Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway



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Thanks for joining us today for this special anniversary blog hop.  
You should have arrived here from Jen Schow's blog and if not please hop back and check things out.
I also have a complete blog hop list below so that you don't miss anything.



Lately I have become obsessed with the Altenew Wallpaper Art Stamp & Die set.  I love adding the floral images in black and white on a colorized background.  Altenew Permanent Black Ink is perfect for this technique.


I selected the Altenew Sunburst Stencil and dry embossed it by running it through my Big Shot.  Not wanting this background layer to be white I inked over the texture with Altenew Limeade and Altenew Iceberg inks.


Next I wanted a silver border layer, so I decided to make my own.  Selecting a piece of paper trimmed to size, I inked the edges with my Altenew Embossing Ink pad.  Then I applied Altenew Antique Silver Embossing powder over the wet ink, heat embossed and I'm done.




I finished up my card with the simple 'Smile' sentiment from the 



Prizes, Prizes and more Prizes

    Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


    • Altenew: 5 $50.00 Altenew Gift Certificates
    • Altenew Academy: 10 Class Spots
    • Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100.00 Altenew Gift Ceritifcates
    • My Sweet Petunia: 1 Prize Bundle (Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
    • Pretty Pink Posh: 2 $50.00 Gift Certificates
    • Simon Says Stamps:$50.00 Gift Certificate
    • Scrapbook.com: $50.00 Gift Certificate
    • Ellen Hudson LLC: $30.00 Gift Certificate
    • Blitsy: $30.00 Gift Certificate
    • Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots
    • Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25.00 Gift Certificate
    • Seven Hills Crafts: £25.00 Gift Certificate
    • Chameleon Art Products: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
    • Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2019 Issue
    • WOW! Embossing Powder: $20.00 Gift Certificate
    • Simply Cards & Papercraft: 1 Copy of Simply Cards & Papercraft Spring 2019 Issue

    Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 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 4/20/2019.

    Now it's time to continue the blog, so hop on over to see what
    Raquel Bowman has to share.


    Nancy McClelland -* you are here*

    267 comments:

    1. Wow - this is so beautiful. I love the pop of B&W against the colored background.

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    2. Lovely! That starburst stencil is fantastic!

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    3. Love love love the black and white. Cool adaptation with the background too

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    4. The background is BEAUTIFUL, and I LOVE the idea of the silver embossed mat! GREAT card! Happy Anniversary to Altenew!!!

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    5. Such a beautiful card!! Love the soft stenciled background and the silver border with embossing is a great technique! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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    6. A second day of celebrating! How nice! Love Altenew!

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    7. Love the embossed border! Gorgeous card!

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    8. Love the black and white flower. So striking.

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    9. I love the blending! Great work!

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    10. Fabulous design Nancy, love all the texture you added on each layer. Thanks for the inspiration and happy anniversary to Altenew!

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    11. Such a striking card with the black and a touch of the background color....also like the silver border....well done and tfs

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    12. Beautiful Card! Thank you for sharing you talent with us. I love Altenew products!!

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    13. Such lovely card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    14. Beautiful, simple and perfect! Thanks for sharing a design we can all adapt and make our own by changing the inks, the stenciled background or the flowers chosen.

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    15. I am inspired to try that background technique. And I love working with those brushes.

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    16. Gorgeous creation! Altenew, CONGRATULATIONS on your 5 year anniversary! What an awesome celebration!

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    17. Happy Anniversary altenew!. I;m enjoying day 2 of the blog hop.

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      1. Thanks, keep following for more inspiration

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    19. Celebrate good times - 5 years! The graphic black on the minty background makes for a great card design Nancy!

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    20. Pretty card Nancy . Love these colors

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    21. This is beautiful! Love the stenciled background with the Wallpaper Art image! So glad that you are part of this celebratory hop, Nancy!

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    22. I Absolutely love the layers. The silver border is very organic. Perfect for this card. (Don't you just love those make-up blending brushes for adding color?)

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      1. Thanks, and yes these brushes make blending so smooth and easy

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    23. just love your stenciled background and the silver.. Beautiful card..
      Happy Birthday Altnew...
      Hugs

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    24. Beautiful and soft background with the subtle dry embossed stencil, perfect for your pretty Wallflower art bloom.

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    25. I love your creation of the background. Your card is so soft and stunning. TFS :)

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    26. Stenciling can add so much to a card and you have used it beautifully. Lovely card.

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    27. I love blog hops and Altenew because they inspire me to create as do all the amazing artists. Thank you.

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    28. Pretty card. I just learned that I can emboss with my stencils - love how yours came out.

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    29. great card-love the colors

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    30. Nancy! This is Val from Scrapmania! I didn't know you were guesting for ALtenew - that's AWESOME!! Congrats!!!! Love your card, and you & I need to get together and do some Altenew crafting together (I'm an Altenew-aholic)!

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      1. Thanks, Val. Hopefully I'll get an Altenew class together soon.

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    31. Beautiful card and great background.
      Thanks so much for sharing...

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    32. Never thought about using my stencils to dry emboss~what a great idea. Love this card; I am obsessed with the Wallpaper stamp set, and you have show-cased it perfectly.

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      1. Thanks. Yes get those stencils out and see what you can come up with

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    33. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing and congrats to Altenew!!!

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    34. Very elegant card. I love the way you did the background.

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    35. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing!

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    36. Beautiful card and I love the background and the silver border!

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    37. I love the soft colors and the silver you used with the black. Very soft and yet dramatic!

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    38. Congratulations to Altenew! Happy 5 Year Anniversary!! :)

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    39. I love your beautiful card and would certainly smile if I found it in my mailbox. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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    40. I love how you made your own embossed frame... so pretty!!

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    41. Such a beautiful card. I like your idea for the silver embossed mat.
      Happy Anniversary, Altenew!!!

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    42. Christine ChapleauApril 3, 2019 at 4:12 PM

      I just love your idea for making the silver trim!!! I will use it on future cards

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      1. Thanks, happy to give you a little inspiration

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    43. I do live cards that have been embossed.

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    44. Having fun with this blog hop! Love seeing all the amazing creations

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      1. Thanks for stopping by, there are fabulous projects on the blog hop

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    45. I just love your dry embossed background with choice of ink blends. Your details and layout are admirable. Thank you for sharing your artistry!

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    46. Fabulous card, love that stamp set..its on my NEED list

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    47. love the embossed background - really makes this card 'rock'

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    48. Love the embossed image, love the colors, love the black and white flower. Fabulous.

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    49. beautifully designed and put together.

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    50. Love the subtle background!! Beautiful!

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    51. Love this card. I especially love your background and the way it makes the white flower pop.

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    52. Your card is stunning! I am inspired by your wounderful designs. Thankyou.

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    53. Beautiful card . I love the dry embossing!!

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      1. Thanks, thats become a favorite technique of mine

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    54. Marisela Delgado said: Great card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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    55. So beautifully done, that background is just lovely!!

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    56. fun hop with great projects. thanks as always for sharing.

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    57. Beautiful background! I love silver frame!

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    58. I'm having fun with this blog hop, discovering new favorite stamp sets. Have to say, Wallpaper Art is becoming one of them. Lovely card!

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    59. So pretty Nancy! I love the dry embossed background with the soft coloring. Happy Anniversary to Altanew!

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    60. this stamp set is my favorite of the new release and I love your black and white version of it! The background is just subtle enough to bring out the beautiful florals.

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    61. Love the colors you used! Beautiful!

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    62. such a pretty card with that wonderful stamp set - love it!

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    63. Your card is awesome i love the colors i love your design i love the simplicity of it too . Thank you for sharing

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    64. Your card is awesome i love the colors i love your design i love the simplicity of it too . Thank you for sharing

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    65. Really striking card! Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

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    66. What an awesome card. Glad to see other people obsessed with Wallpaper art stamp. Saving to get it and the die set.

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    67. Love that subtle background and the color is just stunning!

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    68. The background is beautiful and I love the contrast of the big bold black and white flower!

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    69. Beautiful. I love the pop of B&W against the stunning colored and textured background.

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    70. Great card! I like a lot of your design ideas, including dry brushing the embossed background with color & making your own silver frame.

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    71. sharp card. Happy Anniversary Altenew.

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    72. Beautiful card. Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew!

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    73. Another timeless piece! I also do love the sunburst stencil.

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    74. So simple and yet so striking! Love using the stencil to dry emboss!

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    75. I tend to forget that great tip about embossing to get the metallic look or other color for the edges...Thanks for the great reminder! The card is lovely! TFS!

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    76. Great tips! Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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    77. So beautiful and elegant! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    78. So pretty and I love the embossed background!

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    79. Beautiful card! I love the background. I'm not sure I have ever used stencils for embossing. I must try it some day.

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      1. Thanks, the trick is to find that perfect sandwich for your machine!

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    80. What a lovely card, Nancy! I love the black and white flowers against that subtle background! Thanks so much for sharing and for your wonderful inspiration!

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    81. I love how you created the background! Lovely card!

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    82. I had never thought of using embossing powders to create a custom border layering background. It creates endless possibilities. Thank you for sharing!

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