No line watercoloured floral handmade card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/altenew-may-2018-stamp-die-release-blog-hop-giveaway/

Today I’m taking a look at the new Altenew May Release of stamps and dies. This post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the latest release. There’s more information on the blog hop below, but for now, let’s take a look at what’s in the new release. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

ALTENEW MAY RELEASE

Altenew CROWN BLOOM
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Altenew CROWN BLOOM Dies
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Altenew BOTANICAL YOU
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Altenew BOTANICAL YOU Dies
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Altenew BRIDE TO BE
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Altenew BRIDE TO BE Dies
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Altenew GARDEN SILHOUETTE
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Altenew GARDEN SILHOUETTE Dies
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Altenew FABULOUS FLORAL
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Altenew FABULOUS FLORAL Dies
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Altenew MAIN SQUEEZE
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Altenew MAIN SQUEEZE Dies
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Altenew FLORAL ELEMENTS
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Altenew FLORAL ELEMENTS Dies
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Altenew STARRY FLOWERS
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Altenew STARRY FLOWERS Dies
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Altenew RUSTIC LINEN
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Altenew FINE ALPHABET Dies
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Altenew FINE FRAMES RECTANGLES Dies
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Altenew FINE FRAMES CIRCLE Dies
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CROWN BLOOM

No line watercoloured floral handmade card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/altenew-may-2018-stamp-die-release-blog-hop-giveaway/

I think I’m predictable, but when I saw the lovely line images in the Crown Bloom set I knew I wanted to get out my watercolours! I stamped two blooms with a few leaves and flower sprigs around them using Antique Linen Distress Ink on Arches Cold Pressed watercolour card. I created masks for the flowers to give the appearance of the flowers being in the foreground with the other elements tucked in behind.

No line watercoloured floral handmade card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/altenew-may-2018-stamp-die-release-blog-hop-giveaway/

I then loosely watercoloured the panel with Daniel Smith watercolours. I love this no line style of watercolouring and in particular when you let the lightest colours almost fade out to virtually nothing – it adds a lovely airy feel to the painting. I also splattered the panel with a good dose of a solution of Perfect Pearls.

No line watercoloured floral handmade card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/altenew-may-2018-stamp-die-release-blog-hop-giveaway/

I’ve seen a lot of lovely pen and ink painting recently, where the painting is accessorised with a little black pen work. I used a Faber Castell Pitt pen, size S, and highlighted areas of the painting. This style was something new to me, and it needs more practice but I liked the result, and I think I’ll be trying it again.

No line watercoloured floral handmade card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/altenew-may-2018-stamp-die-release-blog-hop-giveaway/

I stamped a sentiment from the Build A Flower Chrysanthemum set in clear embossing ink on Slate card and white heat embossed before trimming to a banner and adding to the centre of the card with foam adhesive. I then added the panel to a Neenah Desert Storm card base.

BOTANICAL YOU

Botanical You handmade birthday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/altenew-may-2018-stamp-die-release-blog-hop-giveaway/

The Botanical You set is so original. There are four separate layers to stamp the letters – two leaves and two flower/berries. I used a colour combination of Olive, Moss, Rouge and Velvet and then cut out the letters with their matching dies.

Botanical You handmade birthday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/altenew-may-2018-stamp-die-release-blog-hop-giveaway/

For the sentiment, I stamped a coordinating one from the Botanical You set in clear embossing ink on a scrap of card I’d coloured with Velvet ink and then white heat embossed before trimming to a banner.

Botanical You handmade birthday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/altenew-may-2018-stamp-die-release-blog-hop-giveaway/

I used a piece of Pink Fresh Let Your Heart Decide patterned paper as a background. I liked how the pattern added something without distracting too much from the letters. I foam mounted the Botanical You letters and then the sentiment over the top. I added the panel to a white card base and added a trio of enamel dots and then finally paired the finished card with a Gina K Fresh Asparagus envelope.

Botanical You handmade birthday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/altenew-may-2018-stamp-die-release-blog-hop-giveaway/

BLOG HOP

As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the latest Altenew release. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from May Sukyong Park’s blog but if not then a good place to start is the Altenew Blog. As with any good hop, there are prizes!

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, May 26th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/27/2018.

  • Also, I have a $30 gift certificate to give away from comments left on this post. Please leave a comment by May 23rd 11.59pm EST.

Now it’s time to hop along to …

PAIGE EVANS!

Altenew Card Blog
Agnieszka Malyszek
Sandra Dietrich
Jessica Frost-Ballas
May Sukyong Park
Debby Hughes
Paige Evans
Virginia Lu
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Lilith Eeckels
Vicky Papaioannou
Therese Calvird
Justine Hovey
Enza Gudo
Chari Moss
Gayatri Murali
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Yoonsun Hur
Anna Komenda
Jenn Shurkus
Reiko Tsuchida
Laurie Willison
Kymona Tracey
Jennifer McGuire
Svitlana Shayevich
Raquel Bowman
Lydia Evans
Kelly Latevola
Nicole Picadura
Nina-Marie Trapani
Terhi Koskinen
Rubeena Ianigro
Sveta Fotinia
Emily Leiphart
Flora Monika Farkas
Laura Jane
Michelle Short
Erum Tasneem
Kimberly Wiener

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

Altenew BUILD A FLOWER CHRYSANTHEMUM Set
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Arches COLD PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith DEBBY’S…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE CORAL 5ML…
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Daniel Smith UNDERSEA GREEN 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith HANSA YELLOW LIGHT 5ML…
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Daniel Smith BLUE APATITE GENUINE…
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Winsor Newton PERMANENT WHITE 37ml…
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Faber-Castell BLACK PITT FINELINERS
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Neenah DESERT STORM 100lb Card
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Altenew OLIVE Dye Ink
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Altenew MOSS Dye Ink
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Altenew ROUGE Dye Ink
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Altenew VELVET Dye Ink
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Altenew EMBOSSING Ink Pad ALT1979
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Altenew PURE WHITE Crisp Embossing…
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Pinkfresh Studio LET YOUR HEART…
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Gina K Designs AUTUMN RAINBOW 24 Pack…
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SSS MASKING PAPER
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL…
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Doodlebug LADYBUG Sprinkles Assortment
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MINI MISTI
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Ranger ANTI-STATIC POUCH ink62332
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING STORAGE…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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PIN ME

Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D

No line watercoloured floral handmade card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/altenew-may-2018-stamp-die-release-blog-hop-giveaway/

Botanical You handmade birthday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/altenew-may-2018-stamp-die-release-blog-hop-giveaway/

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