Thursday, August 16, 2018

Altenew August 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Welcome to the August 2018 Release and Blog Hop, you should have arrived here from visiting Lilith's Eeckels blog.  
I absolutely love the products in this months release and have 6 projects to share with you today.





I love the Floral Flurries Washi Tape and it matched my paper choices perfectly!
I cut the 'you' out of Altenew Apple Red and Gold Foil Cardstock then layered them to create a shadow.  Using a Classic Crest Solar White card base, the washi tape is adhered to a panel then layered on a kraft panel.
I stamped the sentiment with Altenew Antique Gold embossing powder and tucked it through the loop of the 'y'.


Featuring this stamp set for the second time I wanted to feature a super quick and easy card.  Pulling a decorative paper from Altenew 6 X 6 Reflections  for my card front. Cutting the word 'happy' from 
Altenew Jet Black cardstock and then spraying a little Altenew Ocean Waves Ink Spray on the paper.
Enamel Dots are from the New Day Kit.
Adding a BIRTHDAY sentiment finishes off the card.




https://altenew.com/products/floral-art-stamp-die-bundle

This card again is very easy.  I selected the Altenew Dotted Washi Tape and tore a section into 2 pieces, layering those pieces on the upper left edge and lower right edge of the card panel.  I left a small section in the middle to show the torn edge and the white panel underneath.  Stamping the floral pattern on Classic Crest Solar White paper with Altenew Inks.
The sentiment is from the new Hello Gorgeous stamp set





When I saw the Block Print Stamp set I knew that I wanted to use it with the Geo Frames Dies and Geo Frames Stamps.
Stamping one of the patterns on three shapes using two colors.  I choose the Rhombus/Parallelogram shape to stamp and die cut.
Altenew 6 X 6 Reflections paper pad has a cool wood look paper that worked perfectly for the card front.  I layered it over Jet Black cardstock and used a Classic Crest Solar White card base.
The 'smile' sentiment was embossed with Altenew White Embossing Powder on Jet Black paper.
Leaves were cut from Forest Glades cardstock the Create-A-Wreath Die set.
Enamel Dots are from the New Day Kit






Wanting some dimension on this next card, I used a pattern from the new Block Print Stamp set to create a background, Altenew Peach Perfect Ink was used.  Because of the size on the stamp I needed to stamp the pattern 2 times to cover the panel.  To create interest I used the Rhombus/Parallelogram shape from the Geo Frames Die and die-cut the center of the panel.  Rose Gold Embossing powder was added around the opening.
The Inked Floral image and sentiment were also embossed with Rose Gold Embossing powder.
I colored the flower and leaves using Altenew Artist markers Frayed Leaf, Forrest Glades, Peach Perfect, Frosty Pink.
Using Alcohol and a small peace of cloth, I gently textured the flower.
Using foam tape to pop-up the image in the center of card plus placing a few Lucy's Gems for accents.







Starting with Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and using Altenew Aqualicious and Evening Gray ink, I inked up a background using the Altenew Feeling Dotty Stencil. I stamped and embossed the floral image with Altenew Antique Silver powder on watercolor paper.  
With Altenew inks I watercolored the flower.
Assembling the card with foam tape under the flower and the sentiment strip.
Altenew Jet Black ink was used for the sentiment.





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161 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! I think the Inked Flora set is my favorite this release!

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  2. Love all of your cards today! I really like the one using the Washi Sheet.

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    1. Thank You! The washi tape is so easy and adds so much punch to the cards

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  3. Beautiful cards; I'm really loving all these fantastic florals!

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    1. Thank You. Its hard to pick just one, they are all beautiful.

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  4. It's impossible to pick a favorite from these beautiful cards!

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  5. Fabulous cards Nancy, you did a wonderful job showcasing the new release, thanks for the inspiration! Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thanks for you lovely comments. The release is so much fun.

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  6. Stunning cards!! Love your use of the washi on a couple of your cards. And the way the banner loops through the 'y' on the first card. Thanks for sharing your talents!!

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  7. Wow, beautiful cards. I love them all. This is a great new release! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me!

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  8. Awesome cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  9. Those great maga words are perfect with your backgrounds. So pretty. Thank you for showcasing them.

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    1. Thanks, yes the Mega words are fun and make it easy to put together a card. Just pick a background and place that BIG word on the card and you are finished.

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  10. All of your cards look so pretty! Thanks so much for some really fun tips too!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and joining the blog hop!

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  11. So many wonderful cards, thanks so much for your lovely (and abundant LOL) inspiration!

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  12. Wow!! You really outdid yourself!! Such gorgeous cards!! Beautiful work!!

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  13. All of these are SO MUCH FUN! I really like you happy card! GREAT COLORS!

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  14. I love that washi tape also. I recently got some. Your cards are very pretty.

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  15. Wow! Such beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. All of your creations are wonderful!

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  17. Beautiful projects, LOVE the vibrant color combos and the Inked Flora set is my fave of the release.

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  18. Oh Nancy, one after another I was just wowed by these beautiful projects....I loved seeing the way everyone is using the different new items....great blog hop.....thank you so much! Hugs..

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    1. Thanks so much Rose. I do love how many different ideas came out of this blog hop.

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  19. this is such a versatile release with so much potential. thanks as always for sharing.

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  20. These are all very pretty cards! :)

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  21. Pretty cards...love the washi tape with the big sentiment.

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  22. All of your card examples are gorgeous. I love the washi tape you used on the first example. It is so colorful and beautiful. I could even make a gorgeous card using it. Thanks for all the inspiration using Altenew's new product release.

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    1. This release is great. So many possibilities

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  23. awesome cards...I like the way you have tucked the sentiment strip inside the loop of “y” in the first card...smart thinking! I especially love the card with the stacked up images. The fact that those images use print stamp as well as the frame stamp makes them truly interesting.

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  24. What a generous amount of inspiration you have provided .. thank you they are amazing .. need to play with my washi

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    1. Genevieve, Yes get that washi out and play. It’s easy and gives a great result

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  25. Wow such great designs and colors love them all. Awesome new release and thanks for sharing all the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks for joining the blog hop and the positive kind words

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  26. Very gorgeous cards! The background stamps are a fave of mine!

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    1. Reicy, the background stamps are so much fun and many designers found great ways to use them.

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous cards Nancy, thanks for sharing them.

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  28. WOW, so many brilliant ideas for us, you spoil us with all that is inspiration. Thank you I have so many idea's from this.

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  29. Lovely cards. The last card is a real stunner!

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  30. Stunning cards - great ides - Thanks! Love this release and all the combinations seem endless!

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  31. This is such a fabulous release! And I love the inspiration! It is awesome! My favourite product from this release has to be the Floral Art stamp set.

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    1. Yes Nandini, the Floral Art stamp is going to be a good one

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  32. really loving the inked floral stamp set, awesome cards!!

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  33. I love this new release, great job with all all your examples...

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  34. As always a great release! Thank you so much for your beautiful creations.

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  35. Wow! What beautiful creations! I love this new release and you have made some amazing cards with some of the products!

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  36. Wonderful set of creations using a lovely release! :)

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  37. All your cards are absolutely lovely! I adore your backgrounds especially! Very elegant work!

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  38. Nice use of the August release! All of your cards are beautiful! I love the backgrounds and grey leaves you used on the one. After the blog hop I want to return and watch the how-to videos! Great job and versatility!

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  39. Beautiful cards! I am really enjoying this latest Altenew release.

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  40. So many beautiful cards, what great inspiration.

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  41. These are so pretty! Love the new designs!

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  42. When you make so many beautiful cards how am I supposed to pick a favorite? I'm not a big washi tape person, but I just love love love the way you used it in your cards. I've been converted! (;
    Thanks for your inspiration for the new release!

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    1. Thanks so much, this washi is great for card fronts

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  43. The more I hop the more I want. These are all lovely and great way to showcase the lovely sets in this release.

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  44. Awesome cards, I love them all LOL I also want all the stamps and dies in this release too. Seriously though your cards are beautiful and I especially love your gladiolus from the Hello Gorgeous set, they are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Beautiful cards. That floral flurries washi tape is just gorgeous. I always love the look of gold embossing with flowers.

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  46. OH MY!! You must have been creating all day long...and the results are fantastic!! I really love all the products in this new release! I smiled when I saw your card with the three geo frames on a slant at different angles! I actually was thinking of that in my head as I went through the hop, although most of the DT's used the stamp upright!!

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    1. Thank you, I like to be different. The designers had such fabulous ideas

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  47. I am useless at getting an "artsy"" look on my own so this release is perfect! Also love the frames. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration. Your cards are all stunning!

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  48. Such beautiful cards.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  49. You really created some beautiful cards with this release!

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  50. Simply beautiful! A wonderful release!

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  51. Wowzers! Six projects- and all beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, I had a great time with this release

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  52. Wow Nancy! You've got some great cards here :) You've been busy and they're all stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Beautiful collection of cards! Lovely designs and fantastic inspiration.

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  54. I love hoe you combined the Geo die set and the Block Print stamp set to create that card. But all of them are awesome!

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  55. Great use of this release. Beautiful cards.

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  56. Beautiful cards and great video. Thanks for the tip where you use the rubbing alcohol to “blend” the colours.

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  57. Your cards are sheer perfection! Wow! I loved your videos showing your creativity with this new release. You have such wonderful ideas. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and joining the blog hop.

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  58. This is such a wonderful release, and you've shown its versatility and possibilities beautifully. I love all these gorgeous projects.

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  59. You have been busy. So many beautiful examples. It is hard to choose between them all as to which is the best.

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  60. Beautiful cards! So much great inspiration! Thank you!

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  61. love your sweet projects today - so many ideas to try out:)

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  62. Thank you for sharing your great style with us today. I think I love everything about your projects.

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  63. Great designs, thanks for sharing!

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  64. Wonderful cards! The floral art set is becoming a favorite of mine and I really like the colors you chose for that card.

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  65. These are great, Nancy. Especially like the simpler designs.

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  66. Beautiful cards Nancy! I am really thinking I'd like the Geo Frames Die as it is so versatile & it is a good grounding feature in your card. I love the glads. They are my birth month flower & I don't remember seeing them elsewhere in a stamp set.

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    1. Thank you!. The Geo Frames offers many possibilities.

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  67. Gorgeous cards. The colour palettes you've used are fab and produced such elegant cards.

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  68. Lovely cards! Love all the gold accents and the use if the washi tape, simple but elegant. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  69. Stunning projects. Love all of your different techniques. Thank you for inspiring me today

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  70. Beautiful cards! I love how you combined the different sets together. Your cards are so pretty, great ideas.

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  71. Am loving one after the other!! Love the gold embossing to dress them up even more!! Beautiful coloring as well!!

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  72. Oooo, I can't get over the gorgeous rose gold flowers with your amazing coloring. Such a delicate look. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  73. These are fantastic! Love the way you mixed the sets!

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  74. So many spectacular creations! Love your clever use of the Washi sheets & those Geo Frames are awesome!

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  75. Beautiful designs! I love all of your cards!

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