

Karen Letchworth said...

Absolutely stunning, Virginia. You are so talented, and I just LOVE the new Altenew products. Thanks for sharing your art!!

Lois said...

So very pretty. Thanks for sharing

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

I love them all! Such talent ❤️ My favorite has to be that adorable butterfly card, with the pink/peach/yellow stamped little guys on the background panel.

Dhruvika said...

beautiful cards!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

So many beautiful cards and color combinations!

Jade C. said...

Amazing cards!

Sandy said...

So many wonderful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors and card designs.

Kathy said...

The more I see the gingko set, the more intrigued I become, of course who doesn't like butterflies. All are gorgeous.

Unknown said...

These are very detailed

Mary Ann said...

Great cards that really show off this versatile release and look so magical.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful, unique cards. I love those colors.

Sarina P said...

I love all the cards, especially the gingko one... Thank you for the inspiration!

Kimberly said...

It's that little touch of the linear crossroads that makes the eyes pop out

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous! Another wonderful release!

Dfrank said...

Awesome cards but loving the orange ones!