Friday, February 25, 2022

Altenew February 2022 Flowers & Swirls Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 Hello friends!

Warning: heavy photo post 

Welcome to Altenew Flowers and Swirls Collection Release Blog Hop !I am super excited to share 4 projects with you. If you arrive from the blog of Nathalie DeSousa, you are in the right place!

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

The Dainty Leaves Die is ....well, very dainty! What better ways to have them arranged in a vase?

Altenew-Dainty Leaves Die-Versatile Vase Die-Sentiment Strip 3 Stamp -002
 
 I inked up the leaves and applied some Nuvo Gilding Flakes. The shine on the leaves are simply beautiful. 

Altenew-Dainty Leaves Die-Versatile Vase Die-Sentiment Strip 3 Stamp
 
For the vase, I mimic the look of white porcelain vase by die-cutting Versatile Vase Die first.  I then dry-embossed it with  Crystal Wall 3D Embossing Folder.
 
 Altenew-Dainty Leaves Die-Versatile Vase Die-Sentiment Strip 3 Stamp -003  
This Starlight Die is simply detailed and gorgeous. I love how versatile this die can be.  For the center of the die, I inserted a few bright pink pieces and carefully placed  them in the middle.

Altenew-Starlight Die Set-Altenew Blends Paper Pack -001
 
I created a simple graphic kind of card that can be used for all gender and all congratulatory occasions. 

Altenew-Starlight Die Set-Altenew Blends Paper Pack -002
 
 
 
 To showcase this die, I created a very colorful watercolor background with Hawaiian Seashore Brush & Fine Tip Pens.

Altenew-Swirly Elements Die-Tied with Love Stamp Set-Seashore Hawaiian Brush & Fine Tip Pens -002 
Basically, the die set has done "the work" and all you need to add is a piece of colored card stock (or vice versa).

Altenew-Swirly Elements Die-Tied with Love Stamp Set-Seashore Hawaiian Brush & Fine Tip Pens -003 
 I dressed it up with some gold Metallic Thread and Enamel Dot.

Altenew-Swirly Elements Die-Tied with Love Stamp Set-Seashore Hawaiian Brush & Fine Tip Pens -004 
 
How do you like what I created? Do you have a favorite die or card? I will be back to share one more project with this release. I hope that you come back to check it out! 
You can get the entire Flower and Swirls release HERE.


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 03/03/2022 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 03/05/2021.

 
Your next stop is the blog of Colleen Balija
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

48 comments:

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Fantastic cards, Virginia! Just love the
first one, leaves in the vase!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Congratulations on a new release! Thank you for featuring some of the products on your cards. My fave so far is the Dainty Leaves die. Thank you for the chance to win!

joni said...

Very pretty

Sindhu said...

Fabulous cards... Love the first one...

DivaMom96 said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! You gave us some fantastic inspiration, too. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Denise Bryant said...

I love the dies you used on your beautiful cards! The Dainty Leaves card is my favorite! Love the pretty vase too!

conil said...

Well done. Love how you used all these products so effectively. Especially the leaves in the vase. The touches of gold on the leaves is beautiful.

L said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for sharing!

mel h said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia. I love the starlight die too.

Denise J. said...

Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful projects as usual!

SmilynStef said...

Really love the colors in the swirly elements

Carol McCready said...

Very pretty cards. My favorite is the one using the swirly elements die.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Love the different textures especially that vase!

Jeanne Rice said...

Love your first card. That is so cute. thanks for sharing.

mandalj said...

Lovely cards! I really like the first one with the pretty leaves and the vase with the embossed dimension!

Maureen Reiss said...

I love your cards so much!!! The swirly background die is Amazing!!!

Cathy said...

Althoug all yourcards are pretty, I especially love the one with the vase <3

Susan Hughes said...

Loved the textures you used. Your cards are awesome!!

Ronda S said...

I love how you use textures to the vase and the wood background!

Liz O. said...

Fabulous designs Virginia! What a clever way to stretch the use of the Vase die in combination with the 3D embossing folder. Love the new dies, thanks for the inspiration!

Linda BL said...

Pretty cards! The first card is so creative. The design on the white porcelain vase is so realistic. Such a great idea!

Vikki H said...

Oh, these three are so good. I love the embossed vase and the gold on the leaves on card #1. The star of this post is card #3. That die cut looks amazing over your colored panel.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great project shares for the set. I like the added string under the enamel heart.

Dawn T said...

Totally gorgeous cards Virginia. All of them are so pretty.

Jean said...

Lovely cards. The first one is so sweet.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! I love the white textured vase!

Patty said...

I knew as soon as I clicked on your blog link I would see that awesome photo heavy warning you give! Also lets me know I'm in for a real treat when I see your cards, and of course, you didn't disappoint!! Love them all! My favorite is your last using the swirl die cut out of white textured paper and with those beautiful colors underneath!

Patty Ann said...

Beautiful watercolor background with the swirly elements die

Dee Earnshaw said...

super sweet cards - really love the first one:)(

Donna Walls said...

Ms. Virginia, your designs are always a treat to see and you are clever in your design techniques. Well Done!

Linda Wood said...

Your partial embossing of a vase shape is a hot tip for me to remember and I love the background on the swirl card. TFS

Kristine Boydstun said...

Beautiful card!

Kathy Raker said...

They are all exquisite! Great new release.

Jeanne Beam said...

As always such gorgeous cards! Fantastic colors…
Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Beautiful cards! Love your color choices.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. Love the vase on the first one.

Linda Fillds said...

Beautiful cards. Your dainty leaves are very well done and i love the shine tyfs :)

NickiB said...

Beautiful work!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the first one -- gorgeous!

Joy Meadows said...

Your cards are all just lovely, Virginia! the swirly die is my favorite.

Karen said...

Love the gilding flakes on the Dainty Leaves, and the Swirly Elements Die is just fantastic over your colorful background!

Traci S. said...

Such awesome cards! I especially enjoyed seeing the first card with the dainty leaves in a vase! I loved your color combos on the other cards! Beautiful!

Karen Letchworth said...

Your art always inspires me because it's always unique and different. I love that, and can't thank you enough for sharing your talents.

vickie said...

Love your creations using this release!

Nicoleta Papasaranti said...

Lovely cards!!!!

Caitlin Davenport said...

Beautiful cards

Lu-Ann said...

I liked all the cards! Your uses for these amazing release products is very helpful to us less innovative folk! Thank you for sharing and thank you also to Altenew for a chance to win!