Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Altenew March 2020 Washi Tapes Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi Friends! Welcome to the Altenew March Washi Tape release! These washi tapes were unveiled at Creativation in January, and it was fun to see everyone's reaction to them, especially the gold foil tapes. I've got a lot to share with you, so let's get started!

First off, you may have come from the blog of Svitlana Shayevich, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.

1) Floral Field Washi


This is one of the gold foil washis that people were caressing in the Altenew booth at Creativation! Not only do you get a gorgeously watercolored field of flowers, but they're on a dramatic black background, AND it's bordered on each side by gold foil trim.

What?!?

I know. Awesome. Below the Floral Field Washi you may notice there's a thin strip of gold foil tape ... that's the Gold Foil .2" Washi Tape.


There's one additional tape included on this card, and that's the modern set of three plus signs after the Hugs die. This thin Positivity Washi Tape is something I'm really looking forward to using in conjunction with sentiments (as a way to add focus to them).


When I saw the preview of this washi tape I knew instantly I HAD to have it! Let's just jump right to the unabashed, full-on use of this washi tape as a card base ...



It's like tiny rivers of gold are flowing thru an ombre sea.

Can you even handle this deliciousness?! There really no need for anything but a sentiment from the Bold Greetings dies. If you need other reasons why this washi is a must-have, I have a few more cards to share:


After putting the tape on cardstock I cut floral petals from the Simply the Best Die Set. I like the gold rivers peeking through from the bottom floral layer.


In addition to the marbled tape, I got to use a second tape on this card ... the Golden Strokes Washi Tape. I can see turning to this tape OFTEN when I want to add something to the bottom of a card. Or when I want to add a touch of gold (since the rest of the tape blends in with a white card base).


As bold as that flower is, you can alternatively limit this tape to being used on just the leaves. I honestly just grabbed some left over florals from the Floral Drape Stamp set that were on my desk, and paired them with these awesomely styled leaves.


There are two other tapes here, the bottom is again lined with the Golden Strokes washi tape, and the sentiment is underlined with the awesome pluses from the Positivity Washi Tape. Unlike a stamp, washi tape can easily go over multiple layers and look flawless.


Finally, here's the tape used as a background, although instead of being the entire card base, it's just on the Fine Frames Diamonds Dies.


That gold shine behind the florals is just delightful!


So many different looks with the Marbled Dream Washi Tape!

2) Colored Sets of Solid Washi Tapes


This final group of cards showcases the sets of 4 gradiently-colored solid washi tapes


For these cards I simply overlapped each different color by 1/4". Love all the new bands of color this creates! It's kind of like a 2-for-1 deal! This is the Rose Petal Washi Tape set.


I had an extra Canterbury Bell laying on my desk from this month's new Build-a-Flower post ... yep, that's about all this card probably needs!


The Tea Party Washi Tape Set is just as beautiful! I found it interesting how the intersecting bands of color change based on which tape is on top. On the lower half of the card the darker values of tape are on top. On the upper half of the card, the lighter values of tape are on top, creating a much lighter and dreamier intersection.


The focal point is one of the Forever In Love bouquets that I fussy cut. With the background really being the star of the show, I left the bouquet uncolored.


And here's the Sea Shore Washi Tape Set. This time I went from light washi strips on each end to the darkest washi strip in the center. 



The Positivity Washi Tape really comes in handy when you want to add something but don't know what!



Finally, here's a mix of a few different washi colors. I'd really like to have a pair of socks in this pattern!


The washi that's going across the card in the middle and is holding the floral stems is the Painted Grid washi. Like the Positivity Washi Tape, this one is only $2.50 ... so easy to just slip this in your cart : )


I've only scratched the surface of these wonderful sets of washi tape! These are all horizontal line designs, but you can do diagonals, line patterns, just a color + white, checks, anything!


You made it! Here's a summary of the cards (minus the one with the flowers on the diamond).

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 3/18/2020 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 in this blog hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/21/2020.

It's now my pleasure to send you to Laurie Wilson, the queen of clean!!

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!)
Floral Field Washi Tape
Gold Foil .2 Inch Washi Tape

Golden Strokes Washi

Marbled Dream Washi Tape
Painted Grid Washi Tape
Positivity Washi Tape

Tea Party Washi Tape Set

Sea Shore Washi Tape Set

Rose Petal Washi Tape Set

45 comments:

  1. I love all the gold in your cards! Great sentiments in gold and then the gradients look awesome!

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  2. So many wonderful ideas Kelly, love the color coordinated sets and the ombre designs you created, that Marbled Dream washi is simply striking. Loving this release! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. oh my - i need to layer me some washi!

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  4. Who would have thought pink and gold would look gorgeous together???

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  5. So many beautiful cards! Such great designs!

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  6. OMG! What stunning and beautiful cards! Really incredible!

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  7. So many great ideas from your samples! Love them!

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  8. Your cards are gorgeous. I love the new washi tapes.

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  9. I love how you layered the solid colors of washi tapes on your second set of cards - so clever to add that extra layer of color! All of your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. These are all so beautiful!! I really love the look of those gradient tapes; so fun and pretty!

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  11. Great cards! All wonderfully creative!

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  12. Amazing cards...I'm really seeing washi tape in a whole new light. Thanks for your beautiful inspiration.

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  13. These cards are beautiful! Love all the new washi tapes.

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  14. I just love the marbled dream washi and you made great use of it. I especially love your card using it as the background - so easy yet striking!

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  15. Kelly, these are all so beautiful! The washi is amazing!

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  16. Love that Floral Field washi tape. Your cards are just beautiful!

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  17. Wow Kelly, so many fantastic cards!!

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  18. Wow! Thanks for sharing all the possibilities with these washi tapes!

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  19. Washi tape is awesome! I especially like how you have used it to die cut flowers and leaves. Just beautiful!

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  20. Great cards. So bright and creative.

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  21. Great ideas for use. I like the layering for backgrounds.

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  22. You have showcased these tapes beautifully.

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  23. Omg! All washi Is super!!! Tnks for your ispiration!
    Èly

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  24. You have my attention... what beautiful ideas.

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  25. You always rock my world with your amazing designs. Thank you for inspiring us with your gorgeous designs.

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  26. Beautiful. I just love your gradient cards.

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  27. Wow I can not pick a favourite they are all fantastic cards.

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  28. So many amazing cards. Love this new release of washi tapes from Altenew.

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  29. Wow! So many amazing set of inspirations!

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  30. Your cards are beautiful and unique.

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  31. What a showcase, Kelly ... you're always so uniquely creative ... and with these washi tapes you've created such loveliness! I do love the Golden Strokes ... and it's entirely possible you've converted me to Marbled Dream too! Hugs, Anita :)

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  32. I love all the ways you used this beautiful gold washi tape and the solid colors creating an ombre effect! Just lovely!

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  33. I think we need all of these tapes! Wow! what a fine post of designs and inspiration! thanks

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  34. I love how the color in your cards just pops!

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I especially love the first one with the Floral Field Washi Tape. It is going to be hard to pick which ones I NEED to have.

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  36. Such gorgeous inspiration! I love the beautiful colors and great designs.

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  37. All your cards are amazing. I love the Marbled Dream and the Floral Field washi tapes, and those stripes are fantastic.

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  38. Beautiful cards! I love the gradient you created with the washi tape sets and the Marbled one is fabulous for a background and die cutting.

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  39. Love the ombré looks you’ve achieved on these!

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  40. I love the creative ways you used the Happy Birthday sheet music stamp. Thank you for the inspiration!

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