Altenew | August 2018 Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop (+ Giveaway)

Hello, friends! Today is Altenew’s August 2018 Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop! Hop along for fabulous inspiration and fun! You should have arrived from the Altenew 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.

This release has some AMAZING floral sets. I made two cards and two watercolored art pieces. I will share my cards first. I used Inked Flora and did light watercoloring and arranged them over a long card.



For the second card, I did a bit of masking with Hello Gorgeous and Geo Frames. I colored with Copic markers.



Next, I masked and stamped Hello Gorgeous on 100% cotton watercolor sheet. I watercolored with Altenew watercolors and went a little splatter-happy…



For my last piece, I used Floral Art on 100% cotton watercolor sheet. I did a mix of Altenew watercolors that are a little different from what I usually do…but I think it’s fun to try new things. Your brain tends to continue doing what you’re used to doing so this helps to stretch your muscles. Even if you don’t like how something ends up, be happy for trying. You’ll learn something for sure! For next time, I’ll probably pick the colors in advance and then color. 🙂



I hope you felt inspired today! The next stop on the hop is Anna Komenda!


I’ve included the full blog list below:

Altenew Card Blog

Rubeena Ianigro ** YOU ARE HERE **

Anna Komenda

Agnieszka Malyszek

Tania Ahmed

Erum Tasneem

Karin Åkesdotter

Simon Says Stamp Blog

May Sukyong Park

Keeway Tsao

Sveta Fotinia

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Zinia Redo

Amber Rain Davis

Svitlana Shayevich

Zsoka Marko

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Nancy McClelland

Enza Gudor

Laurie Willison

Kymona Tracey

Nicole Picadura

Meghann Andrew

Virginia Lu

Mayline Jung

Sandra Dietrich

Lydia Evans

Mona Tóth


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 August 22 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on August 26.

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 August 22 (list of giveaways/winners can be found here as well).

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  1. Andre M.

    August 19, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Such a lovely range of wonderful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. debbie

    August 19, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    loved the kraft card with watercolour!!

  3. Kathy R

    August 19, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    All the cards are wonderful, I was really drawn to the last card, LOVE the watercolor color variation.

  4. Susie Moore

    August 19, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Oh my goodness! Your work is amazing!

  5. Bea Connor

    August 19, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Your cards are beautiful! Simply love your colorings.

  6. Michelle Hilgenfeld

    August 19, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Those watercolor florals are so vibrant! I particularly like them on the black cardstock background.

  7. Dee Earnshaw

    August 19, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    love your cards – the coloring is sensational:)

  8. Siv Karin

    August 19, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Your cards are amazing. I love this new release,.

  9. Beverly Kozlowski

    August 19, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Wow! These are such beautiful projects! I just love the new release!

  10. Beverly Behal

    August 19, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Very dramatic cards. I love the black background with the bright colors on the “you are a happy” card!

  11. Tonya

    August 19, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Oh my goodness!! Your cards are gorgeous. I’m in love with the one that has the tree panels. Love that design. Thanks for sharing.

  12. cyndi morris

    August 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    These are all such gorgeous cards. I love the florals in this release, and your coloring is amazing.

  13. Renee Drew

    August 19, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Love how you used the interesting mix of colors on the flowers, and the frames on the longer cards. Great ways to stretch one’s creativity! I need to do more of that.

  14. Dole McCormick

    August 19, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Lovely cards!

  15. sandystein

    August 19, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Frames are a great idea. Love the new watercolor paints.

  16. Lynn Milewski

    August 19, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Love your cards!

  17. Vickie Nipp

    August 19, 2018 at 11:09 am

    beautiful!!! I love the floral art stamp set, but I really love your loose watercolor style

  18. Haley B

    August 19, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Love the colors you used so bright and cheerful

  19. itstrulyanoriginal

    August 19, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Love these new stamps and dies. They are just gorgeous. Your presentation of card designs is very lovely.

  20. Cindy Welch

    August 19, 2018 at 10:23 am

    All your projects are lovely but your watercolor pieces are WOW! I adore the Floral Art set. Thanks for sharing your art!

  21. Brandi R

    August 19, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Gorgeous creations. LOVE all the fabulous watercolor ♥

  22. Toni S McKelley

    August 19, 2018 at 9:48 am

    This is an amazing reveal. Love everything so much, and am stunned by the beautiful cards I am seeing. Gorgeous. Want ’em all!

  23. memalagene

    August 19, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Awesome new products! Awesome projects, I love your glowers on black especially!

  24. Annalisa

    August 19, 2018 at 1:13 am

    How exciting to see the first release post-release of the watercolor pans! I love all the techniques you used and the beautiful cards you made. I especially like how you used the frames. Thanks for sharing!

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