Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Altenew's Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop: Addicted to Stamps and More

Today I am thrilled to be representing Addicted to Stamps and More in a special blog hop organized by ALTENEW: the Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop! Altenew recognizes the inspiration and opportunity to showcase papercrafting that challenge blogs offer the crafting community, and are celebrating that with this special hop recognizing twelve of the many challenges offered out there on the interwebs. Here are the participants: 

Altenew generously offered the participants two stamp sets to use for this hop. I chose two different, but equally beautiful sets: Inky Bouquet and Tall Tale. When I think of Altenew, I think of flowers, so I used the Inky Bouquet set for my first card: 

This gorgeous bouquet is so versatile, and can be coloured in a variety of ways, including using its coordinating stencil. I chose to stamp and emboss the floral image over a mauve background made using the largest image from an older Altenew set, Halftone Circles, and Lavender Fields ink. The sympathy sentiment nestles perfectly in one corner. I added a few clear Nuvo drops for a bit of embellishment. With my embossed bouquet and sentiment, I am adding this card to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. 

For my second card, I played with Tale Tale, a perfect stamp set for this reader!

Another clean and simple design, using the open book and sentiment stamps from the set. To ground the book, I used one row of Altenew’s Weave Builder Stencil with Persian Blue ink. The book is simply coloured with markers and popped up with a bit of foam tape. Because books should never be boring :D, I added a mat of silver glitter cardstock to the card base.

A blog hop isn’t complete without a giveaway! Altenew is offering $250 in total prizes! To celebrate this fantastic hop, they are giving away $25 gift certificates to TEN lucky winners. 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 September 5th, 2021. Here is your hop order: 

In addition, Altenew is offering free U.S. shipping with code HAPPY08A8 or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING08A8 at checkout on orders over $39 from 8/10/2021 at 12:01 am EDT to 8/11/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop here: https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products (Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.) 

One last thing! Create your own Altenew project and link up at any of the participating challenge blogs for a chance to have your card be one of five featured on the Altenew blog on September 5th, 2021! Why not "Make Your Mark" and enter Addicted to Stamps and More’s current challenge at the same time? 

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the hop and good luck! 

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Pia S said...

OMG, Lindsey, I just love what you've made for the Altenew bloghop - absolutely amazing cards! Love that there is limited colors on them, for an elegant, fresh and clean look.

JulieP said...

I LOVE both of these!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

I really like both cards. That stencil is amazing!

Tracey McNeely said...

Ha, it's not a stencil it's a stamp and I ha e that one! Looks super cool on your card though!

Lisa Arana said...

Love that halftone texture behind those gorgeous flowers. Such a pretty card. And I always love a good book card. Such a great design.

Pia S said...

Hi, I was so impressed by your book card so I had to get the stamp set myself, so I mentioned this post in my blogpost today: http://piaspapirogperler.blogspot.com/2021/08/tall-tale-is-and-hers.html