April 13, 2017

Altenew 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Altenew 3rd Anniversary blog hop! I am excited to be sharing in the celebration! Make sure to check out the Altenew blog for links to all of the hoppers today - and all of the rest of the days this week! You should have arrived here from Vera's blog.


For my card today I used one of my favourite Altenew stamp sets: Peony Bouquet. I love the large florals in this set and really enjoy colouring them using various colouring mediums.


When I stamped my flowers I knew I wanted to manipulate the stamped lines and make them a lot bolder and darker so I completely covered each of the stamped images with Distress Oxide inks, not worrying that I was really muting the lines.

Once I had the ink down, I used a water spritzer and added water to all of the images to give them a distressed look. I love the added texture and dimension that you get when you add water to these inks. Once I had them all inked and they were dry, I used a 0.5 black Copic Multiliner and traced over all of the flower and leaf lines added thicker lines in various places to really make the black inking the focus of the flowers.


I added a black and white striped paper piece to the side with a strip of sparkle silver cardstock and then I adhered the flowers and leaves to the card base. I stamped and adhered the label sentiment over top with foam adhesive and finished it off with some sparkly gems that I picked up from my local craft store.

Special Offer at Altenew for their 3rd anniversary: 
FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Prizes:
Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

The next stop on the hop is: My Sweet Petunia

Happy Hopping!! ;)

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gardener said...

This peony set is my favorite. Love the use of distress oxide inks.

Dee Earnshaw said...

This card is so pretty - thanks for sharing:)

Michele K. Henderson said...

These flowers are so bright and tropical! Ready for the summer, and it looks amazing too!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Great card. Still need to get some Oxides to try out!

Glorie said...

Great use of the oxides. Thanks for the inspiration.

Becca Yahrling said...

This is a lovely design with the B&W stripe down the side. Really makes the pretty flowers pop.

SD pooja said...

Lovely card !

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! LOVE the colors that you used!!!

candace1221 said...

Thanks for inspiring me to use my Distress Oxides!!!

Kris said...

Wonderfully graphic card.

Stacy said...

This is my favorite set from altenew! Beautiful card!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautiful card!

Unknown said...

Very pretty!

Unknown said...

All so beautiful !!

Mary Jo Stew said...

I like the oxide inks and the black and white strip really makes your images pop.

Tink said...

Just beautiful!! I need these flower stamps

Cynthia Cole said...

Beautiful card!

loulou said...

I love the combination of the distressed colouring and the bold black and white - wonderful design.

Sherry said...

Beautiful card. Love the distressed look.

Andrea S. said...

I really want the Distress Oxides. Now seeing them with that stamp set I have an love I think I need them!

Carol D said...

What a pretty card! The black/white stripes really set off the colorful flowers!

pamboe said...

There is so much about this card I want to try! I too love the Distress Oxide but haven't tried your color combo! Going back over the lines really gives the flowers depth.

Sue Wareham said...

Very pretty love the colors and I love this stamp set.

Late Blooming said...

Loving these 'big' flowers. thanks.

Unknown said...

I love the Peony Bouquet set from Altenew. It's one of my favourites also. I like seeing the Distress Oxide ink in use, looks great!

tani said...

Love the colors!

Unknown said...

I've never gone over stamped lines with a black marker. Great look. Thanks.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card, Stephanie! I love how you re-trace the outlines to give it bolder look!

Abby said...

Very pretty!

Psychomak said...
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Psychomak said...

The use of the Spiced Marmalade made the blue flowers just pop off the page. Very pretty.

Vikki H said...

beautiful colors and your pen outlines really pop those flowers!

Sandra said...

I love your color combination.

Stanlee Runner said...

Beautiful cards, they really say spring.

barbara macaskill said...

Where to begin? I ❤️ your color combination and that you retraced the lines to make them bolder after coloring them! The stripe down the edge steers your eyes to the gorgeous 🌺 🌹 🌺! TFS!

Molle said...

Lovely! So nice to see the oxides used today. Great design!

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful colors and layout! Love your card!

Heidi said...

Love how you used the Oxide inks for colouring!

Brandi R said...

Wonderful card. Love those flowers ♥

pegg said...

Beautiful! I love the modern look using these florals!

jean said...

awesome coloring of your flowers, great flowers great inks!!!

Macimbalo said...

I love your beautiful creation and that black and white really makes everything POP!

Linda G said...

I just adore the Peony stamp set. You did a great job with the Distress Oxide inks - Thanks for sharing!

Lindar C said...

Your card is so rich, just lovely. I would be nervous about tracing in black , don't think my hands are steady enough for that, you did a fantastic job!

Lisa Moline said...

Such a pretty card - love the pale colors!

Gail said...

Beautiful card!

Jane said...

Your card is so beautiful! That stamp set is on my wish list!

Chris Salisbury said...

This is a beautiful card!

solarj said...

Love the look of the oxide ink coloring. Very pretty.

erika said...

Beautiful card!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card!

Victoria said...

The distress oxides look beautiful on the peonies!

Wendi J said...

Like the pop of orange. This is one of my favorite sets too.

Teri Ann said...

VERY NICE!!!

Unknown said...

Love the gorgeous design and the bold colors! Thanks for sharing!

DGolly said...

Nice card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Barbara said...

I'm going to try this, thanks.

Laura said...

The Peony Bouquet stamps are really pretty.

michelle in mi said...

Such a versatile card!

Ann K said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration.

Lori B said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

Satori said...

Your card inspires me! Love it!

Nox said...

Nice card - love the colours you chose for the flowers!

cghundley said...

Very pretty and
love the glitter
strip and the
black and white
strip on the
side.
Carla from Utah

Teresa Doyle said...

So pretty Stephanie and I love that you retraced the lines to give it a bold and more dramatic look. The Peony Bouquet is my all time fav so I was happy to see it used, yet again. I never tire of seeing it used. TFS!

Unknown said...

I'm whipping out my oxide inks right now! Your card coloring really gave me the inspiration boost I needed.

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful card! I am waiting for my Peony Bouquet stamps to arrive and can't wait to play with them:)

asg said...

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway
Ann

Unknown said...

Botans are one of my favorite flowers...Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

This is gorgeous. The flowers are so beautiful and the black and white stripe is just perfect.

Unknown said...

Love the color combination of the flowers. The black and white sets them off just right.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card design and wonderful colors on those flowers.

Daylene said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

This is an awesome card! I'll have to try the new Distress Oxides soon.

dianemdb said...

Great design work. Thanks for sharing your technique. Love your work with the distress inks.

Laura P. said...

Those peonies are soooo pretty! So glad you used the new distress oxides because I would like to try them. The black & white strip on the side is a nice accent!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the colors of the peonies.
Beautiful card.
thanks for sharing.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

such a pretty card :) love it! thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Beautiful card :-)

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous colors!!

Annette said...

Beautiful card

CrafteA said...

Nice flowers

funkycrafter said...

nice use of the oxides

Pam D. said...

Very pretty card. Just got my distress oxides and am anxious to play with them thanks for the inspiration!

Betty said...

the black and white stripes accent your pretty flowers so well!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful! Such pretty colors!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card!

Unknown said...

Very pretty. Love colors you used with the contrasting black. Thanks!

ljcasselman said...

I wondered why your outlining was so bold. Outlining with copics! I learned something new from you today. Your creations are beautiful!

Michelle H said...

Wow, that's a lot of work going over all the flower lines, but it really turned out wonderfully. I too live the oxide inks, and all things Altenew. You've inspired me.

Unknown said...

Lovely card x

mhart said...

Great colors. Will have to try the distress oxides. Like the way you darkened outlines.

Berina RGA said...

This peony set is one of my favorites also. Beautiful card. Nice coloring with inks.

Janeen said...

i always like the "pow" black and white add ons give.

Donna said...

That sentiment says a lot about the design team fro Altenew. Every new project inspires me. Beautiful design!

bev p said...

These are really beautiful flowers, and I love what you did with them. And I always like how a little black and white makes the colors pop. Lovely. Thank you.

Lorie Brunner said...

Peonies are so pretty and you outdid yourself with these!!

Megan said...

Fun looks with the oxides!

Leslie said...

Nice card! Congrats on all the success Altenew!

Janet D. said...

I love peonies, and yours are gorgeous!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic card!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Such a pretty card, that bold stripe of paper really ties it all together!

Unknown said...

Outlining the petals after using the Oxide inks is a wonderful solution as I was trying to figure out how you got such depth and detail to the petals.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card. I have the Peony Bouquet set (I think it's my favorite), and your card has given me inspiration for a new layout.

Carol Rossouw said...

The peony bouquet set is also one of my favourites. Interesting effect with the distress oxide inks

Unknown said...

Pretty card.

Unknown said...

Really pretty card.

choman9912@aol.com said...

Great color combinations!

A Crafty Person said...

Lovely card, especially with the strip of black and white paper on the side.

Annie Solomon said...

Wonderful colors. Love the black and white stripe at the left. It really pops and provides great contrast to the flowers. Nice work!

Barb said...

Love the color combo!

Judie said...

Stunning card!

Linda Anderson said...

I really like this look, and fairly simple to replicate. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

Jil Lebel said...

I like your choice of Distress Oxide inks. They really gave the flowers a bold look that was accented nicely by your added bold lines. Jil

Nana said...

Beautiful card.

Tammie Koehnen said...

Love the bold black stamped images. The black striped strip of paper really makes those beautiful peonies pop! I can't wait to try oxide inks for coloring.

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful work, love your color combination.

Linda Carson said...

Bold and beautiful! Another fabulous way to color this popular set!

Unknown said...

Love the oxide inks, and your use of color.

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous flowers and I love the black and White edge.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Very pretty!

Helen said...

What you did with the flowers--oxide ink and added black lining--is stunning. Thanks for sharing this card and your technique for the flowers.

Helen Kalb said...

These peonies are probably the most wonderful of all the Altenew sets, I love seeing new cards using it!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is so so stunning! I love the flowers and how you colored them.

Carol Henderson said...

This is the first stamp set zI purchased from Altenew so it has a special place in my heart. I really like you colors combination. I will have to CASE it.

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Pretty!!! The Oxide inks look Awesome!!

Unknown said...

GORGEOUS Peonies! Love your colors and that strip of silver glittery goodness and black and white striped Designer Paper--love that as an accent!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card and love how you used the distress oxides on the flowers. So pretty!

Kristie Goulet said...

Such a gorgeous card!! Love how you used the distress oxides on the flowers.

Unknown said...

Thank you for your time, talent and willingness to share your ideas.

Kailash said...

Bold and gorgeous flowers, great color palette. Love the striking design with the black/white strip!!!

Memories by Manda said...

I've just bought some distress oxides so I loved seeing them used on your card! Now I have to get spiced marmalade though ...

Unknown said...

Love love the flowers and the colors that you picked and that you used the new oxides inks..I have seen them used for backgrounds but glad to see them used for other things..thanks

The Red Haired Lass said...

Very pretty

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Pretty card. I love the design. TFS

Maria said...

Lovely card with the beautiful flowers! Love the oxide inks! And, love your choice of pretty colors, well done!!

Marcia said...

Gorgeous! Great masking and layering created a lovely bouquet.

Juilien Jiang said...

Beautiful card, love it.

greggers said...

Pretty peonies, love the colors!

Unknown said...

Loved the black outline. This stamp is one of my go to stamps - it is always fun to think of different ways to use it.

Cristina said...

Gorgeous card! I think I need this stamp set - I planted peonies last year and I'm waiting (& hoping) to see them bloom this year!!

Shirley N said...

Love that floral set, your card is beautiful!

Unknown said...

Very nice! Doing a bold black outline on the flowers really makes them pop.

Stamperbee said...

Love the card and the peony set!

liz said...

These cards are all so pretty in this hop. Love those Altenew flowers!

Craftylady said...

Love your card the flower images are my favorite!! So want to get the altenew flower stamps and inks!!!!

3kidmama said...

I love the color combo you've used on this card - so very pretty! Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your card is so pretty!! Love it and Altenew:)

Lindsey said...

The mark of an expert letterer... you can trace all those petals and leaves perfectly! Beautiful. :)

perspacassidy said...

Beautiful card and love the colors!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh that is so pretty!

LauraJane:) said...

Beautiful use of the Distress Oxides!

bdconklin said...

Beautiful card. Loving those distress oxides

Anna said...

Love your beautiful card, and those distress oxide inks are a great, it looks like a must have in your craft room!!

Tami B said...

The peony set is so pretty and what you did with it here really shows it off.

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cincinnattigirl said...

Thanks for the tips. Your Peonys really are lovely. They are one of my favourite flowers but only grow in the South Island of New Zealand and when its cold.

Rose said...

Love the color combination! Beautiful card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Stephanie. Love the bright colors... with the black greeting. The striped border looks nice.

Unknown said...

Your re-tracing with copic multi liner makes a great bold statement!

mimi said...

Very pretty card!

Unknown said...

Love how you used the oxide inks. Now I'm inspired to try out the oxide inks that are just sitting on my shelf waiting to be used.

Karenladd said...

Love the fresh and modern look of your design...the colors just pop!

Sandy said...

Great card - interesting colors. I just love the Peony Bouquet set, thank you for the inspiration.

Sarah said...

Very pretty!!!! Love the colors and the black accents really sets it off nicely. TFS

Liz O. said...

This is one of my favorite floral sets, love the bold Colors you used Stephanie! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

stephanie said...

Very pretty card I would have never used the orange color with the blue, and I really like it.

Bobbi said...

SO very pretty!

Betty J said...

What a pretty card!

Amy C. said...

Very pretty colors and the floral stamp is so beautiful!

Farhana S said...

Beautiful! You are so creative :)

Kathy said...

I like the black and white stripes along the edge.

Pati said...

Very pretty! Very cool with the oxide inks and going over the outline to really make them pop!

Unknown said...

Pretty card!! I think I must buy some distress oxide.

Tinstar said...

Beautiful CASE flowers. Love that small strip of silver glitter.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous colours!

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely peony card.

Baroque duJour said...

Love the graphic feel of this, the black and white is such a great way to pop the flowers. Very inspired, thank you.

Oliev said...

Gorgeous card:-)

sharpstamps said...

Great card. Happy anniversary Altenew.

Angeline Choo said...

I am loving how the oxides ink look on the flowers. Just so so pretty!!

Nirvanacoffeegoddess said...

Really lovely card!

RORO world said...

Love your design. . Happy card

Unknown said...

You inspire all of us!

FamilyDreamLab said...

Beautiful cards, amazing coloring!!!

CeilN said...

Great distressed look!

Genevieve said...

Need to play more with the oxyde inks great reminder

Donna said...

Very pretty bouquet- I think Peony Bouquet is one of my fav stamp sets, & your distress coloring is beautiful. I need to decide what I'm going to get... Thanks for sharing & reminding me of another beautiful technique for coloring!

Grams716 said...

Just gorgeous in its simplicity!

Marcela I. Alvarez said...

beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

Dee said...

An inspired use of black and white striped paper to highlight the gorgeously colored flowers outlined in black!

tash310 said...

Love the peony stamps! Very pretty

cm said...

You've created a stunning card with one of my favourite Altenew sets! Bold and dramatic!
~carol

Charity Chamberlain said...

What a lovely card! Altenew sure does make amazing products and when paired with your talents the creations you make are just absolutely fantastic!

Unknown said...

What beautiful vibrant colors you achieved. And reinforcing the black lines was such a wonderful idea. The flowers are gorgeous and the card is amazing

Linda said...

So pretty I love this stamp set!

diane p said...

So pretty! I love this stamp set...one of my favorites.

Lindsay S said...

Love the tropical colors!

Jen Carter said...

Very pretty card!

Sue McRae said...

Love the color variations on each flower, it really adds some wonderful texture.

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