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Stencil & Die Techniques

Altenew just released wonderful new stencils, decals, and stand-alone dies. I’m sharing 6 cards featuring stencil and die techniques.

Altenew February 2020 Release

If you made your way here from the Altenew Scrapbook Blog you’re right on track. If you’d like to start a the beginning head to the Altenew Card Blog.

Altenew Stencil & Die Techniques

YouTube Tutorial | Stencil and Die Techniques

All the details to create 6 cards with stencil and die techniques are in this video. Watch here or in HD on YouTube.

Altenew Full Release

Here’s a peek at the full Altenew February 2020 stencil, decal, and stand-alone die release. Click the image for more details.

Altenew February 2020 Stencil, Stand-Alone Die, and Decal Release

Tranquil Wings

This card didn’t turn out as I expected and is my favorite of the bunch. I used a mix of ink blending and alcohol ink markers.

Altenew Tranquil Wings Stencil

I used Tranquil Wings Stencil, Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die, and Bold Greetings Dies. Rose Petal Altenew Artist Markers created a perfect gradient effect on the Bold Greetings sentiment die.

Altenew Tranquil Wings Stencil, Altenew Bold Greetings Die

Open Blooms 3D Die Set

I’m still enchanted with the Altenew Artists’ Watercolor set and used Shades of Purple and Crystal Waters to create the paper for this lovely Open Blooms flower.

Altenew Open Blooms 3D Die Set

I paired Open Blooms 3D Die set with the Bold Greetings Die Set and the Fine Frames Square Die Set. While I adhered the Open Bloom layers with glue, you can add more dimension with foam squares.

Altenew Open Blooms 3D Die Set, Altenew Bold Greetings Die

Fine Frames Diamond Die Set

The Fine Frames Diamond and Square Die Sets are perfect for focal points, layering, and framing elements. Here they take center stage.

Altenew Fine Frames Diamond Dies

I used the positive frame cut from black cardstock and the negative center cut from sunflower cardstock to create a focal point. Bold Greetings modern font, goes well with all styles of cards.

Altenew Fine Frames Diamond Dies, Altenew Bold Greetings Die | Stencil and Die Technique

Fancy For You Die

Altenew Artists’ Watercolor provides the perfect backdrop for the Fancy For You Die.

Altenew Fancy For You Die

Fine Frames Square Die helps to draw your eye to the sentiment amid the watercolor background.

Altenew Fancy For You Die, Altenew Fine Frames Square Dies

Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil

Check it out, Altenew Mega Alphabet Dies fit snugly in the center of the Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil.

Altenew Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil

Here I ink blended with Sunray, Coral Bliss, Coral Berry, Dew Drops, and Silver Lake Crisp Dye Inks.

Altenew Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil | Stencil and Die Technique

Bursting Dahlia Stencil

The name says it all, this dahlia is a huge open bloom perfect for a focal point or layered background images.

Altenew Bursting Dahlia Stencil

No masking is needed for these layered dahlia images. I’ve paired it with a stacked Bold Greetings Die.

Altenew Bursting Dahlia Stencil | Stencil and Die Techniques

Thank You

Well, that’s a wrap for this hop. Thanks so much for joining me today. If you enjoyed the video, be sure to subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of new content. Huge thanks to Altenew for inviting me to the hop.

For more inspiration, check out my other Altenew posts.

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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/3/2020 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/6/2020. 

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is the lovely Ashlea Cornell. The full list of inspirational artists is listed below.

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Jaycee Gaspar
Nicole Watt
Maryam Perez
Kelly Griglione
Norine Borys
Amanda Baldwin
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Amber Rain Davis
Ashlea Cornell
Kymona Tracey
Laurie Willison
Nathalie DeSousa
Erum Tasneem
Nancy McClelland
Sveta Fotinia
Svitlana Shayevich
Nenette S. Madero
Therese Calvird
Mindy Eggen 
Virginia Lu
Terri Koszler
Emily Midgett
Agnieszka Malyszek
Lilith Eeckels


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  1. Judy Price says:

    Wow! The textural depth you’ve created in all of these cards is almost mind blowing! Even the dahlias on a single layer have depth. And the subtle accent of the dots on the black butterfly card is really snazzy. Beautifully done! Thank you for sharing and teaching us!

  2. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty cards! The Open Blooms 3D die set is a favorite, and I love the Fine Frames sets too!

  3. Heather Mills says:

    These are all so gorgeous!! I LOVE, love, love how you used these narrow frame dies!

  4. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the card with the layered Dahlia stencil. Lovely.

  5. Wonderful variety of card designs.

  6. Wonderful projects! Love your color choices and how you paired the products. The mega alpha on the stencil- genius!

  7. Karen Hale says:

    FABULOUS! Brilliant use of color and design. Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas.

  8. Izabelawr says:

    You are so talented Amber ! Amazing cards . Thank you for sharing

  9. You are so creative with your projects, Amber, using some of the newest releases! Love those diamonds and the large dahlia! Thanks for some great ideas.

  10. Julie Sweet says:

    Magnificent highlights of the new release!

  11. Wow, Amber, you have done a spectacular job showing us all these awesome new goodies!! Maybe too well, as I want it all!!!

  12. Violet Gilkes says:

    I enjoyed your videos and those great cards. You blended the Altenew 3D Open Bloom beautifully with that watercolor technique. The butterfly looked life-like.
    Great cards with great products.
    Take care, and Thank you.

  13. Beautiful job of showcasing the latest Altenew release. Inspirational!

  14. Jennifer Taylor says:

    Fantastic cards. Love your watercoloring!

  15. Barbara Whiting says:

    Love the cards and especially the Bold Greeting dies. Everyone can use those!

  16. June Swart says:

    Wonder cards! Love your creative style and video!!!

  17. Delia Wilkes says:

    Great designs. Especially love the stencilled work. Amazing.

  18. Joanne M Hoffmann says:

    OH MY WORD!! Absolutely amazing projects!!

  19. Beverly Jordan says:

    This newest release has it all! LOVE your beautiful cards and want the 3D floral die and all the fine frames dies!! Want the watercolor palette, and your stenciled cards are beautiful with it!!

  20. Your cards are amazing. I love that diamond die set.

  21. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Stunning set of cards!

  22. Jeanne Ragan says:

    ALL of your cards are gorgeous Amber!! And you used all of my favorites from this release. That Butterfly turned out beautiful with your marker coloring!

    1. Sam Burnett says:

      Wonderful cards. I especially love the dahlia thank you one.

  23. Marisela Delgado says:

    Gorgeous cards! I especially love that beautiful butterfly. You rocked it!

  24. Cyndi Morris says:

    Amazing cards. I love the wonderful stencils in this fantastic release, and the Open Bloom 3D dies are absolutely gorgeous.

  25. Stephanie Nelson says:

    Your tranquil Wings and Open Blooms cards are particularly eye-catching!

  26. Annette Gordon says:

    So much great inspiration and wonderful use of colours and amazing layouts. I love the butterfly and the diamond shape cards the best!

  27. Ta-Tanisha J says:

    So many beautiful cards! This release has sparked so much creativity. I ❤️ your use of Open Blooms 3D die and the Bold Greetings and the colors used on the Bursting Dahlia card. Heck, I loved them all. TFS

  28. Dorothy A says:

    So many lovely cards. I am drawn to the triangle die card. Just enjoy looking at it! What a fun, interesting release Altenew!

  29. Mendy Crumpton says:

    Great video and loving that butterfly card. All your cards are just fantastic.

  30. Fantastic video! Very enjoyable and informative. Your cards are awesome. I especially like the dahlia card – WOW!

  31. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Love how you used the sentiment dies and your backgrounds are FAB

  32. Barbara Baxter says:

    I love your cards! Your style is different from mine but that doesn’t matter. I enjoyed seeing how you used the new Altenew products. I have some new ways to use them myself now. Thanks

  33. Beautiful cards! Really loving on that butterfly….fabulous colors ♥

  34. Beautiful cards!! I especially love the watercolored die cut flower card!

  35. Love, love the 3D die set!!

  36. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Beautiful cards, I love them all and thanks for another awesome video tutorial.

  37. Rosemary D says:

    All your cards are amazing, but the one with the butterfly is a real jawdropper!

  38. Missy Shrontz says:

    Blue and purple together – my FAVORITE! Thank you for your designs!

  39. wonderful use of the stencils Amber, the new Dahlia Stencil is gorgeous and the dies are fantastic and a great addition to any crafting stash! you did a fabulous job showcasing the new products, thanks for the inspiration!

  40. There are so many items to choose from in this release. I love all of your examples. Gorgeous as usual.

  41. Linda M Mazzola says:

    Wow, your cards are beautiful. Such pretty blending and color choices.

  42. Melissa Leftrick says:

    Oh my goodness!! My favorites are the 3D flower you made and the “For You” background!! LOVE!! Of course purples are my favorite color!!

  43. Melanie Barrett says:

    Amber, all of these cards are lovely, but I especially like the one with the H die cut in the center. I love how you colored the background.

  44. Jan johnson says:

    Simple to make cards and yet very beautiful. Thank you

  45. The yellow is so pretty and the ink blending on the Hello is amazing!

  46. Joy Meadows says:

    Beautiful work, Amber! Loved watching the video and seeing how you transformed the butterfly stencil into a real beauty. Thanks for the inspiration.

  47. Brenda L. Kuder says:

    Pretty cards! I love the 3D flower so much that I ordered it already!

  48. Catherine L says:

    The new debossing cover is so subtle in black – I love it! I also love your blue, purple and black color combos for the Hi and For You cards.

  49. Anneleise Hampson says:

    So much amazing talent! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  50. Wanda Radler says:

    Wow – your cards are amazing. I really love the butterfly stencil and the Dahlia stencil. Another great release by Altenew!

  51. Darlene Gabriel says:

    Wow – gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  52. Carol Engler says:

    Your close up photos show off these new products nicely. Thanks for your great work!

    1. Thanks so much, Carol! I’ve been working on my photos so I really appreciate your feedback!!

  53. Inkin' Chickie says:

    I love the first card! Looks just like a pinned specimen. I like the idea for diy paper on the second card.

  54. the circle spotlight stencil effect, duh – going to try this!

    1. Thanks, Gail. Mine didn’t turn out quite like I envisioned, but it’s a great technique!!

      1. These are stunning! I love that flower you created with that beautiful watercoloring. It’s such a pretty combination of colors.

  55. Katy Glenn says:

    Such vibrant color and wonderful use of the diamond shapes!