4 May 2021

Altenew | Exotic Garden 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 their new Exotic Garden Collection. This is such a wonderful collection packed full of yummy goodies. I have a lot to share with you today, so I apologise for the long post but I hope you like seeing the inspiration. We are celebrating the release with a fun blog hop, more on the hop below. 


Let's get started with my first projects. To start with, I fell in love with the new Dovetail Butterflies set. These are beautiful and can be used in lots of different ways - for the card I used the outline only. For the tag, I used the layer and the outline. I started off my card by stamping one of the outline images from the Altenew Dovetail Butterflies Stamp Set on to vellum using Versamark Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. 


I die cut the butterfly using the Altenew Dovetail Butterflies Dies. I then took a panel of white cardstock and die cut it using the Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die. I blended Altenew Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Inks on to it, focusing most of the colour at the bottom of the panel. The panel was adhered flat to an A2 white card base with tape runner. 


I then added the butterfly on top with liquid glue, adding the glue behind the embossing powder so that it will not be seen. I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink, applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. It was then finished off with a few sequins. 


If you have followed me for a while, you know that I cannot resist a tag! This time, I stamped the Altenew Dovetail Butterflies Stamp Set bottom layer on to white cardstock using Altenew Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set. I blended the cololours on the stamp using Altenew Small Ink Blending Tools. This was so that I could add the darker colour towards the centre of the butterfly. I then stamped the outline layer on top with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink


It was die cut out using the coordinating die. I then took a small panel of white cardstock and die cut it using the Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Plate, followed by one of the tags from the Altenew Terrific Tags Die Set. The butterfly was adhered on top with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. The sentiment was stamped in black and die cut in to a strip also. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag and Altenew Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots around the sentiment. 


Before we move on to more projects. I wanted to share with you the new Altenew Color Swatch Decal Set - Small. These are rounded labels with all of Altenew's colour names on. There is also the name of the colour family too. These are great for lots of different things. 


They fit perfectly on the top of the Small Ink Blending Tools. This would be great if you happen to have a separate tool for each colour family of inks or certain colours that you use all the time. 


I thought that I would create some swatch tags with mine. I often forget which colour of inks are in which family and so I thought making swatch tags would help me when I need to look them up. I first went to my computer and in a Word document typed up the name of the ink set. I typed them but this could easily be hand written or made using a label maker. 


I printed them off and then die cut the sheets out using an Altenew Terrific Tags Die. I placed the Altenew Color Swatch Decals - Small on to the tags in their colour families. Once the tags were made, I added a jump ring to them so that they are easily accessible. 


Next up is the new washi tape. If you haven't already guessed by my first two projects, I really love the Cherry Blossom colours, so I was excited to see the new Altenew Cherry Blossom Slim Washi Tape Set. For my card, I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and placing the washi tape strips on to it. I then die cut it out using one of the large Altenew Terrific Tags Dies


The tag was adhered flat to an A2 white card base and then I added Altenew Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to the back of white cardstock. The panels were die cut using the Altenew Spring Roses Die Set. They were layered up one on top of another (three high) and then added to the card on top of the tag.


The sentiment, from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set was stamped 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 Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape and then I added a few sequins to finish. 


For my final project today, I went completely out of my comfort zone! I started off with a panel of black cardstock. It was run through my die cutting machine using the new Altenew Decorative Florals 3D Embossing Folder. Using an ink blending tool, I then applied a layer of white pigment ink across the raised areas. Whilst the ink was still a little wet, I applied Altenew Rose Gold Embossing Powder on top and heat set it. 


I really like that it just highlights the raised areas and gives the card some sparkle. The panel was added to a black A2 card base with tape runner. I then took the sentiment from the Altenew Fresh Freesia Stamp Set and stamped it on to more black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied more rose gold embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added Bronze Jewels. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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 blog post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop. For the hop, you should have arrived here from Maryam Perez. The next stop is Therese Calvird. If you get lost along the way, please head over to the Altenew Blog

SPECIAL OFFERS:

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically:

  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Exotic Garden release bundles. *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 4th May 2021 through 10th May 2021. 
  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 4th May 2021 through 6th May 2021.

GIVEAWAY:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the AltenewCard Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10th May 2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12th May 2021.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I apologise again for the post being so long. If you got to the end, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day! 

20 comments:

  1. Nice use of the butterfly set. I like the idea for the color tag stickers.

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  2. I really like the gift tag with the butterfly/moth on it. SO simple and cute. And the embossed and highlighted dark card is wonderful, too!

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  3. Fabulous designs Michelle, love them all, especially the black embossed card, it is striking. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Very beautiful cards. And the tag is really cute.

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  5. OMGoodness Michelle, I was going to make a "hello there-General Kenobi-May 4th" joke about your butterfly tag...then your black and gold Decorative Florals stole my breathe away. That is the run away best card on this hop.

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  6. Beautiful cards with lots of inspiration.

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  7. Gorgeous creations and I love your color swatches you created!

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  8. Michelle thank you for sharing so many different options! I really appreciate the idea of the color family tags. I saw the labels - but didn't think of that and it'd be really helpful!

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  9. I LOVE the butterfly card and tag! GOrgeous projects!

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  10. Oh how beautiful your
    creations are!
    Carla from Utah

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  11. Amazing projects! The last card is WOW so awesome and inspiring!

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  12. Beautiful ink blending and color choices!

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  13. All beautiful projects. I LOVE the floral embossed card!!

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  14. What a wonderful release. It is always so exciting to see!

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  15. Wow these are so awesome!!

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  16. Beautiful projects, that last one made my jaw drop!

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  17. Your cards and tag are so stunning. I love the butterfly done on vellum and the black card with the embossing folder with the white and touch of gold, gorgeous both of those cards.

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