Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop! You are here from Taheerah‘s blog and now my turn to introduce my projects for today. I am so honored to be invited to this blog hop — Altenew is three and I was with them as design team member half of this time.

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Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 10 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 15 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

Warm Wishes card

And for today I prepared two new and fresh cards for you. It’s spring here and I wanted to make something cheerful and bright. And also to use the stamps I never used before (yes, I have such stamp LOL!). And for my first card I combined Modern Deer and Birch Land stamp set. Don’t they really match perfectly?


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I stamped two trunks of birches in the front panel, masked them with the masking paper and sponged over them with Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades crisp inks. Then I sprinkled with the water to add more texture and stamped the leaves for birches with the same green inks. Also I applied the sun rays mask with green and white inks to add more depth to my card.

Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

The last step was to make the deer and place it to this serene picture. I used misti-tool to stamp the deer because I used three different colors and needed to stamp the same image the same place three times. The Crisp inks I used here from the lightest to the darkest are: Peach Perfect, Paper Bag and Dark Chocolate. For the last two colors — I didn’t ink the stamp with them, just added some shadows to the stamp with the distress applicator. This way the deer looks more realistic.

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You are awesome card

My second card for today highlights Painted Jellyfish stamp set. Really like it! And I wanted to used some unusual colors for it. I chose pink)) The jellyfishes are stamped with really many inks, here they are: Evening GrayFrosty PinkCotton Candy, Coral Berry and Ruby Red.

Then I white embossed ‘awesome’ word from Super Script stamp set on Pale Gray Card stock. I like how it looks! I have to use it more often — light letters on the dark base.

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For the background I sponged with Cotton Candy Crisp inks over sun rays stencil. But it turned out too dark for such soft jellyfishes… So I covered the rays with the vellum with tiny white dots and added some sequin. Now it looks perfect!

Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

And also I want to add some cards I made for Altenew last years. Your next stop is WOW! Embossing Powder blog! Thank you very much for stopping by and leaving the comments! Have a great blog hop, good luck!

Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway @akossakovskaya @altenew #cardmaking #altenew

Full blog hop list for today:


Laura Bassen

Ashley Horton

Amy Lee

Simon Says Stamp

Sveta Fotinia

Taheerah Atchia

Anna Kossakovskaya — you are here

WOW! Embossing Powder — your next stop

Yoonsun Hur

Raquel Bowman

Marika Rahtu

Nina Marie Trapani


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    faye douglas 2 года ago Reply

    cute as!

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    jan metcalf 2 года ago Reply

    I adore your cards!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!!

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    MelissaF 2 года ago Reply

    Beautiful cards, LOVE the stenciled sun ray background and the adorable deer scene, so pretty!

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    Arianna Barbara 2 года ago Reply

    Wow! Beautiful cards!!!

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    Gina Howe 2 года ago Reply

    Nice cards! I love the jellyfish and the deer. So nice to see some animals!

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    Steph Brubaker 2 года ago Reply

    Oh the deer, so pretty and for some reason jellyfish make me so happy! I love the softness of the colours you have chosen.

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    Barbara L Chapman 2 года ago Reply

    great cards!

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    Diane Napolitano 2 года ago Reply

    I LOVE jellyfish and have never seen a stamp of them before! These are a must have. My father loves deer. He’s in a nursing home now and we have taped up pictures of deer from magazines for him to enjoy (he can’t have posters or anything in a frame, so it has to be kept simple). Thank you for sharing both of these cards.

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    Amante del Papel 2 года ago Reply

    is an awesome card!

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    Beverly Chester 2 года ago Reply

    The deer, trees, and background is amazing! Love it!!

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    jennifer mitten 2 года ago Reply

    Beautiful cards — especially love the fawn in the forest.

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    Kanan Pandya 2 года ago Reply

    Love the cute jellyfish card and the pretty scene on the deer card. Thank you for the inspiration. :-)

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    Kathy Mc 2 года ago Reply

    Anna, your cards are always just lovely. The Birch trees with the deer and sun rays though is a personal favorite. The entire scene looks so real.

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    Yasmine Omar 2 года ago Reply

    Love your cards! Congratulations to Altenew on their 3rd-anniversary.

    Ollie 2 года ago Reply

    Ett av de bästa citaten du har haft som du har just nu Marie! Är stolt över bÃ¥de DIF och AIK sÃ¥här efter matchen och det är inte ofta AIK fÃ¥r mina kÃo¤slnr att bubbla! :)

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    Valerija 2 года ago Reply

    Super cute!! Love your cards.

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    amee 2 года ago Reply

    love your cards!!

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    Phyllis 2 года ago Reply

    I absolutely LOVE your card with the Modern Deer and Birch Land. I’ve «walked» by Birch Land several times, but never considered using it this way. Looks like I’ll have to get both of these stamp sets. Beautiful, soft coloring, as well. Nice job.

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