Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

Hi Lovelies!

I can't believe that it has been SEVEN years Altenew!!! So excited to be joining the Day 3 of the 7th Anniversary Blog Hop!

I am the last stop on today's hop and I hope that you had a chance check out Carol Hintermeier's fabulous projects before heading here. Also, if you did not start the hop at the beignning, be sure to visit Nicole Watt and keep going for all kinds of inspiration!

Don't forget to comment before you leave so that you can be eligible to participate in this unbelievable Giveaway and be sure not to miss the Special Offer! And did I mention the free shipping? More about that later. Enough lecturing from me, let's get to the projects. LOL

Card 1 - Have a FANTASTIC Birthday!

Happy Birthday Altenew!!! I chose a soft and simple color palette to showcase the gorgeous Just Jasmine stamp set. Don't worry, things will get a lot louder with my second card but this limited color palette somehow lets the jasmine just shine.

Just Jasmine is a stamp layering set and I purposely chose this type of set to celebrate Altenew's 7th Anniversary as it was a set much like this that got me started with Altenew years ago.

I fell in love with stamp layering as you could get such magical results without knowing how to color! For me, the hardest thing to do is to chose the colors for the layers, but Altenew figures that out for you if you want to follow the stamp layering guide that comes with the set.

After embossing the outline in gold, I ended up using some of the suggested Crisp Dye Ink colors (Blush and Rouge) for the blossom. Then I switched things up on the leaves (Bamboo and Parrot) and the stem (Morning Frost and Evening Grey) to achieve a soft spring look.

Since I went fussy on the flowers, I wanted a contemporary look for the background with a bit of dimension, so the Diamond Stars 3D embossing folder was perfect for me!

All set to wish Altenew a fantastic birthday!

Card 2 - Congrats!

We are all about celebrating Altenew here and it's truly no hardship for me to do so as Altenew has brought me so much crafting joy throughout the years!

I went for it here with bold and vibrant colors and not much inking. :-) Who needs ink when you can make a field of flowers with the Layered Floral Elements Die Set?

Most of my cards start with figuring out the colors I want to use and I find inspiration in many places. I have a daily calendar showcasing famous artwork and one day shows a gorgeous still-life with flowers in a vase that I decided to experiment with for my adventure with flowers.

I selected an array of colors from the Gradient Cardstock sets and add a few accent colors from my stash and sat down with an episode of one of my favorite shows for a some diecut therapy. LOL

With all my pieces assembled, I was ready to create a little collaged frame. After initially laying it all out on a white piece of cardstock, I thought it look a bit bland (go figure!), and decided to do a little stenciling with the Feeling Dotty stencil in Citrus Burst Crisp Dye Ink.

Let's just say I was pleased with how it turned out!