Thursday, December 13, 2018

Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello paper crafting friends! Welcome to my stop on the Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop. You should be arriving from the blog of Zinia Redo. If not, don't worry, I've included a full Bloghop list at the end of this post.
Warning: Photo heavy post!

DECEMBER Release

I'm excited to share several cards made with Stamps, Dies and Papers from this new release.The entire DECEMBER Release is in the shop right now!

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 12/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/22/2018
Giveaway:*****And if you leave a comment on this post you will have a chance to receive a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop! I'll announce the winner by 12/18/2018.

One of the most unique stamp sets in the December release is Nature Snippets Stamp Seta simple layering set with a feeling of calm in it's design.

I heat embossed a three of the solid circle images with Caribbean Sky Crisp Embossing Powder and then the second layers with Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder Then added two more circles inked with Caribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink. A couple of  strips of washi tapes, and small dots around a few of the circles using Artist Markers were the only embellishments needed.


This nest card features the same Nature Snippets Stamp Set, however it is only inked with Crisp inks and a few extra flicks of color from the Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Setsimply embellished with Dots in Maple washi tape.

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Moving on to two of the new Paper Packs and Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle.*****Essential Black & White 6x6 Paper Pack is going to be a staple in my stash! The new 6x6 paper packs are double sided..I share a video at the end of this post that shows each side of the two packs I played with .
Essential Black & White looks wonderful with Enchanting Washes 6x6 Paper Pack . The Ruffled Flowers Stamps have easy to line up layers that I inked with shades from Tea Party and a kiss of Fresh Lemon for a varied look on some petals. A mix of Green Meadows and Green Fields for the leaves. Did you notice the Wild Ferns stamps and coordinating die set? This was the first time working with it, and LOVE how nicely it adds filler greenery without distraction:))

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How do I LOVE thee? Let me count the ways! 
Mega LOVE Die is a MUST HAVE and so is the Flower Vine Stamp & Die Bundle. Pairing the two together on the next card, along with the Essential Black & White  and Enchanting Washes 6x6 Paper Packs
To make the card:


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Not wanting to waste the Mega Love cut from the card front above, I proceeded to layer several more of the same die-cuts underneath to give the LOVE more lift on my next card.
The outline layers of Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle add a nice background to the cardfront. I glued two black thin sizes of Fine Frames Rectangles Die to draw the eye in and stamped the hello there around it with Coral Berry ink. Notice the fine line of color around the edges? That is from Artist marker Coral Berry R304. It's so nice to have inks and markers that are the same colors with the same names!!
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More LOVE!!


For MORE embellishment; I added several Carved Rose Stamp & Die Bundle roses and leaves, colored with the same colors from the Watercolor Brush Markers.

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One final LOVE card: This one is scrappy in nature:)
Our Family Frame Die accents more papers from theEnchanting Washes Paper Pack and a tiny Painted Butterfly. I doodled with a multi-liner pen on the Mega LOVE for some fun shadowing.
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Still in a scrappy mood: I created my last card to celebrate the new release.
Supplies used:
Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set
Artist MarkersLeaf Medallion Die
Inline Alpha Die Set
Reflection Collection Paper
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
Crisp Inks: Shades of Purple collection, Tropical Forest collection, and Pocketful of Sunshine


Thanks for sticking with me until the end!  Just a quick video sharing my Stash from the release and the Papers from the two 6x6 paper packs used in this post; You can watch it below or in HD on myYouTube Channel.

Your next stop on the bloghop is to see card creations by Virginia Lu! Happy Hopping :) Remember to leave comments along the way for more chances to win prizes!

Blog Hop Order:
You are here>> Laura Jane <<You are here
Edited to announce winner
$30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop goes to....

Great Cards! I love the bright yellows of the second card (love the nature snippets stamp set too) and the pink love card is beautiful. What a lovely use of the bed of roses stamp.

Congratulations Hanneke!  Please contact winner@altenew.com by 12/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.



Hope your day is Blessed!
LauraJane:)

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80 comments:

Karthikha said...

So many awesome cards!! I love the nature snippets stampset and your inspirations! :)

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are really pretty! :) I love the yellow card.

Barbara said...

Yours cards really brighten up the dark fall evenings. Love them.
Patonslake

Lisa Byers said...

Very beautiful cards. The snippets stamps look like they are so much fun. I love your use of colors.

Sandy said...

So many great ideas for this Altenew release.

Vivian C. said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards.

Laurie said...

Love the use of the Mega Love stamp. Your cards with the flowering vines are absolutely gorgeous! Makes me want to run to my craft room and create.

Joy Meadows said...

Such beautiful cards, Laura! thanks for the inspiration.

Ellie Foster said...

Stunning cards. Nature Snippets is my favourite set as it is so versatile and elegant.
Best wishes
Ellie

FD91354 said...

WOW.. some really bright and beautiful cards. Nice showcasing of the new paper packs

Kandice J said...

Your cards are so dynamic & vibrant! Thanks for sharing!

Becca Yahrling said...

I am so in love with the polka dot love card! It is just so darned pretty!!
Beautiful cards, tfs.

I Card Everyone said...

what's better than a little love? a MEGA LOVE!!! Fabulous creations, LauraJane!!
=]

Amy Brown said...

Wow, you were busy! Lots of fabulous cards. I'm convinced I need that LOVE die!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Wow!! So many fabulous cards! I am lovin' that Love die!

KimK said...

I like the way you turned back the black & white paper; at least it looks like that. Pretty cards!

Kris said...

I love the impact your cards create. Great ideas and oh so lovely.

Mariëtte said...

You have been busy and the results are beautiful. Thanks for sharing

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Fantastic inspiration!

Jessy said...

love all the detail and color in your cards. beautiful work.

Janelle said...

What an amazing variety of cards you have! Terrific inspiration! Thanks

Andrea Hastilow said...

Laura Jane all these are awesome. So much inspiration oozing on this post, fabulous. Hope you don't mind oozing !

Brenda Kuder said...

Really great cards! I love the love!!

Eve N said...

Pretty designs. I especially like your Nature Snippets cards and how you highlighted the designs.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL but that YELLOW! I'm in love it! Frame that one!

Annette Reed said...

Very nice! I love the ink-blended backgrounds. Very interesting use of washi tape and paper.

Judys said...

Laura Jane, as always, your cards are fantastic and original. Love them! Isn't this release just the best ever?! I think so.

Lyn said...

So much to love and thanks for sharing <3

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow I am impressed by your creativity - thanks for sharing:)

Betty said...

love how you used the small nature stamps and of course your flower cards are always gorgeous!

Carol said...

You have a very different style of card making - so cool! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Lisa Moline said...

Love all of your cards! Such a variation in style, love your creativity! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marsha said...

Another great display of cards. Love the variety.

Diane z said...

Love the way you used the papers. Thanks for sharing

Kaye Thrasher said...

So many great cards and ideas. Love all of them. Thanks so much for sharing your art.

Helen said...

What a lovely collection of cards, Laura Jane. You've used such a variety of techniques creating them--you've inspired me to try some of them. Especially like the combination of embossing and stamping on the first card--a great idea! tfs

Nelya said...

Love the purple love card! With the small florals, and the doily border!

Tami R said...

Beautiful, colorful cards!

Nandini said...

Wow! Amazing inspiration! I really love the ones made with the Nature Snippets set. It is one of my favourites in this release and I really like the colours you have used.

Subhashini said...

Stunning creations to inspire us, thanks for sharing the details, love the embossing on the Nature snippet stamps and love the washi.

Unknown said...

Oh my! What beautiful cards! I love the one where you folded the patterned paper over to show the other pattern - genius! <3

Kathy Ferguson said...

Gorgeous cards. I loved the black and white polka dot LOVE card. It is stunning. You gave us so many examples of ways to create with these product and I thank you.

Dana M said...

Bold, vibrant and amazingly creative cards. Wow!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love this release!

Hussena said...

Oh wow !! You have really outdone yourself this time Laura so many gorgeous cards and design.Totally love them !!

Heidi said...

Oh, wow, so many cards, love all of them, thanks for sharing your beautiful inspiration with us!

Chandhini said...

All your cards are awesome. My favorite stamp in this release is Nature Snippets, I am loving the heat embossing on the card.

Carol Rossouw said...

Such beautiful florals from Altenew again! Love that primrose! Thanks for all the lovely card inspiration!

Pam Lindaman said...

My wish list is growing :) I can't wait to try Nature Snippets! The last card with all those Altenew combinations is awesome!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love the second one - the colors you picked are perfect!

Nox said...

Beautiful - I love the embossed LOVE die cut, and the dotted one. I also love how you layered Nature Snippets.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love, love, LOVE your creation using the goodies from this new release! Looking forward to more!!

Jean said...

Such beautiful and creative cards!

Kim Faucher said...

Natures snippets is such a great set! I love how many ideas you can make with it!

xxx said...

Laura I love it Thanks for this inspiration

TLI74 said...

Thanks for sharing

Heather said...

These are all so beautiful!! All the different techniques you used are fabulous!

Tamra B said...

Great cards!

Rosemary said...

your cards are absolutely AMAZING!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the Ruffled Flowers card, with the black stripes and watercolor papers. So lovely. Hope that set comes back into stock quickly! Thanks for your amazing inspiration!

Jeannie said...

Fun cards! I love the Nature Snippets stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Mirella said...

You know very well by now that I love everything you make! And this time, I am totally in love with your "love" cards, LOL... So much talent, it's just incredible!

Maryam said...

Lots of amazing creation. So pretty and cheerful.

Unknown said...

Your cards feature such bright mixes of colors and patterns.

Handmade by Hanneke said...

Great Cards! I love the bright yellows of the second card (love the nature snippets stamp set too) and the pink love card is beautiful. What a lovely use of the bed of roses stamp.

Melissa said...

Oh My Goodness!! Your cards are wonderful! I don't have enough compliments! I love the designs, the colors, the different papers, your watercoloring, and all the added details in each of them! So creative!!

Jeanne Beam said...

So many gorgeous cards! Great designs and colors.
Thanks for sharing...

Jan T said...

Really like how you changed it up with the polka dotted "love"!

mindy1414 said...

Wow just wow, all of these cards are awesome but that last one is off the charts, I love it! The paper packs are my favorite, I hope Altenew replenishes these and keeps them in stock always, "must have's" every one lol. Thank you for sharing all of these, I know I will be referring back to this post many times for inspiration as I get my Spring cards going :) (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Flabbergasted with the amount of inspiration in your post. Such awesome cards. I like ve all of the varieties you created using the same new items. I'm loving the black & white paper pack too. But Nature Snippets is going on my wishlist for sure. All of your cards are gorgeous!

Rozy said...

Love all your cards. My favorite is the 3rd--the combination of the flowers and the black and white is just beautiful. All of these cards are amazing. Thanks for the video. I love to be inspired by all those goodies!

Linnea S said...

luv the patterned papers. and the nature snippets truly are unique :)

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. I love Altenew's floral stamps and the ones in this release are gorgeous, but the Nature Snippets stamps are so unique they may be my favorites.

Donna said...

Very pretty cards especially the hello there card.

Siobhan Burtlow said...

Wonderful projects!

Andre M. said...

Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products, your creativity is amazing.

Kathleen C. said...

Laura Jane, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful cards. I am new to card making and am so grateful Altenew has exposed me to such wonderful artists like yourself. I truly cannot get over how beautiful and intricate your cards are. You can tell you put so much love and thought into each and every one. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your creativity with all of us :)

Sue D said...

Pretty and colorful card designs.

Helen Kalb said...

Yay for Nature Snippets and your great idea to heat emboss the images - beautiful Laura Jane!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful color combos and details!

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