Altenew April 2020 Stamps | Dies | Stencils | Stamping Mat | Sequins Release Blog Hop | Giveaway

by alex
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Hello friends,

Always happy to see you here!  Today I have the pleasure of joining the Altenew team and guests for a blog hop celebrating their April Release. There’s lots of inspiration, prizes, so I hope you’ll hop along with us and enjoy all the stops.

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If you arrived from Virginia Lu‘s blog you’re right on track. You can click over to  Altenew Card Blog where it all begins, or refer to the blog hop list at the end of this post.

Release

There are lots of new fabulous products being released today, stamps, dies, stencil, sequins and all are now available for purchase at the Altenew online store!

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Projects

I have seven projects to share today created using my favorite products from this release. Thank you to everyone who will be with me until the end of this post!

My first three cards are Clean and Simple cards.

ZIG ZAG Floral Stamp Set | Sentiment Stripes 2 Stamp Set

Zig Zag Floral Stamp Set features beautiful silhouette flowers and zig zag flowers, great for creating stylish compositions. For my first card I used two different pigment inks: Antique Gold and Enchanted Gold and inked each stamp with different shades of inks.

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As a final touch I stamped a sentiment and added flower stamens with Black Obsidian Pigment Ink

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For the second card, I used the same stamping technique. But this time I used four different inks: Caribbean Sky, Dew Drops, Aqualicious, and Teal Cave and inked each stamp with different shades of inks from lightest to darkest.

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To finish the card off, I die cut the Altenew Tall Alpha Dies out of black cardstock to make “LOVE”.

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Piles of Presents Stamp Set

My next Birthday CAS card was made with the Piles of Presents stamp set. This set is perfect for one-layer cards!

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I stamped the images with Cherry Blossom ink family: Pink Diamond, Pincalicious, Rubellite. Also, I used  Black Obsidian Pigment Ink, Antique Gold Pigment Ink and Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink. I love how these tiny gold bows look!

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As a final touch I stamped my sentiment and added some gold sequins.

I’ve been in a watercoloring mood for a while now, so the rest of the projects are watercolor cards. My friend Amber gave me a stunning watercolor paper (probably you’ve already visited her blog) – Saunders Waterford High White Roughand And I wanted to use it! This is the superior quality watercolor paper. Its attractive surface is created using natural woolen felts that give it a distinctive random texture. And color pigments move beautifully. I love how these cards turned out!

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Mega Bloom Stencil

The first card features the gorgeous Mega Bloom Stencil. There are many possibilities to use it, but I decided to make a watercolor card. I used the stencil and a pencil to draw the flower on the watercolor paper. I then watercolored it using Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors. I then added some violet and gold splatters.

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To finish the card off, I die cut the Altenew Tall Alpha Dies out of black cardstock to make “LOVE U”. I added gold sequins and a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set.

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Precious Blooms Stamp Set

My next card features the Precious Blooms Stamp Set. I stamped flowers and leaves on the watercolor paper with Black Obsidian Pigment Ink and watercolored them using Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors.

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Next, I trimmed my panel and mounted it onto a kraft card base. I adhered a sentiment and added several Satin Gold sequins to finish off the card.

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Statement Flowers Stamp Set | Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set

My last cards I created using the gorgeous flowers from the Statement Flowers Stamp Set.

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I started these cards by stamping the images from the set in Altenew Caramel Toffe ink (for the first card) and in the Altenew Persian Blue Ink (for the second one) on the Saunders Waterford High White Roughand watercolor paper. I then watercolord the images with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors.

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Next, once dry I fussy cut around the image to make my first card. I then stamped a sentiment and foam mounted the flowers to a kraft card base. I finished my card with gold sequins.

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To make my second card I decided to use a creative approach. I wanted to make this card in a botanical art style.

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I stamped “miss you” from the Sentiment Strips 2 Set and I tore the watercolor paper around the illustration and foam mounted the panel to a kraft card base.

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Supplies

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create the projects.

If you need supplies and fancy supporting me, please use the links below (at no additional cost to you). Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and videos. Thank you so much! For more information about the affiliate program, see my disclaimer HERE.

Click on the letters to go to a favorite store: Pinkfresh Studio (PS), Scrapbook.com (SB), Ellen Hutson (EH), Altenew (AN), Amazon (AZ), The Gray Muse (GM).

Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Buy from:
EH | SB | AZ
Tim Holtz Tonic Mini Snips
Tim Holtz Tonic Mini Snips
Buy from:
EH | SB | AZ
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Buy from:
EH | SB | AZ
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Buy from:
EH | SB | AZ
Watercolor Brush, Short Round 8
Watercolor Brush, Short Round 8
Buy from:
EH
TONIC STUDIOS Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
TONIC STUDIOS Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Buy from:
SB | AZ
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88 oz
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88 oz
Buy from:
EH | SB | AZ
Altenew Ink Cubes, Glacier Caves
Altenew Ink Cubes, Glacier Caves
Buy from:
AN | EH
Be creative Tape
Be creative Tape
Buy from:
EH
Double Coated Foam Tape
Double Coated Foam Tape
Buy from:
AZ
Altenew Ink Cubes, Cherry Blossom
Altenew Ink Cubes, Cherry Blossom
Buy from:
AN | EH
Altenew Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink
Altenew Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink
Buy from:
AN | EH
Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
Buy from:
AN | EH
Altenew Antique Gold Pigment Ink
Altenew Antique Gold Pigment Ink
Buy from:
AN | EH
Altenew Sweet Dreams Ink Set
Altenew Sweet Dreams Ink Set
Buy from:
AN | EH
Altenew Tall Alpha Die
Altenew Tall Alpha Die
Buy from:
AN | SB
Zig Zag Floral Stamp Set
Zig Zag Floral Stamp Set
Buy from:
AN
Precious Blooms Stamp Set
Precious Blooms Stamp Set
Buy from:
AN
Statement Flowers Stamp Set
Statement Flowers Stamp Set
Buy from:
AN
Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set
Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set
Buy from:
AN
Piles of Presents Stamp Set
Piles of Presents Stamp Set
Buy from:
AN
Mega Bloom Stencil
Mega Bloom Stencil
Buy from:
AN
Sequins - Satin Gold
Sequins – Satin Gold
Buy from:
AN
Sequins - Antique Gold
Sequins – Antique Gold
Buy from:
AN
Legion Saunders Waterford Watercolor Block
Legion Saunders Waterford Watercolor Block
Buy from:
AZ

 

Prizes

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 Mixed Media Blog by 4/23/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 4/26/2020.

Blog Hop

Your next stop on the hop is Nathalie DeSousa

Here is the full line up for the blog hop today:

Thank you for stopping by today!

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110 comments

Judi Dempton May 4, 2020 - 3:34 am

All your cards were beautiful!

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Liz B Ford April 23, 2020 - 9:41 pm

Alex, wow! Wow! Your cards are always stunning! I don’t know how you seem to create each one more beautiful than the last! The precious blooms one in the bright colors and the statement flowers are my favorite! I love that bright cornflower blue!!!! Great, no fabulous work just like always!

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Catherine L April 23, 2020 - 8:59 pm

I love all the bold florals you created, especially those stunning Statement Flowers!

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Carol E. Wortman April 23, 2020 - 8:25 pm

WOW, JUST WOW. So many fantastic ideas! Cannot pick a favorite, but I’m going to use the little boxes idea this week. Thanks and please stay healthy!

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Sue D April 23, 2020 - 6:16 pm

I like the variety of cards you created.

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Pam April 23, 2020 - 2:42 am

Beautiful and vibrant cards. Thank for your inspiration and how you are using the new products

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TERESA GODINES April 22, 2020 - 11:38 pm

Those flowers are stunning. Thanks for sharing

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Donna April 22, 2020 - 7:28 pm

I’m especially impressed by your watercolor cards. They are lovely.

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Sherrie Dowdy April 22, 2020 - 3:30 pm

I absolutely love your watercoloring. It is so beautiful.

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Amber P April 22, 2020 - 6:03 am

Such beautiful watercolors!!!

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