Friday, April 3, 2020

Blog Post Title: Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends!
Today, I am delighted and honored to help Altenew celebrate their 6th Anniversary! In light of current events, Altenew considered cancelling their celebrations. However, they want to use this blog hop to spread joy and encourage others to give back/ be there for one another during these challenging times. Subsequently, Altenew has donated 6K to relief organizations that are working to help vulnerable populations. Watch this short video to learn more
You should've come here from Agnieszka Malyszek blog, if not start at the
Altenew Blog.

I have TWO cards for this hop. 
For my first card, I used the Simple Beauty stamp and dies, Pen Sketch Mandala stamp, Altenew Crisp dye inks in Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite (Cherry Blossom set), Parrot, Olive and Warm sunshine. I also used patterned paper from Verdant Walk paper pack and Antique Gold embossing powder.


I started by cutting a white mat layer and sponged the warm sunshine ink to it. I then cut the stripe pattern paper and adhered  it to the panel diagonally. Now I embossed the image and stamped the layers using various inks. Die-cut the images and adhere to the layer. Adhere this layer to the cardbase.

 To finish, I used some crystals.

For the SECOND card, I used one of my favourite Watercolor Halftone stamp and dies. I used inks in Bamboo, Just Green, Fresh Lemon, Autumn Blaze, Puffy Heart, Rubellite, Heart Beat.  I also used patterned paper from Verdant Walk paper pack and the
Artists Watercolor 24 pan set to create the background wash.

I started by taking a watercolor CS layer. I applied some blue watercolor to create the wash. Let this dry and flick some gold splatters. Adhere some of the patterned paper to 2 sides of this layer. I then stamped the floral cluster using multi-color stamping technique. I would prefer to have a stamping tool like Misti for this technique as that makes it easier to stamp in the same position using various colors. Die-cut the image. Adhere to the layer and adhere the layer to the cardbase.

To finish, I adhered some black crystals.
The next stop in the hop is the wonderful Galina Filippenko

Special Offer
Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV20 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here: Altenew


 
 
Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 6 $50 Altenew gift certificates
Altenew Academy: 10 class spots
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 $100 Altenew gift certificate & 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags($20 each)
My Sweet Petunia: 1 prize bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
CiLi in Papers: $100 gift certificate
Craft Stash: £75 gift certificate
Amy Tangerine: Your Brightest Year Yet online workshop(valued at $89)
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Simon Says Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Scrapbook.com: $50 gift certificate
Michelle's Cards & Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2020 issue
Bumbleberry Papercrafts: £25 gift certificate
Seven Hills Crafts: £25 gift certificate

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2020 for a chance to win one of 37 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!". 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/18/2020.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog
Kristina Werner
Terri Koszler
Virgninia Lu
Alex Syberia
Simon Says Stamp
Lilith Eeckels
Amanda Baldwin
Mindy Eggen
Butterfly Reflections Ink
Agnieszka Malyszek
Isha Gupta (You are HERE)
Galina Filippenko
TaeEun Yoo
Norine Borys
Ilina Crouse
Irina Fonina
Keren Baker
Maryam Perez

Stay safe and Thank you for dropping by! If you like to see more of my work please follow me on the blog and my Instagram ishagupta_ig

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!  I genuinely appreciate your support.


177 comments:

sharon g said...

Hi from Calif. The embossing really adds to the look!!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Hi! It's Meghan from Chicago. I love the gold embossing and both are such bright colors!

Peg Frushour said...

Hi from Clearwater, Florida! Love the bright colors!!

Sweet Sarah said...

Hi from Northwest Arkansas, USA. You did very well, even without a MISTI!

Linda Fillds said...

Hello from Rumford, Maine... I love your cards. I think embossing adds so much to a card. thank you for sharing.. pretty colors. Stay safe and healthy. :)

Carolyn said...

Hello from Sacramento, CA. Beautiful design and colors of both stamp sets. Nicely done!

Elle said...

Hi from CA. The colors are gorgeous. Sweet!

Michelle Patricia Anders said...

Hi, from Cape Town, South Africa. Congratulations to Altenew. Lovely cards and colours you used.

Rachael Shedeed said...

Hi fro Texas! I love the color combinations you used. The gold embossing just makes it pop!

maria said...

Hello from Newcastle ca! Loved your coloring!

Irene said...

Hi from Oregon. Always love a black and white backround under that pop of color from the flower. Beautiful.

Gail Spresser said...

Hi from Sterling Heights, MI. Love the colors of those flowers. Thank you.

Kailash said...

Hi from Illinois. Love the vivid colors on a gorgeous card!

KAREN said...

Hi from Dallas Texas. Loved you choice of colors, really pretty.

ginag said...

Hi from Beaverton, Oregon. Love the black and white background patterns, really makes your focal point flowers pop!

Chandhini said...

Hello from India.
Love the first card with pattern paper background, it makes the flower pop.

mj said...

Hi from Iowa! Absolutely beautiful! Now I must go and add more to my wish list! I love the halftone images. The black and white background is striking.

ckd said...

Hi from Florida gulf coast. Beautiful cards. I love the layering on the cards.

Katia said...

Hi, Katia here from Northwest Wisconsin. Loved both of your cards...thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Wanda said...

Hi from Wisconsin. Thank you for sharing your very pretty cards.

Brenda Kuder said...

Hi from NH. I love your beautiful cards!

Leen said...

Hello from North Eastern Colorado! Both of your cards beautiful, thank you for sharing your talent!!

Candace O said...

Hi from Boise, Idaho! Beautiful job!

Dee Lee said...

Hi! I'm from California. I love the colors.

Karen K said...

Hi from upstate New York! Gorgeous cards and colors - thank you for participating in this blog hop!

Becca Yahrling said...

Hello from South Florida!
Always enjoy your beautifully designed
cards, my dear. So lovely!

Jade said...

Hi from Seattle, Washington. What pretty cards!!! I especially like the first card. The black striped paper really looks nice.

Sandy M said...

Hi from Bellville TX
I think because of the colors I like the second card best. Both card are gorgeous though.

Helen S said...

Hi from San Diego California - congrats to Altenew and here's to many more years!

Gail D said...

Hello from North Carolina,

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. They are awesome.

Dee said...

Hi from Central Florida, Your cards are vibrant and beautiful. Thank you

Claudia A said...

Hi from Denver, Colorado! Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards

Natasha V said...

WOW!!!!!!! stunning!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Hi from Rochester, NY!! Simply sweet card projects...love your color palette!! So lovely!!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Hi from El Paso, Texas! What gorgeous cards! I love how you used the striped paper and the bright colors together- beautiful contrast!

Diana said...

Greetings from Pasadena, CA! You really make lovely use of watercolor.

Melissa Leftrick said...

Hi from Edgewater, Maryland!! I love these!! I love black and pink together! Thank you so much for sharing.

Bonnie J said...

Hi from Idaho. Congrats to Altenew on their anniversary! Thanks for such an inspiring blog hop and generous prizes;just what we need at this time.

LIZARD said...

Hi, from Liz in Fairfax, Virginia! I always enjoy seeing the halftone set used because I can never seem to wrap my brain around the concept of this set! Your card is so pretty and I love all the different hues that you have displayed in it/on it/within it! I like the subtle black and white background you added too! :)

Leslie said...

Hi from New Orleans! I love the way you incorporate black in your card designs.

Sandy C said...

Hi from Aiken, SC. I love how the gold embossing sets off the rose. Also thanks, Altenew for not cancelling the blog hop. I am spending more time than usual looking at my crafting sites and have enjoyed seeing the beautiful cards and layouts today.

Jennifer C. said...

Hi from Minnesota! Congratulations to Altenew on their 6th anniversary! And thank you for sharing your cards, Isha. The hint of gold on the first flowers is so delicate and beautiful!

DorothyA said...

Hello from Washington! Such pretty floral cards! I really like that striped distressed background stamp in the first card, and the colors of the 2nd are so vibrant! Thank you for the inspiration.

Geri S said...

Hi from WA! Lovely cards and colors. Love the diagonal idea best. Happy 6th, Altenew!

Janet said...

Hi from Maryland! I love the bright, cheerful colors in the card.

Dana M said...

Hi from Minnesota. Gorgeous cards! I love that your designs focus on a bold and happy image.

Karen M said...

Hello from Texas. Pretty, pretty cards and colors. The gold embossing really adds a nice touch.

Amy Hart said...

Hi from NY. Lovely cards.

Nancy T. said...

hi from florida. The water colors really make the card so soft.

Shar Zar said...

Hi, I am from Illinois. Beautiful cards as always, Isha.

Elise said...

Greetings from Florida! I love your rist card. More than that I love its layout. It is one of the layouts that can be used in many different ways.

VickieM said...

Hello from Missouri! The first card is my favorite!! Love the touch of embossing powder!! Thank you for sharing.

Tami said...

Hello from Minnesota. Absolutely stunning cards, they are gorgeous!!

Anne said...

Hello from Indiana! I love the color combination...some of my "go to" colors that I use for my own cards. Thanks for sharing!

Carol Wortman said...

"Hi from New Baltimore, Michigan" Thought the strips were painted on, really looks nice with the yellow background. Happy 6th Anniversary Altenew! Please stay safe and healthy!

Jeanne Beam said...

Hello from Florida! Both cards are gorgeous. Love the colors...
Thanks for sharing.

A Crafty Person said...

Hello from SO CAL. Gorgeous cards.

MaryH said...

Hi from Myrtle Beach SC!
Love those stripes and gold embossing powder. Stunning cards.

Chris Handy said...

Beautiful cards

Barbara said...

Hello from Wilmington, Delaware! I love both of your card designs and think they are beautiful!

Kellie Wilkinson said...

hi from Australia, I love the 1st card the black sets it off beautifully, stunning

Amy C. said...

Hello from Indiana! Your colors are so beautiful on your cards. Happy anniversary to Altenew.

Tami B. said...

HI from South Carolina. Your cards are sooooo pretty!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Hi from southern Ontario Canada. Love the joyful colours. We will need more joy these days!

Brandi R said...

Hi from Uniontown, Ohio! Such pretty cards. Love your color selections ♥

Regine said...

Hi from Perth! Beautiful cards. Love the gold accents on the first card. 🌻

Kathy Eddy said...

Hi from Black River Falls, WI. Such bright and cheery cards on a dreary day here. Love the first one!

Carol said...

Hello from Michigan, USA. Hurray to Altenew for such wonderful floral stamps. Ii love your pink and yellow card. Such a spring like look.

viera said...

Hello from Vancouver, Canada. Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Hi from Michigan, I love your cards







Trish said...

Hi from Appleton, WI. Very pretty cards. Such bright beautiful colors.

Ericka Strange said...

Hi from Cypress, Texas! Love your beautiful cards and the bright flowers. Great job!

berryblue said...

Hi from Ohio! I LOVE your vibrant cards and the way you've accented them with shiny gold. They are perfection! Thank you for brightening our stay-at-home days!

Eve N said...

Hi from Illinois. Very pretty combination of florals and striped papers. I tend to hoard my papers, so you've given me some great reasons to use them up.

Linda said...

Hi from Vermont. Love your designs from the gold embossing to the halftone multicolored stamping. Just lovely...

Mitzi Reynolds said...

Hi from Arkansas! Very pretty cards!

maspag said...

These halftone flowers are becoming. Favorite.

Liz O. said...

Hi, from TX! Love this gorgeous cards Isha! Thanks for sharing such lovely inspiration! Happiest of birthdays to the Altenew Family, wishing them many more successful years in business!

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

Love your layouts, and the depth of color on the second card is wonderful.

cattimir said...

Hi from Central Finland! Beautiful cards! I especially love the second card. The coloring brings out the flowers.

Maria said...

Hi from Sweden/UK. Two very gorgeous cards, love them ! x

Isabel Z said...

Hi from Northern Virginia in the US. Love what you created!

Audja said...

Hi and congratulations to Altenew from their hometown, Syracuse, NY.
Great color palettes and lovely cards. Be Well!

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

Hi from Delaware! Your cards are stunning!

Pflugkatcrafts said...

Hi from Pflugerville, Tx. Lovin the color pop on the second card.

Demae said...

Hi from Madrid, Spain. Nice cards!

Teri S. said...

Hi from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Beautiful cards Isha! I really like the wash of colour behind the flowers & the strips you incorporated on the angle on your first card. I also like the colours used on the second card. Happy 6th Anniversary Altenew!

Kristie Goulet said...

Hi from Connecticut! Your cards are so stunning, Isha! I love them!

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

Hello from Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
Beautiful cards. Love the glow coming from behind on the first one. Love the bright happy colours on the second.

gail said...

hi from texas - I am such a sucker for pops of black.

Patty said...

Hi from Norther Kentucky!! Such pretty colorful cards!

NancyR said...

Hi from Dover, DE. Love the bright and cheery cards! Thanks for sharing.

Susanbcards said...

Hello from Chicago. Beautiful cards. I really want to try the Altenew ink, I haven't yet but now see how much they add to the cards in those colors.

Nandini said...

Hi from Panjim, Goa! I love the cards. They are really pretty. My favorite is the first card.

Cyndi said...

Hi from Carrollton, TX! Gorgeous cards. I especially love the first one --the style is beautiful.

AngelaRJA7 said...

Hello from Wisconsin, Angela here. I share my name because I am having trouble figuring out the proper way to post here and sometimes I (accidently, I guess) get my name to show, sometimes not. :) Thank you for sharing your lovely cards. Stay safe and well.

Katrina Howe said...

Hi from the UK. Your cards are both beautiful. Especially the second, the colours are gorgeous

Vicki T said...

Hi from Port Orange, Florida... Very nice Card, Beautiful colors, Simple yet Elegant! Thanks for the Inspiration...

goksmurf said...

Hi from Belgium! Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen said...

Hello from Rochester, NY. Beautiful cards!

Lynne Dillard said...

Hi from Harrisburg, PA, USA

Really like these cards. Love the mixture of pattern paper, blending, and floral die cut. Thanks for sharing!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Hi From Wisconsin - love your artistic flair when coloring the flowers

Heidi Rees said...

Hi from snowy Wyoming! Beautiful bright colors! I especially love black stripes with pink!

Daria Z. said...

Hello and hugs from Wisconsin! Isha, these are simply beautiful - especially the first. I love the design and colors - just beautiful!

Terri said...

Hi from Illinois. Both of your cards are just lovely Isha!

Deeps said...

Isha, your cards are super pretty. Love them.

Carol McCready said...

Hello from New York! Your cards are so very pretty. I love the colors.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great shares. I like the use of the patterned paper.

Kari V. said...

Hello from Arizona! Loving these colors!! The gold embossing is genius.

Penny said...

Hello from Portland OR. So much talent in one place! Very unique - thank you for sharing it!

Elena C said...

Hi from Ohio. I love the way you used the line paper on an angle. That sets the flowers off beautifully.

Amelialesley said...

Hi. I'm from Brisbane. Beautiful!

MelissaF said...

Hi from Virginia USA. Beautiful cards, love the bright and cheery color combos.

Kristina LeCloux said...

Hello from WI. Thank you so much for your beautiful inspiration

Michelle P said...

Hi from Houston, TX...and congratulations, Altenew! Your cards are so pretty. I love pink with black and white. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Julie said...

Love your cards!

Rose said...

Hi from Australia. Beautiful pink & gold flowers. Lovely cards.

Tawna said...

Hi from Utah. I love the bright, bold colors you used on these cards. They're so pretty.

Germaine said...

Hi from Florida! Beautiful card!

JMN said...

Hello from Australia. I really love your cards, very pretty.

Lynn said...

Hi from Wisconsin. Great coloring and embossing.

Carina said...

Hi from Germany! Love the colours from the second card.

SabineV said...

Hello from Alberta, Canada! I love these cards! The bright florals in the second card pop so beautifully!

Mirella said...

HELLO from Dublin, Ireland! Beautiful cards, especially the first one - love the golden accents!

Dana said...

Sweet cards!! Really love the first card with the gold!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how bright and graphic your cards are! Those black and white prints really add a pop and I love your flowers!

Kathleen said...

Hi from Texas! I love the many laters and details on these cards. thanks for sharing!

Susan Conard said...

Hello from Spokane, WA. Thank you for participating in the Blog Hop. Very talented.

SheriHartmanBlog said...

Hello from the Bay Area, CA, USA. Your card is creative and colorful. Like your style.

Diana Soling said...

Hi from Yorkville, IL. Love the details on these cards. They are beautiful!!

Nox said...

Hi from Toronto, Canada - love how bright and sunny your cards are! Great colours!

jcamp2020 said...

Hi, from Sacramento, CA Loved the gold embossing. Just sayin'.. :) Happy Anniversary to Altenew and the whole gang. Staying home, crafting, reading, blog hopping and staying safe.

Erica Sivils said...

HI from Chesapeake Beach, MD! I love your cards and color choices. Much love, stay safe and healthy!

Jbee said...

Love your pink floral card. That pop of yellow behind it sets it off perfectly. Thank you for sharing

Kathy said...

Hi from Lititz, PA! Can't wait to give your ideas a try. Love that first card so much!!

Denise Bryant said...

Hi from Penn Valley, CA! Beautiful cards with pretty colors and details! Love the flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gina said...

Hi from Charleston, SC. I would never had thought to use pink with orange and yellow on a card, but I admit your use of those colors on the flowers are beautiful.

Loraine said...

Hello from Ohio. I just love the rich colors you chose in your second card!

Tracy H said...

Hi from Ottawa, Canada! Gorgeous card. TFS!

Kari Hansen said...

Hello from Denver! Very pretty cards!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Hi from Wisconsin! I love the black lines on the first card. They really ground your floral image. :)

Karthikha said...

Hello from Tennessee, USA! Beautiful floral cards, the first one is my fav :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Hi from Millstadt, IL
Love the flowers on the
"fencing" of the first
card. Both cards have
beautiful colors.
thanks for sharing
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see mary stamp said...

Greetings from Carol Stream, IL. Truly beautiful detail in all of your projects. Just lovely.

Evelyn said...

Hello from Malta, New York. Happy Anniversary Altenew. Both cards are beautiful, love the color choices just beautiful. Your first card is my favorite so elegant so beautiful.

MJS said...

Hello from Chicago! I love all the cards, but especially the one with the Halftone Watercolor stamp. Such vivid colors!

Bev Karolak said...

Hi from Tin Can Bay, Australia! Beautiful cards! Such striking colours. Thanks so much for sharing. 🥰

Jane B. said...

Greetings from NJ! Love your color combinations. TFS your talent with us.
Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

Super Stick Chick said...

Hi from Minneapolis! Gorgeous cards.

Cardogram said...

hi from Seattle... i am an admirer of the lovely, simple and yet to powerful cards, both the cards are super fun with lovely soothing colors.. they are such a charm .. Thank you for the inspiration in the much needed times.. stay healthy and stay safe.. love and hugs

jmliverm said...

Hi from South Dakota! Love your beautiful cards. The colors are just right.

Robin B. said...

Hi from Michigan. Your cards are so elegant, love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

Mimi's Craftroom said...

Hey from Louisiana! Beautiful cards.

Amy Martin said...

Hi from California. Amazing cards.

Dawn T said...

two beautiful cards Isha. Love them both.

Aimee Phillips said...

Hello from Cleveland Ohio. I love your everyday is a New Day card. It is such a stunning card anyone would surely be happy to receive. I love that you used a piece of patterned paper in the corner of the card for a pop of color. Thank you for inspiring.

Sidelle Menon said...

Hi from Mumbai, India! Love the color combinations on both your projects, they look so good xx

Heather DePasquale said...

Hi from Lake Villa, IL. I love the gold embossing on your flower. Makes the flower pop. TFS and Happy Birthday to Altenew!

Julie W said...

Hello from Minnesota! What gorgeous cards- I love the elegance lenses by the black stripes in the first, and the wash of colors on the halftone florals make that card sing! Thanks for sharing your creative talents on the hop!

Annette Reed said...

Hi from Southeastern Ohio. It's kind of cool to see comments from a all over the world. Your cards are lovely. I always enjoy seeing different ways of doing background washes. They always add great depth to cards.

hippymom83 said...

Hi from Illinois! Beautiful cards!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Hi from Orlando, FL!! Happy 6th Anniversary to Altenew! Two gorgeous cards! This is what I mean! Who can choose one favorite flower from so many beautiful ones!!

Holly Jackson said...

Isha hello from Ojai, CA! The cards are beautiful. I love the uplifting colors and sentiment.

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

Shawninaz said...

Hi from Arizona! I adore both of the Altenew stamp sets you used, beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration!

Connie said...

Hi Ya'll from central Oklahoma, USA :) Love the contrast between the B&W and the pink!!! Gorgeous card! Thanks for inspiring me :)

jeanneragan said...

Hi from Oviedo, Florida! Beautiful cards! Happy 6th Altenew!

La Rae said...

Hi from Lincoln, Nebraska. Excellent job, especially without a stamp positioner. I really like the red and orange color combination.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. I love the watercolor flower technique. Thanks for sharing. I'm stopping by from Northern California.

Andre M. said...

Hi from San Fernando! Gorgeous florals on your cards!

Debbie M. said...

Hi from Port Huron, Michigan. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Hello from Oakville, ON (Canada)
So happy to see beauty and inspiration, I can really use a dose of joy nowadays! Thank you and thank Altenew and their partners. Stay healthy and safe everyone!

Sindhu said...

Hi from India...Beautiful cards...great inspiration...

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! Love the gold embossed outline.

Valerija said...

Hi from Slovenia. Gorgeous cards. Love the flowers.

Sue D said...

Hi from NE Ohio. I like your pretty floral cards.