Friday, October 11, 2019

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


Hi Folks!

Welcome, welcome to another amazing Altenew release! I'm super excited to share a little bit of everything with you today ... we've got florals, string art, pattern-builders, scene-builders, landscape sketches ... it's all here!

You may have just come from the blog of Nathalie DeSousa, but if not please feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog
Precious Peony Die

   
I'm not always a big believer in getting coordinating dies for every stamp set. Sometimes, especially if the images are fairly simple, you can get away with cutting them out on your own. For this floral set, however, I knew I wanted the coordinating dies given all the details they cut. Let's take a look!
  

The long, thin berries, all the leaves, even the space in the middle to the left of the pink peony are all cut out for you. Love this look!


I took advantage of all the details and turned it into a shaped card. To figure out where the fold should be I decided where the two point would be for it to stand (the bottom two leaves) and then I made sure the top fold is parallel to that.


The florals look equally good on an A2 card. Here, I've combined two of the same floral sprays.


I'm happy because this card base has been in the scrap pile for AGES. I literally just adhered the two florals and that was it. Bonus points for using up leftovers!
 

String Art Butterfly Die

This die does not cut a butterfly shape ... it cuts holes in your cardstock so you can build a butterfly with thread!


The backgroud is the new Faceted Stars Background Stamp ... how perfect is this with the string art butterfly?! The butterfly is on a panel cut with the Nesting Labels Die (love how it leaves an indented ridge along the edges!)


Colored and/or variagated string would make for a beautiful butterly, but for this one I opted to use a golden floss and color the cardstock underneath the floss. To do this I cut the butterfly holes on a scrap piece of paper, cut out the butterfly, and then used that as a mask to apply the ink inside. There are probably many different patterns you can make with the string but I chose to follow the picture on the back of the packaging. 


String Art Rectangles Die

So many different things you can do with these dies! And I honestly can't wait to see what everyone else did on this hop!! They are separate dies, but I chose to leave them attached to the packaging and run them through the die cut machine as-is.



All that texture is just wonderful! I was so pleased that in addition to the tiny holes, you also get the indentations from each of the metal strips. The sky's the limit with how you want to use the holes, but for this card I chose to use them as a way to hold the flowers together, as well as to secure the tiny tag.


Here you can see the texture on the card base a little better. The flowers are from two different sets ... BAF: Plumeria and BAF Hellebore, and then I just cut some scrap green paper for the stems.


Wanderlust Stamp Set

Here's an easy scene-builder that can either be the focus of a card, or of course just be used for a backgrounds.


Here I used the trees and mountain range as the focus of this card. I was going for the sun setting over the purple mountains magesty on an early Fall evening. 
  

I love the sentiments and think both of them together will be great for a graduation card. There's nothing wrong with "congrats on your graduation" but sometimes it's nice to have a different, more personal, sentiment.


Delicate Tiles Stamp Set
These tiles have a million different combinations, which can be overwhelming if you try to think about it too much. It's best to just pick four coordinating colors and start stamping!


It was so neat to see how different the tiles looked when you changed what pattern went in what color ink. This card has three different patterned tiles. 


And did you notice the border? It's the purple mountains magesty from the previous stamp set, Wanderlust!

 6. Winter Wishes Stamp Set

Winter Wishes
I am certainly not an artist, so I love it when there's a stamp set that makes me LOOK like an artist!

 
This winter scene is created using shades of gray alcohol markers to color in the house and trees, and then white chalk for all the snow. Love how the black and white scheme gives it an old-fashioned look.


The scripted "winter" die from Hello Winter Die Set looks like it was just made for this card! I appreciate that the die only leaves two different pieces of paper, so it's not difficult to line up. The rest of the sentiment comes from the stamp version of Hello Winter.
 
 

Whew, what a release! Here is the link to the October 2019 release collection page if you'd like to see them all at once.


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 10/16/2019 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 10/20/2019.

Now I'm pleased to send you to the blog of the dear Nicole Picadura who I know will wow you with amazing creations! 


Thanks so much for stopping by. If you enjoyed your time here, I'd welcome you to follow me on Instagram for all my latest projects!

- Kelly

Supplies used (with affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for your support!!):


72 comments:

  1. These are spectacular! Each a wonder on its own. I especially love the simplicity of the stitching across the long stem flowers.

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  2. All lovely cards. I especially liked the cottage with the"Winter" sentiment! Just gorgeous.

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  3. Very lovely cards....the winter cottage is my favorite..... love it....

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  4. I love all your creativity with these new stamps and dies. My favorites include the cards with the peony designs (love that set) and the string art which translates to cards so beautifully!

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  5. I LOVE everything you created, what a unique release, loved seeing the little sneak peek in your picture of the tiles stamps as then I could see how the stamps actually looked, I sure do need/want that and many others!!

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  6. wow your winter wishes is like an art picture

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  7. Wowzer! You really went to town making so many beautiful creations! Love the comment you made about the tiles to "just start stamping"!

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  8. Wow! What a wonderful variety of creations!! Each one is beautiful! :)

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  9. Your work is absolutely lovely! The card where it looks like the flowers are being held on by the gold thread is so great that I want to try it tonight. Thanks you for sharing it.

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  10. Beautiful. The string art rectangles are very interesting, love the Winter Wishes.

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  11. Love the Wanderlust stamp and die! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I am officially in love with Precious Peonies.

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  13. Love the grey tones on the winter card. And what a clever way to use the "stitched" cards!

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  14. Oh wow! Just love your monochromatic use of Winter Wishes. And that background must have been hanging around just waiting for that beautiful peony.

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  15. !!! The stitched flower stems is crazy cool! A strikingly simple statement!

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  16. Beautiful cards! The string art ones remind me of my mom and I love the gray and white Winter Wishes scene.

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  17. Great ideas. I liked how you used the mountain stamp as a border - shows the versatility of the stamp. The way you used the pierced rectangle dies as a background and then to adhere the stems is awesome!

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  18. Love the winter scene on gray paper.

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  19. I had never seen your work before but your creations are stunning. The way you used this gorgeous release is very inspiring, thank you.

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  20. Fabulous cards. Love the string art and the white coloring on grey. So beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful cards! I love your water coloring!

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  22. I love your Peonies and that wunderlust set is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. I love the watercoloring on your peonies! So soft and pretty, each petal on its own and then beside another colored in slightly different way! Thank you!

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  24. I though the peony shape card was my favorite until I saw your B&W winter. Love that card! Than you for sharing your beautiful work.

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  25. Amazing collection of cards! Stunning designs, I love the different techniques you showcased. Fabulous cards.

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  26. Wow wow wow Kelly, these are all incredible!!

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  27. What a gorgeous collection of cards! Each one is unique...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  28. your cards are all beautiful but I really love the peony one.

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  29. I love the Winter Wishes set and the Peonies! Beautiful stamps make beautiful cards!

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  30. I love the new Altenew release. Your cards are very pretty.

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  31. There's sure a lot in this release. Not feeling the string art so much, but the peony stamps and dies are awesome!

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  32. Oh my goodness I am truly speechless! I want all of your cards! I really loved seeing what the string art butterfly die looks like on a card!

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  33. Love your peonies and string art cards. This is an awesome release!

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  34. The string art cards are real beauties and i am tempted. Blessings

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  35. Everything you touch is magical.

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  36. You have been busy with all these projects. You have really done a great job representing all of these projects.

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  37. Simply stunning cards highlighting this release!!

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  38. Love the tone on tone winter scene! Your first die cue flower is stunning!

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  39. Love the variety you made with these new products.

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  40. stunning creations - love the string art butterflies - very inspiring

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  41. The String Art Rectangles Dies make is so easy to work the string art. Lovely butterflies.

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  42. Wow! These are all so brilliant! I love the little details with the string art design, and all of your cards are so pretty and bright!
    Take Care!
    Michele H.
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  43. The card using Precious Peony stamp is amazing. The string art adds a very nice detale to a simple cards, something to try.

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  44. So many wonderful new products! Love all the inspiration, Kelly you did a wonderful job showcasing the release. I absolutely love your Peony and winter cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. You've shared an amazing showcase of the new products, thanks for sharing these creative ways to use these supplies.

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  46. All of your examples really show off the new release. I esp. love the Tolkien sentiment and the monochrome scene. Thank you.

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I love How you used the Precious Peony Stamp and Die in the first card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  48. I can’t pick a favorite project as they’re all awesome. Love seeing how you used the string art dies as they intrigue me. The holiday card is pretty & classic.

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  49. Wow - you have created some incredible cards. Totally delightful.

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  50. These cards are awesome! Especially the first one. I love the new release. There is such a great variety of designs!

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  51. Beautiful projects. I love your Winter Wishes card. The grays are gorgeous!

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  52. I pick a new favorite every stop along this blog! After seeing your gorgeous projects, it's now the Precious Peony. Your cards are so beautiful. I really love the string art butterfly.

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  53. Altenew knew what they were doing when they gave you these sets to play with, Kelly. You creatively put fantastic cards together. I especially love numbers one and six.

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  54. Beautiful job coloring! :) Your cards are so pretty. :)

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  55. Wow, amazing cards, so much inspiration! LOVE the monochromatic scene with Winter Wishes and the Delicate Tiles with the mountain "edge" pattern from Wanderlust, and THAT card with Wanderlust is my fave I think .... until I think about those gorgeous peonies, LOVE that die cut shaped card, you are brilliant!

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  57. Oh my goodness! I loved them all but bar none my favorite is the winter theme! It was gorgeous!

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  58. An array of impressive projects!! Just so wonderful!

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  59. Wow!! You were busy!! These are all soooo fabulous, but I have to say that the little peony card stole the show!! What a great idea!

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  60. Wonderful projects - your gray toned Winter card is especially stunning. I love the string butterfly card too!

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  61. All of your projects are so lovely ... such a great release!

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  62. Love the projects you created! This release is amazing!

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  63. I see four uses of stamps and coloring that I never would have thought of. THE WHITE PENCIL ON GREY! Thanks for the inspiration

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  64. Wow! I really love each and every one of your cards. They are amazing. I especially like the colors of the trees on your "Change the wordl" card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  65. The Peony stamp/die set is beautiful.

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  66. really luv the gray tone of the winter scene! great creations!!

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  67. Precious array of lovely cards. That winter scene is awesome!

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