Thursday, May 25, 2017

Altenew Stamp/Die/Embossing Powder Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
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 Welcome to Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop!
If you are coming from the incredible Jennifer McGuire, you are in the right spot. 
If not, come on in and join the hop and get inspired.


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I am super excited about today's blog hop.
Altenew has more amazing release in this line-up. I have been having a blast playing with the new embossing powder, stamps and dies. The time has finally come and I get to share with you all today!

First up, it is about the embossing powder. Specifically, I used Antique Gold with the amazing "Under the Cherry Blossom Stamp and Die Bundle.
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This stamp set has the finest details and design. You may think it's finicky to stamp each branch, petals and leaves....wrong. It is so easy to stamp the layered image because the design is already built-in.
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The matching Under the Cherry Blossom Die makes it super easy to add the intricate details.
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I stamped all my designs with my favorite Altenew inks (listed at the end of this post).

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Aren't those Antique Gold Embossing Powder amazing?

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(Budding Thanks)

My next card is all about the w Pure White Embossing Powder with Budding Thanks

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 After white-embossing the tulip images, I applied Altenew Inks to the petals. Oh..how I loved the effect against the white and grey card stock!
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The white-embossed sentiment goes perfectly with the tulips, too!
I love everything with the grey card stock.
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The sentiment is from Best Bud Stamp Set.

 My 3rd card is a very refreshing Spring card with Best Bud Stamp Set. 


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This set is perfect for coloring and background stamping. The stamped images are gorgeous.

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 As you can see, I also used Budding Thanks.
I love how you can use these two sets interchangeably and independently.
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The sentiment was embossed in Antique Silver Embossing Powder. I love that the simple embossed sentiment helps make a design shine!

My 4th (and last) card was created with Halftone Hearts Stamp Set.
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 The "XOXO" sentiment was embossed with Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder. This embossing powder has a tiny of peach color and it softer-looking than Antique Gold.
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I love the gradient of Halftone Hearts Stamp Set as it takes the guess work out of your stamping.


Please note that I have two other favorites Diamond Background and Crafty Friends from this release. I will be sharing more with you this Saturday. Hope you come back to check them out. 

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Prizes:To celebrate this release, Altenewis giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, June 1st for a chance to win.The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, June 3rd.

AND I will also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate to one of YOU who commented in this post. The winner will be announced in my blog on May 31st.

Blog Hop Order: 

Altenew
Jennifer McGuire 
πŸ’š>---Virginia Lu---<πŸ’š
Kavitha
Lisa Spangler
Nicole Picadura
Yoonsun Hur
Amy Sheffer
Therese Calvird
Debby Hughes
Carissa Wiley
Flora Monika Farkas
Erum Tasneem
Keeway Tsao
Eunyoung Lee
Sveta Fotinia
Agnieszka Malyszek

Your next stop is the fabulous Lilith Eeckels
 Enjoy the rest of your hop and...don't forget to leave a comment in this post.

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Pink Bunkadoo Paper wonderment said...

Your half-tone heart was my fav!

Angela Mackeben said...

Oh my! So inspiring!

patti said...

Love your cards!!! What great stamp sets!!

Kari V. said...

Great inspiration! I love the cherry blossoms and floral cards...so much beautiful color!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your cards are lovely!

gm said...

Love all of your beautiful cards

Barbara Mann said...

I loved yor cards. They are beautiful and so cheerful.

barbara macaskill said...

All of these are absolutely stunning but my favorite is the Best Buds thanks card! Beautiful colors and I love the placement of each of the flowers! TFS!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely cards! Gorgeous detail with the embossing! Love the Best Bud and Budding Thanks sets!

Nana Griffin said...

All of these are very lovely.

Sue McRae said...

I am so loving the budding flowers and the fun Halftone Hearts! Great job showcasing these images!

Mary McCaslin said...

I can't decide which card I love more...I enjoy your work!

Pam D. said...

Love all your cards! The tulips are gorgeous and I really like the best buds set. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Craftydancer said...

I love all your cards. The colors are fantastic. I will be trying some of these techniques especially the gold Embossing.

lisa j said...

Love the halftone hearts stamp set and the embossing powders!

Debbie B said...

Such beautiful cards! Love those flowers and your coloring! Such a great release and amazing blog hop! So much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Stunning cards! I LOVE the cherry blossom card- so elegant!

Tracy Hawkins said...

Beautiful cherry blossom! And the best buds card is wonderful , both cards are beautiful. Xx

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh how I love the gold embossing on the branches!

slgibbs1 said...

I was really impressed with the second card. I love the color gray and I love tulips! But, you were very creative in the way you combined the two!

Renee VanEpps said...

These are all gorgeous but I'm really loving the silver embossed Thanks card towards the end! WHAT A STUNNER!!!!!

krysta Martinek said...

Beautiful cards!! I really liked all of them!!

Marianne said...

Wonderful selection of cards, Virginia, and another amazing release by Altenew.

Marybeth said...

My goodness Virginia these cards are stunning! I love the beautiful colors used on each one and the cherry blossoms are gorgeous!!!

Patty said...

Wow Virginia!! These are all awesome cards!! Love the best buds & hearts!!

trishden said...

Those are some gorgeous cards you created! I particularly love the "Under the Cherry Tree" dies. Thanks for sharing!

D.Ann C said...

Between the lovely new stamps and your gorgeous colors, these are fabulous!

Angela said...

Hi, Virginia! Your cards are fantastic! They featured the stamp sets that were my favorites just from looking at them in the original release. I'm excited to see the rest of the hop to see what other sets get added to my wish list!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the cherry blossoms and that pretty embossing powder you used!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your cherry blossom card is my favorite! You are so inspiring!

Jackie Waxler said...

Great cards. Great work.

Laraine R said...

Fabulous cards & a fabulous release!

Diane Bakehouse said...

What a beautiful array of cards. Love that gold embossing powder on the Cherry Blossom card.

mzjluv said...

Your cards are stunning. I knew I would love the budding stamp sets when I saw the sneak!!

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful cards!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the cherry blossom card. So lovely.

Joanne Herbert said...

Wow, such beautiful creations and it show cases the release so beautiful. Hugs Jo

Sharon Thompson said...

Love the colors and techniques used. Very beautiful cards.

Leslie L. said...

Beautiful cards. Love budding thanks and halftone hearts.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the bud stamp sets. Fantastic!

cindybearj said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love all the fantastic colors, especially the cherry blossoms.

Holly said...

Beautiful cards!

Amanda Dellamano said...

Beautiful stamping! I am in love with the cherry blossom card! Just lovely :)

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I absolutely love your card with the cherry blossom. It is stunning. I would love to go see them in Washington when they are in bloom. My mom got to see them on her honeymoon in 1950. She said they were beautiful. My dad & mom were married for 66 years until he passed away this March 20th.
I love how you did those tulips with the white embossing powder. They look so cool like that. That is a very different technique.I might have to try that with any of my flower stamps. Your other tulip card makes the tulips look so real. The coloring is so amazing! I love flowers!
I love the hearts with all the colors. I have circles that are just like that. They are also from Altenew.
I love all of your cards! You did a great job on all of them. Thanks for letting us see them and for giving us a chance to win something.

Rose said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia! I love the new embossing powders!

Multiplicity Crafts said...

Wow - such unique designs you've created with this new release! Love what you've made!

Hey Jude Cards said...

Wow all of these cards were incredible. Loved them

Chesney McIntosh said...

Altenew probably has the best floral stamp sets. The are so detailed and realistic. I feel like an artist every time I use them. I am in love with the new cherry blossom set!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Virginia. Love what you did with the sets. The cherry blossom is so elegant. The budding sets are amazing... makes it easy to add shading to those flowers. So awesome!

phlower said...

Wow! Your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

phlower said...

Beautiful designs! Love your use of embossing powder!

Nana Griffin said...

A great job!

Francine D said...

Great usage of the embossing powder. I bet they are beautiful in person. Love those shading hearts too. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

Beautiful Cards. Thank you for sharing your talent & giving me inspiration.

aknancy said...

Such beautiful cards. First one is so elegant...

Alaska .Kris said...

Love that bud set! So very lovely!

scrappykate said...

I love the cards you created with all the new Altenew products!

Ms.Nette said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa A creations said...

So many cool new items!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning projects. I love your tulips. TFS

Ms.Nette said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for the inspiration. Looks like I will be adding a few new stamps set to my wish list .

Stefanie White said...

Your cards are beautiful, love the embossing!

cm said...

You've done it again, Virginia: rendered me speechless with awe with the gorgeous assortment showcased here! Each and every one warrants framing! WOW x a zillion!
~carol

Janet Fritz said...

You're so very talented, love the products too!

pagecropper said...

Such beautiful inspiration.

CraftyNatalie said...

So beautiful, love the simplicity of the cherry blossom and the thanks card.

Cynthia Koop said...

Your cards are beautiful. I have found that using Altenue stamps and products makes my cards beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Lynne said...

Top of the list is the bud stamps and dies and the plaid dies but everything in this release is a must have. Lovely cards, great inspiration.

Di said...

Your cards are great! I'm really lovin' the Halftone Hearts.

Engineered Baker said...

Beautiful cards! I love every single one of them!!

Christy Borfitz said...

Absolutely lovely cards and this release is amazing!

Kanan Pandya said...

Fabulous cards, Virginia!! Love the both floral cards, amazing colors. Thank you so much. :-)

Connie MacFarlane said...

Wonderful cards Virginia! Love what you did with the Best Bud and and Budding Thanks stamp sets. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

Viola Leary said...

I didn't know that the inks would be that bright on a colored cardstock. I will have to give this a try. I love your halftone heart card too. I love all of the halftone images.
All of the cards are wonderful.

Teresa Cherka said...

Great designs, thanks for sharing.

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