Friday, April 14, 2017

Altenew 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: photo-heavy post 😍

As you may have heard... Altenew is turning 3!!! Today is the 4th day of special birthday celebration blog hop over Altenew.  I have been a fan of Tasnim and Jennifer's stamp company from Day 1 and I so happy to be part of the Altenew Card Design Team. If you come from the talented Nicole Picadura, you are in the right place!

For this special hop, I want to share how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the ornate cover plates.

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 Medallion Cover Plate A and Medallion Plate B
 I created a "embellishment" with part of the layering cover plates. It is definitely very manageable as long as you cut around the petals.

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The idea and execution are simple yet effective. I think this is a good way to create something unique and colorful.

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A birthday celebration is not the same without a CAKE!
 I am combining TWO sweet and yummy sets.




To create a one layer card, I started out with the one that is a the front and center-cupcake! I then stamped the images and created a mask with a piece of copy paper.
Altenew_LayeredCupcake_Virginia Lu #1

It is very satisfying to stamp images like these because they are so three-dimensional looking and yet it's flat! Altenew's Cupcake stamp set is by far the most 3-D cake images that I have ever seen!
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With some planning ahead and masking, it really is easier than you think.
Altenew_LayeredCupcake_Virginia Lu #2
 
We were asked to pick out our favorite Altenew projects. Our a-MAY-zing DT Coordinator May Sukyong Park compiled them into this collage! 💓

Very cool, huh?

Prizes: Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners.
There are also 10 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 15 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017. 


Blog Hop Order:
😊--->Virginia Lu <---😊

(YAY,  you made it! I am the very last hop!)

All supplies listed can be found here. Also, today is the last day for the special promotion.
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Happy 3rd Anniversary, Altenew!
Thank you for stopping by!

295 comments:

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Em G said...

Very cute cards, I love the cupcake one :)

Em G said...

Lovely cards, I especially like the cupcake one

Karen Judy said...

Two beautiful cards! I love the embellishment you created! How wouldn't love a cupcake card?!

Jean said...

Such gorgeous cards!!! You rocked these!

Ashley Wells said...

Virginia, I have loved seeing your work this past year. I hope you will do more videos :)

Maureen Reiss said...

Fantastic cards!!! Great way to stretch your dies with the first one!!!

Michelle Rickard said...

Your ideas were beautiful. Great inspiration.

Heather said...

These are so fabulous!! Love that medallion embellishment you created; so fun!

Lisa Maxner said...

Wonderful.

Anna said...

Hi Virginia, Loved your video, beautiful flowers, I like colouring with pencils, great card, TFS, Cheers Anna.

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Very unique.

Jeanette said...

I am suddenly craving a cupcake.

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - WONDERFUL cards!
LOVE them all, old and new! I'm especially INSPIRED by your cupcake and your hydgrangea!
Thank You for sharing :)

Doro S. said...

You're making beautiful cards! Interesting way to use the Medaillon dies, very pretty result!

stamper101 said...

Luv all your altenew card projects - beautiful!

Sheila Ironside said...

Very cool way to cut the flower from the large piece! Your cupcake card is so cute. Thanks

Cindy C. said...

All so delightful!! Thanks for the inspirations!

Sue McRae said...

Love the layered medallion, it's such an elegant focal point and your sweets card is a lot of fun!

Knyazzy I. said...

So Cool!

theartfulbutterfly said...

I just love these layered dies! Beautiful card! :)

Mel said...

Lovely way to use the die cuts in a new way. Love both cards.

Debbie B said...

GREAT cards! Truly works of art! Loving this blog hop! So much talent and inspiration here! Thanks for sharing yours!

Laurie Pickerel said...

Great cards! I like how you used the cover plate as an embellishment.

The Red Haired Lass said...

I am in love with these dies!

Naama said...

Stunning cards! Gotta love that yummy cupcake and just adore the way you used the cover plates - so clever! Thank you for the inspiration :)

D.Ann C said...

Love this beautiful and fun way to stretch that cool layering die!! Thanks for the inspiration! Congrats to Altenew on their 3rd anniversary!

Hippymom83 said...

Beautiful creations!

Donna Knipfer said...

I love the technique you used with the Die plates. I haven't tried this so it's new to me. I purchased two of the plates from Altenew last week and am looking forward to trying them out. Thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful creations.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Beautiful cards, I always excited to see what you have created

Stacy said...

All great cards, but I think the cupcake one is my favorite!

Louanne said...

you always have great card ideas! Thanks for sharing your ideas and techniques and thanks to Altenew for 3 years of good stuff!

Linda Rubarski said...

Cute cards.

Roz M. said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cards. I REALLY love that fabulous stripes stamp - it's the bees-knees :-).

StampinLouie said...

Very creative. Love how you stretched the dies!

Bobby said...

I just got the Cupcake set and I agree, Virginia. It is a great image and looks wonderful with your macaroons.

Nussy said...

Very pretty card!

Alaska .Kris said...

It is all so amazing!

bj martin said...

I love your medallion card - what a great way to use coverplates!

Angela said...

Wow all your cards are so pretty, but the cupcake card is really my favorite. Many thanks for your inspiration and this wonderful blog hop.♥
Hugs
Angela

loulou said...

Wonderful cards. I like the medallion elements and those cupcakes definitely look delicious.

greggers said...

Gorgeous and stunning cards, they are all so creative! TFS

KJK said...

Love your cupcake card. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing.

CORNISH said...

Two great cards. I like how you used a partial piece of the cover plate and the cupcake masking.
DebbieC

Kim Faucher said...

Love all your examples. Great layering!

Susan Smith said...

Wonderful cards. I especially love the first one. The colors are fantastic. Can't wait to see more from you.

Colleen said...

I love your cards and those plate dies are awesome, I need to get those! Thanks for sharing!

Isabel Z said...

You are such a talented artist.

Michelle Y said...

Such pretty projects, Virginia!

jan metcalf said...

You are always very inspiring, I receive your daily blog posts!

Sue LD said...

very pretty medallion card and sweet cupcake card.

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous cards. Love how you used the Medallion plate. So pretty and love the dimension of the card with the grey background. Beautiful cupcake too!

Tracy Lustick said...

Very well done , nice job !

Sue Denoncour said...

Beautiful cards. You are really keeping busy creating so many wonderful projects. TFS your talent and inspiration!

Jo Ann D. said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I admire your work.

Lieve said...

Great last blog-hop-post !
Two beautiful cards; thank you for sharing.
Let's have a party and eat some cupcakes and macarons !
Happy Easter Greetings from Belgium.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such great cards!

Rebecca Romines said...

I really like the pop of color on that first card with that die cut piece. I'm always trying to come up with new ways to incorporate my dies as well.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are wonderful! I especially love that medallion you created on the first card, gorgeous!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your work is always a delight!! Love the cupcake card to the bestest!! It may be due to my sweet tooth or your beautiful experience in coloring and design!! Love your beautiful array of cards!

Susan Wareham said...

Wonderful creations!

Leana Hodge said...

Love what you've done on the first card. Very unique. And that cupcake looks so real. Yummmm!

Юлия Ле Луар said...

Ааа, сладкая открытка - действительно получилось сладкой!

McStamper said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful inspiration this week. Love your art.

Marcela I. Alvarez said...

beautiful cards! great job!

Marina said...

What a great idea to use those dies like that! I love your cards, they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Russell said...

Amazing cards! Thank you for always inspiring me. I love these new dies and can't wait to get them.

Jackie S said...

Great idea to deconstruct the die into an embellishment .

Engineered Baker said...

beautiful! you are so creative!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards. I love your sweet treats card. Very pretty. Your Altenew favorites are so beautiful.

Tasha Vovchuk said...

what can I say... I just love your style and your cards are so special! That flower from the cover plates - wow! so smart! and yes, one cupcake is never enough, wee need more ;)
PS: oh no, it's midnight here, and now I'm craving for a chocolate cupcake...

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cupcake card, love the cover plate medallion one too, such a clever way to stretch this pretty coverplate.

CinnamonSally said...

Love your card Virginia especially the cupcake one.

TAS said...

Both cards are beautiful, especially love the cupcake card. Thank you for sharing.

helenbrendan said...

Both cards are exceptional! The die cut card is elegant and the cup cake card is whimsical. And both show off the Altenew products at their very best!

Robin Platt said...

I love your cards. Thanks for sharing and being a part of the Altenew hop.

Liz O. said...

what a treat! love this sweet design Virginia! the cupcake and macaroons look scrumptious! thanks for the inspiration!

Hsin-Yi said...

Your cards are always so pretty! I also love to learn a new way to use the die plate. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Awesome cards!!!

Monika Reeck said...

wooow with create the embellishment and leave your card only grey white and black its ADORABLE Virginia
und second card yay das ist Yummy zum essen yuummm nun ich habe hunger hehehe
wie geht es dir
du bist in mehrere DT member must be busy Mom..
love to visit your blog again
hugs
Monika

Migdalia said...

Super sweet cards!! Awesome job!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! These are both incredible! I love that floral card and how it pops of the background!

Nandini said...

I love the first card. Wonderful use of the layering dies. I also love the second card. It is so sweet and pretty.

Sara T said...

what a beautiful card you made.
thanks for sharing.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love how you made use of part of the medallion dies - so light and lovely.

Diane Bakehouse said...

I love your embellishment using the layering dies. I just got them and will be trying out this idea. I love how you stamped the flowers at the bottom of the card. You seem to mix and match a lot. Love it.

Dana M said...

Terrific cards Virginia! I love that you used the cover plate in a fresh ways with stunning result.

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards. Love them all.

Amante del Papel said...

clean and beautiful card!

Kathy Mc said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! I have to say your yummy cupcake and cookies don't look flat (even though the card is). Great way to expand the use of cover plates, especially for medallions of any color and/or layers. Great end to a fabulous hop!

Karenajo said...

Great card projects - especially love the fun cupcake one! Thanks for the inspiration !

norine said...

Two gorgeous cards you've shared today, thank you!

B Alexandra said...

I love your added touches on the cupcake card. Great talent you have!

karenelr said...

What amazing cards, Virginia! I really like how you used the cover plates in a different way!

Tina Z. said...

great ideas and beautiful cards, so different!

Kanan Pandya said...

Love both your cards, Virginia!! Wonderful use of dies and the cupcake card is so so yummy. :-)

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