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My TOP 9 Altenew Cards of 2016

by May Park-

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Hello, and welcome to Altenew’s Year in Review Blog Hop. If you came from the fabulous Jennifer McGuire’s blog, you are right on track! Today the design team girls and our guest designers are sharing their favorite Altenew projects of 2016  to celebrate the amazing year of 2016.

Here are some of my favorite cards that I have created using Altenew stamps in 2016, in no particular order. If you want more details of a particular card, just click on the photo of the card to go to the original post.

altenew_christmasimple-flower_birthday-card_1(Blog Post| Simple Flowers Stamp Set)

I created a fun stamped background. Those white images inside the circle reminded me of sprinkles on the cupcake; so I was able to make a birthday card using yummy colors from Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Rouge, Warm Sunshine, and Volcano Lake.

altenew_diy_cleansimpleicecreamcard_copiccolring_masking_1(Blog Post | Video Tutorial | Way Too Sweet Stamp Set)

I created a clean and simple one layer card. I used both masking and Copic coloring techniques to achieve a colorful look on my ice cream card. I shared THREE tips for the successful ink masking technique you don’t want to miss.

diy_newyearcard_altenew3(Blog Post | Video Tutorial | Lacy Scrolls Stamp Set)

I created a new year card inspired by my Chinese friend’s wedding dress. She wore a sleeveless silk dress with the gorgeous floral pattern and bold color combination on it. I was so in love with the gold frame which added a luxurious feel to my card.

handmadecard_altenew_hellosunshine_may_1(Blog Post | Video Tutorial | Hello Sunshine Stamp Set)

I created a clean and simple one layer card with a floral wreath to highlight the images in the set. I added white dots on some of the flowers using white gel pen and black dots around the foliages using a black pen.

handmade-birthday-card_flowerheatembossing_2-2(Blog Post | Vintage Flowers Stamp Set & Golden Garden Stamp Set)

I created a birthday card inspired by my amazing friend Yana’s cardmaking style. She loves using anything gold, flowers, and frame on her projects. You wouldn’t believe me how many cards I had to throw away and start over until I found some inspiration from Yana’s cards: HERE and HERE.

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I created a watercolor birthday card. It took me about 40 minutes to color entire images. I watercolored my images with patience and repeated the process of adding colors over and over to give them depth and interest. I also filmed a behind the scenes video you won’t want to miss.

diy_handmadecard_inspiration(Blog Post | Video Tutorial | Peony Bouquet Stamp Set)

I created a Tango-inspired card – my inspiration came from a movie called inspired Shall We Dance and Zumba class I take.  A red rose between the lady’s teeth is one of the most iconic images associated with Tango, but I had to replace it with a peony for my card. I only stamped the outline image and one of the layers in the set to enhance the color.

altenew_floralbackgroundcard_watercoloring_2(Blog Post | Video Tutorial | Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set & Botanical Garden Stamp Set)

I created a watercolor card with the floral background using Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 color set. I let the paint dry before adding more colors to the image – I think it worked so well for this card. I remember that I was absolutely happy with how my card turned out.

diy-vintage-floral-background_handmade-card_1(Blog Post | Video Tutorial | Beautiful Day Stamp Set)

I created an encouragement card with a vintage floral background. My inspiration came from my Tango-Inspired card and Lunar New Year card. I took the layout and stamped background from them, but I chose a light coral and blue color scheme to create my own background.

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Well, there you have it…my favorite Altenew cards of 2016. I was really inspired by my own creations while going through all the blog posts. I hope you had fun revisiting them with me and receiving some inspiration. This year I designed 7 stamp sets for Altenew – you can find them all HERE including my old designs.

May Stamp Sets

GIVEAWAYS: There are THREE ways to win!

  • Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to SIX WINNERS – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Wednesday, January 4th at 11:59 PM ET to enter.
  • I have ONE $15 Altenew gift certificate to give away. Leave a comment below, telling me what crafting supplies are on your wish list at the moment. I will announce one lucky winner on Thursday, January 5th.
  • I’m giving away your choice of ONE Altenew stamp set I’ve designed this year and ONE handmade Altenew card I created. Leave a comment below, telling me one thing you love about yourself. One lucky winner will be announced on Thursday, January 5th on my blog.

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PROMOTION:

Enjoy FREE shipping on all U.S. orders with code GOODBYE2016 at checkout or $7 OFF international shipping on orders over $17 with code WELCOME2017 at checkout. Offers end Friday, December 30th at 11:59 pm EST. FYI, you can find all SALE items HERE.

It is now time to head on over to the fantastic Virginia’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests who are participating today:

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Yana Smakula
Sveta Fotinia
Erum Tasneem
Jennifer McGuire
May Sukyong Park <—You are here!
Virginia Lu
Hussena Cal
Laura Bassen
Svitlana Shayevich
Laura Jane
Therese Calvird
Isha Gupta
Marika Rahtu
TaeEun Yoo
Anna Kossakovskaya
Kristina Pokazanieva
Natalia Zubkova
Debby Hughes

Happy hopping! Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with much happiness and creativity!

Giveaway Winners (Edited to add) 

  • $15 Altenew gift certificate: Kim Anning9
  • Your choice of one Altenew stamp set and handmade card: Louanne Collins8

Congratulations, winners! Please email me at fepooh@gmail.com to claim your prizes with a subject line : A Year IN Review Blog Hop Winner.

Supplies

I have listed the stamp sets that I used or shown below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS), Ellen Hutson(EH) and Altenew(AN). It means I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support.

Altenew Spring Daisy Stamp Set
Altenew Spring Daisy Stamp Set
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Altenew Way Too Sweet Stamp Set
Altenew Way Too Sweet Stamp Set
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Altenew Happy Mail Stamp Set
Altenew Happy Mail Stamp Set
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Altenew Simple Flowers Stamp Set
Altenew Simple Flowers Stamp Set
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Altenew Adore You Stamp Set
Altenew Adore You Stamp Set
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Golden Garden Stamp Set
Golden Garden Stamp Set
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Vintage Flowers Stamp Set
Vintage Flowers Stamp Set
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Peony Bouquet Stamp Set
Peony Bouquet Stamp Set
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Lacy Scrolls Stamp Set
Lacy Scrolls Stamp Set
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Floral Frame Stamp Set
Floral Frame Stamp Set
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Beautiful Day Stamp Set
Beautiful Day Stamp Set
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Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set
Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set
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Botanical Garden Stamp Set
Botanical Garden Stamp Set
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Geometric Flowers Stamp Set
Geometric Flowers Stamp Set
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SSS | AN | EH

348 Comments

  1. Diane F

    Beautiful cards and great inspiration! My crafty wish list is long as I love it all. I’m currently swooning over Zig Clean color. One thing that I like about myself is that I love to learn and I am always picking up new info & ideas. That being said, I truly appreciate that you share your work and provide ideas and inspiration all year long.

    04 . Jan . 2017
  2. Michelle Daigle

    Gorgeous cards! And your stamp sets that you created are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

    04 . Jan . 2017
  3. Charlotte A Linsner

    May, what simple, yet so beautiful cards. Would love an automatic die cutting machine, I am slowing getting older and it gets harder to turn the handle on my Big Kick. I actually have a couple of things I love about myself; I am loyal and kind. My day always is sunny when I have the chance to be kind to others no matter what the situation is.

    04 . Jan . 2017
  4. Kate B

    Your cards are always so beautiful & I love seeing all that you create! Thanks for sharing your process & tips! Hope you have a wonderful new year! I love my ability to be empathetic – I think that it helps me really connect with people, especially my patients.

    04 . Jan . 2017
  5. Carol H.

    Your cards are so very pretty! Something on my crafty wish list is a laser printer so I can do some foiling. One thing I love about myself is my organization! 🙂

    04 . Jan . 2017
  6. Liliana G

    On my crafty wish list, I’d have to say the full size Altenew inks and more stamps! Lol. I have the cubes and love them! One thing I love about myself is I love to give gifts, especially cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

    04 . Jan . 2017
  7. Holly Flores

    OMGosh these are all amazing. Love the vintage roses. Happy New Year!!!

    04 . Jan . 2017
  8. CherylQuilts

    I love your cards and stamp sets and would love to win one…already have the one I’d love. Hard question, but I guess the one thing I love about myself is that I love to color and try to keep on improving…I know I am never good enough and will keep on improving with practice.

    04 . Jan . 2017
  9. Laurie Liebich

    Your cards are so beautiful! One thing that I love about myself is that I am very trustworthy.

    04 . Jan . 2017
  10. allycatmy

    What I like about myself is my love of all animals and also in being able to have compassion when needed. Love all your designs! (@maisecatx)

    04 . Jan . 2017
  11. Leslie

    Thanks for reminding us of all the wonderful cards you made this past year! AWESOME JOB!

    04 . Jan . 2017
  12. Vikki H

    Your designs and love for color have created so many beauties! I love that I am a problem solver but only offer advice if asked (learned that lesson the hard way).

    04 . Jan . 2017
  13. Becky

    Wow you’re so talented 🙂 The gold frames are such a lovely touch to the floral stamps! The supplies on my wish list are a precision press, anti static tool and many more stamps and inks! What I love about myself is my creativity

    04 . Jan . 2017
  14. Melissa B.

    Just beautiful artwork! Love, love both blue cards with their gold frames!

    04 . Jan . 2017
  15. Carol Rossouw

    Beautiful cards with beautiful stamp sets!

    04 . Jan . 2017
  16. Joan Bardee

    your work and your stamps are gorgeous. One thing I like about myself is that I try to be a better person. I don’t always succeed, but I mean well!! Happy new year.

    04 . Jan . 2017
  17. Ruth G

    The new I Adore You stamp set is on my “to buy” list. I have many Altenew sets, including several of yours, and they are among my favorites. Handmade cards are such a great way to share joy.

    04 . Jan . 2017
  18. Varada

    Beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

    04 . Jan . 2017
  19. Carmen

    I live the adore set that you designed! On my wish list is the ninja stamp set from mama elephant. I love being able to motivate myself to try new things.

    04 . Jan . 2017
  20. Jill Lokan

    Your floral stamp sets are so beautifully unique! I love how you create the most striking backgrounds. Thanks for the inspiration May 🙂

    04 . Jan . 2017
  21. Donna

    On my wish list would be one of your beautiful stamp sets that you designed! About myself? Reliable and caring, I do try! 🙂

    03 . Jan . 2017
  22. Karla Jaimes

    One thing I love about myself? Tough one. I love that I was able to give birth to the sweetest and most loving and funny child anybody could ever ask for. He is the best blessing I received last year 🙂

    03 . Jan . 2017
  23. sindhu

    My crafty wish is never ending one…As of now i wish to have zig color pens and my first altenew stamp..I want to try mixed media and heat embossing…

    03 . Jan . 2017

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