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

Jane B. April 18, 2020 - 7:15 am

Loved your floral cards…stunning! Your CAS card is a perfect pile of presents. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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Inkin' Chickie April 18, 2020 - 6:02 am

Wonderful colored flowers. I like the look of the gifts.

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stephanie mcquade April 18, 2020 - 6:00 am

Where do I begin these cards are beautiful! I love the simple gold stamped flowers, and your water coloring is just amazing! I like on the blue floral one you added a touch of I think red to the center of the flower I will have to try that on one of my cards…

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Barbie Jo Bonnett April 18, 2020 - 4:03 am

Your watercoloring is amazing! Beautiful cards.

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Miriam Prantner April 18, 2020 - 3:56 am

Your watercoloring is just stunning! Beautiful cards, but my favorites are the first two. I love the simplicity and richness with the mix of ink colors!

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Lizzie T April 18, 2020 - 3:45 am

Beautiful cards! What a great release!

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Christine Pennington April 18, 2020 - 3:44 am

Lots of gorgeousness! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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Eileen April 18, 2020 - 3:26 am

Wonderful cards! I absolutely love the Statement flower cards that you made! I must have that stamp!!

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Christine A April 18, 2020 - 3:18 am

The colours are so rich and beautiful. Your watercolouring is outstanding.

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Kimberly Ligocki April 18, 2020 - 3:00 am

Gaaah!!! Those Precious Blooms and Statement Flowers are calling my name! Gorgeous!

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Patty A Eifert April 18, 2020 - 2:57 am

Oh Wow…you went plumb crazy whipping up a batch of gorgeous cards!

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Rose April 18, 2020 - 2:32 am

Your floral cards are just stunning. Love your watercolouring. Great ideas for CAS cards too

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Sheri Hartman April 18, 2020 - 1:48 am

Your cards have a youthful and timely look to them. Excellent work! Go Altenew.

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Meghan Kennihan April 18, 2020 - 1:05 am

Your coloring on the florals is incredible! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH

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Annette Gordon April 18, 2020 - 1:00 am

I have the Kuretake Gansai paint set but my water colours don’t look anything like yours! Too bad I can’t steal your talent! My favourite of all those cards is the first one with the gold ink. I love the colour and placement of the flowers on the card. Beautiful!

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Yanira April 17, 2020 - 11:46 pm

All of these cards are simply stunning! Anyone should be thrilled to receive these cards!

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Marianne April 17, 2020 - 11:17 pm

Your cards are amazing!

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KimK April 17, 2020 - 10:39 pm

Beautiful floral cards! I also love how you created the ‘presents’ on the birthday card. FUN!

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Christine Lowery April 17, 2020 - 10:19 pm

Those gift boxes are arranged perfectly on that cards. So artful. Lovely.

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Dee Earnshaw April 17, 2020 - 9:51 pm

wow you have been busy – so inspired by all your cards – so fresh and inspirational

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