Colouring, Die-Cutting, Inky Techniques, Stamping, Video, Watercolour

Altenew October Release Hop

Hello there and a happy Thursday to you!

I’m so excited you stopped by today and I’m also super excited that I’m part of Altenew’s July Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the awesome Yoonsun , but if not don’t worry there is a hop list at the bottom of my post.

Today Altenew are releasing 16 new stamp sets, all are fabulous and can be used for the holidays and throughout the year. I will be showcasing 3 of the new sets on 2 cards…. one has a how to video too!

So my first card uses the beautiful Modern Deer, I just love the images and sentiment in this set.


For a step-by-step on how I created this card, and how I got the awesome shading on the deer please chack out my video below.

I stamped the solid deer image four times on top of each other using all of the four colours in the Coffee Break Crisp Ink set, I removed some of the ink each time so the colour from underneath would show through.

For the background I blended Vocano Lake and Mountain mist at the top of the card blank before stamping the mini stamp Snowing on top in white ink.


The sentiment is from the new set Holiday Wishes stamp set, and has so many beautiful sentiments to use on your holiday cards and even some that could be used the whole year through.

My second card is a simple one layer card using the new set Floral Frame.


I stamped the beautiful flower cluster from the set twice one under the other in kind if a mirror image effect style. I used a black permanent ink so I could messy watercolour the flowers, I did this using some Distress Ink, water and a paint brush.


Once I had finished colouring the flowers I used the same colours to add some splatters around the cluster. I used a sentiment from the same set, I stamped this onto some black card stock and heat set with white embossing powder.



And what’s a blog hop without prizes?!?! Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win! You have until Wednesday, October 19th at 11:59 PM EST to leave your comments for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Thursday, October 20th on the Altenew blog. Also, also, also leave a comment on this post for a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate for the Altenew online store! Win, win right?!?


Laura Bassen

Marika Rahtu

Debby Hughes

May Park

Svitlana Shayevich

Amy Gray

Nicole Picadura

Yoonsun Hur

Lydia Evans (that’s me)

Yana Smakula

Jennifer McGuire

I would really love to know what you think of my cards! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to myYouTube channel or follow my blog. If your interested, I’m also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

Next on the hop is the lovely Yana.

Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs Lydia xx





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