Hello! Instead of a technique video, I am sharing a Card and Product Showcase featuring the newest Altenew release. These products are so creative – I just had to use showcase them!
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.]
In the past, I have done Product Release Close-Up Videos… where I show a close look at all the products in a release. Today’s showcase is a bit different. Instead I show a few products along with examples using them. I hope it is helpful! These Altenew products were some of the best from the recent craft show. Amazing designs!
My first three examples feature the new and oh-so-incredible Altenew Sewn with Love Stamp Set (ALT | SSS). For the first card, I stamped the images with the new Altenew Tea Party (ALT | SSS) and Green Meadows (ALT | SSS) ink colors. The images line up easily together to create a cross-stitch pattern. I also used the Altenew Sewn with Love Die Set (ALT | SSS) to pierce the little holes. Finally, I added some real cross stitching with DMC Floss and a needle. You could follow the stamping to stitch the whole thing if you want! The sentiment is from the Altenew Forever and Always Stamp Set (ALT | SSS).
This second card features the stamping and piercing, but no real stitching. Isn’t it amazing how it looks like it is stitched? You could make several of these cards very quickly. The sentiment is from the wonderful new Altenew Crafty Life Stamp Set (ALT | SSS).
My last card using the Altenew Sewn with Love Stamp Set (ALT | SSS) shows the stamping alone… without the piercing from the Sewn with Love Die Set (ALT | SSS) and without stitching. This still look very realistic! The blue ink is from the new Altenew Sweet Dreams Ink set (ALT | SSS) and the sentiment is from the Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom Set (ALT | SSS).
I gotta say – I love this sweet bird from the new Altenew Birds of a Feather Stamp Set (ALT | SSS). You could layer this little guy with any colors of inks! I used the new Altenew Sweet Dreams Ink Set (ALT | SSS) and added a stitched heart from the Sewn with Love Die Set (ALT | SSS).
That little heart could be a fun accent on many cards… and it doesn’t take long to cross stitch.
The new Altenew Ornamental Flower Stamp Set (ALT | SSS) is likely the most incredible layering stamp set I have ever used. Not only is it detailed, it is easy to line up because the outside edges line up with each layer. The sentiment is from the Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom Set (ALT | SSS).
My last card features the Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom Set (ALT | SSS). I really like how the dies cut right up to the edge of the images… and provide score lines to create a bit of dimension. Isn’t that flower gorgeous!? Swoon. The sentiments are from the great Altenew Crafty Life Stamp Set (ALT | SSS).
Be sure to watch the video for a trick in keeping the shape of the flower!
INK SWATCH DOWNLOAD
Altenew just released three new sets of their wonderful inks – Tea Party (ALT | SSS), Sweet Dreams (ALT | SSS) and Green Meadows (ALT | SSS). These are available in sets of 4 full pads (light, medium, dark, and very dark) or 4 mini ink cubes… or individually as full pads. These inks are gorgeous.
For a closer look at the colors, be sure to watch the end of my video. I share all the colors of Altenew ink in my Ink Swatch Book. If you want to make your own, I have a free Ink Swatch Download for the new Altenew Inks – just click HERE. To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads and how I create and store them, head over HERE.
Today I am part of the Altenew February Release Blog Hop. Altenew keeps blowing me away with their releases! This one is especially good.
The next stop on the hop is the blog of Lydia Evans. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.)
How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 2/15/18 telling me your favorite of these new Altenew products. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Also, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog for details.
Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Altenew. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.