Altenew | July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop (+ Giveaway)

Hello, friends! Today is Altenew’s July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop! Hop along for fabulous inspiration and fun! You should have arrived from the amazingly talented Emily Midgett’s blog. If you lose your way, you can start at the Altenew Card Blog or the Altenew Scrapbook Blog.


Check out the entire new release! I’d love to know what you’ve got your eyes on!


I have a few cards to share with you, focusing on three stencils.

One of my favorites from the release is the City Scene Stencil. I created two different looks – one rainbow and one monochromatic with ink blending.



For Calligraphy Maze Stencil, I also used ink blending and white paint splatters, finished off with a word die-cut. I love how you can create such a bright card so easily without stamping.



Of course, I wanted to incorporate some stamping into my card so I added flowers from Dearest Friend.


One of my favorite ways to use a stencil is add a subtle background. I blend in a color or two for the background, and to make the darker shades “subtle,” I add a sheet of vellum. I arranged the floral clusters in two different ways and finish it off with sentiments.




I hope you felt inspired today! The next stop on the hop is the ever-so-creative Olga Moss!


I’ve included the full blog list below:

Altenew Card Blog

Paige Evans

Vicky Papaioannou

Kelly Griglione

Zinia Redo

Emily Midgett

Rubeena Ianigro ** YOU ARE HERE **

Olga Moss

Lilith Eeckels

Gayatri Murali

Virginia Lu

Nicole Picadura

Karin Åkesdotter

Norine Borys

Heather Hoffman

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Erum Tasneem

Enza Gudor

Nina-Marie Trapani

May Sukyong Park

Justine Hovey

Svitlana Shayevich

Sveta Fotinia

Dana Gong

Kymona Tracey

Agnieszka Malyszek

Lydia Evans

Crystal Thompson

Simon Says Stamp Blog


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by July 12 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on July 15.

Optional Giveaway: Altenew is also offering my readers a chance to win a $30 gift certificate by leaving a comment on my blog post. I will announce the winner here by July 11 (list of giveaways/winners can be found here as well).

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  1. Dawn Jones

    July 11, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    I too lovethecity scapes stencil. What a Beautiful card with the colors stacked up so tall.

  2. Marisela Delgado

    July 11, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    What great city scapes and colors! Awesome!

  3. Karey McM

    July 10, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    first time visit here. i really like the pink and coral colors on that particular card. thanks for sharing.

  4. deckle57

    July 10, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Gorgeous cards! Loving the new stencils. Thanks for sharing and for your inspiration. 🙂

  5. Aimee Phillips

    July 9, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I love step builder and city scape stencils!!. All are beautiful!!. Thank you for your creativity.

  6. Aimee Phillips

    July 9, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Your use of the city scene stencil is awesome!. Thank you for inspiring!.

  7. kritimishr

    July 9, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    All your cards are gorgeous.

  8. Deb Tilton

    July 9, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    like the multi color for the city scape card

  9. Nandini Karmarkar

    July 9, 2018 at 2:57 am

    Love the new release. And the inspiration cards are gorgeous! I especially love the long card and the florals cards.

  10. Beverly Jordan

    July 8, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Rubeena I am so happy for you to be on the Altenew’s DT and am delighted to see your contribution of inspiration using the new stencils! LOVE the new Dotty stencil cards! These are beauties!

  11. Mindy1414

    July 8, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Amazing designs, I love the flowers! My favorite of the stencil release is the Flowing Drop, I love anything “water” lol.

  12. Brandi R

    July 8, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Love these! Gorgeous colors and fantastic designs ♥

  13. Kathy Eyre

    July 8, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    I really like the subtle background, very inspiring

  14. Denise Bryant

    July 8, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Awesome cards! I really love the two versions of the City Scenes!

  15. Linnea Sundstrom

    July 8, 2018 at 9:56 am

    luv the long city scene colorful card

  16. momentsofcrafting

    July 8, 2018 at 3:03 am

    So many great ideas for using these amazing stencils! I love them all!

  17. Shona Chambers

    July 8, 2018 at 2:44 am

    Such stunning projects Ruby, especially love the rainbow skyline card. So cool to see a card in a different size too!!

  18. Sue D

    July 7, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Wonderful variety of stenciled cards.

  19. itstrulyanoriginal

    July 7, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Lovely cards. Great coloring on the flowers. I love the layered blue dots with the vellum on top. SO beautiful!

  20. Jeanne Beam

    July 7, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Gorgeous cards. I love the city scene cards.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  21. Lauryne Cunningham

    July 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I love the Dotty Stencil card with the vellum! I would probably use that stencil a lot! The colorful cityscape card is really beautiful, too!

  22. Connie Hinkle

    July 7, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration 😊

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