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

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

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

Feb 26, 2020Card Themes, Just Because66 comments

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

Feb 26, 2020Card Themes, Just Because66 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!

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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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66 thoughts on “Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Awesome inspirations! I love the white and gold card a lot! So elegant, yet rich! Beautiful take using the stencil, flowers and diamond frames! <3

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  2. The white and gold card is so classy looking, and thanks so much for the video explaining how to maintain the shape of those thin dies!

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  3. If you hadn’t mentioned it, I don’t think I would have noticed the lack of stamping. The second card is very chic. Love all the ideas.

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  4. These look wonderful. I just love that elegant white card. It is stunning. I would have loved to see a video on it. That diamond frame set is my favorite for good reason.

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  5. I like how you used the dies, using black paper against the blue backgrounds. So pretty! And the white gray & gold combo is stunning! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  6. Wow all your cards are so beautiful but that second one really caught me. So elegant with your color choices. I would have never thought that would look so amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Gorgeous cards. Especially the gold and white one. I really appreciate the video too. I am such a klutz when it comes to gluing thin pieces and your video really helps.

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  8. Lovely inspiraton, love the withe and gold design! The new Open Blooms and Diamond frames are must haves in my book.Thanks for sharing Nicole!

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  9. Hi Nicole, Lovely cards. Thank you so much for the tip on adhering those thin frames. I’m sure we all hate oozing glue and it’s super cool that most of us probably already own sponge daubers.

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  10. My favorite product from this release is the Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover die and I love how many different looks I’m seeing on this hop! Actually this release is pretty awesome!

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  11. Simply beautiful!!! I especially love your gold and white card. (And that’s saying something, because I’m not a fan of gold.) You used just the right amount of gold, and I think “sophisticated” is a wonderful description of the results. 🙂

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  12. I love this new Altenew release, especially the diamond frames so I enjoyed seeing how you used them differently. Your first use was a bit different way to use frames; I wouldn’t thought of doing that.

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  13. I love your combination of the Geometric Roulette stencil, Diamond shaped dies, combined with the Open Blooms dies! It’s just the right combination of hard angles and soft curves. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  14. Those Fine Frame Diamond dies are at the top of my list and I really appreciate the tips you gave for how to get them perfectly shaped! Great card designs, thanks!

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    • I have a love for the fine frames die set and card! Love your 3 cards and all of the inspiration!! Am in love with that new artist palette and the way the color groups have more choices to add depth to them!! So many fabulous new releases to love and want!!

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  15. Retro and graphic!! Love these cards and proves that cards don’t have to be what others create but what is created in our heart!!

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  16. Your tutorial was helpful in handling such thin die cut frames. I also like layering 2 or 3 together to give it a bit more strength. Thank you for your tips, and I liked the way you used foil on the 3-D flower.

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  17. I also love the new Fine Frame Diamond Dies and your cards are stunning. Thanks for the great tips for adhering these to our projects.

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  18. Fantastic cards, Nicole. I love the totally different looks with cards 1 and 2, yet both use similar products. Your elegant card is a WOW card; gorgeous!

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  19. My favorite of your presentations is definitely the sophisticated!! Wow! It looks like 24k gold, and oh – so sharp! Really adds to the enticement of getting a few of these items! Thank you for sharing – so inspiring!

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