Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Altenew With Gratitude. Fall card, die-cut inlay. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello and welcome to Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop! Today we’re celebrating Altenew Dies!

You probably came from Laurie Willison  blog. If not – you may consider starting from the beginning at Altenew Card Blog to see how other members of Altenew design team and guest designers rocking die-cutting. Also you on each stop you you have a chance to win a prize.

Die-cutting has a sweet spot in my heart. Don’t get me wrong – I love different techniques. Stamping, embossing, ink blending. But sometimes I feel like not getting out stamps at all and only play with dies.

Also.. I’m a very seasonal person and tend to have a lot of traditions related to different seasons.

Like for example the whole October I watch horror and supernatural movies to be primed for Halloween (keep in mind that I came from the country where we don’t celebrate Halloween and I only celebrate it for 4-5 years). Or for example I don’t like pumpkin taste. When I was growing up I had only a couple of products i couldn’t eat as they were totally non tasty for me. Pumpkin was one of those.
But after coming to US where fall and pumpkins are inseparable I started liking it. Of course when it comes to decor I have dozens of those around my house. And I also do pumpkin baking and cooking.

With that being said – in this season in cardmaking I’m very traditional too and when I’m thinking about a card theme it’s always fall or winter holidays.

So the card I’m sharing today as you may see is a fall one. I decided to kind of invert colors and make leaves white with the very fallish background. The technique I used here is die-cut inlay.

Altenew With Gratitude. Fall card, die-cut inlay. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

First I die-cut several leaves out of a white panel using dies from the With Gratitude Die Set. It’s a set of matching dies for the With Gratitude Stamp Set. But they can be totally used as standalone dies too.
With this technique you first die cut an element you want to be kind of on top. And then die cut the one located right after it. And so on. The same idea as with masking.

Altenew With Gratitude. Fall card, die-cut inlay. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I also die-cut a thanks word using a die from the Script Words 2 Die Set.

After that I inked the panel using the Autumn Blaze Dye Ink. After that I added splatters of the Caramel Toffee and Jet Black Ink Sprays.

Altenew With Gratitude. Fall card, die-cut inlay. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I trimmed the panel edges to make it of 5×3 3/4 and adhered onto a white card base. And then adhered all elements inside of their negative die-cuts. You can see that some white die-cuts go behind the orange panel – that’s what I was going for. When I was die-cutting them initially I new that I want to create this effect and was placing some dies pretty close to the edge.

Altenew With Gratitude. Fall card, die-cut inlay. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Lastly I added several Rain Drops. Those are like round clear drops, but in a shape of a rain drop. Absolutely must have for fall cards 🙂


Save 15% off on all dies including alphabet dies, cover dies, 3D dies, layered dies, and coordinating dies from 10/25/2018 until 10/27/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT or while supplies last. No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases.


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.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by 11/1/2018 for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on 11/2/2018.


The winner of $20 Gift Certificate is Barbara Walborn.


I will be e-mailing you instructions of how to claim your prize.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your attention to my works!


The next stop in the blog hop will be Hannelie Bester. If you got lost, please go back to Altenew Card Blog.


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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


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Altenew With Gratitude Die
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  1. Reply

    Sharon Dolan

    October 25, 2018

    Beautiful as always! I love the bright orange,and thanks for the tips.

  2. Reply

    Vivian Chua

    October 25, 2018

    Thanks for sharing this lovely card.

  3. Reply

    Tara Prince

    October 25, 2018

    Just gorgeous!!

  4. Reply

    Bronwyn Batts

    October 25, 2018

    Really pretty card. I love the bright fall color you used.

  5. Reply


    October 25, 2018

    I always love blog hops! So much to see and learn.

  6. Reply

    Lindar C

    October 25, 2018

    Beautiful card, love the fall colors with the white leaves.

  7. Reply

    Patt H.

    October 25, 2018

    Love this bright fall card! The white leaves against the gorgeous orange backdrop is wonderful! Great design!

  8. Reply


    October 25, 2018

    Wonderful card !

  9. Reply

    Dana M

    October 25, 2018

    Gorgeous card, fabulous vibrancy of color! Love the overlapping inlaid die cuts. How great that you are acquiring a taste for all things pumpkin 🙂

  10. Reply

    Laurie Page

    October 25, 2018

    It’s difficult for me to make a card without die cutting. Your card is stunning.

  11. Reply

    barbara lassiter

    October 25, 2018

    Your card is lovely as always and I love your “pumpkin story”!

  12. Reply


    October 25, 2018

    Love your card idea.

  13. Reply

    Laura Greig

    October 25, 2018

    Love how you left the leaves white and the background has all the color, very creative!

  14. Reply

    Barbara Walborn

    October 25, 2018

    I love inlaid die cards and your card is lovely!

  15. Reply


    October 25, 2018

    Love how created this beautiful card. I have never done this technique and want to try it – yesterday!
    Thank you for sharing this.

  16. Reply

    Brenda L. Kuder

    October 25, 2018

    I love the bright orange background. Looks great with the white leaves.

  17. Reply

    Marty casey

    October 25, 2018

    Thank you so much for sharing!!! I think I better buy that script 2 die cut set!! it’s all the rage 🙂
    Loved your card!! so fun!!! Happy Halloween!!

  18. Reply

    Meghan Kennihan

    October 25, 2018

    Perfect fall cards with a perfect sentiment! I love how you reversed it! Great colors!

  19. Reply

    Liz O

    October 25, 2018

    These are some of my favorite Altenew’s dies. Your card is fantastic Svitlana, as always thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

  20. Reply

    Laurie Black

    October 25, 2018

    Beautiful card, thanks or the inspiration

  21. Reply

    Kirsty Vittetoe

    October 25, 2018

    Love this, it is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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    Linda BL

    October 25, 2018

    Loved the white diecut leaves inlaid into the Autumn Blaze panel. Striking combination. Enjoyed your story about fall/ pumpkin/ Halloween. I now live in Virginia after having lived in Florida for many years. Leaves are starting to turn and I want to gather as many brightly colored ones as I can to decorate with.

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    Carla Hundley

    October 26, 2018

    Beautiful inking and
    lovely card.
    Carla from Utah

  24. Reply

    Ericka Strange

    October 26, 2018

    Beautiful card and I love the bright color with the white leaves.

  25. Reply

    Eva N

    October 26, 2018

    I, too, sometimes just like to diecut things to make a quick card. This is a great, bright combination for Fall that could also be used for birthdays & lots of occasions.

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    October 26, 2018

    Love all the white “negative” space!

  27. Reply


    October 26, 2018

    What a striking color scheme to make the leaves and sentiment white against the vivid background.

  28. Reply

    Mirella Rogan

    October 26, 2018

    Fun design, I am loving the colours!

  29. Reply

    Lauryne Cunningham

    October 26, 2018

    Very cool inlay technique and the colors are stunning together!

  30. Reply

    Peggy M

    October 26, 2018

    Lovely card! Thank you for sharing!

  31. Reply

    Nandini Karmarkar

    October 26, 2018

    Beautiful card. Love the gorgeous colours and the use of negative space.

  32. Reply

    Debbie Rumpza

    October 26, 2018

    This card is beautiful! I love the way you created a vivid background for your crisp white leaves, and I love the inlaid effect…

  33. Reply

    BrendaLea Abbott

    October 26, 2018

    I love the process you took to make this warm and beautiful card.

  34. Reply

    Terri Sandoval

    October 26, 2018

    Unexpected and stunning.

  35. Reply

    Super Stick Chick

    October 26, 2018

    Fabulous card! Love the die cuts and vibrant colors.

  36. Reply

    Karthikha Uday

    October 26, 2018

    That’s a vibrant and beautiful card! 🙂

  37. Reply

    Melissa Smith

    October 27, 2018

    Beautiful card! I’ll have to try the inlay technique!

  38. Reply

    Cynthia Cole

    October 27, 2018

    Cute quick card!

  39. Reply

    Krista Hong

    October 27, 2018

    A cheery card with striking colors!

  40. Reply

    Jess K

    October 27, 2018

    Love this beautiful fall card.

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    Johanna T.

    October 27, 2018

    Love the inverted colors. It is so unique and looks fantastic.

  42. Reply

    Denise Bryant

    October 27, 2018

    Pretty card! Gorgeous color for fall!

  43. Reply

    Mary Holshouser

    October 28, 2018

    Clever way to turn the tables on the leaves.
    The background is bright and colorful and
    the leaves really pop. Having more color
    on the card is wonderful. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    Bonnie Eng

    October 28, 2018

    Wow -your stark white cut out leaves really draws attention to the texture and interest in your inked background and it is stunning.

  45. Reply

    cyndi morris

    October 28, 2018

    Beautiful card. I love the color and the technique.

  46. Reply

    Kelsey Thomas

    October 28, 2018

    I really love the vibrant colors of your card! 🙂

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    October 28, 2018

    Your background on this card is amazing!! STUNNING design!

  48. Reply

    Cindy Holmes

    October 28, 2018

    Very pretty and unique card! Your idea of inverting colors is so awesome looking!

  49. Reply

    Lisa Byers

    October 29, 2018

    I love the white on that vibrant orange!! Wow, that’s a great card! Very creative!!

  50. Reply

    Sue D

    October 30, 2018

    So pretty for Fall!

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    October 30, 2018

    Lovely card and colours, great for the season. Thanks for sharing!

  52. Reply

    Carol Rossouw

    October 30, 2018

    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. Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!

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    Charlotte Deerborn

    October 30, 2018

    Love the reverse of color.

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    Mindy Drummond

    October 30, 2018

    I’m not usually much for the orangey colors but your card looks awesome! I think the white inlaid leaves make it look so cool lol, I love it! And speaking of love…. yep those SK clear rain drops – one can never have enough hehe. Thanks for sharing your card and for the inspiration, I may just have to do something in an orangey color after all this fall 🙂 (

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    Linnea Sundstrom

    October 31, 2018

    traditions seem to have way of grounding us. happy Autumn!!