Friday, April 6, 2018

Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway

Hello friends!
 
It gives me great honor and pleasure to be part of the Altenew Blog Hop today!
Altenew is turning 4! Today is day 4 for this special celebration.
 If you come from the blog of Sandra Dietrich, you are in the right place.
 For the master list of this blog hop, please visit Altenew Blog.
 Since Altenew is well-known for the layering stamps, it is only fitting for this occasion that I share one of the many many beautiful color-layering stamp sets.
Hope Stamp Set
Hope Stamp Set


If you think that you may not need the matching die set...I want to point out that the matching dies are awesome to use for MASKING. 
Hope Stamp & Die Bundle
Hope Stamp & Die Bundle


It always saves me so much time and effort to cut out the image as masks!
I decided to do a little bit of watercoloring with Altenew ink. This Hope Stamp Set
has both solid and outlined stamps and are perfect for the "stamped watercoloring" look.

Altenew-HopeStamp-Virginia#1

You can say that I "cheated". But, hey, why not, especially when the stamps can offer so much and makes you feel like a REAL artist?  I actually have not used much red color as of late, so this bright red card looks very "refreshing" to me! 
Altenew-HopeStamp-Virginia#2

Once the watercoloring was finished, I let it dry an ran the Creative Edges: Lace Die with the Tan Embossing Mat through the die cut machine.

Altenew-HopeStamp-Virginia#3

I stamped the sentiment in grey and darkest grey shade. Only a few small sequins are needed as the image speaks volumes!
Altenew-HopeStamp-Virginia#4

Lastly, I wanted to share a little bit of "my story" with Altenew.
Here is my detailed post about it yesterday. 
CDT Virginia_preview

Back in early 2014, I was on the Runway Inspired Challenge with Jennifer and Tasnim. They are two super talented card-makers that I admire. When Tasnim asked me to try out her layering stamp set that she first designed back then, I knew that she was onto something HUGE! Fast forward to 2018, I am blessed to be on the Altenew Card Design Team for over a year now and the fun never stops. Altenew has continued to amaze and challenge me to be a better card-maker. Thank you, Altenew!


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Prizes: Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew
Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 5 $50 Altenew Gift Certificates
Altenew Academy: 5 Class Spots
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100 Altenew Gift Certificates
Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Tombow USA: 2 Dual Brush Pen Sets and 2 TwinTone Dual Tip Marker Sets
WOW! Embossing Powder: $40 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $25 Gift Certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2018 Issue



Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 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 17th, 2018.


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abhoneyab said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous card with the Hope set.

Annheidel said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the colors.

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful card!! Love the lace border also! :)

Cynthia Cole said...

Wonderful card and past projects!

mom2five said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Lovely card !

Lagene said...

Awesome creations! I especially love this Hope set!

Colleen Balija said...

What a lovely story of yore journey to Altenew! You're cards are beautiful ,I love the watercolored look.

Joy Meadows said...

the bright red really grabs my attention, Virginia! The embossed border along the bottom is so pretty.

Mirella said...

This is so stunning, Virginia! I absolutely love that stamp set, and it's on my wish list for sure! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Pascale Daria said...

très jolis!

Marcia said...

Beautiful cards! Always inspired by your creations.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful watercoloring on your pretty flower. Thanks for your continued inspiration.

nola said...

The Hope stamp set is great and I love your beautiful card using it.

FD91354 said...

I love this new Hope stamp set and your cards is beautiful! Love the inlaid die at the bottom.. Nice accent! Happy Anniversary Altenew!

Martha Herrera said...

Stunning card, and I love all of your past cards.
Thank you for the inspiration.

charly said...

Oh love the geometric birthday card! Stunning.

El Ivens said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

Annette Gordon said...

So so pretty, this is one of my favourite Altenew cards I have seen ever! I love the lace border that you die cut and filled in on the bottom of the card.

craftychic said...

Lovely card! Thank you for sharing!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Very nice card. Has an old time touch to it.

sideoats + scribbles said...

Hi Virginia! LOVE your card! It’s just gorgeous!! So happy to be hopping along with you and Happy Anniversary, Altenew!! Xoxo

Greta said...

Love the gorgeous bloom & embossed lace, Virginia!

Dee Earnshaw said...

such a lovely card - love the colors:)

Sue said...

Beautiful cards!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Virginia! I think you're right about using red on your bloom, it's so refreshing and very elegant! I'm so glad you were part of today's hop!!!

conil said...

Who doesn't love a big red poppy? This one is gorgeous and love the "Virginia touches" so much. I'm a sucker for dry embossing, as you know.

lindagk23 said...

LOVE your gorgeous card! This is such a beautiful stamp set. Thank you for the awesome inspiration!

Karen Russell said...

Great cards Virginia! I especially like how you used the creative edge on your Valentine card. Thank you for the inspiration.

Donna Phelan said...

It's never considered 'cheating; when it comes out that beautiful lol Love your water coloring!

CindyBLink said...

Beautiful cards! I love this Hope stamp set.

Alice T said...

Yes Virginia your cards are wonderful. Love the use of watercolor.
Thank you.

Debbie Selby said...

I love the heart card

Kimberly Pook said...

Very nice . I enjoyed viewing your cards and checking out some others here . Thank you.

Linda Anderson said...

I love your pretty red flower card from the "Hope" set. That large floral image is a showstopper! Thanks for sharing your creative designs on the hop. Happy Birthday Altenew!

Rexann Menz said...

love your card, this set is in my wish list and can't wait to get it and create!! Beautiful job on it!!

Jeanne Truby said...

Thanks for the great ideas!i just bought Altenew's Hope stamp and can't wait to make your card. I have never thought to leave the pieces in after using a die like you did for the scallop edge. So cool!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous stamp and
die set. Your card
is beautiful with
the red rose.
Carla from Utah

Dana M said...

Stunning card! Beautiful water color technique and love the lace embossed border.

Laetitia Lisa said...

beautiful cards and colours ... and yes !! dies are always very useful, most of all those which cut right on the edge of the stamp <3

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome coloring on this gorgeous card! I love the stamp set you used and that pretty edge die!

Saniyah Syed said...

Love the stamped watercolor look! The colors and details are sooo pretty!

ginger na said...

Delightful card. Wonderful hop.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous! I love the inlaid die cut!

Aimee said...

I love the Valentines card. Thank you for sharing

Heather M said...

Gorgeous Flowers!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon331 said...

Creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Shirley said...

I always use the outline stamp of an image. Your card has inspired me to try making the flowers without it.

Harriet said...

Beautiful.....I love this card. Is it the red-possibly, is it the dry embossing-possibly, is it the sentiment-possibly.....put all together it's the entire card!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Beautiful card...I LOVE the colors you used and that you often use dies to emboss to add texture. This is something I have started to do more in my cards...thanks so much for all of your inspiration!!

Romana Išová said...

Nice :0)

Colorado Crafter said...

Your cards are so lovely!!!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I just love Altenew's floral stamps. None can compare!

vickie said...

Really beautiful card!

Wendi Jarvis said...

Gorgeous. Like the "lace" embossed at the bottom.

Carol said...

Beautiful card! I love the way you put it all together, but I’m especially inspired to try watercoloring again. It isn’t natural for me but I love the look.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing your story with Altenew.

Julie Bodenheimer said...

Gorgeous!

Barbara said...

such a beautiful card.

L Verdolin said...

Altenew is the go to company for stamp layering flowers. I love how they now do bundles that include the die. TFS!

RobynLovesPedro Silva said...

Wow beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your talent. Happy birthday to Altenew ��

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Since I don't color, I have to cheat! haha So it's
great that there are sets like that. Beautiful work,
Virginia.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

I have this set and love it! Your card is beautiful!

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card!! So pretty! I love that you have embossed the lace die.

Donna said...

Wonderful cards, Virginia! I love the soft water color cards. They are so, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Ericka Strange said...

Great card and I love the background! So pretty and soft colors really make the flower pop. Beautiful job!

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning!! The colors are so beautiful!! I love all of our cards!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful card! :)

Barbara said...

This is a gorgeous card and in your beautiful style. I agree with you that Altenew is an outstanding company. Here's wishing them many more years of beautiful creativity!

tndj said...

Your cards are beautiful and love the colors you used.

Connie Hinkle said...

Gorgeous card😍 Love the bold colors!!!!

Stanlee Runner said...

Gorgeous cards. The colors are amazing. I love the new release.

Allene said...

Such beautiful cards!

Debbie said...

Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

Kristina "Tina" said...

so creative, love the watercolor look. Thanks for sharing and creating! XOXOXOXO

Cindaku said...

I love this watercolored card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ellen Dematos said...

I am so completely new to altenew layering standsand never have used dies.... You have totally got me dying to get my hands on this beautifulness! Your workis awesome very excited Thank you for the inspiration

Lynn L said...

Your card is stunning! I also love the red!

Kristie Maynard said...

Absolutely beautiful work. Thanks for sharing with us.

Melody LoveGreen said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful floral card. It is so lovely. And to me, you are already a REAL artist !

patti said...

Your coloring is amazing

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Stunning cards. Just beautiful. I can't draw And I love how layered stamps or any stamps make us all feel like true artists. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheri said...

Love the lacy valentine! But all are beautiful!

Teresa Doyle said...

Virginia, your cards are always wonderful and today's is no exception! The pretty red flower is water coloured beautifully and the lace die embossed at the bottom looks awesome!

Momcat said...

I love the card, it is beautiful. Love the additional border with the die at the bottom.

Jeanette said...

Thank you Virginia for sharing your beautiful cards!

Amy C. said...

I love the vivid red of your flower! Beautiful stamp.

bev p said...

It's beautiful, Virginia, and it's not cheating to use your art tools (including stamps!) I am amazed at how much I have learned to do as soon as I gave up on drawing.--now I just play with color and art "happens!" Thank you so much for this lovely example.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a fabulous card, I am a huge fan of that lace border, it is on my list next!

Carolyn Steele said...

You created a beautiful card! The blue really makes that gorgeous red flower just pop. I also am in love with the peony with the gold embossing. It is stunning!!

Lindar C said...

Lovely card, I do like owning the matching dies.

Nox said...

Stunning cards - love the watercoloured florals. So beautiful!

Arlene said...

I can only say GORGEOUS as ever. :)

Jenna4stamping said...

You are incredibly talented, thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!

Ruth Swartout said...

I love the triangles!

Linda Westfall said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors that you have chosen.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

that flower is gorgeous, wonderful card
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Sandy M said...

Wonderfully done. I think I love the red flower with the pop of lace at the bottom the most. All of the cards are stunning.

kathymcc said...

Virginia, that red flower card is so stunning! I hardly ever choose red when I'm stamping flowers. But, after seeing this card I can't wait to use shades of red! Love the background, too! Your cards are always gorgeous...thanks so much for sharing with us!!

Nana Griffin said...

All are very lovely.

Betty Keefe said...

such a beautiful design and colors for your card, Virginia!

Iris said...

Such a pretty card - love the watercoloring.

blaze said...

Such lovely cards!

Dina Glass said...

Wow wow the red flower looks 3D!! Just beautiful!

Janelle H. said...

Love the vivid color of your flower! Beautiful card!

Glorie said...

Such a pretty card. Love the striking red flower.

eliza said...

Lovely card!

emagine said...

Such a beautiful flower focal point. The color is so rich.

Stacy said...

Beautiful job incorporating the watercoloring with your gorgeous, bold flower!

pcm said...

bold and stunning!

Jennifer said...

Such pretty designs! I love your style Virgina!

Barbara Thompson said...

You watercolor is stunning.

barbara macaskill said...

Spectacularly stunning! All of the background details really showcase your gorgeous red Peony! I love the embossed detail on the bottom of the card too! TFS!

CatherineD said...

Wow, so very pretty!

Texan Princess said...

Hey, I say we should cheat. Especially given the beautiful results! I especially love that embossed lace detail at the bottom of the panel. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Cain said...

Beautiful card, I love the Hope stamp set, so pretty!

Teresa L said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Patty said...

LOVE your card with the Hope Stamp Set! You have always been an inspiration with all your Altenew creations!!

Annette Reed said...

Your card is very pretty! I love to see how people use watercolors with stamps. I learn more with every card and video I see. Your painting is lovely.

Deb Case said...

Sosoooooo beautiful. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing.

Brithzi said...

Your card is absolutely lovely.

Beth B. said...

Going to find your post about the card with all the triangles. Love it!

PatriciaD said...

Great cards, I just love Altenew's layered flowers.

Alaska .Kris said...

Those build a flower sets are stunning!

Aishah Asif said...

Love the techniques you used! Thanks for sharing!

Anushree Vaish said...

What fantastic card! So beautiful with so many fabulous details....and your past projects are also fabulous...thanks!!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful inspiration. Thanks.

Sam Edwards said...

I love the flowers you did very beautiful

Little Miss said...

Gorgeous!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Beautiful card and a great example of how wonderful this stamp set is.

Beth said...

Your creativity has inspired me to get out my Altenew stamp sets (I have 5 and have ordered 2 more) and try again. Your end results are beautiful!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create!!!

Deeps said...

I loved hearing how you started out in Altenew. Your card is beautiful and I’m amazed at the beautiful stamps and dies that Altenew comes up with.

Sonja said...

Gorgeous cards!

Deepa Mistry said...

I love all of your beautiful cards! The geometrical one is done so elegantly just like all of Altenew projects! Congratulations to Altenew and the Altenew team!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia. I am especially drawn to the triangle card- fabulous design and colors! Thanks for the inspiration.

Paula Fuller said...

Beautiful, dramatic cards, Virginia. Altnew products are the best, and they do challenge us to create beautiful things. A very inspirational blog hop. Thank you.

D Golly said...

Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Martin said...

I love your watercolor cards. You are an inspiration.

Caron B said...

Loved how vibrant your card is. Happy Birthday Altenew.

dannyscotland said...

The Hope stamp set is one of my newest favorites! I love what you did with it.

Arianna Barbara said...

Awesome cards and colours!!!

StampinLouie said...

Virginia your cards are all beautiful.

Marcia said...

Love the watercoloring background. The added embossed lace along the bottom adds a nice touch to the final look of the card.

Brandi R said...

Love this! Beautiful watercoloring ♥

Priyanka said...

Beautiful card Virginia. Thanks for sharing :)

Patricia Mello said...

Your card is beautiful, I especially like how you embossed the lace effect on the bottom.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the embossed lace border.

Michal said...

Amazing!! Love the different styles! Thanks for sharing!

jan metcalf said...

The embossed edge was a great finishing touch!!

Viki Banaszak said...

Your watercolor card is gorgeous! I love the embossed lace at the bottom

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful and bright, and that dry embossing at the bottom is perfect!

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful red floral card. Your projects are always so inspiring.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic shading.
there is so much depth to the
flower. Beautiful.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carol Rossouw said...

Beautiful cards with gorgeous products. Congratulations to my favourite stamp company! I'm so glad I discovered Altenew early on with one of my all-time favourite stamp sets - Vintage Roses. Since then I have been stunned again and again by their beautiful products - especially their layering flowers. Here's to many more happy years!

Megan said...

Beautiful, Virginia!

Dani S said...

Beautiful! Love the colours

Unknown said...

Beautiful, thanks.

Cathy Lillie said...

Your rose is beautiful! You did a lovely job watercoloring! I like the lacey edge border on your card, too.

Clara K said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards! I love the lace border!

Gayle Bartholomew said...

what a beautiful card with such a wonderful stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing all these inspiring ideas and techniques!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous card...love the creative edges lace!

shy324 said...

Your bright red flower is beautiful!

Diane said...

All you projects (old and new) are gorgeous. Thanks for all the inspiration.

amymwz said...

This card is amazing. I was wanting to get this set but had to curtail my spending this order. Boy you sure make me wish I had gotten it.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Wow your cards are so gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!!

Jan J said...

So beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing!

bluemoon said...

Beautiful! I love the watercolour technique card, and I must find out how to do this technique. It's gorgeous! Thank you. Jan

stratton24 said...

Thank you-your technique made a perfect poppy. I love it.

Monica H said...

Beautiful card, your watercoloring is awesome!

Memories by Manda said...

Such a pretty card.

3kidmama said...

Love your card - that watercolored flower is the perfect red. Apparently I'm living in a state where Spring is never going to come this yr, so that brilliant flower just makes me smile and dream of warmer days to come. I enjoy your work so much, thrilled that you are on the design team - so fun to see some of your favorite creations from the past yr! Thanks for participating in the hop today and Happy 4th Anniversary, Altenew! Looking forward to many many more!

Valerija said...

This is gorgeous Virginia, love the wonderful flower.
Valerija xx

Dawn Turley said...

most amazing card Virginia. Love the way you embossed the die along the bottom

loulou said...

Lovely arty stamping and die embossed lace.

mandalj said...

Such a bold card - really like your watercolouring!

suzieque said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the colors that you used. Thank you for sharing, Virginia.

Michelle H said...

What a great story Virginia. Your card is absolutely lovely.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Just beautiful. Love the blue background.

krismybliss said...

Your card is just lovely! Love the embossed lace die as an added accent.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous water color card Virginia. Love the pretty colors and the border design! So elegant!

Super Stick Chick said...

Amazing cards. Love your florals! Great details too.






















شـذا Shatha said...

Lovely cards

Becky Doyle said...

Beautiful work. love it thank-you for sharing

mel h said...

Great idea for masking. Such pretty cards!

Darshana Acharya said...

Beautiful card.
Love your background color n rose color.
Great idea for masking.

byAnnette said...

Pretty Card !
Really like the softness!

Anniek B said...

So beautiful!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards as always. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Maria Paola said...

Thank you for being part of this giveaway. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous inspiration, thanks for sharing Virginia!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card. The softness of the water colouring is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Baxter said...

All of your cards are so beautiful, Virginia! The card you created for this hop is so pretty with the blue in the background against the red flower. I love the edge die you embossed on the bottom of the card!

zehra said...

Beautiful card, lovely colors.

Sam Edwards said...

I love the beautiful cards.

Karen said...

So lovely!!!

Cindy C. said...

It turned out perfectly!! Love the colors.

Laura Peddicord said...

Love your bright flower on your card. It is so very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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