Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $1,900 in Total Prizes)

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Happy 8th Birthday, Altenew!

Hey everyone! It is the first day of a multi-day celebration for Altenew‘s 8th Birthday (ALT)! A few of my crafty friends, supportive crafting companies, and I are showcasing fun projects using our favorite Altenew supplies. If you are following the blog hop order, you should have come from the Simon Says Stamp Blog–thank you for visiting my blog!

If you want to relive the amazing projects from the first day of this celebration, 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!

Graphite Botanical Illustration Gardenia

Gardenia Duo Stamp and Die Bundle has become one of my favorites over the years of fabulous Altenew releases. I have always loved the contrast of velvety blooms and shiny foliage. Not to mention the beautiful smell of gardenias in full bloom.

I have been trying to get in the ‘reel’ game with Instagram. I thought that since I was not making a voice-over video, I would try to make a short reel of the coloring for this flower. I used the Monochrome Shading Pencils to color this bloom. I also used blending stumps I got from a different pencil set I have had in my stash for a long time.

I let the greyscale blooms take center stage on my card and to juxtapose the velvet blooms and glossy foliage, I used this stark black cardstock to add to the drama of this card. The Gardenia Duo Stamp Set has a coordinating die, but I decided to fussy cut my flowers for a finished appearance.

How To Make Botanical Illustration Inspired Cards

  1. Stamp the rose and leaf images from Gardenia Duo Stamp Set in Limestone Crisp Dye Ink. I used a smooth white cardstock thin enough to fussy cut comfortably.
  2. Use the Monochrome Shading Pencils to meticulously color the stamped images. Leave plenty of white space and highlights for dramatic blooms and foliage.
  3. Die cut and stack the frame in New Day Card Kit Heart Frame Die Set in a dark grey cardstock.
  4. Fussy cut the images and arrange on a cream colored background.
  5. Add Sterling Silver splatters from the Metallic Watercolor Pan Set to the background.
  6. Foam mount a coordinating sentiment strip and floral elements.

Supplies You Need to Make This Card

Gardenia Duo Stamp and Die Bundle

Monochrome Shading Pencils

New Day Card Kit Heart Frame Die Set

Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set

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How to Enter the Giveaway

Thanks to the sponsors for helping Altenew celebrate!

Over $1,900 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class ($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There are also 25 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/13/2022 for a chance to win one of 49 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 49 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/21/2022.

Thank You for Visiting My Blog

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.

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376 thoughts on “Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $1,900 in Total Prizes)

  1. Hi from Indianapolis! I love this card! The simplicity of it is absolutely stunning. Thank you for a wonderful idea!


  2. Hello from Seattle, Washington. That white and black card is amazing. I could really see the dimension on your instagram video. Your shading and fussy cutting were just perfect!


  3. I thought the blue/purple card was my favorite. But then I saw the black&white rose. Stunning!! Just stunning


  4. Hello from San Anselmo, California…this black and white gardenia card caught my eye on the Altenew site…love the simplicity; it is so striking!


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