Friday, December 8, 2017

{Altenew} December Release Blog Hop + VIDEO + Giveaway


I'm so excited to be joining Altenew for their December 2017 Blog Hop! Altenew is releasing 14 stamp sets, 15 die sets and a mini die cutting machine!! What's on your wish list? I'm here to tell you that you need the die cutting machine, simply because it's the cutest thing ever. Be sure to watch my video to see how tiny it is - it fits in my purse!

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11:59pm EST on Friday, December 15th for a chance to win! The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, December 17th.

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 Friday, December 15th. I will announce my winner here on Saturday, December 16th.



I used the same colour scheme for all three of my release cards to keep everything simple, proving that you can make all your cards in your favourite colours. It's not necessary to have a rainbow of inks. Plus, I made cards for three different occasions, in both masculine and feminine styles. You can do it all with limited supplies!



My first card has a video and it features the Ninja Invasion stamp set and Ninja Invasion Dies, as well as the existing Sketchy Lines Stencil. I share how easy it is to stamp these fun ninjas, plus some tips and tricks for stamping. See how this card comes together here:



My son has a big holiday concert coming up and I thought he would love a card featuring the Ninja Invasion stamp set and Ninja Invasion Dies. I'm currently obsessed with mint right now so I used Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake and Lagoon to stamp three of the six ninjas. I used Peach Perfect for the skin tone on the ninja in the centre, and Sand Dunes and Rocky Shore for the left and right ninjas, respectively. I wanted to vary the skin tones since the ninja colours were different.


For the background, I created an ombre effect by sponging the same three colours through the Sketched Lines Stencil. Then I added pearlescent embossing paste to the right side of the panel.


My second card features the stunning and so-easy-to-use Frosted Garden stamp set and Frosted Garden Dies. No colouring is required with these stamps but you can definitely add colour if you wanted to. 


Initially, I did think about stamping these in white or black and using vibrant watercolours to add pops of colour. In the end, I used a brayer on each floral stamp to create an ombre effect with Mountain MistVolcano Lake and Lagoon.


I originally stamped directly on to the card base to create a true one-layer card but I botched one of the flowers so I decided to re-stamp and die cut to salvage the card. I used the rock-and-roll technique to add embossing ink to the edges of the flowers and leaves, then heat embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder for a gilded look. The card is still clean and simple but with that bit of wow.


My third and final card, featuring the Flower Arrangement stamp set and Flower Arrangement Dies, pulls the cool greys and earth tones from the ninja card and uses them in abundance to balance the mint flowers and also showcases the gorgeous detail of these layering stamps. 


I stamped the flowers as well as the leaves in all three colours, then added gold tinsel embossing in the centres.


The sentiment was stamped first with Lagoon ink and then I used the coordinating die cut of the sentiment to die cut the words from gold glitter cardstock. I adhered the die cut letters slightly off-set so that a shadow of the Lagoon would show.


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!!

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93 comments:

Kris Schleich said...

You have created beautiful samples! Thank you.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such adorable cards!

Lindsey said...

A ninja on a laptop might just be one of the best things ever. :D Such pretty colours, but you're right, they work both for the florals and for the ninjas!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Love that ninja card! Super cute for a little boy.

Wilma said...

I love your choice of colors - so perfect for the new flower arrangement Thank You card.

Karthikha said...

Beautiful creations using lovely colors! :)

Sheila H said...

Live the cards and colors!! The ninjas are so cute, and the flowers are beautiful.

Kristie W. said...

Great color palette for your cards. I like the ninja card best, so fun!

JmB said...

The floral cards are just lovely. And, that ninja is growing on me. My son would love it! Thank you for sharing.

Iris said...

Beautiful floral cards and the ninjas are so cute.

Francine D said...

Love this color combination! Even the ninjas look good in it .. bet they could wear purple too

Tracey McNeely said...

Your cards are all so beautiful Emily, love your colour choices! Cute unboxing video too!

Heather M said...

Gorgeous! Love your color combo!! Your ninja card is adorable!

barbara macaskill said...

Love this color palette! Very refreshing and calming! Your cards are lovely! Even the ninjas look elegant with this palette! TFS!

Kailash said...

Oh the colors are so gorgeous and the card designs look so elegant!!!

I Card Everyone said...

I'm off to watch, but have to say I thought of Mister D when I saw this Ninja ... then my William!
=]

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning cards - love your blues you used - so gentle and serene:)

Daria Z. said...

The color combos you used are fabulous! I love the ninjas in the aqua shades as opposed to black - very fun. Thanks for the look at the mini die cut machine - it is so cute.

Susan Wareham said...

Wonderful Inspiration pieces Love the colors

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful cards!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing..

BeverlyBL said...

Love how you did your ninjas, and your flowers are delicious. Beautiful colors.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Beautiful range of colours chosen, make a great feminine card with the flowers, the Ninjas are divine & will be a set I purchase when released, the quote with being crafty is my favourite also x

Di said...


Beautiful card and beautiful colours, the flowers are gorgeous, love all your cards.
Di

Lisa said...

These are so stunning!! I love the designs and colors!! Those ninjas are so fun and fabulous!!

Deeps said...

Love the soft blue tones. Very nice cards.

Karen H said...

Three beautifully designed cards, three different themes, one color scheme...stunning examples of this new release. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Betty Keefe said...

the frosted garden flowers are certainly taking center stage in this hop and your cards with them is especially lovely in the blues

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Love, love, love the colors you used. I think that Frosted Garden is my favorite!

Denise Kasbohm said...

What beautiful flowered cards. I love your gold glimmer and the embossed petals.

Jenny said...

The ninja card is adorable and your other samples are great.

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS cards Emily!
Your ninja card is AWESOME, your "hello" and "thank you" are DELIGHTS! LOVE the designs and colour GORGEOUS colour palette!
So glad you used the Flower Arrangement set ... it's my favourite :)

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the fun Ninjas, and the flowers are just fabulous... great release!

Geri Stuart said...

Love the cards, release and machine! Great job everyone!

MJ said...

Your cards are all stunning. I love the colors and your technique on the ninja card. Thank you for sharing.

bev p said...

Great color combinations! (I am all about blues and browns in every shade!) And I love that you did it with fun images (ninjas) as well as florals. Great tip too! thank you.

Stir Your Creativity said...

These are awesome creations!

pam carr said...

love your 3 cards all using same ink family, they are all very beautiful

jennifer mitten said...

Love those ninjas and so happy to see you on the hop! Have loved your work for a long time.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

These are great cards with a gorgeous color combo ! margessw@icloud.com

Ruby N said...

adore your set of cards!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous creations! I especially love the Thank You card! Great release!

Carrie said...

I love your cards. That Thank You card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Carol Didier said...

That’s my favorite color scheme, and I know a little ninja who would love it, too! I really NEED the mini Blossom!

Patty said...

LOVE all three of your cards!! Great tip about adhering the 3 ninjas together first in order to pop them up with foam!! Just plain common sense & I would have never thought of it LOL!! I have actually purchased the machine & the ninjas already, but certainly there is a lot more in this release I would love to have!!

suzvit said...

Oh how I love everything about these cards. The color palette is just gorgeous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Terrific and so much fun!

conil said...

Oh my, these ninjas are absolutely terrific. Especially in the color way you chose...and all the layering and detail in the stenciled background. The floral cards and the touches of glittery goodness are exquisite. Just enough shimmer to make them elegant and beautiful.

3kidmama said...

Love the color pallet you've chosen for these cards, It's just stunning - I"m definitely going to use it myself! I adore the playfulness of the ninja stamp set but was stumped thinking how I might use it. Your card is PERFECT! Wow - what a great stop on the blog hope. Great job - thanks for hearing your artwork today!

Patt H. said...

Love those cute Ninjas & the florals are amazing! I want all these sets!

Mary Holshouser said...

The colors are so delicate.
Wonderful cards.
thanks for sharing.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Gorgeous cards!

Nives K said...

Wonderful card! Thank You for the inspiration.

loceanjo said...


Beautiful cards. ESPECIALLY that Thank You card! Thanks for sharing.

Holly said...

I LOVE all of your cards! I love the colors
you used mixed with the embossing so very pretty!

Debbie said...

Nice samples. I love the colors.

pcm said...

Love these! I am partial to the blues :)

Cindaku said...

I love your flower cards! The colors are so pretty.

Tracy A said...

Great cards. I love the color palette.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful color palette for these gorgeous cards! Thanks for the video and tips for super cute ninja stamping with dies. Love the Frosted Garden card, my favorite set of release.

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous cards and I love the blues and grays with the embossing. So pretty!

Marieitis said...

Wow...smashing cards!!!! Love the colour and the gold highlights..fabulous!

Margery C said...

Love your Ninja card. It's always great to have a good boy stamp set.

Helen Kalb said...

I love your videos Emily, so glad you made one for this hop.
The color scheme and your cards are beautiful!

FollowYourArt said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I adore the flower cards but my fave is the one with the embossed edges... I can’t wait to try that technique myself!

Toni C said...

Beautiful cards, I love your colour scheme.

Natalie s said...

As mentioned by so many before me, the colour combination you chose is wonderful! Oh, and that mini die cutting machine - I might have to ask Santa for one!

Judi Szyndrowski said...

Wonderful cards. I did not think I much liked the Ninja set but you made it quite inviting. I am sure your son will love it.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love your floral card. So pretty.

jan metcalf said...

Thank you for sharing your talents with this new release from aLTENEW!

Michelle H said...

Great color scheme and designs.

Stef Perry said...

Love your color palette and how you used it on all 3 cards. Cute one for your son!

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh wow! These are gorgeous! The flowers are especially stunning! I love the colors and the selective embossing!

Stefanie White said...

These are all so great! The flower cards are beautiful and I’m so happy to see the ninjas used! I have boys so they would love a ninja card!

Christine Bell said...

Great colors. My favorite is the Thank You card. TFS

Marcie Lovett said...

I love the gold!

Cheri said...

Love your little ninja card, and your floral card is beautiful!

Cyndi Morris said...

I love those beautiful blue flowers!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the gilded effect you created on your flowers. Fabulous projects. Thanks for the inspiration

D.Ann C said...

I am totally taken with this beautiful color combo!

Debra Rumpza said...

I loved how you showed that we can use limited supplies for a variety of cards... My favorite is definitely the floral one. I love the gold embossing on the edges of the flowers,..

Sindhu said...

Beautiful cards and lovely colors...My favourite is third card ...

Jennifer Glieco said...

So many great products with this new release. Your designs are beautiful!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Oh my gosh! I love your ninja card!! And that thank you card is amazing! I love those colors together and the dimension you gave the flowers

Sue LD said...

Love the colors and the sparkle.

Nandini said...

Very beautiful cards. Love the color scheme. The ninja card is especially adorable!

F. Andre said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing your technique video.

shy324 said...

The frosted garden stamp is my favorite!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wonderful cards! I love the ninjas!

Christine said...

Those colors are great in each card. The flowers are all lovely. The ninjas also look lovely but I'm sure they're still deadly.

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! I like how you stayed within the same colors in all your cards.

sammi said...

Wonderful colors. Love the soft blues.

Kanan Pandya said...

Gorgeous cards, Emily!! Love the color combinations and touch of gold, so so pretty. :-)