Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Welcome to the Altenew’s 7th Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway. Help us celebrate seven years of iconic florals, innovative products, and crafty awesomeness!

Altenew 7th Anniversary

Many thanks to Altenew for seven years of awesomeness and for relaying you over to my blog! If you didn’t arrive from the Altenew Card Blog visit them to start at the beginning.

Altenew 7th Anniversary
My Four Most Popular Altenew Cards Of 2020

How-To Video

Making alcohol ink panels is fun and relaxing, but what do you do with your finished panels? Join me for tips on choosing the best types of stamps and dies for your alcohol ink panels.

Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share with friends.

Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY7TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV21 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/8/2021 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/11/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop here: Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. 

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Over $1,400 Total Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew 7th Anniversary Sponsors

Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.

Swatch With Me | Daniel Smith Yellow Ochre

Swatch With Me

Learn more about your watercolors and avoid mixing unintentional grays.

Visit the post and watch the video to learn more!

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is my fellow Altenew Educator, Terri Koszler. For the full list of talented artists head to the Altenew Card Blog.

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  1. Sara-Lynne says:

    Hi from northern Manitoba Canada! Thanks for the tips on the types of dyes and stamps to use on my alcohol ink backgrounds. Sometimes it’s hard wanting to “dye cut” them as they are unique and one of a kind. I love the look of the dotted stampset on second card. Sharp.

  2. Michele W says:

    Hi from Maryland! Thanks for sharing some of your past creations plus that great video! Your tips on choosing stamps are really helpful. My favorite of the two new cards is the one with the dotted leaves. I’ve always liked that stamp set and it really does work well with the alcohol background.

  3. Hi from Taipei, Taiwan. Congratulations and Happy 7th Anniversary to Altenew! As years go by, I’ve become addicted to Altenew stamps, dies, stencils, even embossing folders,…and even Altenew Academy classes. They are so well designed. And I like all the inspirations you’ve given using Altenew products.

  4. Barbara Kohn says:

    Hi from Riverside, CT! Such creative cards, thanks for sharing!

  5. Debbie Eslinger says:

    Hi from ND, beautiful cards thanks for the inspiration

  6. Deepa Robbins says:

    Hi from Toronto, Canada! Very Pretty cards! And happy 7th Anniversary Altenew!

  7. Made it look easy enough I’m going to have to try this out.

  8. Wow! this is such a great line up of makes you have collated here. I love the way you have explained about the alcohol inks. I need to add them to my collection 😀 I am so inspired.

    Thank you

    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

  9. Hi from Slovenia. Wonderful cards and a great video. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Giselle D says:

    Hi from Canada! I really enjoyed your video and all of your techniques. Beautiful outcomes!

  11. Sharon L. says:

    Love the colors and the alcohol technique. The black and white background sets the images off splendidly.

  12. Carol E. Wortman says:

    Hi from Michigan!! HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY ALTENEW. My goodness, every video I watch excites me to do just what you did! These backgrounds are beautiful! I lovevthe dotted leaves so much! I’ve heard you say the special alcohol brush before and forgot, now I’ve got it.

  13. berryblue says:

    Hi from Ohio. I don’t own any alcohol inks, but it’s a process that fascinates me! I love your cards! Happy 7th Anniversary, Altenew!

  14. Vicki Kroll says:

    Hi from Florida! I like both your cards and enjoyed watching your video with all the tips. I love alcohol inks and the unique designs they create. Your advice of using an open stamp is so true. You don’t want to cover those beautiful backgrounds.

  15. Hi from Germany! I have yet to play with alcohol inks and a paint brush. Thanks for the inspiration. You make it look so easy.

  16. Renee VanEpps says:

    Hi from Michigan, USA! Loved your cards and alcohol ink video, tfs!

  17. Hi from Vienna, Austria. I really need to invest in some alcohol ink, I want to play along. I really love the black and gold card in your favourites from 2020

  18. Judi Knecht says:

    Hi, from San Francisco, California. Happy 7th Anniversary, Altenew! Thank you for sharing your art. Beautiful inking…I love the wispy look. Thanks for sharing the information on the Wow heat tool…I’ve been looking for a good dual heat gun.

  19. Hi from Kansas! Beautiful cards!

  20. Hello from New Hampshire! Happy Anniversary to Altenew! Gorgeous cards Amber! I love those alcohol ink backgrounds. Thanks for the tips! Thank you for the inspirations!

  21. Diane Dupont says:

    Hi from Beaver, UT! Congratulations to Altenew on their 7th anniversary! Your cards are both so pretty, it’s hard to choose a favorite! I guess I’d have to say the one on the black background. I can’t wait to get my hands on some alcohol inks! 😊❤️

  22. Tarina Holloway says:

    Amber, I always look forward to your posts. Your creativity is amazing, and inspiring. Thank you

  23. Tasfiah Obaid Tasfi says:

    Hello from Bangladesh, loved the video, both your cards are beautiful and the black one is stunning!

  24. Brenda Aplin says:

    Amber your cards are all absolutely beautiful!

  25. Lara Read says:

    Hi From UTAH. So cool! Love your ideas! Still new to this kind of thing. So much to try and learn!

  26. Hello from Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. Your projects are lovely and inspirational.

  27. Alison S Neet says:

    Hello form Denver CO….thank you so much for showing us an innovative way to use our alcohol marker re-inkers!

  28. Alison S Neet says:

    hello from Denver, CO…thank you so much for showing us how to use the reinkers for the alcohol markers!

  29. Libby Templeton says:

    Hi from the Hill Country in Texas! Love your work Amber and really looking forward to spending some more time with the swatch video. What a super fun way to make a swatch 🙂

  30. Hadassah Deramus says:

    Hi from Kentucky, US ! I will give this technique a try

  31. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Fantastic ideas! I love your cards! The blue and green color combination looks great with the black!

  32. Lindsey Fabian says:

    Hi, Amber,
    You are such a wonderful artist. I love your videos and your calming voice. Your tips and instructions are so helpful. When pictures of your cards pop up, as I open your blog or videos, I often gasp at their beauty. ThanK you for the work you put forth to inspire so many of us.
    Lindsey from Rochester, NY

  33. Kelsey Thomas says:

    Hi from Wisconsin! Your cards are amazing!

  34. Hi from Canada. Your cards are beautiful.

  35. I always love to see what you create and to watch your videos!! Your work is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  36. Katie Baird says:

    Hi from KY. Your cards are so pretty! I don’t know how you all do it! Amazing talent.

  37. Peg Frushour says:

    Hi from sunny Florida!!! I make many alcohol ink backgrounds so I appreciate all the tips. Less is truly more! Gorgeous!

  38. Elisa o Neal says:

    Seattle WA
    Love the contrast from background
    Thanks for ideas

  39. Jenny Morin- Cebollero says:

    Greetings from Nevada City, CA. I really love the simplicity of these alcohol ink card. My alcohol ink cards always seem too busy. Thank you for sharing.

  40. I always enjoy seeing what you come up with. Your video was very enjoyable and those cards are beautiful. Your 4 from 2020 are gorgeous.

  41. Hello Amber. My favourite stamp of these is definitely the canopy! When it came out my mouth dropped for some crazy reason – in its simplicity! But seeing the dotted leaf stamp is also very appealing. Thank you for the tip of using rubbing alcohol for more movement. Did I hear right? Happy 7th Anniversary!

  42. Hi from central Florida! Lovely cards!

  43. Hi from NC. Wonderful inspiration and techniques.

  44. Hi from Switzerland ! I have never tried photo paper … I will give it a try !!

  45. Hi from Tucson. Just bought some alcohol inks for the first time. Loved your video with ideas on how to use.

  46. Debbie Anderson says:

    Hi from Phoenix AZ. I love your cards and have subscribed to your you tube videos!

  47. Marti Thevenin says:

    Hi from Ohio. Hmmm, I have the dotted leaves stamp but did not think about using with alcohol ink…thanks for the wonderful inspiration (as always Amber)!

  48. silvia hutchinson says:

    Thank you for the fabulous tutorial!!! I can wait to play with my alcohol inks!!

  49. Maria Cone says:

    Hello from Monticello, FL! Thank you for the inspiration! Your cards are beautiful ❤️!

  50. Aimee Phillips says:

    Beautiful cards!. Turning into slimline addict! lol.
    Happy Anniversary from Cleveland, Ohio.

  51. Kimberly McField says:

    Hi from California. Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

  52. Darlene Bruehl says:

    The video is so helpful and a nice “break” from navigating a blog hop…am I the only one that feels lost?

  53. Wanda S Radler says:

    Hi from Northern Virginia! Love your cards and great tips on what to do with all those technique backgrounds.

  54. Amy Cairns says:

    Hello from Brisbane, Australia. Creating beautiful backgrounds is fun but I too wonder what to do with them next. Creating work that has a harmonious balance is not easy – thanks for sharing your tips on how to achieve this 🙂

  55. Hi from the UK. Your cards are stunning x

  56. Anushree Vaish says:

    Hi from India !! Thanks for such an informative video !! All your cards are so pretty!!

  57. Hello from Slovenia! Thanks for the tips! Your cards are beautiful and always so unique!

  58. Hi from Arizona! Thanks for the great video. It was so informative.

  59. Greetings from SE Michigan! Thank you for sharing your creativity with me.

  60. Rosa Nguyen says:

    Hi from Washington! I may have to try alcohol inks. Beautiful cards.

  61. Tammy+Hanson says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the colors and stamp choices.

  62. Bonnie Inks says:

    Thrilling to watch your video and some of my favorite products. Thanks from Montana

  63. Kristine Boydstun says:

    Gorgeous cards! I love the black and white backgrounds!

  64. Caroline R. says:

    Hi from beautiful British Columbia — love leaf stamps and dies and the ones you used are on my all time favorite list! Love these cards — thanks for sharing, Amber!

  65. Marcy Schneider says:

    Hi from Milwaukee, WI. Stunning cards, Amber! Thank you!

  66. Mary Ann Reilly says:

    Hi from Sacramento, CA – Beautiful cards! I haven’t tried alcohol inks yet but I sure want to give them a try. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  67. Veronica Petracchi says:

    Hi from western ny! These are are gorgeous!


    You used some of my favorite Altenew products! And I have these just ready to go!

  69. Lurdez Castello says:

    Hi Lurdez from Florida, First time in you blog and I love what I see. Thank you.

  70. barb in kazoo says:

    Hi from Kalamazoo, Michigan . LOVE Altenew products, can’t believe it’s been 7 years. Wow!

  71. TERI DUNCAN says:

    Hi from Crystal River,
    I’m just learning about alcohol inks, so was thrilled to listen to your video!

  72. Hi from Central Florida! You have a new You Tube Subscriber here! Your makes are beautiful 🙂 Happy Anniversay Altenew!

  73. Diane Curtis says:

    Hi from Finksburg, MD! Your cards are beautiful!

  74. Linda Conway says:

    Hello from New Jersey! I watched your Swatch with me and zentangle videos and you are an amazing artist! Thank you for sharing your talents!

  75. Hi from Illinois, USA! Beautiful creations!

  76. Debbie Witt says:

    Hi from Michigan! Great projects

  77. Nancy Dempsey says:

    Hello from Cincinnati! Thanks for the video, Love your cards!

  78. Kenghana Munroe says:

    Such lovely creations. Thanks for sharing

  79. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Hi from Calgary Alberta! Such gorgeous projects!

  80. Diana Johnson says:

    Hi from CA! Beautiful cards!

  81. Gorgeous cards! I can see why they are so popular!!

  82. Beverly Stradley says:

    Hello from Florida!

  83. Dorothy Mutafopulos says:

    Beautiful card love all the alcohol ink colors you truly make it simple for us to follow. Thank for all the inspiration.

  84. Hi from Boston! I love your videos – always learning from you. This is cool – have never tried alcohol inks. Will have to try!

  85. Kamie Redinbo says:

    Hello from Lafayette, Indiana! Love this card.

  86. Hi, lovely cards and thank you for sharing. I am in the UK x

  87. Hi from Sudbury Ma. Great card! Thx for the video

  88. You’ve been one of my favorites ever since you came on board, Amber, and this video was great as always. I really liked the black background card.

  89. Deborah Naberhaus says:

    Hi, I’m from Dallas, TX. Such a cute card. Love the inspiration for using my alcohol inks!! Thank you!

  90. Carrie Lammert says:

    I love the rich colors on your cards!

  91. Hi from rather cold and snowy Lincoln UK. You always give us such great and inspiring product ideas. This is one of my favourite stamp sets so thanks for the inspiration.

  92. Talitha Wright says:

    Hello from NC. Thanks for the video. Just learning all you can do with alcohol inks.

  93. Barbara Deichl says:

    Hi from Waukesha, Wisconsin! I love all of the sweet projects I am seeing. Altenew is also one of my favorite companies for sweet images! Thanks for the opportunity to win some awesome prizes

  94. Hi from FL! Beautiful cards, your passion for the design comes through in full force – TFS 😀

  95. Sandy Anderson says:

    Hello from Minnesota! Beautiful cards! I Love it when there is such a great video to help me out! Thank you!

  96. Hi from Illinois! I loved how you used the black and white paper with these!

  97. Natalie Godfrey says:

    Hi from California! Beautiful cards you did an awesome job on all of them.

  98. Hi from Elk Grove, CA!! Thank you for making beautiful products for us to enjoy!!! Congratulations Altenew on your anniversary!

  99. The Spring Leaf says:

    Hi from India..
    Such a bold and beautiful creation.

  100. Veronica L Hunt says:

    Hello from Merritt Island, I love your work. Gorgeous cards!

  101. Anny Hale says:

    Hi from San Diego. Thanks for your tips! ❤️

  102. Alexandra says:

    Hi from Canada ! Love your work and I can’t wait to use some of your tips!

  103. Hello from the central west coast of Florida. Gorgeous cards. The leaves with the brown tones is my fav. thank you

  104. Sandra Baggarly says:

    Hi, from Sandy in Frankfort, KY. Such lovely cards! Thanks for participating and inspiring us all!

  105. Hi from the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Loved your cards!

    1. Thanks, Jen! I was born in Biloxi and lived in Ocean Springs until I was 13. I miss Cajun food like crazy. I’m gonna have to get ingredients for gumbo now. Thanks for stopping by!!

  106. Love your work and especially your color choices!

  107. Beverly Terry says:

    Thanks for showing us your beautiful cards. They are inspiring.

  108. Penny McRobert says:

    Hi from Perth Western Australia, Happy Anniversary Altenew! Love your work.

  109. Hi from Dublin, Ireland! Lovely creations, I especially love the one with the leaves die-cuts – thanks for the inspiration, I have recently purchased this set, and it gave me some great ideas!

  110. Hi, I’m from from Cape Cod, ‘living on the elbow’ Happy Anniversary, Altenew! Beautiful cards, I adore that gorgeous layered leaf one! WOW!!!

  111. Miriam Prantner says:

    Hi from Arlington, VA! Your Altenew cards are always so pretty. Love the tips for those beautiful alcohol backgrounds!

  112. Yulia Mulyukina says:

    Hi from Russia! I love both of the cards and the tips are very useful! Thank you for sharing!

  113. Sandra Spielberger says:

    Hi from germany ! Gorgeous cards and beautiful colouring.

  114. Hello from Huntsville, Alabama!! Gorgeous cards!! And thanks for the alcohol ink tutorial, needed that!!

  115. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Great look back at a few faved projects. Nice video on alcohol backgrounds.

  116. Debbie Frank says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for show us how to add to alcohol ink backgrounds. They’re always so pretty, hate to cover them up or even cut them up sometimes.

  117. Soooo pretty!!!
    Hi from wv

  118. Dawn Tooley says:

    Hi from the Chicago suburbs! Thanks for sharing how to use alcohol inks. Love the leaf card!

  119. Sarah Jimenez says:

    Alcohol inks are so beautiful! I’m going to have to try it out.

  120. Phyllis Wendt says:

    Hi from Atwood, TN

    Great card with really neat techniques.

  121. Janet Curtis says:

    Great new ideas for using alcohol inks.

  122. Hi1. Tina in Las Vegas. This is the stuff that has saved my mental state for the past year….thanks sooooo much❤️

  123. Margaret Mckernan says:

    Hi from Hawaii! Such gorgeous cards!

  124. Julie Anderson says:

    Hi from KS. Love the color combinations you choose.

  125. Love the cards. I’m always looking for different alcohol ink techniques.

  126. Hi from Lititz, PA! What a great video, Amber! I have never stamped on alcohol inked paper, but now I am eager to give it a try! Doesn’t look too overwhelming—LOL! Your cards are stunning. My fave is the Leaf Canopy leaves on the black paper. The contrast of the black and blue is a real eye pleaser for me, and I love the simplicity of these stamps. Thanks for sharing your talents with us during the 7th Anniversary celebration!

  127. Anneleise Hampson says:

    Hi from Canada! Love alcohol inks! Lovely works.

  128. Loraine P says:

    Hi from Ohio! Thanks for the great tips on alcohol inks!

  129. Great cards, as usual! You’ve inspired me to get out my alcohol inks for a change!

  130. Hello from NorCal! Well, that video is wonderful. I have the complete set of alcohol ink refills but have been too chicken to try anything. You demystified it for me — thank you!

  131. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    Love your watercoloring! Thank you for the video!

  132. Amy Cooley says:

    Hello from Indianapolis, Indiana! Your watercoloring is so beautiful. Congrats to Altenew on their seventh anniversary.

  133. Jeane Campbell says:

    Hello, from California! Love your geometric cards. And best wishes for continued success to Altenew.

  134. Theresa A says:

    Hello from Carmel, IN! Amber-I LOVE all of your work and enjoy watching your YouTube videos. Thank you for sharing your art, talents and tips. They are very helpful.

  135. Bonnie Duncan says:

    Hi from Georgia, I really enjoy learning new techniques on card making.

  136. kathy camp says:

    Hi from South Carolina. I love the tip on how to put alcohol in the water brush to add alcohol ink on the die-cut

  137. Patty A Eifert says:

    Hi from Northern Kentucky!! You always make such awesome and unique cards! Love them all!

  138. Bonnie Johnson says:

    Hi from Charlotte, NC. Thanks for the tips on stamping on alcohol ink backgrounds. I have never tried stamping on them before but I sure will in the future. Both cards are lovely and I can not pick a favorite.

  139. Shirley Madsen says:

    I like your you make me smile flower card.

  140. Hi from Pennsylvania, thank you for sharing great ideas. You cards are beautiful!

  141. Louanne+Collins says:

    Hi from Burlington, Vermont! Both of your cards were lovely – I am still finding my way when creating with alcohol inks; love how you used them in your cards. I love the dotted leaf card – simple but stunning! Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday, Altenew!

  142. Margi Chesbro says:

    Hello from Oregon! Wow what a great and concise video. I’m going to fill one of my water color pens with alcohol. Beautiful cards, very helpful. Thank you!

  143. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Hi From Wisconsin
    OMG what delightful cards – thanks for sharing

  144. Lyn Huecker says:

    Hi from Crestwood KY. Thank you for sharing your techniques. Your work is exceptional. Happy 7th to Altenew!

  145. Hello from Indiana. You do some beautiful work and paired with Altenew’s gorgeous stamps, you create perfectly. Happy 7th Birthday Altenew.

  146. loretta melton says:

    Simple, and beautiful!

  147. Lisa Byers says:

    Hi from Georgia USA. Love your tips on alcohol backgrounds. I love working with them. I have dozens of bottles to play with!!

  148. Beautiful and Happy Anniversary to Altenew – hi from summit county

  149. Hi, Marcia from Michigan. Always love your cards. Your creativity is amazing.

  150. Nicki Baxley says:

    Hi from Iowa! Love this alcohol ink video!

  151. Laurie Gilkerson says:

    Hi from OHIO. Love your work.

  152. Patricia Coleman says:

    Hello from North Carolina! Your cards are very beautiful, thank you for sharing your creativity!!

  153. Maxine M. says:

    Hi from Massachusetts! Such a gorgeous stamp set can only make beautiful cards.

  154. Robin Haws says:

    Hello from Gig Harbor,WA. 👋🏻
    Congratulations on your 7th year Altenew!🥳
    Beautiful cards!❤️

  155. Kathleen Budd says:

    Hi from beautiful Northern Colorado! You have inspired me to dust off my alcohol inks. Beautiful cards! Happy Anniversary Altenew!

  156. Hi from Ohio. Wonderful cards, great variety.

  157. Sadia Ashraf says:

    Hi from Bangladesh. Absolutely love your cards.

  158. Wow, gorgeous! Love your cards from California.

  159. Maureen Reiss says:

    Hi from Illinois!! Love these Beautiful cards!! I love to play with alcohol inks but never know what to do with them so thanks for the great ideas!!

  160. Elizabeth Kuhn says:

    Such a fun video tutorial! Leaves are such a blast to play with ❤️

  161. Here in Ca. Lovely cards.

  162. Sherry Lowmaster says:

    hi from Ohio! beautiful cards!!

  163. Carole Parias says:

    Hi from Florida. Love how you used the alcohol inks in a light and airy way. Beautiful cards.

  164. Absolutely stunning cards!!!

  165. Hi from Illinois, these cards are gorgeous!

  166. Denise Bryant says:

    Hi from California!
    Your cards are so pretty! Love the colors and textures!

  167. Deborah McDonald says:

    Hi from Pelham, Ontario
    Let me just say your cards are awesome.
    I don`t play with alcohol inks. But I`m sure I could achieve a similar look with Tim Holtz Oxides.
    The leaf stamp that would make life easier for me so I wouldn`t have to fuss with leaves.

  168. Hi from rural Iowa! Altenew has such innovative products. You have brought our their best. Love your color combos

  169. Marilyn Haselbauer says:

    Hi, Marilyn here from sunny south Florida☀️
    Thanks for your creative ideas!

  170. Hello from southern Indiana. Beautiful effects using alcohol ink! I can’t wait to watch your video and see the creative process. TFS!!

  171. Hello from southern Indiana. Beautiful effects using alcohol ink! I can’t wait to watch your video and see the creative process. TFS!!

  172. Deborah Bryant says:

    Love the alcohol ink bright colors

  173. Debbie Whitmore says:

    Hi from Michigan. Love the cards! I really like the use of black on the cards.

  174. Hi from Buffalo, NY! Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing!

  175. Marisela Delgado says:

    Hola from San Antonio, Texas! Beautiful cards!

  176. Hi from Snohomish Washington. I LOVE your alcohol ink cards! The colors are beautiful. I’ll need to add these inks to my wish list. Great tips!

  177. Kim Becicka says:

    Hi from Iowa, very nice

  178. Hi from New Zealand

    Your cards are gorgeous, it helps that I love green 😀
    I thoroughly enjoyed watching your video.


  179. Hi from CA! Cards are lovely. Very vibrant and interesting.

  180. Carmela Hubler says:

    Hi, Amber from the Austin, Texas area. I love your projects today!

  181. Gayle Hicks says:

    Nice cards and I really enjoyed your video. I want to play with this style and technique.

  182. Valerie Masad Albrecht says:

    Great Video on alcohol inks. I like the dotted leaves stamp. Your other cards are gorgeous too!

  183. Kim Becicka says:

    Love this, Hi from Iowa.

  184. Shirley T says:

    HI from the “real” Northern CA (Yreka)… I have many, many wonderful Altenew products. Congrats on your 7th anniversary and keep cranking out all those wonderful supplies and ideas!

  185. DoraBrown says:

    Beautifl cards – love the use of alcohol inks

  186. Stunning cards, Amber! Thanks for sharing.

  187. Hi from Moravia NY. Thank you for sharing your cards. They are beautiful.

  188. Hi from Michigan! I used alcohol ink for the first time a month ago so these cards are just the inspiration I need to try them again.

  189. Katie Amodio says:

    I always enjoy seeing your creativity. Hi from Sacramento, California!

  190. Hello from Virginia! Beautiful cards — no wonder they were the most popular in 2020!

  191. Hi from Atlanta, GA.

    Love the cards. Happy birthday. Love your stamps.

  192. I like the alcohol ink techniques shared in the video and marrying that with other techniques: stamping and die cutting.

  193. Hi from Montreal, Canada. Thanks for sharing these beautiful and inspiring alcohol inked projects! I don’t have any favorite stamp to stamp on an alcohol background yet, but you’re inspired me to used the Botanical Dots next time.

  194. Heather Wedan says:

    Hello from Wisconsin! Love how you used alcohol inks with the stamps!

  195. Hi from Houston. I love these cards. I also appreciate your tips on reinkers and photo paper. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  196. Hi from Syracuse, Utah. Happy Birthday to Altenew! Love your informative videos.

  197. Bonnie Smith says:

    Hi from Bradley Illinois! Your cards are so pretty!

  198. Bonnie Smith says:

    Hello from Bradley Illinois! Your cards are so pretty!

  199. Laurel LaJoie says:

    I love alcohol inks and I’m always looking for inspiration.

  200. Bonnie Nutt says:

    Hi Bonnie from Taylor, MI – love your bright and bold colors. Beautiful!

  201. Sheyla Garcia says:

    Hello Amber. Thank you for sharing your creativity, it helps me try new things I may have now thought of otherwise. I love how vibrant these cards are!

  202. Hi From Colorado ! Very nice anniversary giveaway with beautiful inspiration! thank you

  203. Jenrescuemama says:

    Love using alcohol inks, and this is very helpful! Can’t wait to try soon.

  204. Phyllis Krest says:

    Hi from sunny CA. I love the look of alcohol inks and you inspired me to get mine out.

  205. Donna Thompson says:

    Hi from Western Wisconsin!

    Your bright, cheerful cars are welcome on this rainy day. They are lovely!

  206. Victoria Milam says:

    Hi, I’m from The Dallas Texas area! I liked how soft the colors were and using the black dot leaves. I think wispy black die cuts would look nice too!

  207. Lisa Achilles says:

    Love your cards.

  208. Hello from BC Canada! I have never tried alcohol inks but I LOVE shmooshing colours so it seems right up my alley. The card in the video if beautiful and love the bright pop of colour on the black and white background. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  209. Hi from MA. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the fun!

    1. Hello from Nebraska. Love your ideas!

  210. nlwhitworth says:

    Hi from Arizona! I always love your cards! Beautiful! Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

  211. Jessica Berger says:

    Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing!

  212. Mary Ann Wright says:

    Hi from Maryland. Such beautiful cards and thank you for the tips you offered.

  213. Linda Clark says:

    Hi from Colorado! Your tip about using open designs with alcohol ink backgrounds and the tip about having a water marker set aside for just alcohol were really helpful to me. I need to start playing with my alcohol inks again. Thanks for the inspiration!

  214. Hi from Kernersville, North Carolina! Your cards are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing!

  215. Kristan Holt says:

    Hi from Miami! Gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing such beautiful designs,

  216. Hi from Washington state! The dotted leaves against the alcohol ink background is perfect!

  217. Hi from Kansas City, KS. Such beautiful cards!! Love them all!!

  218. Mary Bartolotta says:

    Hi, from Avon , Ohio ! Love seeing all these amazing projects !

  219. Theresa F. says:

    Hi from Oregon! Amber your cards are inspiring!

  220. Donna Schaeffer says:

    Hi from NC-Great inspiration!

  221. Hi from Pasadena, CA. I’m always glad to see ideas on what to do with background panels — I’m great at making them, not always so good at figuring out what to do with them!

  222. Nana Griffin says:

    Hello from Wisconsin. Your cards are lovely.

  223. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Hi! From Chicago! Your cards are stunning! I LOVE the colors and coloring!

    1. Hello from Michigan.
      So pretty. So inspiring.
      Lovely work.

  224. Denise M Freeman says:

    Hi Amber! Love your cards – the Dot Art is my fav! Thanks, Denise

  225. Cynthia Koop says:

    Hello from Lexington, VA! I can’t believe Altenew is 7 years old. Time really flys when you are having fun creating!!! I love playing with alcohol inks but don’t always know how to use what I created. Thank you for all the tips and ideas on what stamps to use and also to die cut them into creative shapes. I always love watching your videos and try never to miss any.

  226. Hi from Minnesota. Gorgeous and creative card design. Lovely alcohol background.

  227. Diane Pirisino says:

    Hi from Edgewood Maryland!. You always have great ideas. Keep the tips coming!

  228. Daniel Diaz says:

    Hi From Germany ❤️ You know I love your cards and style Amber … you just rock 😊

  229. Barbara S. says:

    Hi from Huntersville, NC! First time trying the hops and loving all the tips….what have I been missing!?!!

  230. Fernandez Riera says:

    Hi from Germany! Nice cards, thanks for the inspiration.

  231. Claudia Griffing says:

    Hi from Billings, Montana. These cards are beautifully designed. Thank you for sharing ideas about mixing alcohol ink panels and stamps/dies.

  232. Hi from at, Washington the Evergreen State. I really enjoy your cards and videos. Thank for sharing your knowledge and expertise.

  233. Melissa Leftrick says:

    Hi from Cedar Hill, TN!! You are very creative! I thought your swatches was a card panel! Love it!

  234. Carolyn Reiners says:

    I have been following you for a few years and always loved your creativity, especially with the Altenew products. A top designers and top products, always!

  235. Rece Hanoch says:

    Hello from Oklahoma. Thanks for giving us ideas for how to use our alcohol refills. Beautiful cards.

  236. Sam Burnett says:

    Hi from the Texas Gulf coast. Thank you for your post and especially the video, Amber; I always learn something new from you. Love the tips on alcohol inks, esp. how to avoid getting muddy colors! I’m still learning so your tips are so helpful! Thanks for sharing!

  237. Hello from Idaho, Amber! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration! I love your videos!

  238. Susan Babcock says:

    Hi from Illinois! Very pretty alcohol ink, thanks for sharing! Congratulations to Altenew!

  239. wanda mccammon says:

    Hi, I am Wanda from Bangor, Pennsylvania. Amber, I just love how you give your cards such a unique look with your zentangle talent.

  240. Jill Rauenhorst says:

    Hi from St. Paul, MN! Beautiful cards and thanks for the great video with all the tips!

  241. shraddha sharma says:

    This is shraddha from India. Its so beautiful and amazing art . The way you used inks with these lovely cards . I love it.

  242. Angela Person says:

    Hello from Southern California! Amber, your cards are amazing!

  243. Hi from Ohio. Thank you for your many tips, but especially the one about the 3 color palette. I tend to make brown more than I like and in the future I will use your tip! I like the card with the Dot Art stamp set, although both are lovely!

  244. Beverly Sizemore says:

    Hi from northwest Alabama! Perfect rainy afternoon to blog hop celebrating Altenew’s 7th birthday! Thank you for sharing your informative video regarding alcohol inks. 🙂

  245. Hello, from central Pennsylvania. Thank you so much for the video. Very helpful. Your samples are beautiful. I’m very into Zentangle and really like the cards that you use a tangle design on.

  246. Sandra Mullenix says:

    I have been thinking about trying alcohol inks for the first time and your video came at just the right time. You answered so many questions I had. I love your cards too.

  247. Hello from Delaware. Such a pretty card. I love the way you used this stamp and die set. Great video.

  248. Charlotte Taylor says:

    Beautiful cards. Liking slime line cards nowadays,

  249. Annabell Plauth says:

    Hi from Potsdam (Germany) 😊 what a great video and so inspiring

  250. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    I loved your video! Great tips on using alcohol inks. Yupo paper is expensive so as a beginning alcohol ink card maker, I will try photo paper- on the other side! Who knew? I also like the tips on types of stamps to use, as well as type of ink. Both your cards are equally wonderful.

  251. Melissa B. says:

    Hi from Iowa! Absolutely beautiful cards! Thank you so much for doing a video, I appreciate being able to watch you as you work!

  252. Karen Hale says:

    Hi from Texas. Amber, your cards are always exceptional and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your alcohol technique. And I agree with you…I too have trouble deciding which black and white paper to choose!

  253. Joan Hanna says:

    Hi from Iowa. I love your color combos. Beautiful cars. very talented.

  254. Roxanne Tellini says:

    I love that slim line. The sentiment matches the image so well; the beautiful blooms can be seen inside the circle.

  255. Dawn Cooksley says:

    Hi I am from Alberta Canada… I love playing with alcohol inks….my favorite is the The best time of you life card…sooo pretty

  256. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the dark brown leaves with the gold
    accent. Beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing

    1. Mary Holshouser says:

      Hi, from Millstadt, IL.
      A senior moment kicked in and
      I forgot the special phrase.

  257. LaQuieta Gibson says:

    Hello from US, Kentucky. Happy Birthday! Love the background of this card.

  258. Hi, from Gainesville, FL, USA! I just LOVE this use of alcohol ink creations!

  259. Hi from Nebraska, Amber! Thank you for all the awesome inspiration! I always learn something from your fabulous posts. I have used alcohol inks but not too often. I love the results & plan on playing with them a lot more!!

  260. Kathryn Gagne says:

    Hello from Salem, AR. I really love your cards. So inspiring

  261. Hello from the Great Lakes area of the USA. Your cards are always a pleasure to see. I have not done much with alcohol inks, and this video was a great inspiration now that I can open the windows again and play with my inks.:)

  262. Hi from Canada! Love your video and ideas, thank you!

  263. Hello from MInnesota. I love the card with the leaves, love the layering and gold. Beautiful

  264. Sharon L Gullikson says:

    Hi from Orange County,CA. Your cards are just gorgeous. I love to learn new techniques from you. I especially love how you colored various images today. Nice

  265. Hi from Washington state. Thanks for the tutorial. Still a newbie with ink techniques. Beautiful cards.

  266. Sarah Biswabic says:

    Your cards are absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing them.

  267. Joanne Hoffmann says:

    Hi from the Lilac Capital, Rochester, NY, USA!! What creative inspiration and your project(s) are wonderful!! I love both cards as they each have different vibes; your tip about the stamps used with alcohol ink backgrounds was very helpful!!

  268. Sharon Hollern says:

    Hi from Port Charlotte Florida! Love your blogs and what to do with the alcohol inks. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  269. Georgia Hruska says:

    Beautiful cards. Love your designs and Soreness stamps

    1. Georgia Hruska says:

      Meant Altenew stamps not soreness

  270. Jennifer Cho says:

    Hi from IGH, MN! Thanks for sharing how to actually USE alcohol ink backgrounds. Now I just need the rain to stop so I can open the window and play with those stinky inks! 😉

  271. Rhonda Wilson says:

    Hi from Memphis TN! I adore the “stay strong” card. I love the palette and design.

  272. Jeanne Beam says:

    Hi from the Florida Panhandle. Both cards are gorgeous! Love the alcohol ink background and the leaves.
    Thanks for all your tips on using alcohol inks…

  273. Barbara N says:

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

  274. Judie Fralick says:

    Hi from NW Ohio. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Pretty card. Happy Anniversary Altenew.

  275. Laurie Schlichter says:

    I have recently cleaned out my background collection of alcohol ink panels. After watching your video, Amber I have some inspiration for what to do with them. I like the first card and I have dies and stamps in my stash so that I can do it.

  276. Beautiful cards, Amber!!! My favorite is the second one.❤️ Thanks for always inspiring me with your amazing work!

  277. Hello from Virginia! Love all your cards! It is hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for the alcohol ink tips!

  278. Terry L White says:

    Hi from Houston. Very pretty cards! I love your utilization of the black/white background. Happy Altenew 7th Anniversary!

  279. barbara lassiter says:

    Hi from Wilmington, DE! I love both cards (maybe the first one best) and the look you created with the alcohol inks! I like playing with alcohol inks and find the process addictive, but I find I’m happier with the results if I use fewer colors and leave white showing as you did! Thanks for the tips!

  280. Prathiusha Chandran says:

    Hi from New Jersey
    I love the alcohol ink technique you apply on the cards. It’s just lovely!

  281. Lynn Rowe says:

    Notice my email was wrong I fixed it. thank you

  282. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Hello from Wisconsin! Lovely cards!

  283. Lynn Rowe says:

    . Hi from Ontario , Canada Beautiful Cards love your inspiration

    1. Lynn Rowe says:

      Notice error in my email..I fixed it thank you.

  284. Linda Carpenter says:

    Hello from Wisconsin! Your cards are incredible! Rich in color!

  285. Hi from Illinois, I love your pretty leaves, so exciting now spring is here and we can see all the leaves popping out!

  286. Spectacular cards!
    I especially like the first card, the leaves really stand out.
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

  287. Betty McDougal says:

    Hi from Wilkes Barre, PA, USA. Beautiful cards. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  288. Debbie brogan says:

    Hi from st charles, MO (USA). Your cards are stunning and thank you for taking the time to show the different techniques used to accomplish these results

  289. Sandy Evans says:

    I loved seeing all of your beautiful cards.

  290. Yvonne Boucher says:

    Hi from California! Love this tutorial, Amber. Thank you for the tip for stamping on gloss paper.

  291. Cherry Robinson says:

    Hello from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. I love what you created Amber. Altenew is a great company. Happy 7th Anniversary! ❤️

  292. Tracy Ware says:

    Always love your cards Amber!

    1. Jennifer Lee Taylor says:

      Hi! I’m from Rhode Island. Great tips on using alcohol ink. These cards are lovely!

  293. Christine says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  294. Laurel e Pierce says:

    Hi from Santa Ana CA. I love your 2020 cards Amber. I think the Geometric is my fave. Your Altenew classes at Stamp Fever were so great. The Bountiful Branch wreath Xmas card you taught is still my go to card. ♡

    1. Hey, Laurel! I enjoyed those classes too and I remember you from the class! I can’t believe the Bountiful Branch is a goto that’s awesome! That was my first official cardmaking workshop. Thanks for stopping by!

  295. Love watching your videos. I learn a lot. Your slimline card is just gorgeous so very easy to see why it’s in the top four. I really love seeing how you combine Zentangles with your stamps. The swatch book is just lovely.

  296. Donnalee Boisseau says:

    Hello from Rhode Island! Fantastic cards! ❤️❤️

  297. Amber, I always LOVE your posts and videos. You have so many great tips and ideas to share and your style is fabulous! I first “met” you in your zentangle for cardmakers class and I have been a huge fan ever since – thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!!

  298. Hi from O H I O, Amber as per usual your cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing your talent. I really love you alcohol ink techniques and ideas!

  299. Bernadette says:

    Hello from Illinois. Really love these two cards especially the dotted leaves. Will have to try this technique!

  300. Joan Mastronardi says:

    Hi from NHl. Love your video! Gorgeous cards

  301. Now! Look at all those wonderful prizes! What an amazing group of people!
    1 just love using black and white so that the colored focal point just pops. yes, totally agree that sometimes it’s hard to decide what to do with our beautiful inked background, so appreciate the inspiration. Love your design s Amber, thank you. Happy 7th ALTENEW!

  302. Kristina Goodwin says:

    Thank you for sharing your talents! Lovely cards. I truly enjoy both, but the leaf canopy is one I enjoy a lot. 💕

  303. Flechia Phillips says:

    Hi from California – Love your cards!

  304. Helloooo from Canada! I just purchased some alcohol ink products. I’m super excited to try them out… Thank you for the inspiration.

  305. Joni J. Seith says:

    Hi from Bowie, MD. Your cards are amazing! The contrast between the black geometric background and the whispy light alcohol ink is striking. Thank you for your educational videos!!!

    1. Thanks so much, Joni! My husband and I went to high school in Rockville, MD. We lived out there until 2021 when we moved to SoCal. I miss the fall weather, but not the wintry mix.

  306. Mary Vela says:

    Hi from Indiana! Your cards are so beautiful!

  307. Susan Thomas says:

    You made alchohol inks look so easy! Beautiful cards

  308. Howdy from Tucson, Arizona!
    Thank you for the tips on alcohol ink backgrounds. I like to spend a whole afternoon doing nothing but alcohol ink backgrounds. Then I have plenty in my stash for future projects. I love the Dot Art stamp set and appreciate you showing me yet another way to use it.

    1. Barbara N says:

      Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.