Altenew July Blog Hop

by jenniferrzasa
Good morning, and thank you so much for joining us!  Our new stamps will be available to purchase on Monday, July 14th 9:00am EST, and we are so excited to celebrate with today's blog hop!  We have some AMAZING designers joining us (more on that later), and some fabulous prizes to give away.  Yesterday we revealed ALL 13 stamp sets in our Summer release, and we hope you like them…if you missed that post, you can check it out here.
Tasnim and I made some cards to feature the new stamps, so let's get to those first :)
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This card features stamps from Birthday Bash.  The streamer stamp was curved on the acrylic block before stamping, then colored in with bright Copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped and colored in as well, but with the added feature of a popped-up die cut circle.  All colored areas were covered in glittery Wink of Stella!
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This card shows just one way that you could use the new Shadow Play set.  The bicycle and birds were stamped onto white cardstock, and their corresponding shadows onto grey.  Once they were colored in and the sentiment was stamped (in black ink and white embossing), the whole panel was wrapped with washi tape and popped up off of a card base. Fun!
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Modern Beadwork features beaded motifs that can be combined in hundreds of ways to create unique patterns and designs.  In this card, they were stamped in four different colors onto a white cardstock panel.  The sentiment was also stamped onto white, and adhered to the panel with foam tape.  A yellow strip helps anchor the sentiment to the rest of the design.  The panel was then mounted onto a bright pink card base.
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Sketchy Cities Abroad takes you on a trip to Australia and China.  This card uses the Shanghai skyline, stamped onto white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment was then stamped, and the skyline was carefully cut out and popped up off of a grey card base with foam tape. The last little finishing touch is a sweet moon up in the corner!
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These cards both use our new Quilled Elegance stamp set.  The first card is simple and elegant- the quilled “hello” was stamped and embossed in gold, and lightly colored in with a grey marker.  It was then mounted onto a black card base, accented with gold paper strips.  The second card shows what you can do with a little more patience! The image was colored with fun, bright colors, then enamel dots were scattered onto the cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped onto a strip of white cardstock, and the whole thing was then mounted to a grey card base.
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Our Geometric Menagerie set will have you smiling at the animals and their silly sentiments.  The bear was stamped onto vellum, and some of the triangles were colored in. The sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock and mounted to the vellum with foam tape, then the vellum piece was sewn into place on the card base. To bring in some more color, two strips of cardstock (colored with marker for a perfect match) were adhered to the card base.
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Sentiments & Quotes has a variety of sentiments that can be used individually for many different occasions, or mixed and matched like it was done in this card. The sentiments that are in black were either stamped on yellow card stock, cut to shape, and adhered, or stamped directly on the card base. The circular sentiment was stamped in orange ink and cut with a circle punch. The black lines in the center are part of a washi tape. The single star was stamped in gold ink on to the card base.
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The floral images in the Persian Motifs set are quite versatile to work with. On this card, they were first embossed with white embossing powder, and then colored with water based markers. Being resistant to water, the white embossed areas are clear and give beautiful details to this card.
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Eid is a festivity celebrated by Muslims twice a year, the first being at the end of the blessed month of Ramadan, and celebrates the completion of fasting. We are in the middle of Ramadan, and the Eid Greetings set will be available just in time to make some Eid cards. In the card above, “Eid Mubarak” was first stamped repeatedly in silver ink, and then the same sentiment in Arabic was embossed in glittery gold.
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Sketchy Flowers Rose has a large Rose image along with some branches, leaves and Rose buds. On this card, the Rose was stamped first, it was then masked before stamping the branch with the leaves. The image was then colored with Prisma color pencils.
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In Scribbled Flowers you will find many floral images that look as if they were scribbled with a marker. With the variety of flowers, and small elements, you will be able to come up with endless designs. In this card, the images were stamped in pink and purple pigment inks. To add interest, the sentiment was raised on a strip of card stock.
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We conclude our card features with a simple Ramadan card using the set Ramadan Greetings. Here the mosque outline was first stamped and then masked before applying some ink using a sponge dauber. It is always a nice surprise when you remove the mask and reveal the crisp white underneath!
Our guest designers have made some awesome projects for today too!  Here's the line-up:


To celebrate our second release, we are giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left on this blog.
There is more! Each designer will choose a winner from comments left on their blog, and the prize will be two stamps sets of your choice – so don't forget to hop along and leave comments.  You have until Monday July 14th 7:59am EST to leave your comments.
You may enter up to two comments on each blog:
  • Comment on the project, or the stamps.
  • Like us on Facebook

The winners will be selected and announced on Monday, July 14th at 9:00 am EST!

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