Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

Hello everyone!!! Welcome to DAY 3 celebration of Altenew’s 7th Anniversary!!! I’m so excited to be a part of this celebration!!! Thank you so much, Kristina, for relaying you over to my blog. Make sure you drop by the Altenew blog for complete details of the hop.

An anniversary is a good way to look back at what you have done. And you have done so well, Altenew!!! Happy 7th!!! That’s 7 years of coming up with beautiful, innovative and creative products!!! In the early years, Altenew was known for its beautiful layered floral stamps. After 7 years, it has evolved into an all-around crafting company that offers different kinds of papers, embossing folders, inks, tools, stickers, watercolors, alcohol ink markers, tools, embossing powders etc. Congratulations to the leaders of Altenew–Tasnim Ahmed, Jennifer Rzasa, May Sukyong Park, Nicole Picadura, Lydia Evans, Nabil Rab, creative designers, educators, and all the other amazing crew involved in Altenew!!! This company is where it is today because of all of you. What an extraordinary journey it has been and I’m so honored to be a part of this celebration.

My Little Attic was the first online store to bring Altenew to the Philippines and I believe I became the first Altenew Educator in Asia. <3 Sharing Altenew goodness brings me so much joy. I miss giving workshops and interacting with all the Altenew fans here in Manila. 🙁 Hopefully, someday, we can go back to doing workshops together.

I made a couple of cards for this Anniversary hop using my new favorites from this year’s release. Let me know in the comment section which card is your favorite!


SOMETIMES IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE WE FIND OUR DIRECTION


MATERIALS: SWEET FLOWERS STAMP AND DIE SET, BLOCK SENTIMENTS STAMP, LEAF BED STENCIL, LIQUID WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS ROUGE, ORANGE CREAM, RUBELITTE, SWEET LEAF, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, EMBOSSING PASTE, OCEAN WAVES ALCOHOL INK, KARIN PRO BRUSH MARKERS- ROSE PINK AND CERISE, WATERCOLOR PIGMENTS PRUSSIAN BLUE, ORANGE, TURQUOISE, BURNT SIENNA AND LIGHT BROWN, GESSO, VERSAMARK INK, VELLUM, NARA PAPER, ALTENEW ALCHOL INKS- ALTENEW WATERCOLOR PAPER, FOAM SQUARES, TOMOBOW MONO MULTI LIQUID GLUE, ANTISTATIC TOOL

STEPS:

  1. Emboss the image of the Leaf Bed Stencil on Nara paper using the Embossing paste. Allow the paste to dry.
  2. Paint over the entire embossed surface using Ocean Waves alcohol ink. Allow to dry. Spray the surface with water and sprinkle the watercolor pigments. Tilt the Nara paper to allow colors to flow.
  3. For the flowers, prep the watercolor paper with antistatic tool. Stamp the floral images from the Sweet Flowers Stamp set using Versamark ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  4. Color with liquid watercolor and Karin Pro Brush Markers.
  5. Stamp sentiment from the Block Sentiments stamp set on vellum using Versamark ink and emboss with Rose Gold Embossing powder.
  6. Assemble the card using foam squares and glue.

HERE FOR YOU


MATERIALS: SWEET FLOWERS STAMP AND DIE SET, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, LIQUID WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS ROUGE, ORANGE CREAM, RUBELITTE, DESERT NIGHT, SWEET LEAF, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, KARIN PRO BRUSH MARKERS- ROSE PINK AND CERISE, WATERCOLOR PAPER, GOLD CARDSTOCK, FOAM SQUARES, TOMBOW MONO MULTI LIQUID GLUE, ANTISTATIC TOOL

I went ahead and watercolored more of the stamped and embossed floral images from the Sweet Flowers stamp set and created a second card. I really love these floral images!

STEPS:

  1. Prep surface with an antistatic tool. Stamp floral images on watercolor paper using Versamark ink then emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Die-cut the floral images. Die-cut the sentiment 4 times and paint the last die cut with the leftover liquid watercolor. Adhere on top of each other and add gold cardstock at the back of the sentiment strip.
  3. Watercolor the background using Dusk Liquid watercolor.
  4. Arrange the flowers to cover the card front and adhere using foam squares.
  5. Glue the watercolored background to the gold card base making sure to leave a margin of gold on the right side for added contrast.
  6. Glue the sentiment.

I ADMIRE YOUR COURAGE



Now for a CAS card, I made a slimline card using the beautiful Tall Foliage Stamp and Die Set. You don’t really need a lot of embellishments for this stamp set cause the image is already stunning on its own.

MATERIALS: TALL FOLIAGE STAMP AND DIE SET, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLORED SCRAP PAPERS, CARDSTOCKS, VERSAMARK INK, FOAM SQUARES, ANTISTATIC TOOL

STEPS:

  1. Cut up scraps of watercolored paper into strips with different widths.
  2. Adhere to card front. Prep paper with antistatic tool then stamp the image using Versamark ink and emboss with Rose gold embossing powder.
  3. Die cut the image.
  4. Die cut 4 more images on purple cardstock then stack on top of each other.
  5. Adhere the stamped image on the stacked purple die cut leaving a shadow.
  6. Adhere the card front to the card base.
  7. Emboss the sentiment using Versamark Ink and Pure white embossing powder.
  8. Adhere using foam squares.

THANK YOU, I ADMIRE YOUR COURAGE, I ADMIRE YOUR KINDNESS, I LOVE YOU


Here is set of coordinating CAS cards that I created using the Tall Foliage Stamp and Die Set. I plan to create more so that I can make a gift set out of these cards.

MATERIALS: Tall Foliage Stamp and Die Set, COSMIC GARDEN ALCOHOL INK MARKERS SET A, WATERGARDEN ALCOHOL INK MARKERS SET G, EVENING GREY DYE INK, OBSIDIAN PIGMENT INK, CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, COLORED CARDSTOCK, FOAM SQUARES, TOMBOW MONO MULTI LIQUID GLUE, ANTISTATIC TOOL

STEPS:

  1. Using a Misti, stamp the image using Evening Grey dye ink on a 4.25″ x 5.5″ left folding card front and again on a sheet of Neenah Solar White CS with the same measurement.
  2. Trim the stamped sheet to measure 4″ x 5.25″ to create a nice margin all around. Color certain areas of the leaves using alcohol ink markers.
  3. Stamp the image again on Neenah Solar White Cardstock and color some areas of the leaves then die-cut the image. Die-cut a color-coordinated cardstock 4 times and adhere on top of each other. Glue the colored stamped image on top but make sure to leave a margin so that the colored cardstock will create a shadow effect.
  4. Prep the paper with antistatic tool. Stamp the sentiment using Obsidian Pigment Ink and emboss using clear embossing powder.
  5. Assemble the card using foam squares.

For the next 3 cards, I used the beautiful Tulip 3D embossing folder. The 3D embossed images created with this embossing folder is stunning!!!



SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE YOU AS A FRIEND


MATERIALS: TULIP 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS CITRUS BURST, FRESH LEMON, WARM SUNSHINE, AUTUMN BLAZE, LIMEADE, SWEET LEAF, DESSERT NIGHT, VERSAMARK INK, CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, CRAFT CARDSTOCK, ANTISTATIC TOOL

STEPS:

  1. Emboss the Neenah solar white cardstock using the Tulip 3D embossing folder.
  2. Use the Liquid watercolor brush markers to color the flowers, leaves, stems and background.
  3. Prep the orange cardstock with antistatic tool. Stamp the sentiment using Versamark ink and emboss using clear embossing powder for a watermark effect.
  4. Assemble card using foam squares and glue.

The next card was the quickest to create.


HELLO


MATERIALS: TULIP 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER, HANDWRITTEN HELLO DIE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, VERSMARK INK TEAL CARDSTOCK, FOAM SQUARES

STEPS:

  1. Emboss the teal cardstock using the Tulip 3D embossing folder.
  2. Use the Versamark Ink pad and brush across the embossed parts of the flowers and leaves. For the smaller areas, use an embossing pen.
  3. Emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  4. Attach to the card front using foam squares.

For my last card, I used a number of Altenew products that all worked well together.


YOU ARE LOVED


MATERIALS: TULIPS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER, LAYERED SNOWFLAKE STARS COVER DIE A, HELLO HYDRANGEA STAMP, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, A LOVE FOR STRIPES SET C, CARDSTOCK, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE, DYE INKS – WISTERIA, HYDRANGEA, ROUGE, SUNKISSED, ORANGE CREAM, TURQUOISE, EXACTO KNIFE, CUTTING PAD, VERSAMARK INK, ANTISTATIC TOOL, INK DAUBER

STEPS:

  1. Emboss the Neenah Solar White cardstock using the Tulip 3D embossing folder.
  2. Using a distress tool and an ink dauber, color the embossed images using dye inks.
  3. Carefully cut out the images using an Exacto knife and a cutting pad.
  4. Prep the striped paper then stamp and emboss the sentiment using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  5. Use the Layered Snowflake Stars cover die A to die cut a light blue cardstock.
  6. Layer on top of a left folding cardfront.
  7. Adhere the cutout tulips and insert the stamped sentiment under it.

Hope you liked the cards I created for this hop. I’ve linked all the Altenew products in the materials section (just click the highlighted product) so that you can easily purchase them. These are not compensated affiliate links. I just want to make it easier for you to get the products I used on my cards. ❤️


GIVEAWAYS


Giveaway Prizes

Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 41 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 4/24/2021.

Again, thank you so much for dropping by! Next up is the uber-talented Norine Borys. Make sure you visit all the other blogs for more inspiration and don’t forget to leave comments for a greater chance of winning fabulous prizes!!! If you want to stay updated with my latest creations, do follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio. HAPPY 7TH ANNIVERSARY, ALTENEW!!!

Stay safe everyone and happy crafting! 💜

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HAPPY EASTER!!!

Hello friends! Short post here. Every year, Easter reminds us that life never ends and love never dies. May this Easter season fill you with renewed hope, fervent light and endless patience for one day, this storm shall pass. Here are some cards I made to give to loved ones and friends. All are from The Greetery’s Easter Jubilee Gathering Kit.

Don’t throw away the negative parts of the die cuts!!! Here I made CAS cards by just doing an ombre background and layering the negative parts of the die cut.

Stay safe, everyone!!!

Blessings,

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Altenew Educators “Favorite Old/New Altenew Stamp” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hello friends! Welcome to Altenew’s Educators “Favorite Old/New Altenew Stamp blog hop! If you just came from Vicki Finger’s blog, then you’re on the right track. We were assigned to choose a favorite stamp set from our old or new stash and highlight it in this post. I decided to create from an old AND a new stamp. It wasn’t easy to pick a favorite… I have too many!!! Anyway, for the old stamp set, I chose one of my all-time favorites– the Persian Motifs Stamp and die set.

I have always loved the vintage Indian woodblock designs and this stamp set reminds me of that. I created two cards using the Persian Motifs stamp and die set.


BE KIND


MATERIALS: PERSIAN MOTIFS STAMP AND DIE , BLOCK SENTIMENTS STAMP AND DIE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS- MANGO SMOOTHIE, ORANGE CREAM, YELLOW OCHRE, LAGOON, EMERALD, WATERCOLOR PAPER, VERSARMARK INK, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, METALLIC WATERCOLOR PAN SET, CARDSTOCKS, foam squares

Now, more than ever, we should remind ourselves, daily, to be kind to one another. Sadly, there is so much hatred and injustice around the world. I’ve been listening to a podcast by Fr. Mike Schmitz and this message struck me. We have to remember that we are all part of one world and that it’s not a battle between race or ethnicities. Even in the midst of all the brokenness, we can still find peace and be united if we just BE KIND to one another.

STEPS:

  1. Prep the paper with antistatic tool and stamp images on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Color images using watercolor brush markers.
  3. Add metallic details using the metallic watercolor pan set.
  4. Arrange the images temporarily on purple cardstock. Mark with pencil the edges of the flowers.
  5. Arrange the dies for partial die cutting to remove the lower part of the purple cardstock.
  6. Add embossed gold edges to the lower part of the card front using Versamark ink and Rose Gold embossing powder.
  7. Add foam sheet to the back of the purple cardstock and foam squares to the floral images for added dimension.
  8. Emboss the sentiment with Rose Gold embossing powder then die cut.
  9. Assemble the card.

More often than not, I usually stamp, emboss and watercolor more than what I need. Since I had extras, I decided to create a second CAS card using the same stamp set.


DO STUFF THAT MATTERS


MATERIALS: PERSIAN MOTIFS STAMP AND DIE, HELLO HYDRANGEA STAMP SET, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS- MANGO SMOOTHIE, ORANGE CREAM, YELLOW OCHRE, LAGOON, EMERALD, WATERCOLOR PAPER, VERSARMARK INK, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, METALLIC WATERCOLOR PAN SET, DIAMOND STARS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER, CARDSTOCKS, foam squares, Versamark ink

STEPS:

  1. Prep the paper with the antistatic tool then stamp and emboss the images from the Persian Motifs Stamp.
  2. Add more details using the Metallic Watercolor pan set.
  3. Emboss white cardstock using the Diamond Stars embossing folder.
  4. Add Versamark Ink to the embossed parts and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from the Hello Hydrangea stamp set with Versamark ink and emboss with Pure White embossing powder.
  6. Assemble the card using foam squares for added dimension.

For the new stamp, I chose two of my favorites– the Courageous You Stamp set which was released sometime in July 2020. I love the huge image that can cover the whole card front! Another favorite of mine is the Essential Sentiment Strips die– the easiest way to add a dimensional sentiment to your card. <3



HAPPY BIRTHDAY


MATERIALS: COURAGEOUS YOU STAMP AND DIE SET, STACKED DIAMONDS COVER DIE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, WATERCOLOR PAPER, WHITE GOUACHE PAINT, VERSAMARK INK

STEPS:

  • Stamp the image onto watercolor paper using very light dye ink. (I used a Misti and didn’t move the watercolor paper after stamping.)
  • Loosely paint over the entire flowers going over the outlines using Turquoise, Ultraviolet, Midnight violet, Sea Breeze and Ultramarine for the flowers and Emerald, Sweet Leaf and Moss for the leaves.
  • After the watercolor dries, add spatters of water and allow to sit for 10 seconds. Dry with a paper towel to remove some ink to create texture.
  • When the image is dry, prep the paper with the antistatic tool then re-stamp again the outline image with Versamark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder. (Remember, I left the image inside the Misti so that I can restamp again.)
  • Die-cut the image as well as the Stacked Diamonds cover die.
  • Die-cut the sentiment die 4 times and watercolor the 1st layer using the leftover inks.
  • Add white cardstock to the back of the sentiment strip die cut.
  • Adhere the cover die onto the card front and attach the flowers and sentiment with foam squares.
  • Add white gouache splatters.
  • Add the sentiment strip die cut using foam squares.

PRIZES


Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 4/4/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew 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 Winners Page on 4/6/2021.

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Old/New Favorite Altenew Stamp” creations. Altenew will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!


HOP LIST

Altenew Card Blog

Bridget Casey

Colleen Balija 

Teresa Litchfield

Katrina Howe

Rosie Neustaedter

Terri Marie Koszler

Tenia Nelson

Pam Boedeker

Nandini Karmarkar

Amy Hill

Irina Fonina

Natasha Davies

Karen Brown

Helen Kalb

Patty Mello

Roteja Galvan

Eva Bussom

Fiona Duff

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicki Finger

Nenette S. Madero <– YOU ARE HERE

Teri Wilson

Rachael Shedeed

Neha Aggarwal

Kari VanNoy

Teri Stokes

Amber Rain Davis

Virginia Lu

Sandra Woodson

Next up is the amazing Teri Wilson. Hope you liked the cards I made using old and new stamp and die sets. I’m sure you have your own favorite Altenew stamps as well. I’d love to know which one is yours! Leave a comment below to get a chance to win some fabulous prizes from Altenew. Hope we can be friends on IG as well (@mylittleatticstudio). This is where I post my latest creations, too. Thank you so much for dropping by and stay safe always. Happy crafting!!


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