Altenew November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, hi! I’m delighted to be part of the Altenew blog hop today, showcasing the release of the Gradient Cardstock line! You should have arrived here by way of Emily’s blog, but if not, you can click back to the start of the hop at the Altenew Card Blog. Below you will find a complete blog hop list in case there are any broken links.

If you use Altenew inks (and if you don’t, you should) or alcohol markers, you’ll be aware of the magic of their color families. Four shades (some have three) of each color that make stamping with the layering stamps a beautiful and easy thing! Now Altenew has expanded the color family line to include cardstock papers for use with (but not limited to – be sure to check out Jaycee’s projects!) the Altenew layering dies!!

For my cards today, I did plenty of layering, starting with some ink-tinted embossing paste and the Beveled Squares Stencil. Then I cut a variety of leaves using the Layered Rose, Garden Picks 3D and Rose Flurries 3D Dies sets and I die cut the large bloom from the Layered Rose Die.

There are 6 color families of Gradient Cardstocks in this release and I used both the Green Meadows and Sea Shore families for the leaves, and I cut blooms using the Cherry Blossom, Red Cosmos and Summer Afternoon cardstock sets. I plan to use the final color family, Shades of Purple on another project.

The card above uses a bloom made from Red Cosmos. I stamped a sentiment from the Winter Cardinal stamp set, stamping on grey cardstock and white heat embossing.

My second card is very similar to the first except for the sentiment and the color of the bloom. This time I used the three lightest colors in the Summer Afternoon cardstock set. The “happy birthday” sentiment is from the Dotted Blooms stamp set.

I love the mix of bright green and blue/green leaves and I especially love how the gradient cardstocks take all the guesswork out of building florals and leaves with the 3D die sets!

I created a 3rd flower, (pictured above) from the Cherry Blossom gradient cardstock, although I didn’t use it on a card today. Another nice thing about the color families comprised of 4 shades, is that many of the flowers and leaves use just three layers of die cut pieces to layer up, which means you can create a greater variety of color tones by combining flowers made of the lightest three shades or the darkest three shades, and they still match!

Your next stop on the hop is at Maryam’s blog. As with every Altenew release, there are prizes to be won! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/20/2019 for a chance to win.

They will also draw 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 11/23/2019.

Blog Hop Complete List:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Ashlea Cornell

Jen Schow

Kelly Griglione

Jaycee Gaspar

Keeway Tsao

Lilith Eeckels

Svitlana Shayevich


Nathalie DeSousa

Therese Calvird

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Virginia Lu

Emily Leiphart

Norine Borys – You are here.

Maryam Perez

Vicky Papaioannou

Kymona Tracey

The Hedgehog Hollow

Laurie Willison

Mindy Eggen

Thank you for visiting today and enjoy the remainder of the hop!

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