Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Altenew March 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 March 2019 Release! You can find the entire release HERE.

So - fair warning - this is a VERY photo heavy post! I have a total of 7 cards to share, so make sure to get all the way to the bottom for the giveaway info!


I'm starting off with two cards featuring the super fun Prettiest Pomander Stamp set - a fun layering stamp set!


I love how fun this stamp set is - basically coloring in the outside image using inks and the individual stamps. I was surprised at how easy it was to line up and stamp! For this first one I die cut it with the Coordinating Dies, then popped it up on a panel of white cardstock with a tiny Fine Frames cut from black cardstock, and a sentiment from the new Thank You Builder stamp set stamped with coordinating ink colors. I mounted that panel off-set on a Spicy Yogurt cardbase.


The second image I actually stamped backwards - as I lined up the first on in my MISTI, I re-stamped with softer colors without the outline image. It looked so soft and pretty that way - and I kind of wish I had left it that way, but at the last minute, I decided to add the outline with a gray ink color. Both ways look lovely, so it's fun to play! For this one I die cut it from my panel of white cardstock with the Coordinating Dies, then mounted on a gray cardbase, offsetting the top image with foam adhesive so you can see a bit of a drop shadow behind the image. The sentiment on this card came from the One Day at a Time stamp set, also stamped with coordinating gray ink.


The next thing I want to try with this stamp set, is to just stamp the outline image and color with markers or watercolors! Love versatile stamp sets like this!


Next up, I have a clean and simple one layer card featuring the super sweet and fun Watercolor Doodles Stamp Set! LOVE this one!


I stamped an assortment of the little outline images on two corners of a white cardbase, then filled in some of the images with the solid stamps. I left some just as a simple outline for texture.


Added a simple sentiment from Versatile Vases to finish - easy and one layer! And I love the whimsical feel to these florals!


And then I have ANOTHER one layer card to share!


This one features Versatile Vases stamp set paired up with the Coordinating Mask Stencil! I stamped the vase, then used the stencils to mask out the just the vase and blend some ink over to color it. I then used the opposite image to mask the vase, and added ink around the bottom to ground the image.


Finally, I stamped my sentiment, and a bit of greenery from Wallpaper Art stamp set in green ink. I used some coordinating Artist Markers to add a touch of color to the outline leaf image to make it pop a bit more. Another easy one layer card design!


And finally, I created this trio of cards layering up the marble images from One Day at a Time, and pairing them up with sentiments from the fabulous Thank You Builder stamp set!


For each of these, I used one of the coordinating sets of 4 Altenew Dye Inks, and stamped all the layers of the marble image one over the top of the other. I trimmed these panels out, mounted them on my simple white cardbase, added the sentiment, then set out to make them look like tiles! This first one I flooded the entire square with Glossy Accents. Can you see the shine?


I did the same thing on the next two images - excuse the orange on this one, for some reason this color was incredibly hard to photograph it seems! The only change on these next two, is that I used Tonic Crystal Glaze to flood the top of them. Very similar effect  I kind of just wanted to compare and see if I noticed any differences.


Definitely plan ahead of you are doing this technique - it takes LOTS of time for these to dry thoroughly enough. I left them a good solid 24 hours to make absolutely certain they were dry so I didn't end up with any cracks or anything.


Very hard to capture in a photograph, but this gave such a fun texture and effect! When I first showed my daughters, they thought I had done paint pouring on them or something like that. Can't wait to try more colors!


GIVEAWAY INFO:
Altenew is giving away 6 $50 gift cards for comments left on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog. Make sure and leave comments by 3/19/19 to be eligible. A winner for a $20 gift card will also be selected from EACH stop along the hop - all winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/23/19. 

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:


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!!!










98 comments:

  1. Wonderful array of cards..i just loved the CAS design a lot !!

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  2. awesome cards - LOVE your marbled cards - amazing results!!!

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  3. Great use of different ideas for same cards.

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  4. Oh, my these marble stamps and the glossy finish you gave them are stunning!

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  5. Pretty cards. I love those marbled Thank You cards.

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  6. I love the tile marbled cards - what a great idea!

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  7. Beautiful cards...Marble cards are great...

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  8. So many beautiful cards Heather - I think the one I prefer is the vase with the greenery, such a calm and serene design!

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  9. Marble cards are so unique. Thanks for sharing

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  10. I love the marble cards with the glossy accents - I can't wait to try it!!

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  11. Beautiful projects! Love this release!

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  12. So many fabulous cards!! I love the vase. That's my favorite!

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  13. I love that this release has everything from florals & abstracts to some very needed Versatile Vases. Thanks for showing some of the great things that can be made with them.

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  14. Love your clean and elegant designs! Beautiful focus on this wonderful release.

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  15. Beautiful cards, love the marble effects.

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  16. I love the new Altenew release. I placed my order this morning and can't wait to get it. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!!!

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  17. I love the card with the vase. Boy another stamp set on my wish list.Thanks

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  18. So nice to stroll thru this array of clean and crisp and pretty cards!!

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  19. Beautiful cards!! Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Beautiful! I'm amazed at how you managed to make that background look like a tile!

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  21. Such amazing coloring and card design! I love the Thank You cards!!!

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  22. What a fun thefnique to overlap the marbled stamp! Love the shine and all the color! All your cards are fabulous Heather! Thanks for the inspiration!

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

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

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  25. I love your “tiles”. What beautiful color choices.

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  26. Gorgeous cards, especially the CAS style marble "tiles"!

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  27. Love those One Day at a Time cards. Those colorful squares look perfect.

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  28. Gorgeous card designs, simply inspiring!

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  29. Heather, I really like the technique on your one day at a time card...they are beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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

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  31. Fabulous variety of cards you have created.

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

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  33. Awesome cards! I am in love with the beautiful Watercolor Doodles set!

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  34. Very pretty! I love the "Patient" sentiment

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  35. Thanks for sharing some different looks with the new Altenew stamps!

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  36. Love the marble cards. So colorful and dazzling!!

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  37. Great new release from Altenew and such amazing projects you shared.

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  38. I’m so glad Altenew made those vase stamps. Now something to go with all my flower sets. Thanks for sharing. Great ideas.

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  39. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  40. All if your card are beautiful, but my favorite is the one using the Versitile Vase set.

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  41. So many beautiful cards! I love the set of three at the end - so shiny!

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  42. Your cards are so pretty and the tile ones so unique!

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  43. The marble is wonderful. Bold design.
    Love the delicate flowers in the corners
    of the birthday bouquet card. The
    The vase with the flowers is simple but
    marvelous too. Thanks for sharing
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  44. My favs is the florals of course 🤣

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  45. The tiles are beautiful! Yes, you can see the shine.

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  46. I love the vases and marbling stamps. You did a beautiful job.

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  47. Love the simplicity of the marble designed cards.

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  48. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  49. Very beautiful cards. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  50. So much inspiration, beautiful!

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  51. Fantastic! Especially the marble tiles. What a shine.

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  52. Very pretty cards. Every now and then, I need a one layer card and those designs are hard to find, so thank you for all of the inspiration.

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  53. Beautiful cards. The flower in the vase card was my favorite. Your marbled tile cards are amazing. By adding the glossy accents they really look like tiles. I was impressed with the way they turned out in the end. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us

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  54. Fabulous cards! The ones using the One Day at a Time stamp set are amazing. Thanks for the inspirations.

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  55. Great cards, Heather! Don't you love the new vase stamp and stencil? I love how it allows the crafter to make a very real-looking vase of water!! The card you made with these new items shows how you can make the vase the "star" of the card and not need a lot of other things in order to have a really great design!

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  56. I love your cards. The technique you used for the marble tiles is amazing. I never would have thought of flooding it with a shiny surface.

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  57. Love all your cards but particularly the simplicity of the ones using the marble look stamps!

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  58. There are so many great sets in this release. I have to say I was only meh on those watercolor backgrounds, but your card set definitely as me thinking differently. Gorgeous!

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  59. Wonderful collection, but your CAS marble card set made me stop and check out the sets you used. Onto my wish list. x

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  60. Beautiful new release and your creations are too!

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  61. Pretty cards....everyone along this hop is so talented...thank you so much for sharing these cards today.

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  62. Love how you put glossy accents on the last cards, but all of the cards are wonderful!

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  63. Love the versatality of your stamp use. 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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  64. Love the tiles! One Day at a Time is definitely on my wish list!

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  65. beautiful creations Heather! The sentiments in the One Day At A Time set really speak to me. I added it to my wish list.

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  66. Such beautiful cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  67. Beautiful cards! Love the glaze over the last set. Thanks for sharing!

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  68. These are all so beautiful!! Love the card with the vase and then those really cool tiles!

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  69. Beautiful cards. Thank you for comparing the Tonic Crystal Glaze and Glossy Accents.

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  70. Your thinking of you card is absolutely beautiful. Lovely job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  71. Beautiful cards here. The trio cards with marble looks shiny and iam sure it looks even more beautiful personally.

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  72. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the marbling!

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  73. Heather, beautiful cards; really lovely. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration with these great stamps!

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  74. Oh what lovely cards! Beautiful designs and the "paint pour" technique is so striking.

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  75. Such lovely cards highlighting the new release!

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  76. Wonderful cards - I love the floral in the vase and the marbled cards the most!

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  77. Love those marble looking ones very cool effect

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  78. Beautiful cards. Those marble images are gorgeous and I love the technique your used.

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  79. Wonderful cards, as always! I love the one with the Versatile Vases (one of my faves from this release), and the ones using the marble stamp - fabulous!!

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  80. I love each and every card you made using the awesome products from the March release. Your creativity is so inspiring! I want it all!!

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  81. Really nice cards Heather. The tiled effect is awesome. So beautiful! A great way to showcase that set of stamps.

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  82. Love the glossy shine on the marbled cards! They really do look like tiles. All of your cards are lovely!

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  83. This is a gorgeous array of cards and inspiration Heather! I adore the Versatile Vases and I love how your card came out. My favorite is your Thank You cards with the One Day at a Time stamps - they are stunning. I love the marble/tile look with the shine and texture. Thank you for sharing all of these and the always great inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  84. These cards are really gorgeous! My favourite is the card set with the marbled look. They look stunning!

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  85. Oh, Heather....your cards are spectacular, every one of them! I am especially drooling over the one layered ones, and the 'always thinking of you' is an absolute fave! Stunning work! This release is one of the best!

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  86. Beautiful cards! Love how you used the marble stamp, and the two tones with the Prettiest Pomander set are fabulous!

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  87. Ooo, those marble ones are gorgeous. Good tip about the crystal/glossy glaze/accents drying; I'm so impressed that you managed it without any cracking. I also really like the combination of the solid leaves and the colored ones. I wasn't sure how I was going to like that at first, but I love how it turned out in your CAS vase card. Thanks for sharing!

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  88. Beautiful set of creations! :)

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  89. These are stunning! I love the vase and marble cards. They are beautiful! With the Glossy Accents the marble looks like real tile. I would love to see a video on these two cards.

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  90. Amazing projects! Just beautiful! Love the marbling. Just curious....did you see differences between the glossy accents and the crystal glaze? Thanks for the inspiration!

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