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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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 $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! ❤️


Day 3: April 4th
Altenew Blog
Laura Bassen
Therese Calvird
Ellen Hutson LLC
Nathalie DeSousa
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


  • April 6, 2020 at 1:27 am

    HI from Yorkville, IL. Loving how you used the washi tapes!!

  • April 6, 2020 at 1:35 am

    Hi from Denver, Colorado! Your washi tape card is so cool! Definitely going to try that one!

  • April 6, 2020 at 1:57 am

    Howdy from Houston Tx…and congrats to Altenew!!! Wow!!! Your cards are all so beautiful with great techniques. But I think I like the flower less layout the best. I can’t wait to give that a try on my next layout!!!

  • April 6, 2020 at 1:58 am

    I’m always excited to see your projects when you are in the blog hops. There is yet to be a project that I wouldn’t like to try to recreate if I had all the materials. I love the blue orange combination as well as all the other color combos. Your idea for the hope card is beautiful as well. Thank you.

  • April 6, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Hello from Toronto, Canada – oh wow – so many stunning cards and what a wonderful layout. What a brilliant idea with the use of the washi tape and I love all the brilliant saturated colour on some of those cards!

  • April 6, 2020 at 2:40 am

    Hi from Kentucky ❣️ Love all things Altenew! So blessed by everyone and such awesome inspiration God bless!

  • April 6, 2020 at 3:15 am

    Hi from Connecticut. I love all the projects you created. Thank you for all the inspiration.

  • April 6, 2020 at 4:18 am

    Hi from Willington, UK. Just love the vibrancy of the colours, very rich and luscious. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • April 6, 2020 at 5:11 am

    Hello from Rumford, Maine. I love alllll your cards. I cannot pick a favorite. Glad I dont have to… I love the hello card. Love the tape on the die pattern…. very pretty and the water coloring on the first card is so pretty…. Tyfs. Stay safe and healthy 🙂

  • April 6, 2020 at 5:22 am

    Hi from Australia. Your work is amazing. Love your watercolouring & also the washi tape card. Gorgeous layout too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • April 6, 2020 at 6:42 am

    Hi from Myrtle Beach SC!
    I never thought I would utter these words, “I want Washi Tape!!!” Your use of this product in your designs are as phenomenal as your cards are. I am so excited to make it to your site and have book marked it to definitely return. Each card is so beautiful, colorful and invokes happy emotions! It made my day to see such appealing, beautiful creativity.

    Drop dead gorgeous!

  • April 6, 2020 at 7:50 am

    Hello from New York! Your projects are amazing. Those water color backgrounds you created are beautiful. I love the water color poppy.

  • April 6, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Greetings from Carol Stream, IL. Such a wonderful variety of designs. Beautiful work.

  • April 6, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Hola, from Portland, Oregon, what lovely art pieces, beautiful colors, Love, love your watercoloring! You layout has love details! Bonito

  • April 6, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Your cards have a quality about them, that makes them standout from the rest. They are spectacular?

  • April 6, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Hi from Shoreline, WA! Love your beautiful cards! Especially the ones with monstera die cuts, these look gorgeous! 💕

  • April 6, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Hello from Tennessee, USA! Wow, what a variety of gorgeous creations! I love your floral creations and the washi tape take is just awesome! 🙂

  • April 6, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Hello from Chicago. Your colors are just so stunning – they draw you in. Thank you for sharing!

  • April 6, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Hello from Malta, New York. Happy Anniversary Altenew. Your cards and scrapbook layout are just so beautiful. Love the embossing, and the use of washi tape. Amazing

  • April 6, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Hi from Penn Valley, CA! Love your pretty cards! Beautiful composition and colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • April 6, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Hi From arizona. Such gorgeous cards!

  • April 6, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Hi from Aberdeenshire Scotland! I love the dimension in your cards!

  • April 6, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Hi from snowy Wyoming! What beautiful projects you created! I love the colors and design of your cards, such books beautiful colors! I love the layout as well, great close up pictures so we can see the details!

  • April 6, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    So many great ideas in your samples! Love the way the blue flowers pop on their complementary background. And the washi tape plaid. And the salt! I’ve used it for backgrounds and love it but never thought to use it on a painted image.

  • April 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    hi from Seattle.. Nenette.. i love your inspiration on Altenew’s 6th borthday.. the strinking blue poppies just have my heart. they look so intense and so beautifully colored with each detail popping up,,, the loveliest thing are the golden edges and the the use of the golden color…i love the every element, white embossing, washi tape and the perfect combination of color…Thank you for sharing such a cotemporary card in the much needed times. stay healthy stay safe.. love and hugs

  • April 6, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Amazing cards and layout! Really love your watercoloring!!

  • April 7, 2020 at 1:47 am

    Hi from Eugene, Oregon! I love your use of contrasting colors! Such beautiful color combinations!

  • April 7, 2020 at 1:54 am

    Hi from Idaho. Thanks for this wonderful celebration. I am enjoying all the inspiration!

  • April 7, 2020 at 2:17 am

    Hello and hugs from Wisconsin. Such a striking color combo – those blue flowers are gorgeous!!

  • April 7, 2020 at 2:39 am

    Hi from Pennsylvania! What a beautiful set of cards and fab watercoloring.

  • April 7, 2020 at 5:16 am

    Hey from Louisiana! Love the turquoise and purple combo.

  • April 7, 2020 at 6:23 am

    Hello from Rochester, NY! What striking projects!

  • April 7, 2020 at 9:21 am

    Hi from Northern California. What beautiful watercoloring!

  • April 7, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Hi from NorCal. Wow! I love what you did with Paint a Flower Poppy! I have to try that! I almost didn’t recognize it. And the colors you got on Precious Peony. Just lovely.

  • April 7, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Wow, your card is amazing! I love the layering and colors. Thanks for sharing and I’m from Michigan.

  • April 7, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Hi from Clinton, Utah! I love your projects today, especially the thank you cards, and the layout! Such great inspiration! Stay well and safe! 🙂

  • April 7, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Hi from Canada. I love the beauty of your “Don’t lose hope card”. Thank you for sharing your salt technique with the watercolors. Lovely!

  • April 8, 2020 at 2:19 am

    Hi from Cypress, Texas. Wow so many amazing and beautiful projects. Love your card designs and the washi one is awesome. Beautiful job!

  • April 8, 2020 at 3:48 am

    Hi from Mumbai, India! Gorgeous projects! Love the washi tape one the most, such a clever idea!!

  • April 8, 2020 at 6:58 am

    Hi, I’m from Bend Oregon. Wow! So much inspiration. Thanks for your cheeri post.

  • April 8, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Hi from Northfield, Ohio. I loved your washi tape plaid, and then I fell in LOVE with your “Don’t lose hope” card and technique, definitely one I’ll have to try! thank you so much.

  • April 8, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Hi from Melbourne, Florida!

    I love seeing all the fun project ideas, thanks for sharing your talent.
    Thanks for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

    Carol B

  • April 8, 2020 at 10:50 am

    You truly created a Simply Beautiful card using the Build A Flower: Poppy stamp set. Since I make cards for the military Poppy’s I have now become very fond of. Thank you for inspiring.

  • April 8, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Hi from Michigan currently in Arizona. Simply stunning! Love the cards and colors and flowers!

  • April 8, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Hi from Dublin, CA! Wow so many nice cards and that great looking layout! That teal card with the debossing on it really catches my eye.

  • April 8, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Hi from Lake Villa, IL. I am just amazed at all the cards/layout you made. They are all so unique and gorgeous. So many great ideas/techniques that I can’t wait to try. TFS and Happy 6th Anniversary Altenew.

  • April 8, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Hi from Janesville, MN! I am in love with the idea of using washi and then embossing…brilliant.

  • April 8, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Hi from northern Alberta, Canada! 🙂 These are gorgeous. I love all the bold backgrounds you chose!

  • April 8, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Hi from Australia. Loving your beautiful designed cards and loving those outstanding products from Altenew.

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