Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Altenew April Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the April release Blog Hop by Altenew
I absolutely love the new concept they came up with for the layering dies....in one word GORGEOUS and I had so much fun playing with these :) You might have come here from the talented Sveta Fotinia's blog



For my first card I used the "Layered Floral Cover die A and Layered Floral Cover die B" layering dies. These dies make it so easy to give dimension to the project and it's so much fun too :) Click on the links to check out the products I used!

I first cut the outer layer and colored it. I then cut the layer which comes underneath the top layer and colored it using Zig clean color real brush markers. I then adhered both the layers together and it looks so cool :)



For my 2nd. and 3rd. card I only used one of the layers from the "Layered Medallions cover dies B" layering dies. I used the positive and negative both to create my card. 

Card 2

First I sponged some inks to the layer. I then die-cut the Layered Medallions cover dies B and used it as stencil to apply more color to the mat layer. I then spritz some shimmer spray and let this piece dry. Don't throw away the die-cut piece we used as stencil...I used it to create my 3rd card :)
To create the sentiment, I used this awesome alphabet die set "In-Line Alpha die set". Love love love it. I colored the letters using copic markers and adhered to a vellum stripe.



Here, I used the die-cut piece from above to create the card. Looks so pretty and shimmery in real life.



Now it's time to hop over to see the awesome creations at Svitlana Shayevich's blog.

PRIZES: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog and the designers on the hop by Friday, April 14th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, April 15th.

Altenew is generously offering an additional $30 gift certificate for one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment and I would really like if you follow my blog too. I will pick the winner on the 13th of April. Please make sure to check on the 14th. of April.

Here is the full hop list in-case you got lost somewhere along the way :)




























166 comments:

Shelly said...

Isha, these are beautiful!!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Isha! I love how you've colored the die cuts in the first card. The second and third cards are lovely.

Debra Rumpza said...

Fabulous work today. Such bright pretty colors!

Susie, Clermont FL said...

Such a unique release, so excited to try these dies.

Debra said...

Stunning use of contrast in your cards. I love your style. Beautiful designs.

Na Sa said...

Wow.. All three cards look so lovely.. Thank you so much for inspiring

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the floral set of layering dies! Excited about this release!

Teresa Doyle said...

Incredible cards Isha, such lovely work.

Katy Glenn said...

Beautiful and so colorful cards. Love this release.

Karen Judy said...

Beautiful card designs using this new fabulous release!

Teena said...

You did a lovely jog. I really love this release!

dligon said...

I love the colors on your hello cards

Karen Russell said...

Great cards! I love the floral die so many ideas. Thanks

FunctionofLight One said...

Absolutely love the intense colors.

Debbie Selby said...

More amazing colour

Jennifer said...

Beautifully done!!

Edith Lassich said...

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GREAT IDEAS!

Beth H. said...

Love how you used the second technique for two cards! Beautiful examples!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Wow I love the explosion of colours on your cards, thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful cards! That medallion design ids very cool.

Kelly Matisonn said...

Lovely bright cards x

Jeanne Beam said...

Really pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.

Daylene said...

Love all of your cards! So bright and colorful. Thanks for sharing!

Celyscrap said...

You're cards are so beautiful!!
I'm totally fan of the "Hello" cards with black background!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards... so bright and cheerful!!

Candi R said...

Very nice!

Elaine said...

Stunning cards....love them all!

Sarah Greber said...

Love it! And I love how you used both parts of the design to create the stenciled version. So sparkly!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Pretty cards. LOVE how bright and cheerful you have made them look:)

Daša said...

Such a bright cards! Love it

Janet D. said...

Love all the bright colors!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love your cards and these dies! The last card is awesome with the black.

Jayell said...

Beautiful cards - love how you used the dies.

Debbie Scassera said...

Awesome cards.

Anne Harada said...

What fantastic projects!! Love how versatile the dies are! :)

Lydia Lee said...

So Vibrant and Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaways!

Mom and wife. said...

All these card are gourgous.

aasheeta said...

Very bold and striking cards!

Carol Rossouw said...

This release is amazing! I especially love those layered dies. And your cards are beautiful xx

Rema said...

Awesome projects!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards Isha - love this release

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Beautiful cards. Your bright colors are so cheerful. Thanks.

Tracy A said...

Beautiful cards! The layering dies are fabulous. I like the in-line alpha dies too.

CrafteA said...

Nice bold cards.

Donna Phelan said...

Wonderful creations! Fantastic colors!

Cathy Van Ry said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colours,

Meghan Peterson said...

These are absolutely beautiful!! Love all the beautiful colors you used with these dies! And I love using my positive pieces as well in different cards when I've finished using them for others. Love the striking contrast you got! So amazing, thanks so much for sharing!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects. Love all of the sparkle. TFS

Diana said...

I love the Pop Art feel of these cards!

joy said...

Love your cards! And, the new release is just too fabulous.

joybird1223@gmail.com

D Golly said...

What pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Hey Jude Cards said...

Love these so much and really love the added black. So full of fun drama!!!!!!

Abby said...

Great cards!

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards! Love this new release and seeing all the great cards from everyone on this hop. So much talent all down the line! :)

Rose said...

Beautiful, bright & bold cards! Gorgeous! Already follow your blog.

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful! Love your ideas and I can't wait to try the new layering dies. Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

Kailash said...

Love the bold and vivid colors on your cards, gorgeous work!!!

Natalie Godfrey said...

WOW! Great look cards! Great job.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

2Scrap2Day 2morrow said...

pretty cards

Rebecca Ednie said...

Wow, so gorgeous! Love the stencilling!

Cynthia Cole said...

All of your cards are lovely!

Sandy said...

Your Layered Floral card is beautiful - love the color. I also love how you colored the Inline Alpha letters, that yellow just pops.

Lucille K said...

Isha, the layering dies are wonderful and your floral layering die card is so beautiful :)

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards! Love these dies and the colors you used. The cards with the black is so pretty! Great job.

Ann Kowalczyk said...

Another great use of the inline alphabet dies! Very nice!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow wow wow, stunning!

McStamper said...

Beautiful. Love the black.

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards and a great release, thanks.

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love the happy fun colors ♥

bluemoon said...

Lovely creations. Thank you.

Linda Green said...

Your colors are vibrant and alive. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carolyn Pokorney said...

I love the "Layered Medallions cover dies B" layering dies and how you used the positive and negative both to create these cards as well as the last card. Your shimmery technique inspires me.

dollydaydream said...

Love your makes from the new release. Great to see what you and the DT have made with them.

Donna said...

I love your bold color choices. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the amazing hop!

Joanne Herbert said...

Wow these dies not only are perfect the way they are but the great use of stencils with your beautiful wonderful creations is inspirational. Hugs Jo

Urban Mermaid said...

Fabulous new release and gorgeous interpretations! I love your projects, especially the stencilling technique. Thanks for sharing.x

loulou said...

Fabulous cards. Such lovely colours. I'm so in love with these new Altenew layering dies.

Jenny Mutter said...

Love everything about these.

Linda Anderson said...

Very beautiful cards! I'm loving all of the dies, including the alphas! Thanks for sharing.

barbara macaskill said...

Such beautiful cards! The colors are fabulous and I love the layering dies! TFS

Betsy said...

So colorful! Beautiful cards! Can't wait to get the layering dies myself.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Isha. The floral card is so pretty. Love the bold colors and the ink splatter! The sponging is amazing with the layering dies.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Fantastic release... as usual Love those dies!

tash310 said...

Pretty pink flowers! Great dies and gorgeous design.

Michelle H said...

Your cards are stunning. You have an eye for design.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the colors on the hello card.
They glow and make me happy.
The first card is beautiful.
Great layering.
thanks for sharing.

D.Ann C said...

I can't wait to get these layering dies! I only hope my projects turn out at least half as gorgeous as yours and they'll still be fabulous as yours are outstandingly lovely!

ljcasselman said...

So pretty! I like your finishing touches!

Kathy Klersy said...

I love how you used it as a stencil and that shimmer is gorgeous!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because I get so inspired by all of you amazing artists.

Becky said...

Awesome Cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Amazing color combos on your beautiful cards! Love the floral dies! Can't wait to try out these awesome layering dies... so many possibilities!

Merry Makewell said...

I love the pop art look of the floral layering dies.

hilhashi said...

Your coloring and color choices on the first card are beautiful, the card is just stunning. I also love the the two cards made from the medallion layering plate, gorgeous all of them!

Helen F. said...

Stunning cards, Isha! Love your coloring!

Starr Patrick said...

beautiful cards thank you for sharing

Heather said...

These are so fabulous!!! These dies are just amazing!

Sue LD said...

Fabulous colors on your cards.

Bek said...

Your floral card is absolutely STUNNING! I can't wait till mine arrive ;)

Helen Budz said...

These are lovely cards. I love the various ways you've used color to illustrate the variety of ways the dies can be used so creatively. Thanks for sharing.

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous cards Isha, I love the new floral layered dies and the way you´ve used them. Thank you for the inspiration, have a lovely day!

Mary-Anne V said...

These cards are so bright and beautiful...love how you used these dies!

3kidmama said...

Your cards are just so beautiful! I love the all the pink - puts me in the mood for Spring!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards! These layering dies are so awesome -love all the possibilities !

lostinpaper said...

These are all so incredible Isha, you know how much bright colours make me happy, well now I am very happy thank you!

fyk said...

Gorgeous cards! I think the inline alphabet is calling my name!!

Dawn Turley said...

Brilliant Isha. Amazing cards.

Shona Chambers said...

What an amazing job you did with those layered dies, would love to play with them one day!!

Robin Platt said...

Beautiful cards. I like how you used bright and vivid colors. I'm just loving these new layering dies.

Colette Cempura said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Love the colors!

Nox said...

Beautiful cards - I love the use of bright colour and contrast!

Erika Hayes said...

OH Isha! I have no layer background dies, but I AM GETTING some these cards are adorable! I LOVE THEM! eep

Gretchen Nelson said...

Great use of the sprays with the die cut. Simply wonderful

nannersmom said...

Great cards! So colorful. The layering dies are amazing!

Suzan D. said...

Great cards! Love the floral background die set.

Debbie B said...

Absolutely beautiful! That floral layering die is a must have! I love seeing how many ways it can be used. Love the masking/stencil ideas! Who knew? Great Altenew release! Loving all the talent and inspiration here. Thanks for sharing yours!

Sue Denoncour said...

What a great set of cards!! Love your bright, bold colors.

Debstamps said...

Bright and lovely work with the new Altenew release!

Kathy Krug said...

Awesome inspiration. These new dies are just fabulous.

Sharon said...

I love the colours you used in your first card, it's gorgeous. Thanks for the great ideas!

Laurie said...

So pretty!! I love how you used the medallion dies. Very nice!

{S} said...

Lovely summer colors! reminds me of sherbet. :)

Jackie said...

Gorgeous!! Beautiful colours! These dies really are amazing. They have now been added to my wishlist. I wasn't going to buy any but I caved with this blog hop!

Vivian Foo said...

Brilliant works and great inspiration too!

Hsin-Yi said...

I don't own any background dies, so it is so nice to learn all different techniques to use them. I like how you use it as stencil! Your cards are all beautiful and thank you for sharing!

Greta said...

What fun cards! I really love the alphabet dies!

Alaska .Kris said...

Those alpha dies need to come live at my house!

mandalj said...

Beautiful cards - I love how you used the stencil for the second, to make the thrid!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

Sue McRae said...

Oh, I love the look of the last card and how the vivid die cut pops against the black background!

Becca Whitham said...

I really love how you used both the positive and negative of the sponged medallion die cut. Very striking!

Sandy Small said...

Nice cards, those background frames are wonderful! Great idea to use the ink blending template on another card.

Lisa A creations said...

Very cute and bright cards! Thanks for sharing!

Nandini said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards. Really love the new release. It is just amazing!

Marianne said...

So pretty and colourful.

Karen Gerek said...

The use of bright and cheery colors on your designs is so inspiring. Fabulous ideas!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love how you used cover die for both cards.

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards, love all your pinks, oranges and yellows. So springy.

Jean said...

So very pretty

Jackie said...

I love the shimmer on your cards. They are so lovely,

Glorie said...

Very pretty cards. Love the coloring on your first card.

Elia Rogers said...

Beautiful cards thank you for sharing

Jenni said...

Gorgeous cards, love the medallion one with the orange/ yellow colours.
Jenni

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Amazing cards - so bright, fun and bold! Love them!

Dana M said...

Beautiful cards! I love that you put the medallion mask to use and made another fabulous card.

Christy Borfitz said...

Beautiful bright cards! Love the background dies!

Julie Booker said...

Beautiful, colourful inspiring cards. I'm soooooo looking forward to my floral dies arriving so I can experiment with designs like yours. Thank you for being so inspiring.

Barbara Green said...

Really bold and beautiful cards.

n56leiker said...

Your cards are really beautiful! I can't wait to get my layering cover plate dies so that I can start designing a few cards myself!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the inspiration and and to Altenew for the giveaway!! I like the effect of the zig coloring on the card with the layered floral cover dies!!

Angela said...

Even if the floral layering dies hadn't stolen my heart, your card would have pushed me to them! I love the extra coloring you did with the Zigs. Both of your cards are great!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous cards.
Love the floral layering dies.
jenny

Spoo said...

Such beautiful cards! :)

Kari V. said...

So pretty! I am seriously in love with the layering dies!

ann greene said...

The layering dies make such beautiful cards. I love your use of color. You did a nice job. Thanks for sharing.

Jenniferk said...

Gorgeous cards, love the colour combinations you used for each card!

Judie said...

Awesome colourful creations!!!

Susan Smith said...

Great cards.I love the color combinations, they are perfect for spring.

Em G said...

Such bright colours love it

Kleri F said...

Beautiful bright cards!Thank you for sharing!

Knyazzy I. said...

So Bright!

mtscrapgal said...

I like your use of bright colors in your designs. Thanks

Laura Miller said...

I love the cards with the layered medallions image - - very creative and wonderful variations.

Susan Smith said...

Simply amazing! I just love your cards.they just shout 'it's springtime'. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the floral. The colors and blending are super. Can't wait to see what you'll come up with next.

Barbara Hamilton said...

such a cheery card, the colors are so vivid.

kathymcc said...

I love the floral layering die...your cards are really beautiful!!