Friday, June 4, 2021

Altenew Adventures Ahead Stamps/Dies/Stencils/More Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Friends! Welcome to the Adventures Ahead Altenew Blog Hop featuring timely images of fun, travel and escape ... all things I hope to be enjoying in the summer of 2021!

You may have come from the blog of Laurie Willison, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Blog.


These first two cards feature the Enjoy your Journey Stamp Set which has detailed illustrations of romatic travel ... steamer trains, bridges, trunks, cameras, and plenty of sentiments.

Like the ink blending on the backgrounds?! Someone else has done all the work, as I've used two different sheets of paper from the Dreamy Sunset 6x6 Paper Pack to spotlight these awesome images!

With images this detailed, coloring does not need to be too involved. After fussy cutting out the train and tracks, I used several gray copics to color different parts of the engine, and then blended some sepia-toned ink on the tracks to go with the patterned paper, and the vintage feel. 

Love how dreamy the color blending in this backgroud paper is!


Similar concept for this one, I used a patterned paper from the Dreamy Sunset 6x6 Paper Pack and fussy cut the main image to adhere on top.

Also like the last card, I used a few different grays to color the mountains and bricks, but left the rest uncolored. The trail of steam coming from the engine is on foam tape to make it stand out.

The other set I'm in love with from this release is the Up and Away Stamp Set. It makes two different hot air balloons, has a sweet couple watching them, and several sentiments to pick from. 

The best part of this set, however, is the Up and Away Coloring Stencil! It is SO MUCH FUN to see all the different color combinations you can come up with. And it's ridiculously easy to sponge on the different colors. In seconds you have beautifully colored balloons!

The large balloon is big enough to have several different placement options on a standard A2-sized card. Position it in the center, top, left. right, etc., all for different looks. If you place it on the top right corner, you can also add the cute couple in the foreground to watch it. 

Stencil a hill for them to stand on, and add a sentiment to finish the card.


Here's an option on the left with the larger balloon in the center of the card. You can see how it takes up the space nicely.

The card on the right features the smaller balloon x 2. If you want more focus to be on the balloons vs. the couple, don't forget that you can use only a portion of the couple. Instead of using the full body die cut, I just have the upper torsos here. The sentiment fits nicely between the couple and the balloons.


Finally, with the Up and Away Die Set, the large hot air balloon is begging to be made into a shaped card. For this coloring scheme, I had the darker two colors on the same vertical column. I like how that makes long vertical stripes on the balloon. The next balloon I make I'll have the two darker colors on the same horizontal row, to make horizontal stripes.


Perfect size for a shaped card!

Free Gifts

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

  • Get a FREE brand new Adventures Ahead Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Exotic Garden release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Adventures Ahead release collection from 6/04/2021 through 6/10/2021. Shop HERE

  • Get a FREE brand new Adventures Ahead Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 06/04/2021 through 06/06/2021. Shop HERE!

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/09/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/11/2021.

  

I am now pleased to send you to the amazing Agnieszka Małyszek who has some beautiful projects to share with you! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly


Supplies Used (affiliate links used, thanks so much for your support!)

Enjoy your Journey Stamp Set

Up and Away Stamp Set

Up and Away Die Set

Up and Away Coloring Stencil

Dreamy Sunset 6x6 Paper Pack
 

35 comments:

  1. Great cards. I am drawn to your pastels in the Up and Away cards!

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  2. Gorgeous cards, gorgeous colors! Love these, Kelly!

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  3. Your great cards make me want to take a trip. Love this new design direction that Altenew is taking.

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  4. I can't help but think of Hogwarts when I see the Enjoy your Journey cards.

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  5. Wow your color combos are on point! Lots of inspo!

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  6. These cards are totally awesome! I so enjoyed your post.

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  7. The train on a tunnel is a great look. It's just magical.

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  8. I love the way you did the balloons!

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  9. The train on the bridge reminds me of driving vacations!

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  10. Awesome job on all your cards!

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  11. Great designs! I love the colored balloons with the B/W outline of couple..very eyecatching.

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  12. Fantastic cards as always, love the new release and particularly the Let’s Go and Seas the Day ones, they are gorgeous!

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  13. Oh I LOVE your hot air balloon cards--especially the shaped one! Oh wait, I forgot. I love everything you share!

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  14. Nice color and layout combinations. Great use and show of the paper pack.

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  15. Beautiful cards especially the balloon cards!! I love them!!!

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  16. Fabulous cards, Kelly. I can see how that stencil would make coloring the hot air balloons easier and therefore make them in all the colors.

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  17. Awesome cards! I am really loving the balloons and the colors you used!

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  18. loving your cards - your color blending is awesome

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  19. Fantastic cards!!! Love your shaped balloon card!!

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  20. Wonderful cards. I really love the first one -- it reminds my of my childhood (many years ago!) riding the train to west Texas with my grandmother.

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  21. Don't you just love the perspective of the image of the balloon? What a fabulous release!

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  22. Lovely cards that bring back memories of my travels. Excellent job!

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  23. Oh Kelly, these are all SO GORGEOUS!! The Up and Away stamp set is simply beautiful.

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  24. Love train rides and so enjoyed your cards.

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  25. I love the beautiful scenes you created on all your cards! The shaped balloon card is awesome!

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  26. Fantastic cards, love your inking!

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  27. Cool cards! i love the vintage feel of the first adventure card, and the hot air balloon card is wonderful. Such amazing perspective and i love the stencils.

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  28. I love these cards! Those papers you used for the train cards are incredible and leaving the images virtually uncoloured is the perfect touch to them! Definitely something else to add to my ever growing want list. And those pinks and teals you used for the hot air ballon are perfect!

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  29. The train cards are so gorgeous! It looks like the trains are flying through the mountains right at sunset 🌅

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  30. I love the Enjoy your Journey stamp set! So different!! The hot air balloon is stunning too!!Thanks for the great inspiration. Stay safe! :)

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