Altenew August 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to Altenew’s August Release!! I’m so thrilled to be a part of this blog hop consisting of 34 blogs with all the wonderful card designers I admire! If you have been following along, you have just arrived from the super talented Alex Syberia. Thanks for sending them over, Alex! πŸ™‚ If you find a broken link, you’ll find a master list at the end of this post and at the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at the August 2019 Release! There are so many beautiful stamps, stencils, and dies that I found it difficult to choose which ones to use for my card samples! πŸ™‚

ALTENEW AUGUST 2019 RELEASE COLLECTION

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD

MATERIALS:

The first thing you have to do to create a card like this is to figure out the colors you want to use. I suggest you choose 3-5 colors only. I decided to go with high contrasting colors for some added pop. πŸ™‚ Next, I made a rough sketch of how I wanted the design keeping in mind the die designs available. I spent some time die-cutting the different images with different colored cardstocks. It does take time but it’s better to have a lot of colors for each die-cut image to make the process of laying out the design much faster. Make sure to use foam squares when adhering some of the parts for added dimension.

SENDING LOVE AND HUGS CARD

MATERIALS:

Here’s a second card using the Polish Paper Cuts 3D die once again but this time I used them on dark cardstock. The leaves created side borders. This is why it’s important to do all the die-cutting at once. It will make the designing much easier. πŸ™‚ Again, foam squares were used to add dimension to the card.

A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOU CARD

MATERIALS:

After 2 detail-intensive cards, I wanted to relax a bit and create some CAS cards. Almost always, I try to find use from the leftovers. I loved the negative pattern that the leaf dies created so I adhered it on top of the grey cardstock. A circle die cut was made using the Halftone Circles Nesting die then fine circle frames were created out of the pink cardstock using the Fine Lines Circle die.

The detailed leaf from the Beautiful Day stamp set was stamped using Versamark Ink and embossed with pure white embossing ink. I love that the sentiment from the Wavy Rose Stamp set combines cursive and block writing. This was stamped on navy blue cardstock using Versamark ink and embossed again with the white embossing powder. The edge of the sentiment strip was torn to give some texture. 3 pink dots were placed on the lower left side of the sentiment strip to counterbalance the bold and heavy YOU.

THANK YOU CARD

MATERIALS:

Here’s another CAS card. The leaf images from the Dot Art stamp set were stamped onto a navy blue cardstock to cover the entire card front using Versamark ink then embossed with white embossing powder. This was the first time for me to try out the Obsidian pigment ink and I’m in love with it!!! You only need some light tapping on the stamp set and the ink covers the entire surface! This will be my go-to black ink from now on. The sentiment and dots were stamped on white cardstock then 2 more layers of the same white cardstock were used to mat the sentiment strip. The edges of the strip were distressed using a paper distresser. The leaf die-cuts from the Rose Flurries 3D die set were added to the back of the sentiment strip to give some added interest.

I usually struggle with keeping the background clean especially on dark-coloured cardstocks. Even if I use the antistatic tool before stamping and embossing and then using a fine tip paintbrush to remove the excess powder, most often than not, there will still be excess white specks of embossing powder after you heat emboss. A sand eraser can be used to remove the specks of excess white embossing powders on the background for a cleaner, more finished look.

JUST BECAUSE CARD

MATERIALS:

I love roses especially the buds and when I saw this stamp set, I immediately knew what I wanted to create. First, I stamped several images using Antique Linen distress ink on watercolor paper a few times to get a good impression of the image. After, I used the wet on wet technique to color the petals and sepals. Since this stamp set did not come with leaves, I just watercolored my own and fussy cut them. Instead of a vase, I thought of making a small envelope using one of the Essential Rock Collection papers to hold the flowers together. I only put glue on the stems to adhere it inside the envelope so that the flowers will have more dimension. The Altenew Dainty Blooms cover die was used to cut out the image on Neenah Solar white CS and this was then glued on a top folding A2 card. The envelope was then glued onto the card front using a strong adhesive.

I chose the cursive writing of “JUST BECAUSE” to add to the feminine feel of the card and this was stamped with my new favorite Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. This was then embossed using Altenew Crystal Clear embossing powder. A watercolor wash was then painted to mat my sentiment.

YOU ARE ENOUGH CARD

MATERIALS:

First thing I do when I get a layered stamp set is to scan the black images onto a transparency so that I can cut them up per image.

I then stamped the first layer with the lightest color. I placed the scanned 2nd layer on top of the first and maked sure it lined up properly. I then lined up the stamp image on top of the transparency and picked it up with the misti. This process will ensure that the layers line up properly. You can also stamp on vellum if you do not have transparencies. This is an invaluable tip by Jennifer Mcguire and it is so helpful for layered stamp sets.

I almost did not finish this card. I stamped another branch from the top right corner towards the center but was not happy with the outcome. Then I encountered some problems stamping the flower itself and was ready to give up! πŸ™‚ But instead of throwing it away, I thought of covering up the upper right side with blue cardstock and I used the Artist Marker to create my own 2nd layer design.

The flowers were burnished to curl up the petals then adhered with foam tape for dimension. I used some Wink of Stella to add some sparkle at the center of the flowers. Dark brown colored pencil was used to add more detailed shadows to the branch of the tree.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD

MATERIALS:

I wanted to create my own simple mandala design using the Wonderful Wycinanki stamp set so I used the Misti with the Gina K wreath builder template. I marked the center of the square cardstock and positioned one of the small images and stamped. The paper was then rotated clockwise (45″) guided by the template then stamped once more. This process was done 8 times. Then a second image was stamped using a different color until the whole square panel was filled with images.

I created some striped patterns with varying widths using post-it strips, coordinating dye inks and a distress blending tool. Crochet thread was tied around the striped panel to make a bow for added accent. The edges of the panel were distressed using the paper distresser and adhered to a side folding card with foam squares. Some of the elements were die cut using the coordinating dies and glued on top of the image to create some dimension.

PRIZES

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 8/14/2019 for a chance to win. Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/17/2019.

Next up is the lovely Laura Volpes . The complete Blog Hop Order is listed below. Thank you so much for dropping by! I appreciate all the wonderful and heartwarming comments you leave which just make me more inspired to create. <3 Don’t forget to subscribe (I have a wonderful surprise coming up for all of my blog subscribers :-) and follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Happy crafting! ❀️

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Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday
3 years ago

Super beautiful set of cards!! I love your choice of colors and awesome designs! Each card is sooo pretty! <3

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Karthikha Uday

So happy you liked them, Karthikha! <3

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw
3 years ago

WOW, WOW and WOW again – stunning creations – such rich color combos and unique styles – thanks for sharing

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Dee Earnshaw

Thank you so much for your kind words, Dee! <3

Raji
Raji
3 years ago

Amazing cards. Love the colorful cardstock you used

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Raji

Thanks so much, Raji!

Hope
Hope
3 years ago

I really love how detailed your posts are – it’s so helpful to know the process and colors you used. Your style is so vibrant and clean! Thank you for giving such insight into your creative process.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Hope

I’m glad you mentioned this, Hope. Was worried that my visitors might find it too long a read! Thought some of you would like to know my process. Thanks so much for the positive comment! <3

Catherine
Catherine
3 years ago

I love your bold colors!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Catherine

Thank you, Catherine!

Fonda Rush
Fonda Rush
3 years ago

WOW! What a nice bunch of cards!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Fonda Rush

Glad you liked them, Fonda!

handmadebytlc
handmadebytlc
3 years ago

I simply love these release projects every month! The projects are always so bright and beautiful and most of all inspiring! Thank you for keeping us crafty!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  handmadebytlc

Awww… it warms my heart knowing this! Thanks for your kind words, handmadebytlc! <3

tentonickniknema
tentonickniknema
3 years ago

love the colours!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago

Thanks so much!

Andrea
Andrea
3 years ago

The boldness of the colors is so great, it has such a strong impact! Beautiful work!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Andrea

Glad you liked them, Andrea! πŸ™‚

Julie Haedtke
Julie Haedtke
3 years ago

WOW – you have some really FUN cards here! Your color choices are amazing!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Julie Haedtke

Thanks a lot, Julie! πŸ™‚

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin
3 years ago

So many wonderful ideas. Love the rose bud bouquet.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Nana Griffin

That’s one of my favorites too, Nana! <3

Anne Kunde
Anne Kunde
3 years ago

The thank you card is my favorite – navy and white looks stunning!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Anne Kunde

Yay! Happy to hear this!

Nelya
Nelya
3 years ago

Love the flowers in an envelope!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Nelya

Glad you liked it, Nelya!

trainwithmeghan
trainwithmeghan
3 years ago

OMG OMG OMG! You have sooooo many beautiful creations! I love the bright colors and design!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago

Yay!!! Glad you liked them, Meghan! Thanks for your kind words! <3

Michelle Noble
Michelle Noble
3 years ago

Very beautiful cards!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Michelle Noble

Thank you, Michelle! πŸ™‚

Vikki H
Vikki H
3 years ago

Your ideas and designs are clean, vibrant and beautiful.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Vikki H

Thank you so much!!! πŸ™‚

Susan Strawser
Susan Strawser
3 years ago

Your cards are all lovely

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Susan Strawser

Thanks, Susan! πŸ™‚

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter
3 years ago

These are all beautiful and eye catching. My favorite is the card with the rose buds! I love that little stamp!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago

So happy you liked it, Barbara!

Margie King
Margie King
3 years ago

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Margie King

Thanks, Margie!

veve basbas
veve basbas
3 years ago

lovely cards! your YOU ARE ENOUGH CARD is my favorite <3

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  veve basbas

Thanks, Veve!!! <3

Sherri Little
Sherri Little
3 years ago

Wow! The cards are beautiful! Great color choices.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Sherri Little

Happy you liked them, Sherri! <3

lvngmydsh
lvngmydsh
3 years ago

Great release and awesome inspiring projects.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  lvngmydsh

Thanks so much!

Cheryl Cunningham
Cheryl Cunningham
3 years ago

I especially love the rosebud card. But the stamp set doesn’t have that beautiful bud. So, where did you find it or what did you do to make it?

momsnoozy3
momsnoozy3
3 years ago

So many gorgeous cards, you are incredible! Thank you for giving us such gorgeous creations. Each one is so detailed and beautiful

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  momsnoozy3

Thank you for your kind words, snoozy3! <3

Mirella Rogan
Mirella Rogan
3 years ago

Goodness my, so many amazing cards and creations – I am in love! This is a fabulous release, probably one of the best ones yet, and you did it justice for sure!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Mirella Rogan

I agree!!! Lovely release indeed! Thanks so much for your kind words, Mirella! <3

Tammy Davis
Tammy Davis
3 years ago

These are gorgeous! The “Thank You” card with the Dot Art stamp is my favorite!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Tammy Davis

Yay!!! That was the easiest to make too! πŸ™‚

Michele W
Michele W
3 years ago

Wow! Every time I thought I’d picked a favorite there would be another beautiful card. Just one amazing creation after another so I never did decide on a favorite. Clever idea to use the Gina K wreath builder template with the Polish folk art stamps. They seem to have been made for each other. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
3 years ago
Reply to  Michele W

It warms my heary knowing that other crafty people appreciate my work. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment, Michele! <3

Bonnie Eng
Bonnie Eng
3 years ago

Wow – that a stunning series of cards! I especially love the plumeria and the white on blue card with the Dot Art set. Thanks for the tip about the sand eraser- I always hate those wee stray bits of embossing powder!

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago
Reply to  Bonnie Eng

Don’t we all?!πŸ˜‚ Thank you so much for your kind words, Bonnie!πŸ’•

Teri S.
Teri S.
3 years ago

Oh my, you’ve been one busy creative lady Nenette & you’ve made such beautiful colourful cards! I especially am drawn to the Rose Buds card, mind you I also really like the navy & white card card using the Dotted stamp set.

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago
Reply to  Teri S.

Hi Teri! How can you not be inspired with all the beautiful stamps and dies?!πŸ’• so happy you liked them!

Liz O.
Liz O.
3 years ago

Fabulous designs Nenete! Love all of them, but the Thank you card using the Dot Art set is my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago
Reply to  Liz O.

Thank you so much, Liz!πŸ’•

Amy Williams
Amy Williams
3 years ago

Great projects. Love the card using the dotted leaves and also your fabulous mandala card!

Jill
Jill
3 years ago

Wow! You went all out! Fabulous cards! The Polish Papercuts 3D die looks like it could be a fun puzzle to piece together into spectacular cards. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Donna
Donna
3 years ago

So many fantastic cards. You always bring a uniqueness to your cards. They are colorful and intricate. They are mini works of art.

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago
Reply to  Donna

What a beautiful thing to say, Donna! Thank youπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
3 years ago

Your cards are always so fantastic!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
3 years ago

Forgot…..thank you for helping me with my blog subscription troubles. I am now receiving your blog posts. Thank you.

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago

Hi Marisela! Thank you for your kind words and for letting me know about the subscription issues.πŸ’•

laurie2cats
laurie2cats
3 years ago

Beautiful cards! The Polish Papercuts 3D Die Set is my favorite product in this release, and I love what you did with it.

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago
Reply to  laurie2cats

I agree Laurie2cats– there are endless possibilities with that die set!😁

Jen K
Jen K
3 years ago

So many lovely cards! My favorite is the Dot Art navy and white card, simple and elegant.

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago
Reply to  Jen K

I should do more CAS cards then.😊Thanks so much, Jen!

Jane Booth
Jane Booth
3 years ago

Oh my! You really took that Wycinanki set through the paces!!! Amazing samples of how to use both the stamp & dies sets! You truly showed the versatility! The Dot Art set is one of my top favorites of this release and I LOVE the card you featured! Thank you so much for the awesome tip using the transparency! That is just brilliant!

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago
Reply to  Jane Booth

I’m just passing what I learned from Jennifer Mcguire😍 Happy you liked the cards, Jane!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.
3 years ago

An amazing array of beautiful and clever projects!! Thanks for sharing.

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago
Reply to  Cindy C.

Thank you so much, Cindy!πŸ’•

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam
3 years ago

Such wonderful cards! Great colors and designs…
Thanks for sharing…

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeanne Beam

Thanks so much, Jeanne!πŸ’•

Joy Meadows
Joy Meadows
3 years ago

Every one of these cards is simply a masterpiece! Such pretty designs and colors! Love this new release from Altenew.

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago
Reply to  Joy Meadows

Thank you so much, Joy!

Sue D
Sue D
3 years ago

Fabulous card designs and I like the vibrant colors.

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago
Reply to  Sue D

Thank you, Sue! πŸ’•

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar
3 years ago

These are beautiful! Love the gorgeous colors you have used. And the clever way you used the leftover paper from die cutting.

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago

Hi Nandini! I appreciate yoir kind wordsπŸ’•Thank you so much for dropping by.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers
3 years ago

Your roses and Plumerias just wowed me!! The roses look so real!! I love the colors you used in both flowers. These sets are my favorite in the new release. Thank you for the inspiration.

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris
3 years ago

Beautiful, colorful, unique cards. I love how you used the gorgeous Inked Bud stamp to create that wonderful bouquet.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant
3 years ago

Gorgeous cards! Love the fun mix and match layering of the Polish Papercuts…. looks like so much fun to die cut different colors of paper and then put the pieces together! Love the colors you used on the plumeria flowers too! Awesome creations!

Susan P
Susan P
3 years ago

Beautiful cards. I especially like the one done with the dot art stamps

Kirsty
Kirsty
3 years ago

So great! I love all your beautiful cards!

lanab1912
lanab1912
3 years ago

The CAS card is wonderful. I love navy blue.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow
3 years ago

Wow!!! You REALLY got into creating from this release! Beautiful job! Love the way you used the negative space against the gray backdrop. And my heart soared over the Dot Art card! Very elegant, and my fave! TFS

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