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Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

by May Park-

Happy Friday! Welcome to Altenew’s A Year in Review Blog Hop. If you came from the fabulous Kristina Werner’s blog, you are right on track!

To celebrate the amazing year of 2017, today I’m sharing my favorite Altenew cards that I have created this year. If you want more details of a particular card, just click on the photo of the card to go to the original post.

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I combined three flower stamp sets to build my own floral arrangement: Build-A-Flower Coral CharmRemember This, and Beautiful Day. Then I watercolored my images with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

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To create my own stamped background, I stamped A, F, G letters from the Layered Letters AFG stamp set using four different ink colors: Mountain MistVolcano LakeLagoon, and Emerald.

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I created a one-layer watercolor card using the Enchanted Iris stamps set and Crafty Friends stamp set. These flowers are a delight to color with any medium, and I decided to color them with my favorite watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold watercolor set.

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I created a floral one layer card featuring the gorgeous flower images from the Amazing You stamp set. Then I colored my images with Prismacolor colored pencils.

Don’t you love all the layers in different shades of red? I was surprised to see myself being able to color the images beautifully with colored pencils.

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I created a one-layer Father’s Day card using ink blending and heat embossing techniques, inspired my own cards, THIS and THIS. I used the cool images from the Best Dad stamp set to create my own heat-embossed background.

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I mixed the images from several stamp sets from AltenewGarden TreasureRemember ThisBeautiful Day to create my own floral arrangement. Then I colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 watercolor set using two different watercolor techniques.

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I wanted to create a sort of Happy New Year card featuring Happy Dreams stamp set and Bold Alphabet die set , but not using the common greeting “happy new year. Then I came up with my own sentiment, You make it happen! This also can be used for the encouragement card.

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To create a one-layer floral card, I stamped the images from the Smile More stamp set and colored them with Copic markers.

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To create a bold pattern, I stamped fun fruit images from the Simple Fruits stamp set with Altenew Crisp dye inks: Warm SunshineOrange Cream, and Parrot. It took me about 20-25 minutes masking all the orange images, but I guess it paid off.

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To celebrate a new release of Artist Markers Set B and Artist Markers Set C from Altenew, I created a floral themed card using the Adore You Stamp Set and the Halftone Hearts Stamp Set.

I wanted to color my images with a unique color combo, without any red colors. I mainly used the flicking technique to blend the colors.

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With this Build-A-Flower: Rose, anyone can achieve a realistic look as it gives extra depth to the rose image with six layers. To create my own floral arrangement, I combined Build-A-Flower: Rose with another fabulous stamp set from AltenewRemember This.

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I created a quick and simple winter holiday card using the Halftone Stars stamp set and Happy Holidays stamp set.

I finished off my card by adding some dots with Jet Black marker from Altenew Artist Markers Set A. I just couldn’t stop adding dots to my card. They really added extra details to my card.

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I created my own sentiments by stamping the sentiments from the following stamp sets: Smile MoreHug Me, and Halftone Hearts.

Then I stamped the multi-step carnation images, leaves, and a cluster of tiny flowers from Build-A-Flower: Carnation around my sentiments to create my own floral background.


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I created a fun card with a stamped background using the Speech Bubbles stamp set. FYI, I stamped speech bubble images with Altenew Crisp Inks: RougeWarm Sunshine, and Volcano Lake which is my favorite color combo of this year.

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I diecut the floral frame three times using the Layered Floral Cover Die A and adhered them together. Next, I blended some Distress inks on the die cut frame and added some shading using Prismacolor pencils. Then I mounted the colored floral frame on the patterned paper.

Well, there you have it…my favorite Altenew cards of 2017. 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.

If you want to see more of my Altenew cards, please click HERE. If you are more into watercolor cards, please click HERE where I shared 10 floral watercolor card ideas using Altenew stamps.

Giveaways

  • Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2018 for a chance to win.
  • I have ONE $20 Altenew gift certificate to give away. Leave a comment below, I will announce one lucky winner on 12/31/2017.

Altenew promotion

Enjoy FREE U.S shipping with code GOODBYE2017 or $5 OFF international shipping with code WELCOME2018 at checkout now through December 24th at 11:59 pm EST. FYI, you can find all SALE items HERE.

It is now time to head on over to the fantastic Anna Komenda’s blog to see what creations she have to inspire you all. Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with much happiness and creativity!

Supplies

I have listed the stamps, dies, coloring mediums 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.

Altenew Adore You Stamp Set
Altenew Adore You Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Happy Dreams Stamp Set
Altenew Happy Dreams Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set
Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Amazing You Stamp Set
Altenew Amazing You Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Smile More Stamp Set
Altenew Smile More Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Simple Fruits Stamp Set
Altenew Simple Fruits Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Hug Me Stamp Set
Altenew Hug Me Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Best Dad Stamp Set
Altenew Best Dad Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Enchanted Iris Stamp Set
Altenew Enchanted Iris Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Crafty Friends Stamp Set
Altenew Crafty Friends Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Layered Letters AFG Stamp Set
Altenew Layered Letters AFG Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Halftone Hearts Stamp Set
Altenew Halftone Hearts Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Garden Treasure Stamp Set
Altenew Garden Treasure Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Remember This Stamp Set
Altenew Remember This Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Speech Bubbles Stamp Set
Altenew Speech Bubbles Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Build-A-Flower Coral Charm
Altenew Build-A-Flower Coral CharmShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Build-A-Flower: Carnation
Altenew Build-A-Flower: CarnationShop at:
SSS | AN
Altenew Build-A-Flower: Rose
Altenew Build-A-Flower: RoseShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Halftone Stars Stamp Set
Altenew Halftone Stars Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Happy Holidays Stamp Set
Altenew Happy Holidays Stamp SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Bold Alphabet Die Set
Altenew Bold Alphabet Die SetShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Layered Floral Cover Die A
Altenew Layered Floral Cover Die AShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Artist Markers Set A
Altenew Artist Markers Set AShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Artist Markers Set B
Altenew Artist Markers Set BShop at:
SSS | AN | EH
Altenew Artist Markers Set C
Altenew Artist Markers Set CShop at:
SSS | AN
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Color Set
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Color SetShop at:
SSS | EH
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor SetShop at:
SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers Shop at:
SSS | AZ | EH
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush 36 Set
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush 36 SetShop at:
SSS | AZ | EH
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Prismacolor Colored PencilsShop at:
SSS | AZ

193 Comments

  1. Amy Seigler

    I really enjoy seeing all the beautiful colors and designs that you come up with. You are truelly an inspiration!

    03 . Jan . 2018
  2. mjmarmo

    Lovely inspiration!

    02 . Jan . 2018
  3. Claudia Fuentes Osorio

    hermosas sus tarjetas me encantan siempre sorprende con sus creaciones

    02 . Jan . 2018
  4. kanan0815

    Gorgeous cards!! Wonderful inspiration. 🙂

    02 . Jan . 2018
  5. Janette Nelson

    I love how you combine several sets for one card. Such talent !! Beautiful Day is on the top of my wish list if I win a gift certificate…….fingers crossed !!

    02 . Jan . 2018
  6. Karen Russell

    Love your cards May, so much inspiration. Thanks

    02 . Jan . 2018
  7. Sharon Thompson

    Love the colors and techniques used. Very beautiful cards.

    01 . Jan . 2018
  8. Marsha Fante

    Love your use of the Enchanted Iris! Fabulous!!

    01 . Jan . 2018
  9. Mary MacFadyen

    May, love all of your beautiful inspirations. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I particularly like the floral card where you avoided ‘ red’s. Beautiful colours.

    31 . Dec . 2017
  10. jenny stratton

    Beautiful cards, I love flowers.

    30 . Dec . 2017
  11. Jeanne Beam

    What a beautiful assortment of cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

    30 . Dec . 2017
  12. Kit A

    Great cards. I like them all but the one with the speech bubbles is my favorite.

    30 . Dec . 2017
  13. Sheila Bacon

    Wow! I don’t often feel overwhelmed, but I am after seeing all your cards! What a variety! Very eye-catching! Great coloring! Great tips! Thanks for the videos and inspiring me! You are very talented!!!

    29 . Dec . 2017
  14. Jean K

    Beautiful cards.

    29 . Dec . 2017
  15. Raquel brown

    Your cards are absolutely beautiful and inspiring

    29 . Dec . 2017
  16. Patt H.

    I love all your gorgeous creations, May! The Iris card is my favorite of these!

    28 . Dec . 2017
  17. Karthikha Uday

    OMG!!! Gorgeous creations!! Each one is unique and super beautiful! I love all your work 🙂

    28 . Dec . 2017
  18. Nazneen

    Absolutely beautiful and stunning set of cards. loved all of them.. thank you so much for the inspiration..

    28 . Dec . 2017

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