Monday, May 23, 2022

Altenew May 2022 Lovely in Lace Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello, crafty friends!
I am excited to be joining  Altenew for their May 2022 Lovely in Lace Collection Release Blog Hop! This release features so many beautiful new embossing folders and stencils along with other wonderful goodies for your crafty stash!

If you arrived here from, Daniel Diaz'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.

Stunning florals, elegant lace, unique sentiments, and more!
This complete crafting bundle featuring the Lovely in Lace stencil and embossing folder release is full of beautiful inspiring designs to add to your craft room so you can create amazing paper crafting projects. Whether you enjoy card making, scrapbooking, or journaling, this bundle has something for you!

My first card features the NEW Starburst Embossing Folder and the Bountiful Bouquet Stamp & Die Bundle. 

I started off my card by stamping the Altenew Bountiful Bouquet Stamp Set onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. I used the Altenew Martian Terrain and Tea Party Crisp Dye Inks for the layers of the flowers, and for the leaves, I used Altenew Tropical Forest Crisp Dye Inks. I stamped the flower centers using Honey Drizzle and Maple Yellow Crisp Dye Inks and then Die cut the stamped images using the coordinating dies.After die cutting them I fussy cut the indivual flower and leaves to create my floral arrangement.

Next, I ran the Starburst 3D Embossing Folder through my die cutting machine using a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Then, I lightly wet the panel and added very diluted wash of color all over the background using the Fresh Lemon Brush Marker from the Tropical Fiesta Set. Once my layer of pale color had dried, I adhered down the blooms and foliage on the panel using foam adhesive. I absolutely love the subtle, exceptionally elegant look that these new embossing folders create. They are great for making quick cards that are incredibly elegant. Next, I die-cut some additional foliage for my floral arrangement from the Create-A-Wreath Die Set and coloured the pieces using Parrot and Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Inks. I also stamped some floral elements from the Bride To Be Stamp Set onto White Cardstock using Coral Bliss, Pink Pearl, and Parrot Crisp Dye Inks and cut them out using the coordinating dies

Then, I stamped my greeting from the Bountiful Bouquet Stamp Set onto a strip of White Cardstock using Obsidian ink and adhered it down on my panel using foam adhesive for dimension. Next, I adhered a strip of Citrine Cardstock along the bottom of the strip for a little pizzazz.

Once that was done, I adhered my card panel a top-folding A2 white card base using tape runner. As a finishing touch, I used the Jet Black Ink Spray and the Antique Gold Metallic Spray to add a few paint splatters to my panel for an artsy look. Lastly, I added a few Antique Gold - Sequins to help add some sparkle to the card front.

My next card features the Vintage Lace 3D Embossing Folder and the Vintage Lace Simple Coloring Stencil Set (3 in 1).

I love the effect of coloring on super detailed, textured embossed backgrounds, so I began my project by embossing the new Vintage Lace 3D Embossing Folder on some of Altenew’s Watercolor Paper. This lightly textured paper looks beautiful when embossed alone, almost like super fancy letterpress! 

 Next, I lightly wet the panel and added a wash of color all over the background using the Sweet Leaf Brush Marker from the Tropical Fiesta Set. Once that was done, I pulled out the coordinating Vintage Lace Simple Coloring Stencil Set to add colour to the embossed images and used Tide Blue, Sea Breeze, Burnt Red, and Coral Bliss for the roses and Just Green, and Parrot Crisp Dye inks for the leaves. The stained glass effect that is created with the stencils is so unique and lovely; instead of adding a gradual fade to each petal, it adds shading to entire petals for a different and fun look!

Once my stenciling had been completed, I used the Hello and Hugs Die Set to die cut a greeting out of White CardstockCitrine Cardstock, and White Foam. I layered the pieces together using Craft Glue, then ink-blended Coral Bliss ink into a nice ombré to add some visual interest to the sentiment. Next, I stamped a greeting from the Bountiful Bouquet Stamp onto a strip of White Cardstock using Obsidian Ink and affixed it to my panel using foam adhesive

Then, to add a bit of texture and shine to my background, I die-cut Citrine Cardstock and White Foam using the Rectangle Shape Extra Large Pattern Die and Rectangle Shape Large Pattern Die from the Nestabilities Essential Rectangles Etched Dies and adhered it to my card panel with Craft Glue.
To complete, I adhered the panel to a top-folding A2-sized white card base using tape runner. Then, I added some metallic gold and blue paint from the Metallic Watercolor Set for a fun, artsy look. I finished off the card with a few black paint splatters using the Jet Black Ink Spray for visual interest.

Giveaway Prizes:
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/29/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/31/2022.

Blog Hop Order:
Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the wonderful, Nandini Karmarkar'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:

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Angela Brennan

Tenia Nelson


Nathalie DeSousa

Carol Hintermeier

Virginia Lu

Nenette S. Madero

Terri Koszler

Katrina Howe

Reiko Tsuchida

Linda Westfall

Bridget Casey

Ann Taylor

Colleen Balija

SathyaKala Sankaran

Eva Bussom

Natasha Davies

Sande Woodson

Susan Stagno

Nichol Spohr

Daniel Diaz

                        Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)

Nandini Karmarkar

Preeti Chandran

Well, that’s all for my projects today! Thanks so much for stopping by and reading. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  1. The flowers look so pretty on these backgrounds. Very feminine.

  2. Dear Hussena
    Love both cards to the moon and back. Your color palette and talent in crafting has breathed life into Altenew products making me want to buy at least one embossing folder let alone all.tks for the stay safe .

  3. The cards you created are beautiful!

  4. Your layering is stunning! Love the textured backgrounds!

  5. Beautiful cards! I love that Vintage Lace folder!

  6. Tha one embossing folder looks like real mesh.
    Fantastic cards.

  7. Wow!!! Absolutely STUNNING cards!!!!

  8. BEAUTIFUL use of beautiful embossing folders.

  9. Your cards are oh so pretty and so inspiring! Gorgeous use of these embossing folders.

  10. I have just started to water color my cards. You have given me some wonderful help in getting started. Thanks!

  11. Gorgeous colors!! I love what you did with the embossing folders!

  12. Beautiful cards.

  13. Another set of beautiful cards! I love the Starburst as a background in white! You showcased Vintage Lace so beautifully!

  14. Such gorgeous cards, fabulous colours and lovely embossing folders. Beautifully done, Hussena. Thank you for such wonderful inspiration.

  15. I like how you framed the flowers on that particular card! Great job!

  16. I love the idea of die cut flowers on top of an embossed card "base". Thank you.

  17. Love the frame on the Vintage Lace!

  18. Beautiful cards really inspired by the gold frame on the Vintage Lace sample!

  19. I love your backgrounds!
    Thanks for sharing.

  20. Your bountiful bouquet is my favorite so far.

  21. Great cards! Thanks for sharing :) — Bridget N (