Friday, April 5, 2019

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway


Hello, crafty friends!
Welcome to Day 4 of the Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop! I am so honoured to be a part of this exciting Anniversary Celebration. Altenew has turned 5 and we are here to celebrate this wonderful occasion with lots of inspiration and awesome prizes! Enjoy hopping along! If you’ve arrived here from Gayatri Murali's blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

I have been a die-hard Altenew fan since Day 1! I clearly remember, my first ever Altenew stamp set was the Vintage Flowers Stamp set and I still cannot have enough of it. Altenew makes some of the most stunning layered floral stamps which are such a delight and joy to work with! Here's wishing Tasnim, Jennifer, and the entire team at Altenew a very Happy 5th Birthday! I can't wait to see what is in store in the months to come. :)

I have made TWO cards for today's hop, so without further ado, let's dive in!


To create this card, I first stamped by stamping the peony flowers from the Beautiful Peony Stamp Set using Versamark Dazzle ink. Next, I heat embossed them using Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder. I also stamped and heat embossed some leaves from the same set. I water coloured the images using the Sunkissed and Crimson Brush Markers from the Watercolor Brush Markers - Tropical Fiesta Set.

I die cut all the images using the coordinating Beautiful Peony Die Set. Next, I took the Sketched Lines Stencil and did some light stenciling on my card using the Altenew Limestone Ink. Once my panel was ready, I adhered all the stamped and die cut images on foam dots. I also added few die cut leaves and foliage from the Garden Picks 3D Die Set and the Layered Floral Elements Die Set which were again coloured using the Sweet Leaf and Lime Brush Markers from the Watercolor Brush Markers - Tropical Fiesta Set.

The sentiment comes from the Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp Set. I added a strip of patterned paper and Gold Washi Tape on the bottom of my card panel to finish off my card.



My second card again features the Garden Picks 3D Die Set, and the Layered Floral Elements Die Set, along with the Doodled Dots Cover Die.

I am very happy with the way this card turned out because this is how I had exactly envisioned it when I had started off.  I die cut several layered flowers and leaves from the Layered Floral Elements Die Set and the Garden Picks 3D Die Set from White Cardstock. I coloured them using the Purple Wine and Lava Rock Brush Markers from the Watercolor Brush Markers - Tropical Fiesta Set. I diluted the Purple Wine colour with a lot of water to get a soft pink. I did the same thing for the leaves as well.

To add some interest to my card design, I used the Doodled Dots Cover Die to deboss my card panel. I coloured the panel using the Fresh Lemon Brush Marker. Then, I die cut some circle rings using the Create-A-Wreath Die Set and arranged them in a way that would balance my card design. I also adhered the entire floral cluster to the left side of my card.  To complete my card, I added a sentiment strip cut from White Cardstock. The sentiment is again from the Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp Set.

This is how the final card looks like. I also added few Sparkling Clear Sequins and black pint splatters to finish off my card.

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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 Altenew Gift Certificates
Altenew Academy: 10 Class Spots
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100 Altenew Gift Certificates
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 Gift Certificates
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 Gift Certificate
Blitsy: $30 Gift Certificate
Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Seven Hills Crafts: £25 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 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. 


Blog Hop Order:
Next stop on this Blog Hop is WOW! Embossing Powder's blog.
In case, you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:
                          Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)


Thanks for stopping by!
I hoped you liked my cards. If you did, please do leave me a comment letting me know which one is your favourite. :)

Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a great day ahead!

168 comments:

  1. Both cards are stunning! I love how you featured these Altenew products! Happy Birthday Altenew!

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  2. Love your gold peonies. So delicate.

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  3. I love the softness of your second card, but both are beautiful.

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  4. Wow! What a difficult ask Hussena! Both cards are amazing! I love the background on the second card, but I think my first is my favourite!Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

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  5. I love the sheer elegance of your cards thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. I love your pastel colors on the 3D dies! Beautiful!!

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  7. Lovely cards! Especially love the soft,pastel 2nd one!

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  8. Beautiful cards!! Congrats to Altenew on your 5th Anniversary!!!

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  9. Such pretty cards I like the soft pastel color pink on both cards and layout...very pretty.
    Well done and tfs

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  10. Such pretty cards! Love Altenew

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  11. Wow love both of your cards, the first is so elegant and love the soft colours of the second!

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  12. Both cards are beautiful, but the watercolor brush coloring in the first one really is amazing. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  13. Magnificent cards! I love the soft pastels on the second one.

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  14. Such lovely cards - love the watercolor effect so much!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL cards! Thanks for the GREAT inspiration! Happy 5th Birthday to Altenew!!!

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  16. Great cards Hussena, especially love the first one, the gold embossing gives it a very elegant finish! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy anniversary to Altenew!

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  17. Wow! Gorgeous cards!! I love the beautiful coloring on each flower, the gold border at the bottom of the first card and the awesome circle frames on the second! Simple elements, but they add a great touch to the super pretty flowers! :)

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  18. Beautiful work and perfect color selection for the flowers. I cannot wait to get my new order from altenew. Your design and techniques are amazing.

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  19. Beautiful cards! Love the pink/grey combo.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Beautiful cards hussena mam. You are wonderful.

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  21. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you to all of the amazing artists for sharing their beautiful creations.

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  22. These cards are so pretty and elegant! I especially like the first one!

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  23. All of them are gorgeous! Great job, thank you for the inspiration

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  24. So pretty! I love the pastels with the layered dies!

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  25. Cute Ideas! Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

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  26. What lovely cards. I especially love the color combo on the first card. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  27. Amazing job, love the forever grateful one, that is my favorite

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  28. Such pretty cards Hussena, the light pink and pale yellow is my favorite!
    Happy 5th Altenew!

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  29. Gorgeous cards Hussena !! So happy to see you as part of Altenew Blog Hop,only member to represent India ! Your cards are treat to eyes and second one my favorite :)

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  30. Love your thinking of you card! So colorful! So pretty! HB to Altenew!

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  31. These are so pretty. Love the pastel card. :)

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  32. Love your style and as of now, I’m a subscriber!

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  33. Both of your cards are so beautiful. Love the 3D florals and leaves. Your soft and delicate coloring make these cards outstanding.

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  34. Congrats to Altenew on your 5th Anniversary!! Wonderful card, great style. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Lovely cards. Great use of Altenew products!

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  36. Gorgeous card, beautiful layout. I have the Layered Floral Elements die set and you've inspired me to pull it out and give this layout a try!

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  37. Oh so beautiful cards! I don't know which one to pick as favorite. I love the circle triangles on the yellow background

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  38. Really beautiful cards Love your color choices to. So soft and lovely
    Thank you for sharing

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  39. oh what gorgeous cards..
    Congrats Altnew on 5 years
    hugs

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  40. Both cards are beautiful, but I like the second card best. I think because of the delicate look of the design.

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  41. Beautiful cards and I love the soft colors you used. So pretty and perfect for spring. Great job.

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  42. Beautiful cards. Embossing powder always make Altnew flowers look fantastic. I love that second card with the embossed background and the circles. I love pink and gray together.

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  43. wow each beautiful in its own way.

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  44. Two very different cards, but both are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Adore these cards!! Especially the first one!

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  46. Both cards are beautiful. Love the gold embossing and the colors on the first one.

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  47. Awesome cards, such soft pretty colors!

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  48. Your first card is so beautiful, I just love the black and white details. Lovely job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  49. Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love them both. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing.

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  50. Gorgeous cards! I love the gold embossing on the first one!

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  51. Both of you cards are lovely, but I love the layering effect combined with those soft, dreamy colors!

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  52. Lovely cards. Love your soft touch.

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  53. Love both cards. Especially the colors of the second one.

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  54. I love the pop of black and white in that first card with the sentiment and the strip of paper at the bottom, it gives those beautiful flowers and extra something!!!

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  55. Happy Anniversary to Altenew! Thank you for sharing your lovely designs. I enjoyed your color combinations on card 2 and the gold line work/ embossing on 1.

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  56. Love the "thinking of you" card best. Will have to try to make this one for Mother's Day.

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  57. Great cards! Both of them are awesome!

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  58. I love the Beautiful Peony card....that is my style. Loved it....great job of coloriing....thank you so much for sharing today.

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  59. The first card is beautiful. The second, exquisite. I just love the softness of the pink and grey. I use this colour combo a bit, too. Happy celebrations and thanks so very much for sharing.

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  60. Love the soft colors in the flowers

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  61. Love your beautiful pastel color creations. They're so beautiful. Thank you.

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  62. Love your color choices, but I am blown away by the coral and gold embossed card. Do you mind if I follow you for more inspiration?

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  63. Such beautiful cards! The last one is amazing.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  64. Very pretty soft, springtime cards! Well done1

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  65. Your cards are amazing!! I LOVE the soft colors you used on both!!

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  66. Both of these cards are simply gorgeous, Hussena! The card designs are very nice.

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  67. Both are beautiful! I love love love the way you did the splatter and gold embossing!

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  68. Both card are lovely! I love that gold embossing on the first card and your design on the second card. Beautiful work!

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  69. I too love your style! I need to make a wedding card and I'm thinking your first example is just perfect! Both really are stunning

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  70. Both cards are lovely but I am partial to the second with the beautiful pastel colors. Happy Anniversary Altenew

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  71. positively stunning creations

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  72. Beautiful cards! I love all the layers. Thanks for sharing and congrats to Altenew!

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  73. Lovely cards Hussena. I really like those die-cut flowers and how you mixed them with the stamped and heat embossed images... fantastic coloring! Those circle look awesome behind the flowers on the second card. Happy Anniversary to Altanew!

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  74. LOVE the layered flowers and the colors you used, pink and gray. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing your art.

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  75. Beautiful coloring on your cards

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  76. Gorgeous cards! I look forward to seeing all your creations!
    Happpy Anniversary, Altenew!

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  77. Such beautiful cards! Love the floral images from the peony set, and the awesome floral dies! I’m enjoying all the inspiration on the hop to celebrate along with Altenew on their 5th anniversary!

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  78. Happy Birthday Altenew and many more! The Peony is my favorite but they both are great cards!

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  79. Stunning pastel cards. Happy 5th Anniversary!

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  80. You are quite talented and I am so glad you were on this hop! I found your blog and you are very inspirational in your work. Both cards are lovely. Beautiful gold peonies! So soft and romantic.
    Happy fifth birthday Altenew!!

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  81. Wow! Both cards are just beautiful!! Your coloring is superb!

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  82. Both cards are gorgeous. I love your coloring on those fabulous peonies.

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  83. A beautiful card. The gold embossing makes it pop and love your watercoloring. The different coloring of your leaves make your card lovely. 💕

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  84. Two beautiful cards! Thank you for great inspiration.

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  85. Love the soft colors you used on both cards. I also like the subtle backgrounds that you created. Both add a lot to the card but do not take away from the focal point of the card. Enjoy seeing what you design!

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  86. Beautiful cards! Lovely layering and interest!

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  87. Both of your cards are awesome!!! I love the color combinations and the details by using the stencil in the background on one card and the circle dies on the other... oh yes, and the doodle dots background die. Thank you for sharing!! Happy birthday to Altenw=ew

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  88. Thanks for your inspiration Hussena! Love Altenew products!

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  89. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing with us and inspiring us.

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  90. Awesome cards! Definitely my kind of style..love everything about them! Very, very pretty! You've got talent!

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  91. Two beautiful stylish cards, in soft nice colours.
    Thank you for sharing your projects with us !
    Spring greetings from Belgium.

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  92. Your cards are beautiful. I love the soft colors of the second card so much. And a very unique way of using the circles. I like that too.

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  93. delightful cards - the soft colors on them are gorgeous:)

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  94. They are both absolutely gorgeous!

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  95. Beautiful cards. I think the second
    is my favorite. Love the use of the
    circles with the flowers. The delicate
    colors are great. thanks for sharing
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  96. Your cards are dazzling. The second one with the soft colors is really stunning. Thank you so much for the inspiring cards!

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  97. Two gorgeous cards! Love the layering on that second example!!

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  98. I totally agree with you, the floral stamps, layered or not, are so awesome by Altenew! Your cards are a delight to look at, what a gorgeous colours did you use on both cards. Thank you for your inspiration and participating in this great Altenew 5th Anniversary party.

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  99. You’ve done a beautiful job representing Altenew ❤️ !

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  100. Lovely cards! I always prefer cards with diecut flowers, so the second one, especially with the delicate pink & grey tones, is my favorite.

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  101. Love the soft colors and that embossing on the card. Beautiful!

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  102. The pinks! The corals! They are so pretty. :)

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  103. My favorite is your grateful card with the yellow background. Just fantastic choices on the arrangement on the card.

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  104. I love the very subtle stenciling on the background of your first card with those pops of colorful flowers! Wow!!

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  105. These cards have the WOW factor, just love them both!

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  106. Fabulous cards! Love your colors and wonderful style.

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  107. BEAUTIFUL cards!
    LOVE your first card with the golden embossing and peachy-pink shades!
    ADORE your second card - WOW - the DELICATE die cuts, soft colours, textures and layers are a DELIGHT ... even more so because your card turned out just as you had envisioned it!
    Thank you for sharing and INSPIRING :)

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  108. Wow, 2 beauties! The first card is so elegant and beautifully coloured and the second is so soft and feminine with all the layers combining to make a stunning work of art!

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  109. I love what you created using the Layered Floral Elements Die Set and the Garden Picks 3D Die Set! I enjoyed seeing it in your pale gray, pink & yellow hues on white card stock then another pink layer underneath, it’s so fantastic.

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  110. Two lovely cards. Thankyou for your inspiration on this wonderful blog hop.

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  111. Two beautiful card. The first card is such a pretty soft colored card and the background detail is awesome.

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  112. How lovely, I so enjoy the soft colors and textures and layers!!

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  113. Both your cards are so lovely! I especially love the circle detail of the second one - very lovely design detail!

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  114. Both of your cards are so beautiful. The first, however, is my favorite. I love the bouquet you built. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  115. Such beautiful cards! Your coloring and embossing are beautiful! Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

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  116. Lovely cards, Hussena - especially adore your second card - beautiful work!

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  117. Such pretty elegant cards Hussena!❤

    ~ Priyanka Kantakp

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  118. Beautiful cards. I really love the color of the pink card with the gold embossing.

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  119. Both of your cards are beautiful, Hussena! But that second card is absolutely stunning! I love that soft pink and gray combination...the background, the layout, and the design are just perfection!!

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  120. I really like the yellow/gray/pink combination!

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  121. Your cards are simply gorgeous! There's such an elegance to them. The soft pastel color combination on the wreath card is so pretty. I'm going to have to make a card using those colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  122. What a beautiful set of cards! I love the soft colors!!....Thanks for sharing

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  123. The grey, pink, and yellow combo is my favorite.

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  124. More wonderful 3D dies. And your project is amazing.

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  125. Gorgeous cards - I love all those layers and textures!

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  126. Absolutely LOVE both of your cards! And I am an Altenew Fanatic too...only problem is that the come out with so many gorgeous things every month that my wish list just keeps growing! I added 40 new items just since January!

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  127. Love your card designs! Combining sets is something I rarely do, but now you have piqued my interest in doing that! Lovely color combos! Thanks for helping celebrate Altenew's 5th Anniversary by sharing great ideas with us here!

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  128. Love the soft colors of both cards especially the pink 3D one!!!

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  129. It's interesting looking at these cards, because the first is one more like what I'd make, but I keep being drawn back to the second one because it has colors I never go for. So, I like both! Thanks for participating in this bloghop.

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  130. Beautiful cards, Hussena. Very delicate and elegant. Love the concentric rings on the second card. Congrats to Altenew on completing 5 years. Wishing them many more years of success.

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  131. Oh your cards are so gorgeous!! I love the softness of the second one and I absolutely love the delicate coloring you did on those flowers on the first card.....just so beautiful!

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  132. Lovely cards, and I especially love the second one!

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  133. Oooo . . . these are both so gorgeous!!! Love that first one with the gold accents!

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  134. Stunning cards. Wonderful technique ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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  135. Gorgeous cards!! Your flowers are so soft and delicate!

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  136. Extraordinary cards!! I love the first one. The coloring is awesome!!

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  137. Really pretty cards with so much depth!

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  138. Happy birthday Altenew! Love your cards.

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  139. Love how eloquent and detailed the cards are!

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  140. Beautiful cards! Love all the layering on your 2nd card!!! Just stunning!

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  141. Your cards and designs are always so intricate! I love pastel / pale hues with floral cards and this looks wonderful.

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  142. Beautiful cards, love the spring themes. Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  143. Two beautiful/amazing cards!! Lovely colors/coloring and the perfect bit of sparkle!

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  144. luv these! I too was hooked the first time I saw an altenew floral set.

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