Monday, 19 September 2016

Altenew September Release blog hop

Hey!

Happy Monday! It's also a happy Monday at Altenew as today marks the start of a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of 15 new dies, 12 new ink colours, 36 re-inkers and two wonderful, sparkly glitter tapes! You should have arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich, if you haven't then be sure to start out at Altenew HQ!

For my projects to celebrate the new release, I couldn't resist getting busy with the new Bold Alphabet die set and the new Celebrations die-set to co-ordiante with the Celebrations stamp set. First up, here's my project featuring the Bold Alphabet die set:

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I liked the idea of keeping some of the letters attached together to form a die-cut background from a panel of white cardstock. I blended some yummy new Puffy Heart and Rose Quartz inks over the panel before die-cutting it to achieve an on-trend ombré effect. :)

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The woodgrain pattern is stamped using the new Emerald ink. I think this might be my new favourite Altenew colour (just don't tell the others!)

For my final project, I kept things pretty simple. After stamping and colouring the presents from the Celebrations stamp set, I then used the co-ordinating die to cut it out and mounted it onto a woodgrain card front using 3D foam tape. Easy peasy!

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I hope that you're enjoying the blog hop so far! Don't forget that it's worth commenting along the way as Altenew are giving away three $50 gift certificate to one lucky person commenting on the Altenew blog and I'm giving away a $30 gift certificate to a lucky peep who comments on this post! Please leave your comment here by Friday September 23rd 11.59pm EST to be in with a chance – I'll announce a winner on Saturday 24th September.

Right, it's time for you to keep on hopping! Next on the hop is Patricia Roebuck – happy hopping! :D

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141 comments:

Aimee Dow said...

Gah! They are all so freaking amazing!

Susi K. said...

LOVE how you featured the new Emerald ink colour - it's gorgeous and creates the perfect negative BG for those diecut letters! Two amazing cards.

Chris Handy said...

Great idea to use the negative of the die cut letters as a background

Swapna B Patil said...

Lovely release... And lovely cards too...

Vannessa said...

Lovely cards!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card designs and very inspiring!

Russell Productions said...

Love the large letters.

McStamper said...

I love the emerald too. And you celebrate card is so cute.

ann greene said...

Different but very cute.

Pam H said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Aimes, I always love your cards and I love these too!

Judy said...

Awesome cards... great backgrounds! Love the new colors and the bold letters. I'm so happy to see the re-inkers!!! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

Cyndi Morris said...

Love the Bold Alphabet die set...many possibilities.

Martha Herrera said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for sharing.

4Ucards said...

Aimes, I love the new colors you used on your cards. The colors really worked great with your designs. Thank you for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your two cards. Love the bold letter dies you used on the first card and the delicate sponging you applied:)

Diann Brodnax said...

I love how fun your cards are! Thank you for sharing :)

Ashley Wells said...

This is gorgeous, Aimes! Love the woodgrain and ombre background. The new inks are on the top of my wishlist!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love what you have done with these new colours and those large alpha dies!

CraftyNatalie said...

Sweet creations.

Barbara said...

Both cards are lovely. Love the simple elegance of the second card and I love the use of the alphabet dies on the first. Since they are large, I was wondering how best to use them. Great blog hop!

Lynn Dalby said...

Two lovely Cards. Great colouring, I really like the woodgrain pattern on the first.

Susan Eliot said...

Love your cards - thanks for the inspiration!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

What a sweet card, your coloring is superb!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card designs with these new products.

Jillhq said...

Wonderful cards! I love the colors and especially the pink background of the first one! Thanks for sharing!

Beth H. said...

Fun cards!

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards. Love them both!
Valerija xx

kerry myers said...

Beautiful cards! I like keeping dies together to for background patterns. I love the new inks... emerald is high on my list but I'm thinking that Rose Quartz might be my favorite!!! Great job. Thank you

Karen Russell said...

Love those new letter dies and the way the look on your card!

Anne Sasko said...

So cute! I love the idea of using the letters as a background stamp. Very clever.

Scraplea 1 said...

Fun cards! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

Tracy Lustick said...

I'm so excited the Altenew re-inkers are finally available and these alphabet dies are awesome too , nice job showing them off ❤

Jenniferk said...

Both your cards are beautiful, I love the look of the woodgrain panel stamped in the emerald ink, it looks amazing with your front panel blended so beautifully and those letters are awesome.

mycraftysmell said...

What beautiful cards. The new inks are such beautiful colours. X

Isabelle said...

Beautiful cards. I completely agree with you, the emerald color is gorgeous. And I love also the other turquoise shades, I'll have to get them all, impossible to make a selection ;-))

AZ Stamptramp said...

I ordered the new ink color sets. I want to use them to create the ambre' effect.

StampinLouie said...

Aimes the cared are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous CAS designs.

Karen B. said...

These cards are just plain awesome, always a big fan of your work!

Rema said...

Cute cards Amy!

Debbie said...

Your cards are great! I love the bold alphas and the new colors.

craftjunkiesc said...

Such fun cards. Really loving these new colors.

Dominika Samek said...

Really lovely cards!

Carol Rossouw said...

Amazing cards with wonderful Altenew products. Especially love that they've introduced re-inkers

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your cards!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great projects. Love the paper color behind the negative of the letters. Thanks for sharing

Donnadoll said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your soft colours

Larina M. said...

Love the woodgrain background and ombre front they are very eye catching with the bold alpha dies! Wonderful cards! I Can not wait to get the new ink colors!

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful job on your cards. Love the colors you chose, very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Sue McRae said...

I'm smitten with the clean design of your alphabet card and how fabulous the new ink colors are!

Mom and wife. said...

Both cards are lovely and perfect.

Tessa Buys said...

Love the wood grain! And the alphas as a group - so perfect!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work...thank for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What lovely work!

conil said...

The woodgrain background makes those letters pop and I love the clean look of your second card.

joy said...

Altenew just keeps the good stuff coming and I am in love with the new inks and other products, too! Love your cards, Amy.

Becky said...

Great cards. Just love Altenew!!!

Andrea1702 said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the new ink colors and dies!

Rose said...

Beautiful cards! Love those gorgeous colours in your ink blending!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Pretty and amazing cards.

Tracy Brown said...

Great cards!

mandalj said...

Such pretty cards! Love the new ink colours!

Debbie Selby said...

Very nice cards.

stephanie said...

What fun and different cards beautiful!

A Crafty Person said...

Awesome cards for this latest release!!

Sandy said...

I love the new ink colors - thanks for the chance to win.

Mary Holshouser said...

The alphabet card is wonderful.
Love the striped paper that makes
the letters.
the present card is plain and simple
and so pretty.
thanks for sharing two great cards.

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE all the woodgrain texture:)

Joyce Casaldi said...

Love the soft colors and fun feel to your cards. Lovely!

Shirley N said...

Great cards, I love those alphabet dies!

valerie Spadoro said...

Great cards. That alphabet set is so much fun. Love the new ink colors, they r a must have!

pcm said...

fun way to use those letters!

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are awesome in colors and design!

Carolyn Steele said...

Great new things from Altenew and you have showcased two of my favorites - the new bold alphabet dies and the gorgeous green emerald ink.

Jan Arnold said...

Aww-dorable! I love how the wood grain looks on the alphabet! I was surprised! You're right about that color, it's beautiful! I'm sure the other inks are green with envy! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love the alphabet negative die cut with the wood grain background, and the soft colors on the birthday cake, beautiful cards!

Cynthia Clark said...

Just fabulous! Can't choose a favorite.

Christine said...

Beautiful cards Amy.. love the soft colours. Altenew rocks.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Such fun cards! Love the subtle colours of the first one and the clean crisp look of the second.

sharpstamps said...

Great cards.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards and colours!!!

Suna Stirk said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the new ink colours! :-)

loulou said...

Wonderful cards. I have to agree that emerald ink is delicious.

Teresa Doyle said...

Super cute cards Amy, that alphabet set is amazing!

Judie said...

Beautiful cards, the second one is awesome I love it!

V Hamen said...

Great card designs. Love that emerald color too. Thanks.

Betty Keefe said...

such fun cards, Amy!!

maria f. said...

Lots of goodness here. LOVE that ombre pink paired with the aqua. It doesn't get any better than big, bold and graphic. But, alas, it does. All the fabulous white space on card #2. Delightful!

Izzy Scrap said...

Yes, no doubt I love those new colors too ! And you exactly know how to highlight the new products ! Thanks so much for sharing.

Marty B said...

Great cards & layouts...really loving this release!

Linda on the Prairie said...

What fun! I'm never quite sure what to do with alphabets but this is an amazing idea!

Patty said...

Love your cards, especially your alphabet card...I'm going to have to get the alphabet dies!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

The new ink colors are gorgeous! Love the letter dies

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Excited about the fabulous new colors and dies! Awesome alpha dies and love your sweet macaron card!

graham Brand said...

Fantastic cards, so creative.

Sandra Heitman said...

Cute cards. They look like they are fun to make. Anyone would feel privileged to receive them.

Gigglls said...

My favorite was the presents card!

Jayell said...

Great cards. Love the ink blending on the first one.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Two fabulous cards Amy! Love all of the new die sets. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jacque Harmon said...

pale and pretty colors!

Michelle said...

Fun cards. The first one feels so different to me. Love the colors!

Mary said...

Such fun cards - love your delicate ink blending!

Satori said...

Great cards! Playful!

Shirley N said...

Great card designs! I really love the bold alphabet die set!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous ink blending on the first and love the simplicity of the last.

Loly Borda said...

I love your first card! I love those bold letters and how you inked the panel! TFS

Jona Moughty said...

Love your celebrations card. So cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Maxine Dumser said...

Happy cards:)

Karthikha said...

Awesome cards!

patti said...

Loving your cards!!

Liz Maitland said...

Love this colour combo, Amy - reminds me of sugared almonds :-)

Liz M xx

Arina said...

I love your beautiful cards!

Alaska .Kris said...

I never think to use the negative of a die cut!

Daria Z. said...

Such wonderful cards! I especially love the second one.

angie1966 said...

Ooohhh wonderful cards. (BIG SIGHHHHH) wondering if I will be as good as this one day. Fingers crossed I will be.

Ann K said...

Great cards - and a fabulous new release. Love it all.

Patt H. said...

Love the Woodgrain with the negative die cuts& the second card is so sift & pretty. Love them both

Laurie said...

Such a fun release! I love how you used the colors in the alphabet card. They are so pretty!!

Jean Bullock said...

Wow! I love the alphabet letters against the beautiful background. Very cool!

D.Ann C said...

Love the colors you used on both of your pretty cards!

Mom and wife. said...

Both card is so elegent love the alphabetic one

Cyndee Scholet said...

Great way to get 2-for-1 for your crafty efforts....a diecut background and diecut letters when you need them.

Orsi, Hemrik said...

Wow! both cards are amazing! I cant wait to try out the first technique with the dies! thank you ;)

cards by cara said...

Wow, I love these both! Great job using the alphabet die cuts ... so effective!

Marta said...

i love your simple but bold cards!

Carol said...

Love the new alphabet dies - fabulous cards using them.

Sindhu said...

Super cute cards..loved them..

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the negative cuts!

Erum said...

love love love!

RORO world said...

Both are so lovely love the alphabetic one

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS cards Amy!!!
LOVE your celebrate card, it's a DELICATE DELIGHT, LOVE your AWESOME negative space card too, the BIG BOLD alphas make such a COOL background and the colours are SO LOVELY => THANK YOU for sharing your A-Z of INKY AWESOMENESS :)

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

The celebrate card is my fave. I love the colors and how delicate it looks. I love alphabets and yours is so nice. I don't have a die cutter but I like how yours came out. Nice job!

Anna Krol said...

Such a happy, cheerful cards Aimes! Love the colour combinations you've used xx

Miriam Prantner said...

These are beautiful! I love that paper you chose showing behind the negative cuts in the first card!

jennifer mitten said...

I adore the first card and the coloring of the letters is amazing. Love the simplicity of the second card and the white background. Very pretty.

Kanan Pandya said...

Love pretty colors of your cards and wonderful designs. :-)

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the use of the negative space!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous cards Aimes, I agree those bold alphas totally rock!

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