Altenew June 2019 Stand-alone Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, hi! I’m delighted to participate today in the Altenew blog hop celebrating the release of stand alone dies. You should have arrived here from the Altenew Scrapbook Blog, and if not, you can click back to the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog and not miss anything.

I absolutely LOVE the Virginia Rose 3D die set that I used to create this card, and the Nesting Labels die set in the background is one that I will be using again on so many other projects!

I began this project by painting on some watercolor paper with the Altenew Watercolor Paint pans. I also raided my stash of stand-by’s, left-overs and cast-offs to find other pieces of watercolor practice sheets from projects past, and added more paint to them. Some card panels I painted in shades of green, and others I painted pink, coral, yellow, red and purple. I tried to create areas of different color intensities so that I could cut the bottom layer from the lightest shade and each subsequent layer from watercolor paper with gradually more and more color intensity.

Once dry, I die cut all the pieces of the leaves and the blooms. I’m sharing just this one card today, but I now have a stockpile of watercolored leaves and blooms that mean you are bound to be seeing more of these again soon!

On an A2 sized card panel of watercolor paper, I painted a pale aqua colored background, speckled it with more paint and let it dry. Then I die cut the label using the 2nd largest die in the Nesting Labels die set. I popped up the interior die cut with foam tape and used the outside die cut shape to ensure that the label portion was placed in exactly the right spot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Fancy Greetings stamp set onto the label, and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

With the various flower layers all adhered together, I grouped some leaves, a large bloom and a small bud into a pleasing arrangement on the lower right corner of the label die and adhered everything in place.

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 6/24/2019 for a chance to win.

They will also be drawing a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/27/2019.

Your next stop on the blog hop is at Seeka’s blog and below you will find the complete blog hop list.

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Lilith Eeckels

Therese Calvird

Laurie Willison

Jaycee Gaspar

Virginia Lu

Nathalie DeSousa

Svitlana Shayevich

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Norine Borys – You are here.


Kathleen Graumüller

Nenette Samson Madero

Jeanne Jachna

Mindy Eggen

Irina Fonina

Zsoka Marko

Zinia Redo

Isha Gupta

Maryam Perez

Emily Midgett

Kelly Janes

Lydia Evans

Marge Yoon

Agnieszka Malyszek

Amber Rain Davis

Arjita Sepaha Singh

Kymona Tracey

Michelle Murray

Kelly Griglione

Thank you so much for your visit to my blog and enjoy the rest of the hop!

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