Welcome to the Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop & Giveaway. You should have arrived here from Tania’s blog. Be bold, and be beautiful! This release includes fabulous florals, a geometric background, and even a set of sentiments perfect for the bibliophile in your life! We know you will love creating all kinds of inspiring projects with the stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders in this release. It’s time to get crafty!
This release was really fun to play with so let’s get into the cards. I made a load of cards today so I’ll start with the one I made the tutorial for. This card I’m featuring the Altenew Linear Lines. A beautiful background stamp that makes any card look marvelous. You can heat emboss, stamp or make a simple watermark on a card with this great stamp.
Within the tutorial you will see how simple this card came together with just a bit of gold embossing powder. A simple sentiment from the stamp set along with the Altenew Just Leaves dies really finished off this card nicely.
You can watch it here or over on my Youtube channel. Affiliate links have been used at no cost to you. (Some items were substituted in the product links are some products were no longer available.)
Next let’s take a look at the card I made using the new Altenew Arch of Flowers stamp set and coordinating die. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set. As you can see from below I made three cards using it.
This card made using the Altenew Arch of Flowers stamp set and Altenew Alcohol Makers on pink cardstock. Starting out by stamping the image on pink cardstock in black ink, I then colored the image. Using pink cardstock my background color was already there. Make sure to use marker colors that won’t look muddy or won’t look good with an undertone of pink. I die cut the image again and colored just a few flowers and leaves.
By fussy cutting out just a few of the flowers and leaves, dimension was added when I popped them up on the card. Soft pearls and faux white stitching using a white gelly roll pen was a small addition I thought the card needed. Keeping a clean sentiment was perfect for this card and a simple white card base.
For my next card, I used the coordinating Arch of Flowers Simple Coloring Stencil with my Altenew inks. For a dramatic shading, I used the markers close in color to draw a thick outline around the flowers and leaves. Again I used the coordinating Arch of Flowers die to I could pop the flowers. To keep the card simple, a stenciled card base using the Altenew Mighty Corners stencil in a light warm gray on a white card base made the flowers really stand out. A simple hello was all this card needed for a sentiment.
Now for this card. I REALLY wanted to see what this would look like on black watercolor paper embossed in gold. And oh my WORD!!! I used metallic watercolors and I have to say, this is my favorite card. The sentiment is from the Altenew One Go Birthday Greetings.
And for my final card, the Altenew Intricate Mandala stencil was used with shades of pink, yellow and aqua inks. Adding a top layer of sparkle paste set these colors nicely. Next it was time to fussy cut this mandala out and place it on a black card panel. A simple birthday greeting from the Altenew One Go Birthday Greeting stamp set with the coordinating die was placed on top of the mandala. I added white dots around the mandala and at the top and bottom of the cardstock. I placed this onto a white card base and added just a few gems to finish off the card.
Let’s talk about the giveaway. To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! That’s a total of $300 in prizes. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/10/2022 for a chance to win.
Altenew will draw 10 winners randomly from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/11/2022.
Thanks so much for stopping by today for the Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. Have a great time on the hop. See you back here soon.
Tarina K Holloway says
Such a talent! Your techniques really stand out in your artwork.
Jennifer Barkdull says
RC The Retiree Solomon says
Your cards with the dark backgrounds are like drama personified!! I’m loving the contrast between the dark and colorful parts of the cards. Beautiful!!
Meghan Kennihan says
I love what you did with the flowers and the mandela! Great colors!
Sharon Gullikson says
The blue and gold look GORGEOUS!!!!!!
Verna Angerhofer says
I absolutely loved all the cards you created. All beautiful and inspiring!
Jeanne Rice says
Love your linear spiral card. So pretty.
Liz O says
Amazing designs Dana! Love them all, thanks for sharing!
Marisela Delgado says
I truly love your blue and gold birthday card. The leaves work perfectly.
Karen Erickson says
Sarah B says
Love all your cards. Great to see three very different colorings of the Flower Arch. Always nice to see the versatility of a stamp set and your results are so cool.
Carol L McCready says
Beautiful cards. The one with the Mandela looks amazing.
Twana Griffin says
All your cards are gorgeous! I love the first one using the linear spiral stamp set as it is one of my favorites from this release. All the cards using the arch of flower are fantastic too b/c it is another of my favorite sets in this release. Thanks for all the inspiration !
Donna L Walls says
Gorgeous examples! I really like the black embossed WC paper.
Amber Bissonnette says
So pretty!! Love th rounded corners on the pink card with the flower arch! Your cards are all amazing
Preciosa Alvarado says
Beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.
Sandra Baggarly says
Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! The black watercolor card is amazing.
Marisela Delgado says
Lauryne Cunningham says
Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love blue and gold card on your video!
Dorothy Ayotte says
I really like your ink blended spiral card. It’s so cool looking.
Leigh Ann Freeman says
Hard to pick a favorite! Love them all!
Orit Viderman says
All your cards are beautiful but the one with the black watercolor and the metalic water color is amazing.
Thanx for sharing.
Black watercolor with gold is stunning.
Lori Podolsky says
What marvelous and creative cards! Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing!
Sheri Kempke says
So many wonderful cards–from elegant to whimsical–love them all! What a terrific new release!
Amy Solovay says
Wow, you have shared so many amazing projects! LOVE them all, but your card with the linear spiral background stands out as being particularly chic and wonderful. Awesome work!
Kathy Raker says
Lovely cards! Beautiful designs and coloring. Thanks for sharing,
Nandini Karmarkar says
Gorgeous cards. I really love the ones made with the Arch of Flowers set.
Lots of variety in your cards-thanks for sharing a video!
Sue D says
Ruth Walker says
That black background is a big Wow!! It really makes the colors standout!! Great cards, Dana!