Thursday, November 14, 2019

{Altenew} November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


I'm thrilled to be joining Altenew for the November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop! I was super excited to create with their first cardstock release. These sets coordinate with their first ink release and the cardstock is sized at 3" x 6" to fit perfectly in Altenew's Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine. The small size makes Altenew's cardstock affordable to try and easy to work with.



My first card features Red Cosmos, Summer Afternoon and Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock with the Garden Picks 3D Die Set and sentiments from Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus.


First, I cut 1/4" strips of Red Cosmos Gradient Cardstock and used one of the MISTI Creative Corners to line up the strips on an angle. I adhered them with liquid glue and trimmed off the overhanging pieces. Then I assembled all the die cut layers for the Garden Picks 3D Die Set.


Before adhering the die cut flowers, I placed the panel in my MISTI stamping tool and stamped the two part sentiment in Permanent Black and Grapevine.



As I was adhering the assembled florals to the panel with glue dots, I die cut white "shadows" to place behind the flowers so they wouldn't blend into the coordinating diagonal strips.



To create my second card, I first used the Sketched Lines Stencil to dry emboss a pattern on the panel. Then I stamped florals from Frosted Garden using Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake inks.


I partially die cut the inside portions of the florals and applied foam tape to those portions so they would pop up after the panel was adhered to the card base.


Next, I heat embossed the sentiment from Halftone Circles, three times on two shades of Sea Shore Gradient Cardstock and die cut them using the coordinating Halftone Circles Dies.


My third card was so much fun to make. I used the Cherry Blossom Gradient Cardstock to cut letters from the Simple Alpha Dies and adhered them to fun foam.


Then I used Cherry Blossom Oval Inks and life changing blending brushes to create the background.


Again, using the Cherry Blossom Oval Inks, I stamped the foxes and balloons from Hug Me. Before adhering any of the pieces to the panel, I moved all the elements around to gauge their final positions.


There was a lot of maneuvering to get all these pieces just right! With the help of a design ruler, I was able to position the letters perfectly - or at least near-perfectly. ;) I just love how these Cherry Blossom Gradient Cardstock colours look with the coordinating Cherry Blossom Oval Inks.


My last card for this release hop features the Layered Floral Elements Dies and a sentiment from Floral Arrangement Dies, cut from Shades of Purple, Summer Afternoon and Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock.


It was so much fun die cutting all of these beautiful pieces using the Layered Floral Elements Dies from so many shades of gradient cardstock.


I used a combination of liquid glue and glue dots to create the clusters and adhere all the pieces to each other and to the panel.


I stacked some of the glue dots two and three high to create texture and visual interest. To finish, I adhered the die cut sentiment from Floral Arrangement Dies, trimmed off the overhanging pieces and attached the panel to the card base.



PRIZES:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/20/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/23/2019.


Thanks so much for hopping along with us! Supplies:

50 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I'm really excited about the Gradient Cardstock! I have trouble coordinating colors, so this is a perfect solution! Great for layering and die cutting!

jeannieob said...

Lovely cards! and love the idea of the gradient card stock!

Nox said...

Gorgeous cards - I especially love the complementary diagonal stripes you added behind the flowers of your first card - fabulous graphic accent!

Wanda R. said...

I love your cards. Especially the Hello one. So many uses for the gradient card stock!!

Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful design on each card, so different, love the colour choices.
Faith

Daphni Ames said...

Great use of the colors and showing us a variety of ways to use the paper!

Missy said...

I love all your cards, but that first one - I love the bright colors...and SO creative basically making your own patterned background from the strips of cardstock! I'd never think of that, but now I want to try it!

Kimberly said...

That thank you card is da bomb!!! I am especially loving everyone's use of the Sea Shore pack and you are no exception.

Nandini said...

Wow! I love the amazing inspiration! The new paper packs look terrific. I recently bought some 3D dies and these are perfect with them!

Lisa K said...

These cards are so lovely! The new papers look so fun.

RobiW said...

So beautiful! Love the colors and the designs. Thanks for sharing.

I Card Everyone said...

Emily I'm thrilled beyond words to see a post in my inbox! Gorgeous creations - as always! I love that Altenew has created a collection of papers to match those inks I love so much!
I'm in love with this first creation - but thanks, too, for reminding me to use those stencils for dry embossing!!
=]

Amy C. said...

I really like your use of color on these cards. The pink tones are especially pretty.

Brenda Kuder said...

Lovely cards! I can't wait to get this paper and start using it!

Luanne said...

These are amazing! I’m so excited for the Altenew colored card stock!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so beautiful. A wonderful array of cards.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the birthday one! The Thank you gradient is sooooo cool too!

Lagene said...

WOW! Gorgeous colors and Gorgeous creations!

Jean said...

Such gorgeous and unique cards!

Catherine said...

The stripes are great and I love the sea shore colors.

Susan S said...

Your cards are very pretty.

MelissaF said...

wow, gorgeous cards, I love all the color combos and my favorite is the crafty birthday card, brilliant!

ginmcd said...

Four totally different cards and styles. I especially loved the stripes and roses together. Great usage of the new Gradient papers.

cghundley said...

These pages make for
beautiful die cuts!
Love the many colors
on your cards.
Carla from Utah

Heidi Rees said...

All such beautiful cards! What great products too!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Gradient cardstocks make it so easy to color coordinate your projects and for die cutting! Love the size, too!! Beautiful projects!!

Isabel Z said...

Oh so pretty. I love the striped background.

joni said...

Your cards are really great!!! Love that you also showed ways to use the gradient cardstock without using the 3d dies!!! So creative!!! TFS

Susan B. said...

I love the idea of the gradient cardstock strips in the corner of the card in the same colors as the flower diecuts. Beautiful!

Patty said...

Awesome cards! Especially love your first one!!

Karthikha said...

Ooh these are so beautiful! I love the design on the first floral one a lot! <3

Beatrice Lawson said...

All your cards are inspiring but the first one - oh, it’s wonderful. Lifting the idea:-)

JMN said...

Love the striped cardstock background of you first card but they are all so pretty. Thank you for sharing on this blog hop.

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Deeps said...

Your cards are all so lovely and pretty.my fav is the first one with the stripes in different colors. This is something I see buying to make it easier to choose colors for die cutting.

Aimee said...

Very nice cards. I live the crafty Birthday one.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! What a gorgeous variety of cards! I love how you used the Simple Alpha dies to make your own gradient sentiment!!

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are fantastic! I think the first one with
the diagonal panel is my favorite,

Pocono Pam said...

Very pretty cards~

Rozy said...

All of your cards are just beautiful. I love the varied techniques you used and that shows off the versatility of all the new colors of cardstock. Thanks for all this inspiration!

Sue D said...

Pretty and cute variety!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

Cyndi said...

All your cards are beautiful. This new gradient cardstock is so wonderful and the colors are gorgeous.

Mendy said...

Love them all but especially love the strips of color. Great cards!

Gracegarden said...

Beautifully simple cards, but bright and colorful with the use of this new cardstock. Thanks!

Teri S. said...

Lovely cards! The gradient paper packs takes the guesswork out.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Gosh, girl, you are rocking these cards!!!! So clever in so many different ways! Love the letters and all those roses!! Many beautiful ways to use these fabulous new Altenew additions!!

Connie said...

Wow! Thanks for all these unique uses!!! Fantastic! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Sindhu said...

lovely cards...great inspirations...