Friday, January 27, 2017

{Altenew Video} January Release Blog Hop II + Giveaways


I'm so excited to be joining Altenew for their second January 2017 Blog Hop! Altenew is releasing 18 stamp sets, 18 die sets and 12 inks today!! What's on your wish list? I'm definitely getting the inks. They are hands-down the best on the market.

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog (link in hop list below) by 11:59pm EST on Thursday, February 2nd for a chance to win! The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, February 4th.

I'm also drawing a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate so be sure to leave a comment below by 11:59pm EST on Thursday, February 2nd. I will announce my winner here on Saturday, February 4th.


I have two cards and a video for you today! My first card features the Be Strong and Halftone Circles stamp sets. I immediately fell in love with the sentiments from Be Strong, two of which are featured on this card, but there are so many darling images to love as well.


When I first saw the Halftone Circles stamp set, my mind filled up with so many ideas! This is a truly versatile stamp set. There are two styles of halftones: the version I used on my card diffuses out from the centre and the second diffuses from the top down. With a huge variety of sizes, the possibilities are endless. The largest of the circles would make the perfect focal point for a very clean and simple, graphic style card. Cardmaking has never been so easy!


I used two shades from each set of inks. I used the lightest shade to stamp the halftone circles and used the darker shade to watercolour the cacti. The main sentiment is one shade darker than the secondary sentiment, which is the same colour I used to stamp the cacti.


My second card features the Farmers Market stamp set and I also have a video showing how I shaded the one-layer vegetables and stamped the sentiment across all four vegetables. Here's how my card came together:




I used the rock-and-roll technique and three shades of ink to create dimension on each of the fruits and vegetables. For my finishing touches, I added a cute little silk bow to the stem of the bell pepper and shimmer on the darkest areas of the images.


Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win!


Thanks so much for hopping with us today! Happy shopping!! :D


Sources for Be Strong/Halftone Circles:


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Caroline Elliam said...

The tone on tone effect is gorgeous on this cactus card wow love you work!

Jennifer said...

Love! Such great colors Emily!

~amy~ said...

Emily, these are BOTH fantastic!

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous cards, Emily! I love how you used the halftone circles on the first card!!! And both of the sentiments are wonderful!!!

Earline said...

These cards are so cute.

Cecilia Martin said...

I love this card project. Thanks for sharing a variation of using your Misti. I really love the design of the stamps and your use of colors.

Debra Rumpza said...

Awesome cards!!

Cathy Smith said...

I love how be strong and halftone circles work with each other, very beautiful cards :)

Sunny Chi said...

I love this new release! Also I like your cards.

Anne-Mette said...

You are SO clever Emily!!! That Stampes sentiment across alle the veggies.... Looks great!! And the multi inking too!! Thank you for allways inspiriring me/us <3

Jackie Parkins said...

Gorgeous cards!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Such a beautiful combination of the cacti and Half Tone Circles! Fabulous veggies!

Kleri F said...

Fantastic cards!Really beautifully done!Thank you for the inspiration :)

*Vicki* said...

Wow! These are all really gorgeous designs! I especially love the soft colors and design on that top card! Great way to show off the new release! Thanks for sharing! ;)

Marcia said...

Cute cards!! Who knew I would love vegetables so much. Love what you created with those stamps!! The sentiments are really awesome to pair with those stamps also!

Meghan Greene said...

Awesome cards!!

Nancy Stott said...

Beautiful cards. I especially like the way you used the veggie stamps.

Debbie Selby said...

Colorful is great but so is muted with lotus of white. Lovely.

Phyllis Sinclair said...

Sorry the first thought was of cactus jelly because of the cactus apples on the cactus stamp. The vegetable card is my favorite.

Mary Lobo said...

Love the cards! The vegetables are so cute!

Wendy said...

Love the soft colors on the first card...just beautiful

pcm said...

i love the be strong and the cacti in the windows!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love those veggies!

melanie ly said...

Emily. I love how you can take the most sikple things and make such beautiful and elegant cards.. i wish i had your eye of these things!!! :)

QuilterLaura said...

Very nice cards, ty for sharing.

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE both of your cards! Who knew I would enjoy vegetables soooooo much! lol Nicely done!

Annie Solomon said...

Enjoyed both your cards, though I'm particularly interested in how you used the half-tone circles, as I had no idea what to do with them!

Patty said...

I absolutely LOVE your card! Also the video was so informative! I never thought to shade the stamps with the Misti like you did with different colors! I actually have the Misti and are going to absolutely try that technique! And I LOVE how you stamped your sentiment all across your images..this is awesome looking & I've never tried that either! Your Rock!! Thanks so much for the great ideas!!

Patt H. said...

Very cute cards! Love the design on the first one & those versatile Halftone Circles!

Amy Coose said...

Awesome cards, love those halftone circles stamp!!

Cindy M said...

Fabulous cards, I too am excited for the half tone circles, thanks for sharing your inspiration!

conil said...


Absolutely adore your sentiment treatments on both cards. But especially on the vegetables.

Sandy said...

Your gray card was so unique! Thanks for the chance to win.

Louise said...

Beautiful cards

Anita said...

I love the way those cacti were poking out oh the circles.

Misty Buck said...

Having the MISTI really helped make that sentiment perfect. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

There are too many new sets that I want from this release! All so pretty!

Cyndee Scholet said...

Ha-ha1 The person commenting before me said the same thing that I was going to say - that I liked how the cacti were framed in the circles.

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I love how you stamped the sentiment across the veggies! And the pastel cacti look so sweet! Great cards as always, Emily!

jan metcalf said...

Definitely need those vegetables!!!! So Fun!

cghundley said...

Loving the first
card with the
cut out windows
and the Halftone
Circles!
Carla from Utah

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Great designs for both cards, very nice job Emily!

Lindar C said...

so many fantastic products in this release!

Kathy Thisted said...

Fun cards I especially like the halftone card

Elaine said...

Love your sweet cards!

Hilary said...

Beautiful cards! Those veggies! AWESOME!

Linda Kunsman said...

delightful cards! that first one is so soft and beautiful.

Martha Herrera said...

Such beautiful work!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Liz O. said...

Wonderful designs, love the sentiments! Thanks for the inspiration and video, have a wonderful day Emily!

Paula Wolfe said...

Your cards are awesome! Thanks for sharing a video. It really helps us newbies.

Renee' Chilson said...

I really liked how you used the haft tone circles!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Darling cards - beautifully colored. Thanks!

Spoo said...

I can't wait to try some of these lovely products! :)

Jeanne Beam said...

Nice card and what a great technique!

Linda said...

Great cards all of the vegetables are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Dar said...

Terrific cards! I love how your cacti are popping out of the circles on the card.

Donna Cala said...

Who knew that I loved veggies so much! Great video showing how you stamped the shading and placed the sentiment. Great!

Natalie S. said...

Beauties!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Your cards are fantastic! I'm so happy you could join us for the hop, and I can't wait to check out your video when I have a bit of time later tonight!

Dennice Watts said...

I'll have to do some rock and rolling this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration, loved the farmers' market design! X

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love very much the second card, thanks for the video and the chance to win.

d alessi said...

The sentiment stamping is so cool. Love it.

Barbara said...

Lovely cards. That farmer's market stamp set is so cute and it's fun to see what is created with it!

Jessca Fer said...

I really thought I could go without the halftone circles for a while but that card you made! Just shows that I can't and it has to be on my first round buys.

Chris Handy said...

Lovely cards

Sandra Colebank said...

The veggies are so colorful and unique.

Janet D. said...

Fabulous cards, love the veggies!

Jeanette Ford said...

Beautiful

Lindsey said...

Awesome that you're on the Altenew hop! I love the soft pastel colours for the spiky but cute cacti. The rock and rolling (plus Wink of Stella) adds so much to the produce! It was great to have the video to show how you made the sentiment so perfect.

Dottie Acosta said...

Very nice😊

Brenda Fernandez said...

Beautiful cards, thank for sharing

sunnee63 said...

AGREED! LUV the sentiments. your farmer's market card is terrific!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Super cute cards - thanks for the ideas:)

Susi K. said...

Lovely choice of sentiments for your cards - so inspirational!

I Card Everyone said...

I love it when you do the soft, and serene coloring ... but this time? you had me at Artichoke!!! LOve these veggies ... your design is so awesome!
=]

Lisa Buchanan said...

Love the new designs! I’ve already ordered a couple of them because I’m an instant gratification kinda girl!

Sally Malec said...

Funtastic (fun and fantastic) cards!

Stacy said...

Love those vegetables!!

Suzan D. said...

Great cards. Love your technique for stamping on multiple layers. The final result is striking.

Rowena Miniaci said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love the tutorial! !!

stampwithsandy said...

Great cards, I especially like the fun veggies!

Judy said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

Roz M. said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cards. I love the Halftone Circles set - so clean and modern. Your card really demonstrates the versatility of this set - your soft, subtle background is so beautiful!

Irene Grau said...

Emily, I love how you combined Be Strong and Halftone. So gorgeous!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Cards are lovely but I especially love that veggie card!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards, Emily - loving the new ink colors

maryc1254 said...

Great card design.

Teri W said...

Great cards. Hard to chose a favorite

Annheidel said...

Love those colorful veggies!

Rema said...

Awesome array of cards!

Cindaku said...

Such great sentiments with this new release.

snappy scrappy said...

FAB designs! LOVE your videos!!!

Clare Sutton said...

I love your veggie card! All the colours are lovely together! And the first card is so effective - the halftone circles and be strong sets are my favourites from the new releases!

Ruby keen said...

I love the food card.It is so simple looking but stunning at the same time. I love that you stamped your sentiment over the images. This is something I will have to try.

Abby said...

Fun cards!

SandraA said...

Those Half-tone Circles have jumped to the top of my wish list. They are so simple, yet offer so many options. Thank you for the inspiration.

judy said...

Lovely cards! I love the fruits and vegetables.

Rahmat said...

Pretty cards, love the softness of the first one.

Toni C said...

The fruit and veg look good enough to eat! Love hour you've stamped the sentiment across them, great idea.

DonnaS said...

What an awesome tip for stamping. Love your cards!

Sue LD said...

Fabulous card designs. I like the cactus peeking out of the circles and the colorful veggies.

McStamper said...

Love your wonderful ideas. Be Strong is so pretty.

StampinLouie said...

Awesome technique. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Your cards are so different from each other. Love them both!

Rose said...

Fabulous cards & I love how you stamped the sentiment across the veges with the MISTI!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for explaining the half tone circles - they're in my cart now!!!

Denise said...

Very nice cards, love the succulents - awesome! Thanks, Denise

tjscrappin said...

great cards! I love the farmer's market card, that sentiment with the vegetables is just cute!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful. These are both just fabulous ♥

Elizabeth Bui said...

I love this cards! I've never seen the technique on the veggies card! I will have to try it!

Constance Hildebrand said...

Your veggie card is adoreable! It makes me want to buy the stamp so I can copy it. It's very cheerful and fun. Thank you.

purusty said...

great use of veggies

stephanie said...

Nice cards great tone on tone

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous cards

Hussena said...

Both your cards are so awesome! Love the soft pastel shades on the first one, a really unusual colour combo :) I really like the colour gradient on the images on your second card. Simply fab!!

stamper101 said...

Awesome card designs and coloring!

Di said...

Great cards, love them all.

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Such fun cards!

Sunshine, Smiles, and Cards by Kim Smith said...

I have to work on my rock n roll method these cards are just brilliant!

Shelly said...

Emily, these are FABULOUS! Love them!

Gaylynn said...

Hi Emily. I like the soft colors on the first one and the unique designs today. Lovely showcase.

Suzanne said...

Such fun cards, loving the inspiration from everyone.

Carrie said...

Cute cards!

Diane Bakehouse said...

Two lovely cards. I wondered how you had stamped the sentiment on the second card. I thought you had been very brave...great technique. I love the subtlety of the first card. I hadn't realized there are the two styles of halftones.

Craftyretiredlady said...

My first thought when I saw your cards was WOW! still is wow! Your cards are amazing! I would love to get a card from you!

Martha Harris said...

I really like how the cacti are popping out of the cut circles--quite original.

Trina P. said...

Both so different and yet both are so lovely.

barbara macaskill said...

Spectacular cards! I love the Half Tone Circles set and it is on my wish list! TFS!

Amy from NOLA said...

What crisp and clean designs! Luv those veggies.

Macimbalo said...

Love how you used the new sets, really creative designs!

Susan Powell said...

Wow - what a fantastic card and such a great video too - great tips that I'll definitely put to use with my MISTI.

lainey said...

Love your bright and cheery vegetable card!

Susan Rasmussen said...

I agree with you, the yellow bell pepper is my favorite too. The sunny colors really pop on the card. I've never tried stamping on top of a stack of images like you did. Definitely something I'm going to try. Thank you for the inspiration.

Cheryl I said...

Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for the great video showing how you stamp the sentiment over multiple die cuts. That is so very helpful!

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Wow.. Stunning cards. super loved them..i agree the inks are must have and the best in the market..Thank you so much for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win

Lady Joyful said...

Such pretty cards! Really sweet.

Christy Q said...

I'm loving those halftone circles - they are easily my favorite stamp set of this release! Thank you so much for showing you stamped the sentiment over multiple diecuts. I've never tried it before, but am definitely going to do so now that you've demonstrated it. The MISTI surely makes it so much easier!!

Satori said...

Lovely cards! The cactus card shows great dimension with the curling edges and shadowy lighting.

Helen Budz said...

This card is delightful. Deceptively simple, it incorporates a variety of techniques demonstrated in your video tutorial. I learned so much from it. Thanks for sharing your creativity and experience.

Debbie B said...

Great cards Emily!~ Love the cactus popping out from the little circle window. This is such a great release by Altenew! I just love to start my weekend off with a great blog hop like this one! Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration!

Kim Faucher said...

Loving the versatility of these Farmers Market stamp set

Linda Fornshell said...

Great cards Emily!!! love the new sets...

Maxine Dumser said...

We can all use more veggies! love that card

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute cards!!! Love the sayings!!

LauraJane:) said...

Lovely SOFT inking on your cards.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such great cards!

Sue McRae said...

Sweet cards! Love the softness of the cactus card!

Karen Russell said...

Emily, love what you did with these stamps sets. The cacti are so fun and the farmers market veggies are great!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for making the video demonstrating the multiple stamping process. The veggies are very authentic with your stamping of mutlple colors.

joyfuljan said...

Really like the veggie card! Thanks for doing the video.

Maja said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather DePasquale said...

Love the halftone circles set. Thanks for sharing!

Tami said...

Fabulous cards!! Thx for video too!

Hey Jude Cards said...

Love the way you used the halftones. Cool.

mycraftysmell said...

Love your video! Great tips. Love the new release. Great stamps and the new inks are beautiful.

Anna C said...

Love the cactus card! I really like the pastel look and how the lower cactus is sticking out of the circle!

Janet Newberry said...

I love these cards. It's hard to pick a favorite!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the circle cut outs for your cactus card, and the beautiful colors for the veggies!

Sheila H said...

I like both cards, but I have to say your stamping of the second card was amazing. Thanks for the wonderful video.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love the soothing colors of your first card! Very serene and calming!

Karen Mills said...

Gorgeous cards, so loving the veggies

Barbara Baxter said...

I love your cards and not just because you used my two favorite stamp sets in this release! I love the softness of the first card with the halftone circle stamps. The colors are a nice contrast to the message of strength. The second card I love because of the bold colors. Thank you for including the video with the instructions and colors you used. I like how you stamped the sentiment on the different layers. Thanks for sharing!

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Love your card and technique for stamping the vegetables so they can look brighter also how you stamp the sentiment.

Heather said...

What fun cards!! I really like that vegetable card; so cool!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

Thanks for sharing your fantastic card!

Mary-Anne V said...

I adore the variety of cards you created. I agree the sentiments in the Be Strong set are very inspiring.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the sentiment over the vegis

Greta said...

What cool cards!

happyscrap said...

Very nice. Thank you.

Carolyn Steele said...

Loved your cards but the tips you gave in the video was the highlight for me! Thanks so much for the instruction on stamping a sentiment on layers using the MISTI. It just never occurred to me to do that and it is genius. I also have newfound appreciation for the inks seeing them used like that. Thanks!

Aida said...

I haven't brought myself to purchasing a Altnew product, it's been extremely hard. But I think I have lost this battle after this blog hop! Simply Amazing!

Tracy A said...

I love the card you did with the Be Strong stamp set. The use of softer colors was very different, I love it! Thanks for the video.

Dana M said...

Fabulously fun and playful cards! The halftone circles caught my eye immediately, love them.

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous cards

Jeannean said...

I love your be strong card made with the cactus set!! I didn't notice the halftone circles at first, but I love the subtle interest they add too!

Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

I wasn't sold on the Farmers Market set, but the more I see it, the more I like it!
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

Alaska .Kris said...

That veggie card is so darn cute!

loulou said...

Wonderful cards. While I'm totally hooked on the Altenew flowers I also happy to see some more fun and whimsical stamp sets. Love those be strong cacti.

Tammy J said...

It's so good to see you back. I never will look at food stamps in a certain way again. Thanks for sharing. Love how the card turned out.

Kari V. said...

I am in love with your second card! I was mesmerized by the video and the way you stamped the sentiment on all four of the veggies. I now must have this set! You are so talented.

cassie said...

Awesome card Emily! I forgot about that rock and roll method :)

Colleen Howell said...

Sweet cards

D.Ann C said...

I love the way you used the halftone circles as a background and your lovely veggies!

Bonnie J said...

Fun cards! Thanks for your work.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love that veggie card. Wonderful to get he writing across them all.

Oliev said...

Great cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the subtle background from the halftone elements on the first card and the rock and roll on the second is perfect!

ajpicardi said...

Love both cards! Especially love the gorgeous look of those pastel colors on the first one.

Linda Anderson said...

Love the dimension you got with the first card and the sentiments from the different stamp sets are amazing!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, love how you popped them all up. Great release too.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Love your cards and this new release!!!!

Deb said...

Your card is lovely! I so like the Be Strong kit. You used it fabulously!

SmilynStef said...

I adore those fun veggies

Sandy Small said...

The vegetables on your card look amazingly wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Egret said...

Wow...beautiful color blending and layering.
Thanks for sharing!

patti said...

What lovely cards!!

debbie kalloo said...

love this card!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for details on Halftone circles, now that set is going into my shopping cart too! Love the Farmers Market set too, thanks for video on stamping across the cute die cut images.

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