Thursday, July 11, 2019

Altenew July 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway and VIDEO

Hello cardmaking Friends! 
I'm honored to be participating in the blog hop celebrating the July 2019 release  at Altenew! If you are hopping along from the beginning you should be arriving from the talented Jeanne Jachna. Don't worry, there is a full list at the end of this post :)
As always, Altenew has a release filled with beautiful flower stamps and dies  I'm giddy over the FRAME Dies too! Plus a new Stamping Mat!!

I've created eight cards for today's post featuring just a handful of new items from the release. All new products are listed under the photos for easy reference and shopping...which include affiliate links at no extra cost to you.

Here are the first three cards with Bright Blossoms stamps and dies.
To make this first card




I share how easy it can be to add extra detail coloring to the simple Bright Blossoms in a video  as I created it. 



To make this card:
  • Stamp the large Bright Blossoms blooms in Pink Diamond and Rubelilte
  • Stamp solid Leaves with Sea Glass
  • Stamp tiny Bright Blossoms blooms with Buttercream
  • Color with  Artist Markers: C001, B802, B201, Y204, R603
  • Stamp leaf veins with Volcano Lake
  • Stamp the stamen with Cosmic berry
  • add yellow dots with Y514
  • Stamp sentiment with Obsidian Pigment Ink 
  • Stamp 'shine' with Chamomile  and Snapdragon
  • Add black fineliner pen to the word shine to make it stand out more
  • repeat stamp dots from Bright Blossoms with Pink Diamond



For this card I stamped and used the coordinating dies to cut out the Bright Blossoms for a pretty arrangement for the lovely Sweet Frame stamped with Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink all arranged onto a piece of Pattern paper from Celebrations 6x6 Paper Pack inked with a blending brush and edged with the Enchanted Gold too:))
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I really like the variety floral shapes and leaf/branches in this set!
Crisp Inks: Warm Sunshine, Pink Pearl, Coral Berry, Frayed Leaf, Sea Glass, Sea Breeze, Turquoise
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The possibilities are endless for building clusters of Blooms for any project. Adding several different Geometric Frames gives a modern vibe to a classic stamping concept.
Supplies used:
Crisp Inks: Warm Sunshine, Pink Pearl, Coral Berry, Frayed Leaf, Sea Glass, Sea Breeze, Turquoise
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My final group of cards feature my favorite stamp set from this release...Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set and Pen Sketched Flowers Die Set. The die set will be released 8/8

Since the #thedailymarker30Day Coloring challenge with Kathy Raccoosin is going on, I sat down with Pen Sketched Flowers set and just a few colors of Artist Markers and enjoyed some colortherapy time:))

After stamping the images from Pen Sketched Flowers with Antique Gold Pigment Ink it was easy to color and add shading where the pen strokes indicate shadows, making this a stamp set one that looks like you spent a ton of time coloring but you didn't. Sometimes a little time is all you have! 
The coordinating dies, which will be released on the 8th of this month do to a design hiccup ,  makes for quick cutting. The die set sent to me was actually reversed to the stamp images,insert hiccup, but I was able to place the die on the backside of the colored image and quickly cut them out just the same.
I then layered the pretty blooms and branches over a Floral Heart Frame Die cut from Pastel Dreams 6x6 paper pack and placed on top of a piece from Celebrations 6x6 Paper Pack for the background.



I went for a one layer card for this one, again stamping the flowers with Antique Gold Pigment Ink and coloring with the Artist Markers. Then I masked the colored blooms and blended some color on with a blending brush and flicked a few splatters for a nice background. to embellish this card a sweet blue Butterfly Acetate Die cut landed on the edge of one of the petals:))

Artist Markers  G702, G715, G825, C001, Y204, Y911, R400, R206, R302, R304
Crisp Inks: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry,Buttercream, Warm Sunshine
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Stamping an all-over pattern for this last card with Antique Gold Pigment Ink  and colored with Artist Markers, ended up being my most favorite card for today! The frame from Crystal Frames Die Set is inked with Antique Gold Pigment Ink as well after cutting.. Not wanting to cover the background tooo much, I chose vellum paper for the sentiment and placed it in the center. I then embellished with a scrap paper strip from Celebrations 6x6 Paper Pack and a bit of  Dots in Maple Washi Tape..stitched over those for added texture balance and found a butterfly to sit in the corner of the frame.

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That is all that I have for you today. Thank you for hanging out to the end! I hope you liked what I created as much as I LOVED creating them!!

Take a look at the entire new release Below:

I REALLY enjoyed  using the new WHITE stamping mat!! I like the grid lines and the non slip grip. It has the perfect texture for crisp image stamping every time. I was disappointed with the staining that occurred with the red based inks...but this is common across the board with all similar products on the market. When I use ink on the mat, I keep the reds in a top corner, so I have a nice white mat for my videos.
Stamping Mat 
Stamping Mat Description:
The silicone grid mat is great for stamping, watercolor, ink blending, heat embossing, and everyday crafting! The mat features inches as well as metric measurements on the edges and a half inch grid. Due to the nature of the silicone surface, some grid lines have slight imperfections and are not completely straight. This will not affect the quality or functionality of the mat.
  • Material: Silicone
  • Color: White
  • Size: 12"x16"
  • Surface: One side printed with grid, one side non-slip
  • Heat Resistant
EXTRA details that may be helpful:
  • This is NOT a cutting mat
  • Red based inks will stain the mat slightly
  • Most water-based inks wipe clean with a spritz of water and cloth
  • Perfect for filming Vertical videos, (portrait mode) for IG, no-glare
  • Rolls up for easy storage
There are generous 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 7/18/2019 for a chance to win.
Additional prizes: Altenew will 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 7/18/2019.
Don't miss a single stop on the Blog Hop!
Blog Hop Order:

Thanks for taking time to stop by. Hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE!
LauraJane:)
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65 comments:

  1. A post full of bright and beautiful cards !!As I was scrolling i wondered "no watercolouing ?" All stamped cards but finally spotted your awesome coloring !!

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  2. Such lovely cards! :) Thanks for sharing.

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  3. All your cards are wonderful, but I am particularly drawn to the pen sketched flowers

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  4. EEEEEKKKKKKK, your flowers are so so so so pretty!!!! I can't believe how gorgeous they are!!!!!!!!

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  5. Oh wow! Gorgeous floral creations! Love them all! :)

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  6. I keep saying that the Pen Sketched flowers are my favorite stamps, and again, I love what you did with them. The shades of yellow are very pretty. Thanks for saying you masked the flowers and then blended the ink onto the paper, I wondered how that was done:)

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  7. Great cards! Love the color combos!

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  8. All are gorgeous but I adore the Pen Sketched Flowers cards. So vintage looking!

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  9. Love the yellows on the Pen Sketched Flowers cards and others.

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  10. Great cards! I am very impressed with all of them!

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  11. Your cards are beautiful! My favorite are the last three that you created with the Pen Scetched Flowers stamp set - simply gorgeous!

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  12. Delightful cards, Laura Jane! I especially like your last group of cards made with the Pen Sketched Flowers stamp set. Elegant and classy.

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  13. I always love your cards Laura Jane, and these are exceptional. Your colour choices are divine. I am quite taken with the Crystal Frames Stamps and Dies, and you have showcased them perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    T x

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous cards. The ones with Pen Sketched Florals are my favorite!

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  15. So many stunning cards! I love the splatters and the why you used that hexagon shape to frame things!

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  16. Wonderful cards; my favorite is the one-layer Pen Sketched Florals one!

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  17. I love your color choices! Very pretty and striking!

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  18. Love the cute cards with the blooms and your last floral cards are beautiful!!

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  19. summer sparkles through out all your cards

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  20. These are all really really pretty

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  21. Those Pen Sketched Flowers cards are fabulous!

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  22. so pretty and bright colors thank you for sharing

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  23. Awesome projects, I am liking all the various styles of your cards!!

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  24. Two Ls sent me … and what do I find? Fresh, fabulous, and an abundance of beauty! As always, my friend! [don't think I didn't spot that flutter-by!]
    =]

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  25. That is a whole lot of inspiration! I love the cards. The last three are my favorite. Love the new release. It is fabulous!

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  26. Wow, these cards are breathtaking!! I love the designs!! You are so talented. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  27. Such beautiful cards, Laura Jane! Love your choice of colors and your card designs are simply gorgeous.

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  28. I LOVE the "you are so thoughtful" card. It's absolutely gorgeous and a work of art to be sure! The other one I really loved was your, "let your light shine bright". Colorful and simple. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these new releases. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. The cards are all lovely. I think my favorite is the "let your light shine bright" one.

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  30. I just can’t get past the new Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set....It is by far my favorite...and your cards were all just stunning. I loved all of your beautiful work. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  31. What a gorgeous collection of cards made with some of this month's stamps and dies. All of them are beautiful. Thank you for the video for showing how to improve on what you had stamped. I know I will now spend more time adding little touches to my cards because they made such a difference to yours.

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  32. Wow! So many beautiful cards! I love love all the beautiful flowers. Your post was like a walk in a garden. I need some of these stamps. I'm not good at grown real flowers so I should just stamp some! ♡

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  33. Oh my goodness you created so many beautiful projects here!! I adore your coloring, and the way you used the geometric frames!! Lots of inspiration. A fabulous release!

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  34. My fav of the new release is the Pen Sketched and your gorgeous cards are stunning in pinks and yellows! So many beautiful and creative ways of use! Am a big fan!

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  35. Oh my goodness, LauraJane, I can tell how much you liked playing with these new products. Your cards are absolutely amazing, so inspiring. Thanks a bunch for sharing.

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  36. I find yellow and pink are difficult colors to combine but you did it perfectly!

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  37. WOW - love your designs and how different they all are - your creativity is impressive - thanks for sharing

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  38. So many stunning projects! I especially love your beautiful You are so Thoughtful card - lovely soft layers and background!

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  39. My favorite is the "you are so thoughtful" card, but having said that, they're all beautifully created and pretty amazing. I do love the Pen Sketched Flowers and Charming Doodles sets from this release so much! :)

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  40. These are wonderful cards What a great bunch of inspiration

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  41. Oh WOW!! I can't even begin to comment on so many beautiful creations! I do love the look of the frame around the sentiments. I do have one favorite...the one towards the end that has the spray of flowers in the upper right corner & the splatter...just stunning!!

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  42. So much fabulous inspiration!! Your final group using Pen Sketched Flowers is phenomenal! Wonderful products in this release.

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  43. I love every one of these bright happy cards! Your Pen Sketched card is especially stunnng.
    Awesome card designs!

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  44. Great modern fresh take on your cards!

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  45. I’m loving this release and the new products, especially for the versatility.

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  46. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards on this blog hop, they are all amazing. I enjoyed your process video.

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  47. your cards are just so beautiful and creative!

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  48. Great video tutorial. Thank you!

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  49. Beautiful color combination. Love this release from Altenew.

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  50. Beautiful cards, beautiful colors. You've done a wonderful job of showcasing this fantastic release.

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  51. I like the colors you used and how you used the frames.

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  52. Lovely! Such wonderful bright flowers. Thanks.

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  53. OMGosh, your cards are ALL beautiful!! I thought my fav was the one with Bright Blossoms Stamp Set you added detail with the artist markers. Then I saw your cards with the Pen Sketched Flowers and was blown away! Love your coloring!

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  54. Love your color choices especially on the card with the pen sketched flowers. Gorgeous!

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  55. I am blown away with all your beautiful cards with so much variety. Your talent amazes me. Thanks for sharing the beauty of your cards.

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  56. Beautiful collection of cards! Love the simple flowers from the bright blossoms set and your coloring on the second to last card.

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  57. WOW... you did a fantastic job showing so many creative ways to use the new release products. I love how you combined stamps from different sets on your cards. Your cards using the Pen Sketched stamps are among my favorites.... so beautiful. TFS your talent and inspiration.

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  58. Awesome cards! I especially love the fun style of the Bright Blossoms set!

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  59. Your cards made me "ooh" they are super bright and happy, I totally needed that right now. Thank you for the inspiration.

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Simply splendid to hear from you!

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