Monday, April 4, 2022

Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $1,900 in Total Prizes)


Happy Monday, friends!
I'm excited and honoured to be joining Altenew today for their 8th Anniversary Blog Hop and we are kicking things off with a multi-day blog hop with tons of prizes!

If you arrived here from Jaycee Gaspar's Blog, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog. 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


I have a project to share with you today using one of my all-time favorite Altenew sets: Garden Picks 3D Die Set. I am revisiting this die set after a while and I created some vibrant, cool red and yellow roses for my project today, colored with the Tropical Fiesta Brush Markers. Let’s get started with the details!

To start, I die-cut several of the flowers from Garden Picks 3D Die Set and Rose Flurries 3D Die Set using Altenew’s Watercolor Paper. When using the multi-layered die sets like the Garden Picks and Rose Flurries Layering Die Sets, I like to die cut a bunch of them, so that I can create several projects at once. It's super easy when the layers are all grouped together in one convenient die set, like they are in the Garden Picks Die Set. The Crimson and Fresh Lemon Brush Markers are my favorite colours from the Tropical Fiesta Set and I used them to colour my die-cut pieces in a variety of shades. Altenew's brush markers have a beautiful vibrancy and are available in a gorgeous array of colors! You can use the brush markers as is, or as liquid watercolors with your own paintbrush, which is what I did for my card today. It was very easy to get three different shades of the same colour from one marker and I think this is a great way of maximizing your stash. Once I had all the pieces coloured and dried, I spent some time just putting everything together with Craft Glue.

Next, I  die-cut some additional flowers, leaves, and foliage for my floral spray from the Layered Floral Elements Die Set and Garden Picks 3D Die Set using Altenew’s Watercolor Paper. The smaller layering flower clusters and foliage included in the Layered Floral Elements Set are so pretty and I really like how the die set works well together with the Garden Picks and other Layering Die Sets from Altenew. I coloured the die-cut pieces using Sweet Leaf, Lime, Lava Rock, Paper Bag, and Sunkissed Brush Markers from the Tropical Fiesta Set and assembled them using Craft Glue. I also die cut the Creative Edges: Lace from some Dazzling Diamond Cardstock, which I snipped into a few smaller pieces for visual interest. 

Next, I watercolored a panel of Altenew's Watercolor Paper using Lava Rock and Tea Bag Brush Markers and drug the color out loosely with water for a soft, watercolored background. Then, I stenciled on the panel with the Altenew Leaf Burst Stencil – I love this design so much. I mixed Modelling Paste with a few drops of Lava Rock ink to create a custom grey colour to match my background panel. Once it dried, I mounted all elements on the panel using foam adhesive, and then added black ink splatters all around the card using the Jet Black Ink Spray

I stamped a very simple sentiment from the Altenew – Vintage Roses Stamp Set (an oldie, but a Goldie) using Obsidian Ink and adhered it to the panel using foam adhesive for dimension. Then, to finish, I adhered the panel to a top-folding A2-sized white card base using tape runner. A few sparkling silver sequins finished the card off!

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Giveaway Prizes

Over $1,900 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There are also 25 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

 

 

Be sure to leave comments by 4/13/2022 for a chance to win one of 49 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 49 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/21/2022.


Blog Hop Order:

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is, Jenny Colacicco'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:

Altenew Blog

Simon Says Stamp

Jaycee Gaspar

                       Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)

Jenny Colacicco

Keisha Charles

Virginia Lu

TaeEun Yoo

Agnieszka Maล‚yszek

Bumbleberry Papercrafts

Colleen Balija

Juhi Khanna

Annemarie Caister

Joylita Dsouza

Nandini Karmarkar


Well, that’s all for my project today! Thanks so much for reading, and have a wonderful day!

If you like what you've seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@hussena_cal) and/or subscribe to my blog if you haven't already.

273 comments:

  1. What a Fabulous card!!! Love your flowers!!!

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  2. Hi from Sioux Falls. Love your card. The layers really make the card pop.

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  3. I love the depth in this card. It really pops out to me....

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  4. Happy anniversary from Rhode Island!!!!! ❤️๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก

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  5. Hussena, you have a way of adding more to a project like no other! Every bloom and sprig feel right at home here on your beautifully stenciled base! Now I must get that set out again - thank you for always inspiring me!
    =]

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  6. So very pretty. I love the tone on tone die cut flowers!

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  7. This is a gorgeous card! Thank you for the inspiration

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  8. Hi I'm from Athens Georgia, Happy Anniversary Altenew! Your products are awesome

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  9. Beautiful and elegant. I love the watercolor look on the dimensional die cuts.

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  10. What a stunning card! The detail is amazing!

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  11. Hi, from New Brunswick, Canada . WOW! such a stunning card!

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  12. Hi from California! I love all the layers on your card, truly beautiful.

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  13. Hi from Olympia WA So many layers I love your card

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  14. Hello from Washington State! What a stunnijg card! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. Hi from Minnesota. Your card is beautiful. I can never get the arrangement right.

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  16. Hi from Michigan. What a beautiful card. I love your color choices.

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  17. You inspire me to use my die cuts

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  18. Beautiful! I am amazed at how real the flowers appear. Bright color against the watercolor and stenciling is stunning.

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  19. Hi . I am from Rumford, Maine USA. You made such a pretty card. I love the colors you chose. Very pretty against the light back ground. tyfs :)

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  20. Oh, my but that was a piece of art! So many layers and so rich. Love it and the love that went into it. Wonderful!!!

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  21. Hello from Danville, Virginia! Beautiful card. I love all the detail in your cards--they are brilliant. You picked some nice sets to use in your wonderful card!

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  22. Your card is like an explosion of spring--glorious colors to make the recipient happy. What a beautiful job you did.

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  23. Beautiful card. Love the colors and the background. Lots of textures and layers.

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  24. Wow! This is incredibly beautiful. I love everything about it.

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  25. Hi from Virginia! I love your bright and loose watercoloring--glorious card!

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  26. Danyelle from Fayetteville, North Carolina! Hello! This card is so pretty! Stunning, gorgeous, and out of this world! It’s actually my favorite one yet of the entire hop! Love it so much! Thank you for sharing! Congratulations Altenew!

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  27. Hello from Canada! What a lovely bouquet of paper flowers!! I love the bright colours!

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  28. Hi from ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ.
    Oh my goodness Hussena your card is beautiful! It’s a gift all on its own. So beautiful!

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  29. Hi from Golden, CO! Wow! This is gorgeous! I love all of the texture and dimension!!!

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  30. That is just insanely lovely. Don't what I like better -- the watercolor effect or the things behind the bouquet

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  31. Hi from Vancouver Canada:) Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous card! You've added so many layers that I feel like I'm looking at an actual flower arrangement. Just beautiful.

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  32. Hello from Wisconsin! Lovely card!

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  33. Hi from Tampa, Florida, USA! Such fabulous inspiration - thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!!

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  34. Hi from Seattle, WA. Gorgeous! What a masterpiece. I really enjoy seeing your cards. Thank you.

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  35. Jan from Sacramento, CA here. Love the beautiful card with so many colorful flowers.

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  36. This is so beautiful! I own most of these dies & you have inspired me to create with them again.

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  37. Absolutely stunning! All the layers are just beautiful.

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  38. So much interest on this card. That flower arrangement is beautiful

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  39. Hi from Woodinville, Wa! Love your design style!

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  40. Hi, from Brookfield, Wisconsin - WOW this card is stunning - love the dimension on it

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  41. Gorgeous card, those roses are fabulous!

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  42. Oh my gosh, the lifted section used with the modeling paste. It's so beautiful!

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  43. What a bright, happy colorful card! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  44. This is GORGEOUS!! Incredible work!!

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  45. What an awesome card. Gorgeous colors.

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  46. Hi from Idaho. Very pretty card. I'd send it for Mother's Day. :)

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  47. Hi, From Chicago, IL! OMG! Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew! I LOVE the layers and colors of these flowers!

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  48. Beautiful card using vibrant spring colors.

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  49. Hi from Cedar City, Utah! Happy anniversary to Altenew!

    LOVE your gorgeous card with the beautiful flowers and all the other pretty details. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. Hi from Cedar City, Utah! Happy anniversary to Altenew!

    LOVE your gorgeous card with the beautiful flowers and all the other pretty details. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  51. Hi from Muskego, WI! Very pretty project!

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  52. A very beautiful card and I love your use of color!

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  53. Hi, Hussena - What a gorgeous floral tableau! I love the colors!! Love the way the leaves are super-neutral to let the blooms take center stage.
    TFS!
    Lori S in PA (US)

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  54. Such a pretty spray of flowers - beautiful card!

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  55. Your card is beautiful. The flowers are so real looking.

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  56. Hi from Davis County, Utah! Your card is wow!

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  57. Outstanding! Would love to make this as a Mother's Day card!

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  58. Hi from TN! I absolutely love your card!! I love the 3D die sets!

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  59. Hi! My name is Donna de Gale-Kalloo and I am from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Tobago.
    Omg...I love your card...beautiful colours!

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  60. Love the layered floral die sets from Altenew. Your card is an excellent and gorgeous
    example of these dies.

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  61. Bold vibrant colors I love this!

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  62. Gorgeous card!
    I love the addition of the sequins.
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  63. Such a pretty card! So much dimension

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  64. Hi, from Jefferson City, Missouri USA. Congratulations on our 8th Birthday Altenew! I love all of your products!

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  65. Hello from Las Vegas! Amazing card, I love it!

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  66. your card is stunning!!! Im in Australia

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  67. Hussena, your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent for the hop. Great fun so far!

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  68. Wow!!! What an amazing and beautiful card. So much detail. Love it!!!

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  69. Hi, from Millstadt, IL
    the bouquet of flowers is
    fantastic. Wonderful
    coloring. thanks for
    sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. Hello from Texas. Love your layering and gorgeous colors!

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  71. Hi from Illinois! What a pretty, happy bouquet! Love the color choices and the dimensional stenciled background. I am totally going to use that!

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  72. So.Gorgeous!!! I wouldn't have the patience to do this but oh my! The payoff of all the details... Yes!

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  73. Hi from northern Wisconsin! This watercolor card speaks to my heart. I love it!

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  74. Hussena, your card has so much depth, it is gorgeous!

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  75. WOW, those flowers just jump off the front of the card! What beautiful colors and dimension.

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  76. Great design share. I like the layer build to create the arrangement.

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  77. Hello from the PNW! Love the depth you get on this card!

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  78. I love this one. Absolutely beautiful.

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  79. Hi from Maine, your cards is GORGEOUS!

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  80. Hello from southern New Jersey - beautiful cards & beautiful colors! Maryann Ferry

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  81. Hi from Manchester, NH USA. What beautiful colors with the layers, it just pops off the page making me want to sniff and smell the prettiness. 8-)

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  82. Hi from England. Love this card there's so much colour and texture to it.

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  83. Beautiful card! Hello from Round Rock, TX! I love this die set and am happy that I recently purchased it myself!

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  84. Hi from Pennsylvania, Gorgeous design and lovely color combinations.

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  85. Hello from Minnesota! I love your bright and beautiful card! I just received this die set and can wait to try it out.

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  86. Amazing cards. It is gorgeous !

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  87. Hi I’m from Saskatchewan Canada. Love your card.

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  88. Hi, I'm from NC, US and I love blog hops! Beautiful card!

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  89. Greetngs from Saskatchewan Canada and your card is lovely.

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  90. Hello from San Diego. What a gorgeous card!!

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  91. Hi from Pennsylvania! your card is so beautiful with all different layers and textures, stunning!

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  92. Hi from NC! I just have to say that I had to look twice at this - those beautiful flowers just seem to jump off the card! So beautiful!

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  93. Hi from Pennsylvania! your cardIt’s so beautiful with so many different layers and textures. Just stunning!

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  94. Beautiful card! Love the color of the flowers.

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  95. Hello my name is Amy!! From London Ontario Canada. The Crimson and yellow colours really stand out!!!! I love all the dimension.

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  96. Hi from Central Florida! I love your floral sample.

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  97. What can I say... gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

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  98. Hello from coastal California! Wow! Love how your flowers bloom right off the card. Beautiful colors and awesome textures.

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  99. Such a beautiful card! I love that die set, too, but I can't make anything as beautiful as your card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  100. Hi from central Pennsylvania. Your card is simply gorgeous!

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  101. The flowers are so pretty and dimensional.

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  102. Hello from WA. What a stunning bouquet on your card! That is just gorgeous!

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  103. Hi from ND, love the bright beautiful colors

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  104. Oh my goodness this is gorgeous!! Hello from WA state.

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  105. Wow that is gorgeous, I just love how you have arranged everything!

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  106. Beautiful! The layering makes them look so realistic!

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  107. Hi from TX! I just bought some Altnew markers and love how you used them. I would like to see you make a video of how you used water with them to get the 3 colors from one marker!

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  108. Hi from Colorado. Beautiful cards

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  109. Such a beautiful and colorful card!!!

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  110. Lovely card! I like the shading effect the watercolor creates. Thanks for the inspiration and happy anniversay to Altenew!

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  111. Hi from Alberta, Canada!

    I love the dimension you achieved and how it just pops off your card!

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  112. Hi from Wisconsin. Beautiful card.

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  113. Hi from northern CA!
    Love the design and dimension! Great colors too!

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  114. Hi from Alberta, Canada!

    I love this card!

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  115. Hi from Michigan USA. I've always loved the garden picks flowers! Beautiful!

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  116. Hi from Freehold, NJ!
    Beautiful card! ๐Ÿ˜

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  117. Hi from Freehold, NJ!
    Beautiful card! ๐Ÿ˜

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  118. What a gorgeous card! Whoever you’re gifting this card to is very lucky. It’s very nice.

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  119. Hi from SF Bay! This card is an enchanting use of opposite season offerings which I am encouraged to try for myself. Lovely indeed.

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  120. So Gorgeous, Hussena! You always inspire my with your beautiful cards.

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  121. Hello from Odessa, FL. You used such wonderful colors and the flowers look so dimensional. Beautiful.

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  122. Beautiful Card! I love all the dimension you added to the flowers, so pretty!

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  123. Greetings from Seattle Washington. Thank you for this fabulous card. It displays your artistry, which I always appreciate, and Altenew's fantastic products!

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  124. Hi from Chicago, IL. Such a beautiful card, so much dimension. The stenciling on the background is a nice detail.

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  125. I am totally blown away by this card. Your use of color is amazing!

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  126. Hello maam, I love love love your colorful and absolutely beautiful card.

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  127. Hi from Ottawa, Canada! Stunning floral cluster! Love all the layers!

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  128. Hi from Sydney, Australia - love your beautiful blooms, especially the leaf bursts in the background...just gorgeous!

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  129. Hello from Barrie Ontario! Fresh and bright what a beautiful spring card. I can't believe I missed the 3D dies.

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  130. Hi from St Louis. So many beautiful layers of color. Your card is amazing.

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  131. Wow, stunning anniversary card! Beautiful colours and such great dimension!

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  132. Hi from Ontario, Canada. Your card has so many incredible details... WOW! I love how all the layers bring your card to life.

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  133. Hi from London, OH; Beautiful colors and notable technique.

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  134. Gorgeous mix of these two sets for this wonderful card!

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  135. Hi from the Florida Panhandle! Absolutely gorgeous card. Such amazing colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  136. Hi, I am from New Hampshire, USA (but originally from Hungary!). Happy Anniversary to Altenew! What a fun way to celebrate! Gorgeous card Hussena. Love the rich colors and all the layers.

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  137. Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew from Ovieo, Florida! This is GORGEOUS!

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  138. Hello from Colorado! Such a vibrant and lovely card1

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  139. Enjoying the hop here in Jacksonville, FL!

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  140. Hi from NY! I just added the Garden picks to my Altenew stash, so your gorgeous card is perfect inspiration! A real keepsake card for the recipient!

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  141. Hi from NY! I just added the Garden picks to my Altenew stash, so your gorgeous card is perfect inspiration! A real keepsake card for the recipient!

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  142. Hello from Jacksonville, FL!

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  143. Hi from St. Paul, MN. What a stunning anniversary card with all the layers and details. Fabulous!

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  144. Hi I'm from Apollo, PA. I love the details in this.

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  145. hi from Ontario Canada! Your flowers are so pretty!! The detail is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  146. Hi from Dublin, Ireland! What a gorgeous card you made! LOVE it!

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  147. Absolutely gorgeous card! Your color palette and card design is so creatively inspirating!!

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  148. Hello from Webster, WI! Gorgeous card! Love all the different mediums.

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  149. Hello from Webster, WI! Gorgeous card! Love all the different mediums.

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  150. Hi from Lexington SC Love the roses.

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  151. Hi from Niagara Falls, Canada! Such a beautiful card. Congrats to altenew for 8 years!

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  152. Hi from Texas. Hussena, your watercoloring and use of so many layers make this card a work of art.

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  153. Hi from Long Island, NY. I absolutely love the composition of the card!!!

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  154. This is my favorite card so far!

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  155. Hussena, this is my first time visiting your blog. Your work is beautiful. I love the colors you chose. Also, I really like the splatters on the background and your gem placement is perfect. Thank you for sharing this card with me.

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  156. I am always in awe of how you can make arrangements of flowers from so many die cuts on cards and make it look cohesive! Absolutely stunning!

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  157. Hi from Canada! Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  158. Hi from S FL I get stuck in certain color combos....your card is beautiful and is a reminder to jump out of my comfort zone!

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  159. Happy 8th and may it be as sweet as this card is beautiful!

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  160. Wow....from western PA. That is some amazing card

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  161. So beautiful! Love the colors!

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  162. Hi from Detroit MI. Your cards are works of art. Thank you for sharing.

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  163. Hello from Australia, I love how the layers work together. Such a beautiful card.

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  164. So lovely! Perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  165. Hello from Wakefield, RI, USA!! This is soooooo gorgeous!! What a fabulous bouquet you created and the colors are so striking!!

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  166. Thanks for sharing your beautiful handiwork Hussena. I adore your blog!

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  167. Loved the gray background, it really made the Fiesta colors pop

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  168. Hi from Australia! What a gorgeous card!! Stunning colours and design!Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Take care! :)

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  169. Hi, from TX! Such a realistic and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  170. Hi from Liverpool, UK. Thankyou for sharingbyour card. I oovevthe dimension to it. It really stands out - in more ways than one! And very pretty....

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  171. Hello from Macedon NY. Your card is amazing...love the design and the gorgeous colors!

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  172. Very nice layers and the bright orange and yellow is very nice.

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  173. Hi from Myrtle Beach, SC...Your multiple layers are gorgeous.

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  174. What a gorgeous card! I absolutely love it๐Ÿ’–

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  175. Your roses are so pretty. I like how you colored them so naturally

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  176. I forgot to say I am from Orange County,CA.

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  177. Hi from Philadelphia, PA, USA! Everything about your card is spectacular! Your card would be a lovely mother's day card or birthday card or get well card . . . .

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