Oct 27

Altenew October release blog hop

Written by: iwona    373 Comments

Welcome to Altenew‘s third Blog Hop! It’s my pleasure to join Tasnim and Jennifer this month, along with some fabulous creative minds. Hopefully you have come here from Yana’s blog, otherwise feel free to join us from the beginning at the Altenew blog.

Altenew is a relatively new stamp company that opened it’s doors in April 2014. Today they are celebrating the release of their third collection of stamps. All the stamps that you will see here are available for purchase at the Altenew store and the Simon Says Stamp store.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.
There is more! I will choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be two stamps sets of your choice.
You have until Friday October 31, 11:59 EST to leave your comments. You may enter up to two comments on each blog:

  • Comment on the project, or the stamps.

The winners will be selected and announced on Saturday November 1 at 9:00 am EST.

On to the projects! I had *so* much fun with the new stamps and I’ll start with my favourite card from the lot, one that features the new Lacy Scrolls set. The idea happened when I read someone’s comment on the revealed set saying that it has Asian flair. I decided to try a silk painting look and I think I got quite close 🙂

I stamped the images in Brilliance inks first: flowers in Pearlescent Coral and foliage in Platinum Planet respectively. Then I applied shading with Peerless watercolours. The elaborate shading enriched the simple stamped look but you can see the base colour peeking out here and there. The shimmer from the Brilliance ink base adds extra beauty. I finished the card with the sentiment from the older Lace Up set.

For the other two cards, I focused on the new Halftone Hello and Vintage Roses stamp sets. If you follow me on Instagram, you’d have seen me getting a little excited over the latter one especially and here’s why. Suppose you expressed your wish casually on FB that you’d love to see someone design multi-stamped vintage roses, so that you could imitate the lovely look of retro designs. Suppose you were contacted by a stamp designing friend saying that this just happened. Yeah. Mind = blown.

So firstly I combined both sets on this graphic one-layer. I stamped the sentiment first in Versafine Onyx Black (the comma is added by hand) and then the roses in clusters with a variety of PTI dye inks. I didn’t use the base solid layer on the flowers, just the second and third layer so that the look is light and airy. I also added some branches and ‘berries’ from Hennah Elements to help giving the clusters the wildflower bunch look.

On the last card I stamped the roses and foliage with all the layers available and I used Memento Luxe inks, also for the sentiment. The rich, spongy surface of those inks helped me blend them seamlessly on the surface on the stamp and achieve a neat gradient effect on the sentiment – I used Rose Bud, Sweet Plum and Elderberry for this purpose. I fussy cut the elements and arranged them in clusters over the aperture window cut from patterned paper.

That’s it from me today, thank you for taking a peek! I’m the last stop in the hop, you can now make your way back to the Altenew blog and don’t forget to comment on both this post and Altenew’s one for your chance to win some of the October release goodness!

Miss you card

Hello you card













Hello lovely card

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373 thoughts on “Altenew October release blog hop

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  2. Wow all so gorgeous!!! Love how you ink each one differently! Both Vintage Roses and Lacy Scrolls stamp sets are really beautifull!!!!

  3. UI can’t even begin to tell how incredibly beautiful all three of your cards are ..I just fell in love with these stamps set all over again .:) ..Your first card does looks so like a silk painting you have achieved what you set out to do so perfectly !Bravo 🙂

  4. Yay!! I can finally see them and I am in love! I am a fan of your designs, your style is so elegant and these projects are not the exception!! I can’t choose one, I really want to get every single set, oh my!

  5. Chupa .. I am out of words for your cards ! ‘O’ this is how my face looked when I saw the first card. Its so dreamy and smooth and silky!! Hehe. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Your Lacy Scrolls card is completely stunning and I love what you did with the Vintage Roses set. I can’t wait to play with these!

  7. Your watercolor card is just so beautiful! The sentiment stamp used is perfect. I love the Vintage Roses because the remind me of the roses on my grandmothers dishes. Love them.

  8. Gorgeous cards Chupa. Especially love the first one. The colors look amazing and it looks like you painted the flowers. Just amazing. The roses look wonderful on the other two. Pretty colors.

  9. OMG, Iwona, these are incredibly gorgeous! Yeah, I saw your request originally for these stamps and I am so glad someone listened! I adore how you created your first card, it’s amazing!

  10. You REALLY hit the mark on silk painting with your first card! It’s a masterpiece:)
    I LOVE the simplicity of the colors and stamping on the second.
    Good to see you on the hop:)

  11. Your watercoloring skills are incredible. The color and design choices you made make those flowers so realistc, it looks as though you could reach out and touch them. You’ve a true eye for color.

  12. For whatever reason, my computer will only open your top image. But the one image I can see did not disappoint!! Very stunning card!

  13. First I have to pick my chin up off the floor! WOW!!! These are all so over the top amazing! Your shading on the first card is especially fabulous! I’m hoping I can win some new sets as I won’t be able to afford everything on my wish list – lol!

  14. all three cards are stunning – don’t think i could ever pick a favorite altho the watercoloring on the 1st one is so gorgeous!

  15. These are stunning. I am amazed how you created the exact feel you were going for, while the method is so subtle. The first one looks like a silk scarf and the second one looks like it was from a 1950’s printing press. So well done!

  16. Awesome awesome the first one looks like a painting it’s beautiful my favorite from teh whole hop. Your other cards are also great love the colors you have used. Ooohhh you are so incredible talented. Thank you for showing and th chance to win.

  17. i am really speechless, i am so impressed, especially with the first card… (i do not really understand – how you achieved that look) – but it is so light and delicate and… just so beautiful… Thank you soooooo much for sharing!!!

  18. WOW! You did a wonderful job on these stunning cards. The miss you card stole my heart. It just took my breath as soon as I saw it. So elegant and really hit home for me. I just love the stamps you have used. The other 2 cards have a certain vintage feel to them that is just spot on. Thank you for the wonderful cards and inspiration. Great Blog Hop!

  19. Oh my gosh, I love the water color piece, so stinking beautiful!!!! I love the hello stamped card too, that stamp is amazing and all the colors you did on that one, just goreous! TFS.
    Hugs and Happiness,
    Briana C.

  20. Beautiful cards – Altenew has the prettiest flower stamps and you did such a great job on the coloring. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. the first card is beyond gorgeous!! absolutely love it! but… I must not forget the other two equally brilliant cards.. you are amazing!

  22. Wow! These cards are beautiful! They are pieces of art! These stamps are simply gorgeous but how you used the ink and watercolors with them, makes them stunning! I love your story about the vintage roses! I’m so thrilled they did this stamp set! I will be getting that set for xmas for sure:)

  23. Wow! I’m smitten here Chupa! You’ve been a busy girl! Wonderful way to showcase the new stamps – so versatile and drop dead gorgeous! The silk looking print is my fave – so beautiful!!!

  24. I am so happy to know of another stamp source. I am headed there in a minute. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your art and the above photos and descriptions are well thought out and allow me to follow the process.Keep up the good work, it inspires all of us. Most of all…………..TFS!

  25. I absolutely love how you made the color kind of fade out on your first creation…. Simply incredible and I doubt that I would ever be able to do this as nicely as you – amazing card! Thanks so much for sharing!

  26. What beautiful cards. I’m just in love with the first one. It’s just lovely. What nice watercoloring and colors. Beautiful work. I just love all the new release stamp sets. Thank you for sharing you’re beautiful work.

  27. Hi Iwona,

    Oh, girl you just managed to throw the ball out of the park with these creations!!!!!!!! I am absolutely in LOVE with this release! Your cards are AWESOME, thanks for the tip with the brilliance inks, and thanks for brightening my day!


    María Alba

  28. This release is amazing. I really love the altenew stamps. You first card is just beautiful. It is my favorite one. I love the watercolor look.

  29. Oh, WOW! These cards are gorgeous. Can’t stop looking at the Lacy Scrolls card. It makes my mouth water and my fingers itch. Must have that stamp set.

  30. All three cards are simply gorgeous! But the first card with Lacy Scrolls is simply stunning! It is an absolute work of art!

  31. Gorgeous! The first card is absolutely stunning! I love the vintage roses as well, but the technique on the first one is amazing!

  32. Love, love, love the silk painting effect!! But I still think the halftone hello is my favorite set in this release – and love what you did with that too!! TFS!!!

  33. I think your silk painting look is spectacular. What an amazing treatment of that great stamp set. Your other cards are really lovely. This release is from top to bottom very special.

  34. Oh my, you have been busy; incredibly so! And the investment of your time, energy and creativity has resulted in a set of exponentially gorgeous cards! Stunning works of art!

  35. So beautiful. So, so, so beautiful. I can totally see the first card being a Christmas card too. 🙂 PS this is the first time I’ve seen your blog and I think I’ll stop by more often- your cards are awesome! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. 🙂

  36. i think you hit the mark with the first card it certainly had an asian water colored look to the card – it looks like some of my pictures that i have hanging on my wall – love those colors! and your other cards are definitely beautiful!

  37. The silk painting look of the first card is AMAZING! Love those retro roses, thanks for the idea to skip the base stamp and just use 2nd and 3rd layer ones. Love the gradient effect of the third card, colors are rich and the “Hello” size and font are wonderful.

  38. I don’t know exactly how you achieved that look on your first card but it is STUNNING! What amazing talent and all the cards are beautiful. I am so glad I hopped to your website – really worth it.

  39. To see is to believe…I remember that you were saying over FB about the multi-step rose stamp designs. SO thrilled that Jen and Tasnim were taking notes! You rock these stamps (as always). I can only dream to stamp like you. Bravo!

  40. Both the lacy scrolls and the rose’s stamp sets are fabulous and your creations from them are stunning. Just beautiful and so well done.

  41. Your cards are all beautiful Iwona, but your first card steals the show. I am besotted with this card. Seeing it inspired me to go look at the other blogs and ended up ordering four of the new sets. If I can achieve a card half as beautiful I will be happy. What a wonder.

  42. Speechless……just beautiful and would be hard to choose a favorite so I will have to have one of each design please.

  43. All the cards are beautiful, but like you, I especially love the first card. It has such a rich and elegant texture and feel to it.

  44. As I was glancing through my reading list, one blog photo jumped out and grabbed my attention! Your first card is a WORK OF ART. I think I stared at it for 10 minutes before I finally could tear myself away to see what was next. I was not disappointed! I adore the Vintage Roses!! I guess I’ll have to break down and buy more stamps. There are some things a girl just has to have!!

  45. This stamp set is stunning and so is your card…the color choices for the leaves aren’t obvious but they are certainly beautiful. I think I’m going to try something like this with taupe colored leaves. Thanks for the inspiration.

  46. You always hit it out of the park, dear girl. These are fabulous, I particularly love the first card. Great designs from this new company! Happy to know about them.

  47. I went WOW when I saw your cards……simply gorgeous!! The two stamp sets are my favorites of the new release. Thank you for the inspiration.

  48. WOW, I’m speechless. Your cards are beautiful, but that first one is brilliant, gorgeous, stunning…..! I have recently noticed you on several blog hops, and love all your work. I have subscribed to your posts! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  49. These are gorgeous. I’m just floored by that first card, it’s stunning and I’m definitely going to have to try it, swooning, seriously.

  50. Your cards are absolutely stunning! The first card actually took my breath away…so beautiful! Thank you for sharing you talent and your technique!

  51. WOW,WOW,WOW. Your cards are beautiful. i am really partial to flower sets, so this company has won my heart already I also am really liking the bold word stamps. I wish this company good luck. Did not know they had only been around less than 1 year.

  52. Gorgeous! You nailed the silk screen effect on your miss you card, flawless coloring! I’m new to your blog (thanks to this hop!) and I’m sure to be back. TFS.

  53. Gorgeous with a capital G! I absolutely adore all three of these cards! I love the look of the stamped and watercolored peonies on the first card, AH-MA-ZING! So much to love about each of these beauties! TFS!

  54. You really showed off the versatility of the stamp sets. The silk screen effect is lovely, but I really enjoyed the second one that reminds me of the wedding cards I scrapbooked for my parents 60th anniversary.

  55. Such a stunning collection of cards, Iwona! Your first card is absolutely magnificent! It really does look like a fine silk painting.

  56. Wow Iwona your watercoloured lacy scrolls are absolutely stunning. I love the results of the watercolour over the pigment ink. Boy oh boy have I got to give this a go. I agree about the vintage roses – this is the most stunning rose stamp set on the planet ever!!

  57. Great variation in stamping and colouring. You have shown how creative we can be with our stamps. A big,big thank you.

  58. how come I can’t come up with ideas like you do? most of us would stamp it once, colour, maybe cut and then place on a card. edging the card was very clever and gives a totally different lovely look. thanks for sharing

  59. OH MY GOODNESS! I LOVE your FLORAL Creations! THEY’RE GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D (My heart is pitter-pattering!) BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!:D I think I “NEED” to add these sets to my Christmas list! 😀

  60. What gorgeous cards! The first one just left me speechless, the Brilliance combined with Watercolor made it look like a silk screen. Fantastic.

  61. Oh, oh… I want Lacy Scrolls and Vintage Roses and just about every set in this release.! Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

  62. I have already liked Altenew on Facebook. I would like to add that the stamps make me keep changing my mind about which I like the best. I think it’s just that all of you on this blog hop have created such gorgeous cards, it’s impossible to say which stamps are the best ones.

  63. All cards are gorgeous, but my favourites are one and two. Love you idea of imitating a silk painting – it is so beautiful! And the retro feel of card No. 2 is great.

    Greetings, Christine

  64. Amazing doesn’t even begin to say how incredible all three of your cards are. I love
    these stamps even more now after seeing your creations. Your first card with “silk painting” is just PERFECT!

  65. I already liked Altenew on FaceBook and would like to add how much I enjoyed this inspirational Blog Hop and how impressed I am with this new stamp company and their awesome products ~Congratulations to all involved!!

  66. Wow! What a wonderful card! This is so beautiful, my favourite is the silk painting one also, this is a piece of art, really!

  67. I’m going to try coloring a flower stamp I already have with your coloring tips for the peonies. I sure do like your sentiment from the Lace Up set on this card too. I’d like to get these as well.

  68. WOW ! I Love Your “Miss You” card. It’s so professional looking and your use of the Altenew stamps is amazingly beautiful and smart !

  69. The shading on the flowers is amazing. They are all so beautiful.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards. Anyone who receives them will be so happy to know you made this card for them.

  70. Oh the cards are just lovely. I love the way you colored the flowers so much. THank you for showing such inspiring cards.

  71. OH my gosh, they are all 3 my favorites!!! I adore the first cards with the fancy scrolls and florals in the silkscreen look, which you most definitely achieved! And I adore both of your hello cards–each so fabulous and so different! That fussy cutting of the flowers alone wins you a huge applause! You’ve really showcased some of these brand new images and sentiments beautifully!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us for the hop!! 🙂

  72. I LOVE the new images and sentiments you chose for your cards! I think my favorite and newest “must have” on my Altenew list the Half Hello–it’s totally awesome!!!

  73. These are stunning, Chupa! I don’t know exactly how you colored the first card, but those colors blending together are out of this world… so very beautiful!

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