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Hello and welcome to Altenew A Year In Review Blog Hop! Our design team and amazing guest designers sharing the best creations we made using Altenew supplies. You may saw them before, but still isn’t it a great way to look back one more time at the year coming to its end before going forward?You probably came from Laura Bassen blog. If not – you may consider starting from the beginning at Altenew blog and see what other members of Altenew’s design team and guest designers sharing (and also you have a chance to win fun prizes).
I should admit it was hard for me to choose only four cards. I’m very critical to myself and dislike a lot of cards I make. But apparently when it comes to ones made using Altenew supplies – I like much more cards then usual. I should thank to amazing and unique Altenew designs. It’s hard to make something bad using them 🙂
So here is my top 4 for 2016
OFFSET WATERCOLOR FLOWERS
The card below was made for Altenew and WOW! collaboration.I used Wild Hibiscus stamps set to make it. Embossed the flowers and sentiment onto pink panel using Pearl Gold powder. The same flowers were embossed onto Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock and watercolored using Koi watercolors. Flowers then were hand cut and foam mounted to the pink panel. Which in turn was adhered a white card base with adding small stripes of Altenew Gold Mirror cardstock on the sides.
STAMPING ON LAYERS OF VELLUM
The next card was made for Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop. If was such a great cause, Altenew was running this drive collecting cards for Mother and Father days for elderly people.This was one of the cards I made for that hop, using one of my favorite card recipes – stamping on layers of vellum.
I used Beautiful Lady stamp set to create this card, which was stamped on the card base and vellum layers using Dark Chocolate, Grapevine and Evergreen inks.
This card I made for Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh collaboration. Inspired by glittery holiday composition i saw somewhere in the city. I used several holiday stamp sets in this card – Poinsettia and Pine, Winter Cardinal and Modern Deer.Pinecones were heat embossed using brass powder and colored with COPICs. Branches were stamped using Espresso ink, and berries – using Rocky Shore ink. Then using Versamarker I added embossing ink on berries, branches and cones, covered them with Gold Tinsel powder and heat set them. The panel was foam mounted on a Peanut Fudge card base, with brass embossed sentiment from Modern Deer on the bottom.
And the last card I want to share today is definitely is not least. I think it’s the best card I ever made. To be honest I cannot believe I was able to make it, and I think I will never make anything better. I made it back in July, when decided to finally open gouache paint I had bought a couple years before. Of course stunning Magnolias For Her set plays not the last role in this card.Cut out of Altenew Pale Gray cardstock panel was inked with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and then slightly sprayed the panel with water using Distress Sprayer.
Using Ranger Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder a couple of big flowers, several buds and loose petals were embossed onto a Neenah Solar White cardstock and then cut out using scissors. The big magnolias were colored with gouache paint. Floral cluster was mounted to the panel, partially adhered flat and some parts got dimension by using clear dimensional glue dots.
The sentiment was stamped onto a white stripe of cardstock using gray ink and foam mounted to the panel. Which then was adhered to a white card base. Finally I added several marshmallow sequins and put some dots using a white pen.
By the way, here is a picture that inspired me for this card. It was on a wall on one of train stations, which I passing by everyday. I saw it while a train was stopping there and it caught my eye right away. I liked the color scheme of this card. Uneven gray background with white and red focal point. I remember rapidly taking picture on my phone before train moved, so I could remember the name of the show and google this picture later.
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Wednesday, January 4th at 11:59 PM ET to enter, and the winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, January 6th.
I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $15 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by Wednesday, January 4th at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on Thursday, January 5th. And I will mail one of my favorite cards I made for Altenew to the winner as well 🙂
The winner of $15 Gift Certificate is Jenny colacicco. Congratulations!
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. I will also be e-mailing you to find out your mailing address and send you one of my cards.
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your attention to my works!
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This blog hop is so fun, I enjoy looking at everyone’s favorites! I am in love with your pink with the wild hibiscus. So many great ideas on it, love the gold embossing under the flowers and the gold mirror on the edges. Touches of elegance! Thanks for sharing!
I agree! The final card with the vibrant magnolias is absolutely the most stunning card I’ve ever seen! Fabulous! The other three are also lovely… Thanks so much for your amazing inspiration. You and Altenew were obviously made for each other.
Your cards qre stunning! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!
Svitlana, you had me at VELLUM!!! all gorgeous, as always – but you really made me smile with your inspiration piece!!!
You’ve designed incredibly gorgeous cards this year; how wonderful to see some of your favorites reviewed. The magnolia cards, especially, catches my eye and how cool is the image that sparked your inspiration! Spending time at your blog has been a highlight for me in 2016; looking forward to more visits and inspiration in 2017. Receiving a card from you would be marvelous!
SueB of Blondin Blogs
love them all and especially the one you’d used the vellum on; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
I just love your designs. I do a lot of crafts, but card making is difficult for me because of the layering, etc. I love your elegant designs because the inspire me to pull my paper and inks out. Thank you.
love how you got the color inspiration for the gouache flowers – beautiful!!
Oh my, the gold pinecones are superb. I think that’s my fave. Happy new year.
I love how your inspiration for a beautiful elegant floral card was football players on a train wall. There truly is beauty and inspiration everywhere.
I love the colour you have used on your magnolias – stunning.
Your cards are beautiful!!! Love them all and Altenew:)
I love the use of vellum!
I love the magnolias, they are beautiful as is all your cards.
Note to self: try watercolor with offset heat embossing and very bold color with gouache! The results are just gorgeous! Thank you.
Fantastic revisit I especially like the vellum card
These are all so special, but I love the magnolia card!
Oh goodness…so beautiful, especially the thank you card. Altenew is my favorite.
your cards are very beautiful
Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä
Wonderful techniques and such elegant cards!
Love the embossing, such a pretty touch! Thanks for the inspiration.
I love the deep red color on your thank you card!
Svitlana your cards are all so pretty. I especially like the red/gray card (inspired by your photo). You shouldn’t be so hard on yourself about your work (although I am sure MOST of us are, LOL) because it is beautiful!
Beautiful designs. Hard to choose a favorite. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Would love to receive one of your cards. Happy New Year.
The color choices are so striking in all of these cards, really nice work!
Oh what beautiful cards! I love the last one…so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Great cards. Happy New Year.
I love your layering! The vellum is gorgeous! The red flower, thank you card has beautiful dimension!
Oh my! Love your cards! ???
I wish you a very Happy New Year!
The cards are just beautiful . My favorite is the Lily Card. Color is gorgeous!
I really love your pinecone card. They are all beautiful but there is always a areal eye catcher.
Ahh, those rich red magnolias! A beautiful card. What a treat to see your inspiration here! Happy 2017!
I would love to receive one of your gorgeous Altenew creations in the mail, Svitlana, so whoever wins that prize will be very lucky indeed! These cards are all so lovely.
Simply stunning creations!! I absolutely adore all of them but especially the Gold Pinecone card!! Magnificent and Heavenly! TFS!
gorgeous selection of cards.
Your cards are stunning!
Kris Van Allen
Lovely cards, and thanks for reminded me to see inspiration in everything, even football!
They are all so pretty!
Beautiful cards. Happy New Year!
I love the cards you make. Thanks so much for making it easy to pin. It makes it convenient to use the card for inspiration.
Leanne in Cali
Wow, such great details on each of your cards! Very nice. Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!
These cards are all so beautiful. I especially love the Grey and burgundy card. Love the inspiration for it too!
Stunning cards! Love the inspiration for the last one! Perfection!
Pretty cards, love the bright magnolias.
What a fun blog hop! I always get inspired by seeing all of the wonderful creations.
great cards with great stamps!
Stunning collection of cards. Thanks for all of your wonderful inspiration.
Beautiful cards. The magnolia is stunning. Thank you for sharing.
So many beautifully inspiring cards for 2106! AND two additional great prizes.
I love the gouache Magnolias card, it’s really gorgeous ! All this blog hop is so inspiring.
Lovely set of cards Svetlana. Such pretty designs… and your coloring is wonderful. Happy New Year!
WOW so many absolutely stunning cards, hard to pick an overall favourite, they are just amazing! I love how a football poster inspired an amazingly gorgeous floral card. Thanks for sharing your creativeness with us during 2016. I look forward to seeing more of your creative genius in 2017. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z 🙂
Gorgeous cards, Svitlana! I think you are too critical of your own work 🙂 All these cards are absolutely stunning and the Altenew products you’ve used couldn’t be showcased any better!
Your creations are breathtaking!
All of your cards are so elegant. I especially love the stamped vellum card – very simple yet stunning.
I can see why it would be hard to pick a favorite from these gorgeous creations! Love the red one but I think the vellum card is sheer genius. They are all stunning!!
Thank you, Svitlana. I really love the Magnolia for Her Altnew stamp set and oh my goodness, the depth of paint color in the magnolia blows me away. Gorgeous.
The last card is my favorite. I love how dramatic the deep red is against the grey, it’s a beauty!
Absolutely stunning cards!Thank you for sharing your creations and ideas!
Svitlana, I totally agree that the gouache card is wonderful. The contrast between the red and the gray is amazing. You make great cards – thank you!
What gorgeous cards but your gouache magnolias really steals the show!
nice colors used, love the pine cone gold-brown card the most
These are so pretty, but they colors in the last — the vivid red against the grey — is so striking!
Your favourite is my favourite – that dee red against the grey background is unbelievably stunning. So glad you joined in Altenew – love your cards so much.
Your cards are amazing.
Such beautiful work this year!!
Your cards are so pretty!! Love them!! I am longing for the green & spring!! Happy New Year!!
The color of those magnolias…
These are such beautiful cards! I esp like the vellum card…you really gave the card depth. Awesome!
Thanks for sharing!
These are all really beautiful and special, but I love the Dearest Mom card the best.
These are all gorgeous, those goache magnolias are my favorite, totally stunning!
Lovely cards! I thought the pink flowers were my favorite, then I looked longer at your Magnolias. They are spring flowers, but with your deep, rich red coloring and muted setting, this looks very wintery. Love it!
Such lovely cards you designed….thank you!
Very lovely cards.
Really beautiful cards! I really love the red one so much!
Pretty cards and great stamps!
Jacqueline Y Frisbie
I liked most all of your cards. You are very talented. Loved the red card very much. Nice that you will share your creations. Helpful to those of us who aren’t as talented.
Вот уж как ТЫ смогла выбрать из своих – я даже не представляю! И всего четыре! )) Ты монстр! У тебя была в этом году потрясающая производительность для Алтенью, и все твои работы очень техничные и всегда радуют меня.
The pink Mom card is still one of my faves that you created. I don’t remember seeing the red gouache magnolia card before, but now I want to dig out my own gouache that I purchased last year & never used! Your magnolias are so vivid! I also love the subtlety of the splatters in the hickory smoke in the background. Very pretty.
Love, love, love your cards. Absolutely beautifully stunning work. Thank you for all the inspiration throughout this year. Looking forward to what 2017 brings the crafting community
You are so amazingly gifted! I always love seeing your posts and what new creations you come up with.
I am totally over the moon excited for this blog hop I have totally been needing new ideas for my alter new stamps I bought 10 new packages a few months back and have been stumped on what type of new flower cards to make so this is absolutely amazing thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration!!!!!
Lovely cards and you must have a very creative mind to use football for artistic inspiration.
beautiful colors and card designs!
What a gorgeous collection of cards 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Cheers and Happy New Year
Beautiful cards. Thanks for all the inspiration this year. I am looking forward to what you create in the coming year. Have a Happy New Year!
Oh my for beautiful cards!! Love them all but those magnolias are over the top, such a vibrant color. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Your vellum card is simply beautiful.
barb in kazoo
Such beautiful cards. THanks for sharing
These are beautiful! I love the gray and red!
Love your use of vellum! Thanks for the inspiration!
Absolutely gorgeous!!! Lovely inspiration!
I love the idea of revisiting the cards of the year! And with the hope, it gives me a chance to see so many that I missed!
Beautiful and inspiring! Thank you!
Lovely e your beautiful creations. Very nice.
Your cards are so beautiful! I love the flowers you used on your cards.
I just discovered Altenew stamps this year and I am in love with them. I like how the layering stamps look so real.
I love y our magnolia card, Svitlana. The red and gray color combination is beuatiful and the depth of color in your red flowers is outstanding!
Gorgeous variety of floral cards.
All your cards are beautiful but the red and gray is my favorite. The pop of color just grabs you. Thanks for your inspiration.
Your cards range between soft and bold and they are all beautiful.
Ooooo…now I need to research gouache paint. Thanks for the interest pique.
I have a difficult time knowing how to use vellum effectively. I love these..Very helpful for me
Beautiful cards ! ?
So pretty, all of
your cards and
I love the first
Carla from Utah
Love the selection of different techniques.
I think vellum is a great paper to use on our
cards. I don’t usually care of pink but that
first card is wonderful.
thanks for sharing a selection of ideas.
Happy new Year
The card using the gouache paint is simply spectacular. Also love the vellum layered card.
Your cards are lovely! I really like the one with the double layers of vellum!
Love all these gorgeous cards. Each one is so unique and inspiring:)
They are all beautiful, but your GOUACHE MAGNOLIAS are beyond stunning!
I have to say the pinecone card is just beautiful! Not sure what gouache paint is but the color on that card is gorgeous!!!
Beautiful cards and I love the best mum in the world card as I love the colours used. Thank you so much for sharing.
I agree Svitlana, I think you outdid yoursef with that red magnolia card – it’s lovely!
You are right the last one is perfect, that red is amazing! Something about those Altnew stamps that seems to help push boundaries .
Very pretty cards. I’m guessing your mom is very important in your life ; very lovely in the society we live in today. Your cards must be a special blessing to her. Thank you for the reminder that inspiration can come from anywhere in our everyday life if we choose to see it! My favorite of your cards is the red one but they are all lovely!
Oh, the red-and-white Magnolia card is just beautiful. Your cards are stunning.
Love your style – great cards
Love the red flowers they are beautiful.
Your cards are rich in color & really stunning!
Really lovely cards! I love the colours on your last card. So vibrant!
Love the cards, especially the flower with the gauche paint! Fab!
Your cards are all so beautiful! I love the vellum card and the way you stamped the outline on top and the beautiful colors underneath. But my favorite is the deep and rich color in that last thank you card. It is truly a work of art!
Your cards always amaze me! I love, love, love the pinecone arrangement!
Your magnolia card is drop dead stunningly gorgeous! A card most certainly to be proud of! Happy New Year to you!
What an amazing set of cards! The gouache magnolia in the last card is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!
The vellum layered card is my favorite!
Wonderful cards! Love your layered vellum idea and the pinecone card is so elegant!
Sammibug in Ohio
Gorgeous cards, I love them all and your card design style is so elegant. I also love the last card best, that vibrant gouache paint and subtly distress inked background are perfect together. I am always wow’ed by each of your cards.
the red flowers are my favorite!
Your cards are simply beautiful! I especially love the first one.
I love the stamped vellum card. Your designs and use of the products is inventive and creative.
Amazing cards! Love the one with magnolias. Color combination is really striking.
All of your cards are beautiful. My favorite is the magnolia , the colors are wonderful . Anyone would love to get that card. You did a great job on all your cards.
Beautiful cards. I like the layers.
I agree, those magnolias are “the BOMB”. I’m not sure they look good enough to eat or if they belong as a wedding bouquet. I guess I’m babbling, which I do in real life when I am tongue-tied, which I definitely am right now.
All your cards are lovely but that gorgeous red magnolia is definitely a standout!
Offset watercolor flowers (Bestest mom ever) and gouache magnolias are my favorite of your top cards!! They are both awesome and equally wonderful! I agree that Altenew has the best flowers! Thanks for all the inspiration!
Stop being so critical of yourself! You are amazing. Such a wide range of designs, I think you should give yourself more credit lady!
The Thank You gauche card is truly stunning. Grey with any cool color= magnificent.
Beautiful cards! Love all the details to your creations simply stunning!
Gouache Magnolias – fabulous!
So beautiful and uniquely designed…. Love them/Jan
Michele K. Henderson
I love your unique style, Svitlana! Gorgeous cards!
Happy New Year!
Your cards are so pretty, my favorite is the magnolia.
I love floral designs and your cards are so clean and pretty!
Wow! Love the bright pink with soft gold. Love your gouache magnolias. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!
The fellowship layer card is beautiful
The layered vellum is so pretty! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards. Indeed, when the stamps are so beautiful, it’s easy to create beautiful cards!
Gorgeous cards. I love that you include where you get your inspiration, which in turn is inspiring. Thank you for sharing your talent. Happy 2017
I love all of these cards but the one done with the Brass Power is my favorite. I have never seen Brass powder but will be buying it. Thank you.
love the silver and red!
Love the Magnolia card. Thank you for sharing!
All your cards are great but I really like the best mom one with that gorgeous pink. Wish I has use of a mom card.
All your cards are amazing! Love your water colouring. ?
Love your cards. They are all so different.
I am so loving this blog hop! I am getting tons of ideas for cards and I’m liking all the flowers. I love flowers and you did a beautiful job with all your cards. I love the sparkly embossed card. I love to emboss and didn’t do much of it this year. I also love the red card because it just pops. I can see how that football player poster inspired you. I want to win so bad! I really like those flowers1
Fabulous cards! The gold pinecones are so beautiful!
I really liked the card with rubber stamp
Beautiful cards, lovely colour
All you cards are simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing them again.
All your cards are simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing them again.
Best Mom & the vellum are my favorites. Crafty 2017 to you!
Great ideas. Love all the colors used.
Your cards are a delight! I especially love the rich colors of the magnolias!!
Looking forward to what fab inspiration you have for us this year!
Wow, such pretty artistry, especially the last card. Thanks for sharing.
So your card is so pretty and elegent.
Fabulous cards – such amazing variety! Love the inspiration for the last card!
You’ve so many excellent looking cards using Altenew. I appreciate your sharing so much elegance.
I love this year in review to see your favorite cards. They are all gorgeous but I agree that your last card is just stunning!!
Stunning cards! Love the wild hibiscus one!!!
Stunning cards, Svitlana! They are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.
Love the stamping on vellum, the gold touches (who doesn’t love a little gold!), but that magnolia card is absolutely stunning! How that football picture inspired your beautiful card is a mystery to me, but you knocked it out of the park with that card. GORGEOUS!
Just beautiful love the dark maroon magnolia
Such gorgeous cards! I wish I was so gifted!!! Thanks so much for all your inspiration and sharing it with us! God bless!
Amazing cards! the idea with layering vellum sheets is gorgeus!
My favorite, is the thank you red card
Your cards are beautiful! Especially the magnolia one!
You make such beautiful cards!!!
Kris in Alaska
That is stunning colors!
Svitlana, your cards are all so beautiful. But I have to agree that gorgeous velvet look magnolia is absolutely stunning. It is in my list of the top 10 most beautiful cards of 2016. The colours and composition are just amazing. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing if you can better it in 2017 – don’t give up I’m sure you can.
Wow!! Beautiful selection of cards! My favorite is the last card. Wish you a happy new year.
Gorgeous cards! I love your color schemes, so I was really happy that you shared the poster that inspired your choices in the magnolias card – funny where you can get inspiration, right? 🙂 Thanks for always inspiring and wishing you a happy 2017!
Wow – your magnolia card is just breathtaking!!! Love how you got the inspiration to make the card too! My jaw hit the floor when I saw your card – so AMAZING!! Thank you for sharing it again via the hop as I missed it the first time you shared it as I am new to Altenew.
All of your cards are SO BEAUTIFUL! Each of them have their own beauty. Fabulous designs, too!
Enjoyed seeing your wonderful creations! Don’t be so hard on yourself and your talent! Yes, I do love Altenew and have seen SO many beautiful cards made using them.
Simply superb cards…
Love th vellum layers, so pretty!
What gorgeous cards!! Love the inspiration for the last one!
Beautiful cards with beautiful stamps!
Lovely cards. I’m not usually a fan of pink, but your pink Best Mom card is divine!
wow, these are all so fabulous. The red flower card is so stunning! Happy New Year!!!
All are beautiful cards! The red and white with the grey is stunning!
Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing them & your inspiration!
Such pretty cards. Love your card inspired from the ad.
Your cards are gorgeous. It’s neat that you found inspiration for your card on a train for a sports advertisement. And I love those hibiscus flowers. Thank you for sharing!
Charlotte A Linsner
Stunning cards. Thanks for sharing, you do beautiful work.
Beautiful and unique cards! Thank you for sharing.