Altenew November 2020 Product Release Blog Hop

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Altenew November Product Release Blog Hop
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED -
CONGRATS TO THERESA R, the winner of the
$20 Gift Certificate to Piece Craft Love!
Be sure to check out the Altenew blog for their winner announcements.

 

NOTE: Be sure to read to the VERY END for details about how to enter for the GIVEAWAYS!! (Giveaway closes on 11/10/2020)

I am so thrilled to be taking part for the first time in the Altenew Blog Hop for the November product release! 

I felt so special to get early access to these amazing products and make some super secret cards. Believe me, it was soooo hard to keep a secret this long! 

Eucalyptus Jar Stamp Set

For this release I chose a really cool set of stamps called the Eucalyptus Jar which includes so many amazing phrases and a beautiful image of a jar with - you guessed it a Eucalyptus inside. I was also sent a roll of wide Blue Watercolor Washi tape. I just knew this stamp set would be perfect to try my most recent obsession, No Line Watercolor and it was awesome! Did I try it multiple times? ABSOLUTELY but the best part was it was so enjoyable I didn't mind making just one more! I also used the set of 36 Altenew Basic Watercolor pans (but I only needed two colors) to color the image.

 

I have pre-ordered them and you can get the stamp set HERE or the stamp AND die set HERE and I'll ship it as soon as it comes in! Enjoy the pictures of the cards I made (THREE CARDS!) and please bookmark this page for later (Or better yet, join the A-List to find out when they have arrived).

This shop, Piece Craft Love is pretty new, it was really only "born" in August and I definitely have A LOT of plans for this shop. I'm so happy you're here! I hope you'll take a look around and check out all the amazing Altenew stamps, dies, inks and watercolors that I have to offer (among others).

Eucalyptus Jar 1

For this card I stamped with black ink and painted with Altenew Watercolors, I used the Wide Blue Washi tape (available for pre-order) in the background and stamped the sentiment on a piece of deli paper and adhered it with gloss gel medium (my go to adhesive). I also added a little gloss gel medium to the jar for an added effect of a glass jar. The image of the jar is bumped up a little with fun foam on double sided Scor-Pal tape (my favorite hack so I don't have to keep track of foam tape and regular double stick tape.) 

Each set of Altenew Stamps comes with inspiration cards inside the package and one of the cards had straight orange stripes across the back and the jar in the foreground. I used that as a jumping off point but then I had to add the Anna spin, which was to tear the watercolor washi to create some "organic" stripes in the background and the extra texture from the Deli Paper. 

 

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This card was inspired from the first one, I wanted to try one with just this bold statement stamp to potentially make a slightly more masculine card. You may notice there is a little hand written touch on this image, that is partly due to my rookie stamping skills and also because there was a little typo in the pre-release stamp I received BUT it has been corrected for production. I continued the torn washi effect on the inside of the card as well and you can see I used deli paper like I did with the first card.

 

Eucalyptus Jar 2
Here is where I really tested my new No Line Watercolor skills and I love the result. (Thank you K Warner for your amazing YouTube videos!) After some additional research I found out that eucalyptus are in fact, more of a blue green color than straight up green, so I used one of the lighter colors from the Altenew Watercolor set, again, the wide washi tape and this time I stamped one of the other sentiments on a piece of cardstock I had made with watercolor earlier that week. A circle punch made it super easy to pop this little statement on there. I love the extra watercolor effect of the washi and how it perfectly compliments the rest of the card.
I really wanted to highlight this stamp set with very minimal supplies to show that you don't need a lot of fancy materials to make some really nice cards. 
Here are some more details about the rest of this awesome Blog Hop:
Check out the Altenew Card Blog for a special post featuring more projects from this release.

To celebrate this release,  Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the  Altenew Card Blog by 11/10/2020 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the  Altenew Winners Page on 11/12/2020. So leave a comment here to be entered to win!

I will also give away a $20 gift certificate to Piece Craft Love, drawn from the comments left here on the blog.

Here are ALL the other folks on the blog hop, remember, you can comment on every post and be entered to win:

Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

Erum Tasneem

Kelly Griglione

Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis

Tenia Nelson

Nicole Watt

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Jenny Colacicco

Jaycee Gaspar

Victoria Calvin

Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett

Kymona Tracey

Dana Joy

Lilith Eeckels

LauraJane

Norine Borys

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Nenette S. Madero 

Svitlana Shayevich

Keisha Charles

Maryam Perez

Vicki Finger

Laurie Willison

Reiko Tsuchida

Amy Hill

Agnieszka Małyszek

Anna Veach - You Are Here! 

Again, thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked the cards I made. I will be sharing more of what I create with Altenew products here on this blog. I also post almost daily on Instagram (@piececraftlove) and Facebook . I hope if you use either of those you'll stop by and say HI as well!

I do several drawings throughout the month and newsletter subscribers get advance notice of sales and new products coming to the shop!

Don't forget to comment here for a chance to win with Altenew ($15) and here at the Piece Craft Love shop ($20)!

 

Happy Crafting,

Anna 

Owner, 

Piece Craft Love


61 comments


  • Clara Lanz

    Simple, yet beautiful. Here is proof that it really doesn’t have to be complicated to be creative.


  • Jeannie H

    great use of washi tape. Love how you colored the leaves. So pretty. Very peaceful card.


  • Birgit A Norton

    What a great card and I do love that set of sentiments so much! What a wonderful way to encourage someone going through a tough time. Love it!


  • Inkin' Chickie

    Nice ideas for set combination. I like the use of the tape.


  • Vee Aiken

    Very very beautiful!


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