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Altenew | July Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY!

July 18, 2023

Altenew | July Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY!

July 18, 2023

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to the Altenew July 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Blog Hop! Come hop along with us for a chance to win 1 of 5 $40 Altnew gift certificates! Also, 1 lucky winner will be randomly chosen from the Altenew Blog to win a $100 Altenew gift card as well!

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My project today features the gorgeous new Stargazer Lily Layering Die Set. This set comes with easy step-by-step instructions on the back of the packaging, making it simple to create your own layered flowers. You can use solid colored card stock if you like. I ended up die cutting all of my pieces from some Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and lightly blending the inner edges of each piece with some Altenew Ink in order to add some shading and contrast. I used some Altenew Pink Diamond and Rubellite Inks to shade my floral pieces.

To create my background, I masked off a rectangular area on a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and blended it with Pinkalicious, Pink Diamond, Rubellite and Redwood Inks. I started with my darkest color at the bottom of my rectangle and worked my way toward the top using my lightest color last.

For my leaves, I die cut them from some green card stock and lightly shaded the edges of each with some Eucalyptus Ink. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and added my flowers with some 3D foam adhesive squares to give my flowers some dimension.


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $40 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/24/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 6 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/26/2023.

*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.


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Thank you for dropping by! I hope you enjoyed my card today! Wishing you a very lovely day!

  • amy tsuruta July 18, 2023 at 9:05 AM

    Rachel, this is stunning.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns July 18, 2023 at 9:11 AM

      Thank you so very much, Amy! Hope you have an amazing day! ❤️

  • Meghan Kennihan July 18, 2023 at 9:08 AM

    I LOVE the pink! Gorgeous background and colors!

  • Barbara Campbell July 18, 2023 at 9:18 AM

    So eye catching, you have created an amazing card. I love the colors.

  • Donna L Walls July 18, 2023 at 10:20 AM

    Oh My, Rachel this is absolutely stunning. This set is my fav and you’ve created such an inspirational card.

  • Carrie Sheridan July 18, 2023 at 1:22 PM

    Wow! Those gold centers for the lilies really add an elegant touch to your gorgeous flowers! And your ink-blended background is stunning!

  • Cindy C. July 18, 2023 at 2:28 PM

    Your card looks marvelous!!

  • Ann H July 18, 2023 at 3:58 PM

    Gorgeous card, I love it!

  • Samantha Pfrimmer July 18, 2023 at 4:36 PM

    This card is so unbelievably stunning!

  • Deborah Hellman July 18, 2023 at 5:56 PM

    Absolutely stunning 😍

  • C Sterling July 18, 2023 at 8:36 PM

    Love, love love! The fade from dark to light is everything!

  • Jeanne Rice July 18, 2023 at 9:20 PM

    Great card. Love the pink shading.

  • Marisela Delgado July 18, 2023 at 9:33 PM

    Hi, Rachel! Hot enough for you? I’m down the road in San Antonio. 🔥🔥🔥 Anyway, keep cool.
    My favorite color is purple, but, girl, I have been having an affair with hot pink. Your card and that hot pink is gorgeous!

  • Nandini Karmarkar July 18, 2023 at 10:41 PM

    Beautiful card!

  • Tammy Henry July 19, 2023 at 12:25 AM

    Gorgeous cards😍

  • Sadia Ashraf July 19, 2023 at 1:10 AM

    Oh my that’s a Super stunning lily card. I love those splatters.

  • Debbie Frank July 19, 2023 at 3:11 AM

    Wow! The stargazer lily is a stunner! So happy it’s on my way!

  • Bets Greene July 19, 2023 at 4:54 AM

    This is stunning! Love your color choices. Our Tiger Lillies are all in full bloom right now. Your cards are always amazing💜💜💜

  • Jeanne July 19, 2023 at 7:44 AM

    Gorgeous flower and card, Rachel. Love how you created the background and the inking on the flower is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Stacey Kowbel July 19, 2023 at 10:28 AM

    Gorgeous card! I love how you used the stargazer colour for the background too!

  • Lauryne Cunningham July 19, 2023 at 11:23 AM

    Wow! Your card is stunning! I love the ink blending and added details! The lilies look so real!

  • Terrie D. (StarSpry) July 19, 2023 at 6:44 PM

    Your card is so beautiful! I just love the lilies 🙂

  • Patricia A Wood July 20, 2023 at 10:35 AM

    Love the pink shades.

  • Dee Earnshaw July 20, 2023 at 12:54 PM

    love this pretty cards – the splatters are perfect!

  • Cyndi Morris July 20, 2023 at 3:29 PM

    Wow! That card is absolutely gorgeous. I adore that beautiful Craft-a-Flower Stargazer Lily!

  • Dorothy Ayotte July 20, 2023 at 7:38 PM

    That is such a lovely card. Yummy pink! I think lilies look so good dressed in pink!

  • Denise Bryant July 21, 2023 at 12:58 AM

    Wow…. those lilies are gorgeous! Love the colors and dimension! Fabulous card!

  • Sharon Gullikson July 21, 2023 at 12:09 PM

    The light to dark looks soooo pretty. I really love the look

  • Jeanne Beam July 22, 2023 at 3:01 PM

    Beautiful card! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

  • Karen July 23, 2023 at 5:49 PM

    This is absolutely stunning!

  • Ms. Tamp July 24, 2023 at 12:51 PM

    Beautiful color and blend for the flowers. I like the arrangement.

  • Vita T July 24, 2023 at 6:21 PM

    So eye catching! Just stunning!

  • Sue D July 24, 2023 at 9:41 PM

    Gorgeous with these colors.

  • Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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