Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die/Ink/Sticker Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



It's time for a NEW RELEASE at Altenew and I'm thrilled to be on the BLOGHOP roster! If you are hopping from the beginning you should be arriving from Agnieszka Malyszek's blog.
This release not only has STAMPS and DIES, but 16 New Crisp Ink colors and 5 different rolls of STICKERS too!

You check out the full November 2018 New release Here.





Here is my first project :)
 I used the Vintage Florals Stickers to create a Quick and easy card with dies only, no stamping on this one.


I found that the Halftone Circle Nesting dies work perfectly to create a clean matting for the small stickers and the Fine Frames Circles Die adds the hint of gold needed to make the circles pop! Other dies used: Creative Edges: Lace Die, and Cross Stitch Canvas Die
 Here is a video introducing 4 of the 5 new sticker packs and how I made the card.
You can watch below or in HD on my YouTube channel.

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The Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set was a must have for me.  When I was younger, many afternoons were spent collecting those "Wish Flowers" and scattering the seeds like so many dancing fairies on the wind. How fun it was to re-create that wistful look for my next card :)


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Both Engraved Flowers Stamp Set and the Kind Confetti Stamp Set grace the next two cards I created for Christmas cards.

I just LOVE the GOLDEN EDGE WASHI TAPE for a hint of sparkle!
The card below has more sparkle from the STARRY NIGHT stamp set and Gold embossing.
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The next 3 cards feature the gorgeous new INKED ROSE stamp set. Similar to the Inked FLORAL from a previous release, the INKED ROSE stamp set has so many more sentiments to choose from. 
  • For my first card I simply heat embossed the INKED ROSE and leaves with black EP onto Arches 140# watercolor paper. 
  • Added a sentiment banner embossed in Silver EP 
  • A strip of SILVER washi tape iunderneath to help it stand out
  • Matted it onto OLIVE watercolored paper 
  • Sprinkled a few sequins. 
I found the card above to be wanting more color....so I removed the sentiment banner and embellishments then set to adding/experimenting with the Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set. The cardfront below is what came from using almost EVERY color in the set! Yes, It was that FUN! Then I heat embossed a sentiment in GOLD.
Not being one to let well enough alone, I went out on a limb to create a second card, or "MIRROR IMAGE WASH" of the richly pigmented cardfront above.....I was thrilled with what I came up with :)  I'm so glad I took a chance to try this out.

Here is a quick 2 minute video sharing the process of making the 'MIRROR IMAGE WASH' by spritzing water on the watercolored INKED ROSE cardfront above, smoshing a piece of Bristol Smooth watercolor paper on top and ending up with a BEAUTIFUL second card with very little effort! 
***You can watch below or in HD on my YouTube channel.



To finish each card front I dabbed the edges with Embossing Ink and sprinkled GOLD embossing powder and heat set. Matted each with OLIVE watercolored paper, keeping them simple.
I did go back and touch up the colors of the above card after spritzing..a kiss of Copic Opaque White helped get the highlights back on the petals after the colors ran together, see the video to understand what I mean..

I thought a double matte looked nice with the MIRROR IMAGE WASHED cardfront. The sentiment is HALF embossed in GOLD and a few Flicks of water and GOLD EP adds more depth and interest, as well as a hint of Artist Markers to define some petals.
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And my final card has the adorable new acorns from the GRATEFUL stamp and die set.
I love the detail in teh simple layers in this set. I inked them with COFFEE BREAK mini cube set., with a hint of Paper Bag crisp ink for the acorn caps.
Other supplies used:
Halftone Circle Nesting dies
Forever and a Day Stamp & Die Bundle
Label Love stamp set
Antique GOLD embossing powder
Olive Crisp ink


***And I could not let a New Release go without stitching something :) So Grateful to be able to share with you!
Thank you so much for checking my creations out today! It was most difficult to stop playing with this November New Release! What would you like to play with first? Leave me a comment in the comment section for a chance to win.
Your next stop is Kristina Pokazanieva's blog.

Prizes:
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 11/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/21/2018.

Additional Giveaway:
I will draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate from comments left here on my blog post. Winner will be announced by 11/18/2018.


And the winner of the $30 GC goes to:

Beautiful creations, so amazing in styles & colours. The dandelion card actually looks like one of those stunning natural wildflower photographs you get, I had to double look, magnificent. Thank you.
Congratulations Andrea!
Please contact us at winner@altenew.com by 11/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.
Happy Shopping :)

Blog Hop Order:

Check out the full November 2018 New release at Altenew Here.

Hope your Day is Blessed
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79 comments:

  1. So many beautiful cards. I love the one with stickers. And also the Dandelion!

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  2. WOW! So much inspiration here - your cards are all gorgeous!!

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  3. Wow...all the cards are so beautiful...mirror image wash card is so nice...

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  4. I loved your experiments with new release !

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  5. LauraJane your creations are really wonderful! I have wanted a dandelion wishes set for years - I think you have made my choice for me... xx
    =]

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  6. Fabulous cards - but that gorgeous green dandelion card took my breath away and made me want that set even more - beautiful!!!!

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  7. Wow, Love all the cards. But the dandelion card had me floored. That has to be my favorite stamp set in this release. I can't wait to get it. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration.

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  8. Wow!! Gorgeous set of cards! Each one is super beautiful and I love the colors and coloring too! :)

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  9. Wow, so much fabulous inspiration. This is great release, I have many of the items on my wish list.

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  10. Do I even need to repeat myself in saying how much I love your inspiration!? :-) And the stitching is, as usual, wonderful!

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  11. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. wow, love the cards and so glad you tried the MIRROR IMAGE WASH.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas.

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  13. Beautiful cards, great release! I especially love your green dandelion card!

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  14. Such creative ideas!!! Love that dandelion one with the row of Washi!!!

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  15. All your designs are beautiful, but I just love your blowing dandelions!

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  16. love the everything in this release and all your fabulous projects and as always I appreciate you including a stitch project! Thanks for the inspiration Laura Jane!

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  17. Oh my goodness, such adorable cards. Especially love the dandelions.

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  18. Lovely samples -- thanks for the videos too

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  19. I love the blended background in the dandelion one, and such cute acorns in the last one!

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  20. I forgot there were acorns in the release, you were first I've seen them along the hop. You've done a great job on them and the stitching, and thank you very, very much for the fine video that always is a big help to me.

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  21. Your designs are so unique! I love your colors and coloring!

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  22. Laura Jane, your stamped images are so crisp! I love your work. The acorns you stitched are beautiful!

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  23. Amazing projects! I always love your stitched projects but I am blown away by the watercolor cards - stunning!

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  24. Wow! Your cards are fabulous. I love what you did with the stickers and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.
    (Gilda)

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  25. All of the cards were gorgeous, but that mirror image one was amazing! I would have been so scared to attempt something like that! It turned out like an Impressionist painting though. Love!!!

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  26. Oh my goodness your cards are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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  27. Beautiful cards! :) Thanks for sharing.

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  28. What a fun way to use the stickers! My favorite, though, is the cards with the engraved flowers. Very lovely! TFS!

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  29. Amazing--so many projects from 1 awesome release! Love the stitching piece!

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  30. Laura , they are beyond any words to describe.. oh Laura . They are all perfect and cheerful.

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  31. love your amazing designs - each one is just gorgeous!!

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  32. Beautiful watercoloring and I love the dandelion card.
    Thank you for sharing

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  33. oh wow- gorgeous cards!! I love what you did with the stickers on your first card... and oh, I am so glad you didn't ask to pick one favorite;)

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  34. Very creative and gorgeous cards. Who knew that such a beautiful card could be created using stickers and dies. It is stunning. I love the dandelion card because it reminds me of my youth and the acorn card is so pretty. It ushers in Autumn for me. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  35. I love the Handpicked Bouquet stamp set. Thanks for making washi tape samples for us.

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  36. Unique take on your 'faithful' card. Very nice!

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  37. Another great group of cards from you....all very unique and creative. My fave is the card from the dandelion wishes set, because that's one of my favorites from this new release.

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  38. Wow! This is one of my favorite stops on the hop! Your projects are so unique and so beautiful! Your dandelion card is SENSATIONAL!! (My fell open when I saw it, seriously!) And I love the way you used the stickers to make the first card. Really pretty!! (I have those stickers on my wish list. Do you know how many you get??) Thanks for sharing your designs! Your cards are amazing.

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  39. Wonderful projects! The cards with the inked rose set are just perfection!

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  40. Very beautiful! The whole release is stunning!

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  41. Gorgeous, amazing cards with the splendid stamps and dies from the new release. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

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  42. It’s a fabulous release and I have already received my order so I’m extremely grateful to you and the rest of the Design Team members for the wonderful inspiration you have created. Your cards are really beautiful. I especially love the Inked Rose Cards. They are absolutely gorgeous.

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  43. Wow! what a collection of creations. I can't believe how fabulous you made the stickers look -- that video was a terrific education. The whole thing was amazing. And I LOVE the dandelion stamps and card. And just about everything else. . .

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  44. the inked rose in black on white, with a pop of silver is stunning! love it! soooo much inspiration in the post!

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  45. Wonderful projects, I especially love the embroidery hoop !

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  46. Beautiful cards! Your watercoloring is stunning.

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  47. Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Laura Jane your cards are soooooo inspirational :) So many to grow from! Thanks for sharing :)

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  48. These are beautiful, Love all the different version of the Inked rose stamp set. Very inspirational.

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  49. The dandelion card is my favourite! And your stitching is great!

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  50. ALL of your projects are amazing! I love how the two Christmas cards are not traditional. And the dandolion card looks like the seeds are floating. But all of the other cards and the embroidery are amazing too!

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  51. Wow! All these beautiful cards! Your dandelion card is my favorite. I love the colors and the motion you created. Thanks for the videos.

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  52. Beautiful and inspiring work! Love them all.

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  53. You are so talented and inspiring!! Am your avid fan and am just overwhelmed with all the beauty in today's cards! And how clever and GORGEOUS with your watercolored inked rose cards!!!

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  54. Beautiful cards, gorgeous colors and unique styles. I love this release -- something for everyone!

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  55. There are so many great stamps in this release and you have made such amazing projects with them - I think I'm in love with the little acorn though - and I just love your beautiful little embroidery project!

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  56. So pretty set of cards. Unique style .

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  57. Amazing cards. Love them unique style ..sara

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  58. So many beautiful cards!! I love the mirror wash technique, I have to try that. As usual, you have dazzled us with your brilliance yet again!!

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  59. You have many talents. So many different techniques used to make your beautiful cards. Nice work.

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  60. Such a fabulous set of creations!! Your stitched acorns are so sweet and I LOVE the dandelion card.

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  61. Fabulous use of the stickers. When I first saw the rolls of stickers, I couldn't think of a way to use them in a card. Your card is beautiful!

    I also love the Dandelion wishes card - so many special touches and such beautiful shading. The heat embossing is a magical touch.

    Two cards from one coloring is a really neat tip. Thank you.

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  62. Beautiful cards! Great way to use the stickers.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  63. just luv your Just Because card!

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  64. Beautiful cards, love the stickers and the dandelion card is my favorite, and the non traditional colors on the Christmas cards.

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  65. I LOVE your cards! The inked rose florals are gorgeous!

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  66. I love all the beautiful things that you have created from this wonderful collection! Such a wonderful source of inspiration. Thank you.

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  67. Beautiful creations, so amazing in styles & colours. The dandelion card actually looks like one of those stunning natural wildflower photographs you get, I had to double look, magnificent. Thank you.

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  68. Wonderful card designs and love the stitching project.

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  69. Wow! So many beautiful cards. My favorites are the dandelion card and the yellow "mirror image flower." I'm definitely coming back to see the videos.

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  70. You always go the extra mile with your cards. What a clever (and brave!) idea to get a second print of your watercolor. I don't think I would have had the guts to go through with it after spending all that time getting the coloring right. But it was worth it; the print has a dreamy quality that is just lovely. And your stitching is always a treat. Thanks for sharing so many ideas with us!

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  71. What a fabulous release! I absolutely love the engraved flowers and handpicked bouquet stamp sets & the leaf medallion die! As usual you have so many lovely card examples & your stitching is gorgeous!

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  72. Lovely cards! I'm in love with the Dandelion Wishes set!

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  73. Woohoo !!!
    Thank you so much for my fantastic win, I'm so happy.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, & your family x

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Simply splendid to hear from you!

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