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Altenew January Release Blog Hop

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 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


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

January 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm 58 comments

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