Altenew August 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 2 – And A Giveaway!!

By Taheerah | 24th August 2017 | 92 Comments

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:

Eid Mubarak Card by Taheerah Atchia

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’.

Eid Mubarak Card by Taheerah Atchia

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!

Eid Mubarak Card by Taheerah Atchia

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:

Amazing Floral Card by Taheerah Atchia

So so pretty – and in one of my favourite colour combos of mint, gold, and blush!

Amazing Floral Card by Taheerah Atchia

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!

Amazing Floral Card by Taheerah Atchia

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:

Dream More Console Controller Card by Taheerah Atchia

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!

Dream More Console Controller Card by Taheerah Atchia

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
Debby Hughes
Hussena Calcuttawala
Sandra Dietrich
Taheerah Atchia
Sveta Fotinia
Olga Moss
Irit Landgraf
Lydia Evans
Missy Whidden
Dana Gong
Enza Gudor
Laura Jane
Agnieszka Malyszek
Kimberly Crawford
Erum Tasneem

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!!”

  1. Fabulous cards!! So stunning and super elegant!! Love the idea of game controller too, I do play games and I can imagine how happy you must be by making that fab card. 🙂

  2. I especially like your Amazing card. It is gorgeous and simply … amazing! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  3. Your cards are so gorgeous. I would never have thought of mint, gold and blush together – and it looks so pretty. Just subtle beauty. That game controller card – cool! Thank you.

  4. Lovely cards from an amazing release! The first two are so elegant. And the third is really, really fun!

  5. Wow, how creative your cards are! Love the bright sparkly texture on card #1, Card number 2 Is fabulous with the vellum and touch to sparkly gold. And the game control card is just brilliant! Perfect for the younger crowd!

  6. Your cards are always so creative and beautiful and when we come to your blog we never know what we’re going to get. I love that!! These 3 today do not disappoint!! The Eid card with the different embossing powders is quite stunning. Your second one is so elegant and delicate on the vellum like that. It’s gorgeous and I love it! I’m going to have to try the embossing paste on vellum technique!! The last card made me smile!!

  7. The dual colored embossing on the Eid card is beauriful!! The flower card is so light and airy. Thanks for sharing!!

  8. This is an amazing release. Love all your beautiful inspiration! And how wonderfully versatile that these can be used for scrapbooking as well.

  9. The Floral Fantasy card is so lovely! The combination of vellum, spray ink, and gold embossing makes the whole thing look like multiple layers of watercoloring.

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