Altenew May 2020 Stamps / Dies / Stencils Release Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video!

I wanted to create a real ‘loose’ watercolour background and highlight an image within this….   But first, did you know that this is part of a Hop celebrating a new release from Altenew and if you are hopping along you should have arrived here from TANIA’s amazing Blog!

I have 3 cards and a video to share today starting with some beautiful layered flowers from the Flowering Cistus Stamp Set.
Altenew - Flowering Cistus - Therese Calvird (card) 1 copy
The sentiment is from the same set, with a simple die cut from the Bold Greetings Die Set.
Altenew - Flowering Cistus - Therese Calvird (card) 1 copyI acutually ‘production lined’ these flowers so thought I may as well use the extras on a second card.
Altenew - Flowering Cistus - Therese Calvird (card) 1 copyThis easy die cut background was created with the Layered Snowflake Stars Cover Die.
Altenew - Flowering Cistus - Therese Calvird (card) 1 copyAnd the sentiment is from the Blossom Wreath Stamp Set. Which I also used in my next card design and is featured in the video linked below.
Altenew - Blossom Wreath - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy
The butterfly is die cut from the Alluring Blooms Paper Pack from the Mix & Mariposa Die Set. And I added some Satin White Sequins to finish, because I could lol.
Altenew - Blossom Wreath - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copyMy video today was inspired by Norine, she always creates the most amazing loose watercolour backgrounds and I wanted to try and recreate that, check out this beautiful card right HERE!

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

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Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Mixed Media Blog by 5/17/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/20/2020.

Now Let's Hop!

Altenew Card Blog
Agnieszka Malyszek

Amber Rain Davis

Ashlea Cornell

Erum Tasneem

Jaycee Gaspar

Altenew Mixed Media Blog

Kymona Tracey

Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Lydia Evans

Maryam Perez

Nathalie DeSousa

Nicole Picadura

Nicole Watt

Norine Borys

Reiko Tsuchida

Tania Ahmed

Therese Calvird ———-  You are Here!

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu


From here you are hopping along to the  VICKY’s wonderful Blog!  I hope you have enjoyed your visit here today and that you will be back real soon to visit.  Hugs,

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113 thoughts on “Altenew May 2020 Stamps / Dies / Stencils Release Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video!

  1. Terese – wow I am in love with this new release and your card. It is so natural and lovely. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  2. I love this idea. I am a horrible at watercoloring, so this is a great technique that I will definitely utilize.

  3. Oh no, I still haven’t got the last release and now here’s another. My shopping list is going to be very long! Love your card Therese and, unfortunately, the new release. Empty purse coming up, I think! (the good thing is that I’ve not a lot else to spend it on at the moment). Thank you for sharing another super technique.

  4. Therese these are just beautiful creations of the latest Altenew release. Love your wreath and the delicate bouquet stamps.

  5. I too love the magic of heat embossing. In fact I was just telling a friend that isn’t a papercrafter how cool it is. She didn’t share my enthusiasm. GASP! Your card is lovely as always. I love the new wreath set.

  6. Such lovely cards. I really love the wreath with the butterfly. You have captured the essence of May.

  7. Gorgeous cards! I love the purple and grey color combination on your first two cards! What a cool watercolor background on your wreath card!

  8. So beautiful. I love the layered flowers- they are colored so beautifully. And that “snowflake” cover plate with the inlaid pieces is so perfectly complimentary!

  9. Love what you did with the wreath stamp set. In fact, I loved the wreath with just the white embossing, too! Thanks for sharing your technique via video.

  10. Beautiful cards Therese. I always admire your simple but beautiful card designs. This is a fantastic release by Altenew.

  11. I just love listening to your voice with and the little giggles here and there. So enjoyable. And, of course, your cards are gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration.
    Take care,
    Caroline

  12. Gorgeous cards. I like the unique way you used the diamond stamp & the background for the wreath stamp. Thank you for the video.

  13. I love watercolor, too. . . . alas, I find it a bit overwhelming and often don’t know just how to start. This looks like a good jumping off point! thank you!

  14. These are beautiful. The watercolor wreath card is my favorite and heat embossing probably lured a lot of us into card making. Who could resist the magic? Lol!

  15. Beautiful cards! Especially love the first two and the colors you chose for the florals. Really love the triangle background on the second one!

  16. WOW!!! I love seeing everyone’s take on how to use this release, you have beautiful cards and the dimensional affect it wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Both are my fav.

  17. Beautiful cards! I love the cistus and blossom wreath stamps – such pretty additions to the Altenew line!

  18. I love your wreath card…so pretty.The techniques look so easy but the finished result is superb.Thanks for sharing Therese.

  19. I especially love the first card with the purple flowers! Cool coloring. I gotta have all the new stamps! 😀

  20. Wow, gorgeous cards and thanks for another awesome video tutorial. I really love all the cards and the one with the triangle die cut background (brilliant!) really is stunning.

  21. Love all of these cards! The flowers are so gorgeous, with the different colour variations. More things to go on my wish list!

  22. I always like what you create Terese & this time is no exception. Your wreath card is so beautiful & I’m so glad you showed how you created it in your video.

  23. Your designs really make your florals pop against your backgrounds. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful videos that show great card making techniques. your work is much appreciated.

  24. Wonderful shares. I like the snowflakes cover die use and the wreath background with added butterfly.

  25. Watched the video and now I have to go try that technique with watercolors and stamps. Liking this release a lot. And that wreath is calling my name. Staying home, crafting, reading and blog hopping. Keeping safe.

  26. Love the purple flowers on your card. You are so talented. I love looking at all your cards. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Great wreath card and video. Great technique for that pretty stamp and the butterfly is the perfect addition.

  28. All 3 cards are awesome!!! Love the way the flowers pop on the grey background for the first card. Love the texture the die cut adds on the second one. And I love the way you show off the wreath stamp set in the 3rd, the mixed media behind it looks great! Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. Your cards are so terrific!!! I love the wreath with the butterfly. The butterfly really gives a great touch to the card. And I adore the first card especially the flower colors and the background. Thank you.

  30. Your cards are beautiful!! I am loving this new release!!!! I especially like the butterfly card. So pretty and unique. Thanks for the inspiration.

  31. Beautiful cards. I love the technique you used in coloring that gorgeous wreath. And your card using the Flowering Cistus — amazing. I’ve never heard of that flower before and now I want to plant it!

  32. Gorgeous card and amazing demonstration. I love the green watercolor wash of the wreaths. That gives such a feminine look and the who wouldn’t love to receive such a lovely card.. Thank you fr the inspiration.. 🙂

  33. Both versions with the cistus are gorgeous, Therese … my eye was particularly drawn to the one with the cool graphic background … yum! What a lovely wreath … the loose watercolour pool gives it such a fabulous organic look … perfect with the delicate little butterfly! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  34. Flowering Cistus is a beautiful stamp set, love your cards using it. Purple flowers look absolutely gorgeous.

  35. Lovely cards! The Flowering Cistus blooms are just beautiful, and the Blossom Wreath set is a favorite!

  36. Hi Therese 🙂 Your purple/yellow color card palettes are so beautiful!!! I can’t see that color combination right now without thinking of my youngest sister that I lost last month…it was her favorite! Also thanks for your “new to me” watercolor technique. I’m gonna try this one! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  37. Beautiful cards. Love Altenew flowers, they’re so realistic and pretty. Thank you for the video. Great idea for a quick but impactful card. I tend to avoid watercolor, because I think I’ll mess it up, but I think I might be able to make a card like this and have it come out looking good. Thanks so much for sharing.

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