Sunday, August 7, 2022

Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway (over $2,000 in Total Prizes)

Hello everyone!

I’m so excited to be sharing in Altenew’s 8th Anniversary celebration and to be part of this amazing blog hop!

This is Day 3 of a 4-day hop packed with some amazingly talented designers and loaded with some awesome prizes!! If you’re following along on the hop, you should be arriving from Ishani’s blog but if not, you can start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.

I was introduced to Altenew shortly after they started 8 years ago! Like many others, I fell in love with their gorgeous floral designs, and I’ve been hooked ever since! Over the course of the past 8 years, I’ve continued to be in awe of the wonderful designs Altenew continues to release (and not just the florals)!

To celebrate Altenew’s 8th anniversary, I made my card today using the Altenew Garden Delights stamp and die set, the Fancy Yay die, and the new Hawaiian Shores Brush Markers. These are some of my (current) favorite products and I think they perfectly exemplify Altenew!

To make this card, I heat embossed the flowers and sentiment strip in gold embossing powder on watercolor cardstock. I then used the Hawaiian Shores Brush Markers and a bit of water to paint the flowers before die cutting them.

I splattered some gold watercolor paint on a card front, die cut the Fancy Yay die from Gold Foil Card Stock, and then arranged my flowers. To complete the card, I popped up the Fancy Yay die and the sentiment strip using foam tape and added a few antique gold sequins.

I hope you found some inspiration in this project and that you’ll follow along on the hop to see what other designers have made! Your next stop on the hop is Joy Baldwin’s blog, but before you head there, make sure to leave a comment on my blog and the others as you hop along because you’ll have a chance to win more than $2,000 in total prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” There will be 50 winners chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/21/2022.

Giveaway Prizes

Over $2,000 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners.

There are also 26 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY8TH or $8 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV22 at checkout. Offer valid from 04/04/2022 at 12:01 am EDT through 04/06/2022 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Hope you have a wonderfully creative day!

Supplies

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340 COMMENTS

  1. 👋 Hello from Ohio! Thank you for sharing this pretty card Jean! The color palette is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hi from Rochester, NY…Altenew’s neighbor to the east on I-90! I am blown away by your card! So beautiful!! Love the gold embossing!

  3. Hi from Lake Worth Florida, Awesome give away from and awesome company! Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew! Very pretty card!

  4. Hello from Virginia USA and Congrats to Altenew on 8 wonderful years! thanks for the inspiration, your card is beautiful!!

  5. Hello from Maryland/DC! Happy anniversary! I love Altenew products! Thanks for great ideas and tools! Beautiful cards!

  6. Hi from California! I think your card is gorgeous! Who wouldn’t love to get a card that says, “YAY!” on it?? (That’s a great die!) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi from Illinois! Your card is beautiful and reminded me of plumeria from my time in HI and the Philippines. Thanks for the happy memories!

  8. Happy Anniversary from Virginia! I appreciate you and all the work you do to support Altenew. Beautiful color combos! I NEED the yay die! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Hi from Florida! This is a cute card! I am about any sentiment using Altenew’s ‘Fancy’ font. Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew!

  10. Hello from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Beautiful card. I especially like how you used gold to tie together background, flowers and sentiment. Thank you.

  11. Hi From Waukesha, Wisconsin! I love so many Altenew stamp sets and would love to have a few more of their sweet floral sets!

    • You are a neighbor (I live in Deerfield)! I find the Altenew floral sets to be so stunning and classic! You can use them over and over again and give them different looks. Of course, there are so many gorgeous sets from them that it is hard to stop at just a few!

  12. Hi from E. Hanover, New Jersey. Beautiful card. I especially like the sentiment and the way you used the sub sentiment!

  13. Hi from Gig Harbor WA! Yay! What a great card – love the swirly ‘yay’ and how you showcased it with these die cut flowers! Brilliant!

  14. Hi from NC! I haven’t tried these markers (yet), but I love the depth of color you’ve achieved. Thanks for inspiring!

  15. Hello from Appleton Wisconsin. I absolutely love Altenew’s floral stamps as they are so realistic. Your card is amazing!

  16. Very pretty card! Danyelle from NC here! Thank you for sharing! I love this hop! It’s so very nice of Altenew to celebrate with us like this. Extremely nice of all the sponsors as well! We are all excited to find out the lucky winners I am sure. Altenew is such an awesome company!

  17. Hello from Urbana, IL!! Your card is so pretty and the light flecks of gold in the background perfectly set it off!

  18. Hi from Canada.
    Jean I fell in love with Altenew’s florals as well. How could one NOT? Your card is a stunner. Thank you for sharing it!

  19. Hi from Orlando! Gorgeous floral with this wonderful sentiment curly die cut!! Congrats on a Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew!

  20. Hi, I’m Dawn Collins from Cortes Island, BC, Canada. Happy Anniversary Altenew! How ever do you manage to get the splatters so even and small. I always end up with a bigger splat and they don’t spread our evenly. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration.

    • Hi Dawn! Thank you! For this card, I splattered using a flat square paint brush off the edge of a stamping block. I did have to move it around to get it to cover the card front. I am still not great with the splattering but this technique seems to work pretty well for me! Hope it works for you too!

  21. Hello from Houston, your card is beautiful, love the gold embossing and splatter, great contrast with the lovely pink of the flower

  22. Hi from a very windy England in the UK. That big “Yay” just shouts out “happy”. Love all the gold in different forms tiying it all together.

  23. Hello there from South Florida. I love the look of watercolor but I am not very practiced at it yet. Would you recommend traditional watercolors, watercolor pencils or brush pens for a beginner?

    • Hi! I started by using inks as my watercolors and using embossed images. By embossing the image, it helps to hold the watercolor in place and gives you a little bit of freedom to not worry about going out of the lines or overworking it. This was an easy way to learn how the color moves and works with the water. If you don’t want to use inks, get the traditional watercolors for this. The brush pens are super easy, but it does take a bit of finesse to learn and blend. I do find that the Altenew brush pens blend easier than the others I’ve tried, so if you want to try some, I definitely recommend those.

  24. Hi from McConnellburg, Pennsylvania! So excited to celebrate with Altenew and see all the beautiful creations. Wow, what a beautiful card!

  25. Pretty watercolor floral card in honor of Altenew’s celebration. Congratulations on your 8th anniversary from your hometown, Syracuse, NY!

  26. Hi from North Texas! 👋🏼 I love the pink and the gold together, it’s really stunning. The little splatter and scatter of sequins is a nice touch as well. TFS!

  27. Greetings from Rochester, NY. I love the colors you chose for your card: pink, a great shade of green, all complemented by the gold! Happy 8th, Altenew. Here’s to many more!

  28. Hi from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Your card is lovely. Your watercolor flowers are so pretty. And I especially love all the gold…including the gold splatters!

  29. Hello from Washington state! Your card is beautiful. I love the colors and that gold yay is so elegant! I am inspired.

  30. Hi from Texas. The gold touches make the card pop. Especially like the splatter effect under the raised flowers. Lovely.

  31. Hi from NH! Happy anniversary to Altenew! What a beautiful card Jean. Love the coloring and the touch of gold. Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Hi from Washington. Beautiful coloring and I like the placement of the sentiment over the “yay” die. I always thought that die was too large and ornate but your card has me rethinking that.

  33. Good morning from Central Florida! I love your card! The layout is lovely! I love the watercolor look to it! The gold certainly pops! Thank you for the inspiration!

  34. Hello from Portland Oregon USA! What a lovely card! My brain is on overload with all the ideas from this year’s anniversary hop! So fun, thank you for sharing!

  35. Hi from northwest Alabama! Your “yay” card is SO pretty! Love those flowers!
    Thanks for sharing AND happy 8th birthday to Altenew!

  36. Hi from Vancouver Canada 🙂 I love the beautiful look you achieved using the brush markers. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  37. Hi from Helena, Montana! Love your card. I too, was hooked on Altenew the first time I saw their products. As far as I’m concerned, they are the BEST! Happy Anniversary Altenew!!

  38. Hi, from Texas. Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew! Lovely card! I haven’t tried the brush markers, but they look like fun!

  39. Hello from Oregon! I love your card – the colors, the texture and the “Yay” is just gorgeous and perfectly fits with your card.

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Jean

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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.

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