Altenew September 2022 Enchanted Winter Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 

Hey friends...it`s new release day over at Altenew and we have a fabulous as always blog hop to help to celebrate!  You can shop the entire release here....it`s a pretty amazing release!  If you are hopping along with us, you should have made your way to me from Amy Hill and your next stop will be Lorena Brougher.  You can also head on over to the Altenew Blog who is hosting this hop to start at the beginning.  

This release is filled with some absolutely gorgeous 3D embossing folders and stencils....let`s get started!

Berried Cotoneaster 

I love the beautiful simplicty of the Berried Cotoneaster folder!  I did some simple ink blending on kraft cardstock by masking off an area and added white splatters before removing the masking.  Once it was dry I removed the masking tape and ran it through the embossing folder and then ran a white pigment ink pad over the embossed image within the ink blended area, to further highlight the image.  I really love how soft this turned out!

Checkered Squares 

I love how fun the Checkered Squares 3D Embossing Folder is and the depth you get from it!  For this I simply adhered a piece of vellum to some cardstock and ran it through the folder.  I love how the squares are really highlighted on the metallic gold circles!  All it needed was a simple sentiment with a bit of black for that pop and that was it.  I find that with 3D embossing folders you really don`t need much for them.  Sometimes simple is best!

Intricate Tiles

For the Intricate Tiles 3D Embossing Folder I wanted to do something a bit more fun, so I took some paint chips that I had in muted neutral tones and cut them down to strips and then adhered them to a piece of cardstock to give an ombre look.  It was then put through the embossing folder.  I took a piece of sanding paper and went over the embossed areas lightly to expose some of the white underneath and give it an imperfect look and then an ink pad was lightly ran over the raised image to make it stand out even more. 

Pine Forest
For the beautiful Pine Forest 3D Embossing Folder I had an idea in my head from the moment I saw it, I just stepped it up a notch.  I ran a piece of the brushed gold metallic cardstock thruogh the embossing folder.  And while that was absolutely perfect as is, I wanted to add another level to it. So I took some sanding paper and went over the entire embossed image to remove the top layer, thus exposing the silver underneath it.  How amazing does that look!  Who says you can`t mix metals lol.  But just a note if you do this...it makes quite a mess lol.  I added some simple white splatters and a sentiment with a bit of silver sparkle peeking out and that was it.  I love the look of the gold and silver together!

Poinsettia Cluster

Who doesn`t love a classic poinsettia for the holidays! The Poinsettia Cluster Embossing Folder is absolutely beautiful and perfect for making quick and gorgeous Christmas cards.  I ran a piece of metallic cardstock through the folder and then added many layers of ink and metallic wax to it, in shades of deep greens, teal, gold and a bit of burgundy for the berries. Lots of paint flecks in gold and black were added as well as a gold heat embossed sentiment.

Starry Patterns

Okay now this is my fave!  For the Starry Patterns Embossing Folder I ran a piece of the brushed silver cardtsock through the folder.  Then to really make it pop I again used a piece of ssanding paper to rough up the raised areas a bit and then went over that with a black ink pad.  A simple but large sentiment was added as that was all it needed.  I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!  It reminds me of those decorative metallic tiles.  You know the ones that people put in their kitchens on their walls or ceilimgs....love this!


Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/28/2022 for a chance to win. 
Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/29/2022.
 

Blog Hop Order


Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Terri Koszler

Mugdha Gujarathi

Erum Tasneem

Kelly Taylor

Nathalie DeSousa

Bobby Hagen

Maryam Pérez

Berina Rajakumar

Laurie Willison

Amy Hill

Michelle Burnier

Lorena Brougher

Bridget Casey

Emily Midgett

LauraJane

Adriana Arminio

Disha Jain

Nichol Spohr

Svitlana Shayevich

Mindy Eggen

Hannelie Bester

Agnieszka Malyszek

Jenny Martin

Virginia Lu

Seeka

Linda Westfall

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.



Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/28/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/29/2022.

 

Blog Hop Order

Please add a link to the person before and after you in your post. You are encouraged to include the full list as well.

 

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Terri Koszler

Mugdha Gujarathi

Erum Tasneem

Kelly Taylor

Nathalie DeSousa

Bobby Hagen

Maryam Pérez

Berina Rajakumar

Laurie Willison

Amy Hill

Michelle Burnier

Lorena Brougher

Bridget Casey

Emily Midgett

LauraJane

Adriana Arminio

Disha Jain

Nichol Spohr

Svitlana Shayevich

Mindy Eggen

Hannelie Bester

Agnieszka Malyszek

Jenny Martin

Virginia Lu

Seeka

Linda Westfall

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.



Thank you so very much for stopping by and hopping along with us!  I hope that I have helped to inspire you a little bit today and I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day.  Until next time,




25 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards!! Love how they all turned out.

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  2. Love the embossing folders! Awesome!

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  3. OMG love how you colored these EF images - amazing results

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  4. Beautiful embossing! I LOVE the silver HELLO!

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  5. All of the cards are absolutely gorgeous 😍 ❤️. I love all of the creative embossing ideas.

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  6. Your cards are wonderful! I especially love the Berries--so elegant!

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  7. Great inspiration! I really like the use of the paint chip samples.

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  8. Such pretty cards, Michelle! I love the new embossing folders!

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  9. Wow, your first card and the green poinsettia card are both amazing with those non-traditional greens! Was that Distress Iced Spruce ink on the first card? I didn't see an ink color in the description. Gorgeous!

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  10. The masked cotoneaster and sanded trees are both wonderful!

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  11. So pretty! I love the one with the poinsettias!

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  12. Beautiful cards! Such awesome colors…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. These are all just beautiful but that berry cotoneaster card is stunning!!

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  14. Very bright and colorful cards.

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  15. These are STUNNING and very inspirational. :)

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  16. Michelle, All of your cards are amazing! But that pine forest is so stinking gorgeous. I would hang that in my cabin. So pretty.

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  17. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards! The silver stars are gorgeous.

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  18. Beautiful cards!! I especially love the colors on your first card.

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  19. Love love your first card on Kraft paper and your poinsettia card. They are gorgeous!

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  20. Your cards are so lovely and creative, Michelle. Thank you for your fabulous inspiration. Love the new release.

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  21. Wow! Your cards are fantastic and I read the details of how you made them- so helpful and inspirational. I've not heard of the wax product you used on the poinsettia card. And your cotoneaster card is beautiful.

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  22. Love your cards. Each one is so unique!

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  23. Beautiful cards

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