Four Ways to Use the Altenew November 2018 Stamp & Die Release | Blog Hop + Giveaways

Hello, friends! I’m part of the Altenew November 2018 Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop today! I created four cards for you using different products from the release. I used various techniques to inspire you: bold watercoloring, intricate die-cutting, layer stamping with ink pads, and coloring with alcohol ink markers. You can find all the details for new products and giveaways below.

You should have arrived from Kathleen Graumüller’s blog and the next stop on the hop is the fabulous Erum Tasneem! If you lose your place or need more information, you can begin on the Altenew Card Blog.


Affiliate links may be used in this post. You can find the lists of my favorite supplies here.

Bold Watercoloring — for this card, I stamped the images from Inked Rose on watercolor paper using black waterproof ink. I watercolored them with the 36 Pan Watercolor Set. I stamped Dainty Swiss Dots in the background using Morning Frost and Lava Rock. I only did partial stamping on a long base (4.25″ x 8.5″). I mounted the images with foam tape and then stamped the sentiment in Lava Rock.

Intricate Die-cutting — for this card, I die-cut white sheet with Antique Engravings Cover Die. You know I love my cover dies so I was thrilled when this was released. I kept my card very simple so I could show off how GORGEOUS this die is. I cut off the frame and only kept the floral piece. I watercolored the background with the Altenew watercolors and added gold paint splatters. I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black.

Layer Stamping — for this card, I used the suggested ink pad colors that comes in the stamp insert. This makes it easier if you don’t want to figure out what color palette to use. I stamped the floral outline from Handpicked Bouquet using Jet Black and then stamped all the layers. I die-cut it with the coordinating die. For the background, I did partial stamping with the large stamp from Rustic Linen in Silver Stone. I mounted the bouquet over it with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black.

Coloring with Alcohol Ink Markers — for this card, I stamped the images in Lava Rock and die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I don’t mind coloring after I die-cut. I used the Altenew Artist Markers to color the images. For the background, I ink blended with Sunkissed and Feeling Dotty Stencil. I did an ombre look by blending over and over on the bottom to create darker shades. I stamped the sentiment from Leaf Medallion on black cardstock with clear embossing ink and heat-embossed in white. I trimmed it down and mounted it on the card.

All products are linked below.


Check out the new release here! You can also find it at Simon Says Stamp or Ellen Hutson.


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 for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on November 21, 2018.

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 November 18, 2018 (list of giveaways/winners can be found here as well).

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  1. Ava

    November 17, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Your design’s really showcase the sentiments well.

  2. Andrea M Hastilow

    November 17, 2018 at 9:07 am

    So gorgegeous, the colours on everyone of your cards is so pretty, I would love to make a card that looks as fabulous & smooth as one of these.

  3. Leslie Kiley

    November 17, 2018 at 3:11 am

    I love all the beautiful things that you have created from this wonderful collection! Such a wonderful source of inspiration. Thank you.

  4. MelissaF

    November 16, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Gorgeous cards, amazing coloring, love the vibrant water colors on the inked rose especially.

  5. Terri Clark

    November 16, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    I LOVE ALL OF YOUR CARDS, Rubeena! Simply stunning! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

  6. Sue D

    November 16, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    I like the backgrounds for these beautiful floral cards.

  7. debbie d

    November 16, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    beautiful ideas and wonderful release!

  8. Jennifer K

    November 16, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Your cards are all Stunning Ruby! I love the design of your first card and the way you coloured the roses on it, so vibrant and bold, its really beautiful! The watercolored background of your second card looks amazing with the Antique Engravings cover die. My favourite product from this release is the Engraved Flowers and I love the card you created with it, your colouring is gorgeous and the ombre Feeling Dotty background is such a pretty background to showcase the gorgeous flowers.

  9. Johanna T.

    November 16, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    4 different ways and all of them gorgeous. Love you coloring!

  10. Melissa

    November 16, 2018 at 6:03 am

    The inked rose card and the engraved floral card is stunning! I love all your cards! Those were just my very favorite! Beautiful!!!

  11. Yulia Mulyukina

    November 16, 2018 at 2:50 am

    I love the coloring and backgrounds!

  12. Yulia Mulyukina

    November 16, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Awesome cards! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Eileen Bochsler

    November 15, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Gorgeous cards!!!

  14. Terrie D.

    November 15, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Your cards are gorgeous! I really love the handpicked bouquet stamp set. 🙂

  15. Angela Person

    November 15, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Amazing cards! Love this new Altenew release.

  16. Annalisa

    November 15, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Oh, Rubeena. I’m running out of words to tell you how much I like your cards! They are always excellent, no matter what you do with them. I always look forward to your cards. Thanks for sharing so much creativity with us!

  17. Brenda 802

    November 15, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Stunning cards.

  18. Brenda 802

    November 15, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Stunning cards. love the colors

  19. BrendaLea Abbott

    November 15, 2018 at 11:24 am

    All of your cards are gotgeous. This is a great release, and i really like the cover die, Antiqe Engravings a lot!

  20. Sharon Belanger

    November 15, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Love all the cards, but the last one was my favorite. TFS.

  21. Sandy Griffin

    November 15, 2018 at 9:41 am

    This release is fantastic. Love your coloring.

  22. Viveca Vlaeriano

    November 15, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Stunning cards! if I had to pick a favorite, I cannot! They are all so beautiful!

  23. Eileen the Artful Crafter

    November 15, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Fabulous products in the new release. Your cards are lovely. I love the ombre effect.

  24. Yulia Mulyukina

    November 15, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Beautiful cards and colors!

  25. Wendy Lambert

    November 15, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Love the variety of cards you created. I love the watercoloring.

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