4 Ways to Use Altenew’s July Release

4 Ways to Use Altenew's July Release

Hello everyone! Are you hopping along in Altenew’s July release blog hop? There are lots of gorgeous, new stamps and dies being released today… I have 4 cards to share with you featuring these new designs! You can see the entire release HERE.

I’m a guest in today’s hop. If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrivd from Enza Gudor’s blog.

4 Ways to Use Altenew's July Release

I really had fun creating with the lovely, Beautiful Heart stamp set! Altenew’s Crisp Inks worked together with layering images to make stunning florals. I stamped a few blooms and leaves onto Simon’s white cardstock. With the coordinating dies, I trimmed the florals out and layered them with foam tape onto a background I had created with Copic markers on Yupo paper (used like alcohol inks).

If you didn’t catch my recent video showcasing this Copic marker alcohol ink technique, you can watch it HERE. In the video I feature Altenew stencils and how to stretch your Copic markers to create controlled alcohol ink designs!

The florals on this card are so big, that I left them be the star of the show. I simply finished everything off with a simple greeting from Altenew’s Garden Silhouette set, and a few Ice Crystal sequins from Lucy’s Cards.

4 Ways to Use Altenew's July Release
Supplies Used

Beautiful Heart clear stamp set
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Beautiful Heart die set
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Altenew GARDEN SILHOUETTE Clear…
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Altenew CHERRY BLOSSOM OVAL SET Crisp…
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Altenew GLACIER CAVES OVAL SET Crisp…
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Altenew GREEN FIELDS OVAL SET Crisp…
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards ICE…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Inkon3 JUICY CLEAR Embossing and…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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4 Ways to Use Altenew's July Release

I couldn’t stop at just one card using the Beautiful Heart stamp set! This next card uses it along with the also-new, Kind Words Altenew set. Again, I used Altenew Crisp Inks for the stamp layering. For both cards I made sure to stamp everything with my Mini Misti tool. While I use this stamp positioner on almost every card I make, it is invaluable for stamp layering techniques like this.

I layered these flowers onto a Tintables panel from Concord & 9th that I colored with some purple Prima watercolor. The resist pattern of these Tintables are so much fun! There are greetings from the Kind Words stamp set, and sequins from Simon Says Stamp’s Clematis and Peony Bouquet sequin mixes.

4 Ways to Use Altenew's July Release
Supplies Used

Beautiful Heart clear stamp set
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Beautiful Heart die set
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Kind Words stamp set
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Concord & 9th EVERYDAY Tintables Card…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Altenew SHADES OF PURPLE OVAL SET…
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Altenew MOUNTAIN MIST Crisp Dye Ink…
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Altenew VOLCANO LAKE Crisp Dye Ink…
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Altenew EMERALD 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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Prima Marketing ODYSSEY Watercolor…
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Simon Says Stamp CLEMATIS Sequins…
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Simon Says Stamp PEONY BOUQUET…
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Inkon3 JUICY CLEAR Embossing and…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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4 Ways to Use Altenew's July Release

With Summer in full swing, it only seemed fitting to create a tropical-inspired card with the new Gradient Sunset stamp and die set, along with the Hang In There sentiment die. I created some ombré palm trees with two shades of Altenew Crisp Ink (along with the aid of my Misti!).

The die cut ocean waves are a scrap of a Copic marker, alcohol ink background I had made. This background had some fun texture added to it while the inks were still wet with Blending Solution. The texture was created with Mermaid Texture brushes from Jane Davenport. Love the effect it gives!

My scene is layered onto an Oxide Ink smooshed background (see THIS video for Distress Oxide smooshing inspiration), and I added the Hang In There greeting along the top. To accent the sentiment, I white heat embossed a greeting from the Gradient Sunset set onto Island Blue cardstock. I love the way these two sentiments paired together, giving a fun, relaxing vibe to the card!

The final embellishment on this card were a few sequins from the Summer Gold mix that Simon Says Stamp recently released. I don’t know about you, but I would love to be on this beach!

4 Ways to Use Altenew's July Release
Supplies Used

Hang In There die set
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Gradient Sunset stamp set
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Gradient Sunset die set
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Lawn Fawn STITCHED WAVE BORDERS Die…
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Simon Says Stamp SUMMER GOLD Sequins…
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Altenew WARM GRAY OVAL SET Crisp Dye…
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Altenew BAMBOO Crisp Dye Ink Pad ALT1568
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Altenew EVERGREEN Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Copic Sketch Marker BG10 COOL SHADOW
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Copic Sketch Marker BG15 AQUA Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker BG57 JASPER…
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Copic Marker REFILL B39 PRUSSIAN BLUE…
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Jane Davenport MERMAID TEXTURE…
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Copic Colorless BLENDER SOLUTION…
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Yupo WHITE MIXED MEDIA 9×12 144lb…
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Tim Holtz ALCOHOL INK CARDSTOCK…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Inkon3 JUICY CLEAR Embossing and…
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Tonic SMOOTH PRECISION Nuvo Glue Pen…
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4 Ways to Use Altenew's July Release

This final card I made with the new Altenew release may be the simplest of the bunch, but it is my favorite of all. Not only do I love the message on the card, but the best part is that my 3 year old sister helped create it. She LOVES to watercolor. We often sit on the floor in my studio and paint backgrounds together. She always has a blast! This purple and blue background was part of a big sheet of paper we worked on together, and I cut part of it out to use on this card.

When we create together, she uses my Gansai Tambi watercolor set (she say’s they are her paints, and all the other palettes I have are mine); for paper I let her paint on the Canson Mixed Media paper. This big pad of paper is pretty inexpensive and holds up to lots of watercoloring quite well (and believe me, as a toddler she loves to use A LOT of water!). If you have little ones that want to get crafty with “grown up” supplies, the Gansai Tambi watercolors and Canson Mixed Media paper are great options for our up-and-coming little artists.

Onto the background I embossed one of the star clusters in the Kind Words stamp set using the gorgeous Cloud 9 embossing glitter from WOW. This embossing powder is super-unique in color, with gold undertones and lots of sparkle! I added a white embossed sentiment into the center of the card, along with a few gold embossed stars from the Snapshot stamp and die set.

The final touches were some white gel pen and white Nuvo Drop details around the stars to help fill things in even more.

4 Ways to Use Altenew's July Release
Supplies Used

Kind Words stamp set
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Altenew SNAPSHOT Clear Stamp Set ALT1953
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Altenew SNAPSHOT Die Set ALT1977 at…
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Inkon3 JUICY CLEAR Embossing and…
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WOW Embossing Glitter CLOUD 9 WS165R
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Brutus Monroe GILDED Ultra Fine…
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Tonic GLOSS – SIMPLY WHITE Grande…
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 COLOR SET
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack…
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Canson MIX MEDIA PAPER PAD 7×10 7022419
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Keep Hopping
4 Ways to Use Altenew's July Release

There is LOADS of additional inspiration to see on this blog hop! Your next stop is the super-sweet and talented Virginia Lu, whom I adore. You can reference the entire hop list at the Altenew Card Blog.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is 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, July 26th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on July 29th.

You can also have a chance at winning a $30 gift certificate by leaving a comment here on my blog! Please leave a comment by July 25th for a chance to win. I’ll draw the winner shortly thereafter. Winner will be notified by email.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed all of this inspiration and will come back soon, as I have lots more creative ideas and video tutorials coming up! See you soon!

109 Responses

  1. Avatar Nana Griffin says:

    Love them all.Great ideas. They are all very pretty.

  2. Avatar Heather Nelson says:

    So lovely!! I understand why the last one is your favorite. It’s stunning!

  3. Avatar Lisa Nichols says:

    All of your cards are beautiful – I especially love the coloring in the Thanks card!

  4. Avatar Diana B says:

    All your cards are pretty, but I especially like the look of and the sentiment use for the last card.

  5. Avatar DGolly says:

    What great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Avatar Mary G says:

    Love your cards, especially the galaxy!

  7. Avatar Robyn says:

    Love your cards! I love dark blue so I’m naturally drawn to those.

  8. Avatar Pooja says:

    Awesome cards !

  9. Avatar April Driggers says:

    The last one is totally my favorite… what a blessing you are!

  10. Avatar Kelli Horger says:

    Love your beautiful cards and you always show a very creative way to use the products!!! Love your videos too.

  11. Avatar Rubeena Ianigro says:

    LOVE your cards! the last one is WOW :D

  12. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster says:

    Wow! what gorgeous cards! love them all!

  13. Avatar joy meadows says:

    All of these cards are gorgeous! Love that your little sister likes to create with you. The new Altenew release is outstanding!

  14. Avatar Betty says:

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas.All the cards are beautiful.

  15. Avatar REBECCA YAHRLING says:

    Amazing and beautiful work, Nina-Marie, as always.

  16. Such beautiful and wonderful set of cards! The summer one is my fav of all :)

  17. O wow! These are all SO stunning! I honestly cannot pick a fave! I do love the colorful floras, and the STUNNING sunset! So much inspiration, TFS!!

  18. Avatar Lori G says:

    Great cards and ideas! Thanks!

  19. Avatar Liz O says:

    Fab designs Nina!, especially love the first and last, the new florals and sentiments are must haves. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Avatar Patty Eifert says:

    Wow…an amazing array of inspiration!! My favorite are the oxide ink smooshing card & the star card!! And what an amazing time for your sister to be able to create with you! Thanks for the hint about the thick water color paper…I want to do this with my three granddaughters!!

    • ninamarie ninamarie says:

      It’s not a thick paper (it’s actually thinner than 140lb watercolor paper), but it holds up unbelievably and doesn’t pill with all the water my sister adds to it. Watercolor paper tends to pill when you add too much water and over work it. This Mixed Media paper does not. And the best part is that it isn’t very expensive and comes with lots of sheets, so I don’t mind when she wants to color lots of it! :)

  21. Avatar Natasha Trupp says:

    I’ve never seen those mermaid texture brushes in action- really cool! Amazing projects!

  22. Avatar Kelsey Thomas says:

    So many great cards! :) Thanks for sharing.

  23. Avatar Marisa K says:

    Thank you for sharing all your lovely examples. I love that you are crafting with your sister, she’s lucky to have you!

  24. Avatar Debbie Rumpza says:

    So many gorgeous cards! I love the last card also…. and the message on it!

  25. Avatar Flo says:

    I can see why your last is favorite. That is sweet about your sister. Thanks.

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