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Sending A Happy Hello | Altenew 9th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $2,500 in Total Prizes)

Hello and welcome! I’m so happy to be part of Altenew’s celebration of their 9th anniversary and I’m glad you’re here. If you arrived from Michelle’s Cards & Stamps, you’re right on track. Be sure to read through to the bottom where there’s information on the many many wonderful sponsors of this hop and the prizes!

And, if we’ve never met before, I hope you’ll also visit me on Instagram where I frequently share cards made with Altenew products!

Today I’m sharing three cards that I previously made with some of my favorite product from Altenew’s 9th year so let’s dive in!

Sending A Happy Hello

Altenew supplies:

To start, I die cut the petal pieces from white cardstock and then used blending tools to blend yellow and deep pink inks onto the petals, concentrating the pink at the the inner end of each petal. I glued the pieces together and then glued in the centers of the flower which I cut from black and green cardstock. I cut the stem and leaves from green cardstock and then blended a bit of green ink onto them.

Next, I used a large blending tool to blend Aqualicious ink onto an A2-sized white panel. I concentrated the color at the top and let it fade out to white towards the bottom. Then I splattered dark blue and light blue gouache paint (diluted with water) over the panel.

To finish, I glued the flowers, stems, and leaves onto the panel and then added a stamped sentiment before gluing the panel to a card base.


My second card features the beautiful Craft-A-Flower: Water Lily Layering Die Set. I cut the bloom layers out of white cardstock and then blended color onto the pieces. I cut the lily pad piece form green cardstock and then added shading with ink. These flowers are so easy to layer; the dies cut out little shapes and numbers that make them so easy to line up, and once all the pieces in place, the helper shapes are completely hidden!


Happy Holidays

Altenew supplies:

For this card I first hot foiled the flower and leaf outlines in gold foil onto white cardstock. Then I stamped the layers of the flowers and leaves using the colors listed above. I used yellow and orange markers to add color to the centers of the flowers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Next, I heat embossed the tiny leafy stems in gold embossing powder onto vellum. I cut those out as well with the coordinating dies. Then I hot foiled the sentiment using the same gold foil and white cardstock and then cut it out using the coordinating die.

For the background, I cut out the Diamond Frame Cover three times from white cardstock and then stacked and glued the layers together.

To assemble the card, I used glue and foam tape to adhere all of the floral bits and the sentiment and then finished by gluing the card front to a card base.

Giveaway Prizes

Over $2,500 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 10 lucky winners. There are also 24 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/16/2023 for a chance to win one of 56 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 56 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/21/2023.

Blog Hop List

Your next stop is the wonderful Joylita!

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311 thoughts on “Sending A Happy Hello | Altenew 9th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $2,500 in Total Prizes)”

  1. Happy Anniversary ALTENEW! While I’ve only known you for a little over a year, I have come to know your company for your great innovations and love of community. Wishing you many more successful years!

    Seeka, you’ve created such lovely cards!

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