Altenew April 2022 Gardens Around the World Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Welcome, everyone! Thanks so much my dear friend, Erum Tasneem, for sending everybody over. For the complete details of this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew Blog.

If you have been following my Instagram account, you know that I have gotten into liking plants. A friend of mine gifted me with one and I only realized that seeing a new leaf could bring so much joy! So when I saw these products, I was so happy!!! Here are the cards I made for the Gardens Around the World release.

WISHING YOU THE HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS

VICTORIAN GREENHOUSE STAMP, CLASSIC GREENHOUSE DIE

STEPS:

  1. Stamp the images from the Victorian Greenhouse Stamp set using dye inks and die cut using the coordinating dies.
  2. Die cut white cardstock using the Classic Greenhouse 4 times and on the last one, color with Distress Inks.
  3. Tear sticky paper and mask the top part of the card front. Color the lower part using Distress inks to mimic grass.
  4. Stamp sentiment on vellum and emboss using Pure White embossing powder.
  5. Assemble the card.

How I wish I had my own greenhouse!!! I enjoyed arranging the plants in this one. To make it look more realistic, I added acetate to make it look like glass.

AND HERE YOU ARE LIVING DESPITE IT ALL

MORNING FLOWERS STAMP AND DIE, REASON TO SMILE STAMP, WAFFLED DIAMONDS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER

STEPS:

  1. Stamp floral images from the Morning Flowers Stamp set using Pink Diamond, Coral Bliss, Volcano Lake and Lagoon dye inks on white cardstock.
  2. Stamp leaves using Caramel, Toffee and Paper Bag dye inks onto another white cardstock and emboss using the Waffled Diamonds 3D embossing folder.
  3. Die cut the flowers and add on top of the embossed panel.
  4. Stamp sentiment on vellum and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  5. Assemble the card with adhesive and foam squares.

I love the effect of embossing over stamped images! I will surely try this technique again.

STAY SAFE

CASTLE GARDENS STAMP AND DIE SET, POTS AND PLANTS STAMP SET, CONNECTED 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER

STEPS:

  1. Create backgrounds using acrylic paints and a Gelli plate.
  2. Stamp and emboss the floral images from the Castle Gardens Stamp set using Versamark Ink and Pure White embossing powder. Die cut the images. Emboss the sentiment from Pots and Plants Stamp set on black cardstock.
  3. Emboss two panels using the Connected 3D embossing folder.
  4. Create a gate folding card and adhere the embossed panels and stamped images using adhesive and foam square.

This was a pretty easy card to create. You can also use patterned paper instead of making your own. I enjoy creating my own patterned papers though so that I can choose the colors I want.

SOMETIMES IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE WE FIND OUR DIRECTION

CASTLE GARDEN STAMP AND DIE SET, BLOCK SENTIMENTS STAMP, ROUNDED RECTANGLE DIE

STEPS:

  1. Create a customized patterned paper using acrylic paints and a gelli plate.
  2. Die cut a window using the Rounded Rectangle Dies.
  3. Smoosh the front onto leftover acrylic paints to add color to the card front.
  4. Stamp the floral images from the Castle Garden Stamp set and emboss with Pure white embossing powder. Die cut the image using the coordinating die.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from the Block Sentiments Stamp set onto vellum and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  6. Assemble the card.

I can’t wait to see how the other designers used this gorgeous stamp set. It’s a big image so you can use it in so many ways!

FREE GIFTS!

  • Get a FREE brand new Gardens Around the World Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/14/2022 through 04/16/2022. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Gardens Around the World Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide Ebook  (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Sweet Moments Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Gardens Around the World Stamp & Die Release Collection from 04/14/2022 through 04/20/2022. Shop HERE!

GIVEAWAYS

$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 04/20/2022 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 04/22/2022.

Next on the hop is someone I truly admire–Norine Borys. Thank you so much for dropping by! Let me know which one you liked the most in the comment section below and you might just win a prize from Altenew! If you liked my content, I hope you can follow this blog and my other social media platforms. Links are listed below. Thank you for reading through! Stay safe and happy crafting!💙

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Donna L Walls
Donna L Walls
1 month ago

All very pretty and the sentiments (quotes) are equally as lovely.

Helena Stanser
Helena Stanser
1 month ago

I love your custumized patterned paper! Your cards are lovely!

Lori Hothan
Lori Hothan
1 month ago

Your cards stand out with the pretty Greens, Blues and yellows, it’s nice to see something different for colors being used. The sentiments I like as well, everything goes very nicely together!

Libby
Libby
1 month ago

I am in awe of your patterned papers – they are so beautiful!

Angela
Angela
1 month ago

Such beautiful cards

Joni J. Seith
Joni J. Seith
1 month ago

I love the gate fold card. It is lovely!

Liz O
Liz O
1 month ago

Lovely designs Nenette, thanks for the inspiration!

Lagene
Lagene
1 month ago

WOWZERS, loving the gardens around the world flowers ! Wonderful creations!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
1 month ago

All are STUNNING! What a fabulous release and inspirational cards! Beautiful coloring and designs!

RobiW
RobiW
1 month ago

These are so beautiful AND inspiring!

LINDA FILLDS
LINDA FILLDS
1 month ago

WOW beautiful job on all of the cards. I love the color choices and I love the greens… So pretty and bright. tyvs 🙂

pam carr
pam carr
1 month ago

your cards are just so beautiful

Jeanne Rice
Jeanne Rice
1 month ago

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
1 month ago

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
1 month ago

Fabulous colors! Always so vibrant!

Karen Schroeder
Karen Schroeder
1 month ago

All of your cards are gorgeous! I absolutely love the last one!

Susan P
Susan P
1 month ago

Beautiful cards. Love that each one is so different from the others

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham
1 month ago

I always enjoy seeing what you create! Your cards are stunning!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant
1 month ago

Awesome cards! I really love the greenhouse!

Birgit Norton
Birgit Norton
1 month ago

Such beautiful cards! The Morning Flowers are my favorite from this release. Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen Letchworth
Karen Letchworth
1 month ago

Your greenhouse card is divine. Lovely Altenew art, as always.

Sue D
Sue D
1 month ago

Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards.

Denise C
Denise C
1 month ago

So much loveliness!!! Swoon!!

Lu Maxwell
Lu Maxwell
1 month ago

I love that you included embossing and die cutting in your designs. I can’t decide which one I live the most!

Margi Chesbro
Margi Chesbro
1 month ago

Love the castle gardens and morning flowers from this set. Your cards are so beautiful, thanks for sharing your talents!

Mary Carol Moore
Mary Carol Moore
1 month ago

Beautiful!

Linda
Linda
1 month ago

Beautiful cards and color combinations.

Carole McKinney
Carole McKinney
1 month ago

Lovely cards! I love the colors you used on the Morning Flowers card.

Dorothy Ayotte
Dorothy Ayotte
1 month ago

Nenette, your cards are stunning. You are amazing with your geli plate paper/die cuts! The stamped flowers are beautiful, and your designs so inspiring!

Sandra Baggarly
Sandra Baggarly
1 month ago

Thanks for sharing your lovely card!

veronica hunt
veronica hunt
1 month ago

What an amazing versatile set. I cannot wait to use it. It is in the mail.

Audrey
Audrey
1 month ago

Every one of these cards is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Amber Bissonnette
Amber Bissonnette
1 month ago

Gorgeous cards!! Love the embossed background on card 3. I also wish I had a greenhouse, the one you created here looks so perfect and inviting!!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas
1 month ago

Amazing cards!

roxanne tellini
roxanne tellini
1 month ago

I am liking Morning Flowers best so far. I think your golden brown leaves are so classy.

Inkin' Chickie
Inkin' Chickie
1 month ago

Great project shares. I really like the design ideas for the embossing.

Christine Agravnte
Christine Agravnte
29 days ago

oh my gosh its so pretty

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