Altenew | March 2016 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway (Now Closed)

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew March 2016 Release Blog Hop (more on that below).

I created a card using an amazing stamp set designed by my dear friend Marika Rahtu. It might not look like much on the product photo in the store, but once you start playing with it this stamp set will make you believe to be a true watercolor artist. I am not kidding, take a look for yourself:

Altenew | Birch Tree Watercolor Card by @yanasmakula using stamps from @altenew

The set features a Birch Tree along with a few branches you can use to customize your tree and 3 sets of leaves. The leaves is what makes this set so special – by stamping them in 3 different shades of green (just like any other color layering) you are able to create a gorgeous greenery that looks like it was watercolored.

Now don’t just stop at green. Think about using pinks to create blossoms for Spring trees or yellows and oranges for Fall, even light greys for snow. I am loving this set and if you give it a try I’m sure you will love it too (and I’m not saying this because Marika is my friend, I truly love it and think its a fantastic and unique set).

Altenew | Birch Tree Watercolor Card by @yanasmakula using stamps from @altenew

First I created a light watercolored background using ink smooshing technique and lightest colors of Altenew green and blue inks. Next I stamped the tree and branches in VersaFine Onyx Black ink, stamped the leaves using Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf and Evergree and watercolored the tree using Altenew Jet Black ink. I also added a simple Wishing You a Beautiful Day sentiment and die cut the panel using Simon’s Stitched Circles Die to create a spotlight on my card.

Altenew | Birch Tree Watercolor Card by @yanasmakula using stamps from @altenew

I also embellished it using Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins and some white thread.

BLOG HOP

Altenew | March 2016 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

If you arrived from Amy the next stop on the hop is Sveta.

GIVEAWAY (Now Closed)

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win! You have until Friday March 18th to leave your comments.

I also have one $30 gift certificate to give away to a lucky stamper! Please leave a comment under this blog post and let me know your favorite product from the new release. I’ll pick the winner on Friday, March 18th and will post winner’s name here and will also e-mail the winner.

Thank you all for your lovely comments!

The winner of $30 gift certificate on my blog is Dominika. Congratulations! I’ll be in touch.

SHOP NEW RELEASE

Altenew BEAUTIFUL DAY DIE Set
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Altenew BEAUTIFUL LADY DIE Set
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Altenew BIRTHDAY BASH DIE Set
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Altenew BIRTHDAY GREETINGS BALLOON DIE Set
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Altenew BOTANICAL GARDEN DIE Set
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Altenew BOTTLEFUL OF DIE Set
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Altenew BRUSH ART FLORAL DIE Set
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Altenew DODEC STAR DIE Set
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Altenew FAUX VENEER DIE Set
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Altenew FESTIVE SILHOUETTES DIE Set
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Altenew MAGNOLIAS FOR HER DIE Set
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Altenew MINI BLOSSOMS DIE Set
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Altenew ORI KAMI DIE Set
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Altenew ORIENTAL ORCHID DIE Set
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Altenew PEONY BOUQUET DIE Set
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Altenew SUCCULENTS DIE Set
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Altenew TEACHERS RULE DIE Set
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Altenew TROPHY LIFE DIE Set
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Altenew WAY TOO SWEET DIE Set
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Altenew WINTER CARDINAL DIE Set
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Altenew-YOU-ARE-DIE-Set
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Altenew BIRCH LAND Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew 2016 Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew CAPTURE MOMENTS Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew DAISY Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew GOALS Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew MINI ATLAS Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew PINE TREE Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew SNOWING Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew TRAVELING Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew WINTER COTTAGE Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew GLACIER CAVES Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack
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Altenew RED SUNSET Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack
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Altenew ARCTIC Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew BLUSH Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew CARIBBEAN SKY Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew CRIMSON Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew EVENING GRAY Crisp Ink Pad
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Altenew MOON ROCK Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew MORNING FROST Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew PERSIAN BLUE Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew ROUGE Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew SAPPHIRE Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Altenew VELVET Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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SUPPLIES

Arches COLD PRESS WATERCOLOR PAD 9x12 inches 012852
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB Ream Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray FG27
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad VM001
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WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE WL01SF
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Zig Watercolor BrusH2O DETAILER WSBR01
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED CIRCLES Wafer Dies sssd111456 In Stitches
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Best Creation BIG SQUARES 3-D Foam Tape Adhesive FT004
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Altenew JET BLACK Crisp Dye Ink Pad AN167
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Altenew FRAYED LEAF Crisp Dye Ink Pad AN170
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Altenew FOREST GLADES Crisp Dye Ink Pad AN171
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Altenew EVERGREEN Crisp Dye Ink Pad AN172
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248 Comments

    1. Awesome display. These cards look like they are free hand painted.

    1. The color of the leaves is lovely. I like how the branches can also be used with out the leaves.

    1. Yana, this card is gorgeous. Using 3 different green inks made the braches so life-like. Thanks for the hint about using the leaf stamps in different ways for different trees.

    1. Gorgeous cards. I absolutely love this stamp set. I can’t wait to get it. ^_^

    1. Absolutely beautiful! I am so excited to be finally visiting your blog. Your work is amazing!!! Thank You for sharing with all of us :>

    1. Wow! What beautiful cards. Love the scenes you created

    1. Wow! What beautiful cards! Love the scenes you created!

    1. Your right Yana,this set is incredible for watercolor. BEAUTIFUL card.

    1. Lovely makes, I am drooling over the trees set here, such a beautiful set, and you have showcased it brilliantly.

    1. WOW – BEAUTIFUL cards Yana!!!
      LOVE your pretty scenes and soft colours, your stitched circle panel is such an ELEGANT design, you really are a TALENTED watercolour ARTIST!!!
      THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂
      PS – my favourite is Marika’s Birch Land stamp set, that trunk, branches and leaves combine together for endless designs 🙂

    1. Remember seeing them in Altenew FB group. I gasped then and am gasping again. They’re amazing! You’re a true artist!

    1. WOW love how you spotlighted the tree branch. The hop is fantabulous.

    1. Wow! Beautiful cards and amazing release!!!! I love all the new products!!!! my favourite items are Magnolias For Her Die and Mini Blossoms Die Sets!!!!

    1. Your cards are beyond fabulous!
      This is such a great release that it’s hard to choose a favorite but forced to choose I think it would be the tree stamp set that you used.

    1. Wow…what amazing and beautiful cards…breath taking…thank you for sharing

    1. Oh my gosh !! Your cards are simply stunning !! I shall have to subscribe to your site. These are awesome ideas !

    1. I don’t seem to see my comment, so I will try again. Beautiful cards !! I will have to subscribe to your blog !!

    1. I have these stamps and now I know what to do with them…you brought them to life! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us. Have a blessed day.

    1. Stunning projects. I love the beautiful scenes you created. You are very talented. TFS

    1. Wow, your cards are amazing! I love that circle and stitching along with the watercoloring. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. How utterly gorgeous and enchanting–I love your techniques!

    1. I love the birch tree and will have to add it to my wish list. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card.

    1. Oh your cards are just breathtaking. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much

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