Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Altenew Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

This is my 2nd post of today. 
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warned: photo-heavy post

Hello friends!
It is the most exciting time over Altenew. This time Altenew is releasing stamps and dies! 
If you hop from the talented Tae Eun Yoo's blog, I want to congratulate you for making it here--the last stop from the hop. If you are just starting, no worries, the entire hop list is at the end of this post. You can hop to your heart's content.
So, let's get started, shall we?

My first card is created with a FABULOUS floral set called Perennial Beauty. 
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The hibiscus come in 4 layers !  The matching Perennial Beauty Die cuts perfectly, too.
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I must tell you that this set is one of the easiest color-layering set that I have ever worked with. Due to its shape, the line-up is amazingly simple! I didn't even use the reference guide much and was able to achieve this look!
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I am sure you all know by now that Altenew's Inks are the recipe for these color-layering sets. They are formulated to match however you want. I added a bit of Halftone Stencil in the background and used Gold Foil Card Stock as both compliments the large bloom perfectly.

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My next two cards are from Engineers Rule and matching Dies.
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Are there any Engineers in your life? I do and I have never used any sets like this one! Now that my son David will be graduating with an Engineering degree from university in May, the timing could not be more prefect.
(edited: David got a full-time job offer with a big auto company when the post went live this morning! Squeal!.... ๐Ÿ˜Š)

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I got the stamp of approval from David and he knowingly approved and smiled at the sentiment! He thought it is very "well-done" ( that considered a high praise from an engineer!!).

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The white-embossed details are absolutely awesome! I gathered all the sentiment and white embossed them on top, then I used Stone Wall Stencil and partially inked up the top.

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From the same set Engineer Rule, I came up with a fun card.

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You can never go wrong making anything rainbow-themed, right? This set comes with Engineers Rules Die and they are awesome!
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Those little Ninja are just the cutest! I think they will be perfect for making kids cards, too!
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Last card but certainly not the least....Family Matter  (and Extras )ideal for the special family member in your life. I started out with creating an interesting inked background with the Medallion Layering Stencil A.
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I then used Layering Stencil B to add Nuvo Embellishment Mousse over it. It was a bit of a mess and somewhat scary (I thought I may ruin the project!). However, once dried,  it looked amazing!
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 For the detailed about this double stencil color-layering technique, I will share my how-to in a few days if you are interested to see how it's done.

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I truly had SO much fun with this card! The sentiment is perfect and prominent right in the center and it was so easy to stamp! The card is going to be perfect for my daughter's upcoming birthday in April (shhh....hope she doesn't check my post!).

Prizes: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, March 30th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, March 31st.

AND, I also get to draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate! That means one of the commenters in this post get a chance to win $30!!!

Thank you so much for making it to the end of this post and blog hop!!
 Please be sure to leave a comment in each stop along the way for your chance to win $ to shop over Altenew!

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suzvit said...

I really enjoyed your cards. So many cool elements!

Katina said...

All your cards came out sooo cute and I love that you used the "technical" stamp sets! Unique!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning projects. TFS

Heather said...

These are all so awesome!! I really like the engineer cards; perfect for males of any type!! And rainbow binary code??? Can you go wrong with that? I think not!! Great job all around.

Tenea Andersen said...

Such vibrant colors. Love it!

Candy said...

Thank you for sharing your talent

Hey Jude Cards said...

Loved how different and unique your cards were. You did an amazing job!!!!!

Linda S. said...

Wonderful cards, Virginia. The first beauty especially appeals to me. Congratulations to your son on his job offer. It is always exciting to have our kids test out their wings.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

So very nice, thanks for sharing during the hop!!

Brittany Poynor said...

Love the ribbon added to the cards!

Kara Lynne said...

Your cards are all so impressive! I love how personalized you created them. The stencils and stamps just come to life on all of your cards! Congrats to David! Didn't he just finish high school? Where did that time go?!

stephanie said...

Lovely cards Virginia....

Evelyn said...

Lovely cards.

Tracy A said...

Wow, you have been very busy. Great cards.

Heather DePasquale said...

Love the creative word plays on your engineering card. Love this set. Thanks for sharing!

Gillian Rouge said...

Wow, I just love your cards Virginia. My husband is an engineer, so I'm rather partial to your second and third cards. The binary one is so fun! Love the dimensional look of your last card - just stunning.

Roz M. said...

Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity. It's wonderful to see so many different ideas in the one post - really inspirational!

LC Lamothe said...

What a fantastic grouping of cards! You did a fabulous job featuring so many of the awesome new sets. Such wonderful inspiration! Congrats to your son on his job offer and happy upcoming birthday to your daughter! Lots of special things to celebrate!

Deborah said...

Your daughter is beautiful. Thank you for sharing all your ideas and creativity.

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Such beautiful cards Virginia!!! Love the layouts and designs... and how you coordinated colors and those florals! Thanks for sharing! I host always anything goes challenges on my blog every Friday! Today starts a new one, you should definitely check us out! Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This was a great blog hop. Beautiful new products

Mary-Anne V said...

Congrats to your son on his job offer. So exciting for your whole family. Happy early bday to your daughter. These cards are so wonderful and so much thought has been put into them. We have many engineers in the family so i really love this set.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Each of these cards are a tiny little masterpiece! Beautiful and bright!

Rose said...

What a variety of fantastic cards. My favorite is the first one because I am partial to flowers.

Deb said...

Congratulations to your son on his graduation and the job offer! Your cards are great! I really like the engineering cards as I have a daughter in school for mechanical engineering now and my nephew graduates from Auburn in May with his mechanical engineering degree. Never thought I'd have need of an engineering stamp set but so glad there is one now! Thank you for sharing!

Chris Salisbury said...

Super cute cards!! You are very talented!!!!

Jenniferk said...

Your cards are beautiful and adorable, you created many wonderful designs and all so different! I have to tell you the Daughter card is my favourite, it is stunning. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous cards!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your creations are wonderful!

Karen Judy said...

Thank you for sharing your creative designs. All your cards are adorable.

Patty said...

Wowzer!! You went crazy crafting on these awesome cards!! You showcased all the different release components beautifully!!

Anne Harada said...

What fun and creative cards! My fav is those little ninjas!! They make me happy!! TFS!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! I love the engineer cards, but my favorite is that last one. Wonderful layering, texture, shine, just gorgeous!

Sue McRae said...

What a wonderful mix of projects! I just love the ninja card, it's so fun and unique!

Marcie Lovett said...

They're all fun, but I love that first card. The layering stamps are incredible!

Maryjo Monterosso said...

I really like your unique perspective. Such beautiful designs and color choices and not like anyone else I have seen. Thank you for sharing your talent and unique view.

Carolyn Pokorney said...

Love the card created with a FABULOUS floral set called Perennial Beauty. This set is on my wishlist with hopes for near future to add to my collection.

robiw said...

Great cards! It's nice to see some masculine designs.

Linda Rubarski said...

Great cards.

Denise K said...

These are all so amazing!! I love your use of textures and color.

pcm said...

i love the card you made stephanie. the layers and texture!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh I love the card with the words in the sky! Beautiful!

Jane Sirak said...

Very very nice cards I especially like the last one where you use the stencil that came out really cool looking I'll have to try that thank you for all the inspiration

Lisa said...

Virginia! These cards are wonderful. And Congratulations to your son! :)

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous cards--love all the colors you've used, these stamps are awesome.

BeckyR71 said...

Beautiful cards! Love them! Great release.

Robin Platt said...

Wonderful cards. This has been a fun hop. I have learned so much and can't wait to try what I have learned. Altenew has realeased some awesome new stamp sets.

Kari D said...

Love your Cards! SO FUN! As an engineer I especially loved those cards! Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Beautiful card! I love the pop of gold!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for showing us so many great projects. You proved you can shine with various styles of card making. My favorites are the first and the card for your daughter. I like the combo of the layering stencils. Thanks

Gretchen Wilson said...

ABSOLUTLEY STUNNING! you totally inspire me to go out and buy more stamps. Altenew came out with another gorgeous release!
TFS

Debbie B said...

WoW! GREAT CARDS! Guy cards can be so difficult but you nailed it! This is such a great blog hop with so much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

Sarah M said...

Love your cards using the new Altenew products! Great cards!

Laraine R said...

Fabulous cards! Fabulous release!

Karenajo said...

Awesome cards - love the engineering set and thanks for all the super inspiration for using it ! You should be so proud of your son ! Great accomplishment !

Violet Rose said...

I love all your cards. They are so inspiring as always.

Jeannean said...

Congrats to David, and all of you, what great news!! I know your daughter will love her card too! Altenew has another fabulous release!

Cynthia Clark said...

Beautiful cards, as always. I love that hibiscus.

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards!

Starr Patrick said...

these cards are just stunning, thank you for sharing

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Beautiful cards! Love Altenew!

Jackie P Neal said...

Virginia,
Your cards are all just delightful!! And I love photo heavy posts to take in all of the beauty of each card-well done! Colorful and happy!
Jackie ")
I'm really digging the cityscape one!

Heather Bellino said...

Gorgeous

L D Tolen said...

You've really made something from stamps I would not know how to use. The Daughter card is really different. I haven't tried mousse, but it gives such a lift to the design. I'll have to try it.

Maria A. said...

Amazing cards, beautiful coloring and design.
Love the bright colors you chose.
Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards featuring this awesome release! I love the first card with its bold colors and gorgeous flower!

Donna Williamson said...

Thank you for sharing your talent! That daughter card is so unique! I appreciate all the ideas for different techniques with these cute stamps!!

Daลกa said...

Beautiful cards!

CathyL said...

I have enjoyed seeing the lovely cards you created!

Belinda MacNutt said...

Look forward to the layering technique, the cards are great

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards!
LOVE the CREATIVE designs of them all, with the science geek in me putting your AWESOME card as my favourite, right beside your BEAUTIFUL floral!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the inspiration and to Altenew for the giveaway!! I am looking forward to learning more about how you did your double-layering stenciling for the birthday card. Thanks again!

Dawn Turley said...

amazing Virginia. What a great inspiration

Susan Smith said...

Beautiful cards, I love all of them. I am especially drawn to the hibiscus, as I also garden.I really look forward to seeing your next project.

Sarah Greber said...

These are super cool cards. I love how you used the engineer set. Those are just plain neat. And that last card - I'm loving it. I know what you mean about the nuvo paste. I just tried it for the first time and it can be a mess. But the end result on your card is very neat!

Jackie said...

Wow, what a great Engineer card. I have difficulty making cards for men, and this is excellent!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! Love the backgrounds too. So many pretty things to look at. Love the gold on your first cards. Really makes the flower pop.

Alaska .Kris said...

Love the ninja card!

Knyazzy I. said...

Truly Amazing!

Tess Vogts said...

The composition and layout of these cards are quite different from the rest of the blog hop, i love that you have shown a different way to use these products. Thank you!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Fabulous cards Virginia! I especially love the texture and layering on the last card. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

Liz O. said...

All of your designs are so very unique and fabulous Virginia, love them all! Today my favorites are the engineer themed ones, congrats to your son and thanks for the inspiration, have a wonderful day!

Super Stick Chick said...

All of your cards are so fabulous - and so many of them! So glad you used the Engineers Rules set, they are my favs.

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

All great cards Virginia and I really love how you managed to add stencils in the background of your cards. Can't wait for your video on the double stencil layering technique!

Karthikha said...

Super cool creations :)

Nandini said...

Love all the great inspiration. I really love the new release.

Marianne said...

Fabulous cards, Virginia. You totally rocked the Engineers Rule card. So fun!

Irene said...

Great cards!!! The engineers rule cards are awesome!!

Sindhu said...

awesome cards...each one is so unique.....

Crafting Circle said...

fab projects.. my 5 year old would love LOVE the ninjas lol... he is a huge Ninjago and TMNT fan... so anything ninja is just cool !

Cindy B Designs said...

I love absolutely everything you do, but the Engineer's Rule stamp set has a special place in my heart and thank God you used this set. I need a perfect card tomorrow for an engineer and you have saved me with your cards for a good jumping off spot so I can make my own designs. You are so lucky to be on Altenew's team. They really fulfilled a serious need in the industry with their stamps, and now colors and paper, and everything! I don't spent money on stamps as a general rule anymore due to my gracious manufacturers, but this one was worth it.

Monika Reeck said...

The card for your daughter so WUNDERBAR Virginia love the texture there
and the one with Ninja cuuuutee love love love the Engineer card is great how you used all sentiment is a great idea
and the flower one is beautiful
great cards all Miss Virginia
Schoene Gruesse aus Muenchen
Monika

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow. Amazing cards.

Debbie Anemaet said...

Great cards, Virginia! These are amazing products to work with. I love the floral layering stamps. So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

Nancy Vondra said...

I LOVE your cards! They are all so different and creative. You've made the engineer cards so cute- any techy would like them. TYFS!!!

Bernette said...

Beautiful cards and a chance to win yay

Jackie said...

Beautiful! Love what you did with the stencils. So creative!

mommyx2 said...

Beautiful cards!! love the detail and colors.

Holly Schultz said...

Your cards have such a distinctive touch - very imaginative and creative. I really love your style!

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