My favorite time of the month are these special, surprise releases from Altenew. This month Altenew is releasing some special dies. I have a lot of projects that I would like to share with you. If you are hopping along with us, you have just come from Tenia Nelson. Your next stop is Emily Midgett.
Are you a fan of using dies on your cards? What is the way you use dies? Let me know in the comments.
I love abstract and modern designs. The Starlight Die is both. In this die set is a die that cuts the intricate details of the die and one that cuts out a star shape. I used both to create this card. I cut out the intricate Starlight Die from Altenew Gold Mirror cardstock. I then used a partial die cut technique to cut the flaps of the card. I inserted a piece of navy cardstock between the flaps. On this piece of navy cardstock, I embossed You Are and the sub sentiments from the You Are stamp set with Antique Gold embossing powder. I love imagining the surprise of the person when they get this card.
Edged Wildflower Die
The name of this die is exactly that - it cuts out a border of lovely flowers. I die cut this from a piece of Altenew Pink Brilliance cardstock in Tourmaline. The glitter and shine and detail from the die cut are beautiful and the photo just does not do it justice. There is so much detail and shine from the die and the paper, I decided to keep the sentiment simple.
Wispy Feathers Die
This die set features two large intricate feathers and the dies to cut them out for a total of 4 dies. I decided to pair this die with the Happy Dreams stamp set and a galaxy background. First, I used one of the intricate feathers to foil onto my paper. I then white heat embossed stamped images from the Happy Dreams stamp set. I masked the feather off and blended bright colors and then blended over them all with Jet Black ink. The final touch was white splatters. The overall effect is dreamy and a nice pairing with the foiled feather.
Grand Anemone Die Set
This is a beautiful layered floral and I paired it with the Starlight die to give the flower a place to rest. I die cut the pieces from paper that I blended with inks from the Spring Bouquet set and Warm and Cozy inks. I love the graphic nature of this card so I paired it with a simple white heat embossed sentiment.
Have you been to one of the Altenew Retreats? This stamp, die and stencil set was part of the January 2022 Altenew retreat. I taught a class during that retreat where I showed how to color in this image using the Woodless Coloring Pencils. The next retreat is at the end of March, make sure to check it out! We would love to see you there.
$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 03/03/2022 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 03/05/2022.
Thank you for joining us today to celebrate this special release. Emily Midgett is your next stop. I would love to know your favorite ways to use dies in your projects and if there are any dies you would like to see in a future release. Have a great day.
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