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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)

  • Marcia 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Oh my land. ..so much gorgeous eye candy this morning. I’m blinded with fabulous colors. Can’t wait to order some of these.

  • Sharon O 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Those birds are just so sweet; I love how you colored them! Excellent release of colors, stamps, dies.

  • Linda Hyden 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Just gorgeous, you do a beautiful job with your cards.

  • Debbie Rumpza 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Lovely cards… those birds are awesome… unique and cool.

  • Kristen 8 месяцев ago Reply

    The birds are so pretty. I love the color combinations you used on them.

  • Marianne Boulejiouch 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Beautiful cards.

  • Sara Wright 8 месяцев ago Reply

    The birds of a feather are so pretty. I like the Spring feel your card brings on this dreary snowy February morning in Canada.

  • kelli 8 месяцев ago Reply

    I absolutely love the birds! so gorgeous

  • Catrina Byrge 8 месяцев ago Reply

    I love LOVE the birds card you made! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talents!

  • Betty 8 месяцев ago Reply

    your birds are colored so beautifully, Anna — two lovely cards!

  • Tina K 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Great color choices! Your designs are great.

  • Teresa Stevens 8 месяцев ago Reply

    So creative, so beautiful! Your cards are an inspirational use of these new Altenew releases! Thank you for sharing!

  • Julie Haedtke 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Beautiful cards! Great Release!

  • Mary McCaslin 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Such gorgeous inspiration!

  • Carol Rich 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Beautiful cards and a great use of the new colors. A great release.

  • Aimee LaCroix-Slocum 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Your bird card is stunning….I love that you mixed colors with the yellow. Beautiful!

  • Donna Gourley 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Love your bird card!! They look so cheery!

  • Linda K 8 месяцев ago Reply

    I am so loving the stitched stamps but those sweet birds have captured my heart too. Lovely cards!

  • Rubeena Ianigro 8 месяцев ago Reply

    beautiful, Anna!

  • mary kozak 8 месяцев ago Reply

    love your cards. that bird set is definitely on my list of must haves.

  • DGolly 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Beth A Myers 8 месяцев ago Reply

    birds look clean and simple; love them

  • Natasha 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Such pretty cards! Really love the colours you’ve used on the bird one!

  • Kristie Goulet 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Very beautiful cards!

  • Lagene 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Adorable cards! I absolutely adore your birds card! Awesome new products!

  • Tara Prince 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Gorgeous birds!!

  • Hussena Calcuttawala 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Both your cards are so gorgeous.. I love the ink blending on the bird card and your unusual choice of colours.. Absolutely fabulous 💕

  • cindy 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Beautiful cards!

  • Viktoriya Porechnaya 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Анечка, очень красиво! Особенно вышитые цветы хороши!

  • Kim Klinkovsky 8 месяцев ago Reply

    Just lovely.

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