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 Teresa Doyle says:

    These are all so beautiful Nina, its so hard to pick a fave. I do love Altenew’s floral’s and the sentiments are always lovely. (I have to say, I am loving these new alpha dies as well.) Beautiful cards as always.

  2. Avatar Stef Perry says:

    Such glorious cards, each one so beautiful in its own way! Love your gorgeous creations!

  3. Avatar Super Stick Chickj says:

    Gorgeous cards. Love your florals.

  4. Avatar Glenda says:

    Lovely cards! Love the background of the first card.

  5. Avatar Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous cards! I really love the first one with the awesome textures and colors!

  6. Avatar Kelsey Thomas says:

    These all look so awesome!

  7. Avatar Sue D. says:

    TFS your wonderful collection of beautiful cards I especially like the set of no-line water colored florals. They are so nicely done!

  8. Avatar Susan O'Halloran says:

    Beautiful colors and wonderful designs! Such lovely designs!

  9. Avatar Annalisa says:

    I love how you used the coverplate and other dies on all of these cards. And your watercoloring is fantastic, as always. You have such an amazing color sense that makes your cards so interesting. Thank you so much for sharing all of these great designs and techniques. You are a font of fabulous ideas.

  10. Avatar Sharon youngblood says:

    Very beautiful cards, I love them!

  11. Avatar Sharon Dolan says:

    Wonderful cards! The garden silhouette cards I enjoy the most.

  12. Avatar Stefanie White says:

    Thank you for the inspiration! I especially love your first card, the rich colors are beautiful!

  13. Avatar cyndi morris says:

    Beautiful cards, gorgeous colors. I LOVE the Cube Cover Die.

  14. Such beautiful cards! Love those florals!

  15. Avatar Maria says:

    Wonderful cards. I like the colours you are using. Love it x

  16. Avatar Gayle Bartholomew says:

    All of your cards are wonderful. Loving all the different ways to use the new release. Thanks.

  17. Avatar Jacquie says:

    ummm…WOW! THese cards are stunning! I love the navy background on the first one….great idea to use it as your neutral!

  18. Avatar Connie Hinkle says:

    Gorgeous cards 😍

  19. Wow, simply stunning!

  20. Avatar Cathy Lillie says:

    First off, I’ve got to mention that the purple cardstock is gorgeous! The HELLO sentiment just pops off your second card and matches beautifully to the flower you colored. Secondly, the blooms on your first card look fantastic on the navy background. Lastly, the set of silhouette cards are my favorite. I love the way you’ve watercolored them and used the notebook edge to finish them. The set would make a beautiful gift!

  21. Avatar MelissaF says:

    LOVE these beautiful cards, and the backgrounds are perfect for these pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing these various techniques, it will help e stretch my use of background dies especially.

  22. Avatar Cindy C. says:

    An array of beautiful cards! Thanks so much for the inspirations.

  23. Avatar Patty Eifert says:

    WOW!!! Love the vibrant colors!!

  24. Avatar Connie Johnson says:

    Wow! Gotta love those florals :) Thanks for sharing!

  25. Avatar jennifer v says:

    Beautiful cards! I am loving the sentiments from the garden silhouette set. Thank you for the inspiration.

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