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9 March 2021

Altenew | Storybook Fantasy Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today to celebrate the release of the new Storybook Fantasy Collection. This is such a wonderful release that includes lots of beautiful florals and fairytale images. I have lots to share with you today, so I hope you will grab a coffee and join me as I take a look at some of the collection. This post is part of a fun blog hop, more details on that below. 

My first projects use the new Book Engravings Stamp Set and Dies, plus the wonderful new Whimsical Herringbone set that I have used for the backgrounds. 

For my card, I started off by stamping the flowers and leaves from the Altenew Book Engravings Stamp Set on to white cardstock. I used black for the outlines and then Altenew Glacier Caves Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cubes for the layers. For the leaves I used Altenew Green Fields Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cubes. The centres were stamped using Altenew Fall Harvest Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cubes. There is a colouring stencil available also that works with the set, so that you can ink blend the white areas. I quite liked them though! They were then cut out using the Altenew Book Engravings Die Set

I took an A2 white card base and masked off the edges of the front panel. I then stamped the background stamp from the Altenew Whimsical Herringbone Stamp Set on top. I tried it first with a brown/grey ink but didn't like it. So I stamped it again with the lightest shade in the Glacier Caves set. I think there was still a bit of residual ink on the stamp from the first stamp, so the colour is a little different, but I liked it! 

The leaves were added to the card with Altenew 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen and the flowers with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder, heat set and cut it in to a strip. It was added to the card with foam tape and glue. To finish off, I added a few Sparkling Clear Sequins. 

To accompany the card, I used the Altenew One Card Stamp Set (which is a mini set) and stamped half of the sentiment on to the front of the envelope. 

And the other half on the back flap. Something a little fun to add to envelopes but can be used on cards and tags too. 

I have an obsession with tags again at the moment so I couldn't resist creating a coordinating tag with the same images as the card. The Altenew Terrific Tag Die was cut from white cardstock and the  background from the Altenew Whimsical Herringbone Stamp Set was stamped on top with the same ink as the card. 

The leaves were adhered with glue and the flowers with foam tape. The sentiment from the Altenew Book Engravings Stamp Set was stamped on to black cardstock and heat embossed. It was cut in to a strip and added to the tag with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few sequins and then twine through the top of the tag. 

Next up is the beautiful new Fairy Tale Florals stamp and dies. This is such a beautiful set that can be used with the etching layers to create the colour, can be coloured with a variety of mediums or can be used with the coordinating colouring stencil to add the colour with ink blending. 

For my card, I started off by stamping the main image from the Altenew Fairy Tale Florals Stamp Set on to white cardstock with black ink. I then stamped the insides of the flowers using Aqualicious ink from the Altenew Sweet Dreams Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set. The leaves were stamped with Forest Glades ink from the Altenew Green Fields Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set. 

The flowers were die cut out using the Altenew Fairy Tale Florals Die Set. I took an A2 white card base and blended Aqualicious Ink on to it using an Altenew Ink Blending Tool, focusing most of the colour in the top left. I stamped the sentiment from the set in the bottom right with black ink. 

The flowers were adhered to the card with foam tape (cutting off the excess image that went over the edge of the card). To finish off, I added Sparkling Clear Sequins. 

I couldn't resist creating another tag with this beautiful set! To start with, I stamped the Altenew Fairy Tale Florals Set on to white cardstock with black ink. I then stamped the additional layers with grey ink. I took the largest of the straight edged tags from the Altenew Terrific Tags Die Set and die cut the image out. I then die cut it again using the Altenew Fairy Tale Florals Die Set to create the panel to go on the tag. 

I took a panel of white cardstock and the new Altenew Cool Summer Night Slim Washi Tape Set and placed the different washi tapes on to the panel alternating the colours. I did not use the lightest colour in the set, just the three darkest. I then die cut this panel using the same tag die. The floral panel was added on top with tape runner and the sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set was stamped, heat embossed and cut out and added with foam tape. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag. 

SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


BLOG HOP:

As mentioned this post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop. For the hop, you should have arrived here from Virginia Lu and next on the hop is Lileth Eeckels. If you get lost along the way, please head over to the Altenew Card Blog for the full list of participants. 

SPECIAL OFFERS:

Here are three ways to get a freebie to kickstart your creativity with the Storybook Fantasy collection:

  • Get a FREE brand new Storybook Fantasy Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Storybook Fantasy release bundles (exclusions apply).
  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 9th March 2021 to 15th March 2021.
  • Get a FREE brand new Storybook Fantasy Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 9th March 2021 to 11th March 2021. 

GIVEAWAY:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 15th March 2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 17th March 2021. Good luck!

I hope that you will check out the rest of the Storybook Fantasy Collection. There are a lot of fairy tale sets that I didn't use today. Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day! 

54 comments:

  1. Your cards are so pretty, Michelle. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I am blown away!! Absolutely delightful!!

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  3. Your fairy tale florals look magical!

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  4. I love all of your projects, but I love the tag with the washi tape background and that you put the One Card stamp set on the envelopes...genious!

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  5. Creative and gorgeous coloring and tags. Just love making the little tags and yours is just so pretty.

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  6. Blue is my favorite color!! I love all your cards and tags!!

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  7. The blues are just gorgeous. And the black twine is perfect with them. So pretty

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  8. Beautiful flowers! I LOVE the blue and how you used the washi tape!

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  9. Beautiful projects Michelle! Love the cool color palette. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Your cards and tags are so pretty. I love how you colored the flowers and I have a weakness for blue flowers. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

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  11. Beautifull colors. Love the projects!

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  12. So pretty! Every time someone creates with the fairy tale floral stamps, I just love their card, and yours seals my choice of this as a favorite this blog hop! Love your colors on all your cards.

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  13. Gorgeous, Michelle! I love these wonderful sets of cards and tags! Beautiful colour combinations! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  14. Wow! All four projects are just STUNNING Michelle. I love all the different shades of blue that you have used, and the designs on both the tags and cards are just wonderful. I really like the light grey background too, it's the perfect addition of not overpowering interest! Absolutely fabulous cards AND tags! xx

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  15. Pretty creations but I especially loved your "you are fantastic" card because of the colors! Stunning! This is a wonderful new Altenew release!

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  16. Wow, Michelle, these are all gorgeous!

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  17. Your projects are so pretty! I love the aqua card!

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  18. Beautiful projects Michelle! I especially love the striped tag. 🥰

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  19. These are AMAZING!!! Love your color schemes and those beautiful new stamps!

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous projects! I love how you stamped on the envelope too!

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  21. Wow. Your designs are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  22. Wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Such beautiful floral cards! Love the use of washi tapes. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Love the Whimsical Herringbone design you used on a couple of your backgrounds, and the flowers are just gorgeous! Beautiful cards and tags!

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  25. Beautiful cards and wonderful bookmarks! Very special!

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  26. Such pretty cards and tags! I am liking the white areas in both the stamp set florals and I hadn't thought I would. Love what you did with the envelope sentiment. Thanks for the great ideas and lovely projects.

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  27. I love florals, so, I love your cards and tags. How did you get such straight lines with the washi tape? Oh, boy, I don't think I could do that, as much as I use washi tape.

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  28. Love the cards and tags! Great use of washi tape! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. love the cards and matching tags!

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  30. I love your cards and tags. They are all very pretty. You really inspired me. Thanks for sharing the beautiful projects.

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  31. Such beautiful blue cards and tags!

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  32. I so love both of the stamp sets you chose to use. Altenew has been creating so many wonderful products that I don’t even bother to look elsewhere.

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  33. Such beautiful cards with matching tags!

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  34. Simply lovely! A wonderful release!

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  35. Such a pretty release. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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  36. Wow!!! Stunning cards!! this release is awesome!!

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  37. Thank you for sharing, I like how the Fairytale florals turned out. Very eye catching.

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  38. Your projects are all lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. The blue is perfect for these cards. Love the tag too!!

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  40. Gorgeous card and so pretty tag. Love your work so much. :-)

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  41. Love the colors-beautiful work!

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