blog hop banner Oct 15Hello, and welcome to the Altenew October 2015 Blog Hop! If you came from the Altenew’s blog, you are right on track! For today’s card my inspiration came from Korean 2D animation video named Cherry Blossom Elephant in forest, and here is what I came up with:

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Shape stamping is one of my favorite techniques, and I knew exactly what I wanted to make when I saw the elephant die from the Baby Zoo die set. This time I tried a bit different by using a die cut itself as a stamped background instead of drawing a shape on a card base.

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I filled it in with small multi -step images from Vintage Flowers. Here are the inks I used for my flowers: Blue(Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk), Purple(Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris.) I also stamped the leaf(Coral: Peach Perfect) from Lacy Scrolls to complement my elephant.

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After stamping three layers of large flower image from Vintage Flowers, I added ink splatters using Heidi Swapp Color Shine Coral. Then I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Greetings.

I’m sharing a video tutorial showing you how I made my card. You can watch the tutorial here or in HD on YouTube. If you like this video, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more videos from me.

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, October 9 11:59pm EST for a chance to win.
  • And there is more! I have a gift certificates to give away for one winner$30 gift certificate to Altenew. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave me a comment by Friday, October 9 11:59pm EST. I will announce the winner in this post on Monday, October 12. Good luck!

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I really love the color combo I chose. Don’t you love the crisp colors? They look even more beautiful in real life! Hope you loved the card and got some inspiration.

It is now time to head on over to the Nicole’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

Giveaway Winner (Edited) 

Congratulations, Conil! Please contact Altenew at with the subject line ‘October 2015 blog hop winner from May’ to claim your prize.

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174 thoughts on “Video: Altenew October Blog Hop + Giveaways

  1. May, this is so lovely! Had to jump over and watch the cherry blossom elephant in forest video….peaceful colors!
    Off to see your video:)

  2. Just love the fantasies you create on your cards. There’s is always a delightful story…it makes one happy. This is just amazingly sweet and beautiful.

  3. I subscribed to your channel! How cool is this technique to stamp on die cut shapes! Super creative! My head was like “ding” when I saw your card!!! Very very inspirational!

  4. I just loved your video and learned something new today. Your card is just lovely. FYI: I rode an elephant in the jungle of Thailand about 8 yrs ago. What a memory for me because I’m 70 yrs old. It was something on my bucket list of things to do in my life.

  5. Just subscribed and I really like your elephant card which is funny since elephants are not my favorite. You make beautiful, colorful cards.

  6. Wow, May.. Just Wow! I’m so glad you made a video, because I had no idea you stamped the elephant. I thought you had cut it from patterned paper. It’s just gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing, and taking the time to do a video. (btw, I still love that song, and still have no clue who sings it, or what it’s called. ^_^) Thanks again for sharing.

  7. May, your card design is so kind and tender! Love an elephant stamped with small flowers. Thank you for inspiration to use dies in not so traditional way 😉 Hugs, Ksenija

  8. Your cards and designs always amaze me. They make a real impact without being overdone and I find a great deal of pleasure in the attention to detail. Gorgeous! Subscribing to YouTube now. Not gonna miss anything now 🙂

  9. this is a wonderful idea. I love elephants and enjoy seeing them used in card.
    Stamping this one with the little flowers is a wonderful idea.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

  10. thanks may… i left you a comment on the altenew blog! sorry my bad:) thanks for the inspiration… i am here silently cheering you on..

  11. I just watched your video May and what a great idea to use the die and introduce the stamping all over and the rose is adorable and the sentiment finishes it beautifully. Thank you for showing us the technique. x

  12. Love the elephant! Very unique. Never would have thought to make my elephant flowered. Cute idea. The flower is gorgeous! Very cool card.

  13. Oh my goodness May, what a beautiful job you’ve done on your card. I love how you stamped the elephant. I would have never thought to do that but its gorgeous!

  14. What a pretty card! I love the soft colors and the way you stamped the pattern on the elephant, thanks for sharing. I subscribed to your YouTube channel.

  15. Hello May!
    Your flower elephant is just fantastic!
    I love the design and color!!!
    I love your video tutorial too!
    It is amazing viedo. Thank you for sharing great tutorial!!!

  16. Amazing card! Love what you did with the fabulous elephant shape! Lovely colors and designs! I subscribed to your YouTube!

  17. Hi May ~ Your creativity here is absolutely aMAYzing (had to get that in!!!). I love the way you used the elephant die and filled it with the delicate, colorful flowers. So very lovely. Well done.

  18. Hi May! I really like the stamping of the elephant. I would never have thought of it. Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

  19. What a great card! Love the floral elephant, so creative! Thank you for the wonderful video! I just found your blog and am a new subscriber to our YouTube channel!

  20. I’m so excited to see the new ink colours! Beautiful additions to the existing inks:) love them all !

  21. GORGEOUS card May!!!
    LOVE your floral elephant, LOVE your layered flowers, LOVE your GORGEOUS colours, LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and giving us the chance to win too 🙂

  22. I loved the card as soon as I saw the still image And after watching your inspiration am totally floored at how you’ve channeled the animation! Great technique and it really highlights the new inks,

  23. I just adore this card! I didn’t realise the elephant was stamped, I thought it was cut straight from a paper! You’re so creative and everything you make comes out perfectly! Will definitely subscribe to your YouTube videos!

  24. I love Altenew crisp inks! The new colors are definitely on my wish list! 🙂 I love your card. Awesome awesome design and craftmanship! I admire your work!

  25. Beautiful card making! I am fond of your work. Your cards are effortless! I’m glad to have found you on Instagram and YouTube.

  26. It’s really amazing how you use stamp, die and ect to make a unique card. You inspire me a lot. So glad altenew got new ink and they my favourite. Always wanted a blue and purple finally it’s here. Thank you for the giveaway😘😘😘

  27. Love your style of cards !!
    This is such a clever idea, that u did with that ele !!
    TFS & for the chance!

  28. You already know that I am a fan of yours…I subscribe to everything May Park. This is one awesome creation! Very inspiring (as always).

  29. What an incredible card – totally unique.
    Thanks for sharing your fabulous work with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  30. Wow! I absolutely LOVE this card, May!!!! Thank you for the video of how you created it, very inspiring!! (And I’m now a subscriber to your YouTube channel!) 😊

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