Thursday, 16 August 2018

Altenew August 2018 Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!

Today I am excited and honoured to take part in Altenew's Blog Hop to celebrate their August release. This post is very picture heavy as I was very inspired by the beautiful products, I couldn't help myself :)

If you are taking part in the blog hop, you might have arrived here via Agnieszka Malyszek's Blog. If you would like to hop along with the rest of the participants, you can start at Altenew's Card Blog and I will leave all the blog links at the end of the post.

There is a giveaway as well which you can see the details of at the very end of my post!


The first cards I made were made using the Smiles and Hugs stamp and Die Set, Geo Frames Die Set, and I've even used a sentiment from Script Words Die 3!



You can watch the video on how I made these easy box frame dies here:



Here's  closer look at the Dahlia flowers from the Smiles and Hugs Set which I coloured using Arteza Brush Markers and stamped with Permanent Black Ink:


This is the closeup of the card I made in the video:


The next card was made with Hello Gorgeous Stamp Set and Die. The green border was stamped using the Halftone Squares Stamp Set using Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink. I heat embossed the flowers from the set in WOW Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder and water coloured them! I added splatters with gold and black ink for additional interest.


Here's a closer look at the card made using the Hello Gorgeous Stamp and Die Set:


This card was also made with the Hello Gorgeous Stamp Set and Die. I stamped and die cut the frame using Geo Frames Stamp and Die:


Close up of the heat embossing with the Hello Gorgeous Set and Geo Frames Set:



My next card was made using the the Halftone Squares Stamp set again using various Altenew Inks. The "sweet" sentiment is from Script Words Die 3. I stamped out the background first and made an eclipse card using the die! I love how this turned out :)


And here's a closer look at how finely detailed this stamp is! Plus I adore that gradient effect:


The Inks I used for the above card are in order: Midnight Violet, Heart Beat, Orange Cream, Fresh Lemon, Sweet Leaf, Turquoise, and Lavender Fields.

My next card was made using the Mega Greetings 2 Stamp and Die set. I used the Halftone Squares Stamp on the "happy" die cut using Tide Blue Ink. Can you tell that I am in love with the Halftones Squares set, haha?! I used the Halftone Squares Die set to do some dry embossing on the background panel for some subtle texture.


Here's a closer look at the dry embossing  and stamping. The "happy" was die cut several times and I stacked them up to get that chipboard style dimensional look:



My last project was a frame that I made to hang in my home using the Smiles and Hugs Stamp and Die set and I die cut the sentiment from Script Words 3 using gold metallic mirror card!


I've made a very short time lapse video on how I assembled the wreath:


And here's a closeup of the wreath and you can see the brilliant shine of the metallic die cut Welcome:


Thank you so much for taking a peek at my blog and the next stop in your hop is the uber-super-duper talented Erum Tasneem!

A very special thank you to Altenew for including me in this brilliant lineup of guest designers!

The full blog hop list:



***GIVEAWAY***

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 Wednesday, August 22nd for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 26th August!

117 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards from this release. I love your ideas.

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  2. Beautiful cards! I love the dry embossing technique!

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  3. So many beautiful cards! I love your welcome sign and the box frame card, great video too!

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  4. What fabulous cards! All very different but very unique! Love each one!

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  5. Wow... I love all the cards you created for this post. The florals are so pretty... And I really like the dimension you get with popping up the word dies.

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  6. I especially love the Sweet friend card-so colorful!

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  7. Your projects are AWESOME; those gladious are just beautiful!

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  8. Amazing projects, all of them fabulous in their own way! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration Tania!

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  9. Love that you stamped the Mega Greetings 2 Die. So much impact!

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  10. Wow you made so many cards!All the cards are looking adorable and inspiring! Thanks for sharing😍

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  11. Love your cards- especially the Smiles and Hugs one ( but I thought it was a marigold, not a dahlia) either way, very pretty.

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  12. Wowie, awesome array of cards and a beautiful welcome project, too.
    I love the new frame set!

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  13. Wow, what amazing cards. I get so inspired from seeing these beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. They're all beautiful, but I particularly love what you did with the halftone stamps.

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  15. Gorgeous cards! Love them all.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. Wow your coloring is really good! Such beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Tania, I just love what you've done with the half-tone stamps! I knew I liked them but I wasn't sure how I could use them, and your cards looks super fresh and fun! LOVE your ideas!

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  18. All your projects are amazing. Love them all.

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  19. Love the Halftones and frame and the Gladiolas. Thanks for your inspiration. So very pretty.

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  20. Gorgeous ideas. Love the flowers on your hello gorgeous card.

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  21. Wow you sure were busy with this release! Lovely cards, thanks for sharing!

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  22. Your cards are very inspirational!

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  23. Amazing cards! I love your coloring! And the embossing!

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  24. Nice cards showcasing the new products.

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  25. This new release is fabulous and your cards and Welcome wreath are fantastic!

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  26. Hello Gorgeous truly is just that. A very beautiful card.

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  27. Your cards are all stunning! I love how shiny your diet words are too :)

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  28. Wonderful variety of projects you have created.

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  29. Die cut not diet - stupid autocorrect!

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  30. Wow....5 samples cards....you have been busy...and quite talented. It was a great video....so helpful. Thank you so much for sharing your great cards....awesome work! Hugs

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  31. Beautiful cards, LOVE the box frame and your wreath is gorgeous too, thanks for videos too.

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  32. what a great mix of stamps and dies in your cards. thanks as always for sharing.

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  33. I love the dimension on all of them. They are beautiful.

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  34. Beautiful beautiful cards! I really like how creative you were with the stamps and dies. The 'Welcome' wreath, the box card, and the rainbow 'Friend' card are my favorite! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  35. clever cards...love the imbedded dies

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  36. Your cards are so cool! :) I love the look of the die cut sentiment with the stamped image on it.

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  37. I love your wreath. Amazing new Stamps.

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  38. What a wonderful variety of projects and styles! I am really loving the framed peice and your dimensional cards!

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  39. Your cards are just gorgeous!

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  40. The Halftone Squares are fantastic. So many opportunities for backgrounds.

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  41. Amazing cards.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  42. Beautiful cards, I especially like the two cards using the Hello Gorgeous Set - both are stunning.

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  43. Wow, amazing projects! Wonderfully creative and beautiful designs.

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  44. Great cards showing so many different ways the sets can be used.

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  45. Beautiful cards! I love the floral ones :)

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  46. Gorgeous projects. I really enjoyed watching your videos. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  47. Love the gradient stamped cards, especially that blue one 💕

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  48. Fantastic cards. Thanks for sharing…

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  49. ooohh....these are simply fabulous! I love the idea of box card and also how you explained it in detail on the video. The watercoloring is beautiful. I love the die cut embossed background and how you have kept all the layouts simple. I am already planning to create a wreath for my next card. I would definitely try out this arrangement if it suits my design. Thank you!

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  50. Wow, you're so creative, so many gorgeous cards using images in many different ways, your colour work is stunning.

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  51. WOW Tania, all of your cards are stunning!

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  52. I love your cards, they are just beautiful. PS: Judy Daley

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  53. Beautiful cards! Lovely use of new release!

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  54. This is such a fabulous release! And I love the inspiration! It is awesome!

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  55. Beautiful cards and ideas - love the geo frames card!

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  56. Wow, you made a lot of cards. The half tones are so interesting! Very pretty cards.

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  57. Your creations are very inspiring. I especially love your Welcome wreath.

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  58. So many wonderful creations!! :)

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  59. Wonderful representation of this fabulous release!

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  60. I like all the ways you found to use the halftone squares!

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  61. So many fun cards! Love the coloring.

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  62. Love the dimension of your cards. That is amazing! The florals are gorgeous!!

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  63. Wow! What a wonderful assortment of cards. I was hooked at the first one. The red flower is awesome. All the cards are fabulous

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  64. Great cards! I love the words cut from the half tones!

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  65. Wowza! Wowza! Wowza! Your cards are awe inspiring! I love the way you distressed the "hoorah", your eclipse card and your "happy birthday" card and the "welcome" card. It's a good thing you're not asking me to choose a favorite! I love them all :)

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  66. Such beautiful and colorful inspiration! The visual texture is amazing, especially in your "sweet" card using the halftones square set.

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  67. You have been busy! Your cards are really pretty. And I love the wreath in the frame, fantastic idea! I like the half tones set as well!

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  68. WOW!! So many different creative ideas!! I definitely want to try that box card you demonstrated in the video!!

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  69. Your cards are so beautiful.

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  70. I am useless at getting an "artsy"" look on my own so this release is perfect! Also love the frames. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration. Your cards are stunning!

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  71. Simply beautiful! A wonderful release!

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  72. the closeup on your 'sweet friend' card is great! luv your cards

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  73. Beautiful cards! Thank you for all the inspiration!

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  74. Absolutely beautiful cards. I love your work. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  75. Wow, all your projects are beautiful! Loved your videos, so cool to watch the process. Love all the different techniques you used too.

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  76. I love it all. I keep seeing more things I want... uh oh! All of your cards are great. That halftone square card is wild!!

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  77. Me again...
    LDYJS@outlook.com

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  78. What a lovely set of cards. I love your gold accents; the gold embossed outlines are particularly lovely. Thanks for sharing these amazing cards with us!

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  79. Wow! So much wonderful inspiration you have shared eight us. My favorite is the bright colored card made with the Half Tones Square set. Very lovely, all of them.

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  80. Loved watching the videos. You make it look so easy. Love them all. You are a real inspiration. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  81. Beautiful cards and great creativity.

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  82. Thanks so much for showing how to make that box card -- so fun and unique. Your cards are gorgeous.

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  83. The frame box card is so different. Really love the coloring too.

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  84. Love the Mega Happy card card especially!!

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  85. Love your creativity and coloring:)

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  86. All your projects are just beautiful! You did a great job of showcasing stamps and dies in this new release!

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  87. Wow! Your art is amazing. I could watch you create all day long!

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  88. Beautiful art! Thank you for video of box frame, love the card.

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  89. You've shared a wonderful range of cards today that provide great inspiration.

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  90. Really like all of your cards, a wonderful variety. You have great style!

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  91. Beautiful Cards! I love all of the different cards, love the layering for a chipboard look!

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  92. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  93. Your cards are gorgeous! I really love the 'welcome' wreath sign you made as well :) So many great products in this release!

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  94. Such inspired designs! Now I want even more items in this release!

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  95. Stunning projects. Love all of the gold accents. TFS

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  96. Beautiful cards and great videos. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  97. A favorite blog...beautiful cards, etc.

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  98. Your cards are gorgeous!! Such an awesome variety.

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  99. Your work is so clean and professional. I love it.

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