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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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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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.


  1. Dj D September 13, 2018 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Nina, as always your cards are stunning. I especially love the bow from this release and the way that you’ve used it on a wreath. Just lovely! TFS!

  2. Maura September 13, 2018 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Wow that first card is stunning -love it!! Thanks for inspiring!!!

  3. Jackie Price September 13, 2018 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards! This new Bow stamp set by Altenew is amazing and you showcased it so well. Another fabulous release!! Thanks for the video too!!

  4. Aya Alsheshtawy September 13, 2018 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Your creativity blew my mind away
    Thanks for sharing

  5. Kathy Ferguson September 13, 2018 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Gorgeous cards. I love the sentiment on the first card that is surrounded by the cut poinsettia design. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Charlotte Deerborn September 13, 2018 at 1:46 am - Reply

    Thanks for the video. Great idea to cut in half to flank the sentiment.

  7. Carla Hundley September 13, 2018 at 12:46 am - Reply

    Your cards are gorgeous
    and love the split images.
    Carla from Utah

  8. eileen bochsler September 13, 2018 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Very creative!!!

  9. Sandy September 12, 2018 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Loved the tutorial and your card is amazing! Your photos throughout your post were fantastic too!!

  10. Lynn A September 12, 2018 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    I really like how you did card 1 with splitting the graphic. Thanks for sharing it in video.

  11. Mindy Drummond September 12, 2018 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    The Holiday Bow and Blessings sets are my favorite from this release and I love how you showcased them in your cards. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration, I can’t wait to try both styles.

  12. barbara lassiter September 12, 2018 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Beautiful cards. These new products should inspire us to start creating our Christmas cards.

  13. Kelli September 12, 2018 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Love the idea of splitting the image and stamping a sentiment in the middle! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Rhonda Clore September 12, 2018 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Could these cards be any more perfect? I can’t wait to order these stamps and dies and try your techniques. Thanks for the chance to win

  15. Lisa Miceli September 12, 2018 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    That cozy flannel card is just beautiful!!

  16. Kirsty Vittetoe September 12, 2018 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Your beautiful projects just look perfect for the holidays!

  17. Donna Rinckel September 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    There are wonderful sentiments in this release! I rarely make a card without using a sentiment. Love your ideas for highlighting them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Michele F September 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Your projects are amazing, Nina Marie! and the photographs bring them to life! I know your video will astound me… off I go…

  19. Brenda Kuder September 12, 2018 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Your cards are very unique and pretty! I love them both!

  20. Betty September 12, 2018 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    fantastic designs, Nina-Marie – and love the pale pink background for your second card!!

  21. Barbara Walborn September 12, 2018 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Good inspiration. Thanks.

  22. Nandini Karmarkar September 12, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    The inspiration card is really, really gorgeous! I love the new release.

  23. Peggy M September 12, 2018 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Beautiful cards & I love the flanked sentiment/image effect! Thank you for sharing!

  24. Cindy Holmes September 12, 2018 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    I am always so excited to see what creation your come up with when making your cards! They are always so Gorgeous and amazing! And again these cards are just that! AWESOME!

  25. Cynthia Cole September 12, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Beautiful holiday cards!

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