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Altenew Storybook Fantasy Hop + How To Video

Welcome to the Altenew Storybook Fantasy Hop! Today’s how to video is all about using geometric patterns to frame the focal points on your cards.

Altenew Storybook Fantasy Blog Hop

If you made your way here from Karen Brown‘s blog you’re right on track. To start at the beginning hop on over to the Altenew Card Blog.

How To Video

All the details on how to use geometric patterns to draw attention to your focal elements are in this short cardmaking video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like and subscribe.

Storybook Fantasy Release

Here’s a closer look at the Altenew Storybook Fantasy Release. I’m loving the Tall Tale Bookmark Die. And Detail Blending Brushes, Yes, Please!

Altenew Storybook Fantasy Release
Altenew Storybook Fantasy Free Gift

Detail Blending Brushes

Get in those small crevices of your stencils with Altenew Detail Blending Brushes. No need to mask small areas to change the color of your pattern, just grab a Detail Blending Brush. Genius!!

Altenew Storybook Fantasy Detail Blending Brushes

$300 In Total Prizes!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/15/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/17/2021.

10 Tips In 10 Minutes

For tips on how to color with Altenew Artist Markers and Copic Markers, check out this video post.

Learn my secret to adding extra dimension to your cards.

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is Rachel Shedeed. For the full list of talented artists and to start at the beginning of the hop visit the Altenew Card Blog.

How to use geometric background patterns


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  1. Wonderful projects. The coloring and details are so amazing on each one. 🙂

  2. Amber Bissonnette says:

    All your projects are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing

  3. Dana Piazza says:

    I love your projects! So pretty!

  4. Lindsey Fabian says:

    I have to say you are one hard worker. I hope you realize how much value your tips and videos bring to the crafting community. You are very much appreciated.

  5. Gayle Hicks says:

    More ideas – love it!

  6. Dawn Tooley says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards and bookmark!

  7. I have recently found your work among the so very talented designers in the craft world and love what you create. It’s true, crafters share and bring inspiration to the lives of so many. Thank you.

  8. Karen A Williams says:

    Thank you for sharing your talent, i’m anxious to try the detail blending brushes!

  9. Sweet projects!! And i love the bookmark!!

  10. Susan Weida says:

    Beautiful! Great projects!

  11. The more I hop, the more I am inspired and in love with this release. Thank you for sharing your creativity with me.

  12. Sarah Hounslow says:

    Beautiful cards & bookmark!

  13. Carol Wortman says:

    Very pretty. I am loving the herringbone pattern and am always impressed with your geometric patterns. Lovely! This release has so many wonderful products!

  14. sooo lovely! thanks for the video!

  15. Thanks for a great video. YOur projects are all beautiful. In particular, the whimsical herringbone made me smile, love those colors together! thanks for all the great ideas.

  16. Absolutely fantastic! I especially like the herringbone design! Awesome!

  17. Linda Price says:

    I enjoyed seeing the different ways you used these stamps and supplies. I have so much washi tape and would not have thought to use it as you did on the bookmark. Thank you for some new ideas.

  18. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards and bookmark! I am really drawn to that awesome herringbone design! Gotta add that to my wish list!

  19. Sandra Baggarly says:

    Such great projects! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Noelia Gutierrez says:

    Hi Amber. Thanks a lot for sharing! I love the herringbone card and the idea of using the washi tapes for the geometric background. Great release! Kind regards.

  21. Stacey Kowbel says:

    So many beautiful projects! I love the bookmark!

  22. Absolutely beautiful. Great video. Thanks for sharing your inspiration

  23. Absolutely gorgeous projects! I love how you did the washi tape on the bookmark!

  24. Bev Karolak says:

    Beautiful projects! I especially love the bookmark! 🥰

  25. Denise M Freeman says:

    Hello there: 100, no 1000 percent awesome cards lady!!! You sold all these products today! :)! I’ll be waiting for taxes or something, right. I really am learning a lot – I’m listening closely and it really is helpful – your tutorials. Your cards are beautiful and I appreciate your talent and sharing. Thanks a bunch Amber Rain! Denise

    1. I always love your enthusiasm, Denise!! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’m so glad you’re still learning things from my vids!

  26. Linda Wood says:

    I love your pattern play ideas, each one is very original and appealing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. berryblue says:

    That herringbone pattern is a show stopper! I love it! And the Fairy Tale Floral is one of my favorite florals ever! Wow!

  28. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Beautiful projects, love the bookmarks and thanks for another awesome video tutorial.

  29. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! Your cards are awesome! I love how you cut the Washi tape on your video- what a fantastic idea! I love the look!

  30. Beverly Sizemore says:

    You used the new product in so many varied and unique ways! I loved EACH one! This is the nicest new Altenew release…I am adding to my want list!

  31. Your work is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing & the opportunity at winning this giveaway.

  32. Love all of your masterpieces. The bookmark really appeals to me.

  33. Marisela Delgado says:

    So beautiful

  34. Mary Ann Reilly says:

    Beautiful projects using this release! I need to spend more time on your video. Thank you for the inspiratin.

  35. I might have to break down and get that herringbone stamp. Love it!

  36. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Great idea share for the release. NIce look at the detail brushes.

  37. Meghan Kennihan says:

    These are all stunning! I LOVE the bookmark! Great backgrounds!

  38. Joni Mastronardi` says:

    Love how you used washi tape on your amazing projects.

  39. Sharon L Gullikson says:

    I really like the ruffled petals. And your coloring makes all of your flowers so pretty.

  40. Patty A Eifert says:

    Fantastic cards & tags! And thanks for the tips on adding geometrics to bring interest to a card! I never think of that good stuff!

  41. Linda Conway says:

    Your video is superb!

  42. Fabulous creations, Amber! I love to make bookmarks & yours is totally awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  43. Carolyn Reiners says:

    I always look for your inspirations. Some of the best. What a release!

  44. Very nice use of the items in the release this month. Always an nice stop on the hop. Lots of tips and helpful techniques. Thanks for sharing your creative talent.

  45. Oh painting with ink is to dye for! (sorry about the pun). Thanks for inspiring!!!

  46. Jill Rauenhorst says:

    Beautiful projects! I love all the ways you used washi tape!

  47. Beautiful projects, especially that bookmark!

  48. Alma Dirpaul says:

    Wow, what beautiful Coloring, Amber

  49. Fabulous projects Amber! Love the bookmark die and of course all the pretty florals on this release. Thanks for the inspiration!

  50. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    Love your cards! And there are so many amazing new products. Wow!

  51. Beautiful color choices!

  52. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Lovely cards and an amazing release!

  53. Jennie Pugmire says:

    The geometric background is awesome.

  54. Joanne Hoffmann says:

    I am blown away!! Absolutely delightful!!