Altenew April 2018 Release Blog Hop

Oh, I’m so excited to be joining Altenew today for their April 2018 Release blog hop and I have a huge post for you! This month’s release is incredible and I was just filled with ideas the second I saw the release. There’s a little bit of eerything in this release, from new layering realistic flowers, beautiful sentiment word dies, new cover plates, new whimsical designs…just so much to choose from!

For my first card, I used the new layering floral set called Strength Blooms. I stamped the layers using the Cherry Blossom Oval Set colors, and the leaves using Parrot and Olive dye inks. I also used a prismacolors to add a little shading to the leaves, but it was minimal, such that I could have done it with some ombre stamping as well. I die cut all the flowers and leaves with the coordinating dies.

I used the Gradient Cover Die out of light gray card stock, to add some gentle interest to the background. I adhered it against a white cardstock base. Then, began arranging my flowers to the card. The colors of the flowers really stood out bright and bold against the soft background. I used the Rubellite dye ink to add some splatter.

I selected two lines of sentiment from the Strengh Blooms stamp set and heat embossed it in white onto kraft card stock. I trimmed the sentiments down to two thin strips. Once I had my placements set, I adhered all the various pieces onto the card, some directly onto the background, and some with foam tape. I also sprinkled on a few additional leaves onto the card.

These flowers are just gorgeous…wow! I can see so many beautiful bouquets created with this set and can’t wait to see how everything used it.

On the opposite spectrum, for my second card, I decided to work with the Folksy Florals stamp and die set, which are these clean, whimsical floral images. The modern design of this set adds a fun twist the usual intricate floral layer sets that we are used to seeing. I was happy to see that the coordinating dies for this set die cuts each and every layer of this set! Which means, your layers can be separated to add tons of dimension.

I started by stamping all the various layers separately. For the middle tulip, I used Pink Diamond and Pinkalicious dye inks. For the taller flowers, I used Sea Breeze and Turqouise dye inks. The center of the flower is stamped with Mango Smoothie, and the leaves were stamped in Bamboo and Parrot dye inks. I used a black dye ink for the dotted and line details of the images. Then, I die cut all the various layers separately with the coordinating dies.

For the background, I blended Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, and Fossilized Amber distress oxide inks. Then, I assembled all the flowers directly onto the background with a lot of foam tape. It may have taken awhile but it was totally worth it. Look at the dimesion!

I framed the little floral scene off by cutting a piece of white card stock above and below it. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Folks Florals stamp set in silver below it. Such a happy card! I love it.

For my last card, I really wanted to showcase the new word die You Are Loved. I love, love, love the font on these word dies, and especially love this sentiment! Also, the nice large words make it very easy to work with as well.

I love working with stencils, so I reached for one of my Altenew stencils called Layered Medallion Stencil A. I used Salty Ocean and Antique Linen distress oxide inks over the stencil to create the floral patterned background. Then, I die cut a large circle that was just larger than the sentiment out of the bottom right corner.

On separate cardstock, I again blended the same colors, Salty Ocean and Antique Linen distress oxide inks from bottom up. I then die cut the words ‘you are loved’ out of white card stock and out of craft foam, and adhered them together for dimension.

And finally I assembled it all together with more craft foam beneath the stenciled panel, and adhered the words right in my circle window. I finished off the card with some splatter. Hooray, you made it to the end! Do you have a favorite card out of the three? I had lots of fun creating all of them, and hope they give you a little inspiration for the April 2018 release! Head on over to Sandra’s blog for more amazing release projects!




To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.

Additionally,Β ONE lucky winner will win $30 gift certificate for commenting on this postΒ by Friday, April 20nd. The winner will be announced here on 4/21/2018.

Blog Hop List

Altenew Card Blog
Erum Tasneem
Kay Miller
May Sukyong Park
Nina-Marie Trapani
Svitlana Shayevich
Lilith Eeckels
Jenn Shurkus
Agnieszka Malyszek
Lydia Evans
Jennifer McGuire
Flora Monika Farkas
Janette Kausen
Sveta Fotinia
Lydia Fiedler
Debby Hughes
Virginia Lu
Laurie Willison
Kymona Tracey
Keeway TsaoΒ <– You are here!
Sandra Dietrich
Gayatri Murali
Vicky Papaioannou
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Therese Calvird
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Nicole Picadura
Justine Hovey
Reiko Tsuchida
Amber Rain Davis
Enza Gudor
Kelli Cool
Laura Bassen


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  • 1
    Debbie Rumpza says:

    wow… I love your cards today… Such bright happy colors!

  • 2
    Charly says:

    Beautiful cards – so cheery! Perfect for spring.

  • 3
    eileen bochsler says:

    What cheerful colors! thanks for sharing.

  • 4
    Pennie says:

    These cards are incredible! I love all the new products and I love all the designs and colors you chose! Simply beautiful!

  • 5
    berryblue says:

    I have been completely into folk art on Pinterest lately, so this Folksy Florals set is right up my alley. I love what you did with it – the colors and the layers!

  • 6
    Lagene says:

    AWESOME creations! I am totally loving the Mega words and the Happy Hearts set!

  • 7
    Lisa Scanlon says:


  • 8
    Mary Lee Makinen says:

    So soft and calming. Love the colors and creativity.

  • 9
    Mary Lee Makinen says:

    So soft and calming. Love the colors and creativity.

  • 10
    Dana Kirby says:

    Gorgeous cards!! I love the colors and designs!!

  • 11
    Julie Shaw says:

    Stunning cards Keeway, colours are beautiful and compliment each other perfectly x

  • 12
    Heidi Johnson says:

    Beautiful cards. Always impressed by how the oxide inks make such a difference. So happy to try them. Thanks for making me feel I can do a great job.

  • 13
    Tami Priebe says:

    Wowzer, absolutely beautiful!!

  • 14
    Kristen Schneider says:

    Your cards are gorgeous! Love them!

  • 15
    Jennifer Rasnick says:

    Super bright! I just love the colors!

  • 16
    Sandra Farnham says:

    Beautifully done

  • 17
    Lillian Meyer says:

    Love your cards just beautiful.

  • 18
    Jan Metcalf says:

    Nice work on your large sentiments!

  • 19
    Kelsey Thomas says:

    Awesome cards!

  • 20
    Martha H. says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love them all.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • 21

    Your cards are just lovely! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • 22
    Michele Bovero says:

    So very pretty!

  • 23
    Lynne Ingram says:

    Great cards, the second card is my favorite. Lovely color combo.

  • 24
    Tara Prince says:

    Beautiful cards!!

  • 25
    Becca Yahrling says:

    These are all so lovely, but I love the 2nd card best. You’re right …
    it is so happy!

  • 26
    Natasha says:

    All of these are so lovely. That blended background on the second is perfection!!

  • 27
    HOLLEY DOWNS says:

    Omg! What beautiful cards! TFS! Love Altenew and this new release!

  • 28
    Laura Casselman says:

    Altenew is over the top with gradient and I love it! I like how you used the gradient die!

  • 29
    Monika.buzsy says:

    Such pretty cards! I love this release with it’s flowers, stripes, mega words! Those pink flowers are gorgeous on the first card.

  • 30
    Daria Zender says:

    All three cards are beautiful! I especially love the second one – the colors, the design, everything!!

  • 31
    DGolly says:

    Love your cards. Love the bright vibrant spring colors.

  • 32
    Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Beautiful inspiration!

  • 33
    Cindy C. says:

    All so pretty!!!

  • 34
    Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says:

    Fantastic cards! Love the bright colors you used and the texture you added.

  • 35
    Dee Earnshaw says:

    your cards are just gorgeous – πŸ™‚

  • 36
    Sandy Mullenix says:

    As usual your cards are colorful and stunning. I love all three.

  • 37
    Sue D. says:

    Love this release and hop!! Beautiful cards; I especially lie your Folksy Floral card with its gorgeous bright colors and wonderful dimensional aspects.

  • 38
    MJ says:

    Your cards are really beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • 39
    SentSue says:

    Beautiful bright clean colors! Lovely projects.

  • 40
    Nuala says:

    Lovely cards- so pretty! I love the mega dies from the new release.

  • 41
    Kanan Pandya says:

    Awesome work!! Love the second card a lot, so lovely. πŸ™‚

  • 42
    Stacey Kowbel says:

    Such bright, fun cards! Love your designs!

  • 43

    These cards are gorgeous!! Love them all!

  • 44
    Lisa says:

    Beautiful cards and wonderful colours ! I love your work !

  • 45
    Lisa F says:

    Wow, these are all so stunning!! The colors are amazing!! Love these!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • 46
    bev p says:

    They are all wonderful, but I am especially loving the color choices for the folk flowers. It’s bright and cheerful and just right! Thank you.

  • 47
    Eva N says:

    These cards are so pretty. Love the colors you used to make them feel fresh and contemporary.

  • 48
    Ang says:

    Beautiful cards. I really like the one with the Folksy Florals.

  • 49
    Liz Ford says:

    I think all your cards are great. I like the circle cut out one-it is the most original one. Your color combos are all so much fun.

  • 50
    Theresa Petermann says:

    cute cards, too bad I couldn’t pin them. thanks as always for sharing.

  • 51
    Lisa says:

    Your cards are beautiful! Especially the first one using the strength blooms stamp set! I love that one! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • 52
    Kathy P says:

    I think you gals are having a ball with this release—-every single post is just brimming with spring colors and fun lively projects. Love your cards! Can’t wait to try them out here! Thanks for sharing!

  • 53
    NatQuebec says:

    Love your card and there lovely colors 😊

  • 54
    Linda Wood says:

    Beautiful stamp set, beautiful card. Thank you!

  • 55
    Margaret B says:

    Love your beautiful and happy card designs!

  • 56
    Jane McGill says:

    What pretty , cheerful cards.

  • 57
    Brandi R says:

    Such happy cards! Love these and the wonderful colors β™₯

  • 58
    Brenda Kuder says:

    I love your cards. Beautiful color choices.

  • 59
    Dana M says:

    Lovely cards! Beautiful designs. Wonderfully bright and cheerful.

  • 60
    Jeanne Beam says:

    Amazing cards. Thanks for sharing….

  • 61
    Stephanie Clapper says:

    Hi Keeway! I LOVE your layouts! You bring art and BEAUTIFUL colors to every creation you make! And I love this release too! πŸ™‚

  • 62
    Clelie says:

    Beautiful cards…so happy to see your lovely work. Love the new stamp releases!

  • 63
    Carol Blaisdell says:

    Love your unique take on these new products. Your first card is ELECTRIC! Wow!

  • 64
    FD91354 says:

    Lovely cards! I love so many of these new images and dies! WOW.. great release

  • 65
    Kelly W. says:

    Gorgeous cards Keeway, so bright and cheery! You showcase everything so beautifully!

  • 66
    Gayle Bartholomew says:

    Love all your bright and beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

  • 67
    Glenda Lee Nutting says:

    These are such pretty cards. I can’t even pick a favorite!

  • 68
    Kay N. says:

    All so bright and pretty!

  • 69
    Riecy says:

    Absolutely love your folksy florals and you are loved cards! Thanks for sharing!

  • 70
    Rexann says:

    Great Job on all your cards. The Blue one is my Favorite!! TFS!!!

  • 71

    Awwww, such beautiful and adorable cards! I love you designs!!!

  • 72
    Isabel Greholver says:

    Such happy cards! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • 73

    Wow! I love how colorful cards are!

  • 74
    Kathy Ferguson says:

    I love the whimsical look of your card using the folksy floral stamp set. It is darling! Thanks for sharing.

  • 75
    Susan G. says:

    I agree, this release is really great. So many products I want, it will be hard to choose. Your cards are great, very pretty!

  • 76
    Betty says:

    wonderful cards, Keeway – love how you designed the folksy floral card – lovely colors!

  • 77
    Teresa Doyle says:

    WOW Keeway, these are all so pretty. I think my fave of the 3 is the second one as it is so spring-like and fresh. Such pretty colours and I am SO ready for spring!

  • 78
    Shanna says:

    I love all of the new ideas!

  • 79
    Michelle Hackett says:

    Thank you for these beautiful designs.

  • 80
    Cynthia Cole says:

    Love your bright and beautiful cards using the new products!

  • 81
    Candy T says:

    Your cards are awesome…so creative and cheerful.

  • 82

    Beautiful cards! Love the bright pink flowers so pretty with the background. Gorgeous job!

  • 83
    Rhonda says:

    Such pretty cards…. have to say my fav is the Folksy Florals card! Amazing. Thanks for sharing and giving us a chance to win.

  • 84
    Donnalee Boisseau says:

    Super cute cards!

  • 85
    Jenny says:

    Gorgeous cards, they are all amazing!

  • 86
    Meemawof3 says:

    Your trio of cards are all so different yet equally fabulous! The first one is so elegant and stunning while the second is festive and sweet! The third one is my favorite! Love your color palette! Very restful yet stunning! TFS!

  • 87
    Marcie Lovett says:

    Love those mega dies and folksy florals.

  • 88
    Anushree Vaish says:

    Always gorgeous!!

  • 89
    Cynthia Martin says:

    Such lovely cards. Thank you for sharing.

  • 90
    Sam Burnett says:

    Keeway – gorgeous cards! Really love that second one! TFS!

  • 91
    Rachel Palitto says:

    I love the way the ink blending looks behind the flowers. Beautiful cards!

  • 92
    Sue Smith says:

    Your cards are so bright and cheerful. I love the new gradient cover die. It is so versatile. TFS πŸ™‚

  • 93
    Karen Hale says:

    Beautiful cards….colorful, folksy designs! Lovin’ this new release more and more. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 94
    Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love all of your cards and the beautiful colors that you used! I love the whole Altenew release, especially the Gradient Cover die!

  • 95
    Linda Miltzow says:

    We are quite ready for Sprin here in Chicago and your bright HAPPY cards have helped tremendously. I’d have to say that your folksy second card is my favorite today! Thanks!

  • 96
    cyndi morris says:

    Beautiful cards. The colors you used are gorgeous.

  • 97
    Kathy McCluskey says:

    Oh my goodness, Keeway, picking a favorite is impossible!! Your first card is so gorgeous with those bold, beautiful flowers on that awesome Gradient Stripe background. Your second card is just so sweet ….I love, love, love all that dimension! The “you are loved” card is incredible with all that beautiful ink blending you did! Your work is awesome…thanks so much for sharing!!

  • 98
    Jackie L says:

    Always love your bright cards. So pretty!

  • 99
    Patty Eifert says:

    LOVE your beautiful brightly colored cards!!

  • 100
    MelissaF says:

    Beautiful cards, love the vibrant Spring color combos and the gradient stripe background!

  • 101
    Joy Huang says:

    Your card is so beautiful ! I love the various styles and ideas.

  • 102
    Super Stick Chick says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love your fun layered flowers and fabulous designs.

  • 103
    Roz M. says:

    Gorgeous cards that really showcase the wonderful new release! I particularly like your second card – super-pretty!

  • 104
    Sharon L. says:

    Gorgeous cards…especially love the bright colors of the last one.

  • 105
    Diane T. says:

    Pretty cards. Love the soft colors you choose. Beautiful

  • 106
    Amna Hasan says:

    All three cards are lovely. and loving your color choices, give them a very fresh feel!

  • 107

    Very beautiful cards. Love the new release, especially the huge sentiments.

  • 108
    Kris Reeves says:

    This release ROCKS! My favorite of your cards is the “you’re so sweet” one.

  • 109
    JaneenK says:

    the gray cardstock adds such i nice subtle break in the white

  • 110

    Amazing cards! Beautiful coloring on these gorgeous new Altenew products. Thank you for sharing these stunning designs!

  • 111
    Sophie Farah says:

    I love the fun bright colors you used on your projects today!! I especially love the card with the beautiful pink flowers – the colors are just stunning and you made the card so even and balanced it is just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us <3

  • 112
    Terrie D. says:

    Your cards are beautiful! I really love the flower stamp set you used on the first card πŸ™‚

  • 113
    Beverly Jordan says:

    Such beauty and gorgeous cards! LOVE the first blue and white done with the Altenew stencil and Distress Oxides!!! Just absolutely wonderful carads, Keeway!!

  • 114
    Janet says:

    Gorgeous cards!! Great color choices!

  • 115
    Cindy Miller says:

    Beautiful spring cards! The first one is my favorite, thanks!

  • 116
    Iris Soscia says:

    Such pretty cards – love the Folksy florals set and the gradient die.

  • 117
    Cathy Lillie says:

    All three of your cards are beautiful! If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the Folksy Floral card. I love how you separated the flower pieces and popped some of them up for dimension.

  • 118

    Wow! Bright, cheerful and super beautiful!!

  • 119
    Patricia Brown says:

    Love your cards!

  • 120
    Deb H says:

    Beautiful cards using one of my favorite color palettes!

  • 121
    Colorado Crafter says:

    Fabulous cards!!! This new Altenew release is so amazing!!!!

  • 122
    Katy says:

    Beautiful cards. The flowers are wonderful. This is a great release.

  • 123
    Kim Faucher says:

    SUch an amazing use of color!!! Cheerful brilliant cards!

  • 124
    Denise Mlady says:

    I love the colors you used on your cards, especially the Folksy Floral. This is a great release.

  • 125
    Luci Manos says:

    Beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • 126
    Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Love those color choices. So bright and inviting, TFS

  • 127
    Wendy Lambert says:

    Gorgeous cards. I especially love the blue and green card. The colors are just so pretty together.

  • 128
    Catherine D says:

    Beautiful cards, my favorite is the first one.

  • 129
    Karen Rice says:

    I think my favorite is your first card–I love the flowers and how you arranged them on the so cool gradient die! I really like the you are loved card as well! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  • 130
    Carol Rossouw says:

    Beautiful inspiration! This is another wonderful release with some lovely sentiment dies and more beautiful layering flowers. Love it!

  • 131
    Raga Senthil says:

    Lovely inspiration. Live your choice of bright colours 😍 perfection. !

  • 132
    Sue D says:

    Love your pretty and colorful cards.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  • 133
    F. Andre says:

    Loving all these fun florals used on your lovely cards.

  • 134
    Anne Roberts says:

    All of your cards are so very nice. I especially like Altenew’s Folksy Floral stamp and die set and the colors and techniques you used. Thank you for the inspiration ❣️

  • 135
    Heather DePasquale says:

    Love your bright colors! The Folksy Florals stamp set is my favorite. Thanks for sharing! Your cards are gorgeous.

  • 136
    Sheri K says:

    The cards you have made from this new release from Altenew are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your amazing projects with us.

  • 137
    Peggy M says:

    Very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

  • 138
    Cynthia Myers says:

    The Folksy Florals set is one of my favorite from this release. I love the soft, subtle colors you used in your card.

  • 139
    Yasmine Omar says:

    Wow!! Absolutely Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 140
    Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome cards! Love the colors you used on the second card! Charming!

  • 141
    Monica W says:

    Beautiful bright colors! Your cards are beautiful.

  • 142
    Sarina says:

    Very pretty cards.. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • 143
    Bev Page says:

    Love the Altenew Strength Blooms flowers and am crazy about the gradient stripes background die. Your card is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. Your design is lovely.

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