Today I’m taking a look at the new Altenew April 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 APRIL RELEASE
LARGE DIE CUT SENTIMENT
Look at that lovely large Mega Hello die cut! It really makes a splash on a card front. However, it can still be combined with other elements to create a fun and colourful card. I started this card from the base up, I stamped the Watercolor Dots set in Limestone ink, and I love the subtle background this gives while still adding interest. I trimmed the panel to just smaller than an A2 card base and adhered to a white base.
I then stamped and die cut the Strength Blooms flowers and leaves. The colours I used were:
- Flowers – Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, Desert Night
- Leaves – Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Moss
I arranged a trio of flowers and adhered with foam adhesive and then dotted around the leaves and a few enamel dots and jewels.
Finally, I die cut the Mega Hello die from Black card and added it to the flowers, keeping it in place with foam adhesive.
This second card also uses the Watercolor Dots set as a background, however, with this card I stamped it in Limestone ink first on scratch paper before stamping the second generation on a panel of white card. The resulting background is very subtle, and I love the added texture of the dots.
I paired the Watercolor Dots background with brightly coloured flowers and leaves stamped using the Folksy Florals set with matching dies. The colours I used were:
- Left Flower – Frosty Pink, Ruby Red and Mango Smoothie with Olive and Versafine Onyx Black for the leaves.
- Right Flower – Mango Smoothie and Caramel Toffee with Emerald for the leaves and Versafine Onyx Black for the veins
I paired the flowers with a sentiment from the Strength Blooms set stamped in clear embossing ink on Slate card, white heat embossed, trimmed to a skinny banner and adhered with foam adhesive. I added a trio of New Day enamel dots to finish.
As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the latest Altenew release. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Lydia Fiedler’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 Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.
Also, I have a $30 gift certificate to give away from comments left on this post. Please leave a comment by April 18th 11.59pm EST.
Now it’s time to hop along to …
Altenew Card Blog
May Sukyong Park
Flora Monika Farkas
Debby Hughes – you are here
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Amber Rain Davis
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.
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
I love what you did with the Folksy Florals… Congratulations to the hop winner!