3 Ways to Use Altenew’s May Release + Blog Hop

Hello crafters! I am thrilled that you are joining me today, as I am a guest for the Altenew May release blog hop! I am featuring 4 different ways to use the latest stamps and dies from Altenew, and I hope you love these products as much as I do! If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from Nicole Picadura’s blog. You can reference the Altenew Card Blog for the entire hop list.

3 Ways to Use Altenew's May Release

My first card using the new release is this bold, Fabulous Florals arrangement! These pretty stamp layering images look so pretty in the non-traditional color scheme I incorporated into this card; the navy is acting as a neutral in the design.

3 Ways to Use Altenew's May Release

I also incorporated a few die cuts from a previously released set called, Create a Wreath. Those were tucked in and around the florals. I also snuck a few Satin Rainbow confetti sequins around for some extra pops of color.

3 Ways to Use Altenew's May Release

All of the floral elements are layered onto a navy card base that is cut using the Cube cover plate die. This is a subtle way to add texture to the background!

Finally, I added a sentiment onto the card using a greeting from the Garden Silhouette stamp set. You can see how this card came together by watching the video at the top of this post!

supplies used

Altenew FABULOUS FLORAL Clear Stamps…
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Altenew FABULOUS FLORAL Dies ALT2262…
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Altenew GARDEN SILHOUETTE Clear…
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Altenew CREATE A WREATH Die ALT2025
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Altenew CUBE Cover Die ALT2027
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Ranger Stickles PLATINUM Glitter Glue…
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Studio Katia SATIN RAINBOW Confetti…
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Altenew CHERRY BLOSSOM OVAL SET Crisp…
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Altenew GREEN MEADOWS OVAL SET Crisp…
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Altenew SHADES OF PURPLE OVAL SET…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Bazzill WHIRLYPOP Card Shoppe Heavy…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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3 Ways to Use Altenew's May Release

This next card features the stunning Crown Bloom stamp and die set; aren’t these florals beautiful? I used the Ink on 3 Fadeout ink and Prima Watercolor Confections to do some no line coloring.

3 Ways to Use Altenew's May Release

After coloring the florals, I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out. I also die cut the background with some Pinkfresh Let Your Heart Decide paper and Atlenew’s Watercolor Stripes cover plate die.

3 Ways to Use Altenew's May Release

Those awesome die cut letters are from Altenew’s Fine Alphabet set; I cut them four times to create extra depth and dimension to the sentiment. There is a supporting greeting added underneath the “hello” word using the Rustic Linen stamp set.

Finally, I finished off the card using a few sequins that I tucked here and there around the florals.

supplies used

Altenew CROWN BLOOM Clear Stamps…
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Altenew CROWN BLOOM Dies ALT2260 at…
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Altenew RUSTIC LINEN Clear Stamps…
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Altenew FINE ALPHABET Dies ALT2272 at…
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Altenew WATERCOLOR STRIPES Cover Die…
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Simon Says Stamp BUTTERFLY KISSES…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Gina K Designs ROSE GOLD Embossing…
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Pinkfresh Studio LET YOUR HEART…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Inkon3 FADEOUT NO LINE COLORING…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR 9×12 PAD 24…
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3 Ways to Use Altenew's May Release

My last card to share today is actually a set of three, no line watercolored cards using the Garden Silhouette stamp set. These images are so pretty and can be stamped either as true silhouettes, or in a very light ink and colored over (which allows you to get one-of-a-kind floral arrangements)!

3 Ways to Use Altenew's May Release
3 Ways to Use Altenew's May Release

The florals are stamped in super pale shades of Simon Says Stamp inks. I then watercolored each arrangement with Prima Watercolor Confections. Behind each floral is a panel stamped with the new Rustic Linen stamp and the Notebook edge die cut along the top.

3 Ways to Use Altenew's May Release

I kept the cards very clean and simple to let the watercoloring shine and added just a few subtle embellishments; a twine box (custom colored with Copics to coordinate with each card), sentiments from either the Garden Silhouette or Rustic Linen stamp set, and some splatters of gold watercolor.

These elegant and minimalistic cards can easily be altered to fit any ocassion. They would also make a great set of cards to give as a gift!

supplies used

Altenew GARDEN SILHOUETTE Clear…
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Altenew GARDEN SILHOUETTE Dies ALT2266
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Altenew RUSTIC LINEN Clear Stamps…
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Altenew CREATIVE EDGES NOTEBOOK Die…
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Finetec MICA WATERCOLOR PEARLESCENT…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR 9×12 PAD 24…
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Hemptique ONYX Natural Hemp Cord Set…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Lawn Fawn GUAVA Cardstock LF1117
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Lawn Fawn SUGARPLUM Cardstock LF1124
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Brutus Monroe GILDED Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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keep hopping
3 Ways to Use Altenew's May Release

I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration I shared today for the Altenew May Release Blog Hop! Be sure to continue along to the next stop, which is Terhi Koskinen’s blog. You can also visit the Altenew Card Blog to see the entire hop list!

Remember that you can win one of six $50 gift certificates to Altenew’s store! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, May 26th for a chance to win. The six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on May 27th.

You could also win a $30 gift certificate by leaving a comment here on my blog! Please leave a comment by Friday, May 26th for a chance to win this certificate too.

Happy Monday, everyone!

new supplies

Altenew FINE ALPHABET Dies ALT2272 at…
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Altenew FINE FRAMES RECTANGLES Dies…
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Altenew FINE FRAMES CIRCLE Dies…
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Altenew STARRY FLOWERS Dies ALT2271…
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Altenew STARRY FLOWERS Clear Stamps…
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Altenew RUSTIC LINEN Clear Stamps…
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Altenew MAIN SQUEEZE Dies ALT2268 at…
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Altenew GARDEN SILHOUETTE Dies…
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Altenew GARDEN SILHOUETTE Clear…
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Altenew FLORAL ELEMENTS Dies ALT2264…
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Altenew FLORAL ELEMENTS Clear Stamps…
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Altenew FABULOUS FLORAL Dies ALT2262…
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Altenew FABULOUS FLORAL Clear Stamps…
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Altenew CROWN BLOOM Dies ALT2260 at…
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Altenew CROWN BLOOM Dies ALT2260 at…
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Altenew CROWN BLOOM Clear Stamps…
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Altenew BRIDE TO BE Dies ALT2258 at…
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Altenew BRIDE TO BE Clear Stamps…
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Altenew BOTANICAL YOU Dies ALT2256 at…
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Altenew BOTANICAL YOU Clear Stamps…
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118 Comments

  1. Kathy McCluskey May 26, 2018 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Your cards are amazing, Nina Marie! That first card with those gorgeous flowers on the navy background is absolutely stunning! I loved each and every card…your creativity is awesome!!

  2. Randi M May 25, 2018 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Your cards are all amazing!! I love the new Altenew release!

  3. Lauryne Cunningham May 25, 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Beautiful cards, as usual! I love the blue background on the first one. Your color combinations are so unique and really stunning!

  4. Ann-Louice Myhrberg May 25, 2018 at 4:28 am - Reply

    So stunning!The crown bloom watercolor card made me so glad! Fantastisk work! The navy background on the first card is a great idea.

  5. Cherie May 25, 2018 at 2:45 am - Reply

    Love all of your beautiful card creations! Enjoyed watching your technique video too.

  6. Dee May 25, 2018 at 12:59 am - Reply

    These cards are wonderful. The design and layering in the From My Hands to Your Heart make such a beautiful combination!

  7. Dee May 25, 2018 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards – the “Miss You” one especially stands out. So creative! <3

  8. Kris Reeves May 25, 2018 at 12:04 am - Reply

    Purple is one of my fav colors! Love these!

  9. Stacey Kowbel May 24, 2018 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card designs!

  10. Sue D May 24, 2018 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Beautiful cards. I really like the blue background on the first one.

  11. Deb Tilton May 24, 2018 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    I love the blue card color on the first card, but I really love the Hello card colors you used.

  12. Heather L DePasquale May 24, 2018 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Oh my!! So amazing! The way you die cut your backgrounds/used colored cardstock/the purple in your flower and die…on and on. I’m just amazed at the beauty you created with Altenew’s new release. In awe!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Terrie D. May 24, 2018 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Your cards are beautiful! I especially love the last set of 3 cards your shared :)

  14. Farhana Sarker May 24, 2018 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    So many cards! So many ideas!! Love them all!!!

  15. Jeannie F May 24, 2018 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    I always love your creations! Always colorful with those little extra touches.

  16. Cynthia Cole May 24, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Wow, love all your cards!

  17. Shawn Wenrich May 24, 2018 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Awesome Nina you really did a wonderful job!

  18. Linda Carson May 24, 2018 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Bright, colorful, cheerful, beautiful designs! Don’t want to forget very creative with touches of Wow!

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