Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

May 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm 45 comments

Hello lovelies! Happy Tuesday! It’s release time with Altenew, and they are releasing lots of new stamps, dies, stencils and more! I’ve got some lovely projects to show you, but first I’ll say hello to those who have joined me from the lovely Kymona Tracey’s blog. If you are wanting to start at the beginning of the hop, go to the Altenew Card blog first. If you want to jump to the whole collection, go here

This first project uses the new set Enchanting Beauty which has lots of leaves and flowers with gorgeous sentiments too. I decided to ink up the flowers in a pink, but you could also use greens and make a foliage based set. I also used the Rose Petal gradient cardstock set. It also has a matching die set.

I added some Matt Duralar behind the flowers and leaves. This is a plastic film that looks similar to vellum but that you can heat emboss on without warping. It’s great to doodle and use white gel pen on like I did. I’ve used strips of cardstock in different widths to create the background.

The next set I’m using is the Sweet Gingko Layering Stamp set with matching die. It’s a smaller scale and would actually go perfectly with the Enchanting Beauty set.

Again, I used some simple cardstock stripes to add interest to my background; easy when you don’t have matching papers or just want something different on your card. Simple and useful sentiments finish it off well. I’ve used different green inks but you could use pretty colours to act as florals too.

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  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Exotic Garden release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
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My next project is using the Succulent Layering Die Set.

These dies are so.much.fun! Easy to put together and I just curled the ends to make them more realistic. You can see I’ve made a mock shadow box, by using the Thin Frame 3D die set. I used the Ornamental Bliss Stamp set for the sentiment. A gift and card in one! All of these stamps and dies have this fabulous Exotic Garden theme. I can imagine a beautiful garden with Gingkos, Succulents and more.

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 05/10/2021 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 05/12/2021.

My last project is pretty simple, but just focuses on the beauty of the stamp set. Sometimes we have to avoid gilding the lily 😉

There are 4 layers on this butterfly- all from the Dovetail Butterflies stamp and die set. I’ve stamped the base in a light pink, added the detail in a darker pink and die cut it out. Then I’ve stamped the detailed butterfly layer plus the smaller layer onto acetate using White Stazon ink and die cut those too. Acetate is best cut out with a metal shim beneath. If your die cutting machine won’t cut the shapes from acetate because you don’t have a metal shim, it’s an easy shape to trim out with scissors.

I also trimmed out the middle of the butterfly to act as a final layer and hide any glue that you might have seen through the acetate whilst glueing the layers together. You can see my mistake of taking a photo before the glue was dry from the stars! A few drips of watercolour down the front of the card is all the base I needed to ground my butterfly onto.

For the whole Exotic Garden collection, you can see them here. For the next blog to visit, please go to my lovely friend Virginia Lu.

I hope you’ve loved this first look at the new release. Do keep hopping for more chances to enter in the giveaway.

Keren x

Below is the full list of the blog hop.

(Some of my links are affiliate links which have no cost to you but pay me a little extra).

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar 

Amanda Baldwin

Nicole Watt

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett 

Carol Hintermeier

Norine Borys 

Erin Thompson

Agnieszka Małyszek

Helen Kalb

Amber Rain Davis 

Jenny Colacicco

Svitlana Shayevich

Erum Tasneem 

Kymona Tracey 

Keren Baker

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Lilith Eeckels 

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird 

Verity Biddlecombe

Tania Ahmed 

Sandhya Iyer

Reiko Tsuchida

Seeka

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Tina Smith

Tricia Schaden 

Joylita Dsouza

Nandini Karmarkar

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45 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Inkin' Chickie  |  May 4, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    I like the layers and color combinations. Great project shares.

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  • 2. Sharon Gullikson  |  May 4, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    I love every single project…..the pink Ginkos are so different, I would love to use these to make a different sort of project. LOVE THIS!! And I also love the one where you used different greens and blue greens to stamp the leaves. Really pretty

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  • 3. conil  |  May 4, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    These card are unbelievably beautiful…each one is unique (like you) and incredibly special (also, like you). Ilove the Enchanted floral, the details are gorgeous. Using stripes to enhance the Gingko was a brilliant move. There’s something graphic about their leaves that appeals to me. The succulent card in simply fabulous with that boxy frame. Finally seeing the exquisitely layered butterfly rising above the drips is like watching it come alive. Very inspirational.

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  • 4. Linh  |  May 4, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Love your cards! Especially the last butterfly one!

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  • 5. Michele F  |  May 4, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    My friend Coni has said it all, and perfectly, Keren! So I’ll second her emotions! I adore every card your heart touches – looks as though these new goodies from Altenew touched your heart deeply by these fabulous designs.
    Gorgeous creations, friend. LOVING the succulents especially!
    =]

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  • 6. Linda Petersen  |  May 4, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    love the butterfly

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  • 7. Liz O.  |  May 4, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    Beautiful projects Keren, love them all, especially the succulent shadow box. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • 9. Nandini  |  May 4, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  • 10. Donna Walls  |  May 4, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Absolutely beautiful designs! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • 11. roxanne tellini  |  May 4, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Your ginkgo card is really lovely. I like the slight ombre like look.

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  • 12. mdmouse1  |  May 4, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    These are all so beautiful!! I love the dimension to all of them!!!

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  • 13. Libby T  |  May 4, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Such a lovely multi-layer butterfly!

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  • 14. joni52  |  May 5, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Stunning cards!

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  • 15. Meghan Kennihan  |  May 5, 2021 at 1:56 am

    I love how you used the stripes and the succulent!

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  • 16. Peggy D  |  May 5, 2021 at 2:37 am

    I love, love, love your dimensional cards.

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  • 18. Marisela Delgado  |  May 5, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Wow! Stunning!

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  • 20. Catherine L  |  May 5, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Beautiful cards! I love all the layers on that butterfly!

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  • 21. Nicki Baxley  |  May 5, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    I love the ombre look of your cards!

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  • 22. Cindy C.  |  May 5, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Beautiful designs!! I especially love the last one with the Dovetails Butterflies and watercolor dripped background!

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  • 23. Silvia Hutchinson  |  May 5, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Fabulous projects!! I am drawn to the beauty of the 1st ginko card

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  • 24. Rema DeLeeuw  |  May 5, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Lovely cards!

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  • 25. Ddmac58  |  May 6, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Your cards are just lovely. I love all the different ways you can use these sets.

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  • 27. dorothyayotte  |  May 6, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Cool cards! I especially like the first card. Beautiful die and colors.

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  • 28. berryblue  |  May 6, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    I especially love your succulent shadowbox! I have so much admiration for those who can work with all those layers of little dies! Beautiful work!

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  • 29. Sarah B  |  May 6, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    I enjoyed all your projects. Keeping things monochromatic keeps things simple but no less beautiful! I love the butterfly with the paint drip background. So many great ideas!

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  • 30. Karen Letchworth  |  May 7, 2021 at 1:55 am

    I love your cards, Keren. You really know how to showcase those Altenew products. SWOON!

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  • 31. Lois  |  May 7, 2021 at 4:22 am

    So very pretty. Thanks for sharing

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  • 32. Elizabeth Kuhn  |  May 7, 2021 at 6:52 am

    Love the vibrant colors, and the butterfly!!! So pretty 😍

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  • 33. Kathy R  |  May 7, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Cards and shadow box are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  • 34. Dhruvika  |  May 7, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    lovely effects on the cards!

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  • 35. Lauryne Cunningham  |  May 7, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    I love all the dimension on your projects!

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  • 36. Denise Bryant  |  May 8, 2021 at 6:21 am

    So pretty! Love the cards with the ginkgo leaves!

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  • 37. S Schmidt  |  May 9, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    So much dimension. Love the mock shadow box.

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  • 38. Becky Esposito  |  May 9, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Love these cards

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  • 39. Mary Ann Reilly  |  May 9, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    These are lovely cards and so unique! You even make me like succulents.

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  • 40. Cyndi Morris  |  May 10, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Beautiful projects. Love this release.

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  • 42. Sarina Parhawk  |  May 11, 2021 at 2:48 am

    I love the colors you’ve used on these wonderful projects… Thank you for the inspiration!

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  • 43. kjwinston  |  May 11, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    I wish I could just leave a comment of popping eyeballs. That butterfly!

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  • 44. mjmarmo  |  May 11, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Simply gorgeous! Another wonderful release!

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  • 45. Debbie Frank  |  May 12, 2021 at 4:41 am

    Oh my gosh, love the butterfly card!

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