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Altenew | August 2023 Stamps, Dies, Stencil and More Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

August 7, 2023

Altenew | August 2023 Stamps, Dies, Stencil and More Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

August 7, 2023

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to the Altenew August 2023 Release Blog Hop! Come hop along with us for some amazing inspiration showcasing this new release as well as a chance to win $300 in total prizes!

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I have three cards to share with you today featuring products from this gorgeous new release. My first card showcases the new Wood Cookie Die Set combined with the Rainforest Leaves Die Set. I absolutely LOVE the ladybugs in the Wood Cookie Set. They add so much interest to the wooden circle slice.

I used Altenew’s Frosted Foliage Inks to stamp my leaves from the Rainforest Leaves Set as well as a variety of Altenew card stock colors for my wood cookie. To add some depth to my ladybugs, I added another layer of wings that I had die cut from some heavy duty vellum. I then folded the wings upward and attached them to the back of the ladybug to look like it was ready to take off or had just landed.

I also added some more texture to my card by spattering the wood cookie with some diluted Copic Opaque White Paint prior to adhering the piece to my card. I also added some diluted black watercolor in spatters to my card base before I attached my die cuts to the front of my card.

For my second project, I created a tropical-themed card featuring both the new Caribbean Dreams Die Set along with the Caribbean Life Layering Stencil Set.

For my background sky, I lightly blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. I used the Altenew Cerulean Skies Ink Set to created my ocean as well as some Cloud White Pigment Ink (which is absolutely amazing!).

I die cut my seagulls from some light gray card stock and then lightly blended their wings with some Industrial Diamond Ink from the Rock Collection Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set.

For my last project, I used the new Cupped Flowers Layering Stamp Set and coordinating dies. For their colors, I used inks from both the Glacier Caves and Green Meadows Mini Ink Cube Sets.

I used the same blue inks to lightly blend some color to my background and stamped my sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Lastly, I added some enamel dots from the Glacier Caves Enamel Dots.


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$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 08/13/2023 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 08/15/2023.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today! I hope you enjoyed my projects!

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

  • Maureen Reiss August 7, 2023 at 9:48 AM

    Wow!!! Amazing cards!!! As I scrolled they just got more Beautiful!!

  • Samantha Pfrimmer August 7, 2023 at 10:29 AM

    Every card is just amazing, and I really adore your blue flower card.

  • Migdalia Rodriguez August 7, 2023 at 11:15 AM

    I absolutely love ALL of your beautiful cards!! I love the blue flower and cute lady bug too!

  • Pam Boedeker August 7, 2023 at 12:35 PM

    I am especially happy with the new set of leaves. I love what you did with the wood cookie.

  • Meghan Kennihan August 7, 2023 at 3:01 PM

    Gorgeous cards! I LOVE your inky backgrounds and darling little ladybugs!

  • Deborah Hellman August 7, 2023 at 3:53 PM

    Wonderful cards ♥️

  • Teresa Rogers August 7, 2023 at 6:40 PM

    Amazing cards! I am so drawn to the blues in your floral and sailboat cards.

  • Marisela Delgado August 7, 2023 at 6:45 PM

    Such pretty cards!

  • Natalie Godfrey August 7, 2023 at 7:49 PM

    Beautiful cards! Loving the lady bugs!

  • Linda Barrett August 7, 2023 at 7:58 PM

    I got new ideas from your cards. Love the ladybug wings!

  • Ann H August 7, 2023 at 8:23 PM

    Great cards! Love your color choices.

  • Melissa Leftrick August 7, 2023 at 9:40 PM

    Beautiful cards! Love the beach scene

  • Traci Maia Starkweather August 7, 2023 at 10:42 PM

    I really like your cards! The cupped flower card is my absolute favorite! Those colors are magical! I would love to be sitting in your boat card right now. I am going to try your color combo first thing tomorrow morning! Thanks for this hop!

  • Daniela P. August 8, 2023 at 2:36 AM

    Your last two cards are so beautiful

  • Audja August 8, 2023 at 9:01 AM

    Your cupped flowers card is my favorite! Fun blog hop!

  • Cindy C. August 8, 2023 at 10:07 AM

    Gorgeous projects!! Thanks for the inspirations.

  • Anne Sturgeon August 8, 2023 at 10:40 AM

    Oh Rachel this new release is just so wonderful. I love those ladybugs too. That card with the sailboat is just too yummy. There is such peace in watching those boats bob up and down on the water. Great job and TFS

  • Laurie Black August 8, 2023 at 2:13 PM

    Fabulous cards! The dimensional ladybug is adorable!

  • Sadia Ashraf August 8, 2023 at 3:38 PM

    I must say your cards are stunning! And I love how you showcased every cards with great photography!

  • Char August 8, 2023 at 4:40 PM

    Your cards are beautiful, and the one with the sailboat is perfect for a friend. Love your color choices.

  • Lori Spitzer August 8, 2023 at 9:20 PM

    Hi, Rachel – I think it’s a universal truth that you cannot create a bad card. All of these are stunning and really present Altenew’s products SUPER WELL. Thanks to Altenew for the chance to win. I ordered a small amt from this awesome release but I could not go crazy like I wanted to. Glad I ordered the products for your sailboat card. It’s a knockout.
    Lori S in PA

  • Leigh Ann Freeman August 8, 2023 at 9:22 PM

    So, so pretty! Love the color combos!

  • Dawn T August 9, 2023 at 12:32 AM

    Stunning cards Rachel. Love the added texture on your ladybirds. Your water scene is just amazing and love the floral card. Such a cool colour combo

  • Denise Bryant August 9, 2023 at 1:51 AM

    Beautiful cards! My favorite is the ocean scene! Makes me yearn for the central coast of CA where I lived for many years! Love the cards with the Wood Cookie die and ladybugs, and the lovely flowers too!

  • JONI52 August 9, 2023 at 5:36 AM

    Beautiful collection of cards!

  • Amy Cooley August 9, 2023 at 7:38 AM

    Beautiful cards! I really love the cut of wood. It’s unique and perfect for fall.

  • Jeanne Rice August 9, 2023 at 12:41 PM

    Great cards! I love the sail boat card. You colored the ocean beautifully

  • Sherri K August 9, 2023 at 1:23 PM

    Pretty cards. Love the colors on the flower card.

  • Vera Yates August 9, 2023 at 4:50 PM

    Fantastic cards, Rachel. You showcase the sets beautifully.

  • Debbie Frank August 9, 2023 at 6:13 PM

    Wow! Great cards, all are fabulous! The seagulls with the ink blending is sooo good!

  • Andre M. August 9, 2023 at 9:52 PM

    Lovely cards with these goodies, the sailing card is my fave of all.

  • Lucy E. August 10, 2023 at 5:27 AM

    Each card is so full of details-what a fabulous display of the new release! I love the ladybugs on the wood cookie and the sailboat scene!

  • Stacey Kowbel August 10, 2023 at 3:32 PM

    Such gorgeous cards! I really love the last card – the colours and inking are beautiful!

  • Tricia H. August 10, 2023 at 6:50 PM

    These are all really inspiring but I like the sentiment “You Got This” the most. Thank you!

  • Lauryne Cunningham August 11, 2023 at 4:08 PM

    Wow! Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I love the the rustic look of the wood cookie design!

  • Ms. Tamp August 11, 2023 at 11:13 PM

    Great design shares. I like you you’ve colored the birds.

  • S. M. August 12, 2023 at 12:31 AM

    Beautiful cards!! I’m especially drawn to your boat scene – so calming and serene!!

  • Nora Noll August 12, 2023 at 3:14 PM

    Beautiful cards!! I love the boat but also like the wood pattern too. It is going to be hard not to buy anything right now. There is so much I want!!

  • 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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