Monday, April 25, 2022

Altenew April 2022 Spring Garden Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello, and welcome to Altenew's blog hop to celebrate the Spring Garden release!  You should have arrived from the awesome blog of Virginia Lu.  If you need to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to the Altenew Card Blog.

The entire Spring Garden collection is available now!  Be sure to check out all of the amazing new products in Altenew's shop.

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I have three cards I created for this release and blog hop.  The first card features the amazing, and so beautiful, Bountiful Bouquet stamp set and coordinating die.

I stamped the outline of the florals with black ink.  Then I followed the included layering guide and stamped the other layers for the flowers and leaves.  I used the Crisp Dye Ink cubes from these sets:  Sweet Dreams, Green Meadows, and Summer Afternoon.  I die cut it with the Bountiful Bouquet die and added foam tape to the back.

I created my card base by adhering a strip of yellow gingham patterned paper along the right side.  Then I die cut the edge of a piece of A2 sized white cardstock with the Creative Edges: Scalloped Scallops Die set.  I added spatters of Warm Sunshine ink by smooshing it onto my glass craft mat and using a watercolor brush.

I stamped the sentiment, one of six, from the Bountiful Bouquet set in black ink and popped it up onto the card.


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I just recently jumped into the fun of using hot foil plates and I have to say, I absolutely love these new ones from Altenew!

I started by foiling some 80# cardstock with rose gold foil and the Vibrant Florals Hot Foil Plate.  Then using the coordinating Vibrant Florals Simple Coloring Stencil set I added Crisp Dye inks with ink blenders.  For the flowers I used Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss and Snapdragon Crisp Dye inks and the leaves are colored with Forest Glades and Evergreen.

I added some spatters of Coral Bliss and some gold metallic paint with my paintbrush.  TIP:  Use the Vibrant Florals Hot Foil Plate as a mask while splattering, unless you want splatters on the flower, which would be very pretty too!

In the first photo you may have noticed the new Altenew Ultra Sticky Double-Sided tape.  Well, this is some good and sticky tape!  I used strips of the tape to foil the new Wonderfully Made sentiment.  I just added strips of the tape to some white cardstock, making sure each strip was next to the previous strip with no gaps.  Then I added a piece of rose gold foil to the cardstock with the tape strips (shiny side up).  (As I'm writing this, I realize that I could have then peeled off the clear film to leave only the foil behind.)  

So...evidently you can also just go ahead and die cut it without removing the foil.  I absolutely love this Wonderfully Made die and know I will use it often!  I die cut white cardstock with the die and adhered it to the back of the foiled sentiment for more stability.  Then I adhered it to a strip of vellum and wrapped and adhered the vellum on the back of the card.

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My next card uses the beautiful Morning Blooms Hot Foil Plate.  I used gold foil this time on some 80# cardstock.  I absolutely love the effect, and ease, of the coloring with the Morning Blooms Simple Coloring Stencil set!  I used various inks from my stash to color the flowers and little hummingbird.

I added the foiled and colored piece to a gold layer before adhering it to my A2 card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Versatile Vases set  in black ink.  After I trimmed it into a strip, I added foam tape to pop it up on the card.  I fussy cut the hummingbird and popped it up too.

Before you head to the next stop, be sure to leave a comment here, on my blog, for your chance to win one of the awesome prizes!  Thank you so much for hopping by!

Your next stop is the blog of the so talented Laurie Willison!


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 05/01/2022 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 05/03/2022.


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33 comments:

  1. Oh wow, these are super beautiful cards!!! I love this release and your inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

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  2. Literally just exclaimed out loud, “oooohhhh, that’s so pretty!” :-) Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  3. I LOVE the foiling and the flower in blue is AWESOME! I think I need that stamp!

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  4. All of these cards are beautiful, but I am especially drawn to the floral cards made with the hot foil plates. I love foiling and coloring flowers. These are definitely going to be on my wishlist.

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    1. That Anonymous comment was me.

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  5. Marisela Delgado said: What gorgeous cards! 😍😍😍 mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  6. Your inspiration pieces are simply gorgeous Carol! TFS!

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  7. WOW... your first card is stunning...love the colors. Your others are beatiful. I may have to try doing the foil thing...lol tyfs :)

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  8. Blue florals rock!

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  9. wow!, all of these cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  10. All of the cards are lovely! At each blog I add to my list of must-haves! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. I always think I have enough flower stamps and then I see your inspiration!

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  12. Beautiful cards. Love the vibrant floral and morning bloom cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards!

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  15. Love your color choices

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  16. Such beautiful cards! Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I like your choice of colors on these pretty cards.

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  18. Your cards are gorgeous! I, especially, love the colors and the gingham border on the first one!

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  19. Your cards are gorgeous! The more I see of the Bountiful Bouquet set; the more I love it.

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  20. Gorgeous cards, gorgeous layouts, gorgeous colors -- love them all!

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  21. The new release is beautiful ! Love all the floral images and your designs are gorgeous !
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  22. Loved the Vibrant florals. :-)

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  23. Hi Carol, I am also relatively new to foiling but am loving it so much! These florals really shine with the added foil. I also love that the stencils are available for adding color. Love all your cards and always look forward to your great posts. TFS

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  24. Love the teal especially!! Thank you.

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  25. I enjoyed viewing your cards!

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  26. Your cards are indeed wonderfully made!

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