5 October 2021

Altenew | Rustic Charm Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today sees the release of the Altenew Rustic Charm Release. There are lots of new products releasing today - stamps, dies, embossing folders, washi tape, DIY brush marker and a mister bottle. We are celebrating the release with a fun blog hop full of inspiration and prizes, more on that below. 

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My first card uses the beautiful new Floral Halos set. This is so pretty and can be used in lots of different ways. I started off by stamping the flowers from the Altenew Floral Halos Stamp Set on to white cardstock with black ink. I coloured them using Copic Markers and then die cut them using the Altenew Floral Halos Die Set

I took a white A2 card base and stamped one of the circle elements from the stamp set on to the top middle. I added some of the floral pieces flat with Altenew 2 in 1 Precision Glue Pen on top and then the main piece with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape

I took the sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock using Altenew Embossing 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 more foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Iridescent Jewels. 

My next card uses the new Layered Snowflakes embossing folder and a few of the new tools. I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and blending a light layer of Dew Drops and Aqualicious Ink from the Altenew Sweet Dreams Crisp Dye Inks Set on top. I then ran it through my die cutting machine with the Altenew Layered Snowflakes 3D Embossing Folder

Using the new Altenew Fine Mister - Perfect Craftroom Companion, I spritzed the piece with water. This gave a lovely mottled texture to the cardstock. Once the panel was dry, I re-ran it through my die cutting machine with the embossing folder to bring the embossing out even more. 

Using the new Altenew DIY Watercolor Brush Marker, I added shimmer to the snowflakes with the Altenew Iridescent Shimmer Spray

This is almost impossible to see in the photos sadly and is still subtle in real-life but does add that extra shimmer and sparkle to the card. 

I adhered the panel to a white A2 card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I took the sentiments from the Altenew Festive Poinsettia Stamp Set and stamped them on to white cardstock with Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. They were cut in to strips and added to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Bubbles to the centres of the snowflakes. 



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.


As mentioned, this blog post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes (see below). For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Joy Baldwin. Next on the hop is the wonderful Virginia Lu. If you get lost along the way or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog


Get a FREE brand new Rustic Charm Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 5th October 2021 through 7th October 2021.

Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Rustic Charm Stamp & Die Release Collection from 5th October 2021 to 11th October 2021.


$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 11th October 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 13th October 2021.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you will check out the rest of the release and also enjoy the rest of the hop too! Wishing you a wonderful day! 


  1. Both cards are BEAUTIFUL! TFS.

  2. Gorgeous CAS designs! I LOVE the snowflakes!

  3. Beautiful! I love the stunning blues!

  4. Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Beautiful cards Michelle. The first is so elegant and the second a great batch card in such a pretty colour ❤️

  6. Oh my goodness! I love your snowflake card, it is so stunning! The color is so pretty!

  7. Your cards are beautiful. You chose my favorite stamp and die from the new release.

  8. I love al the blue. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Both the cards are so beautiful. Of course I love the floral card with the halo effect as it makes a fabulous focal point and of course your colouring is amazing on the flowers and leaves! That snowflake embossing folder though - I may have to buy that! I love the layered look you get with it and the colours are stunning. I'm adding it to my wish list! I can't resist anything snowflake :-) xx

  10. Oh Michelle; those are really lovely.

  11. I love the snow flake card! What a cool embossing folder.

  12. Beautiful floral card, and I LOVE the embossed snowflakes! So pretty!

  13. Great ideas here. I understand the shimmer spray idea, and know that it will really pop IRL. I especially like the extra step of embossing again, and so I'll try that. I have the Sweet Dreams ink combo but didn't think to try it with the snowflakes, thank you! Love love the fountain pen in the photo styling - I'm a fan of Japanese fountain pens and their colored inks.

  14. Beautiful cards! Love how you colored the flower image. :)

  15. I love the inspiration here, thanks for sharing

  16. Beautiful! I love the texture on the snowflake card!


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