Altenew July 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!  Today I’m joining Altenew for their July release blog hop!  You should have arrived here from the blog of Flora Monika Farkas but if you’ve jumped in partway through, you can go to the Altenew Card Blog to follow the hop from the beginning.

For this month’s release, I opted to use the Needlework Motif stamp set and as often happens, once I got started, I couldn’t get stopped.  So I have a few cards and ideas to inspire you today.

For the first pair of cards, I stamped with clear embossing ink onto Solar White card stock and heat embossed with silver on one card and with gold embossing powder on the other.  Then I colored each with a combination of the blues and greens in the Artist Markers set A.  On the all blue card, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on the navy blue card base, and cut a strip out of the colored card panel to allow the sentiment to show through.  For the green/blue card, I cut the colored panel a bit narrower for the patterned paper and a narrow strip of gold paper to show along the side.  Some silver sequins and Nuvo drops finishes each of these cards.

For the next two cards, I kept the designs more monochromatic, stamping again on the navy blue card stock and embossing with gold embossing powder before coloring in the shapes with the Desert Night marker from the Artist Markers Set A.  The second card is also randomly stamped to accomodate sections of each of the two pattern stamps to cover the card panel, then heat embossed with white embossing powder and colored with white pencil.

For the navy and gold card, I used the same Artist Marker to color a piece of the navy blue card stock before I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, to ensure that the sentiment rectangle exactly matched the color of the gold embossed design.

I love a good kraft/white combo, so this card pleases me very much!  I stamped the sentiment for this one on vellum and wrapped the strip around the front card panel. More Nuvo drops complete each of these cards.

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 Thursday, July 26th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/29/2018.

As well, I’m giving each of my blog readers the chance to win a $30 gift certificate for the Altenew store!  Simply leave a comment here and I’ll choose a winner by July 25th!

Your next stop along the hop is Nicole Picadura!  Should you get lost along the way, here is the complete blog hop list:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Svitlana Shayevich

Lilith Eeckels

Kathy Racoosin

May Sukyong Park

Zinia Redo

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Erum Tasneem

Enza Gudor

Nina-Marie Trapani

Virginia Lu

Sandra Dietrich

Laura Jane

Rubeena Ianigro

Lydia Evans

Dana Gong

Flora Monika Farkas

Norine Borys >>> You are here!

Nicole Picadura

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Reiko Tsuchida

Karin Åkesdotter

Sveta Fotinia

Vicki Finger

Kymona Tracey

Emily Midgett

Kristina Pokazanieva

I’ve used just one of the MANY exciting new designs this month and you can see them all here.

Thanks for hopping along with us, and for stopping by today!







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