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Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. I'm so excited to be part of the Altenew Birthday hop for Bumbleberry Papercrafts, and we do love Altenew here at Bumbleberrys! I have three cards today, using three different stamp sets from Altenew, but keeping it cohesive with the colour scheme and the use of a stencilled background.  

You can start at the beginning of the hop over at Altenew's Card blog right HERE. For all the details on the prizes, make sure you read to the end of the post and you'll also find the next stop on the hop there too!

A big thank you to all the blog hop sponsors:

Video tutorial for Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop cards: 

Written and photos Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop cards: 

Card 1: Floral Art

For this first card, the Floral art stamp set was used to create the focal floral element. To help align the layers, the outline layer was first stamped in black ink before the first layer f the large flower was stamped in Altenew Teal Cave ink. The inner layer of the floral was stamped in Altenew Galactic Stream ink. 
The foliage for this card comes from the Altenew Retro Platnies and the leaves were stamped in Altenew Evening Gray ink. These were then cut out with the coordinating dies, however the large floral was fussy cut-out to remove the white outline from die-cutting. 
To create the background, Altenew embossing paste was applied with a spatula over the Altenew Feeling Dotty stencil onto 110lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar white cardstock. It is best to use a heavier weight cardstock when using embossing paste to reduce the warping. Once the panel was dry, black paint splatter was added to the background for a little more interest, before the floral and leaves were foam mounted onto the card. Lastly, white heat embossed sentiments from the Altenew Thinking of You stamp set were added onto the front to finish this card off. 

Card 2: Ruffled flowers

To create the background on this card, Altenew Teal Cave ink was smooshed down onto a glass mat and Altenew Embossing paste was mixed in to colour the paste. Again, this was applied over the Altenew Feeling Dotty stencil and set to one side to dry. 
For the floral element to the card, both of the floral clusters from the Ruffled Flowers stamp set were used. Again, for ease of aligning all the layers, the outline layer was first stamped in black ink before stamping the first layer in Teal Cave and then the second layer in Galactic Stream.
For the leave clusters in the stamp set, Evening Grey ink was used for the first layer after the outline layer had been stamped in black. All the images were cut out using coordinating dies. 
The card panel once dry was foam mounted onto a Tranquil Teal card base and the floral elements were foam mounted with varying dimensions for added interest. The sentiment, which comes from the Ruffled flowers stamp set, was stamped in black ink in one corner to finish the card off. 

Card 3: Handpicked Bouquet

For this last card, the Feeling Dotty stencil was taped down over a piece of Tranquil Teal cardstock and embossing ink was applied over the top, smooshing down into the stencil. Next, this was covered in white embossing powder and heat set. 
The large flower from the Handpicked Bouquet stamp set was stamped in the same manner as before, with the outline in black and the lightest layer in Teal Cave and the darkest in Galatic Streem. The leaves were then stamped in Evening Gray. The finished floral was cut-out using the coordinating die. 
In order for the floral to stand out from the busy embossed background, 3 white circle frames where cut-out using nesting circle dies. These were then foam mounted onto the front of the card panel, with each circle increasing the depth of the foam pads for added interest. This helps to ground the floral. A white heat embossed sentiment from the Handpicked Bouquet was added to the front to finish the card off. 
If you enjoyed today's card, please let us know and we would love to see your cards if this has inspired you.

Shopping list for Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop cards :

Links to supplies at Bumbleberry Papercrafts Shop and Altenew.com*: 

*affiliate links may be used at no extra cost to you

Floral Art stamp - Altenew
Floral Art stamp - Altenew
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Floral Art die - Altenew
Floral Art die - Altenew
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Floral art stamp & die - Altenew
Floral art stamp & die - Altenew
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ALT
Ruffled Flowers stamp - Altenew
Ruffled Flowers stamp - Altenew
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BP | ALT
Ruffled Flowers Die - Altenew
Ruffled Flowers Die - Altenew
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Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die - Altenew
Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die - Altenew
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ALT
Handpicked Bouquet Stamp - Altenew
Handpicked Bouquet Stamp - Altenew
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BP | ALT
Handpicked bouquet die - Altenew
Handpicked bouquet die - Altenew
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BP | ALT
Handpicked bouquet stamp & die - Altenew
Handpicked bouquet stamp & die - Altenew
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ALT
Retro Plantines stamp - Altenew
Retro Plantines stamp - Altenew
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BP | ALT
Retro Plantines die - Altenew
Retro Plantines die - Altenew
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BP | ALT
Retro Plantines stamp & die bundle - Altenew
Retro Plantines stamp & die bundle - Altenew
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ALT
Thinking of you - Altenew
Thinking of you - Altenew
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ALT
Feeling Dotty Stencil - Altenew
Feeling Dotty Stencil - Altenew
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BP | ALT
Permanent Black - Altenew Crisp Ink
Permanent Black - Altenew Crisp Ink
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ALT
Ceruean Skies 6 Mini cube set - Altenew
Ceruean Skies 6 Mini cube set - Altenew
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BP | ALT
Warm Grays Mini Ink Cube - Altenew
Warm Grays Mini Ink Cube - Altenew
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BP | ALT
Nesting Circle Infinity Dies - Hero Arts
Nesting Circle Infinity Dies - Hero Arts
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BP
Embossing Paste - Altenew
Embossing Paste - Altenew
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BP | ALT
Tranquil Teal - Gina K designs
Tranquil Teal - Gina K designs
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BP
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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BP
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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BP
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4" white
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BP
Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
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BP
Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
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BP
Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Shop at:
BP

Blog Hop Links:

 

 

Altenew Blog
Laura Bassen
Therese Calvird
LauraJane
Ellen Hutson LLC
Nathalie DeSousa
Seeka
Nenette S. Madero
Scrapbook & Cards Today
Sveta Fotinia
Ilda Dias
Craft Stash
Laurie Willison

Laura Volpes
Bumbleberry Papercrafts <-------You are here!
Arjita Sepaha Singh <-------------NEXT STOP!
The Hedgehog Hollow
Jenny Colacicco

 

Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
Altenew:  6 $50 Altenew gift certificates
 
Altenew Academy: 10 class spots
 
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 $100 Altenew gift certificate & 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags($20 each)

My Sweet Petunia: 1 prize bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners,
 a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
 
 CiLi in Papers: $100 gift certificate
 
Craft Stash: £75 gift certificate
 
 Amy TangerineYour Brightest Year Yet online workshop(valued at $89)
 
 Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
 
 Simon Says Stamp: $50 gift certificate
 
 Scrapbook.com: $50 gift certificate
 
 Michelle's Cards & Stamp: $50 gift certificate

Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
 
 Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
 
 Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2020 issue
 
 Bumbleberry Papercrafts:  £25 gift certificate
 
 Seven Hills Crafts: £25 gift certificate
 

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2020 for a chance to win one of 37 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!". 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/18/2020.

 Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV20 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here: https://altenew.com/

 

If you enjoyed this post and create a card like this, make sure you share it in the Bumbleberry Craft Room on Facebook for us to check it out!


Until next time!

Verity

 


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  • lIsascreativeniche on

    Love all the blues!

  • Sue D on

    Hi from NE Ohio. Pretty card designs and I like these colors.

  • Kathy Dippner on

    Hi from Illinois. Beautiful cards! I love all of the different elements – layers and texture on each card.

  • Valerija on

    Hi from Slovenia. Wonderful cards.

  • Liz B Ford on

    Hi from Fairfax, VA, USA! I can not decide if I like the ruffled flowers or the floral art set! I really like how you changed up the use of the dotted stencil in your cards! Super great ideas. I have a lot of Altenew stencils but never seem to know how to use them! Now I do. :) Enjoying the wonderful variety of blue hues too! Cheers!



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