Altenew November 2022 Simply Scientific Stamps/Dies/Stencils Release + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

 Release day at Altenew is always exciting and even more so when the release is Simply Scientific! You probably came from the supremely talented Emily Midgett's blog, if not please start the hop at the Altenew Blog were Terri is starting us off today.

The different scientific vessels in the Chemistry Vases set are so very fun and that sentiment is just unique! Here I used them to make a "mad scientist" birthday card. All the elements were stamped and heat embossed on vellum and then colored from the back using watercolor markers. Then I glued them to an Altenew Adhesive sheet, fussy cut them out and stuck them down to my background - the Concentric Circles 3D Embossing Folder. For the colored bubbles, using the same watercolor markers, I stamped the three dots from the Doodle Bouquet set.

This card features 4 test tubes stamped side by side and filled with flowers from the Simple Flowers Add On set, the stems and sentiment are from the original Simple Flowers set. This would have been a one-layer card but I decided to add a couple of layers of card stock to create some dimension.

The Doodle Bouquet stamp, die and coloring stencil set just makes me smile, the flowers look like they are dancing - it's so cute! The stencils makes coloring a breeze - adding the shading on the leaves would have taken me hours had I been using markers.... I used the Altenew Crisp Inks that never let me down and blending foams for the coloring.

My initial plan was to make a shaped card so I added a couple of layers of card stock to make the card sturdy, see above. Then I made a mistake and cut off the backside 😮 so in the end I just decided  to add the flower panel to a standard A2 card. I just love this card and plan on making many more of this design.

This colorful card was made with the Rose Buds Layering Stencils set. Seeing these triggered an old memory of a Laura Ashley dress that I wore to shreds many years ago and I really wanted to try and recreate the rose pattern of that dress.

The dress in question had only pink and yellow roses but I could not resist but to add a row of blue roses - artistic freedom, right?! I cut out the Mega Hello Die from gold mirror card stock and added a little Bonjour from the Label Love French set. This card is for my sweet neighbor in France so a French sentiment was necessary! Did you know that Altenew makes the Label Love set in several languages? Very useful.

This stencil, "Berried Cotoneaster" is my favorite item in this release, I love it so much, sigh... I ordered the Berried Cotoneaster 3D Embossing folder from the October release but received them too late for my photographs. Even so, using just the stencil makes a gorgeous card! As you can see I stencil straight on to a card base and carry the stenciling through to the back of the card, then I add a sentiment in Obsidian Black Ink. This goes through the mail without any trouble.

This version in teal and blue on a grey stem is probably my favorite card today, which one is yours? Let me know in the comments below!

And then I made one with yellow berries on a red stem, also quite effective. I have never been a super fan of stencils but this has totally made me rethink - I will be doing more of this!

If you are interested in this great release go and have a look at the full release collection, I am sure you will find something that you will love 💜

Blog Hop Order - I am in such good company today, next on the hop is fantastic Jaycee Gaspar and the list goes on...

Altenew Blog

Anna Mahtani

Caly Person

Emily Midgett

Helen Kalb - you are here!

Jaycee Gaspar

Jenny Colacicco

Karen Brown

Nathalie Desousa

Therese Calvird

Before hopping on though, please check out all the generous prizes Altenew is offering in celebration of this wonderful release.
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by November 6, 2022 for a chance to win. 
Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on November 8, 2022.

I hope you enjoyed my cards, do let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite. Hope to see you again soon!

Disclosure: 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. The stamps, dies and stencils used in this post were provided to me by Altenew for this blog hop,  all other products used in this post (paper, inks) were purchased by me personally.


  1. These cards are beautiful. When I looked at this new release I was lost on the test tubes and how to use. You have given me so many ideas. Thank you so much.

    1. Thanks Jayne, I do think the test tubes can be used in a lot of ways

  2. Gorgeous cards. Especially the last three with the Berried Cotoneaster stamp set.

  3. Great cards! Love the test tube flowers the most! Super pretty

  4. This new release kicks it! My favorite of your cards...hmmmm...gonna hafta go with the doodles bouquet! Its so my style! And I love the HELLO!!! Still, the set of test tubes has great possibilities...

  5. What a creative use of the scientific Altenew stamps. I was at a loss for how to use the test tubes! Great card!

  6. Ingela RutherNovember 01, 2022

    My favourite is the tubes with flowers. On the other hand I live them all. Such "clean" feeling in all the cards

  7. Wow so much inspiration! I love your colouring on the doodles bouquet especially <3

  8. I LOVE the flower ones and the big hello!

  9. I really like your test tube cards. You di a great job with a difficult stamp in my mind. The cards are really fun. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Love the use of the test tubes. I also like the berries cottoneaster.

  11. The last 3 cards are especially cool!

  12. Such gorgeous cards! Fantastic colors.

  13. Marisela Delgado said: So awesome!

  14. A beautiful collection of cards!

  15. Wow! Beautiful cards! I love the fun and creative ways you used the chemistry stamps!

  16. Wonderful cards! I love the Mad scientist card-it's so cool!

  17. Your cards are simply fabulous, Helen! Love them.

  18. Great cards- so cool! My favorite is the mod flowers in the test tubes. Such a fun card!

  19. Denise BryantNovember 04, 2022

    These are all so pretty! I especially like the test tube vases!

  20. Beautiful cards .. I like how you use test tubes as vases .. very imaginatively.

  21. Loved, loved your test tube card. So unique and creative. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Hi Helen, you have been busy making all of these wonderful cards. My favorite is the colorful test tubes. I am happy to see you on this hop.


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