blog hop banner Jan 16Hello, and welcome to the Altenew January 2016 Blog Hop! If you came from the amazing Lydia’s blog, you are right on track! Today the design team girls are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate the release of 10 new stamp sets.


I designed the Way Too Sweet stamp set for the Altenew’s January release. This set has all things cute, sweet, and edible. You can use it anytime to send someone a sweet message. I’ll share three cards to show you different ways to use this set on January 25th. Okay, now onto my card for today’s blog hop:


I created a Tango-inspired card using the Peony Bouquet stamp set. Recently I watched a movie Shall We Dance in my English class and started a dance fitness program called Zumba. Yes, I’m obsessed with dancing. 🙂 That is how my inspiration came from.


A red rose between the lady’s teeth is one of the most iconic image associated with Tango, but I had to replace it with a peony for my card. I only stamped the outline image and one of the layers in the set to enhance the color.


How to Make a Hello Card using Solid Stamped Background  

  1. Stamp the solid images from the Peony Bouquet stamp set with black ink. (Please refer to 4 tips on how to achieve a good impression when solid stamping.)
  2. Stamp the flower outline image on a piece of red cardstock and stamp the second layer image.
  3. Cut out the flower with scissors. Die cut the frame out of gold paper and mount it on the stamped background using foam tape.
  4. Die cut the frame using Scallop Frames die and ‘hello’ using Halftone Hello die out of gold paper.
  5. Heat embossed the sentiment from You Are with white embossing powder.

Here is a process video showing you how I created my card. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube:

Giveaways: There are two ways to win!

  • To celebrate this release, 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 January 22 to leave your comments.
  • And there is more! I have a gift certificate to give away for one winner$30 gift certificate. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave a comment, I will announce the winner in this post on January 22. Good luck!


It is now time to head on over to the talented Svitlana’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. All the release products are now available for purchase in the Altenew online store. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

Giveaway Winner (Edited) 

Congratulations! Please email Altenew at to claim your prize with a subject line : January 2016 Release winner from May’s Blog

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161 thoughts on “Video: Tango-Inspired Card using Altenew January Release + Giveaway

  1. That is one stunner of a Card!! The color choice is beautiful and the flower in the upper corner is just like the flowers in the dancers hair..THE finishing touch!!!

  2. My jaw literally hit the floor …Your card is so stunning and I love the way you have perfectly captured the essence of Tango through your card.Absolutely love the sweet set you have designed and I look forward to your inspiration using it 💕💕

  3. Yeeeessss! This so reminds me of that movie…it’s one of my favorites. Amazing color comboe and meticulous design…yay May! And your new Way Too Sweet set is adorable. It was named after your, right?

  4. I like the idea of stamping the flower in black for the backround, and again in red on the frame. Stunning card.

  5. What a stand-out card; everything about it is spectacular. I love the bold color scheme and the large gold sentiment and frame.

  6. I just watched the video for this on you tube before coming on the hop and was blown away May. I love darker cards and this red and blue is simply stunning against the gold!

  7. I am totally in love with the teachers rule set! Of course the new releases are all awesome! 😍

    Love your card and video 😉

  8. wow.. may! you are amazing!!! i love your style.. this card has inspired me to try something like this.. but without a peony stamp.. would love to find one somewhere.. at least closer to my price range:)

  9. I like the background you created (makes a perfect foundation for your card). I also like the stamp set you designed.

    LOVE your BOLD & BEAUTIFUL colour combo and ELEGANT design – WOW – LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your FABULOUS INSPIRATION and video 🙂
    PS – CONGRATULATIONS on your SUPER SWEET stamp set!!!

  11. PPS – I forgot to say, LOVE that movie too and think it is EXCITING that you are having lots of Zumba action, one of my friends is ADDICTED to her workouts 🙂

  12. This card is so beautiful! I never would have thought to use that stamp to make a background. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. I think I am in love with the – Way too sweet stamp, May 🙂 and your card is bold and beautiful! The color combination is perfect!

  14. I subscribed your YouTube channel already 🙂 YouTube name :Elif Deniz
    And cards are so beautiful! I’m so envy! Haha

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