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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)

  • Jo Herbert 10 месяцев ago Reply

    These are just so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Jo

  • Cristina 10 месяцев ago Reply

    WOW! lovely!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

  • Ola Z. 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Awesome release! Birds of a feather is a wonderful set! :)

  • Stefanie White 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Great cards! Those birds are awesome!

  • Cheryl Morgan 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Absolutely Beautiful! I really like the Birds of a Feather.

  • susie sonnier 10 месяцев ago Reply

    What a great release. I love the cross stitch stamp set

  • Shanna 10 месяцев ago Reply

    I love all of the new ideas!

  • Angela R. 10 месяцев ago Reply

    What a pretty card using the birds of a feather set. So many great products in this release!

  • Lagene 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Wonderful cards, I love the soft background for your lovely birds~!

  • Teresa Doyle 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Anna, these are both gorgeous, I am loving the birds. Well done.

  • Michelle Hackett 10 месяцев ago Reply

    You used my two favorites from this release. Love your designs. Beautiful.

  • Marsha Guskey 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Lovely cards! Thanks so much!

  • Heather DePasquale 10 месяцев ago Reply

    I just love Birds of a Feather stamp set. Your colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ирина 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Тюльпан с вышивкой — прелесть!

  • Luanne Ford 10 месяцев ago Reply

    I love your birds and that wonderful background! Both cards are lovely!

  • sherry butcher 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Wonderful, love the Birds of a Feather set. Great colors and coloring. Thanks for sharing.

  • KarenHTK 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Stunning! Love the design, how you created background, use of colors on birds. Very creative, great use of color, great design. Well done! Great job!

  • Cheryl Jones 10 месяцев ago Reply

    I really love the colors you used on the birds. So cute. Great job!

  • Gail Alcorn 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Pretty cards! Love the Sewn with Love set!

  • Sharon Perehudoff 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Beautiful cards the colours are awesome. A great release do have to say I love the layering flowers die set.

  • Teresa DeWitt-Pierce 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Both your cards are absolutely gorgeous! This is a great release and the bird stamps will make it so simple for stampers to create a great image with just a few steps. Love it!

  • Liz McAllister 10 месяцев ago Reply

    I love that bird set!

  • Sheri D 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Love your work but especially love your birds! WOW

  • Helen 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Two lovely cards, What you did with the various colors on the birds sold me on this set. tfs

  • Theresa Petermann 10 месяцев ago Reply

    this is a great release and your cards are great. thanks as always for sharing.

  • Sandy M 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Your bird card is a masterpiece. The coloring is perfect. I also love the flower card.

  • Jen 10 месяцев ago Reply

    The birds are gorgeous! Really complimentary color choices —

  • Wendy 10 месяцев ago Reply

    These are Great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Monica W 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Lovely cards. really like the cross stitched stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

  • Michelle M 10 месяцев ago Reply

    The background on the birds card is simply lovely.

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