Today I’m taking a look at the new Altenew August release. This post is part of a blog hop (more details below) to celebrate the latest release. 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. Compensated affiliate links used.
ALTENEW AUGUST 2017 RELEASE
In addition to the above selection of stamps and dies Altenew has also released storage pouches!
- Large Storage Pouches 10 pack
- Large Storage Pouches 25 Pack
- Medium Storage Pouches 10 Pack
- Medium Storage Pouches 25 Pack
The pouches are made of a thick, sturdy material and I particularly like that they have a zip closure so nothing falls out. I’m storing my stamps and matching dies in the same pouch and I really appreciate how neat, tidy and secure they are.
I’m often drawn to leaves over flowers and the Striped Leaf Cover Die has a gorgeous repeating pattern of leaves. I loosely watercoloured a panel of watercolour card in a green/blue/yellow colour way (see supplies list below for specific paints) and splattered with Finetec gold paint.
I then placed the Striped Leaf die over the watercoloured panel and ran it through my die cutting matching. I also ran the die through my die cutter with a scrap piece of card which I taped to the front of an Ivory card base and then used this as a template to piece the watercoloured leaves in place with foam adhesive.
I die cut the thanks from the Script Words 2 dies from DCWV glitter card and foam mounted over the leaves.
As a final touch, I added gold sequins and Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops.
For my next card, I used the beautiful Charmed set. I loosely watercoloured a gradient of Blue Apatite Genuine watercolour paint on a panel of Hot Pressed Watercolour card. Once dry I stamped the floral image from the Charmed set in Clear embossing ink and then white heat embossed.
I then went back in with the paint and deepened the colour over the floral areas. I also added a little Finetec gold paint to the flower centres and some of the leaf shapes. I then splattered the panel with some of the Blue Apatite Genuine and Finetec paints.
For the sentiment, I used the More Than Words set and white heat embossed one of the sentiments on vellum, trimmed to a strip and wrapped around the panel, securing on the back.
I added the panel to a Marshmallow card base and embellished with sequins.
As mentioned above this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the latest Altenew release. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Altenew’s Scrapbook blog and that’s a good place to start if you didn’t arrive here from there. 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 Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, September 2nd.
- In addition, I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by August 30th at 11:59 pm EDT and I will announce the winner on August 31st.
Now it’s time to hop along to …
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
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 truly appreciate your support.
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
Tried some of your watercolor cards. They came out so nice that I made a couple of birthday cards with them.
So glad I found your site.
Gorgeous cards!! Love the color combination a lot. :-)