Thursday, August 8, 2019

Altenew August 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hello, and welcome to the Altenew August Release Blog Hop! You may have come from the beautiful blog of Sveta Fotinia but if not, feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.

Once again, I've got several cards to share with you ... these Altenew releases are always packed with so many goodies it's hard to stop!


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This Playful Plumeria set is perfect for anyone who loves the look of the layered build-a-flowers but may be intimidated by lining them up. As you can see, there is a clear space between the uniformly-sized petals for the second and third layers, which really takes the guesswork out of where to stamp them. Let's take a look at two cards with this set, one with the corresponding dies and one without:



The corresponding dies on this set really come in handy since the flowers are meant to overlap when you stamp them on the branch, avoiding the need for a lot of masking. I wanted to go with a more muted color scheme which could be used for a sympathy or encouragement card, so I chose a mint for the base of the flower, and added the pink and red details.


Even though they're muted, they look so cheerful! The edge is stamped with my favorite triangle background stamp from the Pattern Power set and the sentiment is from the Dahlia set.


This card is done without the corresponding dies, and, aside from the sequins, is a one-layer card (ok, well, I guess it's also mounted on a gray card base!) These flowers are stamped in greens with a seafoam blue accent in the middle. To fill the spaces I used one of the smaller stamps from the Vintage Flowers set, but you could really use any small floral or patterned stamp here.


I appreciate that there are a lot of useful, and slightly different, sentiments included with this set. They're also graphically pleasing with one of the words highlighted in script.


Two different looks for this set.

2. Wonderful Wycinanki





The Wonderful Wycinanki set surely has limitless combinations of designs with all the elements which are included. There are two main floral images with stamps for each layer of color, a layered leaf, a smaller layered flower, a leaf base, and several squiggles. And a ton of sentiments.


You can definitely create your own pattern with these elements, but for this card I went with a focal point of three stylized floral images. To highlight the different shapes of color within each flower, I chose contrasting colors so they really stand out.


Although it's a simple (and again one layer) card, there's a lot going on with these detailed shapes. I definitely need to revisit this set soon, as there are so many other different ways to use it. It seems a shame I only have one example here. But, that's probably because I went a little nuts with the next set ...

3. Simply the Best




The combination of a large, bold bloom, with all of those fabulous sentiments, make the Simply the Best set my favorite from this release. Get ready, I've got four cards to share from this set!


"Wow!" is right! Love the size of this floral and how it totally carries the card on its own. Like the Plumeria set, this one is super easy to line up. Also like the Plumeria I stamped the base in a mint color, and then layered on a plum and a navy for accents.


The sentiment is stamped in that same navy, and then with a bright chartreuse, which is repeated in the center of the flower as well as the stenciled bottom of the card. I shifted the Feeling Dotty stencil to get the two-toned dots. So much use out of that stencil!


This card uses the coordinating die and only one of the three layers for a completely different look. Offsetting two of the detailed layers makes for a really cute flower.




The nice thing about using the coordinating die is that you can bend the petals up for a ton of dimension. The kind of dimension that conveniently flattens down for mailing.


The main sentiment is stamped with two different colors, and then I added a secondary sentiment from Sentiment Strips. You'll notice the triangles from Pattern Power also make an appearance here. Finally, I added some leaves from Sunflower Daisy.


With all the awesome sentiments, I felt like I could make a card (or two) that just feature THEM! I'm not sure if this was intended, but I was tickled to see how I could basically write a paragraph by stringing four of the phrases together.


The border of the card is stamped with the main floral image. I love how you can really change up a card while using the same sentiments and flower.








For my final card I decided to focus completely on the sentiment, without a floral image. You just can't go wrong with a rainbow. The thickness of the font used for "thank you" is perfect to get a lot of color on your card.


You could really do this with any of the six sentiments in this set. Lots of options!


And there you have it, no doubt how much I love this Simply the Best set! I honestly could have kept going : )

As you know from this blog hop, the August release is chock full of fun sets to play with, many of which I haven't even shown here. Feel free to check them all out!


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 8/14/2019 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 8/17/2019.

Your next stop on this hop is Enza Gudor with something wonderful to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kelly


Supplies Used (including affiliate links; thanks so much for your support!!):

http://shrsl.com/1qr72
Playful Plumeria Dies
http://shrsl.com/1qq52
Playful Plumeria Stamps
http://shrsl.com/1qraq
Wonderful Wycinanki Stamps
http://shrsl.com/1qrwu
Wonderful Wycinanki Dies

Simply the Best Stamps
 Simply the Best Dies
Simply the Best Dies

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August Bundle




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62 comments:

  1. Wonderful set of cards!! I love the playful plumeria set and your inspirations :)

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  2. wow what an incredible collection of cards - so different and so inspirational

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  3. Love the color combo in your plumeria card.

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  4. wow - so many examples - great

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  5. Very different line up of cards. Great design.

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  6. Wow! You really showed so many ways to use products from this fantastic release! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  7. You outdid yourself! These are such lovely cards.

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  8. Fantastic cards, I truly love them all - so many beautiful new sets in this release!

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  9. So many cards to choose from and each beautifully created. My favorite is the Hello I'm Here For You card, but each card is wonderful!

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  10. Love the variety of cute sentiments. Your cards are so refreshing.

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  11. Thanks for sharing. Love the colors you used.

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  12. Love your cards, especially the Thank You one!

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  13. I simply love these release projects every month! The projects are always so bright and beautiful and most of all inspiring! Thank you for keeping us crafty!

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  14. Love how you used the Feeling Dotty stencil to create that background!

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  15. Awesome inspiration !! Loved all the cards you shared specially the color combo ,its different !

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  16. beautiful cards! thank you :)

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  17. The way that flower pops up on the card is so great! And the rainbow thanks yous...such a great idea!

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  18. Love the creativity and colors...I am inspired!

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  19. Nice job on all the different looks and creativity! Your cards are nice!

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  20. Gorgeous creations! I love the sentiment ones the most! Especially that rainbow THank you!

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  21. Your flowers are so pretty. Love your cards

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  22. Wow, wow, wow Kelly! These are all incredible. My favorite is the hello card with the layered bloom!

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  23. Such wonderful cards. Love your designs.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  24. Fabulous designs Kelly! There are so many wonderful cards in this showcase, I am blown away by your creativity. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Love all of the cards and your color choices are stunning!

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  26. Great release and awesome inspiring projects.

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  27. I really like the way you used sentiments to make your cards!

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  28. ONG!! So many beautiful cards! I really love your sentiment card...great idea!!

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  29. Great cards - I love your rainbow thank yous and the high contrast of your plumeria stampings are just so stunning - those first couple of cards took my breath away!

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  30. Wow! That is a whole lot of gorgeousness! Love the first card. The unusual color combo looks amazing.

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  31. Wowzers! So many gorgeous cards! I especially love the florals mixed with grey - so pretty.

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  32. Oh my, amazing cards but my fave is the Plumeria set

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  33. Beautiful cards, such variety! The pink plumerias are my favorite - they remind me of fun trips to Hawaii

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  34. So many wonderful new stamps to play with! love all of your cards, especially the Simply the Best ones.

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  35. Wonderful card designs. I like your choice of colors.

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  36. Your cards are all beautiful, but the rainbow of Thank yous really caught my eye.....what a great idea! Now I think I need that stamp set!!

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  37. luv all of the "appropriate" colors = soft and comforting or celebratory

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  38. Love your variety of cards!! So many beautiful colors used!! Great job!

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  39. Wonderful cards. The Playful Plumeria is one of my favorites from this fantastic release and those cards are amazing.

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  40. Hi Kelly :) Your cards are terrific and summery!!! Thanks for sharing them!

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  41. Love your unique choice of colors. Really Great!

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  42. Absolutely STUNNING cards, the colours and designs of your cards are amazing. I really hope your on Altenews DT? (By the way I'm not entering their blog hop as just to many on the hop I get confused lol) but I just wanted to thank you for all the ideas you give me. THANK YOU xxx

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  43. The card with 4 sentiments is wonderful!

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  44. There's only one color I love as much as blue, and that color is rainbow!!! All of your cards are lovely. But I really love the simplicity of the Thank you card, in all its brilliance of color! TFS.

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  45. Gorgeous cards! I love the rainbow Thank You card!

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  46. I really love The Folk Art Cards but also really love the rainbow Thank You Card.

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  47. Fabulous cards! I love your cards with the plumeria - gorgeous!

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  48. I really like the color combination for the flowers on that first card! :)

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  49. These makes are amazing! The Plumeria stamp is my favorite of the release, (anything tropical) so that's my favorite of your examples; but your sentiment work in the backgrounds as well as in the actual sentiments is wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas!

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  50. What beautiful cards you have made. All of the stamp set used haved such great sentiments. Your color choices were awesome!

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  51. Great cards. Your Simply the Best ones really caught my eye.

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  52. Totally in love with your Simply the Best card designs! That flower stamp is gorgeous for sure! Love your layers! Thanks for some great ideas.

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  53. Great cards. Love all your color choices, but the rainbow thank yous are wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  54. So many gorgeous designs!! Love how so many of the flowers just POP off the cards!! Beautiful work!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly