Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Altenew February 2023 Boho Chic Stamp, Die, Stencil & More Release Blog Hop #1 + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


Hello Friends!

There's a brand new Altenew release on shelves now, and I have to say two of the sets are instant favorites for me! And now that I think of it, neither of the sets involve stamping ... lol, how crazy is that?!? 


You may have come from the one and only Jennifer McGuire, but if not, feel free to stop at the beginning with the Altenew Blog!

 

Best way to get a no-line coloring look? Don't make a line in the first place!! This new Swamp Buttercup Stencil and Die is ridiculously beautiful with lots of details and shading, and it's all created through the layered stencils. Amazing!


I added some sequins to the center of the flowers instead of scattering them around the card for a bit of bling. 


The background is subtle, but a nice addition. It's from the Patchwork Tiles Stencil and Stamp that is visible in this photo. The set comes with a grid of squares so you can make a patchwork background, but you can also just use the ornamentation without the squares like I did here. Options are good!


You can certainly just purchase the stencil and have one heck of a craft tool, but the die is nice if you want to easily add backgrounds to your card. This is one shape that's not at all straightforward to fussy cut yourself, so I wouldn't feel bad buying the coordinating die.



The previous card is made with just stencils (and a die), now this card is just made with just dies! The Boho Vases die set is a real workhorse for your card-making endeavors! Just one cut of the three vases and three plants will fill your entire card!


The vases, OMG!! All the detailed cut-outs AND debossing lines make such intricate designs that really shine when you use metallic papers. Kick it up a notch and add a second layer underneath that you can use different colors to further play on the patterns. 

 At first I was scratching my head on how to do this easily since there's not a second solid die for each vase. But then I thought why don't I try cutting a really thick piece of chipboard. Perfect! Without enough pressure to cut through, I was left with debossed lines where all the circle are. I just cut each vase out along the debossed outside lines, and then picked which holes to color based on the debossed design in the chipboard. Cover that with the gold cardstock I initially cut and it's a completely customized vase!


Then just cut a few different shades of leaves and pot your plants! You may notice the subtle stripes in the background, and the striped die in the photo. That's the work of another new item, Rattan Stripes Die. Instead of using the stripes horizontally or vertically (it's wide enough to offer either option for an A2-sized card), I used them diagonally.


Giveaway Prizes:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a *$100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/07/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/08/2023.

*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog. 


I'm now happy to send you to the blog of a dear friend, Virginia Lu, who has something beautiful to share!

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Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

Supplies used (affiliate links at no additional cost, thanks for your support!)

Collection Containing the Boho Vases


Boho Vases


53 comments:

  1. Wow!! That vase is amazing and I love the flowers you used. Stunning ❤️

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  2. Pretty flowers and I like the vases for the plants.

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  3. Love how you used a second layer in the vases to make the colors in the cases pop!

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  4. Beautiful card, love all the layers and the color combo!

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  5. Love your cards.......really love the Swamp Buttercup flower too.
    Priya Venkat

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  6. These are gorgeous! I love the subtle backgrounds you created! They really make the rest of your cards shine!

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  7. Fabulous cards, love the boho vases!

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  8. Gorgeous designs! I LOVE the gold vases and flowers!

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  9. Beautiful! I love the boho vases card!

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  10. Oh my goodness, you have my head spinning about yours vases. Gorgeous!!!!

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  11. Fantastic cards! I really love both designs, especially the second card!

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  12. The plants are so pretty. I LOVE the pots.

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  13. I am totally smitten with those stunning BoHo vases! I think I will create a wall hanging with it! Love it! And the swamp roses are so beautiful, and I am crazy about that background stencil! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  14. Oh those Boho Vases are the bomb!! Love how you added layers and colors to them!

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  15. Beautiful cards! I love the subtle use of the Patchwork Tile for your background and your vases look AMAZING!

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  16. I honestly love the vases! Seeing them used has sold me!

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  17. Terrific cards, Kelly! I like your fancy metallic and turquoise vases!

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  18. I absolutely love the boho vases with the gold metallic paper. Beautiful cards!

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  19. Great cards. I am more a die cutter than a colorist so love when the dies are featured. Those plants and vases are jaw dropping gorgeous. Thank you so much.

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  20. I love the flowers and what you did with the vases

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  21. I love the embossed planters.
    Beautiful idea. Wonderful projects.
    thanks for sharing.

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  22. Gorgeous cards!!!! The Boho Vases are Magnificent!!!!!!

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  23. Love both cards but really like the die cutting on the vases. Die cut only cards just amaze me.

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  24. Lovely inspiration, thank you. The Boho Vases have now become from second favourite from the release.

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  25. I love the way you took the vases to the "next level"! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  26. A lovely duo of cards highlighting traditional and modern designs. Love the versatility!

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  27. I love the buttercup stencil and die, and the vases are fabulous! Wonderful cards!

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  28. I love this video so much. Like you I love to stencil with no lines but sometimes they just don't look right. The Buttercup stencil and die set looks perfect. But my favorite card of this hop is the Boho vases. They are beautiful. Maybe I am just in a hurry for the cold rainy season to end but your card really makes me want spring to hurry up. I can think of lots of people who would enjoy these vases too.

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  29. Your cards are striking. The gold die cuts really elevate the card!

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  30. Beautiful cards! Love the ease of layered stencils and dies.

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  31. I love the softness of the pink and gray on that one card. Beautiful!

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  32. Wonderful projects. I particularly love the Boho Vases die set --that may be my favorite from this fantastic releas!

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  33. I simply love your cards! They make me happy, the way the colours pop and the composition :)!- Aditi

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  34. Lovely designs Kelly! This bundle certainly is packed with lots of fun elements, thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. Awesome release and awesome creations, I love the vases card especially!

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  36. Gorgeous cards--love those die cut vases and the gorgeous flowers. Love this new release!

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  37. Gorgeous cards! The colors and designs are amazing.

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  38. I love the look of the layered stencils. I'm definitely going to need to try this.

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  39. Cutting the vases out of metallic cardstock and backing them with jewel tones really makes these look dedazzled. Even the white looks like pearls!

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  40. Your cards are fabulous! I love those vases you created.

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  41. WOW! Love your cards, Thank you for explaining how you created the color behind the gold vase die cuts. They really are spectacular.

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  42. These are fantastic ideas! I especially love those gorgeous vases! I really love the way you layered them with colored bits -- so eye catching! Thank you for sharing the process for how you did this. Before I even saw your post, I was wondering how to easily get a second layer under there to add some contrasting colors. You came up with a really smart solution! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. Your cards are so pretty, Kelly! Love the buttercups.

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  44. Great project shares. I like how the vases turned out.

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  45. Great inspirational cards. Love the new products.

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  46. Wonderful cards! Swamp Buttercups are my new favorite flower. Your card is lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Gorgeous cards. I love the cute vases!

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