Thursday, August 24, 2017

Altenew August 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hello everyone,
I'm so happy and honoured to be joining the August 2017 Release Blog Hop over at the Altenew blog. I have been really very excited about this new release and have FIVE cards to share with you today. :)
If you have come here from the amazingly talented Debby Hughes's blog, you're on the right track.


CARD ONE 



To create this card, I die-cut a piece of white watercolour cardstock and did some ink blending on the background using Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress ink. I kept the concentration of the inks on the right hand side and tried to create a color gradient towards the bottom. I added few black and pink paint spatters. Then, I stamped and die-cut the frame using the Altenew Sweet Friend Stamp and Sweet Friend Die set and clear heat-embossed it. I did some light watercolouring on the frames using markers. 


For the florals, I used the Altenew Doodle Blooms Stamp and Die set which was again coloured using markers. I arranged all the flowers and leaves on the die-cut frame and added foam dots to them for added dimension. The sentiment is also from the Sweet Friend set. It has been masked and then heat-embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock. I finally finished my card with some clear sequins. 


CARD TWO

This was very simple to put together because the Altenew Fantasy Floral die set makes it a breeze. I die-cut the roses and leaves from the Altenew Fantasy Floral die set using heavyweight white cardstock. The fun part is that Altenew already has coordinating inks for layered stamps so while working with the dies, the same rule applies - light to darkest. So even if you don't have a lot of coloured cardstock like me, you can always create your own custom coloured paper which is so much better :D


I coloured the teal coloured flowers using the inks from the Altenew Sea Shore ink set. I used three different ink shades to colour the flowers. Similarly, I used the Altenew Red Sunset ink set for colouring my red coloured florals. This die set is one of my absolute favourites from this release! The leaves and flourishes were also coloured using the Altenew Tropical Forest ink set. 


I used the Altenew Adore You set for my sentiment. It has been heat-embossed using White Embossing powder. I also added few washes of grey watercolour on the background and a couple of sequins to finish off my card!



CARD THREE
This is another simple card to assemble, here I have used a combination of the Altenew Rose Filament dies and small filler flowers from the Bamboo Rose stamp set. I think they really go well together!


I have used the Inlaid Die-Cutting technique here. I first die-cut the roses in black cardstock, and then again in some white cardstock. The white pieces were coloured using markers. The small flowers and the filler leaves were stamped, watercoloured and fussy-cut. I first adhered the roses in black on my card front and then 'filled' in the flowers with the coloured pieces. The sentiment is also from the Bamboo Rose set which I stamped using the Altenew Jet Black Dye ink




CARD FOUR
I personally love this card a lot!I think the 3D embossing in the background and the Fantasy Floral die set really go together very well. I die-cut the roses using white cardstock and coloured them using the Altenew Red Sunset inks. The leaves were also cut from white cardstock and coloured using the Altenew Tropical Forest ink set.


The sentiment has again been masked. The 'You Are' is from the Altenew Sentiments & Quotes stamp set and the 'beautiful' is from the Sweet Friend stamp set. This is a great way to stretch your stamps and get more use out of them :) 



Onto, my last and final card!
This is such a beautiful cover plate die! I first die-cut the Altenew Doodled Lace die in white cardstock and coloured the flowers using Distress Oxides. 


I added some gold glitter paper to the back of the flowers. It's an extremely intricate die set and will take atleast 2-3 pases through your die-cut machine, but the end result is gorgeous!


The sentiment is again from the Altenew Sentiments & Quotes set. I heat-embossed it in gold on a strip of black cardstock. This is a excellent set, full of lovely sentiments and quotes and is a must have for everyone. I added few gold sequins to balance my card design!

PRIZES : 
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, September 2nd. 

ADDITIONAL GIVEAWAY :
I have a $30 Altenew gift certificate to giveaway to ONE lucky person who comments on my post by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm IST. I will announce the winner on my blog by Saturday, September 2nd.


Next on the hop is the lovely Sandra Dietrich!


BLOG HOP ORDER :

Hussena Calcuttawala >> You are HERE!


Thank you so much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think of my cards.
Have a nice day everyone!

92 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards :) adore how you arrange the florals, fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  2. totally amazeballs! LOVE all the cards♥

    ReplyDelete
  3. Five absolutely breathtaking cards! I love the fourth card with its embossed background but the final card is my absolute favorite! Sheer perfection! I have already ordered the Doodled Lace die and can't wait to get it! You did an amazing job showcasing Altenew's newest releases! TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow you sure showcased these new products so beautifully. Stunning designs on each one of them!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hussena, gorgeous parade of floral cards! I'm so happy to see how you used the Floral Fantasy dies...as I was quite stumped:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Super gorgeous cards Hussena! Really, really inspiring!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Totally amazing cards! I can't pick a favourite... but I think I like the third card a little bit more than others! :) LOVE the colour combinations on all the cards!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh Hussena! All are so so beautiful! i just cannot decide which one is better! Color the layered diecuts with Altenew inks is a great tip! Especially for me as I don't keep cardstock in every color! now who needs it when we have have Altenew inks.. :D
    Fantabulous Job!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Absolutely beautiful cards! I love how you colored in parts of that background die - what a great idea! And those layered roses are stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  10. love all the cards Hussena !! amazing as usual :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. OMG....all five are just fantabulous I just love each and every detail on all the cards and can't pick only one...just incredible

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a wonderful collection of cards!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love all your beautiful cards thanks for sharin.
    Have a blessed day!
    Kimberly

    ReplyDelete
  14. The Rose Filament die is really extraordinary. Lovely cards.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Gorgeous cards, love this new release!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your cards are wonderful. Thank you for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Loved all your cards. I found you purely from another stream on a blog from Altenew release.

    ReplyDelete
  18. All the cards are cute actually :-)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Absolutely stunning !! And florals and Hussena go together like wine and cheese , salt n pepper , ......,,, adore your cards ❤️

    ReplyDelete
  20. All your cards have such a beautiful composition be it colors or flowers! Each one of packed with elegance and charm !

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow, these are all so amazing!! I love the colors and designs of each one!! You did such a beautiful job!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

    ReplyDelete
  22. Really beautiful cards, love them all. Thank you for your inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  23. These cards are all just stunning! You've created such elegant looks with the dies and stamps. WOW!

    ReplyDelete
  24. A fabulous creative group of cards. The florals are stunning.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your collection of projects are beautiful. Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  26. all such beautiful cards, Hussena - especially love the last one!

    ReplyDelete
  27. fabulous cards!! You have used the new products along with such wonderful choices of colors so beautifully.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Beautiful projects. You are the master of floral cards. Love!

    ReplyDelete
  29. These are just so lovely. They showcase the new release so well.TFS

    ReplyDelete
  30. Super cute cards!Thank you for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Beautiful work. Love the color combinations.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Very pretty colors on these floral cards.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Absolutely beautiful !! I might have a slight preference with the 4th one...

    ReplyDelete
  34. These are stunning! I'm especially loving all the floral die cuts! Those fantasy florals are amazing and I love the bold graphic floral with the filament dies!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh hussene , this so gorgeous set of cards.. so unique

    ReplyDelete
  36. I live all the cards and only u can do such amazing work with stamps !!!totally awestruck with all of them!! The first and fifth are my most favourite ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    ReplyDelete
  37. You are a fabulous designer, you make beautiful cards! Big fan!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Oh my goodness Hussena, these are ALL gorgeous and the grand finale is a real show stopper! (I had to subscribe to your blog to see more.) TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  39. All of your cards are gorgeous! I love the ones using the new Fantasy Florals dies the most!

    ReplyDelete
  40. OMG! So many gorgeous cards! I scroll down thinking this is my favourite and I find another fantastic card! I love all of these!

    ReplyDelete
  41. This is so beautiful. It really gives me immense pride when I see an Indian crafter making such beautiful cards. Because I understand how difficult and costly it is to get the utilities here. But then it's your dedication and passion that drives you. Well done Hussena ... Good wishes to you :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. So much beautiful inspiration! Your cards are so gorgeous!!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Gorgeous cards, I love them all and the color combos are awesome! Thanks for sharing your incredible talents.

    ReplyDelete
  44. WOW is all i can say. inspirational projects!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Very nice cards and tips for designing! The fantasy florals are going in my cart!!

    ReplyDelete
  46. I love that Rose filament die!!! The bamboo rose set and dies are top on my wishlist

    ReplyDelete
  47. Beautiful cards! I love each one. Altenew has such great new products and you have done an amazing job using some of them.

    ReplyDelete
  48. They are all really nice cards but that last one is my favorite. I love the way this lacy die looks using pastels. Gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Wow! Lovely cards! Loved your color choices..

    ReplyDelete
  50. Such beautiful cards. You have a lovely style that, even though all the cards are different, makes them go together. :D

    ReplyDelete
  51. The color combination in your second card is wonderful! The bright blue, green, and red combo is really vibrant.

    ReplyDelete
  52. The Rose Filament Die card is my favorite

    ReplyDelete
  53. The Rose Filament Die card is my favorite

    ReplyDelete
  54. This is an amazing release. Love all your beautiful inspiration! And how wonderfully versatile that these can be used for scrapbooking as well.

    ReplyDelete
  55. Stunning cards! I love the graphic ones, but the soft lacy one made me smile too. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Beautiful cards - Love them all

    ReplyDelete
  57. Wow is right! These are amazing designs. I love them all.

    ReplyDelete
  58. beautiful cards i love the lace die on the last one! it is so pretty i cant wait to get mine

    ReplyDelete
  59. Super cards. Love those bright colors in the second one!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Your cards are beautiful. I love those flower dies too.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Wow! This release is unbelievable. Fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Such lovely cards...thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Love the layering of flowers! I also love that new cover charge!

    ReplyDelete
  64. The fantasy floral die cut cards are my favorite. The bright colors are so fun and happy!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Lovely cards! What gorgeous new dies Altenew has come up with! Fantasy Floral is a fave along with the Striped Leaf Cover Die!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Absolutely lovely cards. I think the last one is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Wow these are just awesome, such pretty inlaid techniques and sweet coloring on them all, gorgeous arranging of it all!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Beautiful cards! I love the lace die!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Your cards are all fabulous! I love your delicate coloring. I just can't pick a favorite:)

    ReplyDelete
  70. Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Your cards are fantastic, I live that little wash if Grey and will be trying that!!

    ReplyDelete
  72. WOW - what a stunning set of cards. All so inspiring

    ReplyDelete
  73. The die cuts are just too awesome. It's a great set of inspirations.

    ReplyDelete
  74. Wow! Five cards! All of them are just beautiful. The floral fantasy die set is quickly becoming a favourite of mine.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Love all of your cards! So pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  76. Wow,wow, wow! All of your cards are so amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  77. Cute cards! Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  78. So many wonderful and beautiful cards. I just wanted more and more.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Your cards are simply gorgeous. Thank you for inspiring me.

    ReplyDelete
  80. Wow! Absolutely stunning cards!! And 5 of them. And they're all just striking!! The 3rd card and the last card would have to be my favourites. Love the black contrast on the third one and the delicate watercolouring is just perfect! And that doodled lace die is just gorgeous!! You'd have a hard time messing that one up. I'm waiting so very impatiently for mine to come. Can't wait to play!!

    ReplyDelete
  81. I especially love your hello sweet friend card. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  82. Wonderful cards, Hussena!! Love all the pretty layers and mix of soft and bright colors on your cards. :-)

    ReplyDelete