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Altenew’s Sweet Moments Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Fiona and I hale from Queensland Australia. If you have been following the blog hop you have just come from Maryam Perez’s post. This is the first time that I have been involved with Altenew’s release of new products.

To start your blog hop journey head to the Altenew Card Blog

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/09/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/11/2021.

The next person to visit is the talented Laurie Willison

I have so much fun working with these new products especially their hot foil plates.

Not long ago I purchased my own Go Press foil machine so I am relatively new to the foiling game so I was very excited to use some of Altenew’s new hot foil plates. I now also want to try some different types of patterns and colors of foils.

My first card used Altenew’s Eucalyptus Wreath Hot Foil Plate which was rather large and intimidating for me. You can not get the entire image onto an A2 size card so you have to be selective as to what you want to use and also think about the placement in your die cutting machine. 🤫I have a little gouge mark on the inside of my machine now…not that it will effect it in the long run.☺️ But that being said I am absolutely thrilled with the results (I think it is my favorite card from this release 😍) I also used the stencil with Altenew’s ink sprays and then added matching alcohol markers to get the beautiful mottled leaves.

How I Did It

  1. I first swiped a Frosty Pink mini cube onto the front edges of my 110lb cardbase.
  2. Heated up the foil plate.
  3. Placed chosen foil face down onto foil plate and add 80lb cardstock in position.
  4. Roll through die cut machine slowly.
  5. Gently remove the foil sheet.
  6. Tape stencil into position, making sure to not leave any gaps.
  7. Spray in a spray box to contain the drift and remember to clean off your stencil straight away.
  8. Once dry you can use alcohol markers to create depth at the base of the leaves.
  9. Back to the spray box to add some extra splatter with gold and black ink.
  10. Die cut three of the Fancy Thanks Die (2 white cardstock and 1 gold glitter cardstock) and glue together.
  11. Cut background to 4” x 5 1/4” and add a couple of the same sized cardstock to add dimension.
  12. Use Misti/acrylic block to stamp sentiment with black ink (I used a post-it note to cover part of the sentiment that I didn’t need).
  13. Glue on die cut and add extra sequins.

Supplies used

  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock 80lb and 110lb
  • Altenew Eucalyptus Wreath Hot Foil Plate
  • Altenew Eucalyptus Wreath Stencil
  • Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set
  • Altenew Fancy Thanks Die
  • Altenew Ink Sprays – Jet Black, Antique Gold, Frosty Pink and Coral Berry
  • Altenew Alcohol Markers – R302 Frosty Pink and R304 Coral Berry
  • Altenew Sequins – Satin Gold
  • Altenew Crisp Dye Ink – Frosty Pink, Jet Black
  • Gold glitter cardstock
  • GoPress and Foil Heat Activated Foil – Gold Foil (mirror finish)
I loved the ice cream sundae image for the All Things Sweet Stamp Set and thought it would pair beautifully with Splatter Hot Foil Plate

How I Did It

  1. Heat the foil plate.
  2. Add the chosen foil face down onto the plate and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Cut background to 4” x 5 1/4”.
  4. Stamp and color your ice cream sundae image.
  5. I did use alcohol markers and some of the layering stamps.
  6. Die cut it and 2 additional for dimension.
  7. Die cut 2 of the second smallest Nesting Labels Die.
  8. Dust label with an anti static powder for embossing.
  9. Run the clear embossing pen around the edge of the top label and emboss with gold embossing powder.
  10. Stamp you sentiment, I chose to match it with the color of my sundae glass
  11. Finally I inked up some 1/4” vellum with Hazelnut ink so that the sundae could be grounded and not floating on the card. I was able to just use a glue runner on these pieces.

Supplies used

  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock 80lb and 110lb
  • Altenew Splatter Hot Foil Plate
  • Altenew All Things Sweet Stamp and Die Set
  • Altenew Nesting Labels Die
  • Altenew Crisp Dye Inks
    • Hazelnut, Almond Butter, Milk Chocolate (Delectable Delights Set)
    • Frosty Pink, Coral Berry (Red Cosmos Set)
    • Velvet (Red Sunset Set)
    • Mountain Mist (Sea Shore Set)
  • Altenew Alcohol Markers
    • WG01 Morning Frost, WG03 Evening Gray
    • R302 Frosty Pink, R304 Coral Berry, R217 Velvet
    • Y423 Hazelnut, Y425 Almond Butter, Y425 Milk Chocolate
  • Vellum
  • Ranger Emboss It pen
  • Wow! Embossing Powder – Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine
  • GoPress and Foil Heat Activated Foil – Gold Foil (mirror finish)
The Pots and Plants Stamp Set gave me a plantation vibe so I thought pairing it with the Shutter Cover Die would work nicely. I was also inspired by the woven embossing folder to try and create that feeling of texture with alcohol markers.

How I Did It

  1. Die cut 1 background die (you could do more for dimension).
  2. Color the bottom 1 1/4” of your card front with the lightest alcohol marker (Vanilla Cream Y401) to start the floorboards.
  3. Swipe the next darkest marker from the sides to give the illusion of timber, leaving some lighter patches in the centre.
  4. Keep doing this with the other brown markers until you are happy.
  5. Trim your background die to fit and glue it to the card front.
  6. Stamp and color the pot image.
  7. Die cut it and two others for dimension.
  8. Cut a 1” strip of heat resistant vellum and use an antistatic powder to prepare it for embossing.
  9. Stamp your chosen sentiment on the vellum with VersaMark ink and emboss with gold embossing powder.
  10. Fold the vellum around the card front and attach with glue or tape from behind.
  11. Glue the image on the top and add some gems for embellishment.
  12. Finally fix it to your cardbase with glue or tape.

Supplies used

  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock 80lb and 110lb
  • Altenew Pots and Plants Stamp and Die Set
  • Altenew Shutter Cover Die
  • Altenew Alcohol Markers
    • G503 Firefly, G515 Grass Field, G425 Shadow Creek, G446 Mountain Pine
    • Y106 Fresh Lemon, Y207 Maple Yellow, Y316 Honey Drizzle
    • Y401 Vanilla Cream, Y423 Hazelnut, Y425 Almond Butter, Y634 Milk Chocolate
    • WG03 Evening Grey, WG05 Moon Rock
  • Vellum
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Wow! Embossing Powder – Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine
  • Yellow gems

Bonus Card

I enjoyed using both the Splatter Hot Foil Plate and the All Things Sweet Stamp Set so much that I created another version with the supplies. This time I used some pink holographic foil for a different look. I also incorporated the Burlap Texture Die to give the appearance of a wafer/waffle. The sentiment was embossed onto some clear heat resistant acetate so that the background could stand out.

Supplies used

  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock 80lb and 110lb
  • Black cardstock
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Heat resistant Vellum
  • Altenew Splatter Hot Foil Plate
  • Altenew Burlap Texture Die
  • Altenew All Things Sweet Stamp and Die Set
  • Altenew Birthday Builder Stamp Set
  • Altenew Crisp Dye Inks
    • Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite (Cherry Blossom Set)
    • Hazelnut, Almond Butter, Milk Chocolate (Delectable Delights Set)
  • Altenew Alcohol Marker – WG01 Morning Frost
  • GoPress and Foil Heat Activated Foil – Pink Foil (Iridescent Flakes Pattern)
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen – Glitter Gloss

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Colleen Balija

Jenny Colacicco

LauraJane

Jaycee Gaspar

Dana Joy

Emily Midgett

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Linda Parker

Terri Koszler

Lilith Eeckels

Danielle Dunlop

Michelle Short

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Reiko Tsuchida

Therese Calvird

Nancy Souza

Tania Ahmed

Erin Thompson

Svitlana Shayevich

Teri Wilson

Maryam Perez

Fiona Duff – YOU ARE HERE

Laurie Willison

Teresa Litchfield

Agnieszka Małyszek

Natasha Davies

Rachael Shedeed

Rebecca Sogn

Pam Boedeker

Annemarie Caister

Penny Pynnonen

Roteja Galvan

Thank you so much for visiting! Your next stop is Laurie Willison

38 thoughts on “Altenew’s Sweet Moments Blog Hop

  1. Wow!!! I just love this wonderful set of cards Channel!!! Love the plants and baskets and the amazing sundae!!!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration!! Stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas! 🙂

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  2. I adore how the first sundae card and the plant card have such a singular composition yet use different things. It shows you don’t have to reinvent the wheel all the time, and demonstrates how you can make some different cards with a similar layout.

    I especially love both sundae cards.

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  3. My favorite is the pots and plants card. It is really well done and I love the way you colored the floor. (There’s something you don’t hear everyday.)

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