Altenew November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! We are a quarter of a way through with all the inspiration provided by my crafty friends! Thanks so much to my blog hop neighbor, Kelly Griglione 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.

Premium Gradient Cardstock & Die Bundle
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Basic Gradient Cardstock & Die Bundle
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Ultimate Gradient Cardstock Bundle
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Cherry Blossom
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Red Cosmos
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Summer Afternoon
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Green Meadows
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Sea Shore
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Shades of Purple
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Before I showcase the new gradient cardstocks in my card projects, I wanted to share a few points about what is so different about these gradient sets as opposed to using regular cardstocks you may find in open stock or from other brands. These gradient cardstocks coordinate all across the Altenew brand. What that means is that ‘Summer Afternoon’ family of inks is going to coordinate beautifully with the Summer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock–as well as the enamel dots, artist markers, reinkers, watercolors, watercolor brush markers…and so on. Even if you do not own any of the Altenew Layering Dies, you may benefit from the wonderful coordination these papers offer to your favorite dye inks. I’ll show you a project where I did not use any of the layering floral dies in a second.

So in addition to the lovely color coordination with the gradient cardstocks, these papers are designed to work with the Altenew – Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine. They fit right on the cutting platform; there is no fussing with trimming down the right size cardstock for your card making or scrapbook project. Although there is some paper weight variation (as there is naturally with colored cardstock) all these papers fit and will cut with ease in the Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine. With that being said, let’s move on to the card making projects I made!

The first project I made featuring the new gradient cardstocks was this layering floral bouquet from the Altenew – Garden Picks 3D Die Set. The Red Cosmos family of layering inks and Altenew Artist Markers are my favorite red sets Altenew offers. Naturally, I had to make a layering flower with the gradient cardstock in addition to the smaller layering flower cluster included in the die set. I used the Altenew – Birch Wood Paper stained with Jet Black Ink Spray for a black background. I added a very simple sentiment from Altenew – Signature Words Die Set and finished this card with white splatters.

Gradient Cardstock Set – Red Cosmos
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Gradient Cardstock Set – Summer Afternoon
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Signature Words Die Set
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Jet Black Ink Spray
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Birch Wood Paper
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Garden Picks 3D Die Set
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Using the same layering floral set, I used just the leaves to make this mock mistletoe. I figured I would make a clean and simple holiday card for those of you who are still looking for inspiration. I used the same Altenew – Birch Wood Paper background but this time, I used the Pure White Ink Spray to stain the wood. Then I added a little bow with some ribbon, and used Altenew – Rock Collection Enamel Dots to make the drupes of the mistletoe.

Gradient Cardstock Set – Green Meadows
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Pure White Ink Spray
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Birch Wood Paper
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Garden Picks 3D Die Set
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Rock Collection Enamel Dots
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Earlier in this post, I mentioned that if you do not yet have layering dies, that you can still enjoy these coordinating cardstocks. For this card, I used the Altenew – Sea Shore Gradient Cardstock to make this basketweave background. I remember doing this basketweaving pattern as a kid and I thought these layering papers would be perfect to replicate the look. Making this small panel of basket weave took no time at all and I actually used the scrap pieces to make the last card on this post. I kept the card simple by dry embossing with Altenew – Bubble Wrap Stencil and added the Handwritten Hello as the sentiment.

Gradient Cardstock Set – Sea Shore
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Bubble Wrap Stencil
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Handwritten Hello Die Set
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With the scrap pieces of cardstock from the basketweave card, I laid the strips and adhered them parallel on some scrap typing paper. I used this as a sort of pattern paper and die cut the Mega Ampersand Die. If I thought ahead even farther, I could have put the strips on heavier cardstock and die cut the new panel for a die cut inlay. I stamped the flowers and leaves from Altenew – Perfectly Perfect and used the coordinating dies to arrange the images on top of the ampersand. I cut a sentiment strip from Altenew – Sentiment Strips stamp set for the sentiment to read “Forever & Always.” I added black splatters with Jet Black Ink Spray and embellished the card with Altenew – Cool Summer Night Enamel Dots.

Gradient Cardstock Set – Sea Shore
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Mega Ampersand Die
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Permanent Crisp Black Ink

Permanent Crisp Black Ink
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Sentiment Strips Stamp Set
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Perfectly Perfect Stamp and Die Bundle

Perfectly Perfect Stamp and Die Bundle
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Cool Summer Night Enamel Dots
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Jet Black Ink Spray
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Giveaway!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/20/2019 for a chance to win.

Team Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 11/23/2019.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. 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 Keeway Tsao‘s Blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Ashlea Cornell
Jen Schow
Kelly Griglione
Jaycee Gaspar
Keeway Tsao
Lilith Eeckels
Svitlana Shayevich
LauraJane
Nathalie DeSousa
Therese Calvird
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Virginia Lu
Emily Leiphart
Norine Borys
Maryam Perez
Vicky Papaioannou
Kymona Tracey
The Hedgehog Hollow
Laurie Willison
Mindy Eggen


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72 thoughts on “Altenew November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. All your cards are beautiful. The first card is my favorite because…well just because! I can see the advantage of having this paper for cutting the layered flowers from Altenew. The layering floral dies I own are among my favorite products from them.

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  2. I love all the cards, but the ones using the strips that you wove – that’s so clever, and not something I’d have ever thought of! But it’s the perfect way to use all those leftover strips of cardstock that you hate to throw away – they’re not really big enough for punching (unless you have teeny punches), but seem too big to toss…this is perfect!

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  3. These cards are beautiful and such a variety! The 1st one is so striking with the the black, and I really love how the simple weave with the gradient colors adds a beautiful background. I think the last one with the ampersand is my favorite…they’re all so lovely.

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  4. Another set of amazing cards – love them all but I think my favorites are the mock holly (only because I think I can do that one!) and the ampersand because of the contrast between the black & white and the blue. Though the first card made me go “ooooh” and the basketweave is a clever way to use strips. Okay. They are all favorites!!!

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  5. So much to love. Mixing up your floral with gray leaves and the black background makes it look so sophisticated. I absolutely adore the mistletoe card using the leaf die with the enamel dots–so clever. And once again, you’ve thought about how to make the material accessible to someone who maybe can’t invest in the dies (or maybe isn’t a floral kind of person) with the little woven mat behind the hello die cut, which is still super-effective. (Seeing your name on the blog-hop list always makes me smile.)

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  6. Wow, so many different and gorgeous cards, love them all! The black birch background is stunning for those red cosmos color combo with little pops of yellow, my favorite card. I love the CAS design of the mock mistletoe with the natural birch background, and the basket weave background is so pretty, love the texture and a bonus card with leftover pieces, brilliant!

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  7. Oh my goodness such wonderful and different projects showcasing the new Gradient Paper collections. I was totally smitten with that black card and then I scrolled to the Mistletoe, it would be awesome framed. The woven mat is totally unique and then I scrolled on to the black & white card. Four totally different projects and four equally beautiful cards. I love them all.

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  8. OMG!! You totally rocked these new gradient papers!! I have that Garden Pick 3D set and I also have the mini die cutter!! I definitely need to order some of these papers asap!! And thanks for the awesome idea of using the leaves as mistletoe. I still need to whip out some last minutes Christmas cards and even though I don’t have the gradient paper yet, I will definitely be recreating that card with my own paper stash this weekend!!

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  9. Gorgeous cards Jaycee!!! Wow!! The different ways in which you used the gradient cardstock are absolutely stunning! I definitely need to start my collection of the 3d dies! TFS

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  10. I love seeing your creations, you are truly inspirational. The gradient cardstock is beautiful, great with the layered dies but the idea of making a basketweave! Love it!

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