Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by - February 26, 2020


Hi crafty friends! Thank you so much for joining us on the Altenew Stand Alone Die and Stencil release blog hop. You should have gotten here from Amber Rain Davis blog.
You can find the full hop list just below the supply links at the end of this post. We've got lots of inspiration for you today and I'd love to just jump right in to a couple projects that I've created with some of the new products available today.


My first project features the brand new Open Bloom layering die. I have to admit that this is a fast favorite of mine. The detail of this blooming flower comes together so beautifully as the colors of each layer adds more dimension. For these blooms on this card I decided to use the Red Cosmos card stock gradient pack, but I skipped the third color because I wanted a more muted color palette with darker shadows.


To create a background for these florals I ink blended a light layer of Ocean Wave ink from the center out to form a vignette around the edge of the card.  This helps to draw attention to the center of the card from which will then pull the eyes up and down the length of the card with the stems for the flowers. By using a simple one layer sentiment, the focus can stay on the images on the card which is especially great with a layered die cut card. 

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/3/2020 for a chance to win.We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/6/2020.

My next card features the beautiful Fancy For You Die and Dotted Starburst Die, which is an embossed design background die. These embossing background dies are so great to add lots of design and interest into a card without adding color or layers. It's great for when you want a beautiful outcome but still keeping simplicity.


I decided to use a bright color for my card front since I'd be keeping this card very simple. For contrast with the pink color I used a fresh white card stock to cut the Fancy For You die, and did so 4 times to stack on top of one another to create a chipboard sentiment for dimension. Just to add a little more individuality I curved the sentiment stamp "Here for you always" just under one of the flourishes. It didn't turn out perfectly, but sometimes aspects of my designs don't and its something that I've learned (still learning) to accept. 

Thank you again for stopping by today! I hope that you'll continue hopping along and leaving comments for your chance to win. Your next stop on the hop is the incredible LauraJane.
 You can find the full hop list below the supply links. I'll see you again real soon!


Full Hop List

Ashlea Cornell - YOU ARE HERE
LauraJane - GO HERE NEXT

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53 comments

  1. Beautiful floral card and a great take using the debossing die :)

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  2. oh my that flower looks soooo real

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  3. The layering die looks great in that combination.

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  4. You have done a nice job with the new products. Inspirational cards!

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  5. Beautiful cards - thanks for sharing. I love the pink and white combo on the 2nd one and the background is perfect.

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  6. Oh My - the flowers on your first card really pop - how pretty! I am really loving the de-bossing die too. It has so many possibilities.

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  7. I love the clean and simple look of the debossing cover and fancy for you die! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Love those open bloom flowers! They look just super.

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  9. I'm such a fan of that floral set. It makes lovely flowers. You've done a fantastic job with these new products. Your cards are lovely.

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  10. Beautiful cards and great new products!

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  11. Such a wonderful release from Altenew! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous.

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  12. The card with the flowers is a favorite. I really, really like it.

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  13. Ashlea, I love your cards! Thanks for participating in the hop to inspire us!

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  14. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  16. That starburst die has so many uses. Your card is amazing. My favorite of this release is the rose die. Gorgeous.

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  17. Wonderful designs Ashlea, the new Open Bloom is gorgeous and the diamond dies are fantastic and a great addition to any crafting stash! you did a fabulous job showcasing the new products, thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Your cards are very stunning! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Beautiful! LOVE the colors on the roses ♥

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  20. I love this new Altenew release especially the diamond frames and the dotted starburst. I loved the pink card you made using the dotted starburst!

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  21. I love that layered flower and how the sentiment in the second just pops!

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  22. Love the simplicity of the for you card. Just perfect!

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  23. I really like the pink card. Great texture and the script is so pretty!

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  24. The Open Bloom die is wonderful; your card is gorgeous!

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  25. Wow! Your cards are gorgeous. I especially like the card featuring the Open Bloom 3D die.

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  26. Your cards are gorgeous. I especially love the first one using my favorite from this fantastic release, the Open Bloom 3D die set. That card is amazing.

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  27. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  28. What gorgeous cards!!! I LOVE the colors you chose!!

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  29. That dotted starburst die looks good in every card I've seen. That's a must have!

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  30. My wish list is growing and growing but the money tree in my backyard is dormant cause it's winter!! LOL Absolutely stunning cards!

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  31. I love how you made a soft bg to showcase the 3D floral set! And the subtle dot bg to showcase the fancy For You die is beautiful as well! Great inspiration and so want everything in this newest release!

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  32. Wonder cards! Love your creative style!

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  33. These cards are simple and so elegant!

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  34. I love both of your cards for totally different reasons. The first one makes me want to reach out and touch the petals and I love those colors. The second one has a beautiful simplicity to it. Inspirational work!

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  35. Hi,
    I enjoyed how you made 2 nice cards using the new Altenew Open Bloom Layering Die, and the Altenew Starburst pattern for the second card. The Fancy For You sentiment in white was the perfect finish.
    Thank you.

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  36. Beautifully colored florals, your creations are lovely!

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  37. Beautiful cards! You have made me very glad that I have ordered a couple of these products you have used here! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  39. Beautiful cards and beautifully CAS!

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  40. Beautiful cards! Lovely colors on the flower.

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  41. Beautiful cards. Love the flowers on the first one.

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  42. Great cards...liking the dotted starburst!

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  43. These are beautiful, specially that first one with the gorgeous flower!

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  44. Beautiful cards! Love the Open Blooms and the Dotted Starburst!

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  45. Thank you for sharing your inspiration from this release with us! I've got to say, I LOVE that photo of you and your husband!!!!! I smile every time I look at your page. :) You sold me on the open bloom die - your presentation is so lovely! But you also sold me on the dotted starburst die - that creates such fun texture!

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