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Hello and welcome to Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1!

If you arrived here from Virginia Lu‘s blog, you’re right on track. If you want to start from the beginning of the blog hop, please head on over to Altenew Card Blog!  

Huge Congratulations to Altenew on awesome eight years ! Here’s to many more years of crafty happiness!

It’s so exciting to be part of this amazing blog hop, celebrating Altenew’s 8th Anniversary with so many talented fellow crafters whom I admire!!! Altenew has such awesome and unique product lines! I love especially their floral stamp designs! They are all so delicate and artistic!

Today’s card features one of my favorite floral sets by Altenew, the Wallpaper Art set.

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To start off I stamped the flowers and branches from the Wallpaper Art set on watercolor paper in a light colored ink. I then watercolored the images. The flower was colored in Rubin Red and the leaves in Perylene Violet and Prussian green by Schmincke. I added a bit of Olive green (Winsor and Newton) to the leaves.

After I was done with watercoloring I heat embossed the images in gold. It was possible as I left the stamps in my MISTI tool. I then cut all the images using the coordinating die and set them aside.

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To create the background I first watarcolored a watercolor paper panel in Rubin Red and Perylene Violet lightly and splattered Perylene Violet on it. After the panel was dry I gold heat embossed the solid branch images from the Wallpaper Art set on it.

I trimmed the panel down a bit and foam mounted it on a kraft cardbase. Next I arranged the flower and the branches as shown in the picture.

The sentiment is from Forever and Always set. I finished off the card with a few Satin Gold sequins.

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Giveaway Prizes

Over $1,900 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners.

There are also 25 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

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▪️Be sure to leave comments by 4/13/2022 for a chance to win one of 49 prizes!

▪️To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!”

▪️49 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 4/21/2022.

Hop Along

The next stop is amazingly talented Agnieszka Małyszek‘s blog! Below is the complete blog hop list for Day 1 !

Thank you so much for hopping along with us! 

Wishing you a happy and crafty day and good luck! 

TaeEun

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Post Author: TaeEun Yoo

280 Replies to “Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway”

    1. Hi from Oregon!! GORGEOUS card!! Thank you for your creativity and inspiration!! Happy 8th to Altenew!! ❤️😃🎉

    2. Wow! This card is breath-taking! It is so elegant! I will certainly need to check out this image, too. I love how it is a large focal point! I also love the idea of embossing after painting! This would work better for me since I am new to watercoloring and can’t seem to stay in the lines! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi from Vancouver Canada 🙂 What a beautiful blend of colours! You’ve given me so much inspiration with those neat leaf colors and the way you made the flower petals so realistic. Thanks for sharing!

  1. TaeEun you know how much I love it when you have Altenew products in your most talented hands! Absolutely gorgeous use of your favorite set today – that bit of burgundy on the leaves is so beautiful!
    =]

  2. I like the gold embossing. Must remember to come off using black or clear all the time. Thank you

    1. Hi! Danyelle here from Fayetteville, NC! I love your card! All that gold is so gorgeous! Pure Perfection! So stunning! I love flowers and Altenew knows how to do flowers 🌸 Excellent job! Thank you for sharing! Congratulations Altenew!

  3. Your card is so elegant. I love your watercolors and the gold embossing afterward for added effect is stunning!

  4. Hello from New Brunswick, Canada. Your card is so beautiful & I love the added gold embossing as it just adds the extra depth & pop to the flower & leaves.

  5. Hi from California! I love everything about your card! The colors, the gold embossing, the background layers, everything. But my favorite part is the leaves, absolutely beautiful!

  6. Hi !!! I am from Rumford, Maine. WOW I love your card. You did an amazing job coloring and I love the colors you used to do the leaves. BEAUTIFUL !!! tyfs 🙂

  7. Hello from Danville, Virginia! What a spectacular card. The gold embossing is absolutely beautiful with the pink color of the flowers.

  8. Hi from Wilmington, DE! The gold is the perfect finishing touch for this beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration and congrats to Altenew!

  9. Hi, I’m Cheryl from Lakeville, MN – Land of 10,000 Lakes.
    What a glorious card-simple, elegant sophisticated and so totally you. I would love to be a recipient of a beautiful card such as this. I so always enjoy your cards and your creativity.

  10. Love, Love, Love the beautiful card and the coloring is wonderful as usual! Getting a card like that today would be very up lifting, as it is stormy and raining in Oregon (Junction City) right now. Happy 8th Anniversary to Altenew! You are doing a wonderful job with your stamps and dies! Thank You for all of your hard work!

  11. Hi from Janesville, WI. Your card is stunning!! Congratulations to Altenew. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Hi from Phoenix, AZ! Wow, this is so lovely! I love the whole card, but the coloring on the leaves keeps grabbing my attention, so lifelike! Thank you!

  13. Hi from Tampa, Florida, USA! Such fabulous inspiration – thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!!

  14. Hello from near Cincinnati Ohio! I LOVE this card. Very much like the cards I like to make. So beautiful!

  15. Hello from South Florida!! I love the pretty colors
    of the leaves!! The whole card is just stunning, esp.
    with all the gold.

  16. Hi from Cape Cod! The sun is shining, and things seem to be greening up! Happy 8th Birthday, Altenew! Oh wow that flower is magnificent, I’m going to have to check out that set!

  17. I did not realize your card was secured on Kraft paper until you mentioned it – the richness of the gold embossing and color was what captured my attention.

  18. What a beautiful job you have done colouring the flowers and leaves. The gold outline is a wonderful touch.

  19. Hi, From Chicago, IL! OMG! Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew! Gorgeous card and gold embossing!

  20. This stamp is so pretty and the gold embossing really suits it, and love the colours you have chosen TaeEun. A really gorgeous card. x

  21. What a beautiful card. You can be very proud of your work. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  22. Hi, Patricia here from the Catskill Mountains of New York. Your card if fabulous. The colors are somewhat unusual but so great.

  23. Dear Tae Eun – You know how much I adore your skill in creating some of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. This one is also spectacular – so, so pretty. Love the colors and the way that the leaves almost look like a plant I have in my house — they go from a purplish color to a deep green. I also love the embossing… so elegant. Congrats to Altenew on 8 years!!
    Lori S in PA

  24. Wow! There is so much I love about this card. Throwing red into the green leaves gives them a unique look and I can’t wait to try this myself. I also love how the solid leaf dies underneath were gold embossed. The watercolour underneath the arrangement grounds it to the card base. It’s a really well thought out card. So beautiful.

  25. Hello from Minnesota!
    Wonderful job with the water coloring.
    The gold embossing gives your card that little something extra.

  26. Hi from OH! Tae Eun your card is striking! The contrast of colors and detail make it look spectacular!! Happy anniversary to AN and thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Hi from sunny California! Your card is so beautiful, it has that WOW factor!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us, and for participating the the Blog Hop. Altenew always has the best hops!

  28. Hi, from Millstadt, IL.
    Your flower has so much depth.
    The shading is fantastic. Beautiful
    card. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. Hello my name is Amy!! From London Ontario Canada. I love how you stamped and colored first before embossing,so pretty!!

  29. What a gorgeous card! I love the color variations and the gold embossing! Hello from Round Rock, TX!

  30. Oh my goodness!, the colors, the shading, just gorgeous!, the first thing I saw were the leaves, the touch of deep red, just so impactful.

  31. Hello from southern New Jersey. Your card is very pretty. The colors are blended beautifully & the gold embossing adds a nice touch.

  32. Hi from Manchester, NH USA – How lovely, I would never have thought to emboss on the background before layering everything else on top. The bling definitely finishes it off.

  33. Hi from San Diego, CA! What a GORGEOUS card! I love your watercoloring, and the gold embossing gives it such a lovely touch. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

  34. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the coloring paired with the gold. Stunning!
    Hello from WA State.

  35. Hi from TX! Your watercoloring is lovely! I especially like it with the gold embossing on the flowers and leaves!

  36. Hello from Germantown, Wisconsin. I am venturing into watercoloring and love the colors you choose. The leaves make such an impact and balance well with the stunning coloring of the flower.

  37. Hola from the very beautiful San Antonio, Texas! Fiesta Week is in full swing so come party with us! 🎉💃🎉💃 Your card is gorgeous! Stunning! Girl, you know that you’re awesome!

  38. What a gorgeous card! This stamp set is new to me and I am going to check it out! Altenew is my favorite company, because of the huge variety of products and the amazing artistry of its designers. Thanks for inspiring!

  39. Hello from Chicago! Your cards are always so beautiful. I have this stamp set, one of my favorites. After reading your post I realize it is an attention to detail that makes a card a standout. You don’t cut corners, from the coloring to the embossing after the fact, the splatters, the sequins and the perfect placement. Thanks for sharing your process.

  40. Oh my goodness, this card is stunning, I love it! Thanks for the inspiration! Congrats to Altenew on 8 wonderful years!

  41. Your beautiful card looks like a painting or something it’s just so pretty. Thank you for sharing all of your talent with us.

  42. Hi from Calgary, AB! Beautiful card as always TaeEun! I really love the gold embossing on this card – it’s so pretty!

  43. Hi, I am from New Hampshire, USA (but originally from Hungary!). Happy Anniversary to Altenew! What a fun way to celebrate! Gorgeous card TaeEun. Love the coloring and the gold heat embossing. So elegant!

  44. Hello from Colorado … love the shimmer and softness of your card creation … thanks for sharing with us.

  45. Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew from Oviedo, Florida! Beautiful card. Your watercoloring is amazing!

  46. Hi from Michigan USA. Happy birthday Altenew! I love embossing powder on a card, but wonder how to help the center of this GORGEOUS flower from looking so chunky, beautiful beautiful flower, but the center is so distracting to me. Beautiful card.

  47. hi from Ontario Canada! Such a pretty card. The gold certainly sets off the colours you chose. Thanks for sharing!

  48. Have followed you on Penny Black from SC. Love your beautiful water coloring.
    Thanks.
    Tish Rowe

  49. Hello from Minnesota! Absolutely gorgeous leaves — definitely adding that color combo to my tool box!!

  50. TaeEun Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card with me. I am just starting out with making cards and I love watercolors and I am so happy when I see other crafters use them. The colors you chose are gorgeous. The Prussian Green and Violet with the gold is perfect. I also like your sequin placement. I will definitely hop back to your site to see what you make next.

    1. Hello from Portland Oregon, I love this stamp set! It was one if my first big sets from Altenew. I love your inspiration, the colors, the composition, and techniques
      So very lovely!

  51. Hello from Wakefield, RI, USA!! “Wallpaper Art” is one my wish list as it is soooo gorgeous!! And your card is absolutely stunning!! I love your water coloring, specially on the leaves!

  52. Wowie wow wow!!! Hello from Texas and my 1st time to your blog and I am mesmerized. You are amazingly talented! The gold, the pink, those leaves…ah! I just love everything about this card. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous creations! I may not get off your blog anytime soon! ha!

  53. Hi from Australia! Wow!! A stunning card! Love your wonderful colouring and the gold embossing. Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Take care! 🙂

  54. Hello from Philadelphia, PA, USA. Such a beautiful elegant card! I am going to try something similar. Your watercoloring is fabulous. Thank you.

  55. Hello from Maryland/DC! Happy anniversary! I love Altenew products! Thanks for great ideas and tools! Beautiful cards!

  56. Hello from Appleton Wisconsin. I absolutely love Altenew’s floral stamps as they are so realistic. I love the way you added some purple to the leaves of your card – BEAUTIFUL.

  57. Hi from Los Angeles, love your color palette. Simply beautiful, thanks for sharing your creativity!

  58. Hello from Clarence, New York. Your card is fabulous. I love the gold embossing with the pink.
    Happy 8th Anniversary Altenew.

  59. Hi from Bellville, TX
    Your cards are always so beautiful and this one doesn’t disappoint. Great colors.

  60. Hello from Indianapolis, IN! Thank you for sharing this stunning card design and congrats to Altenew on their 8th anniversary celebration.

  61. Hello from Texas. TaeEun, you watercoloring is so so beautiful. Those leaves make my heart pitter patter. Lovely highlight of Altenew’s stamp.

  62. Hi from Northern Kentucky! Such a beautiful card! Boy I sure wish I could water color like that!

  63. Hi, from northwest Alabama! The gold heat embossing on your lovely floral card is the PERFECT touch! Thanks for sharing AND happy 8th birthday to one of my very favorite and innovative companies! Here’s to many more Altenew!

  64. Hi from Parker CO! Your card is absolutely beautiful. This is one of my favorite stamps from Altenew and you attention to detail is outstanding. Congrats to Altenew on their 8th Anniversary.

  65. Hi from upstate NY! The gold embossing really adds a touch of glam to this card – I will have to try this!

  66. Love the soft touch of watercolour, and how elegant the gold heat embossing is! Beautiful card.

  67. Hi from Pennsylvania! So excited to celebrate with Altenew and see all the beautiful creations. wow, what beautiful colors on your cards!

  68. Hi from Syracuse, NY, the birthplace of Altenew! I love the striking gold and your soft colors make a beautiful card…

  69. Hi from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Oh my…your card actually took my breath away when I first glanced at it! It is gorgeous!

  70. What a beautiful card, I love the gold embossed part, then ‘painted’ with ink. Very delicate and pretty.

  71. Hi from AZ! Gorgeous card, love how you colored and the texture on this gorgeous flower. Thanks for the inspiration.

  72. Happy Anniversary Altenew!
    Loved the coloring of this image- I really noticed the leaves and the two colors and how well they complement the flower. Beautiful card!

  73. Hi from New Hampshire! I just love the watercoloring on this card, especially the colors used in the leaves!

  74. Hello from Orlando! WOW! This card is beautiful! I never get good results when embossing in gold – maybe I need some new powder? And, coloring first, then embossing? That keeps your embossing nice and shiny – great tip!

  75. Hi from Georgia. Beautiful card. The pink really pops against the beautiful gold embossing. Thanks for sharing.

  76. Hello from Ohio. Gorgeous card!! Your coloring is absolutely stunning, I wish I had your skills. More practice, a lot more practice!!

  77. Hello from Ohio
    Gorgeous card, your coloring is outstanding, I wish my technique was like yours. More practice, a whole lot more!!

  78. This is beautiful! This is one of my favorite stamps also. I have used it to try watercoloring. I am not very good though, since I never practice. Your watercoloring is gorgeous. I wish you had a video. The gold embossing adds a lot of elegance.

  79. Hello from San Anselmo, California! I love your card…I love the gold embossing, the sequins, and the little bit of paint splatter.

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