Thursday, July 11, 2019

Altenew July 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Stamping Mat Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi Crafters!!! Welcome to my stop on the Altenew July 2019 Stamp, Die, Stencil Release blog hop! You should have arrived here from the talented Laura Jane’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.)

Product List:
Click here to go to the full* product release
Note: The Pen Sketched Flowers die set will not be available until 8/8/19).

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 7/18/2019 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 7/18/2019.

Now on to a few card ideas I am happy to share! I pulled out my washi tape collection for three of the four cards.

Card 1
For my first card I used the Crystal Frames stamp and die atop a panel of Gilded Ombre washi tape and pear-colored cardstock. A thin strip of Altenew’s Gold Foil cardstock separates the two.  I cut the frames out of the same gold cardstock previously mentioned and glued to the washi. The sentiment comes from the Crystal Frames stamp set.  To pull everything together I added metallic watercolor splatter to the entire panel. This card measures 5x7 and was very easy to create.
Card 2
My second card features the lovely Mega Greetings 4 stamp set. I covered a 4 ¼ x 8 ¼ panel with Peach Gold washi tape, heat embossed the “Blessed” greeting in Altenew’s Golden Peach EP onto vellum and cut out. The rest of the sentiment was also embossed with the same powder. TIP:when heat embossing onto washi tape it helps to pre-heat your heating tool for a few seconds first so you don’t burn the tape, also move your heating tool back and forth so as not to keep the heat on one spot for long.  I then heat embossed onto vellum some of the images from the Pen Sketched flowers stamp set (you could use any floral set). I colored the backside of the images with my Altenew Artist markers in Coral Berry,Autumn Blaze and Olive for the leaves and then used my fingers to curl the petals for some dimension. I then glued everything down with matte multi medium.
Card 3
I had a few extra floral cuts in my stash made with the Monochrome washi tape; I had previously accented the flowers with my Cotton Candy alcohol marker so decided to use rose gold metallic cardstock for the Crystal Frame die cuts. Once I figured out my placement I then centered the sentiment (also from the Crystal Frames set) within the framed area. I cut a 5x7 panel from light pink cardstock, on top of that I glued my white, decorated panel, adhered all of that to my base and call this one done! Washi tape really makes creating cards fast and easy.
Card 4
This was my favorite card of the bunch. I just love the way the curled vellum stands and the striking contrast of the cardstocks. The star of this card is the gorgeous new floral set, Pen Sketched flowers (available 8/8/19). I like the versatility with these outlined images as they can be colored using any medium; here I heat embossed in Gold EP the images onto vellum, cut them out and curled the petals with the lid of a gel pen. I colored the backside of the images with Coral Berry and Autumn Blaze alcohol markers. TIP: when coloring on vellum go with a darker shade of your intended color, as the front will show lighter.
I dry embossed the dark panel with my Delicate Mandala die for a subtle background impression. I then glued my images down and added the sentiment strip with foam tape.

I thoroughly enjoyed playing with this release, and I hope I’ve given you some inspiration! 
Next on the blog hop is Twinkling Paper Studio’s Vicki FingerIf you get lostor would like to start at the beginning here is the complete Blog Hop list:


Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, it makes my day! Michelle

122 comments:

  1. Lovely cards! Would certainly like to see a video of some of these techniques.

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Anything in particular you would like to see?

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  2. Very nice cards. The vellum flowers are awesome. I liked the use of the washi tape on the first card.

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  3. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! I am in love with your creations. I have never seen your work before, but really want to see more. You are very talented--I hope that you know that...

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words!!!!

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  4. Your cards are bold and beautiful! Love the Mega Blessed card, perfection.

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  5. Great cards! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration.

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  6. Great cards! I love the new products!

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  7. Beautiful cards! My favorite are the second and the fourth - stunning! I like that you heat embossed and colored the flowers on vellum.

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  8. Such a delightful selection of cards, Michelle! I especially like your use of washi tape.

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  9. Washi tape! I was killing myself trying to figure out what you used to color the flowers in #3! I haven't seen your work before, but you have a new follower - your work is lovely!

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    1. LOL! You are so kind, thank you!!! Thanks for the follow-you can see much more of my work on my Instagram page. _michelleomurray

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  10. Fantastic work, love how you used the dies and washi tape Tfs

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  11. What COOL colors! I love how you used deep dark colors! So cool!

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  12. Great cards! I really like the effect created on card 3. I will need to check out that special washi! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Katy! And Altenew happens to have it on sale!! 45% off.

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  13. Wonderful cards! I just love Card 3; so lovely!

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  14. Great job, I have been doing a lot of Vellum lately

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  15. Love how you used the washi tapes. These are gorgeous cards!!

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  16. absolutely love modern vibe with the geometric gems

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  17. Your cards are beautiful. The third one is my favorite.

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  18. Wonderful watercoloring and wonderful cards.

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  19. Wow..washi tapes put to great use !! I loved all the cards you shared , organic washi bg with vellum looks very beautiful.

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  20. beautiful cards love the blessed and the thoughful cards

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  21. Would you look at that! A wonderful memory from two years ago on my IG feed, and now these gorgeous cards pop into my inbox! SO fabulous to see you hopping at Altenew, Two Ls! Absolutely exquisite cards!
    =]

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  22. Fabulous cards!! Thanks for the inspirations.

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  23. These cards are so pretty. Love the new release. It is fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Nandini! Yes, this was another great release :)

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  24. Beautiful cards!! Wonderful designs!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  25. I couldn't choose a favorite but will say, I narrowed it down to two. Cards #2 and #3. Truly beautiful and works of art. You are so talented! Washi tape... never owned but now I want to! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks so much Tavia!!! Altenew has both those washi tapes 45% off right now!

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  26. I absolutely love the "blessed" card. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  27. I loved Card#2...and Card #3....as my favorites...but they were all beautiful! Thank you for the Heat embossing on Washi tape tip....that is so helpful. I just loved the way you used the washing tape from Card#3....it accented the beautiful geometric frame perfectly. Gorgeous work!!!’
    Thank you so much for sharing today.

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  28. Beautiful cards! Beautiful new Altenew release!

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  29. I really love your last card too. But it is hard to choose from them all. These cards are all works of art. Thanks for washi tape and your talent.

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  30. Beautiful cards! They are elegant. Thank you for sharing! ♡

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  31. Beautiful inspiration! I love the Crystal Frames die. Your projects with the Crystal Frames die are my absolute favorite!

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    1. Thanks Kari!!! I’m loving the geo trend too :)

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  32. The gold, the embossing, and so many stunning and creative ways to use these new fabulous releases! Love all of your inspiration!

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  33. Fabulous cards! Love them all!

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  34. most beautiful cards with my favorite being the one with the monochrome Washi tape -- i also love to play with that tape. thank you for sharing your talent!

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  35. Love the colors navy and blush so gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  36. Oh my - your coloring is just GORGEOUS - love how you have colored the flowers - very inspirational

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  37. Stunning - so very very stunning - I love your cards! That first card is wonderful, that background does make me think of geode colours/layers. Gorgeous.

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    1. Nox, thank you! That was my first thought with that tape and the crystal dies :)

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  38. I love, love your cards. The first one would be perfect when you have to make the dreaded masculine card and the rest speak for themselves. They are all beautiful creations!

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    1. Barbara, thank you and you are absolutely correct! I always struggle with masculine cards :)

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  39. OH MY!! So many beautiful cards!! I especially loved the Blessed card...just stunning! My second fave is the one right after that with the blue flowers...I couldn't believe that was washi tape!!

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  40. So many beautiful cards!! Fabulous inspiration!! So many wonderful products in this release.

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    1. Thanks so much, Cheryl! I agree this is a great release :)

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  41. Stunning cards!! The use of vellum is perfect! The new frame dies are a must have for me plus the Pen Sketched flowers are perfect! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  42. I love your truly artistic style. These cards are just beautiful and striking.

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  43. You make beautiful cards, everything is SO pretty.

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  44. Love your use of products. Your cards are all beautiful.

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  45. Beautiful color combinations. Love this release from Altenew.

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  46. Gorgeous cards. I love the Crystal Frames set -- one of my favorites from this fantastic release.

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  47. Love the way you've added the gold on these!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Just a touch of gold makes a difference :)

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  48. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing your creations.

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  49. All of your cards are SO beautiful! I am amazed at your use of washi tape!!! You are very talented, thank you!

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  50. I love the way you used the washi tapes in the first two cards. So pretty!

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  51. Your cards are gorgeous. I adore the first one with the washi and crystal frames dies.

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  52. Beautiful cards! The washi tape makes lovely backgrounds and I love the size of the blessed stamp & die. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  53. Beautiful!! Love your use of gold on all of them. Nicely done!!

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  54. Beautiful details on your lovely cards!

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  55. Love the geode card! The gold running through is amazing! Lovely color palette. Thank you for the inspiration

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