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Video: Altenew August 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by May Park-

Hello, and welcome to the Altenew August 2017 Release Blog Hop! If you came from the amazing Nina-Marie Trapani‘s blog,  you are right on track!

To celebrate a release of stamps, dies, and storage pouches, I created a fun card with stamped background using the Speech Bubbles stamp set from Altenew.

I started by stamping speech bubble image with Altenew Crisp Inks: Rouge, Warm Sunshine, and Volcano Lake on A2 sized white card base. 

When you use only limited colors like me, make sure to use different color next to each image. It’s also good if you stamp the image partially off the edge of your card front to balance your images better.

Then I added some dots between the images with Altenew Artist Markers Set A: Jet Black. If you are looking for a easy way to dress up your colorful stamped background, this dotting technique will give your card more finished look. 

Depending on your projects, you can add dots in various colors instead of black. You can also create a different look of dot by choosing different tip from your marker: brush tip, fine tip, or chisel tip. 

I die cut the letters, X and O, using Altenew Bold Alphabet Die Set out of Dark Grey cardstock. Then I heat embossed the sentiment from the Adore You Stamp Set with Altenew Pure White embossing Powder on a piece of Hero Arts Pool Paper.

I finished off my card by mounting the die cut letters and sentiment strip on the card front using 3M foam tape.

FYI, my inspiration came from the card I created with the Simple Flowers stamp set. You can read the original post HERE. Instead of clear sequins, I added some black dots to my stamped background.

I also made a matching envelope using Altenew Envelope Liner Die Set and Crafty Friends Stamp SetI die cut the liner out of Hero Arts Sunshine Paper and cut hearts from the flap portion of the liner using the Envelope Liner Die Set. I attached the liner inside the Altenew Lagoon Envelope with Altenewe glue tape

Video

I made a video tutorial to show you how to create to create a fun background using the Speech Bubbles stamp set. I’m also showing some tips on how to add personal touches to your card and envelope. You can watch it above or on my YouTube channel.

Altenew August Release

These are some of the new stamp sets from Altenew August 2017 release. Make sure to visit the Altenew store HERE to check out the rest of their awesome new products.

Giveaways

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. Leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win.
  • And there is more! I have a $30 Altenew gift certificate to give away. Leave a comment below, telling me your favorite stamp set from Altenew August 2017 release. I will announce one lucky winner on Monday, August 28th. Good luck!

Blog Hop

It is now time to head on over to the fantastic Therese’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

Supplies

I have listed the supplies I used 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.

Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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SSS | AZ | EH
Wagner Embossing Heat Tool
Wagner Embossing Heat Tool
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SSS | HA | EH
Hero Arts Pool Mix Layering Paper
Hero Arts Pool Mix Layering Paper
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SSS | HA
Versamark Watermark Ink
Versamark Watermark Ink
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SSS | HA | EH
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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SSS | EH
Altenew Warm Sunshine Ink
Altenew Warm Sunshine Ink
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SSS | AN
Altenew Dark Grey Cardstock
Altenew Dark Grey Cardstock
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AN
Altenew Adore You Stamp Set
Altenew Adore You Stamp Set
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SSS | AN | EH
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
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SSS | EH
Altenew Bold Alphabet Die Set
Altenew Bold Alphabet Die Set
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SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Artist Markers Set A
Altenew Artist Markers Set A
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SSS | AN | EH
Spellbinders Platinum Diecut Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Diecut Machine
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AZ
3M Foam Tape 1/2 Inch
3M Foam Tape 1/2 Inch
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SSS | AZ
Altenew Rouge Ink
Altenew Rouge Ink
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SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Volcano Lake Ink
Altenew Volcano Lake Ink
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SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Glue Tape
Altenew Glue Tape
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SSS | AN
Original MISTI Stamping Tool
Original MISTI Stamping Tool
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SSS | AZ | EH
Altenew Crafty Friends Stamp Set
Altenew Crafty Friends Stamp Set
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SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder
Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder
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SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Lagoon Envelope
Altenew Lagoon Envelope
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SSS | AN
Altenew Bequtiful Inside Stamp Set
Altenew Bequtiful Inside Stamp Set
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SSS | AN
Hero Arts Sunshine Mix Layering Papers
Hero Arts Sunshine Mix Layering Papers
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SSS | HA | EH
Altenew Permanent Black Ink
Altenew Permanent Black Ink
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AN
T-Square Ruler
T-Square Ruler
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SSS | EH
Altenew Speech Bubbles Stamp Set
Altenew Speech Bubbles Stamp Set
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AN
Altenew Storage Pouches
Altenew Storage Pouches
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AN
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag
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SSS | EH
Altenew Envelope Liner Die Set
Altenew Envelope Liner Die Set
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AN

212 Comments

  1. Cheri

    Lovely cards! I really like the ‘Circled Sentiments’ stamp set – very versatile…..but the whole August release is wonderful!

    27 . Aug . 2017
  2. Barbara L.

    Love how light & cheerful your cards are! Thank you for your ideas! I’m crazy about the leaf cover die, & the charmed set, can’t wait till they arrive!

    26 . Aug . 2017
  3. Mimi r

    WOW, love your cards! The first one looks exactly like some paper I just bought, who knew that I can create it now!

    26 . Aug . 2017
  4. lisascreativeniche

    These are all so beautiful and bright!

    26 . Aug . 2017
  5. papertokens

    These cards are wonderful, May! Love that you are posting more on Instagram. It’s so fun to hear you and get to know you a bit more.

    26 . Aug . 2017
  6. Jodi C.

    Your card and envelope are perfection. I love the design, colors, sentiments….everything 😍!! Thank You for the video and inspiration…..your projects always make me want to make something right away, which I am going to do now😊.

    26 . Aug . 2017
  7. Zelda

    Such a pretty and cheerful card! I love the Striped Leaf Cover die.

    26 . Aug . 2017
  8. Rema DeLeeuw

    Lovely cards!

    25 . Aug . 2017
  9. Denise Bryant

    Charmed is my favorite!

    25 . Aug . 2017
  10. Denise Bryant

    Fun cards! Love your color combos! Awesome new stamps!

    25 . Aug . 2017
  11. Martha Berry

    So far my favorite stamp set is the Charmed set. But I am seeing so many wonderful sets and dies on the blog hop! I love your “dot” technique. I want to try it. It looks easy but I don’t think I could keep the spacing as uniform as you!

    25 . Aug . 2017
  12. Katherine Dent

    I loved your technique for adding black dots to the background. My favorite stamp is the speech bubbles. Such simple ways to send a encouraging word card. Thank you for sharing.

    25 . Aug . 2017
  13. Liz O

    Hello May! The more I hop the more sets I fall in love! My favorite this time so far are Charmed, speech bubbles and geometrics. Love your designs and the color combos you chose. The envelope insert is such a nice touch! Thanks for sharing!

    25 . Aug . 2017
  14. Mary N

    Great job on the cards! Your work is lovely.

    25 . Aug . 2017
  15. maureenchandler

    Lovely card – thanks so much for your video! I love the dots too!!

    25 . Aug . 2017
  16. Denise Gutshall

    What a fun card! It is hard to pick a favorite from this release but I have to go with the die cuts. I love the striped leaf cover plate, the signature word dies and the envelope liner . . . I feel like I will need a second job to support my hobby!

    25 . Aug . 2017
  17. Debs

    Stunning designs and colors.

    25 . Aug . 2017
  18. Deb Hudson

    I do like your choice of the Speech Bubble – Smile. And you made your own dots. A fun card enhanced by the envelope liner.

    25 . Aug . 2017
  19. Enna

    Picking my favorite will be difficult, but you can’t beat Altenew for their floral sets. I think Charmed is my new set; however, More Than Words have such gorgeous and classy sentiments….BTW, your English has been steadily improving so much! Even though I don’t know you, I’m so proud of you. As a fellow Asian, I know the level of perseverance it requires to continue each day. Some days, the progress just seems too slow, but it is so worth it! Keep up the great work & continue to hold yourself to higher standards!

    25 . Aug . 2017
  20. Heather B

    Gorgeous cards, thank you! I love the Charmed stamp set.

    25 . Aug . 2017
  21. Raven

    Your cards are so cute!! I think my favorite stamp set from the release is the Charmed set. 🙂

    25 . Aug . 2017
  22. super stick chick

    Love your cheerful bright cards.

    25 . Aug . 2017
  23. Sheri K

    Beautiful colors you’ve used on your terrific cards! Thanks for inspiring us.

    25 . Aug . 2017
  24. Vijaylaxmi Siyal

    Love your so colorful and bright creations…i liked the whole release but Circled Sentiment stamp set is just fantastic !!

    25 . Aug . 2017
  25. Sharlini Nambiar

    Hi May, thank you for sharing your beautiful card. I never thought to add dots to a background before. My favourite stamp set is the More Than Words Stamp set. Thank you for the chance to win.

    25 . Aug . 2017

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