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 Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    Oh my gosh, everyone made more then one card. You guys were really busy!
    I am loving everything that you did. Your first card is so colorful and you used my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow in it. Of course you used that way cool background and you used a die cutter for all of your card. I don’t have a die cutter so I can’t do your background, darn it, but I have flower punches so I could do the flowers.
    The You Make My Heart Happy flower card is so colorful and pretty. I love, love, love flowers.It has a little yellow in it and that’s a good thing.
    I love the cross stitch stamp and when I win I want that among other things. I had to learn cross stitch and embroidery for a grade and my mom taught me. I got an A and have been hooked ever since. I love this stamp because it looks like you really did embroidery even though you didn’t use a needle and embroidery thread.
    That pink flower is so bright and in your face and I love it! My niece loves the color pink so she would totally love this card.
    You did an amazing job and I thank you for showing us all your cards. I also thank you for giving us the chance to win something.

  2. Avatar Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Stunning projects. Your layers add such wonderful dimension to your projects. Thanks for the inspiration

  3. Avatar Michele W says:

    Your cards are gorgeous! All the detail and your choice of colors – everything is spot on and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Avatar Kathy McCreary says:

    I have to get my hands on the Mega Succulent stamp! Oh my gosh! It is delish! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Avatar Diane C says:

    I am blown away with that succulent card. It is the most beautiful card I have seen so far in my opinion. Unbelievable. I could never color like that. You are truely talented! Outstanding job. TFS!

  6. Avatar Heather Nelson says:

    Beautiful!!! Your flowers are so lovely!! Your succulent turned rose is STUNNING!

  7. Avatar AndreaH says:

    Beautiful cards. The layering is superb and I love the floral backgrounds you’ve made. Something I think I will try. The four of the succulent is divine. Thankyou so much for sharing. Xxx

  8. Avatar Annette Reed says:

    Your cards are gorgeous! So much detail and layering-I love it!

  9. Avatar Annalisa says:

    Beautiful cards as always, Nina! I didn’t realize that the succulent one was multilayered until you mentioned it; I just thought you did some really excellent coloring (which is also the case)! I appreciate the ideas for framing, because I have had some problems with that in the past, so I will try your tips next time! Thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Avatar Stacey Kowbel says:

    Fabulous cards! I love the colouring of the mega succulent! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  11. Avatar Diane Starr-Jordan says:

    WOW!!! I so love your cards! My favorite is the succulent card. So beautiful the effect you used with the Zigg pens! Would love to see a video on how you did that. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Avatar Liz O says:

    Gorgeous designs Nina, I especially love the Mega succulent design, you did an outstanding job again with this new release, TFS!

  13. Avatar Kelsey Thomas says:

    Beautiful cards! :)

  14. Avatar Rexann says:

    I totally love the mega succulent card!! it is striking! all your work is very beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Avatar Bessie says:

    I really love the March selection! I really love the “Hope” and “You are in my prayers” encouragement, too. That is how I survive day by day. Your choice of colors and presention are eye-catching! Thank you

  16. Avatar Bessie says:

    Wow, the giant rose is a stopper! I want the set with “you are in my prayers” I know I can’t survive without them! Thank you!

  17. Avatar Denise Gutshall says:

    Gorgeous cards! I love your color choices!

  18. Avatar Stefanie White says:

    Your cards are so happy and colorful!!

  19. Avatar cyndi morris says:

    Such beautiful cards. Your coloring is gorgeous.

  20. Avatar Michelle Bylaw says:

    These are all so pretty! I especially like the wildflower one!

  21. Avatar Jeannie F says:

    You make the best cards! I love watching your videos.

  22. Avatar lee says:

    Love your fabulous cards!!

  23. Fantastic creations!! The succulent one is gorgeous and vibrant!

  24. Avatar Christina says:

    Amazing cards! That layered succulent turned rose had me picking my jaw up off the floor. Beautiful!

  25. Avatar Andrea Hastilow says:

    WOW ! So many gorgeously detailed cards you’ve made, I adore them all. The colours, layout, blending they just knocked my socks off especially the succulent, amazing. Thank you for all the advice in your video, I find designers video extremely helpful to me.

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