Thursday, February 14, 2019

Altenew February 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Good morning! I am thrilled again this morning to be hopping along with Altenew to celebrate the BRAND NEW February 2019 Release! You can find the entire release HERE.

So - fair warning - this is a VERY photo heavy post! I have a total of 8 cards to share, so make sure to get all the way to the bottom for the giveaway info!


I'm starting off with this lovely trio featuring the new Exotic Tulips Stamp and Die set. A couple of them also feature sentiments from the new Reason to Smile stamp set - full of wonderful sentiments!


I love how easy it is to alter the feel of these tulips just by switching out the ink colors and layers. They can go from soft to bold so quickly!


I also added some soft stenciling for interest on the backgrounds to each card.


For this first, softest color tulips, I actually skipped stamping the base layers of the flowers and leaves, and just stamped the next layers with the softest colors of ink. The stenciling on this background was created with Mega Hydrangea Stencil.


This next one steps up the bold colors by one step, stamping the base layer in the palest colors of ink, then building to darker. The stenciling on this one was created with Spring Garden Stencil.


And finally, for the deepest and boldest one - I started with the base layer in a deeper shade, then built darker from there! This one uses Flowing Drops Stencil for the background.


All the inks I used are linked below if you are curious - LOTS of Altenew inks on my cards today! They are perfect for layering stamps, and also worked lovely for all this stenciling!


Which is your favorite - soft, medium, or bold?


Next up, I have a duo of cards featuring the new Baroque Motifs stamp set!


For this first one, I did some soft blue ink blending on my background, then stamped a couple of the elements from this stamp set in a deeper blue shade over the soft background for a tone on tone effect.


I added a hefty dose of splatters with some of that same deep blue ink, as well as my Starry Colors Palette for some gold shine. Then I added a sentiment from the previously released Fancy Frames, heat embossed in silver on a bit of black cardstock, and popped up with foam adhesive.


The second card I stamped and heat embossed in clear on my white cardbase, then did some resist ink blending over the top in soft blue. Love the soft effect this gives! 


Added a sentiment from Reason to Smile, heat embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock, then mounted at an angle on foam adhesive with a twist of silver thread popped underneath.


Would love to hear which version of this you like best?


Have you noticed I seem to love making sets of cards? Haha! Next up, the lovely Dotted Blooms are so beautiful and simple for an elegant card!


I basically created the same card twice - but changed up the feel just by changing the colors of the card. This first one features the sentiment and frame from Fancy Frames heat embossed on a panel of vellum in white, then with the soft pink florals over the top.


I also added some jute twine, and some of the brand new Nuvo Dream Drops that I was lucky enough to bring home from Creativation - these are in Love Potion - and they are so fun! Creamy and smooth, with the perfect iridescent shine!


This second one has a slightly bolder feel, due to the deeper colors I used! For this one, I heat embossed with gold on the vellum, then used a range of teal inks on the florals.


To soften it up a bit, I used a softer jute string, and then added some coordinating Nuvo Dream Drops in Dragon Scales (isn't that a fun name?)


There is a nice soft feel to these thanks to the texture of the vellum on the background, and the the florals popped up on foam adhesive add just the right touch of dimension.


And ONE final card to share - you are almost to the end! This one features a leftover flower from the 50th wedding anniversary card I made for my parents a couple weeks ago (details HERE if you want to see that card) - and pairs it up with a fun sentiment from Reason to Smile!


I first added some black splatters to my card base using Pinkfresh Liquid Watercolors in Licorice, and let that dry thoroughly.


Once that dried, I attached the flower and leaves at the bottom corner of my card, and then added my sentiments at fun jaunty angles.


Finished off with a few white jewels for just a touch of sparkle! Love the simple elegance of this card - and the encouraging sentiment!


I would love to hear which set is at the top of your wish list - or which of these 8 cards is your favorite! I seriously had WAY too much FUN with this release!

GIVEAWAY INFO:
Altenew is giving away 6 $50 gift cards for comments left on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog. Winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/24/19. In addition, I have a $30 gift card up for grabs for comments left just on my blog here! My winner will be announced 2/21/19 on my blog here!

Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't get lost along the way - there are lots of giveaways along the hop as well:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means that if you use one of the links below, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my blog, and stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


81 comments:

  1. such a beautiful new release, can't wait for spring to arrive

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous designs Heather, love your cards, especially the one with the Exotic Tulips, it is one of my fave set from this release!, fabulous way to incorporate the new florals! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome release! Gorgeous projects! They are all GORGEOUS! I absolutely love the soft stenciled backgrounds on the tulip cards!

    ReplyDelete
  4. WOW - wonderful cards. That trio of tulip cards is amazing - I LOVE your tone on tone patterned backdrops. Gorgeous colours!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful cards !! I loved the layout of your cards a lot :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wonderful uses for the new release and the colors are perfect on each one. thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful cards! And, yes, it is fun to make sets of cards-different but coordinating!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards.

    ReplyDelete
  9. There is no way I can pick a favorite - from the new release, OR from your beautiful cards!! Love everything about them.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love all of your cards. I don't think I could pick a favorite, because they're all so lovely. I'm surprised by how much I like the Baroque Motif stamp set after seeing the samples on the blog hop, as it's not my usual style. You used the perfect colors and layout to make the design shine!

    ReplyDelete
  11. These were amazing samples! The dotted blooms are my favorite! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

    ReplyDelete
  12. So many beautiful cards. It is hard to choose a favorite

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love your gorgeous "sets" of cards! They are all beautiful but I think my favorite "set" would have to be the Baroque Motif cards - both are so striking! And my favorite stamp in this release would have to be the poppies - so gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  14. omg your cards are gorgeous - you always manage to out-do yourself!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love the Beautiful Peony Stamp and Die Set, Botanical Silhouettes Stamp Set! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards, these stamps and dies are lovely as well.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful cards and wonderful how you used the new products!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love how you used the Baroque Motif stamp to create two different cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the backgrounds you created to go with the pretty tulips.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am in love with these tulips and you showcased them very well. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  20. So many beautiful cards, Heather!! I love the Baroque Motif cards!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Fantastic cards! I love the different looks you created with the same stamps - great way to showcase the products!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love how the white doily looks real.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Gorgeous VIVID colors! I love the first one with the blue background!

    ReplyDelete
  25. love the tulips and peonies. thanks as always for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh these cards are just
    gorgeous! Fabulous flowers
    and stencils.
    Carla from Utah

    ReplyDelete
  27. Beautiful cards and I'm loving the floral designs and the sentiments in this new release. Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Heather, these are all gorgeous. Love those soft, pretty tulips, the bold baroque cards and the delicate dotted blooms.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love seeing the same layout in different colors--wonderful cards!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow, what a collection of cards! Gorgeous designs and I love the variety of techniques and styles.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Exotic tulip blooms and the dotted blooms are amazing!!. You are so talented and never cease to amaze me with your talent.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I'm in love with the baroque motifs set in this release and I just love your blue on blue card using those stamps. Lovely! TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wonderful! I really like the You Are card with the sentiments at a angle.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Your cards are absolutely breathtaking. I love it.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Very pretty cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  36. You make the most beautiful cards!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love all your cards, but I'm particularly head over heels for the baroque motif cards! That deep blue is just stunning <3

    ReplyDelete
  38. Love the blog posts - beautiful flower stamp sets

    ReplyDelete
  39. I really like the last one - sentiments are my thing. I also really like the soft flower cards, both the tulips and the other one embossed in white. I too like to do sets.

    ReplyDelete
  40. All of your cards are simply stunning. I always love your coloring and blending. Thank you for your inspiration, it is greatly appreciated.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Wow, Heather, these pink tulips are so gorgeous! I LOVE pink tulips in the spring, and you have made them look and feel so fresh and amazing! LOVE this!
    Take care!
    Michele
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  42. Your cards are so beautiful! The tulip set is definitely on my wish list.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Wonderful cards. My favorite are the tulip cards.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Gorgeous cards! The Exotic Tulips set is my favorite! Can't wait to get it!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Heather, great examples of card designs. They are gorgeous and I loved all the sentiments you chose for your cards. They speak straight from the heart. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Beautiful cards. What a super new release. I have already ordered the Dotted Blooms for myself. Everyone has made exquisit cards with it and so many other sets...such a fun and eye appealing blog hop...thank you so much for sharing your work.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Great cards! They're so pretty! I bet they were so fun to create!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Beautiful! So much great indpiration you have given me. The first set of cards would make a great gift. They are similar, but it is like 3 gradients of the same card. Really neat technique. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Great cards! I love those tulip stamps. I think I like your medium the best, but they are certainly all great. For the Baroque Motifs Stamp Set, I think I like the bolder colors the best. That stamp set is so amazing! I can't wait to work with it. Thanks for all the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  50. All your cards are si amazing and soft . Thanks for sharing .

    ReplyDelete
  51. Beautiful cards. I especially love the ones using the Exotic Tulips set, my favorite from this wonderful release.

    ReplyDelete
  52. WOW all your cards are individually so beautiful. Love this new release from Altenew.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Wow! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I like how that garden stencil matches the tulips so well. Your softer motif card is my favorite of the two. The Dotted Bloom set is my favorite and I love what you did with it.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Such beautiful cards! Love the colors and designs.
    Thanks for sharing...

    ReplyDelete
  55. The backgrounds on your cards are awesome. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  56. What a wonderful set of cards! Each cone is so beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  57. What a beautiful selection of cards! I especially love the ones with the tulips!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Lovely cards! Makes me want Spring to hurry up and arrive!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Absolutely gorgeous creations!! Love the Dotted Blooms cards especially and your tulips are the epitome of spring!!

    ReplyDelete
  60. No r cards .Thank you for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  61. Nice cards .Sorry, I should proof read

    ReplyDelete
  62. Really pretty cards. Love the stencil backgrounds.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Heather you've had a ball using all these new stamps & gorgeous inks. So much inspiration on one post, thank you. You've definitely sold me on the Baroque Motifs set now.

    ReplyDelete
  64. luv those blue designs! I think the exotic tulips stamp set may be my favorite of this release

    ReplyDelete
  65. Such great cards! My favorite are the ones using Baroque Motifs, just so CAS and gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Beautiful cards! I love the tulip card in the softest pink colors, but the darker blue is my favorite version of the Baroque Motif. Every Altenew release is difficult to choose a favorite but I really like how different the Dotted Blooms set is.

    ReplyDelete
  67. So many beautiful cards! I like the medium tulip card and it's too hard to choose between the two Baroque Motif cards! I think my favorite set in the new release is the Exotic Tulips.

    ReplyDelete
  68. LOVE the way you did the tulips three ways! I'll be coming back to this post again and again to follow these ideas! And I like how you used that sweet rose leaf!

    ReplyDelete
  69. These are all gorgeous!! In the Exotic Tulips I like the bold one best but in the Baroque Motifs I like the softer one better (go figure lol). In the Dotted Blooms I love the gold embossing with the teal flowers, stunning really. I adore the sentiment on your last card (gorgeous leftovers :)) so that one really grabs me. This release is so fabulous it's hard to pick a single favorite but the set that is at the top of my must have list is the Baroque Motifs. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful cards today and as always sharing your awesome inspiration! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

    ReplyDelete
  70. Beautiful release items. I love the tulips and the stencil. And I’m completely in love with your last card...those sentiments are perfect!

    ReplyDelete