Altenew April 2022 Gardens Around the World Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

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Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the brand new Gardens Around the World Stamp Collection (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to 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!

Gardens Around the World April 2022 Stamp Collection

Gardens Around the World Full Release Bundle

Gradient Glitter Striped Background Card

I started with a simple background of Pink Brilliance Gradient Cardstock to showcase the NEW Leaf Canopy Add-On Stamp and Die Bundle. I love that this miniature set perfectly pairs with other items in your Altenew stash, whether it is sentiments or floral elements. Of course this stamp is meant to accompany the original Leaf Canopy Stamp and Die Bundle.

How to Make This Card

  1. Cut the Pink Brilliance Gradient Cardstock into 1/4″ strips.
  2. Cover an A2 sized panel in double sided adhesive.
  3. Lay and adhere each strip of the pink glitter cardstock strip onto the sticky background, keeping the colors in a repeating pattern. Trim off overhang and set aside.
  4. White heat emboss both images from Leaf Canopy Add-On Stamp onto gold cardstock. Use the coordinating die to cut the images.
  5. Die cut and stack the Hello sentiment die from the Envelope Liner Die Set from white cardstock.
  6. Arrange the die cut sentiment and leaves. Add embellishments like Enchanted Gold Thread and Satin Gold Sequins.

Materials You Need to Make This Card

Leaf Canopy Add-On Stamp & Die Bundle

Glitter Gradient Cardstock Set – Pink Brilliance

Envelope Liner Die Set

Double Sided Adhesive Sheet 10 Pack

Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting Card

I spent a little bit of my childhood in Japan. The art style and history had a huge impact on my life and my perception of compositions. I borrowed scene building elements and techniques from Sumi-E–the Japanese ink wash painting style.

How to Make This Card

  1. Ink blend a red circular area on a panel of A2 white cardstock.
  2. On this same background panel, use images from Meadow Reflections Stamp Set to build the scene.
    1. HINT: Stamp foreground elements in darker colors and background elements in lighter colors to give the illusion of depth on a one layer scene.
  3. Apply gradients of color using the Hawaiian Shores Pen Set to add details onto the stamp.
  4. Add Jet Black Ink Spray splatters to the scene and glue to a folded note card base.
  5. Die cut and foam mount one of the butterfly images from Meadow Reflections
  6. Add a coordinating sentiment stamped in the same color as the red circular area as Step 1.

Materials You Need to Make This Card

Meadow Reflections Stamp & Die Bundle

Rock Collection Mini Cube Set

Jet Black Ink Spray

Hawaiian Shores Brush & Fine Tip Pens

Simple Nebula Scene Card

The celestial stamp sets (To The Moon, Mini Moon, Splatter Constellations…etc.) are some of my favorite images from Altenew. Assembling this scene was so easy. I love that the NEW Small World Stamp Set has a white embossed layer for the clouds to give a realistic globe.

How to Make This Card

  1. Adhere the Watercolor Nebula Wide Washi Tape to an A2 Panel.
  2. Stamp and layer the Small World Stamp to color the globe image.
    1. HINT: Apply black marker to the white gap from the die cut to make a more seamless blend into the nebula background.
  3. Using a small circle die, messily apply a light grey ink to white cardstock and die cut. This is your small moon image.
  4. White heat emboss and die cut the coordinating ‘world’ sentiment.
  5. Arrange all three elements (Moon, Earth, and sentiments) on top of the nebula background.

Materials You Need to Make This Card

Small World Stamp & Die Bundle

Watercolor Nebula Washi Tape

Rock Collection Mini Cube Set

Altenew Artist Markers Set A

Simple Die Cut Greenhouse Scene Card

This greenhouse die set coordinates with the next project in this release. I used the NEW Classic Greenhouse Die Set as my focal point. I framed this beautiful die with the NEW Midsummer Bouquet Stamp Set for a modern scene.

How to Make This Card

  1. Stamp the Midsummer Bouquet image onto a panel of Spicy Yogurt Cardstock using a Warm Grey Ink.
  2. Color just the leaves in a Warm Grey Artist Marker.
  3. Die cut and stack the Classic Greenhouse using a dark grey and black cardstock, following the layering guide.
  4. Using a liquid glue that dries tacky, apply sparingly to the finished greenhouse.
  5. Use scrap heat transfer foil to apply shine to the tacky glue on the greenhouse.

Materials You Need to Make This Card

Classic Greenhouse Die Set

Midsummer Bouquet Stamp Set

Warm Grey Mini Cube Set

Altenew Artist Markers Set B

Forever Stamp Friend Card

For my last card, I meticulously built this Victorian greenhouse scene using the NEW Victorian Greenhouse Stamp & Die Bundle. I was inspired by vintage postage stamps to build this simple scene. I used this inspiration to my advantage with one of the Mega Stamp Frames Dies.

How to Make This Card

  1. Start with a Permanent Black Crisp Ink outline of the Victorian Greenhouse image stamped onto Spicy Yogurt Cardstock.
  2. Fill the greenhouse with the coordinating potted plant images.
  3. Stamp the roof solid images. Die cut the Victorian Greenhouse.
  4. Die Cut and stack the Mega Stamp Frame from white cardstock.
  5. Stamp on another background panel of Spicy Yogurt Cardstock with just the plant images. This will give the illusion of background foliage behind the greenhouse.
  6. Foam mount the greenhouse on top of the stamp frame and stamped foliage background.

Materials You Need to Make This Card

Victorian Greenhouse Stamp & Die Bundle

Mega Stamp Frames Die Set

Permanent Crisp Black Ink

Permanent Crisp Black Ink

Spicy Yogurt Cardstock

Even MORE Ways to Shop

Altenew Gardens Around the World April 2022 Stamp Collection
Free Gift Promotion
My Altenew MUST HAVEs

How to Enter the Giveaway

$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 04/20/2022 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 04/22/2022.

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.

Please Visit Vicky Papaioannou‘s Blog Next!

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire 

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco


Erum Tasneem

Nenette S. Madero

Norine Borys

Linda Westfall

Natasha Davies

Nathalie DeSousa

Colleen Balija

Virginia Lu

Rosie Neustaedter

Bridget Casey

Emily Midgett

Teresa Litchfield

Michelle Short

Preeti Chandran

Therese Calvird

Tenia Nelson

Agnieszka Małyszek 

Tania Ahmed

Maryam Perez 

Reiko Tsuchida

SathyaKala Sankaran

Katrina Howe

Sande Woodson

Ann Taylor 

Eva Bussom

Nandini Karmarkar

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nichol Spohr

69 thoughts on “Altenew April 2022 Gardens Around the World Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

  1. All these cards you must have been so inspired! The meadow set is beautiful and I love that there is another piece to the leaf canopy as well.


  2. Such lovely cards! I especially like the first two. The white heat embossing on gold in the first card is very cool and I just love the colors of the strips.


  3. Fabulous cards Jaycee! The variety is stunning and so fun to see. I love the nebula washi tape card- that will be my next washi tape purchase. And the green house card is awesome (I have 2 hoop houses to grow plants in and would love to have this die set!). And all your other cards are inspirational as well! I love the Japanese inspired card- wonderful art design and the story behind how you were inspired.


  4. Wow! Amazing! Each card is so different and spectacular in its own way. Your sum-e inspired card is elegant and gorgeous. The stamped greenhouse card is fabulous. Thank you.


  5. Jaycee these are all so gorgeous! I am crazy for the greenhouse. Also love that nebula washi tape with the small moon. Such a gorgeous collection. TFS your awesome talent 🤗


  6. Love the bamboo with butterfly– so graphic and elegant. The large washi tape is terrific for quick and easy galaxy backgrounds and it is perfect with the new earth stamp and die set. Great ideas!


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