Altenew May 2019 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hi there and welcome to my stop on the Altenew May Release Blog Hop! I’m so glad you’re here.

I’ve got two cards to share with you today, both using the BIG, brand new A Walk In the Woods 6×8″ stamp set! I’ve always been a huge fan of woodgrain, and this stamp set is fast becoming one of my faves you all!

A Walk in the Woods stamp set — it’s 6×8 inches!

Here’s why I love this set:

  • The woodgrain stamp is big enough to cover your whole card! YES!
  • Those sentiments are so good.
  • You can use it for both masculine and feminine cards — sometimes masculine cards are so hard to make, but not with this stamp in your toolbox!

So first up, a card for the men!

Happy Father’s Day

Dad and I love to go hiking together, so this sentiment is perfect for him. I was hunting around in my collection for a tree stamp and then it dawned on me that I could use the Festive Silhouettes CHRISTMAS stamp — yeah!

Full confession here, I don’t have the matching Festive Silhouettes dies so I had to hand-cut the tree — I know, right? Better get on that, stat! (PS. You can pick them up together in a bundle and save!)

I used the Coffee Break mini cube set to ink this up — I just swiped the ink cube across the stamp instead of tapping it. Love all of the browns in this set — you can blend them together to make them look even more like woodgrain. I’ve got a video to share how easy this is in my instagram stories! I’ll also show you the best way I’ve found to stamp this — without using a MISTI. :)

To finish off the card, I added the Happy Father’s Day stamp from the Best Dad set and a few enamel dots and that was that

Happy Mother’s Day

Now how about a feminine take? This time I went with a Mother’s Day card featuring the Stunning Cosmos Bundle.

To add a feminine twist, I softened the woodgrain by swiping over it with a little watered down white acrylic paint! I have a lil video in my instagram stories for this as well.

Then to finish off the card, I decided to cut the woodgrain background into strips and then I inked the edges with some espresso ink. After I put it together I had another idea to make a picket fence out of some pieces — can’t wait to try this!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/15/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/18/2019.

Hop On

Your next stop on the hop is Enza Gudor’s blog— I can’t wait to see what she’s made! Here’s the full list in case you’re just now joining us or encounter a broken link:


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Here’s the star of this post: A Walk in the Woods Stamp Set!

Here’s the full list of Altenew supplies:

Thanks so much for joining me and let me know if you have any Q’s! xoxo

66 Replies to “Altenew May 2019 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!”

  1. Hi there— loving that wood-grain. Thanks for sharing your artwork with us!

  2. Angie Cammack says:

    Your cards are just perfect!! I am loving this woodgrain stamp! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! :)

  3. Anushree Vaish says:

    Your cards are fabulous!! Great designs!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

  4. Both cards are great!

  5. Woodgrain is so versatile, so I love seeing people work with it. Your cards are beautiful and really show off a lot of the fun one can have with this stamp. Thanks for sharing!

  6. see mary stamp says:

    I love the Walk in the Woods set and the sentiments that are included. The Father’s Day card would be perfect for my husband. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Michelle P says:

    You’re right, Lisa—masculine cards are hard to come by. I sooooo NEED this set. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

  8. Vicki Kroll says:

    I really like the walk in the woods stamp and sentiments too. Great Father’s and Mother’s Day cards showing the versatility of this stamp set.

  9. Kathy McCluskey says:

    That is such a great Father’s Day card, Lisa! And, I love the completely different look you got by cutting the Walk in the Woods stamp into strips for your Mother’s Day card! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

  10. Awesome release! Wonderful creations!

  11. Amy Cooley says:

    I love the look of this woodgrain stamp. It’s definitely great for masculine cards.

  12. Maryam Crafter says:

    This wood stamp is so preet.. Your card is amazing.

  13. Cyndi Morris says:

    I have to admit I breezed passed the A Walk in the Woods stamp when I was first looking at this great release, but you’ve done a magnificent job of showcasing how versatile it can be. It makes such a lovely background and the sentiments are wonderful.

  14. GREAT cards! The first one is so handsome with the wood background, and then the secnd one with the subtle strips of wood is beautiful!

  15. Lovely cards, Lisa! The sentiments in this stamp set are perfect & I love your masculine card! Thanks for showing how versatile this awesome stamp is. It looks equally as nice for a woman or a man.

  16. Jeanne Ragan says:

    Great cards. Yes, I really like this stamp set. The sentiments are awesome. TFS!

  17. Love the cards. I really am really loving the wood grain stamp and how versatile it can be.

  18. Dear Lisa
    Both cards are beauties. Love the wood grain stamp. Love teh sentiments too. Love and Hugs

  19. I must have missed the video :( what a brilliant idea to use watered down white acrylic paint, the wood does look softer and has that popular weathered look to it! I was hesitant about buying such a large bold stamp at first but now am very eager to try this out!

  20. Very beautiful cards. Love the masculinity of the Father’s day card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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