Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi Friends! I'm looking forward to sharing all the fun I had playing with the brand new Altenew stencils and stand-alone dies, and different ways to use them!

You may have come from Maryam Perez but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.
Let's take a look!

1) Bursting Dahlia Stencil


Color blending and stencils are made for each other. The large petals on this Bursting Dahlia Stencil not only cover your cards quickly, but really allow you to have fun with different blending techniques and colors.


After blending some yellow, orange and fuchsia inks for the flowers around the card, I spritzed some water on the blooms and covered it with a paper towel to blur the edges where it's being soaked up. To fill the spaces in between the blooms, the clusters of dots (meant for the center of the flower) do double duty as fillers. 


Same colors for the dahlias on this card, but do you notice the difference in these blooms? After blending ink through the stencil, I rotated the stencil and blended ink through a second time.  This gives the flower a much fuller look, and allows you to get interest via layering the inks.


One of the new dies is a great set of words in this bold geometric and modern font, the Bold Greetings Die Set (a cheaper die set at only $7.) Love how it looks in gold!


One more, shall we?! This time it's a full-on bloom, with layered ink blending, to show you how large-scale the image really is. This allows you to focus on just one flower in the middle of your card, or ink several partial florals, depending on the look you're going for. I've also inked some leaves that come with this stencil.

 

And how about this new sentiment die?! The Fancy For You Die really takes center stage here. I like that it's a large die that covers the card, yet it's not a particularly bold or thick die. Lots of room to still see the rest of the card. And again, in gold ... love the gold!





Such a bright and bold collection of dahlias! 

2) Tranquil Wings Stencil


Just like the dahlia, this Tranquil Wings Stencil is another great option for showcasing your ink blending skills. Pick a few different colors and see what you get! 



For this card, I decided to cut out the moth since it's such an easy shape. This way you can adhere it down the middle to your card base, and bend the wings up on either side.


Did you notice the dotted texture on the moth?! Really loving the Dotted Starburst Debossing Die and how it brings this little fellow to life. I can see using this debossing die on lots of different projects!


The sentiment is another one from the new Bold Greetings Die Set.


Finally, the shape of the card base is made with the Nesting Frames Die Set. Such a cute shape that's close to a rectangular shape, but has a little pizzazz to it too. 




I used the new Wild Leopard stencil to create one of my favorite fabric patterns ... camouflage. One of my favorite shirts has fun pink and gray camo sleeves, so I used that for my inspiration on this card. After masking off the bottom, I blended ink through the stencil a few times in a dusty pink and a tan.


The The Fancy For You sentiment is mounted on the new Fine Frames Square Die Set.
 

Here's a similar card, with the square, blended ink center, and this time with the DIY camo going down both sides of the card. 

A fun look with minimal effort!

Thanks so much for checking out all my cards! I really enjoyed playing with the new stencils (especially the dahlia and moth), and know that the Bold Greetings Die Set will get a ton of use on my cards!

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/3/2020 for a chance to win.

We'll also draw a winner to recieve 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 3/6/2020.

Your next stop on this hop is the extremely talented (and very sweet) Norine Borys!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

Supplies Used (click on the photos for affiliate links to the products; thanks for your support of my blog and projects!)

65 comments:

  1. Wow!! You rocked the dahlia stencil!! Fabulous inking and amazing set of creations! <3

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  2. Gorgeous creations each and every one!! 😍

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  3. thank you for all the stencil ideas

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  4. I like the double dahlia and the small moth tag. I like how you created the camo and the color combination. You've changed my view on what the stencil can accomplish.

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  5. Your use of the stencils has given me inspiration to make more cards using stencils. Great job, thanks!

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  6. Gorgeous cards - all of them. The Dahlia Flowers are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your cards are amazing. I really love that Dahlia stencil and the butterfly stencil.

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  8. You have used such vibrant and gorgeous colors! Lovely

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  9. Lovely cards. I was eager to see that Dalia stencil put to use. It is stunning.

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  10. The bursting dahlia and fancy for you are at the top of my wish list! I love the colors you blending and how you rotated the stencil.

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  11. Beautiful cards, lovely colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Wow! Gorgeous collection of cards! Love the colors in all of them ♥

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  13. Beautiful cards! Wonderful color blending and I love how you did the butterfly!

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  14. Your cards are so beautiful, Kelly! Love the variety of cards you have created and the colors are so bright and vibrant.

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  15. Love the bright colors you used for the dahlia stencil, and the soft colors for the others. So inspiring - thank you!

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  16. I really like the flower stencil. There are so many ways to color it and apply it on your cards.

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  17. Beautiful cards. I really like the dotted starburst embossed onto your butterfly, so pretty, love the detail it gives.

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  18. The orange flower is beautiful!! And WOW on the Leopard stencil! I only saw the Leopard print until you used it! It makes a beautiful background!!

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  19. My favorite is the large dahlia front and center. Your color choices are gorgeous. And that leopard print!

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  20. Very pretty cards. I love the subtlety of the leopard stencil. The dahlia stencil is gorgeous.

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  21. Lovely inspiration Kelly. The Dalia stencil is very pretty, love its big bold bloom and the de-bossing cover plate adds so much detail without overpowering the design, simply awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Those Dahlias are absolutely STUNNING! Can't wait to try!

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  23. Wow! just love your cards. They are all awesome and have me looking at some of the stencils more closely!

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  24. Beautiful creations! I especially love the butterfly!!

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  25. Your cards are beautiful! I love the bright colors you used in the first card, your label-shaped card with the softly colored butterfly, and the use of the leopard stencil only on part of the two final cards! Thank you for the ideas.

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  26. The butterfly looks really cool. I like the stitches.

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  27. Gorgeous warm colors! I LOVE the gold sentiments and you stenciling!

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  28. You used the stencils to such advantage. So much fun to see.

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  29. Stencils rock! You put quite of few on my wishlist. Brilliant to move that dahlia around to create fullness.

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  30. Loving that pink and orange combo you used. Looks great!

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  31. I really like your dahlia cards, especially the one where you shared your technique in creating a fuller card by rotating the stencil. So pretty. Can't wait to try!

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  32. The dahlias are gorgeous, Kelly, especially the double ones. I love the shaped card for the moth and the leopard stencil could be very versatile depending on the colors used.

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  33. Such an amazing group of cards. The dahlia cards are so vibrant. They're gorgeous!!

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  34. What a splendid showcase, Kelly ... you really pushed the boat out with these brilliant designs ... each one a beauty! I'm bowled over by the dahlia's ... the vibrancy and boldness of the colour is gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  35. Wonderful cards. I love the gorgeous stencils in this release and your colors and styles are amazing.

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I love how you used the Dahlia stencil, the Fancy For You die and the Leopard Stencil!! Your ink blending is beautiful!

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  37. WOW!! Your blooms are just STUNNING!! It looks like you had a lot of fun with the stencil. I also adore your butterfly. I think I might "need" that for myself. Beautiful creations!

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  38. Kelly your cards are so gorgeous! The colours on the dahlia's make my heart sing! Especially with all the snow I'm getting today!

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  39. Fabulous release and your projects are stunning!

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  40. Love your stenciled cards and adorable fine frames with the pretty watercolored center!! The new art palate with the color choices paired together is wonderful!

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  41. The combination of tranquil wings and bold greetings are so gorgeous. I love your color combos. TFS

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  42. WOWZA! I LOVE what you created with the Dahlia stencil and Tranquil wings...absolutely STUNNING cards!

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  43. WOW! Beautiful cards and you have sold me on the Wile Leopard stencil! I love the colors you used and the way you placed it on your card!

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  44. Wonder cards! Love your creative style!

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  45. I totally agree with all the above comments. I really love warm color combos, and you hit the spot with the Altenew Dahlia stencil, along with the contrasting green leaves and that extra sparkle with the gold sentiments. Looking forward to seeing your style again.

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  46. Love these designs! You used the dahlia stencil beautifully.

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  47. Your first two cards have such a tropical feel to them. What beautiful work!

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  48. Love the bold colors used for your beautiful dahlia cards. The gold sentiments are just perfect for them!

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  49. Lusciuos eye candy... absolutely love what you created with the bursting dahlia stencil. I am swooning! 💖

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  50. Love your bold, bright colored Dahlia Stencil cards with the touch of gold! Beautiful.

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  51. I'm falling in love with stencils more and more. Your projects are amazing! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  52. Goodness, you really know how to use a stencil, Kelly. Your floral card is amazing! The ink blending is just magnificent.

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  53. All beautiful creations!! I especially love your brightly colored Dahlia cards!!

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  54. Beautiful cards! I love the Dahlia stencil and your color choices are fantastic.

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  55. Beautiful--love your choice of colors.

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  56. Wow, some really cool stencils, stamps and dies in this release! Your dahlia cards are beautiful!

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  57. Wow!! These are all so beautiful! I love how you used that gorgeous flower stencil!

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  58. Gorgeous cards! The creations with the bursting dahlia stencil are fabulous! Awesome colors!

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  59. Love the techniques you used in your Cake card, all the beautiful cards are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing :)

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  60. Such fun examples! I DID notice the dots on the wings of the butterfly! It really gives it added texture, besides adhering down the center to make it fly off the card. Using the fame as the card shape -- what an awesome idea! That really gets ideas in my mind rolling! Thank you for sharing!

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  61. Love the fun flair to your first ones and the soft tones in the other ones!!

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