Thursday, April 5, 2018

Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome wonderful crafty friends! 


Today I am excited and honored to be part of the celebration for Altenew's 4th Anniversary Blog hop Day 3. I've loved Altenew from the day they first released their stamps and my love is growing ever since :)
You might have come here from the talented Heidi Jakobs's blog.




I have two cards for you today. 



Card 1: I used a mix of stamps and stencil for this card. First I used the Tree Ring Stencil to create the background. I then stamped the flowers in an ombre effect using Frosted Garden stamp set. I then die-cut it using the Frosted Garden Dies. I then stamped and embossed the word Celebrate from the Super Script stamp set and die-cut it using Super Script die set




Finally I assembled everything together. To finish, I added the enamel dot from the New Day Card Kit




For my next card I went to traditional watercolor. I used Build a flower: Gardenia stamp set and colored using some Daniel smith and Schminke watercolors. For the sentiment, I used the Beautiful Day Stamp set.




Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Laurel Beard .



Prizes:




Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


Altenew: 5 $50 Altenew Gift Certificates
Altenew Academy: 5 Class Spots 
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100 Altenew Gift Certificates
Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Tombow USA: 2 Dual Brush Pen Sets(10 Colors) and 2 TwinTone Dual Tip Marker Sets(12 Colors)
WOW! Embossing Powder: $40 Gift Certificate
Create & Craft TV: £25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $25 Gift Certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2018 Issue


Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.



Special Offer:





FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY4TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV at checkout. Offer valid from April 3rd until April 8th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. (Include a promotion graphic if you'd like.)



Blog Hop Order: 


>>>Isha Gupta<<<

Happy hopping and have a fun crafty day!

197 comments:

Hussena said...

Both your cards are just so amazing Isha !!..Absolutely love your design and coloring on your second card !!

Heather Parry said...

Both cards are lovely! Love the colours, and especially how the flower “pops” on the second card.

Unknown said...

Love both of the cards! But, particularly love the second one. That deep blue is awesome.

Cynthia Cole said...

Super sweet cards!

Sheri said...

Stunning! Both cards are amazing

Joyannie said...

Refreshing Techniques & Original Layout
Keep me up with Altenew

Christie Brooks said...

Love the intense watercoloring on the Beautiful Day card. I would have not thought of using such a dramatic dark blue for the background. Love it!

Marilyn Bronson said...

I love the intense blue on your second card, thank you for sharing.

Little Miss said...

So pretty cards!

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous! Love the second one!

Maryam said...

Lovely card.. so amazing.love your 2nd one more

Caron B said...

Love your use of vibrant colours

lindagk23 said...

Wow! Your cards are just gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

dannyscotland said...

Gorgeous! I love the embossing on the first one and how it makes the sentiment stand out.

Annheidel said...

Pretty cards! I really love the gardenia.

Janet Smith said...

Very nice cards!

FD91354 said...

Beautiful cards.. I love how you used the tree ring. Love the water coloring of the gardenia. It looks perfect. Happy Anniversary, Altenew.

Christy Bray said...

Just can’t go wrong with gardenias!

Romana Išová said...

Nicely soft :0)

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

So pretty. Great coloring and lovely designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

Martha Herrera said...

Lovely cards!
Thank you for the inspiration.

El Ivens said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

Carol said...

Lovely cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

jan metcalf said...

Love the way you shaped your second card, really sets off the flower!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards and I love the backgrounds you created. So pretty especially the watercolors!

Joy Meadows said...

Beautiful cards! Your colors are so pretty.

Kristine Boydstun said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the last one the most!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful and fresh creations! :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the stenciling in the background
of the first card. the vibrant blue
background on the second is fantastic.
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blaze said...

Your second card took me by surprise! Love the blue color in the background.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous cards, Isha. And the gardenia is my
very favorite flower ... for it's heavenly fragrance!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Lovely cards !

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Oh WOW! Your second card is stunning! I absolutely love that dark colors around the gardenia....it really gives this card emotion.

Jeanne Beam said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love the background watercoloring on the second card. Thanks for sharing...

ck d said...

Love your cards especially the one with the stencil background.

Teresa Doyle said...

Both cards are stunning Isha. I love how you embossed the Celebrate word but you didn't mention the colour. Is it gold or Rose gold? Its beautiful either way but I was just curious. Thanks in advance.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Wonderful cards!!!

Momcat said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the layering with the stencil under the flowers and the second card is soooo pretty!

Judi Szyndrowski said...

Impressive. You should do a video and show us all how you did your coloring on the second card. TFS.

abhoneyab said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindaku said...

Great projects! Your second card is stunning!

Trina P. said...

So pretty.

Mirella said...

Very cool designs, both of them - rather unique and fresh, it's nice to see something a little bit different with the products we've seen before! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tracey Magner said...

Hi, I really love both your cards, the first one I love the colors and that stencil is awesome and the 2nd one, wow that flower is so real looking. Besides the amazing colors you used the coloring is stunning, you made that flower look so real, it's so wild and I love it. AWESOME post, Thanks.

Ruth Swartout said...

The rose is Amazing!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Oh my, both of your cards were just so pretty....the second one with the Gardenia has to be top for me though....thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work..

Dana M said...

Gorgeous cards! How clever to use the tree ring stencil in color - I'm slapping my head for not thinking of it. Great effect and wonderful way to stretch supplies.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Beautiful and unique cards.

Colorado Crafter said...

Very lovely card!!!

Laetitia Lisa said...

very pretty cards, congratulations :)

Nancy Stott said...

Your cards are beautiful! I especially like your watercolored gardenia.

Purple Princess said...

Such gorgeous cards! Just beautiful!!

Jeanne Truby said...

I love how you used the wood stencil. Thanks for the inspiration! You are so talented!

Texan Princess said...

Wow! That lovely, innocent, pale gardenia against that dark, moody background is just amazing. Now I need to buy that set! This blog hop is killing me....I thought I was doing well with not buying EVERY SINGLE new Altenew stamp set, but now, I'm filling in the holes. Sigh.

Nora N. said...

Both your cards are amazing but I LOVE the fun design of the first one. The mix of that awesome stencil and the flowers is just fabulous!!!

Ellen Dematos said...

I can smell your gardinia in the nighttime air. Simply gorgeous. That background just makes that flower pop

Iris said...

Such pretty cards - love the flowers and the colors.

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are so stunning!! I love the designs and colors of each one!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful cards, I love how you used the stencil for the background in your first card, adds another layer without any thickness
thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

nandm1214 said...

Your cards are lovely! :) Thank you for the inspiration!!

Donna said...

I love the use of the stencils. They are so much fun. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love how you made that flower pop with the dark background! A beauty!

Pattie J. said...

Beautiful day, is a beautiful day lovely creation.

QB said...

I love all the layers on your first card, and the stenciling adds so much. The colors are so perfect together! This is definitely my kind of card! The gardenia card is absolutely stunning! I wish I knew how to water color that way!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Christa S. said...

Very pretty cards. I love your shadowing on your second card!!

A Crafty Person said...

Two awesome cards!! Love them both.

Sandy M said...

Your first card is very pretty but the gardenia card brings joy to my heart. The color choices are beautiful. You are a very talented watercolor artist

nola said...

Thanks for sharing your talent so that I can get inspiration.

Cathy P. said...

The gold sentiment on your first card is so pretty - and the watercolored background makes the gardenia flower just pop!! Gorgeous coloring, Isha!!

kathymcc said...

Your cards are so beautiful, Isha! I love the circles background on the first card! Your second card is just stunning...what an amazing watercolored background!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE that unique edge cut on the watercolored Gardenia card Isha! Hope to see you on IG live very soon my friend!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What fabulous cards, love them all! Congrats on 4th Anniversary!

Viki Banaszak said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!! I love the backgrounds you created! They really are beautiful.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Isha. The backgrounds are amazing! Pretty colors and images. I love Altanew products. :)

snappy scrappy said...

Oh my gosh-GORGEOUS!!!!!

Jennifer said...

This is so pretty - I love the beautiful coloring

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful cards Isha! I love the colors and mediums you used. The cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer T. said...

Your cards are so beautiful Isha!

Barbara said...

I love both cards. They are each beautiful and unique in their own way!

Patty said...

Love both your cards but that second one is so gorgeous!!

Patricia Mello said...

Wow, I especially love the deep colors in the second card. So nice.

Brithzi said...

Fabulous cards! Love the color combinations you used.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Wow, love your cards! So beautiful!

barbara macaskill said...

Loving how you used the stencil on your first card and the second one took my breath away! Beautiful! TFS!

Swapna B Patil said...

Such an awesome card..

Amy C. said...

Really beautiful designs. I really like the tree ring stencil background.

amee said...

Beautiful cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love your great creation, especially the color work!!!

Wendi Jarvis said...

Your blue card is just amazing.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the Altenew floral designs! Great background with the tree ring stencil!

Christi Conley said...

Amazing!! Your water coloring on that second card is stunning!

Aishah Asif said...

I love all the little details on your cards! Thanks for sharing!

Saniyah Syed said...

Love your work, especially your watercoloring on the second card! So pretty!

Memories by Manda said...

Love the florals on your cards.

Dianne Ayers said...

Beautiful, stylish cards, Dx

J Sirak said...

Love love love your cards I’ll go back later to see if there’s a video.
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Rexann Menz said...

Love Both cards, But the Second one is my Most Favorite!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Melody LoveGreen said...

Your cards are just amazing ! And I love your watercolor floral so much. TFS.

Amy Moore said...

Love the flower cards but then I am partial to flowers....nice job

JM Nus said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for your inspiration.
Happy Birthday to Altenew.

loulou said...

Beautiful cards. I like the teal, green and gold colours of your first card, but I absolutely the love the deep colours of your watercoloured piece - lots of dramatic impact.

Marsha Guskey said...

Both cards are very lovely. Thanks so much!

Paula Fuller said...

Altnew's design team is the best, and so creative. I love both cards, and I love the fonts Altnew uses for their sentiments. Great blog hop!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful cards!

Lagene said...

Awesome creations! I especially love the gardenia card!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I love your stencil and stamp combinations and your depth of colors!! So gorgeously done!

Lynne said...

Lovely cards. I, too, favor the gardenia card.

Colleen Balija said...

Wow, that second watercolored card is stunning!!!

Patti Bailey said...

Truly beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Donna Knipfer said...

Loving your Gardenia card. This is a gorgeous example. You have great talent.

Stephanie Savidge said...

Very pretty cards. Love the gold embossing on the first one.

Karen Russell said...

Beautiful cards!

Cindy Martin said...

I wish I could water color like this. Beautiful

Sharon331 said...

Creative and Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Deeps said...

Both your cards are beautiful, Isha. Very nice.

Connie Hinkle said...

Gorgeous cards and beautiful colors 😍 Thanks for sharing!!!!

Lynn L said...

I love both of the cards!

Lindar C said...

Your cards are just beautiful!

Dana Joy said...

Isha your cards are beautiful sweetheart. I'm loving all the inspiration I'm seeing on this hop.

Nox said...

Beautiful cards - I adore the pale flower against the darker, deeper background. It is a stunning, artistic look!

Clara K said...

Love your cards! Altenew’s tree ring stencil and gardenia stamp set are two of my favourite products on my wish list! Can’t wait to get them and use them myself!

Lucille K said...

Your cards are lovely Isha. Especially like the 2nd card, the flower is just beautiful :)

Berina RGA said...

Such lovely cards Isha! I love how you've colored the Gardenia. So so pretty.

Nana Griffin said...

Love both of these.

Kanan Pandya said...

Gorgeous cards!!Wonderful colors and details. :-)

Mary Wells said...

Beautiful cars and love the color combos!

eliza said...

I don't have the Frosted Garden set yet but your card really makes me want it!

Julie Bodenheimer said...

Gorgeous cards!

bev p said...

I love the way the multiple colors look on both both. The stencil is amazing as a tree ring, but makes an interesting background even if you aren't particularly saying "tree!" Love the amazing color blending on the second card as well, both on the background and in the flower itself. Just beautiful. Thank you.

Teresa L said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Glorie said...

Love the second card with the dark background. So pretty.

jnana Bryant said...

Wonderful background work, love the effect. Beautiful card!

CatherineD said...

Lovely cards!

Cathy Lillie said...

Love the ombré flowers on the stenciled background- such nice summery colors! Your watercolored gardenia is stunning!

Heather M said...

Stunning! I love the tree rings stencil behind the flowers and gold embossed sentiment. Your coloring on your second card is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim Anning said...

Great cards, love the colours of the second card

Valerija said...

Such gorgeous cards. Beautifully done! I love the flowers.
Valerija xx

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create!!!

Sonja said...

Such pretty cards!!

Diane said...

Your cards are so beautiful.

Karen said...

The dark watercolor background on the last card is so gorgeous!

D Golly said...

Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

shy324 said...

Your Gardenia card is so dramatic and beautiful - great water coloring. Absolutely love it !!!

Priyanka said...

Lovely cards Isha. Thanks for sharing :)

debnlaptop said...

Thank You so much for the inspiration! I enjoyed your project today. i really liked your second card the most, it is just gorgeous!

Carol Rossouw said...

Beautiful cards with gorgeous products. Congratulations to my favourite stamp company! I'm so glad I discovered Altenew early on with one of my all-time favourite stamp sets - Vintage Roses. Since then I have been stunned again and again by their beautiful products - especially their layering flowers. Here's to many more happy years!

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Your cards are so pretty. The watercoloring on the second yard is absolutely beautiful.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for sharing 2 beautiful cards. Love the bold colors.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Cards!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Weekend!! =)

Cindy C. said...

Wow both awesome, especially the second one!! Thanks for sharing.

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful card designs and great use of color!

Monica H said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing!

Gwen Burns said...

The background of the beautiful day card is great.

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Isha.... you have outdone yourself my friend. Two stunning cards. I just love the watercolour card - just incredible.

Sharon said...

Two beautiful cards. I especially love the colours of the second card. Thank you for sharing.

Becky Doyle said...

Great cards! You are very creative thank-you for sharing

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

These are two very pretty cards !
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3kidmama said...

Oh my goodness - your second card is just gorgeous. You have such a gift with watercoloring and that dark background accents the flower so elegantly! Perfection! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop today and Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous inspiration Isha, thanks for sharing!

Rae H. said...

Lovely cards, Isha! TFS!! The Altenew layering florals are so realistic. Just lovely! Very creative Altenew. Happy 4th!!!

Tammy L said...

Wonderful cards and I just love your backgrounds! TFS!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I am especially loving that second card, the watercolored background makes the flower absolutely pop!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your colors and embellishments. Thanks for sharing your talents. Happy 4th Birthday Altenew!

Kawaii~Saru said...

Beautiful! I love both cards so different but both great 🙂

karenelr said...

Oh! I just love the watercoloring technique you used on the Build a flower--the dark colors are stunning!

Beth B. said...

Your water color card is spectacular.

Jean said...

Such pretty cards!

trishden said...

Two gorgeous cards! I particularly love the deep rich color in the background of the second card, really makes a statement. Thanks for sharing!

Sindhu said...

Both the cards are beautiful...

Jen said...

Gorgeous cards! Love all the layers and textures.

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards! Love your fun techniques.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow really stunning cards esp the last one that looks like its glowing.

byAnnette said...

Pretty Cards!
Especially like the background on the first one!

Barbara Baxter said...

Isha, your cards are so pretty! I never thought much of the stencil you used on the first card, but now that I see how you used it -- I want one! The second card is so striking! That dark background with the light flower in front of it is absolutely beautiful!

Sue D said...

Pretty cards. I like the stenciling on the first one.

Riette said...

Beautiful!! Loving the layouts and colours

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colouring!

Henriëtte said...

Gorgeous cards Isha, especially the watercolouring you did with your second card. Thank you so much for your time and effort to make these beautiful cards with the great Altenew products.

Pamela Heck said...

Beautiful cards. Love your colors you used.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning projects. Thanks for inspiring me today

Lisa Moline said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the gardenia one, with the darker background around it, it really pops! Thank you for the inspiration!

Robin B. said...

Pretty cards! I love the darker colors on the Gardenia, thanks for sharing.

phlower said...

Two lovely and creative cards! Love your watercoloring of the gardenia and your bright color choices for the other card.

Craftyhugs said...

Stunning cards. Love the watercolours and that background is stunning

Crazy8farm said...

Wow! Super adorable cards!!

Cat Craig said...

Stunning artwork.

Ali Farmer (alilovescardmaking) said...

So lovely! especially love your shading behind that rose xx so totally pretty!! xx

Annalisa Young said...

I love the ombre effect on your first card. It's gorgeous and so subtly intertwined. And the watercoloring on the second card is just amazing. Your cards have a very peaceful quality that I really enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

Bev Karolak said...

Beautiful cards! Love your water colouring! Thanks so much for sharing.

Patti H. said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love them both!

Nandini said...

Very beautiful cards. The coloring is amazing!

Kathy said...

Lovely watercoloring, and I really like that big sentiment! Thanks for the inspiration!

Yasmine said...

Gorgeous card and lovely choice of colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather said...

Two fabulous cards!! The first one is so fun with the colorful stenciling and that second one is beautiful; fabulous background!

F. Andre said...

Such beautiful florals on your cards. Love your choice of colours.

Jackie said...

Love the geometric background wìth the flowers and that bold gold celebrate. Gorgeous! That intense blue of the second card is amazing as well. Beautiful cards!!