Friday, June 4, 2021

Altenew Adventures Ahead Stamps/Dies/Stencils/More Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!  I'm so glad you are here for the amazing Altenew Adventures Ahead release!  I have four cards to share with you today, and each are so unique!

You should have arrived here from the awesome blog of Maryam Perez!  If you need to start at the beginning, head on over to the Altenew Card Blog.

This release is totally amazing with something for everyone!  Check it all out over at the Altenew shop!

Free Gifts

Altenew is running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release. Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

  • Get a FREE brand new Adventures Ahead Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Adventures Ahead release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Adventures Ahead release collection from 6/04/2021 through 6/10/2021. Shop HERE

  • Get a FREE brand new Adventures Ahead Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 06/04/2021 through 06/06/2021. Shop HERE!


Now onto my cards!

I am really loving Altenew's layering stencils and so enjoyed using this gorgeous Sisters of the Heart Simple Coloring stencil set!  I also noticed that each stencil is numbered and coordinates with the included layering guide to help you add each layer!  (Click the photo to see it up close.)

This card was very easy to put together!  I used inks from the Green Fields and Red Sunset ink cube sets to color the layers.  Then I die cut them with the coordinating Sisters of the Heart die set.  After I added some black spatters and card stock strips to my card base I adhered the flowers to the card with glue and foam tape.  Next I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Builder stamp set and popped it up on the card.

My next card uses the awesome Let's Go Layering stamp set along with the coordinating dies.

I stamped the layers of the scene with inks from the Green Meadows and Cool Summer Night ink cubes.  Then I used the coordinating Let's Go die set to cut it out.  I used some blue card stock from my stash to create coordinating layers for the card elements.

Next I used the gorgeous Cloudy Day 3D Embossing Folder to emboss white card stock.  I used a couple of Copic markers to add some color and shading to the sky around the clouds.  The dimension of this is amazing!!

Then I chose this awesome sentiment from the Let's Go set (who, besides me, is ready to GO and travel?!)

I made a second card with the Let's Go set, but this time I used the Let's Go Simple Coloring Stencil.

I love this scene--reminds me of visiting Venice--it's on my bucket list!  First I stamped the teal building on the left to have placement for the stencil.  I used a blending brush and inked on Arctic Mountain for the night time sky and Ice Water for the light blue shade of the water.  These are the Crisp Dye Ink mini cube colors I used: Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Icy Water, Arctic Mountain, Lagoon, and Jet Black.

I heat embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder.  Then I added my card elements to a background I created with the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder.  After I embossed the dark blue card stock, I inked some Arctic Mountain and Jet Black ink around the edges.

My final card features the gorgeous Whimsical Bouquet 3D embossing folder!  

I decided to go for a letterpress look for my card.  I just squeezed several drops of Salvaged Patina Distress Ink re-inker onto my craft mat.  Then I rolled a brayer through the ink until it was smooth and added it to the debossed side of the embossing folder.  I repeated the steps until I had a good coverage and then ran it through my die cutting machine with white card stock.  I love how this turned out, and I even love the look of the imperfections of the ink!

I decided to let the Whimsical Bouquet embossing folder be the star of the card and added a sentiment from the Versatile Vases stamp set.  Then I finished it off with some pale blue acrylic hearts for a bit of bling.

I hope you've enjoyed my projects and have found some inspiration for this awesome release!

Now head on over to the next stop to check out Therese Calvird's beautiful blog!

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 06/09/2021 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 06/11/2021.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog

Terri Koszler

Erum Tasneem 

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys 

Vicky Papaioannou

Jaycee Gaspar


Amber Rain Davis 

Erin Thompson

Tenia Nelson

Natasha Davies

Bridget Casey

Karen Brown

Laurie Willison

Kelly Griglione

Agnieszka MaƂyszek


Lilith Eeckels 

Maryam Perez

Carol Hintermeier <<< that's me

Therese Calvird

Amanda Baldwin

Verity Biddlecombe

Emily Midgett 

Raquel Bowman

Sande Woodson

Nicole Watt

Anna Mahtani

Virginia Lu

Sandhya Iyer

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Keren Baker

Reiko Tsuchida

Patricia Roebuck

Mindy Eggen

Kymona Tracey 

Laura Bassen

Tania Ahmed 

Zinia Redo

Vicki Finger

Joylita Dsouza

Preeti Chandran


  1. The scene cards are awesome. Also, I love the letterpress look that you achieved.

  2. Great cards! I love all the new embossing folders, so it is nice to see how easily you created a stunning card with one.

  3. Whimsical Bouquet is gorgeous and patina really shows it off.

  4. Love your card designs! That cloud embossing folder is everything!!!

  5. Such fantastic cards! That cloud embossing folder is a must have!

  6. The embossed flowers look beautiful. I love the color of the background, too.

  7. Gorgeous scenes and I love the embossing folder one!

  8. All of the backgrounds really add to the overall beauty of the cards!

  9. Oh my, love all the cards but the embossed one is a stunner! I also love the color combos of all the cards. Well Done.

  10. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty!

  11. Beautiful cards but that last one with the Salvaged patina on the embossing folder, got me!! Gorgeous!!

  12. Great color shares. I like the embossing folder ideas.

  13. Lovely cards, that last one is the bomb!!

  14. I especially love your embossing folder card, gorgeous!

  15. beautiful work - love how you created with the EF - thanks for sharing the techniques

  16. Wonderful cards and your final is simply stunning!

  17. Gorgeous cards. I especially love the first one -- the Sisters of the Heart set is my favorite from this release (but the Whimsical Bouquet embossing folder is a close second!).

  18. What a wonderful assortment! I especially like the scene in "let's go somewhere" and the sentiment, Life is an adventure!

  19. Great cards with vibrant colors! I really like them all but the two flowers cards are simply stunning and are my favorites. I sure appreciate you sharing your work.

  20. The last card is my favorite! It takes my breath away!

  21. Beautiful cards! I love the first one with the pretty flowers!

  22. Wonderful cards! I love the outdoor adventure/travel cards. And the simple but beautiful floral embossing card would be great for so many occasions.

  23. Oh my goodness.....they are all such beautiful cards, but the last 2 are gorgeous! I love the deep blue hues of the life is an adventure one and the floral embossed one actually took my breath away when I saw it! It is so delicate and beautiful!

  24. Your whimsical bouquet embossing folder card is gorgeous! I love the subtle background color, and the white florals ❤️


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