Altenew October Blog Hop

by Tasnim

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Good morning, and welcome to our October release blog hop! As of now, all the new stamps are available for purchase at our store, and you can pre-order them at the Simon Says Stamp Store. We have gathered an amazing group of designers to celebrate this release! Join us and hop along for some inspiration and fabulous prizes!

Jen and I designed some cards using the new stamps, so let's get started with them :)

Whimsical Flowers

With a bit of masking, the Whimsical Flowers set can be used to create one-layer floral arrangements. To add a bit of flair, the sentiment and the centers of the flowers were embossed in gold.

Lacy Scrolls

In this card, a flower and some swirls from the Lacy Scrolls set were all heat embossed in gold on a a piece of black card stock. To add a little color, some leaves from the Vintage Roses set were added. The sentiment is from the Scribbled Flowers set, and was stamped on a strip of cream card stock, and adhered to the black panel.

Painted Butterflies

Stamps from the Doodle Blooms and the Painted Butterflies were combined on this card. One of the leafy branches was stamped twice in pool colored ink, then colored in using a matching Copic marker. The butterfly was then stamped starting with the outline layer, then using it as a guide to stamp the solid layer and the detail layer. A simple sentiment from the Painted Butterflies set finished this card clean as simple.



These multi-step flowers from Painted Poppy were stamped in 3 different colors to create a lovely mini poppy field!  The main flower was stamped onto a separate piece of cardstock and added with foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped in two different colors to highlight the different fonts.



Our Halftone Hello set allows you to create an instant gradient with a single ink.  Here, it was inked with dye ink- although you will get a more crisp and accurate image with pigment or chalk ink (due to the extreme detail!  The dye ink makes the dots bleed together a bit).  To add a bit of emphasis to one “hello,” the coordinating outline was stamped over it in black ink.  Star wood veneers were colored with black and white gel pen before getting adhered to the card.



Stamping the letters from Invisible Alpha onto patterned paper gives such a cool 3D effect!  The letters are super easy to line up on your acrylic block, so creating your own sentiment is a breeze!  Flowers and leaves from Peony Scrolls were stamped onto white card stock and cut out- no coloring necessary!



This card shows how beautiful the Westminster Abbey stamp from Sketchy Landmarks looks with a colorful watercolor wash behind it!  Once the watercolor was dry, the church was stamped in VersaFine ink to ensure crisp details.  The sentiment, from Lyrical Script, was also stamped in the same ink, and the watercolor panel was then mounted onto a white card base.


The poinsettia image from Poinsettia and Pine looks artistic and beautiful on its own, but even more striking with extra dimension! It was stamped 3 times and layered with foam tape for a really cool look.  The rest of the card features a bit of patterned paper, a black die cut frame, and a sentiment from Lyrical Script, which was embossed onto vellum.


A wreath was created using one of the pine branches from Poinsettia and Pine, which was curved onto the acrylic block and inked up in two shades of green.  The pine cones were stamped in brown ink and carefully cut out before popping up with foam tape.  The sentiment from Lyrical Script was stamped, then that portion was die cut with a tag-shaped die and popped up for some cool dimension!  A bit of string and rhinestones finish it off.



To make the lovely sky background, Distress Ink was blended onto white card stock, then a bit of snow was drawn on with a white gel pen.  The sentiment from Festive Silhouettes was stamped in black ink to allow some of the sky to show through.  Next, a forest of trees was stamped, cut out, and adhered with foam tape to finish off the scene!

Peony Scrolls

Contrary to the popular way of embossing in white/clear, the Peonies and the swirls from the Peony Scrolls set were embossed in black and then water-colored. The embossed outlines makes water coloring very easy, as the raised edges prevent the colors from mixing between adjacent areas, and give each a distinct look. To finish the card, a sentiment from the Many Thanks set was stamped in black, and the water-color panel adhered to a black card base.

Doodle Blooms

The leafy branches from the Doodle Blooms set were stamped in gray on white card stock, and fussy cut leaving a white edge. The flowers were embossed in white on water color paper, and colored in, then trimmed at the outlines.  A sentiment from the Many Thanks set was stamped directly on the card base, and the the cut out foliage were arranged around it.

Vintage Roses


The Roses and the leaves from the Vintage Roses set were all stamped on white card stock and trimmed. They were then arranged on a gray card stock and topped with a ‘hello' sentiment from the Halftone Hello set. The outline ‘hello' was stamped on white card stock and trimmed using precision scissors and a craft knife. Everything was adhered using foam tape, except for the leaves, which were adhered using strong adhesive.

I hope you found some inspiration in our featured cards! Now hop along to see what our amazing designers created:

Your next stop is our own designer Jen Rzasa! She has more gorgeous cards in store for you!

And here is the complete list of the designers participating in the hop:

Jen Rzasa

Jennifer Mcguire

Pamela Ho

Agnieszka Malyszek

Joni Andaya

Yana Smakula

Iwona Palamountain


To celebrate this 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 Friday October 31st 11:59pm 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 Saturday, November 1st at 10:00 am EST!



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Paulette S October 31, 2014 - 4:32 AM

Tasnim and Jen, your card creations are just beautiful! I’m so excited you girls are designing. I have long loved Jen’s take on the runway challenges.

Nicole B October 31, 2014 - 6:26 AM

Great cards! I love all the new floral sets, especially Painted Poppy. This multi set stamp makes it so easy to create such beautiful flowers :)

Michelle October 31, 2014 - 9:11 AM

I’m so excited about all your new stamp sets. I recently bought my first Altenew stamp set – Persian Motifs, and I absolutely love it. The flowers are gorgeous and the quality is great. After seeing all the stamps you have to offer I want them all! I’m hooked. Thanks for the opportunity to win some x

Cris G. October 31, 2014 - 12:23 PM

Beautiful samples to illustrate the new release. I´m in love with the Vintage Roses stamp set…*sigh*.
Thank you for the chance to win such a generous offer.

Amante del Papel October 31, 2014 - 1:10 PM

all this projects are so amazing and beautifuls! your DT is a geniuous!

Amante del Papel October 31, 2014 - 1:34 PM

This hop was amazing, with beautiful creations for your DT and the stamps are so beautiful!

Kerilyn H. October 31, 2014 - 4:24 PM

Wow! If I had to live on a desert island and could only take 5 stamp sets with me, my Painted Flowers would definitely be coming along … with this release it looks like they would take some more Altenew with them for company! Beautiful release and very exciting!

Helen Gullett October 31, 2014 - 6:20 PM

Gorgeous and lovely cards showcase beautiful stamp sets. WOW!

Helen Gullett October 31, 2014 - 6:21 PM

I liked your FB page :D

Tanya McAlexander October 31, 2014 - 6:31 PM

This is so exciting. Love the cards and all the stamp sets. Everything is very beautiful.

Tanya McAlexander October 31, 2014 - 6:43 PM

I follow you guys on Facebook

Nicki S October 31, 2014 - 8:13 PM

WOW! Just beautiful stamp sets AND cards!!! My fav sets are pretty much all the flowers, and the Painted Butterfies! LOVE LOVE LOVE that one! Congrats on a very awesome release ;)

Nicki S October 31, 2014 - 8:14 PM

I am definitely a Facebook fan!!

Lyndal October 31, 2014 - 9:06 PM

Absolutely STUNNING!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the poppies!!!

Lyndal October 31, 2014 - 9:06 PM

Already a FAN!!!!!!

Linsey October 31, 2014 - 10:09 PM

Everything looks so beautiful!!!! Loving all the stunning new florals–already have me dreaming of Spring!!! Now to see all the gorgeous inspiration! Off to hop!!

Linsey October 31, 2014 - 10:50 PM

Just completed the hop and I must say, everyone of these designers are so incredibly talented and inspiring!!! My Altenew wish list is now very extensive, thanks to them!!!! I really enjoyed the blog hop SO very much (a bit sad that I’m done) and thanks to each and every person who contributed to making a most fabulous time filled with tons of marvelous creations with all of the AWESOME new releases!!! What a TREAT!!! :D Happy Halloween and happy weekend one and all! :)

MeghanMeghan November 1, 2014 - 1:24 AM

Oh my goodness! So much inspiration here! That Whimsical Flower set is amazing!

Jean Bullock November 1, 2014 - 1:54 AM

I love the Poinsettia and Pine set. So gorgeous. All the cards are fabulous. Wonderful designs.

Tricia Ann November 1, 2014 - 2:33 AM

Love, love, love all this stuff!

Sindhu November 1, 2014 - 2:54 AM

Gorgeous cards! Awesome colors, designs and layouts! There are SO many stamp sets that I want from this release! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Lindsay A. November 3, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Stunning cards ladies! I am in love with all of these sets! Beautiful!

Colleen Dietrich November 7, 2014 - 6:23 AM

Omgosh, my jaw has just dropped, and won’t go back up! Wow, Jen and Tasnim. You guys are so talented.

Kimmer Manera November 9, 2014 - 11:09 AM

You have created a Fan!

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Debbie Skluzak October 31, 2015 - 7:16 PM

Love the stamps, the flowers are great.

Charlotte Shaw November 3, 2015 - 7:30 PM

lovely cards.! lovely stamps!

Maria A. October 4, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Love your stamp sets! People who see my cards cannot believe that I made them with stamps. They think I coloured them.

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