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Hello and welcome to Altenew November 2015 release blog hop!
You probably just came from extremely talented Yana Smakula. If not please start from the beginning at Altenew blog and see what other members of Altenew’s design team have come up with.
Today we are celebrating the release of 10 new stamps and 6 types of 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
This release is absolutely AWESOME! Made several cards for this release using new stamps and papers and just cannot get enough playing with them.For the first card black, white and gold was my palette of choice. First I gold embossed a flower and leaves from Beautiful Day stamps set on Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. This cardstock is ablsolutely amazing! So thick and smooth! After stamping I cut everything out with my scissors.Next stamped leaves on a back side of Gold Mirror cardstock (it is mirror indeed!), put it on a piece of foam, dry embossed leaves design with ball stylus and cut them out.On a Jet Black cardstock panel stamped small flowers from the same stamp set with white ink. Along with the sentiment from Halftone Happy set. Next I die-cut happy word using Happy die from Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and started assembling my card. Adhered the flower and leaves as a focal point, the happy die-cut to the black panel, which was adhered to the card base made from Classic Crest Solar White cardstock along with a piece of Gold Mirror cardstock underneath. A couple marshmallow and gold sequins were added as finishing touches.
Next card is very simple. First I made two colored stamping using lantana stamp from Beautiful Lady stamps set on Birch Wood cardstock (which is genuine wood!). I used my MISTI tool and masking paper for precise stamping and stamped with Grapevine and Evergreen inks. Added sentiment from the same set. Next I cut wooden panel into four fence planks, inked their edges with Dark Chocolate ink. Adhered planks to a kraft card base. I didn’t do the best job adhering them by purpose – to make them look more like a fence. Finally added wooden dots. Following card combines two styles, vintage and CAS. Vintage was my first love in cardmaking, before I found CAS and fell in love with it. I don’t make vintage cards anymore, but still love vintage things in my life. And sometimes like mixing these two styles. Like in the case of this card.
I stamped succulents from Succulents stamps set on a patterned paper and colored them with my Prismacolor pencils (I used Gamsol to blend pencil coloring). Stamped sentiment from Thinking of You stamps set.
Next added a piece of Woodgrain Bark cardstock which I teared on one edge. Finished the card with twine and wooden hearts. Another card was made using Sketchy Cities America 2 stamps set. I wanted to create a scene of the city with its reflection in the water. So first I clear embossed the city and the sentiment on the top part of Classic Crest Solar White cardstock card base and then did reflection stamping (used a piece of acetate for it) – on the bottom part. Inked the bottom with Desert Night and Jet Black inks, and the top part – using Warm Sunshine, Ruby Red and Ocean Waves. Added some sequins which finished the card.My favorite card I left toward the end. Isn’t that Winter Cardinal awesome? I just lost my mind when first saw it.
This card was very simple but time consuming to make. First – the background. Cut a couple masks from masking paper, a circle for winter sun and snowdrifts. Masked a card base made from Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and inked it completely with Ocean Waves ink. Next I removed one snowdrift (the one on the right top)/mask and inked it using Sea Glass ink. Next removed the second one and slightly inked it using the same ink (or I would say – I just used ink remains on my blending tool). And finally removed the circle mask reveling cold winter sun.Next I made several branched from the same stamps set. Stamped them on cardstock using Dark Chocolate and Jet Black inks for a branch and Ruby Red and Dark Chocolate for berries. Then I fussy cut them. I left white space on the top to make branches covered with snow. Added some shine to berries with Wink of Stella and covered them with Glossy Accents. I applied glosssy on one berry at a time, let it dry and then applied glossy on a berry next to it. This way glossy didn’t merged as a one three-berried shaped blob and look more like separate berries. Finally I stamped the cardinal, cut it out and also covered with shimmer of Wink of Stella. Stamped the sentiment using stamps from Halftone Holidays stamps set and Jet Black ink. Adhered the branches and cardinal to the card base and added snow with white pen.
To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, November 20 11:59pm EST for a chance to win.
I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by Friday, November 20 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on Saturday, November 21.
The winner of $30 Gift Certificate is TracyM. Congratulations!
Please e-mail email@example.com to claim your prize. I will also be e-mailing you.
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your attention to my works!
The next stop in the blog hop will be incredible talented Agnieszka Malyszek. If you got lost, please go back to Altenew Blog.
Thank you for stopping by!
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Your cards are simply amazing!!!! So beautiful!!!!!
These are ALL beautiful!!
Wow, all of your cards are so amazing!!
Какие все красивые! с ума сойти! Кардинал с ягодками -прелесть!
Wow YOu made so many beautiful cards. Love the new papers
Открытка с деревянным кардстоком похитила мое сердце!
Wow you really rocked this release all of your cards are breathtaking. Can’t decide which I like the most. So many different techniques and great designs. TFS.
Love everything! You displayed so many styles and they are all fabulous!
Fantastic cards Svitlana. Love the elegant look of the first one with gold and black. The wood panel fence looks awesome. The cardinal is so pretty on the last one. Thanks for the inspirations!
Wow! You made so many fantastic cards!
Heather - housesbuiltofcards
Wow wow wow!!! AMAZING cards – you have been busy! LOVE the wood fence card and the skyline card in those amazing colors – but they are all amazing!
Your cards are wonderful…love the cardinal especially.
Wow, these are all stunning, Svitlana! Fabulous job with the new release!
Absolutely amazing cards!!! =)
Wow, your cards are stunning!! Gorgeous job
Wow !! All your cards are so amazing ..the stamping on wood totally stole my heart ..What an unique design and work !
All of the projects are wonderful.
I especially like the wood planks with the stamping.
The cactus look like you need to be careful or you’ll get stuck with a spike.
The winter carnival is amazing – the colors are fantastic.
thanks for sharing so many wonderful ideas.
I like how diverse all of your cards are. They may be used for any occasion. Great Job!!!
Love all the cards you made. So inspirational!
Wow! Your eye for detail is Amazing! This release is my Favorite! I live in Seattle and I love Cardinals and the Altenew Layering Gorgeous flowers. I Want to Win!
Oh my!! Stunning designs!!!! I am so happy I landed here during the hop! I will certainly be sure to return 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
I really gotta save my money to get a MISTI.
I love all your cards.
Especially the city skyscape with the reflection. Just gorgeous!
Это просто обалдеть как круто!!! вау-вау-вау!!!
одна другой краше! и даже не могу выбрать от чего больше в восторге – но как всегда техники на высоте и очень интересны :))) Браво, Светик!!!
Света, они все такие разные и такие крутые!!! Твой стиль абсолютно уникален!
Gorgeous set of cards, but I really liked that bird on branch card. So beautiful <3
Incredible…each card is a work of art. Love how you used the birch wood, WOW! and the gorgeous Seattle skyline with the reflection. That’s when my jaw hit the floor…when I saw the bird I just started drooling. So glad you didn’t lose your mind completely. It would be tragic not to have that cardinal card to look at. Stunning.
Wow!! your cards are like a poetry……..just soooooo beautiful!!! already placed an order for this stunning stamps!! thank you for the inspiration!! Blessings!
You gave this new release A TON of love!! The Birch Wood paper looks so interesting to play with.
So many INCREDIBLE cards!! Absolutely breath taking!
Such cute ideas with the fence that I’ve not seen before. Lovely cards, one and all.
The last card with winter theme is awesome. Red and White…
Beautiful! Love, Love, Love the cardinal.
Lovely cards!! The white and gold flower is especially striking!
Gorgeous cards – you have been busy!! I especially love the first one; such a stunning color combination.
Awesome cards ! I loved how you have mimicked the wooden plank look ..fab !
Они просто потрясающие! Такие тестурные, такие разные. Класс!
Thank you for the details on how to create the stunning cardinal card. I just couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. So worth the time and effort!
The wooden panelling is so different – love it!
Nancy Kenny (Monahan)
Svetlana, you really must have had a lot of fun making all these STUNNING and creative cards! What you did with the birch cardstock to make the fence planks was brilliant! This is the first time I’ve seen your work and I’m so delighted to have met you….I have a feeling that I can learn so much from you and you have inspired me tremendously! Thanks for sharing and participating in this wonderful blog hot Svetlana, truly!
I love all your cards especially the wood one, very creative!
WOW…. Gorgeous cards! That wood pannel one is SUPER COOL!
Not just this release, your cards are absolutely amazing. Thank you for awesome inspiration.
Awesome! These are beautiful!!
You are so crazy talented. Love your cards.
hey there… wow! you are amazing artistic… love your cards.. doesnt look like you may even know what happy accidents are. as i do LoL… cuz your cards are so pERfect!!! and i can tell you are well organized too… awesome!!! and i wish you so much joy and success in your art life:)… sending LoVE…
Gorgeous cards!!! So beautiful colors and designs!
All your cards are lovely but I really like how you put the birchwood planks together. So clean and simple. Thanks for the inspiration!
all your cards are fabulous but I especially love the cityscape one with the Auror Borealis inking, well done
Beautiful cards, I love
the red bird card! So
Carla from Utah
Such lovely cards! I too am in the process of moving from “vintagey”, complex projects to CAS, but I love your succulent card, and those quirky little planks of wood…you have given me a head full of ideas! Thanks!
AMAZING cards !
You made so many fantastic cards
What an awesome assortment of cards!
Your cards are amazing! Love the wood fence look like one. Thank you for the inspiration 🙂
Your cardinal card is gorgeous!! Great new release!
Stunningly beautiful cards made! Love it!
Wow! You made so many cards and each one is unique!
Spectacular job on all your cards! You are so inspiring!
Wow! So many amazing, creative cards!
Wow stunning work! Can see why that last cardinal card is your favourite – it is stunning and so beautifully festive.
I love your cards Svitlana all beautifully designed and using such pretty colours. These stamps are all great additions to the Altenew collection. x
Love all of your cards…the fence card is so unique and beautiful. Love all the inspiration and techniques on everyone’s blogs. Thanks for the chance to win
Absolutely love your card. You can tell you put a lot of work into but so worth it. Thanks for sharing
Wow!!! All the cards are absolutely stunning!! Birch wood looks fantastic! I might actually consider purchasing it. Thanks for all the inspiration!
Wow, each one is amazing. Love your cardinal card. Thanks so much.
Beautiful cards, love your colouring on the cactus, Cathy x
Wow…your cards are beautiful. Your coloring of the succulents is wonderful!
Your cardinal card is amazing!
Your cards are AMAZING!
That Cardinal is just beautiful!
Beautiful cards! Fantastic designs and wonderful colors ♥
Beautiful cards! I love how you did the background in the cardinal card!
A wonderful variety of projects – I especially like the black and white one
wow! you’ve been busy creating such lovely cards!
María Alba Negrón
These are wonderful cards! I especially love that second one with the planks you created from the wood paper. Such a cool effect!
Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!
Wow, your cards are so gorgeous! I had already placed my order for this release, and now I wish I had waited! I definitely want more things now!
Wow! Your cards are so beautiful!
My favorite card is the wood one which you cut into 4 panels. It is so pretty. The paper pack is quite unique in this release.
Stunningly gorgeous cards, all of them, the gold embossed flowers is my favorite one, so elegant!
Fabulous card….love the new Winter Cardinal stamp set!
Beautiful, beautiful cards. You did an amazing job with this release!! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Wow…All cards are just amazing!!
ALL your cards are incredible, but I totally can’t stop looking at those wood panels, they are genius!
Wow, these are all so incredible!! I love how you used the wood paper, especially in strips, so clever and beautiful!!
Jahnavee Kaunal Gandhi
All the cards are beautiful. ……… I loved the birdie card the most…gorgeous color combinations. ….. thanks for sharing….
ohh my goodness have you been having fun. What a brilliant highlight of the stamp sets and new papers. Wonderful, perfect.
Beautiful cards and techniques! My favourite must be the blue and red bird card how gorgeous and festive!!
Awesome cards! Great products. ?
Your work is lovely!
Those cards are all very special and beautiful! But my favorite is the one with the bird, I just love those colors!
Your Winter Cardinal card is my favourite too. I especially love the bright reds and blues of the card. Your works are simply breathtaking. 🙂
Your cards are so beautiful. Great tutorial.
These cards are beautiful and that birch wood card is genius! Love it!
Oh, my goodness! What a fabulous set of cards! I love those wood papers and the reflection of Seattle is fabulous!
I like all your cards, but the street scene is my favorite
Amazing cards Svitlana, very interesting. Stamping and coloring is just brilliant. Thanks for sharing
Wow!! Really Awesome cards!!
Gorgeous cards…i love the variety of techniques and products you used to to make each one.
Amazing cards! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway 🙂
the cards are wonderful!city stamps sets are one of the best in this release for me)
Wow! What a beautiful collection of cards. Great job and thanks for ALL of the samples.
Beautiful cards!! Love the wood panel card!! Very beautiful! The scene with the cardinal is stunning!!
Hi Svitlana, wow such gorgeous creations and very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
I like the cardinal card best. Very festive.
Wonderful cards! Love the birch paper one!
Love your cards, especially the flower on the black background. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
Wow, your cards are truly amazing! I love the colors, layering and that birch wood cardstock. Thanks for the inspiration.
What a fabulous array of creations! Love the variety of designs and color combinations, thanks for sharing your amazing designs with all of us, have a wonderful day!
What a stunning collection of cards. You have used so many techniques. Thank you for sharing your awesome talent.
Fantastic cards! The card with a city is my favorite!
Oh wow! Beautiful creations! Thank you for this amazing chance!
Wonderful display of talented showcasing! Each cards is so beautiful and inspirational!
Stunning cards! The details are outstanding and just so beautiful! Love them!
оБАЛДЕННЫЕ! МНЕ ТОЖЕ ПТИЧКА С ЯГОДКАМИ БОЛЬШЕ ВСЕГО К СЕРДЦУ ПРИШЛАСЬ, НО КРАСИВЫЕ АБСОЛЮТНО ВСЕ111
Это ж надо же сколько красоты за раз)) Очень круто смотрится зеркальное отражение города и птичка под снеком, ой, даже не знаю какая открытка больше нравится) И столько техник классных, одним словом – спасибо) за вдохновение)
wow… what an amazing set of cards… gorgeous work!!
So many lovely cards, but I really love how you used the outline stamps of A Beautiful Day and A Beautiful Lady. Stunning.
What an amazing group of projects! Love your cardinal card!
Amazing cards <3
Outstanding! I love your unique take on all the Altenew products! You just make me see them in a beautifully different light! Thanks 😉
Gorgeous cards! I love the cardinal the most!
OH MY GOODNESS!!! That bird card you created with the winter scene is BREATHTAKING!!! Way to knock it out of the park girl!
All your cards are beautiful. It is hard to pick a favorite.
WOW wow WOW
What a WONDERFUL collection of cards Svitlana, LOVE the variety of designs, LOVE the colours, LOVE the textures!!!
The cards using Beautiful Day and Beautiful Lady (my favourites from this release) are GORGEOUS, the specialty papers are EXCITING!!! It must FEEL AMAZING working with the Birch Wood, Woodgrain Bark and Gold Mirror!!! Your colouring of the succulents is so life-like and your cardinal, well all I can say is WOW!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and the chance to win:)
WOW! Your COLLECTION of cards to share on the hop are amazing! I love the succulent card so much! The first time visitor and new follower is looking forward to all of your future posts and crafts! Thank you!
beautiful cards! I especially loved the “wooden” effect! lovely!
Beautiful cards love the wood one so pretty.
Beautiful colors and card designs. My fave is the one with the wood panels.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com
beautiful cards, each one prettier then the last. Very inspiring
What an outstanding collection of cards! I love the variety. Wonderfully made!
Beautiful cards. My favorites are the cardinal and Seattle skyline. Thanks for sharing!!
Beautiful cards! Absolutely love the cardinal card!
Wow thank you! These are truly amazing cards. I am always stumped about wood grain paper but your card definitely piqued my interest
Awesome designs! The use of birch wood cardstock is so unique!
You are quite the overachiever! All of your cards are extraordinary! The Cardinal, however, takes the cake. I appreciate all of the tedious layering / masking you did as you created a real masterpiece! I’m so glad you are on the Altenew team!
Wow! Awesome cards 🙂
Oh my, Svitlana, your Winter card with the cardinal had me swooning! Altenew hopefully know they have gotten a gem on their design team 🙂
What a gorgeous selection of cards! xxx
THANK YOU SO MUCH Svitlana!!!
It has been a wonderful blog hop and awesome news to learn that I’m a super lucky winner too!!!
THANK YOU for choosing me and for emailing to let me know, I really appreciate it 🙂