Altenew May 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink/Enamel Pin Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi everyone! Today I am back with two cards and a video to celebrate the new Altenew release! This release is full of wonderful products, including inks and enamel pins too! All the new items are now available for purchase on the Altenew store!


For my first card today I used the larger floral in the new Everlasting Happiness stamp set. I stamped it with premium hybrid black ink on Canson XL watercolor cardstock and painted it with my Altenew Watercolors.


I added some details with some Prismacolor pencils, and used the Turquoise and the Desert Night markers in the Altenew Topical Fiesta set to paint the background and add splatters to it. The whole process is described in the video at the end of this post, so make sure to check it out, if you are interested.


I created a wood grain panel by stamping the image in the A Walk in the Woods stamp set on some more watercolor card. I layered the background with my focal panel, some black card and some more watercolor card.


For some finishing touches I used a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen in the center of the flowers and created some highlights with a white Gelly Roll pen. 


I added Nuvo Drops in Sea Breeze around the sentiment and in Limoncello on the centers of the large flowers, and that finished off my first card! 


For my second card I used the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die to ad some detail to a panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock. This die is so gorgeous, and as you can see in the card belo, you don't need much more to create a stunning card!



Once I was done die cutting, I added color to the panel with Distress Oxides in Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet. I then used a wet paintbrush to lift some of the Oxides off the panel and bring out the die design.


I added some highlights with a white Gelly Roll pen and some white and golden droplets with my Gansai Tambi Watercolors. I heat embossed thes sentiment from the The Best Thing Stamp set with white embossing powder over black cardstock and glued it to the front of the card. I cut a banner around the smaller sentiment, and used my scissor to fussy cut the outline of the larger one.


I trimmed the panel and layered it with some strips of black cardstock to create some extra interest. I raised the central panel over one layer of foam tape and added some white gel pen lines to the purple sides of the card, just along the black strips.


I added some Nuvo Drops in Simply White around the sentiment and that finished off my card.




As I said already, I have a video for you, showing how to create my watercolor floral card with the Altenew Everlasting Happyness stamp set. 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 5/15/2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will 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 5/18/2019. Good luck!

And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed the video and my inspiration projects with the new Altenew release! Don't forget to let me know which card is your favorite, and also which are your must haves from the new release!
Have a wonderful day everyone!


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69 comments:

  1. Both the cards are so beautiful! I love the purple one a lot! :)

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  2. Love your colors and your cards!

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  3. Beautiful! Love the colors you used! Sincerely Hafeeza

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  4. Wonderful cards! I love watercolour techniques so thanks for the video. I am so impressed with the dotted debossed card. Wow, that purple is yummy looking & it looks like a lot of time was put into it, whereas, as you said, it didn't take a lot. Thanks!

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  5. Beautiful cards!! Love the pretty coloring and designs. :-)

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  6. Very pretty! Several of these new releases are going on my wish list! Thank you!

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  7. Both of these cards are so pretty! I especially love the pink flowers on that lovely, bright blue background!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors!

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  9. Your techniques are beautiful!

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  10. Both cards are beautiful, I think. My favorite has to be the one created from the Everlasting Happiness set. Love that set.

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  11. Laura, you know that I love your creations and hope all the hoppers will subscribe to your u-tube channel because you are amazing. Your cards for the hop are awesomeness and inspirational.

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  12. The above comment is from Tricia Podmore, don't know why it says unknown. Soooooo sorry

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  13. The wreath stamped card is stunning. So softly colored. My favorite though is the last card. I am loving the background and you showed another way to take advantage of the beauty of it.

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  14. Beautiful cards! I love both of them!

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  15. Stunning cards! Thank you for sharing a video. Had to pin it to try soon!

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  16. lovely cards, Laura - that dotted swiss background certainly is wonderful for a background!

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  17. Oh, I so wanted to watch your video, because I absolutely love that card, but couldn't get the sound to work either here or on YouTube. Pinned it, though!

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  18. Your cards are really pretty.

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  19. wow stunning cards - LOVE the second one - so elegant:)

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  20. I love the blue shadowing and the purple ombre card is awesome!

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  21. Great cards! Love the groovy purple!

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  22. WOW! Beautiful cards I just love the background colors!

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  24. YOUR creativity amazes me!!!!

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  25. Gorgeous and beautiful! So excited about this release!

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  26. Such pretty cards! Love your color combos! I'm really excited about the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die! It's fabulous!

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  27. Hi Laura, Love your water colouring, the card turned out beautiful, lovely new products from Altenew, TFS, Cheers Anna.

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  28. As always, your cards are stunning! That lift technique is really beautiful!

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  29. WOW! I LOVE your second card. The colour against the background die is amazing. So gorgeous.

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  30. Lovely cards, very colorful and cheerful!! I love the watercoloring. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

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  31. SO much beauty to be had here...... lovely and oh, so pretty. Thanks for sharing your artwork with us!

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  32. What a fun way to use the debossed background! The subtle lightening of the colors is quite lovely. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  33. Pretty cards and cool backgrounds.

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  34. Beautiful cards. I love the way your watercolored flowers look

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  35. Love your soft blue card! The purple card is gorgeous!

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  36. Both of your cards are gorgeous, Laura! That purple one is absolutely stunning! I love that dotted swirls die...you showcased it so beautifully!

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  37. Absolutely beautiful cards, and thank you so much for including a video. I loved it! Your purple card has stolen my heart! Have a great day. :)
    Angie
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  38. Lovely cards with great details. My fave is the first one.

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  39. Your cards are STUNNING!!Thanks for sharing!!

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  40. Really nice designs on both of your projects.

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  41. Laura, your projects are really gorgeous. Thank you for bringing the sun into this rainy Saturday morning.

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  42. I love how you colored your Dotted Swirls die and then lifted the ink back out. A technique I need more practice at!

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  43. LOVE the Dotted Swirls die & the way you colored it! The Everlasting Happiness is quickly becoming my new favorite. Wonderful cards!

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  44. What a pretty card with the dotted Swiss debossing cover die. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  45. Very pretty! I love the dotted background!

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  46. Beautiful cards Laura. I'd love to see a video on how to do the purple card.

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  47. Awesome release! Wonderful creations!

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  48. Beautiful cards! I really like your pencil work on the watercolor panel. Thanks for the video.........enjoyed your process. TFS.

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  49. Dear Laura
    Anybody will be so happy to get either card as they are real beauties and i love the sentiments too.Love and hugs

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  50. Wow. They are so pretty.. Love the 2nd one more new and amazing. But belive me both are so amazing..

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  51. Gorgeous cards. I love the soft coloring and the layouts are beautiful. Wonderful release.

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  52. Your cards are beautiful! I love your coloring on the flora card and that purple card is stunning.

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  53. I am absolutely enchanted by your creations! That blue on the first card is so lovely and adds a wonderful glow. Thank you for sharing!

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  54. Very beautiful cards. Your colors are so amazing. And thanks for a great video. Love to watch watercoloring.

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  55. Both of your card are so beautiful! I love how you lifted some of the colour off and used the white gel pen on your second card to highlight the gorgeous design the Dotted Swirls Die creates and the purple/lavender colours you used are beautiful! I love the design of your second card and your watercoloring is amazing!

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  56. Such beautiful cards. Your coloring on the floral one is lovely.

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  57. I love the teal & pink together! Thank you for showing your techniques for the awesome idea in your video.

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  58. Hey there! Loved listening to you describe your card, what a beauty. The purple one is delicious - any chance of a video lesson of that one? Thank you.

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  59. I loved the use of the Dotted Swirls Cover Die on your second card. The purple colors were awesome. I liked that you lifted some of the colour off, accentuating the pattern from the die. An amazing card!! Margaret R

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