Altenew Classic Imagery Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Welcome to the last stop on the Altenew May 2021 release hop, I have a lot to show you today!


Thank you Tricia for relaying visitors here!
This release includes a couple of absolutely drop dead gorgeous 3D Embossing Folders, that add a spectacular touch to your creations. For my first card I used the Daisy Bed Botanical 3D folder and I am telling you, if I was getting married again I would use this one for a wedding announcement! It is stunning, gasp...


I embossed an A2 size piece of heavy white card stock then I colored in the flower centers with water based markers in yellows and oranges. I die cut "hope" 3 times in green card stock and added a sentiment strip in black ink. Both from the older Hope stamp and die set.


Then I used this embossing folder on some champagne, metallic card stock from my stash - I would encourage you to try these folders with any speciality card stock, the results are amazing! This time I used various alcohol markers in reds and pinks for the flower centers and then I mounted the panel to a navy card. See another card with daisies here.


The next card uses the One-of-a-kind 3D Embossing Folder called Bunch of Balloons which I paired with the Balloon Bunch stamp and die set - a match made in heaven ;) My balloons were stamped in Chamomile and Snapdragon, Firefly and Green Fields, Coral Berry and Ruby Red, Iceberg and Eastern Sky. Then I stamped happy birthday on to one of the he red balloons in black ink and added Glossy Accents for a bit of shine.


I chose not to add balloon strings to keep the card clean and simple, not quite CAS but still... I added a bright red layer for another festive touch and was done.


For my next cards I used the new Buffalo Plaid 3D Embossing Folder together with an older stamp set, my old favorite Bold Floral Drape. I started with the stamping; Galactic Stream and Razzleberry inks on white card stock which I let throughly dry before running the stamped piece in the Embossing Folder through my die cutting machine. The embossed piece was foam mounted onto a white card base. Then I stamped a few sentiments from Label Love in Teal Cave and attached with glue.


For the second version of this card I stamped in Galactic Stream on to a deep red card stock in my stash, let dry and ran through the Buffalo Plaid 3D Embossing Folder. Used another couple of sentiments from Label Love stamped with Teal Cave ink.
I just love how cool these cards look with the texture that the embossing folder adds to the stamping!


The next few cards uses the Deck Planks 3D Embossing folder as a background for the Mini Delight Victorian Stamp and Die Set. I started by embossing the deck planks on white and kraft card stock, then I cut out a rectangle on the bias from each card.


The first Victorian House was stamped in Rose Quartz and Moon Rock and then die cut and mounted with Instant Dimension Foam Tape on the white deck planks. The panel was glued to a white card base and then I stamped hello (also from Victorian) in Moon Rock.


Only the colors change in the second card - I used Dew Drops for the house and again Moon Rock for the roof and sentiment. You can see the texture these embossing folders add to cards in this close up!


There are some amazing stencils also part of this release, for these two cards I used the Quilt Block Builder Stencil Set that has four stencils that allows you to create different patterns.
For the yellow/green card I used Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Grass Fields and Pure Graphite inks. Then I cut out two of those squares and mounted them with dimensional tape on top of a green base


For the blue version I used the 4 inks from the Lapis Lazuli set.



The Thunderstorm background stencil is one I immediately fell in love with. For the first card I sponged a rainbow of inks through the stencil and added a heart and sentiment from the older Rain or Shine stamp set (one of my old favorites, see another card here). This panel was then foam tape mounted on to a grey card base.


Then I made a thinking of you/miss you card, stamping the skyline and a sentiment from Sketchy Cities America stamp set in black pigment ink on a white card and also on a silver card. The white card was cut down to be smaller and on there I sponged silver ink through the stencil. Then I used the Instant Dimension Foam Tape to mount the white panel on to the silver one glued all on to an A2 card base.

As usual Altenew is giving away several gift certificates for a total of $300 to lucky winners who leave comments before May 24, 2021 on all the blogs participating in this release hop. There are 2 $50 certificates and 8 $25 gift certificates in all. Winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on May 26, 2021 so leave comments and good luck to you!

Below is the full blog hop list


I hope you enjoyed this hop, please tell me below what you think of my cards!
Hugs,
Helen

Disclaimer: Please note that I do not participate in any affiliate programs and do not receive any payment for producing this or any other blog post. I only post about products I love and provide product links purely for the convenience of my readers. To participate in this release hop I did receive the 3D Embossing Folders and Stencils  from Altenew to use in this blog post, all other products (stamps, dies, paper, card stock, ink, etc) were purchased personally by me.

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  1. What a versatile release. I love the projects.

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  2. love how you have used these new products - the EF are just perfect on their own!!

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  3. Hard to believe that some of these are made using embossing folders! Embossing folders have come a long way!

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  4. I would move in to any of the houses you stamped on the wood-deck. So nice and homely. The rain over big city is making me want it to be autumn again. Skip summer this year. Wonderful and versatile as always and stil yrue to your special style.

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  5. Your cards are great! Love the ones with the rain stencil.

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  6. Your colorful rain looks wonderful. I have never thought of using colors...

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  7. My favorite is the pink and orange daisy bed. There is just something whimsical about it.

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  8. Beautiful cards! I love your use of color!!

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  9. Gorgeous embossing folders! I LOVE the balloon one!

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  10. All your cards are fabulous!

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  11. Love the buffalo folder!!!!

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  12. Wow, love all these cards - you've given me so much inspiration!

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  13. AnonymousMay 18, 2021

    Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful cards and colors! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  14. I love your use of the Daisy Bed 3D embossing folder and the quilt blocks. The cards are gorgeous!

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  15. Your cards are beautiful!

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  16. Such pretty cards!

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  17. Thanks for sharing these cute and upbeat projects!!

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  18. Your cards are all amazing and I know what you mean about that daisy 3D folder - so GORGEOUS!!!!

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  19. Your cards are wonderful. I love the amazing 3D embossing folders in this fantastic release -- something for everyone.

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  20. Beautiful embossing and very creative

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  21. Great cards with a difference with this new release! But don't know what to get first!

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  22. Love the thunderstorm background cards you made.

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  23. Great inspiration with each card, very creative! Thanks for sharing!
    KathyRaker

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  24. Love the Daisy folder as well as the homes and thunderstorms (got those around here this week). Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I like the ide for the small home and hello.

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  26. Wow! I am so
    Impressed by your cards! They are incredible! Your are very talented and I enjoyed seeing them. Have a creative day! Thank you.

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  27. Awesome embossing folders and stencils! Love the cards you created with these new designs! The daisies are a favorite!

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  28. Thanks for the variety of cards, so many great ideas there. My favorite is the balloon card. The stampset and embossing folder just beg to be paired. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. Lovely cards!
    Donna de Gale-Kalloo
    degalekalloo@gmai.com

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  30. Beautiful cards, Helen. You have given me lots of ideas for using my embossing folders!

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  31. Didn’t realise the balloon folder matched with a stamp a d die set? I’m going to look for those now, I love your card

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  32. Oh love the colorful and simple cards on display. everything is a hit!

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  33. Wow! Amazing cards- thank you for the inspiration. Love how you’ve used little touches of the embossing folders to great effect,

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  34. I am crazy about all your cards! Definitely some of my favorites. I was intrigued with your daisy cards and wondered what beads you used in the centers until I read that those "beads" are the wonderful texture of the embossing folder. What a cool look made with markers! Each card deserves a comment but suffice it to say I have pinned your cards to Pinterest and will be referring to them in the future!

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