May 2022 Lovely in Lace Embossing Folder and Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

by Virginia Lu

Lovely in Lace Embossing Folder and Stencil Collection

Hello Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. I am super excited to kick off the Lovely in Lace Embossing Folder and Stencil Collection release blog hop!

This release features some really artistic Embossing Folders and Coordinating Stencils. These thoughtfully-designed products will certainly make you smile while you craft. I have two special projects to share with you but first, let's take a quick look at the embossing folders and stencils in this new collection!

Lovely in Lace Embossing Folder and Stencil Collection Release

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Watercoloring Fun with the Cherry Plum Blossom 3D Embossing Folder

First up! Now that it's springtime, this Cherry Plum Blossom 3D Embossing Folder really got me inspired! This card proves just how versatile that embossing folder can be.

Altenew-Cherry Plum Blossom 3D Embossing Folder-Golden Trim Washi Tape -24 Artist Watercolor Pan SetI thought the watercolor look will be beautiful with this Cherry Plum Blossom 3D Embossing Folder and that's what I did. All you need are Soothe and Smooth Watercolor Paper and Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set. Altenew-Cherry Plum Blossom 3D Embossing Folder-Golden Trim Washi Tape -025The dry-embossed textures and ridges are fantastic for watercoloring. To ensure the success of watercoloring, you must use good watercolor paper such as the Soothe and Smooth Watercolor Paper. Don't forget to use Altenew Watercolor Brushes (Round or Detailed) for better control of the watercoloring.Altenew-Cherry Plum Blossom 3D Embossing Folder-Golden Trim Washi Tape -026To enhance the details, I highlighted the dry-embossed ridges of the blossoms with the Fine Liner Pen Set (size 01) and Metallic Watercolor 14 Color Pan Set. 

The Gold Trim Washi Tape-highlighted sentiment (from Victoria Greenhouse) completed the card.

Fun Plant-Themed Card with Hosta 3D Embossing Folder

My next project features Hosta 3D Embossing Folder.

This gorgeous embossing folder is any plant lover's dream. I started out by inking up the background in assorted green inks. I then ran the Classic White Solar White Cardstock with the Hosta 3D Embossing Folder

Altenew-Hosta 3D Embossing Folder-Itty Bitty Branches Die Set -Fancy Congrats DieWith the Altenew ink blending tools (Mini and Small), I was able to highlight the Hosta leaves beautifully. Once it's trimmed to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, I added the watercolored Itty Bitty Branches Die Set for colors and accents.

Altenew-Hosta 3D Embossing Folder-Itty Bitty Branches Die Set -Fancy Congrats Die -001I added a strip of vellum along with the Congrats Die Set.

This square card is now perfect for any congratulatory occasion!

Altenew-Hosta 3D Embossing Folder-Itty Bitty Branches Die Set -Fancy Congrats Die -002I hope you enjoyed my card projects featuring the lovely embossing folders and stencils in this NEW collection! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Giveaway Details

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$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 05/29/2022 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 05/31/2022.

Blog Hop List

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Here's a complete list of the amazing designers joining today's blog hop. Drop by each stop and leave them lots of love for more chances of winning in our giveaway. Your first stop is the lovely Jaycee Gaspar!

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Jaycee Gaspar

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Angela Brennan

Tenia Nelson 


Nathalie DeSousa

Carol Hintermeier

Virginia Lu

Nenette S. Madero

Terri Koszler

Katrina Howe

Reiko Tsuchida  ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post. 

Linda Westfall

Bridget Casey

Ann Taylor

Colleen Balija

SathyaKala Sankaran

Eva Bussom

Natasha Davies

Sande Woodson

Susan Stagno

Nichol Spohr 

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nandini Karmarkar

Preeti Chandran

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Beth R May 23, 2022 - 9:08 AM

Love your card designs, thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon Gullikson May 23, 2022 - 9:32 AM

These are just wonderful. I am going to love this because these techniques are new to me. I never color my embossing folder creations.

Connie J May 23, 2022 - 9:35 AM

this is a lovely release.

Donna Walls May 23, 2022 - 12:42 PM

Wonderful release and fantastic inspiration from Ms. Virginia!

Alexandra Y May 23, 2022 - 1:25 PM

So beautiful! I love the water coloured cheery blossoms!

Patty A Eifert May 23, 2022 - 3:10 PM

Beautiful embossing folders!

divamom96 May 23, 2022 - 3:27 PM

Just gorgeous! That cherry blossom embossing folder looks like a must have!

Surekha Galagoda May 23, 2022 - 4:13 PM

Dear Virginia
You have taken the embossing folders to another level with your watercoloring skills and the two cards are very elegant.tks for the inspiration

kjwinston May 23, 2022 - 4:54 PM

OMG I am trying your technique on that first card TODAY

Sheri Kempke May 23, 2022 - 5:38 PM

Beautiful cards, what lovely new products!

Patricia schoenberg May 23, 2022 - 6:03 PM

Every embossing folder in this release is gorgeous!

Carol McCready May 23, 2022 - 8:19 PM

I love this new release. I think the cherry blossom is my favorite embossing folder from the new release. Your cards are beautiful. Love the colors in the cherry blossom card.

Meghan Kennihan May 23, 2022 - 8:39 PM

These embossing folders are FANTASTIC! And Virginia you just killed it with your samples!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeanette Jones May 23, 2022 - 8:58 PM

Yummy background colors!

Denise Bryant May 24, 2022 - 1:26 AM

Cherry Plum Blossom is first on my wish list! Beautiful new embossing folder designs, and lovely cards by Virginia!

Dawn T May 24, 2022 - 2:52 AM

Just gorgeous Virginia. It’s a lovely release and love that cherry blossom folder

Patricia E Wilson May 24, 2022 - 7:05 AM

Your lovely in lace design products are lovely. I especially liked the fact that you can emboss and then stencil. Just amazing. Thank you for making such lovely products for us.

A Ito May 24, 2022 - 9:47 AM

Beautiful cards! Loving the new embossing folders!

Isabel Z May 24, 2022 - 10:09 AM

What a beautiful set!

Michele F May 24, 2022 - 10:13 AM

Virginia, I adore your cards – those cherry blossoms must be mine!

raupai May 24, 2022 - 10:26 AM

Omg, heart be still….that 3-D hosta folder is spectacular!

Cindy C. May 24, 2022 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for sharing these beautiful inspiration projects!! Ooh some of these goodies arrived at my LSS. Must go and pay a visit!!

Linda BL May 24, 2022 - 10:33 AM

Gorgeous cards. Love the cherry plum blossom card. Watercoloring is lovely!

Kathleen Stevens May 24, 2022 - 10:50 AM

LOVE the Hosta card! The leaves look so real!

Angela Hall May 24, 2022 - 10:53 AM

Awesome cards, love how you made them

Robin Phillips May 24, 2022 - 10:59 AM

Loving these new stencils!!

Nancy Wilcox May 24, 2022 - 11:18 AM

Love the Hosta folder!

Maureen R May 24, 2022 - 11:33 AM

Wow!!! Such Amazing Folders and stencils!!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

Kim Hipsher May 24, 2022 - 11:40 AM

Love the water color look using the cherry blossoms embossing folder. Both cards were lovely

Terrie D. (StarSpry) May 24, 2022 - 12:58 PM

Such a lovely selection of cards! I just love the new embossing folders and coordinating stencils. :)

Karen Schroeder May 24, 2022 - 2:13 PM

Love your cards! Those folders are awesome!

misssuziqueueverizonnet May 24, 2022 - 3:29 PM

Perhaps my favorite of all time! I love the water color look of the Cherry Plum Blossom card. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Sue McRae May 24, 2022 - 4:08 PM

These are some really cool embossing folders! Love the level of depth they create!

Debbie Kaste May 24, 2022 - 4:15 PM

Oh my gosh, the new releases are amazing. Who wouldn’t want to buy them all!

Joni J. Seith May 24, 2022 - 4:49 PM

BEAUTIFUL use of beautiful embossing folders.

Gillian Smith May 24, 2022 - 6:37 PM

Gorgeous duo of cards – the techniques highlight the embossing folders perfectly!

Sue D May 24, 2022 - 9:50 PM

Pretty and fun cards. Love the embossing folders.

Amy Cooley May 24, 2022 - 9:58 PM

These stencils and embossing folders are very beautiful!

Kathy Raker May 24, 2022 - 10:10 PM

Both cards are stunning! Love the hosta leaves embossing folder with vellum and diecuts. Also love the cherry blossom partial watercolored background and how you highlighted the blossoms with a liner pen. You have a great eye for detail.

Melissa Leftrick May 25, 2022 - 12:13 AM

Oh I just love these!!!! Beautiful creations!!

Janice B. May 25, 2022 - 1:19 AM

Gorgeous cherry plum blossom card, Virginia!

Mirella Rogan May 25, 2022 - 12:03 PM

So beautiful, Virginia, I love them both, but that first card is simply stunning!

Gina MB May 25, 2022 - 3:38 PM

Love the watercolor card!!**New to watercolor and embossing folders make it seem effortless

margaritanr May 25, 2022 - 4:23 PM

Beautiful release! Love all your cards!

Lori L May 26, 2022 - 1:01 PM

LOVE the new embossing folders!
You knocked it out of the park Altenew, they are so realistic looking!
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Jeanne Rice May 26, 2022 - 11:04 PM

Both cards are beautiful. I have to get both embossing folders. Thanks for sharing your creations and process.

Barb Barb McCarthy May 27, 2022 - 12:16 AM

These cards are beautiful! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Such great designs!

Marisela Delgado May 27, 2022 - 2:18 AM

Wonderful cards

Janet Hinesley May 27, 2022 - 6:07 PM

These are beautiful. Such talented people.

Holly U May 27, 2022 - 6:07 PM

I love the embossed hosta folder it could make a wonderful background for so many flowers I have

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