Altenew February 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends! It’s Altenew Blog Hop day and today we’re showcasing a BUNCH of beautiful new designs that have just been released in the Altenew online store! You should have arrived here from the blog of Amber Rain Davis and you’ve arrived at the last stop on the hop! Bravo, it was a long one, but SO much good inspiration and ideas, yeah?? If you missed any of the stops along the way, you can click over to the Altenew Card Blog where it all begins, or refer to the blog hop list at the end of this post.

I have several cards to share today, created with three different stamp and die sets. The first one is in a style quite different from what you know me for, but it’s a clean, modern style that I really love! I used the Trendy Circles Stamp and Die set and a variety of Altenew ink pad colors that make these cards perfect for giving to anyone.

I’ve been working on creating some Altenew Color Combos for my own use and I’ve used two of them today. The card above incorporates the ink colors: Firebrick, Velvet, Orange Cream, Olive, Sea Breeze and Dusk. I find that having these colors stamped and labeled together makes it easy to select colors for a project that I know will work well together.

The second card uses the ink colors: Frayed Leaf, Parrot, Hunter Green, Desert Night, Aqualicious, Silver Lake, Gray Denim and Wisteria. I’ve mounted each stamped card panel onto a coordinating colored card base because I’m a chicken and I’m scared that I’ll mess up and won’t love my finished card front enough to actually use, but you could easily stamp these directly onto a card base for a one layer card!

The next pair of cards are created using the Altenew Lavender Bud mini stamp set and the Fine Frames Cover Die.

Using the MISTI to stamp the image makes it easy to accomplish the graduated color in the lavender bud. I used Wisteria for the top part of the bloom and Persian Blue for the bottom. Overlapping the ink in the middle of the bloom allows the color to blend smoothly. Then I stamped with Moss for the bottom stem and leaves. I used the same ink colors to stamp the word “thanks”, moving the card panel up 3/4″ each time and stamping with the next color so that they align with the colors of the flower stem. I die cut some frames using the Fine Frames Rectangles Die from 4 different shades of card stock in my stash and assembled them around the stamped image in wonky layers to create a framed focal point. Finally, some enamel dots to finish.

The stamping and color choices for the second card are much the same as the first, except that I created an additional shadow bloom behind the foremost, more vivid bloom. I didn’t blend two colors of ink for the bloom, but used Wisteria for the darker bloom and Soft Lilac for the one behind, and Moss for the stem and leaves of the front flower and Frayed Leaf for the stem in the background. I die cut the stamped card panel and matted it with coordinating green card stock, wrapped both with some hand-dyed silk ribbon from my stash and popped that up with some dimensional foam tape. I added that to a lavender colored card panel of patterned paper and sprinkled a few enamel dots to complete the card.

Finally, here is the floral card you’ve come to expect from me! I couldn’t contribute to the Altenew release blog hop without at least one!

The lovely blooms on this card are from the Beautiful Peony stamp set. This set also has a matching stencil and mask that I was interested to try, and delighted to find worked wonderfully for masking. The material is thinner than you would expect for a stencil, so it allows for smooth stamped images on the edges and thus, I no longer have to fussy cut from masking paper to be able to create my floral bouquets! It’s kind of a game changer folks! So these blooms are stamped on Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock and colored with the watercolor brush pens, using a variety of colors from the Spring Garden and the Winter Wonderland packs.

I used Rouge and Rubellite for the flowers, and Moss, Emerald and Lagoon for the leaves as well as a little bit of Evening Grey mixed with Jet Black for the shadows. Once colored and dry, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, fussy cut the top edge of the flowers and overlapped them onto some patterned paper from the Essential Black & White paper pack, adhered the stamped card panel to the card front. I added speckles from some of the Evening Gray/Black paint puddle and glued on a few clear dots.

Whew! You’ve made it to the end! I hope it was a rewarding and inspiring hop for you! And don’t forget about the 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 21, 2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on Feb 24, 2019.

Besides that, you have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store by leaving a comment here on this post. I’ll be randomly announcing a winner by Feb 21, 2019.

Below is the complete blog hop list:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Therese Calvird

Caly Person

Virginia Lu

Nathalie DeSousa

Lydia Evans

Zsoka Marko

Joni Andaya

Laurie Willison

Emily Midgett

Lilith Eeckels

TaeEun Yoo

Sandra Dietrich

Nicole Picadura

Alex Syberia

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

May Sukyong Park

Kelly Latevola

Sveta Fotinia

Heather Hoffman

Agnieszka Malyszek

Enza Gudor

Heidi Jakobs

Svitlana Shayevich

Reiko Tsuchida


Kymona Tracey

Kristina Pokazanieva

Kossakovskaya Anna

Zinia Redo

Kathleen Graumüller

Keeway Tsao

Erum Tasneem

Anna Komenda

Amber Rain Davis

Norine Borys – You are here!

Thank you so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day!

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