Altenew Storybook Fantasy Release

Altenew Storybook Fantasy Release

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Welcome to March! This month, the Altenew release features some dreamy designs with a Storybook theme! You should be arriving from LauraJane’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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storybook fantasy

If you’re looking for something a little different, there’s a lot of that in this month’s release. Horse & carriage, books & quills, swans and of course, flowers… everything has detail that will remind you of your favorite stories!

book engravings

I was drawn to the Book Engravings floral layering set because it has lots of whitespace in the layers. It really did remind me of a classic book image, perhaps even the patterned paper you might find on the inside cover of a classic fairytale book. It has a lovely vintage feel that I thought I’d show off with some gold embossing in the detail layer.

A simple gray background wash and embossed sentiment from the Storybook Sentiments stamp set pulls the look together quickly!

greeting card featuring altenew book engravings stamp set
greeting card featuring altenew book engravings stamp set

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gold ranunculus bouquet

For something quick and easy, all you have to do is turn to one of the many 3D embossing folders in this new release! This is the Ranunculus Bouquet 3D embossing folder. I really love the look of it all white, but wanted to show a different look. So, I smooshed some Enchanted Gold pigment ink on the folder and then embossed the cardstock. This left behind a nice yellow-gold detail on the raised parts of the folder. I sprinkled some gold embossing powder on the panel to add some extra shimmer to the highest points, and finished it off with another gold embossed sentiment from the Storybook Sentiments set.

greeting card featuring ranunculus bouquet 3d embossing folder
greeting card featuring ranunculus bouquet 3d embossing folder

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fairy tale florals

Don’t you love it when a floral stamp is already layered up into a bouquet or arrangement – no masking necessary? Then, Fairy Tale Florals will be on your wishlist too! Heat embossing the outline and crosshatch detail in gold made it super easy to add a simple watercolor detail. I diecut the image and added it to another watercolor wash panel with another Storybook Sentiments greeting.

greeting card featuring altenew fairy tale florals
greeting card featuring altenew fairy tale florals

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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 03/15/2021 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 03/17/2021.

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

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a seriously simple sketch to feature background stamps


Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower

80 thoughts on “Altenew Storybook Fantasy Release”

  1. Beautiful designs Nicole! Love the Storybook Sentiments and embossing folders! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Have a lovely day!

  2. Beautiful cards!! I agree there is a little something different for everyone in this release! I really wanted it all lol!!

  3. You are uber-talented. The gold with these florals, stunning. I am in love with the sentiments and the little embellishments on the first letter. It really reminds me of fairy tales I would read as a kid. It is nostalgic and heartwarming. My favorite of the 2 is all gold but both are truly lovely. thank you for inspiring and teaching crafters.

  4. Every single one of your cards is inspirational! My favorite is the Congratulations card. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

  5. Absolutely lovely! This is a great release you have done it justice. I think my favorite is the first card. The flowers are amazing and the sentiment is terrific. How very true it is too. Thank you for sharing your lovely creations.

  6. Beautiful work! It reminded me of looking at vintage fairytale book illustrations! 🙂 Love this new Altenew release!

  7. You really created an elegant card with the gold on the ranunculus. Beautiful! Your fairy tale roses card is so romantic! Thanks for the lovely start to my day! So much inspiration.

  8. Your flower cards were outstanding and loved the colors. That stamp set with the old time font on the greetings is so amazing. I want allot of this reveal.

  9. Your cards are beautiful. I gravitate to florals, anyway, and you did such a nice job with all of these that I will just have to copy you 🙂 and make one, myself! Thanks for the instruction and the inspo. Good work!

  10. I love how you did the gold embossing on the highest parts of the ranunculus. I am wondering if you gently daubed or patted the image with the embossing ink…I will have to experiment with that technique and try to figure it out.

  11. Oh my! I recently discovered the beauty of Altenew products and LOVE them. Your creations have truly inspired me to create. The incorporation of the gold is stunning. Thank you!


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