Thursday, April 13, 2017

Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hi peeps and welcome to Altenew 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop! We are on day 3 of the anniversary celebration. I am so excited to be part of this celebration since I am a big fan of Altenew from their first release three years ago. If you are following the hop, you should come here from Eunyoung Lee blog.

Originally, I was going to just make 1 card, but once I start, I ended up with 2 cards. For my 1st card, I used Beautiful Day set. I heat embossed the flowers and then color them with ZIG Kuretake Watercolor Brush. For each flowers I used 2 colors to create the color blend.




Here's a close up look of the flowers. To each flower I added white dots just for fun. :)




Once the first card get going, my mojo went in full gear and I made this 2nd card using Best Mom and Magnolias For Her. I used the same technique as my 1st card. I colored the flowers first in 1 color and before they completely dry, add the second color and gently blend them.




For the sentiment, I used Bold Alphabet Die set and die cut the "xo". I was debating for a long time whether I should get this dies set and decided to get it  because they're also great for scrapbooking. I do still dabble in scrapbooking and make pages whenever I could. Here's a close up look of the magnolia. I just love this flower & the way the coloring turned out!!




Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Prizes




Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate

Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 15 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

That's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by here. From here please hop on over to Stephanie Klauck.

In case you miss day 1 and day 2, you can start your hop for day 1 HERE and for day 2 HERE. And, here's a complete list of today's hop participants:

291 comments:

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gardener said...

Love watercoloring so your cards touch a special cord for me. Beautiful.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love how you colored in the flowers -they are so delicate:)

Michele K. Henderson said...

Oh my goodness, Vera, these are amazingly beautiful! I love this color blend, so soft and dreamlike. Thanks for some truly incredible inspiration today!
Take Care!
Michele

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love the pretty coloring you achieved on the flowers and the soft palette. Also love the white dots!

Debra Rumpza said...

so beautiful! Love the gold embossing!

Glorie said...

So beautiful! Love the two toned flowers.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Pretty cards ,loved the pastel colors :)

Kris said...

I love love love your choice of colors.

Stacy said...

Love the soft watercolor! Beautiful cards!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So pretty and delicate!

Laura Gribble said...

I absolutely love your choice of colors!

Mary Jo Stew said...

Your colors are wonderful, so soft and pretty.

Tink said...

Love your flowers! Great card

Cynthia Cole said...

Love the coloring on your cards!

loulou said...

Your soft colouring is so beautiful. I really love both of your cards.

Sherry said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you blended the colors.

Carol Didier said...

I just love your watercolors on these gorgeous Altenew flower sets. Thank you!

pamboe said...

Your blues and purples blend beautifully! Love that card!

Susan Wareham said...

Love the soft pastel colors you got from the zigs, beautiful

Andrea said...

Love the pastel look with the watercolors!

Clara K said...

I love the soft hues of watercolour you chose. The blends really add light to Altenew's flowers.

Late Blooming said...

Soft colors? Yes.

Diane Bruce said...

There seems to be more emphasis on bold colors rather than the subtle pastels. Thanks for showing examples that out of the norm.

Mrsfish02 said...

Wonderful colors. I do love that Magnolia. Great job and thanks for sharing in the Altenew celebration.

Psychomak said...

Such inspiration. Thank you for sharing. I have a huge magnolia in my yard and I love this stamp.

barbara macaskill said...

Your 🌺 🌺 🌹 are delightfully stunning! ❤️ the soft colors too! Both of these cards are sure to put a huge smile on the recipients face! TFS!

pegg said...

So beautiful! Your card helped me which stamp set to buy! :)

ciloma said...

Love, love, love those flowers!! They are so soft and colorful. How could anyone not have a beautiful day after getting this card?

Abby said...

Love your soft colors.

Sandra Colebank said...

Very pretty pastel cards

Molle said...

Learning so much today as I go through the blogs. Your coloring and shading are absolutely lovely but the thing I'll take away are those precious little white dots. :-)

Stanlee Runner said...

Your colors say spring. Lovely!

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful Spring Colors! I just love pastels! Your cards are simply stunning!

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

I just love the pastel colours on these cards!

jean said...

oh what pretty cards!!! stunning!!!

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful florals and lovely pastels - Gorgeous!!

Linda Green said...

I love these subtle watercolor choices. Love the soft, peaceful feeling they portray. Thanks for sharing your talents!

Lisa Moline said...

Love the pastel colors you used! They just look like "spring" - so beautiful!

Lindar C said...

WoW! I mean WOW! Your cards are gorgeous! I love the two color effect and you paired them beautifully

Gail said...

Beautiful beautiful! No wonder you made 2 cards! You've inspired me to get out my Zig clean brush markers.

Chris Salisbury said...

Very beautiful! I love these stamp sets!

solarj said...

Love the cards. Such pretty colors.

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful pastel cards!

erika said...

I love the colors used!

Elaine said...

Love the pastel look of your cards...pretty!

Victoria Milam said...

Beautiful use of the soft colors!

Wendi Jarvis said...

Such pretty cards with a nice soft color pallet and the pop of gold embossing power. Thanks for sharing.

Teri Ann said...

I, simply, love your flowers!

Meghan Peterson said...

These cards are stunning!! Love the pale pastel variety of colors you used with these florals, absolutely gorgeous thank you for sharing!

D Golly said...

Cute cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Barbara said...

Beautifully done!

Laura Whitaker said...

I love your beautifully soft colors.

michelle in mi said...

Such fresh ideas & colors!

Ann K said...

Your flowers are outstanding - Altenew does them well. Thank you for the inspiration.

Lori B said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I chuckled at your 2nd card, because about a year ago I made it a practice to always make at least 2 cards at a time so I always was working on my stash. :)

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Vera, the pastel shades on these cards are so pretty. I love how elegant they look. The Beautiful Day & Magnolias for Her stamps sets are on my ever growing wish list! LOL

Satori said...

The embossing done with a soft colour adds a unique look to these cards!

Nox said...

Very pretty - your pastel tones are very unique looking - very soft and gentle!

Nikki said...

Love the gold embossing and your coloring is fantastic.

Gloria Reynolds said...

Yikes! Your coloring combos are AWESOME. Uplifting...thanks SO MUCH for something completely new to me.

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards Vera. Love the soft colors you have used.

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Stunning cards! Love the soft pastels, added "texture"...Well done!

Barbara said...

so glad you created two cards. Both are so beautiful and elegant with the design and soft colors.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful floral images with those soft colors. Thanks for sharing.

Daylene said...

Lovely cards! I love the soft blending of colors on all of the flowers. Thank you for sharing!

Emily said...

I love the cards! I love that you used mixed media in your project. I'll have to try to use embossing techniques in my projects soon.

Diane Bolton said...

Great design work. Thanks for sharing your technique. The white dots are subtle, but an interesting element.

Laura P said...

Hi Vera, Love your cards...of course you had to make two! So addicting! I am glad to see your Magnolia card, since that is on my wish list! Your color blending is beautiful!

Mary Holshouser said...

The embossing really makes a wonderful
outline for the flowers and leaves.
I need to use that technique more
often. The coloring of the
flowers is beautiful.
thanks for sharing.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

such pretty cards :) love your choice of soft colors, looks so elegant. thanks for sharing :)

Bridget said...

I love the soft pastel colors you used in both cards. The gold heat embossed outlines was a very nice touch. Beautiful

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!!

Alexandra Rösner said...

Love the soft colours you used!

Donna Baker said...

Your cards were beautiful! I really loved the soft colors.

Annette said...

Beautiful soft colours

CrafteA said...

Beautiful watercolored flowers

Pam D. said...

Beautiful cards. The magnolia colors are amazing, so soft and dreamy you did a great job! Thanks for sharing!

funkycrafter said...

what lovely cards. the colors are amazing

Betty Keefe said...

the soft coloring you did on your cards is so lovely, Vera!

Marsha Stehle said...

Beautiful cards! Love the soft color you used!

Shelly said...

Oooh, these are so pretty, Vera! Love the colors you chose!

cissi said...

Beautiful with the soft colors!

theartfulbutterfly said...

Gorgeous colours!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Wow! These are so soft & pretty. Love both of them. Thanks so much.

ljcasselman said...

Your flowers dangle off the page as if they are still growing! Your colors and layout are both beautiful!

Kelly Matisonn said...

Such gorgeous pastel colours x

Michelle H said...

Your coloring is so delicate and gorgeous. They are so springtime.

mhart said...

Your coloring is unbelievable - such soft, delicate shades!!

diana said...

Lovely cards! :)

Janeen said...

so pretty with the gold outlines

Donna said...

Such gorgeous soft colors. Beautiful desings. Thanks for sharing with us!

bev p said...

I love the soft and beautiful color blends. I can totally see why you couldn't stop with one card! I definitely want to try this. Thanks so much.

Lorie Brunner said...

The watercolors that you used are just beautiful!! Thanks for your inspiration!

Megan said...

I have a hard time getting a softer look with the Zigs, but you've dont it beautifully!

Leslie said...

Beautiful use of color. Thank you for a terrific hop! Congrats on all the success! So glad so many great companies could join in the celebration. Thank you all!

Janet D. said...

Such beautiful coloring, love them both!!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards. Love the subtle colours you used!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Such pretty pastel and spring looking cards!

Julie Quin said...

The two colour blending on the flower petals makes the flowers so pretty, I am definitely thinking I need the bold lettering set now - it is so versatile

Cyndi Morris said...

I love the soft colors you used. Stunning card.

Carol Rossouw said...

These are two really lovely cards. I like the combination of colours xx

Nives K said...

Beautiful cards.

Michele Cole said...

Oh my goodness I love your cards. I love pastels and you have touched my heart with these cards. Thanks for sharing

Texan Princess said...

Stunning. The colors are so fresh and yummy - like rainbow sherbet. Yum! I tend to go for the really bright colors and these lighter colors never get any use in my Zig set. Now that I've seen how gorgeous and fresh they look, I think I'll give them a fair shot! :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Cathy Homan said...

Love the softness of these cards! So pretty.

Annie Solomon said...

Beautiful, soft colors. Love to see the same stamps used differently for a completely different look.

A Crafty Person said...

Gorgeous watercoloring! The subtle coloring is simply stunning.

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful color blends on the gorgeous flowers of both cards! and the sentiments are wonderful!

Barb said...

Love the muted colors on your cards!

Judie said...

Super stunning and elegant cards! They're beautiful!

stampyra said...

Your cards are lovely. I love the soft colors you used & white gel pen details. Jil

Tammie said...

Lovely soft pastel watercolored cards! Love those floral stamps by Altenew.

Nana said...

Beautiful card.

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful work, love your soft colors.

Linda Carson said...

Delightful artwork! Love the colors you chose!

Tami Priebe said...

You do such beautiful work!!

Helen Budz said...


Your delicate coloring for these flowers is so beautiful--the color combinations so lovely and blended so well. Thanks for sharing these.

CinnamonSally said...

Oh Wow such lovely delicate cards. Very pretty!!

Helen Kalb said...

Dreamy cards Vera, so pretty!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love all the sweet and pretty flowers.

Carol Henderson said...

I just LOVE all the cards everyone is making. There is a special "gentleness" to ever one. It is as if everyone is trying to pay special homage to the delicate design of each stamp set - there is something unique in this.

Maureen Reiss said...

Gorgeous cards!! Your blending is Perfect!!

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous cards, fabulous designs and layouts! I think Beautiful Day is one of my mot favorite sets!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft colors you used on the flowers. So pretty.

Kristie Goulet said...

Stunning! Love the gold embossing!

Kailash said...

Such beautiful colors, soft and delicate, it gives a lovely iridescent look!!!!

Memories by Manda said...

Pretty coloured flowers on your cards.

Pk Marchand said...

Love the pastels but yet bright colors made me smile. Thanks

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous bards with very pretty colors!

helenbrendan said...

your cards are beautiful. I, too, love to use my Zigs for water coloring. I love the colors you

The Red Haired Lass said...

Your flowers are so lovely.

Kristie Maynard said...

So beautiful. I love the layered look and the dimension. thanks for sharing with us.

Maria said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards! Such lovely soft colors on the beautiful flowers!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Your flowers are colored beautifully. I love how the color is vibrant and soft at the same time. TFS

Marcia said...

Your cards are so soft and pretty!

Juilien Jiang said...

Love the soft and pastel colors on the card!

greggers said...

Your watercolored cards are gorgeous, like how you choose soft colors.

Cristina said...

I love these pretty colors - perfect for spring!

Shirley N said...

Love your soft colors, beautiful cards!

Tracy A said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the color palette.

Laura said...

Love your cards. Such wonderful color combinations

Cheri said...

Really lovely cards.....I love your soft coloring!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This trio of flowers is so pretty!

Craftylady said...

Love the watercolor and soft colors!! So beautiful!!

3kidmama said...

I love the color combos you've used in watercoloring these cards - so very pretty! Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous soft colours!!!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are so pretty!! Love the colors:)

perspacassidy said...

Your cards are so delicate and beautiful!

LauraJane:) said...

Beautiful soft washes on your blooms Vera!

bdconklin said...

Beautiful cards. I love the coloring! Brilliant colors

Anna said...

Hi Vera, I just love the water colour, its growing on me so much of late, and your cards are so lovely, TFS>

Tami B said...

These are both pretty but the first card really is a show stopper.

Rose said...

Both your cards are so lovely! The soft colours are beautifully blended.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, these are just so pretty! Lovely color blends. The white dots look really nice!

Beth Johnson said...

Your watercoloring has a wonderful cooling effect!

Tenea Andersen said...

The pastel coloring is amazing on these cards.

mimi said...

Beautiful cards! Lovely soft colors!

Karenladd said...

The soft colors combined with gold is a real winner!

Sandy said...

Love your cards and the color combos you used.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous coloring! Love this set since it is one of my favorites. They do such wonderful stamps and I expect to enjoy them for many more years. Congrats on this 3rd Anniversary.

Liz O. said...

Such pretty designs Vera! Love the subtle colors you used, thanks for the inspiration!

stephanie said...

I just love the Beautiful Blooms set you can do so much with it. The coloring on yours is outstanding so soft...

Bobbi said...

WOW so very beautiful!

Betty J said...

What lovely fresh combination of colors!

Amy C. said...

Your pastel colors are dreamy! Gorgeous cards!

Engineered Baker said...

Beautiful! You are so creative :)

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards!

Pati said...

Beautiful coloring, lovely color combo and that gold/copper embossing is very pretty with your colors! Wonderful cards, thank you for sharing these!

Dian Ratna Sari said...

Love your cards with soft colour. They are awesome!

Tinstar said...

Your colouring and shadows on your flowers is beautiful.

Kim S. said...

Adore the colours, everything just glows!

CraftyNatalie said...

Love your pastel colours, beautifully coloured. The beautiful day one is my favourite.

Baroque duJour said...

So, so pretty adore your 'sugar almond' pastels with the metallic embossing its just delicious. Really beautiful cards.

Oliev said...

Lovely cards:-)

sharpstamps said...

The soft colours on your cards is very pretty. Congrats Altenew on your first 3 years.

Angeline Choo said...

WOW!! Your coloring is way stunning!! I love how blended and soft it looks.

Lisa Ainscough said...

Wow, such wonderful colouring.

RORO world said...

Lovely colours

foggy b said...

Your magnolia is magnificent. The soft colors are beautifully set off with the embossed outlines. The addition of the white dots, perfect.

FamilyDreamLab said...

Beautiful cards, amazing coloring!!!

CeilN said...

I love the watercolor and white dot effects. Such beautifully stamped and colored images!

Genevieve said...

Beautiful and delicate spring is here :)

Donna said...

Just beautiful! I only wish my Zig-coloring would turn out this nice. Your Beautiful Day card turned out so pretty, & the magnolias are breath-taking. The white dots you added help to give a light & airy feel. It's been a pleasure to visit your blog!!!

Grams716 said...

Love how you used 2 colors on the flowers. So very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Marcela I. Alvarez said...

your cards are so pretty! I like the way gold embossing define the color of the flowers... really beautiful !

tash310 said...

Fantastic color combos! Very pretty

cm said...

Breath-taken-away beautiful with the soft, dreamy colours! Sensational showcases of these marvelous Altenew flowers....
~carol

Charity Chamberlain said...

Very beautiful!!! Those color combinations are fantastic together too!

Linda said...

Really pretty. Love the colors

Suz said...

Love the soft colors you used. So pretty

Lindsay S said...

Love the beautiful soft colors!

Jen Carter said...

Beautiful coloring on both cards!

Sue McRae said...

The color combinations on each card are so pretty!

Marianne said...

Love your soft colouring.

Joan said...

Gorgeous.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Love the soft and unique color combinations on both your cards! Thank you for the chance to win!

Lydia Lee said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the giveaways and inspiration!

Jennifer Bishop said...

Great Zig techniques! I like the way they turned out, also.

Jeanne Beam said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love the embossed flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Love your cards and the soft colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

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