Altenew April 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi everyone! Today I am back with two cards and a video to celebrate the new  Altenew Stamp/Die/Stencil/Paper Pack Release! This post is part of a blog hop with giveaways - more on that at the end of this post!


For the first card I used the Delicate Flower Bed stamp set and the Fancy Hello die, both part of the new release. The stamp set is gorgeous and allows to create stunning backgrounds for your cards, and I am in love with the style of the die. Clean and elegant!


For this card I did some watercoloring over heat embossing with Distress Inks. I started by embossing the design on the Altenew Delicate Flower Bed stamp set with clear embossing powder over some Canson XL watercolor cardstock.


I then painted in the flowers and the leaves with Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Dried Marigold and Cracked Pistachio. For the background I added a light wash of Peacock Feathers.
I matted my painted panel with some black and pink cardstock to frame it a bit. 


I die cut the word hello three times out of some black cardstock and stacked the die cuts together, to create a dimensional sentiment. I embossed one of the sentiment from the Delicate Flower Bed with white embossing powder over a strip of black cardstock and glued everything to my card front.


 I added some Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew around the sentiment, and that finished off my card




For my second card I used the Weekend Doodles stamp set. This set is also part of the new release and I absolutely love the style of these florals! They are really fun and I can't wait to create more with this set! 


For this card I did some coloring with Prismacolor Pencils on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. I stamped the image and the sentiment with black ink (the sentiment is part of the new Altenew Bundle of Joy stamp set) and then I went ahead and colored everything.


I trimmed down the kraft cardsock panel to 4 by 5 1/4" and used a white gel pen to draw a stitched detail all around. I masked the floral image and the sentiment, before adding some splatters with white acrylic paint.


I then decided to take the leap and coat the entire image with Glossy Accents. The doodle-like style of the image really inspired me to experiment this way, and I have to say that I really like the result! I tried to capture it on camera, but in real life it looks even better!


I left the glossy accents to completely dry and then added some highlights with a white gel pen. 


I mounted everything on an A2 card base and that finished off my second card.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I have a video tutorial for you, showing how I created the first card. You can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel!





And now it's time to talk about giveaways!

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 4/22/2019 for a chance to win.
A winner will also be drawn 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 Card Blog on 5/4/2019. Good luck!


And that's it for today! I really hope you liked the inspiration I shared with the new AltenewStamp/Die/Stencil/Paper Pack Release! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day! 



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77 comments:

Debbie Rumpza said...

GORGEOUS! I love all the cards you shared!

Anne said...

Really love the watercolor card and you sharing how easy it is to complete. Thank you.

Nandini said...

Thanks for the great inspiration. Love the soft colouring on the first. It looks really pretty. And the second card is so elegant.

Janis Godwin Spear said...

I love how you splattered the second card and used the glossy accents. Too gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

kreativekate said...

I love your detail work. It really finishes everything!

Teri S. said...

This is my first ever visit to your blog Laura. I'm glad you are part of this blog hop for Altenew. The new release is fabulous, but then again, most of them are. lol I am very impressed with both of your cards & thank you for the video you made as well.

Pam AKA: picnic said...

Awesome cards, what a Great Release to work with...

Liz O. said...

Love these designs Laura! I gotta try colored pencils on Kraft card stock. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love the soft background on that first card you shared. :)

Lisa T. said...

Your cards are beautiful. My favorite one is the "Hello". I love that background. Great job Laura!

Heather said...

These are both beautiful!! I LOVE that first one with the water colored background; so pretty!

Nana Griffin said...

Nicely done!

Jennifer Rasnick said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

That card on kraft yardstick is fantastic!

Heather M said...

Lovely water colored background. Your flowers are so pretty on both cards!

Carol Rossouw said...

Loving this new release - especially the beautiful rose spray stamp set & that fancy hello die. Thank you for the lovely inspiration! Your water colouring is beautiful!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cards!! Both of them are so pretty, I love this release! :)

Brenda Kuder said...

Really pretty cards! Great water coloring!

Lisa R said...

I love the glossy accents on your doodle flowers. Very cool, thanks for the inspiration!

jeannieob said...

Beautiful cards, love this release!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Both are gorgeous but I really love the background of the hello card! WOW!

Betty said...

thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with these gorgeous cards!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Such different looks but both equally very pretty

Becca Yahrling said...

Both cards are fabulous and pretty! I love the pretty, Spring colors of the first card. And I adore coloring on kraft and white; one of my fave looks.

Barbara said...

Love both of these. The card created from the Weekend Doodles set has a slight edge since I love that set. :)

Ginger said...

I love your watercolors! Just exquisite!

Allison Clark said...

I just love you're cards but the water colouring card is my favourite!

mumster said...

Love your cards . Liked that you had a video for the water colored card

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cards today.
Such pretty cards! Thanks

Kathy Ferguson said...

Beautiful card examples. I appreciate the pastel watercoloring you did. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

Sue D said...

Pretty cards. Love the colors on the first one.

Helen said...

Your cards are so soft and pretty, Laura! Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful inspiration!

Cynthia Cole said...

Both cards are sweet!

Shari Czerwinski said...

beautiful watercolor background and lovely coloring on the second card!

Jean said...

Such gorgeous cards!

DGolly said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Such pretty cards! I love the colored pencils on the Kraft cardstock!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards! Love your fabulous backgrounds.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Oh so pretty and so feminine too - love these cards.

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are just gorgeous - thanks for sharing:)

DebbieCO2AZ said...

Water coloring gives such a soft look while still maintaining plenty of color. Doodle card is charming. I like the sandy card with the white speckles & am going to order some of that Nuvo crystal drops to try.

Karen B said...

Beautiful cards and each one unique. Beautifully done.

Patti H. said...

Wonderful cards, Laura & what a great release!

Anna M. said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for thw inspiration!

Barbara Van Meter said...

So pretty

Geri S said...

Wonderful cards, colors, and new release! Love the new hello!

annaka said...

So nice cards!

Aimee Phillips said...

I love your Weekend Doodles on Kraft paper. Soooo pretty. I need to use Kraft paper more.

JMN said...

Beautiful cards. I enjoyed your process video.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Very pretty cards! I love the background on the first one!

LauraJane:) said...

Very pretty samples today! I like your weekend doodles colored on Kraft very much:))

Unknown said...

Tricia Podmore here, Laura both cards are awesome. You, my dear, are an amazing Artist and your talents, WOW! I so appreciate your tutorials and how you inspire.

Annette Reed said...

These are very pretty! I like the watercoloring and kraft always looks great!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such pretty cards!
Thanks for sharing.

Cathy Lillie said...

Beautiful cards, Laura! The Delicate Flower Bed stamp is so pretty and your watercoloring is gorgeous! I love how that card turned out!

Dawn T said...

so beautiful Laura. Loved watching the process.

DJ said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the card using the Delicate Flower Bed florals. The way you watercolored them is gorgeous.

Lisa Byers said...

I am so in love with your card from the Delicate Flower Bed stamp set. Your watercoloring was so beautiful!! It looks so delicate and lovely. Your other stamp was very beautiful as well!!

Patty said...

Very pretty cards!

Dana M said...

Oh what lovely cards! Gorgeous watercoloring and coloring, striking designs.

Annalisa said...

Your first card is so soft and pretty, and then the black sentiment and matting makes for a really interesting contrast. And then the white on kraft is always a favorite look of mine. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards with us!

Anne Lee said...

Such pretty cards! I love the subtle peacock feathers background on the first card and I love that you experimented with glossy accents on the second card! Splatters look very artistic :)

Unknown said...

Love your weekend doodles congrats card! That set looks like so much fun to play with!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. I love the unique styles and your coloring is gorgeous.

Nox said...

Lovely cards - I love the glossy detail on the second card, and the soft, flowing blue background on the first. Beautiful colour choices on that first card too.

Linda Anderson said...

Thank you for the video showing the watercolored card. I also loved the doodle flower on kraft cardstock. The added glossy accents was a nice touch on the flower and leaves. TFS.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! The Delicate Flower Bed is a favorite!

Tammy Hanson said...

I too love those word dies. So stunning. And you floral background is amazing!

https://misslomaxart.wordpress.com said...

Such a lovely job, Laura. I do like that Hello die

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Laura
Love your simple but elegant beauties. love and hugs

Carmela said...

Gorgeous cards, Laura. I love the soft colors.

roni fajardo said...

I love the hello die sentiment.

stratton24 said...

Thank you - love the watercolor over clear emboss technique. Looking forward to trying it when my Altenew order arrives!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Love your cards!! They're both so sweet.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning projects. Love the soft background on your first project. TFS

Connie said...

Hi Laura :) Love your refreshing cards! They bring a smile to my face :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Kraftsbyus4u said...

I really love these cards so soft and beautiful!