25 February 2022

Altenew | February 2022 Flowers & Swirls Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today sees the release of the new Flowers & Swirls Collection from Altenew. This is mainly a standalone die release but there is a stamp set being released too! I am using three new sets on my cards today. This post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes. Please see below for more details.

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



My first card uses the beautiful new Altenew Wispy Feathers Layered Die Set, which were cut twice from white cardstock using the bottom and top layer (the top layer with Altenew Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet on the back). There are two different shaped feathers in the set, I used just one on my card today. Using Altenew Small Ink Blending Tools, I added Altenew Enchanted Garden Crisp Dye Inks (Hydrangea and Ultra Violet) and Altenew Sweet Dreams Crisp Dye Inks (Aqualicious and Teal Cave) on top. 


I then splattered them liberally using Altenew Iridescent Shimmer and Pure White Ink Sprays and set them aside to dry. Once dry, the top layer was adhered to the bottom layer and both adhered to an A2 white card base. I took the 'sending' from the Altenew All About Thanks Word Die Set and die cut it from white cardstock with more adhesive sheet on the back three times. I also cut the shadow from Altenew Vellum Translucent Paper


I adhered one of the white pieces on top of the vellum layer and then the other two behind, this is so that it looks like it was adhered to the card with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with 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 Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To finish off, I added a few Bubbles embellishments. 


My next card uses the new Altenew Dainty Leaves Die Set. These were cut multiples times from white cardstock and layered two high (with more Altenew Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet). I then added ink blending to them with the same inks that I used on the first card - Sweet Dreams and Enchanted Garden. 


They were adhered to an A2 white card base and the bits overhanging cut off. Using the residual ink from the Altenew Small Ink Blending Tools, I blended a little more ink on to the card base around where the colours are on the leaves. I then splattered the card base with Altenew Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray


To finish off, I simply stamped a sentiment from the new Altenew Magnolia Ballerina Stamp Set on to the card using Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink and added a few Bubbles embellishments. 


My last card today uses the new Magnolia Ballerina set, along with the die set and stencil. I first stamped the magnolia image from the Altenew Magnolia Ballerina Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. I placed the Altenew Magnolia Ballerina Simple Coloring Stencil Set 3 in 1 over the top and secured in place with Altenew Satin Masking Tape


Using Altenew Small Ink Blending Tools, I blended on Altenew Enchanted Garden Crisp Dye Inks for the petals, Altenew Fall Harvest Crisp Dye Inks for the flower centres and Altenew Warm Gray Crisp Dye Inks for the branch. It was then die cut out using the Altenew Magnolia Ballerina Die Set


I took an A2 white card base and stamped a sentiment from the stamp set on to it using Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. The magnolia was then added on top with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To finish off, I added a few more Bubbles embellishments. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. 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, inspirational blog hop. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Isha Gupta. Next on the hop is the fantastic LauraJane. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog

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
Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 3rd March 2022 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 5th March 2022.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I hope you will check out the rest of the release. I think my favourite are those feathers - so pretty! Wishing you a great rest of the day! 

41 comments:

  1. Stunning cards.... Thanks for sharing...

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  2. Wow! These are gorgeous! You gave us some fantastic inspiration, too. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  3. What gorgeous cards! I especially like the feather card and the colors you chose.

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  4. I love the color combinations you used.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Beautiful card! I love the colors.

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  6. Oh My!!! These are Beautiful!!!
    love this color combo!!

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  7. Gorgeous. Love the wispy feathers and the Magnolia Ballerina. My favorites. Love the colors and the card design. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. Ooooo I LOVE the feather one! The colors are awesome!

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  9. very pretty cards , your colors are pretty, thanks for sharing

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  10. Love, love, love this release!! The colors you used are awesome!!

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  11. beautiful card. love the sof lavender

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  12. Your cards are just beautiful Michelle. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Some of my favorite colors! I really like how you did the dainty leaf card with the ink blending both underneath and on the dies.

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  14. Beautiful love the colors and designs

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  15. Your cards are beautiful- gorgeous colors! I love the placement of the magnolias on your card- very pretty!

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  16. Love the Magnolia set and your colors are beautiful. This looks like something I could do! :)

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  17. Beautiful cards! I especially love your first two with those gorgeous yummy colors of ink!!

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  18. Stunning inspiration from you in every card design,your colour choices are very peaceful x

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  19. Love love love the hydrangea and teal color combination on card 1 and 2.

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  20. gorgeous work., Michelle - love the colors you used on the first card

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  21. Absolutely love the CAS vibe and the color palette.

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  22. Loving your color palette for your projects, here. Very nice cards, too.

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  23. Beautiful cards! Love the colors…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful cards; love your color choices!

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  25. Love your color choices. Your cards are stunning !!! tyfs :)

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  26. Where to start with all the beauty in this post! The first card with that gorgeous mix of purples and blues along with the shimmer on the feathers is a total knockout! So bright and so so pretty! The second card, I just love the design, the way that the sprigs hug the sentiment is fabulous! And again, the colours are just so beautiful together. The final card, with the gorgeous loose flowers is fabulous - I love the soft purple, it really is such an elegant card. Amazing projects Michelle!

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  27. So pretty. I like these peaceful colors.

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  28. Gorgeous cards! Beautiful color combos! The Dainty Leaves are a favorite!

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  29. Beautiful cards, gorgeous colors -- love them all.

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  30. Three awesome cards! Very different looks! I really love the Little Leaves card! It is so unique and vibrant and cheerful! No other team member has used it in this way! Hats off for your creativity! They'd make gorgeous note cards for a gift! Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Such a lovely array of inspiring cards. thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

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  32. Your cards are amazing, some of my favorite along the hop.

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  33. I love this release!! Lovely cards!!!

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  34. Such beautifully designed cards. Love all the little extras you used to take them to that next level! Thanks for sharing and thank you Altenew for another fabulous release!

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  35. Such beautifully designed cards. Love all the little extras you used to take them to that next level! Thanks for sharing and thank you Altenew for another fabulous release!

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  36. Such beautifully designed cards. Love all the little extras you used to take them to that next level! Thanks for sharing and thank you Altenew for another fabulous release!

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  37. Nice project shares. Good mix and use of color.

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