Grab a cup of tea and pull up a chair as I’ve a lot to share today! This post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the latest release of Altenew’s stamps and dies the new release is available now at both Altenew and Simon Says Stamp. 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, compensated affiliate links used.
ALTENEW JANUARY 2017 RELEASE II
There’s a sprinkling of the beautiful flower sets Altenew are so well-known for and also lots of fun and unique sets too. Today I played with the Amazing You, Be Strong and Farmers Market sets with a reminder that the beautiful Hibiscus Bouquet set can now be bought separately from the kit it was being featured in previously. I also want to find time to play with the Painted Jellyfish and Faithful Feather sets too.
In addition to the new products shown above there are a few dies matching previously released stamp sets:
and 12 new inks!
So let’s crack on! I’m starting alphabetically with the Amazing You set – yup those beautiful Altenew florals do it again. I stamped a selection of flowers and leaves in Antique Linen Distress Ink and die cut with their matching dies before watercoloring to give a no line colored look. I also added extra definition to the shadows with Faber Castell pencils.
Meanwhile I loosely watercolored a light peach background and then splattered with paint followed by a solution of Perfect Pearls. When dry I mounted the florals with foam adhesive.
I stamped one of the Amazing You sentiments in Versafine Smokey Gray on Ivory card, trimmed to a skinny banner to layer over the flower stems and added a few sequins as a final touch. I mounted the panel on a Fog card base.
I love the succulent and cacti trend and the Be Strong set captures that modern quirkiness perfectly. I stamped a variety of the set images in Versafine Onyx Black ink and then die cut with their matching dies before watercoloring.
For the background I watercolored a light blue with paint and Perfect Pearl solution splatters and when dry stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.
Finally I mounted the cacti and light strings with foam adhesive and then added the panel to a Desert Storm card base.
Next up we have the bold graphics of the Farmers Market set. I stamped the artichoke from the set in Frayed Leaf ink on Neenah Solar White card then restamped the lower third of the artichoke with Forest Glades ink to give a gradient of green. I die cut the artichoke with its matching die and then used Faber Castell pencils to pull in the purple shading you see on some artichokes.
I layered the artichoke on a panel of Desert Storm card with a strip of text pattern paper. I also stamped the ‘matters’ with clear embossing ink on the bottom right corner of this panel and white heat embossed. Then I stamped the ‘kindness’ from the set on vellum and embossed with Antique Gold powder. I then wrapped the vellum strip around the panel and secured on the back.
I mounted the panel on a white card base and accessorised with a sequin and adhesive pearl.
Last but not least is a reminder of this Hibiscus Bouquet card I made before when this set was sold as a bundle with inks. Well the Hibiscus Bouquet set is now being sold separately too for those of you that already have the inks.
The new release is available now at both Altenew and Simon Says Stamp and not it’s time to move on to the blog hop :D
As mentioned above this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the latest Altenew release. Hopefully you’ve arrived here from Kelly’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 THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, February 2nd at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, February 4th.
- In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Thursday, February 2nd at 11:59 PM EST.
Now it’s time to hop along to …
Debby Hughes <- you are here!
May Sukyong Park
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Summary of the projects which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
Wow. I love each of these cards for different reasons! And I never imagined I’d say these words, but that artichoke is just stunning!!
Beautiful cards! Your hibiscus card is stunning!
Fantastic ideas on the Artichoke!! I love that card especially.