4 Ways to Use Altenew’s March Release

Hello everyone! I am so happy you are here, as I am guesting for the Altenew March release blog hop and I have quite a few cards to share with you!

4 Ways to Use Altenew's March Release

In the video above, you’ll get a chance to see how I created this card using the beautiful Wildflower Garden stamp set.

4 Ways to Use Altenew's March Release

I did a lot of stamping and layering to create a bit of depth to the frame of florals. And see that textured background? I made that with the gorgeous and also new, Dotted Scales cover plate die. Don’t you love the detail it adds to your paper?

I made another version of this card using the same products and the same ink colors for the most part, but I changed the layout a bit and used a different sentiment.

4 Ways to Use Altenew's March Release
4 Ways to Use Altenew's March Release
4 Ways to Use Altenew's March Release

Altenew is well known for all their stunning stamp sets, particularly their layering sets. This next card I made uses the new Hope layering set along with a few oldie-but-goodie sets of theirs; Floral Shadow and Beautiful Day. I used those sets to make additional layers behind the floral arrangement.

4 Ways to Use Altenew's March Release

My sentiment was stamped using the Story of Us set and I put a few sparkling Buttercream gems from Pretty Pink Posh here and there too. And of course I added that same Dotted Scallops cover plate die in the background.

4 Ways to Use Altenew's March Release

What do you think of the Cross Stitch Flower stamp set? It’s really detailed; check out the awesome cross stitch effect you can get from just some simple stamping! I think the butterflies are adorable too!

4 Ways to Use Altenew's March Release

I layered my floral arrangement on top of the Watercolor Stripes cover plate die (also from Altenew), which is cut from some Distress Woodgrain cardstock. I love the texture! The die cut sentiment is from the Script Words set and I placed a few little jewels from Lucy’s Cards around the arrangement too.

4 Ways to Use Altenew's March Release

My last card I’m featuring today is a watercolored – if you can believe it! I used the Mega Succulent stamp set and Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to create the base watercoloring; afterwards I added fine details with colored pencils. The most interesting part of this design is that this is actually three layers.

4 Ways to Use Altenew's March Release

I had stamped the image three times and colored each one in sections; then I fussy cut two of those sections out. After cutting them out, I adhered the two sections onto the last panel with foam tape. I LOVE the dimension! There are some clear confetti sequins adhered to the card and I added Nuvo Drops onto each one; it’s one of my favorite techniques. And that pretty sentiment is also from the Mega Succulent set. The script is so beautiful!

4 Ways to Use Altenew's March Release

I hope you enjoyed seeing all of these ideas using the new release from Altenew! Scroll back up to the top of the post if you missed the video showing how I made the first card I shared. Plus keep on reading to learn more about the blog hop celebrating the new release!

Thanks for joining me today and enjoy the rest of this hop!

Supplies used

Altenew WILDFLOWER GARDEN Clear Stamp…
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Altenew MEGA SUCCULENT Clear Stamp…
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Altenew CROSS STITCH FLOWER Clear…
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Altenew HOPE Clear Stamp Set ALT2093…
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Altenew HOPE Die Set ALT2094 at Simon…
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Altenew FLORAL SHADOW Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew FLORAL SHADOW DIE Set
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Altenew STORY OF US Clear Stamp Set…
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Altenew BEAUTIFUL DAY Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew BEAUTIFUL DAY DIE Set
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Altenew SCRIPT WORDS DIE Set
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Altenew DOTTED SCALES DEBOSSING COVER…
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Altenew WATERCOLOR STRIPES Cover Die…
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
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Pretty Pink Posh BUTTERCREAM Jewels
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards ICE…
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Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Altenew CHERRY BLOSSOM OVAL SET Crisp…
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Altenew HONEY DRIZZLE Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew SUNKISSED Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew LAGOON Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew COSMIC BERRY Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew PURPLE WINE Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew PUFFY HEART Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew ROSE QUARTZ Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew SOFT LILAC Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew FRAYED LEAF Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew FOREST GLADES Crisp Dye Ink…
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Altenew EVERGREEN Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC
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Supplies used

Altenew PEGBOARD CANVAS Cover Die…
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Altenew NEIGHBORHOOD HOME Die Set…
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Altenew NEIGHBORHOOD Clear Stamp Set…
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Altenew MISS YOU Word Die ALT2112 at…
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Altenew SINCERE GREETINGS Clear Stamp…
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Altenew MANDALA Die Set ALT2111 at…
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Altenew MEGA SUCCULENT Clear Stamp…
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Altenew FLAT AND FOLD ALPHA DIE Set…
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Altenew DOTTED SCALES DEBOSSING COVER…
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Altenew WILDFLOWER GARDEN Clear Stamp…
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Altenew SWEET ROSE BOUQUET Die Set…
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Altenew SWEET ROSE BOUQUET Clear…
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Altenew DOODLED DOTS COVER Die…
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Altenew HOPE Die Set ALT2094 at Simon…
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Altenew HOPE Clear Stamp Set ALT2093…
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Altenew TO THE MOON Die Set ALT2105…
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Altenew FOCUS ON YOU Die Set ALT2091…
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Altenew FOCUS ON YOU Clear Stamp Set…
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Altenew CROSS STITCH CANVAS Die…
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Altenew CROSS STITCH FLOWER Die Set…
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Altenew CROSS STITCH FLOWER Clear…
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Altenew DEAREST FRIEND Die Set…
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Altenew DEAREST FRIEND Clear Stamp…
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Keep Hopping and Giveaways
4 Ways to Use Altenew's March Release

There are a TON of participating designers in this hop; you won’t be lacking inspiration using this new release! :) Continue in the fun by visiting Sandra Dietrich’s blog! Or view the entire hop order below:

Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

May Sukyong Park

Laurie Willison

Enza Gudor

Heidi Jakobs

Erum Tasneem

Kathy Racoosin

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Nina-Marie Trapani – that’s me! :)

Sandra Dietrich

Nicole Picadura

Vicky Papaioannou

Flora Monika Farkas

Therese Calvird

Anna Komenda

Yoonsun Hur

Kymona Tracey

Marge Yoon

Virginia Lu

Justine Hovey

Terhi Koskinen

Joni Andaya

Jennifer McGuire

Debby Hughes

Simon Hurley

Svitlana Shayevich

Lilith Eeckels

Carissa Wiley

Agnieszka Malyszek

Lydia Evans

Mayline Jung

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Altenew is extremely generous in giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 29th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2018.

177 Responses

  1. Avatar Linda F says:

    Gorgeous cards. I really like colours you have used and all your layers and dimension. I love how you created that stunning rose with the mega succulent.

  2. Avatar Catherine says:

    Beautiful, colorful cards. So pretty! And I really like your coloring of the succulent image.

  3. Avatar Carol K says:

    beautiful use of color ….

  4. Avatar Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens says:

    Your cards Nina are amazing. I like the idea that you had layered the same image underneath so that no white area can be seen.. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  5. Avatar Dawn T says:

    What delightful cards Nina. Simply stunning. Thanks for sharing your stamping process. It was an awesome video

  6. Avatar Karen Walker says:

    Fabulous cards!

  7. Avatar Denise Ward says:

    Really fantastic cards, Nina!! I love the Cherry Blossom and Lagoon inks together on the first couple of cards! I will have to remember that combo. The Altenew stamps look wonderful in each of your designs. Thanks so much for sharing your creative ideas with us!

  8. Avatar Theresa Petermann says:

    great release and great ideas. thanks as always for sharing.

  9. Avatar Saniyah says:

    Oooooh, beautiful color choices. I’m totally in love with the bold colors and gorgeous layout. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Avatar Kathy McCluskey says:

    I really love your cards, Nina Marie! That first card using the new wildflower stamp set is so gorgeous…I love everything about it!! And, thanks so much for making a video showing us how you made your cards!! Seeing how a card is made is just so helpful!

  11. Avatar FD91354 says:

    Loved watching your video on your card making process. These are so beautiful. Love the techniques you shared. I will have to experiment with them myself, too.

  12. Avatar Diana Hernandez says:

    All beautiful projects, but when I saw the Succulent, WOW!!! It is stunning!!!! Amazing job. tfs

  13. Amazing cards! They’re all so petty, this new release is great! I love you succulent it looks like a rose so pretty. Wildflower garden is one of my fave from this release and I just love what you did with it. Thank you for the inspiration.

  14. Avatar Lizzie T says:

    Beautiful cards and great design! I love all those bright fun colors!

  15. Avatar Jennifer K says:

    Gorgeous cards Nina, I absolutely love your Mega Succulent card, it really is stunning!!! I also love the card you created with the wildflowers stamp set, so beautiful. Thank you for the great video tutorial!

  16. Avatar Sharon Thompson says:

    All your cards are beautiful. Using an unexpected color for the succulent is very inspiring to experiment with colors and techniques.

  17. Avatar Anushree Vaish says:

    Oh my god!!…I can’t take my eyes off ur mega pink Succulent….lovely and mesmerizing!!

  18. Avatar Miriam Prantner says:

    These are such beautiful cards! I am in love with that cover plate and the succulent that isn’t a succulent, STUNNING coloring!

  19. Avatar Lagene says:

    Beautifu!l cards! Thanks for the video! I especially love the Mega succulent

  20. Avatar Kari Villebrun says:

    Not only the card you showed on the video but also all the cards you did with this release is absolutely gorgeous. This release I could see a purpose for everyone of them in my craft stash. However, I do have two favourite cross stitched flower and the die scale dotted background

  21. Avatar Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    Your samples are amazing. Always such vibrant color!

  22. Avatar Jackie Price says:

    Wow, all your cards are just so gorgeous and that Mega Succulent one is absolutely STUNNING!! The colour is so rich and the added detail with the coloured pencils looks amazing! I’d love to see a video of how this card is made. What you did with the wildflowers stamp set is awesome too. I love that stamp set. It’s beautiful on its own. All of these are just beautifully done!!

  23. Avatar Janae Pickett says:

    Beautiful cards. I love watching your videos and learning from you.

  24. Avatar Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  25. Avatar stephanie says:

    Thank you for the video love that card you made in it also the coloring on the Succulent card is beautiful!

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