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!

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!

Altenew Year In Review Blog Hop: My Favorites From 2018

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!

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!

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!

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 Responses

  1. Connie says:

    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 says:

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

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

  4. Mindy Drummond says:

    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. says:

    Totally awesome projects! Love that gatefold card especially!

  6. Denise K Terry says:

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

  7. Sue D says:

    Wow–great designs and colors.

  8. Chandhini says:

    Love your cards, they are stunning.

  9. Subhashini says:

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

  10. Lisa Byers says:

    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 says:

    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.

    • ninamarie says:

      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. These are fantastic! Love the gatefold!

  13. Sue says:

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

  14. cyndi morris says:

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

  15. Super Stick Chick says:

    Wonderful and inspiring work, love your videos.

  16. Stacey Kowbel says:

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

  17. Denise Mlady says:

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

  18. Dana M says:

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

  19. Melissa Smith says:

    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 says:

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

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