Thursday, August 24, 2017

Altenew August 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway


Hello! I am back hopping along with Altenew again and I could not be more excited! The August 2017 Release is live and available and totally gorgeous! 


I started out playing with the Rose Filament Die Set. This set of six roses creates gorgeous open flowers with delicate lines. I am pretty sure I cut about 100 of these beautiful flowers and had fun experimenting with all sorts of ways to use the roses. This first card is my favorite result of my creative play time.

I cut watercolor paper with the Rose Filament Die Set and used a piece of watercolor paper as my base. Each of the roses was glued to the paper in a pattern I liked. The parts of the roses hanging off the edge were trimmed away to fit the panel. 


Using Gansai Tambi watercolors, I painted over the top of the entire panel. I used the colors 57, 62, and 67. I mixed and painted until I achieved the mottled look you see here. It almost looks like a copper patina finish.


Over each of the flowers, I applied a metallic wax-based paste. This paste leaves behind a gorgeous, shiny, metallic finish, where ever it is applied. I used my finger to carefully control where the paste ended up, but a brush works just as well. I also used the paste on some wood dots to make them coordinate.

The paste does take some time to dry, but the result is worth it. The paste comes in many colors and shades. If you are into die-cutting, you need some of this paste! As always, if you are interested in any of the products I am using today, please see the lists at the bottom of this post.


I finished the card off with a vellum panel stamped with a heat embossed sentiment. The sentiment is from a new set of stamps called, More Than Words. The combination of fonts is elegant and the wording is lovely. The sentiments in this set make beautiful cards, but would make even better titles and words for scrapbook layouts.


For this card I used the same die cut roses from the Rose Filament Die Set. I painted these with the Gansai Tambi watercolors again.


A piece of striped paper from the Reflections 6x6 Paper Pad was a fun touch. Mostly because, don't all things need stripes? (I may be addicted to stripes in all areas of my life.)


I used glue to adhere the flowers to the card. I wanted to keep the dimension and natural look to the roses, so I only applied the glue in a few select places.


And finally, my happy accident card. This is a scrap piece of paper. No joke.


As I was water coloring the die cut roses, I put a piece of watercolor paper underneath. (water coloring in the living room while watching a movie with the family requires a little more neatness than in my office. lol) As I lifted the colored roses away, this beautiful image was left behind!


I finished it off by stamping a sentiment from More Than Words, and well, it is a lovely little card! 

This is quite the blog hop. In fact, there are 2 days of hopping! Be sure and visit the Altenew blog (link below) for all the fun and eye candy. If you are just joining the hop here on my blog, here is the list of those hopping today.

Kimberly Crawford *you are here*

You KNOW these hops always have a prize and today I have a chance for you to win twice!

First chance: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, September 2nd.

Second chance:
I am drawing a winner to receive a $30 Altenew gift certificate!! Leave a comment on THIS post by August 30 at 10 PM CDT. I will announce the winner on August 31. Good luck!


Sincerely Yours,

75 comments:

LauraJane:) said...

SWOONING over that third card! Accidents often make the best masterpieces! It takes an artist to see the beauty and then rescue them. Great samples today!

barbara macaskill said...

Such pretty cards! I especially love the first one! It looks like it has a rusty patina on it and is so lovely! TFS!

Meghan Peterson said...

What great cards!! I love all the different ways you used the roses - and that first card is so beautifully vintage and rustic!

Kailash said...

I love how the happy accident created your gorgeous impression, love when that happens!!!

Lila Taylor said...

I love all the cards! I like how you made three cards out of one die set! Love it!

Karen said...

I love the colors of the first card, but the last two are simply stunning! How awesome to have a scrap turn into a gorgeous card!

Debbie Selby said...

I love that filament rose die it seems no matter how it is used on a project. Well done.

lritchie said...

All of the cards are lovely, I am loving this new release!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous cards. My favorite is your 'accident' card. Wish my accidents could be as beautiful as yours.

Stampnms said...

Love your "happy accident" so soft and subtle.

k ostgard said...

Love all your cards the first card is amazing the amazing card is lovely but the accident cards I love the most.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a blessed day!
Kimberly shared namesake

Nancy Thomas said...

My accidents never turn out this beautiful! An amazing group of cards.

Marsha said...

Oh my goodness. What you have done with these dies are soooo gorgeous. What fantastic ideas. And I love your accident!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the touch of copper color you added to your first card. Very pretty projects today. TFS

Betty Keefe said...

such beautiful cards with that rose filament - all so different and creative!

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful, beautiful cards! Geez, the more I hop, the more I want from this new line so I really appreciate all the chances to win a GC:)

Helen Budz said...

What lovely cards. So beautifully elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Kleri F said...

Awesome cards!Really very pretty!tfs

Barbara said...

All three cards are beyond gorgeous! I'm going to try to duplicate the technique for the third card...wow!

Abby said...

Fun use of die cuts!

amee said...

love love love your cards

Melissa S said...

Beautiful cards. I love the color tones in the first one. I wish all me accidents could be as beautiful as your last card. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Miriam Prantner said...

That happy accident is gorgeous! Just beautiful, and I love the color/texture in that first card!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Very interesting and unique cards !! Congratulations !

Sue LD said...

Wonderful cards. LOve the copper on the first one.

Angela said...

All three of your cards are beautiful! I especially love the first one. It is stunning!!!

3kidmama said...

These cards are all so beautiful! I love how different they "feel" yet all with the same gorgeous dies? Amazing creativity!

Daria G. said...

So elegant and so beautiful. Love that all of them are so different but also very creative!!! Need those roses☺️ Thanks for the inspiration!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cards :) And sometimes cards created out of accidents turn out the best! So pretty :)

Teresa Doyle said...

Kimberly, these are all so beautiful. I never thought to put another piece of wc paper under a project I was working on. Apparently you DID AND with such beautiful results, good for you. Thanks for sharing this with us. ♥ it!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful cards! That roses die set is versatile. Your happy accident card is stunning!

Francine D said...

What beautiful cards. Altenew does such a good job with planning their items for release.

jan metcalf said...

Wasn't sure I needed the rose collection but after seeing your delightful cards I have changed my mind!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Vijaylaxmi Siyal (Shalu) said...

Awesome Colors & Designs !!Loved your creations !

Joy Meadows said...

LOVE!! Such beautiful creations, Kimberly. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Just so sweet!

Tavana S said...

Pretty cards.. Even the happy accident one is soooo beautiful!

Melissa Friedrich said...

All such gorgeous cards, love the copper patina look, the CAS with the greens tripes and the happy accident one!

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the colors and designs. Greta new products!

Cindy's Little Farm said...

So elegant! Love your happy accident!

Raven Magill said...

I love your happy accident card - aren't those the best? The result with that rose really is beautiful.

Nicole B said...

I've seen metallic pastes but not know what to do with them. Thanks for the great inspiration! My favorite card is the third one, though. Those accidental watercolor shadows created such a beautiful, loose look. I'm glad you saved them!

Cyndi Morris said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. I love the Rose Filament die.

Audrey Meyer said...

Just because is perfect!

Carol Rossouw said...

This is an amazing release. Love all your beautiful inspiration! And how wonderfully versatile that these can be used for scrapbooking as well.

Talitha Wright said...

Simply beautiful! Love the coppery color on the rose die.

Shilpa said...

To me , your creations are THE BEST in this blog hop !!

Binte Yousuf said...

hi, beautiful & versatile cards from the same die set. loved all but the copper metallic look wins all the way

Texan Princess said...

Wow, I wish my scrap paper would turn out this beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jo-Anne Tedford said...

that accident is amazing! love them all!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I'm loving those rose dies!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Oh my gosh. There are so many beautiful new products in this release!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the touch of bronze on the flowers in your first card, very striking!

Brittany said...

The accident card is my favorite! How fun. :)

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome colors and textures! Fabulous cards! Love the Rose Filament die set!

Celeste Goff said...

Wow, what absolutely gorgeous cards!!!

Tracy A said...

You really did this die justice with the three different looks. I love your "accident" card. It's beautiful.

Nives K said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your cards.

Jan & Eric said...

All lovely but the first card has such a stunning effect!
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Maryam said...

These stenciled floer card is so amazing.. love 5hem all so gourgous and lovely

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful cards. Love your "accident" card. So soft and elegant.

Martha Berry said...

Haha, my "accidents" don't look like that! It's beautiful-so muted and soft. I also took great notice on your use of the metallic wax. I recently received some but have not used it yet. I guess I was waiting to do some holiday glam. But you showed us we can use it for "everyday" occasions! Thank you:)

Rox-Ann said...

Beautiful cards I love them all!

Stefanie White said...

I love your cards, especially the Happy Accident! And the design of your second card is totally cool too!

Zelda C said...

So pretty! Love the 'accidental' card!

Phi said...

Gorgeous work. Love your happy accident card. Turned out wonderfully. If only we all could have such beautiful accidents.

Sarah M said...

I love the copper patina on the first card, the great hot pinks and green in number two, and then your accidental card!! What a great and beautiful surprise! Thanks for the lovely design examples!

Lisa A creations said...

I like the rustic/metallic kind of look you achieved for the first roses.

Genevieve said...

What beautiful inspiration I love the patina but really in looooooove with your accident

Marianne said...

Gorgeous cards, Kimberly, from the rustic patina look to the graphic stripes to your suble 'accident' card.

stamping sue said...

Fantastic cards. I like those flower die cuts.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Nana Griffin said...

So lovely. The accident piece sure was a freebe for a second card and turned out so pretty.

Nandini said...

Wow! Love the first two cards. The 'accident' card is my favorite though! It is just gorgeous!

Joan said...

Oh so pretty - all of these cards. I purchased the roses die and am excited to use it. Your "happy accident" card is lovely. Thank you for inspiring me.