September 2023 Stamps, Dies, Stencils, & More Release Video Hop + Giveaways ($300 in Total Prizes) | So ‘Mush’ Fun Creating Whimsy Backgrounds

by Lydia Evans

September 2023 Release Video Hop NewsletterWelcome, crafty friends! Join us for the September 2023 Stamps, Dies, Stencils, & More Release Video Hop, featuring incredible crafters like Bridget Casey, Jaycee Gaspar, Jennifer Leonard, Mindy Eggen, and more. With this video hop, let's embark on a creative journey filled with inspiration and fun!

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September 2023 Stamps, Dies, Stencils, & More Release

Step into a world of boundless possibilities as you explore this glowing release of easy-to-use, versatile products! Inspired by all things that shine – both literally and figuratively – this collection of stamps, dies, hot foil plates, and more will add that special touch to your projects. Shining crystals, a dazzling diamond, an enchanted mirror, and other unique designs are sure to make your crafting projects bejeweled like never before!

Today, I'll share how I had so ‘mush' fun creating a whimsy background.

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I must say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this turned out. I started by creating the images from the Mushroom Garden Stencil Set. I used a mix of colors for all of the images.

For the mushroom caps, I used BlushRougeCrimsonJadeand Eucalyptus Inks; for the stems, I used Pink SandDusty Rose, and Toasted Mauve Inks; and for the leaves, I used Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades Inks.

I show which inks I use on each part in the video below. Once I had colored the images, I then replaced the stencils (1-3) into place over the inked images and inked over them using Embossing Ink and then heat set using Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. I did each stencil in turn before moving on to the next. For the 4th stencil, I changed it up a little bit- instead of the heat setting with Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, I heat set with Rose Gold Embossing Powder—the details look great in gold! And it ties in the hot foiled sentiment.

Video HopOnce all the images were heat set, I added a dark background using Cloudy SkyNimbusand Dark Night Inks. For the sentiments, I used Essential Sentiments Hot Foil Plate. These were foiled using Rose Gold Hot Foil Roll before being die-cut using the coordinating die.

20230802 132217 1To see how this card came together, please watch the video below, or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Want more design inspirations? Get inspired by these additional designs coming from other card designers:

September 2023 Release Projects Collage

SHOP CTA BUTTONSome of these incredible card projects were created by our designers and guest designers as part of our upcoming blog hop and Instagram hop! Come back on tomorrow (August 31st, 2023) to see more card ideas in our blog hop, and check out our Instagram page for the Instagram hop on September 1st, 2023!

September 2023 Release Blog Hop Giveaway

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 grand prize winner and a $50 gift certificates to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew video and/or each designer’s YouTube video on the hop list by 09/05/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 5 random winners and announce them on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/07/2023.

***IMPORTANT! Please leave a comment on each video on the hop list below – NOT on this post – to be entered into the giveaway. 

Video Hop List

Here's the list of all the amazing designers joining today's subscription release video hop. Make sure you drop by each stop and leave them lots of love!

Which product/s caught your eye in this month's new release? Are you excited to try our new ensembles? Comment below! Thanks for stopping by!


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Lori Jane Servies August 30, 2023 - 9:46 AM

Love the new September release! Love the mushrooms and the star hot foiling plate!

Cindy C. August 30, 2023 - 3:45 PM

Altenew you did it again, this release are both beautiful and playful!! My wish list is getting longer and longer!

Michele F August 30, 2023 - 4:48 PM

Did I just find the perfect substitute for my favorite discontinued frame die?? I think so!
Lydia, I just love your darling card with all the varieties of mushrooms I love!

Denise Bryant August 30, 2023 - 8:56 PM

Lots of great card and journal ideas! I’m loving those mushrooms!


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