Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!! I’d like to thank Svitlana for sending you over to my blog. So thrilled to be back as part of Altenew’s February Stencils/Decals/Stand-Alone Dies Release this 2020!!! This is such an amazing release and to view all the latest arrivals, you can check them out here, or you can visit the Altenew Card Blog for the complete details. I have a number of card samples prepared for you so let’s get started!


SO HAPPY FOR YOU CARD


I made this card using the Dotted Starbust Debossing Cover Die, the Calming Bouquet Washi Tape, Rose Gold Embossing Powder and Precious Peony Stamp Set. This was a quick card to make. Simply cover a white cardstock with the washi tape. Run it through the die cutting machine with the Dotted Starburst Debossing cover die. It will give it a beautiful subtle pattern. Cut about .25 inches on both ends then divide the panel in the middle. Stamp the sentiment in the middle of the card front then attach the washi panels using foam tape making sure to reveal the sentient in the middle


WHY FIT IN WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT CARD


The following were used for this card: Tranquil Wings stencil, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Distress Oxide inks (Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet), Decofoil Transfer Gel, Decofoil gold, laminator, cardstocks, vellum and Versamark Ink.

I really wanted the middle butterfly to stand out and be different– in color, texture and position to emphasize the sentiment. First, the body of the butterfly was colored using distress oxide inks. Water droplets were sprayed over them to add more texture. When these were dry, I used the Decofoil transfer gel to add the details of the wings. These were allowed to dry then decofoil was applied using a laminator to add shine to the wings.

The sentiment was stamped on vellum. Edges were torn and Versamark Ink and rose gold embossing powders were added to give a gold embossed edge. I added a black mat before attaching the whole panel to a pink card front. The thin black mat gives it a finished look.


THANKS CARD


Since I already had my laminator out, I decided to use the Hand Drawn Tile Stencil with the Decofoil Transfer gel on a card front.

Teal foil was added and the panel was cut into two. The Thanks die from the Script Words 2 die set was used to cut toner paper then this was also foiled.

The negative of the foil was so pretty and I didn’t want to waste it so I made another card using toner paper.

The sentiment (one of my all-time faves as you will see me use it often) was taken from the Wonderland Stamp set and embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder.


FOR YOU CARD


The following materials were used for this card: Fancy For You Die, Nesting Frames Die, On Point Stencil, Fine Frames Cover Die, and Distress Oxide Inks.

I used the Fancy For You die to cut toner paper then foil was added using a laminator. This was then adhered onto the biggest die cut using the Nesting Frames die set. This frame was cut twice using the smaller frames. A panel of paper was inked using distress ink over the On Point stencil. The arrows were then colored in using the Artist marker.

The card was then assembled using foam tape to add dimension to the frames.


I THINK YOU’RE FABULOUS CARD


For this card, I used the Fine Frames Diamonds Die Set, The Classic Alphabet die, assorted cardstocks, Rose Gold embossing powder and Versamark ink.

I purposely left a lot of white space so that the attention will be focused on the monogram. 3 different colors of cardstocks were cut using the Fine Frames Diamonds die set. I stuck them together using some washi tape to make sure the dies don’t move so that I can cut different colors of cardstock with the same widths of frames.

I then interchanged the colors to come up with a nice pattern. These were glued onto white cardstock. The letter I was die-cut in the middle of the frames and 4 more were die cut and layered to give it dimension. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock and embossed in gold. Since I was able to create 3 diamonds mix-matching the papers, I made use of one and added the tips to both top and bottom to balance out the card.


FOR YOU CARD


Look how gorgeous these 3D dies are!!! I used the Open Bloom 3D die set, the Dotted Starbust Debossing Cover Die , the Fancy for You die , colored cardstocks and Neenah Solar White cardstock for this sweet card. The die cuts were easy to layer and I popped up some of the flowers with foam squares for more dimension.

I used the Dotted Starbust debossing die for added texture to the card front. Since the front of the card was already full of embellishments, I decided to put the die cut sentiment inside.

I cut strips of paper using the leftover cardstocks, pasted them on white cardstock then die cut the For You sentiment. I layered them on 4 more die cuts to add dimension then this was glued inside the card.


ONLY IN THE DARKNESS CAN YOU SEE THE STARS CARD


The following were used for this card: Paint a Flower Poppy stamp set, Kind Words stamp, Watercolor brush markers, Nesting Frames die, Rose Gold embossing powder, Versamark Ink, Arches cold press 300gsm watercolor paper.

I stamped the flower image on Arches cold press 300gsm watercolor paper using the masking technique. The images were embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder then watercolored with the watercolor brush markers.

I love how intense the colors are! The background was then painted and sprinkled with salt. Water droplets were also added for more texture. When it was dry, the largest die from the Nesting Frames Die was used to cut the center of the panel. The outer edge was then mounted on a gold card base using foam squares while the center was glued directly onto the card front.

PRIZES



To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/3/2020 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below so don’t forget to comment below! All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/6/2020.

Next up is one of my idols in the industry–Therese Calvird <3 Make sure to drop by her blog and I’m definitely sure that you’ll get blown away by her creativity!!!

Thank you again for visiting my blog. Do let me know which one is your favorite! I love hearing from my visitors and because I appreciate the time it takes to comment here and on Instagram, I will randomly choose one winner from my blog and one winner from IG on March 6. The winners will be receiving the chosen card so make sure you let me know which one is your favorite. :-). Happy crafting everyone!!!


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Jennifer McGuire
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Nicole Watt
Maryam Perez
Kelly Griglione
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Amanda Baldwin
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Amber Rain Davis
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Seeka
Laurie Willison
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Svitlana Shayevich
Nenette S. Madero–> YOU ARE HERE
Therese Calvird
Mindy Eggen
Virginia Lu
Terri Koszler
Emily Midgett
Agnieszka Malyszek Lilith Eeckels

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annamahtani
annamahtani
4 years ago

I can’t pick a favorite! They are all fabulous!! ❤️❤️❤️

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday
4 years ago

Wowwww! So many gorgeous creations, each one is just amazing, tough to choose a fav! <3 I love your idea of using washitape and then running through the debossing die 🙂 Awesome foiling and the last one is so vibrant and stunning! <3

gail
gail
4 years ago

agreed – all fabulous. awesome

Inkin' Chickie
Inkin' Chickie
4 years ago

I like the use of the foil and the save for another card. The BAF Poppy is stunning.

Anneleise Hampson
Anneleise Hampson
4 years ago

My favorite is easily your In The Darkness Card! I love the color choices you used for this card! Gorgeous!

Wanda S Radler
Wanda S Radler
4 years ago

Wow – you really created some amazing projects that showcase this release! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Catherine L
Catherine L
4 years ago

Wow so many cool projects, thank you! I really like the new debossing cover, and the way you combined it with washi tape in the first card gave a really neat effect!

Brenda Kuder
Brenda Kuder
4 years ago

Beautiful floral card! I love the die over the top. Very creative!

Julie Sweet
Julie Sweet
4 years ago
Reply to  Brenda Kuder

Your designs are classy and jaw dropping gorgeous! You had me at the first one with the washi tape and dotted starburst, wow!

Joy Meadows
Joy Meadows
4 years ago

Can’t pick a favorite out of these beautiful creations! Such unique card designs!! Love each one of them.

PENNY F
PENNY F
4 years ago

ALL the cards are gorgeous !!! I love how you incorporated the Paint A Flower Poppy with the new release frame die. Thank you for taking the time to share your creations!

Jan E Johnson
Jan E Johnson
4 years ago

It is hard to choose which one I like the best. They are all pretty.

Pauline Godfrey
Pauline Godfrey
4 years ago

These are all gorgeous cards! You have some really unique layouts! So hard to pick my favourite!

Linda M Mazzola
Linda M Mazzola
4 years ago

All your creations are so beautiful. I love your clever use of the beautiful washi tape and then those amazing open bloom flowers! Colors are perfect.

mdmouse1
mdmouse1
4 years ago

Such beautiful cards!! I love your creativeness!!

Melissa Leftrick
Melissa Leftrick
4 years ago
Reply to  Nenette Madero

“Only In The Darkness..” is my absolute favorite!! I love the colors and the design! Stunning!!

gardenia889
gardenia889
4 years ago

These are all so pretty, but I just love the one with the layered flower die. Love the way you created a cluster of them and the colors used!

sandy M
sandy M
4 years ago

My mind is spinning. You gave us so many beautiful cards I don’t know where to begin. The multi color triangles are awesome, the foiled tile is beautiful and the last blue and green card is the best. Nicely done.

Liz O.
Liz O.
4 years ago

Simply amazing! So many wonderful ideas, seriously I am glad I don have to pick a favorite, all of them have a very unique design and are all scrap lift worthy! you did a fabulous job showcasing the new products Nenette, thanks for the inspiration!

Missy Shrontz
Missy Shrontz
4 years ago

I cannot wait to order the Open Bloom 3D die set. These are simply gorgeous!

Nenette
Nenette
3 years ago
Reply to  Missy Shrontz

Congratulations, Missy!!! You just won a prize from Altenew!!! Visit the card blog for more details❤️

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw
4 years ago

Such lovely cards!

Lee
Lee
4 years ago

Love the 3D florals!

Amber P
Amber P
4 years ago

Gorgeous creations! I especially love the layered diecut flowers card!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson
4 years ago

WOW. Your cards are amazing!!!!! So different and pretty. WOW again!

keelalagirl
keelalagirl
4 years ago

Wow! Stunning collection of cards ♥

Kelly G
Kelly G
4 years ago

#1, 2 & 7 are my favorites, especially the butterfly. The gold accents are stunning and genius!

Kelly G
Kelly G
4 years ago

Also, you are amazingly talented and prolific! Glad I stumbled upon you 🙂

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
4 years ago

I LOVE the butterfly and the foiling! Such gorgeous cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KellyG
KellyG
4 years ago

Love all the cards. The 3d bloom dies are my fave new product

Barbara Baxter
Barbara Baxter
4 years ago

Your cards are all so different and all absolutely beautiful!

Jade
Jade
4 years ago

What dazzling cards! So many cards and ideas. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

dorothyayotte
dorothyayotte
4 years ago

Beautiful cards! My fav is the 1st water colored floral cards. Just speaks to me! and the very clever last card. The layering is fascinating.

Kathy
Kathy
4 years ago

Your creations are gorgeous! I just love the Altenew 3D die sets

Megan S
Megan S
4 years ago

These are all staggeringly beautiful! You have inspired me to break out my deco foils and play with those. Just breathtaking.

BECCA YAHRLING
BECCA YAHRLING
4 years ago

Wow, wow, wow! So many beautiful and elegant cards! I have more than one fave for sure. 🙂 Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration. The new debossing cover plate is amazing.

stephnelsStephanie
stephnelsStephanie
4 years ago

I am blown away by your cards! The Tranquil Wings card is especially memorable with the rose gold embossing!

Annette Reed
Annette Reed
4 years ago

Wow, I love that last card! It is gorgeous. I would love to see a video of this technique. Your other cards are lovely too.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera
Margarita Navarro-Rivera
4 years ago

So many beautiful cards! I can’t decide which one is my favorite!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
4 years ago

Mi amiga, Nenette! Girl, you know that your cards are always awesome. You always rock it! My favorite,favorite,favorite is your blue poppies “Only in the dark can you see the stars.” I LOVE that one because I say my prayers out in my backyard at night underneath the stars. Under the night sky, I talk to the Lord. =)

noraln44
noraln44
4 years ago

WOW!! Every one of your creations is just GORGEOUS!!! Your colors so bold and vibrant!!

Carol McCready
Carol McCready
4 years ago

Your cards are amazing! I really love the colors you picked. My favorite is the “For You” card.

stampingrama
stampingrama
4 years ago

OH MY WORD!!! That is all!!

Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan
4 years ago

Your cards are gorgeously designed! Amazing papercrafting with these newest Altenew releases!!

June Swart
June Swart
4 years ago

Wonder cards! Love your creative style!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris
4 years ago

Gorgeous cards. I especially love the one using the Open Bloom 3D die, my favorite from this fantastic release.

Jane B.
Jane B.
4 years ago

Wow! So much creativity. Did you take time off to sleep and eat while you were busy creating? Each one is a work of art. My favorite is the final card…magical feel to it!

Violet Gilkes
Violet Gilkes
4 years ago

Nanette,
You have the mind and heart of an artist. The way you used Altenew’s Tranquil Wings to create those blue butterflies, the multi- color Fancy For You , etc.
Everything you made was WOW!
God bless

knurse22
knurse22
4 years ago

Such amazingly creative cards, Nenette! I especially loved your bold use of color and the layered looks with the different dies and stamps. The last card should be hung in a museum or art gallery! Thanks for always inspiring me to be bold and try new things!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale
4 years ago

WOW, all the cards were stunning but the last one blew my socks off! Brilliant colors. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration.

Vikki H
Vikki H
4 years ago

Your instagram caught my eye first and I had to find your blog to see your details etc. I love the foiled butterfly stencil card and the last one with the poppy is stunning!

Lee Ann Barrett
Lee Ann Barrett
4 years ago

Wow! What a wonderfully beautiful and diverse collection of projects! My favorite has to be your first project. What creative use of both products and what a gorgeous end result.

Izabelawr
Izabelawr
4 years ago

You make a wonderful cards . I love how you use stencils and dies. It’s hard to pick the favorite one. Amazing !! Thank you for sharing