Altenew January Release Blog Hop

January 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm 58 comments

Hello everyone! So glad to have you visiting today! I’m so thrilled to be joining Altenew for their January release, and what a release it is! You may have come from the lovely Reiko Tsuchida’s blog but if you want to begin at the start, head to Altenew’s Card blog .

I’ve got several projects, a video and I’m part of a stellar blog hop that I’m sure you’ll want to go and visit!

There are prizes too, which I’ll mention at the end, but for now- lets get on with the projects!

I kindly got sent several products and the first project uses two of them; Ornate Cover Die and Hello & Hugs Die. The dies are really good. That grey cardstock went through the die perfectly and only once- so don’t worry about the intricacy of the shapes. I try to use double-sided adhesive sheets with complex designs or self adhesive cardstock. Isn’t it a stunning design.

I thought it had an Art Deco vibe so I used some classic colours and then did a little doodling with a white gel pen. It’s very therapeutic and you can colour as much or as little as you like; dots, dashes, colouring in with a gel pen- gold or silver would do too!

The next project just shows perfectly what Altenew do so well; flowers ! If you love stamping and florals, you’re going to love this ‘Simple Beauty‘ set. I used some orange inks and then added some extra shading using Prismacolor pencils. It wasn’t hard, I just echoed the shading already provided by the image.

I used the small flowers in the set for a background, using the grey ink for all the flowers and adding a little black watercolour ink for the centres. I punched out a few holes in the layer to show the colour underneath through. You can also see I’ve added more little gel pen and black marker dots to both the flower and the background. It’s a simple trick to add texture. The sentiment is from the next set ‘Incredible‘.

This is a wonderfully versatile set called ‘Incredible’. If you love colouring, paper piecing or heat embossing, this is an amazing set. Yes, this does look like an unusual card- probably because I’ve die-cut a big circular chunk out of it! I wanted to make a different shape and have the flowers echoing the shape.

You can see the background is the Ornate Die that I’ve already showcased and the blue leaf (because of course, leaves can be blue!!) is from the Parlor Palm Dies. The heat embossing is done on Dura-Lar Matt which is why it’s not curled or warped. I’ve added blue-y green centres to keep the colour scheme unified.

The last card I’ve created is using the Tartan stamp set. This is a set that you can really be creative with. Whether you’ve a Scottish heritage or just love the vibe, this can go traditional or clean and modern. I only used the outer stamp and one of the inner images.

You can see that I rotated the grey stamped square so that it gave movement and more dimension onto the project. Honestly, I could have sat and created for hours more with these wonderful sets. I used the Hello & Hugs dies again and added..you guessed it…a little more gel pen doodling! It’s addictive once you start!

If you want to see all of these projects in my video plus a good look at the gorgeous new Altenew goodies I’ve used, do head over to watch.

I’ve listed the entire blog hop list below and before you go, there are some PRIZES to be won!! 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.

To see the entire release and go shopping- the Altenew store is where you need to go!

It’s time to visit the lovely Norine Borys who creates some amazing cards! If you get lost, do check back here for the whole list which is below!

Thanks for reading this far…;-)

Keren xx

Altenew Card Blog

Erum Tasneem

Nicole Watt

Nathalie DeSousa

Amber Rain Davis

Therese Calvird

LauraJane 

Ashlea Cornell

Kelly Griglione

Maryam Perez

Jenny Colacicco

Nicole Picadura

Jen Schow

Jaycee Gaspar

Altenew Scrapbook Blog 

Laurie Willison

Lorilei Murphy 

Lydia Evans

Isha Gupta

Virginia Lu

Svitlana Shayevich

Lilith Eeckels

Agnieszka Malyszek

Keeway Tsao

Reiko Tsuchida

Keren Baker …you are HERE

Norine Borys

Emily Midgett

Kymona Tracey

Teri Wilson

Zinia Redo

Sveta Fotinia

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  • 5. Kailash  |  January 24, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Wow, all your cards are stunning. Such fabulous designs and color choices!

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  • 6. Michele F  |  January 24, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Keren, you’ve included so much of my favorite grey! I am so happy that Altenew has recognized your genius mind for design… you’ve really done them proud, my friend! Congratulations! Gorgeousness, here!
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  • 7. Maria A  |  January 24, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Wonderful cards. Love your designs and colours you have used x

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  • 8. conil  |  January 24, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Good heavens, girl. Altenew must be thrilled that you’re hopping along with them. This array of cards is just so inspiring, beautiful and diverse that it made my jaw drop. I”m literally drooling. Each one is unique and screams, “Karen made me, can’t you tell”. And, yes, I can definitely tell.

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  • 9. Miriam Prantner  |  January 24, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    That first card is a knockout! I LOVE the die and your gel pen accents! I am also loving how you used the tartan background for your last card. So unique and cool!

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  • 10. ck d  |  January 24, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Beautiful cards, I love the unique use of the tartan plaid stamp.

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  • 11. Bonnie Eng  |  January 24, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    That die cut background of your first card is AMAZING, and love the bright, bold florals of he second!

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  • 12. Rema DeLeeuw  |  January 24, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Lovely cards!

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  • 13. mdmouse1  |  January 24, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Absolutely stunning!!!

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  • 14. Marisela Delgado  |  January 24, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Wow, gorgeous cards!

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  • 15. Catherine L  |  January 24, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Wonderful cards! I especially love how you used the Tartan stamp!

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  • 16. Meghan Kennihan  |  January 24, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    I love what you did with the florals! And how the hugs just pops from that background!

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  • 17. Beverly Jordan  |  January 25, 2020 at 4:05 am

    Your designs are fresh and love your color choices showing the versatility for this newest release!! Simple beauty is one of my fav’s and by far not my only one I want!!

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  • 18. Liz O.  |  January 25, 2020 at 4:43 am

    Wonderful designs Keren, love the intricacy of the cover plate, your cars are fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

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  • 19. Anneleise Hampson  |  January 25, 2020 at 4:55 am

    Wow that first card of yours is gorgeous! So eye catching with that ornate die.

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  • 20. Greta H  |  January 25, 2020 at 5:52 am

    You’re always so creative–love your cards!

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  • 21. Inkin' Chickie  |  January 25, 2020 at 9:57 am

    I like the additional doodle fill in of the first card. The orange and grey flowers are a great combo. I like the build of the matte flowers around the circle.

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  • 23. joy meadows  |  January 25, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    WOW! What a beautiful grouping of cards! I love each one of them and they are all so different! The cutout circle with the flowers around it is just so pretty. thanks for the inspiration.

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  • 24. Eileen Rutherford  |  January 25, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Great use of the release. Inspirational, thanks.

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  • 25. janmm465  |  January 25, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Your cards are gorgeous! Just subscribed to your YouTube are seeing them! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  • 26. Cyndi Morris  |  January 25, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Your cards are amazing. Great showcase of this fantastic release.

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  • 27. Nana Griffin  |  January 25, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Your flowers are gorgeous. Love the coloring.

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  • 28. dorothyayotte  |  January 25, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Your tartan card is great! Your “incredible” stamp set card is fantastic and fun, and makes me want to try something like that. It’s so creative! Thank you!

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  • 29. lvngmydsh  |  January 26, 2020 at 3:36 am

    Your cards are gorgeous. I kept thinking oh that is my favorite and then I would see the next and it was my favorite. Love what you did with the plaid stamp but they are all amazing!

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  • 30. Teri S  |  January 26, 2020 at 4:08 am

    Keren, I am so taken with each of your cards & love the variety you’ve designed & made. My favourites of this super release are the Incredible floral, Mod Vases & Tartan stamp sets.

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  • 31. Jennifer  |  January 26, 2020 at 6:42 am

    Your cards are all stunning! Love the cut out details!

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  • 32. lee  |  January 26, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Very creative set of cards!

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  • 33. Trina P.  |  January 26, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Lots of wonderful inspirations. My favourite is the third one using Dura-Lar Matt (never heard or seen before, but it looks cool)? It is unique, but not too sure about the circle cut out. 😂

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  • 34. Dee Earnshaw  |  January 26, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    OMG your cards are amazing – your second to last card is breath taking:)

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  • 35. Sue D.  |  January 27, 2020 at 3:47 am

    Such unique designs using the new release products! Wonderful!!

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  • 36. Denise Bryant  |  January 27, 2020 at 5:17 am

    Awesome cards! I really love the way you colored the Simple Beauty flowers! Also the Tartan design is fabulous!

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  • 37. dawnnz  |  January 27, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Amazing cards. Loved watching how you made them.

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  • 38. Donna C  |  January 27, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    I love all the cards but the Tartan is really unique and I was so pleased to see that it is so easy to create.

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  • 39. Maura  |  January 27, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Wow, all these cards have such an elegant feel to them!!!

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  • 40. Jade  |  January 27, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Amazing variety of cards. All gorgeous. I especially like the two flower cards.

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  • 41. Marisela Delgado  |  January 27, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    so gorgeous

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  • 43. Lee Ann Barrett  |  January 28, 2020 at 2:51 am

    Oh my goodness, I love all of these cards, Keren! Your vellum flowers are absolutely stunning. And your ‘Xs’. Fantastic!

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  • 44. Kathy Dippner  |  January 28, 2020 at 2:56 am

    Wow, beautiful cards! I love all of the accents with the white gel pen. Such a small thing that makes a huge impact. I’m going to try to remember to use my white pens more often. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  • 45. kathy krug  |  January 28, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Your red flowers are so eye catching. Just gorgeous

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  • 46. Cindy C.  |  January 28, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Wow gorgeous projects, love how you show us different ways to use the lovely release.

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  • 47. Karthikha Uday  |  January 28, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Wow! Your cards are stunning and very creative! I love the tiny details added through doodling, amazing touch to the finish everywhere! And the way you have stretched the supplies, out of the box thinking 🙂

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  • 48. Heather Mills  |  January 29, 2020 at 1:42 am

    These are all so gorgeous!! I LOVE that first one; it’s so elegant with that fabulous die!

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  • 49. JMN  |  January 30, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Love your designs, stunning, thanks for sharing your process video. This release from Altenew has so many wonderful products.

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  • 50. aimeesstampingadventures  |  January 30, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    I absolutely love your first card using the new ornate covered die. Such a stunning day and surely makes any card a hundred times better than it was. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  • 51. Dana M  |  January 30, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Wow, fabulously creative and stunning cards! Amazing depth and layers. Beautiful!

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  • 52. knurse22  |  January 30, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    All I can say is WOW! Love every one of your beautiful cards. Gorgeous design and layering, Love the one with the Simple Beauty stamps and also how you used the cover plate. The ideas for using the tartan plaid stamp set makes me know I need it! Thanks for your awesome inspiration.

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  • 53. tina z.  |  January 30, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    so creative!

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  • 54. lizbechtel69  |  January 30, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    WOWIIIEEE Karen! The cards you have created here are all amazing! So glad you got to guest talent on this release! I absolutely adore the card you created with Incredible, the ornate die, and the palms! Stunning! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations on the blog in the future!

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  • 55. shawninaz  |  January 30, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Beautiful work on every card and the way you used the new tartan plaid set was so different, really loved it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • 56. Sue D  |  January 31, 2020 at 4:26 am

    I like your unique card designs.

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