Thursday, April 25, 2019

Altenew April 2019 Washi Tape/Embossing Paste Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello, crafty friends!
I am so excited and honouring to be joining Altenew for their NEW April 2019 Washi Tape/Embossing Paste Release Blog Hop! Today we are showcasing the new Washi Tapes and Embossing Paste from Altenew. If you arrived here from the talented Erum Tasneem'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 Card Blog so that you don’t miss a thing! Join the inspirational blog hop for lots of giveaways and for taking a closer look at the new products.

I have made 3 projects today featuring the new products. Without further ado, let's get started!


To make this card, I started by creating a stenciled background using the Altenew Embossing Paste and Beveled Squares Stencil. Next, I die cut a heart shape from the middle of this panel. Then, on another card panel, I adhered the Gold String Washi Tape. This Washi Tape design is so elegant and classic, that I felt I had to create a monochromatic card in shades of white and gold, in order to highlight its beauty!

I adhered the panel with the Washi Tape on my card base, and then adhered the stenciled panel on top of it. Next, I started working on the focal of my card. I used the Rose Flurries 3D Die Set to die cut the roses and leaves from gold mirror cardstock, vellum, and white cardstock. I layered them together to create some beautiful roses and arranged them on my card panel. I really liked the look of the roses against the stenciled background and felt it gave an elegant touch to the card. 

The Altenew Embossing Paste is super creamy in texture and was an absolute delight to work with! It has such a wonderful consistency to it and is really moist and good to use. Here is a shot showing you the stenciled background closely.

I used the Altenew Celebrations Stamp set for the sentiment. It was heat embossed using Super Fine Gold Glitter Powder. I also added a panel with gold mirror cardstock behind my stenciled panel to bring all the elements together. And this was done!


My second card features the Botanical Rhapsody Washi Tape, Golden Trim Washi Tape, Halftone Stencil, and Embossing Paste.

If you have not yet seen the Botanical Rhapsody Washi Tape, you must! It's such a gorgeous Washi Tape and the width of this tape is really mind blowing! I adhered this Washi Tape to a piece of white cardstock, so that I could colour the flowers and leaves using the Altenew Artist Markers (Set A). Once they were coloured, I fussy cut them out and popped them on my card panel using foam dots.

I wanted to add some subtle texture to my card panel, so I used the Altenew Halftone Stencil and Embossing Paste to stencil my background. I mixed the Embossing paste with  the Volcano Lake dye ink to get a nice blue colour. 

The sentiment was heat embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock. I added a strip of the Golden Trim Washi Tape on it to accentuate the look. Finally, I added some patterned paper behind my card panel, and my card was done!


My third and final card features the Teal Shadow Washi Tape, Misty Meadows Washi Tape, Dotted Washi TapeGolden Trim Washi TapeLeaf Burst Stencil, and Embossing Paste.

This card has a Washi overload! :D To create it, I started by fussy cutting the flowers from the Teal Shadow Washi Tape, and the leaves from the Misty Meadows Washi Tape. I adhered both these Washi Tapes to pieces of white cardstock before fussy cutting them so that it would give it some thickness and make fussy cutting the elements easier. I also added a touch of stenciling to the background using the Leaf Burst Stencil and Embossing Paste

I then added a strip of the Dotted Washi Tape and the Golden Trim Washi Tape to the left of my card to help balance the card design. I also added a gold heat embossed sentiment strip over the florals.

I added a light blue watercolor wash over the stenciled panel and few black ink splatters to complete my card. This one took some time to put together, but I am happy with the end result. Let me know what you think!

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/1/2019 for a chance to win.

Additional Giveaway
Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 5/4/2019.


Blog Hop Order:
Next stop on this Blog Hop is Sandra Dietrich's blog.
Just 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)

I hope you liked my cards! I would love to know what you think of them and if you have any favourites!
I appreciate you stopping by today. Have a great day ahead!

61 comments:

  1. Great cards, but LOVE that white one! Pinned it :)

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  2. Ma'am you have magic in your hands..These cards are stunners in every way..Love love love them.

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  3. I'm so much in love with all your cards! But I must tell you, the first one just blew my mind! OMG what gorgeousness! Absolutely in love!

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  4. These are both beautiful, but I really love the way the gold pops on your first card!

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  5. Wowww!! You are the best in combining white/off white with gold!! The first one is just stunning!! And I love all the other cards too, they are super beautiful! :)

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  6. All 3 cards are So beautiful! Absolutely love the first card for its sheer elegance. White and gold touch combo is just awesome!!

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  7. Your cards are beautiful! I am very taken with the first one.

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  8. All three of your cards are gorgeous, Hussena! Can't take my eyes of the first one, though...it is just so STUNNING!!!

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  9. These are spectacular! I just love that first card with all the layers and textures. The other cards are equally pretty. I am becoming a huge fan of this new washi.

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  10. Love your cards! :) They are so pretty.

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  11. Those are all beautiful cards. I love the gold accents!

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  12. Your. Cards. Are. Fabulous! Omg, I really like how you put that all together from the washi So Nice. Thank you, Denise

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  13. Simply stunning work highlighting these products!

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  14. Wow, wowzers! That first card is Breathtaking :) I almost hate to say it, but with these washi tapes, who needs stamps? Crazy gorgeous samples today Hussena!

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  15. Oh my, these cards are stunning! I love them all!
    Loving this release and hop.

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  16. All these cards are so pretty. Great use of Altenew products.

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  17. Gorgeous work! So creative use of washi tape.

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  18. WOW STUNNING! The way you used the gold is just incredible!

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  19. Love all of your projects but your first card is so gorgeous.

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  20. Gorgeous cards, these washi tapes are so pretty! Love that you colored and fussy cut the Bohemian Rhapsody one, a must have for sure!

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  21. Beautiful cards! The gold accents really pop, especially the white on white card.

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  22. Beautiful cards! The gold really catches the eye.

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  23. You always amaze us with your creativity , the card in white is so elegant ❤️

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  24. Your cards are just gorgeous, Hussena! Love the embossing paste on the backgrounds. Thanks so much for sharing and wonderful inspiration!

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  25. Your cards are magical!! That white card with the gold is spectacular!! You are truly talented!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

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  26. Wow. Just wow. I love the gold on the first card. But that last card, pairing the new teal washi with the polka dot washi. I love it!

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  27. As Always..my eyes had a treat ;) I loved your cards with washitapes mad embossing paste..all. So beautifully created and the last one is my favorite..blue/teal !

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  28. I love all three cards. The attention to detail on the gold monochromatic one is amazibg.

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  29. LOVE!!! The first card is a stunner; elegance personified!! The other cards are beautiful, too.

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  30. these are all just stunning, ove the gold accents and Beautiful use of the washi tape!

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  31. Whoever thought of and created the gold string washi is so on point! What a fabulous release.

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  32. Gorgeous cards! Love the first one that is in gold and white... so elegant!

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  33. Wow, your first card is so very elegant! But that is totally understandable using the Altenew products! Your other two cards are gorgeous too and you gave them both so much beautiful detail.

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  34. Beautiful inspiring projects, love the addition of the gold accents!

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  35. Absolutely stunning cards! Love your coloring on the second card especially!!

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  36. Your cards are simply beautiful. I love the elegance of the first card, it would make the perfect wedding card!!

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  37. Wow... beautiful cards....first card is so elegant...

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  38. Wow, beautiful, elegant and stunning cards! Love the textures and layers of elements.

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  39. Amazing cards.Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Gorgeous cards! Love how you layered the washi tape and embossing paste.

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  41. Gorgeous cards. You finished them all perfectly with so many different elements. I appreciate the thought that went into your creations. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. Your cards are awesome! 😍😍😍❤❤❤The first one is so beautiful and elegant but I also love the other two! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  43. Love the teal and green leaves together.

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  44. You created stunning cards they are inspiring. The new washi tapes are beautiful.

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  45. Gorgeous cards. That first one is so elegant. I love all the new washi tapes, but I think the Gold String is my favorite -- so classy and versatile.

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  46. I love your work! Each one is so unique and beautiful! Love the first card with the stunning gold flower!!

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  47. Oh, wow!! These are so gorgeous! Love that first one; the white and gold is soooo elegant!

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  48. OMG those roses are stunning. I love the look you achieved with them

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  49. I love your cards especially the gold and white. It’s so elegant and the white on white stenciled background is perfect to showcase the gorgeous layered floral. So nice!

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  50. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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  51. Fabulous designs Hussena! I love these fantastic trio of cards, especially the second one, that big flower and the color palette are very pretty! This release is full of fantastic products and inspiration as always! Thanks for all the amazing ideas you share!

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  52. Your cards are so gorgeous, Hussena! That first card would make a stunning wedding card...the gold and white elements are so beautiful! I love the combination of washi tapes you used on the last card...such an awesome design! Thanks for inspiring us with your amazing creativity!

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  53. all of the layers!!! lovely!

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  54. wow--your card designs are fabulous!

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  55. Amazing inspiration, Hussena. The cards are absolutely gorgeous!

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  56. I am so impressed. All of your cards are just beautiful. That first card is just stunning. The gold and white are very elegant. Very inspirational!

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