Thursday, April 5, 2018

Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway

Hello everyone,
I am so excited to be joining Altenew today for their Fourth Anniversary Blog Hop. You should be here from the awesome, Sara Naumann's blog. If you are starting the hop from my blog, then no worries. I do have the full blog hop list at the end of my post.

I have been following Altenew right since the time they started their venture back in April 2014, and have been, and still am a huge fan of all their products, especially their unique and one-of-a-kind layering floral stamps, dies, and inks. Altenew is, undoubtedly, my most favourite stamp company ever and I always look forward to seeing what they bring in each month in their releases. I am so happy and excited to be a part of today's hop and have a Home Decor project to share I made using supplies from Altenew.

To create my project, I first started with a 10" X 10" MDF Shadow Box from Papericious. I primed the entire Shadow Box using White Gesso and Natural White Chalk Paint, again from Papericious and let it completely dry. Next, I used the French Blue Chalk Paint to create some watercolor stripes on my shadow box. I used strips of masking tape while painting in between the stripes, so that the paints wouldn't seep.

I wanted to create a framed border, and so I stamped the entire border of the Shadow box using various leaves and berries from the Altenew Golden Garden set using Black Archival ink, and I lightly coloured in the berries using the same blue chalk paint. I did this for all four sides of my shadow box.

It was now time to create focal of my project. I used my all time favourite Altenew Build-A-Flower: Rose stamp and die set to stamp and die-cut the two pink roses. This stamp set has six layers for the rose, and it's always a challenge to get all the layers correct, and that's what fascinates me the most about this set! Even though it's challenging to get all the layers aligned correctly, the end result is totally worth it and has a wow factor! I used the Cherry Blossom and Rose Petal inks from Altenew to stamp the roses.

The small white flower bunches and green leaves are also from the Altenew BAF Rose set. I stamped the leaves using Green Meadow inks from Altenew, and then used the coordinating die to die-cut them.

I am a big fan of Altenew's meaningful sentiment sets, and this particular sentiment from the Sentiments & Quotes set is an all time fave of mine! I stamped it using clear embossing ink on black cardstock, and heat-embossed it using Super Fine Detail White embossing powder. The big rose bud on the top is from the Remember This stamp set. I stamped it using black dye ink, fussy-cut it and then coloured it using Zig markers.

Those of you who have been following my work for a long time would know that I love adding a lot of details to my projects. For this project too, I loved adding foliage from different stamp and dies from Altenew. I used the branch die from the Create-A-Wreath die set to die-cut the small branches with berries. I coloured them using dye inks. I also added few little flowers in pink from the Vintage Flowers set by Altenew. (Fun fact: The Vintage Flowers set was the first stamp set that I invested in from Altenew instead of the their highly popular Vintage Roses set. I didn't have a stamp positioning tool back then, and felt the Vintage Flowers set would be easier for me to tackle, but I was of course wrong! The flowers in this set took quite a bit of practice to master, but I think the end results are totally worth it.)

And here's a look at the design again! I wanted to create something different for this special occasion and am quite happy with the way this turned out. What do you think?

Would you like to see more such home decor projects from me or do you find my cards more inspiring? I'd love to hear what you think :)

Special Offer:
Altenew is having some special offers to celebrate their fourth anniversary! Get FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY4TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV at checkout. Offer valid from April 3rd until April 8th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


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:


Blog Hop Order:
The next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented, Kymona Tracey's blog.
Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE!)


Thank you so much for taking out time and leaving me a comment. I truly appreciate your support! 

210 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful!!! Love the stamping on the frame and the arrangement of the floral cluster is just gorgeous!!!

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  2. This is beautiful...The colors you chose are perfect!!

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  3. So beautiful! Love all the details and the shadow box look of the project!

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  4. Gorgeous floral shadow box project!

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  5. The flowers are certainly the star of the show. Beautiful!

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  6. Refreshing Techniques & Original Layout
    Keep me up with Altenew

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  7. What gorgeous flowers, I will definitely be spending more time perusing your blog.

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  8. You are the queen of adding those extra botanicals and other details to complete the composition. Very well done.

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  9. Love your shadow box. So many of us forget we can use Altenews stamps for so much more than just cards

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  10. Oh man! This is gorgeous! I love the whole design including the striped backdrop and the bright flowers. So so perfect!

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  11. I am a sucker for roses--I love them! This card is so gorgeous. And the sentiment is one of my favorites. Just beautiful--I really love this card so much!

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  12. WOW! What a lovely lovely lovely project! I love how the whole project has come together. I love how the beautiful flowers shine through as well! Fabulous! Happy Anniversary, Altenew.

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  13. Very pretty! I love seeing something beyond cards, from time to time; although I love cards, too! I like to mix up my crafting to keep it interesting and inspiring. Thanks!

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  14. So pretty. Great coloring and a lovely design. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. WOW.. stunning! Love everything about the card!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful shadow box. Has a very vintage feel.

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  17. Gorgeous! I love how you've made this into a picture and love the added leaves and flowers in the background. So pretty!

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  18. Love your card. The shadow box effect is great.

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  19. Ooh! How lovely and soft. And using some of my Altenew favourites!

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  20. A beautiful shadow box! Love the arrangement of the flowers and the striped background is just lovely.

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  21. I would love to hang this in my bedroom.
    It is beautiful. The colors will fit
    anywhere. thanks for sharing
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  22. Wow, this is simply stunning in every way. Anyone
    would love to have this beautiful home decor piece.
    Your work is AWEmazing. I would love to see more
    like this (tho your cards are always just as inspiring!).

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  23. Such a beautiful piece of art!

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  24. Hussena, your shadow box is gorgeous and I would LOVE to see more of these home decor projects! I am in the throes of spring cleaning right now (as I don't want to miss out on a nice warm day, when we get them..LOL) and I am wanting some fresh new decor ideas for spring & summer. Bring them on! I have some new Altenew floral stamps I want to use in this way so fresh ideas are very welcome. TFS!

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  25. I love this home decor and would love to see more. You have made a beautiful work of art from the heart and is perfect to display to share with others! Amazing work!

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  26. lovely project - love the creativity:)

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  27. I love the art you created. It is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  28. Beautiful shadow box, love the colors of the roses too. I really do need to buy some of these inks sets, they are gorgeous!!

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  29. Beautiful home decor item.

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  30. great job on the shadow box. And I have had my eye on the watercolor stripes. Your project has convinced me.

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  31. What a beautiful idea for a shadow box!

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  32. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Beautiful shadow box creation. Love the colours.

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  34. This is so stunning!! The flowers look so beautiful!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!

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  35. Oh goodness, this is so stunning, I love it! Beautiful cluster of flowers, and the colours go really well together, too!

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  36. OMG, Your card is STUNNING, just beautiful! I feel like it should be a painting on the wall, that is what it looks like, those flowers look so real, like you could smell them, lol. AWESOME post.

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  37. This one is such a refreshing home decor idea...thanks for sharing!!

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  38. Your card is just so beautiful....I always love anything with roses...as it is my name...lol....I do not own, this lovely set....but I think it will certainly be on my wish list...thank you so much for submitting your stunning card.

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  39. The striped background is perfect!

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  40. Stunning card. You are very talented.

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  41. I'd love to see more of your cards AND home decor items! :) Your shadow box is incredible!!

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  42. Wow, gorgeous project! Love that you embellished the frame too.

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  43. Such a lovely project!!!! Just beautiful!!!

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  44. wow, these roses are perfect !!! lovely home decor !
    I personnally tend to make cards rather than home decor, but I liked to see yours !

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  45. What a beautiful card! I love the background.

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  46. Such a beautiful work of art. I am inspired to buy some Altenew inks now. The colors are amazing!

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  47. This is so beautiful. I never think to use my stamps for something like this but you have inspired me to give it a try. Thanks!!

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  48. Magnificent project! You certainly succeeded in doing something special for the anniversary blog hop. The background and the floral arrangement are lovely, but that frame really puts it over the top!...the tiny hints of blue really ties it to the project. I'm going to have to give that a try.

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  49. Oh my!! so far this is my FAVORITE project on the hop. I LOVE the pretty roses but adore how you stamped on the frame as well. LOOKS FABULOUS!!! Stunning decor!!

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  50. I really love the shabby chic look of this card. What a lovely job! Time for more practise on my part!

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  51. So pretty - love the flowers.

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  52. this is a gorgeous home decor project, love the soft colors
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  53. Beautiful project! Love the color combination. No one does layered flowers like AlteNew. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. A wonderful decor piece! The aqua stripes just make the flowers pop!

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  55. Looks like a hand-painted image

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  56. Beautiful roses, and love the stripe background in your pretty shadow box.

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  57. Vintage an beautiful. love it.

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  58. Hussena, what a beautiful work of art!! Those roses are really stunning and I love the layout on that background....so so pretty!!

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  59. Gorgeous RAF roses!! Love this stamp set.

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  60. You really did make a special project for the anniversary. I love every inch of it. The roses are so beautiful.

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  61. Oh my! This shadow box arrangement is wonderful! Love the flowers and the color combination.

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  62. Out of this world Home deco project Hussena! A treasure for sure:))

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  63. Just beautiful! This is my favorite card of all the blogs I visited. Perfection!

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  64. What fabulous decor piece, just love it ! Congrats on 4th Anniversary Altenew!

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  65. Beautiful shadow box Hussena. Love the lovely roses... such pretty colors.

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  66. I think this is a gorgeously colored project that would great in anyone's home and make a perfect gift. I love the colors you've chosen for the roses and also the light blue for the shadow box stripes and berries. Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  67. This is so pretty - love the color combo!

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  68. Love the beautiful colors contrasting with the white and black.

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  69. Your project is amazing! I love everything about it!

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  70. Everything about your card is amazing! Beautiful striped background to gorgeous roses!

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  71. Wonderful home decor project!

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  72. What an amazing project. Those flowers look so real. Wonderful job.

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  73. What an absolutely amazing shadowbox! I am going to have to give this a try! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration! TFS!

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  74. I like your framed art. Beautiful job!

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  75. Thanks for taking time to create such wonderful work!

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  76. well that's just pretty perfection!

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  77. Love your project. You did a great job. I like being able to use my stamps for more than just cards.

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  78. Oh how pretty! Love those flowers ♥

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  79. Beautiful card! Had such a soothing look!

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  80. Lovely shadow box! Beautiful color combo and details!

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  81. I adore shadow boxes and this is no exception - your use of those roses is magnificent!

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  82. Love how the shadow box turned out! Such a cute feminine look!

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  83. The background on the card is beautiful!

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  84. Love your shadow box but do not stop making cards. yours was easy but my last three stops I could not find anywhere to leave a comment it’s been more than frustrating looking all over our website and find a nowhere to leave a comment and then repeating that at the next one. Sorry to vent hear about obviously I can’t go on the ones where I can’t leave comments ...ldyjs@outlook.com

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  85. Verify pretty!
    Ldyjs@outlook.com

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  86. Totally Awesome Shadow Box!! Great job!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  87. I love the border that you made for the shadow box ! It is so pretty with all the details. And the flowers are amazing !

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  88. Stunning shadow box! The colors are so amazing and the blooms are super gorgeous.

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  89. Love your shadow box.
    Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

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  90. Wow! Your shadow box is absolutely gorgeous. I love the pale blue stripes against the gorgeous altenew bouquet you created.

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  91. Love the shadow box frame with the black and white print with the touch of blue, very beautiful project. Thanks!

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  92. Boy, I love your shadow box design! It is so fresh and old fashioned to me. Altnew products are the best, and the talented design team is amazing in their use of these products. Love this blog hop.

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  93. Love your backgrounds. The roses are beautiful. Inspiring!

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  94. So beautiful Hussena! I love the way you used the smaller stamp to decorate the frame!

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  95. Beautiful coloring of those flowers!

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  96. Awesome creation, I love how you stamped the shadow box frame!

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  97. The pristine Altenew Garden in your fabulous shadow box is perfection! So loved the French Blue strip to set off the pinks in the flowers! Gorgeously done!! Am in awe of your project here!

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  98. My favorite build a flower set as well. Your card is lovely and shows a different way to create it as a shadow box.

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  99. Stunningly beautiful creation love it !
    Cheers

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  100. Beautiful background, gorgeous flowers!

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  101. These roses are so realistic looking. Beautiful colors. Love the background too.

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  102. What a stunning card! I love how you used several sets to complete this. I have them all and your right about the BAF Rose set, but definitely worth it in the end, for the beautiful flower created.

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  103. Wow! This is such a beautiful project :)

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  104. Love the roses on the stripe background. Very pretty.

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  105. Creative and Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  106. Gorgeous, gorgeous card!!! Thank you for sharing 😊

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  107. I love your shadow box! I need to try that.

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  108. Lovely shadowbox card, so creative.

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  109. Beautiful shadow box with gorgeous colours.

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  110. Beautiful piece - the roses look so lovely against the striped background and love the floral frame!

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  111. Lovely shadow box, the colors you have used are so nice together :)

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  112. Gorgeous shadow box, Hussena!! Love he background and gorgeous flowers, very pretty colors. :-)

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  113. Your rose is lovely and the background goes great with it.

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  114. Such a beautiful shadow box Hussena. I love that pretty background you have created. So pretty. The border is fabulous.

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  115. Love how you stamped the border!

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  116. I really like this project. The center floral arrangement is very nice with the different styles of the elements. I especially like the look of the few black outline images mixed in, and the way they play off the frame elements. Very nicely done---lots of the small details are things I would not have considered, but you make them work! Thank you.

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  117. Wow, I love the stamped frame!

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  118. Beautiful & what a great idea to put it in the shadow box. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  119. Gorgeous project. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  120. your project is just beautiful, I love how you put together so much from different stamp sets and a great positive sentiment to top it off!

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  121. Beautiful work of art! Love that you stamped the frame as well.

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  122. Wow, your shadow box is beautiful! What a lovely project.

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  123. Your shadow box is beautiful! I love home decor projects like this. Your rose bouquet was so well done and I really like how you stamped the frame of the shadow box. So very creative!

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  124. Beautiful Shadow box. Love the stripes and flowers!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  125. This is amazing. What a perfect home dec piece.

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

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  127. Your shadow box is so beautiful.

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  128. Lovely!; makes me think of my grandmother's vintage upholstery.

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  129. I really like all the details you have incorporated in this project. I would like to see more projects like this. It's nice to share something with friends that will remain in their home as a reminder of your friendship.

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  130. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  131. The French blue chalk paint with the color of the roses is absolutely gorgeous. I love the composition of roses on top of the pale stripes. My kind of card!

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  132. Beautiful shadow box! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  133. Absolutely stunning project 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!

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  134. What a lovely project! The whole thing has an vintage feel yet it is fresh and vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

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  135. What a fabulous home decor project! Love how you stamped both the focal image and the frame. I am inspired!!

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  136. This project is beautiful! The rose stamp set is my favorite and love what you did with the shadow box.

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  137. totally amazing. Love this decor project.

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  138. Beautiful card. Would never have thought to build a card the way you did.

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  139. Wow! So beautiful. I really love the layering stamps sets. The images look amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  140. Lovely home decor piece! Love the rich color of the rose. TFS! Happy 4th Altenew!

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  141. Your shadow box is really beautiful! I always love seeing unique ways to use our paper crafting supplies. This would look so lovely set out on a bedside table! Great sentiment! Happy Anniversary, Altenew- we look forward to celebrating many more with you in the yrs to come!

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  142. Wow! Those flowers just really pop on this card and I love all the extra detail and layers! TFS!

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  143. Lovely wall art! Thanks for sharing!

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  144. Such a beautiful piece! Those flowers look absolutely amazing!

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  145. Stunning flowers. Love the green stripe background and border to your shadowbox. So elegant. Thanks for sharing your talents and Happy Birthday, Altenew!

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  146. Great! What a great project! I love how you stamped the frame, it looks like a card! I love it 💕

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  147. What a gorgeous piece of art you created! I love the colors and textures! Well done!

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  148. Beautiful card, I can see that your coloring technique is top notch. Thanks for sharing!

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  149. Wow !! That’s much more than a card, this is a true piece of art !!
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  150. What a wonderful piece you created! Beautiful!

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  151. Beautiful shadow box..always ur floral arrangements are superb... love the stamping on the frame...

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  152. Wonderful card! Love all the layered stamping and dimension.

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  153. This is such a pretty shadow box and wonderful mix of patterns.

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  154. I love how you layered your roses in the striped box! What a great idea! It is just beautiful!

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  155. Gorgeous. I like the stamping on the frame.

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  156. Gorgeous flowers! Very beautiful project!

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  157. I have some canvasses lying around home! Going to try and make something like you did. Beautiful

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  158. Fantastic shadow box! I love how you created the frame - gorgeous!

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  159. Wow Hussena, this is a gorgeous piece of art. Just like you I am also a great fan of the Layered Floral stamps from Altenew, this one is stunning! Thanks for all your time and effort to show this masterpiece.

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  160. Love your card. Its so different from everyone elses. Going to try this.

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  161. Love how you paired the the flowers with that blue and white stripes. Beautiful project

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  162. Love your shadow box! Beautiful! That is one of my favorite stamp sets, the build a rose! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  163. What a creative and beautiful shadow box! I love everything about it, thank you for sharing.

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  164. A very beautiful project! Love the colors you selected and your attention to detail!

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  165. I must say shadow boxes are my favourite way to showcase such a beautiful day. Stunning project. Love the colours

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  166. What a stunning decor piece! Fabulous, your roses are amazing.

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  167. Totally gorgeous Hussena - your attention to detail is incredible and love your work xx

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