Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Altenew March 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi,
I am so happy to be here to share my first card as an Altenew Guest Designer. Altenew is hosting the blog hop over on their blog- HERE. The Altenew shop and new goodies which are gorgeous are HERE and HERE.

 Altenew is also giving away 6 $50 gift certificates to the store.  Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/19/2019 for a chance to win. You can also leave a comment here for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the store. Comments close 3/19.

You probably came here from Zinia Redo  blog. Her projects are so beautiful!

We choose which products to use, and I selected Wallpaper Flowers and the coordinating die cuts. I love floral wallpaper - ok full disclosure, I do not have any wallpaper in my house just in case I change my mind - so I knew I had to have this set. However, the rest of the release was so very tempting - trust me!

To determine how to design the card, I turned to Pinterest and searched for floral wallpapers. The wallpapers with dark grey backgrounds and white/pink florals were the ones that caught my eye. So here is my card.



I have a You Tube video on my channel for this card.




This card was actually fairly simple to make. First, I wanted a handmade background. I used a piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth 80 lb card stock and covered it several times with Altenew's Artist Markers TG05 and TG07. In between layers, I used Kathy Racoosin's rag technique with Copic Blending solution to add texture. Finally, I added splatters of Sheer Shimmer Mist and a diluted mix of Winsor and Newton White gauche. You could use diluted white acrylic paint or white gesso. Just remember not to use your watercolor brushes with other mediums.

Next, I stamped each flower and vine several times with Versamark ink onto Neenah card stock which I had treated with an anti-static tool. For the flowers, I used Altenew's Golden Peach embossing powder. I used platinum embossing powder for the leaf vine which I adore!!!! 

I then arranged the flowers and adhered them with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. You will see a first layout in the video and I will explain why I choose this one lol! I stamped and heat embossed the smaller sentiment from the Mega Greetings set. I then die cut the hello from the Halftone Hello die from 2 pieces of black card stock and one piece of 110 lb Neenah. I adhered them all together but I shifted the black die cut slightly to the right to give the hint of a shadow. To add dimension, I add clear Wink of Stella and Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Of course, I had to add some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh - it is a must for me lol! So that is the card. 



Next on the hop is the very talented Laurie Willison.

Thank you for stopping by. Don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew store. Comments close 3/19/2019.  I will announce the winner on March 23rd and you can also check on the Altenew blog. If you would like to follow my blog, please enter your email address in the Follow Me section to the right. I will not see your email address. So have a great day on the blog hop - list for full hop is below!
Susan



Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I received the Wallpaper Flowers and die set from Altenew to participate in this blog. I selected this stamp and die set  because I think it is versatile and beautiful. I purchased the remaining products for myself as these are my favorite products for crafting. I am on the My Sweet Petunia design team and purchased my MISTIs at a discount. I was gifted the Cut Align tool. Thank you.

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106 comments:

  1. Susan!!!! I am SO excited to see you hopping with the Altenew girls!! Gorgeous card, fabulous coloring, and WOW is this exciting, right? You GO girl!! xx
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  2. Love the intense dark gray/black background - provides such drama!

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  3. I think wall paper art stamp.set will be first choice for majority of crafters..ample space for coloring can be stamped on pp or even used as it is !! Loved reading about your design process and off course your stunning card !!!

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  4. very striking card - thanks for sharing:)

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  5. Wow! I love the peach and black together - so pretty <3

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  6. Wow! What.a great video and beautiful card. Love the background, it’s unique!

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  7. Beautiful card. I love this new stamp set best out of this wonderful release.

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  8. The black/pink/platinum combo is so chic - I love this card Susan!

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  9. Great card! Love how it makes me feel happy.

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  10. Great video using my favorite stamp set from the new release. Learned a couple of things for sure. Love your choice of colors and design.

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  11. Lovely design Susan thanks for the inspiration and the video, it is always appreciated!

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  12. Amazing designs. Lots of creative ideas.

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  13. Very striking! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Just beautiful! Love the striking design!

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  15. Beautiful card!! Love the soft flowers against the black background.

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  16. You really captured the look of vintage wallpaper with this design. Love how you made it a little modern by using extra dimension.

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  17. Beautiful project! Love this release!

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  18. Your card is very beautiful. Love the card design and the colors!

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  19. So striking and elegant at the same time!!

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  20. I love the new Altenew release. I placed my order this morning and can't wait to get it. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!!!

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  21. LOVE how everything pops off the dark background!! Gorgeous!!!

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  22. I love it! The contrast of the pale florals against he dark background is just beautiful!

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  23. This is beautiful! I love the light colored flowers against the black!!!

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  24. Thanks for sharing your card, Susan, and especially the tutorial on how you did it.

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  25. great release and fun projects. thanks as always for sharing.

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  26. Beautiful cards! So inspiring, but now I want to buy ALL the sets!!!

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  27. I my goodness! What a beautiful card. I love the colors. Well done!

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  28. Beautiful card, love the dark background with those gorgeous Wallpaper Art flowers. Thanks for another awesome video tutorial too.

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  29. Stunning card, I will have to try this type of card. Love it!!

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  30. Thank you for the video! I love the gold with the peach.

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  31. Very resourceful of you to look at wallpaper for ideas! Your card is striking.

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  32. Beautiful card Susan. I love your colour choice.
    Thank you for sharing your talents.
    T x

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  33. WOW, Your card is absolutely beautiful and unique. Thanks a lot for sharing your talents with us.

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  34. Nice cards, so much talent - this Hop surely showcases a great release and awesome designers like yourself. Thanks,Denise

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  35. Very pretty with the embossing.

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  36. Beautiful work with beautiful colors!

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  37. Beautiful card and wonderful coloring technique. Love these new Altenew Wallpaper Art stamps.

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  38. Beautiful layout on your card, wonderful job!

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  39. Gorgeous card! Love the contrast!

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  40. Lovely work! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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  41. Your card is gorgeous. I love how you embossed the flowers and leaves and used colored pencil to further enhance your floral images. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us

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  42. LOVE this card and your process to create this beauty.

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  43. Gorgeous card! Thanks for your wonderful process video and congratulations on joining the Altenew Blog Hop.

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  44. So lovely and soft. I love the peach against the black. So elegant.

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  45. Stunning card. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Beautiful! Thanks for the great video!

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  47. Congrats on your first hop with Altenew :)
    Beautiful card!

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  48. Love your layout for the black card!!!! Wish I had this on my walls!

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  49. Looks like old time wallpaper! Lovely!

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  50. Love the colors and inspiration.

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  51. I really love the soft subtle color of the flowers on this card. Beautiful job.

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  52. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  53. Beautiful card. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  54. We are lucky you searched for inspiration. The card you made is awesome.

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  55. Love how the flowers pop against that background! Beautiful!

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  56. Very elegant and lovely design!! I think a person of any age would like to receive this card!

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  57. Your color choices are striking. Thanks for sharing the video to see the creative process.

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  58. Such a beautiful card! Love the softness of those flowers agains the dark background and your composition is perfectly balanced.

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  59. Very pretty card Susan....I just purchased this stamp set and cannot wait to receive it....thank you for the great video....good to have you here...

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  60. The black card base really makes the flowers pop. I need to use black cardstock more often.

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  61. Love this beautiful card! The colors against the dark background just pop.

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  62. So elegant! I can hardly wait to try out the Wallpaper Art set for myself!

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  63. Love the use of the peach embossing powder against the dark background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  64. The wallpaper art set is my favorite. Love this release, especially I love the new stencils, stamps and dies combinations!
    Beautiful card, thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  65. showstopper card! beautiful!

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  66. Beautiful card! Love this release.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  67. Loved your card and enjoyed watching your colouring process. Love;y colour choice.

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  68. Love the card, had never thought of using alcohol markers for the background.

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  69. Oh, this is so gorgeous!!! This is my favorite set of the release and I love the color combo you used!

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  70. Your card is beautiful and elegant! The soft pink of the flowers is gorgeous with the peach embossing powder. The dark background makes everything pop!

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  71. White, black and metallic is such a sophisticated look, especially when you use the toned metallics like the golden peach. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  72. Beautiful embossing, I love the black background. Lovely job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  73. Wonderful soft color with the black!

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  74. Card looks beautiful , the embossing of the flowers and color coordination is stunning.

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  75. Such gorgeous cards highlighting this fabulous release!

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  76. Amazing card . Love your coloring process

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  77. Beautiful card and great video. That peach embossing powder is a great choice. Looks amazing on the wallpaper flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  78. Susan, your card is fantastic! Thanks so much for the inspiration on this beautiful stamp/die set!

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  79. Gorgeous! I love the layers of colors and textures. Beautifully balanced and wonderfully dimensional.

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  80. Wonderful - I do love the dramatic contrast of the soft coloured flowers and the dark background!

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  81. Beautiful card. I love the dark background

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  82. wow! this looks like a piece of beautiful fabric!

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  83. What beautiful cards! Love the pale pink and the dark background.

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  84. Gorgeous card. I love the subtle colors and the black background.

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  85. I absolutely love the colors you chose for the flowers and leaves on this beautiful card, and mounting them on black really makes them pop! Thanks for a great idea! This latest release is gorgeous.

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  86. Your card is so beautiful! You really showcased that Wallpaper Art Stamp set...I can't wait to get it!

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  87. What an incredibly lovely card...like the Wallpaper flowers on the dark background. tfs

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  88. So happy to have discovered you through this blog hop. I love your inspiration card. It is simply stunning!

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  89. Lovely card! Such a beautiful design!

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  90. This card is beautiful and quite stunning with that background. I am starting to really love that Wallpaper Art stamp, the more I see the better it gets lol. Thank you for sharing your card and for the inspiration with this new set. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  91. Wow! This card is gorgeous! Since I'm reading this in bed at 4 a.m. I can't watch the video (would want to disturb hubby lol) but I am definately going to. I live the background and flowers. They look beautiful together.

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  92. Amazing i m really impress with your content and very useful it.These photos are looking beautiful and are very clear soniaplbarros

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  93. Congrats on your first Altenew Guest Design! Thanks for the inspiration!

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