Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop

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!

Blog Hop

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 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!



  1. Beautiful cards, Keeway! I love your colors

  2. Beautiful cards as always! I love the new florals in this release!

  3. Lovely cards – I love the soft inked shading and the speckle detail, as well as the lovely layers.

  4. I love your cards, I love the soft colors!! Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  5. Beautiful cards!! So pretty 🙂

  6. Keeway, you’ve used one of my favourite items from this release & that is the Antique Engravings Cover Die. I don’t blame you for feeling a tad intimidated about using it the way you did, but you nailed it girl! Just beautiful! Thanks.

  7. These are so pretty, Keeway, the first one is my very favourite! 🙂

  8. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards.

  9. Beautiful projects and release!

  10. Great cards and with colors everyone would love. Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas.

  11. Your cards are so pretty. I really like the colors you used.

  12. Both designs are simply lovely…sigh…

  13. Such beautiful cards using the new colors

  14. Lovely designs Keeway! Love the handpicked Bouquet Set and they way you used it!Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Your cards are beautiful.

  16. Beautiful cards! Your colouring on both is just lovely!

  17. Lovely coloring! Your samples are beautiful

  18. Oh my, absolutely gorgeous cards! Stunning coloring, color combinations and designs.

  19. Love the blending! And I like the peach colors.

  20. I like the technique in the first card. So pretty and layered.

  21. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!!!

  22. Just amazing coloring! I love the splatters too!

  23. These are both pretty! I especially love the blended background on your first card.

  24. Stunning! Especially the 1st one!

  25. The splatters really pull both of these cards together. I really love seeing how different crafters incorporate various finishing touches like that. I will definitely have to try it in the future!

  26. I love the way you used the new products. Such pretty creation!

    1. Hi Kirsty! Congratulations, you’ve been randomly selected as the winner for the $30 gift certificate to Altenew! Please e-mail 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!

  27. Beautiful cards, as usual. Though, I have to admit that I would never have known these were yours. The colors and the subject matter were different than what I expected from you. What a lovely surprise!

  28. Love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

  29. These are so pretty! 🙂 Love the inking on the edges of the cards in contrast with the white space.

  30. Your color choices are beautiful but I’m loving your backgrounds. What a gorgeous way to highlight such a wonderful release. TFS!

  31. Love the colors and the flowers in your cards. Thank you for sharing.

  32. Hello Keeway, loved your beautiful cards. The colors are so soothing yet so vibrant, I loved the combination.

  33. Hello Keeway, I loved all of your cards are beautiful. I loved all the colors you implemented… mellow yet vibrant.

  34. Amazing cards as your usual

  35. gorgeous cards – love how you add the wonderful sponged backgrounds to step them up:)

  36. These cards are beautiful . The colors you used are so bright and pretty!
    Thank you for sharing

  37. Such lovely cards! Your ink blending is fantastic!

  38. beautiful designs and colors on these cards!

  39. Gorgeous cards. I love the new Handpicked Bouquet stamp. It is stunning and the cards I’ve seen made with it are divine! Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us.

  40. I love the Handpicked Bouquet stamp set. Thanks for making samples for us.

  41. Your cards are just lovely. They are pretty and they contain such sweet sentiments that I can’t help but smile as I look at them.

  42. These are so pretty Keeway! I’m especially loving that new cover die, it looks amazing! And I love your new blog look too!

  43. Keeway, amazing cards! As always)

  44. These are so pretty, love your blending and your colors.

  45. Oh my gosh, the way you used the cover die is so unique. It gives such a different look and really shows how versatile it is! Thanks for the inspiration!

  46. Lovely cards and coloring.

  47. Oh my God! Ehat a beauty! Thank you for inspiration!

  48. Lovely cards.
    You made beautiful use of color.
    Both sets of flowers are so versatile..can’t wait to try them.

  49. Awesome creations! I especially love the Friend card!

  50. Super pretty cards, love your Copic coloring and beautiful backgrounds.

  51. Lovely cards with great coloring!

  52. Very pretty, love the colors.

  53. Charming cards!!

  54. beautiful! love them!

  55. Beautiful cards!! Love this new Altenew release.

  56. Such beautiful cards! Your coloring is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing…

  57. WOW Keeway 🙂 Your cards are fresh and beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  58. Wow What beautiful cards! Love the colors you used!

  59. The coloring is so beautiful!

  60. Your cards are do lovely. I really like the way you used the cover die.

  61. Gorgeous cards and color combos.

  62. Beautiful cards Keeway and Altenew always has the best releases – love this!

  63. Beautiful cards. I love the shading on the backgrounds. This is a fantastic release.

  64. I love the yellows and oranges you used! Very beautiful cards!! The backgrounds are stunning!!

  65. Pretty cards. Nice coloring.

  66. Wow!! Both of your cards are absolutely stunning!

  67. Lovely cards. The way you shade the colors out and also your dimensional layering. Great inspiration. Thank you.

  68. such pretty cards and your choice of colors!

  69. Gorgeous Cards!! I love your coloring!

  70. I love all the beautiful things that you have created from this wonderful collection! Such a wonderful source of inspiration. Thank you.

  71. Your cards are as stunning & beautifully coloured as always, I see why you are perfect to have on a blog hop from any company for inspiring others. Thank you

  72. These two Altenew floral stamp sets are so beautiful and you did an amazing job with them. I absolutely love the colors that you chose and the backgrounds are gorgeous!

  73. Pretty card designs and great choice of colors.

  74. Love these cards! The backgrounds are so warm and showcase the flowers beautifully.

  75. It’s always amazing to me what a difference a black border vs a white border makes. Both are beautiful, but it’s just an entirely different look. Both your cards are lovely, and I like the idea of extending the sentiment on top of the focal point on the friend birthday card that you did. It look particularly interesting with the main image popped up. Thanks for sharing these beautiful ideas with us!

  76. Love the colors and backgrounds You created

  77. What a fabulous release! I absolutely love the engraved flowers and handpicked bouquet stamp sets & the leaf medallion die! Your cards are beautiful!

  78. Fabulous release! Love it all!

  79. Fabulous release & creations!!

  80. beautiful understated backgrounds hat really let your floral pieces stand out!

  81. Your cards are beautiful! I love how you used the handpicked bouquet stamp set. 🙂

  82. Such beautiful cards!

  83. Oh thank you so much, I am so fortunate to be the lucky winner on this blog, so excited that I could go shopping at Altenew soon, thanks so much for inspiring and sharing your talent!