Altenew November 2021 Sparkle and Shine Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey, hi! Thank you for joining us for the Altenew November Sparkle and Shine Collection release blog hop! If you’re arriving here from Jennifer McGuire’s blog, you’re right on track, and if not, you need simply to click back to the start of the hop at the Altenew Card Blog so you don’t miss anything! I’m sharing some other products being released today as well, that didn’t become completed projects, so be sure to read to the end to see what else there is!

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I have two cards to share today, one using the In The Woodland Outline Stamp set and the other using the Tree Mix Dies set and the All About Wishes Word Dies set.

For my first card, I stamped one of the two gorgeous floral images onto watercolor cardstock and heat set with gold embossing powder.

Then I watercolored the image, let it dry, added paint splatters, then die cut it with the coordinating die set. In order to make the white border “disappear” I extended the paint over the lines of the image.

For occasions when I don’t have as much time for creating there is a stencil set for each of the flower bouquets and I plan to use them to ink blend color in a quick and easy way!

To create the background, I used the Frilly Peonies 3D embossing folder and embossed a cream colored cardstock panel. I stamped one of the greetings from the In The Woodland set on vellum paper, trimmed it to a narrow strip and wrapped it around the painted die cut and the embossed background panel. I added some coordinating enamel dots to finish.

For my second card I combined three of the 12 different tree dies on a snowy background panel. The tree designs in the set lend themselves to layering, but I liked the skeletal look of these ones standing singly.

I watercolor painted the trees in shades of aqua and lime green and set them aside to dry.

All my trees this year are getting the paste and chunky glitter treatment! For these, I mixed some white acrylic paint with Altenew embossing paste (to ensure that it didn’t dry off-white) then sprinkled on some clear glitter and let them dry.

For the background panel, I die cut some snowflakes using the Layered Snowflake Die set and glued them to a folded card base. After trimming them, I adhered them away from the card’s edge to simulate the matted card panels I usually favor.

I die cut the “holidays” greeting using the All About Wishes word dies set, which has 5 words and matching shadow dies. The “happy” word stamp is from the Birthday Builder stamp set. Once again the card is completed with some coordinating enamel dots.

Besides the regular collection of stamps, dies, embossing folders, stencils and more, Altenew is releasing two new coloring books! They each have two of the same 12 designs, one in a fine black outline and the 2nd in a pale “no line coloring” shade.

one book is printed on watercolor paper…

and the other has smooth paper for marker coloring!

But we’re not done yet! There are new ink colors!

Six new Jewel Tone inks available in full size, minis and re-inkers!

Plus 6 new pastel inks, also available in full size, minis and re-inkers!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your next stop on the hop is Jenny Colacicco’s blog. Before you go, be sure to check out the gifts and giveaways on offer!

Giveaway 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 11/11/2021 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 11/13/2021.

Free Gift

  • Get a FREE brand new Sparkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 11/05/2021 through 11/7/2021. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Sparkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide with every order of any of the high-value Sparkle and Shine Bundles. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Sparkle and Shine Stamp & Die Release Collection from 11/05/2021 through 11/11/2021. Shop HERE!

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Norine Borys

Jenny Colacicco

Kelly Griglione

Erum Tasneem

Jaycee Gaspar

Mindy Eggen

Tenia Nelson

Terri Koszler

Dana Joy

Nathalie DeSousa

Emily Midgett

Michelle Short

Simon Hurley

Therese Calvird

Virginia Lu

Kari VanNoy

Lilith Eeckels

Agnieszka Małyszek


Laurie Willison

Svitlana Shayevich

Amanda Baldwin

Sandhya Iyer

Maryam Perez

Reiko Tsuchida

Daniel Diaz

Teresa Litchfield

Verity Biddlecombe

Bridget Casey


Colleen Balija

Eva Bussom

Joy Baldwin

Tina Smith


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