Monday, May 23, 2022

Altenew May 2022 Lovely in Lace Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 Hello friends!

Warning: photo-heavy post

Welcome to Altenew Lovely In Lace Collection Release Blog Hop! I am excited to share one project with you other than the one in Altenew Card Blog.
If you arrive from the blog of Carol Hintermeier , you are in the right place!

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

Feature products #1: Mariposa 3D Embossing Folder, Sentiment Strip Stamp 3, Metallic Watercolor and Brushes Bundle

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This Mariposa 3D Embossing Folder is impressive, isn't it? I only used 2/3 of  the butterfly and it looks absolutely amazing as is.

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I took out the Metallic Metallic Watercolor and gently colored away. It requires little paint and water to color the image, so I used regular 110 lb cardstock and it worked just fine.

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 I also shared two other cards over today's Altenew Card Blog. Now that it's springtime, this
Feature products #2: Hosta 3D Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Branches Die Set , Fancy Congrats Die

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This gorgeous embossing folder is any plant lover's dream. I started out by inking up the background in assorted green inks. I then ran the Classic White Solar White Cardstock with the Hosta 3D Embossing Folder. 

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I added a strip of vellum along with the Congrats Die Set. This square card is now perfect for any congratulatory occasion!

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With the Altenew ink blending tools, I was able to highlight the Hosta leaves beautifully. Once it's trimmed to 4 1/2" x 4 1/4", I added the watercolored Itty Bitty Branches Die Set for colors and accents.

Feature products #3: Cherry Plum Blossom 3D Embossing Folder-Golden Trim Washi Tape

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Cherry Plum Blossom 3D Embossing Folder really got me inspired! This card proves just how versatile that embossing folder can be.

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I thought the watercolor look will be beautiful with this Cherry Plum Blossom 3D Embossing Folder and that's what I did. All you need are Soothe and Smooth Watercolor Paper and Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set.

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To enhance the details, I highlighted the dry-embossed ridges of the blossoms with the Fine Liner Pen Set (size 01) and Metallic Watercolor 14 Color Pan Set. The Gold Trim Washi Tape-highlighted sentiment (from Victoria Greenhouse) completed the card.

You can get the entire 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 05/29/2022 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 05/31/2022.


Altenew Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Angela Brennan

Tenia Nelson 


Nathalie DeSousa

Carol Hintermeier

🌷🌹🌼Virginia Lu🌹🌻🌷

Nenette S. Madero

Terri Koszler

Katrina Howe

Reiko Tsuchida 

Linda Westfall

Bridget Casey

Ann Taylor

Colleen Balija

SathyaKala Sankaran

Eva Bussom

Natasha Davies

Sande Woodson

Susan Stagno

Nichol Spohr 

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nandini Karmarkar

Preeti Chandran

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


sharon g said...

These are all so pretty. I can't wait to try out your methods.

Patty said...

So very pretty as usual Virginia!

mel h said...

I love that Hosta embossing folder. Just beautiful cards as always.

DivaMom96 said...

Beautiful! that cherry blossom embossing folder looks like a must have!

Verna Angerhofer said...

You always make such beautiful cards. I love them.@

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous cards! I LOVE the last one!

joni said...

Wow. love all the colors the cards are amazing

Carol McCready said...

I love your cards. That Mariposa is gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration.

Beth R said...

I love the Mariposa and the cherry blossom especially but all are beautiful!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful new embossing folder designs! The cherry plum blossom one is my favorite! Lovely cards!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Congratulations on this release. I've tried watercoloring on an embossed panel using an embossing folder. Got to do it again.

Dawn T said...

Stunning cards Virginia. These folders are so amazing and love your watercolouring and blended background on the monstera leaves is awesome. That butterfly just blew me away.

Kathy Raker said...

All 3 are stunning! Butterfly card looks great using only partial butterfly. Love the hosta leaves embossing folder with vellum and stems. Also love the last card not watercoloring all the way to bottom and how you highlighted the blossoms with a liner pen. You have a great eye for detail.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards...wish I felt more confident with watercolor

Robin said...

So colorful! Love them!

Maureen Reiss said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love your butterfly!!!! said...

Magnificent! The coloured embossed panels
really make a difference!

Karen Schroeder said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Joni J. Seith said...

Your second card is stunning!!!

Pat said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

Angela Brennan said...

Lovely cards. You are amazingly talented. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gilly said...

Gorgeous selection of cards that highlight the lovely new release of embossing folders perfectly!

Linda BL said...

Absolutely love the butterfly card. It has so much dimension and looks lovely in the colors you used.

Sue D said...

Beautiful butterfly card!

L said...

Beautiful cards!
You have convinced me that the Hosta folder is a must have!
I love the realistic look when it's embossed.
We have Hosta but unfortunately don't get to enjoy them for too long, we have very hungry deer!
thanks for the inspiration.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great design ideas for the embossing folders.

Jeanne Rice said...

Wow! That butterfly card is gorgeous. Great job on all the cards. Thanks for sharing.

Beejay said...

……the Cherry Plum Blossom card is frame worthy!!! It is gorgeous! I can’t wait to try it my effort will pale in comparison!

Lori Podolsky said...

I cannot decide which embossing folder is more beautiful. Love them all! And, I love your fabulous cards. Beautifully done. Thank you for such wonderful inspiration.

Audrey said...

Choosing which Altenew embossing folders to purchase is tough. These cards make it even tougher.

lospring said...

Wonderful cards. Love the Hosta 3D. Colors are great.

Dfrank said...

Gorgeous cards! Love all the photos!

Terri said...

Beautiful cards!

Rh said...

I loved the water color on these examples. The butterfly is especially beautiful with the metallic colors!

BDW said...

Beautiful cards, I love the butterfly!

Kelsey Thomas said...

I love your cards! :)

Sadia Ashraf said...

Lovely creations!

Bridget N said...

So, so lovely! The third card is especially beautiful. TFS! :-)