Friday, August 11, 2017

Altenew Card Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hey Guys!



Welcome to my stop on the Altenew, New Day Card Kit, Blog Hop! 


I'm excited to share three cards I created using this gorgeous kit! Make sure you read about the giveaways and a fun promotion at the bottom of the post!

If you're following along the hop, you should've come from Joni Andaya's blog. Isn't she fabulous?!! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to the Altenew blog here.

All the products I used are listed at the bottom of the post, in the affiliate links.

There is a gorgeous paper pad included in the kit that I just HAD TO USE on my first two cards!

The blue/green background on my card below is designer paper. So pretty! I just stamped and white embossed some floral images from the stamp set that is included in the kit, added the sentiment and some enamel dots and it was done. Very easy and quick!




Yes, that gorgeous watercolor flower in the background of my next card is also designer paper! Isn't it beautiful?! I took the little butterfly and a sentiment, both from the same stamp set used above and stamped them in black ink. Then I just added a strip of black cardstock along the edge and I was finished. Another pretty card, which only took about 5 minutes to create!
 

For my last card, I wanted to play more with the flowers in the stamp set and try a technique I haven't used in ages!



I carefully added Candied Apple and Peeled Paint Distress Inks to the flower and stem areas of the stamp and spritzed it with water before stamping. After all the stamping was done, I spritzed the whole panel again with a bit more water and just let it flow. I love this artsy, watercolor look! And you know I love to color but with solid floral stamps, you don't have that option. So this is a fun technique to try with all those solid image stamps you have!

Now for some important announcements, including giveaways!

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, August 17th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, August 19th.


They're also letting me give away a $30 gift certificate to one lucky winner, here on my blog! Just leave a comment below and I'll randomly choose a winner! I'll announce who the lucky person is in another post on Friday, August 18th! Good luck everyone! 

There's a fun promotion too! 



Receive a free Meadow Flower stamp set when you order the New Day Card Kit, 8/11 through 8/17/2017 at 11:59 PM EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders. Is that awesome, or what?!!

The next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented, Yoonsun!

Thanks for the visit! Go check out this kit! I know you'll love it!

Hugs! ♥






   

119 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the one with stamp resist!

Sharon Mattingly said...

Beautiful cards! Especially the stamp resist!

Riecy said...

I love your cards!

Katie Baird said...

Fabulous cards! Those patterned papers are Gorgeous (with a capital "G"!!). Thanks for a chance to win!

Jeanne said...

Wow! All three cards are just gorgeous! Thanks!

CinnamonSally said...

Your cards are beautiful Barb, I love the last one with the red flowers so pretty.

Katy said...

I am stunned at how you were able to make your cards so quickly. I swear that I am the slowest stamper in the world! On your last card, did you stamp on watercolor paper or regular paper?

lritchie said...

Gorgeous cards, love the water colored flowers!

Lori from Canada

Rebecca Yahrling said...

For me, your card designs are very inspiring as I don't color much at all.
They are all beautiful.

Janet Goshorn said...

Gorgeous cards

Melfina said...

Your cards are awesome! I love your coloring technique on the 3rd card and would really love to try it! Thank you for the inspiration and for the great giveaway!

Lisa Moline said...

Love your cards! Such great papers to work with!

dligon said...

very lovely cards. thanks for the inspiration

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your arty cards - so pretty

Maureen Killen said...

Wonderful examples of what can be made with this fabulous kit.
Maureen x

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful

Kanan Pandya said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb. Love how you have used this fabulous kit for your pretty cards. :-)

Michele K. Henderson said...

All of your flowers look so pretty on these amazing cards! I love the bright color of those red flowers! They look hand painted and so unique!
Take Care!
Michele

Becky Flammang said...

Love this card kit!

Kailash said...

Beautiful designs and that watercolored card is simply fabulous!!!

abhoneyab said...

Beautiful cards, I love the negative effect.

Super Stick Chick said...

Gorgeous cards. Love your CAS design and the watercolor stamping technique.

Joy Meadows said...

HI, Barb! I love all three of your cards so much. The last one is so fun with the spritzing of the water over the distress oxide inks.

Desiree Stewart-Jordan said...

So pretty! Love the watercolor effects!

Kim Kampman said...

Love all of your beautiful cards. The lasthma one is my favorite.

Heather Bellino said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for the giveaway

Kristine said...

I LOVE this card kit and am so glad I ordered it when it was first released! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!

Janeen said...

the black butterfly on that pretty rose is so striking.

Betty Keefe said...

think i MUST have this kit - and love love how you've used it, Barb!!!!

blaze said...

Such lovely inspiration!

Nana Griffin said...

All three are so lovely. Cool how you stamped the flower onto pattern paper.

barbara macaskill said...

Wow!. The designer papers in this kit are lovely! It just makes me wish even more that I could afford it! Thanks to a long month of ICU stays, emergency room visits and lots of new medications taking my budget down this month it just isn't possible! I will keep it on my wishlist and maybe Santa will bring it to me! TFS!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. You are right that pattern paper is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing....

Pat said...

Three delightful cards Barbara, and love the white embossed flower over the first pretty background and then the beautiful rose background with the added black stripe, butterfly and sentiment which show it off perfectly, and the third with the wonderful stamped flowers spritzed to give that great watercolour effect simple gorgeous. x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous cards!

3kidmama said...

Love your cards today. Thanks for the gorgeous reminder of how to watercolor with the lovely solid stamps in this kit!

Ann K said...

All three cards are so pretty - I especially love the simplicity of the first one. Gorgeous.

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards!!

Barbara Rokke said...

Very pretty!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Wow !! What a job with these watercolors ! The last one even looks like dry pastels (sorry for my bad English hopefully you'll understand what I mean...) ! Congratulations!!

Kristine Boydstun said...

Love the water color card. Beautiful effect!

Ruth B said...

i bought the kit, the cards all look so lovely

Janelle said...

These are So Pretty! I'm inspired to try watercoloring technique with the solid flower stamps.

dbjhudson said...

I am loving this card kit more and more. Your cards today are delightful! Love the spritzing with Distress and the rose paper.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Such beautiful cards ! 💕

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

These are all beautiful. Love the white embossing on the patterned paper. Thanks!

Lee Newton said...

They have lovely patterned papers but your spritz watercolor was fabulous!

Christine Bell said...

I'm also in love with the printed papers of this kit. But I love what you did on the third card and can't wait to try it. I love hops. The giveaways are great, but the best is finding so many new talented people along the way. TFS😊

ciloma said...

I am always amazed at the creativity that is displayed. That first card I was sure you inked the background. Lovely papers in this kit. That watercolor rose is stunning. The red flowers are my fave. I love the look. (Mine never ever turn out...)

Kleri F said...

Lovely designs!These patterned papers are gorgeous!Thank you for sharing :)

Ruth said...

Your cards are always gorgeous. I love this kit.

Barbara said...

This is a beautiful card kit. The paper is particularly lovely and I particularly like your spritzed flowers.

Chris Handy said...

Beautiful card kit, love the papers

Angela said...

The patterned paper in this kit is gorgeous! I thought you had made the paper on the first card! It is so pretty and looks wonderful with the stamped flowers added to it in white! The other cards are also very pretty! You did a fabulous job showing it off!!

Lisa Ainscough said...

Just love your cards, fun and unique.
Cheers
Lisa

Carolyn Steele said...

Your cards are all beautiful. It's hard to believe how easy the first 2 were - with such lovely results. And I especially love the artsy results you achieved with your last card. The red remained vibrant but is so cool. Thanks!

snappy scrappy said...

All 3 are gorgeous!!

Susie said...

Honestly Barb, you're so good with those Zig Clean Color Brushes I thought you had created the rose yourself - yes, that's how talented I think you are. All three cards are terrific. We all lead busy lives so being able to have these beautiful background paper is real value added.

Teresa Doyle said...

Barb, your cards are gorgeous (as is this entire kit!) I have to say your cards have def. inspired me to take another look at my pretty paper stash.

Lindi Phillips said...

Thtee beautiful cards seeing everyone's cards from the one card kit is amazing.. Thankyou gor sharing your fantastic talent iso inspiring.🌸🌻

Patt H. said...

Love these gorgeous cards! I really want that patterned paper pack! Thanks for sharing the technique for your watercolor card. Now I just need the kit so I can Case that one! :)

bonnie said...

I love all the cards, but the watercolor one is my favorite.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the watercolor patterned paper too! Your stamped and water spritzed card is so beautiful!

Stef Perry said...

All three cards are so beautiful in their own way. So very gorgeous!!

Maryam said...

Lovely cards as your usual Barb.. love the red ones more but they are all gorgeous.. thanks

Multiplicity Crafts said...

Wow... fab cards! Love seeing your creations on IG also! :)

Rania K. said...

Love the simplicity and the elegance of your cards! TFS!

Regine said...

Love your cards, so simple but so georgous!

Phi said...

Your last cards is absolutely stunning. Love it! I have never tried that technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

Denys del Carmen Zerpa Trejo said...

Súper hermosas las tarjetas, llenas de color. Saludos desde Venezuela

Hussena said...

Gorgeous cards !! I love the stunning way you have used the pattern paper in your second card ..thank you for the amazing inspiration !!

HJ said...

Beautiful cards, Barb. Love your creativity. Enjoy your day!

Henriëtte said...

Beautiful cards, I love the first one, clean and simple for al occasions. Thanks for sharing your work.

~amy~ said...

Barb, your cards are beautiful!

Peggy Mallon said...

Beautiful coloring!

Teri Smith said...

This is a great kit! The papers are beautiful & the cards you made are just gorgeous. I especially love the technique on the third one. I adore watercoloring.

stephanie said...

All beautiful card esp. like the resist card

Tracy A said...

Lovely cards. I especially love the last one. I haven't seen that technique before, the results were wonderful.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely kit and beautiful cards Barb. The designer paper is so pretty on your second card!

Karthikha said...

Fantastic cards! I'm in love with the last one! Thank you for sharing the technique :)

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous cards--this pattern paper is amazing! What a fun kit.

Elizabeth said...

I love the papers in this kit. And you used them beautifully. I especially loved the first one. It just came out so pretty. Thank you for sharing and inspiring :-)

Nenz said...

Love the cards. Beautiful. Thank for the chance to win.

Hannah Means said...

Nice cards! Great kit! How about that rose!!!

Þórunn said...

Wow I love your cards!

Francine D said...

Very lovely kit release

Kathy said...

This kit makes cardmaking so easy! And love the colors and patterns in the papers! You aced using the flower stamp!

Kendra H said...

Great cards! thanks for sharing :)

Stefanie White said...

As usual your cards are beautiful! I really want to try that "watercolor" stamping as well, my fear is that it will drip when you flip the stamp over to do the stamping. Anyhoo, awesome cards and inspiration!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful floral cards.

Heather said...

These are all so beautiful!! The papers in this set are so gorgeous! Love your "water color" technique; it definitely gives a fun, artsy touch!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

How very pretty! I love the embossing on here!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS kit and WONDERFUL cards!
LOVE the patterned papers, LOVE the colours and LOVE the designs of each one!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards... each one is a delight! The first one with the flowers embossed in white is fabulous! So many possibilities with this card kit!

Joan Howard said...

Barb, I simply love your cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning cards Barb. Love the watercoloured look with the last card. It is incredible

Jean said...

Such beautiful cards from such a beautiful kit!

Megan said...

Love how the watercolor stamping one turned out!

Beth Merrill said...

The designers on this blog hop are knocking it out of the park with the way they are using the beautiful patterned paper in this kit. And your watercolor stamping is also a home run!

Viki Banaszak said...

Absolutely lovely! I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried.

Marcie Lovett said...

Love the patterned papers and your distress technique.

amee said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Ooo that card with the watercolor flowers! Fantastic!

helenbrendan said...

Your cards are just beautiful. The pattern papers are so gorgeous they require very little to make a beautiful card. The watercolor flowers are lovely, too.

Debra said...

Beautiful kit. I love the vibrant colors you used in the designs.

mandalj said...

You've really shown off the beauty of this kit with your cards!

April Stenger said...

The last card is my favorite. The motion created with the subtle spritz of water is eye catching!

Kawaii~Saru said...

Gorgeous cards, my favorite is the third one! I love the watercolor look of the flowers 🌺

Angie Wylie said...

I love your cards! The emboss resist is my favorite! It looks so pretty against that blue and gree background.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the technique you used on your last card. The outcome is so pretty. TFS

Miriam Prantner said...

These papers are so pretty! Love how they do a lot of the work for you!

stu said...

Gorgeous cards Barb! Admire your work so much xx (alilovescardmaking)

Kristen Osborne said...

I love the "thinking of you card. The flower is such a pretty pink.

Meghan Peterson said...

I love all the ways you used the stamp with the papers! Such beautiful cards!

Liz O. said...

WOW! Barb you did a wonderful job with all your cards ♥️ I especially love the last one and the artsy watercolor effect you created! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah M said...

Love the colors and simplicity of the first card. All of the cards are gorgeous!

Judie said...

Awesome cards! The last one is gorgeous!

jan metcalf said...

Loved your quick take on using the patterned papers, your cards are beautiful!

koi seo said...

You've really shown off the beauty of this kit with your cards!


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