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Altenew February 2018 Release Blog + Giveaway

Altenew February 2018 Release Blog + Giveaway @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #altenew

Welcome to Altenew February 2018 Release Blog Hop, friends! You are here from Yoonsun‘s blog and now my turn to introduce my projects for today. This month Altenew releases the new bundle of stamps, dies and inks. And I had the unique opportunity to play with them before they are on sale. All products are linked at the end of the post.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, February 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/16/2018. And I will pick one lucky winner to receive a $30 gift certificate from this post comment section.

I made two cards for this blog hop — with the birds and the stitched flower. I really like both these sets, they are elegant and interesting. And the birds are such an universal thing!

Altenew February 2018 Release Blog + Giveaway @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #altenew

But these ones from Birds of a Feather stamp set are pretty big as you can see! )) I planned to place three birds on one card, but there was not enough place for them all. I used few colors for every bird, I wanted to make them bright and cheerful. Also you can see the shadow effect — I used misti and blending tool to make the gradient effect for every part of the birds. And I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

For the background I blended two corners of the front panel with three green ink colors. Then I sprinkled it a little with the water — Altenew Crisp inks react very well with the water and make such neat spots. Also I die cut two branches of white card stock and colored them with Copic markers.

The sentiment is white heat embossed on the strip of the white vellum. I adhered it with two pieces of the double sided tape to the front panel and then foam mounted my birds to this panel.

Altenew February 2018 Release Blog + Giveaway @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #altenew

The second card, where I played with the new Sewn With Love stamp set, looks pretty simple, but I spend much more time working with it. Because before to get the perfect flower, I had some rejected ones. I stamped all layers in  Red Sunset Oval ink Set using misti tool and blending tool to add the shadow effect to each layer. The leaves and stem are stamped in Green Fields Oval Ink Set. And then I fussy cut the flower.

For the background I cut the front panel of the light gray card stock and stamped another flower in gray colors. It adds the texture and dimensions to the card. Then I foam mounted the colored flower and added the banner with the white heat embossed sentiment. The last touch is some black and white enamel accents.

Altenew February 2018 Release Blog + Giveaway @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #altenew

Enjoy the hop and have the great day! Your next stop is Virginia‘s blog!

Supplies list: (On this post I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you).)

Altenew stamps: Birds of a FeatherSewn With Love

Altenew Dies: Birds of a Feather coordinating die

Altenew Crisp Inks: Red Sunset Oval SetSummer Afternoon Oval SetGreen Fields Oval SetShades of Purple Oval SetCool Summer Night Oval SetWarm Gray Oval Set

Other: black and light gray card stock, white embossing powder and embossing supplies, clear sequins and drops, white vellum, Distress Sprayer, foam tape, enamel accents, misti tool.

Blog hop list:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Lydia Evans

Enza Gudor

Yana Smakula

Yoonsun Hur

Anna Kossakovskaya — you are here!

Virginia Lu — your next stop!

Simon Says Stamp Blog

May Sukyong Park

Anna Komenda

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Debby Hughes

Justine Hovey

Erum Tasneem

Create & Craft TV Blog

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Gong

Kymona Tracey

Olga Moss

Svitlana Shayevich

Kristina Pokazanieva

Sandra Dietrich

Galina Filippenko

Nicole Picadura

Vicki Finger

Therese Calvird

Reiko Tsuchida

Mindy Baxter

Laura Bassen

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Comments (202)

  • Amber Ghiglia 7 месяцев ago Reply

    I love that stitched rose so much! And the sample cards are lovely— can’t wait to make my own!

  • Super Stick Chick 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Beautiful cards! Love all your creative ideas and bright colors.

  • Janice Carl 7 месяцев ago Reply

    The birds are beautiful!

  • Robin P 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Lovely cards. I like the bright and cheery birds.

  • Beth Canary-Lee 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Great cards! Love the birds. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas with us

  • Linda S. Case 7 месяцев ago Reply

    I love the Birds they make me think of Finch’s they are pretty

  • Barbara Martin 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Love those birds!

  • Kathy R 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Both cards are great. The Birds with the vellum banner and the stitched flower with black banner embossed in white both nice accent to card.

  • Rene Stockwell 7 месяцев ago Reply

    The birds are my favorite part!

  • Laurie B 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Beautiful happy birds-love the colors!! Like the gray shawdow of the flower too!!

  • So pretty and elegant. Love all your cards. They convey such softness and subtleness

  • Jackie Price 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Beautiful cards, especially the bird card!! Love the background you created. It goes so well with the colours you used for the lovely birds. The vellum sentiment strip is a nice touch. A gorgeous card!

  • Cheri 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Love your cards! They are so different but both so beautiful! This is a great & versatile new Release from Altenew.

  • Sandy D 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Nice cards, the birds are my favorite.

  • Corina 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent

  • Dawn Jones 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Elegant cards, thanjjs for sharing with us.

  • Sindhu 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Wow..Beautiful cards…

  • Pat Gasko 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Love those card with the stitched stamped images. So Pretty

  • Sarah Nelson 7 месяцев ago Reply

    I absolutely love your bird card! They are definitely cheerful and cute. Great job!!

  • Judie Attard 7 месяцев ago Reply

    Your bird card is stunning. Gorgeous creations!

  • pam 7 месяцев ago Reply

    your bird card is so sweet, I love it

  • Susan Gosman 6 месяцев ago Reply

    I love your work. Love your happy colors — especially on the birds.

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