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 Responses

  1. Avatar Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Beautiful inspiration!

  2. Avatar Anna Kluytmans says:

    Hi Nina, Love your cards in this hop, the first one has a striking colour backing it makes the flowers pop, TFS, Cheers Anna.

  3. Avatar Jane B. says:

    Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  4. Avatar Carolyn S says:

    What gorgeous cards you’ve created. I love the use of navy as a card base with the pink shades of flowers. This is a fabulous combination. Your coloring on the second card is just beautiful. This floral image is so pretty to begin with and you elevated it to next level. I also really like the last card set. It would make such a pretty gift!

  5. Avatar Brandi R says:

    As usual, you’ve blown me away. These are gorgeous cards….LOVE ♥

  6. Avatar Candy says:

    Hi Nina,
    All of your cards are stunning!!!
    Thanks for showing :o)

  7. Avatar Rosann Barnes says:

    Oh my word these cards are beautiful. I think my favorite are the garden silhouette; these are amazing! Absolutely love the inspiration, thanks for sharing !

  8. Avatar FD91354 says:

    Lovely cards.. This is a fabulous release from Altenew.. I have to say, the starry flowers are my favorite!

  9. Avatar Cheriese H says:

    Love how the bright flowers pop on the navy card! Your no line colouring is perfect!!

  10. Avatar Renate Harrison says:

    Wow! These cards are stunning. I love all the bold colors. The alphabet dies are on my wishlist. Thanks!

  11. Avatar Theresa Petermann says:

    so many great products and ideas with this release. thanks as always for sharing.

  12. Avatar Sandhya Iyer says:

    Lovely cards! Thanks for the detailed tutorial. Love the hints of gold you used.

  13. Avatar Jen Forster says:

    Wow … your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! I love the depth of textures and detail you add!

  14. Avatar Viveca V. says:

    Oh my! You really hit these outta the ballpark! As usual, you have such great color combinations. These cards are bold and beautiful. I love my alphabet dies from Altenew, and this fine alphabet die may be added to the collection.

  15. Avatar Yvette Williams says:

    Thanks Nina for showing us a simple but elegant card.

  16. Avatar Miriam Prantner says:

    So pretty Nina! I LOVE the rich colors against the blue on the first card, and wowza on the no line coloring on the second!

  17. Avatar Pennie says:

    I love your designs! Beautiful!

  18. Avatar Tammy Davis says:

    These are so beautiful! Your layering is amazing!

  19. Avatar Betty says:

    wonderful cards, Nina – especially love the colors you’ve chosen and the card with the gradident stripe background,

  20. Avatar joy meadows says:

    Stunning cards! Love them all!!

  21. Avatar Katy says:

    I love your cards. I love that blue background.

  22. Avatar Tracy Fletcher says:

    Very very pretty!

  23. Avatar Paola Sing says:

    These were all soooo good! I have the say the one with the Altenew WATERCOLOR STRIPES Cover Die is so cool! and the dimension on the flowers makes it so alive! Bravo

  24. Avatar Keisha Z says:

    These are fabulous. Your choice of rich colors has given me ideas and inspiration! Thank you!

  25. Avatar Brenda Kuder says:

    I really love your cards. I think they are prettiest ones I have seen so far and I am getting pretty far down the line. Great Job!

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