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Altenew August Release & Giveaway

Hi there and happy Thursday. I’m so excited to be here with you today as part of the Altenew August Release. You should have arrived here from the awesome Irit Landgraf, 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.

Today we are releasing new stamps, dies and storage pouches! So lots of amazing NEW products to be having fun with! I have had soooo much fun with these new products!!

I have a layout and 2 cards to share using the new goodies:

To start this layout I choose the colours I wanted to work with- Pink Diamond, Pinkalisous, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Limestone and Silverstone. I Then created a partial background using Simple Shapes XL using all of the colours and also leaving some white space. I then added the picture into place.

Now was the time to embellish! To get the colours exactly right I inked up pieces of white cardstock using the inks I used for the background and then cut using Fantasy Floral Dies, I layered these pick blooms with turquoise leaves around the photo.

I then cut some white cardstock using Rose Filament Dies and added these into place- around the photo and two also on two edges of the layout to create flow.

For Circled Sentiments I stamped various sentiments in black and clear heat embossed. I dotted these around the photo and a white rose die-cuts on the edges of the page.

To finish I added a few black enamel dots to bring everything together.

I have to say that I’m totally loving the Fantasy Floral Dies for using up scraps and having a couple of them layered up to create a card – like my next project:

Firstly I stamped the sentiment from More Than Words in a bold black ink.

I then added the layered die-cut flowers and leaves around the sentiment to frame it …. and that was that!

My final project is another card:

I took the large floral image from Charmed and two card panels- one black and the other white. I stamped the images in the same places on both of the panels, on the white I used black ink and on the black panel I white heat embossed.

Once both of the panels were covered with the floral image, I cut out the word LOVE using Bold Alphabet Die Set in the same place on each. I swapped the letters into the other card panel to get this continuous look. This will give you two cards-one black with white sentiment and another white with black sentiment.

PRIZES!!!

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 Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, September 2nd. 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?!?

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Debby Hughes

Hussena Calcuttawala

Sandra Dietrich

Taheerah Atchia

Sveta Fotinia

Olga Moss

Irit Landgraf

Lydia Evans

Missy Whidden

Dana Gong

Enza Gudor

Laura Jane

Agnieszka Malyszek

Kimberly Crawford

Erum Tasneem

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 Sandy Allnock!

Hugs Lydia xxx

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