Hello there and welcome to my stop on the Altenew June Release Blog Hop! I’m so glad you’re here!
I can’t tell you how much I love this new release — so many awesome products! You can find the full release right HERE.
I’ve got FIVE cards to share with you today — yep, you know me, once I get started I just can’t seem to stop! Especially when a release is this good. Let’s get started!
It’s really simple to line up, too, just follow the guide on the package. Sometimes I have trouble lining layering stamps up, but not these.
Now, this set comes with so many great sentiments, but I wanted to switch things up so I used the new Sentiment Strips stamps instead.
The Sentiment Strips has you covered from anniversary to get well cards and I love that classic font — it goes with everything and will never go out of style.
So first I used soothing blues to make a sympathy card. I like to keep some of these on hand because it’s so hard for me to make them when I need them.
This color combo would also work for a baby boy — just use the sentiments included in the Welcome Home stamp set.
Then I switched up the colors to make a cheery thinking of you card. It always amazes me how much color changes the mood of a card.
Did you notice my little twist on the two cards? For the sympathy card, I used the circle die that comes in the Welcome Home die set to cut a window in the front of the card, while for the thinking of you card I used the circle in a the traditional way. Which do you prefer? Me? I kinda like the window!
That gold foil paper is so hard to photo! Please ignore the black on there — that’s the reflection of my tripod lol! Here’s a closeup so you can hopefully see it better:
Did you notice that background? It has All. The. Leaves, including the ones from the Welcome Home and Leaf Clusters stamps. Just goes to show that you don’t have to use stamps as they were intended lol!
I had to add that I love how the Pressed Leaf die makes the score line for the stem of the leaf and then cuts out the leaves but keeps them attached — it’s so pretty.
Speaking of the Leaf Clusters, here are two cards featuring these awesome new stamps!
I stamped both of these at the same time — love doing this! I stamped the one on the right first, and then without re-inking the stamp I just misted it and stamped the one on the left!
Then for a little twist I loaded up a brush with water and let it run down the front of the card — LOVE the look this gives!
Now for a closer look at that second generation stamping:
Love how soft and pretty this is. By the way, I used watercolor paper on both of the leaf cluster cards as I found it just works better for these techniques.
So which of the five cards is your favorite? I’d love to hear! Leave me a comment and you’ll also be entered in a GIVEAWAY!
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 6/12/2019 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 6/15/2019.
- Altenew Card Blog
- Kelly Griglione
- May Sukyong Park
- Maryam Perez
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Altenew Scrapbook Blog
- Laurie Willison
- Nathalie DeSousa
- Virginia Lu
- Ashlea Cornell
- Enza Gudor
- Lisa Spangler < you are here! :)
- Agnieszka Malyszek
- Vicky Papaioannou
- Norine Borys
- Kathleen Graumüller
- Therese Calvird
- Emily Midgett
- Zinia Redo
- Jaycee Gaspar
- Kymona Tracey
- Joni Andaya
- Lilith Eeckels
- Ilda Dias
- Isha Gupta
- Lydia Evans
- Arjita Sepaha Singh
- Sandra Dietrich
- Marge Yoon
- Sveta Fotinia
- Zsoka Marko
- Amber Rain Davis
- Reiko Tsuchida
- Kelly Janes
Note that these are my affiliate links so if you make a purchase by clicking the link below I’ll receive a small commission at no charge to you — thank you!
First up, the NEW Altenew supplies!
- Welcome Home stamps and dies (pick them up in a bundle and save!)
- Pressed Leaf die
- Leaf Clusters stamps and dies (pick them up in bundle and save!)
- Sentiment Strips stamps
- One Friend stamps
Now for the rest of the supplies:
Thanks so much for joining us to celebrate the June release — hope you have a great day! xo