Thursday, July 11, 2019

Altenew July 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Stamping Mat Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello, crafty friends! 
I'm so happy and honoured to be joining Altenew for their Blog Hop today featuring the July 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencils. You should have arrived here from Ilina Crouse's blog.  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!  
We've got tons of inspiration and giveaways for you on the hop today, so keep reading till the end of this post for more information.


To create my card, I first took a piece of Coldpressed White Watercolor Cardstock measuring 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" and used the Purple Wine Watercolor Brush Marker from the Altenew Tropical Fiesta Set to create the light watercolor wash on the background. Once I was happy with it, I added few black and orange paint splatters on the background for some interest.

I heat embossed several flowers, fillers, and leaves from the Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp and the Altenew Charming Doodles Stamp sets using Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder. Then, I coloured them all using the different brush markers from the Altenew Tropical Fiesta Set and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I adhered these images to my panel using foam tape for dimension.

The sentiment comes from the Crystal Frames Stamp set. I stamped it using the Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink, which is, by far, the BEST black ink I have ever used! It gives clean, crisp impressions every time. Definitely recommend this ink to everyone out there. :)
Next, I added a thin strip of Gold Glitter Washi Tape on the edge of the sentiment banner to accentuate it and finally adhered few gold sequins to complete my card.


My next card features the Altenew Charming Doodles Stamp & Charming Doodles Die Set again with the Crystal Frames Die Set. I love the Crystal Frames Die Set because of its elegant frames, and I can see myself using it for so many different projects!

To create my card, I first took a piece of A2 sized Smooth White Cardstock and used the Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die to create the debossed effect on my panel. Then, I used Tumbled Glass Distress ink to lightly colour the top half of my panel. I also added few black paint splatters for added interest.

Next, I die cut the geometric frame from the Crystal Frames Die Set from Gold Mirror Cardstock. I also stamped some flowers, leaves, and foliage from the Charming Doodles Stamp set using the Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink on White Heavyweight Cardstock. The Charming Doodle Stamp set is a layering stamp set and I used different dye inks from Altenew to fill in the solid images. Then, I die cut these out using the coordinating Charming Doodles Die Set. I played around my arrangement till I was satisfied with the design and then adhered them all on to the panel using foam dots.

The sentiment is from the Crystal Frames Stamp set. I used the Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink to stamp it on a strip of White Cardstock. The Obsidian ink has easily become my go-to black ink for stamping images. It's that good!


Moving on to my third card for today, and this one features another beautiful set - Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp. I used this set with the Crystal Frames Die Set.

This card did not turn out the way I had envisioned, but I still wanted to share it with you'll. For my card, I started by creating a stenciled background so that the flowers would pop against it. I used the Beveled Squares Stencil and Altenew Warm Sunshine Dye ink for the background. I used a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool with the Warm Sunshine Dye ink to stencil on the card panel. Next, I added few black paint splatters to add some more interest to the design.

The flowers and leaves are from the Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp set. I stamped several of them on White Cold Pressed Watercolor Cardstock using VersaMark Embossing ink. I used the Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder for heat embossing the images and then coloured them using the Altenew Tropical Fiesta Brush Markers Set. I die cut all the images using the Pen Sketched Flowers Die Set and adhered them to my card panel.

To add some interest to my  design, I die cut a frame from the Crystal Frames Die Set using Gold Mirror Cardstock. I adhered that to my panel and did the floral arrangement around it. The sentiment is from the Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp as well.  I added a strip of the Golden Trim Washi Tape to my sentiment banner to accentuate the look. Lastly, I adhered few gold sequins to my card as the finishing touch.


My last card for today features the Sophisticated Wreath Stamp Set and Sophisticated Wreath Die Set. I also used the Crystal Frames Stamp set to create the focal for my card.

 For this card, I first stamped the geometric frame from the Crystal Frames Stamp set using Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink on my card panel. Next, I stamped the flowers and foliage from the Sophisticated Wreath Stamp Set using the Cherry Blossom Oval Set. The flowers are a 2-step layered stamp, so I used only Razzleberry and Rubellite from the set. The leaves and small filler flowers are also a part of the same set. For the leaves, I used Parrot Crisp Dye ink for the most part. Once the stamping was done, I die cut all the images using the coordinating Sophisticated Wreath Die Set.

Before adhering  my images to the panel, I lightly ink blended the background using Tumbled Glass Distress ink. I adhered few of the stamped images directly to my card base, while some were adhered using foam dots just to create some interest in the design.

The sentiment is also from the Crystal Frames Stamp set. I stamped it using the Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink. For the finishing touches, I added few clear sequins and my card was ready!
Disclosure:
Where available, I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/16/2019 for a chance to win.

They’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 blogs on 7/16/2019.

Blog Hop Order:
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!)


Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this blog post. I hope you liked the cards I made. I would love to hear if you have a favourite!

Have a wonderful day!

66 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Hussena !! All of them so beautifully made but last one is my favorite !

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  2. Lovely cards! :) I really like the soft look of that first card.

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  3. The ink spatters add such a lovely touch. I forget to do this until I am inspired by crafters like you

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  4. Your backgrounds really stand out to me. I love the scales that are stitched. Just wonderful!

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  5. Super beautiful set of cards!! The first one is just gorgeous! <3

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  6. Your cards have such a feminine feel to them, love the ones with the soft colors. Very pretty!

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  7. Love the soft colors. Absolutely beautiful cards!

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  8. Such nicely done cards. So soft in color. Pretty.

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  9. Beautiful cards! The first one is my favorite - I love the watercoloring.

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  10. I love your soft colors and the sequins and splatters!

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  11. Your cards are so pretty, delicate and soft. I always thought that paint splatter on most cards just looks messy to me, but yours look perfect!

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  12. Such soft pretty cards! I love each one.

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  13. I love each one of your gorgeous cards!

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  14. Lovely cards! The Charming Doodle was my favorite! TFS...

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  15. love your subtle colors! very beautiful

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  16. I like the contrasted geometric shapes against the florals. Makes a lovely composition statement.

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  17. Such pretty cards. Love the crystal frames

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  18. Delightful cards, Hussena! My personal favourite is your first card. I love everything about it from the soft background to your colour choices for your watercoloured flowers. Simply lovely!

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  19. Your cards have a beautiful soft delicate look to them, really beautiful

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  20. Just love the soft colors - so beautiful! Inspires me to try watercolors!

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  21. cards are wonderful love the colors

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  22. So beautiful! Love the soft, delicate and feminine feel of your cards, Hussena!

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  23. All so pleasing to the eyes!! I adore the pretty floral images on white with subtle pattern and splatters!!

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  24. Wonderful cards!! Beautiful and lovely designs!! Thank you for inspiration.

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  25. Beautiful cards. I like your use of color.

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  26. What a gorgeous collection of card projects. Wow. I just kept saying that each time a new card would load onto my screen...Such beautiful work!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  27. Gorgeous cards. The first one has such soft colors and all are done beautifully.

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  28. Wow! Your watercolored cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love them so...and now I'm totally inspired.

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  29. Gosh! Love your delicate and beautiful layers of these lovely new flowers and wreath pieces! Am in awe of your talent!

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  30. OMG - you always thrill me with your coloring - these cards are just too pretty for words!!

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  31. Beautiful cards with lovely colours - I really love your lovely soft backgrounds!

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  32. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the "You are awesome"card. Thank you for sharing! ♡

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  33. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the "You are awesome"card. Thank you for sharing! ♡

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  34. My favorite is the "congratulations" card and they are all beautiful!

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  35. Such pretty and delicate makes!!Thanks for sharing!!

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  36. All beautiful cards!! The more I see those frames on this hop the more I want them!!

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  37. Gorgeous cards!! Always thinking of you is my favorite!

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  38. These are so beautiful! I love your unique use of the different frames & adding the gold strip to the sentiment strip is a great idea. I just purchased that tape! Thanks so much for explaining the card making process!!

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  39. These are so beautiful! I love your unique use of the different frames & adding the gold strip to the sentiment strip is a great idea. I just purchased that tape! Thanks so much for explaining the card making process!!

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  40. Such a soft and beautiful color pallette, Lovely cards.

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  41. What beautiful cards! The are all awesome! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  42. Your cards are all awesome. This first card with the soft pastel watercolour is one of my favourites. Thanks for sharing on this blog hop.

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  43. Your designs are so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  44. Beautiful color combinations. Love this release from Altenew.

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  45. Gorgeous cards. My favorite is the first one -- I love the soft coloring and the layout is beautiful.

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  46. These are fabulous! Ve the gold frame!

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  47. I like the soft and pretty colors!

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  48. So nice the way you used the frame dies in your cards. Thanks!

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  49. I love your cards especially the first one with the pen sketched flowers. The colors are so soft and lovely. TFS.

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  50. Wow - all of your card designs are just beautiful! Love the first one with the watercolor and paint splatters behind. Really adds to the card. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. I didn't think I needed that stamp & die set, but you have proved me wrong. I definitely need it!

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  52. This is a fantastic new release and you made such lovely cards. I am drawn to the last card pictured and how you placed the flowers at opposite corners. Lovely.

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  53. ALL of your cards were so beautiful. I especially liked the first card using the Charming Doodles Stamp set. Such lovely, soft colors. Your watercoloring was very nice! You are very talented.

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  54. Beautiful cards! Love the soft colors on the first card and really like the crystal frames die cuts.

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  55. Oh my... I love your classic and elegant style!! All of your cards are beautiful, especially those using the Pen Sketched Flower set. That first card is just exquisite... the layout, the colors, the background... just perfect.

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  56. Such beautiful cards! Love your awesome coloring on these gorgeous designs! Lovely details!

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  57. Your cards are all absolutely divine!

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  58. Gorgeous cards. Love the Pen Sketched flowers white embossed and colored.

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  59. I want them all! To gift of course;) they are delightful! Love the mermaid die, I look forward to recreating these. Thank yout for the inspiration!

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