Video : Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Here we go, getting all Dynamic at Altenew!  So after I thought long and hard (for a couple of seconds) I decided I would share a fun, easy technique that I rarely use but adore the look of…   and every time I do this I wonder why I don’t do it more often lol.  This post is part of a Blog Hop so you should have arrived here from HEIDI’s wonderful Blog!

My technique today is dry embossing using die cuts and I used the Mega Ampersand as my focal point. And I was inspired by my beautiful and talented friend Michele and this card HERE (thank you gorgeous!).  I have a video showing how easy it is to do this and you can find the link and also find out how you can WIN if you scroll down.

Altenew - Mega Ampersand - Layered Floral Elements Die - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

The flowers were a mix of leftovers and some newbies that I created from the Layered Floral Elements Die set.

Altenew - Mega Ampersand - Layered Floral Elements Die - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

My second version is the ‘opposite’, it is debossed and this time I used a different colour combination to amp(ersand) it up a bit.

Altenew - Mega Ampersand - Layered Floral Elements - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

On both card designs I used sentiments from the Holiday Wishes and Starry Night Stamp Sets.

Altenew - Mega Ampersand - Layered Floral Elements - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

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Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to five lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Wednesday, October 31st for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 11/4/2018.

Also I will be giving away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky person.  All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post. You have until the 1st November (midnight AEST) and I will announce the winner here on November 2nd.

ALSO you can Save 15% on all dies including alphabet dies, cover dies, 3D dies, layered dies, and coordinating dies from 25th October until 27th October at 11:59pm EDT or while supplies last. No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. Check out the dies HERE!

Let’s Hop
Altenew Card Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
Lydia Evans
Kristina Pokazanieva
Anna Komenda
Norine Borys
Kymona Tracey
Olga Moss
Heidi Jakobs
Therese Calvird
Gayatri Murali
Virginia Lu
Dana Gong
Zinia Redo
Laurie Willison
Svitlana Shayevich
Hannelie Bester
Mona Tóth
Sveta Fotinia
Sara Naumann
Isha Gupta
Agnieszka Malyszek
Laura Jane

I hope you are enjoying the hop and it’s been Dynamic so far, from here you are heading to my brilliant friend’s blog GAYATRI!  I’ve linked all the products that I used below or you can find them here at Altenew.  Have the most wonderful day,

Therese signature 2

Other Supplies: Cardstock – Taffy / Key Lime / Orange / Pale Blue

Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
ALT
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
ALT
Jet Black
Jet Black
ALT
Lagoon
Lagoon
ALT
Blush
Blush
ALT
Forest Glades
Forest Glades
ALT
Apple Red
Apple Red
ALT
Warm Sunshine
Warm Sunshine
ALT
Starry Night
Starry Night
ALT | EH
Holiday Wishes
Holiday Wishes
ALT
Mega Ampersand
Mega Ampersand
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Layered Floral Elements Die
Layered Floral Elements Die
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Embossing Ink
Embossing Ink
ALT | EH
Rubellite
Rubellite
ALT | EH
Heart Beat
Heart Beat
ALT | EH
Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom
ALT | EH
Tea Party
Tea Party
ALT | EH
Pure White
Pure White
ALT | EH
Powder Tool
Powder Tool
EH
Heat Tool
Heat Tool
EH
Tweezers
Tweezers
EH
Spring Scissors
Spring Scissors
EH
Craft Knife
Craft Knife
EH
Scissors
Scissors
EH
Mini Blossom
Mini Blossom
ALT
Bigshot
Bigshot
EH
Silicon Mat
Silicon Mat
EH
Metal Adapter Plate
Metal Adapter Plate
EH
Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior
EH
Acrylic Blocks
Acrylic Blocks
ALT
Bone Folder
Bone Folder
EH
Guillotine
Guillotine
EH
Paper Trimmer
Paper Trimmer
EH
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
EH
Glue Dots - Micro
Glue Dots – Micro
EH
Precision Tip
Precision Tip
EH
Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte
EH
Foam Squares small
Foam Squares small
EH
Foam Squares
Foam Squares
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Glue Tape
Glue Tape
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99 thoughts on “Video : Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop & Giveaway!

  1. Both your cards are so beautiful and what a lovely technique to highlight using the dies.Thank you so much for the inspiration. I am so in love with that ampersand die and the layered florals ❤️

  2. Beautiful, bright cards. Have never seen this technique before and it looks amazing. I like the green one best. The olive tone of the Forest Glades card really sets off the flowers.

  3. These cards are so pretty! I love a non-traditional Christmas card. I have never tried this technique, need to give it a try. TFS.

  4. I just love these non-traditional and colorful holiday cards! You always come up with such creative ideas! Don’t know how you do it, but it’s a joy to watch your channel! 🌿🌺🌱 Thanks Therese! Love these Altenew die sets! 💛💫

  5. You could have heard my shriek ’round the globe, I’m betting! To think I have inspired these beauties? Go ON! I cannot wait to try this YOUR way, my darling friend! xx
    =]

  6. Clever, Clever, Clever…..always love your video’s but don’t think I’ve ever seen you do one with die cut techniques before….REALLY love this one…anyone could follow the design idea that you have laid out for us….I enjoy everything about your video’s…your voice is one of your best assets….just nice and relaxing, makes us feel like “sure I can do this!” Thank you again for all the idea’s that you share with us…

  7. These are beautiful. I have some of the layering floral dies and they are so much fun! Love your great ideas and techniques for using them. Thanks once again!

  8. I love this technique but I really am inspired by the color themes you used! Your cards make me want to buy ALL the alphabet dies to make everyone a card with their initial.

  9. Therese,
    Another clean, simple and very clever card design, and another die set for the list!
    Thank you for sharing once again, I do appreciate your time.
    T x

  10. I was trying to figure out why was the paper looking so green in the video and so blue in the photos – then realised that there are two cards – haha – I obviously need to get my coffee so brain will fire up – great idea using the die to emboss/deboss the background – great cards Therese as usual 🙂

  11. Would never thought to use the Mega Ampersand that way, but it sure works. Like both versions, but am partial to the green.

  12. I think this Layered Floral die set is going to be a new favorite. Love the way you used the flowers to create a design around the ampersand!

  13. What pretty and unique cards! Thank you for sharing that technique- I’ve never thought about layering cardstock like that to emboss.I’m definitely going to try it!

  14. Beautiful cards Therese! I love that they are not real traditional. Your video was great…. Like they always are. I have a tip for you. You can also lightly mist your card stock with alcohol before embossing or de-bossing. It helps to relax the paper for a better impression.

    1. I had heard of spraying the card stock lightly with water before dry embossing, but haven’t heard to try alcohol, I must give that a go! thanks so much for your lovely comments, Crafty hugs, Therese

  15. I love that you did “opposites” with the cards. Sometimes my brain forgets that I can do that(lol!) and I like to see other possibilities! So pretty!

  16. Such a change to see lovely bright colourful Christmas cards. Here in Scotland in the UK we usually have snow and our cards usually reflect this.

  17. WOW Beautiful card! I really enjoyed watching your video! I didn’t know anything about dry embossing until I watched your video! Thank you for showing us how! And I really love those dainty little die cut flowers too!

  18. Some of my most favourite Altenew products are my layering dies. I love the Fantasy floral dies and the Rose flurries and the Peony Dream flowers that these dies make. This new flower die set is on my wishlist. Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!

  19. This hop has definitely been Dynamic so far 🙂 I love the dry embossing/debossing that you did on your cards, it looks very cool! Thanks for sharing and the Dynamic inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

  20. These are so, so pretty, Therese … what a fabulous technique … such great impact! Those tiny blooms and leaves are just charming around the secondary sentiments … love how there’s a delicious blend of festive and tropical … so perfect for an Australian Christmas! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  21. Two lovely cards, I like that you have shown the embossing and debossing using the same design. Something really different for Christmas.

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