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Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to Altenew March 2015 Blog Hop! Today the design team girls are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate the release of Dies and Antique Trims. If you came from the Altenew’s blog, you are right on track! I’ve got two cards to share with you using the new release:


For my first card, I stamped the bottle from Bottleful of stamp set using Distress Ink Peacock Feathers. Next, I painted it with watercolors, and then I drew some stems to complement my image.


After that, I stamped the leaf from Vintage Roses set on the card base. Then I added the flower from the same set and cut out with the matching die after stamping the sentiment from Super Script set in brown.


Before I started painting my bottle image, I spent almost two hours practicing my watercolor skills. I think the time and effort I put into the bottle was paid off. What do you think of my watercolored bottle?


For my next card, I stamped the gorgeous flower images and leaves from Vintage Roses set on a piece of grunge paper. Then I made a black ink splatter using Heidi Swapp Color Shine and added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins to embellish my card.


I used the artistic caligraphy “hello” from Super Script set, stamped in black, and cut out with the matching die. Next, I popped it up withe dimensional adhesive after stamping the sentiment from Figure Effects set in black.


I wasn’t sure how to build images from Vintage Roses set until I referred to the sample sheet found HERE.  I’m now comfortable with using the building stamps through much practice. Anyway, I hope you loved my creations and got some inspiration. 🙂

It is now time to head on over to Jocelyn’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. I am sure she has something amazing made up. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy crafting!

Giveaways: There are two ways to win!

To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, March 20th 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, March 21st.

And there is more! I’ll randdomly choose one winner from comments left on this post,  and the prize will be a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. I will announce the winner in this post and on my Instagram as well on Sunday, March 22nd. Good luck!

Giveaway Winner (Edited) 

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219 thoughts on “Altenew March Blog Hop + Giveaway : Vintage Rose Cards

  1. Dear May, happy to see in Altenew DT! Your style is so unusual, and you are so inventive with stamps. I am glad that Altenew released coordinating dies, now I have to get more stamps from them with matching dies 😉 Thank you for inspiration!

  2. Such beautiful projects! Yes I’d say your patience with your watercoloring really paid off! The bottle is stunning!

  3. Those are some seriously fun color combinations I would not have thought of! The watercolored bottle is perfect. Lovely, lovely stuff here!

  4. Love the depth of the designs. The shading is wonderful.
    the flower in the bottle is so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Altenew stamps are among the most beautiful in the market. I love them, allow you to create true works of art. Application of these sets of dies for increased creative possibilities. Your card is beautiful and original.

  6. The best stamps ever now having matching dies – so thrilled. I have been leaving messages since the first day asking of them, glad they brought them to market. Gorgeous cards and thank you for the giveaway too:-)

  7. Wow, such gorgeous cards! I really like the idea you had to use the bottle for the flower. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Your cards are beautiful! You know, I didn’t give that bottle set a second thought but the way you colored it is making me rethink that set! Thank you for sharing and also for doing your own giveaway!

  9. I would probably never used yellow leaves with pink roses. What was I thinking? Beautiful. Looking forward to witnessing your talent even more.

  10. Wow your practicing really paid off…that bottle is gorgeous. Love the flowers on the last card too.

  11. Oh my! These are gorgeous! I’m not usually a fan of sequins, but you rocked them on that stunning rose card! Love your work. Congrats on the DT gig too!

  12. These are gorgeous! Now that I have the MISTI, I am looking forward to stamping some 2 and 3 step images like these.

  13. Lovely Watercoloring on your bottle! Both cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the ideas! Love this release!

  14. Really nice cards. I like your work a lot. Thank you for sharing. And the hours spent practicing paid off. Gave me inspiration to practice myself.

  15. Your bottle looks almost real, so do not worry about your watercoloring. It is fantastic.
    I do not have an Instagram account, nevertheless, hope to win. xD

  16. Wow, what can I say! All of that hard work certainly paid off – your watercoloured bottle is awesome and your roses are perfect. Just gorgeous 🙂

  17. Your cards are beautiful, May. I love your watercolored bottle, it’s so realistic! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Your cards are beautiful! I love these flower stamps! I am new to discovering Altenew stamps and dies and I don’t own any yet. I would love to enter your giveaway but I do not belong to Instagram so I cannot find out if I am the winner. If I am lucky enough to win, maybe you could email me at and I would be so excited to try Altenew products! Thank you!

  19. Love the bottle and the beautiful flower. So realistic. I am new to Altenew. I don’t do instagram. Would you please announce the winner here? Please? I’ll definitely be popping back. Hugz

  20. The bottle is amazing, so realistic and so beautiful. I love the way the flower looks like it actually is in the bottle.

  21. Wonderful, the bottle is so great and the color perfect. Love the flower in the bottle. Love the other cards too. TFS.

  22. Awe, May, your watercolored bottle looks so real…as does your hand-drawn stem. Your Vintage Roses look fabulous with the layered stamping. Thanks for the chance to win an Altenew GC as my wish list keeps growing!

  23. Beautiful cards! Congratulations on becoming a Design Team Member. The bottle is amazing I wish I had your talent.

  24. Your watercolored bottle & 3 step Vintage Roses are PERFECT! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards & for the chance to win 🙂

  25. Wonderful job on the bottle, it looks amazing! Your roses are stamped so beautifully, love the soft colors you used! This stamp set is on my xmas list for sure:)

  26. Love your beautiful Vintage Roses cards, the vibrant colors are stunning. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Gorgeous and your artistry is so impressive. The painted water bottle is superb and I love the Roses card.

  28. Beautiful cards! And I think you did a fabulous job with your bottle. I’m definitely going to check out that set.

  29. Your practicing your watercoloring skills paid off with an awesome job on the water bottle card! I loved your Rose card also and everything was very inspiring to me thanks!

  30. I wanna say something smart, but all I can say is just WOW! How did you color that bottle? Great idea, May!

  31. I noticed what everyone else seemed to notice — super job coloring the water bottle. It looks so realistic! I have the die sets and can’t wait to get my hands on a couple sets.

  32. Beautiful cards May! The painting on the bottle is just stunning and I love the splatter/sequins on the second, sets it off just perfectly!

  33. Your cards are beautiful! I was glad to read you also had to practice to make them work. I’m still having trouble with the leaves. More practice I guess. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  34. LOVE your bottle! You colored it just perfect. It is so realistic in that it looks exactly like glass! So, that’s the key, practice first, eh?

  35. Absolutely fabulous!! LOVE these new florals so much. The rose is my favorite. LOVE how you have done your glass bottle, too. Wonderful!!! Thanks so much for the extra chance to win!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  36. Your cards are STUNNING!!! I absolutely love the rose in the bottle. I can’t believe you spent 2 hours practicing before you made the card. The effort and time was well worth it.

  37. Just BEAUTIFUL cards!!! Yes, your watercoloring practice did pay off 😉 The bottle is so realistic and pretty! Great work, looking forward to seeing more of your work with Altenew products 😉

  38. Your cards are lovely! And I love your watercolored bottle! All of your practice paid off 🙂 Great job!

  39. Oh hey now, that bottle is fantastic. I have a hard time believing that your water coloring skills need any work!

  40. I love the cards you made but I wish you gave more details about them, specially the inks and products used. Like I would like to know what combination of inks you used for the flowers. I have the same stamp and I find it difficult to get nice combinations. Also what watercolours did you use? Thanks.

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