Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Altenew April 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi!
Welcome to my blog and to this wonderful Altenew Blog Hop for the April 2019 Release. You most likely arrived at my blog from Amanda Baldwin blog. The full hop can be found Altenew Card Blog.

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 4/22/2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also be drawing a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on my blog and each of the designers' blogs on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 5/4/2019.

All the new gorgeous April products can be found here.



For my card I chose to use the solid image stamp set, A Study in Watercolor. I find solid image stamps to be way out of my comfort zone so I wanted to challenge myself. However, I needed a reliable technique to go with the images. I chose to use emboss resist and use the graduated Distress Oxide blending that Kristina Werner has been showcasing lately. I used Antique Linen, Tattered Rose and Aged Mahogany Distress Oxides with my Picket Fence Studios blender brushes to obtain a smooth, even blend. I have a You Tube video below showing my process in detail.









My first step was to emboss the first flower image - oh I was following a layout from the brochure - with white embossing powder. Next I actually used my embossing buddy (this is shocking for me) and then stamped the second image and embossed. I stamped each image separately so I could nestle them together more tightly.

After embossing, I used ink blending with my blender brushes and started the lighter color at the bottom and moving to the darkest by the top. After I was done, I wiped the excess ink off the stamped images with a light weight cloth. Next I die cut the smallest hello from Halftone Hello. I used black card stock and layered 3 pieces together to make a thicker sentiment. I stamped a sentiment Weekend Doodles to complete the card.

Thank you for stopping by. Don't forget to leave a comment to enter for a chance to win the $20 gift certificate here. Next on the hop is Enza Gudor.

Susan


See below for products used. List for hop is right here!



Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links which means I receive a small commission on each sale at no further cost to you. I appreciate your support. I received the stamps from Altenew as part of my work on  this blog hop. I chose which sets to work with. As always, I only use what I love and what is of the highest quality. In full disclosure, I am on the Picket Fence Studios and My Sweet Petunia Design Teams - I like good tools! I purchased my own MISTIs and was gifted the blender brushes.


71 comments:

  1. Love your sweet and simple card. It is very beautiful. Love the new release. It is fabulous.

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  2. Gorgeous. I love distress oxide inks too. <3

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  3. Your card is great, and I love the new release!

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  4. absolutely please count me in for the drawin YOU know I love your card'ages
    xo

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  5. That is beautiful. I love the colors and the blending. Great job Susan!

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  6. This new release is awesome, great card, just stunning....
    GJ!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Beautiful!! Love the colors in your background!

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  8. Lovely card!! Your ink blending is so pretty!

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  9. Susan, I love the color combination and the overall design! I have yet to explore more techniques using DOs, I got several colors but have not been able to play with them as much as I should. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Loving this new release - especially the beautiful rose spray stamp set & that fancy hello die. Thank you for the lovely inspiration!

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  11. What a beautiful smooth blended background!! Lovely card! :)

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  12. Beautiful smooth blended background!

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  13. What a cool technique! I need to get those brushes! Gorgeous card!

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  14. Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts socibestreview

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  15. that color combo you used on your background is gorgeous - such a lovely card, Susan!

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  16. Love your ink blending, this release is incredible

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  17. Pretty card. I love the solid image stamps!

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  18. Your ink blending is so lovely! Very pretty card.

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  19. Blown away!!! ow gorgeous can this be! The recipient will love it!

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  20. Never thought of doing this! it looks amazing, and I love those brushes too makes ink blending a dream to do LOL

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  21. A beautiful card Susan. I love the colours you used - just beautiful.

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  22. I really enjoyed seeing this beautiful card!

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  23. Amazing blog. This post is looking interesting. Thanks for sharing this with us.worldreviewconsultant

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  24. Beautiful card. I love the new Hello die. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  25. I love the card! It is just my style. I recently purchased the Altenew Floral Shadow set and will try this layout and a distress blend with it.

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  26. Wow! So stunning, Susan! Love the ink blending look! Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful inspiration!

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  27. I really loved your card a lot ! Thanks for the video.

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  28. Love the colors on the blended background! I really need some distress oxides! :)

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  29. I love the way you've created the image to be white space; brilliant!

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  30. Wonderful card! Love your fabulous technique and video.

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  31. I love your card and tried your technique while I watching you. Thank you showing this technique!

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  32. Beautiful!!! Love this technique & this is my favorite stamp set in this release!

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  33. Love the way you used the resist technique with this stamp

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  34. Wow. Amazing card. Thank you for the instructional video. It definitely helps me learn.

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  35. Stunning sample with the emboss resist technique! Don't you just LOVE those brushes?!

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  36. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I struggle with solid stamps too. This is such a gorgeous card using emboss resist and distress oxides. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. This is a beautiful card. The color combo looks great and I like the embossing against the blending.

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  39. Beautiful card and gorgeous choice of colors and blending.

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  40. I love using distress oxides!! They are so smooth!! I love blending with them!! Beautiful card!

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  41. You just blew my mind!! Have not seen a card done this way before and it looks absolutely awesome!! I have got to try this on a card!

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  42. Oh what a beautiful and striking card - love it!

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  43. Pretty card! You got a nice blend between the three oxide inks. Great job highlighting the solid floral stamps.

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous background. I rarely find a use for Aged Mahogany, but this very pretty. Will be pairing it with Tattered Rose as well in the future! It's a beautiful card :)

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  45. I'm with you, Susan. I always like the look of solid stamps on a card, but I'm scared to use them. Your card turned out great, so perhaps there is some hope for me! Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Fabulous card! I love that design - so elegant!

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  47. Love your use of negative space! You're so creative!

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  48. What a pretty card SusanšŸ˜ love it

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  49. I love the distress ink background colours, very pretty.
    A fabulous card. Thank you for your process video.

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  50. Beautiful, unique card. I love the solid images in the A Study in Watercolor set.

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  51. Wonderful use of negative space - love the ombre inking in the background. This makes for a lovely, and unusual card!

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  52. Love the ombre effect! So pretty!

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  53. Such a warming colour scheme. I am yet to try those blending brushes. They look like so much fun

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  54. Dear Susan
    Love the card and the coloring. i have awuestion. when using bleding brushes do we need to keep one brush per color. tc stay blessed love and hugs

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  55. I love the ombre effect and how your designed your card!

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  56. I’m happy for you that you challenged yourself with the large image, the end result is beautiful.

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  57. WOW! Gorgeous creation, love the extra white highlights using masking!

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  58. Ink blending is one of my favorite techniques. So beautiful!

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  59. Your card is absolutely beautiful!!

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  60. Hi Susan! A beautiful color palette...lovely :) Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Beautifully blended. I love it!

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