Altered Stenciling + Altenew Release Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday everyone! Are you excited for Altenew’s latest release of beautiful stencils, ink sprays and washi tape? This unique release has some fun products that I had a blast creating with and I cannot wait to show you what I made!

If you have already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from my friend Svitlana Shayevich’s blog. The entire hop list can be found at the bottom of my post.

Altered Stenciling + Altenew Release Blog Hop

Within this new Altenew release are some gorgeous stencils. I was particularly excited about the Watercolor Bouquet, Poppy Bloom and Scallop Builder stencils, all of which I used today in a technique I am calling Altered Stenciling.

This is the first one layer card I made, using the Poppy Bloom stencil for the large floral and in the background the Scallop Builder stencil…

Altered Stenciling + Altenew Release Blog Hop

For this card I used Copic markers to color the image (R01, R21 and R22 for the petals, G20, G24, G28, G46 for the leaves, Y32, Y17, W4, W6, W8 for the center). I used my lightest colors and the stencil to create the base of the image. Then I removed the stencil and created additional details with the other markers. In some areas I adjusted the base image, creating a slight variation to the original stenciled design.

Altered Stenciling + Altenew Release Blog Hop

Around the flower I stenciled the Scallop Builder design to frame up the focal point. I used Rouge, Buttercream and Sea Glass Altenew inks with some ink daubers to create the soft background. I also sprayed a fine mist of the new Altenew Iridescent Shimmer Spray over my entire card. The sentiment on this card was from a oldie-but-goodie Altenew greeting stamp set called Heartfelt Sentiments.

You can see how I made this card if you watch the video above! :)

Altered Stenciling + Altenew Release Blog Hop

My second one layer altered project features the oh-so-pretty Watercolor Bouquet layering stencil…

Altered Stenciling + Altenew Release Blog Hop

I had the idea to create an underpainting effect with Distress Inks for this one and then paint over the stenciling with watercolors. The effect is much easier to understand if you watch the video above!

This took a bit of time to color, but it was so worth the time and effort. I find coloring relaxing, and this was something I spent an evening doing as I unwinded from a day of computer work.

Altered Stenciling + Altenew Release Blog Hop

I embellished the card with flicks of watercolor and Altenew’s Iridescent Shimmer Spray. Some Sparkling Clear sequins also found their way onto the card in some strategic areas, as I didn’t want to take away from the coloring. Finally I added a greeting, again using the Heartfelt Sentiments stamp sets (you can probably tell it’s one of my favorite sentiment sets, as I use it quite often)!

Altered Stenciling + Altenew Release Blog Hop

I really was excited with how the idea of doing the “underpainting” with Distress Ink blending through the stencil really made this watercolor effect come to life. I am hoping you will be giving this technique a try!

Before you move on to the next stop in this hop, I have a bonus card to share with you!

Altered Stenciling + Altenew Release Blog Hop

This one I made with the stunning Floral Flurries washi tape. I adhered the washi to some white cardstock and fussy cut many of these florals out with my Tim Holtz Mini Snips.

There is a background I ink blended with the Scallop Builder stencil, and I placed a stack of white, die cut oval frames on top of that (made with the Altenew Create a Wreath die set). It is around the oval frame that I placed all of my fussy cut floral images.

Altered Stenciling + Altenew Release Blog Hop

I added a little detail to the images with some marker and white gel pen stippling; but honestly these florals are so pretty by themselves, that you really do not need to do much to embellish them!

I finished off the card with a die cut greeting, which is from the Altenew Script Words die set and Tonic Studios’ Honey Gold mirror cardstock. If you look closely, you’ll also see a few Cupid’s Kiss Crystals from Studio Katia tucked around the flowers here and there.

Altered Stenciling + Altenew Release Blog Hop

I hope all of my cards I shared today have inspired you to create with the NEW Altenew stencils, ink sprays and washi tapes! Keep reading for supply lists, hop information and giveaways! I cannot wait to share more videos with you later this week, so make sure you stop by again soon to see what else I have in store for you. Thanks for visiting with me!

Supplies Used

Altenew POPPY BLOOM Stencil ALT2193…
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Altenew WATERCOLOR BOUQUET Stencil…
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Altenew SCALLOP BUILDER Stencil…
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Altenew FLORAL FLURRIES Washi Tape…
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Altenew IRIDESCENT SHIMMER Ink Spray…
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Altenew CREATE A WREATH Die ALT2025
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Altenew HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS Clear…
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Altenew FLORAL SHADOW Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew SCRIPT WORDS DIE Set
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
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Altenew BUTTERCREAM Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew SEA GLASS Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew RUBY RED Crisp Dye Ink Pad AN165
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Altenew ROUGE Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew PURE GRAPHITE Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Tsukineko 25 SPONGE DAUBERS Tools…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS…
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Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR…
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Studio Katia CUPID’S KISS Crystals…
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Tonic HONEY GOLD Mirror Card Satin…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Hero Arts HANDMADE WATERCOLOR PAPER…
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Canson XL BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper…
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Bazzill WHIRLYPOP Card Shoppe Heavy…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG MOMMA FOAM TAPE…
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Shop the Altenew Stencil, Spray Ink and Washi Tape Release

Altenew FLORAL FLURRIES Washi Tape…
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Altenew WASHI TAPE BUNDLE ALT2180 at…
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Altenew DOTTED Washi Tape ALT2178 at…
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Altenew WATERCOLOR STROKES Washi Tape…
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Altenew PEACH GOLD Washi Tape ALT2176…
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Altenew MONOCHROME Washi Tape ALT2175…
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Altenew ANTIQUE GOLD METALLIC Ink…
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Altenew IRIDESCENT SHIMMER Ink Spray…
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Altenew PURE WHITE Ink Spray ALT2127…
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Altenew JET BLACK Ink Spray ALT2126…
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Altenew POPPY BLOOM Stencil ALT2193…
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Altenew WEAVE BUILDER Stencil ALT2197…
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Altenew WATERCOLOR BOUQUET Stencil…
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Altenew WARP SPEED Stencil ALT2195 at…
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Altenew LEAF BURST Stencil ALT2192 at…
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Altenew DECO WALLPAPER Stencil…
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Altenew CLASSY STRIPES Stencil…
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Altenew SCALLOP BUILDER Stencil…
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Keep Hopping + Giveaways!

Altered Stenciling + Altenew Release Blog Hop

There is much more to see in this hop! Your next stop is the uber-talented Erum Tasneem (have you seen her coloring?? She’s unbelievable!). You can also reference the entire hop list below:

Altenew Card Blog

Debby Hughes

Amy Tan

Lydia Evans

Jennifer McGuire

Virginia Lu

Vicky Papaioannou

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Laura Bassen

Paige Evans

May Sukyong Park

Svitlana Shayevich

Nina-Marie Trapani

Erum Tasneem

Karin Åkesdotter

Lilith Eeckels

Crystal Thompson

Therese Calvird

Laurel Beard

Rubeena Ianigro

Nicole Picadura

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/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, March 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced at the Altenew blogs on the 17th.

I also have a $30 for ONE winner here on my blog! If you would like to win, make sure you leave a comment here on my blog! I’ll be choosing and emailing the winner by the 17th.

141 Comments

  1. Roberta March 20, 2018 at 12:48 am - Reply

    These are all stunning but the watercolor flowers is my all time favorite

  2. Anja M. March 15, 2018 at 4:59 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards. Love the first one :)

  3. Kanan Pandya March 14, 2018 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    LOVE all your pretty cards, specially the one with “Watercolor Bouquet” stencil s,o very pretty with all those vibrant colors. Thank you so much for the video tutorial. :-)

  4. F. Andre March 14, 2018 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Lovely projects. These new products are fabulous. Thanks for sharing the technique video.

  5. Sindhu March 14, 2018 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards..love the first card,stenciling is awesome…

  6. Vidalia Pimentel March 13, 2018 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Love your cards. You have such an artistic flair!

  7. Tami Gumz March 12, 2018 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    These cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

  8. Liz Ortiz March 12, 2018 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    OMG Nina! Your cards are so winderful! Love the watercolored images and the dimension you created, the stencils and washi tape roll are at the top of my wish list! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Susan O'Halloran March 12, 2018 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Wow! Your three floral cards are just gorgeous! Thanks for demonstrating how to alter a stenciled image to make it your own. The stencils in this release are so inspiring and versatile. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  10. Tonia Sims March 12, 2018 at 10:31 am - Reply

    All unique ideas for use of the stencils. Your cards are stunnng. Thank you for the inspiration!

  11. Danielle Petrides March 11, 2018 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Love these cards. Thank you for sharing your techniques!

  12. Maria Alder March 11, 2018 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Love,love the new Altenew products. Great cards with amazing colouring x

  13. Laraine R March 11, 2018 at 3:39 am - Reply

    Love your thank you poppy card!! Love all the new stencils!

  14. Linda March 11, 2018 at 3:19 am - Reply

    Love your thank you card. Beautiful.

  15. Amante del Papel March 10, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    your cards is absolutely stunning!!!!

  16. Angel Gilbert March 10, 2018 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Your watercolorimg is beautiful!

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