Friday, April 17, 2020

Altenew April 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Stamping Mat/Sequins Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi Everyone, 
Today I am so excited to be on the April release Blog hop for Altenew as a guest Designer . You have come all the way from Therese Calvird blog hope you all had fun reading and watching her blog.

Here are the cards which I have created with the upcoming new release. I am very excited to share what I have made.

So the five cards are with the April release Stamps :
 Precious Blooms Stamp Set 
Zig Zag Floral Stamp Set
Just Jasmine

I have also used some of their sequins which are are releasing as well

Sequins - Satin Gold Sequins - Antique Gold Sequins - Satin White

Lets get on to the step by step details:


Materials Used:
  1. Zig Zag Floral Stamp set
  2. Green Fields Ink Pad
  3. Sentiments from Just Jasmine Stamp set
  4. Neenah Solar White
  5. Shades of purple Ink pads
  6. Pocket full of shine shine ink pads
  7. Altenew Obsidian ink
  1.  For the first Step I took a A4 Neenah solar white Card stock and trim down to a size of 4.25'x 7.5' you will get two piece for this.
  2. Then on both the card stock score at 2"
  3. Now take one of the piece and stamp your flowers nearly to the edge. The layering guide can be found on the back of your stamps for the Zig Zag Florals.
  4.  Once finish fussy cut out the extra piece from the bottom where the image was stamped.
  5.  For the yellow part which is done on the other piece of card stock ,I have used honey Drizzle from pocket full of shine and done some blending with my Blending brush.
  6. Stick both the piece together so that the bottom yellow in underneath the stamped image.
  7. To finish of my card I have used the sentiments from the Stamp set Just Jasmine. and also placed some dew drops.


Materials Used:

  1. Precious Blooms Stamp Set
  2. Green Fields Ink Pad
  3. Red Sunset Ink Pads
  4. neenah Solar White
  5. fancy thanks Die
  6. Delicate mandala die
  7. Altenew Obsidian
  8. Antique Gold Sequins
  1. For this again I took a A4 Neenah solar white Card stock and trim down in half from Long side which gives me two piece of 4.25'x 11'
  2. Then on both the card stock score at 2" and 4" and folded and stick the middle together
  3. I also die cut out the Delicate mandala die on neenah solar white 80lbs
  4. I first stamped two times the floral image. First on Neenah Solar white and other on a masking paper. And fussy cut the masking paper one or use the dies if you have.
  5. Once I finished stamping the first floral image I covered that with the masking paper and stamped one more so that I have three flowers together .I followed the layering guide provided on the back of the stamps set. I love fussy cutting so I cut out my floral image but you can use dies to cut them out.
  6. I also stamped several leaves with Green field Ink pad and die cut them out too.
  7.  For my Sentiments, I cut out three piece of Thanks from Fancy Thanks die and layered them on top of each other to give depth.
  8.  I stuck the delicate mandala on one side of the card base and then used foam tape to stick my floral Image. Once done, I stuck all my leaves where I wanted.
  9. To finish of my card I have used Antique Gold Sequins.
CARD 3 and 4 :

The two cards I am explaining together because they have the similar techniques , but I have used different Colours in them.

Materials Used:
  1. Precious Blooms Stamp Set
  2. Green Fields Ink Pad
  3. lapis Ink Pads
  4. Rose Petal Ink pad
  5. Pocketful of sun shine ink pad
  6. Shades of purple ink pad
  7. Scripty Wold die 2
  8. Halftone Happy Stamp
  9. neenah Solar White for card base
  10. Strathmore Watercolour paper
  11. Altenew Obsidian
  12. Antique Gold Sequins

Steps for water Colouring: this step is for both cards and you just need to just change colours as per your requirement.
  1. Trim your watercolour card stock to 5.5 ” by 4.25” and stamps the floral image where you want using white embossing powder and versamark Ink. Use a heat tool to set.
  2. Onto a piece of masking sheet, stamp the floral images again and cut these images out, leaving a little border. Place the equivalent mask over your first stamped image and position your next stamped image. Repeat the process as in Step 1 – use embossing ink, embossing power and heat to set
  3. Do the above 1 and 2 for your leaves as well.
  4. Press out your lightest ink colour on to a glass mat and spritz with water. Load up a brush and wash this over the surface of your water colour card. Pick up more of the wash and add to the centre of your stamped image, building the colour.
  5. Take your next darkest colour ink and once again, press this on to your glass mat and spritz with water. This time, add this colour to where the darker areas would be in your design; in this case, it’s the centre of the flowers and areas that would be in shadow.
  6. Next, take your darkest ink colour, press this on to your glass mat and spritz with water. For this final layer, concentrate your colour to the very centre of the flower and areas where there would be the most shadow. The colours from your previous layers should blend together giving a more natural effect. 
  7.  To make the image “pop” from the page, water down your darkest ink colour and add a shadow in the areas that would be underneath your design.
Additional Steps for Blue card: 
  1. I used the sentiments from Just Jasmin
  2. I also splattered some black jet black ink pad diluted with water to add extra effects in the back ground.
Additional Steps for Happy Birthday card: 
  1. I cut our Happy word from the die set Scripty Word 2 and stamped Birthday from halftone Happy Stamp set.
  2. To finish of my card I have used Antique Gold Sequins as flower centers.

CARD 5 :

Materials Used:

  1. Just Jasmin Stamp Set
  2. Cotton Candy Ink pad
  3. Cotton candy Artist Marker
  4. Fancy Thanks Die
  5. Neenah Solar White
  6. Altenew Obsidian
  1. Take a piece of 4.25'x 5.5' neenah Solar white
  2. Place your Stamps on the cardstock to create your background with clear embossing powder and Versamark ink pad
  3. Once you are happy with your background , take your artist marker and give same shading to your flowers as you like.
  4. With the help of Blending brush and Cotton candy Ink pad, colour the whole background.
  5. Cut out a piece of Thanks from the Fancy Thanks dies and adhere them to your card.
  6. I stamped the sentiments from the Just Jasmin stamp which says "Thanks for all you Do" I trim the thanks out from the sentiment after stamping and just used the words "for all you do".
Product Links:
Please click HERE to see the links to our new

products.Here is the link to the April 2020 release collection

page, listing all of the new products:


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 Mixed Media Blog by 4/23/2020 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 4/26/2020. 

Blog Hop Order:

Neha Aggarwal ( YOU ARE HERE)

Hope you all had fun reading my blog. You next stop is Lydia Evans


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