Altenew Twinkle & Shine Release Hop + Giveaway

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Time to twinkle & shine, crafters! This latest Altenew release will have you starry-eyed in love with unique illustrations and amazing sentiments! Plus, some other fun surprises you won’t want to miss! You should be arriving from Tenia’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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twinkle & shine

So, what extras might you find today? How about more 3D embossing folders, fineliner pens AND, stickers for your mini ink cubes so you’ll never mix up the bottom from the lid again!

pen sketched, but silhouettes

If you are a fan of Pen Sketched Flowers, then you’re going to love these silhouettes! Pen Sketched Silhouettes are the mirror image of their older sibling and feature the same fonts in the sentiments. That means that they’re destined to pair well together! I took them out for a spin creating the first of four black & white designs with a pop of color behind the sentiment. How perfect in their simplicity!

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words + letters

I was drawn to the Eucalyptus Jar stamp set first for all its unique sentiments and sentiment layouts. Circles, label style, big chunky blocks, super thin strips…It really has a great assortment! Paired with the simplicity of the line drawn jar with eucalyptus fronds, and it’s easy to put a one-layer project together super fast. I opted to heat emboss both the imagery and sentiment, then did some quick coloring with the Metallic Watercolor pan set. Super. Simple. Sparkly. Sweet!

geo 3D mix & match

For this third project, I did a little mix & match from the release. First, I wanted to showcase the new Geo Step 3D embossing folder. It’s difficult to photograph, but the impression from the folder is so deep! The center diamonds are actually beveled so they’re deeper on one side than the other. I embossed the black layer so I could do a kind of spotlight technique, matching up the pattern from the folder.

I paired that beautifully textured background with a frond from Pen Sketched Silhouettes, and a sentiment from Better Together 2.

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cartoon rose wallpaper

The line-drawn look of Cartoon Rose is just stunning! There’s also layering elements, but you can easily do without to create a beautiful look like this one! I heat embossed the images in white, then watercolored metallic silver in all the spaces. I grabbed a label sentiment from Eucalyptus Jar to finish off the otherwise one-layer design.

Thank You!

Time is precious and I’m truly grateful that you chose to spend a few minutes of your day with me!
I would love to connect with you on Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest where we have the opportunity to share and interact even more!

Now, about that GIVEAWAY…

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/10/2020 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will 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 Winners Page on 11/12/2020.

Time to hop along!

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

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Erum Tasneem
Kelly Griglione
Therese Calvird
Amber Rain Davis
Tenia Nelson
>>> Nicole Watt <<<
Terri Koszler
Nathalie DeSousa
Jenny Colacicco
Jaycee Gaspar
Victoria Calvin
Tania Ahmed
Amanda Baldwin
Emily Midgett
Kymona Tracey
Dana Joy
Lilith Eeckels
Norine Borys
Vicky Papaioannou
Virginia Lu
Nenette S. Madero 
Svitlana Shayevich
Keisha Charles
Maryam Perez
Vicki Finger
Laurie Willison
Reiko Tsuchida
Amy Hill
Agnieszka Małyszek
Anna Veach

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  1. Lois

    Beautiful cards. Such a great way to use these stamps. Thanks for sharing

  2. cindy d.

    Beautiful cards. thank you

  3. Peg Frushour

    Love all of the black and white!!

  4. Maureen Reiss

    I love your cards!!! These something so classic about a black and white card with a pop of color!!!

    • Deb Bryson

      Love your cards! Black and white with a pop of color is always a hit.

  5. Joanne M Hoffmann

    I love your black and white color palette and card designs…so classic and elegant!

  6. Andre M.

    The black and white designs are so striking! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  7. Carol H

    Love the new release and of course, love your creations!

  8. silvia hutchinson

    Stunning cards! I LOVE the rose wallpaper!

  9. Cindy C.

    Awesome!! I don’t usually think to use black as a focal color, but you made me think otherwise now!

  10. Juanita

    Lovely creations. TFS

  11. Sharon Gullikson

    The black is so different. I like how it is unlike anything I have tried.

  12. Lori Lehnen

    The Black and White are so classy together!

  13. Laurie Patterson

    Beautiful. I love the pen sketched silhouette flowers and you really showed them off.

  14. Margarita Navarro-Rivera

    Love those cards especially the black and white ones!

  15. Lori Spitzer

    Hi, there –
    Nicole, you are SO talented. I love the neutral colors and then a pop of color in a tag or the edge of a frame or wherever. Thanks for showcasing so many of the elements of the release!
    Lori S in PA

  16. Meghan Kennihan

    I LOVE the black and white with pops of color! STUNNING!

  17. Jade

    Wow! I really like the black and white cards!!!! Very stunning! I’m going to give it try. I love the look!

  18. Carolyn R

    Your white and black card (1st one) is wonderful but I too and drawn to the eucalyptus jar. Gorgeous!

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  20. Carol R

    The Choose Kindness is my favorite of your beautiful cards. I am drawn to the Eucalyptus Jar Stamp set; great sentiments.

  21. Marisela Delgado

    The black and white card is fabulous! 💜 So beautiful!

  22. Dorothy Ayotte

    Wonderful cards. Thank you for the inspiration! Love the offset eucalyptus jar- clever. And great sentiments!

  23. Cheryl


  24. Lori-Ann S Ball

    Wow! You amaze me!

  25. Donna Lindner

    love the black and white cards

  26. Paula

    3 simple but beautifully elegant cards – I love the silhouette card – thank you Nicole for your inspiration.

  27. sue w.

    Great cards. I do like this release.
    stamping sue

  28. Giselle D.

    Your black and white cards are stunning! I love the subtle pop of colour. Perfection!

  29. Amy

    Such unique creations! Those black and white roses are fabulous!

  30. Nicki Baxley

    these are all beautiful but I especially like the “choose kindness” card!

  31. Dawn Tooley

    I absolutely LOVE your cards! I would have never used those colors but I love them! The use of a pop of color sets them off. Thanks for sharing

  32. Sue D

    Beautiful card designs with these new products.

  33. sue w.

    Black and white cards are classic and beautiful! thanks for sharing
    stamping sue

  34. Tammy L Davis

    WOW! The black and white cards are so striking! I love them all!

  35. Laura Long

    You have a lovely style! I enjoy looking at your samples.

  36. Amber Bissonnette

    Beautiful cards!!! The b&w are so elegant and stunning! And love the blue you used for the monochromatic card!!

  37. Karen Judy

    Love your black and white contrast on the cards.

  38. Andrea P

    Nice simple TY card with all the beauty. Lovely.

  39. Michelle Pokorny

    Wow, your cards are stunning. I’m a huge fan of black and white with a pop of color.

  40. Inkin' Chickie

    I like the quick easy combination of the cards. Great walkthrough during the live video. Great shares!

  41. Lauryne Cunningham

    Wow! Just beautiful! Love the black and white with a splash of color- so pretty!

  42. Dawn Cooksley

    Love them all …totally eye-catching…

  43. Cyndi Morris

    Gorgeous cards. I especially love the first one. I love the Pen Sketched Flowers set and the black and white is stunning.

  44. Kimberly Ligocki

    Those are all gorgeous but I am huge fan of the wallpaper card — nothing like the drama of black and white.

  45. Jill A Figley

    Beautiful cards, I just love this collection. Thank you so much for sharing 😊

  46. Sherri Little

    Love the monochromatic cards


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