Altenew Love & Friendship Release

Altenew Love & Friendship Release

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January just flew right by, and here we are with a new Altenew monthly release, blog hop + giveaway. You should be arriving from Dana Joy’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. It’s a long one, so take your time and enjoy the inspiration over the next few days!

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love & friendship

As you might expect with a theme like love & friendship, this month’s release has a lot of love and friendship type sentiments – wedding sentiments, encouragement sentiments, admiration sentiments… And, of course, lots of unique florals. What you won’t find is a lot of “valentine” stuff. I think that’s a good thing as it makes these sets more timeless – with the ability to use them year round instead of just one day.

painted hummingbird

Painted Hummingbird is a mini set that packs a punch! There are two different birds both with coordinating dies and a small thanks sentiment. I had a pretty easy time in creating this repeating pattern – just adding a few pencil lines to keep me on track. (It was easily erased when I was done). Adding in the contrasting lagoon bird going in the opposite direction helped it to really stand out. Of course, some enamel dots always seem to be the right embellishment!

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modern greetings

I absolutely love the sheer size of the Modern Greetings set. it is a 6×8 set with two HUGE main stamps and a great assortment of supporting sentiments. I was able to take all of the gratitude related stamps and line them up in my Misti and do some repeat stamping in this month’s color combo. It was the perfect backdrop for that bold sentiment in black, with a sentiment strip in contrasting Lagoon, along with enamel dots.

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modern birthday

If those huge sentiment stamps weren’t enough, how about a matching faux letterpress folder? You can use it on its own like II did here – pairing it with the Mixed Media inks. Or, you can stamp one of the sentiments from Modern Greetings and then use the coordinating folder to create a faux letterpress look. They match up perfect without difficulty!

tall foliage

Tall Foliage was made for slimlines! But, if you like, you can crop the images and use them for your A2 size projects too. The two floral images are lovely line images that ink and emboss well. There is also a coloring stencil that will help you add just the right shading with zero effort. I chose to gold emboss over this color blended panel, and then used Obsidian Black with the coloring stencil to add a unique look. And, check out that sentiment – so unique and wonderful!

Thank You!

Time is precious and I’m truly grateful that you chose to spend a few minutes of your day here!
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…

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/08/2021 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 02/11/2021.

Time to hop along!

Be sure to hop over to Justine Hovey for more amazing inspiration. And don’t forget to leave comments along the way to increase your chances with the giveaway!

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52 thoughts on “Altenew Love & Friendship Release”

  1. Oh my gosh!! I love that you made ONE HUMMINGBIRD fly the opposite direction. He doesn’t have to be like everyone else. He is his own birdie. He is free to fly whichever direction he chooses. This is wonderful!!!!

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  2. Awesome designs as always Nicole, love the bold colors you chose. There are so many wonderful products available with this release is hard to choose favorites, gotta say one can never go wrong with Birthday themed products, love all your cards, thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Great cards. I like your hummingbird and the tall foliage cards the best, .the ink blended background on the tall foliage card is amazing.

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  4. I was thinking how you took this release in a totally different directions that was so soft and pretty…then I got to you last card and that is just stunning!

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  5. Love the cards. The humming birds are a nice set and new look. have it on my wish list. Your card showcasing this little fella is bright and cheerful.

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  6. The gold embossed tall foliage is stunning with that blended background. I also really like your simple hummingbird card. Such a clean layout and appealing colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Lovely cards and very creative. I particularly like the tall foliage card – it is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent and ideas with us. 🙂

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  8. I LOVE all your cards! They are so beautiful! Love what you did with the gratitude card- the sentiments stamped as a background. So clever! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Beautiful cards. My favorite of this release is the tall foliage and I love how you made your card. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

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  10. You cards are great…love that ‘simple’ color blending’, stamping and embossing can create wonderful cards….Proving it does not take a ton of supplies to create a moving card.

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