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Altenew Adventures Ahead Release Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the Altenew Adventures Ahead Blog Hop & Giveaway. If you made your way here from my talented friend, Seeka‘s blog, you’re right on track. If you’d like to start at the beginning of the hop, head to the Altenew Card Blog.

Altenew Adventures Ahead Hop

Altenew Adventures Ahead Full Release

Altenew Adventures Ahead Hop

Altenew Inky Bouquet Stamp Set

Sometimes a simple scrap of watercolor paper can inspire your design. I have loads of watercolor paper scraps and I’ve been trying to use them up. This one looked like it’d be perfect for the size of the Inky Bouquet. Alas, it was slightly too small, but I think that added some interest to this design.

Altenew Inky Bouquet

I stamped this image twice, once on the Neenah Classic Crest card panel and once on the square watercolor scrap. Next, it was just a matter of adding loose watercolor to the design. Here I used my favorite Altenew palette the Artist 24 Pan Watercolor Set.

Altenew Inky Bouquet Stamp Set

Pop up the Inky Bouquet with Instant Dimension Foam Tape and be sure to line up the images. Stamp a sentiment and you’re all set. No splatter on this one, wait what’s happening? Nothing earth-shattering, I just really liked all that white space.

Altenew Polka Dot Buds Layering Stencil Set

The Polka Dot Buds Layering Stencil is not my typical style, but I was quite drawn to it and thought it might look pretty with some tangling. While I didn’t tangle this card, I have it on the list to do in a future video.

Altenew Polka Dot Buds Layering Stencil Set

The background is busy, so I kept the sentiment clean and simple with Caps Bold Alphabet Dies and part of a sentiment from Inky Bouquet. The extra bit of white cardstock helps to break up the background pattern. Add sticky back fun foam to the back of the ink blended cardstock prior to die-cutting for a no-fuss clean look.

Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Dies

New Technique Alert

Did you miss my last Altenew video. In this Color Connection episode, I explore embossed paper piecing or embossed collage. I’ve used book paper, but you could easily use any thin paper such as tissue paper, brayered off deli paper, magazines, etc.

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$300 in total prizes!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/09/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/11/2021.

Altenew Inky Bouquet & Polka Dot Buds Layering Stencil Set

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is the lovely Erin Thompson. To start at the beginning head over to the Altenew Card Blog.


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  1. Gorgeous cards as always Amber!! This embossed collage technique is so effective! Thanks for the great inspiration. Stay safe! 🙂

  2. Elizabeth K says:

    The inky bouquet watercolor card is so incredibly beautiful! Love all of your colors, and how you created dimension with the image ❤️

  3. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    I love your “just for you” card! Beautiful, soft, dimensional. Excellent!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful cards with us! The floral stencilled one is my fave…it is so bright and cheerful! I am really loving the layered floral stencils!

  5. Denise Ward says:

    These cards are full of sunshine and happy “summer vibes.” Thanks for sharing!

  6. Terri Kelly says:

    Beautiful cards! Really really pretty 😍

  7. Renee VanEpps says:

    Beautifully creative cards!

  8. Nicki Baxley says:

    Beautiful examples!

  9. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! Your cards are beautiful! I love the technique you did in your video!

  10. Sandra Baggarly says:

    Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

  11. You never fail to please and inspire me! What a great technique and I got a big chuckle out of tip to remember to read the page before using! These are stunning cards and I have plans to honor you by creating one very similar!

  12. TLJohnson says:

    Hey Amber, I really love the flower stencil. It’s so mod/geometric. It seems like a very versatile stencil and I loved seeing how you used it.

  13. Mary Ann Reilly says:

    So pretty! The miss you card is my personal favorite because of the playful vibe.

  14. Cyndi+Morris says:

    Wonderful cards. I love the colors. The Inky Bouquet set is one of my favorites from this fantastic release.

  15. Beth Merrill says:

    I love the new technique! Can’t wait to try it. Wow, wow, WOW! I am wondering if the Altenew designers are baseball fans? They sure have knocked it out of the park with this release!

  16. Maureen Reiss says:

    Awesome technique!!!! Finally an idea to use up all my Gelli printed deli papers!!!!

  17. Dee Earnshaw says:

    love your designs and the way you have popped up the central images

  18. Geneviève says:

    I love the loose watercolor card just stunning and that technique I hope that you can show it off more 😁

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    Lovely cards! Excited to check out your video and try that technique!

  20. Lisa M Byers says:

    Love your floral card, beautifully colored!! I will have to watch your video later, but I look forward to any new technique.

  21. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Nice layer and color shares.

  22. Beatrice Lawson says:

    Fantastic cards as always, love the new release and particularly the Let’s Go and Seas the Day ones, they are gorgeous!

  23. Love that technique! Beautiful cards. Great embossing folders

  24. barbara lassiter says:

    Beautiful cards and you always inspire.

  25. 2 beautiful cards, love the color combos and the dimension of both. I’ll be watching for your tangling technique…I’m interested to see how you will use the stencil.

  26. Natalie Godfrey says:

    WOW! Love the colors!

  27. Donna de Gale-Kalloo says:

    Lovely cards!

  28. Annemarie Caister says:

    Quick, simple cards but OH SO STUNNING!

  29. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love the YOU one! great colors!

  30. Carrie Arii says:

    I love the watercoloring on the first card. the white space gives the card a more modern feel.

  31. Patricia Wilson says:

    Your new technique using the embossing folder, book pages and the ink smooshing was wonderful. I loved this look. Thanks for showing us that.

  32. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I really love how you did your watercoloring…only partially covering the petals. NICE

  33. Vickie S Davis says:

    Great cards! And a great tip for using scraps, one I hadn’t thought of.

  34. Carolyn Reiners says:

    Oh so beautiful, Amber. I love your techniques.

  35. Gayle Perona says:

    Thanks for sharing your new technique. Always love new ideas to try. The ink smooshing is cool, too.

  36. Gloria Smith says:

    I always look forward to your creations on your YouTube channel.

  37. Joni Mastronardi says:

    Very pretty cards.

  38. Michele W says:

    Great cards. The first one is my favorite. Love your loose water coloring and the soft colors you chose. I especially like the way you colored the hydrangea. Thanks for sharing!

  39. Very pretty cards. I’m moving away from realistic florals, so enjoyed seeing how you used the flower stencil to create a cute look.

  40. Andrea Palmer says:

    Love the embossing technique with the feathers. I have lots of books I purchased for crafting, so will definitely give it a try. Your videos are so helpful and expands creative ideas. 💐💫💫👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  41. Lori Spitzer says:

    Hi, Amber – I can start getting on the Altenew bandwagon again for hops… school has been such a challenge that I had to rein (not “rain”) in my browsing a bit. I love your cards and think this release looks terrific!!
    Lori S in PA

  42. Karen E Carlson says:

    I love your unique take on these cards. Beautiful!

  43. Karen Erickson says:

    Love the colors of the flowers

  44. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the “Inky Bouquet” card – such a great design and fabulous way to use scraps!

  45. Susie Sonnier says:

    What a great new technique