Highlighting Sentiments + Easy Stamp Layering + Altenew’s September Release

Stamp Layering + Altenew's September Release

Hello everyone! Can you believe we are already almost at mid-September? Today happens to be Altenew’s September collection celebration and I am thrilled to be guesting in their blog hop for this release!

If you are just joining in on this hop, you should have arrived from Mona Tóth’s blog. Details on the hop, plus giveaways are at the bottom of this post.

Watch the Video
How I Made It
Stamp Layering + Altenew's September Release

I created a total of three cards using this new release; the first two are slight varations to the same design. I loved the sentiments from the new, Blessings stamp set and wanted those to be flanked by beautiful floral groupings on the top and bottom of the sentiment in the middle. If you watch the video above, you will be able to see how I built this design.

Stamp Layering + Altenew's September Release

The floral arrangements are stamp layering images from the new Holiday Bow stamp and die set. These simple layering stamps are SO easy to put together, especially since the Altenew stamp sets now come with layering guides included within the packaging. Surprisingly, with the layering being mostly just 2 step-stamping, you still get beautiful detail in the finished piece.

On all of my stamping for the images, I used Altenew Crisp Inks. The ink colors are listed and linked in the supply list below.

Stamp Layering + Altenew's September Release

The sentiments on each card are embossed with Platinum embossing powder, stamped onto Wendy Vecchi gray card bases. I love this shade of gray; it has a purple-red undertone to it that really is gorgeous!

Onto the cardbase I added silver splatters with Finetec watercolors, and around the arrangement of florals, there are dots of gold Nuvo Drops and pretty red, white and clear sequins!

Stamp Layering + Altenew's September Release

I enjoyed working with the Holiday Bow stamp and die set so much that I wanted to feature it again on a third card! This time I actually used the bow image -instead of the pointsettia- as part of the main focal point. I also used some of the evergreen and berry images to create a pretty wreath for the bow to attach to!

The wreath is arranged onto a background that I die cut with the new, Cozy Flannel die; I cut this from Cotton Candy cardstock, and layered this die cut onto both white and Honey Gold Mirror cardstocks.

Stamp Layering + Altenew's September Release

Onto the wreath there are some sentiments that I gold embossed onto slate cardstock; they came from that same Blessings set I used previously. I further embellished the wreath with white and clear sequin, which was the final finishing touch on this dimensional Christmas card!

Stamp Layering + Altenew's September Release

I really hope these card ideas have inspired you to use some of the newest stamps and dies from Altenew’s September release! You can find all the other products in the release over at Simon Says Stamp’s online store.

Keep on reading for the details about the blog hop and the supplies used in all of today’s cards. Thanks so much for visiting with me today; I will be back again very soon with fresh inspiration to share!

Supplies Used

Altenew Blessings stamp set
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Altenew Holiday Bow stamp and die set
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Altenew Holiday Bow stamp set
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Altenew Holiday Bow die set
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Altenew Cozy Flannel die
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Altenew LAGOON Crisp Dye Ink Pad ALT1208
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Altenew VOLCANO LAKE Crisp Dye Ink…
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Altenew ARCTIC Crisp Dye Ink Pad ALT1218
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Altenew MOON ROCK Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew ESPRESSO Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew RUBY RED Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew ROUGE Crisp Dye Ink Pad ALT1197
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Altenew EVERGREEN Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
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Altenew FOREST GLADES Crisp Dye Ink…
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Altenew HONEY DRIZZLE Crisp Dye Ink…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Hero Arts PLATINUM Embossing Powder…
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Finetec MICA WATERCOLOR PEARLESCENT…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Studio Katia LIPSTICK RED Fusion…
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Neat and Tangled SNOWFALL Sequin Mix…
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi 4.25 x 5.5 GREY…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Tonic HONEY GOLD Mirror Card Satin…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Therm O Web PURPLE TAPE Easy Release…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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Keep Hopping
Stamp Layering + Altenew's September Release

There is so much more to see on this Altenew release blog hop! Your next stop is Enza Gudor’s blog! You can reference the entire hop list over on the Altenew 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 9/19/2018 for a chance to win. The 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/22/2018.

You can also win a $30 gift certificate to shop at Altenew here on my blog!  Please leave a comment  by 9/18/2018 for a chance to win. One random winner will be announced on my Giveaway Winners page around 9/19/2018.

100 Comments

  1. Sharon Dolan September 18, 2018 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Both beautiful vibrant cards. Thank you for visiting the sentiment question.

  2. Cheryl Rigney September 18, 2018 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Lovely cards!! I love the cutting of the poinsettia!

  3. Beverly Jordan September 18, 2018 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Love all of your color combos and different match ups of the new releases!!! I think the pink die cut one is my fav but your work is always so fun and cheery!!

  4. Carol Henderson September 17, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    You have created a masterpiece! I love how you have made the sentiment on the first card the focal point and also love the color combination. Great job!

  5. Mary Holshouser September 17, 2018 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Love the arrangement of the first card.
    Different and so pretty. the second
    is wonderful too – love the wreath with the
    big bow on the pink die cut.
    thanks for sharing
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  6. Robin P September 17, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

    You’re work always amazes me and this time is no exception. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Connie September 16, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina-Marie! You’ve combined three of my favorite things from this release: the Blessings Sentiment Stamp Set, the Holiday Bow Stamp Set, and the cozy flannel cover die! Very nice work! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Stacey Kowbel September 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Fantastic cards! I love how you split the poinsettias with the sentiment!

  9. Patt H. September 16, 2018 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    I love all these lovely cards! The florals are so intricate & real looking & I love the wreath behind that gorgeous bow! Awesome new products!!

  10. Tracey Magner September 16, 2018 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina, AWESOME cards girl I already “pinned” them before I even finished reading your post, lol. I just thought WOW these cards are STUNNING I didn’t want to forget to pin them and I have you set up for alerts on my you tube channel so I always get to watch your videos over there after I finish the hop, since it does take awhile to get thru them all, loll. I ADORE how you made a wreth with the Bow stamp set, genius!!! It came out so Beautiful and I love that flannel die as the background, looks like it was made for it and the bow tops it off, that was my favorite stamp set from the release but my favorite card I think is the first one, I just thought, genius again girl!!!! I LOVE how you split the stamp up when completed with the sentiment inbetween, it looked AMAZING!! I LOVED your post, Thank you for sharing :)

  11. Lauryne Cunningham September 16, 2018 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    What a great idea showcasing the sentiments! I love your cards- very elegant!

  12. BrendaLea Abbott September 16, 2018 at 6:16 am - Reply

    I love the way you showcased the sentiments on the first cards. All three are beautiful!

  13. Eva N September 15, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Lovely cards. Thanks for showing these innovative design ideas; I’ll be trying several

  14. Linnea Sundstrom September 15, 2018 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    luv the sentiment idea, Nina!

  15. Dawn Jones September 15, 2018 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Very pretty cards. Love the colors.

  16. cyndi morris September 15, 2018 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful, unique card. I love the style. I’m always inspired after watching your videos.

  17. Jeanette Hebden September 15, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

    The Cozy Flannel die is becoming one of my favourites but there are so many lovely sets that it’s hard to pick just one. Love the way you have used it on your card.

  18. Dana M September 15, 2018 at 2:54 am - Reply

    Beautifully and wonderfully creative card designs. Fantastic compositions and color combinations. Love!

  19. Annalisa September 15, 2018 at 12:01 am - Reply

    It’s funny, I see people cut their focal panels or images in videos, and I don’t have a problem with it, but then I try to do it myself and I get the coldest of cold feet. However, I really like the cool looks you can get by breaking up an image in such a stark way, so I might have to just put on my big girl pants and try it. I also really love how you filled out the branch with your colored pencils in your second card. It looks so full and lush. Thanks for sharing these lovely ideas with us! I always look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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      ninamarie September 16, 2018 at 10:41 pm - Reply

      You can do it, Annalisa!!!!!! It is indeed a nervous feeling sometimes, cutting something that took so long to work on. But most of the time, even if you screw it up, there is usually a way to salvage it! ;) I really hope you try doing this technique!!! :)

  20. Liz O September 14, 2018 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    Love this sentiment highlighting technique Nina! Both cards are pretty, but my favorite is the first one, I may be biased as Poinsettias are my favorite flowers. You did an awesome job showcasing the newly released products. Absolutely fabulous release! Thanks for the inspiration and for all you share!

  21. Sue D September 14, 2018 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Lovely card designs. I like the touch of gold.

  22. Janet D. September 14, 2018 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Lovely cards, love what your did with the sentiment on the first card!

  23. Kelsey Thomas September 14, 2018 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Awesome cards! Love how you put the sentiment between the halves of the flower on that first card. It looks really neat. :)

  24. Annette Reed September 14, 2018 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I love your cards! I love the fact that you cut the poinsettia in half with the sentiment in between. The flannel die behind the wreath is very nice!

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