ALTENEW’S 6TH ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP DAY 3 + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to Altenew’s blog hop Day 3!!! Right now, my country is under enhanced community quarantine that has displaced over 100k people. My heart goes out to all the front liners– doctors, nurses, residents, health care workers, police and law enforcement people, pharmacists, grocery employees, delivery guys etc– just to make sure that we survive. Aside from helping out in donations for hospital equipment and protective gear or other necessities desperately needed now, our crafting community can help in giving inspiration to all those who have to be quarantined at home. Maybe a little inspiration can keep them calm and provide some distraction and help relieve stress.

I’m thrilled and humbled to be a part of this big big giveaway to celebrate Altenew’s 6th anniversary!!! I can’t believe it has been 6 years already!!! Congratulations to the Altenew team for continuously giving us beautiful stamp designs and materials to work with. Don’t forget to drop by the Altenew Card Blog for the complete list of giveaways. Here are some of the cards I made for this hop.


ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU


I used the beautiful Paint a Flower Poppy stamp for this card. These flowers were stamped on watercolor paper using Versa Mark Embossing ink then embossed with Altenew pure white crisp embossing powder. The petals were then watercolored using the watercolor brush markers.

Some of the foliage from the Layered Floral Elements die were used to cut navy blue cardstock. The sentiment was stamped on the blue cardstock as well and embossed with the Rose Gold Embossing powder. I added Versamark Ink to the edges and embossed with gold embossing powder for contrast. The flowers were adhered using foam tape to create some dimension. These flowers were framed using the Navy Gold trim washi tape.


THANKS


I love when you can make two different cards by switching some elements. These were very easy to make using the Monstera 3d die set. (I’m obsessed with them!!!) These cards were inspired by Norine Borys’ card using the same die. The different directions of the leaves make them fun to arrange in a vase or pot.

I adhered the different shades from the Rose Petal washi tapes onto Neenah Solar White cardstocks then I die cut the leaves. Two watercolor papers were painted–one using pinks and violets starting at the bottom with the most concentrated watercolor and slowly fading towards the top to create an ombre effect. The other was painted with blues and a touch of purple. The Framed Thanks die was used to cut out the image from the blue watercolored paper and adhered to the pink cardfront.

I cut another thanks die on plain white cardstock for the blue card and pieced in the negative parts of the die. The leaves where then arranged using jute string and the other with a pot. The Navy Gold trim washi tape was used to add accent to the pot.


HELLO ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU


Here’s a simple card to make by using washi tapes and dies. I created a geometric background using the different shades of the Sea Shore Washi Tape. I made sure to leave some white paper showing through. I then used the Dotted Starburst debossing cover die and debossed the whole panel.

I love the subtle texture it gives on card fronts. ❤️ Notice that when you layer the washi tapes since they are translucent, you get more shades of blue when they’re taped on top of each other. The Handwritten Hello die was used to cut the word right at the center of the front panel. An additional 4 layers were cut and adhered together to add dimension. The sentiment was stamped using Rose Gold Embossing Powder on black cardstock.


DON’T LOSE HOPE BECAUSE WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN, THE STARS COME OUT


This card is so timely. The message gives us hope that things will get better. For this card, I stamped the floral images from the Precious Peony stamp set on watercolor cardstock and again on Neenah solar white cardstock without moving the stamp images. Both images were embossed using the Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder . Next, 1 inch was trimmed off on each side of the watercolored paper. The central part was then colored using the Altenew brush watercolor markers. While the flowers were still wet, I sprinkled some salt to create some pattern on the flowers. The background was colored using the Lagoon watercolor brush marker. I just love this color!

This panel was layered on top of a cardstock lined with the Gold foil .2 inch washi tape for contrast. Foam tape was mounted behind this painted panel then adhered on top of the embossed image making sure to line up the petals and leaves. This was then attached to a purple side folding card. The sentiment from the Kind Words stamp was stamped on vellum using Versa Mark embossing ink then embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. I added 2 more layers of vellum to make the sentiment a little sturdy.


PROUD PAPI


I don’t think I’ve ever created a layout WITHOUT flowers until today. I found these photos of my husband and son tucked away in a drawer and wanted to create a simple masculine layout. Before I did anything, I visualized the layout to have 3 areas of stamped images, color and embellishments.

I used the Pattern Play -Diamond stamp set for the background embossed with white embossing powder. Watercolor brush markers were used to add colors to the background. The Fina Frames Diamonds Set was used to cut out the diamonds and these were stacked on top of each other to create dimension. The papers from Alluring Blooms and the Blushing Blooms created a base for the photos. The Fine alphabet die and the Caps bold alphabet were used for the title. The letters were either watercolored or embossed with gold embossing powder.

For the journaling, I traced the outline of the diamond onto vellum so that I could write within the lines.


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PRIZES


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 6 $50 Altenew gift certificates
Altenew Academy: 10 class spots
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 $100 Altenew gift certificate & 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags($20 each)
My Sweet Petunia: 1 prize bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
CiLi in Papers: $100 gift certificate
Craft Stash: £75 gift certificate
Amy Tangerine: Your Brightest Year Yet online workshop(valued at $89)
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Simon Says Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Scrapbook.com: $50 gift certificate
Michelle’s Cards & Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2020 issue
Bumbleberry Papercrafts: £25 gift certificate
Seven Hills Crafts: £25 gift certificate

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2020 for a chance to win one of 37 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!”. 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/18/2020.

Thank you so much for finding time to drop by! Your comments mean so much to me. I’ll be having my own little giveaway too and will pick a winner from the comments on my blog. The winner will be getting a card set from me <3 (will ship it out as soon as the situation gets better 🙏) Next stop: Scrapbook & Cards Today.

May this season of uncertainty give us more reasons to be kind to one another. My prayers go out to all the heroes risking their lives for a brighter future for all of us. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting! ❤️


BLOG HOP ORDER


Day 3: April 4th
Altenew Blog
Laura Bassen
Therese Calvird
LauraJane
Ellen Hutson LLC
Nathalie DeSousa
Seeka
Nenette S. Madero <<– YOU ARE HERE
Scrapbook & Cards Today
Sveta Fotinia
Ilda Dias
Craft Stash
Laurie Willison
Laura Volpes
Bumbleberry Papercrafts
Arjita Sepaha Singh
The Hedgehog Hollow
Jenny Colacicco

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June Bovenzi
June Bovenzi
3 years ago

Hello from the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California! Stunning cards and layout. I love the blue flowers on the orange background, I would never think to use that combination but is fabulous!

Andre M.
Andre M.
3 years ago

Hi from San Fernando! You’ve shared a fab range of cards with these products. My fave is the lovely design with the washi tapes. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Barb H.
Barb H.
3 years ago

So pretty!

Linda
Linda
3 years ago

I am absolutely blown away by your projects. They show such a strong design aesthetic and such impeccable execution. True works of art, each and every one. You are amazing!!!

Gail Spresser
Gail Spresser
3 years ago

Hello from Sterling Heights, Michigan. Love the cards and colors you used. I especially like the white embossed poppy flower card and the colors used to watercolor it. Thank you.

Geri S
Geri S
3 years ago

Hi from WA! Absolutely stunning! Love all the little details you added, too. That poppy set is popular and I love your blue flower coloring – terrific job!

Germaine
Germaine
3 years ago

Although all of your cards are pretty, my favorite has to be the one that you made with the washi tape. We all have rolls of this and need ideas on how to use it?

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw
3 years ago

Hi From Wisconsin – OMG your cards are stunning – LOVE the color combos and the awesome layouts:)

Carol L Eshleman
Carol L Eshleman
3 years ago

Hello, I am from Yakima, WA USA–What a wonderful group of art pieces you made for us. You are such an inspiration. I just love the color palette you chose, awesome, awesome. If i had to pick my most favorite (besides your choice of color palette) it would be adding the thin gold washi tape to your card. Your choice completely made your card classy and just stunning. Thank you for sharing.

Carol L Eshleman
Carol L Eshleman
3 years ago

Hello again from Yakima, WA USA–I completely forgot to mention, I am going to buy the leaf set you used in the vases and make 3 in different greens and frame them and put in my kitchen. Thank you so much for the idea. I cant wait.

Kari VanNoy
Kari VanNoy
3 years ago

Hello from Arizona! Oh my goodness, you really did an amazing job with all this inspiration! I especially love the pink monstera leaves and the washi tape with dotted cover die!! Just awesome.

ck d
ck d
3 years ago

Wow, all of your cards and the layout are gorgeous. I like the navy blue in the first card and washi tape one. thank you

Teri S.
Teri S.
3 years ago

Hi from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Nennette I am nearly speechless about the layout & the cards you made! I feel this is my favourite of all three days so far, & frankly, I don’t see how anyone could top this. The designs, the gorgeous combination of colours, the texture & the little finishing touches – oh my! Thank you so much as this has been inspiring. I’m bookmarking this. Happy 6th Anniversary Altenew!

Judi Dempton
Judi Dempton
3 years ago

Hi from Florida! I love your cards, especially the watercolors!
Thank you for sharing!!

mdmouse1
mdmouse1
3 years ago

Hi from Edgewater, Maryland!! Gorgeous!!! Love the colors you picked. Thank you for sharing.

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter
3 years ago

Hi from Delaware USA! Your cards and projects are stunning with great design and beautiful color combinations! Stay well everyone!

lvngmydsh
lvngmydsh
3 years ago

Hi from Texarkana, Texas. Love all the cards but that blue with that orange. Fantastic but who would have thought?

Lori Beck
Lori Beck
3 years ago

Hi from Idaho! Love all the creativity… Wow!

Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan
3 years ago

HI from Orlando, FL! Happy birthday Altenew!!! These look brilliant! LOVE the washi tape cleverness, and the layout and watercolorings are stunning!

PENNY F
PENNY F
3 years ago

Hi from Oregon! Love the little bit of blue in the purple flowers. Little boy is cute too:)

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam
3 years ago

Hello from Florida. All of your cards and layout are absolutely gorgeous. Such wonderful colors…
Thanks so much for sharing.

Jennifer
Jennifer
3 years ago

Hi from Minnesota! Congratulations to Altenew on their 6 year anniversary. And thank you for sharing your work, Nenette. You did a beautiful job showcasing the variety in Altenew’s products.

Eva N
Eva N
3 years ago

Hi from Illinois. Beautiful! You used my favorite color combinations on these projects. Thankfully I own a lot of the stamps and dies you used because I’m looking forward to trying some of your techniques.

Claire Reed Warren
Claire Reed Warren
3 years ago

Hi from Colorado, these are gorgeous cards and I can’t wait to try these ideas

Cindy Vernon
Cindy Vernon
3 years ago

Gorgeous card.

amelialesley
amelialesley
3 years ago

Hi. I’m from Brisbane. Beautiful!

Jan
Jan
3 years ago

Nice cards and layout. Thank you for sharing

Dana M
Dana M
3 years ago

Hi from Minnesota. What an amazing collection of projects! Beautiful, bold, unexpected and fabulous designs.

keelalagirl
keelalagirl
3 years ago

Hi from Uniontown, Ohio! Gorgeous creations. Love all the yummy watercolor ♥

Valerie Hayden
Valerie Hayden
3 years ago

These project are lovely! Fabulous water coloring and the color saturation is outstanding, added to your spot on compositions! Great job. Inspiration for me in Ohio.

gabriele
gabriele
3 years ago

Greetings from Michigan. All I can say about your creative is WOW!!! I especially love the thanks cards with the 3-D plants. You have a new follower. Thanks

Elaine Lewis
Elaine Lewis
3 years ago

Hi from British Columbia, Canada! I love the flowers on the first card!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser
3 years ago

Love your rich, vibrant colors. The first with
the burnt orange and blue flowers is gorgeous.
thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
Saying Hi, from Millstadt, IL

Belinda Fe Agtarap
Belinda Fe Agtarap
3 years ago

Hi Nenette! I’m Bel from Marikina, Metro Manila. All your cards are absolutely stunning! They’re so diverse when it comes to techniques, and play of colors. So very inspiring! Stay safe and well!

dorothyayotte
dorothyayotte
3 years ago

Hello from Sammamish, Washington. Nenette, thank you for making, making, and making! I kept thinking I had gone to another day’s post, but no, that’s not all….. I enjoyed and was in awe of each and every creation. You reminded me of fun things to do with Washi tape! Your watercoloring is beautiful, and layering impressive. And I just loved your color combination of your first card- orange background, navy die cuts, and blue flowers! Whew!

Katina
Katina
3 years ago

Hi from Kentucky. Loved how your cards turned out

Lisa Premo
Lisa Premo
3 years ago

Hi from Charlotte, NC!
Love your gorgeous colors and flowers! Awesome!

Isabel Z
Isabel Z
3 years ago

Greetings from Arlington, VA in the US. You have created such beauty!

Audja
Audja
3 years ago

Hi and Congrats to Altenew from their hometown, Syracuse, NY. Your work is very dramatic. Fabulous combinations !

Julie Harden
Julie Harden
3 years ago

Hi from the U.K, The projects you have created are stunning! I love the page you created with the diamonds and the colours you used. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Stay safe

stampingrama
stampingrama
3 years ago

Hi from Rochester, NY! WOWZA! What incredible creative projects! I am in awe of your inspiration!

Terri W
Terri W
3 years ago

Hi from Illinois. Your cards are all beautiful but that first one is absolutely striking and the one with the washi debossed was genius!

Kristina LeCloux
Kristina LeCloux
3 years ago

Hello from Thorp, WI. There is so much amazingness on your page!! I want to do all of them. Thank you so much for the inspiration💗💗💗

Mirella Rogan
Mirella Rogan
3 years ago

Hello from Dublin, Ireland! You made a lot of amazing projects here, but that washi tape background made my jaw drop!

Mirka K.
Mirka K.
3 years ago

Hi from Central Finland! Beautiful cards and a lovely scrapbook layout! I need to use up my washi tapes on a background, too.

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris
3 years ago

Hi from Carrollton, TX! Beautiful cards. Your coloring is amazing.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae
3 years ago

Hi from Ottawa, Canada! Wow, love the bold color palette on each of your projects and the washi card is a brilliant design!

Laurie F.
Laurie F.
3 years ago

Hi from Fremont California! Wow, the variety of styles! I think my favorite is the washi with debossed die! Hmmm, gotta get that die!

Ann Murray
Ann Murray
3 years ago

Hello from Crystal Lake, Illinois USA! Where do I begin? I LOVE LOVE everyone of your projects. I poured over them for 30 minutes. You had me at the orange and blue combination then your watercolor backgrounds with the framing and then the embossing and then the watercolor panel layered on the gold foil….gorgeous…

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner
3 years ago

Hi from Arlington, VA! So many gorgeous projects! My favorites are the first, I love the Asian feel you get from that background color and how you framed it, and the one with all the overlapping washi with the textured background, and of course the layout with all those overlapping diamonds!

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