Altenew Quiet Reflections Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Encouragement Cards, Sympathy & Thinking of You Cards | 43 comments

The holidays are upon us, and now, more than ever, it’s a great time to take a moment for yourself. Whether that’s reading, meditating, or crafting, it’s all an opportunity to quiet the noise around you and take time for reflection and self-care. I hope today’s new release inspires you to find some quiet reflection time in the coming weeks – time to be creative, and thankful for making it through 2020. You should be arriving from Jenny Colacicco’s blog. 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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release bundles

There’s a nice selection of bundles this month! If you’re crazy for the 3D Embossing Folders like I am, you can get the duo at a discount!

and new inks

But, seriously, lets not forget about the NEW INKS!!! These three sets fit into the existing collection in a perfect way. You’ll find gorgeous orange-reds in Martian Terrain, mellow yellow-olives in Nature’s Wonders, and cool blues in Northern Shore.

quick geometric

Let’s start with a simple project with a metallic pow! Like all of the background stamps from Altenew, the Dots and Boxes stamp set makes projects super easy! I wanted to use this deep aqua cardstock to really let the copper embossing stand out. All it needed was a simple high-contrast sentiment strip. Done and done!

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luxurious texture

If you haven’t tried the 3D Embossing Folders, what are you waiting for? The impressions are so deep that you can do really cool things, like mix them with embossing paste! That’s what I did here.

After embossing the Ornamental Feature 3D Embossing Folder with a piece of Gold Mirror cardstock, I used Embossing Paste and a palette knife to get the paste worked into the nooks and crannies. What a lovely effect!

soaring slimline

I loved exploring the new Peaceful Serenity stamp set and pairing it with the Soar mini stamp & die bundle. The line art style and fonts were a perfect match, so it only made sense to me to put them together! To make the scene stretch across this 7″ slimline, I masked and stamped an extra mountain, filling in any missing black lines with my Fine Liner pens.

To create the goose reflection, I used the reflection stamp with watercolor applied directly to the stamp. Once I had it stamped on the panel, I used my water brush to blend out the lines a little so it would all look seamless.

a quick color peek

We didn’t receive the new inks until after my samples were complete and submitted, but, I put this project together so I could share with you my favorite color from the new release. It’s from the Martian Terrain set and it’s called Burnt Red. Isn’t it lovely? I used it with the Mini Poppy stamp set that was recently released as a free promotion.

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Thank You!

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Now, about that GIVEAWAY…

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 9 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/09/2020 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/11/2020.

Time to hop along!

Be sure to hop over to Jessica Frost-Ballas for more amazing inspiration. And don’t forget to leave comments along the way to enter all the giveaways!

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  1. Lisa Angel

    These are beautiful! I love the emb. Paste technique!!!

    • Vanessa N.

      Wow! That sympathy card is stunning.

  2. Donna de Gale-Kalloo

    Love the simplicity of your cards!

  3. Patty A Eifert

    That sympathy card is gorgeous!! Really like you slimline card too!

  4. Linda BL

    The sympathy card is amazing. Really like the first card with the dots–very modern, perfect for a guy card.

  5. Katie Amodio

    I love all of them, especially the very simple ones. The poppy card! 💕

  6. Sharon Gullikson

    The simple, quiet card with the bird is gorgeous. It looks like a piece of artwork…

  7. Carolyn Reiners

    This release is just incredible. I want so many of these new stamps, stencils, inks, embossing folders, washi tape….I love your cards as usual.

  8. Jacinda

    Love that geometric card!!

  9. Retta Lutte

    I love the impact of the embossed background on the first card. The second card is simply amazing. The third card is lovely!

  10. Joni Mastronardi

    Absolutely gorgeous and I love how you used the new ink color on the poppy!

  11. Dawn Cooksley

    Wow…Fabulous cards…Wow…

  12. Marisela Delgado

    Such beautiful cards! 💜

  13. Brenda Aplin

    Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! This release is amazing… and the Burnt red is a beautiful color!

  14. Andrea P

    Cards have a very artful look with nice colors and textures, so nice.

  15. Theresa

    I never would have thought to buy that dot stamp but it’s very pretty and sparkly.

  16. Susanbcards

    I just love the embossing folders, your gold card is really eye catching!

  17. Meghan Kennihan

    I love the square background one with the gold! All are stunning! Amazing coloring!

  18. Dorothy Ayotte

    Your slimline mountain scene is so pretty! Love the reflection/ water you made. The copper embossed background is so pretty and easy, and the contrasting sentiment strip is perfect. The last card is so fun- I like the idea of adding embossing past to the 3-D image- never would have thought of that but it seems fun to try!

  19. Helen F

    Beautiful cards! I love your clever designs and use of colour to create these eye-catching cards! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  20. Bekka aka PrairieStork

    Oh gosh – love the mountain scene and soaring goose. Love the metallic gold card made with the embossing folder. So much to love in this release! Way to go Nicole!! 💙

  21. Vickie D

    Love this set of cards. Your gold embossed one is so good! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Peg Frushour

    Great job! Your cards are wonderful!

  23. Laurie Black

    Beautiful cards! The paste over embossing technique is so creative and unique, and the result is gorgeous

  24. Sandra Swayze

    Love the dots & boxes cards!

  25. Kelsey Thomas

    These are amazing!

  26. Lauryne Cunningham

    Your cards are gorgeous! I love how the flower looks against the Burnt Red ink!

  27. Mary Ann Reilly

    Wow! You are so talented. I just love the embossing folder/embossing paste example. Thank you for sharing your work.

  28. Carol Wortman

    I really like that dotted square card, those inks look very interesting, the red circle is beautiful! Lovely cards!

  29. Marialuisa

    Beautiful projects, my favourite is the blue card with the stencil dots… lovely!! 😍

  30. Luanne Ford

    I love the dots card! So striking 💗 And the Soar card is just so cool! Perfect!

  31. berryblue

    I love the detail you put into the landscape card…the reflection is so smart! And thank you for showing the Martian Terrain color. Reds aren’t usually my thing, but this set is hard to resist!

  32. Cindy C.

    Each project so amazing on it’s own!!

  33. Jade

    Your gold sympathy card using the new embossing folder is incredible!!!’ I love ❤️ the effect!!!! Your other cards are fantastic! The soar card is wonderful with great colors.


    Such pretty cards! I especially like the new color burnt red. 🙂

  35. Inkin' Chickie

    I like the look of the dots on the blud background. Nice ideas for set use.

  36. Lois K

    Amazing designs. Love the embossed card. Thanks for sharing

  37. Silvia Hutchinson

    I am blown away by the beauty of your sympathy card

  38. Heidi Rees

    Beautiful projects! Great inspiration!

  39. Kimberly Ligocki

    I don’t know how you all come up with such great cards over and over again. I especially love the “quick geometric” because somehow it looks like a computer circuit board!

  40. Denise Bryant

    The embossed design is my favorite! Beautiful cards!

  41. Kristina Gentle

    The soar card is so artistic. Makes it look like a painting! Lovely cards all around! And right, those ink colors, gorgeous

  42. Bri KAy

    Love this release.


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