Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to my good friend Erum Tasneem for relaying you over to my blog. If you get lost along the way or want to relive the amazing inspiration from the team of designers for this release, head back over to the Altenew Card Blog to find the complete blog list.

September 2019 Full Release Bundle
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September 2019 Coordinating Stamp/Die Bundle
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September 2019 Stand-alone Die Bundle
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September 2019 Stamp Bundle
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Limited Time Offer! Get a FREE mini inspiration guide with every order from the September 2019 Stamp/Die Release collection! Shop HERE (ALT). Free gift will be added to cart automatically. One gift per order. While supplies last! 

With modern photography, sharing and learning about botany or identifying plants has been as easy as snapping a photo. However, there is still a magical and alluring aspect of Botanical Illustrations that I think is the reason why I still found them in textbooks from undergrad. The hyper realistic watercolor with immersive detail make these plates stand out and learning from these illustrations is simple, because it shows a plant in an ideal form with easy to follow diagrams. As far as cards go, I know there are many talented artists out there who can paint these detailed images. I love the deconstructed and fragmented composition of a botanical illustration, so I was inspired to bring them to a card project using Altenew – Happy Pomegranates Stamp Set (ALT).

Here’s the final card from the video. During my research into Botanical Illustration, I saw that my local Botanic Garden offers a full course load to become an illustrator. Maybe I’ll consider it when I retire…

Happy Pomegranates Stamp and Die Bundle
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Happy Pomegranates Stamp Set
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Happy Pomegranates Die Set
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It was so tempting to film a no-outline coloring video of these gorgeous flowers from Altenew – Flower Garden Stamp Set (ALT). What I love about this set is there is an endless combination of floral arrangements you can make from this set. For the first card on the left (Wild & Free) I colored the image with alcohol based markers and added some splatters. Then to create the sentiment I used the ampersand from Altenew – Merry Christmas Die Set and combined it with an embossed label (ALT). For the second card on the right (Floraison), I colored the image and added splatters again. The background is a patterned paper from Altenew – Essential Rock Collection 6X6 Paper Pad and I added Altenew – Geometric Frames Die Set (ALT). Of course, I completed this card with another embossed label.

Flower Garden Stamp Set
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Merry Christmas Die Set
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Essential Rock Collection 6×6 Paper Pack
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Geometric Frames Die Set
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Can you tell I was having an embossed label moment? I made two versions of this repeat stamping card using Altenew – It’s For You Stamp and Die (ALT). All I changed for the Bonjour and Salut cards were the cardstock I was stamping on and the background paper.

It’s for You Stamp and Die Bundle
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It’s for You Stamp Set
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It’s for You Die Set
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Essential Rock Collection 6×6 Paper Pack
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Fine Alphabet Die Set

Fine Alphabet Die Set
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It was so tempting to leave this card clean because the Altenew – Festive Foliage Stamp and Die Set is great on its own (ALT). To elevate this card and give it another element of texture, I simply weaved a ribbon across the background. I clear heat embossed the sentiment over black pigment ink on gold mirror cardstock to complete the sentiment.

Festive Foliage Stamp and Die Bundle
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Festive Foliage Stamp Set
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Festive Foliage Die Set
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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I love the simplicity of the Altenew – Believe Stamp Set (ALT). Other great ideas with this stamp set include combining your favorite background technique; patterned paper, alcohol ink, ink blended, etc…with this stamp set and you’ve got yourself a very easy holiday card. I made a quick watercolor ombré with Altenew – Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers and layered Altenew – Layered Snowflakes Die Set over it (ALT). I heat embossed the Believe sentiment on vellum and added some gold enamel jewel embellishments.

Believe Stamp Set
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Layered Snowflake Die Set
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Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers
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Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder
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Last but not least is this festive card! I first heat embossed an entire 6X6 panel of golden vellum with the Altenew – Faceted Stars Stamp Set and Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder (ALT). I colored on the non-embossed side with Altenew – Artist Markers Set B to give the stars some depth, as if they’re 3D nautical stars (ALT). I cut apart a few of the stars and made them ornaments by drawing in a dashed line and a bow with a gold gel pen. I finished the background with a strip of gold glitter washi tape and some gold splatters. Finally, I added the sentiment strips from the same stamp set and raised them up on foam squares. I angled them to balance the sharp points of the stars and the parallel ornaments for a more playful look.

Faceted Stars Stamp Set
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Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder
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Altenew Artist Markers Set B

Altenew Artist Markers Set B
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Permanent Crisp Black Ink

Permanent Crisp Black Ink
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Giveaway!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 9/10/2019 for a chance to win .

Team Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 9/13/2019.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. Thank you so much to Team Altenew for the invitation to guest design. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

Your next stop is Jeanne Jachna‘s Blog!

Altenew Card Blog 
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Agnieszka Malyszek
Alex Syberia
Ashlea Cornell
Caly Person
Christine Pennington
Emily Midgett
Erum Tasneem
Jaycee Gaspar
Jeanne Jachna
Jennifer McGuire
Jen Schow
Kathleen Graumüller
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Griglione
Kelly Janes
Kymona Tracey
Maryam Perez
May Sukyong Park
LauraJane
Laurie Willison
Lilith Eeckels
Mindy Eggen
Nathalie DeSousa
Nenette S. Madero
Norine Borys
Reiko Tsuchida
Sveta Fotinia
Svitlana Shayevich
Terri Marie Koszler
Therese Calvird
Virginia Lu


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97 thoughts on “Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

  1. Wow, gorgeous cards, especially love the retro It’s for You stamped background with the Fine Line Alphas and your pomegranates too. The Festive Foliage card is so classy, love the ribbon background.

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  2. You have certainly been busy with the new releases. I love botanical illustrations, so I really love that card. Your floral cards are beautiful. And the card with the telephone background is so cool ! Great job on those 3 cards and all your other cards

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  3. Wow! What beautiful and unique cards! I really enjoyed watching you watercolor the pomegranates- that card turned out so pretty! Your telephone cards are very cool!

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  4. Your talent amazes me!! I love all of your beautiful cards!! You can take a new release and really run with it!! I love your pomegranate card! It looks yummy!!

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    1. Hi Charlotte! It is loads of fussy cutting and just a bit of masking! I stamped the background first and masked certain elements. Then I stamped each piece separately, colored them, and fussy cut all the raised floral elements. I’ll keep this in mind for a future video. Thank you so much for your feedback!

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