Altenew April 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Stamping Mat/Sequins Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Friends! I'm so stoked to be joining the Altenew release blog hop!
Such a pleasure to play with some stunning new goodies...I can't wait to share what I've made!


I absolutely loved some of the design vibes of this release - particularly the summery florals.
Surprise, surprise ;)


For my first card, I used the Zig Zag Floral stamp set for the blooms, only stamping the base layers. Each floral in the set has a criss-cross layer to add as a stitched accent over the design. I was going for a clean and simple look, so I omitted this layer.


Just below the florals, I added in a leafy stamp in black, from the Envelope Art stamp set, as well as one of the pretty banners in the set, heat-embossed on acetate. I also added a heaping of the new Antique Gold sequins - this is such a gorgeous gold! Not too yellow, not too orange - just right with a  beautiful shine. 


For my next card, I wanted the design to be cheery, colorful and bursting with florals! To start, I used one of my favorite alpha sets - Caps Bold - to diecut the word 'mom'. I then stamped random florals and leaves from the Zig Zag Floral set.  


I did a tiny bit of masking here and there, and used the stamp-off technique. I removed the fonts, and added a few die-cut florals behind the base so they would look like they are poking out of the sentiment. I added an acetate to the negative cuts, and popped up the card so I could make a shimmery shaker. I filled the shaker with the Satin White sequins and some glitter. 


I finished things off with a sentiment from the Envelope Art set. 


For the last card, and perhaps my favorite, I did a bit of molding paste stenciling. I started by stamping the Envelope Art ribbon motif, and then I mixed up some hues of paste, and used the Sweet Spring Stencil to fill in all the pretty floral accents. This stencil has a two-step design, and as you can see, I added the top layer in white. Swooning over how gorgeous this stencil is!!


To finish, I added a little sentiment using my stamped letters. So much fun playing with these goodies! You can see more fabulous inspiration here


Now on to the hopping!

Please check the Altenew shoppe for ongoing discounts or shipping promos, and don't forget to add the code to your cart!
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift card to 6 lucky winners! To enter, please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or on the Altenew Mixed Media Blog.
In addition, each stop on the hop is also giving away a $20 gift card! Simply leave a comment below for a chance to win. For both, please enter your comments by 4/23/2020.
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The winners for all the prizes will be announced 4/26/2020 on the Altenew blog. 
You should have arrived here from Erum and  your next stop is Kymona! Here is a quick recap of the hop order, just in case.
You can view the full release here. I've included products used in my projects first, followed by the rest of the new release.
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Thank you so much for your support - now more than ever!

66 comments

  1. Super stunning designs! I'm smitten with the word shaker card and how those Satin White sequins twinkle like stars in the heavens.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

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  2. Cheerful and refreshing cards! Love your choice of colors :)

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  3. I love your shaker cards - they just make me so happy!!

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  4. Your Mom card is so unique! Beautiful job/results!

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  5. That MOM shaker card is fabulous and I love the embossed vellum banner! Beautiful cards!

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  6. Awesome release! Gorgeous creations! I especially love your shimmery shaker MOM card!

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  7. Such beautiful pastel colors in your card. I love how you did the MOM shaker card. Perfect for Mother's Day.

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  8. Just look at you spreading your gorgeous wings! Ivana, I couldn't be more pleased to see you in this lineup! LOve every single element of each of your brilliant cards! Congratulations!
    =]

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  9. Love your approach - colors, raised letters, and shakers!

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  10. You created loveliness today. Thank you!

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  11. Your colorful spring flowers are glorious Ivana! Mom is most certainly gong to enjoy her sparkly shaker card. I'm quite taken with the acetate banner. What a great idea to let the little black sprigs show through!

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  12. Creative inspiration galore!! Beautiful projects!

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  13. these are so pretty - love the soft feminine colors on them

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  14. Lovely cards! I love the soft colours you used!

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  15. You make such wonderful cards--Altenew is lucky to have you showcasing their products! I really love how you stamped under the blooms on the first card! Sending sunny wishes your way, my friend!

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  16. Just incredible colors and designs! I LOVE how you used the sequins!

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  17. Your cards are so pretty. I like the soft color combination. So pleasant. The sequins add an incredible touch.

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  18. Such pretty cards! Love the lightness and brightness of the colors you chose and of course love these flowers!

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  19. So springy! I love the array of colors! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  20. Your die cuts inside the mom is an interesting way to do that, I am going to have to try it.

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  21. Oh these cards are so beautifully crafted, love the colors and creative designs!

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  22. Such pretty cards. My favorite is the Mom shaker card! Great idea for Mother's day!

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  23. I LOVE these creations!! The Mom shaker is the BEST!!

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  24. Beautiful cards. I love the soft colors.

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  25. Your cards are so fun!!! Love the Mother's Day cards you did, especially the shaker one <3<3<3

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  26. Stunning work! A gorgeous spring bouquet of colours. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  27. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I am totally in love with the new release! Especially the stencils and the gorgeous dies!

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  28. Good examples for the set use.

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  29. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Your images are very cheerful and colorful!

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  31. Such soft pretty colors! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  32. So pretty, love the pastel colors.

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  33. Love your bright and cheery cards!

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  34. Great cards! I love your use of pastels. And the little details are wonderful. The acetate stamped banner- how fun!

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  35. So beautiful and unique!! A lot of the products from this release are going on my wish list.

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  36. Ivana, the cards are colorful and so cheerful of spring flowers ! Your Mum is going to enjoy her gorgeous shaker card. i love the acetate banner. What a great idea of little black sprigs peep through

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  37. Colourful card with pretty flowers

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  38. Your cards are lovely. That shaker is my favorite.

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  39. I love these cards!!! I especially like the acetate banner stamped in gold. It is like it is floating on the page. Beautiful! How did you mount it so well? With out showing the glue? And I love the 2nd card with the molding paste! Sooo sooo pretty!

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    1. Hi Anette! Thank you so very much - I strategically glued the banner along the back where the embossed lines are. I used a very thin glue pen to do so, it hold surprisingly well! Hope that helps!

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  40. Fantastic cards! Love the great colors.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  41. Colorful and oh so pretty cards, love what your have created.

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  42. Very colorful cards - love them

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  43. Lovely cards Ivana, they are cheerful and pretty, sure to brighten someone's day! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. I love how bright and colourful your cards are! Such a great way to showcase the new release!

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  45. Beautiful cards! I love the colors you used for your flowers. Great spring feeling.

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  46. Such beautiful cards, love all the colors you used.

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  47. I love your beautiful pastel color choices!!

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  48. The cards you created for this blog hop are stunning. My favorite is the one created for Mom. I love making cards for my mom and reminding her how much she loved and missed. Great inspiration.

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  49. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing

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  50. Love your use of the address banner stamp - especially on the clear stuff. Really awesome.

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  51. Very cool shaker!! Love the floral background. Thanks for sharing

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  52. Sweet and lovely card designs. I love your soft color palette and fabulous layers.

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  53. Love the pretty cheerful colors on your cards.

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  54. I love the pastel colors you used and those antique gold sequins! I'm a sucker for antique gold!

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  55. I love the bright and cheerful cards you made, my favourite is the shaker.

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  56. Love the peaking black sprigs addition. Very loving cards to send! Thanks and please be healthy!

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  57. Beautiful colors on these pretty cards! Love the flower designs!

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  58. Joyful colors! Stunning cards! Loved every bits of your projects!

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  59. I'm a big fan of shaker cards, combine it with flowers and voila

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