Friday, 13 November 2015

Altenew November release blog hop!


Hey!

Happy Friday! It's more than your average Friday here as I'm jumping on board for a good ol' blog hop to showcase Altenew's brand-new November release! It's an amazing release full of fantastic goodies with 10 stunning stamp sets and six new Altenew Speciality Papers. You can check out the full release here. 

So with this being a blog hop, you should have hopped here from my talented friend, Aga. If you haven't, then be sure to start out at the start of the blog hop at Altenew HQ as there's not only inspirational projects, there's prizes to be won too! :)

For my blog hop cards I've focused on a few different sets and mix and matched a few too;  I always like to stretch my stamp sets to the max and get as much use from them as possible.

First up, here's a card featuring the new Succulents stamp set. I love how this set can cater for any green fingered friend and the sentiments are fab too, they certainly fill a gap in my sentiment stamp stash.

Thank you

This card is simple but took a while to create and required a lot of patience. I treated this succulent to the Glossy Accents treatment and somehow managed to resist the temptation to touch the shiny goodness until I could be sure that it had dried.

Thank you close up

To add little more dimension to the Glossy Accents treatment, I coated each area of the succulent separately rather than cover the whole thing in one go. :)

My next cards features the stunning Oriental Orchid stamp set designed by May Sukyong Park for Altenew.

So beautiful

This set is beautiful and I love that it contains not only the multi layer style of stamps to achieve detailed orchids, it also features fabulous sentiments in a gorgeous brush font. I love it.

I created a background/patterned paper effect with the orchids on my previous card, so I then decided to use the stem from the set to create another pattern for this card:

You got this

I also used a masking technique to stamp the pretty flowers from the new Beautiful Lady stamp set and paired it with a sentiment from the oh-so-useful Thinking of You stamp set. Three stamp sets on one card – I think that could be a record for me!

So? Do you have a favourite must-have set from the new release? If you do then be sure to comment on this post as I have a $30 Altenew gift certificate to give away! Please leave a comment on this post before 11:59pm GMT on Sunday 15th November to be in with a chance of winning it and I'll announce the winner here on the following day.

Right, that's all from me for today so I'll let you hop along. Your next stop is the amazing Marika Rahtu. 

Thanks so much for hopping by today. Have a great weekend!

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146 comments:

Shelly said...

These are so sweet and pretty!!

Ruby N said...

Beautiful cards :)

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the clean look of the first card!

Glorie said...

Cute succulent card. My favorite stamp set from this release is Beautiful Day.

Olesya Kharkova said...

OMG! the 1st card with those highlights is adorable!!

Anja Curvers said...

Wowie you did it again another great set of cards love them all.

Lynn Reloza said...

Your cards are beautiful. Live the glossy accent touch!

tatabajkova said...

Absolutely, beautiful!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

All so beautiful! LOVE your color combinations - especially on that last one! SOOOO sweet!

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Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Aimes. Love the shiny finish on the first one.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your cards are lovely...great dimension on the succulent!

Leigh Penner said...

These are wonderful, Aimes!

Michelle Burnier said...

Nicely done! The way that first one shines....love!

SannaS said...

Beautiful elegant cards!! =)

Marji Franklin said...

Beautiful cards! I love those cactus stamps, very nicely done

Hussena said...

Such a pretty set of cards ..I so love the soft colors you have used!

Mary Holshouser said...

the cards are wonderful.
The backgrounds that you made with the stamps are so pretty.
that cactus looks so real.
thanks for sharing some great ideas.

Holly Saveur said...

Great Cards!

KimberlyRae said...

Stunners!! I love every one of your encouraging cards!

Deborah Vasel said...

All of the cards are outstanding.
My favorite is the succulent in all its glory.

A Pile Of Scrap said...

Aimes....I love them!!!!! You so creative and I just love your designs. Thank you for sharing!!!

Daria G. said...

very beautiful cards :)))

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards, Aimes - especially love the pink and green!

Deepti Stephens said...

Beautiful card and lovely color schemes. I like all the glossy accents on the first one and the glitter on the rest. <3 (y)

conil said...

Clever girl. Love what you've done with these new stamps.

LauraJane:) said...

Your ORCHID card has to be the HAPPIEST one on the hop!!

chocolateswirl said...

Stunning! And beautiful color choices!

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Женя Андреева said...

Not usual cards. Strange feelings.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful cards! Your succulent looks real!

Kathryn A said...

Love how you've done the succulents!

joy said...

Beautiful creations! I love the new release.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful cards ,specially loved the texture on succulent !

Кристина Косякова said...

WOW! Gorgeous cards!

Alyssa S said...

Love your patience! Ha! The aloe is stunning and so fun!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Gorgeous new release from Altenew. Love your cards, so pretty!

Rema said...

Beautiful cards!!

Sam Olden said...

Love the way the succulent turned out with glossy accents.

Rema said...

Beautiful cards!!

Nancy Lynn said...

Oh my Amy, your cards are outstanding! By the way, very creative with the Glossy Accents my dear and it really made all the difference....thanks for the tip! I have to admit that this really is one of the best releases of 2015 that I have seen and believe me, I've seen them ALL! If, and I say "if", I could only pick one item from this release, it would have to be the Orchid stamp set.....it rocks! Now, do you want to know what else I want LOL! Thanks Amy for sharing your talent with all of us and I look forward to seeing more of your creativity!

Helen Gullett said...

They are beautiful, Aimes! Love the potted plant card :)

cindybearj said...

Your cards are so pretty. I, too, like to use glossy accents, just adds the finishing touch.

Amber McGary said...

beautiful cards-love them all.

Anca Banca said...

SO adorable and sweet, such an amazing inspiration.

Doudou said...

Beautiful cards!!! Lovely colors

"glow" said...

hey... gorgeous cards!!! I so love the peony stamp set:) ..so gorgeous but thats partly cuz i dont own layered stamps yet.. LoL... sorta behind! ... i would love to LeaRn how to do simple and clean white cards as yours are:) Beautiful and very elegant looking....sending love love love..

Harriet said...

Love each card especially the pink & green you've got me.

Ciacchina said...

Che belle cards!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

love the glossy accents on the cactus or whatever it is...makes it look like glass shards

cghundley said...

All your cards are very
pretty, but I love that
last one! Great color
choices and designs.
Carla from Utah

Dianne Ayers said...

My favourite stamp set is the succulents, and I love the glossy goodness you have treated your image to...I know it takes patience but the effect is just perfect.

Tracy Ercole said...

Fab cards, love them all but the glossy accents treatment on the first looks amazing!

Ruth said...

Stunning - each and every one. I love the look of the orchids and beautiful day. Xx

Debbie said...

those highlights is adorable!
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Valerie Serfozo said...

Your cards are lovely!

Sonya said...

Very pretty cards! Love the floral images in this new release!

Farika Pramastij said...

Your cards are beautiful! I do love Beautiful Lady stamp set.

Lydine A said...

So pretty! Love it all! Simple yet so beautifully made!

Kathy H said...

Great cards! The Glossy Accents makes the succulent look so real!

Shirley N said...

Beautiful work on the cactus!

Karen King said...

Lovely cards! Such a great release!

Linda Langes said...

Love that glossy succulent Amy.

StampinLouie said...

Love the succulents and the sentiments are great.

Jerzey Girl said...

Beautiful cards...love the colors used...makes everything pop

Joyce said...

Love your trio of beautiful cards.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Love your projects - the shiny succulent is adorable. Thanks.

Liliuska said...

Beautiful cards! All of them! Love the glossy accents on the succulent! Sneak peek of your orchid card made me buy the set and now that I see the full card I don't regret it a bit. Love it!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards, love the cactus, Cathy x

Irene Grau said...

Beautiful. I especially love the succulent.

Debbie Selby said...

I like the dimension on the succulent card.

clavell said...

Beautiful...just lovely!

Amy McCue said...

Your cards are lovely. Love the shiny succulents!

Brandi R said...

Lovely cards! Great coloring of the succulent ♥

Glennis said...

Fabulous new release and great samples

pcm said...

i love that succulent!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi,

Beautiful Cards!

Cariños,
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Miriam Prantner said...

Love the coloring and the glossy accents on that succulent and I love the unexpectedness of that last card with the bit of washi/gold, what a great mix of elements!

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Diana said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors you used. So very pretty.:)

MTPatB said...

The succulent plant looks so real--really pops off the page. You made a great card to copy. :-D

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love your beautiful cards, especially the layouts and color combos, and the touches of gold are so elegant! The coloring on your cactus and the glossy accents is awesome.

Marsha Freer said...

Cute cards!

Ellen S. said...

Wonderful cards. Like the succulent stamps the most.

Varada said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!! Thanks for sharing :-)
~Varada

Ellen S. said...

Wonderful cards! Love all the new stamps!

JanTink said...

What beautiful cards!

Sathya said...

SO Beautiful cards :)

lostinpaper said...

Absolutely wonderful Amy, totally loving the glossy accented cactus, it makes me so happy (and now I need to try it too lol)!

Shona Chambers said...

Gorgeous cards and love the orchid background stamping, so pretty!!

Jahnavee Kaunal Gandhi said...

Beautiful cards Aimes...... the color combinations are different yet elegant. ...thanks for sharing. ...

Aileen (mum) said...

Aimes, just love the glossy accents on the cactus. Your cards are beautiful as usual.

Kamila R. said...

Such pretty cards! I love the gloss and domension!

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous cards! Pretty colours. 😃

~amy~ said...

LOVE everything, such pretty colors!

Rosali said...

Very lovely color choices!

Sherisse Ang said...

I really love how you gave the succulent a gorgeous sheen using glossy accents. It also added a new dimension to your already pretty card. I love all your cards!:)

Celeste Goff said...

What absolutely beautiful cards! I think the succulent card is my fave!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your cards are so beautiful.
hugs,
BozenA

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your cards are so beautiful.
hugs,
BozenA

D.Ann C said...

Oh, what a gorgeous set of cards!!

Maureen said...

loving all the touches of gold, Duchess…just beautiful, like you ox

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful cards Aimes, great coloring!

Maureen Reiss said...

Fantastic cards!!

Laura M. said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Great floral cards...love the glossy accents on the cactus...I find it hard not to touch it too when I use glossy accents.

Marina said...

Great cards!Made my spirits better!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love what you have done with the orchid!! Very beautiful!!

Teri W said...

I think the hydrangeas are my favorite

jc2711 said...

Oohh fab-u-lous :)
Love them all.

Jackie

Urban Mermaid said...

wow such beautiful cards and very inspiring. Love the glossy accents and your color combos. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards, I love the gloss on your succulent :)
Fab sentiments too!

Kirsten Corby said...

Like the Glossy Accents on teh succulent - really makes it pop.

Sandy said...

Very creative! Great cards!

Carol McGregor said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love the succulent card. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Robin B. said...

Your cards are so pretty! I love the glossy accents treatment an pretty colors. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are gorgeous! Love the colors!

Liz O. said...

Lovely creations Amy, thanks for all the fabulous inspiration!

loulou said...

Wonderful cards. I really love the colours and design on your last card - so pretty. My favourite stamp set from this release is beautiful day. But it is definitely a close run as they are all amazing

YuliaM said...

Tenderness, lots of sunshine...Very beautiful cards!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Beautiful creations! Thank you for this amazing chance!

Rahmat said...

Great makes, loving all the texture on the first one, and beautiful showcase of the orchids as well.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Omg! Loving these glorious sets aimes and your showcases are just awesome! Gorgeous touches of gold, glitter and shine! Just beautiful! X

Charity Chamberlain said...

Oh my! Such a magnificent job! Very pretty!

Pat said...

Three beautiful cards Amy and I love the orchid as a background to the sentiment and the great glossy accent finish on the succulent which works really well. x

Galachko said...

Love all card! But composition on third is amazing!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous set of cards... love the dimension on the first one!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

3 very different cards - wonderful. This is an awesome new release!

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful assortment of cards! Love the shine on the succulent!

asianmom07 said...

simply beautiful <3

Tasha Vovchuk said...

Your cards are so unique and beautiful, made me smile... and yes, I do have faves of this release... )))))

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Beautiful!!! Love that succulent, its perfect!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Pretty cards.

Lisa Lara said...

Wow, Amy, your succulents look real! Amazing.

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL cards Amy!!!
LOVE your glossy succulent, LOVE the colours, sparkle and ELEGANT design of your other cards too!!! Beautiful Lady is my favourite from the release.
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards love the flowers and the colors you chose.

Christine Kiehl said...

Nicely done with the succulent plant coating! Turned out beautifully! I love your work!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I really like the use of glossy accents on the succulent.
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Cathy Kaderabek said...

beautiful cards...anyone would be lucky to receive them.

вешняя said...

Pink with gold so gently turned!

Lindsey said...

I absolutely love these, Aimes! With each one I kept thinking..."Oh, I'd love to CASE that!" Your glossy accents treatment is just fantastic.

stamper101 said...

luv how you used the glossy accents on the succulents - makes it look so real - great projects for this release.

Dominika Samek said...

Lovely cards! I really like the succulent one with glossy accent. Great job!

TaeEun said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the third one. It is a great idea to make a background pattern using the stem of the orchid!

helenbrendan said...

I wish I could see the shine on those succulents! All of your cards are beautiful but I like, in particular, how you masked and stamped the flowers in the third card. It's always nice to see another way to do a card rather than stamping and then coloring. And yes, I have several favorites from the new sets. I want all of the layering sets!!

zub momi said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Craftychris said...

Love your cards! The glossy first one is awesome! xxx

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