July 2015 Blog Hop and Release!

by Tasnim

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Welcome and thank you so much for joining us! The time has finally come, all the new stamp sets are now available for purchase at the Altenew store. We revealed the sets earlier this morning, if you missed it, you may take a look at it here.

We are celebrating this release with today's blog hop. The design team along with guest designer Laura Fadora have some fabulous inspiration in store for you! Let's start the hop with a few cards from Jen and myself.


Stamps from the Golden Garden set were used to make this card. First, a cluster of outline imges were stamped in gray ink, then three 2-layer images were trimmed and adhered over the stamped cluster. The sentiment is from the Scribbled Flowers set, and it was stamped on gray card stock and mounted with foam tape.


Yesterday I showed you a tag that I made using the Garden Grow set. Here, I used some of the images to create a little scene for a Get Well card. The bench and the flowers were colored with Copic markers. I also added some details to the flower pots that are under the bench using a fine black pen. The sentiment is from the Doctors Rule set.


Flowers from the Wild Hibiscus set were embossed in gold on a white card base, and then colored with Copic markers.


I had a great time making this card! Using the stamps from the Watercolor Wonders set makes it so easy to paint watercolor flowers! All you need is some distress ink and a wet brush. To paint the flower, I first stamped the base layer in light pink, then applied water all over the inked surface, making sure to stay within the flower outline. Next I stamped the layering images in different colors, and used my brush to blend the colors. Super easy and fun! I used the same technique with the leaves. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment from Many Thanks set, trimmed the watercolor paper to size, and mounted it on a white card base.

This technique was so easy and quick to do, that I went ahead and made a frame art:

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DSC_1028-2Here, the giraffe silhouette from Baby Zoo was stamped in yellow, and fussy cut.   Leaves were then die cut using our Doodle Blooms Die set, in a sweet dot patterned cardstock.  A sentiment banner and little stars (both from Baby Zoo) finish off the card.

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This card features our new Halftone Happy stamp set.  The other day we shared how you can use the halftone image to create an instant gradient.  Here, the outline image was colored in Copic Markers for a different look.  Everything was mounted onto a card base covered in a cute camera patterned paper, along with a 3-D mounted white triangle.

DSC_0626 (2)-2Here, the Fresh Freesia has been stamped then embossed with white embossing powder.  It was then watercolored using a cool technique!  First add a quick wash of color over the bloom and the leaves.  Then, after it has dried a bit, go back and add dots of more watercolor.  Such a unique look!  Since the card is so simple, lines were then scored around the outside edge of the card to frame everything.

DSC_0619 (2)-2No, you are not suffering from déjà vu…the last two cards are ones you have seen already during our sneak peek week- this post will be updated ASAP with new inspiration using these sets!  Here, the steak image from Raise the Steaks has been stamped repeatedly to create a background.  Next, it was stamped onto a separate piece of cardstock using the coordinating layers and adhered to the card with foam tape.  Lastly, a fun (and punny!) sentiment was embossed onto a strip of black cardstock to finish the card!

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For our last card, the floral image from Layered Lily was stamped using our new ink palette.   We love how well the colors coordinate with each other!  The flower stem is from an older set of ours, Painted Poppy.  A sentiment, from the same set, was then stamped in the corner.  For a pop of color, the flower panel was adhered over a bright dot print paper!

It's time to start hopping! Your next stop is Laura Bassen.

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Laura Bassen
May Sukyong Park
Jocelyn Olson
Agnieszka Malyszek
Marika Rahtu
Yana Smakula
Anna Kossakovskaya
Melania Deasy


To celebrate this release, we are giving away we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners. The winners will be announced 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 a $30 gift certificate– so don’t forget to hop along and leave comments. You have until Friday July 31, 11:59pm EST to leave your comments.
You may enter up to two comments on each blog:

The winners will be selected and announced on Saturday August 1.

Good luck and happy hopping!


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Sherry W. July 30, 2015 - 1:52 AM

Altenew has the most beautiful stamps!

Jen B July 30, 2015 - 4:59 AM

The layered lily set is beautiful.

tsurutadesigns July 30, 2015 - 6:23 AM

Lovely Release…wow. Gorgeous cards!!

Milla July 30, 2015 - 10:50 AM

Love the new stamps, what a great release!

Milla July 30, 2015 - 10:51 AM

I like you on Facebook :)

Karen (granny4854) July 30, 2015 - 3:15 PM

Beautiful new stamps!

Lori Prince July 30, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Love the lily set; the detail is phenomenal!

Jean McCurry July 30, 2015 - 5:23 PM

Really do love the Lily stamp set. You have a winner there

duchick July 30, 2015 - 9:33 PM

These are such beautiful stamps! I am so impressed and want to make cards non-stop! Any of the floral stamps would be my favorite choices.

SHERRY July 30, 2015 - 11:44 PM

What an AWESOME release! !!!!

Lynda J July 31, 2015 - 12:11 AM

Absolutely love the layered lily!

Lucy E. July 31, 2015 - 12:26 AM

What gorgeous creations by
an incredibly talented team!
Awesome release!

janellegr July 31, 2015 - 4:58 AM

Amazing stamp sets! I want them all now! :) You are the Queens of multistamping flowers!

Astrid July 31, 2015 - 10:49 AM

Gorgeous images! Lost of lovely things to drool over and hopefully play with!

Lori Smanski July 31, 2015 - 11:21 AM

these are such pretty stamps

Vicki Smith July 31, 2015 - 12:28 PM

You continue to come up with the most unique and beautiful stamps that turn cards into works of art and I thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. I would love to have all of them and I’m working on it!

Cris G. July 31, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Great release. My favorites are the sketched stamps like Garden Grow and also the wonderful Watercolor Wonders… so many possibilities.

Nicki S July 31, 2015 - 5:56 PM

I’ll keep this simple. I LOVE all the flower sets!! And the baby set too. The hibiscus and lily are my fav flower sets. Such a great release and awesome cards to showcase the new stuff!

Nicki S July 31, 2015 - 5:57 PM

I LIKE you on Facebook!

Caren July 31, 2015 - 6:31 PM

All so lovely!

Brenda Gallant July 31, 2015 - 7:47 PM

I LOVE Altenew stamps and the matching dies are a REAL Bonus for sure. Thanks for the chance to win a prize. I would be SO Happy to win .

zohraaffeejee July 31, 2015 - 7:59 PM

Altenew stamps are not only immensely beautiful but also versatile. Your talented designers can imagine really wonderful images that have so many uses and the lucky girls on the team who get to play with them never fail to use each and every set in the most magical ways. You are unique!

Kathy Crosby July 31, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Love the new releases, especially the Garden Grow!!

Sandy Small July 31, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Wow, those cards are so beautiful! I really admire all the creativity!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko July 31, 2015 - 11:51 PM

Love the Fresh Fresia stamp! So pretty! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

littlesavedgirl August 1, 2015 - 6:26 PM

I always look forward to new releases!

Brittney August 2, 2015 - 10:47 PM

Wow!! All of those cards are beautiful. I can’t decide which one I like the best :)

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Adriene Saisslin August 21, 2015 - 4:03 PM

Love all these beautiful stamps!

Adriene Saisslin August 21, 2015 - 4:03 PM

Love all of these beautiful stamps!

Leticia Faries April 11, 2016 - 5:44 PM

Very talented people, I love you blog and will be coming back for sure….Thanks for sharing!!!

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