Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway (over $2,000 in Total Prizes)

Hello, my dear friends!!! Welcome to day 4 of the Altenew’s 5-day anniversary blog hop!!! Thank you, Vicky Papaioannou, for sending everybody over. For the complete details, make sure you drop by the Altenew blog.

What an incredible journey it has been. Altenew has continued to be an arts and crafts company that can boast of fresh, unique, and innovative paper crafting product designs that keep our creative juices flowing!!!

I want to thank Altenew for helping me grow as an artist and for helping me get through the last 2 1/2 years under the pandemic. Keeping my hands busy through these challenging times has given me a sense of calm, peace, and purpose. During the first couple of months, I invited some friends to create cards for the frontliners to let them know how grateful we were for their valiant effort to save lives, even if their own lives were put at risk. Unexpected cards with personal notes written inside have put a smile on the faces of these unsung heroes.

My Little Attic is so proud to be an Altenew partner, and being an Altenew Educator has helped me reach out to other paper crafters in the Philippines. This year, I started a monthly workshop for free featuring two of Altenew’s latest releases, and it’s lovely to see more and more new faces every time one of my design team members and I give a class. Hopefully, this will help spread our love for Altenew to other crafty people new to this form of art. Through the years, I have been challenged to create cards using different coloring mediums, and every time I see a new product, my mind goes into overdrive–thinking of the different ways to use the beautiful products! So THANK YOU, Altenew, for igniting my creativity in so many ways!!!

Below are some cards I made for this hop.

WILL IT BE EASY? NOPE. WILL IT BE WORTH IT? DEFINITELY.

STEPS:

  1. Emboss cardstock using the Monstera 3D embossing folder.
  2. Color parts with Distress Crayons
  3. Add water and use fingers to wet and blend color.
  4. Add embossing ink using a dabber and emboss with Distress glaze Salvaged Patina.
  5. Do the same process with the Just Leaves diecuts.
  6. Stamp sentiment from the Block Sentiments Stamp set on vellum using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  7. Add a white panel and assemble the card.
TIP: Mist the front and back of the cardstock with water before embossing to break down the paper fibers and allow the image to emboss better.

You should know how much I love using mixed media on my cards if you have been following me. The outcome is always so unexpected and unique.

I’M HERE FOR YOU

STEPS:

  1. Stamp image from the Statement Flowers Stamp set and add botanical line details using the 0.1 Fine Liner Pen.
  2. Die cut the image using the coordinating die.
  3. Die cut a circle to create a window on the card front.
  4. Emboss the front cover using the Areca Palm 3D embossing folder.
  5. Add gold paint on the embossed areas.
  6. Assemble card with adhesive and foam squares.

I have recently learned to create botanical line art and realized that I could use a lot of my Altenew stamps to do this! Just choose outline stamps with big openings to have more room to place your botanical line art.

HELLO I’M ONLY A TEXT AWAY

STEPS:

  1. Color the petals and stems using with Mixed Media Pigment inks and the Folk Flowers stencil with blending brushes .
  2. Add a 2nd layer of Arctic to the base of the leaves using the detailed blending brush. Blend.
  3. Use the other layers of the stencils to color the rest of the flowers.
  4. Loosely trace the images and add veins to the leaves using a mechanical pencil.
  5. Die cut the colored card front using the Fancy Hello die. Die cut 4 more using plain cardstock and adhere on top of each other with adhesive.
  6. Color the edges of an A2 top folding card using the Sapphire Mixed Media Pigment Ink.
  7. Inlay the hello sentiment and stamp and emboss another sentiment using Pure White embossing powder
  8. Assemble the card.

I learned the outline pencil technique from an amazing watercolorist, Danielle Donaldson. The wonderful thing about this is that you don’t need to worry about outlining the images perfectly. The crooked lines make the images look more interesting.

No matching cardstock? No worries! Create your coordinating cardstock by swiping the ink pad on the edges of the card front to create the perfect match for your colored image.

FREE GIFT OFFER

Receive Free Detailed Blending Brushes ($11.99 value) on orders over $89 from 04/07/2022 at 12:01 am EDT until 04/10/2022 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last. The free gift will be added to the cart automatically. 

Shop here -> https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products  (Sale up to 45% off HERE and NEW releases HERE

GIVEAWAYS

Over $2,000 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away an $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There are also 26 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Thank you so much for all the love and loyalty you give to My Little Attic. I hope to continue to spread my love for Altenew with all of you in the years to come. Don’t forget the free monthly workshop I will be giving with one of my DT members. It is scheduled every last Saturday of the month. Save the date! Details are posted on the Facebook page– My Little Attic Studio— so please follow and join the growing community of paper crafters/cardmakers there.

NEXT UP: Laurie Willison. Tons of prizes await, so make sure to hop along and leave a comment below to get a chance to win! Again, Happy Anniversary, Altenew!!! Thanks for continuing to be a source of inspiration to so many crafters. Wishing you and the entire Altenew family all the best in the years ahead!

BLOG HOP ORDER

Altenew Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

My Little Attic <–YOU ARE HERE

Laurie Willison

Nathalie DeSousa

Tenia Nelson

My Sweet Petunia

Norine Borys

Sande Woodson

Caly Person

Claudia Anderson

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post. 

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Jeanne Ragan
Jeanne Ragan
1 month ago

Hi from Florida! What gorgeous cards you made for us! I love them all but the first card is my fav. Thank you for info on HOW you created it!! Happy Anniversary Altenew!

Nicki Baxley
Nicki Baxley
1 month ago

Wow, this is spectacular!

Patricia Coleman
Patricia Coleman
1 month ago

Hello from Charlotte, NC! Such beautiful cards!!

Donna L Walls
Donna L Walls
1 month ago

Hi from Central Florida!  Wow, these are gorgeous!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke
1 month ago

Hello from AZ. Gorgeous cards, love the colors, the textures and the sentiments. Great job and wonderful inspiration.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser
1 month ago

Hi, from Millstadt, IL
Beautiful cards. Love the deep blue
(my favorite color). thanks for sharing
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Patricia Swagler
Patricia Swagler
1 month ago

Love your cards! The last card was my favorite!

sherri p
sherri p
1 month ago

Hi from East Texas.  Beautiful card. love the gold

Ashley Loving
Ashley Loving
1 month ago

Amazing cards! I especially love the first card, it has a beach theme.

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Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet & Crafts Blog
Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet & Crafts Blog
1 month ago

Hi from Cedar City, Utah! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, ALTENEW! 

Wow, what a fantastic bunch of card making ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

Ronda
Ronda
1 month ago

Hi from Colorado. These are all fantastic! I just love every aspect of the Make a Wish card!!

Rece Hanoch
Rece Hanoch
1 month ago

Hello from Oklahoma. Your cards are beautiful

roxanne tellini
roxanne tellini
1 month ago

I have to take a closer look at distress glaze. Those leaves are incredible looking.

Karen Erickson
Karen Erickson
1 month ago

Love the blue flowers

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas
1 month ago

Hello from Wisconsin. Beautiful cards! That first one is amazing!

Traci Maia Starkweather
Traci Maia Starkweather
1 month ago

Hello from Central Florida! Your cards look spectacular! I especially love the first one! I’ve never thought to use my fingers to blend distress crayons. Thank you for that tip as well as the others. Your projects are very inspiring! Where do we sign up for your monthly class (at the end if the month) please? I subscribed to your blog!

Amber Bissonnette
Amber Bissonnette
1 month ago

Gorgeous! Love the rich blue colours and gold. Stunning!!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter
1 month ago

Mixed media and cards are a perfect match as illustrated by your beautiful cards! Of course, Altenew provides us with some great products and it’s so much fun to experiment!

Sherri
Sherri
1 month ago

howdy from East Tx.. great card

Mirella Rogan
Mirella Rogan
1 month ago

Hi from Dublin, Ireland! Loving the first card especially – the colours are fantastic!

Patti Feavel
Patti Feavel
1 month ago

Hi from Appleton Wisconsin. I love love love Altenew’s floral stamps – so realistic! Your cards are beautiful.

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll
1 month ago

A beautiful presentation of mixed media cards. Striking gold elements!

Olive M
Olive M
1 month ago

Hi from GA. Awesome cards. My favorite is the first one… love how the colors work together. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Schroeder
Karen Schroeder
1 month ago

Hi from Janesville, WI!  All your cards are beautiful, but the first one is absolutely stunning!

Sue D
Sue D
1 month ago

Hi from Ohio. I like your creative and pretty cards.

Beverly Sizemore
Beverly Sizemore
1 month ago

Hi from northwest Alabama! Beautiful card! Love the touches of metallic! Thanks for sharing AND happy 8th birthday to Altenew!

Patty A Eifert
Patty A Eifert
1 month ago

Hello from Northern Kentucky! Beautiful cards! My favorite is your last “only a text away” card!

Inkin' Chickie
Inkin' Chickie
1 month ago

Great color combos and design ideas. I always find something to save for later and try out.

Beth R
Beth R
1 month ago

kamusta from NY! I love your mixed media cards, the patina on embossing and the raised die cut Hello from the background! Lovely examples!

J.D-A
J.D-A
1 month ago

Beautiful cards! Especially like the first one with that colour combination and the leaves at the side.

SSchmidt
SSchmidt
1 month ago

Hi from NJ! Love all the texture on your cards, but the crisp blue and white has to be my favorite.

Janelle Breson
Janelle Breson
1 month ago

Hi from Texas. Happy 8th anniversary Altenew! Your cards are stunning! I am delighted to hear your are teaching others locally what you have learned. I know how much it meant to me when I made my first card. I love hearing that others are experiencing the same thing.

Heather Mills
Heather Mills
1 month ago

Hi from Wakefield, RI, USA! Your cards are all beautiful! That first one is my favorite; it is gorgeous!! Love the gold embossing!

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