Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Feb 26, 2020Hello, Just Because & For You Cards66 comments

Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Feb 26, 2020Hello, Just Because & For You Cards66 comments

Don’t you just love an Altenew release day? Let’s go for a hop, shall we?! You should be arriving from the amazing Jaycee Gaspar – if you’re not a fan, you should be! If not, you can track back to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning, or continue around until you loop back here.

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New Dies, Stencils, and Decals

You are going to love this release! It really shows the possibilities of creating amazing projects without stamping! Now, that’s not to say there’s no ink going on…. ’cause, you know, stencils….

Here’s the bundles, and I’ll call out the individual items I used in my projects along the way.

Something retro

There are so many wonderful dies and stencils in this release! The first thing that really grabbed my eye was the Diamond Fine Frames. I am a sucker for the shape and with Mid-Century Modern design gaining popularity again, these are right on-trend! Add in the Bold Greetings dies which fall right into the 1940s and 50s and we have a match made in heaven! To let the diecuts take center stage, I opted for a quick watercolor wash and some large splatter in Nimbus – from the Tranquility ink set.

Something sophisticated

I had another idea with these two that would add in a few more items from the release. How about that Geometric Roulette stencil? And for a feminine touch, the 3D Open Bloom.  I wanted to go super elegant on this one, so it’s white (with a little bit of Limestone blending), Vellum and Gold. Ooh la la!

Something Different

For my third project, I thought I’d take a completely different route and show off a few more lovely products in this release. The Dotted Starburst debossing die is one of those items that adds such a subtle, but beautiful background pattern. I did some ink blending first and then added in the die for the pattern. Then, I paired the largest Nesting Frames Die with the Fancy For You sentiment. Sometimes it’s fun to do a card with no stamping! In fact, NONE of today’s cards have any stamping! Cool!

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Those tricky frames

Those fine frames really are fine! Both in looks and thinness. So, just how do you get them adhered and not all wonky-like? I’ve got a golden tip for you that will get you perfect frames every time!

Thank You!

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​Now, about that GIVEAWAY…

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/3/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/6/2020. 


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Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway