Altenew – March 2016 Release, Bloghop & Giveaway!


I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2016 March release and blog hop, if you arrived here from Anna Kossakovskaya’s blog you are exactly where you should be.  Today we will be releasing 2 4″x6″ stamp sets, 9 2″x3″ stamp sets, 21 dies, 6 papers, 12 inks, and a set of acrylic blocks.

My card today uses the butterfly image from Altenew’s Ori Kami stamp set and the exciting news is that now there are matching dies!

Altenew Ori Kami watercolor Butterfly card

I decided to go for a watercolour look, firstly I stamped out and painted the butterflies, then I could easily die cut multiple butterflies from some stamp masking paper.  Then I masked off each image and painted my watercolour around them, I really like the little border that it leaves behind when the mask is taken away.

Altenew Ori Kami watercolor Butterfly card

Now, to the good stuff and onto the Prizes and there are
two ways to win!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners.  Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog  for your chance to win!  You have until Friday March 18th to leave your comments.

Also I will randomly choose a winner from the comments left on this post (only one per person) to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew online store,  you have until midnight Friday March 18th (AEST) and I will announce the winner here on my blog.

>>>> Therese <<<<

As I am the last hop on the blog it’s back to Altenew so that you can leave your comment for your chance to win.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have had a blast on this hop!

Edited to add GIVEAWAY WINNER!


Congratulations Lai-Yoke, Please email Altenew at to claim your prize with a subject line :March 2016 Release winner from Therese’s Blog



Other Supplies:  Sequins – Wood veneer

224 thoughts on “Altenew – March 2016 Release, Bloghop & Giveaway!

  1. Your ‘flutter-bys’ are fantastic, Therese!! I’m happy to hear the masking paper stands up to the water, thank you – always – for teaching me a thing or four!!! xx

  2. Beautiful! And what a great technique! I like this stamp set because you could use it for cards for just about anyone by changing up the colors. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Awww such subtle colours but such great impact 👍👍!!! Love the unusual mix of earthy tones with sky blue all on just one piece of paper :)) !!

  4. Love the total look and the simplicity of the butterflies. Masking is a new technical for me and I benefit from your examples and directions. Thank you for that.

  5. Very nice card. I like the little border the mask makes around the butterflies, too. Seems to set them off.

  6. Love the ori kami stamps as I am crazy about butterflies. Your card shows them to great advantage and is “wonderful.”

  7. Such a delicate and dainty card. Love the colors you selected for the OriKami butterflies and the watercolor background.

  8. The new dies for this set definitely make masking easier – love how you added the lovely shading & splotches on your card around the butterfly images!

  9. Butterflies are among my favorite images to use on cards. I love this pretty card, Therese! The masking was very effective for achieving this subtle background.

  10. Such a lovely card , love the blend of the earthy tones with the sky blue !! Visual treat with its simplicity !!

  11. I think your card is beautiful, I love the butterflies and your watercolored background.

  12. This is such a pretty card! I love the color combo! These origami butterflies are so fun and unique!

  13. Blue and beige are my favorite colors to use together. Beautiful butterflies. Thank you

  14. Wow, what a nice way to end the blog hop. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card. I love the way you masked off the butterflies , I love this stamp set. I now have a idea I can use , Thank you for sharing your gift. Your a Amazing Artist .

  15. What a pretty card! Thanks for the nice explanation of how you created it. Love the new release.

  16. I love the simplicity of these butterflies and I really love the colors you have chosen.

  17. Love all the butterflies…had no idea that masking paper would hold up to water coloring…good to know…thanks!

  18. Gorgeous Therese. I’m off to see what all the release goodies are. I don’t have any Altnew in my collection yet – although you have tempted me with your creations a number of times 🙂

  19. Wonderful card!!! Do not have Ori Kami, having seen, now have it on my to have list, awesome hop..

  20. Therese, I love the background you created on your card and I have to agree that the wide border around the stamped butterflies really makes the images “pop”! Just gorgeous Therese!

  21. Your card is very, very appealing! Love blues and browns and the toffee sprinkles sure do top it off with great shine! Thanks for sharing such beautiful butterflies!!

  22. I love all your cards. They are all great. This one is so simple and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents and ideas with us.

  23. The ori kami stamp set is so wonderful. love how you used the dies as masks. Turned out beautiful.

  24. Outstanding background built by…you! The butterflies look as if they are fluttering across a sandy beach:)

  25. I like this fun geometric card. I too like the slight border, this is a cool one layer fun water color technique. Thank you for the idea.

  26. I love the water colored background, and the butterflies are so pretty. It’s a very lovely make Therese. The sentiment says it all, perfectly wonderful, so is your card.

  27. BEAUTIFUL card Therese!!!
    LOVE your DELIGHTFUL butterfly background, your WONDERFUL watercolour background and your GORGEOUS colour combo!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS 🙂

  28. All of you ladies have given such wonderful examples of how to use these very beautiful stamps. I want way too many of them !

  29. Lovely! I have to remember that technique of filling in the background with color–so simple yet so stunning!

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