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. I love that Marika has designed the tree so you can add your branches how you like. Great suggestions for different colours for the leaves!

    1. Great card! I love the stitched circle cut out adds a different pop of flare! Love it. Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. What a fabulous pair of cards! Those stamps look like a lot of fun, can’t wait to see more.

    1. Yes! I like what I see here! Love the spotlight. What a great way to focus on the birch tree and I too think those leaves are just great to use with different colors as well as the greens. Thanks for a great card.

    1. Yes, I do love your birch tree and especially the way you used the circle to spotlight it! What a great card.

    1. gorgeous card… love the depth of color you achieved with just the stamps!

    1. Gorgeous cards! I loved that little cabin as soon as I saw it, but you just sealed the deal.

    1. I am speechless! These cards are beautiful works of art! Absolute perfection in my opinion! I could go on and on and use lots of adjectives to describe how I feel about them but I am just going to keep it simple! These are AMAZING and make my soul happy! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous works of art with me!

    1. Love that circle tree card. Very pretty. I’m new to Altenew but can’t wait to be able to order some products and create.

    1. You have such a great eye for design and I really love the choices you made in putting this card together.

    1. Beautiful. It looks like someone could just walk right into the cards and enjoy the quiet of nature.

    1. So pretty! I love how you spotlighted the central potion, the coloring is just wonderful!

    1. Love the scenes you created for your cards. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Beautiful scenic cards. I like the addition of sequins.
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    1. Hello Yana! I’ve become such a fan of yours. I loved your February inspiration card and many others. I love the simplicity of the birch tree card above. We as stampers/crafters understand that simplicity does not mean easy. I would also mention that the leaves in the new birch tree set could be used with purples for wisteria blossoms too. Just saying. 🙂 <3

    1. I am most excited about the peony bouquet die set, I just adore the stamp set and now I can do even more with it! Love your work Yana, just gorgeous!

    1. Birch Land is stunningly beautiful. Your cards are gorgeous, evoking feelings of peace and tranquility. My wish list is going to be huge.

    1. your cards are one of my favorites on this hops, there are stunning and absolutely beautiful!

    1. Wonderful, love the new release. Thanks for sharing, it’s so inspiring.

    1. Beautiful cards…This set will be a go to set for so many different occasions.Its top of my wish list….or maybe its a have to have list?

    1. Just adore both these cards, Yana! I have a soft spot for birch trees, and you’ve really made this set shine for me! Love the little winter cottage set, also! Beautiful work!

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