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)

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    Miriam Prantner 1 год ago Reply

    These are so pretty! Love the colors you chose for the birds and the contrast of the black and white and pink flowers.

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    Laura Jane 1 год ago Reply

    Beautifully inked Birds:))

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    AndreaH 1 год ago Reply

    BEAUTIFUL colours Anna on the birds and the stitched flower effect card is beautiful. TFS. xxx

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    Jenny Martin 1 год ago Reply

    oh wow! I’ve fallen in love with these birds! Beautiful creations:)

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    Denise Bryant 1 год ago Reply

    Beautiful cards! Love the colors you used on the birds!

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    Nandini Karmarkar 1 год ago Reply

    The cards are really beautiful. I especially love the card with Sewn With Love set. The grey flower in the background looks gorgeous!

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    Luci Manos 1 год ago Reply

    Such an awesome release. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Jennifer Gallagher 1 год ago Reply

    Beautiful cards and such a great release!

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    Nives K 1 год ago Reply

    Pretty cards, Thank You for sharing!

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    Helen F 1 год ago Reply

    Your cards are beautiful Anna! What a great new release! thanks so much for your inspiration!

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    Teresa Medeiros 1 год ago Reply

    These are lovely cards! Your copic colouring of the birds is gorgeous!

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    Teresa Godines #6857 1 год ago Reply

    Stunning projects. Love how you stamped and colored those birds. Thanks for sharing

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    Bonnie Brown 1 год ago Reply

    I especially love the background on the bird card! It brings your eye right to the focal points! Lovely!

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    Glenda Dopking 1 год ago Reply

    Absolutely stunning cards! The more I see the birds, the more I love them although I keep saying my first love is the Stitched Blossom. The inks seems to smooth out and blend seamlessly. Thank you for sharing with us all.

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    Lisa G 1 год ago Reply

    Your cards are wonderful, so excited about this new release!

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    Maryam crafter 1 год ago Reply

    This stitched card.. is amazing you made it pop very well. So pretty..

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    Leena Björk 1 год ago Reply

    I really, really, really love the bird card! But, they are both beautiful.

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    Annalisa 1 год ago Reply

    Ooo, I love the contrast between the grayscale flower and the colored one. That’s a really neat way to use those stamps that I never would have thought of because I would be so focused on the stitching! Thank you for sharing that idea, and also those sweet birds in the trees. Love the different bright colors on them.

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    Dana M 1 год ago Reply

    Lovely cards! I love your background choices for both cards. They add the perfect amount of interest but still let the focal point shine!

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    Barb macaskill 1 год ago Reply

    Birds of a Feather is growing on me as is the cross stitch flower! After seeing your creations I am thinking that I need to place another order! TFS!

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    Sarina Parhawk 1 год ago Reply

    Wow.. Both of those cards are stunning! I’m totally in love with the Sewn with Love set, and the way you used it is absolutely fantastic… Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Johanna M 1 год ago Reply

    Ooh, so pretty. Love the birds!

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    Lisascreativeniche 1 год ago Reply

    Love the grey flower in the background!

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    Stacey Kowbel 1 год ago Reply

    Wonderful cards! Love the blended ink background!

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    karenajo 1 год ago Reply

    Great cards — especially love the birds. Such pretty colors and an awesome background!

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    FD91354 1 год ago Reply

    Great cards — especially love the birds. Such pretty colors and lovely background!

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    Kathleen Mills 1 год ago Reply

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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    Gail Plaskiewicz 1 год ago Reply

    Oh my gosh, the birds are so colorful and use my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow. I love them so much! They look realistic too.
    I had to learn to do embroidery and cross stitch for a Home Ec class. I’ve been doing it ever since. I am so excited to see a stamp that looks like real cross stitch and for everyone who has used this stamp it looked like you really did cross stitch with a needle and thread. I want that stamp when I win so I can do cross stitch without having to do cross stitch! LOL

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    3kidmama 1 год ago Reply

    So very pretty — I really love the way you stamped the «stitched flower» in soft greys in the background -it really makes the colored flower stand out beautifully! Gorgeous work today and another fantastic release from Altenew! You really made these sets come to life!

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    Ruth Gauss 1 год ago Reply

    Both cards are gorgeous, but I am in love with your birds! You chose such wonderful colors and with the background you created and then the embossed sentiment on vellum — I’m simply in love! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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