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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. Congratulations on being on the Altenew Hop team, Seeka!!!! What an accomplishment! You’ve used each of these new products beautifully, my friend… love the ethereal love of your Wonderland blooms! It must be the Oxides … or your magical touch!


  2. LOVE both of your cards… I’ve been saying this all along the blog hop, the Wonderland stamp set is my favorite stamp set from the release.. and the Hibiscus 3D is a favorite as well, as it reminds me of being in a warm tropical place. Beautiful cards!


  3. The cards you made are beautiful and there are so many things I love from the new release. I think the Wonderland blooms are my favorite right now.


  4. Wow, both your cards are just stunning!! I really can’t choose a favorite now from this release. Everything is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing, and inspiring!!


  5. I am absolutely crazy about this stunning release! Love the beautiful flower stamp sets, and especially the Garden Picks 3D dies. The card inspiration is amazing!


  6. Every time I think I have enough flower stamp sets, along comes a release like this one! Thanks for your wonderful cards. I think the Garden Picks die set is my favorite.


  7. I love the cards – great tropical colours with the hibiscus, and love the embossing on the poppies. As for what I like in the new release – how to pick?! I love the 3D floral dies, I love the stained glass window sets, and I love the poppies in the Wonderland sets… love the various hearts too. The more I see in the blog hop – the more I love!!!


  8. Your cards are so gorgeous!! The Hibiscus card is so bright and vibrant, while the Wonderland card is so soft and peaceful. I love them both!!


  9. Well, you picked my 2 favorite products from the release. The third one I would add is the Garden Picks 3D die set but the hibiscus is definitely my fave. The colors you picked for the Wonderland image are simply stunning!


  10. Oh my gosh I finally made it. But beautiful work, Seeka! I love the rose gold embossing powder with the distress coloring. It looks as if it’s actually glowing! Thanks for the inspiration!


    1. Hi Teri, you are the randomly chose winner of the $30 gift certificate to Altenew! Please use the “Contact” form (look for the link towards the top of the page) to contact me so that I can let you know how to claim your prize. Thanks for joining in the fun!


  11. These are lovely! The vellum flowers are just so soft and pretty! I think the dimensional flower dies are my favorite from the release, but don’t make me pick which one!


  12. We’re lucky that you have joined the Altenew Blog Hop because you make such pretty cards! Love the Wonderland card; your coloring makes the flowers come alive.


  13. I love your tropical feel on your first card and the uniquely beautiful colors of your second one. Thanks so much for the inspiration πŸ™‚


  14. Both your cards are amazing but the hibiscus 3D set is fantastic! I really love its shape and the layering! Such an inspiration there! Thank you 😊


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