Altenew Year In Review Blog Hop: My Favorites From 2018

Altenew Year In Review Blog Hop: My Favorites From 2018

Hello friends! The New Year is almost upon us, which is quite hard to believe! Today I am participating in Altenew’s Year In Review blog hop, taking a look back at some of our favorite projects that were created with Altenew products.

I have videos associated with many of these projects, which I have linked below along with the supplies used in each card. I hope you enjoy this look back through my favorite cards from 2018 featuring Altenew’s beautiful dies, stamps, stencils and more!

If you have already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from Kymona Tracey’s blog!

Altenew Year In Review Blog Hop: My Favorites From 2018

This Christmas card was one of my favorite holiday cards for 2018.

It features the Holiday Bow stamp and die set, which included that stunning bow image. Altenew Crisp Inks work so well with the layering pieces to build the bow; I love the teal color contrasting against the reds and greens of the wreath. The entire card has that classic, Christmas feel!

You can read more about this card at this post, and below you can watch the video on how I made it!

Watch the Video
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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Altenew Year In Review Blog Hop: My Favorites From 2018

I created this set of poinsettia cards at the same time that I made the card you saw above. It too features the Holiday Box set, which I really enjoyed using this year!

This time however I used the poinsettia stamps, along with other images from the stamp set. Those stamped floral elements worked together in forming a frame, bordering the top and bottom of the greeting I embossed in the center (the greeting is from the Blessings stamp set). The reason this card is one of my favorites is the fact that it is such a unique way to highlight a sentiment!

You can read more about this card at this post, and below you can watch the video on how I made it!

Watch the Video
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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Altenew Year In Review Blog Hop: My Favorites From 2018
Altenew Year In Review Blog Hop: My Favorites From 2018

Another unique card design that I made with Altenew products was the gatefold, watercolor floral card I made with the Starry Flowers set!

Beyond making a gatedold, I stepped the design up a notch, which is partly why it is one of my favorites for 2018. The edges of the gatefolds are fussy cut; so instead of a straight edge, you end up with a beautiful card that helps accentuate the lovely flowers. This added so much interest to the finished card!

You can read more about this card at this post, and below you can watch the video on how I made it!

Watch the Video
Supplies Used

Altenew Watercolor Pan Case
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Altenew 36 Watercolor Pan Set
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Altenew Large Watercolor Brush
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Altenew Medium Watercolor Brush
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Altenew Small Watercolor Brush
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Altenew Watercolor Palette Medium
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Altenew Watercolor Palette Large
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Altenew STARRY FLOWERS Clear Stamps…
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Altenew STARRY FLOWERS Dies ALT2271…
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Altenew SIMPLY SAID HELLO Die ALT2435
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Altenew STRENGTH BLOOMS Clear Stamp…
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Altenew HAPPY TOGETHER Clear Stamp…
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Altenew STORY OF US Clear Stamp Set…
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Pretty Pink Posh PEARL WHITE Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh PANSY PURPLE Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh WATERMELON Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh LEMON DROP Jewels
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Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC
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Tonic HONEY GOLD Mirror Card Satin…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DOLL…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Brutus Monroe GILDED Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Simon Says Stamp GRID TRANSPARENCY…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Altenew Year In Review Blog Hop: My Favorites From 2018

Alcohol Inks are a very fun and unpredictable medium to work with, making beautiful backgrounds. But have you ever tried using alcohol inks with stencils?

This unexpected effect carries a bold and abstract style; it looks amazing with Altenew’s City Scene stencil! Using just a simple dabbing technique, you can easily recreate this card.

One of the reasons why this card is one of my 2018 favorites, is that the technique is really quite fast to do and can be adapted to any stencil in your stash. I ended up using this technique on two other cards, which you can see here.

You can read more about this card at this post, and below you can watch the video on how I made it!

Watch the Video
Supplies Used

Altenew City Scene stencil
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Altenew FINE ALPHABET Dies ALT2272 at…
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Altenew SIMPLE ALPHA Die Set ALT1773
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Altenew PURE WHITE Ink Spray ALT2127
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Copic Sketch MARKER b04 TAHITIAN BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker B69 STRATOSPHERIC…
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Copic Sketch Marker V06 LAVENDER Purple
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Copic Sketch MARKER V09 VIOLET
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Copic Sketch Marker BV08 BLUE VIOLET…
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Copic Sketch MARKER 100 BLACK
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Copic Colorless BLENDER SOLUTION…
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Tim Holtz Ranger ALCOHOL BLENDING…
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Sakura FINE LINES SET Pigma Micron…
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Yupo WHITE WATERCOLOR 5×7 Paper Pad…
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Tonic SILKY SKY Mirror Card Satin…
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Tonic PURPLE MIST Mirror Card Satin…
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Tonic FROSTED SILVER Mirror Card…
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Pretty Pink Posh SILVER MINI STAR…
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Pretty Pink Posh SILVER STAR CONFETTI…
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets…
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Keep Hopping

I hope you enjoyed these videos and inspiration featuring some of my favorite Altenew projects of this year!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop in the hop is Therese Calvird; you can find the entire hop list on the Altenew blog.

Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 1/3/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 1/6/2019.

I am also giving away a $20 gift certificate to Altenew here on my blog; simply leave a comment below for a chance to win!

96 Comments

  1. Connie January 3, 2019 at 12:01 am - Reply

    Wow Nina Marie! I loved the way you cozied the layered stamp around the one card sentiment and watching you work with alcohol markers on the Yupo paper was amazing!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Denise Bryant January 2, 2019 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Thanks for all the inspiration! Love the Starry Flowers card! Great color combo!

  3. Karthikha Uday January 2, 2019 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Thank you for all the gorgeous inspirations!! Looking forward to more this year :) Wishing you a very happy new year Nina :)

  4. Mindy Drummond January 2, 2019 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    So many beautiful, inspiring projects and products in 2018! My favorite Altenew product this year is hands down the Holiday Bow set, I will still be creating with this one throughout 2019 as well lol. Thank you for all the inspiration and for continuing to blog, you bring much joy to my cardmaking/papercrafting all year. Happy, Crafty, Blessed 2019!! (mardy14 @ bellsouth . net)

  5. Patt H. January 1, 2019 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Totally awesome projects! Love that gatefold card especially!

  6. Denise K Terry January 1, 2019 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Really love looking back at all the beautiful things created in 2018. Thank you for sharing your favorites!

  7. Sue D December 31, 2018 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Wow–great designs and colors.

  8. Chandhini December 31, 2018 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Love your cards, they are stunning.

  9. Subhashini December 31, 2018 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Love the floral gatefold card with cheerful and bright flowers. Stunning background with alcohol inks!!!

  10. Lisa Byers December 31, 2018 at 6:13 am - Reply

    I love the hello card. It is simply stunning!! You can create such beautiful cards with your watercoloring!! Can’t wait to see what you will create for us next year!!

  11. Gail Plaskiewicz December 31, 2018 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh, your cards are so beautiful & colorful! Yellow is my favorite color in the whole wide world so guess which one is my fave? You have a great eye for colors & I can tell you are a Christian like I am. That’s cool too! I can’t believe how many talented people there are on this hop & you certainly are one of them. I love to look at all the cards & get ideas for my card making. Thank you for showing us your colorful cards & for giving us the chance to win something.

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      ninamarie January 7, 2019 at 11:51 pm - Reply

      Hi Gail! That’s so cool you picked up on the fact that I am a Christian; my relationship with God is so important to me, and I love knowing it is the same for you! Many blessings to you, and hugs! :)

  12. Lisascreativeniche December 30, 2018 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    These are fantastic! Love the gatefold!

  13. Sue December 30, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    The colors on your cards are so vibrant – truly lovely!

  14. cyndi morris December 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous cards. I love the styles and your backgrounds are always amazing.

  15. Super Stick Chick December 30, 2018 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Wonderful and inspiring work, love your videos.

  16. Stacey Kowbel December 30, 2018 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Fabulous cards in your year in review! I love your dare to dream card!

  17. Denise Mlady December 30, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Fabulous projects from 2018. Looking forward to lots more in 2019. Happy New Year!

  18. Dana M December 30, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Bold, fabulous and wonderfully creative projects! Amazing creativity in 2018

  19. Melissa Smith December 30, 2018 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Love your cards! I think your floral watercolor gatefold card is absolutely stunning! I enjoyed watching your creative process on your videos!

  20. TracyM #6773 December 30, 2018 at 2:06 am - Reply

    FABULOUS projects!
    LOVE how you make MAGIC happen with colour and techniques!
    Thank You for sharing your favourites and INSPIRING :)

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