Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway (over $2,000 in Total Prizes)

 

Happy 8th Anniversary, Altenew!

I am so thrilled to be joining in the celebration of Altenew's 8th anniversary!  I have been an Altenew fan for several years now and you may have heard my squeal last year when I was invited to guest design by May.  I'm so very honored to be creating and sharing cards with Altenew wonderful products!  

This is Day 3 of the celebration, and today, you should have arrived here from Teresa Litchfield's blog.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, head on over to the Altenew Card Blog; or keep reading and you will see the complete hop list below.  Also, I have all the details of the awesome prizes from Altenew and 26 wonderful companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us!

For my celebration card(s) I chose one of my most favorite of Altenew's products--a 3D embossing folder that I used to create two cards from.

I've seen several crafters cut a large image into two pieces to make two cards, but I had not ever done that.  But today is a new day, and I gave it a go!  LOL!  I love how these turned out, kind of the same, but not!

I used the embossing folder that is in the Craft Your Life: Seasonal Blooms Project Kit for these cards.  This embossing folder, and in fact, the entire Kit, is a gorgeous set and has so many possibilities for creating cards and other projects!

After I ran the embossing folder through my die cutting machine, I used ink blending tools to add color through the Season Blooms Simple Coloring Stencil Set (included in the kit).  I used Citrus Burst, Maple Yellow, Chamomile, Shadow Creek, and Ultramarine Crisp Dye Inks for the coloring.

I added gray shadows around the images with a few Copic markers that make the image stand out more.  I used a sentiment from the Tranquility Rose stamp set.  After I stamped it with black ink, I trimmed it into a strip and popped it up with foam tape.


After I finished coloring the embossed image I cut it into two pieces measuring 2-¾" x 5-¼".  I used Ultramarine Ink to color the edges of a 3" x 5-½" mat layer for the card above.  Both card based measure 3-¼" x 5-¾".  This makes a cute mini slimline size that will fit into a business sized envelope.

This card's background is one I colored with a B12 Copic.  Then I used a scrap piece of a towel and some Colorless Blender ink to add the texture to it.


I adhered the piece to a white mat layer and then onto the card base that I inked up with Ultramarine Crisp Dye ink.  It doesn't really show in the photos, but I did add some sparkle to the flower centers with a clear glitter pen.  I combined sentiments from two different sets for this card.  The congratulations sentiment is in the Build-A-Flower: Giant Bellflower set, and the other is from the Tranquility Rose set.  Both are stamped in black ink and popped up with foam tape.

Be sure to leave a comment below for your chance at a wonderful prize!  Keep reading for the special offer, prize information, and hop list!  Happy hopping!


Special Offer
Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY8TH or $8 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV22 at checkout. Offer valid from 04/04/2022 at 12:01 am EDT through 04/06/2022 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here: https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products (Sale up to 45% off HERE and NEW releases HERE


Giveaway Prizes


Giveaway Prizes

Over $2,000 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away an $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class ($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There are also 26 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

 

 

Be sure to leave comments by 4/15/2022 for a chance to win one of 50 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 50 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/21/2022.


Your next stop of the blog hop is Ishani!

Blog Hop Order Day 3


Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Terri Koszler

Therese Calvird

Michelle's Cards & Stamps

Emily Midgett

Michelle Short

Butterfly Reflections, Ink.

Dana Joy

Teresa Litchfield

Carol Hintermeier >>> that's me!

Ishani

Jean Doeringsfeld

Joy Baldwin

Linda Westfall

Yasmin Diaz

Katrina Howe

Products used in my card:

151 comments:

  1. Hi from Rochester, NY...Altenew's neighbor to the east on I-90! Your cards are amazing!! Love your technique!!

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  2. Hi from northern CA!
    I love this beautiful embossing folder! Gorgeous cards!

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  3. Hi from TN! Such beautiful cards! They are so realistic!

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  4. Wow! Stunning cards! Love the colors!
    Lillian

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  5. Hi from Minnesota! Gorgeous shading!

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  6. Hi from Lake Worth Florida, Awesome give away from and awesome company! Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew! Amazing cards, beautiful colors.

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  7. Hello from Idaho. Your cards are so pretty. I like the colors and detail.

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  8. Hello from Maryland/DC! Happy anniversary! I love Altenew products! Thanks for great ideas and tools! Beautiful cards!

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  9. Hi from Minnesota!
    Beautiful cards, love how you used the embossing folder.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Hi from Wilmington, DE! These are beautiful. I love the designs and the colors are awesome! Thanks for sharing the details!

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  11. Hi from California! How can I describe your cards? OMG! WOW! Beautiful! Gorgeous! You take the embossing folder to a whole new level! I tried coloring an embossed card once - mine was a disaster! LOL You've given me inspiration to try again. Thank you!

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  12. Hi, Jany from Evergreen, Colorado. Happy anniversary, Beautiful cards!

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  13. Hello from Sunny Tampa! Happy 8th Anniversary! Your cards are STUNNING. And I am blown away by the grey tip.. gonna try that! x

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  14. Hi from Pennsylvania! Happy 8th!

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  15. Hi from Arizona, Nice clean looking card. Great coloring.

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  16. Hi from Minneosta! That is such a beautiful embossed image. I love that idea of splitting it into two cards. Gorgeous results.

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  17. Your cards are so beautiful! Love them!!

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  18. Beautiful card. It looks like a tribute to Ukraine with the beautiful blues and yellows. And congrats to Altenew!

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  19. Hi from Oregon. Love your embossing and adding color. Great use.

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  20. Hello from Prescott, AZ... WOW WOW WOW. Just beautiful! I immediately clicked on the link for the kit because these are beautiful cards!

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  21. Hi from AZ. I love the flowers and the way you colored them.

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  22. Hi from Tampa, Florida! Love the sunflowers and your color choices!

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  23. Hi from Edwardsville IL! Great twofer and coloring info.

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  24. Hi, from Millstadt, IL
    Love the slimline cards.
    The flowers coming in from
    the side is a great design
    idea. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Beautiful cards! I am subscribed to the craft you life kits. They are so awesome!

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  26. Hello from British Columbia! Love you cards, the colours are beautiful!

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  27. Hi from Florida! You have made beautiful cards. Love 3-D embossing folders. Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew!

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  28. Hi from Calgary, AB! Fabulous cards! I love the larger image cut apart and used on multiple cards!

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  29. Happy Anniversary from Virginia! I appreciate you and all the work you do to support Altenew. Love the perspective on the large flower! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Hi, from Rumford, Maine. WOW Beautiful cards. Great use of one image. tyfs :)

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  31. Hi from Chicago, IL! Happy Anniversary Altenew!!! I LOVE the way you inked and colors you used!

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  32. Hi from Philadelphia, PA. I am obsessed with the embossing folder/stencil coloring opportunities! Your cards are gorgeous. Thank you.

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  33. Greetings from New Orleans, Louisiana! I love your Daisy. Your shading gave it the perfect white look. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Hello from Colorado ... my but that blue background is gorgeous!!

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  35. Greetings from CA. You are a Copic MASTER!

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  36. Hi From Waukesha, Wisconsin! I love so many Altenew stamp sets and would love to have a few more of their sweet floral sets!

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  37. Hi from Janesville, WI. Congratulations to Altenew!! Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. Hi from E. Hanover, New Jersey. Great cards. Love your colors.

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  39. Hi from Cape Cod! That 3D embossing folder looks amazing, makes for some gorgeous cards! Love your creations!

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  40. Hello from Jax, FL! Your cards are so bright and cheerful! TFS!

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  41. Hi from Gig Harbor, WA! Two for one cards from your embossing folder? Yay! Lovely color choices you have here also!

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  42. I love your example of cutting up the embossed image and using it for 2 cards. Great idea, executed beautifully! Thank you!

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  43. Hi from Southern CA! beautiful cards! Love sunflowers!!

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  44. Hi from Oregon. Beautiful card. Love the creativeness and inspiration.

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  45. Hi from Virginia! Your cards are stunning. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  46. Hi from NC! Love your shadow effect!

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  47. Hello from Appleton Wisconsin. I absolutely love Altenew's floral stamps as they are so realistic. Your cards are beautifulšŸ˜

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  48. Wahoo for Altenew! Kind of rhymes doesn't it. :-) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. Hi from Brookfield, WI - love the pretty color combos on your cards

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  50. Hi from Phoenix, AZ I love your talent. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  51. Your embossed coloring is so beautifully crafted. tfs-stay well.

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  52. Hi from Urbana, IL!! Your cards are so cute and have such pretty colors!

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  53. Beautiful cards. I love the 3-D embossing folders. And your coloring really made the folders stand out. Congratulations Altenew

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  54. Hi from Cental Florida! I love this embossing folder and your card is lovely; all your cards are lovely!

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  55. From WA, love how they are the same but not, too! Beautiful use of the folder! Happy 8th!

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  56. Hello from Washington state. The Seasonal Blooms card kit does not disappoint. Your card really is beautiful.

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  57. I love that set that you used. Have had my eye on it. Gave me more idea. Thanks from Montana

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  58. Hi from the San Francisco Bay Area. Yellow and blue always make a lovely combination on your cards.

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  59. Hi from Texas. Yellow and blue is my favorite combination. Fabulous cards.

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  60. Hi from Tracy, CA. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Greetings from Round Rock, TX! I love the two variations on your cards!

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  62. Hello from Maine, beautiful set of cards, love the blue

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  63. Hello from Las Vegas! I love the colors!

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  64. Amazing job on the coloring!

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  65. Hello from Clarence, New York. I love your cards. The colors are so pretty.

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  66. Hi from Central IL. Your cards are beautiful and colorful.

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  67. Hi from Canada. Carol your cards are beautiful! I don’t have any 3D embossing folders yet but you have convinced me to get some! Love this one.

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  68. Gorgeous gray shading on the flower. Beautiful cards.

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  69. Your cards are beautiful. Love your eye for color.

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  70. So lovely. Love the yellow and blue

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  71. Hi from Texarkana, Texas, love your cards and the soft colors. So pretty!!

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  72. Hi from St. Paul, MN. Fabulous cards, love the gray shadowing!

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  73. Hello from Indiana! Your embossed cards are so gorgeous! Happy Anniversary to Altenew.

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  74. Hi from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan! Your cards are so gorgeous. I love how the flowers pop with the blue background on the one card! So lovely. I'm especially fond of the flower stamps from Altenew and the layering stencils.

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  75. Hi from Pennsylvania. Your cards are bright and cheerful. Love getting two cards from one embossed piece!

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  76. Hi from Orlando! Beautiful floral embossing cards and coloring! Perfect for Spring! Congrats on a Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew!

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  77. Hi, I'm Dawn Collins from Cortes Island, BC, Canada. Happy Anniversary Altenew! I like techniques that get you two cards for one. Thank you for all your hard work.

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  78. These are the prettiest cards I've seen today! Love the colors. Hoping this kit comes back in stock. It's fabulous and I missed it. Boo Hoo.

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  79. Hello from Sydney, Australia! Beautiful sunshiney cards! I love how you can get 2 from one image!

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  80. Hello from Florida! I love the colors and all the different hues....stunning!

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  81. Hello from Houston; Such sweet card, love the peak-a-boo flowers.

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  82. Beautiful! Love how you took one image and turned it to two cards!

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  83. Hello from the PNW! Can't decide which I love more! So spring like and pretty!

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  84. Marisela Delgado said: Hola from San Antonio, Texas. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  85. Hi from Fresno, CA. Everything about these cards are perfect in my opinion!

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  86. Hi from England in the UK. I love the tip about using grey to add soft shadows. Fabulous embossed cards.

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  87. Hi from Wellsville NY Gorgeous card! Love the brute color.

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  88. Two lovely cards, fab effect from colouring on the folders, thanks for sharing.

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  89. Hi from Illinois. Wow!!! Really Stunning cards!!!

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  90. Hi from NB, Canada. I love the new stencils coming out to go with the embossing folders. Such a game-changer! Your card is beautiful. TFS.

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  91. Hello from OH! Lovely cards Carol, perfect to wish Altenew a very happy anniversary! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. Absolutely beautiful card, love that bright blue!

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  93. Hi from CA. How pretty these are. I forget to use my embossing folders. Thanks for the idea, and the inspiration

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  94. Hi from GA! absolutely love both of your cards, so pretty.

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  95. Hi from Escondido, CA! Gorgeous cards! Love the sunflower outlined with gray, it really makes it pop.

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  96. Hello from Florida. I love the 3D effect of both your cards. The colors are so pretty and the design so creative.

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  97. Oohhh there is a coloring stencil to go along with it. Awesome! Greetings from South Florida.

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  98. Hi from McConnellburg, Pennsylvania! So excited to celebrate with Altenew and see all the beautiful creations. Wow, what beautiful cards!

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  99. The shading on your card is so nicely done!

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  100. Hi from Seattle! Amazing cards! What a delight to see.

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  101. As far as I’m concerned there is nothing better than blue and yellow combo! Congratulations on your 8th anniversary from your hometown, Syracuse, NY!

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  102. Wow!! I lovvve these gorgeous cards! Fantastic work!! <3

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  103. Love these cards! These are so wonderful!

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  104. Hi from San Diego, CA! Love your cards! Especially love the copic background technique you discussed... it really looks great! Couldn't tell you copic colored the background. Thank you for sharing

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  105. Hi from Kentucky! Thanks for sharing your cute cards!

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  106. Hi from Connecticut! Just love the colors!

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  107. Hi from the Florida Panhandle. Gorgeous cards and such beautiful colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  108. Gorgeous card! I love that you made one piece and made two cards that look alike.

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  109. Hi from Colorado. I really love the dimension on these sunflowers.

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  110. Hi,from Florida.
    Very pretty card!
    Thanks for sharing

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  111. Hi from Australia! Wonderful cards Carol. I love the impact the colour gives these embossed images. Thanks so much for sharing. Take care. ! :)

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  112. Hello from Texas. I was surprised at how well the shadow ink made the petals more visible. Beautiful card.

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  113. Hi from NH! Happy anniversary to Altenew! Beautiful cards Carol. Love the slim line shape and how you cut the dry embossed image in half... great coloring! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  114. Hello from Washington. Those are both such pretty cards using my favorite CYL kit from Altenew. I like the way you made the image into to slimline cards - brilliant!

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  115. Hi I’m from Cedar City, Utah! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, ALTENEW!

    These cards are so sophisticated and pretty! Love those florals! What a fantastic idea to split one large stamp in 2 and get twice the mileage out of it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  116. Hi from TX! Wow! Love these designs and colors- so beautiful!

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  117. Hi From Pleasant Grove UT! Great company to work with, so many great products. I enjoy your ideas and thank you for sharing your amazing talent!

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  118. Hi from Alabama, very pretty cards

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  119. Hi from MA. These are lovely cards. The coloring on the white daisy is so realistic!

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  120. Such pretty cards, they show off that embossing folder excellently.

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  121. Hi from Louisiana. Beautiful card.

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  122. Greetings from upstate New York! Your cards are truly stunning. Love the fresh and lovely colours. Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing. Happy 8th Birthday, Altenew. Have a lovely day.

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  123. Hello from Charlotte, NC! Such beautiful cards!!

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  124. Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful 3d folder, and the colors are pretty too

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  125. I love seeing 2 different takes. Both are incredible, loving those colours!

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  126. Hello from Northern Kentucky! Wowzer....beautiful, stunning, gorgeous! All appropriate words for these awesome cards!! I LOVE the colors you used.

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  127. Hi from AZ! Your cards are gorgeous, the colors and dimension are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  128. I love what the gray copic marker to enhance the petals. I will try that one soon!

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  129. Wow! These are so eye-catching! I love that the blues and yellows reminded me of our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. The color combos are so beautiful for spring, too! I love both of these cards! I may need to get this EF!

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  130. Hello from Wisconsin. These are so beautiful!

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  131. Hello from Portland Oregon USA! Such lovely cards! I used to think Altenews large dies were only for page layouts. I finally got the nerve to cut one up and presto! Thanks for sharing this idea!

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  132. That color combination can't help but cheer someone up! I'll have to use it when I send cards to the nursing home!!

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  133. Thanks for sharing. I didn't think I needed this kit. . . .now I wonder.

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  134. Hi, from Wakefield, RI, USA! Beautiful cards! I never would have guessed they started with an embossed panel. What a great technique and the dimension must be fabulous in real life!

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  135. Nice idea for the two from one cards. This is also something that I'd like to try out.

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  136. Hi from northwest Alabama! Pretty cards! I LOVE that embossing folder! Thanks for sharing AND happy 8th birthday to Altenew!

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  137. Hello from Iceland. These cards are absolutely stunning!

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  138. Hi from Vancouver Canada :) I love that you were able to make 2 equally beautiful cards from one image! I also think it's so neat that you used a towel and colourless blender to create that awesome looking texture. Thanks for sharing!

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  139. Hi from Dublin, Ireland! These look really lovely!

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  140. Hello from Michigan! I just love the use of the embossing folder and stencils to add color…gorgeous!!

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  141. Hi from Ohio. I like how you colored the embossed image and how you were able to make two cards.

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  142. Hi from Janesville, WI! Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  143. Hi from Texas. Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew! I love how you were able to get two completely different cards from one embossing folder. The coloring is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing a trick with copic markers. I will have to try that on my next background.

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  144. Hi from NJ! Love the colored embossing and how you got two different looks. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  145. Hi from NY! I love how you took one EF design and made it into two beautiful cards. Also the gray shadows really made them look even more dimensional!

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  146. Hi from Utah! Your cards are delightful!

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  147. Hello from Oregon. Your card is gorgeous. TFS.

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  148. Hi from Neenah WI! beautiful cards!

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