Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Altenew June 2019 Stand-Alone Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi Crafters!!! Welcome to my stop on the Altenew June 2019 stand-alone die release blog hop and giveaway! You should have arrived here from the talented Kymona Tracey’s page.  To start at the beginning of the blog hop go to the Altenew Blog (you can find the full list of designers at the bottom of my post).
Lets take a look at the products from the June release:


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 June 24, 2019 for a chance to win.
  • Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on June 27, 2019.
Now on to a few card ideas I am happy to share! 

Card 1

For my first card I used the Delicate Mandala Die along with the Nesting Labels Dies. After watercoloring an entire sheet of watercolor paper with Colorburst powders in deep jewel tones, I cut the mandala image 4 times from the watercolored sheet and glued the pieces randomly onto my panel. This panel measures 4 ¼ x 9 inches. Although not captured well on camera, I added Wink of Stella onto the cut pieces. The sentiment comes from the Just Because stamp set. As a final touch I added iridescent sequins to pick up all the colors.

Card 2

My second card features the lovely new Virginia 3D Rose die set. I cut the images from white 80# cardstock and colored them using the Sea Shore set of Altenew inks; the centers were colored using Buttercream and Warm Sunshine. Silver cardstock added a little bling to various parts of my flowers, and I cut the leaves from gray cardstock.  For the background I took my panel and cut twice the second largest die from the Nesting labels die set, took one of the positive pieces and added the sentiment to it with Obsidian Black ink. I LOVE this crisp, dark pigment ink, I got this impression after one press! Crystal drops added a final touch.

Card 3

Card number three also features the Nesting Labels die set. I first stamped the panel with the Rustic Linen Background stamp in Sand Dunes ink. Next I arranged and stamped the BAF: Poppy images in Obsidian Black ink, Tea PartySummer AfternoonLime and Antique Gold. The smaller images I filled in with my artist markers in Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades.  The sentiment comes from the Versatile Vases set. I then took the three largest nested dies, centered and taped them on my panel and ran through my die cutting machine. The center is glued to the panel, working outward each layer after that I added foam tape; 1 layer, 2 layers and the largest outside piece has a sheet of fun foam plus two layers of foam tape. Honestly, it isn’t as bulky as I thought it might be. I love the final outcome!

Card 4

For my final project using the new Star Flower Pop-up dies, I created a fun and simple A2-size birthday card.  I took a piece of mint green card from my stash and cut “hbd” from the center using the Bold Alphabet dies. For added dimension I glued additional layers to each letter then embellished the top layer using the Baroque Motifs in Coral Bliss. Before putting everything together, I took the green panel and cut the pop-up stars on opposite corners of the letters.  I added a layer of coral cardstock underneath my panel to peek through the flower petals. Nuvo drops make the flower centers pretty.


That’s all for me today, but next on the list is Kelly Griglione, I trust you’ve had tons of inspiration along this blog hop! For your convenience I am listing the full list of designers:
Altenew Card Blog Jennifer McGuire Lilith Eeckels Therese Calvird Laurie Willison Jaycee Gaspar Virginia Lu Nathalie DeSousa Svitlana Shayevich Altenew Scrapbook Blog Norine Borys Seeka Kathleen Graumüller Nenette Samson Madero Jeanne Jachna Mindy Eggen Irina Fonina Zsoka Marko Zinia Redo Isha Gupta Maryam Perez Emily Midgett Kelly Janes Lydia Evans Marge Yoon Agnieszka Malyszek Amber Rain Davis Arjita Sepaha Singh Kymona Tracey Michelle Murray <<You are Here Kelly Griglione
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, it makes my day! 
Michelle

44 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle! Lovely card creations!!! My fave is card no.3 <3 I hope to create something similar soon. Thanks for inspiring me!!! <3

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    1. Thanks Nenette! That one is my favorite, too :)

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  2. What GREAT cards! My favorite is the second card. I'm definitely lifting that design for a wedding card that I need to make for the end of the month! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  3. Beautiful set of creations! :)

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  4. I really like your take on the layered card!

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  5. Michelle, these are all soooo beautiful! I love your artistic flair.

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  6. Michelle, these are beautiful! Card # 3 is my favorite. (I think) It's hard to choose.

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  7. Lovely cards! I really like the release!

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  8. lovely projects with these great new products!

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  9. These are amazing! I love what you did with the Virginia Rose set!

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  10. These are REALLY amazing! You took the Nesting labels die to a whole new level!

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  11. Every card is so different, but beautiful! what great interpretations with this new die release! :)

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  12. I love how you think out of the box. You've inspired me to try some new designs and arrangements with my die cuts.

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  13. Wow! Uniquely different ways to use this release. Love them.

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  14. So much to love here, Two Ls! You've showcased this release just beautifully - LOve those little Star Flower pop-ups, and how you've stamped your Alphas!
    Well done, you!!
    =]

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  15. Beautiful cards...thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  16. lovely set of gorgeous cards - love your work

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  17. The hbd card is so fun - great work!

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  18. I can't pick one favorite, although, I do so love making tall cards. This release is so loaded with goodness!

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  19. This new release from Altenew is fabulous and your cards are really innovative using some of the products.

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  20. You are so creative and great to inspire us using these new dies! Love the different shapes and layering!!

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  21. Oh my: your 3rd card is gorgeous!

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  22. I just love the Mandala card. Gorgeous!

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  23. I love long cards and the mandala is perfect. All of your cards are great but I love the "HDB" card the best.

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  24. Great combinations of stamps and dies! That very first card is definitely a show stopper!!

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  25. I love the colours you used for the rose die and how intricate look of the card you made with the nested labels - it is so gorgeous!

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  26. Lovely cards,all very nice x

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  27. Beautiful projects! My favorite is the Virginia Rose card...so clever to use a metallic layer on the flower. Love!

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  28. Beautiful cards! Love the dimension on card 3. Such a creative way to use the dies.

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  29. Amazing design on your projects. Each one is so lovely.

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  30. These are all awesome but I'm head over heels for the look of card #3! Love the layering!

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  31. Amazing card! Thanks for the inspirations!

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  32. Love these gorgeous cards! Your innovative designs are awesome!

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  33. Your cards are awesome, Michelle! Love the beautiful mandala card, but my favorite is the last one with all the layers! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with us!!

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  34. Beautiful cards! I especially love the jewel tones of the Mandala card!

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  35. Beautiful and creative designs and love the colors.

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  36. You created some gorgeous cards! I love the way you used the nesting dies with the Virginia 3D Rose set. A very unique and beautiful look. Your third card has also inspired me and given me some ideas. Thank you!

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  37. Beautiful cards -- all so unique and colorful. I love your use of the Virginia Rose 3-D dies, my favorite from this wonderful release.

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  38. Love how you split the mandala die cut for that long card. Perfect fit! And the Virginia Rose is a fave for me. But I totally love card 3! All those wonderful layers, and they match up perfectly. Gorgeous! The star flower is so versatile, and I like how you used it to add a pop of interest on your last card. Thanks for all the inspiration here!

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  39. Beautiful cards! Love that pretty mandala design and the colors you used!

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  40. I loved how you used the Nesting labels dies in such unique ways that I would have never thought of! I will be trying both, thank you for the inspiration!

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  41. Your cards are very lovely. It's hard to pick a favorite!! Thank you for sharing with us!!

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