Apr 05

Altenew Blog Hop

Written by: iwona    554 Comments

Welcome to the Altenew premier blog hop!

Altenew is the latest stamp company to open its doors to the paper crafting community. The stamps that you will see here will be available for purchase on April 7th.

You should have come here from Elena’s blog, but if you didn’t then I urge you to join us at the beginning – Altenew blog.

I’m positively starstruck today, joining the first class Designers in an event that promotes a new stamp company started by two of my dear blogging friends, Tasnim and Jen. Their designs are fresh and trendy and the quality next to none. Pretty exciting if I say so myself!

I’m sharing some cards made with the five stamp sets from their initial range – which is a whopping 14 sets! First up, here’s one featuring my favourites from the release – Painted Flowers and Label Love. I can see myself using both of them often, especially Label Love…. EEEK! Seriously, who needs a Dymo!?

I stamped the three-step flowers with a variety of Stampin’ Up! inks. The alignment of the layers appears to be a bit tricky at first but the truth is, you can’t go wrong with the designs that bring to mind freestyle watercolour wash effect. It’s gonna be lovely however you choose to pile the layers on. After I created the background, I stamped ‘happy birthday’ on a separate piece of cardstock, cut it out and popped up with a thread bundled up behind it.

The second card persistently brings to my mind the London Underground sign… once you see it, you can’t unsee… told ya’! However, I aimed at subtle, feminine look that goes well with the Magnolias For Her set.

I white embossed the flowers on vellum and shaded the petals on the back of the vellum, with blush coloured Copic marker. I also white embossed the sentiment, on a strip of SU! Strawberry Slush CS and mounted across the middle of PTI Sweet Blush card. Then I cut a circle with Nestabilities in the center of white panel, separated it in the middle and popped up on the card with the flowers on top.

One more card that I’m sharing today, features Ori Kami and Faux Veneers, and good ole’ watercolouring.

Here’s a pictorial showing you how I made it:

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To celebrate the grand opening of their store, Altenew is giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left at the Altenew blog.

Wait! there is more. I will choose a winner from comments left on this blog, and the prize will be my two favourites from the release, which I featured on the first card – Painted Flowers and Label Love.
You may leave up to three comments on each blog
– comment on the project/stamp/what you would like to see in future stamps
– Like Altenew on Facebook
– Follow Altenew on Pinterest

The winners will be announced on April 7th.

From here you should make your way to Jennifer’s blog. Enjoy and good luck!

Happy Birthday

Congratulations card

Hello card

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554 thoughts on “Altenew Blog Hop

  1. Wow, what a beautiful card. I love the colors you selected and the stamping as well. Can’t wait for the release.

  2. All your three cards are just STUNNING, Iwona! I specially loved the first one a lot. Such a fabulous showcase of the stamp sets and the colours are just so gorgeous! 🙂

  3. Let me just say, “Oh WOW!” -next thought, “Stunning!” I can tell you had fun creating with these new stamps from Altenew.

  4. All of the cards are great. I especially like the embossed vellum flowers. I love to use vellum but haven’t had the courage to try to emboss it yet. Thanks for helping a new company get off the ground.

  5. Wow… love your cards. I love the embossed vellum flowers. I had to research the London underground but you’re right I would have recognized it once I saw it!

  6. Oh these are such stunning STUNNING cards!!! I am SO glad you were able to join in today’s hop! I share the same sentiments with you regarding the first card! by the way, I plan to share some tricks on how to align the layers. As for the second card, you couldn’t have showcased the magnolias more beautifully! (well in your case, you probably can!). and of course I love it when you do free style collage! love that you paired actual wood veneers with the stamped ones! you ROCK my friend, and I am so glad to have you on board this month!

  7. Oh my gosh! Your cards are gorgeous! I would like to see anything from Altenew! So far I’m in love with all of their stamp sets!!!

  8. Love everything about your Ori Kami card! Just fabulous and so awesome how you created a pictorial how-to!

  9. Iwona, I just have to say I sooo like your work! When I have time I take part in your Case Study challenges. Good luk to Tasnim and Jen with their new venture!

  10. Love all your cards and the different techniques. But the first one is my favorite Love Cabbage Rose type flowers, specially while I have 2 feet of snow still on the ground.

  11. I absolutely love all the designs on your cards. Love the fun note about the London Underground sign, too funny:-)!!!

  12. Loved the use of the vellum on your cards. The magnolia card is especially lovely. These are a wonderful assortment of beautiful card.

  13. Gorgeous cards! I’m so in love with the Painted Flowers stamp set, your card is just stunning! First one I’m going to purchase for sure! Thanks for sharing all your fantastic cards!

  14. Love, love, love the magnolia card! And the background you created with the Painted Flowers is absolutely beautiful!!

  15. What lovely cards!! The ‘birthday’ card–so pretty and feminine! Your ‘congrats’ card–Love the vellum flowers! And watercolor ori-kami card–Awesome! Wonderful samples! Thanks for sharing! XOXO-Shari

  16. Stunning cards done with great new stamp sets. I love the first card and the coloring you did. It looks like you painted the flowers by yourself. Thanks for sharing and showing these new stamps from Altenew.

  17. Your designs are stunning! Love how you used Painted Flowers and Label Love is is a ‘must have’ set, for sure. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous cards.

  18. My favorite of your cards today are the first and second. I love how you floated the Happy Birthday label over the top of the thread. It really looks like it’s floating. The stamping and coloring is lovely of course. The second card is so beautiful. Love the window you creates and the stampingm embossing and coloring of the beautiful flower on the vellum is so striking.

  19. WOW! your cards are amazing! I love both of the floral cards SO much. The magnolias look so feminine and soft and the label love card is vibrant. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  20. I’m crazy about those magnolias on vellum, and I love the style of the flowers on the first card. I like the way you scattered them all over the card.

  21. Talk about absolutely stunning! I love your cards and that painted flower is definitely on my want list as of right now.

  22. Very beautiful cards made with these fabulous new stamps! I love the painted flowers and that magnolia set looks gorgeous, too!

  23. Beautiful cards – I am in love with the Painted flowers and Label Love sets in particular. I am a sucker for florals!! LOL

  24. Looks like I’m not the only one who absolutely loves the painted flowers set and the labels set is also at the top of my wish list. Your layered flowers look stunning. Thanks for easing my mind about using the layers because they do look a little daunting. Your other cards are also fabulous. The Ori Kami set is so much fun.

  25. The vibrant red roses are so cheerful, what a great card for someone to receive. I love the magnolia card too, the embossed vellum is a truly stunning technique, and who wouldn’t love the happy card with those sweet origami images?!

  26. You all are doing such wonderful things with the Label Love stamp set. Looking forward to more Altenew “clean and simple” sentiment stamps.

  27. I love the look of the painted flower stamp set. Amazing cards,
    thank you for sharing your creative talent with us.

  28. OMG, what stunning cards! The first floral one is nothing short of amazing and I love every single thing about it!

  29. Love the magnolias and the labels. I am astonished at how different each designer’s cards are with the same sets. The painted flowers are wonderful too!

  30. Your beautiful creations have highlighted the new stamps perfectly. Loved all of your cards, especially the first done with the gold stamping. Perfection

  31. Wow Chupa! Amazing job, love how you stamped the first card and the elegance of the second, those vellum flowers are gorgeous, and I love the third because it’s so artsy. TFS

  32. The congratulations card left me speechless. All three were gorgeous but the vellum magnolias and the cut apart circle to create the window is just brilliant.

  33. Stunning cards. I love the new Altenew stamp sets. They have such great variety of styles. I really love the painted flowers. It would be good to see more of these multistep stamping sets. The truly look like gorgeous watercolours

  34. This set is may favorite- I love the look of how you stamped the florals and the colors too! So excited to discover Altenew…yayyyy, a new company!

  35. Painted Flowers is already one of my all time favourite stamp images…and I haven’t even ordered it yet!

  36. I love your cards, especially the flower ones as they are my favorite kinds of stamps to use when card making! I would love to see some birthday stamp sets in the future.

  37. Your cards are all beautiful! I so love the look of the magnolias on vellum! The Ori Kami set is a must have for me. Love it!

  38. OH MY!!!!! ABSOLUTELY LOOOOVE the vellum magnolia flower card. I soooo want to make this as a miss you friend card

  39. The painted flowers and labels are definitely two of my favorites from the release!! Love what you did with it and how you explained your stamping.

  40. I love the painted flowers. Gorgeous stamp set, and love what you did with it! 🙂

    I love the Magnolia stamps…I think they are my favorite. Would love to see more flower stamps in the future!

  41. I love the way you colored the painted flowers! My favorite set is the faux wood veneers, because I can never find the real wood veneers for sale in stores, and they’d be much less bulky on cards that I want to send through the mail.

  42. Oh my goodness the Painted Flowers and Label Love sets are my faves too! I am just swooning over that first card, love the different colors on the leaves and petals. Looks fun! I just hope they release a few more sets similar to Painted Flowers because I love that look and the way it’s designed to stamp with solids being one color, and then the line of the flowers as another stamp. I don’t know how to say it, obviously, but I love it 😉

  43. Hi Iwona! I am loving these sets more and more! The sentiments are a must, your cards are wonderful, the magnolias so delicate. Love!!

  44. Iwona, Altenew is so lucky to have you designing samples for their first blog hop. I want to get every stamp set you used. Love your style, and thanks for sharing

  45. Wow, Iwona…your cards are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win the Painted Flowers and Label Love stamps! I already follow Altenew on Pinterest : )

  46. All your cards are beautiful. I love the Painted Flowers and Label Love stamp sets and liked what you created with them!

  47. I came over from Pinterest cos I saw your painted roses card – beautiful! I love all 3! How exciting for you to be in this hop and get these gorgeous stamps too! If the number of comments is any indication, then I’d say this is going to be a very successful venture!

  48. Stunning. My favorite sets are also Painted Flowers and Label Love. You and Elena worked real beauty with the sets.

  49. Love, love, love both of your floral cards. They are absolutely gorgeous and now I want to buy those sets base simply on your cards! Amazing…

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