Altenew: Thanks and Blessings Blog Hop

Hello! Today we’re blog hopping along with Altenew for the Thanks and Blessings Blog Hop celebrating the September 2021 Release. This gorgeous release is a mix of Fall and Winter themed products. I’m not quite ready for winter crafting quite yet so enjoy some warm, autumn inspiration today!

One of my favorite ways to work with outline floral images is to color with copic markers and heat emboss the outline. But if you don’t already know, coloring with copic markers over heat embossing can damage your margers, so it is best to color first and then heat emboss. To do that, I stamped the image in a light brown (kraft) ink first, colored it with my copic markers, and then went back and stamped it again in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold. I then used the Blossom & Bloom Die to die cut out the image.

The background was created with a couple of older release products. I started with some ink blending over the Sketched Lines Stencil. I alternated ink colors while ink blending and was able to do this easily with these Altenew Mini Blending Brush Set. Then I used the Mix and Match Frames Die Set to die cut out the torn edge rectangle.

The last step is to layer all the pieces together with foam tape. I started with a soft yellow base, then my ink blended piece, and my the colored floral image leaning to the left. I completed the card with a simple sentiment From the Strength Blooms Stamp Set heat embossed in white on a light brown card stock, trimmed it down, and aded it over the flower.

Today’s post is part of the Altenew Plentiful Patterns Blog Hop! There are tons of inspiration from many designers that I highly recommend you check out! You would have arrived here from Rosie’s blog. Your next step is Ishani’s blog.

Giveaway Prizes

There are $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 9/9/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 9/11/2021.


  1. Georgous card.

    1. Bright and cheerful! The recipient will be blessed!

  2. A beautiful, soft card. I just love the peace you get from the soft colors.

  3. Your card is amazing – I love how you incorporated the stencil on the background.

  4. So beautiful!!!

  5. This release is just amazing! And thanks for sharing such beautiful inspiration!

  6. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.

  7. So delicate and elegant! I LOVE IT!

  8. Lovely cards.

  9. I love this card, this stamp set is so pretty

  10. Your card is just beautiful!

    1. Love the colors of your card. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  11. So beautiful!

  12. what a stunning card! I just love your gorgeous colouring bringing this beautiful image to life!Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

  13. So, so, so pretty!! Love that floral stamp set!

  14. Just a little touch of spring in the air!

  15. That is really beautiful. A+ !!!

  16. Beautiful coloring of the blooms! And the stenciled background is perfect!

  17. Really love your cards and the stencils are so cool! Can’t wait to get mine!

  18. This is such a cheerful card design, love the palette!

  19. I love the suble colors that you used.

  20. Great cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. Beautiful card

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  23. Wow! I love everything about your card! It’s absolutely gorgeous!

  24. Wow, Keeway! Your card is beautiful! It’s one of those cards that you want to put on display so you can look at it every day. Love it!

  25. Gorgeous, elegant card. I love that Blossom and Bloom set.

  26. Gorgeous card and color combo. I especially like the added interest and dimension of the focal panel.

  27. this is lovely

  28. Thank you for sharing your lovely card. Like you, I’m not ready for winter yet, so I appreciate the warm, soft colors that are so evocative of early Fall. Thanks for the tip about Copic markers and heat embossing.

  29. Pretty card! Thanks for sharing.

  30. Beautiful card!

  31. Quite a lovely card. The yellows with the gold is brilliant!

  32. Wow love what you did with the Blossom & Bloom set! Love the colors!

  33. I like the soft, cheery colors you chose!
    Wonderful job!

  34. So pretty! I love this floral design! Pretty background too!

  35. So incredible. So special!

  36. Stunning and so beautifully colored! Love the textures

  37. Nice color share. I like the combination with the stenciling.