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Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway.

I’m so happy to be here and share my love for this supportive and amazing community of crafters. Not only the fabulous inspiration day in and day out, but also the friendships and connections that are built and grow stronger over time.

You should have arrived from Vicki‘s blog.

Here is the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Enza Gudor –You are here —

Laurie Willison

Nicole Picadura

Ellen Hutson LLC

Lydia Evans

Olga Moss

Amy Tan

Therese Calvird

Galina Filippenko

Sveta Fotinia

Lisa Spangler

Anna Komenda

Scrapbook & Cards Today

Kymona Tracey

Vicki Boutin

Carissa Wiley

Agnieszka Malyszek

TaeEun Yoo

Sara Naumann

Hussena Calcuttawala

Before I get to the project I created for this hop, I would like to share the following special offers and prizes:

Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY18 or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS18 at checkout. Offer valid from 11/29/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/1/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 12awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

My Sweet Petunia: 3 MISTI stamping tools(Memory, Original, and Mini)

Jennifer McGuire Ink: Altenew $50 gift certificate & 10 handmade cards

Online Card Classes: 3 class spots

Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate

Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate

Chameleon Art Products: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon Pens

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: $25 gift certificate

Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate

Simon Says Stamp: $25 gift certificate

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 2 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2018 issue $25 gift certificate

Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens

Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed above and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.

For today’s hop I created two cards inspired by my crafty friend and super talented designer Zsoka Marko. She is one of the most generous people I have met in my life, supportive and always there for me. Her gorgeous projects inspire me day in and day out; I’m in awe of her creativity, and will always be one of her biggest fans. Make sure you follow her if you aren’t already!

Here are my cards:

I tried to reproduce those elements that really stand out in Zsoka’s work: color, patterns, and dimension. You can find the cards I took as example here.

For the first card, I started by adhering the Altenew Dotted Washi Tape on the top and bottom edge of an A2 card panel. To create more separation between the washi and the white background, I added a strip of black textured cardstock where the two met.

I stamped several images from the Flower Arrangement Stamp Set using a variety of Altenew Crisp Dye Inks, and adhered them down with foam dots to create dimension. The sentiment, which comes in the Life Is Awesome Stamp Set, was heat-embossed with Altenew Translucent Pearl Crisp Embossing Powder. Black splatters finished the card.

The second card features the same elements with a different design.

This time I adhered the washi tape in a diagonal to the lower portion of my card panel. Again, I used a strip of black cardstock to separate the two parts. The flower cluster here is a bit fuller than the one in the first card, and covers the top right corner entirely. For the sentiment, I die cut the word “Love” from the Script Words Die set three times, so to make it thicker and dimensional. I then decided to hand-stitch it in place, as I couldn’t find an adhesive that would work with the washi tape.

Black splatters added the final touch.

Thank you for visiting today. Your next stop is Laurie Willison. Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win one of the many amazing prizes.

96 thoughts on “Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

  1. My favorite part is the black & white background. So simple and yet it gives the card an elegant look. Best thing, it’s universal. I can see having several card backgrounds made in advance to make putting together a last-minute card super quick.


  2. Very pretty cards. I love how the black and white background makes the gorgeous flowers stand out. And the use of washi tape for the background is very creative.


  3. I’m enjoying all the inspiration along the Crafty Friends blog hop! Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the colors of the flowers against the b&w background!


  4. I am a kidult, a kid who is also an adult. I love the fuzzy butterflies!! I am new to the arts and crafts scene, luckily I have a fantastic best friend that came along to teach me about doing crafts, making art, and helping me to find inspiration. By the way, Merry Christmas and I hope everyone has a good holiday!!


  5. Yes Enza Zsoka’s work is awesome but your own is also. I love how you worked with the versatile Washi Tape. That tape is great for so many different projects. Love your cards, the compostions and colours make me happy, thank you so much.


  6. Love your cards. I would have never paired the colors you did on the flowers, but you managed to create beautiful flowers. Both are great designs! The colors are perfect!


  7. Your cards are somfun and easy for someone like me to reproduce. Thanks, I love that! And love that you have a great crafty friend .


  8. I have that same large white washi with the black dots. NOW I know a great way to use it. Thanks for sharing your bright , beautiful cards with me.


  9. Love both the cards! I thought you had hand dotted the cards at first, but the effect with washi tape is so wonderful as clearly you can’t even tell from the pictures. Beautiful vibrant colours work well with the dots


  10. Beautiful cards! I like seeing different ways to do similar cards. I also like that you decided to stitch the word “love” onto your card.


  11. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cards…they are just lovely. It is always so nice to see something shown with the same components , just put together differently. Love them both….Happy Holidays


  12. The bright florals make this card so cheerful and the two designs are lovely. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.


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