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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!”
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
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!
such a pretty card, Therese – lovely colors
Beautiful card Therese! I LOVE the brown and blue!
Love the card!
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 :)) !!
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.
Beautiful card. Love the soft colours and those butterflies.
Such a pretty card Therese. Love the butterflies… the speckles look great!
I love the color combo..blue and brown and the lovely layout! Great work!
Awesome card! Thanks for inspiration!
So cute. The whole design team is awesome.
Very nice card. I like the little border the mask makes around the butterflies, too. Seems to set them off.
Pretty card. Nice colors, love the specs and the border around the butterflies from masking.
Lovely card, Therese!!
Magic is in the card! It’s gorgeous!
Really great card – love the colors!
So pretty! I really like the border that you get with the die cut mask too. I usually don’t. The colors that you used are great!
Beautiful colors, perfect masking and a lovely sentiment….. a gorgeous card!
Love the ori kami stamps as I am crazy about butterflies. Your card shows them to great advantage and is “wonderful.”
Such a lovely card. Great release
Beautiful card! Love the butterflies and sparkle!
I love it. Beautiful colors and I like the multi stamp effect.
Such a delicate and dainty card. Love the colors you selected for the OriKami butterflies and the watercolor background.
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!
Beautiful card and release!
Beatitud CARDS with a nice accent with the toffee sprinklers
Love the ori kami stamp set and you have used it beautifully. What a gorgeous card 🙂
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.
How gorgeous is this card? Love the unusual colors!
Love that color scheme and those fun butterflies!
Another lovely card!
I love the back ground on this card!
Such a fun card!
Such a lovely card , love the blend of the earthy tones with the sky blue !! Visual treat with its simplicity !!
Love the origami butterflies, they make a fabulous background!
Oh, these butterflies are so pretty Therese! LOVE the colour combo! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx
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Wow, love the whole background/pattern of this card, love how you use the blue too! Beautiful card!
What a gorgeous card! Those butterflies are the cutest!
I love the masking technique you used on your pretty butterfly card.
Nice work. Thank you!!
Lovely card with the
butterflies! Great design.
Carla from Utah
Beautiful card. Butterflies are so soothing and comforting 😉
Gorgeous card! LOVE the color combo you used!
Just absolutely beautiful!!
I think your card is beautiful, I love the butterflies and your watercolored background.
such a gorgeous card and colors….
Love the BG watercoloring. And you’re right, the white frame around the edge is perfect for it.
Ooh, I love the background you have made, it’s so pretty. Your butterflies really pop too because of that white border. Love it! Cx
I love the way the watercolor background looks!
Gorgeous card! LOVE the soft colors ♥
This is so pretty! Love the color combo!
always luv your art!!! great colors!!
Just beautiful. Thanks
Very cute card. Love the masking!
BEAUTIFUL butterflies on your BEAUTIFUL card….I looooooove yur colors, so pretty together!!!
Beautiful finish to a fun blog hop!
Cute and the more I see the snow stamp as a background, the more I like it.
Such a lovely card. I really like the splatters and those colors.
Fabulous card. You made such a great pattern with butterflies.
Therese, This card is wonderful.
This is such a pretty card! I love the color combo! These origami butterflies are so fun and unique!
Very neat masking on the border and beautiful watercolouring!
What a beautiful card! Thise colors and your coloring is outstanding!
Love that gorgeous butterfly image! Beautiful card!
I love the butterflies and the sequins!
Beautiful! I love butterflies.
its beautiful – in its simplicity and love the colors!
I LOVE this card !!
Love the color combo on your card!
Such a pretty card!
Wonderful cards! Love the colors!
You are so talented!! Your card is beautiful, I love the brown and blue together
Gorgeous card! Stunning!
Love the color combo and the sentiment is absolutely gorgeous!
I love the colors! Such a beautiful card <3
Swooning over your beautiful butterflies, Therese; the browns and blues are such a lovely combination! Thank you!
As always you card is stunning. Thanks for sharing.
Blue and beige are my favorite colors to use together. Beautiful butterflies. Thank you
Exquisite card! Simply stunning!
I’m a sucker for anything butterfly, pretty creation!
Gorgeous! I love the masking on here!
Love the way you make backgrounds. This is so pretty and the colors are gorgeous.
The sentiment says it all – a “perfectly wonderful” card. Your chosen colours are delightful Therese.
your card is beautiful, I love the butterflies
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 .
LOVE the butterflies!!!
I love your blue butterflies!! Lovely card!!
So pretty! Love the colors!!
What a pretty card! Thanks for the nice explanation of how you created it. Love the new release.
What a fun card! Thank you for sharing!
This is such a cute stamp set!
Love what you did with the Ori Kami set….BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing!
Awesome card – such a wonderful stamp set!
I love the simplicity of these butterflies and I really love the colors you have chosen.
Love your colors Therese. Beautiful card!
What a great idea to die cut the mask! Works great…love the card!
This is fabulous! Love!
Love the brown background with the blue butterflies!
Beautiful card! I love the colors you used.
This is a super cute card Therese. Very nice job!
So pretty! I love the little white border too 🙂
I love the colors you used in your card!!
The white border around the butterflies highlights them beautifully. Love the colours & the pretty splattered background.
Love your card. Colors. Background splatters. Super!
I love your card. Great technique and color choices!
I love this sweet colour combo! Lovely!
What a fun card! Love the details. Thanks for sharing.
Love all the butterflies…had no idea that masking paper would hold up to water coloring…good to know…thanks!
Fantastic job on your watercolor butterflies!
Really pretty butterfly card…love how the masking created a small outline.
very pretty! Love the soft background.
Stunning card! Love the colors!
Great card. Love the colors.
Love the watercolors.
Luv your creative card. – the colors you used for your project was beautiful!
love the colors
Love the watercolored Ori Kami butterflies and background, beautiful card!
I adore butterflies on cards! I have added your card to my “Butterflies on Cards” Pinterest board!
like your butterflies but your background is phenomenal.
Love the background and the color of the butterflies. Beautiful card!
Absolutely beautiful, love the simplicity and the blend of the earthy tones with the sky blue butterflies.
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 🙂
Therese, love your pretty card and the colors you chose! You are so talented!
I love blue and brown! This card is so pretty. I love the Ori Kami butterflies!
I like your color combo it’s not one I think of but the colors go great together.
Wonderful card!!! Do not have Ori Kami, having seen, now have it on my to have list, awesome hop..
Pretty card 🙂
Love it Therese – such a great technique.
Beautiful card with lovely colors!
Gorgeous. And I love those sprinkles!
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!
Very soft and beautiful card, love it!
Gorgeous card! Love the colours you chose. 🙂
Love the dreamy card you made with those butterflies, it’s beautiful.
I love your cards, they are always different in materials and style, I love watching all your YouTube vids
What a pretty card.
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!!
really beautiful card!
It’s a dreamy creation with flutter by, love the color choice!
Beautiful job. I enjoy keeping up with your blog.
Wow so gorgeous !! Love how the watercolor look turned out with the butterflies. I’m really liking this stamp set!
Such a pretty card, Therese. Your masking turned out beautifully!
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.
LOVING the blues and browns together on this lovely card!! Very peaceful and beautiful! TFS!
Beautiful card with a gorgeous background. Love those little origami style butterflies!
Moths on the card is lovely! Looking at card I think about summer!
So pretty. Loved the colors. Thanks for sharing.
Such a pretty card Therese. Love the butterflies
Such a FUN and PRETTY card!! Love the colors you used!
Very nice card : )
so pretty, great use of colors!
The ori kami stamp set is so wonderful. love how you used the dies as masks. Turned out beautiful.
This is such a pretty card! I love the softness and the colors, so sweet!
Outstanding background built by…you! The butterflies look as if they are fluttering across a sandy beach:)
Beautiful card. Love the origami butterfly. Thanks for sharing.
love the watercolour look
Such gorgeous colors! Beautiful layout, simply stunning!:)
I love the geometry of this card!
What a pretty card!
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Thanks for sharing your really beautiful work.
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.
you create a super beautiful background!
wonderful, love the colors. Thanks for sharing, it’s so inspiring.
Love the background! Beautiful card! xx
Love the Card so nice colors
Sweet design – there’s nothing prettier than a flutter of butterflies!
I love the colors you chose. The speckles on the background look great.
It’s so simple and yet so lovely at the same time. Very exciting.
Such lovely fluttery butterflies, Therese … and a gorgeous colour combo … so pretty! Hugs, Anita 🙂
Love the color combo you used. The butterflies are beautiful. Thanks
Lovely card. I like the colors you chose!
Wow! so very wonderful of a card
Gorgeous card! love the blue butterflies!
An AMAZING talented team of ladies on this hop.Your background is Gorgeous. Well done.
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.
beautiful card..Love the butterflies..
Beautiful card. Thank you for explaining how you created it.
Love your card,wonderful!
BEAUTIFUL card Therese!!!
LOVE your DELIGHTFUL butterfly background, your WONDERFUL watercolour background and your GORGEOUS colour combo!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS 🙂
So beautiful! Love your color choice!
Wow, brilliant, I love that background.
What a fantastic card! It’s sooo amazing!
Beautiful colour combo. So beautiful. Just love this,thanks for sharing
Wow!!!! Amazing release!!!! I love your beautfiful card!!!!
Beauriful card! Loving the colors! Thanks for sharing!
Very eye-catching card…I love it all!
Pretty card! Thanks!
Love this card! What a great color combo.
Beautiful card…love the colors and how you used the Ori Kami stamp set.
All of you ladies have given such wonderful examples of how to use these very beautiful stamps. I want way too many of them !
I adore this delightful card! Love the coloring of the butterflies!
Such a pretty card! I love the distress ink colors you used.
Beautiful colors and design. TFS
The Ori Kami stamp set has so many great little THINGS! I Love the card.
Pretty card! I love the colors and butterflies. Thanks for sharing.
Well done! The white border sets the images off perfectly.
Lovely! I have to remember that technique of filling in the background with color–so simple yet so stunning!
Loved the subtle colors
Love the colour combo in this card! Such a creative background. Thanks.
I love this background you’ve created. Amazing card. Thanks
CONGRATULATIONS to the winner 🙂
Happy Win Day to Holly 🙂
beautiful card, great colors and wonderful watercoloring!
I love the ori kami look. This ia a great card. You picked the perfect colors.
Pretty card! You did an excellent job on techniques used!!
Such fantastic cards, I love your work