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

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Hi there, I hope you’re having a good week!

Today I’m excited to participate in my first Altenew blog hop, celebrating the new January release! If you arrived from Kymona Tracey, you’re right on track. If you want to start at the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for the full blog hop list to see all of the beautiful projects everyone has made!

This month’s release is jam-packed with amazing products, including brand new masking stencils which I’ve never seen before! They coordinate with the stamp sets and make it super easy to do positive and negative masking with no fussy cutting. You read that right, NO fussy cutting! I didn’t use them for the projects I’m sharing today, but they are definitely creating more options for me so be sure to check them out in the show where they’re available individually, or as a bundle!

Hibiscus Garden 3D Die Set

The first project I’m sharing today uses the beautiful Hibiscus Garden 3D Die Set and a sentiment from November’s Handpicked Bouquet stamp set.

seeka - hibiscus garden 1


For this card, I decided to use Neenah Solar White cardstock and Copics instead of colored cardstock. I die cut all of the pieces of the flowers and leaves and then colored each piece separately, starting with darker colors for the bottom layers and transitioning to lighter colors for the top layers. I also did some easy flicking to add shading to each piece for even more depth once they were all assembled. I layered and adhered each of the flowers together according to the layering guide that comes with the set and then adhered them to an A2-sized piece of Neenah onto which I’d splattered a bit of black gouache. To finish, I stamped the sentiment in a black pigment ink and adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Wonderland Stamp & Die Bundle

For the other card I’m sharing today, I used the gorgeous Wonderland Stamp & Die Bundle. I fell in love the moment I saw these blooms!

seeka - wonderland 2

altenew - wonderland sneak peak

I started by heat embossing two of the flower images onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. I chose a rose gold embossing powder that I thought would go well with the colors I planned to use. I smooshed some Distress Oxide Inks onto my work surface and then began painting with a water brush. I used Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, and a touch of Aged Mahogany for the petals, and Peeled Paint and Forest Moss for the stems and leaves. When the images were dry, I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out.

I stamped the sentiment, also from the Wonderland stamp set, in a black pigment ink onto an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White and then adhered the blooms using foam tape. To finish the card, I trimmed off the bottoms of the stems that were hanging off the edge of the card front and then adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.


Thanks so much for coming by! Be sure to check out the giveaways below before you head on to visit Virginia Lu.


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 1/31/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/3/2019.

[UPDATE: The giveaway, below, for a $30 Altenew gift certificate is closed. The randomly chosen winner is Teri S. who left a comment on 1/24/2019 at 4:57pm.]

And, I have a $30 Altenew gift certificate to give away! Please leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite item from the January release is. I’ll announce the winner here on my blog on 1/30/2019!

Blog Hop List

Product Links

I linked the products I used for today’s post up above, but you may find these links helpful to see all of the products that the January release has to offer (these are not affiliate links):

201 thoughts on “Altenew January 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Beautiful cards! My favorite sets from this release are the Wonderland set and the Radial Hearts Cover Die. I absolutely love what you’ve done with the Wonderland flowers! Your watercoloring and blending is GORGEOUS!! Thank you so much for the fabulous inspiration!


  2. Gorgeous!! I love your color choices on the Wonderland Stamp and your Hibiscus die set. Wow! I’m torn for a favorite between the hibiscus and the Beautiful Blossoms. This release has so many wonderful and beautiful things it’s hard to choose! TFS!


  3. Gorgeous cards! I love both of them but especially the wonderland stamps! I am in love with that stamp set! Thanks for the great inspiration!


  4. You definitely nailed it for me with this post lol. My #1 favorite from this release is the Hibiscus Garden 3D Die Set and my #2 favorite is the Wonderland stamp set. Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love that you used Copics to color the die cuts for the Hibiscus card, I had not thought of doing that. You really got me with the rose gold embossing on the Wonderland card….swooooooon!! Thank you for sharing both of these gorgeous cards and for the amazing inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)


  5. Oh, two of my fave stamp sets you have used here, and so creatively! I totally love them both! I didn’t buy the hibiscus until tonight, after seeing so many creative uses of it here tonight! But I have the Wonderland set, and totally love your stamping and embossing. Great way to use the oxides as watercoloring. I have to try that! Thanks for your inspiration!
    My most fave is the Garden Picks 3D . I am going to spend a day just creating oodles of them!


  6. Welcome to the blog hop, Seeka! Your cards are fabulous! I love the way you watercolored the flowers from the Wonderland set. The colors of them and the depth you achieved is amazing! I hope to see you on the Altenew blog again.


  7. Your beautiful cards took my breathe away, especially the second one. Brilliant choice to use the rose gold to emboss the design. So hard to choose a favorite from this release as I love all the 3d flower die cuts. The dainty bouquet is probably my favorite stamp set but probably the things that will help me the most are the new masks. I have vision issues that make it difficult for me to cut masks so having these available is a real game changer for me.


  8. Lovely cards! The hibiscus flowers are so beautiful! Fabulous colors! That set of dies is my favorite from the release! And your Wonderland flower card is absolutely gorgeous also!

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  9. Congratulations…for your first hop for Altenew! These are fabulous cards! I am so impressed. When I first saw your Hibiscus card I was marveling at the beautiful colors. I was wondering how you acheived such a beautiful blending until I read that you hand colored each piece. No wonder it looks so perfect! Both cards are masterpieces. I look forward to seeing more of your work!


  10. Beautiful cards! The blending you did for the wonderland flowers is flawless. I have too many products I love in this release to have a favorite, but the wonderland stamp set is on the top of the list. Thanks for sharing!


  11. Thank you for sharing both of these beautiful cards Seeka! I am new to card making and posts like yours are so helpful. I have to say the Wonderland stamp and die set has to be my favorite from this release. It’s so delicate and stunning!


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