Altenew May 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by - May 12, 2020


Hello friends! Thank you so much for hopping along with us for the May 2020 Stamp and Die release from Altenew. We've got lots of inspiration on todays hop, so let's jump right into it!


My first project is this card featuring the beautiful new Blossom Wreath layering stamp set. This set includes an outline and several solid stamps for filling in the wreath with Altenew inks. I've chosen a fairly monotone palette which reminds me so much of spring. The colors I used are Fresh Lemon, Shadow Creek, and Sea Glass which compliment each other well, but also stand out on their own.


If you've ever seen any of my videos, you'll know how much I love the tri fold pamphlets that Altenew includes in it's stamp sets. This design is based off of one of the inspiration designs inside that pamphlet. I love that it creates a background for the card front, and that it's a one layer design. I don't often make one layer cards because I love the dimension that paper piecing and foam tape gives, but this stamp is so intricate and dimensional on its own that I didn't feel like it was necessary here. I added my card front panel to an A2 sized card base of yellow card stock with foam tape to add some actual dimension to this spring-y card.

PRIZES
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 Mixed Media Blog by 5/17/2020 for a chance to win.  We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 5/20/2020. 


My next project focuses on the Inked Lotus stamp and die set. The distinct lines in this image lend itself well to a more whimsical design, but when used with No-Line ink like I did here, I was able to create an elegant blooming lotus with the Artist Watercolor Palette. 


After watercoloring both the floral and stem images on the Altenew Watercolor Paper, I die cut them out using the coordinating dies. Because lotus's are known for being in water, I wanted to create a blue background that resembles water. I was able to do that by ink blending a background with Desert Night ink and Ocean Waves. To finish the card off, I used some clear dew drop embellishments to drive home the appearance of water. For my sentiment I used "you're so special" from the Inked Lotus set and heat embossed it just above my lotus image.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! You can find the products I used linked below, and don't forget to continue hopping along to your next stop, the amazingly talented Erum Tasneem
You can also find the full hop list below! I'll see you again soon!

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73 comments

  1. Great cards. Thanks for sharing this release.

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  2. Can't wait to get mine and start playing!

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  3. I love the striking blue background with the lotus flower!

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  4. the blue water background is divine

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  5. Oh that looks so cool and refreshing. Beautiful card.

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  6. Beautiful cards. I especially love the wreathe for it's delicate spring look!

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  7. Love the soft, whimsical look of your first card. Beautiful color palette!

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  8. Spring cards that inspire...especially love the first card...the soft colors and the dainty flowers! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Lovely cards, the painted lotus is gorgeous

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  11. Love you blossom wreath card! ...and the blue on your
    Lotus card packs a punch, what a beautiful contrast. Love them.

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  12. Very pretty cards! Love the blue & yellow color combo.

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  13. That wreath is beautiful, seeing it on a card makes it come to life. Love these cards! The lotus is really growing on me.

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  14. I love the new Blossom Wreath stamp set. And I absolutely adore the card you have created with it!

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  15. Nice cards!! What a great idea to use the wreath to make a complete background!

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  16. This card is really beautiful and delicate.

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  17. Lovely cards! I absolutely am so inspired by how you used the wreath stamp! I just would not have thought of that! Thank you, thank you, for your creativity and inspiration!

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  18. Oh, just added some items to my wishlist. Beautiful release for May, Altenew!. Staying home, crafting, reading, blog hopping, and staying safe.

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  19. Marisela Delgado said: Pretty card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  20. Great cards. I love the wreaths.

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  21. Love your lotus card! What a great release!

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  22. Beautiful cards. I especially like the simplicity of the wreath card.

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  23. These are amazing! I LOVE the yellow wreath!

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  24. The tiny flowers look so pretty. I love the simple look.

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  25. Pretty cards and love how you used the wreath stamp.

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  26. Beautiful cards, love the lotus and the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. The patterned paper you created on that first card is just so sweet and lovely!

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  28. The water locus flower is done exactly as I would like to do. The petals coloring is deeper around the edges and softer near the middles; almost like an outline, but more like the way color would seem against a watery background. Thanks!

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  29. Beautiful Ashlea! The wreath is so pretty with its delicate images! And your blue card with the pop of pink really makes the flower stand out!

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  30. Pretty cards. Different way to use the wreaths but I like the background.

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  31. Pretty cards. I like the little yellow flowers.

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  32. Beautiful cards, Ashlea! I love the wonderful soft delicate look you achieved on your 'Blossom Wreath' card! Great colour combinations! Thanks for sharing! Take care:)

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  33. Beautiful cards! I especially love the Blossom Wreath one - so fresh and pretty!

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  34. What a pretty, cheerful spring card. This makes me want to make something in yellow!

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  35. Love the Blossom Wreath card-- such a delicate spring-like card. The one layer is perfect for the wreath!

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  36. Love the colors used in your cards! the pastel yellow wreath type one looks like wallpaper my great grandmother had. So pretty! Thank you for the chance to win and sharing your beautiful cards!!

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  37. That first card kills me!!! I love when you choose those colors -- always inspires me.

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  38. Beautiful cards! The new wreath stamp is gorgeous.

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  39. Ooh these cards are so pretty! Love the wreath a lot! And the second card is bright and awesome with the blue background and your coloring! <3

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  40. Beautiful cards! Love the big lotus on the blue background.

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  41. The wreath is so pretty and delicate in a way that this spring has definitely not felt to me, so it's nice to see that. And I love seeing the lotus in no-line; I wasn't sure that such a bold outline would translate well to no-line, but it looks amazing.

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  42. I like the use of the wreath and the look of the background on the lotus card.

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  43. Love, Love, Love your cards...simply serene and soft.

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  44. Omg your blossom wreath card is lovely I think I need that stamp set 😍

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  45. beautiful projects, love em!

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  46. Beautiful, those wreaths created such a pretty card. And that one flower on the 2nd really creates a bold statement.

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  47. Love how you used the wreath stamp.. beautiful!

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  48. What pretty and wonderful cards. I really like your wreath card.

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  49. Beautiful cards. I especially love the second one. The Inked Lotus is gorgeous and your background is amazing.

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  50. Your colouring of that lotus card is so pretty! I absolutely love that new stamp set. Thank you for sharing your cards.

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  51. Hi Ashlea :) Love the way you used the new wreath to make a continuous background pattern!!! Great idea! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  52. These are both so pretty! :) I love the coloring on the second one.

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  53. The way you've used the wreath on the first card makes it look like pretty patterned paper, that's so clever! Love the CAS style on the second, thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. Very pretty cards. I especially love the simplicity and boldness of the lotus stamp.

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  55. i love the delicate wreath card. so beautiful

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  56. Beautiful cards! Love this release

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  57. Lovely cards! The Blossom Wreath set is one of my faves of the release! Love its delicate beauty! Gorgeous coloring on your beautiful lotus card too!

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  58. Beautiful cards! I love the size of the lotus flower and your very pretty coloring.

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  59. Love the color combo on the first card!

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  60. Wonderful cards. Love the soft colours.
    Valerija xx

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  61. The cards were beautiful I especially loved the wreath card

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  62. The cards were beautiful I especially loved the wreath card

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