Jan 24, 2020

Altenews January 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Greetings Craft Friends!  I am so very honored to have been invited to participate as a Guest Designer for the Altenew January Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Kymona's Blog.

My first card was created using Mod Vases Die along with the Vase Fillers Stamp and Die set and the Hello and Hugs Stamp and Dies. I also used the Leaves and Berries stencil to dry emboss the background. I had fun with this design, stamping, die cutting and adding black outlines on all the components including the card base. I love the extra element the lines provide.



Please check out this YouTube video to see the process:






I love the gray background.  You can see the subtle texture created by dry embossing the front using the Berry and Leaves Stencil. The entire card has a soft and mellow color scheme!

I got a little wild with the color for card number 2.  The Wild Flora stamp and die set is a wonderful addition to your collection.


I love the bright colors created by inking up an acrylic block, spritzing it with water and stamping.  I die cut a mask using the one floral die and protected the paper prior to stamping the colored block.  Once the are had dried, I removed the mask and stamped the flowers using Versafine black ink.  My Misti stamp platform proved to be a terrific tool in placing the stamp!

I captured most of the process in this video. I did miss the stamping portion.




Here is a close-up of the card. I love the bright colors! The sentiment strip was made using Rubella ink. A few enamel dots add some interest!

The next card uses the muted florals from the Vase Fillers stamp and die sets to create a trifold card.


It opens to reveal new layers with the smallest arrangement on the base of the card.

 I cut 2 circles from the front of the card base and the second piece cut at 4.50 x 5.5 inches.  This piece was scored on one side at 1/4 inch to create the trifold base. The vases were created using the Mod Vases Die set on watercolor paper, colored with the Altenew Pan Watercolor set.


You can see that I dry embossed the front piece with the Chevron Stencil.

The next card uses the Simple Beauty stamp set.

I arranged the stamp so it reached from one edge to the other.  I used the layered stamps to add depth to the flowers and leaves.  I dry embossed a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of teal cardstock using the Ombre Stripes Stencil.

I fussy cut one side of the floral arrangement and attached it to the teal striped bases.  The hugs plus the shadow were cut using white and teal cardstock.  The layers provide dimension.  A few enamel dots finish this card.

The last card is full of texture!

I used metallic cardstock for the snow, gray and blue layers.  Once they were cut using the Mountain Die Set, I sprayed the paper with water and crushed the paper in different directions to create the texture.

The sky was created using inks from the newly released Sugar Plum and Tranquility ink sets. By smooshing them on my craft mat and adding water, it was easy to color the piece of watercolor paper to create a winter sky.

The card needed some snow, so I used Altenew Embossing paste and patted it on using my finger to create the snow layer.

I love the realistic look it achieved.

 The final step was to add the Modern Fox image along with the sentiment.

Prizes:
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 1/30/2020 for a chance to win.

We’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 2/2/2020.  Shopping: The January release is available here. Happy shopping my friends!
Your next stop is The talented Zinno Redo. If you need to start at the top, here is the link. I would love to have you follow me on my social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, You Tube and here on Blogger. Be well. Be creative.

















83 comments:

  1. Great cards. I am especially loving the texture you added to your mountain dies!

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  2. Great cards, I love all of the texture on the cards and the tri-fold is fabulous. thank you

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    1. I am hooked on the tri-folds! Thanks for your kind words!

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  3. GORGEOUS - I love the texture on your mountains and I love the layers of your trifold card!

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  4. Amazing projects...such incredible creative inspiration!

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  5. Great projects - I especially love your mountain card, it's so cool!

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  6. I am absolutely in awe!! You are so creative!!!

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  7. Beautiful! I LOVE what you did with the vases and that landscape card is just WOW

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    1. Both of these sets are my new favs. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Everything in this release is amazing, love the new dies but it is really hard to avoid falling in love with the stamps too! your cards are fabulous, Teri.Thanks as always for the fabulous inspiration!

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  9. Wow!! Your gorgeous cards are so strong and I am wanting it all!! Love your cards' designs on all but especially Simple Beauty! Really cute the way you draped the flowers over the textured/embossed cardstock and then tucked the "hugs" up in the corner!! Thank you for your inspiration!!

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    1. This is one of my new favs. We all need vases for the lovely florals!

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  11. I enjoyed the videos for the creation of the watercolor portion of the cards. I like how the mountains look. The paper crushing gives such wonderful dimension.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words on my video. I am a newbie trying to increase subscribers.

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  12. Your cards are totally awesome, Teri! I love all the innovative designs & little extras you added to each one. The texture you achieved on those mountains is remarkable! I love them all!!!

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    1. I appreciate your kind words! I had a blast with this release.

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  13. These cards are so unique and very pretty! The mountains look so real!!

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  14. These cards are beautiful! Love the added black lines.

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    1. I thought the lines would add something extra.

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  15. Already ordered the Mod Vases and I love the inspiration you have provided! This is so pretty! Thank you!

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  16. Wonderful cards. I really love the second one -- the unique style and beautiful colors are amazing.

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  17. One after the other and I loved them all.

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  18. Teri, I really love your wild flora card. It's a great outline stamp, and your video on how you did your background was awesome. Can't wait to try the technique!

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    1. Thanks! I am a video newbie trying hard to increase my subscribers!

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  19. Beautiful creations. Those vase stamps are a must have on my wish list. They will be coming to my house soon if they don't sell out. :)

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  20. Fabulous set of cards! I specifically love the mountains!

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  21. your cards are stunning - thanks for sharing how you made them:0

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  22. Awesome cards! Love the vases and flowers, and your awesome mountain scene!

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  23. stunning Teri. Your videos are awesome too!

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    1. Thanks for the comment on the videos. I am working hard to improve. Would love to have you subscribe!

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  24. Great, creative cards! Love how your floral is fussy cut along the curve of the flowers and leaves.

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  25. Beautiful cards! I love the second card with the ink smooshing on the block. The flowers in black and white really pop against that colored background. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  26. So many pretty designs. I love your trifold card.

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  27. Thanks. I have been playing with tri fold cards lately!

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  28. Amazing projects!! Love all the dimension and textures. The tri-fold card is my favorite!

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    1. Thanks. I have been playing with the trifold cards lately.

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  29. Awesome set of creations! I love the texture on the snow card a lot! <3

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    1. Thanks so very much! I thought the mountains needed something.

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  30. Wow! What a fabulous collection of cards!

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  31. WOW... each card is an amazing display of creative ideas and talent. Love this release and all the great inspiration shared on the blog hop. TFS!

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  32. Beautiful cards especially loving the trifold card. Thanks for sharing your process videos I enjoyed them. Fantastic new releases from Altenew.

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  33. I love your cards , and especially that you posted video showing how you created them. Very informative. Thank you

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  34. Teri, I really enjoyed all of your cards but I think my absolute favorite is the last one with the fox and mountains! I adore the texture you achieved and the snow capped mountains! Bravo!

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  35. Wonderful cards! Beautiful designs and inspiration. Love the creative background techniques.

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  36. Your mountains are totally awesome! Love the trifold card, too. Such wonderful products in this release, as always!

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  37. I love all your beautiful cards and your creative use of the vases is fabulous!

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  38. Very pretty card designs and colors. Love the fox and the mountains.

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