Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Altenew Love and Friendship Stamps, Dies, Stencils and Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello! I'm thrilled and honoured to be among such wonderfully talented company for the Altenew February release party which is packed full of fabulous products sure to spark your creativity! 

If you are here from Anna Mahtani's blog you're in the right place. If you want to make sure you don't miss any inspiration, click back to the Altenew blog to start at the beginning.

Here's a quick look at all the new products, if you see something you like, pick it up right away as items sell out quickly!


Tall Foliage Stamp/Slim Deco Cover Die/Organic Linen 3D Embossing Folder

There are two sizes of dies in the Slim Deco Cover Die set, this card uses the small die which I cut 3 times then placed from top to bottom across an A2 card front embossed with the Organic Linen 3D Embossing Folder. The edges of the die cuts were trimmed along the edge of the card front.

I stamped the images from the Tall Foliage Stamp set in Clear Embossing ink, covered with Platinum Embossing powder and then heat set. The sentiment is heat embossed and layered over metallic thread.

Modern Greetings Stamp Set

This is a large stamp set that can easily take center stage on your card. 

This image is stamped multiple times with Vanilla Cream, Aqualicious, Sweet Leaf, Sunkissed and Heartbeat ink.

I've got a short video walking you through the details of creating this card:

For this card I stamped the image multiple times in Heartbeat, Sunkissed, Warm Sunshine, Sweet Leaf, Persian Blue, a combination of Lavender Fields and Desert Night, and Deep Iris. Each image is fussy and then cut apart and pieced back together in rainbow order.

I adhered the pieced image with foam adhesive to a watercolor washed card front which I added a little bit of iridescent paste to with the Calligraphy Maze stencil.

The sentiment is stamped in Obisdian Pigment ink and heat embossed with Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. 

Did you know a group of hummingbirds is called a charm? I've stamped a charm of hummingbirds for this card. 

The lighter colored images were created by inking the stamp and then misting with water before stamping on the paper. 
The images are all die cut with the matching die and the black card stock is misted with Iridescent Spray Ink before creating the background of hummingbirds.

I colored a small piece of alcohol marker friendly paper with the following Artist Markers:

-WG03 Evening Gray

and then die cut Thanks with the Bold Thanks Die.

Painted Hummingbirds/Slim Deco Cover Die/Tall Foliage Stamp & Die Set

I die cut the large die in the Slim Deco Cover Die set from kraft card stock three times then stamped the images from the Tall Foliage Stamp set on mixed media card stock with watercolour ink. 
Brush the stamp directly with the watercolor brush marker, spritz with a little water and stamp. 
Hummingbirds are stamped in Coral Bliss, Sweet Leaf, Just Green, Sunkissed and Evening Gray. Once dry, die cut all with matching dies.

Black splatters are added with the Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker prior to adhering die cuts.

After adhering all die cuts, I double matted the photo, popped it up with foam tape and created a visual triangle around it with hummingbirds.

Painted Hummingbirds/Slim Deco Cover Die/Tall Foliage Stamp Set & Coloring Stencil

I die cut the large die from the Slim Deco Cover die set in Gold Mirror card stock and framed the watercolored Tall Foliage Stamp Set floral image.

The image has been watercolored by adding a small amount of Warm Sunshine ink through the Tall Foliage Simple Coloring Stencil and blending it out with water. 

The leaves are colored in the same manner with Moss watercolor ink.

Tall Foliage Stamp Set and Simple Coloring Stencil

A super easy way to use this stamp is to create background by stamping the leafy image multiple times in Jet Black dye ink, then coloring the leaves with the Tall Foliage Simple Coloring Stencil in Moss Ink.

I created my own shade of green card stock to die cut Hello by inking a piece of white card stock with Parrot and Olive dye ink

The shadow hello layer is cut from black card stock.

That's it for me today but before you go, check out the special offers and prizes below.

Your next stop is Teresea Litchfield and you can find a complete hop list at the end of this post :).


Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! 


$300 in total prizes!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners!

Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/08/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/11/2021.

Blog Hop Order



I love your cards...especially slimline cards. You are very creative and loved the artsy details you incorporated in your designs. TFS

sharon g said...

The scrapbook page is really wonderful. I love the colors and style...

Nora Noll said...

Your cards are fabulous. I LOVE how you used the deco frames on the first card!!!

margaret said...

I am partial to the hummingbirds Love all your cards. Wonderful ideas

Esther Asbury said...

What a lovely line-up of inspiration!

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

I love how you use a lot of color, and how you create variants and shading effects with the ink. Especially impressed with the inked up, ombré look embossed background.

Liz O. said...

WOW! what a fabulous array of designs! You did an outstanding job showcasing the new products, thanks for the inspiration!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the ideas for the deco cuts. Great shares.

MadeByMeghanK said...

WOW! I love all the rainbow colors you used in your designs! STUNNING!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely projects!

Brenda Aplin said...

Wow these are beautiful cards and your layout was awesome. I just love all these new products.

anni said...

Love all your creations! The tall foliage was not something I would have looked twice at but after seeing all the creations using it throughout the blog hop, I'm convinced I now must have it! Thank you for the inspiration!

Helen said...

Brilliant collection! I love the clever ways you've used the deco border die! Great designs and colours!

NickiB said...

Beautiful examples!

Roxy T said...

So cute! You have got some really beauties here, of which my fav is the painted hummingbird card. It is just so playful!

DorothyA said...

Wow! So many creative cards. I love that they would be great for the ladies and men!

Lois said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

Peg Frushour said...

Great work! This release is fabulous!

Sarah B said...

My favorite has to be the black, white and platinum first card. Very elegant. I also liked what you did with the tall foliage as background and the water colored tall foliage. Lots of inspiration and thanks for the video on the Modern Greetings card. Wonderful to get a step by step for those pretty results.

Whiteibis said...

Beautiful cards. All so nicely colored and in great layouts. I just love the items in this release.

Jade said...

Amazing cards! So wonderful and inspirational!!! Thank you.

Julie Greaves said...

Lots of very beautiful cards and a gorgeous scrapbook page. You are very creative and I think you had lots of fun making all of these. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us. :)

Kelsey Thomas said...

So pretty!

CraftyHounslows said...

I love your tall foliage card! It looks so elegant!

Katie Amodio said...

Wow! Vibrant cards!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Fantastic projects! Thank you for your process video- great tips and techniques!

Dawn Tooley said...

So many different but great ideas and techniques! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Great projects—I love them!!! And I appreciated your process video for the multi-colored stamped birthday card. It was so nice to see how you did that. I’m absolutely in love with the tall foliage set!!!

Lindsey NY said...

Your first card is truly Art Deco with your choice of Platinum embossing and thus my favorite. However, everything you have done shows what an artist you are. So many steps to each piece. Amazing work.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the way you used the Slim Deco dies! Beautiful cards!

Kiwigirl said...

Such variety! They are beautiful.

L said...

So beautiful!
The Organic linen embossing folder adds so much to the backgrounds of the cards!
LOVE this fabulous new release!
Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Love your With Gratitude colored background.

Deborah said...

I see you had some fun with Altenews release. Great variety. Thank you sharing.

Kimberly said...

Love the use of the small Deco Die frame on that first card. Would be a very nice sympathy card.

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