Thursday, September 10, 2020

Altenew Beauty of the Season Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi Friends! The title of this blog hop really says it all ... the "beauty of the season" is without a doubt in all the latest Altenew stamps, dies and embossing folders. There are projects for days in this new release, you'll never want to leave your crafty space!

You may have come from the blog of Keisha Charles, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.
 
Embossing/Debossing Folders:


The Mega Hello Debossing Die is pretty darn amazing ... it creates a giant "hello" that spans the entire horizontal length of an A2-sized card. So easy!! You could totally create a collection of cards in rainbow colors in just minutes.


Instead of creating a collection of cards in rainbow colors, I brought the rainbow to the debossed sentiment! Although it requires a bullet-tipped marker, and a steady hand in the thin areas (like the loop of the "h"), it's fairly easy to color in the debossed areas.


Adding a sentiment across the debossed "hello" finishes this clean and simple card.


Another folder in the collection that's being released is the Beautiful Bergenia 3D Embossing Folder. Instead of debossing/sinking the design, this folder embosses/raises the design.


The name of the folder contains the word "3D" and here you can see the reason why. There are so many different levels to the design, it's just so luxurious!



With an element like this that is so special, not much else is needed to complete the design. I colored in the negative spaces with an alcohol marker to make the white, embossed florals stand out.

3D Dies


Such a great idea, here's a set of dies that will create a massive 3D poinsettia with scored ribbing in the leaves!


Along with paper, these dies are great to use with felt!! I am soooo pleased with how well it turned out! I have the poinsettia on a card here, but this felt beauty would be great on a package, on a stem stuck in a vase, or even on your lapel!


The sentiment is from another new holiday set with lots of holiday phrases, the Holiday Tag Sentiments Set

Layered Stamp Sets


I do have a lot of floral image stamp sets, so I'm usually pretty picky about adding new ones to my collection. This one I knew right away I needed to get ... the Positive Vibes Stamp Set. The size is small enough to either feature in the middle of a card, or to stamp multiple times like I've done here.


The other selling point to me is the ease of coloring. There are just two layers for the flowers and two layers for the leaves, yet it still results in an engaging image.


Another bonus with this set is all the sentiments that come with it. True friends are indeed everything!

Another new layered set is the Season's Tweetings Stamp Set, which is a non-floral set. It contains all you need to build two beautiful cardinals, a banner for them to hold your message on, a branch, and a ton of winter-related sentiments in an awesomely scripted font.


 After stamping the two different colors for the main body of the cardinals, and then a few different stamps for the face/eye/beak, I got out my colored pencils and added some details to the wings, breast and tail 



I also turned the tree branch into evergreen tree branches by adding lots of needles. The length of this design with the two birds holding a banner works perfectly on a slimline card. If you want to use this design on a standard A2-sized card, you can still do this, but you would just have the heads of the birds on each end.


Finally, for a super quick project, I picked one of the seven-ish sentiments and embossed it in gold on a beveled subway tile.


Such an elegant font that makes this easy project look really classy.

Giveaway Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 9/15/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll 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 Winners Page on 09/18/2020.


I'm pleased to send you to the next stop on this hop, Lilith Eeckels!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly


Supplies Used (Thanks so much for your support of my blog and projects!)

Mega Hello DebossingFolder
Beautiful Bergenia Embossing Folder
Holiday Tag Sentiments
Positive Vibes Stamp Set
Season's Tweetings Stamp Set







57 comments:

  1. Love what you did with the debossing folder and also the embossing one. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  2. Wow!!! Stunning cards!!! I'm in love with these embossing folders!!!

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  3. Such lovely projects! I am a huge fan of embossing folders, and these are beauties. Love your birdies, too!

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  4. I love the gorgeous colors you chose for your pretty cards!

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  5. Wow! What sensational cards!!! I especially like the cardinals and the embossed flowers. Gorgeous!!!

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  6. So pretty and subway tile a great idea...

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  7. Wow, all are stunners, thought I had a favorite, then I saw the next and the next and then decided I love them all equally!! Really ALL are gorgeous!!

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  8. OH my goodness Kelly, SO MUCH prettiness!

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  9. Thank-you for all the inspiration. Your cards are fantastic.

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  10. Beautiful cards. You have spoilt us with inspiration!

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  11. Just amazing card. Your 'hello' card could be done all year long.

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  12. Just WOW! Your projects are just gorgeous!

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  13. Such beautiful cards. Love the slimline card that is able to fit both of those sweet birds! Your floral cards are wonderful. And I really like the felt poinsettia. I've never tried to cut felt with a die- can't wait to try!

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  14. Love how you used the embossing folders; very pretty!
    All of your cards are gorgeous. The felt poinsettia is
    really lovely.

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  15. Kelly, I love the way you used the debasing folders. Your addition of color was spot on!

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  16. Absolutely beautiful cards! What you did with the embossing and debossing folders was super!

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  17. Such beautiful projects. I was blowed over with the poinsettia. Using the felt is so realistic! TFS

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  18. Well these are all truly amazing cards!! I have to say that I especially loved your clean and simple debossed hello card and your beautiful negative coloring on the beautiful 3D embossing folder card!!

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  19. What COOL Debossing cards and I love the poinsettia! Just amazing creations!

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  20. So creative in coloring the embossed/debossed cards..love that idea. I never would’ve thought to die cut the poinsettia out of felt. That is genius! But my favorite is the positive vibes card. Just WOW!!!

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  21. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. I love several of the cards but my favorite is the hello card.

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  22. Amazinh cards. I love how you have colored the embossed cards, especially on the Hello. And the cardinals are just so cute!!!

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  23. I love your gorgeous "hello" card! With each letter of hello being a different color. Fantastic!

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  24. Beautiful collection of cards.. All of them are so pretty, I loved the 3d embossing folders, they actually create the 3d effect by not sinking the flowers in but bringing them up alive.. The hello card is another beautiful one ♥️♥️♥️

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  25. So many beautiful designs. Love the embossing folders. Thanks for sharing

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  26. Love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I love your use of the embossing folders.

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  28. Wow - just love those embossing folders. What a great design.

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  29. Absolutely wonderful cards! I love the way you used the Positive Vibes set!

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  30. oooh, Kelly! The debossong folders caught my eye! Each of your projects is beautiful!

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  31. Thanks for the amazing inspiration. All your cards are gorgeous. I love the first one the best. It is just so pretty!

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  32. Wow! You outdid yourself with all those beautiful cards! My favorite one is the Beautiful Bergenis 3D Embossing Folder card! Very elegant and beautiful!

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  33. Loving all your projects!!! The poinsettia our of felt looks awesome, and your cardinal bird card is so sweet!

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  34. I love embossing folders and those are great! Elegant and versatile. It can be hard to show off embossing in photos, but you nailed it!

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  35. Well you sold a few products with this post! The embossing folder cards and the felt poinsettia are outstanding. The hello cards totally won my heart.

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  36. Everything is very pretty!
    I especially love your Poinsettia, it looks so realistic!
    Makes me want to go looking for one now! =) Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Oh my goodness! Such gorgeous projects! I am in LOVE!!

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  38. Lovely work! I love the felt poinsettia.

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  39. All your cards are amazing. I'm so excited about the new 3D embossing folders, and I so love that Mega Hello card.

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  40. Beautiful projects! I love the bergenia card, coloring around the embossed florals really make them stand out. And heat embossing on tile is a fantastic idea!

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  41. Amazing projects! I especially love the way you colored with the embossing folders.

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  42. Beautiful cards! I love the embossing and debossing folders, and the poinsettia is just gorgeous!

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  43. Wonderful set of projects. I like the look at a few folder designs as well as the poinsettia.

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  44. Gorgeous cards, and the cardinals slimline one is my favorite!

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  45. You have put together a BEAUTIFUL collection of cards! Each one is pretty and bright!

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  46. Your cards are just beautiful! I love how you colored in the debossed areas on your first two cards and the felt poinsettia is such an awesome idea!

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  47. I didn't think I needed the hello folder and now it is top of my list. Haha!! Great cards.

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  48. Love your card with
    the Bergenias folder
    and the felt Poinsettia
    looks fabulous!
    Carla from Utah

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  49. I love raised embossed floral images! So pretty what you did with “Beautiful Bergenia” folder

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  50. Lovely cards and the tile looks so cool... Thank you for the inspiration!

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  51. All are beautiful! The yellow on the poinsettia card really makes the flower pop.

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  52. Goodness, Kelly, you excelled even yourself with this gorgeous collection ... it was like a lovely voyage of discovery scrolling through them all and reading your ideas and thoughts! The simplicity and the dimension of the first two is outstanding ... the felt poinsettia is so touchable and cosy ... the florals (and sentiment with them) are beautiful ... those cardinals are deliciously festive ... and how cool and stylish is the embossed subway tile! A fantastic showcase! Hugs, Anita :)

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  53. Oh so much inspiration pack into this visit and sets. Love your cards. The embossing folders are going to be a hit on my Wish List. Great work. Love it.

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  54. Pretty cards. Love the use of felt for the poinsettia.

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