Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be part of the Altenew April 2018 Blog Hop!
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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.
Additional Giveaway [closed], leave a comment below and I will draw a winner for a $30 Altenew gift certificate by Friday, April 20th for a chance to win. I will announce the winner right on this post-Saturday, April 22nd
Winner: The winner of my giveaway is BEVERLY JORDAN!!! Congratulations!! And thank you, everyone, for your awesome comments 🙂
For this card, I used the new Gradient Stripes for the background, and Distress Oxide Inks. Using a stamp positioner I stamped it once with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide, then flipped it 180 degrees and stamped it again with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide. The butterfly is from Dream Big, I just LOVE how this layer stamp looks when complete- such a beautiful image! To finish off the card I used a few Nuvo Drops.
For this card, I used some Distress Mixed Media Cardstock and had way too much fun ink smooshing and making a watercolor background with Distress Oxide Inks. I used Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, and Spiced Marmalade. I then stamped the “thanks” from Mega Greetings, WOW is this a beautiful script! I cut a strip of cardstock to add “for everything” and then offset it all with some black cardstock. Lastly, I added a few drops of Ranger black Enamel Accents here and there.
For this last card I stamped the new Watercolor Dots on Distress Watercolor Cardstock with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink. I then did a little ink smooshing with regular Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive. Lastly I diecut “hello” from the Mega Hello Die four times and layered them together to get a dimensional sentiment. I offset everything on some yellow cardstock.
I really hope you enjoyed these creations and they inspire you to create something! Next up on the hop is Agnieszka Malyszek
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Altenew Gradient Stripes
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Altenew, Dream Big
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Altenew, Dream Big Die
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Altenew, Mega Greetings
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Altenew, Mega Hello
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Altenew, Watercolor Dots
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress 8.5 X 11 Mixed Media Heavystock
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Set of 12
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Set Of 12 Ranger
Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Lawn Fawn Glue Tube
Tonic MORNING DEW Nuvo Crystal Drops
Ranger, Black Enamel Accents
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun
Fiskars Microtip Scissors
WOW – WONDERFUL cards!
LOVE them ALL, especially your STUNNING butterfly with happy thoughts card!
SO MANY MUST-HAVES on my wishlist … gradient lines & stripes, dots, folksy flowers and MUCH MORE 🙂
So pretty card. Love these strips.
Gorgeous cards! Love that beautiful butterfly and the colors you used!
Gorgeous cards and lovely colors. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love the colour palettes on your fab cards.
I agree, those mega sentiments are WOW indeed… Beautiful cards, and thank you for the inspiration!
Wow.. gorgeous cards Jen. I love your clever use of gradient stripe stamp set.!!
Beautiful inspiration! This is another wonderful release with some lovely sentiment dies and more beautiful layering flowers. Love it!
Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!
Really unique cards–you used colors I wouldn’t normally use together or rather, reach for to stamp with, but I like how it makes me want to stretch!
Gorgeous cards Jen. Altenew has such great designers and wonderful products. Thanks for inspiring us!
Wonderful and inspiring projects. My favorite is your butterfly card. Perfect combination of colors. TFS
Beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!
You KNOw how much I LOVE ❤️ all that inky smooshing!!! Gorgeous colorful cards!!!
those are so nice cards!
Beautiful cards. So bright and colorful.
Totally awesome cards! Love your use of Oxides & the wonderful designs!
😮 Wow!! Your colorful creations are fabulous and inspiring…..I love them all. You are making me rethink my order by showing me what I can do with gorgeous Altenew items and Distress Oxides. Thank You!!!!
Beautiful cards and great techniques! Thanks for the inspiration!
Beautiful work 🙂
Such pretty cards – love your color combos.
Gorgeous, bold cards and am in love with those background stamps!!! Am in LOVE with every card and your choice of bold color combos!!! Gosh, love the new releases!
Your cards are so bright and beautiful, they will be loved by their recipient!
Great cards, love the butterfly card!
Fabulous cards!!! I love the Mega Greetings, Gradient Stripes and Watercolor Dots!!!
Thanks for sharing these lovely card creations! The imaginative backgrounds are so very perfect for the mega stamp sentiments. So many great ideas to try with the new Altenew mega stamps.
Beautiful cards! I love the turning of the gradient stripes stamp to accentuate the two colors you used, a gorgeous look! Thanks for sharing
I am definitely inspired, beautiful cards!!!
I so love the clever ways you all are using the gradient stripe stamp.
inspiring, to say the least! you have mucho talent. thanks for sharing & a chance to win <3
Lovely cards and love the backgrounds!
Your cards are WONDERFUL!!! I have to say my fave is the one with the butterfly, though. I love how well all the elements work together. Simply lovely!
Lovely cards…loving the different looks, thanks for the inspiration.
Love your cards .
Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous cards! Love your big, bold sentiments, fun designs and great backgrounds.
Great vibrant cards…great vibrancy.
Your card is beautiful ! I love the various styles and ideas.
Hi Jenn!!! I absolutely love the bright bold colors you used for both of these cards today! I really love that mega words stamp set and I like how you stepped it up with a super fun inky background. Thanks so much for sharing with us! <3
I love all of your cards, thanks for sharing.
Pretty and colorful cards. My fave is the one with the butterfly and the gradient stripes.
Your cards are awesome!! Love them all.
Beautiful cards! You used my two favorite releases – gradient lines and watercolor dots,
Gorgeous cards!!! I especially love the watercolor dots!!
Love the butterfly card and the colors you used with the watercolor dots, what a lovely stamp set!
I love all your bold cards but the one with the dots is my favorite. I think that set is my favorite from the release. TFS.
Terrific bright and bold cards. I love these new mega dies.
Really love the way you did the stripes on the butterfly background. Fabulous looking!
Beautiful cards and I love the gorgeous colors you used. So pretty. Love the hello die and the polka dots are so pretty!
Love your cards, Jenn!! Your backgrounds are awesome, and that layered butterfly too!!
Your cards are so cool! I really love the new Gradient Stripes stamp set 🙂
I love the ginormous scripty thanks!
I am not a fan of yellow but I LOVE that yellow card!
Stunning cards, Jenn. Love the new Mega Greetings, Dream Big and Gradient Stripes. Your color choices are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.
So much inspiration Jenn – TFS! Love those big sentiments and the watercolor look!
Loved the beautiful color palette chosen by u!!
That little butterfly is just so sweet. I keep saying it but the mega sentiments are awesome! Beautiful cards.
Thanks for the inspiration
Love those mega greetings and your color choices, especially the ink smooshing.
Love the colors you used for your cards. Very pretty and bright. I am in love with the butterfly.
Your backgrounds are blowing me away! Absolutely amazing! The first one is absolutely magical! TFS!
You make it look so easy! And beautiful 🙂 LOVE those big scripty words!
This release ROCKS! It doesn’t get any better than butterflies and gradient stripes!
Love the colors of the watercolor. The font is bold and elegant. Love it. I will have to get the set.
Great cards. And great release as always. Love the word dies.
Love the backgrounds you created! Beautiful!
I love all of the new ideas!
First time to your blog and WOW! All of your cards are spectacular but I especially like the stamped Mega Hello card. Can’t wait to receive mine and have a play. I’ll be back to spend some time cruising your blog after the hop. You have inspired me–Thank you!
Sorry, I meant stamped Mega HELLO.
All of your cards are fantastic Jenn and your backgrounds are simply beautiful! WOW, what great backdrops for these bold sentiments. Well done!
What fun cards! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
I love all the beautiful backgrounds you created.
love love every one of your cards, Jenn – just ordered the gradient stripes and die and am definitely going to give your idea for the stamp by flipping it!
Love, love, love the vibrant colors you used on all three cards! Terrific designs with gorgeous backgrounds!
Gorgeous and inspiring cards!
Wow! Absolutely love all your watercolor cards! Some great techniques to try together. Thanks so much for sharing!
Loved all your cards but especially the way you used the gradient stamp by turning it. thanks for the inspiration!
I’m in love with the new Hello and Thanks dies. They are a great size if you need to make a card in a hurry. Your cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing!
Great work you have done for the background… And I love these fabulous creations!
Thank you for the beautiful cards
Such pretty cards!
I really like your Creative cards!! You rocked them all!! Thanks for sharing!!
Fantastic cards! I love all the backgrounds you created especially the gradient striped one. I like the effect you got by flipping the stamp and inking it in another color. I think the mega words make for some really fun card designs!
I really like your style! Beautiful and fun cards…
Stunning cards! Thank you so much for sharing!
Really beautiful cards. Love that gradient stripe and mega greetings.
Beautiful cards! Love these new images and dies. Fabulous Altenew release, again!
Loving the backgrounds.
Great cards. Love the color combinations you used.
Every one of your background fabulous!
The card with the watercolor dots – OH! how I love it!!
I loved the card you did using gradient stripes and dream big! Thank you for the inspiration!
I love your color choices for all your cards. I’ve got to get my hands on the Squeezed Lemonade Oxide ink. It’s so pretty! I love how striking the black looks on the first two cards!
Love ’em all. It’s amazing to see what each of you does with a pack of cool stamps and dies!
Very pretty designs.
Really like that Gradient Stripes background card you did with fossilized amber and squeezed lemonade distress and how you added the butterfly. That was so pretty! We hardly see yellow cards and I thought this was so nice. Got to try it!
I love the way you flipped the striped background stamp! I love the way it turned out
Jenn, your cards are amazing! I really love how you used that Gradient Stripes background…can’t wait to try it! The background on the Thanks card is so awesome….I love the big Thanks and Hello dies! Those Watercolor Dots with the green big hello is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome creativity with us!!
Adorable cards, Jen
Amazing backgrounds Jenn.
Love the script on the sentiments!
I love both of your cards. Two beautiful backgrounds.
These are gorgeous! Love the colors and always love the messy look of distress inks ♥
Beautiful cards and backgrounds 💛
Beautiful cards Jenn! Love the butterfly card with the stripped background!
Love your beautiful cards. They have such bright colors which create happy and cheerful cards.
All the cards are beautiful but I especially like the “HAPPY” card with the butterfly..
Gorgeous cards. The butterfly from the Dream Big stamp is beautiful. Love your coloring.
What stunning cards!! I love the colors and designs of each one!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
All of your cards are beautiful. I love the ink smooshing!
these cards are so cute. love the dots.
Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful cards! Fantastic color combinations. I especially love the butterfly card, great visual texture.
Beautiful cards! I love those big word dies! Your first card using the butterfly and the ombre background is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!
Your hello card with the fun dots in the background is wonderful! I like the color combinations of your cards. Pretty wonderful.
Great cards. I am looking forward to trying the Gradient Stripes stamps and die myself. Very well done!
I love bright bold colors, so you know I loved your cards in this post! I am definitely going to try out your gradient stripe idea with the distress oxides! Love that look! I’ve also ordered those big word dies…….what a dramatic look on a card! Thanks for your inspiration!
Beautiful work! Love the mega word dies in the new release.
SO cool how you did the stripes! And I am totally wanting to go play with some color after seeing the other two! I just love playing with color that way–and yours turned out so beautiful. Thank you.
awesome cards – love how you have show-cased the stamps and dies
Love the big words dies and your creations are just gorgeous!
Love your cards!! I actually already ordered the mega stamps and dies, the gradient line stamp, and butterfly set! There was so much more I wanted so I’m hoping to win one of the gift cards on the hop!!
Aren’t this big words just fabulous? Great work!!
I’m very impressed by these 3 cards, and also by the way you used the gradiant stamp on the first one ! Well done !!
Gorgeous cards Jenn!! Love the bright colors and the bold die cuts!
Great cards… full of color and pizzazz. Love how you double stamped the gradient stripes on the first card and gave it a totally new blended look.
Love your cards with the big diecuts
Great cards, love the colors you used and how different each is. Thanks for sharing.
Ooh, love your choice of colors and composition!
Amazing how great a card can look with just dots and a huge word. But it works well.
You made a great card with the butterfly. Love the colors you chose. And the smooshed background on the middle card turned out gorgeous.
Gorgeous cards! I love the colour combinations you used!
Such pretty cards. I love the sweet butterflies! Cool watercolor backgrounds with the dots. I also love the mega script word!
Love your cards…especially the ones using the mega dies and stamps!
Love this fun new Altenew trend of large sentiments and more geometric backgrounds. Your cards really show them off.
Outstanding cards! Love the flipping of the gradient stamp in complementary colors!
Sweet cards and an awesome release! That tiny butterfly set packs a punch!!
Love all of these, but your Distress Ink techniques are so stunning!!! That smooshing is perfection!
Those are some great BG’s you created with the new release.
I esp. love the dots! Love the big words!
So many wonderful cards!
Omg! What beautiful cards! TFS! Love Altenew and this new release!
Bold and bright. These are gorgeous!
so many fun and creative greetings cards on this hop. thanks as always for sharing.
WOW! These greetings are SO bold! I absolutely love your Hello card with the watercolor dots…..the colors together are such a great match and the smooshing/distress technique you used looks incredible!
Such gorgeous cards. Thanks so much for sharing…
Gorgeous cards! Thank you for the inspiration!
Looks like you had fun with your inks! Very inspiring!
Gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration.
Live the new water color dots stamp and the card you made with it.
Beautiful cards, love the backgrounds!
Beautiful cards. I just love your Thanks and watercolor dots! Thank you for the inspiration.
I do love those Oxide Inks, I am hooked. Just love the way they turn out. Like the dies and stamps used in these cards. The colours you chose really work. thanks for sharing.
Your cards have an amazing continuity- beautiful eye for color. I am soooo drawn to the watercolor dots stamp set!
Love your art and the big words are cool ty
Gorgeous card. Love the colors and that die.
Wonderful ways to use Altenew gradient stamp and dioxide inks. the versatility of this stamp is amazing.
Okay, it’s official now, I’ve got to have that gradient stripes stamp! Gorgeous cards!
Beautiful cards, love the pretty backgrounds. 🙂
Love oxide inks and the way you used them here. That black pops off the page. Gorgeous!!
The oxide inks brought such a different look to the products. Love them!
Very nice cards!! I love the hello die!!
The backgrounds you made are simply lovely!
These backgrounds are amazing! Mine never seem to turn out. Lol. Thanks for sharing!!
Love your cards. Especially the amazing backgrounds!
Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful cards! 🙂
Super adorable cards. I am loving the big words & dies. ;0)
AWESOME creations! I love your watercolor backgrounds! I am totally loving the Mega words and the Happy Hearts set!
Sending Happy Thoughts – Stunning card…. thanks for sharing your inspiration.
Love your watercolor Thanks card!
Love your bright and beautiful cards, especially the butterfly card. The techniques you’ve used are really effective. Thank you for your inspiration.