The Altenew November 2018 release is gorgeous! Altenew is celebrating this month’s release with a big blog hop with their designers and many guests. I am thrilled to be joining them in this celebration and cannot wait to share with you my projects featuring their beautiful products!
Amongst all the beautiful sets, the Handpicked Bouquet stamp set stood out strongly for me. I was immediately drawn to its style and knew immediately that I wanted to work with it. This is a layering set, but it is a very coloring friendly image as well. I stamped the image in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored it with my copic markers.
I die cut the image out with the coordinating dies, and this was definitely an image that I think having the dies will be very helpful! The dies even cut in between the stems in the center of the image that would have been extremely difficult had I attempted to fussy cut.
I went for a neutral color tone for the background, and ink blended Vintage Photo and Antique Linen distress oxide inks from the right edge in with a fade out to white. I added some brown and white splatter, and then die cut the background out with a stitched rectangle.
I wanted a large sized sentiment so I reached for the large ‘friend’ word from the Super Script stamp set. Can you believe this was one of my first Altenew stamp sets? I’ve had it for such a long time and still love it til this day. From the same stamp set, I heat embossed ‘happy birthday’ in gold right above it, and finally adhered this finished panel to a white card base.
My second card features the Antique Engravings cover die. Oh my, isn’t it beautiful? I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out when I started working with it. Almost intimidated that I wasn’t going to do a good enough job! I die cut the cover die with white card stock, and then piece by piece, colored it up with copic markers.
If you’re brave enough, you can definitely color right onto the die cuts without even popping them out of its frame, but I decided to color most pieces one by one and inlay it back in. I colored the really tiny areas without popping out the die cuts.
The background is blended with Tea Dye and Fire Brick distress oxide inks. I love to accompany my ink blending with some ink splatter. Then, in the top right corner, I heat embossed the sentiment ‘sending love’ from the Inked Flora stamp set.
The frame of this cover die was thin, so I ended up deciding to crop it off from the card. It was a little bloop on my part as I sized down my ink blended background a teeny bit slimmer than A2, so the frame didn’t have enough area to cling on to. Nevertheless, it still came out beautifully and I loved the results!
Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration with products from the Altenew November 2018 release!
This post is part of the Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from Rowena’s blog and your next stop is with Zinia! You can find the full blog hop list or start at the beginning from the Altenew Card Blog.
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 Scrapbook Blog by 11/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/21/2018.
A winner will also be drawn for a $30 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner from this blog post! Please leave a comment on this post by 11/18/18 for a chance to win. Winner will be posted in the Giveaways Page on 11/19/2018.
UPDATE: Congratulations Kirsty Vittetoe! Please e-mail email@example.com by 11/30/2018 with the subject line “Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Keeway’s Blog” to claim your prize!