Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Altenew March 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello crafty peeps,

I'm so excited to be joining the Altenew March 2019 release blog hop today! You should have arrived here from the lovely Virginia Lu's blog.

There are so many beautiful stamps and dies in this month's release again! I've created quite a few cards to showcase these gorgeous products. I'm not sure I did them justice!

All my cards today are top folding A2 size cards. First up is my favorite card! I've used the Wallpaper Art stamp and die sets (bundle is also available at a discounted price!). I stamped the flower and leaves with Versafine onyx black ink because I wanted to watercolor them. I did some simple coloring, then die cut these images. I also die cut a partial circle from green card stock. 


I dry embossed a 5.5x4.25" piece of white card stock to create some texture in the background. I glued this onto my card base, then added the green die cut, some gold thread and the flowers and foliage. To finish off this card I added a white embossed sentiment.


I've used the same set on my next two cards as well, but this time I didn't do any coloring. I white embossed the flowers and leaves on vellum using the Pure White Crisp embossing powder, then die cut them. I also die cut some images from purple and green card stock and layered them up on my card bases. To finish off these cards I added some gold ink splatters and white embossed sentiments.


Next up is the Rennie Roses stamp and die sets (bundle also available). I stamped a bunch of roses and leaves and colored them with artist markers. The sets I've used for these are the Artist Marker set A (the pinks and blues) and the Shades of Purple set. I stamped the sentiment on my card front, then arranged my die cuts around it. I added some foam dots here and there for dimension. I finished off this card with some gold paint drops.


On my next cards I used the Prettiest Pomander stamp set (coordinating dies and stamp+die bundle are also available). On this first card I stamped the flowers and leaves first. Now, this is a layering stamp set but it's pretty easy to line it up. Once done, I white embossed the outline using the Pure White Crisp embossing powder. I then masked off the bouquet and stamped the background using the Rustic Linen background stamp. I love background stamps and this one is a staple for sure! Last but not least I added my sentiment and a pink bow.


On my next card I stamped the outline in grey ink and added some white gel pen details. Again, I masked off the bouquet and this time I stamped polka dots in the background using the Dainty Swiss Dots stamp. Then using the Thinking of You die, I die cut the background. I also die cut this sentiment from grey foam, then pieced everything back together for a dimensional look. This took awhile, I'm not sure what I was thinking haha!


Last but not least I tried a grungy feel. Not on purpose, mind you haha! What I've learnt: if you want a soft look, you white emboss the outlines, definitely don't stamp them in black. There's a lot of detail in the outline stamp, so the bouquet gets really dark. I do like how these turned out though. As you see I did some masking here too and used the Rustic Linen stamp again to create my backgrounds. On the card on the left I die cut the sentiment from black glitter card stock using the Simply Friend Die. I die cut the word from white card stock a bunch of times too, then layered them up for dimension and texture. On the right card I just stamped my sentiment and added a bunch of punched little circles for embellishment.


On my last card duo with this release I used the Bold Bunch stamp and die sets (bundle also available). I stamped my sentiment in the middle on both cards. On the right you have a simple card, where I just stamped the flowers directly on the card front. I actually loved the white background but then it kept nagging me because I rarely do white cards like that...I gave in and added a few purple card stock strips haha! Not sure if I like it more this way though. For the card on the left I stamped lots of flowers, die cut them and arranged them in a circle. Some twine finishes off both cards. That's it!



I hope you've found something here today that inspires you!

And now the fun part...Giveaways, yay! Read on to find out how you can win! Good Luck!

Prizes: 
1. 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 03/19/2019 for a chance to win. 

2. ATTENTION! The rules on this one have changed so please read carefully: Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from comments on each designer's blog in the blog hop list.

All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 03/17/2019!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Your next stop is Reiko Tsuchida!

Have an awesome day!

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88 comments:

  1. Super amazing cards..i loved how Beautifully you have used the stampset on your cards.. wonderful card design and lovely way to present them.

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  2. wow - your cards are stunning - LOVE the last 2 cards - so soft!!

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  3. The Wallpaper Art stamp is absolutely my favorite in this release. You did it justice.

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  4. I love all your cards! Love the embossed background <3

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  5. I also love your first card and especially all the texture. My favorite card is the second purple one, so pretty with the vibrant green and the vellum. Great job Zsoka!

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  6. I love your color choices.

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  7. The first two are definitely on my must-have list. thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

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  8. Wow, what stunning cards. I especially love the first 2 - this is my favourite set from this wonderful release.

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  9. Beautiful projects! Love this release!

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  10. Your first card is my favorite because it is vibrant and pretty!

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  11. Gorgeous cards! I love how different you made the Wall Paper Art stamp look, depending on your coloring and technique.

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  12. I love your idea of white embossing the background stamp. It really makes the florals pop! All of your cards are gorgeous and I love the background stamp you used as well!

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  13. WOW! Great use of the new products! I love how you showcased how versatile they can be! Love all the different looks!

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  14. Love your style! I like the way you use texture!

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  15. All are STUNNING but I love the Rennie Roses set and what you did with them! Great colors!

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  16. I love the wreath with rhe Bold bunch stamp! So cute!!!!

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  17. Love all your designs, they are very pretty and feminine, especially the one with the vellum flowers, it is very appealing. Thanks for the inspiration Zsoka!

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  18. Beautiful cards! So inspiring, but now I want to buy ALL the sets!!!

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  19. great release and fun projects. thanks as always for sharing.

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  20. Beautiful! I especially love those dramatic Wallpaper Art florals. Lovely coloring.

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  21. Wow, your cards are so beautiful and all so different! I love the texture in your backgrounds, color combos and awesome coloring. I especially love the Wallpaper Art vellum flowers, so pretty and elegant.

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  22. I gasped at your purple card with vellum flowers! Also I especially like your first pomander card with the outline embossed in white. So beautiful!

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  23. These are all beautiful. What an amazing array of cards from the new release!

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  24. WOW Your cards are absolutely beautiful and unique. Thanks a lot for sharing your talents with us.

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  25. Very pretty. I like your choice of colors.

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  26. Beautiful cards and wonderful coloring techniques. Love these new Altenew Wallpaper Art stamps.

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  27. Love all these gorgeous blooms! Beautiful cards!

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  28. Your first card just about took my breathe away! Such a beautiful color combination Really nice job on everything. Your first card is so elegant and then you move on to more playful cards with the Bold Bunch set. Thanks for giving us such beautiful examples!

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  29. Awesome cards, I especially loved the Wallpaper art florals, very pretty coloring. Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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  30. All of your cards are gorgeous. Thank you for all of the inspiration.

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  31. Wall paper flowers are the best. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

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  32. Zsoka, the thinking of you card may have been a lot of work, but it is my favorite. I love that layered look. Thanks so much for all your inspiration. I don’t know how to choose what to get from this new release.

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  33. Your cards are amazing! Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  34. Wow! You created so many beautiful cards!your first two sets the of cards are my favoites because you used my two favorite stamp sets... Wallpaper Art & Rennie Rose!

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  35. Love your creations and that pomander stamp set!

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  36. Great creations! Love the Wallpaper one!!

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  37. OH so much floral happiness! AND those beautiful new ink colors....gah!!!

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  38. OMG! I added a few more items into my basket after visiting your blog. Love your cards.

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  39. I love the Altenew release!!! I can't wait to get my order. Thank you for sharing some beautiful inspiration!!!

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  40. The Rennas roses card is gorgeous!!!

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  41. Simply stunning cards!! You have showcased many items from this release beautifully.

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  42. Your backgrounds add a unique touch. I love the gray, peach flower with the linen background.

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  43. Very nice! I am usually not a fan of "grunge" but I do like that card.

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  44. I'm crazy for your first two cards.

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  45. Wow! These are all stunning cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. I always look forward to seeing what you create and once again I am blown away. I especially love those wallpaper flowers, stunning, love the lime green and purple combo too.

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  47. That's a whole bunch of loveliness you have here. So many pretty cards. Thank you for sharing these designs with us all. Greatly inspired to create!

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  48. Your cards are stunning. I love the new wallpaper art stamp set. It is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us

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  49. Oh my! Your cards are so lovely. You are very talented.

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  50. These are all so pretty, but that first one is an absolute show stopper! I love the citron in the corner and the wonderful graphic feel to the card!

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  51. The wallpaper art flower set is my very favorite of this release and your first card is absolutely stunning Love it.

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  52. Such pretty cards!!!! I am so excited as I have ordered the Wallpaper Art stamp set...I hope to be able to also get the die and stencil with budget permits. Thank you so much for sharing your great cards.

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  53. Love the vellum over the flowers, that looks so cool.

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  54. GORGEOUS CARDS! I love all the textures that you used! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  55. My favorite is the Wallpaper Art set, but I also love the Vases! Great release, and beautiful creations. I think the bundles with stamps, dies and stencils are fabulous!!!

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  56. I love your cards! I especially like the pomander cards - my favorite in this release - and your use of vellum. I always forget about using my vellum so I'm inspired.

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  57. Beautiful cards. I love the way you layered everything on your cards with Wallpaper Art - gorgeous!

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  58. MERCY!! That Wallpaper card you created is eye poppin gorgeous! Good Lord!
    Your ablitiy to create texture on a flat image is inspiring!

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  59. Such gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  60. Wow, so many lovely cards. Like you, I think the first is my favorite, but they are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. These are all so beautiful!! The Wallpaper Art set is my favorite of the release and your cards using it are so gorgeous!

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  62. I love your bold use of colour. These are all beautiful!

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  63. Creative use of vellum. I really like to softened look it gives the card.

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  64. Beautiful designs, Zsoka!! I love the cards with the Wallpaper Flowers.

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  65. Wow your first thank you card is so dynamic and vibrant. Absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  66. What a lovely bunch of cards, The flowers look beautiful.

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  67. Zsoka, your cards and designs are really wonderful! Thank you for the great inspiration with these Altenew stamps. I especially love the Rennie Roses and Book Club stamps.

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  68. Fabulous collection of cards! I love how you play with color, simply stunning!

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  69. Such lovely cards highlighting the new release!

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  70. Oh wow - that is such a lovely set of cards using this new release - fabulous job!

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  71. Gorgeous cards. Beautiful styles and the colors and coloring are amazing.

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  72. All of these cards are gorgeous! My favorite (as if I could only pick 1 lol) is your first Pomander, I just adore that set. And I do like the 3 purple strips on the bottom of your last card, it was a perfect touch :) Thank you for sharing all of these and the always awesome inspiration! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  73. Wow, you were busy creating all these beautiful cards! Your first card is stunning! The bright pink flower with the black background leaves is so striking. I also love the first pomander card you made. The soft colors with the white embossed outline and the grey linen background is so pretty. The bow was a nice finishing touch!

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  74. I love all your cards, but my favorite is that first one! I love how you colored that beautiful flower and the background you created that shows it off so beautifully! I also love your card using the Rennie Roses. You really have an eye for creating awesome layouts and backgrounds!!

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  75. Wow! Amazing array of cards. My favourite is the third card. I really love the Rennie Roses set. And your inspiration is just amazing!

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  76. Your work is just so inspiring! You have a unique sense of color and design, and layering, that is just so over the top gorgeous! Every one of your cards is stunning. I actually went out and bought some gold thread after seeing some of your precious hop cards! The Wallart flower is my all time fave, and I love the two very different looks you got using the same stamps! Thank you for always taking time to show and explain your work.

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  77. What beautiful cards! I love the spring colors, especially on the Bold Bunch cards. And the vellum flowers are so delicate and lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  78. um yeah, you did the stamps justice for sure!

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  79. Fantastic set of inspirations! Each one is awesome! :)

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  80. So many fabulous cards! I love the corner of green on the first card - such a great design element!

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  81. These are fantastic! Those first two cards are just stunning and I love that Rustic Linen background stamp. The first card is my favorite and I like the layered vellum on cardstock in that second card.

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  82. Beautiful cards! Love your use of colors! Especially like your use of the Wallpaper flowers and your wreath. Thanks for the inspiration!

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