Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Altenew Classic Imagery Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to my stop of the blog hop celebrating Altenew's beautiful Classic Imagery Collection Release.

You should have arrived from the blog of the super talented Teresa Litchfield!  If you need to start at the beginning, you can hop back over to the Altenew Blog.

I've linked the full Classic Imagery Collection to this photo, but of course, all items are available individually and as a separate Embossing Folder Bundle or Stencil Bundle.  Click the photo to check it all out!


I had so much fun playing with the cool Illusion Twist Background Stencil for the first card I'm sharing!

First I placed the Illusion Twist Background Stencil over some 80# Neenah.  Then I inked through it using Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake and Lagoon Crisp Dye Inks (Sea Shore Mini Cube set).  Using a blending brush makes it really easy!  I trimmed it down to 4" x 5-¼" and added it to an A2 panel of Lagoon card stock.  Then I adhered the layers to a top-folding A2 card base.

For the sentiment I used the Simply Thank You die.  I die cut it five times.  On one of the die cuts I blended an ombré pattern of the same inks I used for the stencil.  I adhered all of the layers together with liquid glue.  Then I added some clear glitter pen and Glossy Accents over the top.  After it was dry, I adhered it to my card.  Such a fun, quick and easy card!


I am totally WOW'ed by the dimension of Altenew's 3D embossing folders!  When I saw the Daisy Bed 3D embossing folder, I just had to use it since daisies are some of my favorite flowers!

Before running the embossing folder through my die cutting machine with white card stock, I inked up one side of the embossing folder.  I smooshed Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink onto my silicone mat and used a brayer to apply the ink to the embossing folder.  Then I placed the card stock inside and used my machine to emboss it.  I repeated the steps once more to fill in a few places I missed.

I used a small blending brush to add a bit of Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide to the flower centers.  Next I added clear Wink of Stella to the flower's centers.  Then I used a green Copic marker to color in the few stems.  I trimmed the panel and matted it onto a black card panel and adhered it to my card base.

I love the font of the Handwritten Hello Die!  Also, how fabulous is it that there is a shadow die for it?!  I die cut the shadow three times from black card stock and adhered the layers together.  I topped it off with the white layer and added it to my card.


I LOVE Altenew's layering floral stencils and the Greenwood Flower Layering Stencil Set is another favorite!  For my next card I actually used two new stencils and one new 3D embossing folder and the top layer is actually all one layer.  Read on to see how I made this beauty!

First I used the Greenwood Flower Layering Stencil Set and created masks for the flowers and leaves.  This is easy to do.  I used a pencil to trace inside the first layer of the leaves and flowers stencil onto masking paper.  Then I fussy cut them out and will use them after the next step.

Next I inked up the gorgeous Greenwood Flowers Layering Stencil Set.  I used Shades of Purple inks, Chamomile, Sunray ink from the Golden Sunset set, and Forest Glades and Evergreen Crisp Dye inks from the Green Fields set.  The included layering guide makes inking up the layers so easy!  After I stenciled the yellow flower, I stuck the mask on top of it.  Then I inked up the purple flower, and then masked it.  The leaves got inked up next and also masked.

When all the elements had the masks on, I used the beautiful Fine Tulle Background Stencil and lightly inked some gray ink through it.  Then I added a shadow layer around the flowers and leaves with C3, C2, and C0 Copic markers.

I trimmed the panel down to 4" x 5-¼" and added it to a gray layer.  I popped this up onto a panel of white card stock that I embossed with the amazing Deck Planks 3D embossing folder!  I love the touch of texture peeking out!

Next I chose a sentiment from the Birthday Builder stamp set.  I heat embossed it onto a strip of gray card stock and popped it up onto the card front.

Now it time's to hop over to the awesome blog of Joylita Dsouza!

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/24/2021 for a chance to win.  Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/26/2021.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Terri Koszler

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Colacicco

Emily Midgett


Norine Borys

Sandhya Iyer

Lilith Eeckels

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Maryam Perez

Teresa Litchfield

Carol Hintermeier

Joylita Dsouza

Virginia Lu


Nandini Karmarkar

Christine Pennington

Tricia Schaden

Helen Kalb


  1. Just terrific cards! The Illusion card has so much energy and great color! And those daisies embossed are to die for! Thank you!

  2. What a versatile release. I love the projects.

  3. beautiful cards - so many wonderful designs and ideas to try out now - lol

  4. Love this unique release and your stunning cards.

  5. Your first card is my favorite I'm loving that ste

  6. Looking at your daisy bed card just made me feel happy. Thank you for the smile.

  7. Your daisies look so cute. Really fresh and casual.

  8. Gorgeous cards! I just love that illusion twist!!

  9. These are fabulous! I LOVE the yellow with the hello!

  10. Gorgeous cards! Love the daisy card!

  11. Carol, your cards are beautiful. I too am Wow'd by the 3-D embossing folders, they make stunning backgrounds so easy.

  12. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  13. I love how you used the Daisy Bed 3D embossing folder. The color is gorgeous!

  14. Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Thanks for sharing your delightful creations!

  16. What wonderful cards! Very nice! Have a creative day.

  17. Beautiful cards, love the Daisy embossing folder so much!

  18. Gorgeous cards. I especially love the last one -- the Greenwood Flowers layering stencils are definitely one of my favorites from this fantastic release.

  19. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

  20. I didn't think I liked the Illusion Twist stencil until I saw what you did with it. Really pretty.

  21. Beautiful cards with great colors! Love this release but don't know what to get first!

  22. Wow! Beautiful! Love the illusion twist background!

  23. Fabulous cards! I am really loving the beautiful embossed daisies! Awesome stenciled background on your 'thank you' card too!

  24. Three beautiful cards and ideas I will use on each of them. Love the glossy accents on the sentiment! Thanks for all the hints to get so much dimension on the Greenwood flower card.Doing the artist marker shadow around the images makes such a big difference! Thanks for the inspiration.

  25. Donna de Gale-KallooMay 20, 2021 at 4:44 PM

    Love them!!

  26. Beautiful cards! The first one is my favorite!

  27. Love all these cards! I excited I’ve got two of these winging their way to me as we speak yay!

  28. All the cards are sublime! Altenew collections are just the best!

  29. Thank you for the inspiration- I especially love the daisy card- so fresh!

  30. Wow! Wonderful cards, Carol, and I do love that daisy card!

  31. Beautiful cards! The daisy card is so cheerful. And I really appreciate your subtle stenciled background on the last card- makes me realize that stencils are essential in making a matching, interesting background.


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