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

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the October 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! We are barely getting started with all the inspiration provided by my crafty friends! Thanks so much to my blog hop neighbor, Mindy Eggen for relaying you over to my blog. If you 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.

October 2019 Full Release Bundle

October 2019 Coordinating Stamp/Die Bundle

String Art Die Bundle

October 2019 Stamp Bundle

Aside from watching the multitude of card makers on YouTube, I enjoy watching other creators. For the coordinating video on this release, I watched a video from Jono Dry who uses graphite to create hyperral portraits and his video style is totally my vibe. His illustration was stuck in my head and so I had to bring it into the card making world. Below is my video featuring one of the stamp sets from this release.

As I mentioned in the video, graphite pencils come in super inexpensive sets. If you’re uncomfortable with no outline coloring and have not yet invested in Altenew Artist Markers, this may be a great alternative for you to learn before making the jump (ALT). On the right is the second iteration I made of the same stamp set.

Grateful Heart Stamp/Die/Mask Stencil Bundle

Grateful Heart Stamp/Die Bundle

Grateful Heart Mask Stencil

Grateful Heart Die Set

Grateful Heart Stamp Set

Pure White Ink Spray

My Sweet Petunia MISTI- Mini

Fiskars Swivel Knife

For this card, I did some very simple watercoloring using Payne’s Grey (my favorite color) over white embossing for an embossed resist technique. I framed the scene with a grey circle.

Winter Wishes Stamp Set

Woodgrain Bark Paper

I based this card on geometric fragment digital art using the Altenew – Wanderlust Stamp Set (ALT). I stamped the mountain scene cascading horizontally on my note card, then cut a circle in the center and rotated the circle 180 degrees.

Wanderlust Stamp Set

Warm & Cozy Mini Cube Set

Green Fields Mini Cube Set

Sea Shore Mini Cube Set

I’m still not over the Altenew – Watercolor Brush Marker Refills, so I made a quick panel to make some string art on (ALT). This was my first attempt at using embroidery floss and sewing on a card this way, and I am shook at how easy it was to make this card.

String Art Heart Die

Ruby Red Liquid Watercolor Brush Marker Refill

Rouge Liquid Watercolor Brush Marker Refill

Graphic Brushstrokes Stamp Set

Jet Black Ink Spray

Obsidian Pigment Ink

I wont say too much about this card other than I used Altenew – Delicate Tiles to make an ultra modern background (ALT). Maybe subscribe to my YouTube Channel and you might see something in a few days?

Delicate Tiles Stamp Set

Warm Grey Mini Cube Set

Jet Black Ink Spray

Embossing Paste

Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set

Simple Fruits Stamp and Die Set

Coffee Break Mini Cube Set

Spring Bouquet 6 Mini Cube Set

Green Valley Mini Cube Set


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 10/16/2019 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 10/20/2019.

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 Lilith Eeckels‘s Blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Nathalie DeSousa
Kelly Griglione
Nicole Picadura
Mindy Eggen
Jaycee Gaspar
Lilith Eeckels
Ashlea Cornell
Jen Schow
Emily Midgett
Svitlana Shayevich
Kathleen Graumüller
Therese Calvird
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
Norine Borys
Terri Koszler
Maryam Perez
Virginia Lu
Kymona Tracey
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Sveta Fotinia
Amber Rain Davis
Laurie Willison
Caly Person
Reiko Tsuchida
Keeway Tsao
Zinia Redo
Kelly Janes
Erum Tasneem

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89 thoughts on “Altenew October 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

  1. Thank you! I received a free set of Cheap Joe’s sketch pencils several years ago when I made a purchase! I thought how nice and packed them away not knowing what H an B meant on the pencils, until this blog post. Now I can use them and practice my coloring skills and maybe create a beautiful card as well. Lots of Altenew designs lend themselves to this technique, including the ones in this new release. 🙂 I also loved the card using the Winter Wishes set and colored with the paynes grey watercolor!

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  2. Boy, is it hard to find your “comment” page!. It was worth the hunt, as I want to to say how much I enjoyed the two views of the graphite pieces. Not only did you use different colors, but you arranged the flowers differently on the paper. Will totally look for you in the future.

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  3. Jaycee, visiting your blog was a real treat, and I might not have found it without the blog hop. You have so many great techniques. It is easy to be discouraged by the cost of art supplies, and I love being reminded that stunning results can be had with a very accessible pencil set. I share your love of Payne’s Grey, and look forward to maybe seeing a video of your Delicate Tiles pear card (which was my favorite of the samples I saw…shhh… don’t tell the other bloggers).

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  4. Your ghost flowers are stunning but my favorite card is your spread the joy card. Simple design but it really drew me in. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  5. you are a true artist, amazing results. too intimidating for me to try but I admire how talented you are, truly showed that flower in beautiful light, so inspirational.

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  6. Great cards. The colouring of the flowers is exquisite-especially the red. I love the heart with the red wash behind. The Paynes grey landscape is lovely too. To prevent pencil smudging you can spray with a fixative or matt spray – in the past I used hairspray, though you wouldn’t want one with lots of oil in it.

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    1. Thank you for the tip, Christine. I debated talking about fixatives, but unfortunately I don’t have any at the moment (same with hairspray). I hope other readers will give this a try.


  7. Love the watercolour with the brush marker refills. Such a great effect! AND love the graphite card. I’ve not seen this before. So clever and effective!

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  8. The ghost flower cards are absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing. I’ve never seen you blog before, but I am already hooked! Thank you for sharing your work and inspiration.

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  9. Oh Jaycee, to say I am impressed would kind of be an understatement. Your blending & shading with the graphite pencils is ah-mazing. Such beauty & look of dimension. My other favourite is the winter scene. Oh my. Love it!

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