3 September 2021

Altenew | Thanks & Blessings Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Altenew today for the release of the new Thanks and Blessings Collection. As you can imagine from the name, there are lots of sets in the set to give thanks and also to share blessings. There are also some wonderful storage items and tools releasing today too. We are celebrating the release with a fun blog hop, more details on that below. 


My first card uses the new Floral Thanks set, along with the new palette knives. I started off by stamping the Altenew Floral Thanks Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Altenew Glacier Caves and Green Fields Crisp Dye Inks. The image is stamped in separate layers so that you can build it up with different colours - so cool! I then stamped the thanks word separately with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink, so that I could die cut it out and pop it up on top but the original layers do have the word as well. 


They were die cut with the Altenew Floral Thanks Dies and I also cut them another two times just from white cardstock to layer them up. They were then set aside while I worked on the background. I took a panel of white cardstock and placed the Altenew Bubble Wrap Stencil on top, securing in place with low tack tape. Using the new Altenew Mixed Media Palette Knives, I applied Altenew Embossing Paste over the stencil, removed any excess and let it sit to dry. 


Once dry, the background panel was adhered to an A2 white card base. The flowers were stacked up with the die cuts and then added on top, followed by the stacked thanks word. I took the 'so much' from the stamp set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. 


I 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. To finish off, I added a few Altenew Glacier Caves Enamel Dots


Next up, I wanted to share with you the new storage item for this release. It is the Altenew Crafters Showcase: Small Ink Blending Tool Stackable Storage. This is a clear stackable storage box that can hold 24 mini ink blending tools. I love storage so you can imagine how excited I am by this! 


I have been looking for storage for my small ink blending tools for a little while now, so this is perfect! If you just have the tools in it, you can store 24 in it. As you will see from other designers though, you can store other items in it too, like washi tape. They are also stackable so you can stack more on top of each other, or you can pop other items on top as it has a lid, which is great! 


My next card uses the new Cartoon Tulips set, along with the All About Thanks Word dies. This is a wonderful stamp layering set but because it has the outline image, it could be coloured with different mediums too. I started off my stamping the outline layer from the Altenew Cartoon Tulips Stamp Set on to white cardstock with black ink. I then stamped the layers with Altenew Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Inks and the stems with Green Fields. They were die cut out with the Altenew Cartoon Tulips Die Set


I also cut two additional layers from the dies so that I could stack them up, like I did on the first card. I took a panel of white cardstock and placed it in my die cutting machine with the Altenew Sunburst Stencil. I ran it through to emboss the design on to the cardstock and then adhered the panel to an A2 white card base with tape runner. The tulips were then adhered on top. 


I took the large thanks die from the new Altenew All About Thanks Word Die Set and cut it three times from black cardstock with Altenew Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet on the back. I cut the shadow once from white cardstock. They were layered up and added to the card. To finish off, I added a few Iridescent Jewels. 


Last but not least, my last project today uses the new Joy to the World Typography set, along with the coordinating stencil and die and the new Mini Blending Brush Set. I started off by stamping the layers of the Altenew Joy to the World Typography Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Obsidian Black Ink for the main word and Altenew Sweet Dreams Crisp Dye Inks for the layers. This set is similar to the first in that it comes in different layers so you can use different colours of ink. 


I then placed the Altenew Joy to the World Typography Simple Coloring Stencil on top and using the new Altenew Mini Ink Blending Brush Set, blended on the same colours of inks to create the shadow on the words. It was die cut out using the Altenew Joy to the World Die Set and also cut another two times from white cardstock (do you see a theme here?!). 


I took a panel of white cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine to emboss the Altenew Leaves & Berries Stencil on top. I like doing this as it just gives subtle interest in the background.


The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with tape runner and the Joy to the World added on top, stacked up. To finish off, I added a black heart from the Altenew Essential Black & White  Enamel Dots Set, inside the 'o'. 

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 post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes (see below!). For the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Laurie Willison. Next on the hop is the fantastic Tenia Nelson. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop form the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog

FREE GIFTS:

Get a FREE brand new Thanks and Blessings Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 3rd September 2021 through 5th September 2021.

Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Thanks and Blessing Stamp & Die Release Collection from 3rd September 2021 through 9th September 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 9th September 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 11th September 2021.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you are well and safe and have a wonderful time on the rest of the hop. Wishing you a fabulous day and weekend too! 

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love your subtle, white on white backgrounds!! Fabulous cards, Michelle!!

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  3. I like the way you showed us so many different techniques in particular your texture paste background! Wonderful and smooth! Is it the paste or the palette knife or both?!?

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  4. The more I see of the tulips, the more I want to buy it! Gorgeous cards!

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  5. Super pretty!!! I love the blue flowers on the first card, they are so beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful cards!! I love how big the tulips are.

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  7. Love your cards. Thank you so much.

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  8. This release is just amazing! And thanks for sharing such beautiful inspiration!

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  9. Your cards are so pretty! Thank you for sharing them!

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  10. I like your tulip card best! I also like the way you embossed the background.

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  11. Gorgeous cards, love the inspiration.

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  12. Waht a wonderful set of cards, Michelle! I love the variety of designs! Jsut stunning!Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  13. I especially love all your backgrounds that showcase your gorgeous cards to perfection!

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  14. The embossing paste is really nice on this first card. I love the slightly different tones.

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  15. I really liked the die cuts card!

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  16. Great cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. The tulip card is very sweet. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  18. Gorgeous cards! I love the texture on the backgrounds!

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  19. I love the tulips! I always think of them as spring flowers but you inspired me to rhink outside the box!

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  20. I love the tulips. I always think of the as spring flowers but you inspire me to think outside the box!

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  21. These are all so beautiful!! Great inspiration

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  22. I love your card! The Joy to the World card is my favorite. I love how the sentiment jumps off the page.

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  23. I love your paste background. I have a lot of pastes and hardly ever think to use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. Gorgeous cards. I love that beautiful, fun embossing paste background on the first one.

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  25. Very cool cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. All your cards are just beautiful! I love the use of the past for a background!

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  27. Your blog and your cards were an incredible discovery!

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  28. Your cards are an incredible

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  29. All of these are So Pretty!! The Sweet Dreams inks are a favorite of mine so I am really drawn to the ‘Joy to the World’ card the most. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  30. So pretty! The tulips are a favorite!

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  31. Nice share of the storage option and project ideas for the sets.

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