Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi there and happy Friday. I’m so excited to be here with you today as part of the Altenew New Day Card Kit. You should have arrived here from the awesome Kimberly, but if not don’t worry there is a hop list at the bottom of my post. Or you could even start at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog.

So on this hop today we are featuring the New Day Card Kit. There are going to be soooo many cool ideas and I can’t wait to get hopping myself!

So onto my card…

I started by using Floral Garden Stamp Set (which is included in the kit), to stamp an all over background. I double and triple stamped the images using different colours and dabbing some off the stamp with a sponge to get a gradient effect.

Once I had all of the images stamped I then took a fine-line pen and doodled around the images to create simple flower and leaf images. I stamped one of the flower centres in black to each of the doodled flowers. For a more arty look I then flicked black ink over the card.

To finish I added a sentiment using Bold Alphabet Die Set. I love how the bold black sentiment compares to the arty background.


And what’s a blog hop without prizes?!?! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, August 17th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, August 19th. 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?!?


Vicky Papaioannou

Galina Filippenko

Svitlana Shayevich

Laurie Schmidlin

Isha Gupta

Mindy Baxter

Laura Jane

Chari Moss

Kimberly Crawford

Lydia Evans

Joni Nina Andaya

Barbara Engler

Yoonsun Hur

Keeway Tsao

Tiffany Solorio

Amy Tsuruta

TaeEun Yoo

Thank you so much for stopping by today I really do hope you enjoyed your visit!

Please leave me a comment as I would really love to know what you think of my card!, to leave a comment just click on the post title and the comment box will appear.

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Next on the hop is the ever-so-talented Joni!

Hugs Lydia xxx

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  • Reply Sharon O

    Love your card! The color combo is so pretty.

    August 11, 2017 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Riecy

    Lovely colours!

    August 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Becky Kjer Flammang

    Love what you have done here.

    August 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Katie Baird

    I absolutely love your card! Love the idea of doodling an outline with a black pen. I’m going to use this technique in my next card! Thanks for a chance to win!

    August 11, 2017 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Deb Wayer

    The black doodling changed the whole image. Love it!

    August 11, 2017 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Lori Ritchie

    I love the soft peach flowers you’ve achieved, just gorgeous!

    Lori from Canada

    August 11, 2017 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Neudorf Terry

    Really love these cards . Very simple and easy . Thank u for sharing your wonderful ideas .

    August 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Becca Yahrling

    Wow, your doodling is just fantastic! Absolutely gorgeous card.

    August 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Janet Goshorn

    Great card and cool technique

    August 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply 3kidmama

    I love this card! Those floral stamps have always kind of stumped me in terms of how I could use them – but this is really gorgeous! Beautiful!

    August 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    What an awesome card!!! 💖💖💖💖 I love the way you made the background by stamping the flowers on several layers! It just looks amazing! Thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win this great giveaway! 🍀

    August 11, 2017 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Tara Prince

    Very pretty!!

    August 11, 2017 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Maureen K

    Great idea to use the pen to outline the stamp – one to borrow, I think!
    Maureen x

    August 11, 2017 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Donna Ligon

    very cute card

    August 11, 2017 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Greta H

    Oh wow–could stare at this card all day! I almost never buy kits, but boy would I love to have this one!

    August 11, 2017 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Denys Zerpa

    Wow adoro las flores y las tuyas te han quedado encantadoras con el contenido del Kit… Saludos desde Venezuela

    August 11, 2017 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Kanan Pandya

    Beautiful card!! Love the die cuts on that soft background. 🙂

    August 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Michele K. Henderson

    Lydia, I just love this! It’s so bold and graphic and fun! Great colors too!
    Take care!

    August 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Becky Kjer Flammang

    Love this card kit!

    August 11, 2017 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply Kailash

    So beautiful, love the colors!!!

    August 11, 2017 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply Desiree Stewart-Jordan

    So pretty! Love the soft look if this card!

    August 11, 2017 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply kim kampmann

    Your beautiful card mashed me so excited to use the floral stamp set. Thank you.

    August 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm
  • Reply Heather B

    Beautiful card! Thank you for the giveaway

    August 11, 2017 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Betty

    what a fantastic soft background you created – love the colors you used too, Lydia!!

    August 11, 2017 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply JaneenK

    beautiful softness for your background and then the BOLD letters. great contrast

    August 11, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Kristine Gifford

    I LOVE this card kit and am so glad I ordered it when it was first released! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!

    August 11, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Carol Blaisdell

    Oh, you are so brave to doodle in black pen after you’ve stamped such a lovely piece. I have to admit the artsy look is so inspiring. I am in awe… And maybe some day I, too, will get enough courage to try it!

    August 11, 2017 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply Barb macaskill

    I am absolutely gobsmacked by this breathtaking and mind blowingly gorgeous confection of loveliness! I can describe how it makes me feel in one word: supercalifragilisticexpialodocious! This is my absolute favorite so far on the hop! TFS!

    August 11, 2017 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Jeanne Beam

    Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing…

    August 11, 2017 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply Nana Griffin

    Simple, easy and beautiful.

    August 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Kirsty Vittetoe

    Love your beautiful cards!

    August 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm
  • Reply Julie

    I love this kit, esp the patterned paper and coordinating die cuts. Your card is beautiful.

    August 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Mel B

    Love your beautiful card

    August 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Deborah Barnhill


    August 11, 2017 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply Ann Kulseth

    So pretty – what a great kit!

    August 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm
  • Reply Barbara


    August 11, 2017 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Marjorie Dumontier

    Very unique card, truly inspiring! Thanks!

    August 11, 2017 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Kristine Boydstun

    Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing!

    August 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Ruth Bonser

    i bought the kit, the cards all look so lovely

    August 11, 2017 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Deb Hudson

    Lydia, you made a beautiful card that has me wanting to try the stamp set! Love the idea of outlining the stamped images.

    August 11, 2017 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply NatQuebec

    Such a lovely card, love the way you made the doodling.💙

    August 11, 2017 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Troy Louise

    What a pretty card. Love that you outlined the flowers with a black pen – great idea. And, the fun pop of black looks stunning. Thanks!

    August 11, 2017 at 10:25 pm
  • Reply Christine Bell

    I just love when stamps are used to create an all over background. Plus your doodling and paint spatter made a really unique one of a kind amazing card. It would be so great to have this kit. TFS😊

    August 11, 2017 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply ciloma

    Lovely card. So much stamping!! If I tried this I would be uber colorful and my paper would be a disaster… Then to draw around with a pen. Oh boy! So creative.

    August 11, 2017 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply Kleri F

    Lydia,your card is totally amazing!Love the design,color combo and all!Thank you for the inspiration!:)

    August 12, 2017 at 12:10 am
  • Reply Ruth G

    Your cards are always artistic and gorgeous. I have this kit and love it.

    August 12, 2017 at 12:20 am
  • Reply Barbara Lambe

    This is a beautiful card kit. The paper is particularly lovely and your stamps background is so pretty.

    August 12, 2017 at 12:29 am
  • Reply Vicki Smith

    I love the pastel coloring on your pretty card. Love you and your card creations.

    August 12, 2017 at 1:09 am
  • Reply Angela W

    Oooh! I love the doodled accents you added to this card. I really love that added detail! Thanks for the idea!

    August 12, 2017 at 1:24 am
  • Reply Janet Ingraham

    So lovely!

    August 12, 2017 at 2:45 am
  • Reply Carolyn S

    What a gorgeous card!! Beautiful colors and love the detail you added.

    August 12, 2017 at 2:45 am
  • Reply Teresa Doyle

    Oh how pretty Lydia. I am loving the patterned papers. Well done.

    August 12, 2017 at 3:15 am
  • Reply Eliece Edge

    What a lovely card!

    August 12, 2017 at 4:20 am
  • Reply STEF PERRY

    The bold sentiment is such a great contrast to the more delicate stamped flowers. Amazing card!

    August 12, 2017 at 5:14 am
  • Reply Bonnie

    I love the bold sentiment!

    August 12, 2017 at 5:24 am
  • Reply MelissaF

    Gorgeous card, love your doodled flower outlines!

    August 12, 2017 at 5:34 am
  • Reply Maranda M.

    You did such amazing work on this card, Lydia! TFS!

    August 12, 2017 at 7:13 am
  • Reply Phi

    I absolutely love your card! You are so creative with your background and it turned out so beautifully. Just stunning.

    August 12, 2017 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Hussena Calcuttawala

    What an absolutely brilliant way to use the stamp set in such a unique way Lydia ..Your card is just so gorgeous .Thank you for this wonderful inspiration !

    August 12, 2017 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Henriëtte

    Great background, thanks for the idea. Love your colour scheme.

    August 12, 2017 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply ~amy~

    How PRETTY!!!

    August 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Peggy Mallon

    Beautiful card!

    August 12, 2017 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Teri S.

    Oh, your card is just lovely! The way you used the sponge to create the blending is gorgeous. (Wish there was a video showing how you did it.) 🙂 This kit has some of the most beautiful paper I’ve seen.

    August 12, 2017 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply stephanie

    Lovely soft card…

    August 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Tracy A

    Just beautiful. The background you created is wonderful.

    August 12, 2017 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Monika/buzsy

    Lovely card Lydia. Love the soft coloring on the pretty flowers… the bold letters are perfect.

    August 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply Karthikha Uday

    Such a soft and beautiful card 🙂 I love the color combo!

    August 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Stef White

    Awesome card. I like how you inked around the stamped images!

    August 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Sheryl

    Hi Lydia, thank you for sharing. I love the floral bg. The colors you chose worked so well together.

    August 12, 2017 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Olga H

    Lovely card.Thanks for the chance to win

    August 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Diane Brown

    Love your card. Fantastic kit, such gorgeous papers.

    August 12, 2017 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Francine

    Beautiful card. I love that background!

    August 12, 2017 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply Kathy P

    Breathtaking card! Love the soft colors and the way you used this beautiful flower stamp!

    August 13, 2017 at 12:03 am
  • Reply Kendra H

    Thanks for sharing! I must say when I came from the previous blog I wasn’t able to see your comments area. I was finished with the hop and was on Altenew’s blog and decided to try again and was able to finally see the comment section. not sure why it wasn’t there before, but I thought I would let you know. 😉

    August 13, 2017 at 12:56 am
  • Reply Melissa

    Simple and oh so sweet. Thank You for reminding us it doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful.

    August 13, 2017 at 1:17 am
  • Reply Sue LD

    Love the pretty floral background.

    August 13, 2017 at 2:33 am
  • Reply Lisascreativeniche

    Love the bold black on here!

    August 13, 2017 at 4:01 am
  • Reply TracyM #6773

    FABULOUS kit and GORGEOUS card!
    LOVE the colours and design, SO BOLD, SO BEAUTIFUL!

    August 13, 2017 at 5:51 am
  • Reply Denise Bryant

    Beautiful card! Love those gorgeous flowers! What a fabulous card kit filled with so many possibilities!

    August 13, 2017 at 6:03 am
  • Reply Joan Howard

    Lydia, I loved your card. The paper pad with this kit is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your card!

    August 13, 2017 at 8:12 am
  • Reply Pennie Glasser

    So soft and I love the colors on the cards!

    August 13, 2017 at 8:20 am
  • Reply Jean Marmo

    Such beautiful cards from such a beautiful kit!

    August 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Beth Merrill

    I love this card kit and your beautiful design!

    August 13, 2017 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Victoria Banaszak

    This is so pretty and soft! Lovely.

    August 13, 2017 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Amelia

    Lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    August 13, 2017 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Liz mcallister

    Love the technique for this card!

    August 13, 2017 at 10:55 pm
  • Reply Debs

    I love the CAS design and soft colors balanced with the black letters.

    August 14, 2017 at 2:09 am
  • Reply MandaLJ

    Love the contrast of the bold XOs against the soft flowers and leaves!

    August 14, 2017 at 4:30 am
  • Reply Ashley Loving

    Fantastic card! So simple yet very beautiful!

    August 14, 2017 at 7:04 am
  • Reply Patti G

    I love the choice of colors on this card!!

    August 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply super stick chick

    Love the soft look of your background with the bold sentiment.

    August 14, 2017 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Angie Wylie

    Thanks for sharing–I’ll have to try this technique on my next card. Great card!

    August 14, 2017 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Teresa Godines

    Love that background. Thanks for sharing

    August 15, 2017 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Janelle H.

    I definitely did not think your flowers were from the stamps in the kit. What a cool idea to outline them! Your card is LOVELY!

    August 15, 2017 at 12:55 am
  • Reply Miriam Prantner

    What a gorgeous print you created! Beautiful card!

    August 15, 2017 at 1:59 am
  • Reply alilovescardmaking

    Your cards are stunning Lydia & I love watching your Facebook live videos!! Keeping it real!!! 💕💕💖

    August 15, 2017 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Tammy B

    Beautiful card! Love the soft colours with the black outline.

    August 15, 2017 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    That is such a simple cute fun card. Great job! 😆

    August 15, 2017 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply Meghan P.

    Just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    August 16, 2017 at 2:05 am
  • Reply Liz O.

    Absolutely fabulous! Love the gradient effect you accomplished with the stamping of this background and the bold font on the sentiment! Thanks for the inspiration Lydia and for all you share! Have a wonderful day!

    August 16, 2017 at 5:05 am
  • Reply Sarah M

    The doodling really creates a different look for this stamp set. I love it!

    August 16, 2017 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Judie Attard

    Gorgeous card! Love the background and the bold XO!

    August 16, 2017 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply jan metcalf

    Lovely card!

    August 17, 2017 at 2:13 pm
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