Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey everyone! It’s time for the May 2021 Stamp Release, which means I’m so excited to join Altenew for the brand new Exotic Garden Stamp Collection (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to the legendary Jennifer McGuire for relaying you over to my blog. If you want to relive the amazing project ideas from the team of designers for this release, head back over to the Altenew Card Blog or keep reading to find the complete blog list. Don’t miss the wonderful giveaway opportunities as well–more on that down below!

Exotic Garden Collection

I was having a lavender and blush moment with this release. For my first card, I gold heat embossed the ginkgo images and added a slight blush shadow using the simple coloring stencil. Then I made a coordinating light purple background using Pale Mauve Crisp Dye Ink. On this background I foam mounted a panel of gold flecked cardstock that I made using heat transfer foil. I arranged all the die cut ginkgo images in an upward direction and added a simple sentiment.

Materials and Supplies

Sweet Ginkgo Stamp/Die/Coloring Stencil Bundle

Sugarplums Mini Ink Cube Set

Ink Blending Tool – Small

Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine

For some reason, I only saw this Dovetail Butterfly image paired with Build-a-Flower: Stargazer. I thought the yellow and cream of the butterfly would offset this fantasy lilac colored bloom. I love the Dovetail Butterfly layering stamp and coordinating die set because you can get added dimension by die cutting the thorax/abdomen and forewing layer. Then adhering the previously mentioned layer on top of the complete butterfly image.

Materials and Supplies

Dovetail Butterflies Stamp and Die Bundle

Sugarplums Mini Ink Cube Set

Tranquility Mini Cube Set

Build-a-Flower: Stargazer

These Succulent Layering Dies are so much fun to stack. I used scrap panels of gold flecked cardstock and ink blended crisp inks on top of them. I took color inspiration from various Echeveria genus of succulents. There are many beautiful cultivated varieties to choose from. I overlaid a different quantity of each layer on top of a panel of Peach Gold Washi Tape as a quick ‘sand-like’ background. The sentiment comes from Beautiful Quotes Stamp Set.

Materials and Supplies

Succulent Layering Die Set

Peach Gold Washi Tape

Beautiful Quotes Stamp Set

Ink Blending Tool – Small


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/10/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/12/2021.

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 Amanda Baldwin‘s Blog!

Altenew Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Jaycee Gaspar
Amanda Baldwin
Nicole Watt
Vicky Papaioannou
Emily Midgett
Carol Hintermeier
Norine Borys 
Erin Thompson
Agnieszka Małyszek
Helen Kalb
Amber Rain Davis
Jenny Colacicco
Svitlana Shayevich
Erum Tasneem
Kymona Tracey
Keren Baker
Virginia Lu
Lilith Eeckels
Linda Westfall
Maryam Perez
Michelle Short
Therese Calvird
Verity Biddlecombe
Tania Ahmed
Sandhya Iyer
Reiko Tsuchida
Nathalie DeSousa
Teresa Litchfield
Laurie Willison
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Tina Smith
Tricia Schaden 
Joylita Dsouza
Nandini Karmarkar

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88 thoughts on “Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. What amazing cards! My favorite is the ginko card- I just love the lavender blush and the embossing. Wonderful release!


  2. This feels like the year of the butterfly! 🙂 I love your butterfly card especially and the lovely color scheme and composition there!


  3. Wowzers, Jaycee…your use of foils and metallics really compliments this wonderful new release from Altenew. I’m LOVING everything.


  4. Just incredible! You are so right, that those pastel colors behind the butterfly really make it pop


  5. I love the new paper colors in this release! your succulent card is gorgeous, the butterfly is spectacular and the gold ginkgo is elegant.


  6. Fabulous! I love the flowers in the background and own that set but never thought to use it in this way. And the butterfly is gorgeous. Your second card is both soft and sparkly and is so very unique. Well done!


  7. Hi! The succulents card is stunning. I think it has a beautiful 3d look that lifts right off the page. I love it!


  8. You always amaze me with your beautiful cards and these are no exception. I especially love the last one — absolutely gorgeous.


  9. Thank you for another beautiful release, Altenew! I love the soft colors that you used on your cards, Jaycee.


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