Hey everyone! Happy Thursday!
I’m always keen and excited to use my supplies in different ways. Usually that’s in the form of stretching my stamps, but it’s also great to do that with dies too! Today I get to play with both as a part of the Blog Hop for the awesome Altenew August Release!
Try saying that three times fast. *wink*
I’ve often talked about how close to my heart Altenew is, particularly as it was started by two dear friends of mine. So when I was asked if I’d like to be a guest for this month’s release I of course jumped at the chance! And who wouldn’t, to be fair? With the amazing array of products, there’s always something for everyone – and it’s usually really versatile too! Case in point: today. Although this release is being billed as supplies for scrapbooking, they without a doubt work for cards too!
I couldn’t wait to put these goodies to the test:
I have very few supplies that work for the Islamic festival of Eid (and in fact, they all come from Altenew!) so I was excited to try the new Eid Mubarak die. It die cuts the most beautiful Arabic calligraphy that says ‘Eid Mubarak’.
I heat embossed the die cut with several different colours of embossing powder and love the festive look it gives! And see that awesome background? That’s the brand new Doodled Lace Cover Die – impressed right into the cardstock for an uber pretty impression!
I adhered the die cut with Pinflair Glue Gel for just a hint of dimension. I love how this turned out!
Next I played with the Floral Fantasy dies:
So so pretty – and in one of my favourite colour combos of mint, gold, and blush!
I die cut the flower layers and leaves from vellum and smeared some gold embossing paste onto the leaves. For the flowers I sprayed them with mists and then smeared the embossing paste on. It’s such a pretty, delicate look!
Lots of dimension on this one! I did some watercolouring in a dip-dye style on my base, built my floral arrangement, and added a fussy cut sentiment stamped with the More Than Words stamp set!
Finally, I played with the Building Blocks set, and really thought outside the box with this one:
A game controller! This one makes my geeky heart so happy! I hand cut the shaped card and stamped the various shapes to make my controller buttons! Love!
The sentiment was built from selectively inking sentiments from the More Than Words set, and I added some light shading at some of the edges using Copics. But look how awesome! It even is just about the right size to mimic a game controller!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, September 2nd.
I’m also offering you a chance to win a $30 gift certificate from my very own blog! Just leave a comment on this post by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win!
Here are your hop destinations for today:
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Thanks so much for stopping by – and good luck!
Eid Mubarak Card
Amazing Floral Card
Game Controller Card
92 thoughts on “Altenew August 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 2 – And A Giveaway!!”
From your cards I need to utilize more vellum. It’s not something that I usually go to but you show me some inspiration on your cards. Thank you.
WoW!! These cards are so so so unique & beautiful!!!
Loved the mixed embossing on the Eid card.. & the floral card is amazing too! The game controller looks soo special!
loved your work! <3
Eid Mubarak! 🙂
Wonderful projects with the unique products!
Beautiful Creations ..love them !!
Love your creations! Especially love the floral one with the mix of embossing powders. thanks for the inspiration.
I have loved your cards. Your color combinations are beautiful
I do like the international flair of Altenew! Great ideas~
beautiful cards. The vellum one takes the cake though… very different and elegant
Wow.. those flowers with velum are just gorgeous. not sure I could do that myself!
Altenew does such a good job with planning their items for release.
You’re so creative! All your cards are fantastic but especially the game controller for its originality!
Gorgeous cards, and so creative especially the game controller! My personal favorite is the soft watercolored flowers, love the Mint with gold and all the textures.
The floral and vellum card is so beautiful!!!
Amazing creativity! Love all of your creations!
Love the game controller!!! Great idea!
Beautiful, and sooo creative!!! Bravo!
I love that you made your own game controller! That would be very popular with some younger friends of mine!!
Great job Taheerah, I esp love your second card, it is gorgeous. Well done as always!
Your cards are always sensational – and these are no exceptions!! Thank you for sharing your talent and for the inspiration!!
These are wonderful! I love the mix of embossing on the first, the just airiness and ethereal quality of the second and just all around fun and genius of the third!
Very cool creations ! I love the heat embossing mix on the first card and the game controller card is such a genius idea !!
OK i’m totally not commenting for the giveaway, this just popped up in my inbox and i was blown away (and procrastinating to avoid work that i’m still doing at 9.17pm) by these cards. The multi heat embossed diecut is so cool, I really love how it turned out. I don’t know why but i never thought of mixing up the embossing powders before, and photograph is LUSH. 🙂 Also though it’s the gamer card my heart is drawn to, WOW its like the right size and EVERYTHING. So awesome. I guess i have to go back to reviewing reports now, but I just had to pop in for this one. Amazing. Love your geeky side! J(TETRIS next with that stamp set!) ennyx
I love the flowers card, the soft colors are gorgeous.
So creative & lovely!!
Very creative projects!
Beautiful designs and very unique cards!tfs
These are just so lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Your creations are stunning! I love them all.
The game controller is brilliant!!!
Such fun cards. I love how you used the new sets.
Three very different cards but all so very beautiful! I love the embossing on the Eid card and the floral one is devine!
Three very different cards. I love the Floral Fantasy die set.
such a lovely card with the gold and delicate blush color, and the gamer card is so creative-love them!!
wonderful cards, Taheerah – love the floral one especialyy!
Your sentiment is a perfect statement for your projects….. Amazing. Thanks for the inspiration
You really worked this release perfectly. Fun and beautiful projects.
These cards are all just stunning! You’ve created such elegant (and fun) looks with the dies and stamps. WOW!
The floral card is lovely!
Wonderful projects. The Floral Fantasy Die card is my favorite. It is so delicate and I love the colors.
As salaam alaykum
I love your Eid card your so very right about the only place to get Eid stamps and dies is altenew. I made my own stamps with craft knife years ago when my kids were young.
So I could make Eid cards for there teachers I hand drew each card and glued glitter. Being a revert to Islam I was trying to make my kids have same enjoyment for holidays so I created signage with Christmas lights with wood board and drill making Eid and ramadan decorations.
I was so greatful to find altenew. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Have a blessed day.
Beautiful, just lovely, am loving this new release!
Three very different cards but all are awesome
Such beautiful cards! I especially love the embossing you did on the first one.
Beautiful cards Taheerah!! I love the idea of the game controller card. Simple and elegant!
Onde card controller? Cool idea!
Thank for your ispirations.
As always, your cards are so beautiful! I really love the floral one.
What amazing cards!! That rose card is just stunningly delicate and that game controller one is so fun and creative – I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!
Love that color combination on your floral card, gorgeous and such creative use of products for the game controller:-)))
Both of your cards are stunning and the game controller is cute! The simplicity of your Festival of Eid card with the lightly embossed background is stunning and the mint and gold card takes my breath away! Spectacular! TFS! ??????
You are just amazing!! I love how elegant and rich your Eid card looks, and the delicate beauty of your floral card. Of course I had to smile when I saw the gamer card! SO creative!
Lots of love! 🙂