Altenew January 2019 Stamp | Die | Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by alex

Hello everyone and Welcome to the Altenew January 2019 Release Blog Hop! I’m so excited to join this hop!

cYou should have arrived from Lisa Fonseca, but if not don’t worry there is a hop list at the bottom of my post. You may consider starting from the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog.


There are many great products in this release – great for different styles and tastes.

You can find the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE HERE! I’d love to know what you’ve got your eyes on!


I’ve made 11 cards to share with you. I’ll try to keep it short.  Grab a cuppa & enjoy!

Wonderland Stamp & Die Bundle

Let’s start with Wonderland Stamp & Die Bundle. How gorgeous are these flowers?! I had many ideas of using it and I stopped with 2 techniques: watercoloring and masking.

My first card is a bright watercolor card. The background is a watercolor wash. I stamped the flowers and added some gold splatters. I white heat embossed the images onto watercolor paper and quickly watercolored them with my all time favorite ZIG “Art and Graphic Twin” markers. I used the coordinating dies with the Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine to die cut the images. I arranged them over a long card and added my favorite Midnight Blue Crystals.

The second card I made using soft colors. I stamped the flowers. I then die cut a number of flowers from masking paper using the coordinating dies. I then adhered the mask die cuts on white paper panel and inked up the panel with Altenew inks: Rubellite, Pinkalicious, Pink Diamond and Mango Smoothie. I added gold and water splatters. I then carefully removed the masks and colored the flowers with my  Zig Markers. To finish off the card I stamped a sentiment.

I cannot wait to share more cards using this set (as time permits). 🙂

Garden Picks 3D Die

Garden Picks 3D Die is a floral layering die. It has 5 different flowers with 3-5 layers in each along with several leaves.

To create flowers I first blended watercolors onto a white card base, to create my own colored cardstock and then die-cut layers of the flowers out of it. I heat embossed the top layers with my favorite gold embossing powder. I did the same with leaves.

I made the background by blending Altenew Inks (Emerald and Lagoon) onto green card stock and adding some splatters with water and gold watercolor.

To finish off the card I heat embossed a sentiment from this set with white embossing powder and mounted it onto the panel. I love how it turned out!

Beautiful Blossoms Stamp Set

Beautiful Blossoms is one of my favorite sets from the release and I created three cards using it.

For my first two cards I stamped flowers and inked up the panels with Altenew inks. I then colored the flowers with Copic markers and popped up a sentiment.

For the “green” card I popped up a sentiment, gold heat embossed on black cardstock. To finish off my cards I added several sequins.

The next card I started by stamping the images onto green cardstock using clear inks and gold heat embossed. I colored the flowers with my colored pencils, I did very simple coloring with minimal layering and blending. I then stamped a sentiment in black ink onto a white cardstock stripe. I used thin foam adhesive and foam mounted the sentiment stripe onto the background and added some sequins.

Danity Bouquet Stamp & Die Bundle + Simply Friend Die

To create the first card I blended Altenew Mango Smoothie ink onto a card panel. I stamped the flowers from the set using Altenew inks in following colors: Peach Perfect, Forest Glades, Evergreen, Ruby Red and Grapevine. And die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I stamped a sentiment. I then adhered all mentioned elements onto it and finished off the card with July Crystals.

The second card I made using a fun technique. Maybe someone knows the correct name of this? 🙂 To make a card you will need inks, a stamp and clear embossing powder/heat tool.

For my card I used Altenew inks in following colors: Rubellite, Pinkalicious, Razzleberry, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake and Lagoon. I blended some light inks onto the panel. Then I stamped and clear heat embossed the flower. I ink blended all over again with the other ink color and repeated stamping and clear heat embossing the images. I then ink blended a third time, this time with more dark inks, and repeated stamping and clear heat embossing, overlapping images from previous stamped layers. Finally, I ink blended for the last time with the darkest colors. Between each stamping and ink blending routine, I applied my heat tool to ensure that all the ink was dry and used a Powder Tool Adhesive Deactivator as well so that the clear embossing powder would only stick to the next layer of stamped images.  After my panel was done I stamped a sentiment. To complete this card, I stamped the layers of the flower from the Dainty Bouquet Stamp Set and die cutting with the coordinating dies. I then adhered the image onto my card panel and adhered the card panel onto the gray card base. I hope you’ve been inspired to give this technique a try!

The next card I created using the Dainty Bouquet Stamp Set and Simply Friend Die. I stamped the images with Altenew Arctic ink and heat embossed some leaves with WOW White Pearl Powder. I then used the Simply Friend Die to create a negative die cut piece. I glued my negative die cut piece onto the card base and finished off the card with some July Crystals.

Magnolia Heart Stamp & Die Bundle

For my last two cards I used Magnolia Heart Stamp & Die Bundle. Now is the season of Valentine’s cardmaking, which usually means red or pink cards in their majority. But today I want to share my designs using non-traditional colors.

I started by die cutting six hearts out of white cardstock using the Magnolia Heart Die. Then I gold embossed corresponding images onto the die cuts and colored with Zig Markers in following colors: Shadow Mauve and Sugared Almond Pink. For the first card I stamped the image onto white cardstock in a chaotic order using Altenew Arctic ink.

I foam mounted three hearts on my stamped card panel. I then stamped a sentiment and popped up it in the middle of the second heart and adhered the card panel onto the gray card base.

For the second I stamped the sentiment onto the gray card base and foam mounted three other hearts. I finished off my card with one clear drop in the middle of the composition.

Your support

Thank you so much for spending time with me! I can’t even explain how thankful I am for all of you who keep coming to see my cards and leaving me lovely comments! I love that my cards can inspire you.

If you enjoy my projects you see here, I would be so grateful if you would consider using the links/banners listed (click an link/banner) when you are heading off to shop, at no cost to you whatsoever. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and videos.

Thank you to all of you who support me!


If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the images below to go to a store. I truly appreciate your support!


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 1/31/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/3/2019.


I will also choose one lucky winner from comments left on this post who will receive a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by 1/30/2019 for a chance to win. I will announce the winner on 1/30/2019.

Blog Hop

I hope you felt inspired today! The next stop on the hop is Enza Gudor. Check out the full list below:

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Sara Nelson January 27, 2019 - 6:30 pm

All of your card designs are great. The gold heat embossing on the bright flowers is stunning!

Lila January 27, 2019 - 6:11 pm

Love all your cards. The new release is wonderful

Gail Larsen January 27, 2019 - 6:05 pm

Incredible group of cards that inspire. Gorgeous!

Debbie S. January 27, 2019 - 5:54 pm

Wow! It looks like you had a lot of fun creating all of these cards. You provide us with such inspiration. I need to finish this hop so I can get crafting – Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Byers January 27, 2019 - 2:38 pm

Alex, I love each and every card!! So hard to pick a favorite!! You are extremely talented. I am a new subscriber so I can enjoy more of you work!!

Beverly Jordan January 27, 2019 - 6:03 am

Wow!!! am so in love with your work!!! Your Brilliant Blossom cards were my fav!!

Sue D January 27, 2019 - 5:45 am

wow–your have been busy–so pretty!

MELISSA FRIEDRICH January 27, 2019 - 4:51 am

Really gorgeous cards, I love all the techniques yoI especially love when you showed multiple cards and various techniques with the same stamp/die set. Thanks for sharing your incredible talents.

Lynda January 27, 2019 - 2:42 am

This is my 1st time doing an Altenew release hop. I am so amazed at your cards that I’m now following you on Instagram. The 1st card is one of my favorites. I like how you stamped the flowers in black & watercolored over them, as well as used those deep bright colors.

Stacey Kowbel January 27, 2019 - 12:40 am

So many fantastic cards! I love the bright colours on the first one!

Lizzie T January 27, 2019 - 12:24 am

So many amazing and gorgeous cards!!! I love those metal accents as a layer on those flowers – such a cool idea!

Oliev January 26, 2019 - 11:10 pm

Awesome cards, thanks for inspiration!

Laura Jane January 26, 2019 - 10:20 pm

I so enjoyed looking through your parade of cards Alex! My favorite is the Garden Picks 3D Die on Emerald background with GOLD EP. It reminds me of something my Italian Nonna would have LOOOOVED!

Nandini Karmarkar January 26, 2019 - 10:14 pm

Love these cards. My favourite is the first card. The bright flowers look so gorgeous against the dark background! And the cards with the heart stamp are really sweet and pretty.

Pam Rohrkemper January 26, 2019 - 7:42 pm

I love how you used the Simply Friend Die to create a negative die cut piece. I am anxious to try it.

Brenda Abbott January 26, 2019 - 6:38 pm

You have created so many gorgeous and stunning projects! Love the variety you have shared. Thank you.
My eyes are first on the 3-D dies and the stamp, dies, and stencil/mask sets.

Teresa Doyle January 26, 2019 - 2:43 pm

These are all amazing cards Alex, especially the trio of Beautiful Blossoms cards, absolutely stunning! Hmmm, what have I got my eye on….pretty much everything. The Hibiscus Garden 3D dies, Beautiful Blossoms set, the Angelique Moitif’s stamps, die & stencils…..and on and on it goes.

Melissa Smith January 26, 2019 - 1:48 pm

Oh my goodness!! I would love to have the Wonderland card made large enough to put on my wall!! It is stunning! For that matter, I would like the teal cards to go on another wall! I LOVE what you’ve done with this new release! Your watercoloring and coloring is as beautiful as always, but I would seriously love your Wonderland card as artwork for my home. Maybe throw that idea to someone! Thank you so much for your marvelous inspiration!!!

alex January 30, 2019 - 9:52 pm

Awww! Melissa, thank you so much for your kind words! it means a lot to me!:)

Jodi Warren January 26, 2019 - 5:27 am

Gorgeous cards. Love how the dark backgrounds really make your beautiful colored flowers pop!. Great job.

Betty January 26, 2019 - 3:04 am

wow! fantastic array of creations from this wonderful release!!

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