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Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway


Hello Friends!!
What an uplifting thing to focus on during this time in World history! CELEBRATING Altenew's 6th Year Anniversary.. 6 years of beautiful Flowers, 6 years of high quality Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Art supplies. I'm humbled, as well as grateful to be part of DAY 3 in this World Wide Celebration!!

AND what's a celebration without Gifts, Prizes and Givaways?!?
******Altenew is generously giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. 

******There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:



*******Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2020 for a chance to win one of the prizes! 
37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs
listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/18/2020.
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I have 2 cards for you today featuring the SIMPLE BEAUTY stamp set.
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Social Distancing is the ideal time to COLOR don't you think :) So I decided to stamp a Background using the small outline image in SIMPLE BEAUTY stamp set then colored with Artist Markers.


Follow along as I share each step of the Background creation:

Repeat stamped the image with Warm Sunshine Crisp Ink

Colored in the areas between the blooms with C001 then added dots with Y204..retraced leaves and stems with TG03

Flicked color onto petals with B201

Finished the background by adding details with R902, B635, B313, and TG03

Scribbled a rectangle piece of paper with the Blue Artist Markers, and cut the CONGRATS Die from it...placed it over the washi tape..embellished with sequins :)

Supplies used for this card:
 Artist Markers: C001, Y204, TG03, B201, R902, B635, B313,TG03
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For my second card, I use all the images from SIMPLE BEAUTY stamp set, inked with several Crisp inks, and colored in details with Artist Markers.






Supplies used for this card:
Crisp Inks:Mountain Mist, Sea Glass, Iceberg, 
Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Limestone, Silver Stone
 Artist Markers: TG03, B635, B002, B313, B802
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I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creations today.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hoping that my cards inspire your next masterpiece!!
LauraJane:)

Your next stop on the hop is Ellen Hutson LLC

Day 3 BLOG HOP ORDER:


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152 comments:

MadeByMeghanK said...

HI! It's Meghan From Chicago! I LOVE the yellow and teal combo! Your coloring is amazing

Helen said...

Hi Helen from Brisbane Australia, Laura! I love the wonderful bright, happy colour scheme you've chosen for yThanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe!our cards! Makes you feel happy just looking at them!!

Ana artdiary said...

Hi from India! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. Love your coloring!

Karen M said...

Hello from Texas! Such fresh colors! Love the detail in your homemade background card.

Jerri Jones said...

Hello from Missouri! Your cards look just like Spring to me. Love the bright cheerful colors.

Barbara said...

Hello from Wilmington, Delaware! Love these bold, bright cards! The colors were made to go together and make these cards shine! Stay well!

gail said...

Hi from TExas - lovely calm colors - beautiful

Carol Wortman said...

"Hi from New Baltimore, Mi" Happy 6th Anniversary! Teal and yellow is my new favorite color combo now! Beautiful beautiful beautiful and using the negative!! Brilliant. Thanks for the inspiration and please stay safe and healthy!

Carol said...

Wow, you made that background stamp come to life! Such great color choices and a beautiful card! Both are pretty!

Deb Selby said...

Great florals and lovely cards.

Lori Kalmeyer said...

Hi from Pittsburgh PA. Loving the teal flowers and your coloring is terrific!

Tanya C said...

Your dotted background really shows off the flowers. Beautiful cards!

sharon g said...

What amazing colors you used!!!! They look so pretty together...

Debi said...

Hello from Arizona! Love, love, love these cards! So beautiful and the color combo is fantastic.

Helen S said...

Hi from San Diego CA - congrats to Altenew and here's to many more years !

Unknown said...

Hi from Kentucky. Your florals are beautiful. I really love the mix of gray and yellow leaves behind the real floral. Nicely done.

Jade said...

Hello from Seattle, Washington. What wonderful cards with great flower colors. I love the color combination!!!

Liz O. said...

Hi from TX! Lovely card designs Laura Jane! Thank you for the inspiration! Happiest birthday to Altenew! Wishing them many more years of success!

Brenda Kuder said...

Hi from NH. Great cards! I would not call them simple. It looks like you did a lot of work on the second one.

Gail D said...

Hello from North Carolina,
I l-o-v-e these cards...blue and yellow is one of my favorite combos. Thanks for sharing

Diana said...

So soft and spring-like!

Elaine Lewis said...

Hi from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada! What a lot of time and effort you put into the yellow flower card - it's beautiful!

Chandhini said...

Hello from India
Repeated stamping to make a background is my favourite technique, though I don't use it often. Love both the cards.

Sandy M said...

Awesome cards. The card with the yellow background is so beautiful and well worth the time it took to make. The second card is equally beautiful. Great job!

Sweet Sarah said...

Hi from Arkansas, USA. Very sweet cards!

berryblue said...

Hello from Ohio! I absolutely love that you colored and dotted the background on your first card. What a striking result you get! I am going to try that today! Thank you for sharing your lovely cards to brighten our days at home!

Vicki T said...

Hi from Port Orange, Florida... Very nice Cards, Beautiful colors, Thanks for the Inspiration...

Tina Stepanova said...

Hi from Shoreline, WA! Awesome cards! Thank you for inspiration!

AnnM said...

Hey there from Crystal Lake Illinois USA. BRILLIANT and WOW! I love the background you created. I am definitely going to do this technique TODAY! Thank you for sharing your talents.

Kailash said...

Hi from Illinois. Love the color palette on both your fabulous cards!

Carolyn said...

Hi from Sacramento, CA. I just love your yellow and turquoise color combinations.

Patty said...

Hi from Kentucky! Love that color combination! The cards are just beautiful!

Barb Martin said...

Your layering and color choices are amazing. What beautiful cards!

Nandini said...

Hi from Panjim, Goa! Gorgeous cards. I love the yellow and teal color combo.

NancyR said...

Hi from Dover, DE. Beautiful cards! Love the bright and cheery colors. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Both cards are so pretty. I love looking at all the inspirations, and appreciate the time everyone takes for doing these cards.

Heike said...

Hello from Pennsylvania! Love your color choices for your cards.

Wanda said...

Hi from Wisconsin. Very pretty cards. Love the teal. TFS

Teresa said...

Hi from Southfield Michigan Yellows and greens are my favorite combinations

A Crafty Person said...

Hello from sunny Southern California! Gorgeous, happy, sunny cards.

Kathy Eddy said...

Hi from Black River Falls, WI. Great cards! I really love the second one!

RobiW said...

Hi from Los Angeles! Your colors are gorgeous! Beautiful cards.

Eileen said...

Hi from Worcester Massachusetts. Love the teal and yellow on these cards. Thanks for the inspirataion.

Lynne G said...

Hi from California. I'm always impressed by people who color well with markers. That is a skill I am still developing.

a mini hobby said...

Hi from Frisco, TX! These cards are just beautiful! I am loving the colors, they are so springy and make me happy.

Karen said...

Hello from TN! I love your sunny and cheery cards! You really put a lot of work into these cards, and it makes them extra special. Thank you for sharing!

Leen said...

Hello from Colorado! Both of your cards are beautiful and may I say, so is the tatted doily background!

Becca Yahrling said...

Hello from South Florida, USA! So very
pretty with the colors you used. tfs!

Andre M. said...

Hi from San Fernando! Thanks for sharing these pretty cards, love the palette you've used.

Barb H. said...

Beautiful!

Linda said...

Hi from Vermont~ Love to see people create their own background papers; what a treat this one is. Your color choices are so cheerful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Room 1 said...

Hi from Los Angeles! So many great ideas. I’ve been making cards to send to my students during our shelter in place. Everyone needs a bit of cheer during this time.

Gail Spresser said...

Hello from Sterling Heights, Michigan. Beautiful cards - love the yellow and teal color combos. Thank you.

Geri S said...

Hi from WA! Lovely cards and great background technique. Thanks for the ideas! Happy 6th!

Carollee E said...

Hi I am from Yakima, WA USA-These cards are stunning. I LOVE the contrast of the Sea Mist and white. Awesome colors. Thank you.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Hi From Wisconsin - love your cards - the colors are so fresh, perfect for Spring

Kari V. said...

Hello from Arizona! Beautiful cards in my favorite colors! Love them.

ckd said...

Hi from Florida. The cards are beautiful. I love your color combinations. thank you

Sue McRae said...

Hi from Ottawa, Canada. Love this pretty color combo, makes for some happy cards!

Judi said...

Hi from Florida!! I loved your cards and color combinations!
Thank your for sharing !!!!

Melissa Leftrick said...

Hi from Edgewater, Maryland!! So Springy!! Love the colors! Thank you for sharing.

Mendy said...

Hi from Texarkana, Texas. Mind blown with what you created. Love the color combo.

Lori said...

Hi from Idaho! Love all the creative sharing!

Jeanne Beam said...

Hello from Florida! Such beautiful cards.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Eve N said...

Hi from Illinois. Love your pretty color combination.

Jennifer C. said...

Hi from Minnesota! Congratulations to Altenew on their 6 year anniversary! And thank you for sharing your work, LauraJane. I'm amazed by the background coloring on your first card; I thought you used patterned paper!

wimom said...

I love the stamps from Altenew

Cindy Vernon said...

Hello from Buena Park, ca. I love how happy your card is.

Amelialesley said...

Hi. I'm from Brisbane. Beautiful!

Dana M said...

Hi from Minnesota. Wow, gorgeous cards and the dot background technique is really cool. Love your color palette.

viera said...

Hello fro Vancouver, Canada. Beautiful cards. Love the colour combo

Brandi R said...

Hi from Uniontown, Ohio! Gorgeous cards. Love that fabulous color combo ♥

DorothyA said...

Greetings from Sammamish, Washington. Beautiful spring cards! I really enjoyed the step by step making of the background of the first card. A bit challenging in my book, but I think I'll have a go at it!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the yellow with the aqua.
Both cards are so pretty.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
Hi, from Millstadt, IL

Rose said...

Hi from Australia. Love the yellow background with the teal flowers. Both cards are beautiful.

Stumpled said...

Hi from South Dakota! The use of the teal is magic.

Jennifer Ferguson said...

Such pretty designs. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing!

Isabel Z said...

Greetings from Arlington, VA in the US.Love what you created!

Laura said...

Hi from Sussex, UK! Such beautiful colourways.

Murneyb said...

Hi from Minnesota. Beautiful colors for your card! Congrats to Altenew!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Hi from Rochester, NY! I love your background! Simple coloring but what a WOW effect...your flowers on second card are just stunning! Gorgeous cards!

Kristina LeCloux said...

Hi from WI beautiful card. The colors go so well together. And I love that you made your own background!

Terri said...

Hi from Illinois. Your coloring is absolutely beautiful!

Mirella said...

Hello from Dublin, Ireland! Beautiful, my talented friend, especially that second card - just WOW!

cattimir said...

Hi from Central Finland! Lovely cards: I like the first card the most. The selfmade yellow background looks nice and lively.

Linda BL said...

Hello from Virginia. Love your bright and sunny cards. Love the blue and yellow color combination. Love your detailed cards!

Cyndi said...

Hi from Carrollton, TX! I love these gorgeous cards. The blue and yellow colors are beautiful.

Loree'nCA said...

Hi from Fremont, California! I can't get enough of the Simply Beauty set. So pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

Hi from Arlington, VA! These are wonderful! I love how you created that background with all the dots, the color combo you used for these cards is so bright and cheery too!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the look of the flowers in this color. Great use of the smaller stamp to create the background.

Diana Soling said...

Hi from Yorkville, IL. Stunning cards! I never thought to color in the background with the markers. Going to have to give this a try!!

Claudia A said...

Hi, from Denver, Colorado! Wow, I really love your cards. Beautiful stamping and coloring!

Michelle P said...

Howdy from Houston Tx...and congrats to Altenew!!! Such pretty cards. And yes, now is the perfect time for coloring. I can’t wait to do some of my own, using your cards as inspiration. Thank you.

Nox said...

Hello from Toronto, Canada - those are both such lovely cards - I love your colours! So bright and cheerful!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Hi from Orlando, FL! Love your small dots as the background because it really looks like a pattern paper. The second card is the reason we all love these remarkable images!! Stunning! And Happy 6th Birthday Altenew!!

Linda Fillds said...

Hello from Rumford, Maine. I love your cards. Such pretty color choices and coloring. Thank you so much for sharing. Stay safe and healthy... :)

MaryH said...

Hi from Myrtle Beach SC!
I admire the results of all your hard work - the color choices are very appealing and spark an emotion of warmth & happiness. Thanks!

Carol McCready said...

Hello from New York! I love the design of your cards. The blooms look so pretty in the colors you chose.

Elena C said...

Hi and hugs from Ohio. I LOVE your 2nd card. Beautifully colored. A real showpiece!!!

see mary stamp said...

Greetings from Carol Stream, IL. Well these are absolutely stunning! Such happy cards.

AniRey said...

Hello from, Oregon, OMGoodness, what beautiful cards, I love the colors! Iam going to have to put that stamp set on my growing wish list.

Karthikha said...

Hello from Tennessee, USA! Ooh I love your cards! The first one with repeated stamping looks like a patterned paper! Lovvve :)

MJS said...

Hello from Chicago! Thank you for sharing such fun cards! Stay safe

Evelyn said...

Hello from Malta, New York. Happy Anniversary Altenew. Wow your cards are so beautiful. Oh my so elegante.

Denise Bryant said...

Hi from Penn Valley, CA! Love your beautiful cards! Pretty color combo! Thank for sharing your cards with us!

Sharon said...

Hi from Australia 🇦🇺 Thanks for what you all are doing to help get us through these troubling times. Especially love the colours in your second card. Thanks for the inspiration and keep it coming 💖

Kimberly said...

Hello from a very sad Northern Cal. I love those colors and I love how you colored those cards. I want to try it. Too many condolence cards to make.

Jean said...

Hi from Arizona. Loving the yellow! Just lovely!

Lilyofthevalley said...

Hi from Aberdeenshire Scotland! What a lovely colour combination!

Heidi Rees said...

Hi from snowy Wyoming! What beautiful cards you created! I love the teal/yellow combination, so very pretty!

Cardogram said...

hi from Seattle, Laura i love both the cards that you have created. Firstly the color combinations are soo lovely, they have so much spring-ness in them (if it is a word), i love the coloring pattern in the first card, adding dots in the background is amazing tip, and the way youve added details in the flowers, is sooo amazing. .. Thank you for the inspiration in the much needed times.. stay healthy and stay safe.. love and hugs

lunnacreates said...

Hi from Brampton Ontario. Lovely cards!

KnitterNin said...

Hello from Toledo, OH. the turquoise and yellow is such a perfect mix for Spring! Love it. Thank you for the demonstration.

Bonnie J said...

Hi from Idaho. Thanks for this wonderful celebration. I am enjoying all the inspiration!

Daria Z. said...

Hello and hugs from Wisconsin! Two beautiful cards and a wonderful color combo. Thanks for taking us step-by-step on how you created that fabulous background.

Robin B. said...

Hi from Michigan. Your cards are stunning!! I love the bright colors you chose, thanks for sharing.

Angie Cammack said...

Hi from Clinton, Utah! I love the colors you chose for your cards! They are just perfect to brighten up someone's day! Thanks for the inspiration. Stay well!
Angie
abcammack@comcast.net

Anneleise Hampson said...

Hi from Canada. Love that gorgeous coloring!

Ericka Strange said...

Hi from Cypress, Texas. Gorgeous cards Laura and I love the yellow with the blue. So pretty and perfect for spring!

Kristina "Tina" said...

Hi, I'm from Bend Oregon. Your coloring is so stunning. And those colors together, great!

Sidelle Menon said...

Hi from Mumbai, India! Love the Yelllow-Blue combination on both the cards xxx

Loraine said...

Hello from Northfield, Ohio. The Simple Beauty stamp is simply beautiful, as is your talent with the alcohol markers!

JudyK said...

Hi, I am from Ohio! Absolutely stunning cards. Love floral cards!!!

Ohdolphinlady said...

Good evening. I am from Ohio. Both your cards are simply amazing. Hard to pick a favorite. Love the beautiful spring colors used. Happy anniversary Altenew.

Jean said...

Hi from Michigan currently in Arizona. Simply stunning! Love the cards and colors and flowers!

Tracey Landt said...

Hi from Queensland Australia. Laura Jane your cards are always so beautiful and these are no exception. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Happy Birthday Altenew!
T x

Karen L K said...

Hi from Dublin, CA! What pretty cards and such nice colors!

Heather DePasquale said...

Hi from Lake Villa, IL. Lovely cards...they go so perfectly together. Bright colors and you took time to color them beautifully. TFS and Happy 6th Anniversary Altenew.

Unknown said...

Hi from Janesville, MN! I keep saying I don't need to add more stuff to my stash but you showing the steps to make this stunning card makes me want ALL the copic markers! Love this color combo!

Bev Karolak said...

Hi from Tin Can Bay, Australia! Gorgeous cards! I love your colour combination. Thanks so much for sharing. 🥰

JMN said...

Hello from Australia. Gorgeous cards, love these colors. Happy 6th Birthday to Altenew.

Cindy C. said...

Hello from Montreal, Canada. Laura both cards so delightful, love the color combinations.

Cora Schindel said...

Hello from Alberta, Canada! Lovely colour combinations. Thank you so much for sharing!

Annette Reed said...

Hello from Southeastern Ohio! These are gorgeous! This looks like a great stamp set and is colored beautifully.

Holly Jackson said...

Hello from Ojai, CA! Wow Laura I love the color combo you used. What a great background you made too!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Hi from Wisconsin! Your cards are gorgeous. :)

hippymom83 said...

Hi from Washington, Illinois!

Mary-Anne V said...

Hi I'm from Maryland, USA. Love how you created two cards with different bloom sizes...beautiful.

Julie W said...

Hello from Minnesota! The teal, gray and yellow combo is a winner but what I appreciate most about these 2 cards is that they challenged my perspective thru watching your process--- stamping the flowers with a color you then used to fill the *negative* space for a no-line look: genius! And then using the full stamp set for an outline, but proving not *all* flowers needed to be filled in to achieve a stunning result: inspired! Thanks so much!

Super Stick Chick said...

Hello from Minneapolis! Gorgeous cards and so much talent!

Connie said...

Hi Ya'll from central Oklahoma, USA :) Whoa LauraJane!!! I love these color combos and your coloring is amazing! What a winning combination! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Hello from Connecticut! I LOVE the colors you chose! So pretty!

SuziQinTX said...

Howdy from Fort Worth, Texas USA. So pretty!

jeanneragan said...

Hi from Oviedo, Florida. Love your Simple Beauty card!! Happy 6th, Altenew!

Debbie M. said...

Hi from Port Huron, Michigan. Your cards are just beautiful. I love how you stamped the background and then colored in the background area. The colors you used on both cards are perfect together. Thank you so much for sharing.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. Your first card reminds me of a summer sun dress. Thanks for sharing. I'm stopping by from Northern California.

Sindhu said...

hi from India...Beautiful cards...loved the colors...

LIZARD said...

Hi from Fairfax, Virginia, USA! I really like the fun sunny flowers that you created on both of your cards. That is a great idea to use the lighter ink on the first card so it looks no line once you add all the color atop it! I never thought to do that. Thanks for the idea and cheers to your beautiful creations! Happy Birthday Altenew!

Kathy Dippner said...

Hi from Illinois! Beautiful cards! I love the design and technique on the first card.

Valerija said...

Hi from Slovenia. Wonderful cards. Love the soft colours.

Sue D said...

Hi from NE Ohio. Simply beautiful!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Hi from Dayton Ohio! Love the teal and yellow!