Altenew April 2017 Release Blog + Giveaway

Altenew April 2017 Release Blog @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #altenew #AltenewLayeringDie

Welcome to Altenew April 2017 Release Blog Hop, friends! You are here from Lydia‘s blog and now my turn to introduce my projects for today. This month Altenew releases the new kit and absolutely awesome layered cover dies!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, April 14th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, April 15th. 

I’ll also pick one lucky winner from comments to this post who will receive another certificate!

I had an unique chance to work with newest Floral Cover dies (die A and die B). And I made two different cards with the same design. I used both dies to create the layering and dimensions on my cards. Another common thing for them — the sentiment made with Label Love stamp set. I only tried different ways of coloring the layers. I couldn’t decide which way is better… to make darker the top layer or the bottom? What do you think?

Altenew April 2017 Release Blog @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #altenew #AltenewLayeringDie

The first card is the shaker — the first thing I think of when we talk about beautiful detailed dies. I cut two panels of the white card stock (one for each of die A and die B). Then I sponged them with Altenew Crisp inks — I used greens for leaves and reds for the flowers. With green Tombow Dual Brush pens I added some details to leaves — wanted to know how they look with them.

Then I adhered one panel to another and added the transparency as the bottom layer. The card base is sponged with the inks too. I also sprinkled it with the water. Then added the sequins and finished the creating of the shaker.

At the end I added the stamped with the black inks sentiment. Here the top layer is the darker one.

Altenew April 2017 Release Blog @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #altenew #AltenewLayeringDie

For the second card I made the bottom layer darker then the top one. But I used another technique for building the card. With Floral Cover die B and partial die cutting technique I cut the panel directly on the card base. And sponged it with the inks. With die A I cut another panel and colored it too (just masked the edges to get the white frame).

Then I adhered the top panel to the card base (with the prepared and colored die cutting) and finished the card with the sentiment and some clear crystals. The card looks fabulous and you can see the inner part through the card!

Have a great day! Your next stop is Lydia Fiedler‘s blog!

Altenew April 2017 Release Blog @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #altenew #AltenewLayeringDie

Altenew April 2017 Release Blog @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #altenew #AltenewLayeringDie

Full blog hop list:


Laura Bassen

Eunyoung Lee

Jennifer McGuire

Erum Tasneem

Virginia Lu

Dana Hyejin Gong

Yoonsun Hur

Laura Jane

Debby Hughes

Flóra Monika Farkas

Therese Calvird

Miriam Prantner

May Sukyong Park

Lydia Evans

Anna Kossakovskaya — you are here

Lydia Fiedler — next step

Sveta Fotinia

Isha Gupta

Svitlana Shayevich

Lilith Eeckels

Kelly Tribout Latevola

Nicole Picadura


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Comments (203)

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    Tami B 2 года ago Reply

    I was excited to see your name on the list of stops, and when I got here I certainly was not disappointed. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous.

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    Laurie G. 2 года ago Reply

    Amazing cards!

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    ANN GREENE 2 года ago Reply

    These Altenew layering backgrounds are gorgeous, as is your card. Thank you for sharing.

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    Esther A 2 года ago Reply

    Nice job.

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    Cindy Aguirre 2 года ago Reply

    Such pretty cards! I like both ways you made them. Love these intricate dies! So fun!

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    Dyana 2 года ago Reply

    I love love the «You are Awesome» card with the new layering flower die set. thanks for sharing

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    Sobia Shahab 2 года ago Reply

    Beautiful! love the layering

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    Verna Angerhofer 2 года ago Reply

    Wonderful designs and I love how you used the dies with them.

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    Terry neudorf 2 года ago Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous !

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    Judie Attard 2 года ago Reply

    Stunning cards! The shaker card is amaaazing!!!

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    Lori Ellen 2 года ago Reply

    Love Altenew! They have the most beautiful, unque stamps! I encourage all my stamping friends to try them!

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    Rebecca Hoffman 2 года ago Reply

    Both of your cards are AWESOME!! You are so creative and inspiring!

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    Laura Gribble 2 года ago Reply

    Such beautiful cards! I am loving the layering dies!

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    Gail Alcorn 2 года ago Reply

    Just gorgeous! Love the colors!

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    Bonnie 2 года ago Reply

    You always make such beautiful cards…love them all!

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    Emily 2 года ago Reply

    Love the dark pink one, really makes those flowers burst

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    Kleri F 2 года ago Reply

    Beautiful cards!Great use of the die and the shaker idea was great!Thank you for the inspiration!

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    IRINA KNIAZEVA 2 года ago Reply

    Очень красиво, Аня!

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    Angie Hall 2 года ago Reply

    Thanks for showing us 2 different ways to use the Floral layering dies. Both are gorgeous.

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    Laura Miller 2 года ago Reply

    GORGEOUS. I’m just a bit more partial to the dark color on top. Love how you then incorporated into a shaker card.

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    Lisa Maxner 2 года ago Reply

    So beautiful, thank you for sharing.

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    Debbie christensen 2 года ago Reply

    Wow, fell In love with the layered dahlia die and can’t wait to get it. I’m fairly new to cards. It this looks like such a speculative die that can give me that wow factor even though I’m just learning.

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