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.