Altenew November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop

Altenew’s got gradient cardstock sets now? Yaaaaaas! I love having coordinated inks and card stock. Altenew dye inks are pretty much the only inks I use, so adding anything coordinated to those just adds more versatility to what I already own and I love that! This is their first release of these gradient card stock sets and I can’t wait to see more collections added as time goes on. But let’s focus on the now and check out the colors they now offer today!

There are a total of SIX sets release today and they are named exactly the same as the ink sets: Red Cosmos, Cherry Blossom, Shades of Purple, Sea Shore, Green Meadows, and Summer Afternoon. They are already sized down to 3″ x 6″ so that you can use it with the Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine (or any die cutting machine you own). I normally cut my cardstock into smaller pieces before die cutting, so this saved me a step!

As you can expect, the gradient cardstock makes it perfect for work with layered die cut! For my first card, I will showcasing these card stock colors with the Garden Picks 3D Die set, one of my favorite layered die cut sets. The details on the roses are just gorgeous! Here I used the Shades of Purple gradient cardstock to build my roses out of, and the Green Meadows gradient card stock for the leaves. I’ve also used the Summer Afternoon gradient cardstock for the smaller flowers and the rose center.

I like to add a little texture to my die cuts by gently adding some paint splatter. You can use any paint for this, but I happen to have the Altenew Watercolor Pan Set that already have coordinated colors used here, so I used that here to add the speckles of purple on my roses. I used white acrylic paint of the white speckles.

I wanted to position my floral arrangement on the left side of the card, so to accompany this layout I created a simple ink blended background coming from the left. I used Victorian Velvet and Milled Lavender distress oxide inks for my ink blending, and then die cut this panel to with a rectangle die just slightly smaller than the A2 card size. I stamped the sentiment directly on the background in a dark brown and added my die cut floral arrangement right next to it to complete the card.

This next card is another example of the layered die cut and gradient card stock in action. This time I am using the Rose Flurries 3D Die set. My flowers were created with the Red Cosmos and Summer Afternoon gradient cardstock, and my leaves were created with Green Meadows gradient cardstock. Once again, I took out my Altenew Watercolor Pan Set to add some paint splatter textures to my die cuts for interest after layering it all together.

I went for a clean and simple look with lots of white. I used the Cozy Flannel Cover Die on white card stock. Behind it I lightly blended some Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink approximately where my roses are to give it just a slight glow behind it and a little definition against this white on white cozy flannel pattern.

I picked out a simple sentiment and heat embossed it in gold onto white card stock. I trimmed it down to a thin strip and added it below my flowers.

My last card showcases the Sea Shore Gradient Cardstock Set. This card is a little more unique in that I did not use layer any die cuts with my cardstock, but rather is it as a way to create a gradient background. If you follow me, you know ho much I love to create ink blended gradient backgrounds, so this is my way of doing so with just some die cut solid images!

I used the leaf shapes in the Fantasy Floral 3D Die set and die cut at least two leaves in each gradient cardstock color. On a piece of white card stock, I glued down these leaves going from the darkest shade at the bottom to the lightest shade at the top. I then used the Altenew Watercolor Pan Set to add some like color splatters for texture.

On a separate piece of white card stock, I cut out a rectangular window that will display the gradient foliage. Along the edge, I added a this pretty floral image from the Poppy Garden stamp set. This image was heat embossed in silver and colored with copic markers, then die cut the matching dies. I added a simple sentiment heat embossed in white onto the darkest shade of the Sea Shore Gradient Cardstock Set, trimmed it down to a thin strip and added it to the bottom.

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Blog Hop

This post is part of the Altenew November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from Jaycee Gaspar’s blog and your next stop is the Lilith Eeckels’s blog! 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 $30 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Six winners (3 per blog) will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 11/20/2019.

A winner will also be drawn for a $15 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner from this blog post! Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. Winner will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 11/23/2019.

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  1. Oh my your cards are so lovely! TFS

  2. Looks great!

  3. Looking good!

  4. Beautiful cards and love the papers.

  5. Love your cards. Especially the gradient background! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Keeway, these are all stunning,,,,,,,just beautiful cards! I can see the advantage of having these matching papers for layering die cuts and of course the colors match the color range for inks and watercolors from Altenew.

  7. beautiful cards and love the idea of the gradient card stock!

  8. Stunning cards – I especially love the blue tones of your stay beautiful card – these new coloured papers really take the 3D dies to a new level!

  9. Your use of the Sea Shore Gradient Cardstock is brilliant! They’re a natural for showing off real leaves.

  10. LOVE these…the Rose Flurries in particular! I’ve got that set, and it’s been frustrating to get the right colors to layer it. This cardstock will solve the problem…and your cards are beautiful!

  11. I am blown away by your purples and yellow flower card. The other cards are gorgeous, too. Thank you very much.

  12. I have been waiting for these gradient cardstocks since I spied them last year at Creativation! Thank you so much for your samples that give us a great feel for the colors!

  13. GORGEOUS examples, lover your cards.

  14. Beautiful designs! I love the backgrounds and how they help the flowers really stand out.

  15. Thank you for your inspiration!! All of your cards are beautiful, but I really like the way you switched it up with the last card and used the cardstock to create a gradient background!!

  16. That last card with the blue leaves!!! I adore that one. Very well done.

  17. Love all these cards, so GORGEOUS!! I love your style in card-making, I think the first one might be my fave!! And great idea on the cs gradients!

  18. These are all so beautiful! Love the colors and the layering dies.

  19. I love your cards. I am partial to the purple flowers because I have those dies and I ordered the paper so I can make a card like yours.

  20. Stunning cards! I’m so excited for the Altenew colored card stock!

  21. The yellows are beautifully brilliant and I love love the sea shore gradient set.

  22. Beautiful cards! Love that the new papers match the inks.

  23. WOW! Gorgeous colors and Gorgeous creations! I love your variety of backgrounds!

  24. It is hard to decide which one I like best, but the one with the purple roses is really pretty

  25. These are just beautiful! The Gradient Cardstock packs come in such pretty color combos! Love the card you created with the Sea Shore pack!

  26. Everything you do is beautiful! I love your use of the gorgeous color gradients.

  27. Beautiful cards

  28. I’m also really excited that the papers coordinate with the inks–I just love that. Your Seashore/Poppy card is fabulous–so many good techniques coming together in that beautiful card.

  29. Gorgeous flower and splatters! I LOVE the teal one!

  30. Wow, amazing cards, love these beautiful layered die cut flowers with the splatter and ink blending. My favorite is the last card with the ombre leaves (love the teal colors!) and single layer flower spray

  31. Oh my goodness, your cards are stunning !! The new Gradient paper was perfect for them.

  32. Great papers for die
    cutting. All are beautiful
    and I love the last card.
    Wonderful way to do
    the background.
    Carla from Utah

  33. Gradient cardstocks make it so easy to color coordinate your projects and for die cutting! Love the size, too!! Beautiful projects!!

  34. Gorgeous cards, the first one being my favourite but all are truly beautiful cards.

  35. Love the card blending. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  36. You have showcased the new colors beautifully.

  37. Beautiful cards! Love the cardstock to match the ink colors!!

  38. Such beautiful creations!! I am definitely going to be ordering some of these paper packs!

  39. Really beautiful cards!!!! I love that the gradient cardstock is perfect in shades of colors that blend together so that when you use the 3d dies…it creates such a beautiful look to it!!! You are really talented…love everything!!! TFS

  40. The gradient cardstock is beautiful, I like your idea of using it with regular dies to create a gradient look, as I don’t have any layering dies.

  41. Love the colors of the new paper.
    With the added benefit of matching
    the inks, we are on our way to
    beautiful cards. The size kind of
    bothered me but I can see where
    it will be great for die cutting.
    thanks for showing some
    wonderful projects.

  42. Gorgeous cards with awesome colors!! <3

  43. Your cards are fresh, exciting and gorgeous! What a fantastic idea to match the card stock to the ink groups and also sell them in a usable size. Thanks for all your tips too.

  44. These cards are gorgeous! I am definitely going to have to get the gradient card stock!

  45. Very pretty and colorful!

  46. I love your cards, the color choices and die arrangements. Color blending and the ink splatters finish beautifully.

  47. The last card with the Sea Shore Cardstock – wow, what a beauty.

  48. Lovely cards

  49. Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! All of your backgrounds are so beautiful- I really love the window on your last card!

  50. Your cards are stunning! I love those purple flowers.

  51. you always make beautiful cards

  52. Such beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

  53. Very beautiful cards. And yes, I agree. Having inks and papers that coordinate will make my life easier. Love the colors

  54. Keeway, I really love your mixed-media style. Each project is so memorable. Thanks for the inspiration!

  55. Those cards are stunning. I love the wonderful designs and the gorgeous colors. This new gradient cardstock is wonderful.

  56. Beautiful cards! I love the gorgeous colors! Inspiring!

  57. Love the backgrounds you created for your wonderful cards Keeway. These gradient paper packs really take the guesswork out which is good.

  58. Your cards are so remarkable! Love these new cardstocks! Making us want all of the Altenew 3D florals too!!

  59. Wow Keeway 🙂 I love your refreshing compositions, lovely color palettes and wonderful depth you achieved with these cards….stunning!!! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  60. I am totally in love with those layered flowers!

  61. wow…stunning cards…love it…love love love it…

  62. Beautiful cards! Love the textures!

  63. Beautiful cards. The last card using the leaves as the gradient background is just gorgeous. Definitely going to try that. Thanks for sharing.